The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 197 169
Rank change year-on-year +23 -28  
Contract jobs citing Network Design 74 70 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.93% 0.74% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.92% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 31 54
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 £317 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £435 £350
% change year-on-year -8.04% +24.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +47.00%  
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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6471 7650 7815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.69% 81.35% 79.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3756 4713 4313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 268 281
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £45.00
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Design in the South East

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Design in the South East

Network Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Design in the South East

Network Design
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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
Hampshire +15 34 £425 -10.52% 4
Berkshire +27 20 £350 -19.54% 3
West Sussex +11 6 £361 -
Buckinghamshire -3 6 £510 +16.57% 1
Surrey 0 3 - - 1
Oxfordshire -5 3 £300 - 2
Home Counties -4 1 - -
Network Design
England

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 South East region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 103 (62.42%) Cisco
2 71 (43.03%) Cisco Certification
3 69 (41.82%) Firewall
4 59 (35.76%) CCNP
5 58 (35.15%) LAN
5 58 (35.15%) Telecoms
5 58 (35.15%) Security Cleared
6 49 (29.70%) WAN
7 44 (26.67%) SC Cleared
8 40 (24.24%) Juniper
9 39 (23.64%) CheckPoint
10 37 (22.42%) CCIE
11 33 (20.00%) Linux
12 32 (19.39%) Degree
12 32 (19.39%) F5
13 31 (18.79%) ITIL
14 30 (18.18%) HP
14 30 (18.18%) CCNA
14 30 (18.18%) Wireless
15 29 (17.58%) VPN
16 27 (16.36%) Windows
16 27 (16.36%) Cisco ASA
16 27 (16.36%) Data Centre
17 26 (15.76%) Migration
18 25 (15.15%) VMware
18 25 (15.15%) Fortinet
18 25 (15.15%) CCSE
18 25 (15.15%) VoIP
19 22 (13.33%) CCDP
19 22 (13.33%) Service Management

Network Design
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 8 (4.85%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.24%) WebSphere
2 7 (4.24%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.21%) Apache
4 2 (1.21%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.21%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.61%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 5 (3.03%) MS Excel
1 5 (3.03%) MS Office
2 3 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.61%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.61%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.64%) SaaS
3 3 (1.82%) Office 365
4 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 69 (41.82%) Firewall
2 58 (35.15%) LAN
3 49 (29.70%) WAN
4 30 (18.18%) Wireless
5 29 (17.58%) VPN
6 27 (16.36%) Cisco ASA
7 25 (15.15%) VoIP
8 17 (10.30%) MPLS
9 16 (9.70%) BGP
9 16 (9.70%) BIG-IP
9 16 (9.70%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (7.88%) SAN
11 12 (7.27%) SSL
11 12 (7.27%) TCP/IP
11 12 (7.27%) Unified Communications
12 11 (6.67%) OSPF
13 10 (6.06%) Network Security
14 9 (5.45%) 3G
14 9 (5.45%) DNS
14 9 (5.45%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.24%) DB2
1 7 (4.24%) Hadoop
1 7 (4.24%) IBM BigInsights
1 7 (4.24%) Neo4j
2 4 (2.42%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.82%) GIS
4 2 (1.21%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.61%) Big Data
5 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.61%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 7 (4.24%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (3.03%) StarTeam
3 2 (1.21%) Subversion
4 1 (0.61%) ERwin
General
1 58 (35.15%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.45%) Finance
3 7 (4.24%) Back Office
4 5 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.82%) Banking
5 3 (1.82%) Marketing
5 3 (1.82%) Retail
6 2 (1.21%) Electronics
6 2 (1.21%) Publishing
7 1 (0.61%) French Language
7 1 (0.61%) German Language
7 1 (0.61%) Military
7 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 72 (43.64%) Network Engineer
2 40 (24.24%) Architect
3 33 (20.00%) Design Engineer
3 33 (20.00%) Network Design Engineer
4 16 (9.70%) Infrastructure Architect
5 15 (9.09%) Network Architect
6 13 (7.88%) Senior Network Engineer
7 9 (5.45%) Technical Architect
8 8 (4.85%) Consultant
9 7 (4.24%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (4.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 7 (4.24%) Quantity Surveyor
9 7 (4.24%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 6 (3.64%) Senior Design Engineer
10 6 (3.64%) Senior Network Design Engineer
10 6 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.03%) Support Engineer
12 4 (2.42%) Cisco Architect
12 4 (2.42%) IP Engineer
12 4 (2.42%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.85%) Middleware
2 7 (4.24%) Web Services
3 5 (3.03%) .NET
4 3 (1.82%) HTML
4 3 (1.82%) REST
4 3 (1.82%) SOAP
5 2 (1.21%) J2EE
6 1 (0.61%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.61%) CSS
6 1 (0.61%) Sass
6 1 (0.61%) WebRTC
6 1 (0.61%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.36%) Data Centre
2 18 (10.91%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.85%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.85%) PKI
4 5 (3.03%) Clustering
5 4 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.82%) Machine to Machine
6 3 (1.82%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.21%) BBC
8 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.61%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.61%) SCADA
8 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (20.00%) Linux
2 27 (16.36%) Windows
3 19 (11.52%) Unix
4 10 (6.06%) Windows Server
5 7 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.42%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.82%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.82%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.21%) Solaris
9 1 (0.61%) AIX
9 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.79%) ITIL
2 26 (15.76%) Migration
3 22 (13.33%) Service Management
4 20 (12.12%) ITSM
5 10 (6.06%) Load Balancing
6 9 (5.45%) SOA
7 8 (4.85%) Presales
8 7 (4.24%) Configuration Management
9 6 (3.64%) Customer Requirements
9 6 (3.64%) ITIL V3
10 5 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (3.03%) Change Management
10 5 (3.03%) OO
10 5 (3.03%) PRINCE2
10 5 (3.03%) Server Virtualisation
10 5 (3.03%) Time Management
10 5 (3.03%) TOGAF
11 4 (2.42%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (2.42%) Requirements Management
11 4 (2.42%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.45%) Java
2 8 (4.85%) Perl
2 8 (4.85%) SQL
3 5 (3.03%) C
4 4 (2.42%) C#
4 4 (2.42%) C++
4 4 (2.42%) PHP
5 3 (1.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 71 (43.03%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (35.76%) CCNP
3 58 (35.15%) Security Cleared
4 44 (26.67%) SC Cleared
5 37 (22.42%) CCIE
6 32 (19.39%) Degree
7 30 (18.18%) CCNA
8 25 (15.15%) CCSE
9 22 (13.33%) CCDP
10 21 (12.73%) JNCIA
11 19 (11.52%) CCIP
11 19 (11.52%) CCSA
12 18 (10.91%) JNCIE
13 16 (9.70%) HP ASE
13 16 (9.70%) HP MASE
14 13 (7.88%) DV Cleared
15 5 (3.03%) Check Point Certification
16 4 (2.42%) JNCIS
16 4 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
17 3 (1.82%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.45%) QA
2 2 (1.21%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.21%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (5.45%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.03%) vSphere
4 3 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.21%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.21%) vCloud
5 2 (1.21%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.61%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.61%) XenApp
6 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.61%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (11.52%) FortiGate
2 7 (4.24%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (4.24%) Cisco UCCE
2 7 (4.24%) Cisco UCCX
2 7 (4.24%) Puppet
2 7 (4.24%) ZABBIX
3 3 (1.82%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.82%) OVSD
3 3 (1.82%) vMotion
4 2 (1.21%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.21%) Nagios
4 2 (1.21%) Opsview
4 2 (1.21%) QRadar
4 2 (1.21%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 103 (62.42%) Cisco
2 40 (24.24%) Juniper
3 39 (23.64%) CheckPoint
4 32 (19.39%) F5
5 30 (18.18%) HP
6 25 (15.15%) Fortinet
6 25 (15.15%) VMware
7 20 (12.12%) Riverbed
8 17 (10.30%) Microsoft
9 16 (9.70%) Aruba
10 11 (6.67%) Palo Alto
11 9 (5.45%) Red Hat
12 7 (4.24%) Ericsson
12 7 (4.24%) IBM
12 7 (4.24%) Oracle
13 6 (3.64%) NetApp
14 5 (3.03%) Blue Coat
14 5 (3.03%) Huawei
15 4 (2.42%) Apple
15 4 (2.42%) ArcSight
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