Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 811 782 805
Rank change year-on-year -29 +23 -6
Contract jobs citing Network Optimisation 33 14 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.036% 0.017% 0.042%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.042% 0.020% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 16
England median daily rate £483 £538 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.23% +30.30% +58.65%
10th Percentile £415 £369 £278
90th Percentile £630 £579 £588
UK median daily rate £483 £538 £413
% change year-on-year -10.23% +30.30% +58.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
England median hourly rate - £14.25 -
UK median hourly rate - £14.25 -

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 78,536 71,709 82,767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.80% 84.97% 84.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,135 47,186 55,204
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,147 1,890 2,043
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% - +16.69%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.44 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.28 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.73 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.08% - +16.28%

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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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Optimisation in England over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Optimisation in England

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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

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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 24 June 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 -16 11 £525 - 4
East of England +5 9 £488 -9.30%
London -40 9 £475 +7.04% 2
Midlands -17 3 £483 -
West Midlands -17 3 £483 -
North West -20 1 - -
North of England -20 1 - -
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UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 23 (69.70%) Firewall
2 18 (54.55%) LAN
2 18 (54.55%) WAN
2 18 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (48.48%) Data Centre
4 15 (45.45%) Cisco
5 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
5 14 (42.42%) SIEM
6 12 (36.36%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 12 (36.36%) Windows Server
6 12 (36.36%) Citrix
6 12 (36.36%) Windows
6 12 (36.36%) Telecoms
6 12 (36.36%) VMware
6 12 (36.36%) Penetration Testing
6 12 (36.36%) Load Balancing
6 12 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (33.33%) NAS
7 11 (33.33%) Clustering
7 11 (33.33%) Wireless
7 11 (33.33%) Identity Management
7 11 (33.33%) Middleware
7 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 11 (33.33%) IIS
7 11 (33.33%) SAN
7 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 11 (33.33%) High Availability
7 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
7 11 (33.33%) Secure Coding
8 10 (30.30%) Legal

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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 11 (33.33%) IIS
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (69.70%) Firewall
2 18 (54.55%) LAN
2 18 (54.55%) WAN
3 11 (33.33%) NAS
3 11 (33.33%) SAN
3 11 (33.33%) Wireless
4 5 (15.15%) Network Security
4 5 (15.15%) VoIP
5 4 (12.12%) Ethernet
5 4 (12.12%) MPLS
6 3 (9.09%) BGP
6 3 (9.09%) EIGRP
6 3 (9.09%) OSPF
7 2 (6.06%) ADSL
7 2 (6.06%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (6.06%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (6.06%) IPsec
7 2 (6.06%) Multicast
7 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Big Data
General
1 12 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 10 (30.30%) Legal
3 5 (15.15%) Finance
4 3 (9.09%) Automotive
5 1 (3.03%) French Language
5 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Architect
2 7 (21.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Project Manager
4 5 (15.15%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Network Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Network Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) OSS Architect
5 4 (12.12%) OSS Solutions Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Senior Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Consultant
6 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Planning Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Network Project Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Radio Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) Middleware
2 4 (12.12%) J2EE
2 4 (12.12%) REST
2 4 (12.12%) Spring
2 4 (12.12%) Spring Boot
2 4 (12.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (48.48%) Data Centre
2 11 (33.33%) Clustering
3 7 (21.21%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.06%) NHS
4 2 (6.06%) User Experience
5 1 (3.03%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) Windows
1 12 (36.36%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) SIEM
2 12 (36.36%) Load Balancing
2 12 (36.36%) Penetration Testing
2 12 (36.36%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 11 (33.33%) High Availability
3 11 (33.33%) Identity Management
3 11 (33.33%) Secure Coding
4 10 (30.30%) Validation
5 7 (21.21%) Migration
6 6 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (12.12%) DevOps
7 4 (12.12%) Microservices
7 4 (12.12%) Network Management
7 4 (12.12%) SOA
7 4 (12.12%) Software Architecture
7 4 (12.12%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (12.12%) Use Case
8 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
8 3 (9.09%) Benchmarking
8 3 (9.09%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) Java
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (21.21%) CCIE
2 7 (21.21%) CCNP
3 2 (6.06%) CCDP
3 2 (6.06%) Degree
4 1 (3.03%) CISA
4 1 (3.03%) CISM
4 1 (3.03%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (3.03%) GDPR
1 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 12 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (12.12%) Docker
4 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (6.06%) FortiGate
2 2 (6.06%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (6.06%) TrustSec
3 1 (3.03%) Nessus
3 1 (3.03%) QRadar
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) Cisco
2 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
3 12 (36.36%) Citrix
3 12 (36.36%) VMware
4 4 (12.12%) Oracle
4 4 (12.12%) TIBCO
5 3 (9.09%) Palo Alto
6 2 (6.06%) Aruba
6 2 (6.06%) FireEye
6 2 (6.06%) HP
6 2 (6.06%) SolarWinds
6 2 (6.06%) Tufin
7 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.03%) EMC
7 1 (3.03%) Huawei
7 1 (3.03%) Nokia
7 1 (3.03%) Qualys