Period
to 15 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Software-Defined Networking skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software-Defined Networking over the 6 months to 15 October 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.

Software-Defined Networking
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 749 797 832
Rank change year-on-year +48 +35 +56
Contract jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 62 103 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.100% 0.060%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 0.76% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 73 21
UK median daily rate £481 £550 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +13.40% +2.11%
10th Percentile £389 £404 £388
90th Percentile £575 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £525 £450
% change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
UK median hourly rate - £55.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +205.56% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +205.56% -

Software-Defined Networking 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 11,309 13,583 13,440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.26% 13.18% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,838 8,189 8,197
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £200 £188
90th Percentile £600 £610 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 615 686 725
UK median hourly rate £28.42 £19.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.58% -1.30% -19.79%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.20 £11.10
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.04 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.63 £19.00 £19.38
% change year-on-year +24.34% -1.96% -22.48%

Software-Defined Networking
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Software-Defined Networking as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Software-Defined Networking in the UK

Software-Defined Networking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software-Defined Networking in the UK

Software-Defined Networking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software-Defined Networking over the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software-Defined Networking in the UK

Software-Defined Networking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software-Defined Networking in the UK

Software-Defined Networking
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software-Defined Networking within the UK over the 6 months to 15 October 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 +44 59 £481 -12.50% 22
UK excluding London +58 48 £500 -4.76% 17
South East +55 32 £475 -9.52% 6
London +52 12 £450 -23.40% 6
South West -22 10 £538 +2.38% 1
North of England +37 3 £450 -20.00% 2
North West +16 3 £450 -20.00% 2
East of England +20 2 £425 -5.56% 4
Scotland +28 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 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 Software-Defined Networking.

1 27 (43.55%) Data Centre
2 25 (40.32%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (32.26%) Azure
4 19 (30.65%) AWS
4 19 (30.65%) Network Security
5 17 (27.42%) DNS
6 16 (25.81%) Linux
6 16 (25.81%) Cisco
6 16 (25.81%) Telecoms
6 16 (25.81%) Migration
7 15 (24.19%) VMware
7 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
8 14 (22.58%) CCIE
9 13 (20.97%) WAN
9 13 (20.97%) Finance
9 13 (20.97%) Load Balancing
10 11 (17.74%) IaaS
11 10 (16.13%) Analytics
11 10 (16.13%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (16.13%) DevOps
11 10 (16.13%) Public Cloud
11 10 (16.13%) vRealize
11 10 (16.13%) Security Cleared
11 10 (16.13%) Big Data
11 10 (16.13%) Firewall
11 10 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (16.13%) Deployment Automation
12 9 (14.52%) Juniper
12 9 (14.52%) CISSP
12 9 (14.52%) Internet

Software-Defined Networking
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 3 (4.84%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.84%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 20 (32.26%) Azure
2 19 (30.65%) AWS
3 11 (17.74%) IaaS
4 9 (14.52%) SaaS
5 5 (8.06%) PaaS
6 4 (6.45%) Office 365
7 3 (4.84%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (3.23%) GCP
9 1 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.61%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (1.61%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (30.65%) Network Security
2 17 (27.42%) DNS
3 13 (20.97%) WAN
4 10 (16.13%) Firewall
5 9 (14.52%) DHCP
5 9 (14.52%) Internet
5 9 (14.52%) LAN
6 7 (11.29%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (11.29%) VPN
7 6 (9.68%) 3GPP
7 6 (9.68%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (6.45%) MPLS
9 3 (4.84%) SSL
9 3 (4.84%) VLAN
9 3 (4.84%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (3.23%) BGP
10 2 (3.23%) Cisco ISE
10 2 (3.23%) DSL
10 2 (3.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.13%) Big Data
2 3 (4.84%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.23%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.23%) Data Lake
3 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.23%) HDInsight
3 2 (3.23%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.61%) Artifactory
2 1 (1.61%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.61%) Travis CI
General
1 16 (25.81%) Telecoms
2 13 (20.97%) Finance
3 6 (9.68%) Games
4 1 (1.61%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Billing
4 1 (1.61%) Legal
4 1 (1.61%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 29 (46.77%) Architect
2 15 (24.19%) Network Architect
3 10 (16.13%) Network Engineer
4 9 (14.52%) Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) Cloud Architect
5 7 (11.29%) IP Architect
6 6 (9.68%) Security Architect
6 6 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (9.68%) VMware Architect
7 5 (8.06%) Network Analyst
7 5 (8.06%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Cisco Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Consultant
8 4 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Network Security Architect
8 4 (6.45%) Security Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Strategy Architect
8 4 (6.45%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) Kafka
2 3 (4.84%) Web Services
3 1 (1.61%) .NET
3 1 (1.61%) Node.js
3 1 (1.61%) React
3 1 (1.61%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 27 (43.55%) Data Centre
2 10 (16.13%) Public Cloud
3 7 (11.29%) Clustering
3 7 (11.29%) Private Cloud
4 6 (9.68%) N-Tier
5 4 (6.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (6.45%) Smart Meter
6 2 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.81%) Linux
2 9 (14.52%) Windows
3 4 (6.45%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.84%) Unix
5 2 (3.23%) Check Point GAiA
5 2 (3.23%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.23%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.61%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.81%) Migration
2 13 (20.97%) Load Balancing
3 10 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (16.13%) Analytics
3 10 (16.13%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (16.13%) Deployment Automation
3 10 (16.13%) DevOps
4 8 (12.90%) Network Architecture
5 7 (11.29%) Architecture Governance
5 7 (11.29%) Computer Science
5 7 (11.29%) High Availability
5 7 (11.29%) Mathematics
5 7 (11.29%) Physics
5 7 (11.29%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (11.29%) SIEM
6 6 (9.68%) Identity Access Management
6 6 (9.68%) Low Latency
6 6 (9.68%) Security Architecture
7 4 (6.45%) Network Virtualisation
7 4 (6.45%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.90%) Python
2 5 (8.06%) SQL
3 4 (6.45%) Java
4 3 (4.84%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.84%) Ruby
5 2 (3.23%) Go
5 2 (3.23%) Perl
6 1 (1.61%) C++
6 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (40.32%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (22.58%) CCIE
3 10 (16.13%) Security Cleared
4 9 (14.52%) CISM
4 9 (14.52%) CISSP
4 9 (14.52%) DV Cleared
5 8 (12.90%) CCNP
6 6 (9.68%) CRISC
7 3 (4.84%) CCNA
7 3 (4.84%) CEH
7 3 (4.84%) SANS
8 2 (3.23%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (1.61%) CCDE
9 1 (1.61%) CCDP
9 1 (1.61%) CCIE Data Center
9 1 (1.61%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) GDPR
1 6 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (9.68%) NIST
1 6 (9.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (11.29%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (6.45%) Active Directory
3 4 (6.45%) Docker
4 2 (3.23%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (3.23%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (16.13%) vRealize
2 7 (11.29%) vCenter Server
3 6 (9.68%) Ansible
4 4 (6.45%) Kubernetes
4 4 (6.45%) SCCM
5 3 (4.84%) SCOM
6 2 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (3.23%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (3.23%) Puppet
7 1 (1.61%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.61%) SCSM
7 1 (1.61%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.61%) Terraform
7 1 (1.61%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 16 (25.81%) Cisco
2 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
2 15 (24.19%) VMware
3 9 (14.52%) Juniper
4 7 (11.29%) F5
5 3 (4.84%) CheckPoint
5 3 (4.84%) Infoblox
5 3 (4.84%) Nokia
5 3 (4.84%) SolarWinds
6 2 (3.23%) Databricks
6 2 (3.23%) Google
6 2 (3.23%) Meraki
6 2 (3.23%) Oracle
7 1 (1.61%) Brocade
7 1 (1.61%) Citrix
7 1 (1.61%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.61%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.61%) NetApp
7 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.61%) ServiceNow