The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Design
England / South West
Rank 133 123 134
Rank change year-on-year -10 +11  
Contract jobs citing Network Design 7 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.27% 0.52% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.65% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Median daily rate £425 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.66% -25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £268 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £438 £350
% change year-on-year -10.57% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
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 the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2117 2314 2462
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.49% 79.99% 78.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1384 1529 1598
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 135 84
Median hourly rate £39.00 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Design in the South West

Network Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Design in the South West

Network Design
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Bristol -2 2 £363 +29.46% 3
Wiltshire -4 2 £425 -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Somerset - 1 £451 -
Network Design
England

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 8 (47.06%) Cisco
1 8 (47.06%) Firewall
2 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
3 6 (35.29%) Juniper
3 6 (35.29%) WAN
4 5 (29.41%) LAN
4 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
4 5 (29.41%) Migration
4 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (23.53%) ITIL
5 4 (23.53%) VoIP
5 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
5 4 (23.53%) VPN
5 4 (23.53%) Internet
5 4 (23.53%) MPLS
6 3 (17.65%) Wireless
6 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
6 3 (17.65%) CCNA
6 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
6 3 (17.65%) ATM
6 3 (17.65%) VLAN
6 3 (17.65%) Degree
7 2 (11.76%) VPLS
7 2 (11.76%) Fortinet
7 2 (11.76%) JNCIA
7 2 (11.76%) JNCIS
7 2 (11.76%) JNCIP
7 2 (11.76%) JNCIE

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 (5.88%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) Firewall
2 6 (35.29%) WAN
3 5 (29.41%) LAN
4 4 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (23.53%) Internet
4 4 (23.53%) MPLS
4 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
4 4 (23.53%) VoIP
4 4 (23.53%) VPN
5 3 (17.65%) ATM
5 3 (17.65%) VLAN
5 3 (17.65%) Wireless
6 2 (11.76%) 2G
6 2 (11.76%) 3G
6 2 (11.76%) BGP
6 2 (11.76%) Broadband
6 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
6 2 (11.76%) ISDN
6 2 (11.76%) NetScreen
6 2 (11.76%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Billing
3 1 (5.88%) Electronics
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Juniper Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Design Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Network Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Junior
4 1 (5.88%) Juniper Architect
4 1 (5.88%) LAN/WAN Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Network Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Project Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Middleware
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (5.88%) Internet of Things
2 1 (5.88%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Unix
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Migration
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.76%) Demand Management
3 2 (11.76%) Network Management
3 2 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.88%) Fault Management
4 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Open Source
4 1 (5.88%) Open Source Development
4 1 (5.88%) People Management
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.88%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
1 1 (5.88%) PHP
1 1 (5.88%) Python
1 1 (5.88%) Ruby
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) CCNA
3 3 (17.65%) Degree
4 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) JNCIA
4 2 (11.76%) JNCIE
4 2 (11.76%) JNCIP
4 2 (11.76%) JNCIS
5 1 (5.88%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
1 1 (5.88%) Firmware
1 1 (5.88%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Ansible
1 1 (5.88%) Nagios
1 1 (5.88%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (5.88%) Opsview
1 1 (5.88%) QRadar
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) Juniper
3 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
4 2 (11.76%) F5
4 2 (11.76%) Fortinet
4 2 (11.76%) Nortel
4 2 (11.76%) SonicWALL
4 2 (11.76%) WatchGuard
5 1 (5.88%) ArcSight
5 1 (5.88%) Brocade
5 1 (5.88%) Intel
5 1 (5.88%) Nokia
5 1 (5.88%) SAP
5 1 (5.88%) Splunk