Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 414 488 396
Rank change year-on-year +74 -92 -46
Contract jobs citing Network Design 512 475 591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.46% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.53% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 322 352
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +10.47% -1.71%
10th Percentile £324 £313 £313
90th Percentile £601 £638 £624
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £485 £425
% change year-on-year -12.28% +14.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 6 27
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £46.42 £49.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.13% -5.64% +9.31%
10th Percentile £21.45 £41.25 £26.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £54.19 £59.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -2.22% +36.36% -25.00%

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 80,200 89,507 82,219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.90% 86.62% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,791 59,068 53,804
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,282 2,461 2,155
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -12.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.25 £52.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -16.00% -

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 22 July 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 22 July 2019.

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 22 July 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 +77 486 £460 -3.16% 122
UK excluding London +62 301 £425 -12.28% 93
London +49 195 £488 +8.33% 39
South East +66 139 £463 -11.90% 32
Midlands +1 47 £498 +2.31% 12
North of England +1 43 £450 -5.26% 13
West Midlands -13 38 £498 +2.05% 6
East of England +26 36 £425 - 6
North West +6 29 £450 -5.01% 6
South West -11 20 £400 -10.11% 21
Yorkshire +7 11 £400 -27.27% 7
East Midlands +32 9 £413 -2.94% 5
Wales +1 7 £319 -25.00% 6
Scotland +23 4 £400 +18.52% 4
Northern Ireland - 4 £465 -
North East +13 3 £575 -8.00%

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 287 (56.05%) Cisco
2 207 (40.43%) Cisco Certification
3 204 (39.84%) WAN
4 197 (38.48%) Firewall
5 174 (33.98%) LAN
6 151 (29.49%) CCNP
7 116 (22.66%) BGP
8 112 (21.88%) Data Centre
9 108 (21.09%) Juniper
10 107 (20.90%) Security Cleared
11 100 (19.53%) MPLS
12 97 (18.95%) Telecoms
13 84 (16.41%) VPN
13 84 (16.41%) Network Security
14 82 (16.02%) OSPF
15 79 (15.43%) CheckPoint
15 79 (15.43%) CCIE
16 77 (15.04%) F5
17 75 (14.65%) Wireless
18 70 (13.67%) Cisco Nexus
19 69 (13.48%) Migration
20 67 (13.09%) Microsoft
21 66 (12.89%) SC Cleared
21 66 (12.89%) Microsoft Azure
22 65 (12.70%) CCNA
22 65 (12.70%) Windows
23 62 (12.11%) Cisco ASA
24 60 (11.72%) VMware
25 59 (11.52%) DNS
26 58 (11.33%) ITIL

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 9 (1.76%) MS Exchange
2 8 (1.56%) OpenStack
3 7 (1.37%) WebLogic
4 4 (0.78%) Confluence
4 4 (0.78%) IIS
5 3 (0.59%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.39%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.20%) Apache
7 1 (0.20%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.20%) nginx
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (1.76%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.59%) Windchill
4 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.39%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.20%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 66 (12.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (10.94%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.32%) SaaS
4 14 (2.73%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 14 (2.73%) IaaS
5 13 (2.54%) PaaS
6 11 (2.15%) Office 365
7 10 (1.95%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.39%) Datadog
12 2 (0.39%) GitHub
13 1 (0.20%) Amazon Kinesis
13 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.20%) G Suite
13 1 (0.20%) Loggly
13 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 204 (39.84%) WAN
2 197 (38.48%) Firewall
3 174 (33.98%) LAN
4 116 (22.66%) BGP
5 100 (19.53%) MPLS
6 84 (16.41%) Network Security
6 84 (16.41%) VPN
7 82 (16.02%) OSPF
8 75 (14.65%) Wireless
9 70 (13.67%) Cisco Nexus
10 62 (12.11%) Cisco ASA
11 59 (11.52%) DNS
12 53 (10.35%) TCP/IP
13 49 (9.57%) Internet
14 38 (7.42%) Multicast
15 35 (6.84%) Ethernet
16 34 (6.64%) DHCP
16 34 (6.64%) VoIP
17 31 (6.05%) SAN
18 29 (5.66%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.37%) Oracle Database
1 7 (1.37%) Oracle Database 12c
1 7 (1.37%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (0.78%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.59%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (0.59%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.59%) MySQL
5 2 (0.39%) Big Data
5 2 (0.39%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.39%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.20%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.20%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.20%) DB2
6 1 (0.20%) MS Access
6 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (1.56%) JIRA
2 5 (0.98%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.59%) TeamCity
3 3 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.39%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.39%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.39%) Hudson
4 2 (0.39%) NetBeans
4 2 (0.39%) Subversion
4 2 (0.39%) Toad
5 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.20%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.20%) Travis CI
General
1 97 (18.95%) Telecoms
2 48 (9.38%) Finance
3 16 (3.13%) Banking
4 11 (2.15%) Financial Institution
5 10 (1.95%) Retail
6 9 (1.76%) Legal
7 7 (1.37%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.37%) Marketing
7 7 (1.37%) Military
8 6 (1.17%) Advertising
9 5 (0.98%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.78%) Publishing
11 3 (0.59%) Billing
11 3 (0.59%) Electronics
11 3 (0.59%) Polish Language
12 2 (0.39%) Back Office
12 2 (0.39%) Local Government
12 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.20%) Games
13 1 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 216 (42.19%) Network Engineer
2 149 (29.10%) Architect
3 86 (16.80%) Design Engineer
4 74 (14.45%) Network Architect
5 67 (13.09%) Network Design Engineer
6 33 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
7 30 (5.86%) Infrastructure Architect
8 29 (5.66%) Consultant
9 26 (5.08%) Designer
10 22 (4.30%) Solutions Architect
11 20 (3.91%) Cisco Engineer
11 20 (3.91%) Security Architect
12 19 (3.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 19 (3.71%) Network Designer
13 16 (3.13%) Cloud Architect
13 16 (3.13%) IP Network Engineer
14 15 (2.93%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
14 15 (2.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 15 (2.93%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 14 (2.73%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.93%) Middleware
2 10 (1.95%) Web Services
3 8 (1.56%) LDAP
4 7 (1.37%) 802.1X
4 7 (1.37%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (0.98%) Jinja
6 4 (0.78%) YAML
7 3 (0.59%) .NET
8 2 (0.39%) Ajax
8 2 (0.39%) JSON
8 2 (0.39%) Spine.js
8 2 (0.39%) Swing
9 1 (0.20%) Django
9 1 (0.20%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.20%) ISPF
9 1 (0.20%) Kafka
9 1 (0.20%) LEMP Stack
9 1 (0.20%) Node.js
9 1 (0.20%) React
9 1 (0.20%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 112 (21.88%) Data Centre
2 37 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.08%) PKI
4 20 (3.91%) Management Information System
5 16 (3.13%) Public Cloud
6 14 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (1.76%) Cloud Native
8 8 (1.56%) CCTV
8 8 (1.56%) Fibre Optics
9 7 (1.37%) DataPower
9 7 (1.37%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (0.98%) NHS
11 5 (0.98%) Replication
11 5 (0.98%) User Experience
11 5 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.78%) BBC
12 4 (0.78%) Clustering
12 4 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 65 (12.70%) Windows
2 56 (10.94%) Linux
3 38 (7.42%) Windows Server
4 31 (6.05%) Unix
5 13 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.15%) Windows 10
7 10 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.37%) AIX
10 4 (0.78%) Check Point GAiA
10 4 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.59%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.39%) SUSE
12 2 (0.39%) VMS
13 1 (0.20%) CentOS
13 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.20%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (13.48%) Migration
2 58 (11.33%) ITIL
3 53 (10.35%) Network Management
4 46 (8.98%) Load Balancing
5 45 (8.79%) Network Architecture
6 34 (6.64%) DevOps
6 34 (6.64%) Network Monitoring
7 30 (5.86%) Problem-Solving
8 28 (5.47%) Data Protection
9 27 (5.27%) Customer Requirements
9 27 (5.27%) Service Management
10 26 (5.08%) Project Management
11 25 (4.88%) Service Delivery
12 23 (4.49%) Architectural Design
12 23 (4.49%) Configuration Management
13 21 (4.10%) High Availability
14 20 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 19 (3.71%) Information Security
15 19 (3.71%) Network Virtualisation
15 19 (3.71%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 33 (6.45%) Python
2 29 (5.66%) SQL
3 17 (3.32%) Perl
4 11 (2.15%) Bash Shell
4 11 (2.15%) C
5 10 (1.95%) Java
6 6 (1.17%) C++
7 5 (0.98%) Korn
8 4 (0.78%) PHP
9 3 (0.59%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.39%) Ruby
10 2 (0.39%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.20%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.20%) CLIST
11 1 (0.20%) JCL
11 1 (0.20%) REXX
11 1 (0.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 207 (40.43%) Cisco Certification
2 151 (29.49%) CCNP
3 107 (20.90%) Security Cleared
4 79 (15.43%) CCIE
5 66 (12.89%) SC Cleared
6 65 (12.70%) CCNA
7 39 (7.62%) Degree
7 39 (7.62%) JNCIP
8 36 (7.03%) DV Cleared
9 31 (6.05%) CCDP
10 22 (4.30%) JNCIE
11 13 (2.54%) CCDA
11 13 (2.54%) CISSP
11 13 (2.54%) JNCIA
12 12 (2.34%) JNCIS
13 8 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
15 6 (1.17%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 6 (1.17%) CCSP
16 5 (0.98%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.56%) GDPR
2 6 (1.17%) QA
3 5 (0.98%) PMO
4 4 (0.78%) MiFID
5 3 (0.59%) COBIT
5 3 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.59%) SLA
6 2 (0.39%) NCSC
7 1 (0.20%) HAZOP
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (8.20%) Active Directory
2 39 (7.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.93%) XenApp
4 13 (2.54%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.54%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.76%) Docker
7 7 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.98%) ProxySG
9 5 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.78%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.39%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 1 (0.20%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 1 (0.20%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 1 (0.20%) NFS
12 1 (0.20%) PowerDNS
12 1 (0.20%) RACF
12 1 (0.20%) Time Sharing Option
12 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (5.47%) Ansible
2 18 (3.52%) FortiGate
3 15 (2.93%) SCCM
4 7 (1.37%) Data Guard
5 6 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.17%) Puppet
5 6 (1.17%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (1.17%) Terraform
6 5 (0.98%) Nagios
6 5 (0.98%) Netcool
7 3 (0.59%) Cisco IPCC
7 3 (0.59%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.39%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.39%) Packer
8 2 (0.39%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.39%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.20%) SCOM
9 1 (0.20%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 287 (56.05%) Cisco
2 108 (21.09%) Juniper
3 79 (15.43%) CheckPoint
4 77 (15.04%) F5
5 67 (13.09%) Microsoft
6 60 (11.72%) VMware
7 52 (10.16%) Palo Alto
8 41 (8.01%) Citrix
9 34 (6.64%) Fortinet
10 23 (4.49%) Oracle
11 21 (4.10%) HP
12 20 (3.91%) Ericsson
13 19 (3.71%) Red Hat
14 18 (3.52%) Aruba
14 18 (3.52%) Meraki
15 15 (2.93%) Blue Coat
15 15 (2.93%) Nokia
15 15 (2.93%) SolarWinds
16 14 (2.73%) Riverbed
17 13 (2.54%) Dell