Period
to 25 September 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 25 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
England > South East
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 275 205 217
Rank change year-on-year -70 +12 +5
Contract jobs citing Network Design 116 166 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.70% 1.02% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 1.21% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 99 126
South East median daily rate £525 £420 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -2.21% +14.53%
10th Percentile £379 £349 £313
90th Percentile £619 £538 £925
England median daily rate £500 £440 £440
% change year-on-year +13.64% - +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
South East median hourly rate - £57.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +33.72% +10.26%
England median hourly rate £47.50 £50.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +21.95% +5.13%

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 14,186 13,750 14,386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.89% 84.27% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,532 8,200 8,793
South East median daily rate £433 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.22% +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £279 £258 £255
90th Percentile £588 £570 £550
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 512 469 559
South East median hourly rate £26.00 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.83% -8.89% -1.45%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.54
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.25 £22.85
% change year-on-year -9.68% +1.77% +4.05%

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 25 September 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 25 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
Hampshire -5 64 £550 +27.17% 3
Thames Valley -41 39 £450 +5.88% 8
Berkshire -31 22 £525 - 5
Oxfordshire +8 12 £450 +23.29% 3
Surrey -21 8 £600 +20.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +3 5 £438 +2.94%
West Sussex -10 4 £388 -1.90% 3
Middlesex - 1 £400 -
Network Design
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 48 (41.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (40.52%) Cisco
3 45 (38.79%) VMware
4 44 (37.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 42 (36.21%) Firewall
6 41 (35.34%) Windows
7 38 (32.76%) SQL
7 38 (32.76%) Oracle
7 38 (32.76%) Migration
7 38 (32.76%) Hyper-V
8 37 (31.90%) Middleware
9 36 (31.03%) Analytical Skills
10 35 (30.17%) Windows Server
10 35 (30.17%) Citrix
11 34 (29.31%) Microsoft
11 34 (29.31%) Microsoft App-V
12 31 (26.72%) XenApp
13 30 (25.86%) WAN
14 28 (24.14%) LAN
15 25 (21.55%) Cisco Certification
16 23 (19.83%) Data Centre
17 22 (18.97%) Red Hat
18 20 (17.24%) HP
18 20 (17.24%) CCNP
18 20 (17.24%) OSPF
18 20 (17.24%) SaaS
19 19 (16.38%) MPLS
19 19 (16.38%) SAN
19 19 (16.38%) Linux
19 19 (16.38%) Windows 10

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 6 (5.17%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.59%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.72%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.86%) IIS
4 1 (0.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 48 (41.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (17.24%) SaaS
3 17 (14.66%) PaaS
4 15 (12.93%) IaaS
5 8 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (4.31%) Azure Machine Learning
6 5 (4.31%) Data Lake Analytics
7 2 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.86%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 42 (36.21%) Firewall
2 30 (25.86%) WAN
3 28 (24.14%) LAN
4 20 (17.24%) OSPF
5 19 (16.38%) MPLS
5 19 (16.38%) SAN
6 17 (14.66%) BGP
7 15 (12.93%) NetScaler
8 14 (12.07%) VoIP
9 13 (11.21%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (9.48%) EIGRP
10 11 (9.48%) VPN
11 10 (8.62%) TCP/IP
11 10 (8.62%) Wireless
12 8 (6.90%) Network Security
12 8 (6.90%) VLAN
13 7 (6.03%) IPsec
14 6 (5.17%) 3G
15 4 (3.45%) Broadband
15 4 (3.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.31%) Data Lake
1 5 (4.31%) Power BI
2 3 (2.59%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (7.76%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.59%) Banking
3 1 (0.86%) Billing
3 1 (0.86%) Legal
3 1 (0.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (56.03%) Architect
2 41 (35.34%) Infrastructure Architect
3 26 (22.41%) Network Engineer
4 12 (10.34%) Cloud Architect
5 9 (7.76%) Design Engineer
6 8 (6.90%) Network Architect
7 7 (6.03%) Network Design Engineer
7 7 (6.03%) Technical Architect
8 6 (5.17%) Azure Architect
8 6 (5.17%) Designer
8 6 (5.17%) Implementation Engineer
8 6 (5.17%) Network Implementation Engineer
9 5 (4.31%) 3G Engineer
9 5 (4.31%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (4.31%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
9 5 (4.31%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (3.45%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (3.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 4 (3.45%) Mobile Engineer
10 4 (3.45%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (31.90%) Middleware
2 4 (3.45%) LDAP
3 2 (1.72%) JAAS
3 2 (1.72%) OAuth
3 2 (1.72%) OpenID
3 2 (1.72%) SAML
3 2 (1.72%) XACML
4 1 (0.86%) CGI
4 1 (0.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (31.03%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (19.83%) Data Centre
3 10 (8.62%) Cloud Native
4 3 (2.59%) BBC
4 3 (2.59%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.59%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.72%) HP Storage
5 2 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.72%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.86%) PKI
6 1 (0.86%) SCADA
6 1 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 41 (35.34%) Windows
2 35 (30.17%) Windows Server
3 19 (16.38%) Linux
3 19 (16.38%) Windows 10
4 17 (14.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (12.93%) Windows XP
6 14 (12.07%) AIX
6 14 (12.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (11.21%) Unix
8 7 (6.03%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.59%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.72%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.86%) Debian
11 1 (0.86%) SUSE
11 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (32.76%) Migration
2 16 (13.79%) Storage Virtualisation
3 12 (10.34%) Application Packaging
4 9 (7.76%) ITIL
5 8 (6.90%) Analytics
5 8 (6.90%) Change Management
6 7 (6.03%) Load Balancing
7 6 (5.17%) Network Management
7 6 (5.17%) Security Monitoring
8 5 (4.31%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (4.31%) Capacity Management
8 5 (4.31%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (4.31%) Machine Learning
8 5 (4.31%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (4.31%) Server Virtualisation
9 4 (3.45%) Information Security
9 4 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (2.59%) Change Control
10 3 (2.59%) Security Architecture
10 3 (2.59%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 38 (32.76%) SQL
2 3 (2.59%) Python
3 2 (1.72%) Java
3 2 (1.72%) Perl
4 1 (0.86%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.86%) Scala
4 1 (0.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (21.55%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (17.24%) CCNP
3 18 (15.52%) Security Cleared
4 12 (10.34%) SC Cleared
5 10 (8.62%) CCNA
5 10 (8.62%) DV Cleared
6 7 (6.03%) CCDP
7 6 (5.17%) CCIE
8 5 (4.31%) JNCIS
9 4 (3.45%) JNCIP
10 3 (2.59%) JNCIA
10 3 (2.59%) JNCIE
11 2 (1.72%) CCIE Wireless
11 2 (1.72%) CEH
11 2 (1.72%) CISM
11 2 (1.72%) CISSP
11 2 (1.72%) CWDP
11 2 (1.72%) CWSP
12 1 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.03%) QA
2 2 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.86%) GDPR
3 1 (0.86%) GPG13
3 1 (0.86%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 44 (37.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (32.76%) Hyper-V
3 34 (29.31%) Microsoft App-V
4 31 (26.72%) XenApp
5 14 (12.07%) Oracle RAC
6 12 (10.34%) XenDesktop
7 7 (6.03%) Active Directory
8 5 (4.31%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.59%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.86%) Docker
10 1 (0.86%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.86%) KVM
10 1 (0.86%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (12.07%) Data Guard
2 9 (7.76%) FortiGate
3 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (3.45%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (2.59%) AirWatch
4 3 (2.59%) SCCM
5 2 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.72%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.86%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.86%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.86%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 47 (40.52%) Cisco
2 45 (38.79%) VMware
3 38 (32.76%) Oracle
4 35 (30.17%) Citrix
5 34 (29.31%) Microsoft
6 22 (18.97%) Red Hat
7 20 (17.24%) HP
8 14 (12.07%) 3PAR
8 14 (12.07%) IBM
9 12 (10.34%) Juniper
10 9 (7.76%) CheckPoint
11 8 (6.90%) Forcepoint
12 5 (4.31%) Blue Coat
12 5 (4.31%) F5
12 5 (4.31%) NetApp
12 5 (4.31%) Rackspace
13 3 (2.59%) Google
13 3 (2.59%) Intel
13 3 (2.59%) Riverbed
13 3 (2.59%) Virgin Media