Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Network Optimisation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Network Optimisation over the 6 months to 22 February 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 Optimisation
England > London
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 633 585 593
Rank change year-on-year -48 +8 -5
Contract jobs citing Network Optimisation 13 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.028% 0.017% 0.009%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.032% 0.020% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
London median daily rate £425 £300 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -34.78% -
10th Percentile £319 £300 £455
90th Percentile £475 £300 £465
England median daily rate £475 £531 £430
% change year-on-year -10.59% +23.55% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

Network Optimisation 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 40,709 35,475 37,563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.70% 85.85% 85.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,705 25,502 26,917
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £644
England median daily rate £451 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.97% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 418 457
London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £19.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +25.53% +5.66%
10th Percentile £13.95 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.88 £50.40
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +16.77%

Network Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Optimisation in London

Network Optimisation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Optimisation in London

Network Optimisation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Optimisation in London over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Optimisation in London

Network Optimisation
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 Optimisation within the London region over the 6 months to 22 February 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 -24 2 £351 - 2
Network Optimisation
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Network Optimisation 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 Optimisation.

1 12 (92.31%) Cisco
1 12 (92.31%) Firewall
2 11 (84.62%) CCNP
2 11 (84.62%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
4 9 (69.23%) MS Visio
4 9 (69.23%) Network Design
5 8 (61.54%) Statistics
5 8 (61.54%) OSPF
5 8 (61.54%) HP
5 8 (61.54%) BGP
5 8 (61.54%) EIGRP
5 8 (61.54%) SolarWinds
5 8 (61.54%) SolarWinds Orion
5 8 (61.54%) Tufin
5 8 (61.54%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (61.54%) Multicast
6 6 (46.15%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
6 6 (46.15%) Palo Alto
6 6 (46.15%) Citrix
6 6 (46.15%) CheckPoint
6 6 (46.15%) Load Balancing
7 5 (38.46%) Network Security
8 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
8 3 (23.08%) Wireless
8 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
8 3 (23.08%) LAN
8 3 (23.08%) VoIP
8 3 (23.08%) WAN

Network Optimisation
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:

Applications
1 9 (69.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) Firewall
2 8 (61.54%) BGP
2 8 (61.54%) EIGRP
2 8 (61.54%) Multicast
2 8 (61.54%) OSPF
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (38.46%) Network Security
5 3 (23.08%) LAN
5 3 (23.08%) VoIP
5 3 (23.08%) WAN
5 3 (23.08%) Wireless
6 2 (15.38%) ADSL
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco Wireless
6 2 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (15.38%) IPsec
7 1 (7.69%) DHCP
7 1 (7.69%) FTP
7 1 (7.69%) SMTP
7 1 (7.69%) SSH
General
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Security Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Designer
3 2 (15.38%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) IT Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Designer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
2 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (15.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Network Design
2 8 (61.54%) Network Monitoring
2 8 (61.54%) Statistics
3 6 (46.15%) Load Balancing
4 3 (23.08%) SIEM
5 2 (15.38%) CRM
5 2 (15.38%) Service Management
5 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (7.69%) BCP
6 1 (7.69%) Boundary Protection
6 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
6 1 (7.69%) Data Security
6 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.69%) Information Security
6 1 (7.69%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
6 1 (7.69%) Patch Management
6 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) CCNP
1 11 (84.62%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) CISA
2 1 (7.69%) CISM
2 1 (7.69%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (7.69%) GDPR
2 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (61.54%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (15.38%) TrustSec
3 1 (7.69%) Nessus
3 1 (7.69%) QRadar
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Cisco
2 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 8 (61.54%) HP
3 8 (61.54%) SolarWinds
3 8 (61.54%) Tufin
4 6 (46.15%) CheckPoint
4 6 (46.15%) Citrix
4 6 (46.15%) Palo Alto
5 2 (15.38%) FireEye
6 1 (7.69%) EMC
6 1 (7.69%) Huawei
6 1 (7.69%) Nokia
6 1 (7.69%) Qualys
6 1 (7.69%) VMware