Period
to 16 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 242 285 199
Rank change year-on-year +43 -86 +50
Contract jobs citing Network Design 139 97 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.88% 0.58% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.68% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 56 127
South East median daily rate £475 £478 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.52% +12.35% -2.86%
10th Percentile £358 £300 £313
90th Percentile £619 £619 £551
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £19.38 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +132.20% - -
England median hourly rate £43.63 £35.50 £48.00
% change year-on-year +22.89% -26.04% +21.52%

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 13,842 14,165 12,901
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.23% 84.61% 83.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,342 8,477 7,644
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.22% +2.94%
10th Percentile £280 £270 £250
90th Percentile £600 £585 £570
England median daily rate £475 £450 £434
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.69% +2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 513 440 551
South East median hourly rate £26.65 £24.29 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.72% +7.96% -22.41%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £52.34 £50.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.09 £24.47
% change year-on-year -0.37% -1.55% +6.39%

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 February 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design in the South East over the 6 months to 16 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 February 2019. 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
Thames Valley +38 60 £450 -0.55% 12
Hampshire +2 59 £475 +17.87% 8
Berkshire +5 49 £425 -22.73% 6
Surrey -10 9 £550 +14.11% 5
West Sussex - 9 £413 -
Oxfordshire +36 6 £475 +24.18% 4
Buckinghamshire +21 5 £495 +23.75% 2
Middlesex - 1 £400 -
Network Design
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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 60 (43.17%) Cisco
2 43 (30.94%) Firewall
3 42 (30.22%) Security Cleared
4 37 (26.62%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (26.62%) Windows
5 33 (23.74%) LAN
5 33 (23.74%) Juniper
6 30 (21.58%) Migration
6 30 (21.58%) CCNP
7 29 (20.86%) Microsoft Azure
8 28 (20.14%) Oracle
9 27 (19.42%) VMware
10 26 (18.71%) SQL
10 26 (18.71%) Analytical Skills
11 25 (17.99%) Citrix
12 24 (17.27%) WAN
12 24 (17.27%) SC Cleared
13 21 (15.11%) Middleware
14 19 (13.67%) CheckPoint
14 19 (13.67%) Linux
14 19 (13.67%) Telecoms
14 19 (13.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 19 (13.67%) Windows Server
15 18 (12.95%) NetScaler
15 18 (12.95%) Microsoft
16 17 (12.23%) Microsoft App-V
17 16 (11.51%) Cisco Nexus
17 16 (11.51%) Load Balancing
18 14 (10.07%) DV Cleared
18 14 (10.07%) Data Centre

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 4 (2.88%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.16%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.72%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.72%) Smallworld
3 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.72%) AutoCAD
1 1 (0.72%) Autodesk Inventor
1 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.72%) MicroStation
1 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Oracle CRM
1 2 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 29 (20.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.47%) IaaS
2 9 (6.47%) PaaS
3 7 (5.04%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.88%) SaaS
5 2 (1.44%) Azure Machine Learning
5 2 (1.44%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 43 (30.94%) Firewall
2 33 (23.74%) LAN
3 24 (17.27%) WAN
4 18 (12.95%) NetScaler
5 16 (11.51%) Cisco Nexus
6 13 (9.35%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (9.35%) VPN
7 12 (8.63%) MPLS
7 12 (8.63%) VoIP
8 11 (7.91%) BGP
9 10 (7.19%) OSPF
9 10 (7.19%) VLAN
10 9 (6.47%) Network Security
11 8 (5.76%) Ethernet
11 8 (5.76%) TCP/IP
12 7 (5.04%) 3GPP
13 6 (4.32%) Internet
13 6 (4.32%) IPsec
13 6 (4.32%) Radio Access Network
13 6 (4.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.88%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.88%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (1.44%) Data Lake
3 2 (1.44%) Power BI
4 1 (0.72%) DB2
4 1 (0.72%) GIS
General
1 19 (13.67%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.19%) Back Office
3 6 (4.32%) Banking
4 3 (2.16%) Finance
4 3 (2.16%) Publishing
5 1 (0.72%) Electronics
5 1 (0.72%) Games
5 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (38.85%) Architect
2 40 (28.78%) Network Engineer
3 31 (22.30%) Infrastructure Architect
4 19 (13.67%) Network Architect
5 12 (8.63%) Design Engineer
6 10 (7.19%) Cisco Architect
6 10 (7.19%) Cisco Network Architect
6 10 (7.19%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 9 (6.47%) Azure Architect
7 9 (6.47%) Cisco Engineer
7 9 (6.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (5.76%) Network Design Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) Automation Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) Network Design Architect
9 6 (4.32%) NOC Engineer
10 5 (3.60%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (2.88%) Back Office Engineer
11 4 (2.88%) Oracle Architect
11 4 (2.88%) Windows Specialist
12 3 (2.16%) Network Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (15.11%) Middleware
2 8 (5.76%) CGI
2 8 (5.76%) HTML
3 4 (2.88%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.72%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.72%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.71%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.07%) Data Centre
3 11 (7.91%) PKI
4 10 (7.19%) Cloud Native
5 9 (6.47%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (4.32%) BBC
6 6 (4.32%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (2.88%) DataPower
8 3 (2.16%) Clustering
8 3 (2.16%) Public Cloud
8 3 (2.16%) Replication
9 2 (1.44%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.72%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (26.62%) Windows
2 19 (13.67%) Linux
2 19 (13.67%) Windows Server
3 11 (7.91%) Windows 10
4 9 (6.47%) Unix
5 8 (5.76%) Windows 7
6 7 (5.04%) AIX
7 4 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.88%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.58%) Migration
2 16 (11.51%) Load Balancing
3 13 (9.35%) Capacity Management
4 11 (7.91%) Configuration Management
4 11 (7.91%) DevOps
4 11 (7.91%) Fault Management
4 11 (7.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 10 (7.19%) Functional Testing
6 9 (6.47%) Application Packaging
6 9 (6.47%) Storage Virtualisation
7 8 (5.76%) ITIL
8 7 (5.04%) Data Protection
9 6 (4.32%) Analytics
10 5 (3.60%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (3.60%) Runbook
11 4 (2.88%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (2.88%) High Availability
11 4 (2.88%) Network Monitoring
11 4 (2.88%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (2.88%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.71%) SQL
2 10 (7.19%) Python
3 8 (5.76%) Perl
3 8 (5.76%) VB
4 3 (2.16%) Lisp
4 3 (2.16%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (30.22%) Security Cleared
2 37 (26.62%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (21.58%) CCNP
4 24 (17.27%) SC Cleared
5 14 (10.07%) DV Cleared
6 13 (9.35%) CCIE
7 11 (7.91%) CCDP
8 8 (5.76%) CCNA
8 8 (5.76%) Degree
8 8 (5.76%) JNCIP
9 4 (2.88%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.72%) BICSI Certification
11 1 (0.72%) CCDE
11 1 (0.72%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.72%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.72%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.72%) MOS
11 1 (0.72%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.44%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) GPG13
System Software
1 19 (13.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (12.23%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (9.35%) Hyper-V
3 13 (9.35%) XenApp
4 12 (8.63%) Active Directory
5 9 (6.47%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.88%) BitLocker
6 4 (2.88%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (7.19%) SCCM
2 5 (3.60%) Ansible
2 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (2.88%) AirWatch
3 4 (2.88%) Data Guard
4 3 (2.16%) Nagios
4 3 (2.16%) SCOM
4 3 (2.16%) WSUS
5 2 (1.44%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 60 (43.17%) Cisco
2 33 (23.74%) Juniper
3 28 (20.14%) Oracle
4 27 (19.42%) VMware
5 25 (17.99%) Citrix
6 19 (13.67%) CheckPoint
7 18 (12.95%) Microsoft
8 7 (5.04%) Ericsson
8 7 (5.04%) F5
8 7 (5.04%) IBM
9 6 (4.32%) Rackspace
9 6 (4.32%) Red Hat
9 6 (4.32%) Riverbed
9 6 (4.32%) Virgin Media
10 4 (2.88%) Intel
10 4 (2.88%) NetApp
11 3 (2.16%) Blue Coat
11 3 (2.16%) Dell
11 3 (2.16%) Google
11 3 (2.16%) Veeam