Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Network Optimisation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Network Optimisation over the 6 months to 18 December 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 Optimisation
UK > England
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 829 828 834
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 +6
Contract jobs citing Network Optimisation 41 45 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.043% 0.047% 0.031%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.049% 0.055% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 26 8
England median daily rate £360 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +2.86% +16.67%
10th Percentile £300 £255 £299
90th Percentile £550 £575 £638
UK median daily rate £360 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -20.00% +2.86% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
England median hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £30.00 - -

Network Optimisation 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 83,285 81,793 81,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.84% 86.03% 85.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,827 55,137 53,807
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £284 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,093 1,885 2,236
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +7.61% +5.60%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.29 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +2.27%

Network Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Network Optimisation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Network Optimisation in England

Network Optimisation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Optimisation in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Optimisation in England

Network Optimisation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Optimisation in England over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Optimisation in England

Network Optimisation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Optimisation in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Optimisation in England

Network Optimisation
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Optimisation in England over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Optimisation in England

Network Optimisation
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 Optimisation within the England region over the 6 months to 18 December 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
South East 0 14 £325 -2.50% 3
East of England -16 8 £525 +7.14%
London +23 7 £385 -9.41% 1
North of England -11 6 £405 -14.74%
Midlands -12 5 - - 2
East Midlands - 5 - - 1
Yorkshire -6 4 £450 -5.26%
North East - 2 £360 -
South West -25 1 £500 +122.22% 1
Network Optimisation
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Network Optimisation 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 Optimisation.

1 31 (75.61%) Firewall
2 23 (56.10%) Cisco
3 22 (53.66%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (51.22%) VoIP
5 19 (46.34%) WAN
6 18 (43.90%) LAN
7 17 (41.46%) CCNP
7 17 (41.46%) Wireless
8 11 (26.83%) Citrix
8 11 (26.83%) VPN
8 11 (26.83%) Data Centre
9 10 (24.39%) SolarWinds
9 10 (24.39%) SAN
9 10 (24.39%) VMware
10 9 (21.95%) Telecoms
10 9 (21.95%) OSPF
10 9 (21.95%) BGP
10 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (21.95%) NAS
10 9 (21.95%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (21.95%) Riverbed
10 9 (21.95%) Load Balancing
11 8 (19.51%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (19.51%) CheckPoint
11 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
11 8 (19.51%) Network Design
12 7 (17.07%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (17.07%) Management Information System
12 7 (17.07%) MPLS
12 7 (17.07%) SIEM

Network Optimisation
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 5 (12.20%) IIS
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (9.76%) IaaS
3 4 (9.76%) PaaS
3 4 (9.76%) SaaS
4 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (75.61%) Firewall
2 21 (51.22%) VoIP
3 19 (46.34%) WAN
4 18 (43.90%) LAN
5 17 (41.46%) Wireless
6 11 (26.83%) VPN
7 10 (24.39%) SAN
8 9 (21.95%) BGP
8 9 (21.95%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (21.95%) NAS
8 9 (21.95%) OSPF
9 8 (19.51%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (17.07%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (17.07%) MPLS
11 5 (12.20%) IPsec
11 5 (12.20%) Multicast
12 4 (9.76%) FCoE
12 4 (9.76%) HSRP
12 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
12 4 (9.76%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.44%) Big Data
3 1 (2.44%) Power BI
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 9 (21.95%) Telecoms
2 6 (14.63%) Finance
3 4 (9.76%) Retail
4 2 (4.88%) Electronics
4 2 (4.88%) Legal
4 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.88%) Marketing
5 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.44%) French Language
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Network Engineer
2 7 (17.07%) Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Architect
4 5 (12.20%) Network Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Optimisation Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) OSS Architect
5 4 (9.76%) RF Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) OSS Solutions Architect
6 3 (7.32%) RF Optimisation Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) Middleware
1 5 (12.20%) Web Services
2 4 (9.76%) J2EE
2 4 (9.76%) REST
2 4 (9.76%) Spring
2 4 (9.76%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Data Centre
2 7 (17.07%) Management Information System
3 5 (12.20%) Clustering
4 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) Windows
1 6 (14.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) Load Balancing
2 8 (19.51%) Network Design
3 7 (17.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (17.07%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (17.07%) SIEM
4 6 (14.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (14.63%) Migration
4 6 (14.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 5 (12.20%) High Availability
5 5 (12.20%) Identity Management
5 5 (12.20%) Network Architecture
5 5 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (12.20%) Secure Coding
5 5 (12.20%) SOA
6 4 (9.76%) Change Control
6 4 (9.76%) Critical Thinking
6 4 (9.76%) DevOps
6 4 (9.76%) Mentoring
6 4 (9.76%) Microservices
6 4 (9.76%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) Java
3 2 (4.88%) Python
4 1 (2.44%) Perl
4 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (53.66%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (41.46%) CCNP
3 4 (9.76%) Degree
4 2 (4.88%) CCDA
4 2 (4.88%) CCIE
4 2 (4.88%) CCNA
4 2 (4.88%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (2.44%) GDPR
1 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (14.63%) Active Directory
3 4 (9.76%) Docker
4 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.44%) Nessus
2 1 (2.44%) Puppet
2 1 (2.44%) QRadar
2 1 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.44%) Terraform
2 1 (2.44%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 23 (56.10%) Cisco
2 11 (26.83%) Citrix
3 10 (24.39%) SolarWinds
3 10 (24.39%) VMware
4 9 (21.95%) Riverbed
5 8 (19.51%) CheckPoint
5 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
6 7 (17.07%) Exinda
7 5 (12.20%) Aerohive Networks
7 5 (12.20%) NetApp
8 4 (9.76%) Oracle
8 4 (9.76%) TIBCO
9 2 (4.88%) Ericsson
9 2 (4.88%) Mitel
10 1 (2.44%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 1 (2.44%) ComArch
10 1 (2.44%) Huawei
10 1 (2.44%) Juniper
10 1 (2.44%) Nokia
10 1 (2.44%) Qualys