Period
to 16 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Network Optimisation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Network Optimisation over the 6 months to 16 December 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 Optimisation
England > East of England
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 186 187 204
Rank change year-on-year +1 +17 +18
Contract jobs citing Network Optimisation 15 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.30% 0.062% 0.053%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.077% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 1
East of England median daily rate £490 £531 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.76% +126.06% -2.08%
England median daily rate £450 £438 £350
% change year-on-year +2.86% +25.00% -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
East of England median hourly rate - - £26.00
England median hourly rate - - £27.50

Network Optimisation 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 East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4177 3901 4424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.09% 81.15% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2414 2261 2552
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £255 £224 £235
90th Percentile £586 £549 £575
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 303 399
East of England median hourly rate £37.00 £32.40 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.20% +29.60% +3.65%
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.19 £47.50 £45.43
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.47 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.17% +11.23% +15.79%

Network Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Network Optimisation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Network Optimisation in the East of England

Network Optimisation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Optimisation in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Optimisation in the East of England

Network Optimisation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Optimisation in the East of England over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Optimisation in the East of England

Network Optimisation
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Optimisation within the East of England region over the 6 months to 16 December 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
Suffolk +21 10 £557 +4.75%
Cambridgeshire - 4 £260 -
Essex - 1 £563 -
Network Optimisation
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network Optimisation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Network Optimisation.

1 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) LAN
1 15 (100.00%) WAN
1 15 (100.00%) SAN
2 13 (86.67%) Active Directory
2 13 (86.67%) SQL Server
3 12 (80.00%) Windows Server
4 11 (73.33%) Data Centre
4 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
4 11 (73.33%) Citrix
4 11 (73.33%) VMware
4 11 (73.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (73.33%) NAS
5 9 (60.00%) IIS
6 8 (53.33%) Firewall
6 8 (53.33%) Load Balancing
6 8 (53.33%) High Availability
6 8 (53.33%) Clustering
6 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (40.00%) Middleware
7 6 (40.00%) French Language
8 5 (33.33%) Secure Coding
8 5 (33.33%) Legal
9 4 (26.67%) Migration
9 4 (26.67%) Identity Management
9 4 (26.67%) Wireless
9 4 (26.67%) Project Management
9 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
9 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
9 4 (26.67%) Cisco

Network Optimisation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 9 (60.00%) IIS
2 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) LAN
1 15 (100.00%) SAN
1 15 (100.00%) WAN
2 11 (73.33%) NAS
3 8 (53.33%) Firewall
4 4 (26.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (86.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (40.00%) French Language
2 5 (33.33%) Legal
3 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Project Manager
2 6 (40.00%) Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Support
3 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Senior Support Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Support Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Integration Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (73.33%) Data Centre
2 8 (53.33%) Clustering
3 4 (26.67%) HP Storage
4 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) High Availability
1 8 (53.33%) Load Balancing
2 5 (33.33%) Secure Coding
3 4 (26.67%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (26.67%) Change Control
3 4 (26.67%) Identity Management
3 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 4 (26.67%) Network Management
3 4 (26.67%) Project Management
3 4 (26.67%) SIEM
3 4 (26.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 3 (20.00%) Information Security
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (13.33%) Data Privacy
5 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) CCIE
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 13 (86.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (73.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Citrix
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
1 11 (73.33%) VMware
2 4 (26.67%) arcserve
2 4 (26.67%) CA
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) HP