Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SNA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SNA over the 6 months to 20 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.

IBM Systems Network Architecture (SNA)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 873 879 858
Rank change year-on-year +6 -21 +26
Contract jobs citing SNA 6 9 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.009% 0.024%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.043% 0.056% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 23
UK median daily rate - £370 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.78% +63.64%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £370 £405
% change year-on-year - -8.64% +47.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SNA is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14042 16143 15907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.73% 15.52% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8538 9754 9202
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 739 823 1028
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.78 £48.30 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.66 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -25.35% +21.95% +2.50%

SNA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SNA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SNA in the UK

SNA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SNA.

Contractor daily rate trend for SNA in the UK

SNA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SNA.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SNA in the UK

SNA
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SNA within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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 +22 4 - - 1
London - 4 - - 1
UK excluding London +30 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SNA 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 SNA.

1 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Nortel
2 2 (33.33%) CICS
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (33.33%) SAS
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
2 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 2 (33.33%) OSPF
2 2 (33.33%) BGP
2 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) Wireless
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Lucene
2 2 (33.33%) BIG-IP
2 2 (33.33%) Web Development
2 2 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) Social Network
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (33.33%) Data Cleansing

SNA
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 2 (33.33%) Apache Spark
1 2 (33.33%) CICS
1 2 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (33.33%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) BGP
2 2 (33.33%) BIG-IP
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 2 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) OSPF
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Apache Hive
1 2 (33.33%) Big Data
1 2 (33.33%) CouchDB
1 2 (33.33%) Hadoop
1 2 (33.33%) Impala
1 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (33.33%) Spark SQL
1 2 (33.33%) Sqoop
2 1 (16.67%) Neo4j
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Scala Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Spark Developer
2 1 (16.67%) CICS Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) GraphX
1 2 (33.33%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) Social Network
2 1 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (16.67%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) BDD
1 2 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
1 2 (33.33%) High Availability
1 2 (33.33%) Microservices
1 2 (33.33%) Parallel Processing
1 2 (33.33%) TDD
1 2 (33.33%) Web Development
1 2 (33.33%) Workload Management
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Machine Learning
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) Scala
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Apache Flume
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) F5
1 2 (33.33%) HP
1 2 (33.33%) Meraki
1 2 (33.33%) Nortel
1 2 (33.33%) Palantir
2 1 (16.67%) CA