The table below looks at the statistics for Network Planning 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 Planning over the 3 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Planning
Rank 535 536 510
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -26
Contract jobs citing Network Planning 71 38 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.072% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.097% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 2
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£410 £600 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.66% +144.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £393 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £625 £267
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £555 £245
% change year-on-year
-23.42% +126.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £9.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £9.50

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
42741 39110 42091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.95% 74.08% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26680 24151 24372
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1185 1098 1551
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Network Planning
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Planning within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Planning Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Planning
Daily Rate Trend

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

Network Planning Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Planning
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Planning within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Network Planning Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Planning
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Network Planning Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network Planning
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Planning within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 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 -10 63 £435 -27.50% 3
South East +8 20 £450 -25.00% 1
Berkshire +19 12 £400 - 1
London 0 10 £410 -31.66% 1
Hampshire -12 5 £530 -11.66%
North West -1 4 £300 - 1
Reading - 4 £450 -
Manchester -9 3 £300 -
Surrey - 3 - -
Slough -2 2 - -
West Midlands -16 2 - -
Coventry -8 1 - -
Birmingham - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Watford - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newbury - - - -
East of England - - - -
Farnborough - - - -

Network Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Network Planning 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 Planning.

1 65 (50.39%) Telecoms
2 40 (31.01%) LTE
3 35 (27.13%) 3G
4 29 (22.48%) Radio Access Network
5 25 (19.38%) SAP
6 23 (17.83%) Ethernet
7 22 (17.05%) 2G
8 20 (15.50%) SDH
8 20 (15.50%) SAP APO
9 18 (13.95%) Cisco
9 18 (13.95%) Degree
9 18 (13.95%) Computer Science
10 17 (13.18%) Huawei
10 17 (13.18%) Wireless
11 16 (12.40%) WAN
12 15 (11.63%) ATM
13 14 (10.85%) Ericsson
13 14 (10.85%) Nokia
13 14 (10.85%) Project Management
13 14 (10.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 13 (10.08%) 4G
14 13 (10.08%) Network Design
15 12 (9.30%) UMTS
16 11 (8.53%) Mapinfo
16 11 (8.53%) Migration
17 9 (6.98%) NEC
17 9 (6.98%) Summit
17 9 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
17 9 (6.98%) GSM
17 9 (6.98%) SLA

Network Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Network Planning 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 Planning. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.78%) ArcGIS
1 1 (0.78%) Smallworld
Applications
1 5 (3.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (15.50%) SAP APO
2 9 (6.98%) Summit
3 2 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.55%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.78%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.78%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 40 (31.01%) LTE
2 35 (27.13%) 3G
3 29 (22.48%) Radio Access Network
4 23 (17.83%) Ethernet
5 22 (17.05%) 2G
6 20 (15.50%) SDH
7 17 (13.18%) Wireless
8 16 (12.40%) WAN
9 15 (11.63%) ATM
10 13 (10.08%) 4G
11 12 (9.30%) UMTS
12 9 (6.98%) GSM
12 9 (6.98%) DWDM
13 8 (6.20%) 2.5G
14 7 (5.43%) VoLTE
15 6 (4.65%) Network Security
15 6 (4.65%) WiMAX
15 6 (4.65%) Firewall
15 6 (4.65%) OSPF
15 6 (4.65%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.55%) SAP HANA
2 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.78%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Toad
General
1 65 (50.39%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.65%) Finance
3 5 (3.88%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.55%) Marketing
4 2 (1.55%) Dutch Language
4 2 (1.55%) Front Office
4 2 (1.55%) Russian Language
5 1 (0.78%) Back Office
5 1 (0.78%) German Language
Job Titles
1 34 (26.36%) Consultant
2 18 (13.95%) SAP Consultant
3 17 (13.18%) SAP APO Consultant
4 14 (10.85%) Architect
4 14 (10.85%) Transmission Engineer
5 13 (10.08%) Project Manager
6 12 (9.30%) Senior Consultant
6 12 (9.30%) Design Engineer
7 9 (6.98%) Network Architect
7 9 (6.98%) Transmission Design Engineer
7 9 (6.98%) Radio Engineer
8 7 (5.43%) Network Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.88%) Solutions Consultant
11 4 (3.10%) Network Planner
11 4 (3.10%) Senior Architect
11 4 (3.10%) Network Design Architect
11 4 (3.10%) Radio Network Engineer
11 4 (3.10%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 4 (3.10%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.95%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.33%) FMCG
2 3 (2.33%) GIS
3 2 (1.55%) PMI
4 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.78%) SCADA
4 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.20%) Linux
2 5 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.55%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.55%) VMS
3 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.55%) Windows
4 1 (0.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (10.85%) Project Management
2 13 (10.08%) Network Design
3 11 (8.53%) Migration
4 9 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (6.98%) Performance Monitoring
5 8 (6.20%) PRINCE2
5 8 (6.20%) Validation
5 8 (6.20%) Resource Management
6 7 (5.43%) Project Planning
6 7 (5.43%) Performance Management
6 7 (5.43%) Network Architecture
6 7 (5.43%) Asset Management
7 6 (4.65%) Configuration Management
8 5 (3.88%) ITIL
8 5 (3.88%) Workflow
9 4 (3.10%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (3.10%) Fault Management
9 4 (3.10%) SAP Implementation
10 3 (2.33%) Trend Analysis
10 3 (2.33%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.10%) ABAP
2 2 (1.55%) C
3 1 (0.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (13.95%) Degree
2 8 (6.20%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.20%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (4.65%) CCIE
4 5 (3.88%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.33%) PMI Certification
5 3 (2.33%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.55%) CCNP
6 2 (1.55%) CCNA
7 1 (0.78%) CCDA
7 1 (0.78%) PMP
7 1 (0.78%) HNC
7 1 (0.78%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.98%) SLA
2 1 (0.78%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (3.88%) GPFS
2 2 (1.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (6.20%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (1.55%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.55%) SCDPM
2 2 (1.55%) SCCM
2 2 (1.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (19.38%) SAP
2 18 (13.95%) Cisco
3 17 (13.18%) Huawei
4 14 (10.85%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 14 (10.85%) Ericsson
4 14 (10.85%) Nokia
5 11 (8.53%) Mapinfo
6 9 (6.98%) NEC
7 7 (5.43%) Cramer
8 6 (4.65%) VMware
9 5 (3.88%) BT
9 5 (3.88%) Ciena
9 5 (3.88%) Nortel
9 5 (3.88%) IBM
10 3 (2.33%) Juniper
10 3 (2.33%) Remedy
10 3 (2.33%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.55%) Oracle
11 2 (1.55%) McAfee
11 2 (1.55%) Alcatel-Lucent