Period
to 19 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London 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 6 months to 19 December 2018 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 Design
London > Central London
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 249 247 224
Rank change year-on-year -2 -23 +38
Contract jobs citing Network Design 44 30 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.47% 0.34% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.39% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 27
Central London median daily rate £469 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.32% - +10.47%
10th Percentile £349 £246 £348
90th Percentile £664 £663 £639
London median daily rate £473 £438 £458
% change year-on-year +8.11% -4.37% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Central London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £33.50 £33.75 £37.60
% change year-on-year -0.74% -10.23% +127.85%

Network Design 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 advertised in Central London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8,175 7,756 6,961
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 88.16% 89.16% 88.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,306 6,039 5,381
Central London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £322 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £650
London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 80 62
Central London median hourly rate £19.13 £20.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +6.58% -5.00%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.31 £11.34
90th Percentile £34.00 £34.42 £55.00
London median hourly rate £24.11 £22.26 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.32% -1.08% +12.50%

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Network Design as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Network Design in Central London

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Design in Central London

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design in Central London over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Design in Central London

Network Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Design in Central London

Network Design
Contract Job Locations in Central London

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 Central London region over the 6 months to 19 December 2018. 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
City of London -8 28 £475 - 7
Camden - 5 - -
Network Design
London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Network Design also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 26 (59.09%) WAN
2 25 (56.82%) Cisco
3 18 (40.91%) LAN
4 16 (36.36%) Firewall
5 15 (34.09%) BGP
6 14 (31.82%) TCP/IP
7 13 (29.55%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (27.27%) Juniper
8 12 (27.27%) Ethernet
8 12 (27.27%) Data Centre
9 11 (25.00%) Wireless
9 11 (25.00%) Migration
10 10 (22.73%) Finance
10 10 (22.73%) CCNP
10 10 (22.73%) OSPF
11 9 (20.45%) MPLS
11 9 (20.45%) DNS
11 9 (20.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (20.45%) Wireshark
12 8 (18.18%) VPN
12 8 (18.18%) CCIE
13 7 (15.91%) DHCP
13 7 (15.91%) Linux
13 7 (15.91%) Google
13 7 (15.91%) F5
14 6 (13.64%) MRTG
14 6 (13.64%) FCoE
14 6 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (13.64%) CentOS
14 6 (13.64%) Riverbed

Network Design
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 5 (11.36%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (59.09%) WAN
2 18 (40.91%) LAN
3 16 (36.36%) Firewall
4 15 (34.09%) BGP
5 14 (31.82%) TCP/IP
6 12 (27.27%) Ethernet
7 11 (25.00%) Wireless
8 10 (22.73%) OSPF
9 9 (20.45%) DNS
9 9 (20.45%) MPLS
9 9 (20.45%) Wireshark
10 8 (18.18%) VPN
11 7 (15.91%) DHCP
12 6 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (13.64%) FCoE
12 6 (13.64%) ISDN
12 6 (13.64%) MRTG
13 5 (11.36%) Fibre Channel
13 5 (11.36%) NX-OS
13 5 (11.36%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) MySQL
1 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.27%) Redis
1 1 (2.27%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.27%) Robot Framework
General
1 10 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Banking
2 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.55%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (43.18%) Network Engineer
2 11 (25.00%) Architect
3 9 (20.45%) Cloud Engineer
4 8 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (13.64%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 6 (13.64%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (11.36%) LAN Engineer
6 5 (11.36%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 5 (11.36%) Network Architect
6 5 (11.36%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (11.36%) WAN Engineer
7 4 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 4 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Active Directory Architect
8 3 (6.82%) Cloud Architect
8 3 (6.82%) Design Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Migration Architect
8 3 (6.82%) Network Design Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Network Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (2.27%) JSON
1 1 (2.27%) Kafka
1 1 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (2.27%) REST
1 1 (2.27%) SOAP
1 1 (2.27%) Web Services
1 1 (2.27%) XML
1 1 (2.27%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.36%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (11.36%) Private Cloud
2 5 (11.36%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.82%) PKI
3 3 (6.82%) User Experience
4 1 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) Linux
2 6 (13.64%) CentOS
2 6 (13.64%) Windows
3 1 (2.27%) Debian
3 1 (2.27%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.27%) Unix
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) Migration
2 9 (20.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (11.36%) Biology
3 5 (11.36%) Data Analysis
3 5 (11.36%) Load Balancing
3 5 (11.36%) Systems Engineering
4 3 (6.82%) Information Security
4 3 (6.82%) Network Management
4 3 (6.82%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (6.82%) Post-Production
5 2 (4.55%) Change Management
5 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.55%) Electronic Trading
5 2 (4.55%) Low Latency
5 2 (4.55%) Network Architecture
5 2 (4.55%) Project Management
6 1 (2.27%) Converged Infrastructure
6 1 (2.27%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.27%) Security Architecture
6 1 (2.27%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.55%) Python
2 1 (2.27%) Bourne shell
2 1 (2.27%) C
2 1 (2.27%) Java
2 1 (2.27%) Perl
2 1 (2.27%) PHP
2 1 (2.27%) Ruby
2 1 (2.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (29.55%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (22.73%) CCNP
3 8 (18.18%) CCIE
4 6 (13.64%) CCNA
5 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 3 (6.82%) GIAC
6 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.55%) JNCIA
7 2 (4.55%) JNCIS
8 1 (2.27%) BC Cleared
8 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (2.27%) CCDA
8 1 (2.27%) CCDP
8 1 (2.27%) CISSP
8 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.27%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) Slurm Workload Manager
2 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.09%) VMware NSX
3 3 (6.82%) DFS Replication
4 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.27%) Docker
5 1 (2.27%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) Nagios
2 2 (4.55%) Ansible
3 1 (2.27%) Cacti
3 1 (2.27%) collectd
3 1 (2.27%) Grafana
3 1 (2.27%) Graphite
3 1 (2.27%) Icinga
3 1 (2.27%) Kibana
3 1 (2.27%) logstash
3 1 (2.27%) Netcool
3 1 (2.27%) Observium
3 1 (2.27%) OpenNMS
3 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.27%) Prometheus
3 1 (2.27%) Puppet
3 1 (2.27%) Salt
3 1 (2.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (56.82%) Cisco
2 12 (27.27%) Juniper
3 7 (15.91%) F5
3 7 (15.91%) Google
4 6 (13.64%) Red Hat
4 6 (13.64%) Riverbed
4 6 (13.64%) VMware
5 5 (11.36%) IBM
5 5 (11.36%) Ruckus Wireless
6 4 (9.09%) CheckPoint
7 3 (6.82%) Infoblox
7 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.27%) Aerohive Networks
8 1 (2.27%) Arista
8 1 (2.27%) Ericsson
8 1 (2.27%) Fujitsu
8 1 (2.27%) Huawei
8 1 (2.27%) Meraki
8 1 (2.27%) Sony
8 1 (2.27%) Splunk