Period
to 15 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 15 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 West
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 208 177 194
Rank change year-on-year -31 +17 -18
Contract jobs citing Network Design 22 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.34% 0.44% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.54% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 10
South West median daily rate £475 £383 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.18% -15.00% +12.50%
10th Percentile £410 £267 £319
90th Percentile £533 £520 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
South West median hourly rate £29.63 £41.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.74% - -
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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,476 4,281 4,554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.59% 82.20% 83.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,496 2,665 3,030
South West median daily rate £434 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.44% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £288 £256 £234
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 175 285
South West median hourly rate £40.25 £30.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.97% -18.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.77 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £24.08 £24.09 £24.44
% change year-on-year -0.04% -1.43% +6.26%

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Network Design as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Network Design in the South West

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Design in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Design in the South West

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design in the South West over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Design in the South West

Network Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Design in the South West

Network Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design in the South West over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Design in the South West

Network Design
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 15 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
Wiltshire -33 10 £448 +5.29% 8
Bristol -24 5 £500 +28.21% 8
Somerset - 4 £475 - 4
Dorset +9 1 - -
Gloucestershire -18 1 - - 9
Network Design
England

For the 6 months to 15 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 West region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 14 (63.64%) Cisco
2 12 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (54.55%) Firewall
3 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
4 8 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (31.82%) Cisco IOS
5 7 (31.82%) CCNP
6 5 (22.73%) CCIE
6 5 (22.73%) Linux
6 5 (22.73%) VMware
6 5 (22.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
6 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
6 5 (22.73%) DMVPN
6 5 (22.73%) Multicast
6 5 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (22.73%) Network Architecture
6 5 (22.73%) VXLAN
6 5 (22.73%) Network Virtualisation
7 4 (18.18%) vCenter Server
7 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
7 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (18.18%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (18.18%) Confluence
7 4 (18.18%) DV Cleared
7 4 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (18.18%) Network Security
7 4 (18.18%) Atlassian

Network Design
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (18.18%) Confluence
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) Mule
2 1 (4.55%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (13.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 3 (13.64%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (13.64%) Amazon S3
2 3 (13.64%) Route 53
2 3 (13.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (4.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (54.55%) Firewall
2 8 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (31.82%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (22.73%) DMVPN
4 5 (22.73%) Multicast
4 5 (22.73%) VXLAN
5 4 (18.18%) Network Security
5 4 (18.18%) VoIP
6 3 (13.64%) LAN
6 3 (13.64%) VPN
7 2 (9.09%) BGP
7 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (9.09%) OSPF
7 2 (9.09%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (9.09%) SSH
7 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
7 2 (9.09%) WAN
8 1 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (4.55%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (9.09%) Data Lake
1 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (9.09%) Hadoop
1 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
1 2 (9.09%) NoSQL
1 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (18.18%) JIRA
1 4 (18.18%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.55%) JMeter
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Military
3 1 (4.55%) Electronics
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Architect
1 7 (31.82%) Network Architect
1 7 (31.82%) Network Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Network Design Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Designer
3 3 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (9.09%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (9.09%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Design Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (13.64%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (4.55%) EMC VNX
2 1 (4.55%) PKI
2 1 (4.55%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) CentOS
2 2 (9.09%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (22.73%) Network Architecture
1 5 (22.73%) Network Virtualisation
2 4 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (13.64%) Auto-Scaling
3 3 (13.64%) Continuous Deployment
3 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (13.64%) DevOps
3 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
3 3 (13.64%) Network Management
3 3 (13.64%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (13.64%) NsoIT
4 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 2 (9.09%) Demand Management
4 2 (9.09%) High Availability
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 2 (9.09%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
2 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
2 3 (13.64%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) Python
4 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
3 7 (31.82%) CCNP
4 5 (22.73%) CCIE
4 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
4 5 (22.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (18.18%) DV Cleared
6 3 (13.64%) CCNA
7 2 (9.09%) MCSE
7 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (4.55%) CCDP
8 1 (4.55%) Degree
8 1 (4.55%) JNCIA
8 1 (4.55%) JNCIE
8 1 (4.55%) JNCIP
8 1 (4.55%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) Docker
2 1 (4.55%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) vCenter Server
2 3 (13.64%) Ansible
2 3 (13.64%) Terraform
3 1 (4.55%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Cisco
2 5 (22.73%) VMware
3 4 (18.18%) Atlassian
4 2 (9.09%) EMC
4 2 (9.09%) Juniper
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle
5 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.55%) F5
5 1 (4.55%) HP
5 1 (4.55%) hybris
5 1 (4.55%) IBM
5 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.55%) SAP