Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 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 Design
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 445 345 424
Rank change year-on-year -100 +79 +3
Contract jobs citing Network Design 479 676 539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.69% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.82% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 414 309
England median daily rate £425 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £300 £320 £290
90th Percentile £591 £579 £562
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £418
% change year-on-year - +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 35
England median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +15.38% -25.71%
10th Percentile £29.50 £24.11 £24.90
90th Percentile £57.88 £73.10 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £46.25 £48.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.65% +20.00% -23.81%

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 80259 82302 85123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.62% 84.16% 81.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 54003 54838 56099
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1880 2151 2525
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.49 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 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
London -87 173 £444 -6.58% 16
South East -24 125 £400 -5.88% 9
Midlands +5 62 £417 +9.25% 4
North of England -19 56 £488 +18.90% 7
West Midlands +12 52 £425 +21.43% 2
North West +7 38 £500 +5.26% 4
South West -3 34 £423 -8.15% 2
East of England -4 31 £475 +79.25% 3
Yorkshire -9 13 £580 +57.82% 3
East Midlands -1 10 £338 -29.87% 1
North East +26 7 £419 +2.76%
Network Design
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network Design 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 England region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 266 (55.53%) Cisco
2 209 (43.63%) Firewall
3 185 (38.62%) Cisco Certification
4 158 (32.99%) WAN
5 137 (28.60%) LAN
6 133 (27.77%) CCNP
7 120 (25.05%) Data Centre
8 108 (22.55%) Wireless
9 101 (21.09%) Security Cleared
10 98 (20.46%) VPN
11 97 (20.25%) Network Security
12 93 (19.42%) Juniper
13 88 (18.37%) CheckPoint
14 82 (17.12%) Cisco ASA
15 76 (15.87%) Telecoms
16 71 (14.82%) VMware
16 71 (14.82%) CCIE
17 68 (14.20%) Cisco Nexus
18 67 (13.99%) SC Cleared
19 63 (13.15%) VMware Infrastructure
20 62 (12.94%) Microsoft
21 61 (12.73%) TCP/IP
21 61 (12.73%) MPLS
21 61 (12.73%) Linux
21 61 (12.73%) BGP
22 57 (11.90%) Windows
23 51 (10.65%) Finance
24 50 (10.44%) ITIL
25 49 (10.23%) F5
26 48 (10.02%) CCNA

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 20 (4.18%) OpenStack
2 17 (3.55%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.46%) Skype for Business
4 4 (0.84%) IIS
4 4 (0.84%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.63%) IBM Notes
5 3 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.63%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.63%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.42%) Apache
6 2 (0.42%) Confluence
7 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (3.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (3.55%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Maximo
2 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 42 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (8.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.76%) PaaS
4 11 (2.30%) IaaS
5 9 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (1.88%) SaaS
6 4 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (0.84%) Office 365
7 3 (0.63%) Akamai
8 2 (0.42%) Datadog
8 2 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.21%) Loggly
9 1 (0.21%) Route 53
9 1 (0.21%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 209 (43.63%) Firewall
2 158 (32.99%) WAN
3 137 (28.60%) LAN
4 108 (22.55%) Wireless
5 98 (20.46%) VPN
6 97 (20.25%) Network Security
7 82 (17.12%) Cisco ASA
8 68 (14.20%) Cisco Nexus
9 61 (12.73%) BGP
9 61 (12.73%) MPLS
9 61 (12.73%) TCP/IP
10 44 (9.19%) OSPF
11 38 (7.93%) SAN
12 37 (7.72%) DNS
13 36 (7.52%) DHCP
14 31 (6.47%) VLAN
15 27 (5.64%) WLAN
16 22 (4.59%) Cisco Wireless
16 22 (4.59%) EIGRP
16 22 (4.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.25%) MongoDB
1 6 (1.25%) MySQL
1 6 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (1.25%) Relational Database
2 5 (1.04%) Big Data
2 5 (1.04%) GIS
2 5 (1.04%) NoSQL
3 4 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.84%) Hadoop
3 4 (0.84%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (0.63%) MS Access
5 2 (0.42%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.21%) HBase
6 1 (0.21%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (2.30%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (1.25%) AutoIt
4 5 (1.04%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.63%) ReSharper
5 3 (0.63%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.63%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.42%) JIRA
6 2 (0.42%) Subversion
6 2 (0.42%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.21%) Grunt
7 1 (0.21%) Maven
7 1 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 76 (15.87%) Telecoms
2 51 (10.65%) Finance
3 14 (2.92%) Banking
4 13 (2.71%) Billing
5 9 (1.88%) Legal
5 9 (1.88%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.25%) Publishing
7 5 (1.04%) Retail
8 4 (0.84%) Marketing
8 4 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.42%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.42%) Electronics
9 2 (0.42%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.42%) Local Government
9 2 (0.42%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.21%) Law
10 1 (0.21%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 189 (39.46%) Network Engineer
2 100 (20.88%) Architect
3 52 (10.86%) Design Engineer
3 52 (10.86%) Network Architect
4 46 (9.60%) Network Design Engineer
5 43 (8.98%) Cisco Engineer
6 42 (8.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 36 (7.52%) Consultant
8 25 (5.22%) Implementation Engineer
8 25 (5.22%) Network Implementation Engineer
9 24 (5.01%) Infrastructure Architect
10 23 (4.80%) Security Engineer
11 20 (4.18%) Network Security Engineer
11 20 (4.18%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 18 (3.76%) Designer
12 18 (3.76%) Network Specialist
12 18 (3.76%) Senior Network Engineer
13 15 (3.13%) Analyst
13 15 (3.13%) Firewall Engineer
13 15 (3.13%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.13%) 802.1X
2 14 (2.92%) Web Services
3 7 (1.46%) REST
4 5 (1.04%) SOAP
5 4 (0.84%) .NET
5 4 (0.84%) CSS
5 4 (0.84%) CSS3
5 4 (0.84%) HTML
5 4 (0.84%) HTML5
5 4 (0.84%) jQuery
6 3 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (0.63%) Aurelia
6 3 (0.63%) MXNet
6 3 (0.63%) Node.js
6 3 (0.63%) Razor View Engine
6 3 (0.63%) Spring Boot
6 3 (0.63%) TensorFlow
6 3 (0.63%) Torch
6 3 (0.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 120 (25.05%) Data Centre
2 18 (3.76%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.55%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.09%) Private Cloud
6 7 (1.46%) FMCG
6 7 (1.46%) PKI
6 7 (1.46%) Replication
7 5 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (1.04%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.63%) BYOD
8 3 (0.63%) CESG
8 3 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (0.63%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.63%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.63%) Video\Live Streaming
9 2 (0.42%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.42%) Derivative
9 2 (0.42%) Life Science
10 1 (0.21%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 61 (12.73%) Linux
2 57 (11.90%) Windows
3 25 (5.22%) Windows Server
4 23 (4.80%) Unix
5 12 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.25%) SUSE
6 6 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.63%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.42%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.21%) Android
10 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.21%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (10.44%) ITIL
2 44 (9.19%) Network Monitoring
3 42 (8.77%) Network Management
4 41 (8.56%) Load Balancing
5 38 (7.93%) Cybersecurity
6 37 (7.72%) Migration
7 31 (6.47%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (6.05%) Project Management
9 26 (5.43%) High Availability
10 23 (4.80%) Service Design
10 23 (4.80%) WAN Optimisation
11 22 (4.59%) Network Virtualisation
11 22 (4.59%) Problem Management
11 22 (4.59%) Service Delivery
11 22 (4.59%) Service Management
12 21 (4.38%) Change Control
12 21 (4.38%) DevOps
12 21 (4.38%) Information Security
12 21 (4.38%) SIEM
13 20 (4.18%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (3.34%) SQL
2 13 (2.71%) C
3 12 (2.51%) Python
4 10 (2.09%) PowerShell
5 8 (1.67%) Java
6 7 (1.46%) Perl
7 6 (1.25%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.84%) C#
9 3 (0.63%) C++
9 3 (0.63%) PHP
9 3 (0.63%) Ruby
9 3 (0.63%) Scala
10 2 (0.42%) C-shell
10 2 (0.42%) Korn
11 1 (0.21%) Go
11 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 185 (38.62%) Cisco Certification
2 133 (27.77%) CCNP
3 101 (21.09%) Security Cleared
4 71 (14.82%) CCIE
5 67 (13.99%) SC Cleared
6 48 (10.02%) CCNA
7 45 (9.39%) Degree
8 37 (7.72%) CCDP
9 26 (5.43%) CISSP
10 24 (5.01%) DV Cleared
11 23 (4.80%) CISM
11 23 (4.80%) JNCIE
12 22 (4.59%) JNCIA
13 17 (3.55%) JNCIP
14 15 (3.13%) JNCIS
15 13 (2.71%) CCIP
16 10 (2.09%) Chartered Engineer
16 10 (2.09%) MCSE
16 10 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
17 9 (1.88%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.25%) SLA
3 4 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.63%) GDPR
4 3 (0.63%) PMO
4 3 (0.63%) QA
5 2 (0.42%) ISO 22301
5 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.21%) ECSS
System Software
1 63 (13.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (7.31%) Active Directory
3 19 (3.97%) vSphere
4 16 (3.34%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (2.51%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (2.30%) Hyper-V
6 11 (2.30%) Virtual Servers
6 11 (2.30%) VMware NSX
7 10 (2.09%) Docker
7 10 (2.09%) ProxySG
7 10 (2.09%) XenApp
8 9 (1.88%) iptables
9 6 (1.25%) vCloud
9 6 (1.25%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.63%) XenServer
11 2 (0.42%) Firmware
11 2 (0.42%) Openswan
11 2 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.21%) HDFS
12 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 27 (5.64%) FortiGate
2 14 (2.92%) Cisco Prime
2 14 (2.92%) Puppet
3 10 (2.09%) SolarWinds Orion
4 9 (1.88%) Ansible
4 9 (1.88%) SELinux
4 9 (1.88%) vCenter Server
5 8 (1.67%) Kubernetes
5 8 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.25%) Nagios
6 6 (1.25%) PowerCLI
6 6 (1.25%) Terraform
7 5 (1.04%) CSIRT
7 5 (1.04%) SCOM
8 4 (0.84%) Cacti
8 4 (0.84%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (0.84%) QRadar
8 4 (0.84%) SCCM
8 4 (0.84%) WSUS
9 3 (0.63%) OpenView
Vendors
1 266 (55.53%) Cisco
2 93 (19.42%) Juniper
3 88 (18.37%) CheckPoint
4 71 (14.82%) VMware
5 62 (12.94%) Microsoft
6 49 (10.23%) F5
7 48 (10.02%) Citrix
7 48 (10.02%) Fortinet
8 38 (7.93%) Oracle
9 36 (7.52%) HP
10 29 (6.05%) Palo Alto
11 26 (5.43%) Nokia
12 24 (5.01%) Aruba
13 22 (4.59%) SolarWinds
14 20 (4.18%) McAfee
15 19 (3.97%) Riverbed
16 16 (3.34%) Blue Coat
17 15 (3.13%) Red Hat
18 13 (2.71%) NetApp
19 10 (2.09%) Ericsson