Period
to 21 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Network Planning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Network Planning over the 6 months to 21 September 2021 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 Planning
UK > England
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 688 444 772
Rank change year-on-year -244 +328 +79
Contract jobs citing Network Planning 37 29 39
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.058% 0.11% 0.048%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.065% 0.13% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 22 26
10th Percentile £195 £207 £213
25th Percentile £225 £231 £309
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £455 £310 £350
Median % change year-on-year +46.77% -11.43% +16.67%
75th Percentile £530 £406 £523
90th Percentile £536 £475 £608
UK median daily rate £455 £310 £350
% change year-on-year +46.77% -11.43% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £32.00 £52.96 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year -39.58% +211.54% +3.03%
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £52.96 £17.00
% change year-on-year -39.58% +211.54% +3.03%

Network Planning is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 57,033 22,445 70,551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.23% 87.47% 87.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 39,830 15,317 47,683
10th Percentile £314 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £390 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £480 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.77% +1.05% +2.70%
75th Percentile £613 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,506 642 1,906
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.02 £11.49
25th Percentile £14.63 £16.00 £14.32
Median hourly rate £24.18 £26.00 £22.91
Median % change year-on-year -7.02% +13.50% +14.54%
75th Percentile £48.75 £46.00 £46.40
90th Percentile £62.42 £55.56 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.00% +11.11% +15.38%

Network Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Network Planning as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Network Planning in England

Network Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Network Planning in England.

Daily rate trend for Network Planning in England

Network Planning
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Network Planning in England over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Network Planning in England

Network Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Network Planning in England.

Hourly rate trend for Network Planning in England

Network Planning
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 Planning within the England region over the 6 months to 21 September 2021. 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
London -191 13 £490 +58.06% 3
South East -88 12 £375 +57.89% 5
West Midlands -66 1 £375 +66.67%
Midlands -75 1 £375 +66.67%
Network Planning
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Network Planning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Network Planning.

1 21 (56.76%) Telecoms
2 17 (45.95%) Social Skills
3 15 (40.54%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (35.14%) Critical Thinking
5 12 (32.43%) Radio Access Network
5 12 (32.43%) Network Optimisation
6 11 (29.73%) System Integration Testing
6 11 (29.73%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (29.73%) Use Case
6 11 (29.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (29.73%) Integration Testing
7 9 (24.32%) Management Information System
8 7 (18.92%) Project Management
8 7 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (18.92%) Degree
8 7 (18.92%) Migration
8 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (16.22%) Network Management
9 6 (16.22%) 5G
9 6 (16.22%) WAN
9 6 (16.22%) SAP
9 6 (16.22%) LAN
10 5 (13.51%) Python
10 5 (13.51%) Network Architecture
10 5 (13.51%) Data Migration
10 5 (13.51%) Diameter Protocol
11 4 (10.81%) TOGAF Certification
11 4 (10.81%) Inventory Management
11 4 (10.81%) Unified Communications
11 4 (10.81%) Capacity Management

Network Planning
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 4 (10.81%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.41%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) AutoCAD
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) SAP SCM
2 3 (8.11%) SAP APO
3 2 (5.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (2.70%) Demantra
4 1 (2.70%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) AWS
1 1 (2.70%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (32.43%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (16.22%) 5G
2 6 (16.22%) LAN
2 6 (16.22%) WAN
3 5 (13.51%) Diameter Protocol
4 4 (10.81%) Unified Communications
4 4 (10.81%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (8.11%) 4G
5 3 (8.11%) BGP
5 3 (8.11%) GGSN
5 3 (8.11%) Internet
5 3 (8.11%) OSPF
5 3 (8.11%) SGSN
5 3 (8.11%) SS7
5 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.41%) 3G
6 2 (5.41%) EIGRP
6 2 (5.41%) Firewall
6 2 (5.41%) Frame Relay
6 2 (5.41%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) GIS
2 2 (5.41%) QGIS
3 1 (2.70%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.70%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.70%) Tableau
General
1 21 (56.76%) Telecoms
2 17 (45.95%) Social Skills
3 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (8.11%) Finance
5 2 (5.41%) Billing
5 2 (5.41%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (2.70%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (2.70%) Influencing Skills
6 1 (2.70%) Organisational Skills
6 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Architect
2 11 (29.73%) OSS Architect
2 11 (29.73%) OSS Solutions Architect
2 11 (29.73%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (13.51%) Network Architect
3 5 (13.51%) Network Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Consultant
4 4 (10.81%) Senior Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Senior Network Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Business Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Customer Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.11%) SAP Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) SAP APO Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) SAP APO Business Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) SAP Business Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Functional Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Service Management Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Data Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Core Interface
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.11%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.41%) Fibre Optics
4 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.70%) Social Media
4 1 (2.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Unix
2 2 (5.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (35.14%) Critical Thinking
3 12 (32.43%) Network Optimisation
4 11 (29.73%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (29.73%) Integration Testing
4 11 (29.73%) System Integration Testing
4 11 (29.73%) Use Case
4 11 (29.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Migration
5 7 (18.92%) Project Management
6 6 (16.22%) Network Management
7 5 (13.51%) Data Migration
7 5 (13.51%) Network Architecture
8 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
8 4 (10.81%) Data Cleansing
8 4 (10.81%) Data Management
8 4 (10.81%) eTOM
8 4 (10.81%) Process Management
8 4 (10.81%) Resource Management
8 4 (10.81%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) Python
2 1 (2.70%) R
2 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (18.92%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) CCNA
2 4 (10.81%) JNCIA
2 4 (10.81%) TOGAF Certification
3 3 (8.11%) CCNP
4 2 (5.41%) CCIE
5 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.70%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.70%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.70%) GxP
1 1 (2.70%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Firmware
1 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Ansible
1 1 (2.70%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) SAP
2 4 (10.81%) Cisco
2 4 (10.81%) ComArch
3 2 (5.41%) BMC
3 2 (5.41%) F5
3 2 (5.41%) Remedy
4 1 (2.70%) BT
4 1 (2.70%) Ericsson
4 1 (2.70%) Huawei
4 1 (2.70%) JDA
4 1 (2.70%) Mapinfo
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.70%) Nokia
4 1 (2.70%) Openreach
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle
4 1 (2.70%) VMware