Period
to 23 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 23 May 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
UK > England
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 449 364 407
Rank change year-on-year -85 +43 +8
Contract jobs citing Network Design 439 534 549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.48% 0.64% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.75% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 330 319
England median daily rate £475 £440 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +0.57% +15.89%
10th Percentile £333 £322 £299
90th Percentile £638 £625 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +11.76% -1.16% +13.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 11
England median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +16.28% +10.26%
10th Percentile £17.76 £45.50 £23.75
90th Percentile £53.51 £65.00 £65.00
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £48.60 £45.00
% change year-on-year -7.40% +7.99% +15.38%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 79,110 70,744 81,699
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.88% 84.81% 84.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,522 46,685 54,423
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,086 1,873 2,100
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% +8.75%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.45 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.45 £50.28
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.84% - +19.05%

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Design in England

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Design in England

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design in England over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Design in England

Network Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Design in England

Network Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design in England over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Design in England

Network Design
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 23 May 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
London -30 184 £450 -5.26% 38
Midlands +37 92 £485 -5.37% 8
West Midlands +31 85 £485 +10.86% 6
South East -99 83 £500 +17.65% 24
North of England -81 57 £525 +17.98% 16
North West -50 36 £513 +8.47% 6
Yorkshire -15 18 £550 +18.28% 8
East of England 0 17 £475 +126.19% 5
South West +3 6 £420 -5.62% 3
North East -28 6 £625 +47.93% 2
East Midlands +3 5 £450 -14.29% 2
Network Design
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 England region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 271 (61.73%) Cisco
2 252 (57.40%) Firewall
3 175 (39.86%) Cisco Certification
4 171 (38.95%) WAN
5 154 (35.08%) Data Centre
6 135 (30.75%) CCNP
7 130 (29.61%) LAN
8 123 (28.02%) Wireless
9 104 (23.69%) Security Cleared
10 102 (23.23%) ITIL
11 86 (19.59%) Microsoft Azure
12 83 (18.91%) SC Cleared
13 82 (18.68%) Oracle
14 80 (18.22%) VPN
15 79 (18.00%) CheckPoint
16 73 (16.63%) Cisco ASA
17 72 (16.40%) Network Security
18 69 (15.72%) Windows
19 66 (15.03%) CCNA
20 63 (14.35%) MPLS
21 62 (14.12%) Amazon AWS
22 58 (13.21%) VMware
23 57 (12.98%) Microsoft
24 54 (12.30%) Finance
25 53 (12.07%) Project Management
26 52 (11.85%) Degree
27 50 (11.39%) Management Information System
27 50 (11.39%) CCIE
27 50 (11.39%) Juniper
27 50 (11.39%) BGP

Network Design
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 14 (3.19%) MS Exchange
2 10 (2.28%) OpenStack
3 8 (1.82%) SAS
4 7 (1.59%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.68%) Confluence
7 2 (0.46%) IIS
7 2 (0.46%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.14%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 86 (19.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (14.12%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (7.52%) PaaS
3 33 (7.52%) SaaS
4 19 (4.33%) IaaS
5 11 (2.51%) Office 365
6 8 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.23%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 252 (57.40%) Firewall
2 171 (38.95%) WAN
3 130 (29.61%) LAN
4 123 (28.02%) Wireless
5 80 (18.22%) VPN
6 73 (16.63%) Cisco ASA
7 72 (16.40%) Network Security
8 63 (14.35%) MPLS
9 50 (11.39%) BGP
10 43 (9.79%) OSPF
11 39 (8.88%) TCP/IP
12 35 (7.97%) DNS
12 35 (7.97%) VLAN
13 32 (7.29%) Cisco Nexus
14 31 (7.06%) SNMP
15 29 (6.61%) DHCP
15 29 (6.61%) SAN
16 25 (5.69%) Cisco IOS
17 21 (4.78%) Multicast
17 21 (4.78%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.96%) Oracle Reports
2 11 (2.51%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.82%) MySQL
4 7 (1.59%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.91%) Big Data
5 4 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.91%) DB2
5 4 (0.91%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.91%) OLAP
5 4 (0.91%) Oracle OLAP
6 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.46%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.23%) Redis
8 1 (0.23%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (0.91%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.68%) JIRA
3 2 (0.46%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.46%) Robot Framework
General
1 54 (12.30%) Finance
2 28 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.19%) Banking
4 7 (1.59%) Retail
5 5 (1.14%) Back Office
6 3 (0.68%) Billing
7 2 (0.46%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.46%) Legal
7 2 (0.46%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Electronics
8 1 (0.23%) Front Office
8 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 168 (38.27%) Network Engineer
2 124 (28.25%) Architect
3 74 (16.86%) Design Engineer
4 73 (16.63%) Network Design Engineer
5 55 (12.53%) Cisco Engineer
6 54 (12.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 41 (9.34%) Implementation Engineer
7 41 (9.34%) Network Architect
8 40 (9.11%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 40 (9.11%) Security Architect
9 31 (7.06%) Cloud Engineer
9 31 (7.06%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 30 (6.83%) Firewall Engineer
11 27 (6.15%) Cisco Design Engineer
11 27 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 26 (5.92%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
13 25 (5.69%) Senior Network Engineer
14 19 (4.33%) Infrastructure Architect
14 19 (4.33%) Solutions Architect
15 18 (4.10%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.64%) 802.1X
2 12 (2.73%) Middleware
3 9 (2.05%) JSON
4 8 (1.82%) WAP
5 7 (1.59%) Web Services
6 5 (1.14%) SOAP
6 5 (1.14%) XML
7 4 (0.91%) .NET
7 4 (0.91%) WSDL
8 2 (0.46%) JAAS
8 2 (0.46%) LDAP
8 2 (0.46%) OAuth
8 2 (0.46%) OpenID
8 2 (0.46%) REST
8 2 (0.46%) SAML
8 2 (0.46%) XACML
9 1 (0.23%) HTML5
9 1 (0.23%) Kafka
9 1 (0.23%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 154 (35.08%) Data Centre
2 50 (11.39%) Management Information System
3 35 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (5.47%) Private Cloud
5 14 (3.19%) Clustering
6 12 (2.73%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.05%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.59%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.14%) Eurex
10 5 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (1.14%) NHS
10 5 (1.14%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.91%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.91%) e-Health
11 4 (0.91%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.91%) PKI
11 4 (0.91%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 69 (15.72%) Windows
2 38 (8.66%) Unix
3 27 (6.15%) Linux
4 15 (3.42%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.82%) Solaris
6 8 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.91%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.68%) CentOS
10 2 (0.46%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.46%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.46%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.23%) Debian
11 1 (0.23%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.23%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (23.23%) ITIL
2 53 (12.07%) Project Management
3 46 (10.48%) Load Balancing
4 44 (10.02%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
5 39 (8.88%) SIEM
6 38 (8.66%) Migration
6 38 (8.66%) PRINCE2
7 34 (7.74%) Information Security
7 34 (7.74%) Network Management
7 34 (7.74%) Network Monitoring
7 34 (7.74%) WAN Optimisation
8 30 (6.83%) DevOps
9 29 (6.61%) SFIA
10 28 (6.38%) Data Loss Prevention
10 28 (6.38%) Problem Management
11 27 (6.15%) Change Management
12 26 (5.92%) Data Management
13 25 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
13 25 (5.69%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 29 (6.61%) PowerShell
1 29 (6.61%) Python
2 21 (4.78%) Perl
3 19 (4.33%) SQL
4 9 (2.05%) Java
5 3 (0.68%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.68%) C
6 2 (0.46%) PHP
7 1 (0.23%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.23%) C++
7 1 (0.23%) Ruby
7 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 175 (39.86%) Cisco Certification
2 135 (30.75%) CCNP
3 104 (23.69%) Security Cleared
4 83 (18.91%) SC Cleared
5 66 (15.03%) CCNA
6 52 (11.85%) Degree
7 50 (11.39%) CCIE
8 47 (10.71%) CISSP
9 38 (8.66%) CCDP
10 30 (6.83%) CISM
11 24 (5.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 23 (5.24%) Chartered Engineer
13 19 (4.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 14 (3.19%) DV Cleared
14 14 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
15 13 (2.96%) MCSE
15 13 (2.96%) SANS
16 8 (1.82%) PCI QSA
17 7 (1.59%) CEH
17 7 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.92%) GDPR
2 10 (2.28%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (1.82%) SLA
4 5 (1.14%) QA
5 4 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.46%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 45 (10.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (4.33%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.33%) Hyper-V
3 12 (2.73%) XenApp
4 10 (2.28%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (2.05%) VMware NSX
6 8 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (1.82%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (1.37%) vSphere
9 5 (1.14%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.91%) Docker
11 2 (0.46%) KVM
12 1 (0.23%) LXC
12 1 (0.23%) QEMU
12 1 (0.23%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 39 (8.88%) FortiGate
2 10 (2.28%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (1.82%) Puppet
3 8 (1.82%) Terraform
4 7 (1.59%) QRadar
5 6 (1.37%) Ansible
6 5 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.91%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (0.68%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (0.68%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.68%) SCCM
9 2 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.46%) Packer
9 2 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.23%) Nagios
10 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 271 (61.73%) Cisco
2 82 (18.68%) Oracle
3 79 (18.00%) CheckPoint
4 58 (13.21%) VMware
5 57 (12.98%) Microsoft
6 50 (11.39%) Juniper
7 46 (10.48%) Fortinet
8 43 (9.79%) Aruba
9 42 (9.57%) Citrix
10 38 (8.66%) Nokia
11 34 (7.74%) McAfee
12 33 (7.52%) HP
13 28 (6.38%) F5
14 14 (3.19%) Red Hat
14 14 (3.19%) SolarWinds
15 13 (2.96%) NetApp
16 12 (2.73%) Palo Alto
17 8 (1.82%) Blue Coat
17 8 (1.82%) Dell
17 8 (1.82%) EMC