Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 804 774 810
Rank change year-on-year -30 +36 +3
Contract jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 45 67 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.050% 0.073% 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.54% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 28 15
England median daily rate £513 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.82% +10.00% -1.48%
10th Percentile £411 £409 £430
90th Percentile £638 £715 £640
UK median daily rate £500 £538 £498
% change year-on-year -6.98% +8.04% -1.97%
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 11,688 12,469 13,375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.92% 13.51% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,077 7,769 8,184
England median daily rate £425 £410 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.37% +0.13%
10th Percentile £200 £185 £215
90th Percentile £613 £596 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 537 625 673
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.32% -16.89% +2.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.66
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.25 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.73 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.13% -16.89% +2.27%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 West -15 12 £525 -
South East -24 10 £525 - 1
London -32 10 £588 -9.62% 6
East of England - 10 £443 - 5
North of England - 2 £475 - 3
North West - 2 £475 -
Software-Defined Networking
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 24 (53.33%) Cisco
2 22 (48.89%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (46.67%) Linux
4 16 (35.56%) VMware
4 16 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (33.33%) Docker
6 14 (31.11%) DevOps
7 11 (24.44%) Security Cleared
8 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 10 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (20.00%) Java
9 9 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (20.00%) Ansible
10 8 (17.78%) VMware NSX
10 8 (17.78%) TDD
11 7 (15.56%) Ruby
11 7 (15.56%) ITIL
11 7 (15.56%) CCNA
11 7 (15.56%) Continuous Deployment
11 7 (15.56%) Public Cloud
11 7 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (15.56%) Deployment Automation
12 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 6 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (13.33%) Kubernetes
12 6 (13.33%) VPN
12 6 (13.33%) Python
12 6 (13.33%) Windows
12 6 (13.33%) Perl

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 4 (8.89%) OpenStack
2 3 (6.67%) Confluence
3 1 (2.22%) Apache
3 1 (2.22%) Hubot
3 1 (2.22%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (48.89%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.67%) PaaS
4 2 (4.44%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (4.44%) IaaS
5 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.22%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (13.33%) VPN
2 5 (11.11%) Firewall
2 5 (11.11%) Network Security
2 5 (11.11%) WAN
3 4 (8.89%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (8.89%) MPLS
3 4 (8.89%) OSPF
4 3 (6.67%) BGP
4 3 (6.67%) BIG-IP
4 3 (6.67%) Broadband
4 3 (6.67%) VSAN
4 3 (6.67%) Wireless
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (4.44%) IPsec
5 2 (4.44%) L2TP
5 2 (4.44%) LAN
5 2 (4.44%) OpenVPN
5 2 (4.44%) TACACS
5 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Git (software)
1 4 (8.89%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.67%) JIRA
3 2 (4.44%) Spinnaker
4 1 (2.22%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.22%) fabric8
4 1 (2.22%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.22%) Military
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Architect
2 8 (17.78%) Developer
2 8 (17.78%) Network Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Consultant
4 4 (8.89%) Network Architect
5 3 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Ruby Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Service Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Agile Developer
6 2 (4.44%) AWS Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) DevOps Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) J2EE
2 1 (2.22%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.22%) Keycloak
2 1 (2.22%) Node.js
2 1 (2.22%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Public Cloud
2 5 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.89%) PKI
4 2 (4.44%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.22%) BBC
5 1 (2.22%) Cloud Native
5 1 (2.22%) CMDB
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.22%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.22%) User Experience
5 1 (2.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (46.67%) Linux
2 6 (13.33%) Windows
3 4 (8.89%) Unix
3 4 (8.89%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.44%) CentOS
4 2 (4.44%) Ubuntu
4 2 (4.44%) Windows 10
4 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.11%) DevOps
3 10 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (17.78%) TDD
5 7 (15.56%) Continuous Deployment
5 7 (15.56%) Deployment Automation
5 7 (15.56%) ITIL
6 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (11.11%) ArchiMate
7 5 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 5 (11.11%) Project Management
7 5 (11.11%) Service Management
7 5 (11.11%) Software Engineering
8 4 (8.89%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.89%) Waterfall
9 3 (6.67%) Analytics
9 3 (6.67%) ITIL V3
9 3 (6.67%) Network Architecture
9 3 (6.67%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) Java
2 7 (15.56%) Ruby
3 6 (13.33%) Perl
3 6 (13.33%) Python
4 5 (11.11%) Go
5 4 (8.89%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.44%) C
6 2 (4.44%) C++
6 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.22%) CoffeeScript
7 1 (2.22%) SQL
7 1 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (24.44%) Security Cleared
2 9 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (15.56%) CCNA
4 6 (13.33%) DV Cleared
4 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
5 4 (8.89%) CCNP
5 4 (8.89%) Degree
6 2 (4.44%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (2.22%) CCIE
7 1 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.22%) RHCE
7 1 (2.22%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (2.22%) RMADS
System Software
1 15 (33.33%) Docker
2 8 (17.78%) VMware NSX
3 7 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
5 3 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.44%) vCloud
6 2 (4.44%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (2.22%) Ceph
7 1 (2.22%) Firmware
7 1 (2.22%) Gluster
7 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.22%) KVM
7 1 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) Ansible
2 6 (13.33%) Kubernetes
3 3 (6.67%) SCCM
3 3 (6.67%) SCOM
4 2 (4.44%) CASB
4 2 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.44%) Packer
4 2 (4.44%) Pingdom
4 2 (4.44%) Prometheus
4 2 (4.44%) Puppet
4 2 (4.44%) vCenter Server
4 2 (4.44%) vRealize
5 1 (2.22%) Consul
5 1 (2.22%) StackStorm
5 1 (2.22%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (53.33%) Cisco
2 16 (35.56%) VMware
3 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.89%) Dell
4 4 (8.89%) EMC
4 4 (8.89%) F5
5 3 (6.67%) Palo Alto
5 3 (6.67%) Splunk
6 2 (4.44%) LogRhythm
6 2 (4.44%) McAfee
6 2 (4.44%) NetApp
6 2 (4.44%) New Relic
6 2 (4.44%) RightScale
6 2 (4.44%) SAP
7 1 (2.22%) BMC
7 1 (2.22%) HP
7 1 (2.22%) IBM
7 1 (2.22%) Juniper
7 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.22%) Remedy