The median contractor rate for a Network Design Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Design Engineer
UK
Rank 561 593 582
Rank change year-on-year +32 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Design Engineer 38 35 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.085% 0.066% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.070% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 15 19
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £250 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.76% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - -

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 42403 50275 49651
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.18% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27453 32530 30008
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 1573 1955
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Design Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Design Engineer in the UK

Network Design Engineer
Top 30 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 23 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
England +25 24 £425 +6.25% 2
South East +14 16 £425 +3.03% 1
Northern Ireland - 10 £313 - 2
County Antrim - 10 £313 - 2
Belfast - 10 £313 - 2
Hampshire -2 8 £425 +3.03%
Berkshire +23 4 £400 -
Reading - 3 £450 -
Scotland - 3 £420 -
North West +22 2 £388 +93.75%
West Midlands +13 2 - -
London +9 2 £550 +40.12%
Erskine - 2 £420 -
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £425 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £425 -
Southampton - 2 £425 -
Telford - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Renfrewshire - 2 £420 -
Shropshire - 2 - -
North East - 2 - -
Hook +6 1 £425 -10.52%
Wales - 1 £288 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £288 -
West Sussex - 1 £335 -
Middlesex - 1 £450 -
Cheshire - 1 £325 -

Network Design Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 78 (95.12%) Network Design
2 70 (85.37%) Cisco
3 45 (54.88%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (40.24%) CCNP
5 30 (36.59%) Firewall
6 29 (35.37%) Security Cleared
7 27 (32.93%) LAN
8 24 (29.27%) OSPF
8 24 (29.27%) BGP
9 22 (26.83%) WAN
9 22 (26.83%) CCNA
10 20 (24.39%) Juniper
10 20 (24.39%) SC Cleared
10 20 (24.39%) Data Centre
11 19 (23.17%) Cisco ASA
12 18 (21.95%) Telecoms
12 18 (21.95%) CheckPoint
12 18 (21.95%) CCIE
13 15 (18.29%) Migration
14 14 (17.07%) Project Management
15 12 (14.63%) EIGRP
15 12 (14.63%) Network Security
15 12 (14.63%) Fortinet
16 11 (13.41%) Finance
16 11 (13.41%) Wireless
17 10 (12.20%) VoIP
17 10 (12.20%) Banking
18 9 (10.98%) Cisco IOS
18 9 (10.98%) ITIL
18 9 (10.98%) HP

Network Design Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 5 (6.10%) MS Excel
1 5 (6.10%) MS Visio
2 4 (4.88%) MS Office
3 1 (1.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (36.59%) Firewall
2 27 (32.93%) LAN
3 24 (29.27%) BGP
3 24 (29.27%) OSPF
4 22 (26.83%) WAN
5 19 (23.17%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (14.63%) EIGRP
6 12 (14.63%) Network Security
7 11 (13.41%) Wireless
8 10 (12.20%) VoIP
9 9 (10.98%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (10.98%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (8.54%) VPN
11 6 (7.32%) FTP
11 6 (7.32%) MPLS
11 6 (7.32%) SNMP
11 6 (7.32%) Unified Communications
12 4 (4.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 4 (4.88%) Multicast
12 4 (4.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Rational DOORS
1 5 (6.10%) StarTeam
General
1 18 (21.95%) Telecoms
2 11 (13.41%) Finance
3 10 (12.20%) Banking
4 8 (9.76%) Retail
4 8 (9.76%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Electronics
5 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.44%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 20 (24.39%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.44%) CMDB
3 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (2.44%) PKI
4 1 (1.22%) CESG
4 1 (1.22%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.22%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.44%) CatOS
1 2 (2.44%) Unix
2 1 (1.22%) Linux
2 1 (1.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (95.12%) Network Design
2 15 (18.29%) Migration
3 14 (17.07%) Project Management
4 9 (10.98%) ITIL
5 7 (8.54%) Configuration Management
5 7 (8.54%) Load Balancing
5 7 (8.54%) Mentoring
6 5 (6.10%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (6.10%) QMS
6 5 (6.10%) Requirements Management
7 4 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (4.88%) Network Management
7 4 (4.88%) Quality Management
8 2 (2.44%) Change Control
8 2 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.44%) ITIL V3
8 2 (2.44%) ITSM
8 2 (2.44%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.44%) Service Management
8 2 (2.44%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.54%) C
Qualifications
1 45 (54.88%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (40.24%) CCNP
3 29 (35.37%) Security Cleared
4 22 (26.83%) CCNA
5 20 (24.39%) SC Cleared
6 18 (21.95%) CCIE
7 8 (9.76%) Degree
8 6 (7.32%) DV Cleared
9 3 (3.66%) CCDP
9 3 (3.66%) JNCIA
10 2 (2.44%) CCSA
10 2 (2.44%) JNCIS
11 1 (1.22%) CCDA
11 1 (1.22%) CCIP
11 1 (1.22%) CCSE
11 1 (1.22%) HNC
11 1 (1.22%) HND
11 1 (1.22%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.54%) QA
2 3 (3.66%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.44%) SLA
4 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (3.66%) Cisco UCCE
1 3 (3.66%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (2.44%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.22%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 70 (85.37%) Cisco
2 20 (24.39%) Juniper
3 18 (21.95%) CheckPoint
4 12 (14.63%) Fortinet
5 9 (10.98%) Arista
5 9 (10.98%) F5
5 9 (10.98%) HP
6 7 (8.54%) Blue Coat
6 7 (8.54%) Oracle
7 6 (7.32%) Aruba
7 6 (7.32%) Microsoft
8 3 (3.66%) BT
8 3 (3.66%) Palo Alto
8 3 (3.66%) Riverbed
8 3 (3.66%) VMware
9 2 (2.44%) Brocade
9 2 (2.44%) ProCurve
9 2 (2.44%) Siemens
10 1 (1.22%) Avaya
10 1 (1.22%) Ericsson
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