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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Design
Rank 345 384 406
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +22
Contract jobs citing Network Design 286 217 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.40% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.53% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 99 58
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£375 £423 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.24% +20.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £400 £331
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +20.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 8
Average hourly rate £39.00 £31.88 £33.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.35% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £18.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £46.45 £40.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £22.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+77.27% +6.02%

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
42679 40798 35545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.47% 74.90% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26665 25518 21197
Average daily rate £413 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1239 1169 1080
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +50 272 £375 -11.76% 69
South East +19 99 £350 -7.28% 11
London +19 80 £400 -11.11% 20
Berkshire +5 45 £340 +0.74% 5
Hampshire +18 35 £375 -1.31% 2
West Midlands -5 29 £410 +2.50% 7
North West -11 19 £275 -42.10% 1
Yorkshire - 16 £388 - 6
East of England +12 15 £464 -2.36% 6
West Yorkshire - 15 £388 - 3
Leeds - 15 £388 - 3
City of London +9 14 £450 - 4
Hertfordshire +14 13 £475 +40.74% 5
Birmingham 0 13 £451 +0.32%
Scotland +2 10 £451 +4.82% 2
East Midlands 0 9 £285 - 4
Surrey +9 8 £383 +17.69% 2
Coventry +9 7 £260 -
Nottinghamshire +2 7 £451 - 1
Warrington - 7 £260 -
Watford - 7 £450 - 1
Cheshire - 7 £260 -
Fareham - 7 £450 -
Newbury -3 6 £245 -
Reading -10 6 £340 -17.57% 3
Maidenhead -1 5 £366 +24.15%
Nottingham -7 5 £451 - 1
Manchester -14 5 £275 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 £375 - 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £300 -

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 326 (61.51%) Cisco
2 221 (41.70%) Cisco Certification
3 167 (31.51%) Firewall
4 161 (30.38%) LAN
5 153 (28.87%) CCNP
6 128 (24.15%) WAN
7 119 (22.45%) Juniper
8 115 (21.70%) Telecoms
9 101 (19.06%) Cisco ASA
10 99 (18.68%) CCNA
11 98 (18.49%) Security Cleared
12 92 (17.36%) BGP
13 88 (16.60%) ITIL
14 82 (15.47%) OSPF
14 82 (15.47%) Network Security
15 80 (15.09%) CheckPoint
16 74 (13.96%) SC Cleared
17 73 (13.77%) MPLS
18 71 (13.40%) VPN
19 68 (12.83%) TCP/IP
20 67 (12.64%) Windows
21 65 (12.26%) Cisco Nexus
22 64 (12.08%) CCIE
23 60 (11.32%) F5
24 59 (11.13%) Microsoft
25 54 (10.19%) VMware
26 52 (9.81%) Finance
27 50 (9.43%) HP
27 50 (9.43%) Load Balancing
28 48 (9.06%) VoIP

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 19 (3.58%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.26%) Lync
3 8 (1.51%) IIS
4 6 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.13%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.94%) IBM Notes
5 5 (0.94%) Apache
5 5 (0.94%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.75%) nginx
6 4 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.57%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.57%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.57%) JBoss
7 3 (0.57%) Lotus Domino
7 3 (0.57%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (0.38%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.19%) Quickr
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 33 (6.23%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.58%) MS Office
3 12 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.89%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.19%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.64%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.94%) SaaS
3 5 (0.94%) IaaS
4 4 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.75%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.57%) Route 53
6 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.19%) Office 365
6 1 (0.19%) Yammer
6 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 167 (31.51%) Firewall
2 161 (30.38%) LAN
3 128 (24.15%) WAN
4 101 (19.06%) Cisco ASA
5 92 (17.36%) BGP
6 82 (15.47%) OSPF
6 82 (15.47%) Network Security
7 73 (13.77%) MPLS
8 71 (13.40%) VPN
9 68 (12.83%) TCP/IP
10 65 (12.26%) Cisco Nexus
11 48 (9.06%) VoIP
12 46 (8.68%) Wireless
13 41 (7.74%) IPsec
13 41 (7.74%) DNS
14 40 (7.55%) SAN
15 37 (6.98%) Cisco IOS
16 35 (6.60%) SSL
16 35 (6.60%) Internet
17 32 (6.04%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.40%) Relational Database
2 13 (2.45%) SQL Server
3 12 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (1.70%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.13%) MySQL
5 6 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.75%) Redis
7 3 (0.57%) SimpleDB
7 3 (0.57%) Couchbase
7 3 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.57%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.57%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (0.75%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.57%) JIRA
3 2 (0.38%) Ant
3 2 (0.38%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.19%) Maven
4 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
General
1 115 (21.70%) Telecoms
2 52 (9.81%) Finance
3 24 (4.53%) Banking
4 10 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 10 (1.89%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.51%) Retail
6 6 (1.13%) Marketing
7 3 (0.57%) Advertising
7 3 (0.57%) Law
8 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.38%) Front Office
8 2 (0.38%) Back Office
8 2 (0.38%) Legal
8 2 (0.38%) Games
8 2 (0.38%) French Language
8 2 (0.38%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.19%) Military
9 1 (0.19%) Billing
9 1 (0.19%) German Language
9 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 198 (37.36%) Network Engineer
2 104 (19.62%) Architect
3 91 (17.17%) Design Engineer
4 52 (9.81%) Network Design Engineer
5 45 (8.49%) Network Architect
6 34 (6.42%) Senior Network Engineer
7 26 (4.91%) Consultant
8 24 (4.53%) Network Support
9 22 (4.15%) Support Engineer
9 22 (4.15%) Analyst
10 21 (3.96%) IP Engineer
11 19 (3.58%) Security Engineer
12 17 (3.21%) Senior Design Engineer
12 17 (3.21%) Infrastructure Architect
13 16 (3.02%) Technical Architect
13 16 (3.02%) Network Support Engineer
14 15 (2.83%) Cisco Engineer
15 13 (2.45%) Project Manager
16 11 (2.08%) Designer
16 11 (2.08%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.08%) SOAP
2 8 (1.51%) XML
2 8 (1.51%) CSS
2 8 (1.51%) JSP
2 8 (1.51%) .NET
3 7 (1.32%) Web Services
4 6 (1.13%) SAP PI
5 5 (0.94%) Spring
5 5 (0.94%) Ajax
5 5 (0.94%) jQuery
5 5 (0.94%) Velocity
5 5 (0.94%) J2EE
5 5 (0.94%) Struts
5 5 (0.94%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.57%) REST
6 3 (0.57%) JSON
6 3 (0.57%) WSRP
6 3 (0.57%) POSIX
6 3 (0.57%) Middleware
7 2 (0.38%) MEAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (1.89%) Computer Science
3 9 (1.70%) iPad
4 8 (1.51%) NHS
4 8 (1.51%) Public Cloud
4 8 (1.51%) FlexPod
5 6 (1.13%) Client/Server
5 6 (1.13%) PKI
5 6 (1.13%) Cryptography
5 6 (1.13%) CESG
5 6 (1.13%) Private Cloud
6 5 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (0.94%) Statistics
6 5 (0.94%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.75%) Replication
7 4 (0.75%) CMDB
7 4 (0.75%) Clustering
7 4 (0.75%) IVR
7 4 (0.75%) User Experience
7 4 (0.75%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 67 (12.64%) Windows
2 36 (6.79%) Linux
3 14 (2.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (1.70%) Android
4 9 (1.70%) UNIX
4 9 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (1.32%) CentOS
6 6 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.38%) Solaris
7 2 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.19%) NetWare
8 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (16.60%) ITIL
2 50 (9.43%) Load Balancing
3 37 (6.98%) Network Management
4 33 (6.23%) Network Architecture
5 31 (5.85%) Service Delivery
6 30 (5.66%) Service Management
7 29 (5.47%) Project Management
7 29 (5.47%) Migration
8 27 (5.09%) Network Planning
9 26 (4.91%) Configuration Management
9 26 (4.91%) Capacity Planning
10 25 (4.72%) Network Monitoring
11 23 (4.34%) ITIL V3
12 19 (3.58%) Change Management
13 16 (3.02%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (2.83%) Enterprise Architecture
14 15 (2.83%) Validation
15 14 (2.64%) PRINCE2
15 14 (2.64%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (2.64%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 16 (3.02%) SQL
2 10 (1.89%) Java
3 8 (1.51%) JavaScript
4 7 (1.32%) C#
5 6 (1.13%) Lisp
6 5 (0.94%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.57%) Python
8 2 (0.38%) C
8 2 (0.38%) Scala
9 1 (0.19%) Ruby
9 1 (0.19%) C++
9 1 (0.19%) Perl
Qualifications
1 221 (41.70%) Cisco Certification
2 153 (28.87%) CCNP
3 99 (18.68%) CCNA
4 98 (18.49%) Security Cleared
5 74 (13.96%) SC Cleared
6 64 (12.08%) CCIE
7 43 (8.11%) Degree
8 40 (7.55%) CCDP
9 29 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (2.83%) MCSA
11 13 (2.45%) A+ Certification
11 13 (2.45%) Network+ Certification
12 10 (1.89%) CCSA
13 8 (1.51%) MCSE
13 8 (1.51%) CCDA
13 8 (1.51%) JNCIP
14 7 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (1.32%) CCSE
14 7 (1.32%) JNCIS
14 7 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.53%) SLA
2 10 (1.89%) JSP 440
3 9 (1.70%) QA
4 8 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.94%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (5.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (4.91%) Active Directory
3 20 (3.77%) Hyper-V
4 18 (3.40%) vSphere
5 12 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.89%) vCloud
7 9 (1.70%) ProxySG
8 5 (0.94%) Firmware
9 4 (0.75%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.57%) IAG
10 3 (0.57%) NFS
11 2 (0.38%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.38%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.38%) XenApp
12 1 (0.19%) XenServer
12 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 10 (1.89%) Puppet
1 10 (1.89%) FortiGate
2 9 (1.70%) CiscoWorks
3 7 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.32%) SCCM
3 7 (1.32%) SCOM
4 6 (1.13%) NSN NetAct
5 5 (0.94%) RANCID
5 5 (0.94%) OPNET
6 4 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.57%) WhatsUp Gold
7 3 (0.57%) HAProxy
7 3 (0.57%) Ansible
7 3 (0.57%) Salt
7 3 (0.57%) Cisco IPCC
8 2 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.38%) Nagios
8 2 (0.38%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 326 (61.51%) Cisco
2 119 (22.45%) Juniper
3 80 (15.09%) CheckPoint
4 60 (11.32%) F5
5 59 (11.13%) Microsoft
6 54 (10.19%) VMware
7 50 (9.43%) HP
8 28 (5.28%) Citrix
8 28 (5.28%) Blue Coat
9 22 (4.15%) Huawei
10 18 (3.40%) McAfee
11 15 (2.83%) Remedy
11 15 (2.83%) NetApp
12 14 (2.64%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 14 (2.64%) BMC
12 14 (2.64%) IBM
12 14 (2.64%) Brocade
12 14 (2.64%) SolarWinds
13 13 (2.45%) Infoblox
13 13 (2.45%) Nokia
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Great working environment
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: excellent rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £280 - £330 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Christchurch, Dorset
Connectus
Rate: £49.19 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell
Volt
Rate: £38.00 - £45.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 10 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 16 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
SSE
Rate: Up to £55,000 per annum depending on skills and experience plus bonus
Posted: 17 days ago
Harrogate
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £410 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
England
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
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