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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Design
Rank 349 333 397
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +64
Contract jobs citing Network Design 275 254 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.49% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.65% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 116 58
Average daily rate
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£350 £403 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £299 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £353 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.70% +8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 9
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -14.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £29.91 £29.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £99.60 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £46.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
-19.56% +40.45%

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
40851 38864 33748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.14% 74.87% 73.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25403 23796 20201
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1159 1113 1105
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +8 264 £350 -16.66% 79
South East -9 100 £350 - 15
London +7 80 £400 -15.78% 26
Berkshire +3 48 £350 +7.69% 6
Hampshire -1 34 £338 +1.69% 5
West Midlands -5 25 £393 +18.26% 4
North West -8 22 £268 -40.55% 6
City of London +21 15 £413 -15.38% 9
Surrey +7 10 £343 +14.16%
East of England +7 10 £475 - 6
East Midlands +1 10 £368 - 2
Yorkshire - 10 £348 - 2
West Yorkshire - 10 £348 - 2
Leeds - 10 £348 - 2
Nottinghamshire -1 9 £451 -
Hertfordshire +9 8 £475 +40.74% 3
Birmingham -5 8 £451 +12.87% 1
Scotland -10 8 £419 +26.12% 2
South West -12 8 £400 +9.58% 18
Cheshire 0 7 £260 -13.33% 1
Newbury -1 7 £245 - 1
Warrington -4 7 £260 -13.33% 1
Coventry - 7 £260 -
Fareham - 7 £450 - 2
Nottingham -5 6 £451 -
Manchester -9 6 £275 - 4
Aberdeen +5 5 - -
Oxfordshire -12 5 £300 -14.28% 1
Slough - 5 £285 -
Oxford - 4 - -

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 327 (62.40%) Cisco
2 218 (41.60%) Cisco Certification
3 173 (33.02%) Firewall
4 157 (29.96%) LAN
5 149 (28.44%) CCNP
6 130 (24.81%) WAN
7 123 (23.47%) Telecoms
8 106 (20.23%) Juniper
9 103 (19.66%) BGP
10 98 (18.70%) Security Cleared
11 95 (18.13%) CCNA
12 94 (17.94%) Cisco ASA
13 86 (16.41%) OSPF
14 84 (16.03%) ITIL
15 83 (15.84%) CheckPoint
16 78 (14.89%) SC Cleared
17 77 (14.69%) Network Security
18 71 (13.55%) MPLS
19 67 (12.79%) CCIE
20 65 (12.40%) VPN
21 64 (12.21%) Windows
21 64 (12.21%) Cisco Nexus
22 62 (11.83%) TCP/IP
23 56 (10.69%) F5
24 53 (10.11%) HP
24 53 (10.11%) VMware
25 52 (9.92%) Microsoft
26 51 (9.73%) Finance
27 48 (9.16%) DNS
28 46 (8.78%) SAN

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 16 (3.05%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.91%) Lync
3 9 (1.72%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.53%) IIS
4 8 (1.53%) IBM Notes
5 5 (0.95%) Lotus Domino
5 5 (0.95%) Apache
5 5 (0.95%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.57%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.57%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.57%) nginx
7 3 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.57%) WebLogic Portal
7 3 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.38%) Quickr
Applications
1 29 (5.53%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.20%) MS Office
3 12 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.53%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.38%) MS Project
7 1 (0.19%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.15%) IaaS
3 5 (0.95%) SaaS
4 3 (0.57%) Route 53
4 3 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.57%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.38%) Office 365
6 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 173 (33.02%) Firewall
2 157 (29.96%) LAN
3 130 (24.81%) WAN
4 103 (19.66%) BGP
5 94 (17.94%) Cisco ASA
6 86 (16.41%) OSPF
7 77 (14.69%) Network Security
8 71 (13.55%) MPLS
9 65 (12.40%) VPN
10 64 (12.21%) Cisco Nexus
11 62 (11.83%) TCP/IP
12 48 (9.16%) DNS
13 46 (8.78%) SAN
14 43 (8.21%) VoIP
15 42 (8.02%) EIGRP
16 39 (7.44%) IPsec
17 35 (6.68%) Wireless
18 34 (6.49%) Internet
19 33 (6.30%) SSL
20 31 (5.92%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.48%) Relational Database
2 8 (1.53%) MongoDB
3 7 (1.34%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.15%) MySQL
4 6 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.57%) Couchbase
5 3 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.57%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.57%) Redis
5 3 (0.57%) SimpleDB
5 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.57%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.38%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.57%) JIRA
3 2 (0.38%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.38%) Ant
4 1 (0.19%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
General
1 123 (23.47%) Telecoms
2 51 (9.73%) Finance
3 24 (4.58%) Banking
4 16 (3.05%) Retail
5 13 (2.48%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.29%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.15%) Marketing
8 3 (0.57%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.57%) Law
8 3 (0.57%) Advertising
9 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.38%) French Language
10 1 (0.19%) German Language
10 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.19%) Swedish Language
10 1 (0.19%) Danish Language
10 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.19%) Front Office
10 1 (0.19%) Billing
10 1 (0.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 195 (37.21%) Network Engineer
2 100 (19.08%) Architect
3 92 (17.56%) Design Engineer
4 51 (9.73%) Network Design Engineer
5 50 (9.54%) Network Architect
6 32 (6.11%) Senior Network Engineer
7 29 (5.53%) Consultant
8 27 (5.15%) Network Support
9 25 (4.77%) Support Engineer
9 25 (4.77%) IP Engineer
10 21 (4.01%) Analyst
11 17 (3.24%) Network Support Engineer
12 16 (3.05%) Senior Design Engineer
13 15 (2.86%) Network Consultant
14 14 (2.67%) Technical Architect
14 14 (2.67%) Project Manager
14 14 (2.67%) Cisco Engineer
14 14 (2.67%) Security Engineer
15 13 (2.48%) Designer
16 12 (2.29%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.10%) SOAP
2 10 (1.91%) CSS
3 8 (1.53%) JSP
3 8 (1.53%) .NET
3 8 (1.53%) XML
4 6 (1.15%) Web Services
5 5 (0.95%) Spring
5 5 (0.95%) Ajax
5 5 (0.95%) Velocity
5 5 (0.95%) jQuery
5 5 (0.95%) Struts
5 5 (0.95%) J2EE
5 5 (0.95%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.57%) WSRP
6 3 (0.57%) JSON
6 3 (0.57%) SAP PI
6 3 (0.57%) REST
7 2 (0.38%) Middleware
7 2 (0.38%) POSIX
8 1 (0.19%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.10%) Client/Server
3 10 (1.91%) Computer Science
4 8 (1.53%) FlexPod
4 8 (1.53%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.15%) NHS
5 6 (1.15%) CESG
5 6 (1.15%) Cryptography
6 5 (0.95%) iPad
6 5 (0.95%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (0.95%) FMCG
7 4 (0.76%) CMDB
7 4 (0.76%) User Experience
7 4 (0.76%) Clustering
7 4 (0.76%) IVR
7 4 (0.76%) Blackberry
7 4 (0.76%) Replication
8 3 (0.57%) PKI
8 3 (0.57%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 64 (12.21%) Windows
2 40 (7.63%) Linux
3 20 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.53%) UNIX
7 6 (1.15%) CentOS
8 5 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.76%) Android
10 3 (0.57%) Solaris
11 2 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.19%) NetWare
12 1 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (16.03%) ITIL
2 45 (8.59%) Load Balancing
3 44 (8.40%) Network Architecture
4 36 (6.87%) Network Management
5 31 (5.92%) Migration
6 28 (5.34%) Project Management
6 28 (5.34%) Service Delivery
7 27 (5.15%) Service Management
7 27 (5.15%) Network Planning
7 27 (5.15%) Network Monitoring
8 21 (4.01%) ITIL V3
9 20 (3.82%) Capacity Planning
9 20 (3.82%) Configuration Management
10 18 (3.44%) Incident Management
11 16 (3.05%) Validation
12 15 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
13 14 (2.67%) Change Management
14 13 (2.48%) PRINCE2
14 13 (2.48%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (2.29%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (2.67%) SQL
2 10 (1.91%) Lisp
3 9 (1.72%) Java
4 8 (1.53%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.34%) C#
6 5 (0.95%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.57%) Python
8 2 (0.38%) Ruby
8 2 (0.38%) Scala
8 2 (0.38%) C++
8 2 (0.38%) PHP
8 2 (0.38%) C
Qualifications
1 218 (41.60%) Cisco Certification
2 149 (28.44%) CCNP
3 98 (18.70%) Security Cleared
4 95 (18.13%) CCNA
5 78 (14.89%) SC Cleared
6 67 (12.79%) CCIE
7 45 (8.59%) CCDP
8 35 (6.68%) Degree
9 31 (5.92%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (3.05%) MCSA
11 14 (2.67%) A+ Certification
11 14 (2.67%) Network+ Certification
12 8 (1.53%) JNCIP
12 8 (1.53%) MCSE
13 7 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (1.34%) JNCIS
13 7 (1.34%) DV Cleared
14 6 (1.15%) CCSA
14 6 (1.15%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.53%) SLA
2 12 (2.29%) QA
3 11 (2.10%) JSP 440
4 7 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (4.58%) Active Directory
3 19 (3.63%) vSphere
4 16 (3.05%) Hyper-V
5 12 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.91%) vCloud
7 7 (1.34%) ProxySG
8 5 (0.95%) Firmware
9 4 (0.76%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.57%) NFS
10 3 (0.57%) IAG
11 2 (0.38%) XenApp
11 2 (0.38%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.38%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.38%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.19%) XenServer
12 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (2.10%) Puppet
2 9 (1.72%) CiscoWorks
2 9 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (1.34%) FortiGate
3 7 (1.34%) OPNET
3 7 (1.34%) NSN NetAct
3 7 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.76%) SCCM
4 4 (0.76%) SCOM
4 4 (0.76%) WhatsUp Gold
5 3 (0.57%) Salt
5 3 (0.57%) RANCID
5 3 (0.57%) Cisco IPCC
5 3 (0.57%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.38%) Nagios
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.19%) Control-M
7 1 (0.19%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 327 (62.40%) Cisco
2 106 (20.23%) Juniper
3 83 (15.84%) CheckPoint
4 56 (10.69%) F5
5 53 (10.11%) VMware
5 53 (10.11%) HP
6 52 (9.92%) Microsoft
7 30 (5.73%) Blue Coat
8 27 (5.15%) Citrix
9 20 (3.82%) BMC
10 18 (3.44%) McAfee
10 18 (3.44%) IBM
11 17 (3.24%) Huawei
12 16 (3.05%) TippingPoint
13 15 (2.86%) NetApp
14 14 (2.67%) Nortel
14 14 (2.67%) Brocade
14 14 (2.67%) SolarWinds
15 13 (2.48%) Ericsson
15 13 (2.48%) Oracle
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £380 per day £350-£380
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Hammersmith and Fulham
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £650.00 - £900.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Chesterfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £260.00 - £310.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
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Rate: £29,558 - £32,778 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Maidenhead
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Hook
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £555.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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City of London
Orgtel
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City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £275 - £290 per day + competitive
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