Period
to 16 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 16 November 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 > South East
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 248 256 217
Rank change year-on-year +8 -39 +12
Contract jobs citing Network Design 129 127 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.77% 0.75% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.89% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 71 118
South East median daily rate £463 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.63% -5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £331 £300 £318
90th Percentile £619 £538 £925
England median daily rate £453 £425 £440
% change year-on-year +6.47% -3.41% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
South East median hourly rate - £57.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +33.72% +10.26%
England median hourly rate £46.25 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +13.92%

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,368 14,209 14,153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.18% 84.21% 84.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,664 8,490 8,525
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £560
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 474 584
South East median hourly rate £28.50 £23.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.91% -6.12% +2.08%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.84
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.91% +3.80%

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Network Design as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Network Design in the South East

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Design in the South East

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design in the South East over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Design in the South East

Network Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Design in the South East

Network Design
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 16 November 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
Hampshire +6 73 £520 +33.33% 4
Thames Valley -9 47 £475 +12.43% 17
Berkshire -19 35 £475 -0.52% 10
Oxfordshire +15 10 £450 +28.57% 3
West Sussex 0 7 £413 +1.23%
Buckinghamshire +11 2 £495 +17.16% 4
Middlesex - 1 £400 -
Network Design
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 South East region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 52 (40.31%) Cisco
2 47 (36.43%) Windows
3 46 (35.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 41 (31.78%) VMware
5 40 (31.01%) Migration
5 40 (31.01%) VMware Infrastructure
6 38 (29.46%) Hyper-V
6 38 (29.46%) Analytical Skills
7 37 (28.68%) Middleware
7 37 (28.68%) SQL
7 37 (28.68%) Oracle
8 36 (27.91%) Microsoft App-V
9 35 (27.13%) Firewall
10 34 (26.36%) Windows Server
11 33 (25.58%) Citrix
12 32 (24.81%) Cisco Certification
12 32 (24.81%) XenApp
13 30 (23.26%) Microsoft
14 29 (22.48%) LAN
15 26 (20.16%) Security Cleared
16 25 (19.38%) WAN
17 24 (18.60%) Linux
18 23 (17.83%) CCNP
19 22 (17.05%) Windows 10
20 21 (16.28%) OSPF
21 20 (15.50%) MPLS
21 20 (15.50%) Juniper
22 19 (14.73%) BGP
22 19 (14.73%) SaaS
22 19 (14.73%) NetScaler

Network Design
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.55%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.55%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.78%) IIS
3 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.78%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 46 (35.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (14.73%) SaaS
3 16 (12.40%) PaaS
4 14 (10.85%) IaaS
5 5 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (3.88%) Azure Machine Learning
5 5 (3.88%) Data Lake Analytics
6 2 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.78%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (27.13%) Firewall
2 29 (22.48%) LAN
3 25 (19.38%) WAN
4 21 (16.28%) OSPF
5 20 (15.50%) MPLS
6 19 (14.73%) BGP
6 19 (14.73%) NetScaler
7 18 (13.95%) VoIP
8 15 (11.63%) SAN
8 15 (11.63%) VPN
9 10 (7.75%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (7.75%) EIGRP
9 10 (7.75%) VLAN
9 10 (7.75%) Wireless
10 9 (6.98%) TCP/IP
11 8 (6.20%) Ethernet
12 7 (5.43%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (5.43%) IPsec
12 7 (5.43%) Network Security
13 6 (4.65%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.88%) Data Lake
1 5 (3.88%) Power BI
2 3 (2.33%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (10.08%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.65%) Back Office
2 6 (4.65%) Banking
3 2 (1.55%) Finance
4 1 (0.78%) Publishing
4 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 55 (42.64%) Architect
2 37 (28.68%) Network Engineer
3 36 (27.91%) Infrastructure Architect
4 11 (8.53%) Cloud Architect
4 11 (8.53%) Network Architect
5 10 (7.75%) Cisco Engineer
5 10 (7.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (5.43%) Design Engineer
6 7 (5.43%) Network Design Engineer
7 6 (4.65%) Azure Architect
7 6 (4.65%) Implementation Engineer
7 6 (4.65%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 6 (4.65%) NOC Engineer
8 5 (3.88%) 3G Engineer
8 5 (3.88%) Cisco Architect
8 5 (3.88%) Cisco Network Architect
8 5 (3.88%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (3.88%) Mobile Engineer
8 5 (3.88%) Network Design Architect
9 4 (3.10%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (28.68%) Middleware
2 6 (4.65%) CGI
2 6 (4.65%) HTML
3 2 (1.55%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (29.46%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (13.18%) Data Centre
3 10 (7.75%) Cloud Native
4 6 (4.65%) BBC
4 6 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.33%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.55%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.78%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.78%) PKI
7 1 (0.78%) SCADA
7 1 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 47 (36.43%) Windows
2 34 (26.36%) Windows Server
3 24 (18.60%) Linux
4 22 (17.05%) Windows 10
5 17 (13.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (11.63%) Windows XP
7 14 (10.85%) AIX
7 14 (10.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (10.08%) Unix
9 9 (6.98%) Windows 7
10 4 (3.10%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.55%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.78%) Debian
12 1 (0.78%) SUSE
12 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (31.01%) Migration
2 16 (12.40%) Storage Virtualisation
3 13 (10.08%) Application Packaging
4 9 (6.98%) Analytics
4 9 (6.98%) ITIL
4 9 (6.98%) Load Balancing
5 8 (6.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (5.43%) Capacity Management
6 7 (5.43%) Change Management
6 7 (5.43%) Configuration Management
7 6 (4.65%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (4.65%) Fault Management
7 6 (4.65%) Functional Testing
7 6 (4.65%) Network Management
8 5 (3.88%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (3.88%) Machine Learning
8 5 (3.88%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (3.88%) Runbook
8 5 (3.88%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.10%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 37 (28.68%) SQL
2 9 (6.98%) Python
3 7 (5.43%) Perl
4 6 (4.65%) VB
5 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 32 (24.81%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (20.16%) Security Cleared
3 23 (17.83%) CCNP
4 18 (13.95%) SC Cleared
5 14 (10.85%) CCDP
5 14 (10.85%) CCIE
6 10 (7.75%) DV Cleared
7 7 (5.43%) CCNA
8 6 (4.65%) JNCIA
9 4 (3.10%) JNCIP
9 4 (3.10%) JNCIS
10 3 (2.33%) Degree
10 3 (2.33%) JNCIE
11 2 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.55%) CCIE Wireless
11 2 (1.55%) CEH
11 2 (1.55%) CISM
11 2 (1.55%) CISSP
11 2 (1.55%) CWDP
11 2 (1.55%) CWSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.65%) QA
2 2 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) GPG13
System Software
1 40 (31.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (29.46%) Hyper-V
3 36 (27.91%) Microsoft App-V
4 32 (24.81%) XenApp
5 14 (10.85%) Oracle RAC
6 13 (10.08%) XenDesktop
7 8 (6.20%) Active Directory
8 4 (3.10%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.78%) Docker
9 1 (0.78%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.78%) KVM
9 1 (0.78%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (10.85%) Data Guard
2 8 (6.20%) FortiGate
3 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (3.88%) SCCM
4 4 (3.10%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.55%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.55%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.78%) Ansible
6 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 52 (40.31%) Cisco
2 41 (31.78%) VMware
3 37 (28.68%) Oracle
4 33 (25.58%) Citrix
5 30 (23.26%) Microsoft
6 20 (15.50%) Juniper
7 18 (13.95%) Red Hat
8 16 (12.40%) HP
9 14 (10.85%) 3PAR
9 14 (10.85%) IBM
10 8 (6.20%) CheckPoint
10 8 (6.20%) Forcepoint
11 7 (5.43%) F5
12 6 (4.65%) Rackspace
12 6 (4.65%) Riverbed
12 6 (4.65%) Virgin Media
13 4 (3.10%) Intel
14 3 (2.33%) Google
15 2 (1.55%) Fujitsu
15 2 (1.55%) Huawei