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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Design
Rank 360 422 420
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -2
Contract jobs citing Network Design 268 157 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.30% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.40% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 77 50
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 11
Average hourly rate £39.00 £30.00 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -21.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.20 £17.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £22.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+77.27% -19.26%

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
41360 39367 34236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.18% 75.27% 74.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 26409 24837 20434
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1177 1180 1026
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.86 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 +81 246 £400 +5.96% 65
London +56 91 £425 +17.24% 22
South East +12 83 £340 -9.33% 13
Berkshire +16 44 £284 -15.92% 6
Hampshire +11 24 £400 +5.96%
West Midlands +3 20 £459 +2.10% 3
North West -7 14 £309 -33.24% 8
City of London +18 13 £474 +8.34% 8
Scotland -3 13 £451 -8.01% 1
Yorkshire -8 13 £415 +18.57% 7
East of England +10 12 £413 +1.53% 3
Leeds -2 12 £415 +18.57% 3
West Yorkshire -6 12 £415 +18.57% 4
Reading +2 11 £340 +0.74% 1
Hertfordshire +2 10 £450 +33.33% 1
Birmingham -5 9 £437 -12.55% 2
Slough +8 8 £229 - 3
Watford - 8 £413 -
Basingstoke +5 6 £400 +20.75%
Surrey +5 6 £340 -2.85% 1
Bracknell -1 6 - -
Malvern - 6 £501 - 1
Worcestershire - 6 £501 - 1
South West -1 5 £475 +11.76% 6
Glasgow -5 5 - - 1
Manchester -7 5 £275 - 2
Merseyside -11 5 £344 -25.67% 2
East Midlands -6 4 £283 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 4 £375 - 1
Maidenhead - 4 £283 -

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 294 (57.65%) Cisco
2 204 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 147 (28.82%) Firewall
4 146 (28.63%) CCNP
5 143 (28.04%) LAN
6 120 (23.53%) Juniper
7 115 (22.55%) WAN
8 103 (20.20%) Telecoms
9 98 (19.22%) Cisco ASA
10 92 (18.04%) Data Centre
11 84 (16.47%) CCNA
12 80 (15.69%) ITIL
12 80 (15.69%) Security Cleared
13 74 (14.51%) CheckPoint
13 74 (14.51%) MPLS
13 74 (14.51%) BGP
14 68 (13.33%) Network Security
15 67 (13.14%) OSPF
16 66 (12.94%) Windows
17 65 (12.75%) TCP/IP
18 64 (12.55%) VPN
18 64 (12.55%) F5
19 62 (12.16%) CCIE
20 59 (11.57%) Finance
21 55 (10.78%) Wireless
21 55 (10.78%) SC Cleared
22 52 (10.20%) Cisco Nexus
23 50 (9.80%) VoIP
24 48 (9.41%) Load Balancing
25 45 (8.82%) Microsoft

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 17 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.76%) Apache
2 9 (1.76%) Tomcat
3 8 (1.57%) nginx
3 8 (1.57%) Lync
4 6 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (0.98%) IIS
5 5 (0.98%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.78%) IBM Notes
6 4 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.59%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.59%) WebLogic Portal
7 3 (0.59%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.59%) JBoss
8 2 (0.39%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (0.39%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.20%) Quickr
9 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 23 (4.51%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.94%) MS Office
2 15 (2.94%) MS Visio
3 11 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (1.57%) Amazon S3
3 8 (1.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (1.37%) Route 53
5 5 (0.98%) IaaS
6 2 (0.39%) Yammer
7 1 (0.20%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.20%) Office 365
7 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 147 (28.82%) Firewall
2 143 (28.04%) LAN
3 115 (22.55%) WAN
4 98 (19.22%) Cisco ASA
5 74 (14.51%) MPLS
5 74 (14.51%) BGP
6 68 (13.33%) Network Security
7 67 (13.14%) OSPF
8 65 (12.75%) TCP/IP
9 64 (12.55%) VPN
10 55 (10.78%) Wireless
11 52 (10.20%) Cisco Nexus
12 50 (9.80%) VoIP
13 39 (7.65%) Cisco IOS
13 39 (7.65%) 4G
14 35 (6.86%) IPsec
14 35 (6.86%) 3G
15 33 (6.47%) SSL
15 33 (6.47%) DNS
15 33 (6.47%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.33%) Relational Database
2 13 (2.55%) SQL Server
3 12 (2.35%) MongoDB
4 11 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (1.96%) MySQL
6 8 (1.57%) Redis
7 7 (1.37%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.37%) Couchbase
7 7 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (1.37%) RDBMS
7 7 (1.37%) SimpleDB
8 6 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.39%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (1.57%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.59%) JIRA
4 2 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.20%) Ant
5 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.20%) Maven
General
1 103 (20.20%) Telecoms
2 59 (11.57%) Finance
3 20 (3.92%) Banking
4 9 (1.76%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.57%) Retail
6 5 (0.98%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.78%) Front Office
7 4 (0.78%) Back Office
8 3 (0.59%) Advertising
8 3 (0.59%) Military
9 2 (0.39%) Swedish Language
9 2 (0.39%) Danish Language
9 2 (0.39%) Games
9 2 (0.39%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.39%) Law
9 2 (0.39%) Legal
9 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.20%) French Language
10 1 (0.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 187 (36.67%) Network Engineer
2 86 (16.86%) Architect
3 85 (16.67%) Design Engineer
4 50 (9.80%) Network Design Engineer
5 42 (8.24%) Network Architect
6 37 (7.25%) Senior Network Engineer
7 23 (4.51%) Network Support
7 23 (4.51%) Analyst
8 22 (4.31%) Support Engineer
9 19 (3.73%) IP Engineer
10 18 (3.53%) Consultant
11 17 (3.33%) Security Engineer
11 17 (3.33%) Senior Design Engineer
12 16 (3.14%) Infrastructure Architect
12 16 (3.14%) Cisco Engineer
12 16 (3.14%) Network Support Engineer
13 14 (2.75%) Project Manager
14 13 (2.55%) Network Consultant
14 13 (2.55%) Network Specialist
14 13 (2.55%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.16%) Web Services
2 8 (1.57%) XML
2 8 (1.57%) Middleware
3 7 (1.37%) CSS
3 7 (1.37%) POSIX
4 6 (1.18%) SAP PI
4 6 (1.18%) SOAP
5 5 (0.98%) Struts
5 5 (0.98%) JSP
5 5 (0.98%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.98%) .NET
5 5 (0.98%) J2EE
5 5 (0.98%) jQuery
5 5 (0.98%) Velocity
5 5 (0.98%) Spring
5 5 (0.98%) Ajax
6 3 (0.59%) REST
6 3 (0.59%) MEAP
6 3 (0.59%) JSON
6 3 (0.59%) WSRP
Miscellaneous
1 92 (18.04%) Data Centre
2 19 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.16%) iPad
3 11 (2.16%) Computer Science
4 8 (1.57%) User Experience
4 8 (1.57%) Public Cloud
4 8 (1.57%) FlexPod
5 6 (1.18%) Statistics
5 6 (1.18%) PKI
5 6 (1.18%) NHS
5 6 (1.18%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (0.98%) CESG
7 4 (0.78%) IVR
7 4 (0.78%) Cryptography
7 4 (0.78%) CMDB
7 4 (0.78%) Client/Server
7 4 (0.78%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.59%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 66 (12.94%) Windows
2 36 (7.06%) Linux
3 15 (2.94%) UNIX
3 15 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (2.35%) Android
5 7 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.18%) CentOS
6 6 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.78%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.59%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.20%) NetWare
9 1 (0.20%) Solaris
9 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (15.69%) ITIL
2 48 (9.41%) Load Balancing
3 35 (6.86%) Configuration Management
4 34 (6.67%) Migration
4 34 (6.67%) Service Management
4 34 (6.67%) Network Management
5 30 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 29 (5.69%) Network Planning
7 26 (5.10%) Project Management
7 26 (5.10%) Network Architecture
8 24 (4.71%) Network Monitoring
9 23 (4.51%) Capacity Planning
9 23 (4.51%) ITIL V3
9 23 (4.51%) Change Management
10 17 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (2.94%) Enterprise Architecture
11 15 (2.94%) Low Latency
12 14 (2.75%) Performance Monitoring
12 14 (2.75%) DevOps
12 14 (2.75%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (3.14%) SQL
2 9 (1.76%) Bash Shell
3 8 (1.57%) Java
3 8 (1.57%) JavaScript
4 7 (1.37%) Lisp
4 7 (1.37%) Python
5 5 (0.98%) Perl
5 5 (0.98%) C#
6 1 (0.20%) C++
6 1 (0.20%) Scala
6 1 (0.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 204 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 146 (28.63%) CCNP
3 84 (16.47%) CCNA
4 80 (15.69%) Security Cleared
5 62 (12.16%) CCIE
6 55 (10.78%) SC Cleared
7 42 (8.24%) Degree
8 35 (6.86%) CCDP
9 22 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (2.75%) MCSA
11 13 (2.55%) Network+ Certification
11 13 (2.55%) A+ Certification
12 11 (2.16%) CCSA
13 7 (1.37%) Check Point Certification
13 7 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (1.37%) CCSE
13 7 (1.37%) JNCIP
14 6 (1.18%) CCDA
15 5 (0.98%) JNCIS
16 4 (0.78%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.90%) SLA
2 9 (1.76%) QA
3 6 (1.18%) JSP 440
4 5 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 28 (5.49%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.53%) vSphere
4 17 (3.33%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.96%) vCloud
5 10 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (1.37%) ProxySG
7 5 (0.98%) Firmware
8 4 (0.78%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.59%) IAG
9 3 (0.59%) NFS
10 2 (0.39%) XenApp
11 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.20%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.20%) XenServer
11 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (2.35%) Puppet
2 11 (2.16%) FortiGate
2 11 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.57%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (1.37%) HAProxy
4 7 (1.37%) Ansible
4 7 (1.37%) Salt
4 7 (1.37%) SCOM
5 6 (1.18%) SCCM
5 6 (1.18%) NSN NetAct
6 5 (0.98%) RANCID
6 5 (0.98%) OPNET
7 4 (0.78%) CiscoWorks
7 4 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.59%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.39%) Cisco IPCC
9 2 (0.39%) Nagios
10 1 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.20%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 294 (57.65%) Cisco
2 120 (23.53%) Juniper
3 74 (14.51%) CheckPoint
4 64 (12.55%) F5
5 45 (8.82%) Microsoft
6 40 (7.84%) HP
7 39 (7.65%) VMware
8 27 (5.29%) Citrix
9 24 (4.71%) Blue Coat
10 23 (4.51%) Huawei
11 19 (3.73%) Remedy
12 16 (3.14%) Brocade
12 16 (3.14%) Ericsson
12 16 (3.14%) Oracle
12 16 (3.14%) McAfee
13 15 (2.94%) NetApp
13 15 (2.94%) Nokia
13 15 (2.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 14 (2.75%) BMC
14 14 (2.75%) Nortel
Manchester, Lancashire
Imperative People
Rate: £425 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: 14 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum + NEG
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Emlyn, Dyfed
ComputAppoint
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South Wales
ComputAppoint
Rate: £380 - £470 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £543.48 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £480.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum + NEG
Posted: 13 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £390 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £440 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Kingston Upon Hull
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Kingston Upon Hull
Real Staffing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 25 days ago