The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Network Planning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Network Planning 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 Planning
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 589 617 600
Rank change year-on-year +28 -17  
Contract jobs citing Network Planning 21 37 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.069% 0.076%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.053% 0.082% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 20
Median daily rate £415 £500 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.00% +18.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £375 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £803 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £375 £250
% change year-on-year +14.66% +50.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 - -

Network Planning 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 Planning
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Network Planning as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Network Planning in the UK

Network Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Planning in the UK

Network Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Planning in the UK

Network Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Planning in the UK

Network Planning
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Planning 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 +5 20 £430 -14.00% 4
London -9 7 £350 -34.88% 1
South East +11 6 £447 +19.26%
Hampshire - 5 £447 -
Basingstoke - 4 £432 -
Leeds - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Durham - 2 - -
North East - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
West Midlands +18 1 £250 -39.39%
Berkshire +15 1 - -
South West +3 1 £400 +100.00%
Bristol - 1 £400 -
Solihull - 1 £250 -
Enfield - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £525 -
Wokingham - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network Planning 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 Planning.

1 16 (47.06%) Telecoms
2 12 (35.29%) Cisco
3 9 (26.47%) Juniper
3 9 (26.47%) Network Architecture
4 6 (17.65%) Migration
4 6 (17.65%) Wireless
4 6 (17.65%) LAN
4 6 (17.65%) WAN
5 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (14.71%) DV Cleared
5 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
5 5 (14.71%) Network Design
5 5 (14.71%) Degree
6 4 (11.76%) XML
6 4 (11.76%) Nokia
6 4 (11.76%) Project Management
6 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (8.82%) SLA
7 3 (8.82%) GIS
7 3 (8.82%) Finance
7 3 (8.82%) Internet
7 3 (8.82%) HTTP
7 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
7 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (8.82%) JSON
7 3 (8.82%) Logistics
8 2 (5.88%) Validation
8 2 (5.88%) Programme Management
8 2 (5.88%) Huawei
8 2 (5.88%) WF

Network Planning
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 (5.88%) Smallworld
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.94%) AutoCAD
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.94%) MicroStation
3 1 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) LAN
1 6 (17.65%) WAN
1 6 (17.65%) Wireless
2 3 (8.82%) HTTP
2 3 (8.82%) Internet
2 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.88%) 2G
3 2 (5.88%) 3G
3 2 (5.88%) 4G
3 2 (5.88%) BGP
3 2 (5.88%) Firewall
3 2 (5.88%) HSRP
3 2 (5.88%) OSPF
3 2 (5.88%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (5.88%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (5.88%) Unified Communications
3 2 (5.88%) UTRAN
3 2 (5.88%) VRRP
4 1 (2.94%) VDSL2
4 1 (2.94%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) GIS
2 1 (2.94%) MS Access
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.94%) Spatial Data
General
1 16 (47.06%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.82%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Electronics
3 1 (2.94%) French Language
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Architect
2 5 (14.71%) Network Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Network Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Design Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Migration Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Network Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Team Leader
4 3 (8.82%) Technical Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Business Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Network Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Network Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Network Planner
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Cisco Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Cisco Network Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) XML
2 3 (8.82%) JSON
3 2 (5.88%) WF
4 1 (2.94%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.94%) REST
4 1 (2.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Solaris
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Network Architecture
2 6 (17.65%) Migration
3 5 (14.71%) Network Design
4 4 (11.76%) Project Management
5 3 (8.82%) Logistics
6 2 (5.88%) API Integration
6 2 (5.88%) B2C
6 2 (5.88%) ITIL
6 2 (5.88%) Line Management
6 2 (5.88%) Network Management
6 2 (5.88%) Patch Management
6 2 (5.88%) Process Improvement
6 2 (5.88%) Programme Management
6 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.88%) Service Management
6 2 (5.88%) Validation
7 1 (2.94%) Analytics
7 1 (2.94%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (2.94%) Escalation Management
7 1 (2.94%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) SQL
1 2 (5.88%) VBA
2 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
2 1 (2.94%) Python
2 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Degree
1 5 (14.71%) DV Cleared
1 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) CCSA
2 1 (2.94%) HND
2 1 (2.94%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.94%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Cisco
2 9 (26.47%) Juniper
3 4 (11.76%) Nokia
4 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
4 2 (5.88%) Huawei
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.88%) MikroTik
4 2 (5.88%) Nokia Networks
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle
4 2 (5.88%) Ubiquiti
5 1 (2.94%) Actix
5 1 (2.94%) Aruba
5 1 (2.94%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.94%) Fortinet
5 1 (2.94%) Google
5 1 (2.94%) Mapinfo
5 1 (2.94%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.94%) Riverbed
5 1 (2.94%) SAP
5 1 (2.94%) ZyXEL