Period
to 13 August 2020

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 13 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.

Network Design
UK
6 months to
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 350 431 489
Rank change year-on-year +81 +58 -87
Contract jobs citing Network Design 202 484 474
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.53% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.61% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 336 320
Median daily rate £425 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -5.26% +10.47%
10th Percentile £240 £313 £325
90th Percentile £625 £600 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £440 £488
% change year-on-year +6.82% -9.74% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 25 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £44.50 £46.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.11% -4.13% -6.41%
10th Percentile £16.33 £31.30 £37.13
90th Percentile £54.40 £52.60 £54.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £43.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -37.21% -4.44% +37.40%

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 29,541 78,776 89,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.02% 86.82% 86.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,422 51,721 58,723
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,082 2,287 2,409
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +15.29% -12.77%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.80 £11.18
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £30.58 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +27.40% +20.00% -18.37%

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Design in the UK

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Network Design.

Daily rate trend for Network Design in the UK

Network Design
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Network Design over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Network Design in the UK

Network Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Network Design.

Hourly rate trend for Network Design in the UK

Network Design
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Network Design over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

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 13 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
England +90 187 £450 - 41
UK excluding London +100 137 £470 +6.82% 36
London +95 58 £413 -10.81% 9
South East +100 48 £460 - 6
Midlands +79 27 £550 +9.45% 12
West Midlands +61 22 £550 +9.45% 12
North of England +101 20 £500 +9.59% 7
South West +88 18 £463 +21.31% 7
Work from Home -36 13 £340 -26.88% 1
East of England +63 12 £332 -21.88%
North West +65 11 £363 -20.55% 4
Scotland +79 10 £403 -8.52% 3
Yorkshire +77 9 £500 +11.11% 1
East Midlands +59 4 £325 -38.10%
Wales +30 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, 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.

1 105 (51.98%) Cisco
2 69 (34.16%) Firewall
3 67 (33.17%) Cisco Certification
3 67 (33.17%) WAN
4 61 (30.20%) LAN
5 59 (29.21%) BGP
6 50 (24.75%) OSPF
6 50 (24.75%) CCNP
6 50 (24.75%) VPN
7 47 (23.27%) Juniper
8 41 (20.30%) Security Cleared
9 40 (19.80%) F5
10 34 (16.83%) Telecoms
11 33 (16.34%) MPLS
11 33 (16.34%) Azure
11 33 (16.34%) Palo Alto
12 32 (15.84%) Network Security
13 30 (14.85%) Python
14 29 (14.36%) CCNA
14 29 (14.36%) AWS
14 29 (14.36%) Data Centre
15 28 (13.86%) CheckPoint
15 28 (13.86%) Finance
15 28 (13.86%) Migration
15 28 (13.86%) VMware
16 27 (13.37%) EIGRP
16 27 (13.37%) Windows
17 26 (12.87%) Cisco Nexus
18 25 (12.38%) Cisco ISE
18 25 (12.38%) DV Cleared

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 6 (2.97%) Confluence
2 3 (1.49%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.99%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.99%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.99%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.50%) IIS
4 1 (0.50%) SAS
4 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (8.91%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.95%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.99%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 33 (16.34%) Azure
2 29 (14.36%) AWS
3 10 (4.95%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 10 (4.95%) SaaS
4 7 (3.47%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (3.47%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (3.47%) IaaS
4 7 (3.47%) PaaS
5 5 (2.48%) Amazon GuardDuty
6 3 (1.49%) GCP
6 3 (1.49%) Office 365
7 2 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.50%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 69 (34.16%) Firewall
2 67 (33.17%) WAN
3 61 (30.20%) LAN
4 59 (29.21%) BGP
5 50 (24.75%) OSPF
5 50 (24.75%) VPN
6 33 (16.34%) MPLS
7 32 (15.84%) Network Security
8 27 (13.37%) EIGRP
9 26 (12.87%) Cisco Nexus
10 25 (12.38%) Cisco ISE
10 25 (12.38%) Wireless
11 23 (11.39%) TCP/IP
12 22 (10.89%) DNS
13 19 (9.41%) Wi-Fi
14 18 (8.91%) VoIP
15 17 (8.42%) 4G
16 16 (7.92%) Radio Access Network
17 15 (7.43%) DMVPN
17 15 (7.43%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (0.50%) MS Access
2 1 (0.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (2.97%) Git (software)
General
1 34 (16.83%) Telecoms
2 28 (13.86%) Finance
3 16 (7.92%) Public Sector
4 12 (5.94%) Legal
5 5 (2.48%) Local Government
6 4 (1.98%) Electronics
6 4 (1.98%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.98%) Marketing
7 3 (1.49%) Back Office
7 3 (1.49%) Banking
8 2 (0.99%) German Language
8 2 (0.99%) Law
9 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 79 (39.11%) Network Engineer
2 43 (21.29%) Architect
3 26 (12.87%) Design Engineer
4 24 (11.88%) Network Design Engineer
5 21 (10.40%) Network Architect
6 16 (7.92%) Security Engineer
7 15 (7.43%) Infrastructure Architect
8 12 (5.94%) Network Security Engineer
9 11 (5.45%) Consultant
10 10 (4.95%) Cloud Architect
10 10 (4.95%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
10 10 (4.95%) Network Specialist
11 9 (4.46%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
11 9 (4.46%) Designer
11 9 (4.46%) Network Consultant
12 8 (3.96%) Project Manager
13 7 (3.47%) Analyst
14 6 (2.97%) Network Analyst
14 6 (2.97%) Network Designer
14 6 (2.97%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.96%) Middleware
2 4 (1.98%) XML
3 3 (1.49%) .NET
3 3 (1.49%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.99%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.50%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.36%) Data Centre
2 24 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.45%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.95%) Fibre Optics
5 9 (4.46%) Cloud Native
6 7 (3.47%) Private Cloud
7 6 (2.97%) Blackberry
7 6 (2.97%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.98%) NHS
9 4 (1.98%) Replication
9 4 (1.98%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.49%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.49%) User Experience
11 2 (0.99%) Handset
11 2 (0.99%) PKI
11 2 (0.99%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.50%) CCTV
12 1 (0.50%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.37%) Windows
2 18 (8.91%) Linux
3 13 (6.44%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.98%) CatOS
5 2 (0.99%) AIX
5 2 (0.99%) Unix
5 2 (0.99%) Windows 2000
5 2 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.50%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (13.86%) Migration
2 24 (11.88%) Problem-Solving
3 23 (11.39%) ITIL
4 21 (10.40%) Project Management
5 17 (8.42%) Network Architecture
6 15 (7.43%) Project Delivery
6 15 (7.43%) Service Delivery
7 14 (6.93%) Cybersecurity
7 14 (6.93%) DevOps
7 14 (6.93%) SIEM
8 13 (6.44%) Load Balancing
9 11 (5.45%) PRINCE2
10 10 (4.95%) Cryptography
10 10 (4.95%) Network Planning
10 10 (4.95%) Performance Improvement
10 10 (4.95%) Service Management
10 10 (4.95%) Validation
10 10 (4.95%) Vulnerability Management
11 8 (3.96%) High Availability
11 8 (3.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 30 (14.85%) Python
2 13 (6.44%) SQL
3 4 (1.98%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.49%) Perl
5 2 (0.99%) C
5 2 (0.99%) Java
6 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.50%) VB
6 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 67 (33.17%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (24.75%) CCNP
3 41 (20.30%) Security Cleared
4 29 (14.36%) CCNA
5 25 (12.38%) CCDP
5 25 (12.38%) DV Cleared
6 23 (11.39%) CCIE
7 22 (10.89%) Degree
8 14 (6.93%) SC Cleared
9 11 (5.45%) CCDA
10 10 (4.95%) CISSP
10 10 (4.95%) JNCIS
11 9 (4.46%) JNCIA
11 9 (4.46%) JNCIP
12 8 (3.96%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 4 (1.98%) CCA
13 4 (1.98%) JNCIE
14 3 (1.49%) CCIE Service Provider
14 3 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (1.49%) RIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.49%) ISO 14001
1 3 (1.49%) ISO 9001
1 3 (1.49%) QA
2 2 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.50%) HL7
3 1 (0.50%) NCSC
System Software
1 19 (9.41%) Active Directory
1 19 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (7.43%) VMware NSX
3 6 (2.97%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.98%) ProxySG
4 4 (1.98%) XenApp
5 2 (0.99%) vSphere
6 1 (0.50%) Docker
6 1 (0.50%) Firmware
6 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (5.45%) FortiGate
2 7 (3.47%) Terraform
3 6 (2.97%) Ansible
4 3 (1.49%) Puppet
5 2 (0.99%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.99%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.99%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 1 (0.50%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.50%) Opsview
6 1 (0.50%) SCCM
6 1 (0.50%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.50%) vRealize
Vendors
1 105 (51.98%) Cisco
2 47 (23.27%) Juniper
3 40 (19.80%) F5
4 33 (16.34%) Palo Alto
5 28 (13.86%) CheckPoint
5 28 (13.86%) VMware
6 21 (10.40%) Microsoft
7 19 (9.41%) Oracle
8 18 (8.91%) Dell
8 18 (8.91%) SolarWinds
9 13 (6.44%) Splunk
10 12 (5.94%) Citrix
11 11 (5.45%) Blue Coat
12 9 (4.46%) Fortinet
12 9 (4.46%) Meraki
13 8 (3.96%) BT
14 7 (3.47%) Huawei
14 7 (3.47%) Openreach
14 7 (3.47%) Virgin Media
15 6 (2.97%) Nokia