Period
to 24 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Network Design skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Network Design over the 6 months to 24 May 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.

Network Design
England > London
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 447 427 404
Rank change year-on-year -20 -23 +38
Contract jobs citing Network Design 184 160 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.40% 0.41% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.47% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 101 110
London median daily rate £450 £475 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +1.33% +13.64%
10th Percentile £305 £350 £282
90th Percentile £665 £648 £600
England median daily rate £475 £440 £438
% change year-on-year +7.95% +0.57% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
London median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.08% +124.14%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +16.28% +10.26%

Network Design is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 39,812 34,121 37,253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.30% 86.50% 86.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,800 24,477 26,970
London median daily rate £500 £475 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.44% +0.11%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 557 382 400
London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.05% +10.09%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.53 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.20 £52.50 £51.77
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.06 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.21% +8.96% +9.52%

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Network Design as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Network Design in London

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Design in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Design in London

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design in London over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Design in London

Network Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Design in London

Network Design
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design within the London region over the 6 months to 24 May 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
Central London -54 26 £458 -20.43% 11
South London -32 18 £560 - 3
East London - 6 £450 - 3
West London -35 5 £450 +4.35% 7
North London - 1 £350 -
Network Design
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Network Design 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 London region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 114 (61.96%) Cisco
2 110 (59.78%) Firewall
3 71 (38.59%) Cisco Certification
4 64 (34.78%) Wireless
5 61 (33.15%) Data Centre
6 57 (30.98%) LAN
7 55 (29.89%) WAN
7 55 (29.89%) Security Cleared
8 53 (28.80%) CCNP
9 50 (27.17%) ITIL
10 36 (19.57%) SC Cleared
10 36 (19.57%) Finance
11 34 (18.48%) Network Security
12 27 (14.67%) BGP
12 27 (14.67%) TCP/IP
12 27 (14.67%) Problem-Solving
13 26 (14.13%) Windows
14 25 (13.59%) CheckPoint
15 24 (13.04%) CCNA
15 24 (13.04%) Network Monitoring
16 23 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
16 23 (12.50%) DNS
16 23 (12.50%) Degree
16 23 (12.50%) Load Balancing
17 22 (11.96%) VMware
18 21 (11.41%) VPN
19 20 (10.87%) OSPF
19 20 (10.87%) Network Management
19 20 (10.87%) Private Cloud
20 19 (10.33%) Analytical Skills

Network Design
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (2.17%) OpenStack
1 4 (2.17%) SAS
2 3 (1.63%) Confluence
3 2 (1.09%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.72%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (8.15%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.80%) PaaS
4 6 (3.26%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (2.72%) SaaS
6 4 (2.17%) Office 365
7 3 (1.63%) IaaS
8 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.54%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 110 (59.78%) Firewall
2 64 (34.78%) Wireless
3 57 (30.98%) LAN
4 55 (29.89%) WAN
5 34 (18.48%) Network Security
6 27 (14.67%) BGP
6 27 (14.67%) TCP/IP
7 23 (12.50%) DNS
8 21 (11.41%) VPN
9 20 (10.87%) OSPF
10 19 (10.33%) Internet
11 18 (9.78%) MPLS
11 18 (9.78%) Wireshark
12 17 (9.24%) NetScaler
13 16 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
13 16 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
13 16 (8.70%) DHCP
14 15 (8.15%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (7.07%) Multicast
16 12 (6.52%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.80%) MySQL
2 4 (2.17%) Big Data
2 4 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.17%) Hadoop
2 4 (2.17%) OLAP
2 4 (2.17%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.09%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.63%) JIRA
2 2 (1.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
General
1 36 (19.57%) Finance
2 12 (6.52%) Banking
2 12 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.17%) Back Office
4 2 (1.09%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.09%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.54%) Electronics
5 1 (0.54%) Front Office
5 1 (0.54%) Publishing
5 1 (0.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 86 (46.74%) Network Engineer
2 43 (23.37%) Architect
3 27 (14.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 27 (14.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 17 (9.24%) Network Design Engineer
5 15 (8.15%) Senior Network Engineer
6 14 (7.61%) Design Engineer
7 13 (7.07%) Wireless Engineer
7 13 (7.07%) Wireless Network Engineer
8 12 (6.52%) Network Architect
8 12 (6.52%) Security Architect
9 11 (5.98%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (5.43%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 10 (5.43%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
11 8 (4.35%) Network Team Leader
11 8 (4.35%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 8 (4.35%) Team Leader
12 7 (3.80%) Cisco Architect
12 7 (3.80%) Cisco Network Architect
12 7 (3.80%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.70%) 802.1X
2 6 (3.26%) JSON
2 6 (3.26%) Web Services
3 4 (2.17%) .NET
3 4 (2.17%) SOAP
3 4 (2.17%) WSDL
3 4 (2.17%) XML
4 3 (1.63%) Middleware
5 1 (0.54%) HTML
5 1 (0.54%) HTML5
5 1 (0.54%) jQuery
5 1 (0.54%) REST
5 1 (0.54%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 61 (33.15%) Data Centre
2 20 (10.87%) Private Cloud
3 19 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (6.52%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.35%) Mobile App
6 7 (3.80%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.26%) Clustering
8 5 (2.72%) Eurex
9 4 (2.17%) e-Health
9 4 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (2.17%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.63%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (1.09%) Cyberattack
11 2 (1.09%) NHS
11 2 (1.09%) PKI
11 2 (1.09%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.13%) Windows
2 16 (8.70%) Linux
3 12 (6.52%) Unix
4 6 (3.26%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.09%) CentOS
6 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.54%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.54%) OpenBSD
7 1 (0.54%) Solaris
7 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (27.17%) ITIL
2 27 (14.67%) Problem-Solving
3 24 (13.04%) Network Monitoring
4 23 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 20 (10.87%) Network Management
6 17 (9.24%) Service Management
7 16 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (8.15%) DevOps
8 15 (8.15%) Information Security
8 15 (8.15%) Migration
9 13 (7.07%) Change Management
9 13 (7.07%) Configuration Management
10 12 (6.52%) Project Management
11 11 (5.98%) Deployment Automation
12 10 (5.43%) Matrix Organization
13 9 (4.89%) Business Continuity
13 9 (4.89%) Low Latency
13 9 (4.89%) Network Architecture
13 9 (4.89%) Penetration Testing
13 9 (4.89%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.35%) Python
2 7 (3.80%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.72%) Java
4 4 (2.17%) SQL
5 3 (1.63%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.63%) Perl
6 1 (0.54%) C
6 1 (0.54%) C++
6 1 (0.54%) PHP
6 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 71 (38.59%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (29.89%) Security Cleared
3 53 (28.80%) CCNP
4 36 (19.57%) SC Cleared
5 24 (13.04%) CCNA
6 23 (12.50%) Degree
7 19 (10.33%) CCIE
8 9 (4.89%) DV Cleared
9 7 (3.80%) PCI QSA
10 6 (3.26%) CCDP
10 6 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (2.72%) MCSE
12 4 (2.17%) CISSP
12 4 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (2.17%) MCITP
12 4 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (2.17%) TOGAF Certification
13 3 (1.63%) CCIE Data Center
13 3 (1.63%) JNCIE
13 3 (1.63%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.72%) SLA
3 4 (2.17%) GDPR
4 3 (1.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (1.63%) QA
5 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (5.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.72%) Terminal Services
4 4 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.17%) VMware NSX
5 3 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.54%) Docker
6 1 (0.54%) KVM
6 1 (0.54%) LXC
6 1 (0.54%) QEMU
6 1 (0.54%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 1 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.54%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.54%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (5.43%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (4.35%) Terraform
3 4 (2.17%) Puppet
4 3 (1.63%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.09%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.54%) Ansible
6 1 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.54%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.54%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.54%) Mesos
6 1 (0.54%) OpenView
6 1 (0.54%) SCCM
6 1 (0.54%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 114 (61.96%) Cisco
2 25 (13.59%) CheckPoint
3 22 (11.96%) VMware
4 17 (9.24%) Citrix
5 14 (7.61%) Juniper
6 13 (7.07%) Oracle
7 12 (6.52%) F5
8 10 (5.43%) Palo Alto
8 10 (5.43%) SolarWinds
9 9 (4.89%) Microsoft
10 7 (3.80%) Dell
10 7 (3.80%) EMC
10 7 (3.80%) HP
10 7 (3.80%) Trustwave
11 6 (3.26%) Arista
11 6 (3.26%) Fortinet
11 6 (3.26%) NetApp
11 6 (3.26%) Reuters
11 6 (3.26%) Splunk
12 4 (2.17%) WatchGuard