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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Design
Rank 284 400 451
Rank change year-on-year
+116 +51
Contract jobs citing Network Design 444 253 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.45% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.57% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 147 88
Median daily rate £440 £415 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.02% +9.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £664 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 9
Median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% +15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £35.60 £19.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £49.19 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £40.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.83% +15.00%

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
43626 44488 42241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 79.57% 78.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 29009 28650 26554
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1028 1199 1213
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +116 398 £440 +6.66% 64
London +60 137 £475 +5.55% 23
South East +45 121 £424 +22.82% 12
Berkshire +12 59 £375 +31.00% 6
Hampshire +16 38 £475 +18.75% 2
South West +21 32 £400 - 5
Reading +15 29 £500 +47.05% 4
West Midlands -3 29 £430 -4.75% 3
North West +3 26 £425 +25.92% 6
City of London +49 25 £475 -4.61% 8
Scotland +3 24 £423 -6.26% 1
Yorkshire +7 23 £500 +20.48% 9
North East -31 22 £425 -
Tyne and Wear -36 22 £425 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 22 £425 -
West Yorkshire +16 20 £550 +32.53% 6
Renfrewshire -24 16 £430 -4.60%
Leeds -1 15 £600 +44.57% 4
Erskine -27 15 £430 -4.60%
Oxfordshire +21 13 £600 +77.77%
Wiltshire -2 13 £900 -
Solihull - 12 - -
Lancashire - 12 £476 -
Swindon +7 10 £900 -
Blackpool - 10 £476 -
Bracknell -4 7 £315 -
Exeter - 7 £375 -
Belfast - 7 £315 -
Portsmouth - 7 £950 - 1
Devon - 7 £375 -

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 322 (45.67%) Cisco
2 238 (33.76%) WAN
3 226 (32.06%) Firewall
4 217 (30.78%) Cisco Certification
4 217 (30.78%) LAN
5 192 (27.23%) Security Cleared
6 156 (22.13%) Data Centre
7 141 (20.00%) CCNP
8 136 (19.29%) SC Cleared
9 114 (16.17%) Network Security
10 103 (14.61%) Juniper
11 101 (14.33%) Wireless
12 100 (14.18%) Finance
13 91 (12.91%) VPN
14 89 (12.62%) ITIL
15 86 (12.20%) Telecoms
16 84 (11.91%) BGP
17 82 (11.63%) MPLS
18 77 (10.92%) CheckPoint
19 75 (10.64%) Cisco Nexus
20 72 (10.21%) Linux
21 71 (10.07%) CCNA
22 70 (9.93%) Degree
23 69 (9.79%) Project Management
24 66 (9.36%) Windows
25 65 (9.22%) TCP/IP
25 65 (9.22%) OSPF
26 63 (8.94%) CCIE
27 62 (8.79%) Migration
28 58 (8.23%) Change Management

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 (0.99%) JBoss
2 6 (0.85%) Confluence
3 5 (0.71%) ArcGIS
3 5 (0.71%) MS Exchange
3 5 (0.71%) OpenStack
3 5 (0.71%) Smallworld
3 5 (0.71%) Tuxedo
4 4 (0.57%) Apache
5 3 (0.43%) lighttpd
5 3 (0.43%) nginx
5 3 (0.43%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.43%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.28%) IIS
6 2 (0.28%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.14%) MQSeries
Applications
1 31 (4.40%) MS Visio
2 30 (4.26%) MS Excel
3 15 (2.13%) AutoCAD
4 13 (1.84%) MS Office
5 8 (1.13%) MicroStation
5 8 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.14%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 33 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.70%) IaaS
3 17 (2.41%) PaaS
3 17 (2.41%) SaaS
4 15 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (2.13%) Office 365
5 4 (0.57%) IBM PureFlex
6 2 (0.28%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.28%) Bluemix
6 2 (0.28%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.14%) GitHub
7 1 (0.14%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 238 (33.76%) WAN
2 226 (32.06%) Firewall
3 217 (30.78%) LAN
4 114 (16.17%) Network Security
5 101 (14.33%) Wireless
6 91 (12.91%) VPN
7 84 (11.91%) BGP
8 82 (11.63%) MPLS
9 75 (10.64%) Cisco Nexus
10 65 (9.22%) OSPF
10 65 (9.22%) TCP/IP
11 55 (7.80%) Cisco ASA
12 45 (6.38%) DNS
13 44 (6.24%) VoIP
14 43 (6.10%) IPsec
15 42 (5.96%) Wi-Fi
16 40 (5.67%) VLAN
17 33 (4.68%) Broadband
17 33 (4.68%) Internet
18 32 (4.54%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (7.66%) Relational Database
2 11 (1.56%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.13%) DB2
4 6 (0.85%) GIS
4 6 (0.85%) Hadoop
4 6 (0.85%) MySQL
4 6 (0.85%) NoSQL
5 5 (0.71%) QGIS
6 4 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.43%) Apache Accumulo
7 3 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.43%) Big Data
7 3 (0.43%) HBase
7 3 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.14%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.14%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (1.42%) Rational DOORS
1 10 (1.42%) StarTeam
2 6 (0.85%) JIRA
3 4 (0.57%) Maven
4 3 (0.43%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.43%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.43%) Subversion
5 2 (0.28%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.14%) JUnit
General
1 100 (14.18%) Finance
2 86 (12.20%) Telecoms
3 49 (6.95%) Back Office
4 37 (5.25%) Retail
5 35 (4.96%) Front Office
6 23 (3.26%) Banking
7 15 (2.13%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.42%) Legal
9 8 (1.13%) Marketing
10 7 (0.99%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.85%) Military
12 5 (0.71%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.57%) Automotive
13 4 (0.57%) Law
14 3 (0.43%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.28%) Electronics
15 2 (0.28%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.14%) Games
16 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 246 (34.89%) Architect
2 211 (29.93%) Network Engineer
3 104 (14.75%) Network Architect
4 77 (10.92%) Design Engineer
5 72 (10.21%) Solutions Architect
6 71 (10.07%) Network Design Engineer
7 60 (8.51%) Senior Network Engineer
8 47 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
9 44 (6.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 42 (5.96%) Infrastructure Architect
11 39 (5.53%) Security Architect
12 37 (5.25%) Designer
13 31 (4.40%) Consultant
13 31 (4.40%) Support Engineer
14 30 (4.26%) Technical Architect
15 28 (3.97%) Analyst
16 26 (3.69%) Security Engineer
16 26 (3.69%) Senior Design Engineer
17 22 (3.12%) Network Security Architect
17 22 (3.12%) Senior Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.84%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.70%) HTML
3 10 (1.42%) .NET
3 10 (1.42%) Middleware
3 10 (1.42%) Web Services
4 8 (1.13%) SOAP
4 8 (1.13%) SPML
5 7 (0.99%) CSS
6 5 (0.71%) Leaflet
7 4 (0.57%) Django
7 4 (0.57%) Node.js
7 4 (0.57%) Play Framework
7 4 (0.57%) REST
7 4 (0.57%) Spring
8 3 (0.43%) J2EE
8 3 (0.43%) LAMP
8 3 (0.43%) Laravel
8 3 (0.43%) Regular Expression
8 3 (0.43%) Servlets
8 3 (0.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 156 (22.13%) Data Centre
2 31 (4.40%) Statistics
3 28 (3.97%) Management Information System
3 28 (3.97%) Private Cloud
4 25 (3.55%) PKI
5 17 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (1.99%) YubiKey
7 12 (1.70%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.56%) CMDB
9 8 (1.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (0.85%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.85%) iSeries
12 5 (0.71%) LPAR
12 5 (0.71%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.71%) VCE vBlock
12 5 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.57%) BYOD
13 4 (0.57%) CESG
13 4 (0.57%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 72 (10.21%) Linux
2 66 (9.36%) Windows
3 40 (5.67%) Unix
4 24 (3.40%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (1.56%) CentOS
7 7 (0.99%) CatOS
8 6 (0.85%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.57%) VME
10 3 (0.43%) Debian
10 3 (0.43%) SUSE
11 2 (0.28%) AIX
11 2 (0.28%) Fedora
11 2 (0.28%) Solaris
11 2 (0.28%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (12.62%) ITIL
2 69 (9.79%) Project Management
3 62 (8.79%) Migration
4 58 (8.23%) Change Management
4 58 (8.23%) Configuration Management
5 55 (7.80%) Matrix Organization
6 53 (7.52%) Network Management
7 51 (7.23%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 50 (7.09%) Validation
9 44 (6.24%) Load Balancing
10 42 (5.96%) Capacity Management
11 40 (5.67%) Office Automation
12 38 (5.39%) High Availability
13 37 (5.25%) TOGAF
14 36 (5.11%) Network Architecture
14 36 (5.11%) Network Monitoring
14 36 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
15 31 (4.40%) Fault Management
15 31 (4.40%) Functional Testing
16 30 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (3.40%) Java
2 22 (3.12%) C
3 14 (1.99%) Perl
3 14 (1.99%) SQL
4 13 (1.84%) PHP
5 11 (1.56%) C++
6 10 (1.42%) Python
7 7 (0.99%) C#
8 6 (0.85%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.71%) COBOL
9 5 (0.71%) Lisp
10 4 (0.57%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.57%) Scala
11 3 (0.43%) MapBasic
12 2 (0.28%) VB
13 1 (0.14%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 217 (30.78%) Cisco Certification
2 192 (27.23%) Security Cleared
3 141 (20.00%) CCNP
4 136 (19.29%) SC Cleared
5 71 (10.07%) CCNA
6 70 (9.93%) Degree
7 63 (8.94%) CCIE
8 34 (4.82%) DV Cleared
9 27 (3.83%) CCDP
10 23 (3.26%) JNCIA
11 21 (2.98%) JNCIS
12 19 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (2.13%) CISSP
14 11 (1.56%) HND
15 9 (1.28%) CCDA
15 9 (1.28%) GIAC
16 8 (1.13%) HNC
16 8 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 6 (0.85%) CCSA
17 6 (0.85%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.41%) QA
2 15 (2.13%) SLA
3 5 (0.71%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.14%) MiFID
6 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (5.11%) Active Directory
2 25 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.13%) vCloud
6 6 (0.85%) Docker
6 6 (0.85%) vSphere
7 5 (0.71%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.71%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.71%) XenServer
8 3 (0.43%) HDFS
8 3 (0.43%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.43%) XenApp
9 2 (0.28%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.14%) NFS
10 1 (0.14%) Samba
10 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (2.70%) Cisco Prime
2 16 (2.27%) OPNET
3 12 (1.70%) Nagios
4 9 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
5 7 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.99%) Puppet
6 6 (0.85%) Ansible
6 6 (0.85%) FortiGate
7 5 (0.71%) OpenView
7 5 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.57%) SCCM
9 3 (0.43%) Cacti
9 3 (0.43%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (0.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (0.43%) Munin
10 2 (0.28%) Amdocs OSS
10 2 (0.28%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.28%) NSN NetAct
10 2 (0.28%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 322 (45.67%) Cisco
2 103 (14.61%) Juniper
3 77 (10.92%) CheckPoint
4 58 (8.23%) F5
5 53 (7.52%) VMware
6 51 (7.23%) Palo Alto
7 44 (6.24%) Microsoft
8 34 (4.82%) HP
9 33 (4.68%) Citrix
10 26 (3.69%) SolarWinds
11 23 (3.26%) Nokia
11 23 (3.26%) Oracle
11 23 (3.26%) Riverbed
12 20 (2.84%) IBM
13 18 (2.55%) Blue Coat
13 18 (2.55%) Fortinet
14 16 (2.27%) Red Hat
15 15 (2.13%) Aerohive Networks
16 14 (1.99%) Huawei
17 9 (1.28%) BT
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