Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 266 195 239
Rank change year-on-year -71 +44 +4
Contract jobs citing Network Design 99 177 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.59% 1.14% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 1.39% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 128 78
South East median daily rate £480 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.94% -2.86% +12.90%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £288
90th Percentile £615 £551 £569
England median daily rate £450 £425 £441
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.68% +10.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 19
South East median hourly rate £19.38 - £39.00
10th Percentile £16.99 - £26.25
90th Percentile £22.79 - £47.50
England median hourly rate £36.00 £48.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year -25.00% +21.52% -24.76%

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 13,943 12,759 15,031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 83.19% 81.88% 81.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,370 7,564 9,009
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £253
90th Percentile £588 £569 £538
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 519 615
South East median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% -16.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.06 £11.70
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £52.65
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.76% +5.26% +16.74%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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
Thames Valley -29 52 £450 +12.50% 12
Berkshire -18 39 £550 +46.67% 9
Hampshire -27 33 £500 +19.05% 5
Surrey -37 11 £482 +10.17% 3
Buckinghamshire -24 7 £400 -3.03% 2
Oxfordshire -5 6 £383 -41.15% 1
Home Counties - 3 - -
Network Design
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 (48.48%) Cisco
2 38 (38.38%) Firewall
3 35 (35.35%) Juniper
4 32 (32.32%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (29.29%) Security Cleared
6 26 (26.26%) LAN
7 23 (23.23%) Data Centre
8 21 (21.21%) WAN
9 20 (20.20%) SC Cleared
10 17 (17.17%) CCNP
11 16 (16.16%) Telecoms
12 15 (15.15%) VMware
12 15 (15.15%) Citrix
13 14 (14.14%) CheckPoint
13 14 (14.14%) OSPF
13 14 (14.14%) BGP
13 14 (14.14%) Migration
13 14 (14.14%) Programme Management
13 14 (14.14%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (13.13%) Disaster Recovery
14 13 (13.13%) CCIE
15 12 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
16 11 (11.11%) Windows
17 10 (10.10%) Business Continuity
17 10 (10.10%) DAB
17 10 (10.10%) MPLS
17 10 (10.10%) Service Delivery
17 10 (10.10%) Unix
17 10 (10.10%) SAN

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 (6.06%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.04%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.02%) IIS
3 2 (2.02%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.02%) IaaS
3 2 (2.02%) Office 365
3 2 (2.02%) PaaS
3 2 (2.02%) SaaS
4 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (38.38%) Firewall
2 26 (26.26%) LAN
3 21 (21.21%) WAN
4 14 (14.14%) BGP
4 14 (14.14%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (14.14%) OSPF
5 12 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (10.10%) DAB
6 10 (10.10%) MPLS
6 10 (10.10%) SAN
7 9 (9.09%) NX-OS
8 7 (7.07%) Multicast
8 7 (7.07%) VLAN
9 6 (6.06%) Radio Access Network
9 6 (6.06%) VPN
10 4 (4.04%) Junos
10 4 (4.04%) Software-Defined Networking
11 3 (3.03%) 4G
11 3 (3.03%) DNS
11 3 (3.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.01%) Big Data
1 1 (1.01%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (1.01%) GIS
1 1 (1.01%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.01%) Robot Framework
1 1 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 16 (16.16%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.07%) Finance
3 3 (3.03%) Billing
4 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.01%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 30 (30.30%) Architect
2 27 (27.27%) Network Engineer
3 15 (15.15%) Design Engineer
4 13 (13.13%) Network Design Engineer
5 12 (12.12%) Network Architect
6 11 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
7 9 (9.09%) Consultant
7 9 (9.09%) Domain Architect
8 6 (6.06%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Designer
9 5 (5.05%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) Programme Director
11 3 (3.03%) Data Centre Engineer
11 3 (3.03%) Information Security Consultant
11 3 (3.03%) IP Architect
11 3 (3.03%) Security Consultant
11 3 (3.03%) Technical Architect
12 2 (2.02%) Senior Systems Engineer
12 2 (2.02%) Solutions Architect
12 2 (2.02%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.03%) Middleware
2 1 (1.01%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.01%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.23%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.08%) Clustering
3 4 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.02%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.01%) IVR
5 1 (1.01%) Life Science
5 1 (1.01%) PKI
5 1 (1.01%) RIA
5 1 (1.01%) SCADA
5 1 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.11%) Windows
2 10 (10.10%) Unix
3 8 (8.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (7.07%) Solaris
4 7 (7.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (6.06%) Linux
6 1 (1.01%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.14%) Migration
1 14 (14.14%) Programme Management
2 13 (13.13%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (10.10%) Business Continuity
3 10 (10.10%) High Availability
3 10 (10.10%) Service Delivery
4 9 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 8 (8.08%) Project Management
6 7 (7.07%) Performance Management
7 6 (6.06%) Business Development
7 6 (6.06%) ITIL
8 5 (5.05%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (5.05%) Change Management
8 5 (5.05%) IT Strategy
8 5 (5.05%) Network Virtualisation
8 5 (5.05%) Storage Virtualisation
8 5 (5.05%) Use Case
9 4 (4.04%) PRINCE2
10 3 (3.03%) Incident Management
10 3 (3.03%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.06%) Python
2 3 (3.03%) SQL
3 2 (2.02%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.01%) C
4 1 (1.01%) Java
Qualifications
1 32 (32.32%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (29.29%) Security Cleared
3 20 (20.20%) SC Cleared
4 17 (17.17%) CCNP
5 13 (13.13%) CCIE
6 9 (9.09%) CCDP
6 9 (9.09%) CCNA
6 9 (9.09%) DV Cleared
7 5 (5.05%) CISSP
8 4 (4.04%) CISM
8 4 (4.04%) JNCIE
8 4 (4.04%) MCSE
8 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (3.03%) CCDE
9 3 (3.03%) Degree
9 3 (3.03%) JNCIP
9 3 (3.03%) JNCIS
10 2 (2.02%) CEH
10 2 (2.02%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (2.02%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.02%) GDPR
2 2 (2.02%) ISO 22301
2 2 (2.02%) SLA
3 1 (1.01%) ECSS
3 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.06%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.05%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.05%) vSphere
3 5 (5.05%) XenApp
4 2 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.02%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.02%) XenServer
5 1 (1.01%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (4.04%) Ansible
2 2 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.02%) Puppet
3 1 (1.01%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 48 (48.48%) Cisco
2 35 (35.35%) Juniper
3 15 (15.15%) Citrix
3 15 (15.15%) VMware
4 14 (14.14%) CheckPoint
5 7 (7.07%) HP
5 7 (7.07%) Microsoft
6 6 (6.06%) F5
6 6 (6.06%) NetApp
7 5 (5.05%) Blue Coat
7 5 (5.05%) Fujitsu
7 5 (5.05%) Oracle
8 3 (3.03%) Fortinet
8 3 (3.03%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.02%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (2.02%) BMC
9 2 (2.02%) CA
10 1 (1.01%) Ericsson
10 1 (1.01%) Nokia
10 1 (1.01%) Radware