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 27 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.

Network Design
UK / England
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 347 393 362
Rank change year-on-year +46 -31  
Contract jobs citing Network Design 236 227 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.46% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.56% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 110 144
Median daily rate £425 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £295 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £550 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £438 £350
% change year-on-year -10.57% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
Median hourly rate £49.60 £43.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.33% +91.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.36 £27.50 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £65.00 £38.80
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 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 34518 40706 39240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.29% 82.96% 79.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 22895 27022 24711
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 862 1004 1154
Median hourly rate £36.50 £37.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.35% +34.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £48.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Design in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 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
London +27 73 £488 -2.50% 14
South East +14 72 £425 -5.55% 15
North East +16 27 £410 -8.88% 3
North West +25 21 £550 +15.78% 7
West Midlands +15 15 £363 -19.44% 1
East of England -1 13 £198 -39.23% 2
Yorkshire +18 8 £675 +80.00% 2
South West -4 7 £425 +41.66% 6
East Midlands -5 3 £300 -18.64% 1
Network Design
UK

Network Design
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 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 England region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 320 (59.59%) Cisco
2 230 (42.83%) Firewall
3 223 (41.53%) LAN
4 206 (38.36%) WAN
5 204 (37.99%) Cisco Certification
6 147 (27.37%) Security Cleared
7 135 (25.14%) CCNP
8 133 (24.77%) Data Centre
9 121 (22.53%) Juniper
10 119 (22.16%) SC Cleared
11 118 (21.97%) CheckPoint
12 116 (21.60%) VPN
13 103 (19.18%) Cisco ASA
14 99 (18.44%) F5
15 97 (18.06%) Wireless
16 95 (17.69%) Windows
17 93 (17.32%) ITIL
18 92 (17.13%) Telecoms
19 89 (16.57%) CCNA
20 85 (15.83%) CCIE
21 84 (15.64%) Network Security
22 83 (15.46%) Migration
23 80 (14.90%) Linux
24 78 (14.53%) Degree
25 73 (13.59%) TCP/IP
26 66 (12.29%) Microsoft
27 64 (11.92%) VMware
28 62 (11.55%) HP
29 61 (11.36%) MPLS
30 60 (11.17%) BGP

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 9 (1.68%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.30%) WebSphere
2 7 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (0.93%) OpenStack
4 4 (0.74%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.37%) Apache
6 2 (0.37%) IIS
6 2 (0.37%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.37%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.37%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.19%) Site Server
7 1 (0.19%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 46 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.54%) MS Office
3 11 (2.05%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.56%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.37%) InDesign
6 2 (0.37%) MS Project
6 2 (0.37%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 36 (6.70%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (4.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.86%) SaaS
4 9 (1.68%) PaaS
5 7 (1.30%) IaaS
6 6 (1.12%) Office 365
7 5 (0.93%) Akamai
8 4 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 230 (42.83%) Firewall
2 223 (41.53%) LAN
3 206 (38.36%) WAN
4 116 (21.60%) VPN
5 103 (19.18%) Cisco ASA
6 97 (18.06%) Wireless
7 84 (15.64%) Network Security
8 73 (13.59%) TCP/IP
9 61 (11.36%) MPLS
10 60 (11.17%) BGP
11 59 (10.99%) Cisco Nexus
12 57 (10.61%) OSPF
12 57 (10.61%) VoIP
13 46 (8.57%) DNS
14 34 (6.33%) DHCP
15 32 (5.96%) BIG-IP
16 31 (5.77%) VLAN
17 27 (5.03%) Unified Communications
18 23 (4.28%) SNMP
18 23 (4.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.47%) Relational Database
2 12 (2.23%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.49%) Big Data
4 7 (1.30%) DB2
4 7 (1.30%) Hadoop
4 7 (1.30%) IBM BigInsights
4 7 (1.30%) Neo4j
5 4 (0.74%) GIS
6 3 (0.56%) Geospatial Data
6 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.37%) MySQL
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.19%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (2.23%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.49%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.49%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (0.93%) StarTeam
5 3 (0.56%) Subversion
6 2 (0.37%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.19%) ERwin
7 1 (0.19%) Vagrant
General
1 92 (17.13%) Telecoms
2 43 (8.01%) Finance
3 19 (3.54%) Back Office
4 15 (2.79%) Legal
4 15 (2.79%) Retail
5 14 (2.61%) Banking
6 12 (2.23%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.49%) Front Office
8 7 (1.30%) Law
9 6 (1.12%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.12%) Marketing
10 4 (0.74%) Electronics
10 4 (0.74%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.74%) Military
11 2 (0.37%) Publishing
12 1 (0.19%) Advertising
12 1 (0.19%) Billing
12 1 (0.19%) French Language
12 1 (0.19%) German Language
12 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 197 (36.69%) Network Engineer
2 151 (28.12%) Architect
3 65 (12.10%) Design Engineer
4 64 (11.92%) Network Architect
5 59 (10.99%) Network Design Engineer
6 58 (10.80%) Infrastructure Architect
7 42 (7.82%) Cisco Engineer
8 40 (7.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 35 (6.52%) Senior Network Engineer
10 33 (6.15%) Solutions Architect
11 24 (4.47%) Consultant
12 21 (3.91%) Designer
12 21 (3.91%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 19 (3.54%) Analyst
13 19 (3.54%) Support Engineer
14 18 (3.35%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
14 18 (3.35%) Juniper Engineer
14 18 (3.35%) Network Support
15 17 (3.17%) Network Consultant
15 17 (3.17%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.54%) Web Services
2 13 (2.42%) 802.1X
3 11 (2.05%) .NET
4 9 (1.68%) CSS
5 8 (1.49%) Middleware
6 5 (0.93%) COM
6 5 (0.93%) HTML
7 4 (0.74%) XMPP
8 3 (0.56%) REST
9 2 (0.37%) CSS3
9 2 (0.37%) HTML5
9 2 (0.37%) J2EE
9 2 (0.37%) OAuth
9 2 (0.37%) SAML
9 2 (0.37%) SOAP
9 2 (0.37%) SPML
9 2 (0.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (0.19%) Sass
10 1 (0.19%) Spring
10 1 (0.19%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 133 (24.77%) Data Centre
2 33 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.96%) Computer Science
4 31 (5.77%) Private Cloud
5 23 (4.28%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.23%) Clustering
7 11 (2.05%) PKI
8 7 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (1.12%) Equities
9 6 (1.12%) Fixed Income
9 6 (1.12%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (0.93%) NHS
10 5 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
12 3 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.56%) Machine to Machine
12 3 (0.56%) Smart Meter
13 2 (0.37%) CCTV
13 2 (0.37%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 95 (17.69%) Windows
2 80 (14.90%) Linux
3 42 (7.82%) Unix
4 29 (5.40%) Windows Server
5 15 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.30%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.93%) FreeBSD
9 5 (0.93%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.74%) SUSE
11 3 (0.56%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.56%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.56%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.37%) Solaris
13 1 (0.19%) AIX
13 1 (0.19%) CentOS
13 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.19%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (17.32%) ITIL
2 83 (15.46%) Migration
3 44 (8.19%) Service Management
4 41 (7.64%) Load Balancing
5 39 (7.26%) Network Architecture
6 34 (6.33%) Network Management
7 32 (5.96%) ITSM
8 31 (5.77%) Configuration Management
8 31 (5.77%) Network Monitoring
9 26 (4.84%) Project Management
10 24 (4.47%) Information Security
10 24 (4.47%) Validation
10 24 (4.47%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 22 (4.10%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (4.10%) Matrix Organization
12 21 (3.91%) Capacity Management
13 19 (3.54%) Office Automation
14 18 (3.35%) ITIL V3
14 18 (3.35%) SOA
14 18 (3.35%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 31 (5.77%) SQL
2 19 (3.54%) Python
3 13 (2.42%) Bash Shell
4 11 (2.05%) Java
5 9 (1.68%) C
6 8 (1.49%) Perl
7 7 (1.30%) PHP
8 5 (0.93%) C#
8 5 (0.93%) C++
9 2 (0.37%) Lisp
10 1 (0.19%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.19%) Ruby
10 1 (0.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 204 (37.99%) Cisco Certification
2 147 (27.37%) Security Cleared
3 135 (25.14%) CCNP
4 119 (22.16%) SC Cleared
5 89 (16.57%) CCNA
6 85 (15.83%) CCIE
7 78 (14.53%) Degree
8 58 (10.80%) CCDP
9 45 (8.38%) CCSE
10 44 (8.19%) JNCIA
11 39 (7.26%) JNCIE
12 33 (6.15%) CCSA
13 31 (5.77%) CCIP
14 29 (5.40%) DV Cleared
15 26 (4.84%) HP ASE
15 26 (4.84%) HP MASE
16 23 (4.28%) CCDA
17 15 (2.79%) CISSP
18 13 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
19 12 (2.23%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.42%) PCI DSS
2 12 (2.23%) QA
3 5 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.74%) SLA
5 3 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.37%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.19%) HL7
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 42 (7.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (5.96%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (1.86%) vSphere
5 6 (1.12%) Firmware
5 6 (1.12%) vCloud
6 5 (0.93%) Docker
6 5 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (0.74%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.56%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.37%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.37%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.37%) XenApp
9 2 (0.37%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.37%) XenServer
10 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.19%) BIND 9
10 1 (0.19%) LXC
10 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 39 (7.26%) FortiGate
2 21 (3.91%) Puppet
3 13 (2.42%) Cisco UCCX
3 13 (2.42%) Nagios
4 12 (2.23%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (1.30%) Cisco UCCE
5 7 (1.30%) ZABBIX
6 6 (1.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 5 (0.93%) EnCase
7 5 (0.93%) Nessus
7 5 (0.93%) WhatsUp Gold
8 4 (0.74%) Ansible
8 4 (0.74%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.56%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.56%) OpenIDM
9 3 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.56%) Opsview
9 3 (0.56%) OVSD
9 3 (0.56%) QRadar
9 3 (0.56%) vMotion
Vendors
1 320 (59.59%) Cisco
2 121 (22.53%) Juniper
3 118 (21.97%) CheckPoint
4 99 (18.44%) F5
5 66 (12.29%) Microsoft
6 64 (11.92%) VMware
7 62 (11.55%) HP
8 55 (10.24%) Fortinet
9 46 (8.57%) Riverbed
10 35 (6.52%) Aruba
11 27 (5.03%) Palo Alto
12 26 (4.84%) Citrix
13 21 (3.91%) Red Hat
14 20 (3.72%) Oracle
15 16 (2.98%) Huawei
16 14 (2.61%) Blue Coat
17 12 (2.23%) BT
18 11 (2.05%) Nokia
19 9 (1.68%) Ericsson
19 9 (1.68%) IBM
Manchester, Lancashire
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified Competitive Rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £425 - £525 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
South West
Venn Group
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £580 - £670 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IT Connections
Rate: £500-600/day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago