Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 459 387 357
Rank change year-on-year -72 -30 +64
Contract jobs citing Network Design 448 539 674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.48% 0.61% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.71% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 322 402
England median daily rate £475 £445 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +1.14% +10.00%
10th Percentile £342 £350 £313
90th Percentile £650 £636 £643
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +8.57% - +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 11
England median hourly rate £46.42 £50.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.17% +38.89% -7.69%
10th Percentile £37.13 £31.25 £23.75
90th Percentile £54.19 £61.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £46.42 £48.35 £45.00
% change year-on-year -3.99% +7.43% +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 80,569 76,256 85,382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.30% 85.77% 85.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,615 50,302 56,978
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £264
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,178 1,891 2,066
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.42% +4.35% +6.73%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.68
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +6.38% +9.05%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +7 212 £470 +4.44% 31
South East -72 98 £525 +23.53% 12
North of England -60 69 £525 +10.53% 16
Midlands -7 51 £511 +16.19% 13
West Midlands -17 46 £513 +20.59% 11
North West -42 38 £475 - 9
Yorkshire +6 27 £550 -5.17% 5
East of England -6 11 £425 -22.73% 4
North East -24 7 £625 +31.58% 2
South West -31 7 £450 -0.11% 4
East Midlands -4 5 £400 -23.81% 2
Network Design
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 288 (64.29%) Cisco
2 216 (48.21%) Firewall
3 183 (40.85%) Cisco Certification
4 168 (37.50%) WAN
5 135 (30.13%) LAN
6 134 (29.91%) CCNP
7 128 (28.57%) Data Centre
8 109 (24.33%) Wireless
9 96 (21.43%) ITIL
9 96 (21.43%) Security Cleared
10 93 (20.76%) VMware
11 88 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
12 79 (17.63%) Windows
13 77 (17.19%) SC Cleared
14 76 (16.96%) VMware Infrastructure
15 75 (16.74%) Microsoft
15 75 (16.74%) BGP
16 71 (15.85%) Oracle
17 68 (15.18%) VPN
18 65 (14.51%) OSPF
19 64 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
20 62 (13.84%) Migration
20 62 (13.84%) Cisco ASA
21 60 (13.39%) Network Security
22 59 (13.17%) Finance
22 59 (13.17%) MPLS
23 58 (12.95%) CCIE
23 58 (12.95%) Juniper
24 56 (12.50%) TCP/IP
25 55 (12.28%) 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 21 (4.69%) OpenStack
2 13 (2.90%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.56%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.34%) SAS
5 4 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.67%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.22%) Confluence
8 1 (0.22%) IIS
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.12%) RMDS
2 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 88 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (11.61%) Amazon AWS
3 43 (9.60%) SaaS
4 40 (8.93%) PaaS
5 31 (6.92%) IaaS
6 12 (2.68%) AWS CloudFormation
7 10 (2.23%) Office 365
8 5 (1.12%) Azure Machine Learning
8 5 (1.12%) Data Lake Analytics
9 3 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.45%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 216 (48.21%) Firewall
2 168 (37.50%) WAN
3 135 (30.13%) LAN
4 109 (24.33%) Wireless
5 75 (16.74%) BGP
6 68 (15.18%) VPN
7 65 (14.51%) OSPF
8 62 (13.84%) Cisco ASA
9 60 (13.39%) Network Security
10 59 (13.17%) MPLS
11 56 (12.50%) TCP/IP
12 47 (10.49%) DNS
13 40 (8.93%) Cisco Nexus
14 38 (8.48%) SAN
15 34 (7.59%) DHCP
16 28 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
16 28 (6.25%) VoIP
16 28 (6.25%) Wireshark
17 23 (5.13%) Software-Defined Networking
18 22 (4.91%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.12%) Data Lake
2 5 (1.12%) DB2
2 5 (1.12%) MongoDB
2 5 (1.12%) Power BI
3 4 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (0.67%) Big Data
4 3 (0.67%) MySQL
4 3 (0.67%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.45%) SQLite
6 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.22%) OLAP
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.22%) Redis
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (0.89%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.45%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.45%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.45%) GitLab
3 2 (0.45%) Jasmine
3 2 (0.45%) Robot Framework
3 2 (0.45%) TestDirector
3 2 (0.45%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.22%) JIRA
4 1 (0.22%) Subversion
4 1 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 59 (13.17%) Finance
2 30 (6.70%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.46%) Banking
4 9 (2.01%) Retail
5 8 (1.79%) Back Office
6 4 (0.89%) Billing
7 3 (0.67%) Legal
8 2 (0.45%) Front Office
8 2 (0.45%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.45%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Electronics
9 1 (0.22%) Games
9 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.22%) Marketing
9 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 165 (36.83%) Network Engineer
2 143 (31.92%) Architect
3 54 (12.05%) Cisco Engineer
4 51 (11.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 46 (10.27%) Network Design Engineer
6 45 (10.04%) Network Architect
7 44 (9.82%) Design Engineer
7 44 (9.82%) Infrastructure Architect
8 40 (8.93%) Senior Network Engineer
9 29 (6.47%) Cloud Engineer
10 28 (6.25%) Implementation Engineer
11 27 (6.03%) Network Implementation Engineer
12 26 (5.80%) Cisco Design Engineer
13 25 (5.58%) Solutions Architect
14 22 (4.91%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
15 20 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 20 (4.46%) Security Architect
16 18 (4.02%) Senior Cisco Engineer
17 17 (3.79%) Consultant
17 17 (3.79%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.70%) Middleware
2 20 (4.46%) 802.1X
3 6 (1.34%) WAP
4 5 (1.12%) LDAP
4 5 (1.12%) Web Services
5 4 (0.89%) REST
6 3 (0.67%) OAuth
6 3 (0.67%) OpenID
6 3 (0.67%) SAML
6 3 (0.67%) XML
7 2 (0.45%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.45%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.45%) JAAS
7 2 (0.45%) JSON
7 2 (0.45%) SOAP
7 2 (0.45%) XACML
8 1 (0.22%) Kafka
8 1 (0.22%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.22%) Theano
8 1 (0.22%) Torch
Miscellaneous
1 128 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 64 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (9.60%) Private Cloud
4 30 (6.70%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (2.23%) Cloud Native
6 10 (2.23%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.23%) Virtual Team
7 9 (2.01%) NHS
8 8 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (1.56%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (1.34%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.12%) Clustering
11 5 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (1.12%) Eurex
11 5 (1.12%) PKI
12 4 (0.89%) e-Health
12 4 (0.89%) Video\Live Streaming
13 3 (0.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 79 (17.63%) Windows
2 55 (12.28%) Linux
3 42 (9.38%) Windows Server
4 39 (8.71%) Unix
5 21 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (4.02%) Windows 10
6 18 (4.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (3.35%) Windows XP
8 14 (3.13%) AIX
9 9 (2.01%) CentOS
10 5 (1.12%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.89%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.67%) Debian
12 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.45%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.22%) SUSE
14 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (21.43%) ITIL
2 62 (13.84%) Migration
3 48 (10.71%) Load Balancing
4 40 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (8.48%) Project Management
6 35 (7.81%) DevOps
6 35 (7.81%) Network Management
7 33 (7.37%) Information Security
7 33 (7.37%) Network Monitoring
7 33 (7.37%) PRINCE2
8 26 (5.80%) Change Management
9 24 (5.36%) Problem-Solving
10 22 (4.91%) Cybersecurity
10 22 (4.91%) Data Management
10 22 (4.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 21 (4.69%) Problem Management
11 21 (4.69%) WAN Optimisation
12 19 (4.24%) Open Source
12 19 (4.24%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (4.02%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 45 (10.04%) SQL
2 14 (3.13%) Python
3 11 (2.46%) PowerShell
4 10 (2.23%) Perl
5 6 (1.34%) Java
6 3 (0.67%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.45%) Bourne shell
7 2 (0.45%) PHP
7 2 (0.45%) Ruby
8 1 (0.22%) Scala
8 1 (0.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 183 (40.85%) Cisco Certification
2 134 (29.91%) CCNP
3 96 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 77 (17.19%) SC Cleared
5 58 (12.95%) CCIE
6 55 (12.28%) CCNA
7 37 (8.26%) Degree
8 30 (6.70%) CCDP
8 30 (6.70%) CISSP
9 22 (4.91%) CISM
10 18 (4.02%) Chartered Engineer
10 18 (4.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 17 (3.79%) DV Cleared
11 17 (3.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 9 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (2.01%) JNCIP
12 9 (2.01%) JNCIS
13 7 (1.56%) JNCIE
14 6 (1.34%) CCIE Data Center
15 5 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.90%) SLA
2 11 (2.46%) QA
3 10 (2.23%) GDPR
3 10 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.79%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.45%) COBIT
8 2 (0.45%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.45%) PMO
8 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 76 (16.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (9.15%) Hyper-V
3 29 (6.47%) Active Directory
4 27 (6.03%) XenApp
5 26 (5.80%) Microsoft App-V
6 19 (4.24%) VMware NSX
7 14 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (1.79%) XenDesktop
10 7 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (1.34%) Docker
11 6 (1.34%) Slurm Workload Manager
12 5 (1.12%) vSphere
13 4 (0.89%) KVM
14 2 (0.45%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.22%) NFS
15 1 (0.22%) ProxySG
15 1 (0.22%) QEMU
15 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 33 (7.37%) FortiGate
2 14 (3.13%) Data Guard
3 12 (2.68%) Terraform
4 9 (2.01%) Cisco Prime
5 8 (1.79%) SCCM
6 6 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.12%) Ansible
7 5 (1.12%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (1.12%) Nagios
7 5 (1.12%) Puppet
8 4 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.89%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.67%) Cisco IPCC
9 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.45%) Icinga
10 2 (0.45%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.45%) Netcool
10 2 (0.45%) Stealthwatch
10 2 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 288 (64.29%) Cisco
2 93 (20.76%) VMware
3 75 (16.74%) Microsoft
4 71 (15.85%) Oracle
5 58 (12.95%) Juniper
6 54 (12.05%) CheckPoint
7 51 (11.38%) Citrix
8 37 (8.26%) HP
9 34 (7.59%) Fortinet
10 33 (7.37%) Red Hat
11 30 (6.70%) Aruba
11 30 (6.70%) F5
12 23 (5.13%) McAfee
12 23 (5.13%) Nokia
13 20 (4.46%) IBM
14 19 (4.24%) SolarWinds
15 18 (4.02%) Palo Alto
16 14 (3.13%) 3PAR
17 12 (2.68%) NetApp
18 11 (2.46%) Blue Coat