The median contractor rate for a Network Design Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Design Engineer
UK / England
Rank 542 583 564
Rank change year-on-year +41 -19  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Design Engineer 24 32 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.058% 0.065% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.068% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 21
Median daily rate £425 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.38% +2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £495 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £65.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39295 46721 46527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.22% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25610 30627 28567
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1460 1889
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Network Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Network Design Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 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
South East +11 16 £425 +13.33% 1
North West +27 2 £388 +93.75%
London +25 2 £550 +40.12%
West Midlands +15 2 - -
North East - 2 - -
Network Design Engineer
UK

Network Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 59 (93.65%) Network Design
2 51 (80.95%) Cisco
3 37 (58.73%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (42.86%) CCNP
5 26 (41.27%) Firewall
5 26 (41.27%) Security Cleared
6 21 (33.33%) LAN
7 20 (31.75%) CCNA
8 18 (28.57%) CheckPoint
8 18 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
9 17 (26.98%) SC Cleared
9 17 (26.98%) Telecoms
9 17 (26.98%) WAN
10 15 (23.81%) CCIE
11 14 (22.22%) Migration
11 14 (22.22%) Data Centre
12 12 (19.05%) OSPF
12 12 (19.05%) BGP
12 12 (19.05%) Network Security
12 12 (19.05%) Fortinet
13 10 (15.87%) VoIP
14 9 (14.29%) Juniper
15 8 (12.70%) F5
16 7 (11.11%) Load Balancing
16 7 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
16 7 (11.11%) Wireless
16 7 (11.11%) Oracle
16 7 (11.11%) Mentoring
17 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
17 6 (9.52%) Unified Communications

Network Design Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.76%) MS Office
3 1 (1.59%) MS Project
3 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (41.27%) Firewall
2 21 (33.33%) LAN
3 18 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
4 17 (26.98%) WAN
5 12 (19.05%) BGP
5 12 (19.05%) Network Security
5 12 (19.05%) OSPF
6 10 (15.87%) VoIP
7 7 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (11.11%) Wireless
8 6 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (9.52%) FTP
8 6 (9.52%) SNMP
8 6 (9.52%) Unified Communications
8 6 (9.52%) VPN
9 4 (6.35%) VLAN
10 3 (4.76%) DNS
10 3 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (4.76%) FCoE
10 3 (4.76%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Rational DOORS
1 5 (7.94%) StarTeam
General
1 17 (26.98%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.35%) Finance
3 1 (1.59%) Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Electronics
3 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (3.17%) PKI
4 1 (1.59%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.17%) Unix
2 1 (1.59%) Linux
2 1 (1.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (93.65%) Network Design
2 14 (22.22%) Migration
3 7 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 7 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 5 (7.94%) Configuration Management
4 5 (7.94%) ITIL
5 4 (6.35%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (6.35%) Network Management
5 4 (6.35%) Requirements Management
6 3 (4.76%) Project Management
7 2 (3.17%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.17%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.17%) ITIL V3
7 2 (3.17%) ITSM
7 2 (3.17%) Service Management
7 2 (3.17%) Software Licensing
7 2 (3.17%) Validation
8 1 (1.59%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 1 (1.59%) Privileged Access Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.94%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (58.73%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (42.86%) CCNP
3 26 (41.27%) Security Cleared
4 20 (31.75%) CCNA
5 17 (26.98%) SC Cleared
6 15 (23.81%) CCIE
7 6 (9.52%) Degree
7 6 (9.52%) DV Cleared
8 3 (4.76%) CCDP
8 3 (4.76%) JNCIA
9 2 (3.17%) CCSA
9 2 (3.17%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.59%) CCIP
10 1 (1.59%) CCSE
10 1 (1.59%) HND
10 1 (1.59%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) QA
2 3 (4.76%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (3.17%) SLA
4 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.59%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (4.76%) Cisco UCCE
1 3 (4.76%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (3.17%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.59%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 51 (80.95%) Cisco
2 18 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 12 (19.05%) Fortinet
4 9 (14.29%) Juniper
5 8 (12.70%) F5
6 7 (11.11%) Oracle
7 6 (9.52%) Aruba
7 6 (9.52%) Blue Coat
8 5 (7.94%) HP
8 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
9 3 (4.76%) Palo Alto
9 3 (4.76%) VMware
10 2 (3.17%) Brocade
10 2 (3.17%) ProCurve
11 1 (1.59%) BT
11 1 (1.59%) Ericsson
11 1 (1.59%) Fujitsu
11 1 (1.59%) Nokia
11 1 (1.59%) Riverbed
11 1 (1.59%) ZyXEL