The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Designer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Designer in their job title over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Designer
Rank 584 542 558
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Network Designer 15 31 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.059% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.064% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 19
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£450 £450 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £343 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £452 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £386
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +16.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52000 48616 53775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.66% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31509 28830 30178
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2090 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £39.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

Network Designer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Designer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Designer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Designer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Designer within the UK.

Network Designer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Designer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Designer within the UK.

Network Designer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network Designer
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. 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 -31 15 £450 - 3
South East -1 7 £450 +48.76%
Berkshire +4 6 £450 -
South West -49 4 £425 -5.55% 1
London +7 3 £458 -4.68% 2
Reading - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Dunstable - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
High Wycombe - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
East of England - - - -
Hook - - - -

Network Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network Designer in their job title 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 with Network Designer in their job title.

1 12 (50.00%) Cisco
2 11 (45.83%) Firewall
3 10 (41.67%) Network Design
4 8 (33.33%) Degree
4 8 (33.33%) Network Security
5 7 (29.17%) Juniper
5 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
5 7 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (20.83%) UMTS
6 5 (20.83%) F5
6 5 (20.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (20.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (16.67%) Oracle
7 4 (16.67%) MS Office
7 4 (16.67%) GSM
7 4 (16.67%) WAN
7 4 (16.67%) Project Management
7 4 (16.67%) Blue Coat
7 4 (16.67%) ProxySG
7 4 (16.67%) Marketing
7 4 (16.67%) IronPort
7 4 (16.67%) Network Architecture
7 4 (16.67%) VoLTE
8 3 (12.50%) SQL
8 3 (12.50%) Windows
8 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
8 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
8 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
8 3 (12.50%) Mapinfo

Network Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network Designer in their job title 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 with Network Designer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Office
2 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 3 (12.50%) AutoCAD
2 3 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) Firewall
2 8 (33.33%) Network Security
3 7 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (20.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (20.83%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 5 (20.83%) UMTS
5 4 (16.67%) WAN
5 4 (16.67%) GSM
5 4 (16.67%) VoLTE
6 3 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (4.17%) IPsec
8 1 (4.17%) 2G
8 1 (4.17%) GGSN
8 1 (4.17%) SGSN
8 1 (4.17%) GPRS
8 1 (4.17%) LAN
8 1 (4.17%) VPN
8 1 (4.17%) 3G
General
1 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
2 4 (16.67%) Marketing
3 3 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) GIS
2 1 (4.17%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
3 1 (4.17%) NetWare
3 1 (4.17%) MVS
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Network Design
2 4 (16.67%) Project Management
2 4 (16.67%) Network Architecture
3 3 (12.50%) Data Entry
3 3 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (8.33%) Security Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Network Management
5 1 (4.17%) Change Control
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.33%) CCIE
3 2 (8.33%) CCNP
3 2 (8.33%) CISSP
4 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) ISACA
4 1 (4.17%) CCSP
4 1 (4.17%) MCSE
4 1 (4.17%) MCSA
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.17%) CISM
4 1 (4.17%) CCSA
4 1 (4.17%) CCSE
4 1 (4.17%) JNCIP
4 1 (4.17%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) ProxySG
2 1 (4.17%) Xen
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Cisco
2 7 (29.17%) Juniper
3 5 (20.83%) F5
4 4 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 4 (16.67%) Oracle
4 4 (16.67%) IronPort
5 3 (12.50%) Google
5 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 3 (12.50%) Mapinfo
6 2 (8.33%) McAfee
6 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.17%) EMC
7 1 (4.17%) Citrix
7 1 (4.17%) BT
7 1 (4.17%) VMware
7 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.17%) Sourcefire
7 1 (4.17%) Novell
7 1 (4.17%) Red Hat