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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Design
Rank 320 393 382
Rank change year-on-year
+73 -11
Contract jobs citing Network Design 337 277 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.50% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.62% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 154 161
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £305 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £418 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.79% +11.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 7
Median hourly rate £50.85 £39.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.37% -25.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £39.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -

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
40908 44595 43525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.53% 81.21% 77.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 27246 28922 28350
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £387
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1079 1334 1197
Median hourly rate £29.50 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +32.00%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +85 309 £425 -1.73% 59
South East +33 92 £425 +0.89% 18
London +8 81 £458 +1.66% 16
West Midlands +29 48 £381 -19.73% 3
Berkshire +10 30 £388 -8.82% 5
North West +25 29 £520 +26.06% 10
North East -5 27 £403 +7.33%
Hampshire +18 26 £340 -21.15% 6
Telford - 24 £335 - 1
Shropshire - 24 £335 - 1
Tyne and Wear -7 23 £410 +9.33%
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 22 £408 +8.66%
Scotland +4 21 £420 +2.43% 1
Renfrewshire -3 15 £428 +4.26%
Surrey +31 14 £425 - 2
Manchester +13 13 £488 +13.37% 5
Erskine -2 12 £428 +4.26%
City of London -3 12 £508 +9.13% 2
Cheshire +27 11 £520 +136.36% 3
Yorkshire +14 11 £395 -16.84% 6
East of England -1 11 £265 -39.42%
Birmingham +3 10 £400 -15.78% 1
Reading +3 10 £425 +6.25% 4
South West +2 10 £463 +17.08% 6
Hertfordshire +3 9 £265 -37.64%
Oxfordshire -4 9 £650 +114.87% 2
Basingstoke +9 8 £340 -36.74% 2
Oxford +2 8 £663 -
Northern Ireland -8 8 £318 -
County Antrim - 8 £318 -

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 353 (51.46%) Cisco
2 244 (35.57%) LAN
3 235 (34.26%) Firewall
4 219 (31.92%) WAN
4 219 (31.92%) Cisco Certification
5 171 (24.93%) Data Centre
6 151 (22.01%) Security Cleared
7 149 (21.72%) CCNP
8 129 (18.80%) Juniper
9 121 (17.64%) SC Cleared
10 115 (16.76%) Windows
11 103 (15.01%) CheckPoint
12 100 (14.58%) VPN
13 96 (13.99%) Cisco ASA
14 95 (13.85%) Network Security
15 89 (12.97%) CCNA
16 88 (12.83%) F5
17 81 (11.81%) CCIE
18 79 (11.52%) Microsoft
19 78 (11.37%) ITIL
20 77 (11.22%) Migration
21 76 (11.08%) Degree
22 75 (10.93%) Finance
22 75 (10.93%) Wireless
22 75 (10.93%) TCP/IP
23 74 (10.79%) Telecoms
24 73 (10.64%) Cisco Nexus
25 71 (10.35%) MPLS
26 70 (10.20%) VoIP
27 67 (9.77%) Linux

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 6 (0.87%) Skype for Business
2 5 (0.73%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.58%) ArcGIS
3 4 (0.58%) MQSeries
3 4 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (0.58%) Smallworld
3 4 (0.58%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.44%) Apache
4 3 (0.44%) CMS
4 3 (0.44%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.44%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.29%) Drupal
5 2 (0.29%) JBoss
5 2 (0.29%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.29%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.15%) IIS
6 1 (0.15%) Site Server
Applications
1 45 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.64%) MS Office
3 23 (3.35%) MS Visio
4 14 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (1.75%) AutoCAD
6 6 (0.87%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (2.48%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.29%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 39 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.48%) SaaS
4 12 (1.75%) Office 365
5 10 (1.46%) PaaS
6 7 (1.02%) IaaS
7 4 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.58%) GitHub
8 2 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 244 (35.57%) LAN
2 235 (34.26%) Firewall
3 219 (31.92%) WAN
4 100 (14.58%) VPN
5 96 (13.99%) Cisco ASA
6 95 (13.85%) Network Security
7 75 (10.93%) TCP/IP
7 75 (10.93%) Wireless
8 73 (10.64%) Cisco Nexus
9 71 (10.35%) MPLS
10 70 (10.20%) VoIP
11 62 (9.04%) OSPF
12 55 (8.02%) BGP
13 44 (6.41%) DNS
14 41 (5.98%) VLAN
15 31 (4.52%) Ethernet
15 31 (4.52%) Wi-Fi
16 30 (4.37%) DHCP
17 29 (4.23%) IPsec
18 25 (3.64%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (6.27%) Relational Database
2 17 (2.48%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.17%) Data Mining
4 6 (0.87%) GIS
5 5 (0.73%) MySQL
5 5 (0.73%) NoSQL
5 5 (0.73%) Oracle Database
5 5 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.58%) QGIS
7 3 (0.44%) Apache Accumulo
7 3 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.44%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (0.44%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.44%) HBase
7 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 20 (2.92%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.02%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (0.87%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.87%) Vagrant
3 6 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (0.58%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.15%) ERwin
5 1 (0.15%) Subversion
5 1 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 75 (10.93%) Finance
2 74 (10.79%) Telecoms
3 34 (4.96%) Retail
4 24 (3.50%) Legal
5 23 (3.35%) Banking
6 21 (3.06%) Back Office
7 17 (2.48%) Financial Institution
7 17 (2.48%) Law
8 15 (2.19%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.02%) Marketing
10 6 (0.87%) Electronics
10 6 (0.87%) Front Office
10 6 (0.87%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.58%) Advertising
11 4 (0.58%) Military
12 2 (0.29%) Billing
12 2 (0.29%) German Language
12 2 (0.29%) Publishing
12 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 239 (34.84%) Network Engineer
2 209 (30.47%) Architect
3 75 (10.93%) Design Engineer
4 72 (10.50%) Network Design Engineer
5 71 (10.35%) Network Architect
6 63 (9.18%) Infrastructure Architect
7 56 (8.16%) Cisco Engineer
7 56 (8.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 55 (8.02%) Solutions Architect
9 50 (7.29%) Senior Network Engineer
10 41 (5.98%) Consultant
11 38 (5.54%) Security Architect
12 29 (4.23%) Designer
13 26 (3.79%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
14 25 (3.64%) Network Consultant
14 25 (3.64%) Network Security Architect
15 21 (3.06%) Network Designer
16 20 (2.92%) Analyst
16 20 (2.92%) Support Engineer
17 19 (2.77%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.06%) Web Services
2 18 (2.62%) CSS
3 15 (2.19%) Middleware
4 14 (2.04%) .NET
4 14 (2.04%) 802.1X
5 11 (1.60%) HTML
6 9 (1.31%) XML
6 9 (1.31%) XSLT
7 8 (1.17%) HTML5
7 8 (1.17%) Natural Language Processing
8 6 (0.87%) Akka
8 6 (0.87%) Node.js
8 6 (0.87%) Play Framework
8 6 (0.87%) REST
8 6 (0.87%) spray
8 6 (0.87%) Spring
8 6 (0.87%) Symfony
9 5 (0.73%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (0.58%) COM
10 4 (0.58%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 171 (24.93%) Data Centre
2 42 (6.12%) Private Cloud
3 33 (4.81%) Management Information System
4 20 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (2.77%) Computer Science
6 15 (2.19%) PKI
7 8 (1.17%) CMDB
7 8 (1.17%) YubiKey
8 7 (1.02%) BYOD
8 7 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 7 (1.02%) Equities
8 7 (1.02%) Fixed Income
8 7 (1.02%) Hedge funds
8 7 (1.02%) Security Operations Centre
8 7 (1.02%) Statistics
9 6 (0.87%) Clustering
10 5 (0.73%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.73%) NHS
11 4 (0.58%) CESG
11 4 (0.58%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 115 (16.76%) Windows
2 67 (9.77%) Linux
3 42 (6.12%) Unix
4 41 (5.98%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.58%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.58%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.44%) AIX
9 3 (0.44%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.44%) Solaris
10 2 (0.29%) Android
10 2 (0.29%) CatOS
10 2 (0.29%) FreeBSD
10 2 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.29%) SUSE
11 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.15%) CentOS
11 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (11.37%) ITIL
2 77 (11.22%) Migration
3 62 (9.04%) Load Balancing
4 49 (7.14%) Project Management
5 41 (5.98%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 40 (5.83%) Information Security
6 40 (5.83%) Matrix Organization
7 39 (5.69%) Change Management
7 39 (5.69%) Configuration Management
7 39 (5.69%) Network Architecture
8 38 (5.54%) Network Management
9 35 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
10 34 (4.96%) Office Automation
11 33 (4.81%) PRINCE2
12 30 (4.37%) TOGAF
13 27 (3.94%) Stakeholder Management
14 25 (3.64%) Capacity Management
14 25 (3.64%) Change Control
14 25 (3.64%) Validation
15 24 (3.50%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 30 (4.37%) SQL
2 20 (2.92%) PHP
3 17 (2.48%) Python
4 16 (2.33%) Bash Shell
4 16 (2.33%) Java
5 12 (1.75%) C#
5 12 (1.75%) C++
6 7 (1.02%) C
7 5 (0.73%) Perl
7 5 (0.73%) Scala
8 2 (0.29%) MapBasic
8 2 (0.29%) Ruby
8 2 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 219 (31.92%) Cisco Certification
2 151 (22.01%) Security Cleared
3 149 (21.72%) CCNP
4 121 (17.64%) SC Cleared
5 89 (12.97%) CCNA
6 81 (11.81%) CCIE
7 76 (11.08%) Degree
8 47 (6.85%) CCDP
9 32 (4.66%) CISSP
10 30 (4.37%) DV Cleared
11 28 (4.08%) CCDA
12 27 (3.94%) CCSE
13 24 (3.50%) ITIL Certification
14 21 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
15 20 (2.92%) MCSE
15 20 (2.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 19 (2.77%) GIAC
17 18 (2.62%) JNCIA
18 17 (2.48%) BICSI Certification
18 17 (2.48%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.62%) PCI DSS
2 9 (1.31%) JSP 440
2 9 (1.31%) QA
3 6 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.58%) SLA
5 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.15%) HL7
7 1 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 47 (6.85%) Active Directory
2 24 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (1.75%) vSphere
5 8 (1.17%) Docker
6 7 (1.02%) VMware ESX
6 7 (1.02%) XenApp
7 5 (0.73%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.58%) Firmware
9 3 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.44%) HDFS
10 2 (0.29%) Kamailio
10 2 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.15%) LXC
11 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.15%) vCloud
11 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (3.06%) Puppet
2 13 (1.90%) Nagios
3 9 (1.31%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (1.02%) FortiGate
4 7 (1.02%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 7 (1.02%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.02%) SCCM
5 6 (0.87%) EnCase
5 6 (0.87%) OPNET
6 5 (0.73%) SCOM
6 5 (0.73%) WhatsUp Gold
7 4 (0.58%) OpenView
8 3 (0.44%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.44%) Nessus
8 3 (0.44%) NSN NetAct
8 3 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.44%) vMotion
9 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 353 (51.46%) Cisco
2 129 (18.80%) Juniper
3 103 (15.01%) CheckPoint
4 88 (12.83%) F5
5 79 (11.52%) Microsoft
6 58 (8.45%) VMware
7 51 (7.43%) Palo Alto
8 44 (6.41%) HP
9 27 (3.94%) Citrix
10 26 (3.79%) Oracle
11 24 (3.50%) Riverbed
12 22 (3.21%) Aruba
13 21 (3.06%) Fortinet
14 16 (2.33%) Avaya
15 13 (1.90%) IBM
16 12 (1.75%) Brocade
16 12 (1.75%) Huawei
16 12 (1.75%) SolarWinds
17 11 (1.60%) Meraki
17 11 (1.60%) Nokia
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