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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 353 387 328
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -59
Contract jobs citing Network Design 262 202 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.39% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.53% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 113 91
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +17.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £259 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £525 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 20
Average hourly rate £52.50 £77.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.25% +176.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £28.00

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
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +22 250 £400 -3.03% 70
London +27 89 £413 -12.00% 25
South East -5 57 £386 +8.80% 22
Berkshire +7 31 £438 +45.83% 10
Yorkshire +6 22 £325 -31.57% 2
West Midlands -12 22 £375 +3.44% 2
City of London +11 21 £475 - 8
West Yorkshire +1 17 £325 -31.57% 1
Leeds +10 16 £325 - 1
North East -12 15 £400 -
South West -16 13 £325 -7.14% 11
East of England -23 12 £275 -13.04% 3
Shropshire 0 11 £375 +53.84%
North West -4 11 £398 -6.47% 4
Hampshire -17 11 £199 -50.31% 1
Telford +1 10 £375 +50.00%
Reading +15 9 £451 +25.13% 4
Scotland -2 6 £420 +58.49% 3
Bedfordshire -15 6 £275 -31.25% 1
Hertfordshire -7 5 £600 +108.69% 1
Buckinghamshire -8 5 £425 +3.03% 1
Wales -23 5 £400 -3.03%
South Yorkshire - 5 £413 - 1
Milton Keynes -10 4 £425 +3.03% 1
Bristol -13 4 £294 -30.88% 8
Gloucestershire -16 4 £313 - 2
Kent - 4 - -
East Midlands +2 3 - -
Bracknell -1 3 £275 -
Manchester -6 3 £356 - 3

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 364 (62.33%) Cisco
2 250 (42.81%) Firewall
3 231 (39.55%) Cisco Certification
4 205 (35.10%) LAN
4 205 (35.10%) WAN
5 147 (25.17%) Telecoms
6 146 (25.00%) CCNP
7 143 (24.49%) BGP
8 131 (22.43%) OSPF
9 122 (20.89%) CheckPoint
10 116 (19.86%) Security Cleared
11 106 (18.15%) Network Security
12 102 (17.47%) SC Cleared
13 99 (16.95%) MPLS
14 95 (16.27%) Cisco ASA
15 91 (15.58%) CCNA
15 91 (15.58%) Windows
16 87 (14.90%) Juniper
17 83 (14.21%) ITIL
17 83 (14.21%) Cisco Nexus
18 81 (13.87%) CCIE
19 80 (13.70%) HP
20 79 (13.53%) DNS
20 79 (13.53%) Network Architecture
21 68 (11.64%) Network Management
22 65 (11.13%) VPN
23 62 (10.62%) Microsoft
23 62 (10.62%) F5
24 61 (10.45%) VMware
25 60 (10.27%) Load Balancing

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 19 (3.25%) MS Exchange
2 16 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (1.71%) IBM Notes
5 8 (1.37%) Lync
5 8 (1.37%) IIS
6 6 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.86%) Apache
7 5 (0.86%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.86%) Lotus Domino
7 5 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.68%) Quickr
9 3 (0.51%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.51%) nginx
9 3 (0.51%) Node.js
10 2 (0.34%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.34%) JBoss
10 2 (0.34%) CICS
Applications
1 42 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.62%) MS Office
3 14 (2.40%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.54%) MS Project
5 8 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.68%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.17%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Summit
1 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.37%) Office 365
2 7 (1.20%) SaaS
3 5 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.51%) Route 53
4 3 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.51%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.34%) IBM SmartCloud
5 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.17%) IaaS
6 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 250 (42.81%) Firewall
2 205 (35.10%) LAN
2 205 (35.10%) WAN
3 143 (24.49%) BGP
4 131 (22.43%) OSPF
5 106 (18.15%) Network Security
6 99 (16.95%) MPLS
7 95 (16.27%) Cisco ASA
8 83 (14.21%) Cisco Nexus
9 79 (13.53%) DNS
10 65 (11.13%) VPN
11 56 (9.59%) EIGRP
12 52 (8.90%) SAN
13 48 (8.22%) TCP/IP
14 45 (7.71%) Internet
15 39 (6.68%) VoIP
16 37 (6.34%) IPsec
17 36 (6.16%) Wireless
18 35 (5.99%) WLAN
19 33 (5.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.25%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.05%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.03%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.86%) RDBMS
5 5 (0.86%) MySQL
5 5 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (0.86%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.68%) DB2
7 3 (0.51%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.51%) Couchbase
7 3 (0.51%) SimpleDB
7 3 (0.51%) Redis
8 2 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.17%) MarkLogic
9 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Ant
1 1 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
General
1 147 (25.17%) Telecoms
2 58 (9.93%) Finance
3 30 (5.14%) Retail
4 19 (3.25%) Banking
5 16 (2.74%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.88%) Legal
7 10 (1.71%) Marketing
8 8 (1.37%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.86%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.68%) German Language
10 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.51%) Law
11 3 (0.51%) Advertising
11 3 (0.51%) Publishing
12 2 (0.34%) Games
12 2 (0.34%) Military
12 2 (0.34%) Russian Language
12 2 (0.34%) French Language
12 2 (0.34%) Back Office
13 1 (0.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 201 (34.42%) Network Engineer
2 149 (25.51%) Architect
3 90 (15.41%) Design Engineer
4 62 (10.62%) Network Architect
5 51 (8.73%) Network Design Engineer
6 50 (8.56%) Consultant
7 38 (6.51%) IP Engineer
8 30 (5.14%) Network Consultant
9 25 (4.28%) Security Architect
10 22 (3.77%) Senior Network Engineer
11 21 (3.60%) Analyst
12 20 (3.42%) Cisco Engineer
12 20 (3.42%) Project Manager
13 18 (3.08%) Infrastructure Architect
13 18 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
14 16 (2.74%) Designer
14 16 (2.74%) Network Support
15 15 (2.57%) Network Specialist
15 15 (2.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 14 (2.40%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.57%) JSP
2 7 (1.20%) Web Services
3 6 (1.03%) SAP PI
3 6 (1.03%) Middleware
4 5 (0.86%) SOAP
4 5 (0.86%) CSS
4 5 (0.86%) .NET
5 2 (0.34%) RESTful
5 2 (0.34%) JSON
5 2 (0.34%) Servlets
5 2 (0.34%) XML
5 2 (0.34%) XSD
5 2 (0.34%) HTML
5 2 (0.34%) JMS
5 2 (0.34%) POSIX
6 1 (0.17%) J2EE
6 1 (0.17%) SAML
6 1 (0.17%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.17%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 16 (2.74%) Computer Science
2 13 (2.23%) Cryptography
3 12 (2.05%) Client/Server
4 10 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (1.71%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.37%) Clustering
5 8 (1.37%) FMCG
6 7 (1.20%) PKI
6 7 (1.20%) Replication
7 6 (1.03%) CESG
8 5 (0.86%) NHS
8 5 (0.86%) Statistics
8 5 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.68%) iSeries
10 3 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.51%) AVVID
10 3 (0.51%) CESG CLAS
10 3 (0.51%) User Experience
11 2 (0.34%) iPad
11 2 (0.34%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 91 (15.58%) Windows
2 44 (7.53%) Linux
3 39 (6.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (3.94%) UNIX
5 22 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.71%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.86%) CentOS
8 5 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.51%) Solaris
10 3 (0.51%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.34%) zOS
11 2 (0.34%) AIX
12 1 (0.17%) NetWare
12 1 (0.17%) VMS
12 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.17%) Android
12 1 (0.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (14.21%) ITIL
2 79 (13.53%) Network Architecture
3 68 (11.64%) Network Management
4 60 (10.27%) Load Balancing
5 51 (8.73%) Network Monitoring
6 35 (5.99%) Project Management
7 33 (5.65%) Migration
8 30 (5.14%) Service Delivery
9 20 (3.42%) Incident Management
9 20 (3.42%) Service Management
9 20 (3.42%) Capacity Planning
10 17 (2.91%) Validation
10 17 (2.91%) Mentoring
11 16 (2.74%) Information Security
11 16 (2.74%) Logistics
11 16 (2.74%) Disaster Recovery
12 15 (2.57%) Configuration Management
12 15 (2.57%) Network Planning
13 13 (2.23%) TOGAF
13 13 (2.23%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 24 (4.11%) SQL
2 10 (1.71%) C
3 9 (1.54%) Lisp
4 7 (1.20%) Python
5 5 (0.86%) Java
6 4 (0.68%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.51%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.51%) PHP
7 3 (0.51%) C++
7 3 (0.51%) Ruby
7 3 (0.51%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.34%) C#
8 2 (0.34%) VBScript
9 1 (0.17%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 231 (39.55%) Cisco Certification
2 146 (25.00%) CCNP
3 116 (19.86%) Security Cleared
4 102 (17.47%) SC Cleared
5 91 (15.58%) CCNA
6 81 (13.87%) CCIE
7 57 (9.76%) CCDP
8 40 (6.85%) Degree
9 25 (4.28%) CISSP
10 15 (2.57%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (1.88%) JNCIP
12 10 (1.71%) DV Cleared
12 10 (1.71%) JNCIE
12 10 (1.71%) Network+ Certification
12 10 (1.71%) CCDA
13 9 (1.54%) MCSE
14 8 (1.37%) GCIA
14 8 (1.37%) GIAC
14 8 (1.37%) CNA
14 8 (1.37%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.77%) JSP 440
1 22 (3.77%) QA
1 22 (3.77%) SLA
2 11 (1.88%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 33 (5.65%) Hyper-V
2 28 (4.79%) Active Directory
3 22 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (2.57%) vSphere
5 12 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.54%) ProxySG
7 4 (0.68%) XenApp
7 4 (0.68%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.68%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.51%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.34%) HDFS
9 2 (0.34%) NFS
10 1 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.17%) SRDF
10 1 (0.17%) IAG
Systems Management
1 15 (2.57%) SCCM
2 13 (2.23%) WhatsUp Gold
3 11 (1.88%) SCOM
4 9 (1.54%) CiscoWorks
5 7 (1.20%) OPNET
5 7 (1.20%) Puppet
5 7 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.86%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (0.68%) SCDPM
8 4 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.68%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.51%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.51%) Cisco IPCC
9 3 (0.51%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.51%) Salt
10 2 (0.34%) NSN NetAct
10 2 (0.34%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.34%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 364 (62.33%) Cisco
2 122 (20.89%) CheckPoint
3 87 (14.90%) Juniper
4 80 (13.70%) HP
5 62 (10.62%) Microsoft
5 62 (10.62%) F5
6 61 (10.45%) VMware
7 40 (6.85%) McAfee
8 32 (5.48%) Citrix
9 30 (5.14%) Blue Coat
10 26 (4.45%) TippingPoint
11 22 (3.77%) IBM
11 22 (3.77%) EMC
12 20 (3.42%) Nokia
13 19 (3.25%) BT
14 16 (2.74%) BMC
14 16 (2.74%) Oracle
15 12 (2.05%) SolarWinds
15 12 (2.05%) NetApp
16 10 (1.71%) 3PAR
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