Period
to 25 September 2018

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 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 West
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 172 166
Rank change year-on-year -27 -6 -2
Contract jobs citing Network Design 18 29 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.30% 0.53% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.64% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 38
South West median daily rate £470 £431 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.99% -33.65% +62.50%
10th Percentile £395 £227 £332
90th Percentile £555 £535 £1,000
England median daily rate £500 £440 £440
% change year-on-year +13.64% - +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
South West median hourly rate - £34.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +26.36% -35.23%
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 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 5,029 4,542 4,709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.18% 83.23% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,115 2,874 3,125
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £256 £245
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 186 266
South West median hourly rate £41.83 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.07% +8.57% -5.41%
10th Percentile £11.69 £12.79 £12.65
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
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 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 25 September 2018.

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
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 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
Wiltshire -7 10 £466 -0.85% 5
Somerset +6 3 £475 -13.64% 1
Gloucestershire -7 2 - - 7
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 West region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 13 (72.22%) Firewall
2 11 (61.11%) Cisco
3 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (44.44%) CCNP
6 7 (38.89%) DMVPN
6 7 (38.89%) Multicast
6 7 (38.89%) Network Architecture
6 7 (38.89%) Cisco IOS
6 7 (38.89%) Network Virtualisation
7 6 (33.33%) VXLAN
7 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (33.33%) VMware
7 6 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (27.78%) CCIE
8 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
8 5 (27.78%) DV Cleared
8 5 (27.78%) vCenter Server
9 4 (22.22%) NsoIT
9 4 (22.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (22.22%) Atlassian
9 4 (22.22%) JIRA
9 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
9 4 (22.22%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (22.22%) Confluence
9 4 (22.22%) Juniper
9 4 (22.22%) VPN
9 4 (22.22%) Linux

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 (22.22%) Confluence
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Mule
2 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (16.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 3 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (16.67%) Amazon S3
1 3 (16.67%) Route 53
1 3 (16.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (5.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (72.22%) Firewall
2 9 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (38.89%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (38.89%) DMVPN
3 7 (38.89%) Multicast
4 6 (33.33%) VXLAN
5 4 (22.22%) LAN
5 4 (22.22%) VPN
5 4 (22.22%) WAN
6 3 (16.67%) BGP
6 3 (16.67%) OSPF
7 2 (11.11%) Broadband
7 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (11.11%) ISDN
7 2 (11.11%) Junos
7 2 (11.11%) MPLS
7 2 (11.11%) Network Security
7 2 (11.11%) SSH
7 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 1 (5.56%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (22.22%) JIRA
1 4 (22.22%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) JMeter
General
1 1 (5.56%) Electronics
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.56%) Marketing
1 1 (5.56%) Military
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Architect
1 8 (44.44%) Network Architect
2 7 (38.89%) Network Design Architect
3 4 (22.22%) Network Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) AWS DevOps
5 2 (11.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Designer
6 1 (5.56%) Java Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Network Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Network Technical Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Senior DevOps
6 1 (5.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Design Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (16.67%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (5.56%) EMC VNX
3 1 (5.56%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Network Architecture
1 7 (38.89%) Network Virtualisation
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) NsoIT
2 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (16.67%) Auto-Scaling
3 3 (16.67%) Continuous Deployment
3 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (16.67%) DevOps
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL
4 2 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.56%) Demand Management
5 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (5.56%) High Availability
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Bash Shell
1 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.56%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (44.44%) CCNP
4 6 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (27.78%) CCIE
5 5 (27.78%) DV Cleared
5 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.56%) CCDP
6 1 (5.56%) CCNA
6 1 (5.56%) JNCIA
6 1 (5.56%) JNCIE
6 1 (5.56%) JNCIP
6 1 (5.56%) JNCIS
6 1 (5.56%) MCSE
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Docker
2 1 (5.56%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) vCenter Server
2 3 (16.67%) Ansible
2 3 (16.67%) Terraform
3 1 (5.56%) Kubernetes
3 1 (5.56%) SCCM
3 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Cisco
2 6 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (22.22%) Atlassian
3 4 (22.22%) Juniper
4 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.56%) Aruba
5 1 (5.56%) EMC
5 1 (5.56%) F5
5 1 (5.56%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) hybris
5 1 (5.56%) IBM
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.56%) SAP