The median contractor rate for a Network Design Engineer was £430 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 591 600 592
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Design Engineer 24 45 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.083% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.088% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 36
Median daily rate £430 £350 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.85% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £302 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £470 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +21.42% -12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £36.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year - -5.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44408 51163 53304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28718 33369 33474
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1506 2056
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Network Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Network Design Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Network Design Engineer in the UK

Network Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Design Engineer in the UK

Network Design Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design Engineer over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Design Engineer in the UK

Network Design Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Design Engineer in the UK

Network Design Engineer
Top 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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
England +29 24 £430 +13.15% 5
South East +12 8 £460 +41.53% 3
Hampshire +3 6 £460 +41.53%
West Midlands +22 4 £438 +22.37% 1
London +7 4 £494 +18.97%
Shropshire +16 3 £450 +25.87%
Telford +6 3 £450 +25.87%
Tyne and Wear - 3 £400 -
North West - 3 £428 -
North East - 3 £400 -
Lancashire - 3 £428 -
Preston - 3 £428 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £400 -
Hook +11 2 £470 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £463 -
East of England - 2 £463 -
Berkshire +15 1 - -
Slough +6 1 - -
Winchester +5 1 £350 +3.70%
Kent - 1 £525 -
Watford - 1 £375 -
Tonbridge - 1 £525 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -

Network Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Network Design Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Network Design Engineer in the job title.

1 55 (88.71%) Network Design
2 52 (83.87%) Cisco
3 29 (46.77%) Security Cleared
4 28 (45.16%) Firewall
5 27 (43.55%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (40.32%) SC Cleared
7 24 (38.71%) Juniper
7 24 (38.71%) CCNP
8 23 (37.10%) LAN
8 23 (37.10%) WAN
8 23 (37.10%) BGP
9 21 (33.87%) OSPF
10 20 (32.26%) Data Centre
11 17 (27.42%) CheckPoint
12 16 (25.81%) Fortinet
13 14 (22.58%) Wireless
13 14 (22.58%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (19.35%) F5
15 11 (17.74%) Project Management
15 11 (17.74%) CCIE
15 11 (17.74%) VPN
16 10 (16.13%) ITIL
16 10 (16.13%) EIGRP
16 10 (16.13%) Banking
16 10 (16.13%) Telecoms
16 10 (16.13%) FortiGate
17 9 (14.52%) Arista
18 8 (12.90%) Retail Banking
18 8 (12.90%) Aruba
18 8 (12.90%) Finance

Network Design Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (1.61%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (1.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.29%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (45.16%) Firewall
2 23 (37.10%) BGP
2 23 (37.10%) LAN
2 23 (37.10%) WAN
3 21 (33.87%) OSPF
4 14 (22.58%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (22.58%) Wireless
5 11 (17.74%) VPN
6 10 (16.13%) EIGRP
7 7 (11.29%) VLAN
8 6 (9.68%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (9.68%) Network Security
9 5 (8.06%) BIG-IP
9 5 (8.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (6.45%) Cisco Wireless
10 4 (6.45%) MPLS
10 4 (6.45%) VoIP
11 3 (4.84%) DNS
11 3 (4.84%) SNMP
11 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (3.23%) StarTeam
General
1 10 (16.13%) Banking
1 10 (16.13%) Telecoms
2 8 (12.90%) Finance
2 8 (12.90%) Retail
2 8 (12.90%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 20 (32.26%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.45%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.45%) PKI
4 2 (3.23%) Machine to Machine
4 2 (3.23%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.61%) CESG
5 1 (1.61%) CMDB
5 1 (1.61%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.61%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.23%) Linux
1 2 (3.23%) Unix
2 1 (1.61%) CatOS
2 1 (1.61%) Windows
2 1 (1.61%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (88.71%) Network Design
2 11 (17.74%) Project Management
3 10 (16.13%) ITIL
4 7 (11.29%) Migration
5 5 (8.06%) ITSM
5 5 (8.06%) Service Management
6 4 (6.45%) Configuration Management
6 4 (6.45%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (6.45%) Load Balancing
6 4 (6.45%) Mentoring
7 3 (4.84%) Change Control
7 3 (4.84%) QMS
7 3 (4.84%) Quality Management
7 3 (4.84%) Requirements Management
7 3 (4.84%) WAN Optimisation
8 2 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.23%) ITIL V3
8 2 (3.23%) Network Management
8 2 (3.23%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.45%) C
2 1 (1.61%) Lisp
2 1 (1.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (46.77%) Security Cleared
2 27 (43.55%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (40.32%) SC Cleared
4 24 (38.71%) CCNP
5 11 (17.74%) CCIE
6 8 (12.90%) CCNA
6 8 (12.90%) Degree
6 8 (12.90%) JNCIA
7 6 (9.68%) CCDP
7 6 (9.68%) CCSA
8 5 (8.06%) CCIP
8 5 (8.06%) CCSE
8 5 (8.06%) DV Cleared
8 5 (8.06%) JNCIE
8 5 (8.06%) JNCIS
9 3 (4.84%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (3.23%) HP ASE
10 2 (3.23%) HP MASE
11 1 (1.61%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 1 (1.61%) CCIE Security
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) SLA
3 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.61%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 10 (16.13%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.23%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (3.23%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (3.23%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (1.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (83.87%) Cisco
2 24 (38.71%) Juniper
3 17 (27.42%) CheckPoint
4 16 (25.81%) Fortinet
5 12 (19.35%) F5
6 9 (14.52%) Arista
7 8 (12.90%) Aruba
7 8 (12.90%) HP
8 7 (11.29%) Riverbed
9 6 (9.68%) Oracle
10 5 (8.06%) Blue Coat
11 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
11 4 (6.45%) Palo Alto
12 3 (4.84%) McAfee
12 3 (4.84%) Nokia
13 2 (3.23%) ProCurve
13 2 (3.23%) TippingPoint
13 2 (3.23%) VMware
14 1 (1.61%) Aerohive Networks
14 1 (1.61%) Samsung
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