Period
to 13 December 2019

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 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.

Network Design
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 401 460 457
Rank change year-on-year +59 -3 -99
Contract jobs citing Network Design 447 526 511
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.50% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.57% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 311 289
UK median daily rate £445 £453 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.66% +6.47% -
10th Percentile £306 £313 £275
90th Percentile £592 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 8 18
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £44.59 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.20% +21.33% -25.29%
10th Percentile £33.33 £26.88 £23.46
90th Percentile £55.70 £48.75 £52.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.42 £46.25 £36.75
% change year-on-year -8.28% +25.85% -18.33%

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 68,343 91,518 89,092
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.69% 87.06% 86.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 44,643 60,608 59,380
UK median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £286 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,232 2,338 2,083
UK median hourly rate £23.56 £22.20 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.16% -7.52% +6.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.18 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.25 £50.03 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.44 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.83% -16.00% +11.11%

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 13 December 2019.

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 13 December 2019.

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 13 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
England +42 409 £450 -0.55% 115
UK excluding London +51 288 £450 - 86
London +37 142 £425 -8.94% 35
South East +38 111 £450 -9.09% 21
Midlands +61 49 £498 +10.56% 15
North of England -5 47 £475 +5.56% 16
West Midlands +49 36 £498 +7.57% 12
North West -18 36 £500 +17.65% 8
South West +20 34 £520 +9.47% 16
East of England +50 23 £400 -2.44% 13
Wales +33 15 £440 +3.53% 2
East Midlands +28 13 £473 +5.00% 3
Yorkshire +32 11 £401 -11.00% 8
Scotland +31 8 £410 -18.00% 4
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 13 December 2019, 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.

1 256 (57.27%) Cisco
2 185 (41.39%) Firewall
3 172 (38.48%) Cisco Certification
4 151 (33.78%) WAN
5 149 (33.33%) LAN
6 119 (26.62%) CCNP
7 104 (23.27%) Security Cleared
8 100 (22.37%) Data Centre
9 91 (20.36%) Juniper
9 91 (20.36%) VPN
10 88 (19.69%) Telecoms
11 85 (19.02%) BGP
12 82 (18.34%) Windows
13 76 (17.00%) Wireless
14 74 (16.55%) MPLS
15 73 (16.33%) SC Cleared
15 73 (16.33%) Cisco ASA
16 72 (16.11%) CCIE
17 70 (15.66%) OSPF
18 69 (15.44%) Microsoft
19 64 (14.32%) F5
20 63 (14.09%) Network Security
21 61 (13.65%) CCNA
22 60 (13.42%) Azure
23 59 (13.20%) TCP/IP
24 56 (12.53%) VMware
25 55 (12.30%) Migration
26 52 (11.63%) Palo Alto
27 50 (11.19%) CheckPoint
28 49 (10.96%) Internet

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 17 (3.80%) OpenStack
2 11 (2.46%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.12%) Apache
3 5 (1.12%) Confluence
3 5 (1.12%) nginx
3 5 (1.12%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.45%) IIS
5 1 (0.22%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.22%) Smallworld
5 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (5.37%) MS Visio
2 15 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.22%) Autodesk Inventor
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.22%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.22%) SAP IBP
1 1 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
1 1 (0.22%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 60 (13.42%) Azure
2 32 (7.16%) AWS
3 24 (5.37%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 21 (4.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (2.68%) Office 365
6 10 (2.24%) PaaS
6 10 (2.24%) SaaS
7 9 (2.01%) IaaS
8 1 (0.22%) Akamai
8 1 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 185 (41.39%) Firewall
2 151 (33.78%) WAN
3 149 (33.33%) LAN
4 91 (20.36%) VPN
5 85 (19.02%) BGP
6 76 (17.00%) Wireless
7 74 (16.55%) MPLS
8 73 (16.33%) Cisco ASA
9 70 (15.66%) OSPF
10 63 (14.09%) Network Security
11 59 (13.20%) TCP/IP
12 49 (10.96%) Internet
13 41 (9.17%) VoIP
14 39 (8.72%) Wi-Fi
15 37 (8.28%) DNS
16 35 (7.83%) Cisco Nexus
17 30 (6.71%) Ethernet
17 30 (6.71%) IPsec
18 28 (6.26%) DHCP
18 28 (6.26%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.01%) MySQL
2 7 (1.57%) GIS
3 6 (1.34%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.34%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.12%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.22%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (1.34%) Subversion
2 5 (1.12%) GitLab
2 5 (1.12%) JIRA
3 4 (0.89%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.67%) Eclipse
4 3 (0.67%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.67%) NetBeans
5 2 (0.45%) Hudson
6 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.22%) Maven
6 1 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.22%) Travis CI
General
1 88 (19.69%) Telecoms
2 25 (5.59%) Finance
3 23 (5.15%) Public Sector
4 11 (2.46%) Military
5 6 (1.34%) Banking
5 6 (1.34%) Local Government
5 6 (1.34%) Marketing
6 5 (1.12%) Games
7 4 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.89%) Retail
8 3 (0.67%) Electronics
8 3 (0.67%) Law
8 3 (0.67%) Legal
8 3 (0.67%) Publishing
9 2 (0.45%) Billing
10 1 (0.22%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 189 (42.28%) Network Engineer
2 116 (25.95%) Architect
3 75 (16.78%) Network Architect
4 66 (14.77%) Design Engineer
5 56 (12.53%) Network Design Engineer
6 29 (6.49%) Senior Network Engineer
7 25 (5.59%) Designer
7 25 (5.59%) Infrastructure Architect
8 23 (5.15%) Network Designer
9 19 (4.25%) Analyst
9 19 (4.25%) Network Specialist
10 18 (4.03%) Cisco Engineer
10 18 (4.03%) Solutions Architect
11 17 (3.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 17 (3.80%) Network Design Specialist
12 13 (2.91%) IP Engineer
12 13 (2.91%) Security Architect
13 12 (2.68%) Network Design Architect
14 11 (2.46%) Azure Architect
14 11 (2.46%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.57%) 802.1X
1 7 (1.57%) Web Services
2 5 (1.12%) JSON
2 5 (1.12%) Middleware
3 3 (0.67%) Swing
4 2 (0.45%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.22%) CSS
5 1 (0.22%) Jinja
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.22%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 100 (22.37%) Data Centre
2 39 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.92%) Fibre Optics
4 17 (3.80%) Private Cloud
5 14 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.91%) Replication
7 10 (2.24%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.34%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.12%) CCTV
10 5 (1.12%) Clustering
10 5 (1.12%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.12%) User Experience
11 4 (0.89%) PKI
12 3 (0.67%) Derivative
12 3 (0.67%) Digital TV
12 3 (0.67%) FMCG
12 3 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 82 (18.34%) Windows
2 40 (8.95%) Linux
3 34 (7.61%) Windows Server
4 18 (4.03%) Unix
5 15 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (2.68%) Windows 10
7 11 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.57%) Check Point GAiA
10 7 (1.57%) Ubuntu
11 5 (1.12%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.89%) CentOS
12 4 (0.89%) Solaris
12 4 (0.89%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.67%) SUSE
13 3 (0.67%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.45%) AIX
14 2 (0.45%) Debian
14 2 (0.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (12.30%) Migration
2 45 (10.07%) Network Management
3 41 (9.17%) ITIL
4 38 (8.50%) Network Architecture
4 38 (8.50%) Problem-Solving
5 35 (7.83%) Project Management
6 32 (7.16%) Customer Requirements
7 29 (6.49%) Network Monitoring
8 28 (6.26%) Load Balancing
9 27 (6.04%) Service Delivery
10 24 (5.37%) High Availability
11 23 (5.15%) Technical Leadership
12 22 (4.92%) DevOps
13 21 (4.70%) SIEM
14 16 (3.58%) Computer Science
14 16 (3.58%) Presales
14 16 (3.58%) Project Delivery
15 15 (3.36%) Change Management
15 15 (3.36%) Disaster Recovery
15 15 (3.36%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 34 (7.61%) SQL
2 21 (4.70%) Python
3 11 (2.46%) C
4 4 (0.89%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.67%) C++
5 3 (0.67%) Java
5 3 (0.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 172 (38.48%) Cisco Certification
2 119 (26.62%) CCNP
3 104 (23.27%) Security Cleared
4 73 (16.33%) SC Cleared
5 72 (16.11%) CCIE
6 61 (13.65%) CCNA
7 40 (8.95%) CCDP
8 31 (6.94%) Degree
9 26 (5.82%) DV Cleared
10 20 (4.47%) JNCIE
11 17 (3.80%) CCDA
12 15 (3.36%) JNCIP
13 10 (2.24%) CISSP
14 8 (1.79%) JNCIS
15 7 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
15 7 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
15 7 (1.57%) HNC
15 7 (1.57%) JNCIA
16 6 (1.34%) TOGAF Certification
17 5 (1.12%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.46%) GDPR
2 9 (2.01%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.57%) NCSC
4 5 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.12%) QA
5 4 (0.89%) SLA
6 3 (0.67%) NIST
6 3 (0.67%) RMADS
7 2 (0.45%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.45%) PMO
8 1 (0.22%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 47 (10.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (10.07%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (1.79%) vSphere
5 8 (1.79%) XenApp
6 7 (1.57%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (1.57%) VMware NSX
7 5 (1.12%) Corosync
7 5 (1.12%) DRBD
7 5 (1.12%) FreeRADIUS
7 5 (1.12%) Postfix
8 4 (0.89%) pfSense
9 3 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.67%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.45%) Docker
10 2 (0.45%) NFS
10 2 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.22%) KVM
Systems Management
1 17 (3.80%) FortiGate
2 16 (3.58%) Ansible
3 8 (1.79%) SCCM
4 5 (1.12%) HAProxy
4 5 (1.12%) Nagios
4 5 (1.12%) Pacemaker
5 4 (0.89%) Nessus
5 4 (0.89%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 4 (0.89%) WSUS
6 3 (0.67%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (0.67%) Netcool
6 3 (0.67%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (0.45%) Amdocs OSS
7 2 (0.45%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.45%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.45%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 2 (0.45%) NSN NetAct
7 2 (0.45%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.45%) vRealize
7 2 (0.45%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 256 (57.27%) Cisco
2 91 (20.36%) Juniper
3 69 (15.44%) Microsoft
4 64 (14.32%) F5
5 56 (12.53%) VMware
6 52 (11.63%) Palo Alto
7 50 (11.19%) CheckPoint
8 40 (8.95%) Fortinet
9 38 (8.50%) Citrix
10 34 (7.61%) Oracle
11 23 (5.15%) HP
12 22 (4.92%) Aruba
13 18 (4.03%) Meraki
14 17 (3.80%) Red Hat
15 14 (3.13%) SolarWinds
16 11 (2.46%) Blue Coat
16 11 (2.46%) Dell
16 11 (2.46%) IBM
16 11 (2.46%) McAfee
16 11 (2.46%) Nokia