Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Design Engineer was £418 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 804 789 776
Rank change year-on-year -15 -13 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Network Design Engineer 47 77 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.050% 0.079% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.083% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 38 46
England median daily rate £418 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +6.25% +13.07%
10th Percentile £359 £343 £290
90th Percentile £522 £500 £513
UK median daily rate £417 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.88% +6.25% +13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
England median hourly rate £57.50 £38.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.35% +28.33% -49.15%
10th Percentile £56.25 £36.50 £24.90
90th Percentile £58.75 £40.50 £34.80
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +49.35% +28.33% -49.15%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89936 92818 97863
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59957 61108 63299
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2672 2997 3790
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%

Network Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Network Design Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Network Design Engineer in England

Network Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Design Engineer in England

Network Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design Engineer in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Design Engineer in England

Network Design Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Design Engineer in England

Network Design Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +37 22 £425 -10.53% 2
Midlands +34 22 £425 -10.53% 2
South East -9 7 £386 -9.12%
London -46 7 £407 -7.61%
North of England +64 5 £413 +6.45%
East of England -12 4 - -
North East +70 3 £400 -
North West +8 2 £425 +6.25%
South West +8 2 - -
Network Design Engineer
UK

Network Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Network Design Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Network Design Engineer in the job title.

1 46 (97.87%) Network Design
2 32 (68.09%) Cisco
3 30 (63.83%) Firewall
4 26 (55.32%) WAN
5 22 (46.81%) CheckPoint
6 21 (44.68%) Wireless
6 21 (44.68%) Fortinet
7 20 (42.55%) Oracle
8 18 (38.30%) Security Cleared
8 18 (38.30%) Cisco ASA
9 17 (36.17%) WAN Optimisation
10 16 (34.04%) FortiGate
10 16 (34.04%) Microsoft Azure
10 16 (34.04%) Amazon AWS
10 16 (34.04%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (34.04%) Data Centre
11 15 (31.91%) Nokia
12 14 (29.79%) CCNP
12 14 (29.79%) VPN
12 14 (29.79%) SC Cleared
13 13 (27.66%) Aruba
13 13 (27.66%) LAN
13 13 (27.66%) Juniper
14 11 (23.40%) McAfee
15 9 (19.15%) CCIE
16 8 (17.02%) Workflow
17 7 (14.89%) High Availability
17 7 (14.89%) Cybersecurity
17 7 (14.89%) Network Security
17 7 (14.89%) Degree

Network Design Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (34.04%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (34.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (63.83%) Firewall
2 26 (55.32%) WAN
3 21 (44.68%) Wireless
4 18 (38.30%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (29.79%) VPN
6 13 (27.66%) LAN
7 7 (14.89%) Network Security
7 7 (14.89%) VLAN
8 5 (10.64%) BIG-IP
8 5 (10.64%) MVNO
9 4 (8.51%) Diameter Protocol
9 4 (8.51%) MPLS
9 4 (8.51%) SS7
9 4 (8.51%) Value-Added Service
9 4 (8.51%) VoLTE
9 4 (8.51%) VoWiFi
10 3 (6.38%) BGP
11 2 (4.26%) EIGRP
11 2 (4.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (4.26%) OSPF
General
1 7 (14.89%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.64%) Billing
3 2 (4.26%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.13%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 16 (34.04%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (8.51%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.13%) Derivative
4 1 (2.13%) PKI
4 1 (2.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Linux
1 5 (10.64%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Unix
3 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (97.87%) Network Design
2 17 (36.17%) WAN Optimisation
3 8 (17.02%) Workflow
4 7 (14.89%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (14.89%) High Availability
5 6 (12.77%) Network Management
6 5 (10.64%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (10.64%) Load Balancing
6 5 (10.64%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (10.64%) Risk Management
6 5 (10.64%) SIEM
7 4 (8.51%) CRM
7 4 (8.51%) ITIL
7 4 (8.51%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.38%) ITSM
8 3 (6.38%) Service Management
9 2 (4.26%) Change Control
9 2 (4.26%) Incident Management
9 2 (4.26%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (38.30%) Security Cleared
2 16 (34.04%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (29.79%) CCNP
3 14 (29.79%) SC Cleared
4 9 (19.15%) CCIE
5 7 (14.89%) Degree
6 5 (10.64%) JNCIA
7 4 (8.51%) CCIP
7 4 (8.51%) CCNA
7 4 (8.51%) CISM
7 4 (8.51%) CISSP
7 4 (8.51%) CompTIA Security+
7 4 (8.51%) Security+ Certification
8 3 (6.38%) CCDP
8 3 (6.38%) CCSA
8 3 (6.38%) CCSE
8 3 (6.38%) HP ASE
8 3 (6.38%) JNCIE
9 2 (4.26%) CCSP
9 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.26%) VMware NSX
2 1 (2.13%) Firmware
2 1 (2.13%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.13%) vSphere
2 1 (2.13%) XenApp
2 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (34.04%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.13%) Ansible
2 1 (2.13%) Cacti
2 1 (2.13%) Nagios
2 1 (2.13%) Puppet
2 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (2.13%) vCenter Server
2 1 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (68.09%) Cisco
2 22 (46.81%) CheckPoint
3 21 (44.68%) Fortinet
4 20 (42.55%) Oracle
5 15 (31.91%) Nokia
6 13 (27.66%) Aruba
6 13 (27.66%) Juniper
7 11 (23.40%) McAfee
8 6 (12.77%) Riverbed
9 5 (10.64%) F5
10 4 (8.51%) Tekelec
11 3 (6.38%) VMware
12 2 (4.26%) HP
12 2 (4.26%) TippingPoint
13 1 (2.13%) Blue Coat
13 1 (2.13%) Citrix
13 1 (2.13%) IBM
13 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
13 1 (2.13%) Red Hat