The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 27 June 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
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 320 284 405
Rank change year-on-year -36 +121  
Contract jobs citing Network Design 321 452 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.84% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 1.00% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 255 146
Median daily rate £448 £440 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.70% +6.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £658 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 19
Median hourly rate £47.50 £43.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.46% +10.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.05 £27.35 £36.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.50 £48.72 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -26.66% +15.38%  

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39792 44999 44543
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.45% 83.35% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25913 29844 28605
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1094 1232
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Design in the UK

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Design in the UK

Network Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Design in the UK

Network Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Design in the UK

Network Design
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 -43 293 £450 +2.27% 48
South East -10 95 £416 -1.82% 12
London -46 89 £475 +5.55% 18
North West +47 53 £450 +5.88% 7
Hampshire +8 36 £443 -6.84%
Berkshire -5 29 £525 +40.00% 2
Manchester +34 25 £475 -47.22% 3
Scotland +34 24 £300 -28.99%
Lancashire +15 23 £444 -6.82% 3
Preston 0 22 £444 -
North East +68 19 £525 +23.52%
West Midlands +10 19 £425 -1.16% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne +67 17 £525 +23.52%
Tyne and Wear +67 17 £525 +23.52%
Hook +18 15 £450 +3.74%
City of London -12 15 £588 +23.68% 4
Reading +3 12 £525 +5.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -6 12 £400 - 4
Aberdeen - 12 £375 -
Milton Keynes -7 11 £400 - 2
Edinburgh +25 8 £220 -25.42%
Yorkshire +15 8 £430 -14.00% 1
Telford +14 8 £450 +25.87% 1
Shropshire +12 8 £450 +25.87% 1
Basingstoke -5 8 £321 -
Home Counties - 8 - -
New Malden - 7 - -
Birmingham +17 6 £438 - 2
West Sussex +17 6 £395 +12.85%
Leeds +9 6 £430 -28.33% 1

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 with a requirement for Network Design.

1 351 (58.60%) Cisco
2 265 (44.24%) WAN
3 264 (44.07%) Firewall
4 250 (41.74%) Cisco Certification
5 245 (40.90%) LAN
6 191 (31.89%) CCNP
7 164 (27.38%) Security Cleared
8 158 (26.38%) Data Centre
9 151 (25.21%) Wireless
10 150 (25.04%) Juniper
11 129 (21.54%) CCIE
12 120 (20.03%) CheckPoint
13 119 (19.87%) F5
14 116 (19.37%) SC Cleared
15 112 (18.70%) Telecoms
16 111 (18.53%) VPN
17 104 (17.36%) ITIL
18 103 (17.20%) BGP
19 96 (16.03%) HP
20 89 (14.86%) TCP/IP
21 86 (14.36%) Fortinet
22 85 (14.19%) OSPF
23 83 (13.86%) MPLS
23 83 (13.86%) Degree
24 81 (13.52%) Windows
25 79 (13.19%) VMware
25 79 (13.19%) Riverbed
26 78 (13.02%) CCDP
27 76 (12.69%) Service Management
27 76 (12.69%) Cisco ASA

Network Design
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 14 (2.34%) OpenStack
2 13 (2.17%) MS Exchange
3 11 (1.84%) Skype for Business
4 7 (1.17%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.67%) Apache
5 4 (0.67%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.50%) CMS
6 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.33%) IIS
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.17%) Confluence
8 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
1 18 (3.01%) MS Visio
2 13 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.33%) InDesign
5 2 (0.33%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 40 (6.68%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (5.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.67%) IaaS
4 15 (2.50%) PaaS
5 11 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.17%) SaaS
7 6 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.67%) Office 365
9 2 (0.33%) Akamai
10 1 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.17%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 265 (44.24%) WAN
2 264 (44.07%) Firewall
3 245 (40.90%) LAN
4 151 (25.21%) Wireless
5 111 (18.53%) VPN
6 103 (17.20%) BGP
7 89 (14.86%) TCP/IP
8 85 (14.19%) OSPF
9 83 (13.86%) MPLS
10 76 (12.69%) Cisco ASA
11 70 (11.69%) Network Security
12 55 (9.18%) BIG-IP
12 55 (9.18%) DNS
13 53 (8.85%) Cisco Nexus
14 41 (6.84%) IPv6
14 41 (6.84%) VLAN
14 41 (6.84%) VoIP
15 37 (6.18%) Cisco IOS
16 36 (6.01%) SAN
17 32 (5.34%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (4.51%) Relational Database
2 10 (1.67%) Big Data
3 8 (1.34%) SQL Server
4 5 (0.83%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.67%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.67%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.50%) DB2
6 3 (0.50%) IBM BigInsights
6 3 (0.50%) MS Access
6 3 (0.50%) Neo4j
7 2 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.33%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (0.33%) GIS
7 2 (0.33%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.33%) MySQL
8 1 (0.17%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.17%) DocumentDB
8 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (1.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (1.34%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.67%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.50%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.33%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.33%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.17%) JIRA
6 1 (0.17%) Subversion
General
1 112 (18.70%) Telecoms
2 61 (10.18%) Finance
3 26 (4.34%) Banking
4 14 (2.34%) Law
5 13 (2.17%) Legal
5 13 (2.17%) Retail
6 12 (2.00%) Marketing
7 8 (1.34%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.34%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.17%) Back Office
9 5 (0.83%) Front Office
10 4 (0.67%) Military
11 2 (0.33%) Electronics
12 1 (0.17%) Billing
12 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 202 (33.72%) Network Engineer
2 192 (32.05%) Architect
3 93 (15.53%) Network Architect
4 66 (11.02%) Design Engineer
5 63 (10.52%) Infrastructure Architect
6 57 (9.52%) Network Design Engineer
7 44 (7.35%) Cisco Engineer
7 44 (7.35%) Solutions Architect
8 40 (6.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 33 (5.51%) Senior Network Engineer
10 27 (4.51%) Consultant
11 25 (4.17%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
12 24 (4.01%) Network Specialist
12 24 (4.01%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 20 (3.34%) IP Engineer
14 19 (3.17%) Juniper Engineer
15 18 (3.01%) Network Consultant
16 17 (2.84%) Technical Architect
17 16 (2.67%) Analyst
17 16 (2.67%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.01%) Web Services
2 17 (2.84%) 802.1X
3 13 (2.17%) Middleware
4 12 (2.00%) REST
5 8 (1.34%) CSS
5 8 (1.34%) SOAP
6 6 (1.00%) .NET
7 5 (0.83%) XMPP
8 4 (0.67%) Akka
8 4 (0.67%) Node.js
8 4 (0.67%) Play Framework
8 4 (0.67%) SAML
8 4 (0.67%) spray
8 4 (0.67%) Spring
8 4 (0.67%) Symfony
9 2 (0.33%) CSS3
9 2 (0.33%) HTML
9 2 (0.33%) HTML5
9 2 (0.33%) SPML
9 2 (0.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 158 (26.38%) Data Centre
2 41 (6.84%) Computer Science
3 36 (6.01%) Private Cloud
4 23 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (2.67%) PKI
5 16 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (2.34%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.17%) BBC
7 7 (1.17%) Clustering
8 6 (1.00%) BYOD
8 6 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (0.83%) CESG
9 5 (0.83%) CMDB
9 5 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (0.83%) YubiKey
10 4 (0.67%) CCTV
10 4 (0.67%) Machine to Machine
10 4 (0.67%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.67%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 81 (13.52%) Windows
2 70 (11.69%) Linux
3 24 (4.01%) Windows Server
4 21 (3.51%) Unix
5 19 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (1.50%) SUSE
9 8 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (1.17%) Solaris
11 6 (1.00%) CatOS
11 6 (1.00%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.83%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.50%) AIX
13 3 (0.50%) FreeBSD
13 3 (0.50%) HPUX
14 2 (0.33%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.33%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.33%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (17.36%) ITIL
2 76 (12.69%) Service Management
3 66 (11.02%) Migration
4 61 (10.18%) Network Architecture
5 55 (9.18%) Load Balancing
6 53 (8.85%) ITSM
7 50 (8.35%) Project Management
8 41 (6.84%) Network Management
8 41 (6.84%) Network Monitoring
9 30 (5.01%) Configuration Management
10 29 (4.84%) Customer Requirements
10 29 (4.84%) High Availability
11 26 (4.34%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 25 (4.17%) Matrix Organization
12 25 (4.17%) TOGAF
13 24 (4.01%) Agile Software Development
13 24 (4.01%) Capacity Management
14 22 (3.67%) ITIL V3
15 20 (3.34%) Capacity Planning
15 20 (3.34%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 27 (4.51%) SQL
2 19 (3.17%) Java
3 18 (3.01%) Python
4 12 (2.00%) C
5 9 (1.50%) Perl
6 8 (1.34%) Lisp
7 6 (1.00%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.67%) PHP
8 4 (0.67%) PowerShell
8 4 (0.67%) Scala
9 1 (0.17%) C#
9 1 (0.17%) C++
9 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 250 (41.74%) Cisco Certification
2 191 (31.89%) CCNP
3 164 (27.38%) Security Cleared
4 129 (21.54%) CCIE
5 116 (19.37%) SC Cleared
6 83 (13.86%) Degree
7 78 (13.02%) CCDP
8 71 (11.85%) JNCIA
8 71 (11.85%) JNCIE
9 68 (11.35%) CCNA
10 61 (10.18%) CCIP
11 55 (9.18%) CCSE
12 50 (8.35%) CCSA
13 44 (7.35%) DV Cleared
14 43 (7.18%) HP ASE
14 43 (7.18%) HP MASE
15 39 (6.51%) Computer Science Degree
16 30 (5.01%) JNCIS
17 22 (3.67%) JNCIP
18 13 (2.17%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.00%) QA
2 5 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.67%) PMO
4 3 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.33%) SLA
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 57 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (4.34%) Active Directory
3 16 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (1.84%) vCloud
5 10 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (1.50%) Hyper-V
7 8 (1.34%) vSphere
8 6 (1.00%) Docker
9 4 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.50%) Firmware
10 3 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.50%) XenApp
11 2 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.33%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.33%) Xen
12 1 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.17%) KVM
12 1 (0.17%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 60 (10.02%) FortiGate
2 16 (2.67%) Puppet
3 11 (1.84%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (1.84%) Nagios
4 9 (1.50%) Cisco UCCX
5 8 (1.34%) Cisco Prime
6 7 (1.17%) Cacti
6 7 (1.17%) QRadar
7 6 (1.00%) Kubernetes
7 6 (1.00%) OpenView
7 6 (1.00%) OVSD
7 6 (1.00%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (0.83%) EnCase
9 4 (0.67%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 4 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (0.50%) Cisco UCCE
10 3 (0.50%) SCOM
10 3 (0.50%) WhatsUp Gold
10 3 (0.50%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 351 (58.60%) Cisco
2 150 (25.04%) Juniper
3 120 (20.03%) CheckPoint
4 119 (19.87%) F5
5 96 (16.03%) HP
6 86 (14.36%) Fortinet
7 79 (13.19%) Riverbed
7 79 (13.19%) VMware
8 69 (11.52%) Microsoft
9 54 (9.02%) Aruba
10 40 (6.68%) Citrix
11 26 (4.34%) Palo Alto
11 26 (4.34%) Red Hat
12 19 (3.17%) Oracle
13 16 (2.67%) Huawei
14 15 (2.50%) BT
15 14 (2.34%) NetApp
15 14 (2.34%) SolarWinds
16 13 (2.17%) Blue Coat
16 13 (2.17%) IBM
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