Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 459 423 330
Rank change year-on-year -36 -93 +89
Contract jobs citing Network Design 502 526 784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.53% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.62% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 301 502
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £337 £306 £308
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £423 £410
% change year-on-year +12.43% +3.05% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 26 12
UK median hourly rate £41.75 £36.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.61% -18.33% +8.43%
10th Percentile £20.38 £26.25 £27.90
90th Percentile £54.86 £59.38 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £33.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year -53.38% -26.11% +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 88,860 85,218 90,687
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.19% 85.73% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,647 56,432 59,904
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £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 2,410 2,058 2,457
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +8.70% +4.55%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -29 460 £475 +11.76% 119
UK excluding London -63 291 £475 +12.43% 95
London +19 204 £475 +5.56% 31
South East -32 113 £510 +26.32% 25
North of England -29 74 £465 -2.11% 25
North West -20 51 £425 -12.82% 14
Midlands -33 40 £505 +19.53% 17
West Midlands -33 34 £510 +20.71% 13
Wales +3 19 £425 - 4
South West -24 19 £475 +21.02% 17
Yorkshire -16 17 £550 -5.17% 7
Scotland -28 15 £500 +63.27% 3
East of England -20 11 £425 -22.73% 4
East Midlands +3 6 £450 -14.29% 4
North East -3 6 £650 +62.50% 4

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 300 (59.76%) Cisco
2 210 (41.83%) Firewall
3 185 (36.85%) Cisco Certification
4 159 (31.67%) WAN
5 143 (28.49%) LAN
6 138 (27.49%) Security Cleared
7 131 (26.10%) CCNP
8 113 (22.51%) SC Cleared
8 113 (22.51%) Data Centre
9 105 (20.92%) VMware
10 99 (19.72%) Wireless
11 88 (17.53%) Microsoft Azure
12 87 (17.33%) ITIL
13 84 (16.73%) Windows
13 84 (16.73%) VMware Infrastructure
14 80 (15.94%) BGP
15 77 (15.34%) Migration
16 74 (14.74%) OSPF
17 72 (14.34%) Juniper
18 70 (13.94%) CCIE
19 69 (13.75%) VPN
20 67 (13.35%) Analytical Skills
21 66 (13.15%) Network Security
22 64 (12.75%) MPLS
23 60 (11.95%) Cisco Nexus
24 59 (11.75%) Oracle
25 58 (11.55%) Microsoft
26 56 (11.16%) CCNA
26 56 (11.16%) Amazon AWS
27 54 (10.76%) CheckPoint

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 15 (2.99%) OpenStack
2 8 (1.59%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.39%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.00%) Confluence
5 4 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.60%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.40%) Apache
7 2 (0.40%) SAS
7 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.20%) IIS
8 1 (0.20%) Mule
8 1 (0.20%) Smallworld
Applications
1 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 88 (17.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (11.16%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (6.57%) SaaS
4 31 (6.18%) IaaS
4 31 (6.18%) PaaS
5 13 (2.59%) Office 365
6 12 (2.39%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (1.00%) Azure Machine Learning
8 5 (1.00%) Data Lake Analytics
8 5 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.60%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.60%) Route 53
10 2 (0.40%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 210 (41.83%) Firewall
2 159 (31.67%) WAN
3 143 (28.49%) LAN
4 99 (19.72%) Wireless
5 80 (15.94%) BGP
6 74 (14.74%) OSPF
7 69 (13.75%) VPN
8 66 (13.15%) Network Security
9 64 (12.75%) MPLS
10 60 (11.95%) Cisco Nexus
11 49 (9.76%) Cisco ASA
11 49 (9.76%) TCP/IP
12 42 (8.37%) SAN
13 41 (8.17%) VoIP
14 29 (5.78%) DNS
15 27 (5.38%) DHCP
16 26 (5.18%) NetScaler
17 25 (4.98%) Junos
17 25 (4.98%) Multicast
17 25 (4.98%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.00%) Data Lake
2 5 (1.00%) GIS
2 5 (1.00%) Power BI
3 4 (0.80%) MySQL
4 3 (0.60%) Geospatial Data
4 3 (0.60%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.60%) SQLite
5 2 (0.40%) Big Data
5 2 (0.40%) DB2
5 2 (0.40%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.40%) Redis
5 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (1.79%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.20%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (1.00%) JIRA
3 5 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (0.60%) Robot Framework
5 2 (0.40%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.40%) GitLab
5 2 (0.40%) Jasmine
5 2 (0.40%) TestDirector
5 2 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.40%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.20%) JMeter
6 1 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.20%) Subversion
6 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
General
1 40 (7.97%) Finance
2 38 (7.57%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.19%) Banking
4 7 (1.39%) Back Office
5 5 (1.00%) Electronics
5 5 (1.00%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.00%) Marketing
5 5 (1.00%) Retail
6 2 (0.40%) Billing
6 2 (0.40%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.40%) Law
6 2 (0.40%) Legal
7 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.20%) French Language
7 1 (0.20%) Front Office
7 1 (0.20%) Games
7 1 (0.20%) Military
7 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 184 (36.65%) Network Engineer
2 183 (36.45%) Architect
3 62 (12.35%) Network Architect
4 55 (10.96%) Infrastructure Architect
5 48 (9.56%) Network Design Engineer
6 45 (8.96%) Cisco Engineer
7 44 (8.76%) Design Engineer
8 42 (8.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 37 (7.37%) Senior Network Engineer
10 33 (6.57%) Solutions Architect
11 23 (4.58%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 21 (4.18%) Consultant
12 21 (4.18%) Security Architect
13 19 (3.78%) Cisco Design Engineer
13 19 (3.78%) Cloud Engineer
14 18 (3.59%) Cloud Architect
14 18 (3.59%) Designer
14 18 (3.59%) Implementation Engineer
15 17 (3.39%) Network Implementation Engineer
16 16 (3.19%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (8.17%) Middleware
2 18 (3.59%) 802.1X
3 13 (2.59%) Web Services
4 6 (1.20%) Elastic Stack
4 6 (1.20%) LDAP
5 4 (0.80%) REST
6 3 (0.60%) OAuth
6 3 (0.60%) OpenID
6 3 (0.60%) SAML
6 3 (0.60%) Spine.js
6 3 (0.60%) XML
7 2 (0.40%) CGI
7 2 (0.40%) HTML
7 2 (0.40%) JAAS
7 2 (0.40%) JSON
7 2 (0.40%) SOAP
7 2 (0.40%) WAP
7 2 (0.40%) XACML
7 2 (0.40%) XML-RPC
7 2 (0.40%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 113 (22.51%) Data Centre
2 67 (13.35%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (8.37%) Private Cloud
4 21 (4.18%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.79%) PKI
5 14 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (2.59%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.99%) Cloud Native
7 10 (1.99%) Driving Licence
7 10 (1.99%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.59%) NHS
10 7 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (1.20%) BBC
11 6 (1.20%) Public Cloud
11 6 (1.20%) Replication
11 6 (1.20%) Virtual Team
12 5 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (0.80%) Fat Client
13 4 (0.80%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 84 (16.73%) Windows
2 51 (10.16%) Linux
3 41 (8.17%) Windows Server
4 34 (6.77%) Unix
5 29 (5.78%) Windows 10
6 20 (3.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (3.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (2.99%) Windows XP
9 14 (2.79%) AIX
10 13 (2.59%) Windows 7
11 9 (1.79%) CentOS
12 6 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (1.00%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.80%) Debian
14 4 (0.80%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.20%) Solaris
16 1 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (17.33%) ITIL
2 77 (15.34%) Migration
3 50 (9.96%) Load Balancing
4 46 (9.16%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (7.57%) DevOps
6 37 (7.37%) Information Security
7 35 (6.97%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (6.57%) Network Management
9 30 (5.98%) TOGAF
10 29 (5.78%) Network Monitoring
11 28 (5.58%) Continuous Delivery
11 28 (5.58%) Deployment Automation
11 28 (5.58%) PRINCE2
12 25 (4.98%) Network Architecture
13 24 (4.78%) Service Delivery
13 24 (4.78%) Stakeholder Management
14 23 (4.58%) Problem-Solving
14 23 (4.58%) Risk Management
15 22 (4.38%) Change Management
16 21 (4.18%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (9.56%) SQL
2 25 (4.98%) Python
3 15 (2.99%) Perl
4 11 (2.19%) Java
5 10 (1.99%) C
6 6 (1.20%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.20%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.00%) Ruby
8 3 (0.60%) Bourne shell
8 3 (0.60%) PHP
8 3 (0.60%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.40%) VB
9 2 (0.40%) XPath
10 1 (0.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 185 (36.85%) Cisco Certification
2 138 (27.49%) Security Cleared
3 131 (26.10%) CCNP
4 113 (22.51%) SC Cleared
5 70 (13.94%) CCIE
6 56 (11.16%) CCNA
7 37 (7.37%) Degree
8 25 (4.98%) CCDP
9 23 (4.58%) DV Cleared
10 19 (3.78%) CISSP
11 14 (2.79%) JNCIP
12 10 (1.99%) JNCIE
12 10 (1.99%) JNCIS
12 10 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 9 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (1.59%) CISM
14 8 (1.59%) JNCIA
15 7 (1.39%) CISMP
15 7 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
16 6 (1.20%) CCIE Data Center
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.38%) QA
2 14 (2.79%) SLA
3 9 (1.79%) GDPR
4 7 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 5 (1.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.60%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.40%) COBIT
7 2 (0.40%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.40%) PMO
7 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.20%) GPG13
System Software
1 84 (16.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (10.16%) Hyper-V
3 37 (7.37%) Microsoft App-V
4 36 (7.17%) XenApp
5 25 (4.98%) Active Directory
6 22 (4.38%) VMware NSX
7 15 (2.99%) XenDesktop
8 14 (2.79%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (1.59%) vSphere
10 7 (1.39%) Docker
11 6 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (1.00%) KVM
12 5 (1.00%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 4 (0.80%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (0.40%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.20%) ProxySG
15 1 (0.20%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (4.58%) FortiGate
2 16 (3.19%) Terraform
3 14 (2.79%) Data Guard
4 13 (2.59%) Ansible
5 11 (2.19%) Cisco Prime
6 10 (1.99%) Nagios
6 10 (1.99%) SCCM
7 6 (1.20%) Puppet
7 6 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.00%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.80%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.60%) collectd
10 3 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (0.60%) Graphite
10 3 (0.60%) Observium
10 3 (0.60%) Prometheus
10 3 (0.60%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 300 (59.76%) Cisco
2 105 (20.92%) VMware
3 72 (14.34%) Juniper
4 59 (11.75%) Oracle
5 58 (11.55%) Microsoft
6 54 (10.76%) CheckPoint
7 48 (9.56%) Citrix
8 42 (8.37%) F5
9 36 (7.17%) HP
10 29 (5.78%) Red Hat
11 25 (4.98%) Fortinet
12 24 (4.78%) SolarWinds
13 22 (4.38%) Aruba
13 22 (4.38%) Palo Alto
14 20 (3.98%) IBM
15 19 (3.78%) McAfee
15 19 (3.78%) Riverbed
16 14 (2.79%) 3PAR
17 12 (2.39%) Meraki
17 12 (2.39%) Nokia