Period
to 11 August 2020

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 11 August 2020 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
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 131 220 198
Rank change year-on-year +89 -22 +6
Contract jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 6 11 14
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 0.24% 0.17% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.03% 1.07% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 11
Median daily rate £308 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.43% - -7.08%
10th Percentile £304 £511 £439
90th Percentile £311 £559 £540
England median daily rate £450 £525 £550
% change year-on-year -14.29% -4.55% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £36.00

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 296 1,026 785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 11.96% 16.15% 14.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 547 436
Median daily rate £450 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% +2.74%
10th Percentile £212 £167 £211
90th Percentile £605 £590 £538
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 99 84
Median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £41.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +7.75% +4.41%
10th Percentile £14.13 £18.39 £16.33
90th Percentile £45.00 £53.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +47.37% +18.75% +10.50%

Software-Defined Networking
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Software-Defined Networking as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software-Defined Networking in the South West.

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 11 August 2020. 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 +46 4 - - 1
Bristol - 1 £308 -
Dorset - 1 - -
Software-Defined Networking
England

For the 6 months to 11 August 2020, 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 5 (83.33%) Linux
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) SCCM
3 3 (50.00%) SCOM
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) Azure
3 3 (50.00%) AWS
3 3 (50.00%) MODAF
3 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) vRealize
3 3 (50.00%) TOGAF Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (33.33%) Architectural Design
4 2 (33.33%) Security Monitoring
4 2 (33.33%) ArchiMate
4 2 (33.33%) Data Protection

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 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) AWS
1 3 (50.00%) Azure
2 1 (16.67%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) NetScreen
1 1 (16.67%) OSPF
1 1 (16.67%) SMTP
1 1 (16.67%) SNMP
1 1 (16.67%) SSL
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) MODAF
1 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (33.33%) ArchiMate
2 2 (33.33%) Architectural Design
2 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design
3 1 (16.67%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow Management
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) TOGAF Certification
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) CCDA
4 1 (16.67%) CCDP
4 1 (16.67%) CCIE
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) CCNP
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (16.67%) Docker
3 1 (16.67%) LXC
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (16.67%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
1 3 (50.00%) SCOM
1 3 (50.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (16.67%) Dell
4 1 (16.67%) F5
4 1 (16.67%) Infoblox
4 1 (16.67%) Juniper
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat