Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 445 337 416
Rank change year-on-year -108 +79 +27
Contract jobs citing Network Design 506 740 589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.71% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.84% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 465 340
UK median daily rate £425 £438 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +4.73% +4.44%
10th Percentile £273 £313 £284
90th Percentile £590 £600 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £417 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 13 37
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £48.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +20.00% -23.81%
10th Percentile £27.00 £27.60 £25.35
90th Percentile £56.50 £55.17 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.75 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -0.56% +12.50% -5.88%

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 87132 87864 92880
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.90% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 58048 58076 60168
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 £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2060 2332 2734
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.49 £11.31 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -104 474 £425 -3.41% 45
UK excluding London -59 331 £417 -1.88% 28
London -95 166 £450 -5.26% 18
South East -31 127 £410 -3.53% 10
Midlands -3 63 £418 -2.34% 4
North of England -27 56 £488 +14.71% 6
West Midlands 0 52 £425 +22.48% 2
North West +6 38 £500 -3.85% 4
South West -8 34 £423 -53.06% 4
East of England +9 31 £475 +79.25% 3
Scotland -19 21 £313 -23.78% 1
Yorkshire -9 13 £580 +5.45% 2
East Midlands +4 11 £350 -61.11% 1
North East +31 7 £419 +2.13%
Northern Ireland -62 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 £190 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 286 (56.52%) Cisco
2 230 (45.45%) Firewall
3 197 (38.93%) Cisco Certification
4 176 (34.78%) WAN
5 145 (28.66%) LAN
6 138 (27.27%) CCNP
7 127 (25.10%) Data Centre
8 125 (24.70%) Wireless
9 105 (20.75%) Juniper
10 103 (20.36%) VPN
10 103 (20.36%) Security Cleared
11 101 (19.96%) Network Security
12 97 (19.17%) CheckPoint
13 90 (17.79%) Cisco ASA
14 83 (16.40%) Telecoms
15 77 (15.22%) CCIE
16 73 (14.43%) VMware
17 70 (13.83%) BGP
17 70 (13.83%) Windows
17 70 (13.83%) Linux
17 70 (13.83%) SC Cleared
18 68 (13.44%) TCP/IP
18 68 (13.44%) MPLS
18 68 (13.44%) Cisco Nexus
19 66 (13.04%) Microsoft
20 65 (12.85%) VMware Infrastructure
21 59 (11.66%) Fortinet
21 59 (11.66%) ITIL
21 59 (11.66%) F5
22 57 (11.26%) Finance

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 20 (3.95%) OpenStack
2 17 (3.36%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.38%) Skype for Business
4 5 (0.99%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.79%) IIS
6 3 (0.59%) Apache
6 3 (0.59%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.59%) SAS
6 3 (0.59%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.59%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.40%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.40%) Confluence
8 1 (0.20%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (3.75%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Maximo
2 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 46 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (8.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.56%) PaaS
4 11 (2.17%) IaaS
5 10 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.78%) SaaS
7 4 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.79%) Office 365
8 3 (0.59%) Akamai
8 3 (0.59%) Datadog
9 2 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.20%) Loggly
10 1 (0.20%) Route 53
10 1 (0.20%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 230 (45.45%) Firewall
2 176 (34.78%) WAN
3 145 (28.66%) LAN
4 125 (24.70%) Wireless
5 103 (20.36%) VPN
6 101 (19.96%) Network Security
7 90 (17.79%) Cisco ASA
8 70 (13.83%) BGP
9 68 (13.44%) Cisco Nexus
9 68 (13.44%) MPLS
9 68 (13.44%) TCP/IP
10 54 (10.67%) OSPF
11 45 (8.89%) DNS
12 44 (8.70%) DHCP
13 39 (7.71%) SAN
14 31 (6.13%) VLAN
15 28 (5.53%) IPsec
15 28 (5.53%) WLAN
16 25 (4.94%) BIG-IP
16 25 (4.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (1.38%) Hadoop
1 7 (1.38%) Relational Database
2 6 (1.19%) MongoDB
2 6 (1.19%) MySQL
2 6 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (0.99%) Big Data
3 5 (0.99%) GIS
3 5 (0.99%) NoSQL
4 4 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (0.79%) SQL Server
5 3 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (0.59%) MS Access
6 2 (0.40%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.20%) HBase
7 1 (0.20%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (2.17%) Git (software)
1 11 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (1.19%) AutoIt
2 6 (1.19%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.59%) ReSharper
3 3 (0.59%) TeamCity
3 3 (0.59%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.59%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.40%) JIRA
4 2 (0.40%) Subversion
5 1 (0.20%) Grunt
5 1 (0.20%) Maven
5 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 83 (16.40%) Telecoms
2 57 (11.26%) Finance
3 16 (3.16%) Banking
4 13 (2.57%) Billing
5 11 (2.17%) Legal
6 9 (1.78%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.19%) Publishing
8 5 (0.99%) Marketing
9 4 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.79%) Retail
10 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.40%) Electronics
10 2 (0.40%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.40%) Local Government
10 2 (0.40%) Military
10 2 (0.40%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.40%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Law
11 1 (0.20%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 207 (40.91%) Network Engineer
2 107 (21.15%) Architect
3 54 (10.67%) Network Architect
4 53 (10.47%) Design Engineer
5 47 (9.29%) Cisco Engineer
6 46 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 45 (8.89%) Network Design Engineer
8 36 (7.11%) Consultant
9 25 (4.94%) Implementation Engineer
9 25 (4.94%) Infrastructure Architect
9 25 (4.94%) Network Implementation Engineer
9 25 (4.94%) Security Engineer
10 20 (3.95%) Network Security Engineer
10 20 (3.95%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 18 (3.56%) Designer
11 18 (3.56%) Firewall Engineer
11 18 (3.56%) Network Specialist
12 17 (3.36%) Senior Network Engineer
13 16 (3.16%) Cloud Engineer
13 16 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.96%) 802.1X
1 15 (2.96%) Web Services
2 7 (1.38%) REST
3 5 (0.99%) SOAP
4 4 (0.79%) .NET
4 4 (0.79%) CSS
4 4 (0.79%) CSS3
4 4 (0.79%) HTML
4 4 (0.79%) HTML5
4 4 (0.79%) jQuery
4 4 (0.79%) Spring
5 3 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (0.59%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (0.59%) MXNet
5 3 (0.59%) Node.js
5 3 (0.59%) Razor View Engine
5 3 (0.59%) Spring Boot
5 3 (0.59%) TensorFlow
5 3 (0.59%) Torch
5 3 (0.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 127 (25.10%) Data Centre
2 26 (5.14%) Computer Science
3 25 (4.94%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.17%) Private Cloud
6 9 (1.78%) PKI
7 7 (1.38%) FMCG
7 7 (1.38%) Replication
8 5 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (0.99%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.59%) BYOD
9 3 (0.59%) CESG
9 3 (0.59%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (0.59%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.59%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.59%) Video\Live Streaming
10 2 (0.40%) Derivative
10 2 (0.40%) Life Science
10 2 (0.40%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 70 (13.83%) Linux
1 70 (13.83%) Windows
2 31 (6.13%) Unix
3 29 (5.73%) Windows Server
4 17 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.19%) SUSE
5 6 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.59%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.40%) FreeBSD
8 2 (0.40%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.20%) Android
9 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.20%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.20%) Solaris
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (11.66%) ITIL
2 48 (9.49%) Network Monitoring
3 46 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 46 (9.09%) Network Management
4 44 (8.70%) Migration
5 32 (6.32%) Cybersecurity
6 31 (6.13%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (5.93%) Project Management
8 27 (5.34%) High Availability
8 27 (5.34%) Service Management
9 24 (4.74%) Change Control
9 24 (4.74%) Service Design
10 23 (4.55%) Network Virtualisation
10 23 (4.55%) Service Delivery
10 23 (4.55%) WAN Optimisation
11 22 (4.35%) DevOps
11 22 (4.35%) Problem Management
12 21 (4.15%) IT Strategy
12 21 (4.15%) Network Architecture
12 21 (4.15%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 20 (3.95%) Python
2 19 (3.75%) SQL
3 15 (2.96%) Perl
4 14 (2.77%) C
5 12 (2.37%) Bash Shell
6 10 (1.98%) Java
6 10 (1.98%) PowerShell
7 7 (1.38%) C-shell
7 7 (1.38%) Korn
8 4 (0.79%) C#
8 4 (0.79%) C++
8 4 (0.79%) Ruby
9 3 (0.59%) PHP
9 3 (0.59%) Scala
10 1 (0.20%) Go
10 1 (0.20%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 197 (38.93%) Cisco Certification
2 138 (27.27%) CCNP
3 103 (20.36%) Security Cleared
4 77 (15.22%) CCIE
5 70 (13.83%) SC Cleared
6 55 (10.87%) CCNA
7 52 (10.28%) Degree
8 41 (8.10%) CCDP
9 28 (5.53%) DV Cleared
10 27 (5.34%) JNCIE
11 26 (5.14%) CISSP
11 26 (5.14%) JNCIA
12 23 (4.55%) CISM
13 17 (3.36%) CCIP
13 17 (3.36%) JNCIP
14 15 (2.96%) JNCIS
15 13 (2.57%) CCSA
15 13 (2.57%) CCSE
16 12 (2.37%) HP ASE
17 11 (2.17%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.19%) SLA
3 4 (0.79%) GDPR
3 4 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.59%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.59%) PMO
4 3 (0.59%) QA
5 2 (0.40%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.20%) ECSS
System Software
1 65 (12.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (7.31%) Active Directory
3 21 (4.15%) vSphere
4 18 (3.56%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (3.16%) Hyper-V
6 13 (2.57%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (2.17%) Docker
7 11 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
7 11 (2.17%) VMware NSX
8 10 (1.98%) ProxySG
8 10 (1.98%) XenApp
9 9 (1.78%) iptables
10 8 (1.58%) NFS
11 7 (1.38%) Openswan
12 6 (1.19%) pfSense
12 6 (1.19%) vCloud
12 6 (1.19%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.59%) XenServer
14 2 (0.40%) Firmware
14 2 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 31 (6.13%) FortiGate
2 15 (2.96%) Puppet
3 14 (2.77%) Cisco Prime
4 10 (1.98%) Ansible
4 10 (1.98%) SolarWinds Orion
5 9 (1.78%) Kubernetes
5 9 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.78%) SELinux
5 9 (1.78%) vCenter Server
6 7 (1.38%) Nagios
6 7 (1.38%) Terraform
7 6 (1.19%) PowerCLI
8 5 (0.99%) CSIRT
8 5 (0.99%) SCOM
9 4 (0.79%) Cacti
9 4 (0.79%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 4 (0.79%) Nessus
9 4 (0.79%) QRadar
9 4 (0.79%) SCCM
9 4 (0.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 286 (56.52%) Cisco
2 105 (20.75%) Juniper
3 97 (19.17%) CheckPoint
4 73 (14.43%) VMware
5 66 (13.04%) Microsoft
6 59 (11.66%) F5
6 59 (11.66%) Fortinet
7 53 (10.47%) Citrix
8 51 (10.08%) HP
9 42 (8.30%) Oracle
10 35 (6.92%) Palo Alto
11 29 (5.73%) Aruba
12 26 (5.14%) Nokia
13 24 (4.74%) Riverbed
14 23 (4.55%) SolarWinds
15 20 (3.95%) McAfee
16 16 (3.16%) Blue Coat
16 16 (3.16%) Brocade
17 15 (2.96%) Red Hat
18 14 (2.77%) Arista