Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 23 September 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 162 172
Rank change year-on-year -21 +10 +5
Contract jobs citing Network Design 14 30 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.26% 0.63% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.75% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 40
Scotland median daily rate £463 £306 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +51.02% -23.44% +33.33%
10th Percentile £321 £210 £288
90th Percentile £558 £479 £445
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +8.57% - +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 0
Scotland median hourly rate £15.50 £31.93 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.45% - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +8.43%

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,659 4,025 4,441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.30% 84.93% 85.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,592 2,280 2,585
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -4.00%
10th Percentile £256 £256 £238
90th Percentile £550 £530 £495
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 102 110
Scotland median hourly rate £24.55 £26.25 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.48% -23.91% +64.29%
10th Percentile £10.80 £13.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.28 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £20.65 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -13.98% +6.67% +3.45%

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Design in Scotland

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Design in Scotland

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Design in Scotland

Network Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Design in Scotland

Network Design
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 September 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
Edinburgh -9 10 £525 +138.64% 1
Scottish Borders - 2 £375 -
Renfrewshire -25 1 - -
Network Design
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 8 (57.14%) Cisco
2 7 (50.00%) ITIL
2 7 (50.00%) Firewall
3 6 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (35.71%) VMware
4 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
5 4 (28.57%) Windows
5 4 (28.57%) LAN
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (21.43%) McAfee
6 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
6 3 (21.43%) WAN
6 3 (21.43%) CCNA
6 3 (21.43%) HP
6 3 (21.43%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
6 3 (21.43%) IaaS
7 2 (14.29%) Palo Alto
7 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
7 2 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (14.29%) Change Management
7 2 (14.29%) XenApp
7 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
7 2 (14.29%) Change Control
7 2 (14.29%) Open Source
7 2 (14.29%) vSphere
7 2 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
7 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
7 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
7 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture

Network Design
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (21.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Firewall
2 6 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (28.57%) LAN
4 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
4 3 (21.43%) WAN
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (14.29%) DHCP
5 2 (14.29%) SAN
6 1 (7.14%) BGP
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco Firepower
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (7.14%) DNS
6 1 (7.14%) IPv6
6 1 (7.14%) Network Security
6 1 (7.14%) OSPF
6 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
6 1 (7.14%) VPN
6 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (7.14%) Wireless
6 1 (7.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) GIS
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Architect
2 6 (42.86%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (28.57%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) GIS Support
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (7.14%) Middleware Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Network Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Network Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Solaris
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) Change Control
2 2 (14.29%) Change Management
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Open Source
2 2 (14.29%) Scrum
2 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
2 2 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
2 2 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Deployment Automation
3 1 (7.14%) High Availability
3 1 (7.14%) Network Management
3 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (21.43%) CCNA
3 2 (14.29%) CISSP
4 1 (7.14%) CCIE
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
2 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) vSphere
2 2 (14.29%) XenApp
2 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (7.14%) OpenAM
3 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Ansible
1 1 (7.14%) Cobbler
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
1 1 (7.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
2 5 (35.71%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) HP
3 3 (21.43%) McAfee
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) EMC
4 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
4 2 (14.29%) Juniper
4 2 (14.29%) Palo Alto
5 1 (7.14%) Ab Initio
5 1 (7.14%) Brocade
5 1 (7.14%) Charles River
5 1 (7.14%) F5
5 1 (7.14%) ForgeRock
5 1 (7.14%) Open-E
5 1 (7.14%) Riverbed
5 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
5 1 (7.14%) Synology
5 1 (7.14%) webMethods