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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Design
UK
Rank 311 358 392
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +34
Contract jobs citing Network Design 307 268 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.54% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.66% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 145 131
Median daily rate £420 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £290 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £369
% change year-on-year
- +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 7
Median hourly rate £55.00 £43.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.90% -18.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £42.46 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+29.53% +17.13%

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
36876 40874 39156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.21% 81.75% 78.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 24455 26538 25225
Median daily rate £450 £425 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 923 1196 1034
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.49% +53.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 +50 265 £425 -2.85% 49
South East +26 87 £425 +6.25% 11
London -20 62 £475 -5.00% 17
Hampshire +22 40 £425 -2.85% 2
Scotland +24 31 £368 -10.36% 1
North East +14 28 £369 -1.66%
North West +23 26 £525 +5.00% 6
Tyne and Wear +6 25 £375 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +3 25 £375 -
West Midlands +17 22 £400 -27.27% 3
East of England +12 20 £195 -40.00%
Berkshire +7 20 £388 -3.12% 4
Hertfordshire +5 13 £195 -
Aberdeen 0 13 £255 -27.65%
Yorkshire +16 11 £450 +40.62% 6
Hook +6 11 £415 -7.26%
City of London +3 11 £544 +35.09% 4
Renfrewshire +12 10 £360 -13.25%
Shropshire +19 9 £425 -22.72%
West Yorkshire +12 9 £450 +3.44% 6
Oxfordshire +8 9 £650 +112.24% 4
Stevenage +4 9 £195 -
Northern Ireland -11 9 £320 -
County Antrim - 9 £320 -
Telford - 9 £425 -
Belfast - 9 £320 -
Cheshire +20 8 £175 -66.66% 1
Manchester +14 8 £450 -11.76% 4
Oxford +13 8 £663 - 1
Lancashire +11 8 £613 - 1

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 372 (58.31%) Cisco
2 259 (40.60%) LAN
3 227 (35.58%) Firewall
4 223 (34.95%) WAN
5 221 (34.64%) Cisco Certification
6 163 (25.55%) Security Cleared
7 161 (25.24%) Data Centre
8 149 (23.35%) CCNP
9 144 (22.57%) Juniper
10 136 (21.32%) SC Cleared
11 118 (18.50%) CheckPoint
12 109 (17.08%) ITIL
13 107 (16.77%) Windows
14 104 (16.30%) F5
15 101 (15.83%) VPN
16 98 (15.36%) Wireless
16 98 (15.36%) Degree
17 97 (15.20%) CCIE
18 89 (13.95%) Cisco ASA
19 87 (13.64%) CCNA
20 85 (13.32%) Telecoms
20 85 (13.32%) Migration
21 78 (12.23%) Network Security
22 76 (11.91%) Finance
23 75 (11.76%) Linux
24 74 (11.60%) Microsoft
24 74 (11.60%) MPLS
25 73 (11.44%) VoIP
26 71 (11.13%) OSPF
27 67 (10.50%) HP

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 (1.10%) MS Exchange
1 7 (1.10%) WebSphere
1 7 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (0.78%) Skype for Business
3 4 (0.63%) MQSeries
3 4 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (0.63%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.47%) Apache
4 3 (0.47%) CMS
4 3 (0.47%) OpenStack
4 3 (0.47%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.47%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.31%) Drupal
5 2 (0.31%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.16%) IIS
6 1 (0.16%) Site Server
Applications
1 46 (7.21%) MS Excel
2 31 (4.86%) MS Visio
3 25 (3.92%) MS Office
4 16 (2.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.10%) AutoCAD
6 5 (0.78%) MS Project
7 2 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.31%) InDesign
7 2 (0.31%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (2.66%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.16%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 38 (5.96%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.72%) SaaS
3 10 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.10%) Office 365
5 5 (0.78%) PaaS
6 4 (0.63%) Akamai
6 4 (0.63%) GitHub
7 2 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 259 (40.60%) LAN
2 227 (35.58%) Firewall
3 223 (34.95%) WAN
4 101 (15.83%) VPN
5 98 (15.36%) Wireless
6 89 (13.95%) Cisco ASA
7 78 (12.23%) Network Security
8 74 (11.60%) MPLS
9 73 (11.44%) VoIP
10 71 (11.13%) OSPF
11 67 (10.50%) Cisco Nexus
12 66 (10.34%) TCP/IP
13 64 (10.03%) BGP
14 41 (6.43%) DNS
15 35 (5.49%) BIG-IP
16 34 (5.33%) VLAN
17 30 (4.70%) Wi-Fi
18 27 (4.23%) DHCP
18 27 (4.23%) EIGRP
18 27 (4.23%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.39%) Relational Database
2 15 (2.35%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.10%) DB2
3 7 (1.10%) Hadoop
3 7 (1.10%) IBM BigInsights
3 7 (1.10%) Neo4j
4 5 (0.78%) GIS
5 4 (0.63%) MySQL
5 4 (0.63%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.31%) Big Data
7 2 (0.31%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.16%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 19 (2.98%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.25%) Rational DOORS
3 7 (1.10%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.78%) StarTeam
4 5 (0.78%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.63%) Subversion
5 4 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.31%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.16%) ERwin
7 1 (0.16%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 85 (13.32%) Telecoms
2 76 (11.91%) Finance
3 40 (6.27%) Retail
4 28 (4.39%) Banking
5 21 (3.29%) Back Office
6 18 (2.82%) Legal
7 14 (2.19%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.72%) Law
9 8 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.10%) Marketing
11 6 (0.94%) Front Office
11 6 (0.94%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.94%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.47%) Advertising
12 3 (0.47%) Electronics
13 2 (0.31%) Military
13 2 (0.31%) Publishing
14 1 (0.16%) Billing
14 1 (0.16%) French Language
14 1 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 243 (38.09%) Network Engineer
2 157 (24.61%) Architect
3 75 (11.76%) Infrastructure Architect
4 69 (10.82%) Design Engineer
5 65 (10.19%) Network Design Engineer
6 50 (7.84%) Cisco Engineer
7 49 (7.68%) Network Architect
8 48 (7.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 45 (7.05%) Senior Network Engineer
10 35 (5.49%) Solutions Architect
11 32 (5.02%) Consultant
11 32 (5.02%) Designer
12 30 (4.70%) Support Engineer
13 26 (4.08%) Network Designer
13 26 (4.08%) Network Support
14 23 (3.61%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
14 23 (3.61%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 22 (3.45%) Network Support Engineer
15 22 (3.45%) Security Architect
16 20 (3.13%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.29%) Web Services
2 12 (1.88%) CSS
3 10 (1.57%) Middleware
4 8 (1.25%) .NET
5 7 (1.10%) HTML
6 5 (0.78%) Akka
6 5 (0.78%) Node.js
6 5 (0.78%) Play Framework
6 5 (0.78%) REST
6 5 (0.78%) spray
6 5 (0.78%) Spring
6 5 (0.78%) Symfony
7 4 (0.63%) 802.1X
7 4 (0.63%) COM
7 4 (0.63%) HTML5
7 4 (0.63%) Leaflet
8 3 (0.47%) J2EE
8 3 (0.47%) XML
8 3 (0.47%) XSLT
9 2 (0.31%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 161 (25.24%) Data Centre
2 36 (5.64%) Computer Science
3 30 (4.70%) Private Cloud
4 21 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (3.29%) Management Information System
5 12 (1.88%) CMDB
6 7 (1.10%) Clustering
6 7 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (1.10%) Equities
6 7 (1.10%) Fixed Income
6 7 (1.10%) Security Operations Centre
7 6 (0.94%) Hedge funds
8 5 (0.78%) NHS
8 5 (0.78%) Statistics
9 4 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (0.63%) PKI
10 3 (0.47%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.31%) CCTV
11 2 (0.31%) e-Health
11 2 (0.31%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 107 (16.77%) Windows
2 75 (11.76%) Linux
3 44 (6.90%) Unix
4 36 (5.64%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.72%) CatOS
5 11 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.78%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.63%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.47%) AIX
9 3 (0.47%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.47%) Solaris
10 2 (0.31%) FreeBSD
10 2 (0.31%) SUSE
10 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.16%) CentOS
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (17.08%) ITIL
2 85 (13.32%) Migration
3 54 (8.46%) Project Management
4 48 (7.52%) Load Balancing
5 46 (7.21%) Configuration Management
6 43 (6.74%) Service Management
7 39 (6.11%) Network Architecture
8 33 (5.17%) Network Management
8 33 (5.17%) PRINCE2
9 32 (5.02%) Information Security
10 29 (4.55%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 28 (4.39%) ITSM
12 27 (4.23%) Matrix Organization
12 27 (4.23%) Validation
13 26 (4.08%) Network Monitoring
14 25 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
14 25 (3.92%) TOGAF
15 23 (3.61%) Office Automation
16 22 (3.45%) Capacity Management
17 21 (3.29%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 32 (5.02%) SQL
2 19 (2.98%) C
3 17 (2.66%) Python
4 16 (2.51%) Bash Shell
5 13 (2.04%) Java
5 13 (2.04%) PHP
6 6 (0.94%) C#
6 6 (0.94%) C++
7 5 (0.78%) Perl
8 4 (0.63%) Scala
9 2 (0.31%) Ruby
10 1 (0.16%) Lisp
10 1 (0.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 221 (34.64%) Cisco Certification
2 163 (25.55%) Security Cleared
3 149 (23.35%) CCNP
4 136 (21.32%) SC Cleared
5 98 (15.36%) Degree
6 97 (15.20%) CCIE
7 87 (13.64%) CCNA
8 59 (9.25%) CCDP
9 43 (6.74%) CCSE
10 36 (5.64%) JNCIA
11 33 (5.17%) CCSA
12 30 (4.70%) DV Cleared
13 27 (4.23%) CCDA
14 25 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
15 24 (3.76%) CCIP
15 24 (3.76%) JNCIE
16 23 (3.61%) CISSP
16 23 (3.61%) HP ASE
16 23 (3.61%) HP MASE
17 22 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.61%) PCI DSS
2 11 (1.72%) QA
3 9 (1.41%) JSP 440
4 5 (0.78%) SLA
5 4 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.16%) HL7
8 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 35 (5.49%) Active Directory
2 33 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (1.72%) vSphere
5 7 (1.10%) Docker
6 6 (0.94%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.78%) Firmware
7 5 (0.78%) VMware ESX
8 4 (0.63%) XenApp
9 3 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.31%) Kamailio
10 2 (0.31%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.31%) vCloud
10 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.16%) BIND 9
11 1 (0.16%) LXC
11 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 29 (4.55%) FortiGate
2 27 (4.23%) Puppet
3 12 (1.88%) Nagios
4 9 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (1.10%) Cisco Prime
5 7 (1.10%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 7 (1.10%) ZABBIX
6 6 (0.94%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.78%) EnCase
8 4 (0.63%) Cisco UCCE
8 4 (0.63%) Cisco UCCX
8 4 (0.63%) Opsview
8 4 (0.63%) QRadar
8 4 (0.63%) SCCM
9 3 (0.47%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.47%) Nessus
9 3 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.47%) vMotion
9 3 (0.47%) WhatsUp Gold
10 2 (0.31%) Ansible
Vendors
1 372 (58.31%) Cisco
2 144 (22.57%) Juniper
3 118 (18.50%) CheckPoint
4 104 (16.30%) F5
5 74 (11.60%) Microsoft
6 67 (10.50%) HP
7 65 (10.19%) VMware
8 42 (6.58%) Riverbed
9 40 (6.27%) Fortinet
10 37 (5.80%) Aruba
11 28 (4.39%) Palo Alto
12 21 (3.29%) BT
13 20 (3.13%) Oracle
14 18 (2.82%) Citrix
15 16 (2.51%) Avaya
15 16 (2.51%) IBM
16 15 (2.35%) Red Hat
17 12 (1.88%) Blue Coat
17 12 (1.88%) Huawei
17 12 (1.88%) Nokia
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
Venn Group
Rate: £400 - £475 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £19000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
World First
Posted: 12 days ago
Winchester
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 14 days ago