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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Designer
Rank 587 601 563
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Network Designer 38 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.027% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.029% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 11
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£400 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £394 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £458 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
-14.70% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Network Designer Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 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 35 £400 -11.11%
North West - 9 - -
Liverpool - 9 - -
Merseyside - 9 - -
South East -18 7 £325 -27.77%
London +20 6 £450 -1.63%
South West -8 6 £400 -5.88%
West Midlands - 6 - -
Wiltshire -1 4 - -
Swindon -5 4 - -
Berkshire -5 4 £310 -31.11%
Solihull - 3 - -
Shropshire - 3 - -
Telford - 3 - -
Slough - 2 £308 -
Hampshire - 2 £500 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Reading -8 1 £325 -
City of London - 1 £400 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Hook - 1 £500 -
Crawley - 1 £438 -
West Sussex - 1 £438 -
Bristol - 1 £400 -

Network Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 33 (64.71%) Cisco
2 24 (47.06%) Security Cleared
3 21 (41.18%) SC Cleared
4 20 (39.22%) WAN
5 18 (35.29%) LAN
6 17 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (31.37%) Network Design
8 13 (25.49%) MPLS
8 13 (25.49%) Firewall
8 13 (25.49%) Wireless
9 12 (23.53%) Juniper
9 12 (23.53%) CCNP
10 10 (19.61%) F5
10 10 (19.61%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (17.65%) BGP
12 8 (15.69%) VPN
13 7 (13.73%) OSPF
13 7 (13.73%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (11.76%) Network Security
14 6 (11.76%) IPsec
14 6 (11.76%) CCDP
14 6 (11.76%) HP
14 6 (11.76%) CCIE
15 5 (9.80%) CCNA
15 5 (9.80%) Ethernet
15 5 (9.80%) EIGRP
15 5 (9.80%) Load Balancing
15 5 (9.80%) VLAN
15 5 (9.80%) DV Cleared
15 5 (9.80%) Network Management

Network Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.96%) Moodle
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (39.22%) WAN
2 18 (35.29%) LAN
3 13 (25.49%) MPLS
3 13 (25.49%) Firewall
3 13 (25.49%) Wireless
4 10 (19.61%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (17.65%) BGP
6 8 (15.69%) VPN
7 7 (13.73%) OSPF
7 7 (13.73%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (11.76%) Network Security
8 6 (11.76%) IPsec
9 5 (9.80%) EIGRP
9 5 (9.80%) Ethernet
9 5 (9.80%) VLAN
10 4 (7.84%) ATM
10 4 (7.84%) WLAN
11 3 (5.88%) VoIP
11 3 (5.88%) SDH
11 3 (5.88%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
1 3 (5.88%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Retail
3 1 (1.96%) Billing
3 1 (1.96%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.96%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.96%) VLE
3 1 (1.96%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (31.37%) Network Design
2 5 (9.80%) Load Balancing
2 5 (9.80%) Network Management
3 4 (7.84%) Migration
4 3 (5.88%) Network Planning
5 2 (3.92%) Software Testing
5 2 (3.92%) ITIL
5 2 (3.92%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.92%) Risk Management
6 1 (1.96%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.96%) Project Management
6 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (1.96%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (1.96%) Business Development
6 1 (1.96%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.96%) Network Architecture
6 1 (1.96%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (1.96%) SIEM
6 1 (1.96%) Mentoring
6 1 (1.96%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) Lisp
2 1 (1.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (47.06%) Security Cleared
2 21 (41.18%) SC Cleared
3 17 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (23.53%) CCNP
5 6 (11.76%) CCIE
5 6 (11.76%) CCDP
6 5 (9.80%) CCNA
6 5 (9.80%) DV Cleared
7 3 (5.88%) CCDA
7 3 (5.88%) JNCIS
8 2 (3.92%) CCSA
8 2 (3.92%) CCSE
9 1 (1.96%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) OPNET
2 1 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.96%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 33 (64.71%) Cisco
2 12 (23.53%) Juniper
3 10 (19.61%) F5
4 6 (11.76%) HP
5 4 (7.84%) CheckPoint
6 3 (5.88%) Blue Coat
6 3 (5.88%) Brocade
6 3 (5.88%) Fortinet
6 3 (5.88%) Nortel
6 3 (5.88%) Citrix
6 3 (5.88%) BMC
6 3 (5.88%) Aruba
6 3 (5.88%) TippingPoint
7 2 (3.92%) VMware
7 2 (3.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (3.92%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.96%) Nokia
8 1 (1.96%) EMC
8 1 (1.96%) Tandberg
8 1 (1.96%) ComArch