Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Design Engineer was £417 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 839 812 798
Rank change year-on-year -27 -14 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Network Design Engineer 48 79 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.075% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.079% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 37 47
UK median daily rate £417 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.88% +6.25% +13.07%
10th Percentile £357 £340 £289
90th Percentile £517 £500 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +4.69% +2.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £38.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.35% +28.33% -49.15%
10th Percentile £56.25 £36.50 £24.90
90th Percentile £58.75 £40.50 £34.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +49.35% +28.33% -49.15%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Network Design Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Network Design Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 12 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -13 47 £418 -1.76% 2
UK excluding London +22 41 £419 +4.69% 2
West Midlands +44 22 £425 -10.53% 2
Midlands +36 22 £425 -10.53% 2
South East -13 7 £386 -9.12%
London -30 7 £407 -7.61%
North of England +54 5 £413 +6.45%
East of England -18 4 - -
North East +64 3 £400 -
North West +18 2 £425 +6.25%
South West -4 2 - -
Scotland -1 1 £363 -

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 46 (95.83%) Network Design
2 33 (68.75%) Cisco
3 31 (64.58%) Firewall
4 27 (56.25%) WAN
5 22 (45.83%) CheckPoint
6 21 (43.75%) Wireless
6 21 (43.75%) Fortinet
7 20 (41.67%) Oracle
8 19 (39.58%) Security Cleared
9 18 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (35.42%) WAN Optimisation
10 17 (35.42%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (33.33%) FortiGate
11 16 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
11 16 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
11 16 (33.33%) Data Centre
12 15 (31.25%) SC Cleared
12 15 (31.25%) Nokia
13 14 (29.17%) Juniper
13 14 (29.17%) CCNP
13 14 (29.17%) LAN
13 14 (29.17%) VPN
14 13 (27.08%) Aruba
15 11 (22.92%) McAfee
16 9 (18.75%) CCIE
17 8 (16.67%) Workflow
17 8 (16.67%) Network Security
18 7 (14.58%) Degree
18 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
18 7 (14.58%) VLAN

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 3 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.08%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (64.58%) Firewall
2 27 (56.25%) WAN
3 21 (43.75%) Wireless
4 18 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (29.17%) LAN
5 14 (29.17%) VPN
6 8 (16.67%) Network Security
7 7 (14.58%) VLAN
8 5 (10.42%) BIG-IP
8 5 (10.42%) MVNO
9 4 (8.33%) Diameter Protocol
9 4 (8.33%) MPLS
9 4 (8.33%) SS7
9 4 (8.33%) Value-Added Service
9 4 (8.33%) VoLTE
9 4 (8.33%) VoWiFi
10 3 (6.25%) BGP
11 2 (4.17%) EIGRP
11 2 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (4.17%) OSPF
General
1 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.42%) Billing
3 2 (4.17%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.08%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 16 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Derivative
4 1 (2.08%) PKI
4 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) Linux
1 5 (10.42%) Windows
2 4 (8.33%) Unix
3 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (95.83%) Network Design
2 17 (35.42%) WAN Optimisation
3 8 (16.67%) Workflow
4 7 (14.58%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (14.58%) High Availability
5 6 (12.50%) Network Management
6 5 (10.42%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (10.42%) Load Balancing
6 5 (10.42%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (10.42%) Risk Management
6 5 (10.42%) SIEM
7 4 (8.33%) CRM
7 4 (8.33%) ITIL
7 4 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.25%) ITSM
8 3 (6.25%) Service Management
9 2 (4.17%) Change Control
9 2 (4.17%) Incident Management
9 2 (4.17%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (39.58%) Security Cleared
2 17 (35.42%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (31.25%) SC Cleared
4 14 (29.17%) CCNP
5 9 (18.75%) CCIE
6 7 (14.58%) Degree
7 5 (10.42%) CISSP
7 5 (10.42%) JNCIA
8 4 (8.33%) CCIP
8 4 (8.33%) CCNA
8 4 (8.33%) CISM
8 4 (8.33%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (8.33%) Security+ Certification
9 3 (6.25%) CCDP
9 3 (6.25%) CCSA
9 3 (6.25%) CCSE
9 3 (6.25%) CCSP
9 3 (6.25%) HP ASE
9 3 (6.25%) JNCIE
10 2 (4.17%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.17%) VMware NSX
2 1 (2.08%) Firmware
2 1 (2.08%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.08%) vSphere
2 1 (2.08%) XenApp
2 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (33.33%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.08%) Ansible
2 1 (2.08%) Cacti
2 1 (2.08%) Nagios
2 1 (2.08%) Puppet
2 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (2.08%) vCenter Server
2 1 (2.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (68.75%) Cisco
2 22 (45.83%) CheckPoint
3 21 (43.75%) Fortinet
4 20 (41.67%) Oracle
5 15 (31.25%) Nokia
6 14 (29.17%) Juniper
7 13 (27.08%) Aruba
8 11 (22.92%) McAfee
9 6 (12.50%) Riverbed
10 5 (10.42%) F5
11 4 (8.33%) Tekelec
12 3 (6.25%) VMware
13 2 (4.17%) HP
13 2 (4.17%) TippingPoint
14 1 (2.08%) Blue Coat
14 1 (2.08%) Citrix
14 1 (2.08%) IBM
14 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
14 1 (2.08%) Red Hat