Period
to 22 February 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 22 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 Optimisation
UK > England
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 800 792 826
Rank change year-on-year -8 +34 +13
Contract jobs citing Network Optimisation 43 25 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.046% 0.028% 0.030%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.054% 0.033% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 12
England median daily rate £475 £531 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.59% +23.55% +1.18%
10th Percentile £255 £290 £187
90th Percentile £579 £544 £488
UK median daily rate £475 £531 £430
% change year-on-year -10.59% +23.55% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 79,186 74,761 81,742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.88% 84.02% 82.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,339 49,856 53,987
England median daily rate £451 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.97% +2.94% +4.94%
10th Percentile £295 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,905 2,046 2,405
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +16.77%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.37 £11.34
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
% change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +24.25%

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 22 February 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
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 22 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
East of England +2 14 £551 +2.42% 1
London -48 13 £425 +41.67% 1
Midlands +12 7 £483 - 2
West Midlands +6 7 £483 - 2
North of England - 6 £475 - 2
Yorkshire - 3 £475 - 1
North West - 3 - -
South East -11 2 - - 1
South West - 1 £225 -
Network Optimisation
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 24 (55.81%) LAN
1 24 (55.81%) WAN
2 22 (51.16%) Firewall
3 21 (48.84%) Microsoft
4 20 (46.51%) Cisco
5 17 (39.53%) Data Centre
6 16 (37.21%) Citrix
6 16 (37.21%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (34.88%) CCNP
7 15 (34.88%) Windows
8 14 (32.56%) SAN
8 14 (32.56%) Wireless
9 13 (30.23%) Load Balancing
9 13 (30.23%) HP
10 12 (27.91%) SQL Server
10 12 (27.91%) Active Directory
10 12 (27.91%) Statistics
10 12 (27.91%) Windows Server
11 11 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (25.58%) VMware
11 11 (25.58%) Network Design
11 11 (25.58%) BGP
12 10 (23.26%) MS Visio
12 10 (23.26%) NAS
13 9 (20.93%) SolarWinds
13 9 (20.93%) SolarWinds Orion
13 9 (20.93%) Telecoms
13 9 (20.93%) EIGRP
13 9 (20.93%) OSPF
13 9 (20.93%) Network Monitoring

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 8 (18.60%) IIS
2 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (23.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (55.81%) LAN
1 24 (55.81%) WAN
2 22 (51.16%) Firewall
3 14 (32.56%) SAN
3 14 (32.56%) Wireless
4 11 (25.58%) BGP
5 10 (23.26%) NAS
6 9 (20.93%) EIGRP
6 9 (20.93%) OSPF
7 8 (18.60%) Multicast
8 6 (13.95%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (13.95%) Network Security
9 4 (9.30%) 2G
9 4 (9.30%) 3G
9 4 (9.30%) 4G
9 4 (9.30%) VoIP
10 3 (6.98%) Internet
10 3 (6.98%) VPN
11 2 (4.65%) IPsec
11 2 (4.65%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
General
1 9 (20.93%) Telecoms
2 7 (16.28%) Legal
3 6 (13.95%) French Language
4 5 (11.63%) Automotive
5 2 (4.65%) Finance
5 2 (4.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Network Engineer
2 9 (20.93%) Project Manager
3 6 (13.95%) Analyst
3 6 (13.95%) Architect
4 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Support
4 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Security Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Senior Support Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Support Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Technical Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Network Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Network Technical Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Radio Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (39.53%) Data Centre
2 7 (16.28%) Clustering
3 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
4 4 (9.30%) HP Storage
5 2 (4.65%) NHS
6 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 15 (34.88%) Windows
2 12 (27.91%) Windows Server
3 4 (9.30%) Windows 7
3 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) Load Balancing
2 12 (27.91%) Statistics
3 11 (25.58%) Network Design
4 9 (20.93%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (18.60%) Project Management
6 7 (16.28%) High Availability
6 7 (16.28%) Network Architecture
7 6 (13.95%) SIEM
8 4 (9.30%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (9.30%) Change Control
8 4 (9.30%) Information Security
8 4 (9.30%) Migration
8 4 (9.30%) Network Management
8 4 (9.30%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (9.30%) Secure Coding
8 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (9.30%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 3 (6.98%) Capacity Management
9 3 (6.98%) Identity Management
10 2 (4.65%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.33%) SQL
1 1 (2.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (37.21%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (34.88%) CCNP
3 2 (4.65%) CCNP Voice
4 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.33%) CCDA
4 1 (2.33%) CCIE
4 1 (2.33%) CCNA
4 1 (2.33%) CISA
4 1 (2.33%) CISM
4 1 (2.33%) CISSP
4 1 (2.33%) Degree
4 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.33%) GDPR
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (27.91%) Active Directory
2 11 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.63%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.33%) Firmware
4 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (20.93%) SolarWinds Orion
2 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (9.30%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (4.65%) Netcool
4 2 (4.65%) TrustSec
5 1 (2.33%) Nessus
5 1 (2.33%) QRadar
Vendors
1 21 (48.84%) Microsoft
2 20 (46.51%) Cisco
3 16 (37.21%) Citrix
4 13 (30.23%) HP
5 11 (25.58%) VMware
6 9 (20.93%) SolarWinds
6 9 (20.93%) Tufin
7 6 (13.95%) CheckPoint
7 6 (13.95%) Palo Alto
8 4 (9.30%) arcserve
8 4 (9.30%) CA
9 3 (6.98%) Huawei
10 2 (4.65%) FireEye
10 2 (4.65%) Remedy
11 1 (2.33%) EMC
11 1 (2.33%) Juniper
11 1 (2.33%) Mapinfo
11 1 (2.33%) Nokia
11 1 (2.33%) Qualys