Period
to 9 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 9 December 2019 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 201 234 230
Rank change year-on-year +33 -4 -24
Contract jobs citing Network Design 17 27 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.30% 0.38% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.43% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 18
City of London median daily rate £475 £469 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £300 £355 £236
90th Percentile £563 £670 £675
Central London median daily rate £494 £463 £500
% change year-on-year +6.76% -7.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £47.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £47.50 - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,069 6,220 6,428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 89.31% 87.72% 89.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,940 4,924 5,126
City of London median daily rate £525 £510 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +0.99% +6.32%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
90th Percentile £688 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 89 59
City of London median hourly rate £20.42 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.17% - -6.50%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £51.95 £33.40 £31.10
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +5.26%

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Design in the City of London

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Design in the City of London

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design in the City of London over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Design in the City of London

Network Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Design in the City of London

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 13 (76.47%) Cisco
2 11 (64.71%) LAN
3 10 (58.82%) WAN
3 10 (58.82%) Firewall
4 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (47.06%) CCNP
5 8 (47.06%) TCP/IP
5 8 (47.06%) MPLS
6 7 (41.18%) Project Management
6 7 (41.18%) CCIE
6 7 (41.18%) Unix
7 6 (35.29%) Windows
7 6 (35.29%) VoIP
7 6 (35.29%) VPN
7 6 (35.29%) OSPF
7 6 (35.29%) BGP
7 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
8 5 (29.41%) Wireless
8 5 (29.41%) CCNA
8 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
8 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (23.53%) Network Security
9 4 (23.53%) Network Management
9 4 (23.53%) F5
9 4 (23.53%) Banking
9 4 (23.53%) BIG-IP
9 4 (23.53%) DNS
9 4 (23.53%) Ethernet
9 4 (23.53%) IPsec
9 4 (23.53%) Change Management

Network Design
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) LAN
2 10 (58.82%) Firewall
2 10 (58.82%) WAN
3 8 (47.06%) MPLS
3 8 (47.06%) TCP/IP
4 6 (35.29%) BGP
4 6 (35.29%) OSPF
4 6 (35.29%) VoIP
4 6 (35.29%) VPN
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (29.41%) Wireless
6 4 (23.53%) BIG-IP
6 4 (23.53%) DNS
6 4 (23.53%) Ethernet
6 4 (23.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (23.53%) IPsec
6 4 (23.53%) Network Security
7 3 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (17.65%) SNMP
7 3 (17.65%) Spanning Tree
General
1 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
2 4 (23.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Electronics
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Local Government
3 1 (5.88%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Network Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Network Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Design Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Firewall Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Juniper Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Check Point Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) IP Design Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IP Planner
5 1 (5.88%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Deployment Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Architect
5 1 (5.88%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 3 (17.65%) Public Cloud
3 2 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) Social Media
4 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Unix
2 6 (35.29%) Windows
3 3 (17.65%) Check Point GAiA
3 3 (17.65%) Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Project Management
2 4 (23.53%) Change Management
2 4 (23.53%) Network Management
3 3 (17.65%) Change Control
3 3 (17.65%) Data Security
3 3 (17.65%) High Availability
3 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
3 3 (17.65%) Project Delivery
3 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Leadership
4 2 (11.76%) Capacity Management
4 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
4 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (11.76%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) ITSM
4 2 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (11.76%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
1 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (47.06%) CCNP
3 7 (41.18%) CCIE
4 5 (29.41%) CCNA
5 3 (17.65%) CCDA
5 3 (17.65%) CCDP
5 3 (17.65%) Check Point Certification
5 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) BC Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
7 1 (5.88%) JNCIE
7 1 (5.88%) JNCIP
7 1 (5.88%) RHCSA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Iperf
2 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (5.88%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.88%) NetVault Backup
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Cisco
2 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
2 4 (23.53%) F5
2 4 (23.53%) Palo Alto
3 3 (17.65%) Juniper
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (11.76%) Fortinet
4 2 (11.76%) Remedy
4 2 (11.76%) Riverbed
4 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.88%) Aruba
5 1 (5.88%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (5.88%) CA
5 1 (5.88%) McAfee
5 1 (5.88%) Meraki
5 1 (5.88%) NetApp
5 1 (5.88%) Radware
5 1 (5.88%) Veeam
5 1 (5.88%) VMware