Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 10 December 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
UK
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 447 453 360
Rank change year-on-year +6 -93 +51
Contract jobs citing Network Design 519 512 686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.50% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.58% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 286 422
UK median daily rate £456 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.35% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £322 £284 £313
90th Percentile £631 £604 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £423 £408
% change year-on-year +6.51% +3.68% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 13
UK median hourly rate £44.59 £41.00 £49.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.76% -16.65% +15.85%
10th Percentile £26.88 £24.98 £28.70
90th Percentile £48.75 £57.63 £55.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +23.33% -16.67% +7.19%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 91,103 88,016 87,639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.72% 85.90% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,344 58,702 57,753
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £277 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,341 2,069 2,478
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £50.10 £49.25 £48.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.52% +6.67% -

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Network Design as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Network Design in the UK

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Design in the UK

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Design in the UK

Network Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Design in the UK

Network Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Design in the UK

Network Design
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 10 December 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
England -29 485 £460 +8.24% 134
UK excluding London -35 318 £450 +6.51% 99
London +25 189 £475 +5.56% 41
South East -12 134 £498 +24.38% 27
North of England +18 86 £450 -10.00% 17
North West +16 66 £425 -15.00% 11
Midlands -35 41 £450 +6.51% 14
West Midlands -45 29 £463 +5.11% 11
South West -45 21 £475 +12.43% 23
Yorkshire -8 15 £450 -22.41% 5
Scotland -18 13 £500 +63.27% 2
East Midlands +11 12 £450 +33.33% 3
Wales -13 12 £425 - 3
East of England -29 11 £450 -18.18% 12
North East -11 5 £650 +4.00% 1

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 with a requirement for Network Design.

1 270 (52.02%) Cisco
2 196 (37.76%) Firewall
3 167 (32.18%) Cisco Certification
4 160 (30.83%) WAN
5 137 (26.40%) LAN
6 136 (26.20%) Security Cleared
7 111 (21.39%) CCNP
8 105 (20.23%) SC Cleared
9 99 (19.08%) Data Centre
10 91 (17.53%) VMware
11 88 (16.96%) BGP
12 87 (16.76%) Wireless
13 86 (16.57%) Microsoft Azure
14 85 (16.38%) Migration
14 85 (16.38%) Windows
15 84 (16.18%) OSPF
16 75 (14.45%) VMware Infrastructure
17 73 (14.07%) CCIE
18 71 (13.68%) Juniper
18 71 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
19 69 (13.29%) VPN
20 62 (11.95%) Linux
20 62 (11.95%) MPLS
20 62 (11.95%) Cisco Nexus
21 60 (11.56%) Microsoft
22 59 (11.37%) Oracle
23 58 (11.18%) ITIL
24 56 (10.79%) Network Security
25 55 (10.60%) TCP/IP
26 51 (9.83%) VoIP

Network Design
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 12 (2.31%) OpenStack
2 5 (0.96%) Confluence
3 3 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (0.58%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.39%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.19%) Apache
5 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.19%) Mule
5 1 (0.19%) Smallworld
5 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.19%) TPMS
5 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.77%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 86 (16.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (9.25%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (5.20%) IaaS
3 27 (5.20%) SaaS
4 24 (4.62%) PaaS
5 14 (2.70%) Office 365
6 9 (1.73%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.35%) Azure Machine Learning
7 7 (1.35%) Data Lake Analytics
8 6 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.58%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.58%) Route 53
12 2 (0.39%) Cloudflare
13 1 (0.19%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 196 (37.76%) Firewall
2 160 (30.83%) WAN
3 137 (26.40%) LAN
4 88 (16.96%) BGP
5 87 (16.76%) Wireless
6 84 (16.18%) OSPF
7 69 (13.29%) VPN
8 62 (11.95%) Cisco Nexus
8 62 (11.95%) MPLS
9 56 (10.79%) Network Security
10 55 (10.60%) TCP/IP
11 51 (9.83%) VoIP
12 47 (9.06%) Cisco ASA
13 41 (7.90%) SAN
14 39 (7.51%) DNS
15 37 (7.13%) Ethernet
16 31 (5.97%) Multicast
17 26 (5.01%) DHCP
18 24 (4.62%) Cisco IOS
18 24 (4.62%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.73%) GIS
2 7 (1.35%) Data Lake
2 7 (1.35%) Power BI
3 4 (0.77%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.58%) Geospatial Data
4 3 (0.58%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (0.39%) Big Data
5 2 (0.39%) MySQL
6 1 (0.19%) DB2
6 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.19%) Redis
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.19%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (1.35%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (0.96%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.96%) JIRA
3 5 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (0.77%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.58%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.39%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.19%) JMeter
7 1 (0.19%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 44 (8.48%) Telecoms
2 37 (7.13%) Finance
3 16 (3.08%) Banking
4 14 (2.70%) Back Office
5 8 (1.54%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.54%) Law
5 8 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.16%) Retail
7 4 (0.77%) Electronics
7 4 (0.77%) Marketing
8 2 (0.39%) Legal
8 2 (0.39%) Publishing
9 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.19%) Billing
9 1 (0.19%) Front Office
9 1 (0.19%) Military
9 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 193 (37.19%) Network Engineer
2 182 (35.07%) Architect
3 64 (12.33%) Network Architect
4 63 (12.14%) Infrastructure Architect
5 43 (8.29%) Network Design Engineer
6 39 (7.51%) Design Engineer
7 37 (7.13%) Cisco Engineer
8 35 (6.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 34 (6.55%) Senior Network Engineer
10 26 (5.01%) Solutions Architect
11 24 (4.62%) Consultant
12 21 (4.05%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 19 (3.66%) Operations Engineer
14 18 (3.47%) Network Design Architect
15 17 (3.28%) Implementation Engineer
16 16 (3.08%) Cisco Design Engineer
16 16 (3.08%) Cloud Architect
16 16 (3.08%) Cloud Engineer
16 16 (3.08%) Network Implementation Engineer
17 15 (2.89%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (7.51%) Middleware
2 16 (3.08%) Web Services
3 15 (2.89%) 802.1X
4 8 (1.54%) CGI
4 8 (1.54%) HTML
5 4 (0.77%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (0.58%) Spine.js
7 2 (0.39%) .NET
7 2 (0.39%) Jinja
7 2 (0.39%) WAP
7 2 (0.39%) YAML
8 1 (0.19%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (0.19%) JSON
8 1 (0.19%) LDAP
8 1 (0.19%) OAuth
8 1 (0.19%) SAML
8 1 (0.19%) SOAP
8 1 (0.19%) SPML
8 1 (0.19%) XML
8 1 (0.19%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 99 (19.08%) Data Centre
2 71 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.01%) Private Cloud
4 19 (3.66%) Cloud Native
5 15 (2.89%) PKI
6 14 (2.70%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (1.93%) Public Cloud
9 9 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.35%) Replication
10 7 (1.35%) User Experience
11 6 (1.16%) BBC
11 6 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (0.77%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.77%) Video\Live Streaming
12 4 (0.77%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.39%) Clustering
13 2 (0.39%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 85 (16.38%) Windows
2 62 (11.95%) Linux
3 40 (7.71%) Windows Server
4 31 (5.97%) Unix
5 26 (5.01%) Windows 10
6 18 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (3.28%) AIX
7 17 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (2.89%) Windows XP
9 10 (1.93%) Windows 7
10 8 (1.54%) CentOS
11 5 (0.96%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.77%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.19%) Debian
14 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (16.38%) Migration
2 58 (11.18%) ITIL
3 50 (9.63%) Load Balancing
4 34 (6.55%) Network Management
5 32 (6.17%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (6.17%) DevOps
6 30 (5.78%) Continuous Integration
7 28 (5.39%) Information Security
8 27 (5.20%) Network Monitoring
8 27 (5.20%) TOGAF
9 26 (5.01%) Stakeholder Management
10 25 (4.82%) Deployment Automation
11 24 (4.62%) Continuous Delivery
11 24 (4.62%) Network Architecture
11 24 (4.62%) Risk Management
12 22 (4.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 21 (4.05%) Configuration Management
13 21 (4.05%) Project Management
14 20 (3.85%) Data Protection
14 20 (3.85%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 50 (9.63%) SQL
2 27 (5.20%) Python
3 16 (3.08%) Perl
4 8 (1.54%) C
4 8 (1.54%) Java
4 8 (1.54%) PowerShell
4 8 (1.54%) VB
5 6 (1.16%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.58%) Lisp
6 3 (0.58%) Ruby
6 3 (0.58%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.39%) C#
7 2 (0.39%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.19%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.19%) PHP
8 1 (0.19%) XPath
Qualifications
1 167 (32.18%) Cisco Certification
2 136 (26.20%) Security Cleared
3 111 (21.39%) CCNP
4 105 (20.23%) SC Cleared
5 73 (14.07%) CCIE
6 49 (9.44%) CCNA
7 36 (6.94%) Degree
8 30 (5.78%) CCDP
9 24 (4.62%) DV Cleared
10 14 (2.70%) CISSP
11 11 (2.12%) JNCIA
12 10 (1.93%) JNCIS
13 9 (1.73%) JNCIP
14 8 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
14 8 (1.54%) JNCIE
15 7 (1.35%) CISM
15 7 (1.35%) CISMP
15 7 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
16 6 (1.16%) CCIE Routing and Switching
16 6 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.85%) QA
2 7 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 5 (0.96%) GDPR
4 4 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.58%) SLA
6 2 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.19%) COBIT
7 1 (0.19%) GPG13
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 75 (14.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (8.86%) Hyper-V
3 35 (6.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 34 (6.55%) Active Directory
4 34 (6.55%) XenApp
5 21 (4.05%) VMware NSX
6 14 (2.70%) Oracle RAC
7 13 (2.50%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.35%) DFS Replication
9 6 (1.16%) Docker
9 6 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.96%) Slurm Workload Manager
10 5 (0.96%) vSphere
11 4 (0.77%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.77%) KVM
12 2 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.19%) QEMU
13 1 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (4.05%) FortiGate
2 14 (2.70%) Data Guard
2 14 (2.70%) SCCM
3 13 (2.50%) Ansible
4 12 (2.31%) Nagios
5 10 (1.93%) Cisco Prime
5 10 (1.93%) Terraform
6 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (0.96%) Puppet
6 5 (0.96%) vCenter Server
7 4 (0.77%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.77%) Forum Sentry
8 3 (0.58%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (0.58%) Cisco IPCC
8 3 (0.58%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.58%) SCOM
8 3 (0.58%) Stealthwatch
9 2 (0.39%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 270 (52.02%) Cisco
2 91 (17.53%) VMware
3 71 (13.68%) Juniper
4 60 (11.56%) Microsoft
5 59 (11.37%) Oracle
6 48 (9.25%) CheckPoint
7 46 (8.86%) F5
8 38 (7.32%) Citrix
9 32 (6.17%) HP
10 28 (5.39%) Riverbed
11 27 (5.20%) Red Hat
12 24 (4.62%) Fortinet
13 23 (4.43%) IBM
14 22 (4.24%) Aruba
15 16 (3.08%) Palo Alto
16 14 (2.70%) 3PAR
16 14 (2.70%) McAfee
17 12 (2.31%) Infoblox
17 12 (2.31%) SolarWinds
18 11 (2.12%) Google