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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Design
Rank 362 369 397
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +28
Contract jobs citing Network Design 312 288 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.52% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.66% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 157 101
Average daily rate £425 £375 £416
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -9.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £257 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £424 £375 £384
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 11
Average hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +12.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £27.20 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.40 £40.92 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +14.70%

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
45554 43915 42300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.78% 77.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 30085 27355 26388
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1272 1188
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 271 £425 +13.33% 57
South East -13 101 £443 +26.42% 12
London -13 79 £440 +10.00% 24
Hampshire +5 41 £476 +27.00%
Berkshire -5 33 £400 +14.28% 4
Scotland +3 31 £429 -4.87% 4
West Midlands -22 21 £450 +9.75% 6
South West +15 20 £350 -12.50% 5
Reading +8 17 £500 +25.00% 3
North West -12 16 £400 +45.45% 4
City of London +45 15 £440 +6.66% 7
Renfrewshire -20 15 £440 -2.38% 1
Erskine -25 14 £440 -2.38% 1
Oxfordshire +14 13 £600 +100.00%
North East -17 13 £423 -
Tyne and Wear -21 13 £423 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 13 £423 -
Hook +10 12 £477 -9.57%
Yorkshire -5 10 £390 +0.64% 1
Buckinghamshire +21 8 £438 +16.66% 1
Aberdeen +13 8 - -
Milton Keynes +11 8 £438 +16.66% 1
Bristol +5 8 £280 - 2
Coventry -6 8 £450 +73.07% 2
Wiltshire +3 7 - - 2
Cheshire -6 7 £425 +63.46% 2
West Yorkshire -14 7 £400 +3.22% 1
Leeds -12 6 £408 +5.16% 1
Telford -26 6 £335 +21.81%
Shropshire -28 6 £335 +21.81%

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 273 (46.75%) Cisco
2 215 (36.82%) WAN
2 215 (36.82%) LAN
3 178 (30.48%) Firewall
3 178 (30.48%) Cisco Certification
4 173 (29.62%) Security Cleared
5 163 (27.91%) Data Centre
6 127 (21.75%) SC Cleared
7 121 (20.72%) CCNP
8 93 (15.92%) Network Security
9 86 (14.73%) Wireless
10 83 (14.21%) Finance
11 82 (14.04%) VPN
12 81 (13.87%) Degree
13 80 (13.70%) ITIL
14 72 (12.33%) Migration
14 72 (12.33%) MPLS
15 68 (11.64%) BGP
15 68 (11.64%) Juniper
16 66 (11.30%) CheckPoint
17 63 (10.79%) Configuration Management
17 63 (10.79%) Linux
17 63 (10.79%) Cisco Nexus
18 61 (10.45%) CCIE
19 59 (10.10%) Telecoms
20 58 (9.93%) Project Management
20 58 (9.93%) CCNA
21 57 (9.76%) OSPF
22 56 (9.59%) Relational Database
23 55 (9.42%) Microsoft

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 7 (1.20%) JBoss
2 6 (1.03%) Confluence
2 6 (1.03%) OpenStack
3 4 (0.68%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.68%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.51%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.34%) Apache
5 2 (0.34%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.17%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 41 (7.02%) MS Visio
2 38 (6.51%) MS Excel
3 25 (4.28%) MS Office
4 19 (3.25%) AutoCAD
5 6 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.51%) MS Project
7 1 (0.17%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 5 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.88%) IaaS
4 8 (1.37%) PaaS
5 4 (0.68%) SaaS
6 3 (0.51%) IBM PureFlex
7 2 (0.34%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.34%) Office 365
8 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle CX
8 1 (0.17%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 215 (36.82%) LAN
1 215 (36.82%) WAN
2 178 (30.48%) Firewall
3 93 (15.92%) Network Security
4 86 (14.73%) Wireless
5 82 (14.04%) VPN
6 72 (12.33%) MPLS
7 68 (11.64%) BGP
8 63 (10.79%) Cisco Nexus
9 57 (9.76%) OSPF
10 47 (8.05%) Cisco ASA
10 47 (8.05%) TCP/IP
11 46 (7.88%) VoIP
12 37 (6.34%) VLAN
13 34 (5.82%) DNS
13 34 (5.82%) Internet
14 30 (5.14%) Wi-Fi
15 25 (4.28%) Cisco IOS
16 24 (4.11%) Broadband
17 22 (3.77%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (9.59%) Relational Database
2 8 (1.37%) DB2
3 7 (1.20%) SQL Server
4 5 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.51%) Big Data
5 3 (0.51%) GIS
5 3 (0.51%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.51%) MySQL
5 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.88%) Rational DOORS
1 11 (1.88%) StarTeam
2 6 (1.03%) Maven
3 4 (0.68%) JIRA
4 3 (0.51%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.51%) Subversion
5 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.17%) JUnit
5 1 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 83 (14.21%) Finance
2 59 (10.10%) Telecoms
3 44 (7.53%) Back Office
4 40 (6.85%) Retail
5 30 (5.14%) Front Office
6 15 (2.57%) Banking
7 9 (1.54%) Military
8 6 (1.03%) Marketing
9 5 (0.86%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.68%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.51%) Legal
12 2 (0.34%) Automotive
12 2 (0.34%) Electronics
12 2 (0.34%) French Language
12 2 (0.34%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.17%) German Language
13 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 198 (33.90%) Architect
2 178 (30.48%) Network Engineer
3 99 (16.95%) Network Architect
4 79 (13.53%) Design Engineer
5 67 (11.47%) Solutions Architect
6 64 (10.96%) Network Design Engineer
7 51 (8.73%) Senior Network Engineer
8 36 (6.16%) Cisco Engineer
9 35 (5.99%) Infrastructure Architect
10 34 (5.82%) Designer
11 33 (5.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 28 (4.79%) Consultant
12 28 (4.79%) Senior Design Engineer
12 28 (4.79%) Support Engineer
13 24 (4.11%) Technical Architect
14 23 (3.94%) Network Designer
15 22 (3.77%) Senior Network Design Engineer
16 19 (3.25%) Analyst
17 18 (3.08%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
17 18 (3.08%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.05%) Leaflet
2 11 (1.88%) 802.1X
3 9 (1.54%) Middleware
4 8 (1.37%) .NET
4 8 (1.37%) HTML
5 6 (1.03%) SOAP
5 6 (1.03%) SPML
5 6 (1.03%) Web Services
6 3 (0.51%) J2EE
6 3 (0.51%) REST
6 3 (0.51%) Servlets
7 2 (0.34%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.34%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.34%) CSS
7 2 (0.34%) ELK Stack
7 2 (0.34%) WebRTC
7 2 (0.34%) XMPP
8 1 (0.17%) FreeSWITCH
8 1 (0.17%) Play Framework
8 1 (0.17%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 163 (27.91%) Data Centre
2 30 (5.14%) Statistics
3 28 (4.79%) Private Cloud
4 23 (3.94%) Management Information System
5 19 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (2.40%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.54%) CMDB
8 7 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 7 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (1.03%) PKI
10 5 (0.86%) iSeries
11 4 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.68%) LPAR
12 3 (0.51%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.51%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.51%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.51%) VCE vBlock
13 2 (0.34%) Blog
13 2 (0.34%) Fixed Income
13 2 (0.34%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 63 (10.79%) Linux
2 40 (6.85%) Windows
3 33 (5.65%) Unix
4 25 (4.28%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (1.88%) CentOS
7 9 (1.54%) CatOS
8 4 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.34%) Fedora
10 2 (0.34%) Solaris
10 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.17%) MVS
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (13.70%) ITIL
2 72 (12.33%) Migration
3 63 (10.79%) Configuration Management
4 58 (9.93%) Project Management
5 42 (7.19%) Validation
6 40 (6.85%) Office Automation
7 37 (6.34%) Network Management
8 34 (5.82%) Capacity Management
9 33 (5.65%) Network Architecture
9 33 (5.65%) Technical Architecture
10 28 (4.79%) Fault Management
10 28 (4.79%) Functional Testing
11 27 (4.62%) Change Management
11 27 (4.62%) Network Monitoring
11 27 (4.62%) PRINCE2
12 22 (3.77%) Load Balancing
13 19 (3.25%) High Availability
14 18 (3.08%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (3.08%) PRINCE
15 17 (2.91%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (4.97%) C
2 17 (2.91%) Java
3 12 (2.05%) Perl
4 11 (1.88%) C++
5 10 (1.71%) SQL
6 9 (1.54%) Python
7 7 (1.20%) C#
8 6 (1.03%) PHP
9 4 (0.68%) Lisp
9 4 (0.68%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.17%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.17%) MapBasic
10 1 (0.17%) PHP 5
10 1 (0.17%) Ruby
10 1 (0.17%) Scala
10 1 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 178 (30.48%) Cisco Certification
2 173 (29.62%) Security Cleared
3 127 (21.75%) SC Cleared
4 121 (20.72%) CCNP
5 81 (13.87%) Degree
6 61 (10.45%) CCIE
7 58 (9.93%) CCNA
8 29 (4.97%) CCDP
8 29 (4.97%) DV Cleared
9 24 (4.11%) ITIL Certification
10 21 (3.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 15 (2.57%) BICSI Certification
11 15 (2.57%) BICSI RCDD
12 14 (2.40%) HND
13 10 (1.71%) JNCIA
14 9 (1.54%) JNCIS
15 8 (1.37%) CISSP
15 8 (1.37%) HNC
16 6 (1.03%) CCDA
16 6 (1.03%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.08%) QA
2 13 (2.23%) JSP 440
3 10 (1.71%) SLA
4 4 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.17%) COBIT
6 1 (0.17%) GCP
6 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
2 22 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.74%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.03%) Docker
5 5 (0.86%) vSphere
6 4 (0.68%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.68%) vCloud
7 3 (0.51%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.34%) NFS
8 2 (0.34%) XenServer
9 1 (0.17%) Firmware
9 1 (0.17%) Kamailio
9 1 (0.17%) Samba
9 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.17%) XenApp
9 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (1.71%) CiscoWorks
1 10 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (1.37%) Ansible
2 8 (1.37%) FortiGate
2 8 (1.37%) OPNET
3 7 (1.20%) Puppet
3 7 (1.20%) SolarWinds Orion
4 6 (1.03%) Nagios
5 4 (0.68%) SCCM
5 4 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.51%) Amdocs OSS
6 3 (0.51%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.34%) Nessus
7 2 (0.34%) Terraform
7 2 (0.34%) ThinApp
7 2 (0.34%) TrustSec
7 2 (0.34%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.17%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.17%) SCOM
8 1 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 273 (46.75%) Cisco
2 68 (11.64%) Juniper
3 66 (11.30%) CheckPoint
4 55 (9.42%) Microsoft
5 42 (7.19%) VMware
6 39 (6.68%) F5
7 29 (4.97%) HP
8 25 (4.28%) Palo Alto
9 23 (3.94%) Citrix
9 23 (3.94%) Nokia
10 20 (3.42%) Oracle
10 20 (3.42%) Riverbed
11 19 (3.25%) Blue Coat
11 19 (3.25%) IBM
12 17 (2.91%) Fortinet
12 17 (2.91%) SolarWinds
13 14 (2.40%) Huawei
14 13 (2.23%) Red Hat
15 9 (1.54%) CA
15 9 (1.54%) Siemens
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £281 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
South East
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £15 - £17 per hour
Posted: 8 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Computer People
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £285 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £330 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £340 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Rate £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell
Volt
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Peterborough
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Surrey
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Market related
Posted: 24 days ago
Swindon
aap3
Rate: £20 - £35 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago