Period
to 22 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 615 594 608
Rank change year-on-year -21 +14 -1
Contract jobs citing Network Optimisation 8 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.018% 0.009% 0.022%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.020% 0.011% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
London median daily rate £393 £546 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.15% +4.05% +75.00%
10th Percentile £300 £510 £245
90th Percentile £681 £585 £638
England median daily rate £475 £342 £388
% change year-on-year +39.03% -11.83% +40.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £22.50 £14.25 -
% change year-on-year +57.89% - -

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 39,851 37,586 39,231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.70% 87.69% 86.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,808 26,883 28,430
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 382 342
London median hourly rate £23.50 £23.88 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.57% +13.69% +5.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.02 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.75 £50.00 £54.75
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.75 £23.25
% change year-on-year -9.47% +2.15% +7.89%

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 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Optimisation in London

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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 August 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 -29 4 £300 -48.94% 1
Network Optimisation
England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 7 (87.50%) Firewall
1 7 (87.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 6 (75.00%) LAN
2 6 (75.00%) WAN
2 6 (75.00%) VMware
3 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
4 4 (50.00%) SIEM
4 4 (50.00%) Migration
4 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco
4 4 (50.00%) Citrix
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (50.00%) SAN
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) VoIP
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 3 (37.50%) IIS
5 3 (37.50%) Windows
5 3 (37.50%) Identity Management
5 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 3 (37.50%) Middleware
5 3 (37.50%) NAS
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
5 3 (37.50%) Validation
5 3 (37.50%) Clustering
5 3 (37.50%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (37.50%) High Availability
5 3 (37.50%) Secure Coding

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 6 (75.00%) LAN
2 6 (75.00%) WAN
3 4 (50.00%) SAN
4 3 (37.50%) NAS
4 3 (37.50%) VoIP
5 2 (25.00%) VPN
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (12.50%) IPsec
6 1 (12.50%) Network Security
6 1 (12.50%) Wireless
6 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) French Language
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Support
2 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Network Support
3 2 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (37.50%) Clustering
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Private Cloud
3 1 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (50.00%) SIEM
3 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (37.50%) High Availability
3 3 (37.50%) Identity Management
3 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
3 3 (37.50%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Secure Coding
3 3 (37.50%) Validation
3 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (25.00%) Benchmarking
4 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (25.00%) Programme Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
5 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Time Management
5 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCNP
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (12.50%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Adobe
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto
4 1 (12.50%) Riverbed
4 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds