The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for Network Design skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Network Design over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Network Design
England / East Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 89 88
Rank change year-on-year -9 -1  
Contract jobs citing Network Design 3 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.20% 0.25% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.31% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Median daily rate £300 £369 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.64% +0.13%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £436 £350
% change year-on-year -9.45% +24.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.22% +21.62%  

Network Design is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1195 1308 1281
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 79.77% 80.15% 76.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 803 732
Median daily rate £388 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 43
Median hourly rate £21.80 £27.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.72% +71.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing Network Design as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Network Design in the East Midlands

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Design in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Design in the East Midlands

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Design in the East Midlands

Network Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Design in the East Midlands

Network Design
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire - 2 £300 - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £525 -
Network Design
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network Design also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) CCNP
2 3 (42.86%) SAN
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Palo Alto
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Wireless
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Server
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) IIS
4 1 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (14.29%) Linux

Network Design
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) BGP
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) EIGRP
3 1 (14.29%) ICMP
3 1 (14.29%) Internet
3 1 (14.29%) IPsec
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) MPLS
3 1 (14.29%) NetScreen
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security
3 1 (14.29%) OSPF
3 1 (14.29%) SSL
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) VoIP
3 1 (14.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Network Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) SAN Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) SAN Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) SAN Storage Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) SAN Storage Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Storage Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Storage Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Architect
3 1 (14.29%) IT Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL Service Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) CentOS
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 1 (14.29%) ITSM
3 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Patch Management
3 1 (14.29%) Physics
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCNP
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) CCDP
3 1 (14.29%) CCIE
3 1 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) FortiGate
1 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (14.29%) OVSD
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Palo Alto
3 1 (14.29%) Avaya
3 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
3 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 1 (14.29%) F5
3 1 (14.29%) Forcepoint
3 1 (14.29%) Intel Security
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) NetApp
3 1 (14.29%) Radware
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) Rockwell
3 1 (14.29%) Symantec