Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 442 364 420
Rank change year-on-year -78 +56 -10
Contract jobs citing Network Design 450 564 503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.49% 0.63% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.75% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 365 276
England median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £270 £308 £290
90th Percentile £589 £588 £564
UK median daily rate £450 £421 £425
% change year-on-year +6.82% -0.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £48.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.08% +20.00% -23.81%
10th Percentile £18.14 £27.74 £26.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £121.05 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £52.50 £42.46
% change year-on-year -31.43% +23.65% -19.12%

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 78,316 74,762 82,274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.79% 84.04% 83.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,769 49,838 54,304
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.66%
10th Percentile £295 £269 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £603
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,873 2,056 2,436
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +6.38% +17.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.39 £11.48
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.97 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.23
% change year-on-year -4.00% +3.18% +21.15%

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 17 February 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 17 February 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 17 February 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 -2 180 £440 -3.83% 31
South East -84 97 £478 +12.35% 22
Midlands +22 82 £475 +31.03% 20
West Midlands +19 73 £475 +33.33% 15
North of England -56 42 £456 +8.96% 26
North West -8 30 £538 +3.37% 15
East of England -21 28 £438 +110.84% 6
South West +23 22 £383 -15.00% 5
Yorkshire -10 9 £378 +4.86% 10
East Midlands 0 7 £350 -33.33% 5
North East -3 5 £625 +56.25% 1
Network Design
UK

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 241 (53.56%) Cisco
2 233 (51.78%) Firewall
3 162 (36.00%) Cisco Certification
4 146 (32.44%) WAN
5 127 (28.22%) Data Centre
6 124 (27.56%) LAN
7 105 (23.33%) CCNP
7 105 (23.33%) Security Cleared
8 103 (22.89%) Wireless
9 96 (21.33%) Network Security
10 91 (20.22%) CheckPoint
11 88 (19.56%) VPN
12 72 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
13 71 (15.78%) Juniper
14 70 (15.56%) ITIL
15 69 (15.33%) SC Cleared
16 67 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
17 65 (14.44%) Windows
18 62 (13.78%) MPLS
19 61 (13.56%) Oracle
20 58 (12.89%) CCIE
21 57 (12.67%) Cisco Nexus
22 55 (12.22%) Microsoft
23 53 (11.78%) Network Monitoring
24 52 (11.56%) CCNA
25 51 (11.33%) BGP
26 50 (11.11%) Telecoms
27 49 (10.89%) Degree
28 45 (10.00%) VMware
29 44 (9.78%) Citrix

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 13 (2.89%) MS Exchange
2 11 (2.44%) OpenStack
3 7 (1.56%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.67%) IBM Notes
4 3 (0.67%) SAS
4 3 (0.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.44%) Apache
5 2 (0.44%) Confluence
5 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.44%) IIS
5 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 13 (2.89%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 67 (14.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (9.78%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (5.11%) PaaS
4 19 (4.22%) SaaS
5 12 (2.67%) IaaS
6 10 (2.22%) Office 365
7 5 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.67%) Datadog
10 2 (0.44%) Akamai
10 2 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.22%) Loggly
11 1 (0.22%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 233 (51.78%) Firewall
2 146 (32.44%) WAN
3 124 (27.56%) LAN
4 103 (22.89%) Wireless
5 96 (21.33%) Network Security
6 88 (19.56%) VPN
7 72 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
8 62 (13.78%) MPLS
9 57 (12.67%) Cisco Nexus
10 51 (11.33%) BGP
11 41 (9.11%) TCP/IP
12 40 (8.89%) OSPF
13 38 (8.44%) VLAN
14 29 (6.44%) SAN
15 24 (5.33%) EIGRP
16 22 (4.89%) SNMP
17 21 (4.67%) Broadband
17 21 (4.67%) Multicast
18 19 (4.22%) DHCP
18 19 (4.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (1.78%) MySQL
3 4 (0.89%) Big Data
3 4 (0.89%) Hadoop
3 4 (0.89%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.67%) OLAP
4 3 (0.67%) Oracle OLAP
4 3 (0.67%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.44%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.44%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.22%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.22%) GIS
6 1 (0.22%) HBase
6 1 (0.22%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (0.89%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.44%) AutoIt
3 2 (0.44%) JIRA
3 2 (0.44%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.22%) Grunt
4 1 (0.22%) Maven
4 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.22%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 50 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 36 (8.00%) Finance
3 7 (1.56%) Banking
4 6 (1.33%) Billing
5 5 (1.11%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.89%) Legal
7 3 (0.67%) Publishing
8 2 (0.44%) Back Office
8 2 (0.44%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.44%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.22%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 185 (41.11%) Network Engineer
2 107 (23.78%) Architect
3 67 (14.89%) Design Engineer
4 65 (14.44%) Network Design Engineer
5 47 (10.44%) Cisco Engineer
5 47 (10.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 43 (9.56%) Network Architect
7 35 (7.78%) Implementation Engineer
7 35 (7.78%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 31 (6.89%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 29 (6.44%) Security Architect
10 27 (6.00%) Firewall Engineer
11 25 (5.56%) Security Engineer
12 22 (4.89%) Cisco Design Engineer
13 21 (4.67%) Consultant
14 20 (4.44%) Cloud Engineer
15 19 (4.22%) Analyst
15 19 (4.22%) Network Security Engineer
16 18 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
16 18 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.00%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.56%) JSON
3 6 (1.33%) Middleware
3 6 (1.33%) Web Services
4 4 (0.89%) .NET
5 3 (0.67%) MXNet
5 3 (0.67%) SOAP
5 3 (0.67%) TensorFlow
5 3 (0.67%) Torch
5 3 (0.67%) WSDL
5 3 (0.67%) XML
6 2 (0.44%) HTML
6 2 (0.44%) HTML5
6 2 (0.44%) jQuery
6 2 (0.44%) WAP
7 1 (0.22%) CSS
7 1 (0.22%) LAMP
7 1 (0.22%) Rendezvous
7 1 (0.22%) RESTful
7 1 (0.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 127 (28.22%) Data Centre
2 40 (8.89%) Management Information System
3 21 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.11%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.44%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.00%) Clustering
6 9 (2.00%) PKI
7 7 (1.56%) Replication
8 6 (1.33%) FMCG
8 6 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (0.89%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.67%) Life Science
11 3 (0.67%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.44%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.44%) Derivative
12 2 (0.44%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.44%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 65 (14.44%) Windows
2 38 (8.44%) Unix
3 29 (6.44%) Linux
4 13 (2.89%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.78%) Solaris
6 8 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.44%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.22%) CentOS
10 1 (0.22%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.22%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.22%) OpenBSD
10 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (15.56%) ITIL
2 53 (11.78%) Network Monitoring
3 41 (9.11%) SIEM
4 39 (8.67%) Cybersecurity
4 39 (8.67%) Network Management
5 37 (8.22%) Load Balancing
6 36 (8.00%) Migration
7 33 (7.33%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (7.33%) Information Security
8 31 (6.89%) Project Management
9 29 (6.44%) WAN Optimisation
10 28 (6.22%) Disaster Recovery
11 27 (6.00%) Service Delivery
12 26 (5.78%) Data Loss Prevention
13 24 (5.33%) High Availability
14 22 (4.89%) Change Control
14 22 (4.89%) IT Strategy
15 21 (4.67%) DevOps
15 21 (4.67%) Problem Management
16 20 (4.44%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (5.56%) PowerShell
1 25 (5.56%) Python
2 16 (3.56%) Perl
3 14 (3.11%) C
4 11 (2.44%) SQL
5 7 (1.56%) Java
6 4 (0.89%) Bash Shell
6 4 (0.89%) C++
7 3 (0.67%) Ruby
8 2 (0.44%) PHP
9 1 (0.22%) C#
9 1 (0.22%) Go
9 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.22%) Scala
9 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 162 (36.00%) Cisco Certification
2 105 (23.33%) CCNP
2 105 (23.33%) Security Cleared
3 69 (15.33%) SC Cleared
4 58 (12.89%) CCIE
5 52 (11.56%) CCNA
6 49 (10.89%) Degree
7 43 (9.56%) CISSP
8 32 (7.11%) CCDP
9 31 (6.89%) CISM
10 27 (6.00%) DV Cleared
11 21 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
12 20 (4.44%) MCSE
13 14 (3.11%) Chartered Engineer
14 13 (2.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 13 (2.89%) SANS
15 11 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 10 (2.22%) CEH
16 10 (2.22%) JNCIE
17 9 (2.00%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.00%) GDPR
2 10 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.33%) SLA
5 4 (0.89%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.89%) QA
6 2 (0.44%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.44%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.22%) ECSS
System Software
1 36 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (7.56%) Active Directory
3 15 (3.33%) XenApp
4 13 (2.89%) vSphere
5 11 (2.44%) Hyper-V
6 10 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (2.00%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.56%) Docker
8 7 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.56%) VMware NSX
9 6 (1.33%) iptables
10 5 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.11%) Terminal Services
10 5 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.89%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.44%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.44%) XenServer
13 1 (0.22%) HDFS
13 1 (0.22%) KVM
13 1 (0.22%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 27 (6.00%) FortiGate
2 13 (2.89%) Puppet
3 12 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (2.44%) Ansible
5 9 (2.00%) Cisco Prime
5 9 (2.00%) SolarWinds Orion
6 7 (1.56%) Kubernetes
6 7 (1.56%) QRadar
6 7 (1.56%) vCenter Server
7 6 (1.33%) SELinux
8 5 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.89%) CSIRT
9 4 (0.89%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 4 (0.89%) Nagios
9 4 (0.89%) Packer
9 4 (0.89%) SCCM
9 4 (0.89%) SCOM
9 4 (0.89%) Terraform
10 3 (0.67%) WSUS
11 2 (0.44%) Nessus
Vendors
1 241 (53.56%) Cisco
2 91 (20.22%) CheckPoint
3 71 (15.78%) Juniper
4 61 (13.56%) Oracle
5 55 (12.22%) Microsoft
6 45 (10.00%) VMware
7 44 (9.78%) Citrix
8 39 (8.67%) Fortinet
9 34 (7.56%) Nokia
10 29 (6.44%) HP
11 28 (6.22%) F5
11 28 (6.22%) McAfee
12 27 (6.00%) Aruba
13 15 (3.33%) Palo Alto
13 15 (3.33%) SolarWinds
14 9 (2.00%) Blue Coat
14 9 (2.00%) Tufin
15 8 (1.78%) IBM
15 8 (1.78%) NetApp
16 7 (1.56%) Red Hat