The table below looks at the statistics for Network Design skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Design over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Design
Rank 291 388 408
Rank change year-on-year
+97 +20
Contract jobs citing Network Design 448 274 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.48% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.60% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 160 103
Median daily rate £440 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £282 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 6
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.46 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.98% +20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 £38.00 £25.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.43 £49.19 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.46 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+5.98% +19.60%

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
44695 45488 42364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.73% 79.85% 78.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 29540 29430 26290
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1183 1185
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

Network Design
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Network Design as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 July 2016.

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 25 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +107 405 £448 +11.87% 56
London +77 164 £475 +5.55% 24
South East -2 87 £380 +8.57% 11
Berkshire +18 50 £350 +25.56% 4
South West +2 35 £460 +15.00% 4
North West +27 32 £425 +30.76% 6
West Midlands -3 31 £425 -11.22% 1
Yorkshire +8 29 £463 +11.44% 4
City of London +60 28 £475 -7.13% 10
Hampshire -5 26 £500 +25.00% 1
Scotland +14 25 £400 +33.33%
West Yorkshire +12 23 £575 +38.55% 4
Reading +15 20 £450 +32.35% 2
Leeds +15 18 £600 +44.57% 3
Tyne and Wear -27 17 £440 +29.41% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -30 17 £440 +29.41% 1
North East -32 17 £440 +29.41% 1
Renfrewshire -12 15 £425 +41.66%
Erskine -16 15 £425 +41.66%
Wiltshire -3 14 £875 +94.44%
Solihull - 13 - -
Swindon +5 11 £888 +97.22%
Lancashire - 11 £476 -
Manchester -5 10 £425 +30.76% 4
Bracknell -6 10 £320 - 1
Blackpool - 10 £476 -
Cheshire +7 7 £473 - 1
Portsmouth - 7 £950 -
Belfast - 7 £315 -
Northern Ireland - 7 £315 -

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Network Design also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Network Design.

1 333 (44.82%) Cisco
2 244 (32.84%) Firewall
3 243 (32.71%) WAN
4 228 (30.69%) Cisco Certification
5 224 (30.15%) LAN
6 197 (26.51%) Security Cleared
7 148 (19.92%) CCNP
8 144 (19.38%) SC Cleared
9 142 (19.11%) Data Centre
10 123 (16.55%) Network Security
11 118 (15.88%) Juniper
12 101 (13.59%) Finance
13 97 (13.06%) VPN
14 96 (12.92%) Wireless
15 89 (11.98%) Telecoms
15 89 (11.98%) BGP
16 87 (11.71%) CheckPoint
17 81 (10.90%) ITIL
18 78 (10.50%) TCP/IP
19 76 (10.23%) Windows
19 76 (10.23%) F5
20 75 (10.09%) CCNA
21 73 (9.83%) Change Management
21 73 (9.83%) MPLS
22 72 (9.69%) Linux
22 72 (9.69%) Cisco Nexus
23 70 (9.42%) Project Management
24 69 (9.29%) OSPF
24 69 (9.29%) Degree
24 69 (9.29%) Palo Alto

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (0.94%) ArcGIS
1 7 (0.94%) Smallworld
2 6 (0.81%) Confluence
2 6 (0.81%) MS Exchange
3 5 (0.67%) JBoss
3 5 (0.67%) Tuxedo
4 4 (0.54%) OpenStack
4 4 (0.54%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.54%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.40%) Apache
5 3 (0.40%) lighttpd
5 3 (0.40%) nginx
5 3 (0.40%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.27%) IIS
7 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 30 (4.04%) MS Visio
3 13 (1.75%) AutoCAD
4 9 (1.21%) MS Office
5 8 (1.08%) MicroStation
6 7 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.21%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.13%) Eikon
4 1 (0.13%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 39 (5.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (2.83%) IaaS
3 21 (2.83%) SaaS
4 20 (2.69%) PaaS
5 18 (2.42%) Office 365
6 16 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.54%) IBM PureFlex
8 2 (0.27%) Bluemix
8 2 (0.27%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.13%) GitHub
9 1 (0.13%) Veeva
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 244 (32.84%) Firewall
2 243 (32.71%) WAN
3 224 (30.15%) LAN
4 123 (16.55%) Network Security
5 97 (13.06%) VPN
6 96 (12.92%) Wireless
7 89 (11.98%) BGP
8 78 (10.50%) TCP/IP
9 73 (9.83%) MPLS
10 72 (9.69%) Cisco Nexus
11 69 (9.29%) OSPF
12 64 (8.61%) Cisco ASA
13 50 (6.73%) IPsec
14 43 (5.79%) DNS
14 43 (5.79%) VoIP
15 40 (5.38%) Wi-Fi
16 36 (4.85%) LDAP
16 36 (4.85%) VLAN
17 33 (4.44%) ISDN
18 32 (4.31%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (7.94%) Relational Database
2 12 (1.62%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.08%) DB2
3 8 (1.08%) GIS
4 7 (0.94%) NoSQL
4 7 (0.94%) QGIS
5 6 (0.81%) Data Mining
5 6 (0.81%) Hadoop
5 6 (0.81%) MySQL
6 5 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.40%) Apache Accumulo
7 3 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.40%) Big Data
7 3 (0.40%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (0.40%) HBase
7 3 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (0.94%) Rational DOORS
1 7 (0.94%) StarTeam
2 6 (0.81%) Git (software)
2 6 (0.81%) JIRA
3 4 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.40%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.40%) Maven
4 3 (0.40%) Subversion
4 3 (0.40%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.13%) JUnit
General
1 101 (13.59%) Finance
2 89 (11.98%) Telecoms
3 42 (5.65%) Back Office
4 29 (3.90%) Front Office
5 28 (3.77%) Retail
6 25 (3.36%) Banking
7 20 (2.69%) Manufacturing
8 16 (2.15%) Legal
9 10 (1.35%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.35%) Marketing
10 9 (1.21%) Law
11 6 (0.81%) Military
12 5 (0.67%) Automotive
12 5 (0.67%) Electronics
13 4 (0.54%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.40%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.27%) Games
15 2 (0.27%) German Language
15 2 (0.27%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 273 (36.74%) Architect
2 234 (31.49%) Network Engineer
3 106 (14.27%) Network Architect
4 79 (10.63%) Design Engineer
5 78 (10.50%) Solutions Architect
6 76 (10.23%) Network Design Engineer
7 62 (8.34%) Senior Network Engineer
8 50 (6.73%) Cisco Engineer
9 48 (6.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 47 (6.33%) Security Architect
11 43 (5.79%) Infrastructure Architect
12 36 (4.85%) Consultant
12 36 (4.85%) Technical Architect
13 33 (4.44%) Designer
14 30 (4.04%) Analyst
15 29 (3.90%) Security Engineer
16 28 (3.77%) Network Security Architect
17 25 (3.36%) Support Engineer
18 24 (3.23%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
19 23 (3.10%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.42%) HTML
1 18 (2.42%) Middleware
2 16 (2.15%) .NET
3 14 (1.88%) 802.1X
3 14 (1.88%) CSS
4 12 (1.62%) Web Services
5 9 (1.21%) XML
6 8 (1.08%) SOAP
6 8 (1.08%) SPML
7 7 (0.94%) HTML5
8 6 (0.81%) Natural Language Processing
8 6 (0.81%) XSLT
9 5 (0.67%) Node.js
9 5 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (0.67%) Play Framework
9 5 (0.67%) REST
9 5 (0.67%) Spring
10 4 (0.54%) Akka
10 4 (0.54%) Django
10 4 (0.54%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 142 (19.11%) Data Centre
2 36 (4.85%) PKI
3 35 (4.71%) Management Information System
4 34 (4.58%) Private Cloud
5 24 (3.23%) Statistics
6 22 (2.96%) YubiKey
7 20 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (1.75%) Computer Science
9 12 (1.62%) CMDB
10 11 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (1.08%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.94%) BYOD
12 7 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 6 (0.81%) CESG
14 5 (0.67%) LPAR
14 5 (0.67%) Mainframe
14 5 (0.67%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.67%) VCE vBlock
15 4 (0.54%) Fintech
15 4 (0.54%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 76 (10.23%) Windows
2 72 (9.69%) Linux
3 39 (5.25%) Unix
4 29 (3.90%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (0.94%) CatOS
6 7 (0.94%) CentOS
7 6 (0.81%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.54%) VME
9 3 (0.40%) Debian
9 3 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.40%) SUSE
10 2 (0.27%) AIX
10 2 (0.27%) Fedora
10 2 (0.27%) Solaris
10 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.13%) Android
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (10.90%) ITIL
2 73 (9.83%) Change Management
3 70 (9.42%) Project Management
4 61 (8.21%) Matrix Organization
5 58 (7.81%) Load Balancing
6 56 (7.54%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 54 (7.27%) Migration
8 51 (6.86%) Configuration Management
8 51 (6.86%) Network Management
9 45 (6.06%) Office Automation
9 45 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 44 (5.92%) Validation
11 43 (5.79%) TOGAF
12 41 (5.52%) High Availability
13 40 (5.38%) Capacity Management
14 38 (5.11%) Agile Software Development
15 37 (4.98%) Network Monitoring
16 34 (4.58%) Technical Architecture
17 33 (4.44%) Information Security
18 30 (4.04%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 24 (3.23%) Java
2 20 (2.69%) PHP
3 19 (2.56%) C
4 18 (2.42%) SQL
5 17 (2.29%) C++
6 14 (1.88%) Perl
7 13 (1.75%) C#
8 12 (1.62%) Python
9 6 (0.81%) Bash Shell
9 6 (0.81%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.67%) COBOL
10 5 (0.67%) Scala
11 3 (0.40%) MapBasic
12 2 (0.27%) Lisp
12 2 (0.27%) VB
13 1 (0.13%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 228 (30.69%) Cisco Certification
2 197 (26.51%) Security Cleared
3 148 (19.92%) CCNP
4 144 (19.38%) SC Cleared
5 75 (10.09%) CCNA
6 69 (9.29%) Degree
7 66 (8.88%) CCIE
8 36 (4.85%) CCDP
9 35 (4.71%) DV Cleared
10 30 (4.04%) JNCIA
11 27 (3.63%) JNCIS
12 20 (2.69%) CISSP
13 14 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (1.75%) CCSA
15 12 (1.62%) CCDA
15 12 (1.62%) CCSE
15 12 (1.62%) GIAC
16 11 (1.48%) HND
17 10 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
18 8 (1.08%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.88%) SLA
2 11 (1.48%) QA
3 7 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.40%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.13%) MiFID
6 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 46 (6.19%) Active Directory
2 26 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (1.08%) vCloud
4 8 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (1.08%) VMware ESX
5 6 (0.81%) Docker
5 6 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.81%) vSphere
6 5 (0.67%) XenApp
6 5 (0.67%) XenServer
7 3 (0.40%) HDFS
7 3 (0.40%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.27%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.13%) Firmware
9 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.13%) NFS
9 1 (0.13%) Samba
Systems Management
1 17 (2.29%) Cisco Prime
2 14 (1.88%) Nagios
3 13 (1.75%) OPNET
4 9 (1.21%) Puppet
5 7 (0.94%) OpenView
5 7 (0.94%) SCCM
5 7 (0.94%) SolarWinds Orion
6 6 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.67%) Ansible
7 5 (0.67%) FortiGate
7 5 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.54%) SCOM
9 3 (0.40%) Cacti
9 3 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (0.40%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (0.40%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.40%) Munin
9 3 (0.40%) NSN NetAct
10 2 (0.27%) Amdocs OSS
10 2 (0.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 333 (44.82%) Cisco
2 118 (15.88%) Juniper
3 87 (11.71%) CheckPoint
4 76 (10.23%) F5
5 69 (9.29%) Palo Alto
6 49 (6.59%) VMware
7 44 (5.92%) HP
7 44 (5.92%) Microsoft
8 37 (4.98%) Citrix
9 26 (3.50%) Oracle
10 25 (3.36%) Aerohive Networks
11 24 (3.23%) Riverbed
12 21 (2.83%) Fortinet
12 21 (2.83%) SolarWinds
13 20 (2.69%) IBM
13 20 (2.69%) Nokia
14 15 (2.02%) Aruba
15 14 (1.88%) Blue Coat
15 14 (1.88%) Brocade
16 12 (1.62%) Red Hat
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