Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 468 378 350
Rank change year-on-year -90 -28 +83
Contract jobs citing Network Design 478 579 746
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.61% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.71% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 336 427
UK median daily rate £475 £434 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.51% -0.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £308
90th Percentile £638 £619 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +14.71% +0.59% +12.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 26 24
UK median hourly rate £46.42 £49.60 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.41% +10.21% +13.92%
10th Percentile £37.13 £26.25 £25.73
90th Percentile £54.19 £59.38 £49.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year +37.40% -27.22% +13.92%

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 88,233 81,755 92,643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.20% 85.51% 84.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,249 53,551 61,094
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,389 2,080 2,284
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.58 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.56% +2.95% +9.77%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.43 £11.35
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.16 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +2.04% +12.23%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -82 450 £475 +7.95% 85
UK excluding London -119 256 £488 +14.71% 60
London +19 215 £475 +1.33% 30
South East -87 94 £530 +27.21% 20
North of England -57 69 £525 +10.53% 11
Midlands -2 54 £505 +13.48% 14
West Midlands -12 49 £511 +20.29% 9
North West -48 37 £475 - 6
Yorkshire -5 27 £550 -5.17% 4
Wales 0 16 £425 - 1
East of England -2 11 £425 -22.73% 4
North East -22 8 £625 +31.58% 1
South West -20 7 £450 -0.11% 6
East Midlands +2 5 £400 -23.81% 5
Scotland -63 5 £350 +10.67% 4

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 313 (65.48%) Cisco
2 224 (46.86%) Firewall
3 200 (41.84%) Cisco Certification
4 176 (36.82%) WAN
5 151 (31.59%) CCNP
6 146 (30.54%) LAN
7 132 (27.62%) Data Centre
8 113 (23.64%) Security Cleared
9 111 (23.22%) Wireless
10 103 (21.55%) ITIL
11 97 (20.29%) SC Cleared
12 94 (19.67%) VMware
13 93 (19.46%) Microsoft Azure
14 82 (17.15%) Windows
15 80 (16.74%) Microsoft
16 77 (16.11%) VMware Infrastructure
17 74 (15.48%) Network Security
17 74 (15.48%) Oracle
18 72 (15.06%) Juniper
19 71 (14.85%) BGP
20 68 (14.23%) VPN
21 64 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
22 63 (13.18%) Migration
22 63 (13.18%) Cisco ASA
23 62 (12.97%) CheckPoint
24 61 (12.76%) OSPF
25 59 (12.34%) Finance
25 59 (12.34%) CCIE
25 59 (12.34%) CCNA
26 58 (12.13%) MPLS

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 21 (4.39%) OpenStack
2 13 (2.72%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.88%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.26%) SAS
5 4 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.63%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.21%) Apache
8 1 (0.21%) Confluence
8 1 (0.21%) IIS
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.05%) RMDS
2 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 93 (19.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (11.30%) Amazon AWS
3 45 (9.41%) SaaS
4 40 (8.37%) PaaS
5 31 (6.49%) IaaS
6 12 (2.51%) AWS CloudFormation
7 11 (2.30%) Office 365
8 5 (1.05%) Azure Machine Learning
8 5 (1.05%) Data Lake Analytics
9 3 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.42%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 224 (46.86%) Firewall
2 176 (36.82%) WAN
3 146 (30.54%) LAN
4 111 (23.22%) Wireless
5 74 (15.48%) Network Security
6 71 (14.85%) BGP
7 68 (14.23%) VPN
8 63 (13.18%) Cisco ASA
9 61 (12.76%) OSPF
10 58 (12.13%) MPLS
11 57 (11.92%) TCP/IP
12 46 (9.62%) DNS
13 41 (8.58%) Cisco Nexus
14 40 (8.37%) SAN
15 34 (7.11%) Cisco IOS
15 34 (7.11%) DHCP
16 26 (5.44%) Wireshark
17 25 (5.23%) VoIP
18 24 (5.02%) Junos
19 23 (4.81%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.51%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.05%) Data Lake
2 5 (1.05%) DB2
2 5 (1.05%) MongoDB
2 5 (1.05%) Power BI
3 4 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (0.63%) Big Data
4 3 (0.63%) MySQL
4 3 (0.63%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.42%) SQLite
6 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.21%) OLAP
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (0.84%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.63%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.63%) Robot Framework
4 2 (0.42%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.42%) GitLab
4 2 (0.42%) Jasmine
4 2 (0.42%) TestDirector
4 2 (0.42%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.21%) JIRA
5 1 (0.21%) Subversion
5 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 59 (12.34%) Finance
2 33 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.30%) Banking
4 9 (1.88%) Back Office
4 9 (1.88%) Retail
5 4 (0.84%) Billing
6 3 (0.63%) Legal
7 2 (0.42%) Front Office
7 2 (0.42%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.21%) Electronics
8 1 (0.21%) French Language
8 1 (0.21%) Games
8 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.21%) Marketing
8 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 181 (37.87%) Network Engineer
2 148 (30.96%) Architect
3 59 (12.34%) Network Design Engineer
4 57 (11.92%) Design Engineer
5 55 (11.51%) Cisco Engineer
6 52 (10.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 46 (9.62%) Network Architect
8 44 (9.21%) Infrastructure Architect
9 38 (7.95%) Senior Network Engineer
10 30 (6.28%) Cloud Engineer
11 27 (5.65%) Cisco Design Engineer
11 27 (5.65%) Implementation Engineer
12 26 (5.44%) Network Implementation Engineer
13 25 (5.23%) Solutions Architect
14 24 (5.02%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
15 23 (4.81%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 22 (4.60%) Security Architect
17 21 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 20 (4.18%) Consultant
19 18 (3.77%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (6.28%) Middleware
2 20 (4.18%) 802.1X
3 6 (1.26%) WAP
4 5 (1.05%) LDAP
4 5 (1.05%) Web Services
5 4 (0.84%) REST
6 3 (0.63%) OAuth
6 3 (0.63%) OpenID
6 3 (0.63%) SAML
6 3 (0.63%) XML
7 2 (0.42%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.42%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.42%) JAAS
7 2 (0.42%) JSON
7 2 (0.42%) SOAP
7 2 (0.42%) XACML
8 1 (0.21%) TensorFlow
8 1 (0.21%) Theano
8 1 (0.21%) Torch
8 1 (0.21%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 132 (27.62%) Data Centre
2 64 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (9.00%) Private Cloud
4 36 (7.53%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.14%) PKI
5 15 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (2.30%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.30%) Virtual Team
7 10 (2.09%) Cloud Native
8 9 (1.88%) NHS
9 8 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.46%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (1.26%) Public Cloud
12 5 (1.05%) Clustering
12 5 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (1.05%) Eurex
13 4 (0.84%) e-Health
13 4 (0.84%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.84%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 82 (17.15%) Windows
2 56 (11.72%) Linux
3 44 (9.21%) Windows Server
4 42 (8.79%) Unix
5 21 (4.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (3.77%) Windows 10
6 18 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (3.14%) Windows XP
8 14 (2.93%) AIX
9 9 (1.88%) CentOS
10 5 (1.05%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.84%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.63%) Debian
12 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.42%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.21%) Solaris
14 1 (0.21%) SUSE
14 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (21.55%) ITIL
2 63 (13.18%) Migration
3 47 (9.83%) Load Balancing
4 41 (8.58%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (8.37%) Project Management
6 37 (7.74%) DevOps
6 37 (7.74%) Information Security
7 35 (7.32%) Network Management
8 34 (7.11%) PRINCE2
9 33 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
10 30 (6.28%) Change Management
11 25 (5.23%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (5.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 23 (4.81%) Cybersecurity
13 23 (4.81%) Data Management
13 23 (4.81%) Problem Management
14 22 (4.60%) WAN Optimisation
15 20 (4.18%) Configuration Management
15 20 (4.18%) Deployment Automation
15 20 (4.18%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 46 (9.62%) SQL
2 16 (3.35%) Python
3 12 (2.51%) PowerShell
4 11 (2.30%) Perl
5 7 (1.46%) Java
6 5 (1.05%) C
7 3 (0.63%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.42%) Bourne shell
8 2 (0.42%) PHP
8 2 (0.42%) Ruby
9 1 (0.21%) Scala
9 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.21%) XPath
Qualifications
1 200 (41.84%) Cisco Certification
2 151 (31.59%) CCNP
3 113 (23.64%) Security Cleared
4 97 (20.29%) SC Cleared
5 59 (12.34%) CCIE
5 59 (12.34%) CCNA
6 41 (8.58%) Degree
7 33 (6.90%) CISSP
8 31 (6.49%) CCDP
9 23 (4.81%) CISM
10 19 (3.97%) Chartered Engineer
10 19 (3.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 17 (3.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 15 (3.14%) DV Cleared
13 11 (2.30%) JNCIP
14 9 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
15 7 (1.46%) JNCIE
15 7 (1.46%) JNCIS
16 6 (1.26%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.72%) GDPR
1 13 (2.72%) SLA
2 11 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.09%) QA
4 9 (1.88%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.42%) COBIT
8 2 (0.42%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.42%) PMO
8 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 77 (16.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (9.00%) Hyper-V
3 33 (6.90%) Active Directory
4 27 (5.65%) XenApp
5 26 (5.44%) Microsoft App-V
6 19 (3.97%) VMware NSX
7 14 (2.93%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (1.67%) XenDesktop
10 6 (1.26%) Docker
10 6 (1.26%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 5 (1.05%) vSphere
12 4 (0.84%) KVM
13 2 (0.42%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.42%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.21%) OpenAM
14 1 (0.21%) ProxySG
14 1 (0.21%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 34 (7.11%) FortiGate
2 14 (2.93%) Data Guard
3 13 (2.72%) Terraform
4 9 (1.88%) Cisco Prime
5 8 (1.67%) SCCM
6 7 (1.46%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (1.26%) Ansible
7 6 (1.26%) Puppet
8 5 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (1.05%) Nagios
9 4 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.63%) Cisco IPCC
10 3 (0.63%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.63%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.42%) Grafana
11 2 (0.42%) Graphite
11 2 (0.42%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.42%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 313 (65.48%) Cisco
2 94 (19.67%) VMware
3 80 (16.74%) Microsoft
4 74 (15.48%) Oracle
5 72 (15.06%) Juniper
6 62 (12.97%) CheckPoint
7 52 (10.88%) Citrix
8 40 (8.37%) HP
9 39 (8.16%) Fortinet
10 33 (6.90%) F5
10 33 (6.90%) Red Hat
11 31 (6.49%) Aruba
12 27 (5.65%) McAfee
13 24 (5.02%) Nokia
14 20 (4.18%) IBM
14 20 (4.18%) Palo Alto
14 20 (4.18%) SolarWinds
15 14 (2.93%) 3PAR
16 13 (2.72%) NetApp
17 11 (2.30%) Blue Coat