Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 250 224 220
Rank change year-on-year -26 -4 +29
Contract jobs citing Network Design 125 160 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.74% 0.96% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 1.16% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 117 88
South East median daily rate £400 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +7.59% +9.34%
10th Percentile £300 £317 £260
90th Percentile £575 £925 £556
England median daily rate £425 £440 £425
% change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 20
South East median hourly rate £57.50 £43.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.72% +10.26% -22.00%
10th Percentile £56.25 £37.50 £23.73
90th Percentile £58.75 £47.85 £60.00
England median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +2.22% +15.38% -25.71%

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 13929 13803 15455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.71% 82.56% 80.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8358 8333 9223
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 548 603
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.00 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.81% +1.50% +52.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.82 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.25 £48.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -23 73 £410 -6.29% 5
Berkshire -12 50 £475 +18.75% 1
Hampshire -2 36 £400 -5.88% 1
Buckinghamshire -16 13 £400 -11.11% 2
Oxfordshire +3 10 £350 -46.15% 2
Home Counties - 9 - -
West Sussex -10 3 £408 +6.54% 1
East Sussex - 3 £563 -
Surrey -35 1 £500 +17.65% 2
Network Design
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network Design also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 53 (42.40%) Cisco
2 45 (36.00%) Firewall
3 41 (32.80%) Telecoms
4 36 (28.80%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (25.60%) Juniper
6 30 (24.00%) Security Cleared
7 29 (23.20%) WAN
8 27 (21.60%) LAN
9 26 (20.80%) CCNP
10 25 (20.00%) CheckPoint
11 24 (19.20%) Data Centre
12 22 (17.60%) CCIE
12 22 (17.60%) VMware
12 22 (17.60%) SAN
12 22 (17.60%) VMware Infrastructure
13 21 (16.80%) Linux
14 19 (15.20%) BGP
14 19 (15.20%) SC Cleared
14 19 (15.20%) F5
15 18 (14.40%) OSPF
15 18 (14.40%) Finance
15 18 (14.40%) HP
16 16 (12.80%) Microsoft
16 16 (12.80%) MPLS
17 15 (12.00%) Citrix
17 15 (12.00%) Programme Management
18 14 (11.20%) Fortinet
18 14 (11.20%) Cisco ASA
19 13 (10.40%) Wireless
19 13 (10.40%) Windows

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 10 (8.00%) MS Exchange
1 10 (8.00%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.40%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.80%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.20%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.80%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (36.00%) Firewall
2 29 (23.20%) WAN
3 27 (21.60%) LAN
4 22 (17.60%) SAN
5 19 (15.20%) BGP
6 18 (14.40%) OSPF
7 16 (12.80%) MPLS
8 14 (11.20%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (10.40%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (10.40%) Wireless
10 12 (9.60%) VPN
11 9 (7.20%) BIG-IP
11 9 (7.20%) DNS
11 9 (7.20%) Network Security
11 9 (7.20%) VoIP
12 8 (6.40%) DAB
12 8 (6.40%) LTE
12 8 (6.40%) NX-OS
13 7 (5.60%) IPsec
13 7 (5.60%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.40%) MS Access
2 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.80%) Big Data
3 1 (0.80%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.80%) GIS
3 1 (0.80%) MySQL
3 1 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.80%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.60%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.80%) Subversion
General
1 41 (32.80%) Telecoms
2 18 (14.40%) Finance
3 8 (6.40%) Billing
4 4 (3.20%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.40%) Banking
6 2 (1.60%) Electronics
6 2 (1.60%) Marketing
7 1 (0.80%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (28.80%) Architect
2 28 (22.40%) Network Engineer
3 17 (13.60%) Infrastructure Architect
4 14 (11.20%) Consultant
5 12 (9.60%) Network Architect
6 10 (8.00%) Design Engineer
7 8 (6.40%) Domain Architect
8 7 (5.60%) Designer
8 7 (5.60%) Network Design Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) Network Specialist
10 5 (4.00%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Programme Director
10 5 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (3.20%) IP Architect
11 4 (3.20%) IP Engineer
11 4 (3.20%) Systems Integrator
11 4 (3.20%) Technical Specialist
12 3 (2.40%) Analyst
12 3 (2.40%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 3 (2.40%) IP Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.60%) Middleware
1 2 (1.60%) REST
1 2 (1.60%) SOAP
1 2 (1.60%) Web Services
2 1 (0.80%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.80%) LAMP
2 1 (0.80%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (0.80%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.20%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.20%) Virtual Team
4 3 (2.40%) CESG
5 2 (1.60%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.60%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.80%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.80%) BBC
6 1 (0.80%) IVR
6 1 (0.80%) Life Science
6 1 (0.80%) PKI
6 1 (0.80%) RIA
6 1 (0.80%) SCADA
6 1 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.80%) Linux
2 13 (10.40%) Windows
3 6 (4.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.00%) Unix
5 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.40%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.80%) Android
7 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.80%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.80%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (12.00%) Programme Management
2 12 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (8.80%) ITIL
3 11 (8.80%) Network Virtualisation
4 10 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
4 10 (8.00%) Service Management
4 10 (8.00%) Use Case
5 9 (7.20%) Customer Requirements
5 9 (7.20%) Load Balancing
5 9 (7.20%) Service Design
6 8 (6.40%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (6.40%) High Availability
7 7 (5.60%) ITSM
7 7 (5.60%) Project Management
8 6 (4.80%) Collaborative Working
8 6 (4.80%) IT Strategy
8 6 (4.80%) Matrix Organization
8 6 (4.80%) Migration
8 6 (4.80%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.80%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.40%) Python
2 5 (4.00%) Perl
3 2 (1.60%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.60%) C-shell
3 2 (1.60%) Java
3 2 (1.60%) Korn
4 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (28.80%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (24.00%) Security Cleared
3 26 (20.80%) CCNP
4 22 (17.60%) CCIE
5 19 (15.20%) SC Cleared
6 13 (10.40%) Degree
7 11 (8.80%) CCDP
7 11 (8.80%) JNCIE
8 10 (8.00%) CCIP
8 10 (8.00%) JNCIA
9 9 (7.20%) CCNA
9 9 (7.20%) DV Cleared
10 8 (6.40%) CCSA
10 8 (6.40%) CCSE
10 8 (6.40%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (6.40%) HP ASE
11 7 (5.60%) HP MASE
12 4 (3.20%) CISSP
12 4 (3.20%) JNCIP
12 4 (3.20%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.40%) GDPR
1 3 (2.40%) PMO
2 2 (1.60%) ISO 22301
2 2 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.60%) SLA
3 1 (0.80%) ECSS
3 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (17.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.60%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.80%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.80%) vSphere
4 5 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.20%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.40%) Docker
6 3 (2.40%) XenApp
6 3 (2.40%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.40%) XenServer
7 2 (1.60%) Openswan
8 1 (0.80%) Firmware
8 1 (0.80%) NFS
8 1 (0.80%) pfSense
8 1 (0.80%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (5.60%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.20%) Ansible
2 4 (3.20%) Puppet
3 2 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.60%) Terraform
4 1 (0.80%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.80%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (0.80%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.80%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.80%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.80%) SCCM
4 1 (0.80%) SCOM
Vendors
1 53 (42.40%) Cisco
2 32 (25.60%) Juniper
3 25 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 22 (17.60%) VMware
5 19 (15.20%) F5
6 18 (14.40%) HP
7 16 (12.80%) Microsoft
8 15 (12.00%) Citrix
9 14 (11.20%) Fortinet
10 12 (9.60%) NetApp
11 9 (7.20%) Riverbed
12 8 (6.40%) Aruba
12 8 (6.40%) Ericsson
13 6 (4.80%) Blue Coat
14 5 (4.00%) Brocade
14 5 (4.00%) Huawei
15 4 (3.20%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 4 (3.20%) Red Hat
16 3 (2.40%) Motorola
17 2 (1.60%) BMC