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 25 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 / Scotland
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 129 127
Rank change year-on-year +42 -2  
Contract jobs citing Network Design 24 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.12% 0.83% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 0.97% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 2
Median daily rate £300 £423 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.99% -6.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £266 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £447 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £390
% change year-on-year +1.17% +8.97%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 0
Median hourly rate £31.93 - -
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 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 1765 2473 2457
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.40% 85.42% 81.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 1406 1266
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £247 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 56 68
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.72 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 25 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design in Scotland over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 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
Aberdeen - 12 £375 -
Edinburgh +17 8 £220 -25.42%
Falkirk - 2 £316 -
Renfrewshire +38 1 £395 -8.13%
Stirling - 1 £300 -
Network Design
UK

For the 6 months to 25 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 35 (77.78%) LAN
1 35 (77.78%) WAN
1 35 (77.78%) Cisco
2 29 (64.44%) HP
3 27 (60.00%) Wireless
3 27 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (53.33%) Firewall
5 21 (46.67%) CCNP
5 21 (46.67%) ITIL
6 18 (40.00%) Degree
7 16 (35.56%) BIG-IP
7 16 (35.56%) Riverbed
7 16 (35.56%) Aruba
7 16 (35.56%) F5
7 16 (35.56%) CCDP
7 16 (35.56%) Juniper
8 15 (33.33%) CCIP
9 14 (31.11%) CCIE
9 14 (31.11%) CheckPoint
9 14 (31.11%) Telecoms
10 13 (28.89%) CCSA
10 13 (28.89%) ITSM
10 13 (28.89%) Service Management
10 13 (28.89%) FortiGate
10 13 (28.89%) CCSE
10 13 (28.89%) Fortinet
10 13 (28.89%) HP ASE
10 13 (28.89%) HP MASE
10 13 (28.89%) Computer Science
10 13 (28.89%) JNCIA

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 4 (8.89%) Apache
1 4 (8.89%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (77.78%) LAN
1 35 (77.78%) WAN
2 27 (60.00%) Wireless
3 24 (53.33%) Firewall
4 16 (35.56%) BIG-IP
5 9 (20.00%) BGP
5 9 (20.00%) OSPF
6 7 (15.56%) Internet
6 7 (15.56%) MPLS
7 6 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (13.33%) Network Security
7 6 (13.33%) TCP/IP
8 4 (8.89%) Multicast
9 3 (6.67%) IPv6
9 3 (6.67%) VoIP
10 2 (4.44%) DHCP
10 2 (4.44%) DNS
10 2 (4.44%) WLAN
11 1 (2.22%) SDH
11 1 (2.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database
1 4 (8.89%) Relational Database
General
1 14 (31.11%) Telecoms
2 7 (15.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (64.44%) Network Engineer
2 8 (17.78%) Architect
3 5 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) LAN Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (11.11%) WAN Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Administrator
4 4 (8.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 4 (8.89%) Switch Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Network Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Network Design Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Solaris Administrator
5 3 (6.67%) Solaris Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Computer Science
2 9 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (11.11%) CMDB
4 4 (8.89%) Private Cloud
5 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.22%) CCTV
6 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) CatOS
2 5 (11.11%) Unix
2 5 (11.11%) Windows
3 4 (8.89%) Solaris
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (46.67%) ITIL
2 13 (28.89%) ITSM
2 13 (28.89%) Service Management
3 9 (20.00%) QMS
4 7 (15.56%) Project Management
4 7 (15.56%) Quality Management
5 6 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 5 (11.11%) Problem Management
6 5 (11.11%) Release Management
7 4 (8.89%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (8.89%) High Availability
7 4 (8.89%) Performance Management
7 4 (8.89%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 3 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (6.67%) Matrix Organization
9 2 (4.44%) Change Control
9 2 (4.44%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (4.44%) Network Management
9 2 (4.44%) Office Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) C
2 4 (8.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 27 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (46.67%) CCNP
3 18 (40.00%) Degree
4 16 (35.56%) CCDP
5 15 (33.33%) CCIP
6 14 (31.11%) CCIE
7 13 (28.89%) CCSA
7 13 (28.89%) CCSE
7 13 (28.89%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (28.89%) HP ASE
7 13 (28.89%) HP MASE
7 13 (28.89%) JNCIA
7 13 (28.89%) JNCIE
8 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
9 7 (15.56%) CCNA
9 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
10 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (2.22%) CISSP
11 1 (2.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (28.89%) FortiGate
2 4 (8.89%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 35 (77.78%) Cisco
2 29 (64.44%) HP
3 16 (35.56%) Aruba
3 16 (35.56%) F5
3 16 (35.56%) Juniper
3 16 (35.56%) Riverbed
4 14 (31.11%) CheckPoint
5 13 (28.89%) Fortinet
6 5 (11.11%) BT
6 5 (11.11%) Siemens
7 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
7 4 (8.89%) Oracle
8 1 (2.22%) AlgoSec
8 1 (2.22%) Brocade
8 1 (2.22%) Citrix
8 1 (2.22%) ScanSafe
8 1 (2.22%) Symantec