The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Planning
Rank 548 505 445
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -60
Contract jobs citing Network Planning 40 51 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.11% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.097% 0.15% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 12
Average daily rate £425 £315 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.92% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £245 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £388 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £315 £306
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £19.80 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +108.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.80 £9.50
% change year-on-year
- +108.36%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41318 34649 42090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.34% 72.50% 69.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25663 20657 24013
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1168 1064 1437
Average hourly rate £28.49 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.98% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 17 April 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 23 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -38 35 £438 +36.71% 6
South East -17 15 £283 -15.67% 6
London -28 10 £450 -
Surrey -5 9 £265 -17.18%
Berkshire -18 4 £450 +28.57% 4
West Midlands -20 1 - -
East of England -32 1 £375 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £375 -
Leicestershire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 2
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 2
Newbury - - - - 3
Reading - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -

Network Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 40 (47.62%) 3G
2 30 (35.71%) Telecoms
3 28 (33.33%) SAP
4 27 (32.14%) LTE
5 26 (30.95%) Radio Access Network
6 25 (29.76%) 2G
7 24 (28.57%) SAP APO
8 22 (26.19%) Ericsson
9 13 (15.48%) Ethernet
10 12 (14.29%) Nokia
10 12 (14.29%) Huawei
11 11 (13.10%) CRM
11 11 (13.10%) ATM
12 10 (11.90%) SDH
12 10 (11.90%) RNC
13 9 (10.71%) SAP ERP
13 9 (10.71%) SAP SCM
13 9 (10.71%) Logistics
13 9 (10.71%) SAP CRM
13 9 (10.71%) LSMW
13 9 (10.71%) NEC
13 9 (10.71%) ERP
13 9 (10.71%) Manugistics
13 9 (10.71%) DWDM
13 9 (10.71%) 4G
13 9 (10.71%) Procure-to-pay
14 8 (9.52%) Project Management
15 7 (8.33%) SAP BW
15 7 (8.33%) UMTS
15 7 (8.33%) GPRS

Network Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (1.19%) ArcGIS
1 1 (1.19%) Smallworld
1 1 (1.19%) Zimbra
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Maya
2 1 (1.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 24 (28.57%) SAP APO
2 9 (10.71%) SAP CRM
2 9 (10.71%) SAP SCM
2 9 (10.71%) SAP ERP
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 40 (47.62%) 3G
2 27 (32.14%) LTE
3 26 (30.95%) Radio Access Network
4 25 (29.76%) 2G
5 13 (15.48%) Ethernet
6 11 (13.10%) ATM
7 10 (11.90%) SDH
7 10 (11.90%) RNC
8 9 (10.71%) DWDM
8 9 (10.71%) 4G
9 7 (8.33%) UMTS
9 7 (8.33%) GPRS
10 6 (7.14%) UTRAN
11 5 (5.95%) BT 21CN
11 5 (5.95%) GSM
12 4 (4.76%) HTTP
12 4 (4.76%) Wireless
13 3 (3.57%) SMS
13 3 (3.57%) Parlay
13 3 (3.57%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.33%) SAP BW
2 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.38%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (10.71%) LSMW
General
1 30 (35.71%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.38%) Back Office
4 1 (1.19%) Electronics
4 1 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (34.52%) Consultant
2 22 (26.19%) SAP Consultant
3 12 (14.29%) SAP APO Consultant
3 12 (14.29%) Design Engineer
3 12 (14.29%) Network Planner
4 9 (10.71%) Transmission Engineer
4 9 (10.71%) SAP Functional Consultant
4 9 (10.71%) Functional Consultant
4 9 (10.71%) Transmission Design Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Radio Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) RAN Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.76%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) Databuild Engineer
9 2 (2.38%) Radio Network Engineer
9 2 (2.38%) IP Engineer
9 2 (2.38%) Network Project Manager
9 2 (2.38%) Network Manager
9 2 (2.38%) Configuration Engineer
10 1 (1.19%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.38%) GIS
2 1 (1.19%) Video on Demand
2 1 (1.19%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.19%) UNIX
1 1 (1.19%) Solaris
1 1 (1.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.10%) CRM
2 9 (10.71%) ERP
2 9 (10.71%) Logistics
2 9 (10.71%) Procure-to-pay
3 8 (9.52%) Project Management
4 3 (3.57%) Load Balancing
4 3 (3.57%) Validation
4 3 (3.57%) Time Management
5 2 (2.38%) Network Architecture
5 2 (2.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (2.38%) SAP Implementation
5 2 (2.38%) Migration
5 2 (2.38%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.19%) ITIL
6 1 (1.19%) Data Modelling
6 1 (1.19%) Quality Management
6 1 (1.19%) Change Management
6 1 (1.19%) Risk Management
6 1 (1.19%) Workflow
6 1 (1.19%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.57%) Perl
1 3 (3.57%) SQL
2 1 (1.19%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.57%) Degree
3 2 (2.38%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.38%) CCNA
4 1 (1.19%) ISEB
4 1 (1.19%) PMP
4 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.19%) CAPM
4 1 (1.19%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 28 (33.33%) SAP
2 22 (26.19%) Ericsson
3 12 (14.29%) Nokia
3 12 (14.29%) Huawei
4 9 (10.71%) NEC
4 9 (10.71%) Manugistics
5 6 (7.14%) Nortel
5 6 (7.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 5 (5.95%) Cisco
6 5 (5.95%) BT
7 4 (4.76%) Oracle
8 3 (3.57%) Juniper
9 2 (2.38%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.38%) Mapinfo
9 2 (2.38%) Cramer
9 2 (2.38%) Cerion
10 1 (1.19%) F5
10 1 (1.19%) VMware
10 1 (1.19%) Tektronix
10 1 (1.19%) IBM