Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 429 456 348
Rank change year-on-year +27 -108 +82
Contract jobs citing Network Design 473 467 692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.50% 0.50% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.58% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 269 439
England median daily rate £460 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% -3.41% +4.76%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £320
90th Percentile £638 £596 £663
UK median daily rate £453 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +6.47% -2.86% +4.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 7
England median hourly rate £46.25 £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +15.38%
10th Percentile £34.98 £29.00 £31.80
90th Percentile £48.75 £58.00 £48.48
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £35.50 £48.00
% change year-on-year +26.76% -26.04% +23.08%

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 81,192 80,044 83,864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.37% 85.93% 85.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,372 53,725 55,738
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £644 £638 £606
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,092 1,902 2,236
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.32 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +2.12% +3.80%
10th Percentile £11.42 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +2.27%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 12 November 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 +46 190 £475 +5.56% 38
South East -2 128 £450 +11.46% 32
North of England +2 83 £450 -7.69% 27
North West +1 61 £425 -15.00% 18
Midlands -24 42 £425 +2.04% 28
West Midlands -41 32 £425 +0.59% 22
South West -34 19 £475 +19.12% 20
Yorkshire -6 16 £500 -13.79% 6
East Midlands +17 10 £450 +28.57% 6
East of England -15 10 £400 -15.79% 12
North East -2 6 £650 +55.22% 3
Network Design
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 258 (54.55%) Cisco
2 182 (38.48%) Firewall
3 163 (34.46%) Cisco Certification
4 154 (32.56%) WAN
5 122 (25.79%) LAN
6 112 (23.68%) Security Cleared
7 110 (23.26%) CCNP
8 95 (20.08%) VMware
9 92 (19.45%) Data Centre
10 86 (18.18%) Wireless
11 85 (17.97%) BGP
12 84 (17.76%) SC Cleared
13 83 (17.55%) OSPF
14 81 (17.12%) Migration
15 80 (16.91%) Windows
16 79 (16.70%) VMware Infrastructure
17 78 (16.49%) Microsoft Azure
18 69 (14.59%) CCIE
19 67 (14.16%) Analytical Skills
20 65 (13.74%) Juniper
21 63 (13.32%) VPN
22 62 (13.11%) MPLS
23 60 (12.68%) Cisco Nexus
24 57 (12.05%) Linux
25 56 (11.84%) ITIL
26 55 (11.63%) Microsoft
27 54 (11.42%) Oracle
27 54 (11.42%) Network Security
28 53 (11.21%) TCP/IP
29 48 (10.15%) Hyper-V

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 16 (3.38%) OpenStack
2 6 (1.27%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.85%) Confluence
3 4 (0.85%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.42%) SAS
6 1 (0.21%) Apache
6 1 (0.21%) IIS
6 1 (0.21%) Mule
6 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.21%) Smallworld
6 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (0.85%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 78 (16.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (6.34%) SaaS
4 29 (6.13%) PaaS
5 24 (5.07%) IaaS
6 13 (2.75%) Office 365
7 6 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (1.06%) Azure Machine Learning
8 5 (1.06%) Data Lake Analytics
9 3 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.63%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.63%) Route 53
10 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.42%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 182 (38.48%) Firewall
2 154 (32.56%) WAN
3 122 (25.79%) LAN
4 86 (18.18%) Wireless
5 85 (17.97%) BGP
6 83 (17.55%) OSPF
7 63 (13.32%) VPN
8 62 (13.11%) MPLS
9 60 (12.68%) Cisco Nexus
10 54 (11.42%) Network Security
11 53 (11.21%) TCP/IP
12 44 (9.30%) VoIP
13 40 (8.46%) SAN
14 38 (8.03%) Cisco ASA
15 37 (7.82%) DNS
16 33 (6.98%) Ethernet
17 30 (6.34%) DHCP
18 27 (5.71%) Multicast
19 25 (5.29%) NetScaler
20 23 (4.86%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.06%) Data Lake
2 5 (1.06%) Power BI
3 4 (0.85%) MySQL
4 3 (0.63%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.63%) SQLite
5 2 (0.42%) Big Data
5 2 (0.42%) DB2
5 2 (0.42%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.42%) Redis
5 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.21%) GIS
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (1.90%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.27%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (0.85%) JIRA
5 3 (0.63%) Robot Framework
6 2 (0.42%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.42%) GitLab
6 2 (0.42%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.42%) TestDirector
6 2 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.42%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.21%) JMeter
7 1 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.21%) Subversion
7 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 37 (7.82%) Finance
1 37 (7.82%) Telecoms
2 12 (2.54%) Back Office
3 9 (1.90%) Banking
4 8 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.48%) Retail
6 5 (1.06%) Marketing
7 4 (0.85%) Electronics
8 2 (0.42%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.42%) Law
9 1 (0.21%) Billing
9 1 (0.21%) Front Office
9 1 (0.21%) Games
9 1 (0.21%) Legal
9 1 (0.21%) Military
9 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 168 (35.52%) Network Engineer
2 167 (35.31%) Architect
3 60 (12.68%) Network Architect
4 50 (10.57%) Infrastructure Architect
5 39 (8.25%) Cisco Engineer
6 36 (7.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 36 (7.61%) Network Design Engineer
7 34 (7.19%) Senior Network Engineer
8 32 (6.77%) Design Engineer
9 27 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
10 23 (4.86%) Consultant
11 18 (3.81%) Network Design Architect
12 17 (3.59%) Cisco Design Engineer
12 17 (3.59%) Security Architect
13 16 (3.38%) Cloud Architect
13 16 (3.38%) Operations Engineer
14 15 (3.17%) Cloud Engineer
14 15 (3.17%) Implementation Engineer
15 14 (2.96%) Network Implementation Engineer
15 14 (2.96%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (8.03%) Middleware
2 13 (2.75%) Web Services
3 9 (1.90%) 802.1X
4 6 (1.27%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (1.06%) CGI
5 5 (1.06%) HTML
6 4 (0.85%) LDAP
6 4 (0.85%) REST
7 3 (0.63%) Spine.js
7 3 (0.63%) XML
8 2 (0.42%) Gherkin
8 2 (0.42%) Jinja
8 2 (0.42%) JSON
8 2 (0.42%) Kafka
8 2 (0.42%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.42%) SOAP
8 2 (0.42%) WAP
8 2 (0.42%) XML-RPC
8 2 (0.42%) YAML
9 1 (0.21%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 92 (19.45%) Data Centre
2 67 (14.16%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.44%) Private Cloud
4 18 (3.81%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (2.54%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.33%) PKI
8 10 (2.11%) Cloud Native
9 9 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.48%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.48%) User Experience
12 6 (1.27%) BBC
12 6 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 5 (1.06%) Driving Licence
13 5 (1.06%) Replication
13 5 (1.06%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.85%) NHS
14 4 (0.85%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 80 (16.91%) Windows
2 57 (12.05%) Linux
3 41 (8.67%) Windows Server
4 34 (7.19%) Unix
5 23 (4.86%) Windows 10
6 20 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (3.17%) Windows XP
9 14 (2.96%) AIX
10 11 (2.33%) Windows 7
11 9 (1.90%) CentOS
12 6 (1.27%) Ubuntu
13 5 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.85%) Debian
14 4 (0.85%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.42%) SUSE
16 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (17.12%) Migration
2 56 (11.84%) ITIL
3 43 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 35 (7.40%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (6.77%) Network Management
6 31 (6.55%) DevOps
6 31 (6.55%) Information Security
7 29 (6.13%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (5.92%) Network Monitoring
9 25 (5.29%) TOGAF
10 24 (5.07%) Deployment Automation
11 23 (4.86%) Network Architecture
12 22 (4.65%) Continuous Delivery
12 22 (4.65%) PRINCE2
12 22 (4.65%) Risk Management
12 22 (4.65%) Service Delivery
12 22 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
13 21 (4.44%) Change Management
14 20 (4.23%) Project Management
15 19 (4.02%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (9.73%) SQL
2 26 (5.50%) Python
3 16 (3.38%) Perl
4 8 (1.69%) PowerShell
5 7 (1.48%) C
5 7 (1.48%) Java
6 5 (1.06%) Ruby
6 5 (1.06%) VB
7 4 (0.85%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.63%) Bourne shell
8 3 (0.63%) PHP
8 3 (0.63%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.42%) XPath
10 1 (0.21%) Scala
Qualifications
1 163 (34.46%) Cisco Certification
2 112 (23.68%) Security Cleared
3 110 (23.26%) CCNP
4 84 (17.76%) SC Cleared
5 69 (14.59%) CCIE
6 38 (8.03%) CCNA
7 33 (6.98%) CCDP
8 29 (6.13%) Degree
9 25 (5.29%) DV Cleared
10 15 (3.17%) CISSP
11 11 (2.33%) JNCIS
12 10 (2.11%) JNCIA
13 8 (1.69%) CISM
13 8 (1.69%) JNCIP
14 7 (1.48%) CISMP
14 7 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
15 6 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (1.27%) JNCIE
15 6 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 6 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.59%) QA
2 7 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 7 (1.48%) SLA
3 6 (1.27%) GDPR
3 6 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.42%) COBIT
5 2 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.42%) PMO
6 1 (0.21%) GPG13
6 1 (0.21%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 79 (16.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (10.15%) Hyper-V
3 36 (7.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 34 (7.19%) XenApp
5 29 (6.13%) Active Directory
6 21 (4.44%) VMware NSX
7 14 (2.96%) Oracle RAC
8 13 (2.75%) XenDesktop
9 10 (2.11%) Docker
10 7 (1.48%) DFS Replication
10 7 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (1.27%) KVM
12 5 (1.06%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 4 (0.85%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.85%) vSphere
14 3 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
15 2 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
16 1 (0.21%) ProxySG
16 1 (0.21%) QEMU
16 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 19 (4.02%) FortiGate
2 14 (2.96%) Data Guard
3 13 (2.75%) Ansible
3 13 (2.75%) Nagios
4 11 (2.33%) SCCM
5 9 (1.90%) Terraform
6 6 (1.27%) Puppet
7 5 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.06%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.85%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.63%) Cacti
9 3 (0.63%) collectd
9 3 (0.63%) Kibana
9 3 (0.63%) logstash
9 3 (0.63%) Netcool
9 3 (0.63%) Salt
9 3 (0.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 258 (54.55%) Cisco
2 95 (20.08%) VMware
3 65 (13.74%) Juniper
4 55 (11.63%) Microsoft
5 54 (11.42%) Oracle
6 46 (9.73%) CheckPoint
7 44 (9.30%) Citrix
8 42 (8.88%) F5
9 31 (6.55%) Red Hat
10 27 (5.71%) HP
11 25 (5.29%) Riverbed
12 21 (4.44%) Fortinet
13 20 (4.23%) IBM
14 19 (4.02%) Aruba
14 19 (4.02%) Palo Alto
15 14 (2.96%) 3PAR
15 14 (2.96%) Infoblox
15 14 (2.96%) SolarWinds
16 13 (2.75%) McAfee
17 11 (2.33%) Google