Period
to 1 June 2020

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 1 June 2020 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
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 340 421 455
Rank change year-on-year +81 +34 -79
Contract jobs citing Network Design 259 478 453
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.57% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.65% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 311 315
Median daily rate £450 £465 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -2.11% +7.95%
10th Percentile £308 £338 £333
90th Percentile £619 £606 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £463 £475
% change year-on-year -2.70% -2.63% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - -10.00%
10th Percentile £16.25 £18.83 £31.26
90th Percentile £53.00 £49.90 £53.85
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £44.59 £45.00
% change year-on-year -4.69% -0.91% -8.52%

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 35,228 73,164 81,026
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.78% 87.60% 87.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,558 48,641 53,784
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,168 1,910 2,141
Median hourly rate £28.75 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +13.64% -12.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.18
90th Percentile £53.08 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £24.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year +21.20% +12.51% -12.42%

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Design in England

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Network Design in England.

Daily rate trend for Network Design in England

Network Design
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Network Design in England over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Network Design in England

Network Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Network Design in England.

Hourly rate trend for Network Design in England

Network Design
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Network Design in England over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

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 1 June 2020. 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 +68 73 £425 -10.53% 5
South East +77 71 £450 -5.26% 7
North of England +100 50 £500 +8.11% 6
Midlands +83 32 £560 +11.34% 18
West Midlands +62 26 £560 +10.79% 18
North West +50 26 £425 -5.56% 2
Yorkshire +85 24 £575 +21.05% 2
South West +52 19 £400 - 5
East of England +32 12 £425 +3.03% 1
East Midlands +47 5 £325 +16.07%
Network Design
UK

For the 6 months to 1 June 2020, 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.

1 154 (59.46%) Cisco
2 102 (39.38%) WAN
3 100 (38.61%) Firewall
4 99 (38.22%) Cisco Certification
5 95 (36.68%) LAN
6 80 (30.89%) BGP
7 68 (26.25%) CCNP
8 64 (24.71%) Security Cleared
9 63 (24.32%) VPN
10 61 (23.55%) Juniper
11 59 (22.78%) OSPF
12 56 (21.62%) MPLS
13 48 (18.53%) Wireless
14 45 (17.37%) Azure
14 45 (17.37%) Data Centre
15 43 (16.60%) CCIE
15 43 (16.60%) F5
16 40 (15.44%) CCNA
17 38 (14.67%) Telecoms
17 38 (14.67%) Network Security
18 35 (13.51%) Palo Alto
18 35 (13.51%) Migration
18 35 (13.51%) Python
19 34 (13.13%) Microsoft
19 34 (13.13%) Project Management
20 33 (12.74%) CCDP
20 33 (12.74%) DV Cleared
21 32 (12.36%) Cisco Nexus
21 32 (12.36%) CheckPoint
21 32 (12.36%) ITIL

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 11 (4.25%) OpenStack
2 7 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.32%) Confluence
4 3 (1.16%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.16%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.16%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.39%) IIS
5 1 (0.39%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (6.95%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.09%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.54%) AutoCAD
3 4 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.39%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.39%) assyst
2 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 45 (17.37%) Azure
2 30 (11.58%) AWS
3 17 (6.56%) SaaS
4 15 (5.79%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 14 (5.41%) IaaS
6 12 (4.63%) PaaS
7 9 (3.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (2.70%) Office 365
9 5 (1.93%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 2 (0.77%) Akamai
10 2 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.77%) GCP
10 2 (0.77%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 102 (39.38%) WAN
2 100 (38.61%) Firewall
3 95 (36.68%) LAN
4 80 (30.89%) BGP
5 63 (24.32%) VPN
6 59 (22.78%) OSPF
7 56 (21.62%) MPLS
8 48 (18.53%) Wireless
9 38 (14.67%) Network Security
10 32 (12.36%) Cisco Nexus
11 28 (10.81%) Wi-Fi
12 27 (10.42%) DNS
13 25 (9.65%) TCP/IP
13 25 (9.65%) VoIP
14 24 (9.27%) EIGRP
14 24 (9.27%) LTE
15 23 (8.88%) Cisco ASA
16 22 (8.49%) DMZ
16 22 (8.49%) Internet
17 21 (8.11%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.09%) GIS
2 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.39%) Big Data
3 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (2.32%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 38 (14.67%) Telecoms
2 31 (11.97%) Finance
3 18 (6.95%) Public Sector
4 10 (3.86%) Legal
5 9 (3.47%) Back Office
5 9 (3.47%) Law
6 3 (1.16%) Electronics
6 3 (1.16%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.16%) Marketing
7 2 (0.77%) Banking
7 2 (0.77%) German Language
7 2 (0.77%) Local Government
8 1 (0.39%) Automotive
8 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 98 (37.84%) Network Engineer
2 70 (27.03%) Architect
3 44 (16.99%) Network Architect
4 29 (11.20%) Design Engineer
5 27 (10.42%) Network Design Engineer
6 18 (6.95%) Infrastructure Architect
6 18 (6.95%) Security Engineer
7 15 (5.79%) Network Security Engineer
8 12 (4.63%) Cloud Architect
9 11 (4.25%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
9 11 (4.25%) Designer
10 10 (3.86%) Consultant
10 10 (3.86%) Radio Engineer
11 9 (3.47%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
11 9 (3.47%) Network Consultant
12 8 (3.09%) Network Designer
12 8 (3.09%) Security Architect
12 8 (3.09%) Senior Network Engineer
13 6 (2.32%) Project Manager
13 6 (2.32%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.86%) Middleware
2 4 (1.54%) XML
3 3 (1.16%) .NET
4 2 (0.77%) Jinja
4 2 (0.77%) ModSecurity
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 45 (17.37%) Data Centre
2 29 (11.20%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.25%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.25%) Private Cloud
4 9 (3.47%) Cloud Native
4 9 (3.47%) Fibre Optics
5 7 (2.70%) Replication
6 6 (2.32%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (2.32%) Social Media
6 6 (2.32%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.54%) CCTV
7 4 (1.54%) NHS
7 4 (1.54%) User Experience
8 3 (1.16%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.16%) Handset
8 3 (1.16%) PKI
8 3 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.77%) CESG
9 2 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.77%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (11.97%) Windows
2 24 (9.27%) Linux
3 19 (7.34%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.09%) Unix
5 4 (1.54%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (0.77%) AIX
8 1 (0.39%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (13.51%) Migration
2 34 (13.13%) Project Management
3 32 (12.36%) ITIL
4 25 (9.65%) Cybersecurity
5 24 (9.27%) DevOps
6 23 (8.88%) Network Architecture
7 22 (8.49%) Problem-Solving
8 20 (7.72%) Project Delivery
9 18 (6.95%) SIEM
10 15 (5.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (5.41%) Load Balancing
11 14 (5.41%) Programme Management
12 13 (5.02%) Network Optimisation
12 13 (5.02%) Performance Improvement
12 13 (5.02%) Service Delivery
12 13 (5.02%) Vulnerability Management
13 12 (4.63%) Network Management
14 11 (4.25%) Cryptography
14 11 (4.25%) Decision-Making
15 10 (3.86%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (13.51%) Python
2 18 (6.95%) SQL
3 6 (2.32%) Shell Script
4 5 (1.93%) Java
5 4 (1.54%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.16%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.16%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.77%) C
Qualifications
1 99 (38.22%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (26.25%) CCNP
3 64 (24.71%) Security Cleared
4 43 (16.60%) CCIE
5 40 (15.44%) CCNA
6 33 (12.74%) CCDP
6 33 (12.74%) DV Cleared
7 29 (11.20%) Degree
8 25 (9.65%) SC Cleared
9 16 (6.18%) CCDA
9 16 (6.18%) JNCIS
10 11 (4.25%) CISSP
10 11 (4.25%) JNCIP
11 10 (3.86%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 10 (3.86%) JNCIA
11 10 (3.86%) JNCIE
12 8 (3.09%) BC Cleared
13 5 (1.93%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (1.16%) BICSI Certification
14 3 (1.16%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.32%) RMADS
2 4 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.16%) ISO 14001
3 3 (1.16%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (1.16%) QA
4 2 (0.77%) GDPR
4 2 (0.77%) NCSC
5 1 (0.39%) HL7
5 1 (0.39%) NIST
System Software
1 26 (10.04%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.41%) VMware NSX
4 7 (2.70%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.32%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.54%) ProxySG
6 4 (1.54%) XenApp
7 2 (0.77%) Docker
7 2 (0.77%) vSphere
8 1 (0.39%) Firmware
8 1 (0.39%) vCloud
8 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (5.41%) FortiGate
2 11 (4.25%) Ansible
3 6 (2.32%) Terraform
4 4 (1.54%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (1.54%) SCCM
5 3 (1.16%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.16%) Puppet
6 2 (0.77%) Amdocs OSS
6 2 (0.77%) Cisco CME
6 2 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.77%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.39%) Icinga
7 1 (0.39%) Netcool
7 1 (0.39%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.39%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.39%) Observium
7 1 (0.39%) Opsview
7 1 (0.39%) vRealize
7 1 (0.39%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 154 (59.46%) Cisco
2 61 (23.55%) Juniper
3 43 (16.60%) F5
4 35 (13.51%) Palo Alto
5 34 (13.13%) Microsoft
6 32 (12.36%) CheckPoint
7 27 (10.42%) VMware
8 25 (9.65%) Oracle
9 20 (7.72%) SolarWinds
10 19 (7.34%) Citrix
11 17 (6.56%) Dell
12 16 (6.18%) Blue Coat
13 13 (5.02%) Splunk
14 9 (3.47%) Nokia
15 8 (3.09%) Thales
16 7 (2.70%) Huawei
17 6 (2.32%) Fortinet
18 5 (1.93%) Brocade
18 5 (1.93%) Meraki
18 5 (1.93%) Red Hat