The median contractor rate for a Network Design Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 556 591 580
Rank change year-on-year +35 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Design Engineer 26 41 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.061% 0.083% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.087% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 33
Median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £339 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £475 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +21.42% -12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £36.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year - -5.26%  

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 40228 46925 48391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.04% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26246 30992 30918
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1370 1877
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 +24 8 £460 +17.34% 3
West Midlands +24 6 £425 +18.88% 1
London +7 4 £494 +18.97%
North East - 3 £400 -
North West - 3 £428 -
East of England - 2 £463 -
Network Design Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 43 (86.00%) Network Design
2 40 (80.00%) Cisco
3 28 (56.00%) Firewall
4 27 (54.00%) Security Cleared
5 23 (46.00%) SC Cleared
5 23 (46.00%) WAN
6 22 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (42.00%) LAN
8 19 (38.00%) CCNP
8 19 (38.00%) CheckPoint
9 18 (36.00%) Fortinet
10 15 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (30.00%) Juniper
10 15 (30.00%) Data Centre
11 14 (28.00%) Wireless
12 13 (26.00%) BGP
13 12 (24.00%) VPN
13 12 (24.00%) F5
14 11 (22.00%) FortiGate
14 11 (22.00%) OSPF
15 10 (20.00%) CCIE
15 10 (20.00%) Telecoms
16 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Azure
16 9 (18.00%) Amazon AWS
17 8 (16.00%) Aruba
17 8 (16.00%) JNCIA
17 8 (16.00%) Oracle
18 7 (14.00%) ITIL
18 7 (14.00%) CCNA
18 7 (14.00%) VLAN

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 2 (4.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.00%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (56.00%) Firewall
2 23 (46.00%) WAN
3 21 (42.00%) LAN
4 15 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (28.00%) Wireless
6 13 (26.00%) BGP
7 12 (24.00%) VPN
8 11 (22.00%) OSPF
9 7 (14.00%) VLAN
10 6 (12.00%) Network Security
11 5 (10.00%) BIG-IP
11 5 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 4 (8.00%) Cisco Wireless
12 4 (8.00%) VoIP
13 3 (6.00%) DNS
13 3 (6.00%) IPsec
13 3 (6.00%) SNMP
13 3 (6.00%) TACACS
13 3 (6.00%) VRRP
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (4.00%) StarTeam
General
1 10 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.00%) PKI
4 2 (4.00%) Machine to Machine
4 2 (4.00%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.00%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Linux
1 2 (4.00%) Unix
2 1 (2.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (86.00%) Network Design
2 7 (14.00%) ITIL
2 7 (14.00%) Migration
3 5 (10.00%) ITSM
3 5 (10.00%) Service Management
3 5 (10.00%) WAN Optimisation
4 4 (8.00%) Load Balancing
4 4 (8.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (6.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.00%) Workflow
6 2 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.00%) Compliance Management
6 2 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.00%) ITIL V3
6 2 (4.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 2 (4.00%) Network Management
6 2 (4.00%) Requirements Management
7 1 (2.00%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (2.00%) Privileged Access Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.00%) C
2 1 (2.00%) Lisp
2 1 (2.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (54.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (46.00%) SC Cleared
3 22 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (38.00%) CCNP
5 10 (20.00%) CCIE
6 8 (16.00%) JNCIA
7 7 (14.00%) CCNA
8 6 (12.00%) CCDP
8 6 (12.00%) CCSA
8 6 (12.00%) Degree
9 5 (10.00%) CCIP
9 5 (10.00%) CCSE
9 5 (10.00%) DV Cleared
9 5 (10.00%) JNCIE
9 5 (10.00%) JNCIS
10 3 (6.00%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (4.00%) HP ASE
11 2 (4.00%) HP MASE
12 1 (2.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 1 (2.00%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (22.00%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.00%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (4.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (4.00%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (2.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (80.00%) Cisco
2 19 (38.00%) CheckPoint
3 18 (36.00%) Fortinet
4 15 (30.00%) Juniper
5 12 (24.00%) F5
6 8 (16.00%) Aruba
6 8 (16.00%) Oracle
7 6 (12.00%) Riverbed
8 5 (10.00%) HP
9 4 (8.00%) Blue Coat
9 4 (8.00%) Nokia
9 4 (8.00%) Palo Alto
10 3 (6.00%) McAfee
10 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
11 2 (4.00%) ProCurve
11 2 (4.00%) TippingPoint
11 2 (4.00%) VMware
12 1 (2.00%) Ericsson
12 1 (2.00%) IBM
12 1 (2.00%) ZyXEL