Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 451 348 423
Rank change year-on-year -103 +75 +7
Contract jobs citing Network Design 479 633 550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.66% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.79% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 409 296
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £306 £290
90th Percentile £588 £578 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £403 £425
% change year-on-year +18.01% -5.29% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 27
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £52.50 £42.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.81% +23.65% -19.12%
10th Percentile £18.14 £42.20 £26.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £65.80 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £51.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year -21.84% +30.38% +8.97%

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 86,119 80,469 88,800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.77% 83.81% 82.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,493 53,316 57,797
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,071 2,228 2,609
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +24.25%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.01 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -3.96% -3.85% +23.81%

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 February 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 22 February 2018.

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 February 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 -69 460 £450 +5.88% 93
UK excluding London -106 287 £475 +18.01% 79
London -19 184 £440 -3.83% 23
South East -76 99 £480 +12.94% 24
Midlands +20 82 £475 +31.03% 14
West Midlands +11 73 £485 +33.66% 11
North of England -48 45 £444 +5.65% 20
North West -14 32 £500 -3.85% 12
East of England -2 29 £425 +104.82% 7
South West +17 22 £383 -15.00% 5
Yorkshire -15 10 £375 -1.32% 6
East Midlands +2 7 £350 -33.33% 3
Scotland -53 6 £350 -9.09% 9
Wales +3 5 - -
North East -1 5 £625 +56.25% 2
Channel Islands - 2 £190 -

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 256 (53.44%) Cisco
2 244 (50.94%) Firewall
3 176 (36.74%) Cisco Certification
4 151 (31.52%) WAN
5 134 (27.97%) Data Centre
6 133 (27.77%) LAN
7 114 (23.80%) CCNP
7 114 (23.80%) Security Cleared
8 108 (22.55%) Wireless
9 106 (22.13%) Network Security
10 91 (19.00%) CheckPoint
11 88 (18.37%) VPN
12 79 (16.49%) Juniper
13 78 (16.28%) ITIL
14 76 (15.87%) SC Cleared
15 74 (15.45%) Cisco ASA
16 72 (15.03%) Windows
17 69 (14.41%) Microsoft Azure
18 65 (13.57%) MPLS
19 64 (13.36%) Oracle
20 62 (12.94%) Microsoft
21 61 (12.73%) CCIE
22 60 (12.53%) Network Monitoring
23 58 (12.11%) Cisco Nexus
23 58 (12.11%) CCNA
24 55 (11.48%) BGP
25 54 (11.27%) Telecoms
26 51 (10.65%) Degree
27 47 (9.81%) VMware
28 46 (9.60%) OSPF

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 13 (2.71%) MS Exchange
1 13 (2.71%) OpenStack
2 9 (1.88%) Skype for Business
3 3 (0.63%) Apache
3 3 (0.63%) SAS
3 3 (0.63%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.63%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.42%) Apache Airflow
4 2 (0.42%) Confluence
4 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.42%) IIS
5 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (3.13%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 69 (14.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (9.60%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (5.01%) PaaS
4 20 (4.18%) SaaS
5 13 (2.71%) IaaS
6 10 (2.09%) Office 365
7 6 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.84%) Datadog
9 3 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.42%) Akamai
11 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.21%) Loggly
11 1 (0.21%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 244 (50.94%) Firewall
2 151 (31.52%) WAN
3 133 (27.77%) LAN
4 108 (22.55%) Wireless
5 106 (22.13%) Network Security
6 88 (18.37%) VPN
7 74 (15.45%) Cisco ASA
8 65 (13.57%) MPLS
9 58 (12.11%) Cisco Nexus
10 55 (11.48%) BGP
11 46 (9.60%) OSPF
12 45 (9.39%) TCP/IP
13 40 (8.35%) VLAN
14 33 (6.89%) SAN
15 26 (5.43%) EIGRP
16 25 (5.22%) SNMP
17 23 (4.80%) Multicast
18 22 (4.59%) Broadband
18 22 (4.59%) DHCP
19 21 (4.38%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.09%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (1.67%) MySQL
3 4 (0.84%) Big Data
3 4 (0.84%) Hadoop
3 4 (0.84%) MongoDB
3 4 (0.84%) Oracle Database
3 4 (0.84%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.63%) OLAP
4 3 (0.63%) Oracle OLAP
4 3 (0.63%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.21%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.21%) GIS
6 1 (0.21%) HBase
6 1 (0.21%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (1.04%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.84%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.63%) TeamCity
3 3 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.42%) JIRA
5 1 (0.21%) AutoIt
5 1 (0.21%) Grunt
5 1 (0.21%) Maven
5 1 (0.21%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
General
1 54 (11.27%) Telecoms
2 37 (7.72%) Finance
3 7 (1.46%) Billing
4 6 (1.25%) Banking
4 6 (1.25%) Legal
5 5 (1.04%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.84%) Back Office
7 2 (0.42%) Military
7 2 (0.42%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.42%) Publishing
7 2 (0.42%) Retail
8 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.21%) Marketing
8 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.21%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 201 (41.96%) Network Engineer
2 109 (22.76%) Architect
3 70 (14.61%) Design Engineer
4 67 (13.99%) Network Design Engineer
5 49 (10.23%) Cisco Engineer
5 49 (10.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 43 (8.98%) Network Architect
7 35 (7.31%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 34 (7.10%) Implementation Engineer
8 34 (7.10%) Network Implementation Engineer
9 31 (6.47%) Security Architect
10 29 (6.05%) Security Engineer
11 27 (5.64%) Firewall Engineer
12 23 (4.80%) Cisco Design Engineer
13 22 (4.59%) Consultant
13 22 (4.59%) Senior Network Engineer
14 21 (4.38%) Cloud Engineer
14 21 (4.38%) Network Security Engineer
15 19 (3.97%) Analyst
15 19 (3.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.88%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.67%) JSON
3 6 (1.25%) Middleware
3 6 (1.25%) Web Services
4 4 (0.84%) .NET
5 3 (0.63%) MXNet
5 3 (0.63%) Rendezvous
5 3 (0.63%) SOAP
5 3 (0.63%) TensorFlow
5 3 (0.63%) Torch
5 3 (0.63%) WSDL
5 3 (0.63%) XML
6 2 (0.42%) HTML
6 2 (0.42%) HTML5
6 2 (0.42%) jQuery
6 2 (0.42%) Spring
6 2 (0.42%) WAP
7 1 (0.21%) CSS
7 1 (0.21%) LDAP
7 1 (0.21%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 134 (27.97%) Data Centre
2 46 (9.60%) Management Information System
3 22 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.34%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.51%) PKI
6 11 (2.30%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.88%) Clustering
8 7 (1.46%) Replication
9 6 (1.25%) FMCG
9 6 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.04%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.63%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.63%) Life Science
12 3 (0.63%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.63%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.63%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.42%) Cloud Native
13 2 (0.42%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 72 (15.03%) Windows
2 41 (8.56%) Unix
3 35 (7.31%) Linux
4 17 (3.55%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (1.88%) Solaris
7 8 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.63%) FreeBSD
9 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.42%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.21%) CentOS
11 1 (0.21%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.21%) OpenBSD
11 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (16.28%) ITIL
2 60 (12.53%) Network Monitoring
3 44 (9.19%) SIEM
4 43 (8.98%) Network Management
5 41 (8.56%) Load Balancing
6 39 (8.14%) Cybersecurity
6 39 (8.14%) Migration
7 37 (7.72%) Information Security
8 34 (7.10%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (7.10%) Project Management
9 28 (5.85%) Service Delivery
9 28 (5.85%) WAN Optimisation
10 27 (5.64%) Data Loss Prevention
11 26 (5.43%) Change Control
12 25 (5.22%) Disaster Recovery
12 25 (5.22%) High Availability
13 24 (5.01%) DevOps
14 22 (4.59%) Change Management
14 22 (4.59%) IT Strategy
15 21 (4.38%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 31 (6.47%) Python
2 27 (5.64%) PowerShell
3 21 (4.38%) Perl
4 17 (3.55%) C
5 14 (2.92%) SQL
6 9 (1.88%) Java
7 6 (1.25%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.04%) C++
9 4 (0.84%) Ruby
10 2 (0.42%) PHP
11 1 (0.21%) C#
11 1 (0.21%) C-shell
11 1 (0.21%) Go
11 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.21%) Korn
11 1 (0.21%) Scala
11 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 176 (36.74%) Cisco Certification
2 114 (23.80%) CCNP
2 114 (23.80%) Security Cleared
3 76 (15.87%) SC Cleared
4 61 (12.73%) CCIE
5 58 (12.11%) CCNA
6 51 (10.65%) Degree
7 45 (9.39%) CISSP
8 34 (7.10%) CCDP
9 33 (6.89%) DV Cleared
10 32 (6.68%) CISM
11 22 (4.59%) Microsoft Certification
12 20 (4.18%) MCSE
13 15 (3.13%) Chartered Engineer
14 14 (2.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 14 (2.92%) SANS
15 11 (2.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 10 (2.09%) CEH
16 10 (2.09%) JNCIE
17 9 (1.88%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.38%) GDPR
2 10 (2.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 8 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.25%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.25%) SLA
5 4 (0.84%) QA
6 2 (0.42%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.42%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.21%) ECSS
System Software
1 37 (7.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (7.31%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.92%) Hyper-V
3 14 (2.92%) vSphere
3 14 (2.92%) XenApp
4 9 (1.88%) Docker
4 9 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (1.88%) XenDesktop
5 8 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (1.46%) VMware NSX
7 6 (1.25%) iptables
7 6 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.04%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.63%) NFS
9 3 (0.63%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.42%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.42%) XenServer
11 1 (0.21%) Openswan
11 1 (0.21%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 27 (5.64%) FortiGate
2 15 (3.13%) Puppet
3 14 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (2.71%) Ansible
5 9 (1.88%) Cisco Prime
5 9 (1.88%) Kubernetes
5 9 (1.88%) SolarWinds Orion
6 8 (1.67%) QRadar
7 7 (1.46%) vCenter Server
8 6 (1.25%) Packer
8 6 (1.25%) SELinux
8 6 (1.25%) Terraform
9 5 (1.04%) Nagios
9 5 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.84%) CSIRT
10 4 (0.84%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 4 (0.84%) SCCM
10 4 (0.84%) SCOM
11 3 (0.63%) Nessus
11 3 (0.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 256 (53.44%) Cisco
2 91 (19.00%) CheckPoint
3 79 (16.49%) Juniper
4 64 (13.36%) Oracle
5 62 (12.94%) Microsoft
6 47 (9.81%) VMware
7 45 (9.39%) Citrix
8 42 (8.77%) Fortinet
9 34 (7.10%) HP
10 33 (6.89%) Nokia
11 29 (6.05%) F5
12 28 (5.85%) McAfee
13 27 (5.64%) Aruba
14 14 (2.92%) Palo Alto
15 13 (2.71%) SolarWinds
16 9 (1.88%) Remedy
16 9 (1.88%) Tufin
17 8 (1.67%) IBM
17 8 (1.67%) NetApp
17 8 (1.67%) Red Hat