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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Design
Rank 365 386 433
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +47
Contract jobs citing Network Design 271 218 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.40% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.52% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 107 67
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 20
Average hourly rate £42.46 £35.25 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.45% -13.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £25.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.26 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £35.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+19.60% -11.25%

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
44318 41702 38141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.68% 76.22% 74.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28766 25845 23099
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1167 1177 1114
Average hourly rate £28.85 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 28 July 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
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 28 July 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 +7 243 £400 - 77
South East +11 90 £350 +0.36% 21
London +4 78 £450 +8.23% 22
Berkshire -3 32 £283 -37.56% 7
South West +24 30 £400 -3.03% 7
Hampshire +23 29 £400 +30.61% 2
City of London -6 14 £512 +13.66% 3
North West -12 13 £325 -31.57% 8
Wiltshire +6 12 £450 +9.09%
Yorkshire -26 12 £415 +22.96% 6
Reading -3 11 £340 +4.61%
Buckinghamshire +6 10 £400 - 2
Scotland +2 10 £300 -28.57% 2
Wales +4 9 £445 +45.30% 1
West Midlands -2 9 £459 +22.53% 9
Oxfordshire -16 9 £375 -6.25% 3
Milton Keynes - 8 £400 - 2
Hook 0 7 £335 - 1
West Yorkshire -20 7 £415 +18.57% 4
Slough +6 6 £250 - 3
Swindon +4 6 £450 +9.09%
South Wales +4 6 £450 +46.93% 1
Dorset -1 6 - -
Winchester -5 6 £415 +43.10%
Surrey +1 5 £375 +7.14% 6
Liverpool -10 5 £375 -21.05% 1
Merseyside -11 5 £375 -21.05% 1
Manchester -13 5 £325 - 3
Leeds -28 5 £415 +18.57% 4
Erskine - 5 £300 -

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 311 (55.54%) Cisco
2 224 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 194 (34.64%) LAN
4 188 (33.57%) Firewall
5 173 (30.89%) WAN
6 159 (28.39%) CCNP
7 124 (22.14%) Data Centre
8 123 (21.96%) Juniper
9 107 (19.11%) Security Cleared
10 104 (18.57%) Cisco ASA
11 98 (17.50%) Telecoms
12 92 (16.43%) BGP
13 90 (16.07%) F5
14 89 (15.89%) CheckPoint
14 89 (15.89%) CCNA
15 88 (15.71%) Wireless
16 83 (14.82%) OSPF
17 82 (14.64%) MPLS
17 82 (14.64%) ITIL
18 75 (13.39%) VoIP
19 73 (13.04%) Network Security
20 70 (12.50%) SC Cleared
20 70 (12.50%) Windows
21 68 (12.14%) TCP/IP
21 68 (12.14%) VPN
22 60 (10.71%) Finance
23 59 (10.54%) Cisco Nexus
24 57 (10.18%) CCIE
25 53 (9.46%) Load Balancing
25 53 (9.46%) Linux

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 11 (1.96%) Lync
2 10 (1.79%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.43%) Apache
3 8 (1.43%) Tomcat
3 8 (1.43%) nginx
4 6 (1.07%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.54%) WebLogic Portal
6 3 (0.54%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.36%) JBoss
7 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.18%) IIS
8 1 (0.18%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.18%) Smallworld
8 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 23 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.86%) MS Visio
2 16 (2.86%) MS Office
3 10 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.18%) MS Project
4 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (1.43%) Amazon S3
3 8 (1.43%) HP Helion
3 8 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 7 (1.25%) Route 53
5 4 (0.71%) IaaS
6 3 (0.54%) Yammer
7 2 (0.36%) Office 365
8 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.18%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.18%) SaaS
8 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 194 (34.64%) LAN
2 188 (33.57%) Firewall
3 173 (30.89%) WAN
4 104 (18.57%) Cisco ASA
5 92 (16.43%) BGP
6 88 (15.71%) Wireless
7 83 (14.82%) OSPF
8 82 (14.64%) MPLS
9 75 (13.39%) VoIP
10 73 (13.04%) Network Security
11 68 (12.14%) TCP/IP
11 68 (12.14%) VPN
12 59 (10.54%) Cisco Nexus
13 45 (8.04%) VLAN
14 42 (7.50%) 4G
15 40 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
15 40 (7.14%) EIGRP
16 39 (6.96%) SAN
17 38 (6.79%) Ethernet
18 36 (6.43%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.04%) Relational Database
2 11 (1.96%) MongoDB
3 10 (1.79%) MySQL
4 9 (1.61%) SQL Server
5 8 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (1.43%) Redis
5 8 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.25%) Couchbase
6 7 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (1.25%) SimpleDB
6 7 (1.25%) NoSQL
6 7 (1.25%) RDBMS
6 7 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (0.89%) Oracle Exadata
8 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (1.43%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.54%) JIRA
3 2 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.36%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.18%) Ant
4 1 (0.18%) Maven
4 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
General
1 98 (17.50%) Telecoms
2 60 (10.71%) Finance
3 18 (3.21%) Banking
4 13 (2.32%) Retail
5 8 (1.43%) Aerospace
5 8 (1.43%) Front Office
5 8 (1.43%) Back Office
6 6 (1.07%) Military
6 6 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.71%) Advertising
7 4 (0.71%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.54%) Marketing
8 3 (0.54%) Billing
8 3 (0.54%) Law
8 3 (0.54%) Legal
9 2 (0.36%) Electronics
9 2 (0.36%) Games
9 2 (0.36%) Danish Language
9 2 (0.36%) Swedish Language
10 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 212 (37.86%) Network Engineer
2 105 (18.75%) Architect
3 85 (15.18%) Design Engineer
4 57 (10.18%) Network Design Engineer
5 53 (9.46%) Network Architect
6 31 (5.54%) Senior Network Engineer
7 25 (4.46%) Infrastructure Architect
8 23 (4.11%) Consultant
9 21 (3.75%) Network Consultant
10 20 (3.57%) Network Support
11 19 (3.39%) Security Engineer
11 19 (3.39%) Support Engineer
12 18 (3.21%) Cisco Engineer
12 18 (3.21%) IP Engineer
13 16 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
13 16 (2.86%) Analyst
14 14 (2.50%) Network Support Engineer
14 14 (2.50%) Network Specialist
15 13 (2.32%) Performance Engineer
15 13 (2.32%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.04%) 802.1X
2 14 (2.50%) Middleware
3 11 (1.96%) Web Services
4 7 (1.25%) POSIX
4 7 (1.25%) CSS
5 6 (1.07%) SOAP
5 6 (1.07%) XML
6 5 (0.89%) JSP
6 5 (0.89%) XMPP
7 4 (0.71%) SAP PI
7 4 (0.71%) MEAP
8 3 (0.54%) REST
8 3 (0.54%) Spring
8 3 (0.54%) Ajax
8 3 (0.54%) JSON
8 3 (0.54%) Velocity
8 3 (0.54%) WSRP
8 3 (0.54%) jQuery
8 3 (0.54%) Struts
8 3 (0.54%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 124 (22.14%) Data Centre
2 23 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 10 (1.79%) iPad
4 10 (1.79%) User Experience
5 9 (1.61%) Statistics
6 8 (1.43%) FlexPod
6 8 (1.43%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.43%) Private Cloud
6 8 (1.43%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (1.07%) NHS
9 5 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (0.71%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.71%) PKI
10 4 (0.71%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.71%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.54%) IPTV
11 3 (0.54%) Replication
11 3 (0.54%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 70 (12.50%) Windows
2 53 (9.46%) Linux
3 23 (4.11%) UNIX
4 14 (2.50%) Android
5 12 (2.14%) CentOS
6 11 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.25%) Solaris
7 7 (1.25%) Data ONTAP
8 6 (1.07%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (0.89%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.54%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.54%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.18%) OpenWrt
13 1 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (14.64%) ITIL
2 53 (9.46%) Load Balancing
3 38 (6.79%) Service Management
4 37 (6.61%) Service Delivery
5 35 (6.25%) Configuration Management
6 30 (5.36%) Migration
7 29 (5.18%) Network Monitoring
8 28 (5.00%) Network Management
9 27 (4.82%) Network Architecture
10 24 (4.29%) Network Planning
11 20 (3.57%) ITIL V3
12 19 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
12 19 (3.39%) Project Management
13 18 (3.21%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (3.21%) Enterprise Architecture
13 18 (3.21%) Capacity Management
14 17 (3.04%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (3.04%) Change Management
14 17 (3.04%) Disaster Recovery
15 16 (2.86%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (2.14%) SQL
2 9 (1.61%) Bash Shell
3 7 (1.25%) Perl
3 7 (1.25%) Python
3 7 (1.25%) Lisp
4 6 (1.07%) C
4 6 (1.07%) Java
4 6 (1.07%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.18%) C++
5 1 (0.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 224 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 159 (28.39%) CCNP
3 107 (19.11%) Security Cleared
4 89 (15.89%) CCNA
5 70 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 57 (10.18%) CCIE
7 44 (7.86%) Degree
8 37 (6.61%) CCDP
9 15 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (2.32%) Network+ Certification
10 13 (2.32%) MCSA
10 13 (2.32%) A+ Certification
11 9 (1.61%) DV Cleared
12 8 (1.43%) JNCIP
13 7 (1.25%) CCSE
13 7 (1.25%) CCSA
13 7 (1.25%) CCDA
14 6 (1.07%) Check Point Certification
15 5 (0.89%) JNCIA
15 5 (0.89%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.93%) SLA
2 8 (1.43%) QA
3 7 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.89%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.71%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 28 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (3.21%) Active Directory
3 17 (3.04%) Hyper-V
4 16 (2.86%) vSphere
5 13 (2.32%) ProxySG
6 10 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.25%) vCloud
8 5 (0.89%) iptables
9 3 (0.54%) NFS
9 3 (0.54%) IAG
9 3 (0.54%) Firmware
10 2 (0.36%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.36%) XenApp
10 2 (0.36%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.18%) XenServer
11 1 (0.18%) pfSense
11 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 15 (2.68%) Puppet
1 15 (2.68%) Cisco CUCM
2 12 (2.14%) FortiGate
3 8 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.25%) HAProxy
4 7 (1.25%) Ansible
4 7 (1.25%) Salt
4 7 (1.25%) SCCM
5 6 (1.07%) SCOM
5 6 (1.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (1.07%) Control-M
5 6 (1.07%) BladeLogic
6 5 (0.89%) NSN NetAct
6 5 (0.89%) OPNET
6 5 (0.89%) CiscoWorks
6 5 (0.89%) RANCID
7 3 (0.54%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.36%) Nagios
8 2 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 311 (55.54%) Cisco
2 123 (21.96%) Juniper
3 90 (16.07%) F5
4 89 (15.89%) CheckPoint
5 46 (8.21%) HP
6 43 (7.68%) Microsoft
6 43 (7.68%) VMware
7 28 (5.00%) Blue Coat
8 26 (4.64%) Nortel
8 26 (4.64%) Nokia
9 24 (4.29%) Huawei
10 23 (4.11%) Fortinet
10 23 (4.11%) Oracle
11 22 (3.93%) Citrix
12 19 (3.39%) NetApp
12 19 (3.39%) McAfee
13 16 (2.86%) Remedy
13 16 (2.86%) Ericsson
14 15 (2.68%) Symantec
14 15 (2.68%) CA
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Rate: £220 - £310 per day
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Altrincham, Cheshire
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Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Please discuss rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
PCR
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Slough
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Oxford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
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East Riding of Yorkshire
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Cumbria
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