Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 796 778 837
Rank change year-on-year -18 +59 -10
Contract jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 76 63 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.080% 0.067% 0.026%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.61% 0.48% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 20 12
England median daily rate £525 £538 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.33% +7.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £404 £400 £438
90th Percentile £646 £726 £740
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
England median hourly rate - £18.00 £18.00
UK median hourly rate - £18.00 £18.00

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 12,498 12,992 15,000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.15% 13.73% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,554 7,991 9,150
England median daily rate £425 £404 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.20% +1.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £200 £190 £220
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 678 756
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.85 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.10% -16.22% +10.61%
10th Percentile £12.27 £11.50 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.08 £47.33 £46.73
UK median hourly rate £19.39 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.59% -13.33% +9.76%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 -20 22 £613 -5.77% 3
East of England - 21 £425 - 3
South West -11 13 £525 - 6
South East +4 11 £525 +13.51% 3
North of England -14 7 £563 +40.63% 3
North West - 7 £563 - 2
Midlands -17 1 £550 +22.22% 7
West Midlands -17 1 £550 +22.22% 7
Software-Defined Networking
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 49 (64.47%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (53.95%) Cisco
3 36 (47.37%) DevOps
4 34 (44.74%) VMware
5 31 (40.79%) Linux
5 31 (40.79%) Microsoft Azure
6 26 (34.21%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (32.89%) ITIL
7 25 (32.89%) Docker
7 25 (32.89%) Deployment Automation
8 24 (31.58%) Security Cleared
8 24 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
8 24 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (26.32%) Firewall
10 19 (25.00%) Java
10 19 (25.00%) Ansible
11 18 (23.68%) TDD
12 17 (22.37%) Ruby
12 17 (22.37%) Continuous Deployment
13 16 (21.05%) Perl
13 16 (21.05%) VMware NSX
14 15 (19.74%) Go
15 14 (18.42%) SC Cleared
15 14 (18.42%) Private Cloud
15 14 (18.42%) Cisco Certification
15 14 (18.42%) Degree
16 13 (17.11%) Network Design
16 13 (17.11%) Data Centre
17 12 (15.79%) Microsoft
17 12 (15.79%) Software Engineering

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 8 (10.53%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.63%) Confluence
3 1 (1.32%) Hubot
3 1 (1.32%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 49 (64.47%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (40.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.89%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (3.95%) PaaS
5 2 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.63%) IaaS
6 1 (1.32%) Office 365
6 1 (1.32%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (26.32%) Firewall
2 10 (13.16%) Broadband
3 8 (10.53%) OSPF
4 7 (9.21%) MPLS
5 6 (7.89%) VPN
5 6 (7.89%) WAN
6 5 (6.58%) BGP
6 5 (6.58%) LAN
6 5 (6.58%) Network Security
7 4 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (5.26%) EIGRP
7 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
7 4 (5.26%) Wireless
8 3 (3.95%) BIG-IP
8 3 (3.95%) WLAN
9 2 (2.63%) BGP-4
9 2 (2.63%) DNS
9 2 (2.63%) IPsec
9 2 (2.63%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.63%) JIRA
2 2 (2.63%) Spinnaker
3 1 (1.32%) fabric8
3 1 (1.32%) Travis CI
General
1 6 (7.89%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (1.32%) Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (26.32%) Architect
2 19 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 13 (17.11%) Developer
4 9 (11.84%) Java Developer
5 7 (9.21%) Network Architect
6 6 (7.89%) AWS Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Consultant
7 5 (6.58%) DevOps Developer
8 4 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Project Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Service Architect
9 3 (3.95%) Agile Developer
9 3 (3.95%) Cloud Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Network Consultant
9 3 (3.95%) Ruby Developer
10 2 (2.63%) Cisco Consultant
10 2 (2.63%) Data Centre Engineer
10 2 (2.63%) Operations Manager
10 2 (2.63%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.95%) J2EE
2 2 (2.63%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.32%) Keycloak
3 1 (1.32%) Node.js
3 1 (1.32%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.42%) Private Cloud
2 13 (17.11%) Data Centre
3 7 (9.21%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.95%) BBC
4 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.95%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.63%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.32%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.32%) CMDB
6 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.32%) PKI
6 1 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.32%) User Experience
6 1 (1.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (40.79%) Linux
2 7 (9.21%) Windows
3 4 (5.26%) Unix
3 4 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.95%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.95%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.32%) Debian
5 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.32%) SUSE
5 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (47.37%) DevOps
2 26 (34.21%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (32.89%) Deployment Automation
3 25 (32.89%) ITIL
4 24 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (23.68%) TDD
6 17 (22.37%) Continuous Deployment
7 13 (17.11%) Network Design
8 12 (15.79%) Software Engineering
9 10 (13.16%) Load Balancing
9 10 (13.16%) PRINCE2
9 10 (13.16%) Project Management
10 9 (11.84%) ArchiMate
11 8 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (10.53%) Service Design
12 7 (9.21%) Service Management
13 6 (7.89%) Analytics
13 6 (7.89%) Customer Engagement
13 6 (7.89%) ITIL V3
14 5 (6.58%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 19 (25.00%) Java
2 17 (22.37%) Ruby
3 16 (21.05%) Perl
4 15 (19.74%) Go
5 6 (7.89%) Python
6 2 (2.63%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.63%) C
6 2 (2.63%) C++
6 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.32%) CoffeeScript
7 1 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 14 (18.42%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (18.42%) Degree
2 14 (18.42%) SC Cleared
3 10 (13.16%) CCNA
4 9 (11.84%) CCNP
4 9 (11.84%) DV Cleared
5 8 (10.53%) CCIE
6 7 (9.21%) CCIE Data Center
7 3 (3.95%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (2.63%) CCDE
8 2 (2.63%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 2 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.32%) RHCE
9 1 (1.32%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.32%) RMADS
System Software
1 25 (32.89%) Docker
2 24 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (21.05%) VMware NSX
4 6 (7.89%) Active Directory
5 4 (5.26%) vCloud
6 3 (3.95%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.32%) Ceph
8 1 (1.32%) Firmware
8 1 (1.32%) Gluster
8 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (25.00%) Ansible
2 7 (9.21%) Terraform
3 6 (7.89%) Kubernetes
4 5 (6.58%) SCCM
5 4 (5.26%) SCOM
6 3 (3.95%) vRealize
7 2 (2.63%) CASB
7 2 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.63%) Packer
7 2 (2.63%) Pingdom
7 2 (2.63%) Prometheus
7 2 (2.63%) Puppet
8 1 (1.32%) Consul
8 1 (1.32%) StackStorm
8 1 (1.32%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 41 (53.95%) Cisco
2 34 (44.74%) VMware
3 12 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.89%) F5
5 4 (5.26%) Dell
5 4 (5.26%) EMC
5 4 (5.26%) Splunk
6 3 (3.95%) BT
6 3 (3.95%) Juniper
6 3 (3.95%) Mirantis
6 3 (3.95%) NetApp
6 3 (3.95%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.63%) Brocade
7 2 (2.63%) Citrix
7 2 (2.63%) HP
7 2 (2.63%) New Relic
7 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.63%) Remedy
7 2 (2.63%) RightScale
7 2 (2.63%) Riverbed