Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 805 828 830
Rank change year-on-year +23 +2 0
Contract jobs citing Network Optimisation 46 29 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.048% 0.030% 0.039%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.057% 0.036% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 9 17
England median daily rate £475 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £255 £302 £234
90th Percentile £584 £638 £488
UK median daily rate £475 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +35.71% -6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
England median hourly rate - - £25.50
UK median hourly rate - - £25.50

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 80495 80390 85393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.70% 84.21% 82.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 54277 53538 56368
England median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +0.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1843 2142 2541
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.36 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.65% +10.70% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £24.02 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.08% +6.67% +15.38%

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

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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

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 11 December 2017.

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

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 11 December 2017. 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 -9 15 £490 -7.76%
London -29 10 £425 -32.00% 1
West Midlands +30 8 £483 - 1
Midlands +23 8 £483 - 1
North of England +50 6 £475 - 1
South East -9 6 £333 +19.04%
North West +19 3 - -
Yorkshire - 3 £475 - 1
South West +1 1 £225 -29.69%
Network Optimisation
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network Optimisation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Network Optimisation.

1 25 (54.35%) LAN
1 25 (54.35%) WAN
2 21 (45.65%) Firewall
3 20 (43.48%) Microsoft
4 18 (39.13%) Cisco
5 17 (36.96%) Citrix
5 17 (36.96%) Data Centre
6 16 (34.78%) SAN
6 16 (34.78%) Windows
7 14 (30.43%) SQL Server
7 14 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (30.43%) Active Directory
7 14 (30.43%) Load Balancing
8 13 (28.26%) Windows Server
9 12 (26.09%) NAS
9 12 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (26.09%) Statistics
9 12 (26.09%) Telecoms
9 12 (26.09%) VMware
9 12 (26.09%) CCNP
10 11 (23.91%) HP
11 10 (21.74%) IIS
11 10 (21.74%) BGP
12 9 (19.57%) Clustering
12 9 (19.57%) Wireless
12 9 (19.57%) Network Design
12 9 (19.57%) French Language
12 9 (19.57%) High Availability
12 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Clustering
13 8 (17.39%) 4G

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 10 (21.74%) IIS
2 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.17%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 25 (54.35%) LAN
1 25 (54.35%) WAN
2 21 (45.65%) Firewall
3 16 (34.78%) SAN
4 12 (26.09%) NAS
5 10 (21.74%) BGP
6 9 (19.57%) Wireless
7 8 (17.39%) 2G
7 8 (17.39%) 3G
7 8 (17.39%) 4G
7 8 (17.39%) OSPF
8 7 (15.22%) EIGRP
8 7 (15.22%) Multicast
9 5 (10.87%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (6.52%) Broadband
10 3 (6.52%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (6.52%) IOS XR
10 3 (6.52%) MPLS
10 3 (6.52%) Radio Access Network
10 3 (6.52%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.17%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.17%) Big Data
3 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
General
1 12 (26.09%) Telecoms
2 9 (19.57%) French Language
3 5 (10.87%) Legal
4 3 (6.52%) Automotive
4 3 (6.52%) Finance
5 2 (4.35%) Marketing
5 2 (4.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Network Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Project Manager
3 7 (15.22%) Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Architect
5 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Radio Planner
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Support Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Consultant
6 3 (6.52%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) NOC Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Security Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) Middleware
2 1 (2.17%) Bokeh
2 1 (2.17%) D3.js
2 1 (2.17%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 17 (36.96%) Data Centre
2 9 (19.57%) Clustering
3 4 (8.70%) HP Storage
4 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.78%) Windows
2 13 (28.26%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.70%) Windows 7
3 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) Load Balancing
2 12 (26.09%) Statistics
3 9 (19.57%) High Availability
3 9 (19.57%) Network Design
4 8 (17.39%) Project Management
5 7 (15.22%) Network Architecture
5 7 (15.22%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (13.04%) Secure Coding
7 4 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (8.70%) Change Control
7 4 (8.70%) Identity Management
7 4 (8.70%) Migration
7 4 (8.70%) Network Management
7 4 (8.70%) SIEM
7 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.70%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 3 (6.52%) Capacity Management
8 3 (6.52%) Information Security
8 3 (6.52%) Radio Network Optimisation
9 2 (4.35%) Fault Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.17%) MATLAB
1 1 (2.17%) Python
1 1 (2.17%) R
1 1 (2.17%) SQL
1 1 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (26.09%) CCNP
3 2 (4.35%) CCIE
3 2 (4.35%) CCNA
3 2 (4.35%) CCNP Voice
3 2 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.17%) CCDA
4 1 (2.17%) JNCIS
4 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 14 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 12 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.70%) Firmware
3 4 (8.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Clustering
2 7 (15.22%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (4.35%) Netcool
Vendors
1 20 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 18 (39.13%) Cisco
3 17 (36.96%) Citrix
4 12 (26.09%) VMware
5 11 (23.91%) HP
6 7 (15.22%) SolarWinds
6 7 (15.22%) Tufin
7 6 (13.04%) Palo Alto
8 5 (10.87%) CheckPoint
8 5 (10.87%) Huawei
9 4 (8.70%) arcserve
9 4 (8.70%) CA
10 3 (6.52%) SonicWALL
11 2 (4.35%) Ericsson
11 2 (4.35%) Nokia
11 2 (4.35%) Remedy
12 1 (2.17%) Juniper
12 1 (2.17%) Mapinfo
12 1 (2.17%) Tableau