Period
to 8 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Software-Defined Networking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software-Defined Networking over the 6 months to 8 December 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.

Software-Defined Networking
England > South West
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 218 212 203
Rank change year-on-year -6 -9 -3
Contract jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 10 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.16% 0.25% 0.018%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.04% 1.69% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 0
South West median daily rate £538 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% - -
England median daily rate £475 £525 £550
% change year-on-year -9.52% -4.55% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £18.00

Software-Defined Networking is in the Communications and Computer Networking 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 communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 957 945 825
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.00% 14.79% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 547 501
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £185 £181
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £418 £425 £402
% change year-on-year -1.76% +5.85% +0.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 62 51
South West median hourly rate £44.00 £42.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +50.00% -22.22%
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.18 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.43 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.25 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +21.25% +6.95% -16.89%

Software-Defined Networking
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Software-Defined Networking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Software-Defined Networking in the South West

Software-Defined Networking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software-Defined Networking in the South West

Software-Defined Networking
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 Software-Defined Networking within the South West region over the 6 months to 8 December 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
Gloucestershire +3 7 £550 -
Wiltshire -21 2 £525 -
Bristol +11 1 - - 2
Software-Defined Networking
England

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 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 Software-Defined Networking.

1 9 (90.00%) Linux
1 9 (90.00%) VMware
1 9 (90.00%) DV Cleared
1 9 (90.00%) Security Cleared
1 9 (90.00%) vRealize
2 7 (70.00%) Big Data
2 7 (70.00%) Analytics
2 7 (70.00%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (70.00%) vCenter Server
2 7 (70.00%) Deployment Automation
2 7 (70.00%) Mathematics
2 7 (70.00%) Physics
2 7 (70.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (70.00%) Clustering
3 5 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (20.00%) MODAF
4 2 (20.00%) SCCM
4 2 (20.00%) SCOM
4 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Azure
4 2 (20.00%) AWS
4 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management

Software-Defined Networking
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:

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) AWS
1 2 (20.00%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) Network Security
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Architect
1 6 (60.00%) VMware Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Architect
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Technical Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Analytics
1 7 (70.00%) Computer Science
1 7 (70.00%) Deployment Automation
1 7 (70.00%) Mathematics
1 7 (70.00%) Physics
2 5 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (20.00%) ArchiMate
3 2 (20.00%) MODAF
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (10.00%) High Availability
4 1 (10.00%) Security Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) DV Cleared
1 9 (90.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) TOGAF Certification
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (90.00%) vRealize
2 7 (70.00%) vCenter Server
3 2 (20.00%) SCCM
3 2 (20.00%) SCOM
4 1 (10.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Fortinet