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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Design
UK
Rank 334 396 374
Rank change year-on-year +62 -22  
Contract jobs citing Network Design 281 260 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.49% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.59% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 119 143
Median daily rate £420 £445 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.61% +19.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £299 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £438 £350
% change year-on-year -10.57% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 7
Median hourly rate £49.19 £45.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.31% +21.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £35.00 £20.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £56.00 £44.00
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37646 44098 42190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.88% 79.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24821 28901 26121
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1111 1212
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +34.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 25 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 +40 239 £425 -5.55% 54
London +30 74 £500 +3.89% 15
South East +20 71 £425 -5.55% 14
Hampshire +13 34 £425 -10.52%
North East +15 28 £410 -8.88% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +12 25 £410 -8.88% 3
Tyne and Wear +11 25 £410 -8.88% 3
North West +28 23 £550 +15.78% 8
Scotland +17 21 £378 -11.69%
Berkshire +26 20 £350 -19.54% 3
County Antrim - 17 £314 - 1
Belfast - 17 £314 - 1
Northern Ireland - 17 £314 - 1
West Midlands +11 15 £363 -19.44% 2
Hook +8 13 £423 -14.03%
East of England +2 13 £198 -39.23% 3
City of London +8 12 £591 +40.77% 6
Lancashire +25 10 £575 +191.13% 1
Renfrewshire +16 9 £395 -10.22%
Erskine +13 9 £395 -10.22%
Yorkshire +15 8 £675 +80.00% 2
Reading +15 8 £394 -9.48%
Hertfordshire +5 7 £194 - 2
South West -5 7 £425 +41.66% 5
Birmingham - 7 £363 - 1
Cheshire +23 6 £510 +2.00%
West Sussex +7 6 £361 - 2
Aberdeen -2 6 £450 -
Milton Keynes -3 6 £510 +16.57% 1
Buckinghamshire -8 6 £510 +16.57% 2

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for Network Design.

1 387 (62.52%) Cisco
2 259 (41.84%) LAN
3 252 (40.71%) Firewall
4 247 (39.90%) Cisco Certification
5 239 (38.61%) WAN
6 169 (27.30%) CCNP
7 166 (26.82%) Security Cleared
8 161 (26.01%) Data Centre
9 147 (23.75%) Juniper
10 135 (21.81%) SC Cleared
11 131 (21.16%) CheckPoint
12 122 (19.71%) Wireless
13 121 (19.55%) VPN
14 118 (19.06%) F5
15 112 (18.09%) ITIL
16 107 (17.29%) Cisco ASA
17 104 (16.80%) Windows
18 102 (16.48%) CCIE
19 99 (15.99%) CCNA
19 99 (15.99%) Telecoms
20 95 (15.35%) Degree
21 88 (14.22%) BGP
22 86 (13.89%) Migration
22 86 (13.89%) TCP/IP
22 86 (13.89%) Network Security
23 85 (13.73%) OSPF
24 81 (13.09%) Linux
25 79 (12.76%) HP
26 75 (12.12%) Microsoft
26 75 (12.12%) MPLS

Network Design
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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (1.45%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.13%) WebSphere
2 7 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (0.81%) OpenStack
4 4 (0.65%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.48%) Apache
5 3 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.48%) IIS
5 3 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (0.48%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.48%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.32%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.32%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.16%) Site Server
7 1 (0.16%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 57 (9.21%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.36%) MS Visio
3 21 (3.39%) MS Office
4 11 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.65%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.48%) MS Project
6 3 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.32%) InDesign
7 2 (0.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 36 (5.82%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (3.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.62%) SaaS
4 9 (1.45%) PaaS
5 7 (1.13%) IaaS
5 7 (1.13%) Office 365
6 5 (0.81%) Akamai
7 4 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 259 (41.84%) LAN
2 252 (40.71%) Firewall
3 239 (38.61%) WAN
4 122 (19.71%) Wireless
5 121 (19.55%) VPN
6 107 (17.29%) Cisco ASA
7 88 (14.22%) BGP
8 86 (13.89%) Network Security
8 86 (13.89%) TCP/IP
9 85 (13.73%) OSPF
10 75 (12.12%) MPLS
11 64 (10.34%) Cisco Nexus
12 61 (9.85%) VoIP
13 48 (7.75%) DNS
14 42 (6.79%) BIG-IP
15 36 (5.82%) DHCP
16 32 (5.17%) Cisco IOS
17 31 (5.01%) VLAN
18 30 (4.85%) Unified Communications
19 29 (4.68%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.01%) Relational Database
2 12 (1.94%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.29%) Big Data
4 7 (1.13%) DB2
4 7 (1.13%) Hadoop
4 7 (1.13%) IBM BigInsights
4 7 (1.13%) Neo4j
5 4 (0.65%) GIS
5 4 (0.65%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.48%) Geospatial Data
6 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.32%) MySQL
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.16%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.16%) DocumentDB
8 1 (0.16%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (1.94%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.45%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (1.29%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (0.81%) StarTeam
6 3 (0.48%) Subversion
7 2 (0.32%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.16%) ERwin
8 1 (0.16%) Vagrant
General
1 99 (15.99%) Telecoms
2 72 (11.63%) Finance
3 24 (3.88%) Banking
3 24 (3.88%) Retail
4 19 (3.07%) Back Office
5 15 (2.42%) Legal
6 12 (1.94%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.29%) Front Office
7 8 (1.29%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.13%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.13%) Law
8 7 (1.13%) Marketing
9 4 (0.65%) Electronics
9 4 (0.65%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.65%) Military
10 2 (0.32%) Publishing
11 1 (0.16%) Advertising
11 1 (0.16%) French Language
11 1 (0.16%) German Language
11 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 247 (39.90%) Network Engineer
2 159 (25.69%) Architect
3 82 (13.25%) Design Engineer
4 78 (12.60%) Network Design Engineer
5 66 (10.66%) Network Architect
6 64 (10.34%) Infrastructure Architect
7 51 (8.24%) Cisco Engineer
8 48 (7.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 42 (6.79%) Senior Network Engineer
10 40 (6.46%) Solutions Architect
11 26 (4.20%) Designer
11 26 (4.20%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 25 (4.04%) Consultant
13 24 (3.88%) Support Engineer
14 23 (3.72%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
14 23 (3.72%) Network Support
15 22 (3.55%) Network Designer
16 19 (3.07%) Analyst
16 19 (3.07%) Network Support Engineer
17 18 (2.91%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.07%) Web Services
2 13 (2.10%) 802.1X
3 12 (1.94%) CSS
4 11 (1.78%) .NET
5 8 (1.29%) Middleware
6 5 (0.81%) COM
6 5 (0.81%) HTML
7 4 (0.65%) XMPP
8 3 (0.48%) REST
9 2 (0.32%) CSS3
9 2 (0.32%) HTML5
9 2 (0.32%) J2EE
9 2 (0.32%) Leaflet
9 2 (0.32%) OAuth
9 2 (0.32%) SAML
9 2 (0.32%) SOAP
9 2 (0.32%) SPML
9 2 (0.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (0.16%) Node.js
10 1 (0.16%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 161 (26.01%) Data Centre
2 38 (6.14%) Computer Science
3 37 (5.98%) Private Cloud
4 34 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (3.72%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.10%) CMDB
7 12 (1.94%) Clustering
8 10 (1.62%) PKI
9 7 (1.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (0.97%) Equities
10 6 (0.97%) Fixed Income
10 6 (0.97%) Security Operations Centre
10 6 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.81%) NHS
12 4 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
13 3 (0.48%) CCTV
13 3 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.48%) Machine to Machine
13 3 (0.48%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 104 (16.80%) Windows
2 81 (13.09%) Linux
3 43 (6.95%) Unix
4 30 (4.85%) Windows Server
5 15 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (1.94%) CatOS
7 10 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.13%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.97%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.81%) FreeBSD
12 4 (0.65%) SUSE
13 3 (0.48%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.48%) Solaris
13 3 (0.48%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.48%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.16%) CentOS
14 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (18.09%) ITIL
2 86 (13.89%) Migration
3 55 (8.89%) Project Management
4 48 (7.75%) Service Management
5 45 (7.27%) Load Balancing
6 43 (6.95%) Configuration Management
7 40 (6.46%) Network Architecture
8 36 (5.82%) ITSM
9 35 (5.65%) Network Management
10 32 (5.17%) Network Monitoring
11 31 (5.01%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 29 (4.68%) Matrix Organization
13 24 (3.88%) Information Security
13 24 (3.88%) Office Automation
13 24 (3.88%) Validation
14 23 (3.72%) Agile Software Development
15 21 (3.39%) Capacity Management
16 20 (3.23%) PRINCE2
17 19 (3.07%) Problem Management
17 19 (3.07%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 31 (5.01%) SQL
2 20 (3.23%) Python
3 19 (3.07%) C
4 13 (2.10%) Bash Shell
5 12 (1.94%) Java
6 8 (1.29%) Perl
7 7 (1.13%) PHP
8 5 (0.81%) C#
8 5 (0.81%) C++
9 2 (0.32%) Lisp
10 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.16%) Ruby
10 1 (0.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 247 (39.90%) Cisco Certification
2 169 (27.30%) CCNP
3 166 (26.82%) Security Cleared
4 135 (21.81%) SC Cleared
5 102 (16.48%) CCIE
6 99 (15.99%) CCNA
7 95 (15.35%) Degree
8 66 (10.66%) CCDP
9 51 (8.24%) JNCIA
10 49 (7.92%) CCSE
11 43 (6.95%) JNCIE
12 39 (6.30%) CCSA
13 35 (5.65%) CCIP
14 30 (4.85%) HP ASE
14 30 (4.85%) HP MASE
15 29 (4.68%) DV Cleared
16 28 (4.52%) CCDA
17 16 (2.58%) CISSP
18 14 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
19 13 (2.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.26%) PCI DSS
2 13 (2.10%) QA
3 5 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.65%) SLA
5 3 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.48%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.16%) HL7
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 43 (6.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (5.33%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (1.62%) vSphere
5 6 (0.97%) Firmware
6 5 (0.81%) Docker
6 5 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
6 5 (0.81%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.81%) vCloud
7 3 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.48%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.32%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.32%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.32%) XenApp
8 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.32%) XenServer
9 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.16%) BIND 9
9 1 (0.16%) LXC
Systems Management
1 43 (6.95%) FortiGate
2 21 (3.39%) Puppet
3 13 (2.10%) Cisco UCCX
3 13 (2.10%) Nagios
4 12 (1.94%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (1.13%) Cisco UCCE
5 7 (1.13%) ZABBIX
6 6 (0.97%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 5 (0.81%) EnCase
7 5 (0.81%) Nessus
7 5 (0.81%) WhatsUp Gold
8 4 (0.65%) Ansible
8 4 (0.65%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.48%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.48%) OpenIDM
9 3 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.48%) Opsview
9 3 (0.48%) OVSD
9 3 (0.48%) QRadar
9 3 (0.48%) vMotion
Vendors
1 387 (62.52%) Cisco
2 147 (23.75%) Juniper
3 131 (21.16%) CheckPoint
4 118 (19.06%) F5
5 79 (12.76%) HP
6 75 (12.12%) Microsoft
7 64 (10.34%) VMware
8 62 (10.02%) Fortinet
9 55 (8.89%) Riverbed
10 42 (6.79%) Aruba
11 28 (4.52%) Palo Alto
12 27 (4.36%) Citrix
13 22 (3.55%) BT
14 21 (3.39%) Oracle
14 21 (3.39%) Red Hat
15 17 (2.75%) Arista
15 17 (2.75%) Huawei
16 14 (2.26%) Blue Coat
16 14 (2.26%) Nokia
17 11 (1.78%) Avaya
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