The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Design
England / East of England
Rank 113 113 123
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10  
Contract jobs citing Network Design 13 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.60% 0.41% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.51% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 7
Median daily rate £198 £325 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.23% -31.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £325 £466
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £439 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £438 £350
% change year-on-year -10.57% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +4.44% +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 of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1796 1971 2038
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 82.69% 80.71% 78.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1100 1172 1182
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 134 160
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 of England

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Design in the East of England

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Design in the East of England

Network Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Design in the East of England

Network Design
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 24 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
Hertfordshire +2 7 £194 - 2
Suffolk - 4 £220 - 1
Essex - 1 £525 -
Norfolk - 1 - -
Network Design
England

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 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 of England region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 18 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (53.57%) Cisco
3 13 (46.43%) VPN
3 13 (46.43%) Firewall
4 12 (42.86%) Wireless
5 11 (39.29%) LAN
6 10 (35.71%) WAN
6 10 (35.71%) TCP/IP
6 10 (35.71%) Juniper
6 10 (35.71%) Network Security
7 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
7 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
7 9 (32.14%) Network Monitoring
7 9 (32.14%) Broadband
7 9 (32.14%) ISDN
7 9 (32.14%) ITIL
8 7 (25.00%) Network Management
9 5 (17.86%) CCNA
9 5 (17.86%) Validation
10 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
10 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (14.29%) CCIE
10 4 (14.29%) DV Cleared
11 3 (10.71%) Coaching
11 3 (10.71%) CCNP
12 2 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (7.14%) InDesign
12 2 (7.14%) Finance
12 2 (7.14%) IPv6
12 2 (7.14%) Change Management

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (7.14%) InDesign
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (7.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.57%) IaaS
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.57%) PaaS
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (46.43%) Firewall
1 13 (46.43%) VPN
2 12 (42.86%) Wireless
3 11 (39.29%) LAN
4 10 (35.71%) Network Security
4 10 (35.71%) TCP/IP
4 10 (35.71%) WAN
5 9 (32.14%) Broadband
5 9 (32.14%) ISDN
6 2 (7.14%) IPv6
6 2 (7.14%) WLAN
7 1 (3.57%) BGP
7 1 (3.57%) DNS
7 1 (3.57%) DSL
7 1 (3.57%) IPsec
7 1 (3.57%) IPv4
7 1 (3.57%) MPLS
7 1 (3.57%) OSPF
7 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (3.57%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Big Data
1 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dreamweaver
General
1 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 9 (32.14%) Network Support
3 6 (21.43%) Designer
4 5 (17.86%) Network Support Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Support Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Architect
5 4 (14.29%) Network Designer
5 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Design Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Network Architect
6 3 (10.71%) Network Design Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (7.14%) Cisco Support
7 2 (7.14%) Creative Designer
7 2 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (7.14%) Network Manager
7 2 (7.14%) Network Support Technician
7 2 (7.14%) Network Technician
7 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (7.14%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) CSS
1 2 (7.14%) CSS3
1 2 (7.14%) HTML
1 2 (7.14%) HTML5
1 2 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.14%) e-Health
1 2 (7.14%) W3C
2 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) ITIL
1 9 (32.14%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (25.00%) Network Management
3 5 (17.86%) Validation
4 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.71%) Coaching
6 2 (7.14%) Change Management
6 2 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (7.14%) Demand Management
6 2 (7.14%) High Availability
6 2 (7.14%) Multichannel Marketing
6 2 (7.14%) Typography
7 1 (3.57%) Business Transformation
7 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
7 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.57%) Data Architecture
7 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (3.57%) SIEM
7 1 (3.57%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 18 (64.29%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
2 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
3 5 (17.86%) CCNA
4 4 (14.29%) CCIE
4 4 (14.29%) DV Cleared
5 3 (10.71%) CCNP
6 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) Firmware
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Cisco
2 10 (35.71%) Juniper
3 2 (7.14%) Adobe
3 2 (7.14%) BT
3 2 (7.14%) F5
4 1 (3.57%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix
4 1 (3.57%) CyberArk
4 1 (3.57%) Huawei
4 1 (3.57%) Imperva
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) Qualys
4 1 (3.57%) Splunk
4 1 (3.57%) VMware