Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 293 197 215
Rank change year-on-year -96 +18 +8
Contract jobs citing Network Design 92 166 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.55% 1.07% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 1.29% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 104 110
South East median daily rate £525 £423 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.26% -6.11% +28.57%
10th Percentile £418 £304 £312
90th Percentile £610 £538 £925
England median daily rate £475 £440 £440
% change year-on-year +7.95% - +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 9
South East median hourly rate £47.83 - £43.00
England median hourly rate £46.42 £50.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -7.17% +16.28% +13.16%

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 14,055 12,889 14,967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.74% 83.34% 82.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,288 7,451 9,196
South East median daily rate £435 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £252
90th Percentile £588 £563 £545
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 475 494 562
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -22.71% +18.83%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.60 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.43 £52.73
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -44 39 £560 +31.76% 6
Thames Valley -49 34 £500 +23.08% 7
Surrey -16 18 £483 - 6
Berkshire -41 18 £563 +7.14% 6
Oxfordshire +4 8 £450 +20.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -13 8 £438 -16.67%
West Sussex -10 1 - - 1
Network Design
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 38 (41.30%) Cisco
2 35 (38.04%) Firewall
3 31 (33.70%) VMware
4 30 (32.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 29 (31.52%) Windows
6 27 (29.35%) WAN
6 27 (29.35%) LAN
7 26 (28.26%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (27.17%) Microsoft
8 25 (27.17%) Migration
9 24 (26.09%) Citrix
9 24 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
9 24 (26.09%) Data Centre
10 23 (25.00%) Hyper-V
11 22 (23.91%) Middleware
11 22 (23.91%) SQL
11 22 (23.91%) Oracle
12 21 (22.83%) Analytical Skills
12 21 (22.83%) Windows Server
13 18 (19.57%) XenApp
14 16 (17.39%) CCNP
15 15 (16.30%) Microsoft App-V
16 14 (15.22%) Red Hat
16 14 (15.22%) SaaS
17 13 (14.13%) SAN
17 13 (14.13%) HP
17 13 (14.13%) Unix
17 13 (14.13%) Storage Virtualisation
18 11 (11.96%) Juniper
18 11 (11.96%) PaaS

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 8 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.26%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.09%) IIS
3 1 (1.09%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 24 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (15.22%) SaaS
3 11 (11.96%) PaaS
4 9 (9.78%) IaaS
5 6 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.09%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 35 (38.04%) Firewall
2 27 (29.35%) LAN
2 27 (29.35%) WAN
3 13 (14.13%) SAN
4 10 (10.87%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (10.87%) MPLS
4 10 (10.87%) OSPF
5 9 (9.78%) BGP
6 8 (8.70%) VLAN
7 7 (7.61%) Multicast
8 6 (6.52%) TCP/IP
8 6 (6.52%) Wireless
9 5 (5.43%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (4.35%) NetScaler
10 4 (4.35%) Network Security
11 3 (3.26%) Junos
11 3 (3.26%) LTE
11 3 (3.26%) Skype
11 3 (3.26%) VoLTE
11 3 (3.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.09%) Robot Framework
General
1 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.17%) Billing
2 2 (2.17%) Legal
3 1 (1.09%) Back Office
3 1 (1.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 47 (51.09%) Architect
2 28 (30.43%) Infrastructure Architect
3 15 (16.30%) Network Engineer
4 10 (10.87%) Design Engineer
4 10 (10.87%) Technical Architect
5 8 (8.70%) Cloud Architect
5 8 (8.70%) Designer
6 7 (7.61%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 7 (7.61%) Network Design Engineer
6 7 (7.61%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (6.52%) Network Architect
8 5 (5.43%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (5.43%) Consultant
9 4 (4.35%) Lead Architect
9 4 (4.35%) Security Architect
9 4 (4.35%) Security Consultant
9 4 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.26%) Information Security Consultant
10 3 (3.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.26%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (23.91%) Middleware
2 3 (3.26%) LDAP
3 2 (2.17%) JAAS
3 2 (2.17%) OAuth
3 2 (2.17%) OpenID
3 2 (2.17%) SAML
3 2 (2.17%) XACML
4 1 (1.09%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 21 (22.83%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.70%) Clustering
4 5 (5.43%) Cloud Native
5 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.17%) HP Storage
6 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.17%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.09%) IVR
7 1 (1.09%) PKI
7 1 (1.09%) SCADA
7 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (31.52%) Windows
2 21 (22.83%) Windows Server
3 13 (14.13%) Unix
4 8 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (7.61%) Linux
5 7 (7.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (7.61%) Solaris
5 7 (7.61%) Windows 10
5 7 (7.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (6.52%) AIX
6 6 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.52%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.09%) Debian
7 1 (1.09%) SUSE
7 1 (1.09%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (27.17%) Migration
2 13 (14.13%) Storage Virtualisation
3 10 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (9.78%) High Availability
5 8 (8.70%) Performance Management
6 7 (7.61%) Capacity Management
6 7 (7.61%) Load Balancing
6 7 (7.61%) Requirements Analysis
6 7 (7.61%) Server Virtualisation
6 7 (7.61%) Service Delivery
7 6 (6.52%) Business Continuity
7 6 (6.52%) Security Monitoring
8 5 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (5.43%) Information Security
9 4 (4.35%) Application Packaging
9 4 (4.35%) ITIL
9 4 (4.35%) Project Management
10 3 (3.26%) Change Management
10 3 (3.26%) DevOps
10 3 (3.26%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (23.91%) SQL
2 2 (2.17%) Java
2 2 (2.17%) Python
3 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 26 (28.26%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (17.39%) CCNP
3 9 (9.78%) Security Cleared
4 8 (8.70%) SC Cleared
5 7 (7.61%) CCNA
6 6 (6.52%) CCIE
7 4 (4.35%) CCDP
7 4 (4.35%) CISM
7 4 (4.35%) CISSP
7 4 (4.35%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.17%) CCIE Wireless
8 2 (2.17%) CEH
8 2 (2.17%) Chartered Engineer
8 2 (2.17%) CWDP
8 2 (2.17%) CWSP
8 2 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.09%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.09%) MCP
9 1 (1.09%) MCSE
9 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.09%) GDPR
3 1 (1.09%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 30 (32.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 18 (19.57%) XenApp
4 15 (16.30%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (7.61%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (6.52%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (4.35%) Active Directory
7 4 (4.35%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.09%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.09%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (6.52%) Data Guard
2 4 (4.35%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.09%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.09%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 38 (41.30%) Cisco
2 31 (33.70%) VMware
3 25 (27.17%) Microsoft
4 24 (26.09%) Citrix
5 22 (23.91%) Oracle
6 14 (15.22%) Red Hat
7 13 (14.13%) HP
8 11 (11.96%) Juniper
9 7 (7.61%) Blue Coat
9 7 (7.61%) CheckPoint
9 7 (7.61%) NetApp
10 6 (6.52%) 3PAR
10 6 (6.52%) IBM
11 3 (3.26%) Nokia
12 2 (2.17%) F5
12 2 (2.17%) Meraki
12 2 (2.17%) Nokia Networks
12 2 (2.17%) Rackspace
13 1 (1.09%) Fortinet
13 1 (1.09%) SolarWinds