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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Planning
Rank 590 495 561
Rank change year-on-year
-95 +66
Contract jobs citing Network Planning 36 110 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.21% 0.077%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.086% 0.28% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 32 12
Average daily rate £375 £290 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% -43.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £248 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £423 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £270 £355
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -23.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
41939 39781 37687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.34% 77.74% 76.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 27430 25409 22756
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1055 1156
Average hourly rate £39.34 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.05% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 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 22 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 14 February 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 -80 35 £375 +29.31% 1
South East -39 16 £375 +38.88%
Hampshire +18 8 £388 -
London -15 8 £364 -6.72%
Berkshire -26 7 - -
Basingstoke +4 4 £295 -
Bracknell +2 3 - -
Newbury +1 3 - -
Leeds - 3 £325 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £325 -
Yorkshire - 3 £325 -
City of London - 2 £321 -
South West +1 1 - -
Swindon +1 1 - -
Wiltshire -1 1 - -
Reading -9 1 - -
Surrey -31 1 £257 +3.83%
West Midlands - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Hook - 1 £475 -

Network Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 40 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 24 (30.00%) Cisco
2 24 (30.00%) Huawei
3 22 (27.50%) LTE
4 19 (23.75%) 3G
5 16 (20.00%) 2G
6 15 (18.75%) Juniper
7 11 (13.75%) SDH
7 11 (13.75%) Wireless
8 10 (12.50%) GSM
8 10 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (12.50%) Ethernet
8 10 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
9 9 (11.25%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 9 (11.25%) DWDM
9 9 (11.25%) Finance
10 8 (10.00%) Ericsson
10 8 (10.00%) RNC
11 7 (8.75%) Capacity Management
11 7 (8.75%) Nokia
11 7 (8.75%) Mapinfo
11 7 (8.75%) WCDMA
11 7 (8.75%) CCNP
11 7 (8.75%) Firewall
11 7 (8.75%) MPLS
11 7 (8.75%) BT
12 6 (7.50%) VPN
12 6 (7.50%) CCIE
12 6 (7.50%) Ciena

Network Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 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 (1.25%) Smallworld
Applications
1 5 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.75%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.50%) MS Office
3 2 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.25%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) SAP APO
2 1 (1.25%) SAP SCM
Communications & Networking
1 22 (27.50%) LTE
2 19 (23.75%) 3G
3 16 (20.00%) 2G
4 11 (13.75%) SDH
4 11 (13.75%) Wireless
5 10 (12.50%) Ethernet
5 10 (12.50%) GSM
5 10 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
6 9 (11.25%) DWDM
7 8 (10.00%) RNC
8 7 (8.75%) Firewall
8 7 (8.75%) MPLS
8 7 (8.75%) WCDMA
9 6 (7.50%) VPN
10 5 (6.25%) 4G
10 5 (6.25%) BGP
10 5 (6.25%) LAN
11 4 (5.00%) Cisco ISE
11 4 (5.00%) TCP/IP
11 4 (5.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) GIS
2 3 (3.75%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.25%) Big Data
3 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.25%) MS Access
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.25%) SAP BW
General
1 40 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (11.25%) Finance
3 3 (3.75%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.50%) Retail
5 1 (1.25%) Automotive
5 1 (1.25%) Electronics
5 1 (1.25%) French Language
5 1 (1.25%) German Language
5 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (13.75%) Consultant
2 8 (10.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (10.00%) Network Planner
3 7 (8.75%) Architect
3 7 (8.75%) Network Manager
3 7 (8.75%) Optimisation Engineer
4 5 (6.25%) Databuild Engineer
4 5 (6.25%) Network Architect
4 5 (6.25%) RAN Engineer
5 4 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.00%) SAP Consultant
6 3 (3.75%) 3G Engineer
6 3 (3.75%) 3G Optimisation Engineer
6 3 (3.75%) Circuiting Engineer
6 3 (3.75%) LTE Engineer
6 3 (3.75%) Network Project Manager
6 3 (3.75%) Radio Engineer
6 3 (3.75%) SAP APO Consultant
6 3 (3.75%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (3.75%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) XML
2 2 (2.50%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.50%) Middleware
3 1 (1.25%) CSS
3 1 (1.25%) HTML
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.25%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.00%) Economics
2 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.25%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.25%) FMCG
5 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.25%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.25%) PMI
5 1 (1.25%) Statistics
5 1 (1.25%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.50%) Linux
1 2 (2.50%) Windows
2 1 (1.25%) Unix
2 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
2 7 (8.75%) Capacity Management
3 6 (7.50%) Network Design
4 5 (6.25%) Network Management
4 5 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
4 5 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 5 (6.25%) Project Management
5 4 (5.00%) Change Management
5 4 (5.00%) Demand Forecasting
5 4 (5.00%) Load Balancing
5 4 (5.00%) Network Optimisation
6 3 (3.75%) Business Development
6 3 (3.75%) ITIL
6 3 (3.75%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (3.75%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (3.75%) SAP Implementation
7 2 (2.50%) Analytics
7 2 (2.50%) High Availability
7 2 (2.50%) Project Governance
7 2 (2.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.25%) SQL
2 2 (2.50%) MapBasic
3 1 (1.25%) ABAP
3 1 (1.25%) C
3 1 (1.25%) Java
3 1 (1.25%) Perl
3 1 (1.25%) PHP
3 1 (1.25%) Python
3 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (8.75%) CCNP
3 6 (7.50%) CCIE
4 5 (6.25%) CCNA
4 5 (6.25%) Degree
5 4 (5.00%) CISSP
6 3 (3.75%) JNCIE
6 3 (3.75%) JNCIP
7 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.25%) APMP
8 1 (1.25%) CWNA
8 1 (1.25%) HNC
8 1 (1.25%) HND
8 1 (1.25%) HP APS
8 1 (1.25%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.25%) MBA
8 1 (1.25%) PhD
8 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (3.75%) OPNET
3 1 (1.25%) Cacti
Vendors
1 24 (30.00%) Cisco
1 24 (30.00%) Huawei
2 15 (18.75%) Juniper
3 9 (11.25%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 8 (10.00%) Ericsson
5 7 (8.75%) BT
5 7 (8.75%) Mapinfo
5 7 (8.75%) Nokia
6 6 (7.50%) Ciena
6 6 (7.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 5 (6.25%) Blue Coat
7 5 (6.25%) Intel Security
7 5 (6.25%) Nortel
8 4 (5.00%) Remedy
8 4 (5.00%) SAP
9 3 (3.75%) CheckPoint
9 3 (3.75%) Forcepoint
9 3 (3.75%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.75%) WatchGuard
10 2 (2.50%) CA