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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Planning
Rank 610 539 591
Rank change year-on-year
-71 +52
Contract jobs citing Network Planning 34 102 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.18% 0.071%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.075% 0.23% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 32 16
Average daily rate £435 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.00% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £283 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £423 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £290 £290
% change year-on-year
+37.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.50 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 - -

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
45560 43876 42202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.56% 78.77% 77.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 30059 27313 26301
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1278 1187
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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 28 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Planning within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Network Planning Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Planning
Top 11 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 28 April 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 -86 31 £435 +45.00% 3
West Midlands - 13 - - 1
Birmingham - 10 - - 1
Berkshire -21 9 £400 +37.93% 1
South East -40 9 £400 +37.93% 1
Reading -7 5 £491 - 1
London -20 5 £600 +53.84%
Slough +5 3 £375 -19.35%
South West +6 1 - -
Swindon +2 1 - -
Wiltshire +1 1 - -

Network Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 41 (53.25%) Telecoms
2 24 (31.17%) LTE
3 21 (27.27%) 3G
4 19 (24.68%) Cisco
5 17 (22.08%) Huawei
6 14 (18.18%) Project Management
7 13 (16.88%) Finance
8 11 (14.29%) Logistics
8 11 (14.29%) DWDM
9 10 (12.99%) Juniper
9 10 (12.99%) SDH
10 9 (11.69%) Internet
11 8 (10.39%) Wireless
11 8 (10.39%) Network Design
11 8 (10.39%) BGP
11 8 (10.39%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 8 (10.39%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (10.39%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (9.09%) TCP/IP
12 7 (9.09%) SLA
13 6 (7.79%) CCIE
13 6 (7.79%) CCNP
13 6 (7.79%) 2G
13 6 (7.79%) Ciena
14 5 (6.49%) Capacity Management
14 5 (6.49%) IPsec
14 5 (6.49%) Management Information System
14 5 (6.49%) Service Delivery
14 5 (6.49%) PMI
14 5 (6.49%) PMI Certification

Network Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 (1.30%) Smallworld
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) MS Office
2 4 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.19%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.60%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.30%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) SAP APO
2 1 (1.30%) SAP SCM
Communications & Networking
1 24 (31.17%) LTE
2 21 (27.27%) 3G
3 11 (14.29%) DWDM
4 10 (12.99%) SDH
5 9 (11.69%) Internet
6 8 (10.39%) BGP
6 8 (10.39%) Wireless
7 7 (9.09%) TCP/IP
8 6 (7.79%) 2G
9 5 (6.49%) Ethernet
9 5 (6.49%) GSM
9 5 (6.49%) IPsec
9 5 (6.49%) OSPF
10 4 (5.19%) DHCP
10 4 (5.19%) DNS
10 4 (5.19%) EIGRP
10 4 (5.19%) MPLS
10 4 (5.19%) UMTS
10 4 (5.19%) VRRP
10 4 (5.19%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) GIS
2 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.60%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.30%) Big Data
General
1 41 (53.25%) Telecoms
2 13 (16.88%) Finance
3 2 (2.60%) German Language
3 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.60%) Retail
4 1 (1.30%) Automotive
4 1 (1.30%) French Language
4 1 (1.30%) Military
4 1 (1.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (15.58%) Consultant
2 9 (11.69%) Project Manager
3 8 (10.39%) Network Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) Architect
4 6 (7.79%) Network Architect
4 6 (7.79%) Network Manager
5 5 (6.49%) Network Planner
5 5 (6.49%) Optimisation Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) Telecoms Manager
6 4 (5.19%) 3G Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Lead Project Manager
6 4 (5.19%) SAP Consultant
7 3 (3.90%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Build Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Network Consultant
7 3 (3.90%) Radio Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) SAP APO Consultant
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) MFC
1 1 (1.30%) RFC 2547
1 1 (1.30%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Management Information System
1 5 (6.49%) PMI
2 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.90%) Economics
3 2 (2.60%) FMCG
4 1 (1.30%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.30%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.90%) Linux
2 1 (1.30%) Android
2 1 (1.30%) Unix
2 1 (1.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.18%) Project Management
2 11 (14.29%) Logistics
3 8 (10.39%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (10.39%) Network Design
4 5 (6.49%) Capacity Management
4 5 (6.49%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.19%) Coaching
5 4 (5.19%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (5.19%) Demand Forecasting
5 4 (5.19%) Network Management
5 4 (5.19%) Network Optimisation
5 4 (5.19%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (5.19%) Quality Management
5 4 (5.19%) Risk Management
5 4 (5.19%) SDLC
6 3 (3.90%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.90%) Critical Success Factor
6 3 (3.90%) Line Management
6 3 (3.90%) Process Improvement
6 3 (3.90%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.60%) ABAP
1 2 (2.60%) SQL
2 1 (1.30%) C++
2 1 (1.30%) MapBasic
2 1 (1.30%) Perl
2 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (10.39%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (7.79%) CCIE
2 6 (7.79%) CCNP
3 5 (6.49%) PMI Certification
4 4 (5.19%) CCNA
5 3 (3.90%) Degree
6 2 (2.60%) CISSP
6 2 (2.60%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.30%) APMP
7 1 (1.30%) CWNA
7 1 (1.30%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.30%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (2.60%) OPNET
2 2 (2.60%) RSA Archer
3 1 (1.30%) Cacti
Vendors
1 19 (24.68%) Cisco
2 17 (22.08%) Huawei
3 10 (12.99%) Juniper
4 8 (10.39%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 6 (7.79%) Ciena
6 4 (5.19%) SAP
7 3 (3.90%) Mapinfo
7 3 (3.90%) Nokia
7 3 (3.90%) Nokia Networks
7 3 (3.90%) Tellabs
7 3 (3.90%) Virgin Media
8 2 (2.60%) CA
8 2 (2.60%) Ericsson
8 2 (2.60%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.60%) NetWitness
8 2 (2.60%) Remedy
9 1 (1.30%) Anite
9 1 (1.30%) Forcepoint
9 1 (1.30%) Intel Security
9 1 (1.30%) Nortel