Period
to 12 June 2021

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 12 June 2021 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
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 577 551 773
Rank change year-on-year -26 +222 -9
Contract jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 55 35 48
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.089% 0.058%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.00% 0.67% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 21 30
10th Percentile £337 £357 £348
25th Percentile £425 £450 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% -4.76% -4.55%
75th Percentile £500 £650 £545
90th Percentile £618 £813 £580
UK median daily rate £450 £500 £525
% change year-on-year -10.00% -4.76% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £56.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £56.50 £53.75 -
% change year-on-year +5.12% - -

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 5,504 5,190 10,485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.30% 13.25% 12.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,552 3,235 6,623
10th Percentile £238 £200 £210
25th Percentile £350 £321 £330
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £430 £435
Median % change year-on-year +4.65% -1.15% +2.35%
75th Percentile £538 £538 £538
90th Percentile £638 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £428
% change year-on-year +5.88% -0.58% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 239 465
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.39 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.00 £15.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate £23.21 £20.50 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year +13.22% +5.13% +2.15%
75th Percentile £50.00 £43.75 £43.75
90th Percentile £61.60 £51.90 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £19.87
% change year-on-year +4.17% +20.82% +6.02%

Software-Defined Networking
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Software-Defined Networking as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software-Defined Networking in England.

Daily rate trend for Software-Defined Networking in England

Software-Defined Networking
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Software-Defined Networking in England over the 6 months to 12 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Software-Defined Networking in England

Software-Defined Networking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Software-Defined Networking in England.

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 12 June 2021. 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 +15 17 £575 -26.98% 1
South East +19 14 £438 -12.50% 4
West Midlands -8 9 £450 +9.09%
Midlands -20 9 £450 +9.09%
North of England +18 7 £360 -55.00% 4
North West 0 7 £360 - 1
London -77 5 £500 +11.11% 8
South West +21 2 £633 +15.00% 6
Software-Defined Networking
UK

For the 6 months to 12 June 2021, 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 34 (61.82%) Data Centre
2 31 (56.36%) Cisco
3 29 (52.73%) Kubernetes
4 27 (49.09%) OpenStack
5 25 (45.45%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (43.64%) Open Source
6 24 (43.64%) JSON
6 24 (43.64%) XML
7 23 (41.82%) Juniper
7 23 (41.82%) Red Hat
7 23 (41.82%) KVM
8 22 (40.00%) Juju
8 22 (40.00%) Spine.js
8 22 (40.00%) Derivative
8 22 (40.00%) SGSN
8 22 (40.00%) YAML
8 22 (40.00%) Ericsson
8 22 (40.00%) 3GPP
8 22 (40.00%) Docker
8 22 (40.00%) Grafana
8 22 (40.00%) Docker Swarm
8 22 (40.00%) LXC
8 22 (40.00%) Cloudify
8 22 (40.00%) OASIS TOSCA
8 22 (40.00%) Mirantis
8 22 (40.00%) Prometheus
9 15 (27.27%) F5
10 14 (25.45%) Telecoms
10 14 (25.45%) Cloud Native
11 11 (20.00%) Cisco Certification

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 27 (49.09%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Azure
2 4 (7.27%) AWS
3 3 (5.45%) OpenShift
4 2 (3.64%) IaaS
5 1 (1.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (40.00%) 3GPP
1 22 (40.00%) SGSN
2 7 (12.73%) Firewall
3 3 (5.45%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (5.45%) OSPF
4 2 (3.64%) BGP
4 2 (3.64%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.64%) Network Security
4 2 (3.64%) Skype
4 2 (3.64%) SSL
4 2 (3.64%) VSAN
5 1 (1.82%) 5G
5 1 (1.82%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.82%) IPsec
5 1 (1.82%) LAN
5 1 (1.82%) SD-WAN
5 1 (1.82%) VPN
5 1 (1.82%) WAN
5 1 (1.82%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Selenium
1 3 (5.45%) WebDriver
2 2 (3.64%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (25.45%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.27%) Social Skills
3 2 (3.64%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Military
3 2 (3.64%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (40.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 13 (23.64%) Kubernetes Engineer
3 10 (18.18%) Network Engineer
4 8 (14.55%) Architect
4 8 (14.55%) Network Architect
5 4 (7.27%) Consultant
5 4 (7.27%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Deployment Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Software Test Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Core Network Designer
7 2 (3.64%) Designer
7 2 (3.64%) Network Designer
7 2 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Telecoms Engineer
8 1 (1.82%) Azure Engineer
8 1 (1.82%) Cisco Consultant
8 1 (1.82%) Implementation Engineer
8 1 (1.82%) Mobile Engineer
8 1 (1.82%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (43.64%) JSON
1 24 (43.64%) XML
2 22 (40.00%) Spine.js
2 22 (40.00%) YAML
3 2 (3.64%) REST
4 1 (1.82%) OAuth
4 1 (1.82%) OAuth2
4 1 (1.82%) OpenID
4 1 (1.82%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 34 (61.82%) Data Centre
2 22 (40.00%) Derivative
3 14 (25.45%) Cloud Native
4 7 (12.73%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.64%) PKI
5 2 (3.64%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.82%) Clustering
6 1 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.09%) Linux
2 3 (5.45%) Windows
3 2 (3.64%) Windows 10
3 2 (3.64%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (43.64%) Open Source
2 8 (14.55%) Architectural Design
3 5 (9.09%) Network Design
3 5 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (9.09%) Test Automation
4 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (7.27%) Computer Science
4 4 (7.27%) DevOps
4 4 (7.27%) Load Balancing
5 3 (5.45%) Change Management
5 3 (5.45%) ITIL
5 3 (5.45%) Regression Testing
5 3 (5.45%) Scrum
5 3 (5.45%) SDLC
5 3 (5.45%) Software Testing
5 3 (5.45%) Sprint Planning
5 3 (5.45%) Web Testing
6 2 (3.64%) Cryptography
6 2 (3.64%) High Availability
6 2 (3.64%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.45%) SQL
2 2 (3.64%) Python
3 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.82%) Java
3 1 (1.82%) Perl
3 1 (1.82%) PHP
3 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (16.36%) CCIE
3 8 (14.55%) CCA
4 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
5 4 (7.27%) Degree
5 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.64%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (3.64%) CCNP
7 1 (1.82%) CCNA
7 1 (1.82%) CCSA
7 1 (1.82%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (40.00%) OASIS TOSCA
2 2 (3.64%) NCSC
3 1 (1.82%) GDPR
3 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (45.45%) VMware ESXi
2 23 (41.82%) KVM
3 22 (40.00%) Docker
3 22 (40.00%) LXC
4 8 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (10.91%) VMware NSX
6 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
6 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (52.73%) Kubernetes
2 22 (40.00%) Cloudify
2 22 (40.00%) Docker Swarm
2 22 (40.00%) Grafana
2 22 (40.00%) Juju
2 22 (40.00%) Prometheus
3 3 (5.45%) Ansible
4 2 (3.64%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.82%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.82%) Puppet
5 1 (1.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (56.36%) Cisco
2 23 (41.82%) Juniper
2 23 (41.82%) Red Hat
3 22 (40.00%) Ericsson
3 22 (40.00%) Mirantis
4 15 (27.27%) F5
5 9 (16.36%) VMware
6 8 (14.55%) Infoblox
7 4 (7.27%) CheckPoint
8 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
9 2 (3.64%) Citrix
9 2 (3.64%) Fortinet
9 2 (3.64%) Radware
10 1 (1.82%) Arista
10 1 (1.82%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.82%) Dell
10 1 (1.82%) Infovista
10 1 (1.82%) Palo Alto
10 1 (1.82%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.82%) Zscaler