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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Planning
Rank 504 517 489
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -28
Contract jobs citing Network Planning 74 40 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.082% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 10
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£293 £433 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.44% +73.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £263 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £263 £270
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 - -

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
38160 36205 32086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.24% 74.33% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 24546 22063 19027
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £273 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 993 1129 1306
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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 +11 73 £293 -32.44% 6
South East -2 41 £270 +3.34% 4
London +14 24 £450 +3.93% 2
Berkshire +8 20 £413 - 4
Reading +11 5 £450 -
Basingstoke - 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 - -
North West - 3 - -
City of London +10 1 £525 +21.25% 1
Docklands, London - 1 £700 -
Newbury - 1 £293 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £275 -
Kent - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Hull - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Southampton - - - -
York - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -

Network Planning
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 66 (47.83%) Telecoms
2 46 (33.33%) 3G
3 40 (28.99%) LTE
4 35 (25.36%) Radio Access Network
5 33 (23.91%) 2G
6 27 (19.57%) Ericsson
7 26 (18.84%) RNC
8 22 (15.94%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 22 (15.94%) Cisco
9 20 (14.49%) Security Cleared
10 19 (13.77%) Nokia
11 18 (13.04%) Degree
11 18 (13.04%) Network Design
12 16 (11.59%) Network Architecture
12 16 (11.59%) Firewall
12 16 (11.59%) Wireless
13 15 (10.87%) Computer Science
14 12 (8.70%) DV Cleared
14 12 (8.70%) NSN NetAct
14 12 (8.70%) 4G
14 12 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (8.70%) SQL
14 12 (8.70%) GSM
15 11 (7.97%) UMTS
16 10 (7.25%) Project Management
16 10 (7.25%) SAP
16 10 (7.25%) Nortel
17 9 (6.52%) SAP APO
17 9 (6.52%) Oracle
17 9 (6.52%) Perl

Network Planning
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 7 (5.07%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.45%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.45%) MS Office
2 2 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.72%) Maya
Business Applications
1 9 (6.52%) SAP APO
1 9 (6.52%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (2.90%) Summit
3 2 (1.45%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.72%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.72%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.72%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 46 (33.33%) 3G
2 40 (28.99%) LTE
3 35 (25.36%) Radio Access Network
4 33 (23.91%) 2G
5 26 (18.84%) RNC
6 16 (11.59%) Wireless
6 16 (11.59%) Firewall
7 12 (8.70%) GSM
7 12 (8.70%) 4G
8 11 (7.97%) UMTS
9 9 (6.52%) HSPA
10 8 (5.80%) SDH
10 8 (5.80%) Ethernet
11 7 (5.07%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (5.07%) WAN
11 7 (5.07%) TCP/IP
12 6 (4.35%) VPN
12 6 (4.35%) SSL
12 6 (4.35%) 802.11
13 5 (3.62%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.17%) MS Access
2 2 (1.45%) SAP BW
2 2 (1.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 66 (47.83%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.17%) German Language
3 3 (2.17%) Electronics
4 2 (1.45%) Russian Language
4 2 (1.45%) Finance
4 2 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.72%) Back Office
5 1 (0.72%) Legal
5 1 (0.72%) Banking
5 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (15.94%) Architect
2 21 (15.22%) Consultant
3 18 (13.04%) Network Architect
4 17 (12.32%) Network Planner
5 11 (7.97%) Network Engineer
6 9 (6.52%) SAP Consultant
7 8 (5.80%) SAP APO Consultant
7 8 (5.80%) RAN Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) Transmission Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) Network Manager
8 6 (4.35%) Performance Engineer
8 6 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (4.35%) Senior Consultant
9 5 (3.62%) RAN Configuration Engineer
9 5 (3.62%) Designer
9 5 (3.62%) Configuration Engineer
10 4 (2.90%) Transmission Planning Engineer
10 4 (2.90%) Radio Engineer
10 4 (2.90%) Design Engineer
11 3 (2.17%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.45%) Middleware
1 2 (1.45%) Django
2 1 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.87%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.35%) Statistics
2 6 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.62%) NHS
4 2 (1.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.45%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.72%) FMCG
5 1 (0.72%) PMI
5 1 (0.72%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.45%) Windows
1 2 (1.45%) VMS
1 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (1.45%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.72%) Solaris
2 1 (0.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.04%) Network Design
2 16 (11.59%) Network Architecture
3 10 (7.25%) Project Management
4 8 (5.80%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (5.80%) Network Management
5 7 (5.07%) Load Balancing
6 6 (4.35%) Performance Engineering
6 6 (4.35%) Change Management
7 5 (3.62%) Validation
7 5 (3.62%) Business Development
8 3 (2.17%) Product Management
8 3 (2.17%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (2.17%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (1.45%) Trend Analysis
9 2 (1.45%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (1.45%) Workflow
9 2 (1.45%) ITIL
9 2 (1.45%) PRINCE2
9 2 (1.45%) CRM
10 1 (0.72%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.70%) SQL
2 9 (6.52%) Perl
3 3 (2.17%) ABAP
4 2 (1.45%) Python
5 1 (0.72%) C
5 1 (0.72%) VBA
5 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (14.49%) Security Cleared
2 18 (13.04%) Degree
3 12 (8.70%) DV Cleared
3 12 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (6.52%) SC Cleared
5 7 (5.07%) CCIE
5 7 (5.07%) CCNP
6 5 (3.62%) HNC
7 4 (2.90%) HND
7 4 (2.90%) CISSP
8 1 (0.72%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.72%) CCNA
8 1 (0.72%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.35%) SLA
2 5 (3.62%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (8.70%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.45%) SCDPM
2 2 (1.45%) OPNET
2 2 (1.45%) SCCM
2 2 (1.45%) SCOM
3 1 (0.72%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 27 (19.57%) Ericsson
2 22 (15.94%) Cisco
2 22 (15.94%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 19 (13.77%) Nokia
4 10 (7.25%) SAP
4 10 (7.25%) Nortel
5 9 (6.52%) Oracle
5 9 (6.52%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 7 (5.07%) Juniper
7 6 (4.35%) Avaya
7 6 (4.35%) CheckPoint
8 5 (3.62%) Actix
9 4 (2.90%) Mapinfo
10 3 (2.17%) Siemens
10 3 (2.17%) Microsoft
10 3 (2.17%) Huawei
10 3 (2.17%) Cramer
11 2 (1.45%) Lumension
11 2 (1.45%) McAfee
12 1 (0.72%) ESRI
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