Period
to 18 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Software-Defined Networking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software-Defined Networking over the 6 months to 18 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.

Software-Defined Networking
UK > England
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 766 779 851
Rank change year-on-year +13 +72 -33
Contract jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 101 54 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.060% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.80% 0.44% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 17 18
England median daily rate £550 £485 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.40% +19.38% -14.47%
10th Percentile £404 £400 £343
90th Percentile £650 £643 £680
UK median daily rate £550 £475 £413
% change year-on-year +15.79% +15.15% -13.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
England median hourly rate £55.00 £18.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +205.56% - -
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year +205.56% - -

Software-Defined Networking is in the Communications and Computer Networking 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 communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,574 12,390 15,138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.36% 13.76% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,659 7,536 9,370
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £205 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 657 676 705
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.18 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.01% -27.28% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.96 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +23.85%

Software-Defined Networking
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Software-Defined Networking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Software-Defined Networking in England

Software-Defined Networking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software-Defined Networking in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software-Defined Networking in England

Software-Defined Networking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software-Defined Networking in England over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software-Defined Networking in England

Software-Defined Networking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software-Defined Networking in England

Software-Defined Networking
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 Software-Defined Networking within the England region over the 6 months to 18 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
London -25 40 £588 +21.13% 2
East of England - 20 £450 - 2
South East +9 16 £525 +5.00% 2
South West 0 16 £525 -7.08%
North West -12 7 £563 +40.63% 1
North of England -16 7 £563 +40.63% 2
Midlands -9 1 £550 +37.50% 2
West Midlands -19 1 £550 - 2
Software-Defined Networking
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 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 Software-Defined Networking.

1 58 (57.43%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (52.48%) Cisco
3 46 (45.54%) DevOps
4 45 (44.55%) VMware
5 42 (41.58%) ITIL
6 40 (39.60%) Microsoft Azure
7 39 (38.61%) VMware Infrastructure
8 35 (34.65%) Security Cleared
9 34 (33.66%) Continuous Integration
10 33 (32.67%) Firewall
10 33 (32.67%) Deployment Automation
11 32 (31.68%) Linux
12 31 (30.69%) Agile Software Development
13 28 (27.72%) Private Cloud
14 27 (26.73%) Docker
15 24 (23.76%) SC Cleared
16 23 (22.77%) Network Design
17 21 (20.79%) VMware NSX
18 19 (18.81%) Ansible
19 18 (17.82%) Data Centre
19 18 (17.82%) Continuous Delivery
19 18 (17.82%) Cisco Certification
20 17 (16.83%) Java
20 17 (16.83%) TDD
21 16 (15.84%) Continuous Deployment
22 15 (14.85%) Terraform
22 15 (14.85%) Go
22 15 (14.85%) OpenStack
22 15 (14.85%) CCNP
23 14 (13.86%) Ruby

Software-Defined Networking
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 15 (14.85%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.98%) Hubot
2 2 (1.98%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (8.91%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 58 (57.43%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (39.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (11.88%) AWS CloudFormation
4 9 (8.91%) PaaS
5 7 (6.93%) IaaS
5 7 (6.93%) SaaS
6 2 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.98%) HP Helion
7 1 (0.99%) Office 365
7 1 (0.99%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 33 (32.67%) Firewall
2 11 (10.89%) WAN
3 9 (8.91%) OSPF
4 8 (7.92%) Broadband
5 7 (6.93%) VPN
6 6 (5.94%) MPLS
6 6 (5.94%) Network Security
7 5 (4.95%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (4.95%) LAN
8 4 (3.96%) BGP
8 4 (3.96%) EIGRP
8 4 (3.96%) Wireless
9 3 (2.97%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (2.97%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.97%) WLAN
10 2 (1.98%) BGP-4
10 2 (1.98%) BIG-IP
10 2 (1.98%) Cisco ISE
10 2 (1.98%) DNS
10 2 (1.98%) VXLAN
Development Applications
1 4 (3.96%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.97%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.97%) Travis CI
General
1 12 (11.88%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.93%) Finance
3 2 (1.98%) Marketing
3 2 (1.98%) Retail
4 1 (0.99%) Law
4 1 (0.99%) Local Government
4 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (26.73%) Architect
1 27 (26.73%) Network Engineer
2 13 (12.87%) Network Architect
3 12 (11.88%) Developer
4 10 (9.90%) Java Developer
4 10 (9.90%) Project Engineer
5 7 (6.93%) Consultant
6 6 (5.94%) AWS Engineer
6 6 (5.94%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Automation Architect
8 4 (3.96%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (3.96%) DevOps Developer
8 4 (3.96%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Security Architect
8 4 (3.96%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Service Architect
9 3 (2.97%) Azure Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) Data Centre Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) Ruby Developer
9 3 (2.97%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.97%) 802.1X
1 3 (2.97%) J2EE
2 2 (1.98%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 28 (27.72%) Private Cloud
2 18 (17.82%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.95%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.97%) BBC
4 3 (2.97%) PKI
4 3 (2.97%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.97%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.98%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.98%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.98%) User Experience
5 2 (1.98%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.99%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 32 (31.68%) Linux
2 10 (9.90%) Windows
3 4 (3.96%) Unix
4 3 (2.97%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.98%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.98%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.99%) Debian
6 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.99%) SUSE
6 1 (0.99%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (45.54%) DevOps
2 42 (41.58%) ITIL
3 34 (33.66%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (32.67%) Deployment Automation
5 31 (30.69%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (22.77%) Network Design
7 18 (17.82%) Continuous Delivery
8 17 (16.83%) TDD
9 16 (15.84%) Continuous Deployment
10 13 (12.87%) Project Management
11 12 (11.88%) Load Balancing
11 12 (11.88%) Service Management
12 11 (10.89%) Software Engineering
13 9 (8.91%) PRINCE2
14 8 (7.92%) ArchiMate
14 8 (7.92%) Security Architecture
14 8 (7.92%) Service Design
15 7 (6.93%) Network Architecture
16 6 (5.94%) Customer Engagement
16 6 (5.94%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.83%) Java
2 15 (14.85%) Go
3 14 (13.86%) Ruby
4 13 (12.87%) Perl
5 9 (8.91%) Python
6 2 (1.98%) CoffeeScript
7 1 (0.99%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (34.65%) Security Cleared
2 24 (23.76%) SC Cleared
3 18 (17.82%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (14.85%) CCNP
5 14 (13.86%) Degree
6 13 (12.87%) CCIE
7 12 (11.88%) CCNA
8 11 (10.89%) CCIE Data Center
9 10 (9.90%) DV Cleared
10 4 (3.96%) CEH
10 4 (3.96%) CISM
10 4 (3.96%) CISSP
10 4 (3.96%) SANS
11 2 (1.98%) CCDE
11 2 (1.98%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 2 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.98%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.99%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.99%) RHCSA
12 1 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (2.97%) RMADS
System Software
1 39 (38.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (26.73%) Docker
3 21 (20.79%) VMware NSX
4 6 (5.94%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.98%) vCloud
6 2 (1.98%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.99%) Ceph
7 1 (0.99%) Gluster
7 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.99%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (18.81%) Ansible
2 15 (14.85%) Terraform
3 9 (8.91%) Kubernetes
4 6 (5.94%) SCCM
5 5 (4.95%) SCOM
6 3 (2.97%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.98%) Consul
7 2 (1.98%) StackStorm
7 2 (1.98%) vRealize
8 1 (0.99%) OpenView
8 1 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.99%) Puppet
Vendors
1 53 (52.48%) Cisco
2 45 (44.55%) VMware
3 12 (11.88%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.95%) F5
4 5 (4.95%) Mirantis
5 4 (3.96%) Juniper
6 3 (2.97%) Brocade
6 3 (2.97%) BT
6 3 (2.97%) Scality
7 2 (1.98%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.98%) Citrix
7 2 (1.98%) HP
7 2 (1.98%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.98%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.98%) Riverbed
7 2 (1.98%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.98%) Splunk
8 1 (0.99%) Dell
8 1 (0.99%) NetApp
8 1 (0.99%) Oracle