Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 814 830 841
Rank change year-on-year +16 +11 -13
Contract jobs citing Network Optimisation 41 21 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.044% 0.023% 0.041%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.051% 0.027% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 18
England median daily rate £500 £342 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.35% -33.34% +78.26%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £308
90th Percentile £658 £525 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £342 £513
% change year-on-year +46.35% -33.34% +78.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
England median hourly rate £30.00 £14.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.53% - -
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £14.25 -
% change year-on-year +110.53% - -

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 79,694 77,269 84,836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.24% 85.80% 85.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,185 51,395 56,658
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,172 1,880 2,155
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.20 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.46% +1.58% +4.99%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.70 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £20.65 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -13.98% +6.67% +3.45%

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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 23 September 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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Optimisation in England over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 September 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 -4 15 £525 +57.50%
East of England +8 14 £513 +4.59%
London -13 9 £385 -29.52% 3
Midlands -15 2 £475 +46.15% 2
West Midlands -29 1 £475 +46.15% 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £500 -
Network Optimisation
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 22 (53.66%) WAN
3 21 (51.22%) LAN
4 20 (48.78%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (46.34%) Data Centre
6 18 (43.90%) VMware
7 17 (41.46%) Cisco
8 16 (39.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 15 (36.59%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (36.59%) SIEM
9 15 (36.59%) SAN
9 15 (36.59%) Citrix
10 14 (34.15%) Middleware
10 14 (34.15%) Microsoft
10 14 (34.15%) Active Directory
10 14 (34.15%) SQL Server
10 14 (34.15%) IIS
10 14 (34.15%) Windows
10 14 (34.15%) Clustering
10 14 (34.15%) Identity Management
10 14 (34.15%) Telecoms
10 14 (34.15%) High Availability
10 14 (34.15%) Load Balancing
10 14 (34.15%) NAS
10 14 (34.15%) Microsoft Clustering
10 14 (34.15%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 14 (34.15%) Secure Coding
10 14 (34.15%) Windows Server
11 12 (29.27%) Wireless
11 12 (29.27%) Migration

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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 14 (34.15%) IIS
2 7 (17.07%) 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 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (75.61%) Firewall
2 22 (53.66%) WAN
3 21 (51.22%) LAN
4 15 (36.59%) SAN
5 14 (34.15%) NAS
6 12 (29.27%) Wireless
7 9 (21.95%) VoIP
8 8 (19.51%) MPLS
9 7 (17.07%) Ethernet
10 4 (9.76%) Network Security
10 4 (9.76%) VPN
11 3 (7.32%) 2G
11 3 (7.32%) 3G
11 3 (7.32%) 4G
11 3 (7.32%) Radio Access Network
12 2 (4.88%) 3GPP
12 2 (4.88%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (4.88%) GSM
12 2 (4.88%) LTE
12 2 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (34.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) Big Data
General
1 14 (34.15%) Telecoms
2 8 (19.51%) Legal
3 4 (9.76%) Finance
3 4 (9.76%) Retail
4 2 (4.88%) Electronics
4 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.88%) Marketing
5 1 (2.44%) Automotive
5 1 (2.44%) French Language
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Architect
2 10 (24.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) OSS Architect
4 6 (14.63%) OSS Solutions Architect
4 6 (14.63%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (12.20%) Network Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Project Manager
6 4 (9.76%) Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Consultant
6 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Support
6 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Network Architect
6 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (34.15%) Middleware
2 7 (17.07%) J2EE
2 7 (17.07%) REST
2 7 (17.07%) Spring
2 7 (17.07%) Spring Boot
2 7 (17.07%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (46.34%) Data Centre
2 14 (34.15%) Clustering
3 7 (17.07%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.88%) User Experience
5 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.44%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (34.15%) Windows
1 14 (34.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 15 (36.59%) SIEM
3 14 (34.15%) High Availability
3 14 (34.15%) Identity Management
3 14 (34.15%) Load Balancing
3 14 (34.15%) Secure Coding
3 14 (34.15%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 12 (29.27%) Migration
4 12 (29.27%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (24.39%) Validation
6 8 (19.51%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (17.07%) DevOps
7 7 (17.07%) Microservices
7 7 (17.07%) Network Management
7 7 (17.07%) SOA
7 7 (17.07%) Technical Architecture
7 7 (17.07%) Use Case
8 6 (14.63%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (14.63%) Software Architecture
9 5 (12.20%) Critical Thinking
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) Java
1 7 (17.07%) SQL
2 1 (2.44%) C
2 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (48.78%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (14.63%) CCIE
2 6 (14.63%) CCNP
3 4 (9.76%) Degree
4 2 (4.88%) CCDP
4 2 (4.88%) CCNA
5 1 (2.44%) CCDA
System Software
1 15 (36.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (34.15%) Active Directory
3 7 (17.07%) Docker
4 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (34.15%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (4.88%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.44%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 18 (43.90%) VMware
2 17 (41.46%) Cisco
3 15 (36.59%) Citrix
4 14 (34.15%) Microsoft
5 7 (17.07%) Oracle
5 7 (17.07%) TIBCO
6 4 (9.76%) Riverbed
7 3 (7.32%) Palo Alto
7 3 (7.32%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.88%) Aerohive Networks
8 2 (4.88%) Aruba
8 2 (4.88%) Ericsson
8 2 (4.88%) Exinda
9 1 (2.44%) ComArch
9 1 (2.44%) Huawei
9 1 (2.44%) Mitel
9 1 (2.44%) NetApp
9 1 (2.44%) Nokia
9 1 (2.44%) Remedy
9 1 (2.44%) SAP