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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Planning
Rank 521 538 504
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -34
Contract jobs citing Network Planning 85 41 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.078% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.11% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 15 5
Average daily rate
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£410 £600 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.66% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £507 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £630 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £535 £375
% change year-on-year
-20.56% +42.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £9.38 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.38 £9.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.31%

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
41951 38607 41075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26010 23715 23830
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1053 1463
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 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 Planning within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 +18 72 £450 -25.00% 2
London +19 19 £410 -31.66% 1
South East -5 16 £450 - 1
Berkshire +19 13 £400 - 1
Reading - 7 £450 - 1
North West -7 5 £300 -
Manchester -8 4 £300 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £530 -
Hertfordshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Watford - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Fareham - - - -

Network Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 58 (46.77%) Telecoms
2 39 (31.45%) LTE
3 33 (26.61%) 3G
4 30 (24.19%) SAP
5 26 (20.97%) Radio Access Network
6 24 (19.35%) SAP APO
7 20 (16.13%) Ethernet
7 20 (16.13%) 2G
8 18 (14.52%) SDH
8 18 (14.52%) Degree
9 17 (13.71%) Huawei
9 17 (13.71%) Wireless
10 16 (12.90%) Computer Science
11 15 (12.10%) Cisco
11 15 (12.10%) ATM
12 14 (11.29%) WAN
12 14 (11.29%) Ericsson
13 13 (10.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 12 (9.68%) 4G
14 12 (9.68%) Project Management
14 12 (9.68%) Nokia
14 12 (9.68%) Network Design
15 11 (8.87%) Migration
15 11 (8.87%) Mapinfo
16 10 (8.06%) UMTS
17 9 (7.26%) Disaster Recovery
17 9 (7.26%) NEC
17 9 (7.26%) Summit
17 9 (7.26%) GSM
17 9 (7.26%) DWDM

Network Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (0.81%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.81%) ArcGIS
1 1 (0.81%) Smallworld
Applications
1 4 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (19.35%) SAP APO
2 9 (7.26%) Summit
3 2 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.61%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.81%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.81%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 39 (31.45%) LTE
2 33 (26.61%) 3G
3 26 (20.97%) Radio Access Network
4 20 (16.13%) 2G
4 20 (16.13%) Ethernet
5 18 (14.52%) SDH
6 17 (13.71%) Wireless
7 15 (12.10%) ATM
8 14 (11.29%) WAN
9 12 (9.68%) 4G
10 10 (8.06%) UMTS
11 9 (7.26%) GSM
11 9 (7.26%) DWDM
12 7 (5.65%) 2.5G
12 7 (5.65%) VoLTE
13 6 (4.84%) WiMAX
14 5 (4.03%) Firewall
14 5 (4.03%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (4.03%) OSPF
14 5 (4.03%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.03%) SAP BW
2 2 (1.61%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Toad
General
1 58 (46.77%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.84%) Finance
2 6 (4.84%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.61%) Marketing
3 2 (1.61%) Dutch Language
3 2 (1.61%) Front Office
4 1 (0.81%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 37 (29.84%) Consultant
2 20 (16.13%) SAP Consultant
3 19 (15.32%) SAP APO Consultant
4 13 (10.48%) Project Manager
4 13 (10.48%) Transmission Engineer
5 12 (9.68%) Senior Consultant
5 12 (9.68%) Design Engineer
6 11 (8.87%) Radio Engineer
7 10 (8.06%) Network Engineer
8 9 (7.26%) Transmission Design Engineer
9 8 (6.45%) Architect
10 6 (4.84%) Radio Network Engineer
11 5 (4.03%) Solutions Consultant
12 4 (3.23%) Network Optimisation Engineer
12 4 (3.23%) Senior Architect
12 4 (3.23%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 4 (3.23%) Technical Project Manager
12 4 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (3.23%) Infrastructure Manager
12 4 (3.23%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.90%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.42%) FMCG
2 3 (2.42%) GIS
3 2 (1.61%) PMI
4 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.81%) SCADA
4 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.45%) Linux
2 5 (4.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.61%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.61%) VMS
3 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.61%) Windows
4 1 (0.81%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (9.68%) Project Management
1 12 (9.68%) Network Design
2 11 (8.87%) Migration
3 9 (7.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (7.26%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (6.45%) PRINCE2
4 8 (6.45%) Validation
4 8 (6.45%) Resource Management
5 7 (5.65%) Project Planning
5 7 (5.65%) Performance Management
5 7 (5.65%) Asset Management
6 6 (4.84%) Configuration Management
7 5 (4.03%) ITIL
7 5 (4.03%) Workflow
7 5 (4.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (4.03%) SAP Implementation
7 5 (4.03%) Time Management
8 4 (3.23%) Fault Management
8 4 (3.23%) Network Architecture
9 3 (2.42%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.23%) ABAP
2 2 (1.61%) C
3 1 (0.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (14.52%) Degree
2 6 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.23%) CCIE
3 4 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.42%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.42%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.61%) CCNP
5 2 (1.61%) CCNA
5 2 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.81%) PMP
6 1 (0.81%) CCDA
6 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.65%) SLA
2 1 (0.81%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (4.03%) GPFS
2 2 (1.61%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (6.45%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.61%) SCDPM
2 2 (1.61%) SCCM
2 2 (1.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (24.19%) SAP
2 17 (13.71%) Huawei
3 15 (12.10%) Cisco
4 14 (11.29%) Ericsson
5 13 (10.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 12 (9.68%) Nokia
7 11 (8.87%) Mapinfo
8 9 (7.26%) NEC
9 6 (4.84%) Cramer
9 6 (4.84%) VMware
10 5 (4.03%) Ciena
10 5 (4.03%) BT
10 5 (4.03%) Nortel
10 5 (4.03%) IBM
11 4 (3.23%) Juniper
11 4 (3.23%) CheckPoint
12 3 (2.42%) Remedy
13 2 (1.61%) McAfee
13 2 (1.61%) Oracle
13 2 (1.61%) Microsoft