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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Design
Rank 355 363 353
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs citing Network Design 327 328 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.57% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.71% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 184 159
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £543 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 5
Median hourly rate £49.19 £42.46 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.85% -0.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.26 £22.50 £27.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.38 £117.00 £55.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.19 £42.46 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+15.85% -0.09%

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
44605 46363 44678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.11% 81.03% 77.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 29540 30319 27925
Median daily rate £440 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1156 1285 1224
Median hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.57 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 September 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
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 September 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 +10 302 £425 +6.25% 42
London +54 132 £450 - 6
South East -16 62 £425 +13.33% 15
City of London +39 30 £440 +10.00% 2
West Midlands -24 28 £400 +23.07% 4
Berkshire +22 26 £425 +16.43% 6
North West +14 25 £425 +18.05% 7
Yorkshire +13 19 £355 -1.31% 5
Hampshire +2 19 £340 -1.44% 2
West Yorkshire +19 16 £360 +16.12% 5
Shropshire -13 16 £332 - 1
Telford -14 16 £332 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 15 £413 +26.92%
Tyne and Wear -19 15 £413 +26.92%
North East -21 15 £413 +26.92%
Surrey +19 14 £450 +20.00% 5
Leeds +13 14 £360 +16.12% 5
Scotland +8 14 £399 +45.00% 4
Manchester +2 13 £425 +21.42% 3
Reading +21 12 £475 +5.55% 2
South West -15 11 £460 +10.04% 4
Belfast - 9 £318 -
Northern Ireland - 9 £318 -
County Antrim - 9 £318 -
Cheshire +3 7 £520 +30.00% 4
Bracknell -1 7 £350 - 4
Renfrewshire -23 7 £398 +32.50% 1
Erskine -27 7 £398 +32.50% 1
Basingstoke +10 5 £340 -22.72% 1
East of England +2 5 £195 -54.11% 1

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 352 (45.65%) Cisco
2 278 (36.06%) Firewall
3 243 (31.52%) WAN
4 234 (30.35%) Cisco Certification
4 234 (30.35%) LAN
5 189 (24.51%) Security Cleared
6 156 (20.23%) Data Centre
7 155 (20.10%) CCNP
8 141 (18.29%) SC Cleared
9 137 (17.77%) Juniper
10 115 (14.92%) Network Security
11 104 (13.49%) Windows
12 99 (12.84%) CheckPoint
12 99 (12.84%) Finance
13 95 (12.32%) Wireless
13 95 (12.32%) VPN
14 94 (12.19%) F5
15 89 (11.54%) Telecoms
16 87 (11.28%) BGP
17 81 (10.51%) MPLS
17 81 (10.51%) ITIL
18 80 (10.38%) CCIE
19 78 (10.12%) Cisco ASA
20 77 (9.99%) CCNA
20 77 (9.99%) OSPF
21 76 (9.86%) TCP/IP
21 76 (9.86%) Cisco Nexus
22 74 (9.60%) Load Balancing
22 74 (9.60%) Change Management
23 70 (9.08%) Palo Alto

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 (0.91%) ArcGIS
1 7 (0.91%) Smallworld
2 6 (0.78%) Skype for Business
3 5 (0.65%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.65%) Tuxedo
4 4 (0.52%) Apache
4 4 (0.52%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.39%) CMS
5 3 (0.39%) Confluence
5 3 (0.39%) IIS
5 3 (0.39%) lighttpd
5 3 (0.39%) nginx
6 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.26%) Drupal
6 2 (0.26%) JBoss
6 2 (0.26%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.26%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.26%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (4.02%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.24%) MS Visio
3 14 (1.82%) MS Office
4 12 (1.56%) AutoCAD
5 9 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (1.04%) MicroStation
7 6 (0.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (1.95%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (1.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.26%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.13%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 38 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (4.54%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (3.24%) SaaS
4 20 (2.59%) PaaS
5 18 (2.33%) IaaS
5 18 (2.33%) Office 365
6 16 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.52%) GitHub
8 2 (0.26%) Bluemix
8 2 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.26%) IBM PureFlex
8 2 (0.26%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 278 (36.06%) Firewall
2 243 (31.52%) WAN
3 234 (30.35%) LAN
4 115 (14.92%) Network Security
5 95 (12.32%) VPN
5 95 (12.32%) Wireless
6 87 (11.28%) BGP
7 81 (10.51%) MPLS
8 78 (10.12%) Cisco ASA
9 77 (9.99%) OSPF
10 76 (9.86%) Cisco Nexus
10 76 (9.86%) TCP/IP
11 52 (6.74%) DNS
11 52 (6.74%) IPsec
12 48 (6.23%) VoIP
13 40 (5.19%) VLAN
13 40 (5.19%) Wi-Fi
14 33 (4.28%) LDAP
15 32 (4.15%) DHCP
15 32 (4.15%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (6.74%) Relational Database
2 21 (2.72%) SQL Server
3 15 (1.95%) Data Mining
4 8 (1.04%) GIS
4 8 (1.04%) NoSQL
5 7 (0.91%) MySQL
5 7 (0.91%) QGIS
6 6 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.39%) Apache Accumulo
7 3 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.39%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (0.39%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.39%) HBase
7 3 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.13%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (1.69%) Git (software)
2 7 (0.91%) Vagrant
3 5 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (0.65%) StarTeam
4 4 (0.52%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.39%) JIRA
6 1 (0.13%) Subversion
6 1 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 99 (12.84%) Finance
2 89 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 35 (4.54%) Back Office
4 34 (4.41%) Retail
5 31 (4.02%) Banking
6 22 (2.85%) Legal
7 20 (2.59%) Front Office
8 16 (2.08%) Financial Institution
8 16 (2.08%) Law
8 16 (2.08%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.04%) Marketing
10 5 (0.65%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.65%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.52%) Automotive
11 4 (0.52%) Electronics
11 4 (0.52%) Military
12 3 (0.39%) Advertising
13 2 (0.26%) Billing
14 1 (0.13%) Games
14 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 278 (36.06%) Architect
2 227 (29.44%) Network Engineer
3 101 (13.10%) Network Architect
4 76 (9.86%) Design Engineer
4 76 (9.86%) Solutions Architect
5 72 (9.34%) Network Design Engineer
6 59 (7.65%) Security Architect
7 55 (7.13%) Infrastructure Architect
8 52 (6.74%) Senior Network Engineer
9 48 (6.23%) Cisco Engineer
10 47 (6.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 43 (5.58%) Consultant
12 37 (4.80%) Network Security Architect
13 31 (4.02%) Analyst
13 31 (4.02%) Designer
13 31 (4.02%) Technical Architect
14 24 (3.11%) Network Consultant
15 23 (2.98%) Network Analyst
15 23 (2.98%) Security Engineer
15 23 (2.98%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.59%) Middleware
2 19 (2.46%) Web Services
3 17 (2.20%) .NET
3 17 (2.20%) HTML
4 15 (1.95%) CSS
5 12 (1.56%) 802.1X
5 12 (1.56%) XML
6 9 (1.17%) Node.js
6 9 (1.17%) XSLT
7 8 (1.04%) Akka
7 8 (1.04%) HTML5
7 8 (1.04%) Natural Language Processing
7 8 (1.04%) Play Framework
7 8 (1.04%) REST
7 8 (1.04%) spray
7 8 (1.04%) Spring
7 8 (1.04%) Symfony
8 6 (0.78%) SOAP
8 6 (0.78%) SPML
9 5 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 156 (20.23%) Data Centre
2 41 (5.32%) Private Cloud
3 36 (4.67%) Management Information System
3 36 (4.67%) PKI
4 22 (2.85%) YubiKey
5 18 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (1.82%) Statistics
7 12 (1.56%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.17%) Hedge funds
9 8 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (0.91%) BYOD
10 7 (0.91%) CESG
11 6 (0.78%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.65%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.65%) CMDB
12 5 (0.65%) LPAR
12 5 (0.65%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.52%) Fintech
14 3 (0.39%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 104 (13.49%) Windows
2 67 (8.69%) Linux
3 41 (5.32%) Windows Server
4 37 (4.80%) Unix
5 13 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (0.91%) Windows 10
6 7 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.65%) AIX
8 4 (0.52%) CentOS
8 4 (0.52%) VME
9 3 (0.39%) Debian
9 3 (0.39%) SUSE
9 3 (0.39%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.26%) Android
10 2 (0.26%) Fedora
10 2 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (10.51%) ITIL
2 74 (9.60%) Change Management
2 74 (9.60%) Load Balancing
3 65 (8.43%) Project Management
4 62 (8.04%) Migration
5 56 (7.26%) Matrix Organization
6 51 (6.61%) Network Management
6 51 (6.61%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 47 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 42 (5.45%) Office Automation
9 41 (5.32%) Configuration Management
9 41 (5.32%) TOGAF
10 40 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
10 40 (5.19%) Information Security
11 36 (4.67%) Capacity Management
12 35 (4.54%) High Availability
12 35 (4.54%) Network Architecture
13 34 (4.41%) Change Control
14 33 (4.28%) Network Monitoring
15 32 (4.15%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 28 (3.63%) SQL
2 26 (3.37%) PHP
3 23 (2.98%) Java
4 14 (1.82%) C#
4 14 (1.82%) C++
5 12 (1.56%) Bash Shell
6 11 (1.43%) Python
7 9 (1.17%) Perl
8 7 (0.91%) Scala
9 6 (0.78%) C
9 6 (0.78%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.65%) COBOL
11 2 (0.26%) Lisp
11 2 (0.26%) MapBasic
11 2 (0.26%) VB
12 1 (0.13%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 234 (30.35%) Cisco Certification
2 189 (24.51%) Security Cleared
3 155 (20.10%) CCNP
4 141 (18.29%) SC Cleared
5 80 (10.38%) CCIE
6 77 (9.99%) CCNA
7 69 (8.95%) Degree
8 38 (4.93%) CCDP
9 33 (4.28%) DV Cleared
10 28 (3.63%) CISSP
11 26 (3.37%) JNCIA
11 26 (3.37%) JNCIS
12 24 (3.11%) ITIL Certification
13 19 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (2.20%) CCSA
14 17 (2.20%) CCSE
14 17 (2.20%) MCSE
15 14 (1.82%) CCDA
15 14 (1.82%) GIAC
16 13 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.43%) PCI DSS
2 9 (1.17%) QA
2 9 (1.17%) SLA
3 7 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.91%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 62 (8.04%) Active Directory
2 28 (3.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.30%) vSphere
4 9 (1.17%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (1.04%) XenApp
6 7 (0.91%) Docker
6 7 (0.91%) vCloud
6 7 (0.91%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.65%) XenServer
8 3 (0.39%) HDFS
8 3 (0.39%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.26%) Kamailio
9 2 (0.26%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.13%) Firmware
10 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.13%) Samba
10 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (2.59%) Cisco Prime
2 16 (2.08%) Nagios
3 15 (1.95%) Puppet
4 14 (1.82%) OPNET
5 10 (1.30%) SCCM
6 7 (0.91%) Kubernetes
6 7 (0.91%) OpenView
7 6 (0.78%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (0.65%) SCOM
8 5 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (0.52%) EnCase
10 3 (0.39%) Cacti
10 3 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.39%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
10 3 (0.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.39%) HP UCMDB
10 3 (0.39%) Munin
10 3 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 352 (45.65%) Cisco
2 137 (17.77%) Juniper
3 99 (12.84%) CheckPoint
4 94 (12.19%) F5
5 70 (9.08%) Palo Alto
6 62 (8.04%) VMware
7 57 (7.39%) Microsoft
8 46 (5.97%) HP
9 39 (5.06%) Citrix
10 31 (4.02%) Riverbed
11 25 (3.24%) Aerohive Networks
12 24 (3.11%) IBM
13 23 (2.98%) Fortinet
13 23 (2.98%) Oracle
13 23 (2.98%) SolarWinds
14 18 (2.33%) Aruba
15 16 (2.08%) Nokia
16 15 (1.95%) Brocade
17 13 (1.69%) Splunk
18 10 (1.30%) Meraki
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