The median contractor rate for a Network Designer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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 Designer
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 610 637
Rank change year-on-year +34 +27  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Designer 25 34 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.063% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.067% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 7
Median daily rate £400 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £363 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £398 £350
% change year-on-year +3.77% +13.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
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 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
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 £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Network Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Designer in the UK

Network Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Designer in the UK

Network Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Designer over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Designer in the UK

Network Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Designer in the UK

Network Designer
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +41 25 £400 -11.11% 4
South East +35 9 £394 -1.56% 2
London +10 7 £400 -20.00%
East of England 0 5 £625 -
Kent - 5 £413 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £625 -
Hampshire +17 3 £388 -3.12% 2
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £475 -
Dartford - 3 £425 -
North West +21 2 - - 2
Manchester - 2 - - 2
Basingstoke - 2 £388 - 2
Berkshire +21 1 - -
Reading +14 1 - -
Hillingdon 0 1 £375 -3.22%
Westminster - 1 £475 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £400 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

Network Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Network Designer 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 Designer in the job title.

1 33 (61.11%) Cisco
2 23 (42.59%) LAN
2 23 (42.59%) Security Cleared
3 20 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (35.19%) Juniper
5 17 (31.48%) Firewall
5 17 (31.48%) CCNP
6 15 (27.78%) WAN
6 15 (27.78%) SC Cleared
7 13 (24.07%) Network Design
7 13 (24.07%) CheckPoint
8 12 (22.22%) CCNA
9 11 (20.37%) MPLS
10 10 (18.52%) Wireless
10 10 (18.52%) BGP
11 9 (16.67%) Network Security
11 9 (16.67%) OSPF
11 9 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (14.81%) Data Centre
12 8 (14.81%) SNMP
12 8 (14.81%) Migration
12 8 (14.81%) VMware
13 7 (12.96%) 802.1X
13 7 (12.96%) F5
14 6 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
14 6 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
14 6 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (11.11%) Nortel
14 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
14 6 (11.11%) DNS

Network Designer 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 2 (3.70%) IIS
1 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (42.59%) LAN
2 17 (31.48%) Firewall
3 15 (27.78%) WAN
4 11 (20.37%) MPLS
5 10 (18.52%) BGP
5 10 (18.52%) Wireless
6 9 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (16.67%) Network Security
6 9 (16.67%) OSPF
7 8 (14.81%) SNMP
8 6 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (11.11%) DNS
9 5 (9.26%) IP Telephony
9 5 (9.26%) VLAN
9 5 (9.26%) VPN
9 5 (9.26%) WLAN
10 4 (7.41%) Cisco IPT
10 4 (7.41%) Ethernet
10 4 (7.41%) IPv4
10 4 (7.41%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (1.85%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (7.41%) Banking
1 4 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (1.85%) Military
3 1 (1.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.96%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.85%) BYOD
4 1 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.85%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.07%) Network Design
2 8 (14.81%) Migration
3 6 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (9.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (7.41%) Compliance Management
5 4 (7.41%) Network Management
6 3 (5.56%) High Availability
6 3 (5.56%) Network Architecture
7 2 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.70%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.85%) Benchmarking
8 1 (1.85%) Coaching
8 1 (1.85%) Data Protection
8 1 (1.85%) People Management
8 1 (1.85%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (1.85%) Security Management
8 1 (1.85%) Service Management
8 1 (1.85%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.70%) C
1 2 (3.70%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 23 (42.59%) Security Cleared
2 20 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (31.48%) CCNP
4 15 (27.78%) SC Cleared
5 12 (22.22%) CCNA
6 5 (9.26%) CCIE
6 5 (9.26%) DV Cleared
7 4 (7.41%) CISSP
8 3 (5.56%) JNCIS
9 2 (3.70%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.85%) CCDP
10 1 (1.85%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 1 (1.85%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.85%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (3.70%) NFS
2 2 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.85%) IAG
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) FortiGate
2 4 (7.41%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 33 (61.11%) Cisco
2 19 (35.19%) Juniper
3 13 (24.07%) CheckPoint
4 8 (14.81%) VMware
5 7 (12.96%) F5
6 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 6 (11.11%) Nortel
7 5 (9.26%) Mitel
8 4 (7.41%) Riverbed
9 3 (5.56%) HP
9 3 (5.56%) Palo Alto
9 3 (5.56%) Siemens
9 3 (5.56%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.70%) Brocade
10 2 (3.70%) Citrix
11 1 (1.85%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 1 (1.85%) Avaya
11 1 (1.85%) BT
11 1 (1.85%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.85%) Sourcefire