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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Design
Rank 339 353 410
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +57
Contract jobs citing Network Design 331 281 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.50% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.65% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 132 84
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £266 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 15
Average hourly rate £42.46 £42.50 £44.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.09% -4.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £29.90 £28.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £93.00 £53.60 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £42.50 £44.60
% change year-on-year
-0.09% -4.70%

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
46277 43014 40015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.09% 76.08% 74.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30167 26709 24575
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1257 1173 1116
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -15.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £50.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +9 302 £400 - 55
South East +4 103 £370 +2.42% 5
London -23 79 £475 +8.57% 25
South West +33 45 £409 +2.25% 2
Hampshire +26 30 £335 +26.41%
Buckinghamshire +14 28 £425 +17.24%
North West -8 27 £350 -11.94% 5
Milton Keynes +13 22 £425 +17.24%
Wiltshire +9 22 £475 +11.76% 1
West Midlands +6 19 £380 +23.57% 7
Berkshire -31 16 £340 -19.04% 2
Oxfordshire -7 14 £190 -52.50% 1
Swindon +5 13 £463 +8.82% 1
City of London +3 13 £475 -2.56% 5
Bristol +11 11 £400 +6.66%
Wales -4 11 £450 +9.09% 1
Hook +11 10 £325 +31.31%
Scotland -1 10 £300 -28.57% 5
Manchester -14 10 £344 +14.58% 1
Yorkshire -38 10 £450 +33.33% 2
Winchester -9 9 £370 +27.58%
North East -32 9 £325 -18.75%
Dorset +5 8 - - 1
South Wales -9 8 £450 +9.09% 1
Reading -9 7 £394 +6.77% 1
Birmingham +11 6 £325 -23.52% 2
Liverpool -2 6 £425 -15.00% 2
Merseyside -5 6 £425 -15.00% 2
Cheshire - 6 £400 - 2
East of England +1 5 £425 +6.25% 2

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 317 (52.92%) Cisco
2 241 (40.23%) Firewall
3 238 (39.73%) Cisco Certification
4 217 (36.23%) LAN
5 205 (34.22%) WAN
6 169 (28.21%) CCNP
7 167 (27.88%) Data Centre
8 120 (20.03%) CheckPoint
8 120 (20.03%) Juniper
9 111 (18.53%) Wireless
10 108 (18.03%) Cisco ASA
11 101 (16.86%) BGP
12 99 (16.53%) OSPF
13 98 (16.36%) MPLS
14 97 (16.19%) Security Cleared
15 96 (16.03%) F5
16 91 (15.19%) VoIP
17 89 (14.86%) CCNA
18 87 (14.52%) Windows
19 85 (14.19%) Telecoms
19 85 (14.19%) Network Security
20 80 (13.36%) ITIL
21 78 (13.02%) Cisco Nexus
22 77 (12.85%) Finance
23 76 (12.69%) CCIE
24 74 (12.35%) Linux
25 72 (12.02%) VPN
26 67 (11.19%) TCP/IP
27 65 (10.85%) SC Cleared
28 63 (10.52%) Load Balancing

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 14 (2.34%) Lync
2 13 (2.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 13 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.17%) nginx
4 6 (1.00%) Apache
4 6 (1.00%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.83%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.33%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.17%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.17%) Smallworld
8 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.17%) IIS
8 1 (0.17%) JBoss
Applications
1 20 (3.34%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.67%) MS Office
3 14 (2.34%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.33%) MS Project
6 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.17%) Metrica
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.84%) HP Helion
3 9 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (1.17%) Amazon S3
4 7 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (1.00%) Route 53
6 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.67%) PaaS
8 3 (0.50%) Office 365
8 3 (0.50%) SaaS
8 3 (0.50%) Yammer
9 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.17%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 241 (40.23%) Firewall
2 217 (36.23%) LAN
3 205 (34.22%) WAN
4 111 (18.53%) Wireless
5 108 (18.03%) Cisco ASA
6 101 (16.86%) BGP
7 99 (16.53%) OSPF
8 98 (16.36%) MPLS
9 91 (15.19%) VoIP
10 85 (14.19%) Network Security
11 78 (13.02%) Cisco Nexus
12 72 (12.02%) VPN
13 67 (11.19%) TCP/IP
14 60 (10.02%) VLAN
15 49 (8.18%) EIGRP
16 48 (8.01%) DNS
17 43 (7.18%) IPsec
18 42 (7.01%) Ethernet
18 42 (7.01%) Cisco IOS
19 36 (6.01%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.01%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.84%) Relational Database
3 10 (1.67%) MongoDB
4 9 (1.50%) MySQL
5 8 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.17%) Redis
6 7 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.00%) Couchbase
7 6 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (1.00%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.00%) SimpleDB
7 6 (1.00%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.83%) Oracle Exadata
9 4 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.50%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.17%) MS Access
11 1 (0.17%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (1.17%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.50%) JIRA
4 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.17%) Maven
General
1 85 (14.19%) Telecoms
2 77 (12.85%) Finance
3 22 (3.67%) Banking
4 12 (2.00%) Retail
4 12 (2.00%) Front Office
4 12 (2.00%) Back Office
5 9 (1.50%) Military
6 8 (1.34%) Aerospace
7 7 (1.17%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.00%) Legal
8 6 (1.00%) Billing
8 6 (1.00%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.83%) Law
10 4 (0.67%) Games
10 4 (0.67%) Advertising
11 2 (0.33%) Electronics
11 2 (0.33%) Marketing
12 1 (0.17%) Danish Language
12 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.17%) French Language
Job Titles
1 222 (37.06%) Network Engineer
2 123 (20.53%) Architect
3 76 (12.69%) Design Engineer
4 65 (10.85%) Network Architect
5 62 (10.35%) Network Design Engineer
6 42 (7.01%) Consultant
7 32 (5.34%) Senior Network Engineer
8 30 (5.01%) Network Consultant
9 29 (4.84%) Infrastructure Architect
10 22 (3.67%) Designer
11 21 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
12 20 (3.34%) Network Support
13 18 (3.01%) Cisco Engineer
13 18 (3.01%) IP Engineer
14 17 (2.84%) Security Engineer
15 16 (2.67%) Network Designer
15 16 (2.67%) Support Engineer
16 15 (2.50%) Technical Architect
16 15 (2.50%) Analyst
17 14 (2.34%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.51%) 802.1X
2 16 (2.67%) XML
3 14 (2.34%) Middleware
4 11 (1.84%) Web Services
5 6 (1.00%) POSIX
6 5 (0.83%) XMPP
6 5 (0.83%) CSS
7 4 (0.67%) .NET
7 4 (0.67%) SOAP
7 4 (0.67%) SAP PI
8 3 (0.50%) REST
8 3 (0.50%) MEAP
8 3 (0.50%) JSON
9 2 (0.33%) JSP
10 1 (0.17%) WSRP
10 1 (0.17%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 167 (27.88%) Data Centre
2 20 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (2.84%) Clustering
4 14 (2.34%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.17%) Statistics
6 12 (2.00%) Private Cloud
7 8 (1.34%) User Experience
7 8 (1.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 8 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (1.34%) Enterprise Storage
8 7 (1.17%) iPad
9 6 (1.00%) Public Cloud
10 5 (0.83%) PKI
10 5 (0.83%) NHS
11 4 (0.67%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.67%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.67%) CMDB
11 4 (0.67%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 87 (14.52%) Windows
2 74 (12.35%) Linux
3 23 (3.84%) UNIX
4 20 (3.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (2.17%) Android
7 12 (2.00%) CentOS
8 10 (1.67%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.00%) Solaris
9 6 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (0.83%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.67%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.50%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.50%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.33%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.17%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (13.36%) ITIL
2 63 (10.52%) Load Balancing
3 38 (6.34%) Project Management
4 35 (5.84%) Migration
4 35 (5.84%) Network Architecture
4 35 (5.84%) Network Management
5 30 (5.01%) Capacity Management
5 30 (5.01%) Configuration Management
6 29 (4.84%) Network Monitoring
7 26 (4.34%) Service Management
7 26 (4.34%) Service Delivery
8 24 (4.01%) Change Management
9 23 (3.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (3.84%) Capacity Planning
10 22 (3.67%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (3.17%) PRINCE2
12 18 (3.01%) Disaster Recovery
12 18 (3.01%) Validation
13 17 (2.84%) Enterprise Architecture
14 15 (2.50%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (3.01%) SQL
2 17 (2.84%) Java
3 9 (1.50%) Bash Shell
4 8 (1.34%) Perl
4 8 (1.34%) C
5 7 (1.17%) Python
6 3 (0.50%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.50%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.50%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.33%) Lisp
8 1 (0.17%) C++
8 1 (0.17%) MapBasic
8 1 (0.17%) Ruby
8 1 (0.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 238 (39.73%) Cisco Certification
2 169 (28.21%) CCNP
3 97 (16.19%) Security Cleared
4 89 (14.86%) CCNA
5 76 (12.69%) CCIE
6 65 (10.85%) SC Cleared
7 43 (7.18%) Degree
8 29 (4.84%) CCDP
9 18 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (2.17%) CCSE
11 11 (1.84%) MCSA
12 10 (1.67%) CISSP
12 10 (1.67%) JNCIP
12 10 (1.67%) A+ Certification
12 10 (1.67%) Network+ Certification
13 9 (1.50%) CCSA
13 9 (1.50%) CCDA
13 9 (1.50%) DV Cleared
14 8 (1.34%) MCSE
15 7 (1.17%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.17%) SLA
2 11 (1.84%) QA
3 8 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.67%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.33%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 33 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (5.01%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.50%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.17%) ProxySG
5 6 (1.00%) vSphere
5 6 (1.00%) iptables
6 3 (0.50%) NFS
6 3 (0.50%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.33%) XenApp
7 2 (0.33%) Firmware
7 2 (0.33%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.17%) pfSense
8 1 (0.17%) IAG
8 1 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 18 (3.01%) Puppet
2 12 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (1.50%) FortiGate
4 7 (1.17%) SCCM
4 7 (1.17%) SCOM
4 7 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.00%) HAProxy
5 6 (1.00%) Ansible
5 6 (1.00%) Salt
5 6 (1.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (1.00%) Control-M
5 6 (1.00%) BladeLogic
6 5 (0.83%) RANCID
7 4 (0.67%) CiscoWorks
8 3 (0.50%) Nagios
8 3 (0.50%) OPNET
8 3 (0.50%) Cacti
8 3 (0.50%) CFEngine
9 2 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.33%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 317 (52.92%) Cisco
2 120 (20.03%) Juniper
2 120 (20.03%) CheckPoint
3 96 (16.03%) F5
4 52 (8.68%) Microsoft
5 50 (8.35%) VMware
6 44 (7.35%) HP
7 42 (7.01%) Blue Coat
8 30 (5.01%) Citrix
9 27 (4.51%) Red Hat
10 26 (4.34%) Nokia
11 25 (4.17%) Fortinet
12 22 (3.67%) Oracle
13 20 (3.34%) SolarWinds
14 19 (3.17%) Nortel
15 18 (3.01%) NetApp
15 18 (3.01%) McAfee
16 16 (2.67%) Huawei
17 15 (2.50%) Riverbed
18 14 (2.34%) Remedy
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Posted: Yesterday
London
Meadows Consulting Limited
Rate: Unspecified £market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £220 - £310 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £382.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £470 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Isle of Man
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Nottingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 9 days ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £4500 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago