Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 843 833 833
Rank change year-on-year -10 0 -103
Contract jobs citing Network Planning 41 66 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.063% 0.063%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.047% 0.075% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 29 31
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £164 £258 £263
90th Percentile £568 £681 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £300 £330
% change year-on-year +41.67% -9.09% -22.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
UK median hourly rate £19.13 £32.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.23% +128.57% -58.82%
10th Percentile £17.31 £30.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £20.24 £35.21 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.13 - £14.00

Network Planning is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87155 88463 92228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.47% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58071 58482 59737
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2066 2352 2726
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £49.88 £48.75 £47.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

Network Planning
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Network Planning as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 10 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -7 41 £425 -5.56% 7
UK excluding London +31 29 £425 +41.67% 3
South East +14 22 £430 +65.38%
London -50 10 £438 -16.67% 4
North of England +70 3 £425 - 2
West Midlands +26 2 £255 -16.39%
Midlands +23 2 £255 -16.39%
North West +10 2 £450 - 2
South West +5 2 £750 +114.29%
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 18 (43.90%) Cisco
2 16 (39.02%) Juniper
3 12 (29.27%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (26.83%) Telecoms
4 11 (26.83%) Security Cleared
5 10 (24.39%) DV Cleared
5 10 (24.39%) Migration
6 6 (14.63%) Huawei
6 6 (14.63%) SAP
6 6 (14.63%) WAN
7 5 (12.20%) Firewall
7 5 (12.20%) BGP
7 5 (12.20%) OSPF
7 5 (12.20%) Ericsson
7 5 (12.20%) LAN
7 5 (12.20%) Wireless
7 5 (12.20%) LTE
8 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (9.76%) Network Architecture
8 4 (9.76%) Network Design
8 4 (9.76%) Degree
8 4 (9.76%) GSM
8 4 (9.76%) Perl
8 4 (9.76%) WCDMA
8 4 (9.76%) Ethernet
8 4 (9.76%) MPLS
8 4 (9.76%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (7.32%) VRRP
9 3 (7.32%) Configuration Management
9 3 (7.32%) CheckPoint

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 (4.88%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (29.27%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) SAP APO
1 2 (4.88%) SAP SCM
2 1 (2.44%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) WAN
2 5 (12.20%) BGP
2 5 (12.20%) Firewall
2 5 (12.20%) LAN
2 5 (12.20%) LTE
2 5 (12.20%) OSPF
2 5 (12.20%) Wireless
3 4 (9.76%) Ethernet
3 4 (9.76%) GSM
3 4 (9.76%) MPLS
3 4 (9.76%) WCDMA
3 4 (9.76%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (7.32%) Broadband
4 3 (7.32%) HSRP
4 3 (7.32%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.32%) VRRP
5 2 (4.88%) Asterisk PBX
5 2 (4.88%) Junos
5 2 (4.88%) MRTG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Big Data
1 1 (2.44%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (2.44%) GIS
1 1 (2.44%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (26.83%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Billing
3 1 (2.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (34.15%) Architect
2 9 (21.95%) Network Architect
3 7 (17.07%) Migration Architect
4 6 (14.63%) Network Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Consultant
5 5 (12.20%) Team Leader
6 4 (9.76%) Cisco Architect
6 4 (9.76%) Network Consultant
6 4 (9.76%) Radio Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Cisco Network Architect
7 3 (7.32%) Optimisation Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Cisco Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Cisco Network Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Juniper Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Juniper Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) LAN Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Network Architect
8 2 (4.88%) WAN Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) REST
2 1 (2.44%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.44%) CSS
2 1 (2.44%) SAP Core Interface
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Linux
1 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
1 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) Migration
2 4 (9.76%) Network Architecture
2 4 (9.76%) Network Design
3 3 (7.32%) Analytics
3 3 (7.32%) Configuration Management
3 3 (7.32%) Data Analytics
3 3 (7.32%) Performance Management
4 2 (4.88%) B2C
4 2 (4.88%) Capacity Management
4 2 (4.88%) ERP
4 2 (4.88%) Network Management
4 2 (4.88%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (4.88%) Supply Chain Management
5 1 (2.44%) Big Data Analytics
5 1 (2.44%) Business Transformation
5 1 (2.44%) Demand Management
5 1 (2.44%) High Availability
5 1 (2.44%) Microwave Transmission Network Planning
5 1 (2.44%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) Perl
2 2 (4.88%) PHP
2 2 (4.88%) Python
2 2 (4.88%) SQL
2 2 (4.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (26.83%) Security Cleared
2 10 (24.39%) DV Cleared
3 4 (9.76%) Degree
4 1 (2.44%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) PCI DSS
1 2 (4.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.44%) VMware NSX
2 1 (2.44%) XenApp
2 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Puppet
2 2 (4.88%) Cacti
2 2 (4.88%) Nagios
2 2 (4.88%) OpenNMS
2 2 (4.88%) RANCID
2 2 (4.88%) SCCM
2 2 (4.88%) SCOM
3 1 (2.44%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (2.44%) Ansible
3 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 18 (43.90%) Cisco
2 16 (39.02%) Juniper
3 6 (14.63%) Huawei
3 6 (14.63%) SAP
4 5 (12.20%) Ericsson
5 3 (7.32%) Actix
5 3 (7.32%) CheckPoint
5 3 (7.32%) Mapinfo
6 2 (4.88%) Brocade
6 2 (4.88%) BT
6 2 (4.88%) Cramer
6 2 (4.88%) Fortinet
6 2 (4.88%) Foundry
6 2 (4.88%) Mercator
6 2 (4.88%) MikroTik
6 2 (4.88%) Remedy
6 2 (4.88%) Ubiquiti
6 2 (4.88%) Virgin Media
6 2 (4.88%) ZyXEL
7 1 (2.44%) Aruba