Period
to 14 October 2019

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 14 October 2019 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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 717 780 786
Rank change year-on-year +63 +6 +75
Contract jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 59 97 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.076% 0.10% 0.061%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.57% 0.78% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 68 17
England median daily rate £481 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £381 £404 £415
90th Percentile £575 £650 £658
UK median daily rate £481 £550 £485
% change year-on-year -12.50% +13.40% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
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 10,326 12,372 12,505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.23% 13.25% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,312 7,496 7,687
England median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £200
90th Percentile £606 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 620 656
England median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.50% +6.95% -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.08 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £28.42 £19.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +49.58% -1.30% -19.79%

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 14 October 2019.

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 14 October 2019. 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 +58 32 £475 -9.52% 7
London +40 12 £450 -23.40% 6
South West -15 10 £538 +2.38% 1
North of England +30 3 £450 -20.00% 2
North West +8 3 £450 -20.00% 2
East of England +14 2 £425 -5.56% 5
Software-Defined Networking
UK

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, 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 26 (44.07%) Data Centre
2 24 (40.68%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (32.20%) Network Security
3 19 (32.20%) Azure
4 18 (30.51%) AWS
5 17 (28.81%) DNS
6 16 (27.12%) Linux
6 16 (27.12%) Cisco
6 16 (27.12%) Telecoms
7 15 (25.42%) Migration
7 15 (25.42%) VMware
7 15 (25.42%) Microsoft
8 14 (23.73%) CCIE
9 13 (22.03%) Load Balancing
9 13 (22.03%) WAN
10 12 (20.34%) Finance
11 11 (18.64%) IaaS
12 10 (16.95%) Analytics
12 10 (16.95%) Big Data
12 10 (16.95%) Security Cleared
12 10 (16.95%) Public Cloud
12 10 (16.95%) Cybersecurity
12 10 (16.95%) vRealize
12 10 (16.95%) Firewall
12 10 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (16.95%) Deployment Automation
13 9 (15.25%) DHCP
13 9 (15.25%) LAN
13 9 (15.25%) Windows
13 9 (15.25%) Juniper

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 3 (5.08%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.69%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.08%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 19 (32.20%) Azure
2 18 (30.51%) AWS
3 11 (18.64%) IaaS
4 9 (15.25%) SaaS
5 5 (8.47%) PaaS
6 4 (6.78%) Office 365
7 3 (5.08%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (3.39%) GCP
9 1 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (1.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (32.20%) Network Security
2 17 (28.81%) DNS
3 13 (22.03%) WAN
4 10 (16.95%) Firewall
5 9 (15.25%) DHCP
5 9 (15.25%) Internet
5 9 (15.25%) LAN
6 7 (11.86%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (11.86%) VPN
7 6 (10.17%) 3GPP
8 5 (8.47%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (6.78%) MPLS
10 3 (5.08%) SSL
10 3 (5.08%) VLAN
10 3 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (3.39%) BGP
11 2 (3.39%) Cisco ISE
11 2 (3.39%) DSL
11 2 (3.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (3.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.95%) Big Data
2 3 (5.08%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.39%) Data Lake
3 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.39%) HDInsight
3 2 (3.39%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.69%) Travis CI
General
1 16 (27.12%) Telecoms
2 12 (20.34%) Finance
3 5 (8.47%) Games
4 1 (1.69%) Billing
4 1 (1.69%) Legal
4 1 (1.69%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 28 (47.46%) Architect
2 14 (23.73%) Network Architect
3 9 (15.25%) Analyst
3 9 (15.25%) Network Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Cloud Architect
4 7 (11.86%) IP Architect
5 6 (10.17%) Security Architect
5 6 (10.17%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (10.17%) VMware Architect
6 5 (8.47%) Network Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Cisco Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Consultant
7 4 (6.78%) Network Security Architect
7 4 (6.78%) Security Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Strategy Architect
7 4 (6.78%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) VMware Consultant
8 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) Kafka
2 3 (5.08%) Web Services
3 1 (1.69%) .NET
3 1 (1.69%) Node.js
3 1 (1.69%) React
3 1 (1.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 26 (44.07%) Data Centre
2 10 (16.95%) Public Cloud
3 7 (11.86%) Clustering
3 7 (11.86%) Private Cloud
4 6 (10.17%) N-Tier
5 4 (6.78%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (6.78%) Smart Meter
6 2 (3.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.12%) Linux
2 9 (15.25%) Windows
3 4 (6.78%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.08%) Unix
5 2 (3.39%) Check Point GAiA
5 2 (3.39%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.39%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.42%) Migration
2 13 (22.03%) Load Balancing
3 10 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (16.95%) Analytics
3 10 (16.95%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (16.95%) Deployment Automation
4 9 (15.25%) DevOps
5 8 (13.56%) Network Architecture
6 7 (11.86%) Architecture Governance
6 7 (11.86%) Computer Science
6 7 (11.86%) Mathematics
6 7 (11.86%) Physics
6 7 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (11.86%) SIEM
7 6 (10.17%) High Availability
7 6 (10.17%) Identity Access Management
7 6 (10.17%) Security Architecture
8 5 (8.47%) Low Latency
9 4 (6.78%) Network Virtualisation
9 4 (6.78%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.86%) Python
2 5 (8.47%) SQL
3 4 (6.78%) Java
4 3 (5.08%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.08%) Ruby
5 2 (3.39%) Go
5 2 (3.39%) Perl
6 1 (1.69%) C++
6 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 24 (40.68%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (23.73%) CCIE
3 10 (16.95%) Security Cleared
4 9 (15.25%) CISM
4 9 (15.25%) CISSP
4 9 (15.25%) DV Cleared
5 7 (11.86%) CCNP
6 6 (10.17%) CRISC
7 3 (5.08%) CCNA
7 3 (5.08%) CEH
7 3 (5.08%) SANS
8 2 (3.39%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (1.69%) CCDE
9 1 (1.69%) CCDP
9 1 (1.69%) CCIE Data Center
9 1 (1.69%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) GDPR
1 6 (10.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (10.17%) NIST
1 6 (10.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (11.86%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (6.78%) Active Directory
3 4 (6.78%) Docker
4 2 (3.39%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (3.39%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (16.95%) vRealize
2 7 (11.86%) vCenter Server
3 6 (10.17%) Ansible
4 4 (6.78%) SCCM
5 3 (5.08%) Kubernetes
5 3 (5.08%) SCOM
6 2 (3.39%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (3.39%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (3.39%) Puppet
7 1 (1.69%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.69%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.69%) SCSM
7 1 (1.69%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.69%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 16 (27.12%) Cisco
2 15 (25.42%) Microsoft
2 15 (25.42%) VMware
3 9 (15.25%) Juniper
4 7 (11.86%) F5
5 3 (5.08%) CheckPoint
5 3 (5.08%) Infoblox
5 3 (5.08%) Nokia
5 3 (5.08%) SolarWinds
6 2 (3.39%) Databricks
6 2 (3.39%) Google
6 2 (3.39%) Meraki
6 2 (3.39%) Oracle
7 1 (1.69%) Brocade
7 1 (1.69%) Citrix
7 1 (1.69%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.69%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.69%) NetApp
7 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.69%) ServiceNow