Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 2017 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 430 331 415
Rank change year-on-year -99 +84 +29
Contract jobs citing Network Design 524 789 602
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.74% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.89% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 500 349
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £302 £308 £263
90th Percentile £609 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £414 £400
% change year-on-year +1.21% +3.44% +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 12 36
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £45.00 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +10.43% +4.49%
10th Percentile £26.15 £27.90 £25.13
90th Percentile £59.25 £49.19 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -26.11% +15.38% -

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 83959 89134 93113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.87% 81.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 55760 58941 60340
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1973 2334 2702
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.95% +12.82%
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.43 £11.39
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +12.50%

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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Design in the UK

Network Design
Top 16 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 20 October 2017. 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 -66 488 £425 -2.86% 40
UK excluding London -25 348 £419 +1.21% 21
London -80 170 £450 -1.91% 20
South East -4 137 £400 - 6
North of England +7 70 £475 +7.95% 6
Midlands +14 60 £420 -3.72% 1
West Midlands +6 51 £423 +24.26% 1
North West +15 49 £488 -6.25% 2
South West +6 31 £375 -46.43% 4
Scotland -4 27 £306 -25.30%
East of England -7 25 £550 +107.55% 3
Yorkshire +3 15 £580 +5.45% 4
East Midlands +5 10 £525 -41.67%
North East +36 7 £400 -4.76%
Northern Ireland -67 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 £190 -

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network Design also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Network Design.

1 291 (55.53%) Cisco
2 246 (46.95%) Firewall
3 213 (40.65%) Cisco Certification
4 188 (35.88%) WAN
5 158 (30.15%) LAN
5 158 (30.15%) CCNP
6 129 (24.62%) Data Centre
7 127 (24.24%) Wireless
8 115 (21.95%) Juniper
9 110 (20.99%) VPN
10 96 (18.32%) Security Cleared
11 95 (18.13%) CheckPoint
11 95 (18.13%) Telecoms
12 93 (17.75%) CCIE
12 93 (17.75%) Network Security
13 90 (17.18%) BGP
14 84 (16.03%) Cisco ASA
15 80 (15.27%) VMware
16 77 (14.69%) MPLS
17 74 (14.12%) F5
18 72 (13.74%) TCP/IP
18 72 (13.74%) SC Cleared
19 71 (13.55%) Windows
20 69 (13.17%) Linux
20 69 (13.17%) OSPF
20 69 (13.17%) VMware Infrastructure
21 65 (12.40%) Microsoft
21 65 (12.40%) Cisco Nexus
22 63 (12.02%) HP
23 61 (11.64%) Fortinet

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 22 (4.20%) MS Exchange
2 18 (3.44%) OpenStack
3 9 (1.72%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.15%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.76%) IIS
6 3 (0.57%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.57%) SAS
6 3 (0.57%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.38%) Apache
7 2 (0.38%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.38%) Confluence
8 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (4.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (3.05%) MS Visio
3 12 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (2.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Maximo
2 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 41 (7.82%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (6.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.24%) PaaS
4 12 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (2.29%) IaaS
5 9 (1.72%) SaaS
6 3 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.38%) Office 365
8 1 (0.19%) Akamai
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.19%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 246 (46.95%) Firewall
2 188 (35.88%) WAN
3 158 (30.15%) LAN
4 127 (24.24%) Wireless
5 110 (20.99%) VPN
6 93 (17.75%) Network Security
7 90 (17.18%) BGP
8 84 (16.03%) Cisco ASA
9 77 (14.69%) MPLS
10 72 (13.74%) TCP/IP
11 69 (13.17%) OSPF
12 65 (12.40%) Cisco Nexus
13 51 (9.73%) DNS
14 46 (8.78%) DHCP
15 45 (8.59%) SAN
16 37 (7.06%) VLAN
17 32 (6.11%) BIG-IP
18 31 (5.92%) Ethernet
18 31 (5.92%) IPsec
19 30 (5.73%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.53%) Relational Database
2 7 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.15%) Hadoop
3 6 (1.15%) NoSQL
4 5 (0.95%) Big Data
4 5 (0.95%) GIS
4 5 (0.95%) MongoDB
4 5 (0.95%) MySQL
4 5 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (0.76%) SQL Server
6 3 (0.57%) MS Access
7 2 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.38%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.19%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (2.10%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.57%) ReSharper
3 3 (0.57%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.57%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.38%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.38%) JIRA
4 2 (0.38%) Subversion
5 1 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 95 (18.13%) Telecoms
2 59 (11.26%) Finance
3 18 (3.44%) Banking
4 14 (2.67%) Legal
5 13 (2.48%) Billing
6 10 (1.91%) Marketing
7 9 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.15%) Law
8 6 (1.15%) Publishing
9 5 (0.95%) Retail
10 4 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.38%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.38%) Electronics
11 2 (0.38%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.38%) Local Government
11 2 (0.38%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Back Office
12 1 (0.19%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 204 (38.93%) Network Engineer
2 122 (23.28%) Architect
3 64 (12.21%) Network Architect
4 48 (9.16%) Design Engineer
5 41 (7.82%) Cisco Engineer
6 40 (7.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 40 (7.63%) Network Design Engineer
7 35 (6.68%) Consultant
8 30 (5.73%) Infrastructure Architect
9 24 (4.58%) Network Specialist
10 21 (4.01%) Security Engineer
11 20 (3.82%) Designer
11 20 (3.82%) Senior Network Engineer
12 19 (3.63%) Implementation Engineer
12 19 (3.63%) Network Implementation Engineer
12 19 (3.63%) Solutions Architect
13 18 (3.44%) Juniper Engineer
13 18 (3.44%) Network Security Engineer
13 18 (3.44%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 17 (3.24%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.63%) Web Services
2 16 (3.05%) 802.1X
3 10 (1.91%) REST
4 7 (1.34%) SOAP
5 6 (1.15%) Middleware
6 4 (0.76%) .NET
6 4 (0.76%) CSS
6 4 (0.76%) Spring
7 3 (0.57%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.57%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (0.57%) Aurelia
7 3 (0.57%) CSS3
7 3 (0.57%) HTML
7 3 (0.57%) HTML5
7 3 (0.57%) jQuery
7 3 (0.57%) Node.js
7 3 (0.57%) SAML
7 3 (0.57%) spray
7 3 (0.57%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 129 (24.62%) Data Centre
2 31 (5.92%) Computer Science
3 21 (4.01%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (2.48%) Private Cloud
6 11 (2.10%) PKI
7 6 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (0.95%) BYOD
8 5 (0.95%) Public Cloud
8 5 (0.95%) Virtual Team
8 5 (0.95%) YubiKey
9 4 (0.76%) FMCG
9 4 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.57%) CESG
10 3 (0.57%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (0.57%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.57%) Replication
10 3 (0.57%) Streaming Video
11 2 (0.38%) Derivative
11 2 (0.38%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 71 (13.55%) Windows
2 69 (13.17%) Linux
3 32 (6.11%) Unix
4 29 (5.53%) Windows Server
5 20 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.34%) SUSE
6 7 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.57%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.38%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (0.38%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.19%) Android
10 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.19%) Solaris
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (11.64%) Load Balancing
2 57 (10.88%) ITIL
2 57 (10.88%) Migration
3 41 (7.82%) Network Management
4 37 (7.06%) Network Monitoring
5 35 (6.68%) Service Management
6 31 (5.92%) Cybersecurity
6 31 (5.92%) Network Architecture
7 30 (5.73%) Project Management
8 28 (5.34%) Change Management
8 28 (5.34%) High Availability
9 27 (5.15%) Network Virtualisation
10 25 (4.77%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (4.58%) Service Design
11 24 (4.58%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (4.39%) Service Delivery
13 21 (4.01%) IT Strategy
13 21 (4.01%) Problem Management
14 20 (3.82%) Customer Requirements
14 20 (3.82%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (3.63%) SQL
2 17 (3.24%) Python
3 14 (2.67%) Perl
4 13 (2.48%) PowerShell
5 10 (1.91%) C
6 9 (1.72%) Java
7 8 (1.53%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.34%) C-shell
8 7 (1.34%) Korn
8 7 (1.34%) Lisp
9 3 (0.57%) C#
9 3 (0.57%) PHP
9 3 (0.57%) Scala
10 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 213 (40.65%) Cisco Certification
2 158 (30.15%) CCNP
3 96 (18.32%) Security Cleared
4 93 (17.75%) CCIE
5 72 (13.74%) SC Cleared
6 54 (10.31%) CCNA
7 51 (9.73%) Degree
8 48 (9.16%) CCDP
9 40 (7.63%) JNCIA
10 31 (5.92%) JNCIE
11 30 (5.73%) CCIP
12 28 (5.34%) JNCIS
13 27 (5.15%) CISSP
14 23 (4.39%) DV Cleared
15 20 (3.82%) CCSE
16 18 (3.44%) CCSA
16 18 (3.44%) CISM
17 17 (3.24%) Computer Science Degree
17 17 (3.24%) HP ASE
18 16 (3.05%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.15%) SLA
3 4 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.57%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.57%) PMO
4 3 (0.57%) QA
5 2 (0.38%) GDPR
5 2 (0.38%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.19%) ECSS
System Software
1 69 (13.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (5.73%) Active Directory
3 21 (4.01%) vSphere
4 19 (3.63%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (3.44%) Hyper-V
6 14 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (2.48%) VMware NSX
8 12 (2.29%) XenApp
9 11 (2.10%) Virtual Servers
10 10 (1.91%) ProxySG
11 8 (1.53%) iptables
11 8 (1.53%) vCloud
12 7 (1.34%) Docker
12 7 (1.34%) Openswan
13 6 (1.15%) NFS
13 6 (1.15%) pfSense
13 6 (1.15%) XenDesktop
14 3 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.57%) XenServer
15 2 (0.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 33 (6.30%) FortiGate
2 14 (2.67%) Cisco Prime
3 11 (2.10%) Puppet
4 9 (1.72%) SolarWinds Orion
5 8 (1.53%) SELinux
5 8 (1.53%) vCenter Server
6 6 (1.15%) Cacti
6 6 (1.15%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (1.15%) PowerCLI
6 6 (1.15%) QRadar
7 5 (0.95%) Ansible
7 5 (0.95%) CSIRT
7 5 (0.95%) Kubernetes
7 5 (0.95%) OpenView
7 5 (0.95%) SCOM
7 5 (0.95%) WSUS
8 4 (0.76%) Nagios
8 4 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.76%) Terraform
9 3 (0.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 291 (55.53%) Cisco
2 115 (21.95%) Juniper
3 95 (18.13%) CheckPoint
4 80 (15.27%) VMware
5 74 (14.12%) F5
6 65 (12.40%) Microsoft
7 63 (12.02%) HP
8 61 (11.64%) Fortinet
9 53 (10.11%) Citrix
10 44 (8.40%) Palo Alto
11 36 (6.87%) Oracle
12 32 (6.11%) Riverbed
13 31 (5.92%) Aruba
14 24 (4.58%) SolarWinds
15 23 (4.39%) Nokia
16 19 (3.63%) Blue Coat
16 19 (3.63%) NetApp
16 19 (3.63%) Red Hat
17 17 (3.24%) McAfee
18 16 (3.05%) Huawei