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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Design
Rank 324 377 386
Rank change year-on-year
+53 +9
Contract jobs citing Network Design 371 310 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.53% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.66% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 181 129
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 6
Median hourly rate £48.00 £42.46 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% +8.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.40 £33.35 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.58 £81.00 £50.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.60 £42.46 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+14.44% +8.87%

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
44771 46893 44277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.75% 80.29% 78.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 29557 30468 27430
Median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1110 1273 1193
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +33.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +49 341 £440 +10.00% 42
London +72 157 £450 -5.26% 13
South East -22 55 £450 +23.28% 12
Berkshire +23 35 £450 +32.84% 3
Yorkshire +21 32 £360 -16.76% 5
City of London +45 31 £475 -2.56% 7
West Yorkshire +32 27 £375 -6.25% 5
North West +16 24 £400 +20.75% 2
Leeds +21 23 £488 +17.46% 4
West Midlands -22 23 £430 +10.25% 2
South West -17 22 £460 +15.00% 6
Reading +21 17 £475 +40.74% 2
Scotland +20 16 £400 +33.33% 3
Hampshire -7 16 £475 +33.80% 2
Tyne and Wear -18 11 £440 +35.38%
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 11 £440 +35.38%
North East -21 11 £440 +35.38%
Manchester -4 9 £425 +23.63% 2
Wiltshire -5 9 £475 - 1
Swindon +2 7 £475 +2.70% 1
Bracknell -1 7 £350 -
Solihull -3 7 - -
Renfrewshire -6 7 £420 +40.00%
Erskine -9 7 £420 +40.00%
Belfast - 7 £315 - 2
Northern Ireland - 7 £315 - 2
County Antrim - 7 £315 - 2
East of England +18 6 £195 -54.11% 1
Cheshire +17 6 £520 +30.00%
Midlands - 6 £513 -

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 333 (43.64%) Cisco
2 267 (34.99%) Firewall
3 248 (32.50%) WAN
4 232 (30.41%) LAN
5 224 (29.36%) Cisco Certification
6 190 (24.90%) Security Cleared
7 139 (18.22%) SC Cleared
7 139 (18.22%) CCNP
8 137 (17.96%) Data Centre
9 131 (17.17%) Juniper
10 118 (15.47%) Network Security
11 100 (13.11%) VPN
11 100 (13.11%) Finance
12 96 (12.58%) Wireless
13 93 (12.19%) CheckPoint
14 90 (11.80%) BGP
15 89 (11.66%) Windows
16 86 (11.27%) Telecoms
17 82 (10.75%) F5
18 81 (10.62%) ITIL
19 79 (10.35%) TCP/IP
20 76 (9.96%) CCNA
20 76 (9.96%) Cisco ASA
21 75 (9.83%) Cisco Nexus
21 75 (9.83%) Change Management
22 72 (9.44%) OSPF
23 71 (9.31%) Palo Alto
24 70 (9.17%) CCIE
24 70 (9.17%) Linux
25 67 (8.78%) MPLS

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 (0.92%) ArcGIS
1 7 (0.92%) Smallworld
2 6 (0.79%) MS Exchange
2 6 (0.79%) Skype for Business
3 5 (0.66%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.66%) Tuxedo
4 4 (0.52%) Confluence
5 3 (0.39%) Apache
5 3 (0.39%) CMS
5 3 (0.39%) JBoss
5 3 (0.39%) lighttpd
5 3 (0.39%) nginx
5 3 (0.39%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.26%) Drupal
6 2 (0.26%) IIS
6 2 (0.26%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.26%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.26%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 30 (3.93%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.28%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.57%) MS Office
4 11 (1.44%) AutoCAD
5 8 (1.05%) MicroStation
6 7 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.26%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.13%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 40 (5.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (3.15%) SaaS
4 20 (2.62%) PaaS
5 19 (2.49%) IaaS
5 19 (2.49%) Office 365
6 16 (2.10%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.52%) GitHub
7 4 (0.52%) IBM PureFlex
8 2 (0.26%) Bluemix
8 2 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.26%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 267 (34.99%) Firewall
2 248 (32.50%) WAN
3 232 (30.41%) LAN
4 118 (15.47%) Network Security
5 100 (13.11%) VPN
6 96 (12.58%) Wireless
7 90 (11.80%) BGP
8 79 (10.35%) TCP/IP
9 76 (9.96%) Cisco ASA
10 75 (9.83%) Cisco Nexus
11 72 (9.44%) OSPF
12 67 (8.78%) MPLS
13 53 (6.95%) DNS
14 52 (6.82%) IPsec
15 41 (5.37%) VLAN
16 40 (5.24%) VoIP
16 40 (5.24%) Wi-Fi
17 37 (4.85%) LDAP
18 33 (4.33%) Broadband
19 32 (4.19%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (8.13%) Relational Database
2 16 (2.10%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.05%) Data Mining
3 8 (1.05%) GIS
3 8 (1.05%) MySQL
3 8 (1.05%) NoSQL
4 7 (0.92%) DB2
4 7 (0.92%) QGIS
4 7 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (0.79%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.39%) Apache Accumulo
7 3 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.39%) Big Data
7 3 (0.39%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (0.39%) HBase
7 3 (0.39%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.44%) Git (software)
2 7 (0.92%) Vagrant
3 4 (0.52%) JIRA
3 4 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (0.52%) StarTeam
3 4 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.39%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.13%) Maven
5 1 (0.13%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 100 (13.11%) Finance
2 86 (11.27%) Telecoms
3 38 (4.98%) Back Office
4 32 (4.19%) Banking
5 28 (3.67%) Retail
6 24 (3.15%) Front Office
7 21 (2.75%) Legal
8 18 (2.36%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.97%) Financial Institution
10 14 (1.83%) Law
11 9 (1.18%) Marketing
12 7 (0.92%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.66%) Automotive
13 5 (0.66%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.52%) Electronics
14 4 (0.52%) Military
15 2 (0.26%) Advertising
15 2 (0.26%) Billing
15 2 (0.26%) Local Government
16 1 (0.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 285 (37.35%) Architect
2 228 (29.88%) Network Engineer
3 101 (13.24%) Network Architect
4 85 (11.14%) Solutions Architect
5 73 (9.57%) Design Engineer
6 71 (9.31%) Network Design Engineer
7 52 (6.82%) Infrastructure Architect
8 51 (6.68%) Security Architect
9 49 (6.42%) Cisco Engineer
10 48 (6.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 48 (6.29%) Senior Network Engineer
11 42 (5.50%) Consultant
12 37 (4.85%) Technical Architect
13 30 (3.93%) Analyst
14 29 (3.80%) Designer
15 28 (3.67%) Network Security Architect
15 28 (3.67%) Security Engineer
16 27 (3.54%) Support Engineer
17 26 (3.41%) Network Consultant
18 22 (2.88%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.62%) Middleware
2 18 (2.36%) HTML
2 18 (2.36%) Web Services
3 17 (2.23%) .NET
4 15 (1.97%) CSS
5 13 (1.70%) 802.1X
6 12 (1.57%) XML
7 9 (1.18%) HTML5
7 9 (1.18%) Node.js
7 9 (1.18%) XSLT
8 8 (1.05%) Akka
8 8 (1.05%) Natural Language Processing
8 8 (1.05%) Play Framework
8 8 (1.05%) REST
8 8 (1.05%) SOAP
8 8 (1.05%) SPML
8 8 (1.05%) spray
8 8 (1.05%) Spring
8 8 (1.05%) Symfony
9 5 (0.66%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 137 (17.96%) Data Centre
2 38 (4.98%) Management Information System
3 37 (4.85%) Private Cloud
4 36 (4.72%) PKI
5 22 (2.88%) YubiKey
6 17 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (2.23%) Statistics
7 12 (1.57%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (1.18%) Hedge funds
10 8 (1.05%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.92%) BYOD
11 7 (0.92%) CESG
11 7 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 6 (0.79%) CMDB
12 6 (0.79%) Public Cloud
13 5 (0.66%) FMCG
13 5 (0.66%) LPAR
13 5 (0.66%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.66%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 89 (11.66%) Windows
2 70 (9.17%) Linux
3 39 (5.11%) Unix
4 31 (4.06%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.79%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.66%) CentOS
9 4 (0.52%) AIX
9 4 (0.52%) VME
10 3 (0.39%) Debian
10 3 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.39%) SUSE
11 2 (0.26%) Android
11 2 (0.26%) Fedora
11 2 (0.26%) Solaris
11 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.13%) CatOS
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (10.62%) ITIL
2 75 (9.83%) Change Management
3 65 (8.52%) Load Balancing
3 65 (8.52%) Matrix Organization
4 60 (7.86%) Project Management
4 60 (7.86%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 59 (7.73%) Migration
6 53 (6.95%) Network Management
7 49 (6.42%) Office Automation
8 47 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
9 45 (5.90%) TOGAF
10 44 (5.77%) Configuration Management
10 44 (5.77%) Validation
11 42 (5.50%) Information Security
12 41 (5.37%) Agile Software Development
12 41 (5.37%) Capacity Management
13 37 (4.85%) High Availability
14 36 (4.72%) Technical Architecture
15 35 (4.59%) Change Control
15 35 (4.59%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (3.54%) SQL
2 26 (3.41%) Java
2 26 (3.41%) PHP
3 19 (2.49%) C++
4 14 (1.83%) C#
4 14 (1.83%) Perl
4 14 (1.83%) Python
5 12 (1.57%) C
6 9 (1.18%) Bash Shell
7 7 (0.92%) Scala
8 6 (0.79%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.66%) COBOL
10 2 (0.26%) Lisp
10 2 (0.26%) MapBasic
10 2 (0.26%) VB
11 1 (0.13%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 224 (29.36%) Cisco Certification
2 190 (24.90%) Security Cleared
3 139 (18.22%) CCNP
3 139 (18.22%) SC Cleared
4 76 (9.96%) CCNA
5 70 (9.17%) CCIE
6 59 (7.73%) Degree
7 42 (5.50%) CCDP
8 33 (4.33%) DV Cleared
9 29 (3.80%) JNCIA
10 27 (3.54%) CISSP
10 27 (3.54%) JNCIS
11 15 (1.97%) CCSA
11 15 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (1.83%) CCSE
13 13 (1.70%) GIAC
14 12 (1.57%) CCDA
15 11 (1.44%) HND
16 8 (1.05%) Check Point Certification
16 8 (1.05%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.31%) SLA
2 9 (1.18%) QA
3 7 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.39%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 62 (8.13%) Active Directory
2 31 (4.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (1.44%) vSphere
5 10 (1.31%) VMware ESX
6 9 (1.18%) vCloud
7 8 (1.05%) Docker
8 7 (0.92%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.92%) XenApp
9 6 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.66%) XenServer
11 3 (0.39%) HDFS
11 3 (0.39%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.26%) Kamailio
12 2 (0.26%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.13%) Firmware
13 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.13%) NFS
13 1 (0.13%) Samba
Systems Management
1 17 (2.23%) Cisco Prime
2 14 (1.83%) Nagios
2 14 (1.83%) OPNET
3 13 (1.70%) Puppet
4 11 (1.44%) SCCM
5 7 (0.92%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.92%) OpenView
6 6 (0.79%) SolarWinds Orion
7 5 (0.66%) SCOM
7 5 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.39%) Ansible
9 3 (0.39%) Cacti
9 3 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.39%) EnCase
9 3 (0.39%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (0.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (0.39%) HP UCMDB
9 3 (0.39%) Munin
Vendors
1 333 (43.64%) Cisco
2 131 (17.17%) Juniper
3 93 (12.19%) CheckPoint
4 82 (10.75%) F5
5 71 (9.31%) Palo Alto
6 61 (7.99%) VMware
7 51 (6.68%) Microsoft
8 46 (6.03%) HP
9 39 (5.11%) Citrix
10 29 (3.80%) Oracle
11 28 (3.67%) Riverbed
12 25 (3.28%) Aerohive Networks
12 25 (3.28%) IBM
13 20 (2.62%) Fortinet
13 20 (2.62%) SolarWinds
14 19 (2.49%) Nokia
15 16 (2.10%) Aruba
16 14 (1.83%) Brocade
17 12 (1.57%) Blue Coat
17 12 (1.57%) Splunk
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