The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 30 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 / Scotland
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 102 120
Rank change year-on-year +13 +18  
Contract jobs citing Network Design 20 29 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.12% 1.11% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.33% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 2
Median daily rate £378 £435 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.21% +3.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £390 £404
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £450 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £435 £350
% change year-on-year -8.04% +24.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Median hourly rate £45.50 £45.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.11% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.22% +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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1489 2174 2377
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 83.60% 83.20% 81.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 911 1218 1304
Median daily rate £390 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.01% -0.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 45
Median hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £31.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.66% +18.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.43 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Design in Scotland

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design in Scotland over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Design in Scotland

Network Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Design in Scotland

Network Design
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 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
Renfrewshire +14 9 £395 -11.23%
Aberdeen -2 5 £450 -
Edinburgh +19 3 £383 - 2
Glasgow -3 2 £305 -23.27%
West Lothian - 1 - -
Network Design
UK

For the 6 months to 30 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 36 (75.00%) LAN
2 34 (70.83%) WAN
3 31 (64.58%) Cisco
4 23 (47.92%) Wireless
5 20 (41.67%) ITIL
6 19 (39.58%) HP
7 18 (37.50%) Data Centre
8 16 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 16 (33.33%) OSPF
8 16 (33.33%) BGP
8 16 (33.33%) Degree
8 16 (33.33%) QMS
9 15 (31.25%) Windows
10 14 (29.17%) MS Visio
10 14 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (29.17%) Firewall
10 14 (29.17%) Security Cleared
11 13 (27.08%) Project Management
11 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
11 13 (27.08%) CCNP
11 13 (27.08%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 13 (27.08%) Matrix Organization
11 13 (27.08%) Relational Database
12 12 (25.00%) Multicast
12 12 (25.00%) Private Cloud
12 12 (25.00%) CatOS
12 12 (25.00%) TCP/IP
12 12 (25.00%) Quality Management
12 12 (25.00%) Finance
12 12 (25.00%) MPLS

Network Design
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (2.08%) Apache
1 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 14 (29.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.08%) MS Project
3 1 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 36 (75.00%) LAN
2 34 (70.83%) WAN
3 23 (47.92%) Wireless
4 16 (33.33%) BGP
4 16 (33.33%) OSPF
5 14 (29.17%) Firewall
6 12 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
6 12 (25.00%) MPLS
6 12 (25.00%) Multicast
6 12 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 11 (22.92%) BIG-IP
8 3 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (6.25%) Spanning Tree
9 2 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (4.17%) Internet
9 2 (4.17%) Network Security
10 1 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (2.08%) DNS
10 1 (2.08%) NetScaler
10 1 (2.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (27.08%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
General
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (54.17%) Network Engineer
2 14 (29.17%) Architect
3 12 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 12 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
4 11 (22.92%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 6 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Network Design Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Network Support
6 5 (10.42%) Network Support Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Implementation Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Design Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 1 (2.08%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 18 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 12 (25.00%) CMDB
2 12 (25.00%) Private Cloud
3 6 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.25%) Windows
2 12 (25.00%) CatOS
3 2 (4.17%) Linux
4 1 (2.08%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (41.67%) ITIL
2 16 (33.33%) QMS
3 13 (27.08%) Matrix Organization
3 13 (27.08%) Project Management
3 13 (27.08%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 12 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 12 (25.00%) Quality Management
4 12 (25.00%) Release Management
5 11 (22.92%) Office Automation
5 11 (22.92%) Problem Management
6 7 (14.58%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (10.42%) ITSM
7 5 (10.42%) Service Management
8 4 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (6.25%) Load Balancing
10 2 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (4.17%) Change Control
10 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
11 1 (2.08%) Asset Management
11 1 (2.08%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) C
2 1 (2.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (33.33%) Degree
2 14 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (29.17%) Security Cleared
3 13 (27.08%) CCNP
4 12 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 7 (14.58%) CCIE
5 7 (14.58%) CCSA
5 7 (14.58%) JNCIA
6 5 (10.42%) CCDP
6 5 (10.42%) CCIP
6 5 (10.42%) CCSE
6 5 (10.42%) HP ASE
6 5 (10.42%) HP MASE
6 5 (10.42%) JNCIE
7 3 (6.25%) CCNA
8 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (2.08%) CISSP
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 31 (64.58%) Cisco
2 19 (39.58%) HP
3 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
4 12 (25.00%) F5
5 10 (20.83%) BT
5 10 (20.83%) Siemens
6 9 (18.75%) CheckPoint
7 8 (16.67%) Aruba
7 8 (16.67%) Fortinet
7 8 (16.67%) Riverbed
8 5 (10.42%) Juniper
9 1 (2.08%) AlgoSec
9 1 (2.08%) Citrix
9 1 (2.08%) Oracle
9 1 (2.08%) ScanSafe
9 1 (2.08%) Symantec