The table below looks at the statistics for Network Design skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Design over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Design
Rank 347 338 384
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +46
Contract jobs citing Network Design 248 245 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.49% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.65% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 113 60
Average daily rate
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£365 £400 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £297 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £565 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 12
Average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £41.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £30.73 £32.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £108.25 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £46.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-51.08% +2.22%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39834 37606 32717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.91% 74.82% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 25112 22628 19457
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1043 1134 1178
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Network Design
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Design within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Design Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Design
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Design within the UK.

Network Design Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Design
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Design within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Network Design Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Design
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Design within the UK.

Network Design Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network Design
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Design within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Network Design Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Design
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -7 237 £365 -8.75% 74
South East -16 83 £369 +8.13% 10
London -28 69 £400 -13.51% 38
Berkshire +7 45 £350 - 2
Hampshire -9 21 £413 +24.24% 3
City of London +19 20 £413 -9.58% 16
South West -14 17 £250 -31.50% 12
North West -11 16 £260 -42.22% 5
West Midlands -15 15 £290 -12.76% 3
Yorkshire -5 11 £370 -22.10% 4
East of England +10 10 £475 +46.15% 1
Leeds +3 10 £354 - 4
West Yorkshire -8 10 £354 -25.52% 4
East Midlands +9 9 £451 - 1
Nottinghamshire -3 8 £451 -
Scotland -6 8 £375 +13.46% 1
Gloucestershire -12 8 £281 -22.94% 3
Newbury +1 7 £304 -
Surrey -2 7 £384 +27.91% 2
Fareham - 7 £450 - 1
Hertfordshire +17 6 £475 -
Cheshire +3 6 £260 -13.33% 1
Warrington -5 6 £260 -13.33%
Oxfordshire -8 6 £300 -14.28% 2
Coventry - 6 £260 - 1
Bracknell +7 5 £300 -
North East +2 5 £365 -
Nottingham -8 5 £451 -
Gloucester +1 4 £281 -19.64%
Reading -4 4 £451 +9.21% 1

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Network Design also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Design.

1 335 (64.18%) Cisco
2 203 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
3 198 (37.93%) Firewall
4 159 (30.46%) LAN
5 152 (29.12%) WAN
6 136 (26.05%) CCNP
6 136 (26.05%) Telecoms
7 123 (23.56%) BGP
8 119 (22.80%) Security Cleared
9 103 (19.73%) OSPF
10 97 (18.58%) SC Cleared
11 93 (17.82%) Juniper
12 92 (17.62%) Cisco ASA
13 91 (17.43%) ITIL
13 91 (17.43%) CheckPoint
14 88 (16.86%) CCNA
15 85 (16.28%) Network Security
16 81 (15.52%) Windows
17 79 (15.13%) MPLS
18 76 (14.56%) Cisco Nexus
19 70 (13.41%) VPN
20 67 (12.84%) VMware
21 65 (12.45%) TCP/IP
22 62 (11.88%) CCIE
23 61 (11.69%) HP
23 61 (11.69%) Microsoft
24 57 (10.92%) Network Management
24 57 (10.92%) Network Architecture
25 55 (10.54%) EIGRP
26 52 (9.96%) DNS

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Network Design also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Design. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (3.07%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.87%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.92%) IIS
3 10 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (1.72%) Lync
5 8 (1.53%) IBM Notes
6 5 (0.96%) Lotus Domino
6 5 (0.96%) Apache
6 5 (0.96%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (0.96%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.57%) nginx
8 3 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.38%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.38%) MQSeries
Applications
1 36 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 23 (4.41%) MS Office
3 12 (2.30%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.96%) MS Project
6 4 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.19%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.34%) SaaS
2 6 (1.15%) IaaS
3 4 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.57%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.57%) Route 53
5 2 (0.38%) Office 365
6 1 (0.19%) PaaS
6 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.19%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 198 (37.93%) Firewall
2 159 (30.46%) LAN
3 152 (29.12%) WAN
4 123 (23.56%) BGP
5 103 (19.73%) OSPF
6 92 (17.62%) Cisco ASA
7 85 (16.28%) Network Security
8 79 (15.13%) MPLS
9 76 (14.56%) Cisco Nexus
10 70 (13.41%) VPN
11 65 (12.45%) TCP/IP
12 55 (10.54%) EIGRP
13 52 (9.96%) DNS
14 50 (9.58%) SAN
15 43 (8.24%) Internet
16 37 (7.09%) IPsec
16 37 (7.09%) SSL
17 32 (6.13%) VoIP
18 29 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
19 27 (5.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.30%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.92%) Relational Database
3 9 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.96%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.57%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.57%) Redis
7 3 (0.57%) Couchbase
7 3 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.57%) SimpleDB
7 3 (0.57%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.57%) MySQL
8 2 (0.38%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.19%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.38%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (0.38%) Ant
3 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
General
1 136 (26.05%) Telecoms
2 47 (9.00%) Finance
3 24 (4.60%) Retail
4 23 (4.41%) Banking
5 13 (2.49%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.30%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.34%) Legal
8 6 (1.15%) Marketing
8 6 (1.15%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.57%) German Language
9 3 (0.57%) Law
9 3 (0.57%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.38%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.19%) Swedish Language
11 1 (0.19%) Front Office
11 1 (0.19%) Games
11 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.19%) Billing
11 1 (0.19%) Danish Language
11 1 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 180 (34.48%) Network Engineer
2 108 (20.69%) Architect
3 85 (16.28%) Design Engineer
4 51 (9.77%) Network Architect
5 48 (9.20%) Network Design Engineer
6 31 (5.94%) Consultant
7 29 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
8 23 (4.41%) IP Engineer
9 22 (4.21%) Analyst
10 18 (3.45%) Network Support
10 18 (3.45%) Security Architect
11 15 (2.87%) Network Consultant
11 15 (2.87%) Project Manager
12 14 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
12 14 (2.68%) Cisco Engineer
13 13 (2.49%) Security Engineer
14 12 (2.30%) Network Specialist
14 12 (2.30%) Implementation Engineer
14 12 (2.30%) Infrastructure Architect
14 12 (2.30%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.72%) JSP
1 9 (1.72%) .NET
2 8 (1.53%) CSS
3 7 (1.34%) SOAP
4 6 (1.15%) J2EE
5 5 (0.96%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.96%) XML
5 5 (0.96%) Struts
5 5 (0.96%) Spring
5 5 (0.96%) Ajax
5 5 (0.96%) Velocity
5 5 (0.96%) jQuery
5 5 (0.96%) SAP PI
6 4 (0.77%) Web Services
7 2 (0.38%) POSIX
7 2 (0.38%) WSRP
8 1 (0.19%) MEAP
8 1 (0.19%) OAuth
8 1 (0.19%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (2.11%) Client/Server
1 11 (2.11%) Computer Science
2 10 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (1.92%) Cryptography
3 8 (1.53%) Clustering
3 8 (1.53%) FlexPod
4 7 (1.34%) CESG
4 7 (1.34%) NHS
4 7 (1.34%) Management Information System
5 5 (0.96%) Replication
5 5 (0.96%) Statistics
5 5 (0.96%) iPad
5 5 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (0.77%) User Experience
6 4 (0.77%) CMDB
6 4 (0.77%) FMCG
6 4 (0.77%) IVR
6 4 (0.77%) PKI
6 4 (0.77%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 81 (15.52%) Windows
2 44 (8.43%) Linux
3 28 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (2.68%) UNIX
6 10 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.53%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.77%) CentOS
10 3 (0.57%) Solaris
11 2 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.19%) Android
12 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.19%) NetWare
12 1 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (17.43%) ITIL
2 57 (10.92%) Network Architecture
2 57 (10.92%) Network Management
3 49 (9.39%) Load Balancing
4 42 (8.05%) Network Monitoring
5 33 (6.32%) Project Management
6 31 (5.94%) Migration
7 29 (5.56%) Service Delivery
7 29 (5.56%) Network Planning
8 28 (5.36%) Service Management
9 21 (4.02%) Configuration Management
10 20 (3.83%) Capacity Planning
11 15 (2.87%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (2.87%) Validation
11 15 (2.87%) Incident Management
11 15 (2.87%) Performance Management
12 14 (2.68%) Change Management
13 13 (2.49%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (2.49%) Release Management
14 12 (2.30%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 17 (3.26%) SQL
2 10 (1.92%) Lisp
3 9 (1.72%) Java
4 7 (1.34%) C#
5 5 (0.96%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.77%) Python
7 3 (0.57%) C
8 2 (0.38%) VBScript
8 2 (0.38%) PHP
8 2 (0.38%) C++
8 2 (0.38%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.38%) Ruby
8 2 (0.38%) Scala
8 2 (0.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 203 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 136 (26.05%) CCNP
3 119 (22.80%) Security Cleared
4 97 (18.58%) SC Cleared
5 88 (16.86%) CCNA
6 62 (11.88%) CCIE
7 45 (8.62%) CCDP
8 32 (6.13%) Degree
9 23 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (2.87%) VCP4
11 12 (2.30%) CISSP
12 10 (1.92%) MCSE
12 10 (1.92%) DV Cleared
13 9 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (1.15%) Network+ Certification
15 6 (1.15%) MCSA
15 6 (1.15%) CCDA
16 5 (0.96%) CCSA
16 5 (0.96%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.21%) SLA
2 16 (3.07%) JSP 440
3 12 (2.30%) QA
4 5 (0.96%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 32 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 24 (4.60%) vSphere
4 23 (4.41%) Hyper-V
5 16 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.92%) vCloud
7 7 (1.34%) ProxySG
8 5 (0.96%) Firmware
9 4 (0.77%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.38%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.38%) NFS
10 2 (0.38%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.38%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.38%) XenApp
11 1 (0.19%) XenServer
11 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (2.11%) CiscoWorks
1 11 (2.11%) SCCM
1 11 (2.11%) Puppet
2 9 (1.72%) SCOM
3 8 (1.53%) WhatsUp Gold
4 7 (1.34%) NSN NetAct
4 7 (1.34%) OPNET
4 7 (1.34%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.77%) SCVMM
6 4 (0.77%) FortiGate
6 4 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.77%) SCDPM
6 4 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.57%) Salt
7 3 (0.57%) HAProxy
7 3 (0.57%) Cisco IPCC
8 2 (0.38%) Nagios
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 335 (64.18%) Cisco
2 93 (17.82%) Juniper
3 91 (17.43%) CheckPoint
4 67 (12.84%) VMware
5 61 (11.69%) Microsoft
5 61 (11.69%) HP
6 52 (9.96%) F5
7 28 (5.36%) Blue Coat
8 24 (4.60%) Citrix
8 24 (4.60%) McAfee
9 20 (3.83%) BMC
9 20 (3.83%) TippingPoint
10 18 (3.45%) EMC
11 17 (3.26%) IBM
12 16 (3.07%) Nokia
13 15 (2.87%) NetApp
14 14 (2.68%) Huawei
14 14 (2.68%) BT
15 12 (2.30%) Nortel
16 11 (2.11%) Oracle
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