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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Designer
Rank 539 598 572
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Network Designer 85 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.035% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.037% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 10 9
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -0.28%
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
48652 48803 46653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.48% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31297 30382 27621
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1739 1915 2049
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 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 Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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 +37 84 £363 +3.57% 4
South West +17 22 £363 -19.44% 1
Swindon +17 20 £363 -19.44%
Wiltshire +10 20 £363 -19.44%
South East +10 19 £438 +59.09% 1
West Midlands - 16 £415 -
Solihull - 13 - -
London +14 10 £500 +122.22% 2
Berkshire +13 10 £363 +31.81%
East of England +8 9 £363 -
Hampshire - 9 £463 - 1
Reading - 8 £363 -
Ipswich +15 6 £363 -
Suffolk +5 6 £363 -
Hook - 5 £450 -
North West - 4 £375 -
Leeds -4 3 £313 -19.35%
West Yorkshire -9 3 £313 -10.71%
Yorkshire -13 3 £313 -10.71%
Hertfordshire - 3 £363 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £363 -
Warrington - 2 £475 -
Cheshire - 2 £475 -
Lancashire - 2 £275 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £425 -
Hillingdon - 1 £388 -
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £450 -

Network Designer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 74 (56.49%) Cisco
2 66 (50.38%) Security Cleared
3 60 (45.80%) SC Cleared
4 51 (38.93%) WAN
5 48 (36.64%) Juniper
6 44 (33.59%) MPLS
7 39 (29.77%) Cisco Certification
7 39 (29.77%) VPN
8 37 (28.24%) BGP
9 34 (25.95%) CCNP
10 30 (22.90%) Migration
11 29 (22.14%) IPsec
11 29 (22.14%) OSPF
12 27 (20.61%) Telecoms
12 27 (20.61%) Network Design
13 25 (19.08%) Firewall
14 22 (16.79%) LAN
15 21 (16.03%) DV Cleared
16 20 (15.27%) Linux
17 17 (12.98%) Network Management
18 14 (10.69%) DWDM
19 13 (9.92%) ATM
19 13 (9.92%) BT
19 13 (9.92%) Retail
20 12 (9.16%) JNCIS
20 12 (9.16%) SDH
20 12 (9.16%) Nortel
20 12 (9.16%) Alcatel-Lucent
21 11 (8.40%) Finance
21 11 (8.40%) Wireless

Network Designer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (0.76%) Moodle
1 1 (0.76%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 51 (38.93%) WAN
2 44 (33.59%) MPLS
3 39 (29.77%) VPN
4 37 (28.24%) BGP
5 29 (22.14%) IPsec
5 29 (22.14%) OSPF
6 25 (19.08%) Firewall
7 22 (16.79%) LAN
8 14 (10.69%) DWDM
9 13 (9.92%) ATM
10 12 (9.16%) SDH
11 11 (8.40%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (8.40%) MVNO
11 11 (8.40%) Wireless
12 9 (6.87%) EIGRP
13 8 (6.11%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (5.34%) Structured Cabling
15 6 (4.58%) DNS
15 6 (4.58%) IPv4
15 6 (4.58%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.82%) Oracle Database
1 5 (3.82%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (1.53%) SQL Server
General
1 27 (20.61%) Telecoms
2 13 (9.92%) Retail
3 11 (8.40%) Finance
4 5 (3.82%) Banking
4 5 (3.82%) Military
4 5 (3.82%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.53%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.76%) Electronics
6 1 (0.76%) Marketing
6 1 (0.76%) Multimedia
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.11%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (3.82%) iSeries
4 3 (2.29%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.53%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.76%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.76%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.27%) Linux
2 6 (4.58%) Windows
3 5 (3.82%) Solaris
4 3 (2.29%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.53%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (22.90%) Migration
2 27 (20.61%) Network Design
3 17 (12.98%) Network Management
4 9 (6.87%) Load Balancing
5 7 (5.34%) Network Architecture
6 6 (4.58%) Configuration Management
6 6 (4.58%) Requirements Management
6 6 (4.58%) Software Testing
7 5 (3.82%) Business Transformation
7 5 (3.82%) Project Management
7 5 (3.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (2.29%) SIEM
8 3 (2.29%) Validation
8 3 (2.29%) WAN Optimisation
9 2 (1.53%) Change Management
9 2 (1.53%) Computer Architecture
9 2 (1.53%) Network Planning
9 2 (1.53%) Process Improvement
9 2 (1.53%) TOGAF
10 1 (0.76%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.82%) Lisp
2 1 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 66 (50.38%) Security Cleared
2 60 (45.80%) SC Cleared
3 39 (29.77%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (25.95%) CCNP
5 21 (16.03%) DV Cleared
6 12 (9.16%) JNCIS
7 9 (6.87%) JNCIP
8 8 (6.11%) CCDP
9 6 (4.58%) JNCIA
10 5 (3.82%) CCIE
10 5 (3.82%) Degree
11 3 (2.29%) CCNA
12 2 (1.53%) CCDA
13 1 (0.76%) CISSP
13 1 (0.76%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.29%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (1.53%) Netcool
2 2 (1.53%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 2 (1.53%) OPNET
3 1 (0.76%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.76%) OpenView
3 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 74 (56.49%) Cisco
2 48 (36.64%) Juniper
3 13 (9.92%) BT
4 12 (9.16%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 12 (9.16%) Nortel
5 10 (7.63%) Citrix
5 10 (7.63%) F5
6 9 (6.87%) CheckPoint
6 9 (6.87%) IBM
7 8 (6.11%) VMware
8 6 (4.58%) Palo Alto
8 6 (4.58%) SolarWinds
9 5 (3.82%) Oracle
9 5 (3.82%) Splunk
10 4 (3.05%) Aruba
10 4 (3.05%) Blue Coat
10 4 (3.05%) Brocade
11 3 (2.29%) Intel Security
11 3 (2.29%) Remedy
11 3 (2.29%) Sourcefire