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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Design
UK
Rank 324 374 386
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +12
Contract jobs citing Network Design 291 264 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.52% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.62% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 134 142
Median daily rate £424 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.83% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £300 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £430 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 4
Median hourly rate £52.50 £44.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.31% +21.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £42.46 £21.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.20 £65.00 £51.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £43.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+22.09% +91.11%

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
37463 42318 40948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.62% 82.71% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 24877 27655 25965
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 969 1164 1085
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.75 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +49.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +38 246 £425 -5.55% 60
South East +27 81 £425 -2.29% 9
London -18 66 £475 -5.00% 21
Hampshire +18 41 £425 -8.10% 2
Scotland +32 31 £375 -11.24% 2
North East - 31 £375 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 29 £395 -
Tyne and Wear - 29 £395 -
North West +22 24 £550 +10.00% 6
Berkshire +23 23 £350 -12.50% 2
East of England +11 16 £195 -40.00% 1
West Midlands +6 16 £375 -16.66% 8
City of London +2 14 £575 +53.33% 8
Hook -6 13 £423 -12.57%
Aberdeen - 13 £255 -
Northern Ireland -5 11 £319 - 2
County Antrim - 11 £319 - 2
Belfast - 11 £319 - 2
Renfrewshire +20 10 £378 -11.95%
Reading +7 9 £450 +12.50% 1
Erskine +16 8 £378 -11.95%
Lancashire +16 8 £613 - 1
Manchester +16 7 £475 -2.31% 4
Yorkshire +5 7 £500 +46.52% 6
Hertfordshire +3 7 £194 - 1
Ipswich - 7 £210 -
Suffolk - 7 £210 -
Shropshire +31 6 £425 -22.72%
Telford +30 6 £425 -
Cheshire +14 6 £398 -24.28%

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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.

1 386 (60.98%) Cisco
2 269 (42.50%) LAN
3 245 (38.70%) Cisco Certification
4 237 (37.44%) WAN
5 233 (36.81%) Firewall
6 178 (28.12%) Data Centre
7 170 (26.86%) Security Cleared
8 166 (26.22%) CCNP
9 144 (22.75%) Juniper
10 140 (22.12%) SC Cleared
11 133 (21.01%) CheckPoint
12 117 (18.48%) F5
13 113 (17.85%) CCIE
13 113 (17.85%) Windows
14 110 (17.38%) ITIL
14 110 (17.38%) Wireless
15 109 (17.22%) VPN
15 109 (17.22%) Degree
16 98 (15.48%) Telecoms
17 93 (14.69%) CCNA
18 89 (14.06%) Cisco ASA
19 84 (13.27%) Network Security
20 82 (12.95%) Migration
21 80 (12.64%) Microsoft
22 79 (12.48%) Linux
22 79 (12.48%) Finance
23 78 (12.32%) OSPF
24 77 (12.16%) MPLS
25 72 (11.37%) VoIP
25 72 (11.37%) HP

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 8 (1.26%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.11%) WebSphere
2 7 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (0.95%) OpenStack
4 5 (0.79%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.47%) Apache
5 3 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (0.47%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.47%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.47%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.32%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.16%) IIS
7 1 (0.16%) Site Server
7 1 (0.16%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 54 (8.53%) MS Excel
2 28 (4.42%) MS Visio
3 23 (3.63%) MS Office
4 14 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.11%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.63%) MS Project
7 3 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.32%) InDesign
8 2 (0.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (2.69%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 33 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.11%) Office 365
3 7 (1.11%) SaaS
4 5 (0.79%) PaaS
5 4 (0.63%) Akamai
6 3 (0.47%) IaaS
6 3 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 269 (42.50%) LAN
2 237 (37.44%) WAN
3 233 (36.81%) Firewall
4 110 (17.38%) Wireless
5 109 (17.22%) VPN
6 89 (14.06%) Cisco ASA
7 84 (13.27%) Network Security
8 78 (12.32%) OSPF
9 77 (12.16%) MPLS
10 72 (11.37%) VoIP
11 69 (10.90%) TCP/IP
12 68 (10.74%) BGP
13 65 (10.27%) Cisco Nexus
14 40 (6.32%) BIG-IP
15 37 (5.85%) DNS
16 30 (4.74%) Unified Communications
17 29 (4.58%) DHCP
18 28 (4.42%) VLAN
19 27 (4.27%) Ethernet
19 27 (4.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.37%) Relational Database
2 14 (2.21%) SQL Server
3 7 (1.11%) DB2
3 7 (1.11%) Hadoop
3 7 (1.11%) IBM BigInsights
3 7 (1.11%) Neo4j
4 4 (0.63%) Big Data
4 4 (0.63%) GIS
5 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.32%) MySQL
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.16%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (1.90%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.58%) Rational DOORS
3 7 (1.11%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.95%) StarTeam
5 4 (0.63%) Subversion
5 4 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.32%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.16%) ERwin
7 1 (0.16%) Vagrant
General
1 98 (15.48%) Telecoms
2 79 (12.48%) Finance
3 40 (6.32%) Retail
4 29 (4.58%) Banking
5 22 (3.48%) Back Office
6 18 (2.84%) Legal
7 11 (1.74%) Law
8 10 (1.58%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.42%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.26%) Marketing
11 7 (1.11%) Front Office
12 6 (0.95%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.63%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.47%) Advertising
14 3 (0.47%) Electronics
15 2 (0.32%) Military
15 2 (0.32%) Publishing
16 1 (0.16%) Billing
16 1 (0.16%) French Language
16 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 252 (39.81%) Network Engineer
2 159 (25.12%) Architect
3 80 (12.64%) Infrastructure Architect
4 75 (11.85%) Design Engineer
4 75 (11.85%) Network Design Engineer
5 52 (8.21%) Cisco Engineer
5 52 (8.21%) Network Architect
6 50 (7.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 42 (6.64%) Senior Network Engineer
8 38 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
9 32 (5.06%) Consultant
10 30 (4.74%) Designer
11 25 (3.95%) Network Designer
11 25 (3.95%) Support Engineer
12 24 (3.79%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
12 24 (3.79%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 23 (3.63%) Network Support
14 21 (3.32%) Security Architect
15 19 (3.00%) Implementation Engineer
15 19 (3.00%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.53%) Web Services
2 11 (1.74%) CSS
3 8 (1.26%) Middleware
4 6 (0.95%) .NET
5 5 (0.79%) 802.1X
5 5 (0.79%) HTML
6 4 (0.63%) COM
6 4 (0.63%) Leaflet
6 4 (0.63%) XMPP
7 3 (0.47%) J2EE
8 2 (0.32%) CSS3
8 2 (0.32%) HTML5
8 2 (0.32%) REST
8 2 (0.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.16%) Akka
9 1 (0.16%) Kafka
9 1 (0.16%) Node.js
9 1 (0.16%) Play Framework
9 1 (0.16%) Sass
9 1 (0.16%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 178 (28.12%) Data Centre
2 41 (6.48%) Private Cloud
3 39 (6.16%) Computer Science
4 25 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (3.32%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.05%) CMDB
7 8 (1.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 7 (1.11%) Clustering
8 7 (1.11%) Equities
8 7 (1.11%) Fixed Income
8 7 (1.11%) Security Operations Centre
9 5 (0.79%) NHS
9 5 (0.79%) PKI
10 4 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.47%) BBC
11 3 (0.47%) CCTV
12 2 (0.32%) iSeries
12 2 (0.32%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.32%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 113 (17.85%) Windows
2 79 (12.48%) Linux
3 42 (6.64%) Unix
4 35 (5.53%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (1.90%) CatOS
7 8 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.95%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.79%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.63%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.47%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.47%) Solaris
12 2 (0.32%) FreeBSD
12 2 (0.32%) SUSE
13 1 (0.16%) AIX
13 1 (0.16%) CentOS
13 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (17.38%) ITIL
2 82 (12.95%) Migration
3 61 (9.64%) Project Management
4 49 (7.74%) Service Management
5 43 (6.79%) Load Balancing
6 42 (6.64%) Configuration Management
7 36 (5.69%) Network Architecture
8 35 (5.53%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 34 (5.37%) ITSM
10 33 (5.21%) PRINCE2
11 32 (5.06%) Matrix Organization
11 32 (5.06%) Network Management
12 27 (4.27%) Information Security
12 27 (4.27%) Office Automation
13 25 (3.95%) Network Monitoring
14 22 (3.48%) Agile Software Development
14 22 (3.48%) Validation
15 21 (3.32%) Capacity Management
15 21 (3.32%) Mentoring
16 20 (3.16%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (4.58%) SQL
2 19 (3.00%) C
2 19 (3.00%) Python
3 15 (2.37%) Bash Shell
4 9 (1.42%) Java
5 7 (1.11%) Perl
5 7 (1.11%) PHP
6 4 (0.63%) C#
6 4 (0.63%) C++
7 2 (0.32%) Lisp
8 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.16%) Ruby
8 1 (0.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 245 (38.70%) Cisco Certification
2 170 (26.86%) Security Cleared
3 166 (26.22%) CCNP
4 140 (22.12%) SC Cleared
5 113 (17.85%) CCIE
6 109 (17.22%) Degree
7 93 (14.69%) CCNA
8 64 (10.11%) CCDP
9 52 (8.21%) CCSE
10 44 (6.95%) JNCIA
11 41 (6.48%) CCSA
12 35 (5.53%) JNCIE
13 34 (5.37%) CCIP
14 30 (4.74%) DV Cleared
15 29 (4.58%) HP ASE
15 29 (4.58%) HP MASE
16 28 (4.42%) CCDA
17 24 (3.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 23 (3.63%) ITIL Certification
19 22 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.32%) PCI DSS
2 14 (2.21%) QA
3 8 (1.26%) JSP 440
4 5 (0.79%) SLA
5 4 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.16%) HL7
System Software
1 33 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (4.74%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (1.11%) vSphere
5 6 (0.95%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.79%) Firmware
6 5 (0.79%) vCloud
7 4 (0.63%) Docker
8 3 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (0.47%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.32%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.32%) XenApp
10 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.16%) BIND 9
10 1 (0.16%) LXC
10 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 39 (6.16%) FortiGate
2 22 (3.48%) Puppet
3 15 (2.37%) Nagios
4 12 (1.90%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (1.11%) Cisco UCCE
5 7 (1.11%) Cisco UCCX
5 7 (1.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 7 (1.11%) ZABBIX
6 6 (0.95%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (0.95%) EnCase
7 4 (0.63%) Opsview
7 4 (0.63%) QRadar
8 3 (0.47%) Ansible
8 3 (0.47%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.47%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.47%) Nessus
8 3 (0.47%) OpenIDM
8 3 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.47%) vMotion
8 3 (0.47%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 386 (60.98%) Cisco
2 144 (22.75%) Juniper
3 133 (21.01%) CheckPoint
4 117 (18.48%) F5
5 80 (12.64%) Microsoft
6 72 (11.37%) HP
7 63 (9.95%) VMware
8 54 (8.53%) Riverbed
9 52 (8.21%) Fortinet
10 43 (6.79%) Aruba
11 25 (3.95%) Palo Alto
12 21 (3.32%) Citrix
13 19 (3.00%) BT
14 18 (2.84%) Arista
14 18 (2.84%) Red Hat
15 17 (2.69%) Oracle
16 16 (2.53%) Huawei
17 15 (2.37%) Avaya
18 14 (2.21%) Nokia
19 12 (1.90%) Blue Coat
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