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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 350 386 303
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -83
Contract jobs citing Network Design 296 206 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.39% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.53% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 100 127
Average daily rate
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£400 £403 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £522 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £356 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.75% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 22
Average hourly rate £52.50 £46.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.13% +64.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £40.00 £21.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.40 £49.90 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £43.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+16.27% +54.95%

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
42898 38918 40274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.68% 74.04% 72.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 27476 24169 23477
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1194 1150 1496
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.60 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.01% -11.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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 +51 286 £400 -2.14% 57
London +19 98 £425 -7.60% 19
South East -14 67 £313 -10.71% 10
Berkshire +7 34 £275 -18.51% 6
South West -12 28 £375 - 3
Yorkshire +17 27 £325 -5.10% 6
City of London +28 22 £475 +3.26% 6
West Yorkshire +10 21 £325 -5.10% 1
West Midlands -7 21 £266 -24.00% 4
Leeds +14 20 £325 -5.10% 1
Devon - 19 £415 -
East of England -9 16 £425 - 1
Hampshire -7 15 £250 -20.00% 2
Telford -3 10 £265 -36.14%
Shropshire -10 10 £265 -23.18%
Exeter - 10 £369 -
Hertfordshire -16 8 £600 -
Surrey +1 7 £355 -14.97% 1
North West -20 7 £370 +17.46% 12
Hemel Hempstead - 7 £600 -
South Yorkshire - 6 £385 - 5
Reading +12 5 £275 -26.66% 2
Scotland -20 5 - - 2
Buckinghamshire -6 4 £520 +26.06%
Milton Keynes -7 4 £520 +26.06%
Bristol -25 4 £375 - 3
Basingstoke - 4 - -
East Midlands +2 3 £450 +8.43%
Newbury -2 3 - - 1
Warwickshire -6 3 - -

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

1 310 (61.14%) Cisco
2 224 (44.18%) Firewall
3 206 (40.63%) Cisco Certification
4 187 (36.88%) WAN
5 174 (34.32%) LAN
6 135 (26.63%) CCNP
7 131 (25.84%) Telecoms
8 123 (24.26%) BGP
9 118 (23.27%) OSPF
10 99 (19.53%) CheckPoint
11 95 (18.74%) MPLS
12 93 (18.34%) Security Cleared
13 87 (17.16%) Network Security
14 79 (15.58%) SC Cleared
14 79 (15.58%) Cisco ASA
15 77 (15.19%) CCIE
15 77 (15.19%) Juniper
16 75 (14.79%) Windows
17 70 (13.81%) CCNA
18 69 (13.61%) DNS
19 68 (13.41%) ITIL
20 65 (12.82%) HP
21 63 (12.43%) VPN
21 63 (12.43%) Network Architecture
22 60 (11.83%) Network Management
23 59 (11.64%) Cisco Nexus
24 56 (11.05%) F5
25 55 (10.85%) Finance
26 49 (9.66%) CCDP
26 49 (9.66%) Load Balancing

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 (3.16%) MS Exchange
2 10 (1.97%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (1.58%) Apache
4 5 (0.99%) Tomcat
4 5 (0.99%) IIS
4 5 (0.99%) IBM Notes
4 5 (0.99%) Lync
4 5 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.59%) nginx
6 3 (0.59%) Quickr
6 3 (0.59%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.59%) Node.js
7 2 (0.39%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.39%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (0.39%) JBoss
7 2 (0.39%) CICS
Applications
1 28 (5.52%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.34%) MS Office
3 12 (2.37%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.78%) MS Project
5 4 (0.79%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Summit
1 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.38%) Office 365
2 5 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.59%) Amazon S3
3 3 (0.59%) Route 53
4 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.39%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (0.39%) SaaS
5 1 (0.20%) PaaS
5 1 (0.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 224 (44.18%) Firewall
2 187 (36.88%) WAN
3 174 (34.32%) LAN
4 123 (24.26%) BGP
5 118 (23.27%) OSPF
6 95 (18.74%) MPLS
7 87 (17.16%) Network Security
8 79 (15.58%) Cisco ASA
9 69 (13.61%) DNS
10 63 (12.43%) VPN
11 59 (11.64%) Cisco Nexus
12 48 (9.47%) EIGRP
12 48 (9.47%) Wireless
13 43 (8.48%) SAN
14 39 (7.69%) VoIP
15 38 (7.50%) WLAN
16 37 (7.30%) TCP/IP
16 37 (7.30%) IPsec
17 35 (6.90%) Internet
18 34 (6.71%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.96%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.78%) Relational Database
3 5 (0.99%) RDBMS
3 5 (0.99%) MySQL
3 5 (0.99%) MongoDB
3 5 (0.99%) NoSQL
4 4 (0.79%) DB2
4 4 (0.79%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.59%) SimpleDB
5 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.59%) Redis
5 3 (0.59%) Couchbase
5 3 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.39%) MarkLogic
6 2 (0.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.39%) Big Data
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.39%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Ant
1 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
General
1 131 (25.84%) Telecoms
2 55 (10.85%) Finance
3 28 (5.52%) Retail
4 13 (2.56%) Banking
5 11 (2.17%) Legal
6 9 (1.78%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.38%) Marketing
8 6 (1.18%) Publishing
8 6 (1.18%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.79%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.59%) Billing
10 3 (0.59%) Advertising
10 3 (0.59%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.59%) German Language
11 2 (0.39%) Russian Language
11 2 (0.39%) International Banking
11 2 (0.39%) Back Office
11 2 (0.39%) Law
11 2 (0.39%) Military
12 1 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 165 (32.54%) Network Engineer
2 121 (23.87%) Architect
3 80 (15.78%) Design Engineer
4 47 (9.27%) Network Architect
5 46 (9.07%) Consultant
6 45 (8.88%) Network Design Engineer
7 40 (7.89%) IP Engineer
8 36 (7.10%) Network Consultant
9 23 (4.54%) Cisco Engineer
10 21 (4.14%) Analyst
10 21 (4.14%) Security Architect
11 18 (3.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 18 (3.55%) Project Manager
12 17 (3.35%) Network Specialist
12 17 (3.35%) Network Design Consultant
13 16 (3.16%) Infrastructure Architect
13 16 (3.16%) Network Support
13 16 (3.16%) Senior Network Engineer
14 15 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
15 13 (2.56%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.17%) JSP
2 8 (1.58%) Web Services
3 6 (1.18%) Middleware
4 3 (0.59%) SAP PI
4 3 (0.59%) CSS
5 2 (0.39%) RESTful
5 2 (0.39%) JSON
5 2 (0.39%) XML
5 2 (0.39%) XSD
5 2 (0.39%) JMS
5 2 (0.39%) POSIX
5 2 (0.39%) Servlets
5 2 (0.39%) HTML
5 2 (0.39%) .NET
6 1 (0.20%) J2EE
6 1 (0.20%) SAML
6 1 (0.20%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.20%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 15 (2.96%) Computer Science
2 10 (1.97%) Management Information System
3 8 (1.58%) Client/Server
3 8 (1.58%) Cryptography
3 8 (1.58%) FMCG
4 6 (1.18%) Clustering
4 6 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (0.99%) NHS
5 5 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (0.79%) PKI
6 4 (0.79%) Statistics
6 4 (0.79%) CESG
7 3 (0.59%) CESG CLAS
7 3 (0.59%) Replication
7 3 (0.59%) iSeries
8 2 (0.39%) Social Network
8 2 (0.39%) AVVID
8 2 (0.39%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.39%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 75 (14.79%) Windows
2 33 (6.51%) Linux
3 32 (6.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (4.73%) UNIX
5 19 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.78%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.79%) CentOS
8 4 (0.79%) SUSE
9 3 (0.59%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.39%) zOS
10 2 (0.39%) AIX
10 2 (0.39%) Solaris
11 1 (0.20%) VMS
11 1 (0.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (13.41%) ITIL
2 63 (12.43%) Network Architecture
3 60 (11.83%) Network Management
4 49 (9.66%) Load Balancing
5 48 (9.47%) Network Monitoring
6 34 (6.71%) Migration
7 32 (6.31%) Project Management
8 27 (5.33%) Service Delivery
9 19 (3.75%) Incident Management
9 19 (3.75%) Capacity Planning
10 18 (3.55%) Service Management
11 16 (3.16%) Network Planning
12 14 (2.76%) Logistics
12 14 (2.76%) Configuration Management
12 14 (2.76%) Information Security
12 14 (2.76%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (2.76%) Validation
13 13 (2.56%) Risk Management
13 13 (2.56%) Change Control
14 12 (2.37%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (3.75%) SQL
2 12 (2.37%) C
3 9 (1.78%) Lisp
4 7 (1.38%) Python
5 4 (0.79%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.59%) Ruby
6 3 (0.59%) C++
6 3 (0.59%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.59%) PHP
6 3 (0.59%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.59%) VBScript
7 2 (0.39%) Java
8 1 (0.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 206 (40.63%) Cisco Certification
2 135 (26.63%) CCNP
3 93 (18.34%) Security Cleared
4 79 (15.58%) SC Cleared
5 77 (15.19%) CCIE
6 70 (13.81%) CCNA
7 49 (9.66%) CCDP
8 42 (8.28%) Degree
9 28 (5.52%) CISSP
10 10 (1.97%) Network+ Certification
11 9 (1.78%) JNCIP
11 9 (1.78%) JNCIE
12 8 (1.58%) GIAC
12 8 (1.58%) GCIA
12 8 (1.58%) CNA
12 8 (1.58%) Novell Certification
13 7 (1.38%) CCDA
13 7 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (1.38%) JNCIS
13 7 (1.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.14%) QA
2 16 (3.16%) JSP 440
3 14 (2.76%) SLA
4 7 (1.38%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.79%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.39%) COBIT
8 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 26 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 24 (4.73%) Hyper-V
3 16 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.76%) vSphere
5 10 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.59%) XenApp
6 3 (0.59%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.39%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.39%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.39%) HDFS
7 2 (0.39%) NFS
8 1 (0.20%) IAG
8 1 (0.20%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.20%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 11 (2.17%) SCCM
2 10 (1.97%) WhatsUp Gold
3 8 (1.58%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (1.38%) SCOM
4 7 (1.38%) OPNET
5 6 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (1.18%) FortiGate
6 5 (0.99%) CA Spectrum
7 4 (0.79%) SCDPM
7 4 (0.79%) Puppet
7 4 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.79%) SCVMM
7 4 (0.79%) CiscoWorks
7 4 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.59%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.59%) Salt
8 3 (0.59%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.39%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.39%) NSN NetAct
10 1 (0.20%) Cacti
Vendors
1 310 (61.14%) Cisco
2 99 (19.53%) CheckPoint
3 77 (15.19%) Juniper
4 65 (12.82%) HP
5 56 (11.05%) F5
6 48 (9.47%) Microsoft
7 45 (8.88%) VMware
8 30 (5.92%) McAfee
9 26 (5.13%) TippingPoint
10 22 (4.34%) Citrix
11 20 (3.94%) EMC
11 20 (3.94%) Nokia
12 18 (3.55%) BMC
12 18 (3.55%) Blue Coat
13 16 (3.16%) IBM
13 16 (3.16%) Oracle
14 11 (2.17%) NetApp
14 11 (2.17%) BT
15 10 (1.97%) Symantec
16 9 (1.78%) 3PAR
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