The table below looks at the statistics for Network Planning skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Planning over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Planning
Rank 606 594 565
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -29
Contract jobs citing Network Planning 37 42 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.075% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.084% 0.094% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 18
Median daily rate £500 £423 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.34% -0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £223 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £803 £503 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £250 £438
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
44197 44611 41541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.30% 79.62% 78.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 29356 28750 26041
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1042 1189 1204
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Network Planning
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Network Planning as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 June 2016.

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 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Planning within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 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
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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 37 £500 +18.34% 6
London +2 19 £538 +19.44% 4
Berkshire +3 10 £375 +50.00%
South East -3 10 £375 +35.74%
Slough +8 7 £375 +50.00%
West Midlands - 3 £413 -
South West -1 2 £200 - 1
Swindon -1 1 - -
Wiltshire -5 1 - - 1
Bracknell -8 1 - -
North West -14 1 £450 +20.00% 1
East of England - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £450 -
Dorset - 1 £200 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Brentford - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 £200 -
Blackpool - 1 £450 -
Birmingham - 1 £275 -

Network Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Network Planning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Network Planning.

1 33 (45.83%) Telecoms
2 23 (31.94%) LTE
3 18 (25.00%) Project Management
4 16 (22.22%) 3G
5 15 (20.83%) Cisco
5 15 (20.83%) MS Visio
6 14 (19.44%) BGP
7 13 (18.06%) MS Excel
7 13 (18.06%) Wireless
7 13 (18.06%) Network Design
7 13 (18.06%) Huawei
8 12 (16.67%) HSRP
8 12 (16.67%) VRRP
8 12 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 12 (16.67%) OSPF
9 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
9 11 (15.28%) Logistics
9 11 (15.28%) Network Security
10 10 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (13.89%) Internet
10 10 (13.89%) VoIP
10 10 (13.89%) Windows
10 10 (13.89%) EIGRP
10 10 (13.89%) Finance
11 9 (12.50%) WAN
11 9 (12.50%) LAN
11 9 (12.50%) Juniper
11 9 (12.50%) Change Control
11 9 (12.50%) Data Centre
12 8 (11.11%) 802.1X

Network Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 15 (20.83%) MS Visio
2 13 (18.06%) MS Excel
3 8 (11.11%) MS Office
4 2 (2.78%) AutoCAD
4 2 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.39%) MicroStation
5 1 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) SAP APO
2 1 (1.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (31.94%) LTE
2 16 (22.22%) 3G
3 14 (19.44%) BGP
4 13 (18.06%) Wireless
5 12 (16.67%) HSRP
5 12 (16.67%) OSPF
5 12 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 12 (16.67%) VRRP
6 11 (15.28%) Network Security
7 10 (13.89%) EIGRP
7 10 (13.89%) Internet
7 10 (13.89%) VoIP
8 9 (12.50%) LAN
8 9 (12.50%) WAN
9 8 (11.11%) 802.11
9 8 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (11.11%) Firewall
9 8 (11.11%) VPN
10 7 (9.72%) UMTS
11 6 (8.33%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) GIS
2 2 (2.78%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.78%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
General
1 33 (45.83%) Telecoms
2 10 (13.89%) Finance
3 4 (5.56%) Retail
4 2 (2.78%) Banking
4 2 (2.78%) German Language
4 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.39%) French Language
5 1 (1.39%) Military
5 1 (1.39%) Publishing
5 1 (1.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (16.67%) Consultant
1 12 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 9 (12.50%) Architect
2 9 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 6 (8.33%) Designer
3 6 (8.33%) Network Architect
4 5 (6.94%) Network Consultant
4 5 (6.94%) Solutions Designer
5 4 (5.56%) Lead Project Manager
5 4 (5.56%) Network Planner
5 4 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Security Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Analyst
6 3 (4.17%) Build Manager
6 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (4.17%) Network Manager
6 3 (4.17%) SAP Consultant
6 3 (4.17%) Senior Architect
6 3 (4.17%) Senior Enterprise Architect
6 3 (4.17%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.11%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.39%) JSON
2 1 (1.39%) MFC
2 1 (1.39%) STL
2 1 (1.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.94%) PMI
3 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.78%) FMCG
4 2 (2.78%) Statistics
5 1 (1.39%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.89%) Windows
2 8 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.17%) Linux
4 1 (1.39%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.00%) Project Management
2 13 (18.06%) Network Design
3 11 (15.28%) Logistics
4 9 (12.50%) Change Control
5 8 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
6 7 (9.72%) SDLC
7 6 (8.33%) Escalation Management
7 6 (8.33%) Process Improvement
8 5 (6.94%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.56%) Business Process Improvement
9 4 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (5.56%) Configuration Management
9 4 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (5.56%) Energy Management
9 4 (5.56%) Network Management
9 4 (5.56%) Network Optimisation
9 4 (5.56%) Risk Management
9 4 (5.56%) Scrum
9 4 (5.56%) Waterfall
10 3 (4.17%) Critical Success Factor
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 3 (4.17%) C
3 2 (2.78%) ABAP
3 2 (2.78%) MapBasic
3 2 (2.78%) SQL
3 2 (2.78%) VB
4 1 (1.39%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (11.11%) CCNA
2 8 (11.11%) CCNP
3 5 (6.94%) PMI Certification
4 3 (4.17%) CCIE
4 3 (4.17%) Degree
5 1 (1.39%) CCDA
5 1 (1.39%) CCDP
5 1 (1.39%) CCSA
5 1 (1.39%) CCSE
5 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) JNCIE
5 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.72%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (9.72%) Cacti
1 7 (9.72%) Nagios
1 7 (9.72%) SmokePing
2 4 (5.56%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (1.39%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.39%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (1.39%) Netcool
3 1 (1.39%) OPNET
Vendors
1 15 (20.83%) Cisco
2 13 (18.06%) Huawei
3 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
4 9 (12.50%) Juniper
5 8 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 7 (9.72%) Aruba
6 7 (9.72%) Intel Security
6 7 (9.72%) Riverbed
6 7 (9.72%) SolarWinds
7 6 (8.33%) Tellabs
7 6 (8.33%) Virgin Media
8 5 (6.94%) F5
8 5 (6.94%) Palo Alto
8 5 (6.94%) SAP
9 4 (5.56%) Fortinet
9 4 (5.56%) Mapinfo
9 4 (5.56%) Nokia
9 4 (5.56%) Oracle
9 4 (5.56%) Stonesoft
10 3 (4.17%) Siemens
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