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 28 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.

Network Planning
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 595 604 516
Rank change year-on-year +9 -88  
Contract jobs citing Network Planning 13 35 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.065% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.035% 0.079% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 34
Median daily rate £419 £491 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.75% +67.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £305 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £627 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £470 £285
% change year-on-year -10.90% +64.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £24.65 £45.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.82% +127.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.50 -

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 37483 44400 43069
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.14% 82.87% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24787 29149 26680
Median daily rate £450 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.55%  
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 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1114 1248
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +30.70%  
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 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 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 13 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 28 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 +12 13 £419 -14.75% 4
London +23 3 - - 3
West Midlands +4 2 - -
East of England - 2 - -
North West - 2 £419 -
Cambridge - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £419 -
Solihull - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Berkshire +20 1 - -
South East +6 1 - - 1
Bracknell +2 1 - -
City of London - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 20 (52.63%) Telecoms
2 10 (26.32%) 3G
3 8 (21.05%) Project Management
4 7 (18.42%) Degree
4 7 (18.42%) Network Architecture
5 6 (15.79%) 4G
5 6 (15.79%) 2G
6 5 (13.16%) Migration
6 5 (13.16%) Network Design
6 5 (13.16%) LTE
6 5 (13.16%) JSON
6 5 (13.16%) HTTP
6 5 (13.16%) XML
6 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (10.53%) API Integration
7 4 (10.53%) Huawei
8 3 (7.89%) Cramer
8 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
8 3 (7.89%) Network Security
8 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
8 3 (7.89%) xDSL
8 3 (7.89%) Internet
8 3 (7.89%) GIS
8 3 (7.89%) Firewall
8 3 (7.89%) Wireless
8 3 (7.89%) Finance
8 3 (7.89%) ITIL
8 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
8 3 (7.89%) PSTN
8 3 (7.89%) VoIP

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 (5.26%) Smallworld
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MicroStation
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS Project
2 1 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Primavera
1 1 (2.63%) SAP APO
1 1 (2.63%) SAP PP
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) 3G
2 6 (15.79%) 2G
2 6 (15.79%) 4G
3 5 (13.16%) HTTP
3 5 (13.16%) LTE
4 3 (7.89%) Firewall
4 3 (7.89%) Internet
4 3 (7.89%) Network Security
4 3 (7.89%) PSTN
4 3 (7.89%) VoIP
4 3 (7.89%) VPN
4 3 (7.89%) Wireless
4 3 (7.89%) xDSL
5 2 (5.26%) Broadband
5 2 (5.26%) Ethernet
5 2 (5.26%) GSM
5 2 (5.26%) Node B
5 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.63%) SDH
6 1 (2.63%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) GIS
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.63%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) ClearCase
General
1 20 (52.63%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.63%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Consultant
2 8 (21.05%) Network Engineer
3 7 (18.42%) Project Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Network Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Senior Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Technical Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Network Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Network Performance Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Network Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Performance Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) SOA Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Solutions Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Systems Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Transmission Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Transmission Planning Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) UML Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) JSON
1 5 (13.16%) XML
2 2 (5.26%) Web Services
2 2 (5.26%) WF
3 1 (2.63%) REST
3 1 (2.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Solaris
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Project Management
2 7 (18.42%) Network Architecture
3 5 (13.16%) Migration
3 5 (13.16%) Network Design
4 4 (10.53%) API Integration
5 3 (7.89%) ITIL
5 3 (7.89%) Microwave Transmission Network Planning
5 3 (7.89%) Performance Engineering
5 3 (7.89%) Planning and Forecasting
6 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (5.26%) Data Modelling
6 2 (5.26%) Line Management
6 2 (5.26%) Logistics
6 2 (5.26%) Process Improvement
6 2 (5.26%) Programme Management
6 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.26%) SOA
6 2 (5.26%) UML
7 1 (2.63%) Feasibility Study
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) C
1 2 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) CCDP
2 3 (7.89%) CCIE
2 3 (7.89%) CCNA
2 3 (7.89%) CCNP
2 3 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Huawei
2 3 (7.89%) Cisco
2 3 (7.89%) Cramer
3 2 (5.26%) Ericsson
3 2 (5.26%) Juniper
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.26%) Nokia
4 1 (2.63%) Autodesk
4 1 (2.63%) Nokia Networks
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle
4 1 (2.63%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) ZyXEL
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