Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 465 363 375
Rank change year-on-year -102 +12 +56
Contract jobs citing Network Design 460 606 654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.67% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.79% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 366 363
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -2.30% +12.62%
10th Percentile £325 £306 £297
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +14.12% - +14.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 24 23
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £48.60 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.40% +7.99% +15.38%
10th Percentile £17.76 £26.25 £26.40
90th Percentile £53.51 £65.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +2.27% +2.33% +10.26%

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 86,403 77,085 88,864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.76% 84.65% 84.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,997 50,578 58,416
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,287 2,072 2,318
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.31 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.08% +1.24% +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.53 £11.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.17 £26.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -22.42% -3.70% +25.12%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -99 438 £475 +7.95% 100
UK excluding London -115 269 £485 +14.12% 69
London -39 184 £450 -5.26% 43
Midlands +38 92 £485 -3.00% 8
West Midlands +32 85 £485 +7.78% 5
South East -98 80 £513 +20.59% 24
North of England -83 60 £525 +17.98% 18
North West -47 38 £500 +5.26% 8
Yorkshire -11 19 £550 +18.28% 8
East of England +1 16 £463 +120.24% 4
Wales +3 13 £425 +47.83% 7
South West +1 6 £420 -5.62% 3
North East -34 6 £625 +48.81% 2
East Midlands -3 5 £450 -14.29% 3
Scotland -79 4 £325 - 5

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 285 (61.96%) Cisco
2 261 (56.74%) Firewall
3 189 (41.09%) Cisco Certification
4 183 (39.78%) WAN
5 155 (33.70%) Data Centre
6 147 (31.96%) CCNP
7 144 (31.30%) LAN
8 129 (28.04%) Wireless
9 112 (24.35%) Security Cleared
10 109 (23.70%) ITIL
11 92 (20.00%) SC Cleared
12 87 (18.91%) Microsoft Azure
13 84 (18.26%) Network Security
13 84 (18.26%) Oracle
14 82 (17.83%) CheckPoint
15 81 (17.61%) VPN
16 75 (16.30%) Cisco ASA
17 72 (15.65%) Windows
18 68 (14.78%) CCNA
19 64 (13.91%) MPLS
20 63 (13.70%) Amazon AWS
21 60 (13.04%) Microsoft
22 59 (12.83%) VMware
23 56 (12.17%) Finance
23 56 (12.17%) Degree
24 54 (11.74%) Juniper
25 53 (11.52%) Management Information System
26 52 (11.30%) BGP
27 51 (11.09%) CCIE
28 50 (10.87%) Project Management

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 14 (3.04%) MS Exchange
2 10 (2.17%) OpenStack
3 9 (1.96%) Skype for Business
4 8 (1.74%) SAS
5 4 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.65%) Confluence
6 3 (0.65%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.43%) IIS
8 1 (0.22%) Apache
8 1 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (0.65%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.09%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 87 (18.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 63 (13.70%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (7.17%) PaaS
3 33 (7.17%) SaaS
4 19 (4.13%) IaaS
5 11 (2.39%) Office 365
6 9 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.22%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 261 (56.74%) Firewall
2 183 (39.78%) WAN
3 144 (31.30%) LAN
4 129 (28.04%) Wireless
5 84 (18.26%) Network Security
6 81 (17.61%) VPN
7 75 (16.30%) Cisco ASA
8 64 (13.91%) MPLS
9 52 (11.30%) BGP
10 45 (9.78%) OSPF
11 43 (9.35%) TCP/IP
12 36 (7.83%) DNS
12 36 (7.83%) VLAN
13 32 (6.96%) Cisco Nexus
14 31 (6.74%) SNMP
15 30 (6.52%) DHCP
16 29 (6.30%) Cisco IOS
16 29 (6.30%) SAN
17 21 (4.57%) NetScaler
17 21 (4.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.83%) Oracle Reports
2 12 (2.61%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.74%) MySQL
4 7 (1.52%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.87%) Big Data
5 4 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (0.87%) DB2
5 4 (0.87%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.87%) OLAP
5 4 (0.87%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.87%) Oracle OLAP
6 3 (0.65%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.22%) Redis
8 1 (0.22%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (0.87%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.65%) JIRA
3 2 (0.43%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.43%) Robot Framework
General
1 56 (12.17%) Finance
2 31 (6.74%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.04%) Banking
4 7 (1.52%) Retail
5 5 (1.09%) Back Office
6 3 (0.65%) Billing
7 2 (0.43%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.43%) Legal
7 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.22%) Electronics
8 1 (0.22%) French Language
8 1 (0.22%) Front Office
8 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.22%) Marketing
8 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 182 (39.57%) Network Engineer
2 124 (26.96%) Architect
3 78 (16.96%) Design Engineer
4 77 (16.74%) Network Design Engineer
5 58 (12.61%) Cisco Engineer
6 57 (12.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 41 (8.91%) Implementation Engineer
7 41 (8.91%) Network Architect
8 40 (8.70%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 40 (8.70%) Security Architect
9 34 (7.39%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 31 (6.74%) Cloud Engineer
11 30 (6.52%) Firewall Engineer
12 29 (6.30%) Cisco Design Engineer
13 28 (6.09%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
14 27 (5.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 26 (5.65%) Senior Network Engineer
16 19 (4.13%) Infrastructure Architect
16 19 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
17 18 (3.91%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.48%) 802.1X
2 12 (2.61%) Middleware
3 10 (2.17%) JSON
4 8 (1.74%) WAP
4 8 (1.74%) Web Services
5 5 (1.09%) SOAP
5 5 (1.09%) XML
6 4 (0.87%) .NET
6 4 (0.87%) WSDL
7 2 (0.43%) JAAS
7 2 (0.43%) LDAP
7 2 (0.43%) OAuth
7 2 (0.43%) OpenID
7 2 (0.43%) REST
7 2 (0.43%) SAML
7 2 (0.43%) XACML
8 1 (0.22%) HTML5
8 1 (0.22%) jQuery
8 1 (0.22%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 155 (33.70%) Data Centre
2 53 (11.52%) Management Information System
3 36 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (5.43%) Private Cloud
5 14 (3.04%) Clustering
6 13 (2.83%) Computer Science
7 11 (2.39%) PKI
8 10 (2.17%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.96%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.30%) Public Cloud
12 5 (1.09%) Eurex
12 5 (1.09%) Fat Client
12 5 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (1.09%) NHS
12 5 (1.09%) Thin Client
13 4 (0.87%) Driving Licence
13 4 (0.87%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 72 (15.65%) Windows
2 38 (8.26%) Unix
3 27 (5.87%) Linux
4 18 (3.91%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (1.96%) Solaris
7 8 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.87%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.65%) CentOS
11 2 (0.43%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.43%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.22%) Debian
12 1 (0.22%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.22%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (23.70%) ITIL
2 50 (10.87%) Project Management
3 47 (10.22%) Load Balancing
4 45 (9.78%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (8.91%) SIEM
6 40 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
7 39 (8.48%) PRINCE2
8 38 (8.26%) Migration
9 37 (8.04%) Information Security
9 37 (8.04%) Network Monitoring
10 35 (7.61%) Network Management
11 34 (7.39%) WAN Optimisation
12 31 (6.74%) Change Management
12 31 (6.74%) DevOps
13 29 (6.30%) Problem Management
13 29 (6.30%) SFIA
14 28 (6.09%) Data Loss Prevention
15 26 (5.65%) Data Management
16 25 (5.43%) Open Source
16 25 (5.43%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 30 (6.52%) PowerShell
2 29 (6.30%) Python
3 21 (4.57%) Perl
4 20 (4.35%) SQL
5 10 (2.17%) Java
6 7 (1.52%) C
7 3 (0.65%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.43%) PHP
9 1 (0.22%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.22%) C++
9 1 (0.22%) Ruby
9 1 (0.22%) Scala
9 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 189 (41.09%) Cisco Certification
2 147 (31.96%) CCNP
3 112 (24.35%) Security Cleared
4 92 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 68 (14.78%) CCNA
6 56 (12.17%) Degree
7 51 (11.09%) CCIE
8 49 (10.65%) CISSP
9 37 (8.04%) CCDP
10 31 (6.74%) CISM
11 24 (5.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 23 (5.00%) Chartered Engineer
13 19 (4.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 15 (3.26%) DV Cleared
15 14 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (2.83%) MCSE
16 13 (2.83%) SANS
17 8 (1.74%) CEH
17 8 (1.74%) PCI QSA
18 7 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.87%) GDPR
2 11 (2.39%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (1.74%) SLA
4 6 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.09%) QA
6 3 (0.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.43%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 45 (9.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (4.57%) Active Directory
2 21 (4.57%) Hyper-V
3 12 (2.61%) XenApp
4 10 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (1.96%) VMware NSX
6 8 (1.74%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (1.30%) vSphere
9 5 (1.09%) Docker
9 5 (1.09%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.43%) KVM
11 1 (0.22%) LXC
11 1 (0.22%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.22%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.22%) QEMU
11 1 (0.22%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 42 (9.13%) FortiGate
2 10 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
2 10 (2.17%) Puppet
2 10 (2.17%) Terraform
3 8 (1.74%) Ansible
3 8 (1.74%) QRadar
4 7 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.87%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (0.65%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (0.65%) Packer
6 3 (0.65%) SCCM
7 2 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.22%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 285 (61.96%) Cisco
2 84 (18.26%) Oracle
3 82 (17.83%) CheckPoint
4 60 (13.04%) Microsoft
5 59 (12.83%) VMware
6 54 (11.74%) Juniper
7 49 (10.65%) Fortinet
8 43 (9.35%) Aruba
9 42 (9.13%) Citrix
10 38 (8.26%) Nokia
11 36 (7.83%) McAfee
12 35 (7.61%) HP
13 29 (6.30%) F5
14 16 (3.48%) SolarWinds
15 14 (3.04%) NetApp
15 14 (3.04%) Palo Alto
15 14 (3.04%) Red Hat
16 9 (1.96%) Blue Coat
17 8 (1.74%) Dell
17 8 (1.74%) Splunk