The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 22 June 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
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 333 287 393
Rank change year-on-year -46 +106  
Contract jobs citing Network Design 281 405 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.65% 0.82% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.98% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 235 147
Median daily rate £450 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £700 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £434 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +2.05% +9.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 11
Median hourly rate £50.00 £38.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.87% -1.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £43.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -23.25% +10.25%  

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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36460 41364 41331
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.71% 83.50% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 23944 27759 26979
Median daily rate £450 £446 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +7.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 956 965 1150
Median hourly rate £32.00 £27.25 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.43% +4.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Design in England

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Design in England

Network Design
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 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Design in England

Network Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Design in England

Network Design
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 within the England region over the 3 months to 22 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 -11 95 £420 +2.43% 13
London -34 85 £450 -5.26% 13
North West +49 51 £450 +5.88% 5
North East +65 19 £525 +23.52%
West Midlands +13 15 £463 +14.19% 8
Yorkshire +11 8 £430 -21.81% 1
East Midlands -9 5 £525 +40.00% 1
South West -13 5 £440 +10.00% 1
East of England -9 2 £359 -20.27% 1
Network Design
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 England region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 283 (54.63%) Cisco
2 229 (44.21%) Firewall
3 221 (42.66%) WAN
4 206 (39.77%) LAN
5 199 (38.42%) Cisco Certification
6 158 (30.50%) Security Cleared
7 151 (29.15%) CCNP
8 133 (25.68%) Data Centre
9 120 (23.17%) Juniper
10 116 (22.39%) Wireless
11 112 (21.62%) SC Cleared
12 111 (21.43%) CCIE
13 101 (19.50%) CheckPoint
14 100 (19.31%) VPN
15 98 (18.92%) F5
16 96 (18.53%) Telecoms
17 82 (15.83%) BGP
18 80 (15.44%) TCP/IP
18 80 (15.44%) ITIL
19 78 (15.06%) Windows
19 78 (15.06%) VMware
20 72 (13.90%) MPLS
20 72 (13.90%) Fortinet
21 68 (13.13%) Migration
22 67 (12.93%) Linux
22 67 (12.93%) HP
22 67 (12.93%) Cisco ASA
23 65 (12.55%) Microsoft
23 65 (12.55%) OSPF
24 64 (12.36%) Riverbed

Network Design
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 14 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 13 (2.51%) OpenStack
3 10 (1.93%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.58%) CMS
4 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (0.58%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.58%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.39%) IIS
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.39%) InDesign
6 2 (0.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 36 (6.95%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (6.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.70%) IaaS
3 14 (2.70%) PaaS
4 10 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.16%) SaaS
5 6 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (0.77%) Office 365
7 2 (0.39%) Akamai
8 1 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.19%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 229 (44.21%) Firewall
2 221 (42.66%) WAN
3 206 (39.77%) LAN
4 116 (22.39%) Wireless
5 100 (19.31%) VPN
6 82 (15.83%) BGP
7 80 (15.44%) TCP/IP
8 72 (13.90%) MPLS
9 67 (12.93%) Cisco ASA
10 65 (12.55%) OSPF
11 62 (11.97%) Network Security
12 50 (9.65%) DNS
13 46 (8.88%) Cisco Nexus
14 41 (7.92%) VLAN
15 40 (7.72%) BIG-IP
16 37 (7.14%) IPv6
17 36 (6.95%) SAN
18 33 (6.37%) VoIP
19 30 (5.79%) Cisco IOS
20 26 (5.02%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.63%) Relational Database
2 10 (1.93%) Big Data
3 8 (1.54%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.77%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.58%) DB2
5 3 (0.58%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.58%) IBM BigInsights
5 3 (0.58%) MS Access
5 3 (0.58%) Neo4j
6 2 (0.39%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (0.39%) GIS
7 1 (0.19%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.19%) DocumentDB
7 1 (0.19%) MySQL
7 1 (0.19%) Riak
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (1.35%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.77%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.77%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.58%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.39%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.39%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 96 (18.53%) Telecoms
2 39 (7.53%) Finance
3 16 (3.09%) Banking
4 13 (2.51%) Law
4 13 (2.51%) Legal
5 11 (2.12%) Marketing
6 7 (1.35%) Back Office
6 7 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.97%) Front Office
7 5 (0.97%) Retail
8 4 (0.77%) Military
9 2 (0.39%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) Billing
10 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 185 (35.71%) Architect
2 152 (29.34%) Network Engineer
3 89 (17.18%) Network Architect
4 63 (12.16%) Infrastructure Architect
5 50 (9.65%) Design Engineer
6 41 (7.92%) Network Design Engineer
7 40 (7.72%) Solutions Architect
8 32 (6.18%) Cisco Engineer
9 29 (5.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 29 (5.60%) Senior Network Engineer
10 26 (5.02%) Consultant
11 23 (4.44%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
12 20 (3.86%) IP Engineer
12 20 (3.86%) Network Specialist
12 20 (3.86%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 17 (3.28%) Juniper Engineer
14 16 (3.09%) Analyst
14 16 (3.09%) Network Consultant
14 16 (3.09%) Technical Architect
15 15 (2.90%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.25%) Web Services
2 16 (3.09%) 802.1X
3 12 (2.32%) Middleware
4 11 (2.12%) REST
5 7 (1.35%) SOAP
6 6 (1.16%) .NET
7 5 (0.97%) CSS
7 5 (0.97%) XMPP
8 4 (0.77%) Akka
8 4 (0.77%) Node.js
8 4 (0.77%) Play Framework
8 4 (0.77%) spray
8 4 (0.77%) Spring
8 4 (0.77%) Symfony
9 3 (0.58%) SAML
10 2 (0.39%) COM
10 2 (0.39%) HTML
10 2 (0.39%) HTML5
10 2 (0.39%) OAuth
10 2 (0.39%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 133 (25.68%) Data Centre
2 34 (6.56%) Private Cloud
3 28 (5.41%) Computer Science
4 23 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (3.09%) PKI
6 15 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
7 12 (2.32%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.35%) BBC
8 7 (1.35%) Clustering
9 6 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (0.97%) BYOD
10 5 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (0.97%) YubiKey
11 4 (0.77%) CESG
11 4 (0.77%) Machine to Machine
11 4 (0.77%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.77%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.58%) CCTV
12 3 (0.58%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.58%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 78 (15.06%) Windows
2 67 (12.93%) Linux
3 22 (4.25%) Windows Server
4 18 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (3.09%) Unix
6 12 (2.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.54%) SUSE
8 8 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.16%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.97%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.58%) AIX
11 3 (0.58%) FreeBSD
11 3 (0.58%) HPUX
11 3 (0.58%) Solaris
11 3 (0.58%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.39%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.39%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.19%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (15.44%) ITIL
2 68 (13.13%) Migration
3 61 (11.78%) Service Management
4 60 (11.58%) Network Architecture
5 51 (9.85%) Load Balancing
6 41 (7.92%) ITSM
7 34 (6.56%) Network Management
7 34 (6.56%) Network Monitoring
8 26 (5.02%) Project Management
9 24 (4.63%) Capacity Management
9 24 (4.63%) Configuration Management
9 24 (4.63%) Matrix Organization
9 24 (4.63%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 23 (4.44%) High Availability
10 23 (4.44%) TOGAF
11 22 (4.25%) Customer Requirements
11 22 (4.25%) ITIL V3
12 20 (3.86%) SOA
13 19 (3.67%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (3.47%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 25 (4.83%) SQL
2 16 (3.09%) Python
3 13 (2.51%) Java
4 8 (1.54%) Lisp
4 8 (1.54%) Perl
5 6 (1.16%) Bash Shell
5 6 (1.16%) C
6 4 (0.77%) PHP
6 4 (0.77%) PowerShell
6 4 (0.77%) Scala
7 1 (0.19%) C#
7 1 (0.19%) C++
7 1 (0.19%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 199 (38.42%) Cisco Certification
2 158 (30.50%) Security Cleared
3 151 (29.15%) CCNP
4 112 (21.62%) SC Cleared
5 111 (21.43%) CCIE
6 63 (12.16%) Degree
7 60 (11.58%) JNCIA
8 59 (11.39%) JNCIE
9 58 (11.20%) CCDP
9 58 (11.20%) CCNA
10 47 (9.07%) CCIP
11 43 (8.30%) CCSE
11 43 (8.30%) DV Cleared
12 39 (7.53%) CCSA
13 31 (5.98%) HP ASE
13 31 (5.98%) HP MASE
14 29 (5.60%) JNCIS
15 26 (5.02%) Computer Science Degree
16 21 (4.05%) JNCIP
17 10 (1.93%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (0.97%) QA
2 4 (0.77%) PMO
3 3 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.58%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (5.02%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (2.12%) vCloud
5 8 (1.54%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.54%) vSphere
6 6 (1.16%) Docker
6 6 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.58%) Firmware
8 3 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.58%) XenApp
9 2 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.39%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.39%) Xen
10 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.19%) KVM
10 1 (0.19%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 47 (9.07%) FortiGate
2 15 (2.90%) Puppet
3 11 (2.12%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (2.12%) Nagios
4 9 (1.74%) Cisco UCCX
5 7 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (1.16%) Cacti
6 6 (1.16%) Kubernetes
6 6 (1.16%) OVSD
6 6 (1.16%) QRadar
7 5 (0.97%) EnCase
7 5 (0.97%) OpenView
7 5 (0.97%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (0.58%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (0.58%) OpenIDM
8 3 (0.58%) SCOM
8 3 (0.58%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (0.58%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.39%) Ansible
9 2 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 283 (54.63%) Cisco
2 120 (23.17%) Juniper
3 101 (19.50%) CheckPoint
4 98 (18.92%) F5
5 78 (15.06%) VMware
6 72 (13.90%) Fortinet
7 67 (12.93%) HP
8 65 (12.55%) Microsoft
9 64 (12.36%) Riverbed
10 39 (7.53%) Aruba
11 36 (6.95%) Citrix
12 25 (4.83%) Palo Alto
12 25 (4.83%) Red Hat
13 15 (2.90%) Huawei
14 14 (2.70%) NetApp
15 13 (2.51%) IBM
15 13 (2.51%) SolarWinds
16 12 (2.32%) Blue Coat
17 11 (2.12%) Oracle
18 10 (1.93%) Ericsson
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £560 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago