Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 823 798 833
Rank change year-on-year -25 +35 +6
Contract jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 50 70 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.070% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.52% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 30 20
UK median daily rate £500 £538 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.98% +8.04% -1.97%
10th Percentile £413 £397 £411
90th Percentile £636 £713 £628
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
UK median hourly rate - £18.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £18.00 £18.00

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 12,673 13,428 14,551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.83% 13.40% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,634 8,298 8,847
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £200 £181 £213
90th Percentile £610 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 608 680 753
UK median hourly rate £18.73 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.13% -16.89% +2.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.88 £11.47
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.25 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year -7.28% -16.11% +6.50%

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 19 January 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 10 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 19 January 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 -30 45 £513 -6.82% 16
UK excluding London -13 37 £500 +5.26% 10
South West -15 12 £525 -
South East -24 10 £525 - 1
London -32 10 £588 -9.62% 6
East of England - 10 £443 - 5
Scotland -2 2 £525 +44.83%
Northern Ireland - 2 £425 -
North West - 2 £475 -
North of England - 2 £475 - 3

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 26 (52.00%) Cisco
1 26 (52.00%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (46.00%) Linux
3 18 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (36.00%) Docker
4 17 (34.00%) DevOps
4 17 (34.00%) VMware
5 16 (32.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (24.00%) Ansible
7 11 (22.00%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (22.00%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
8 10 (20.00%) Java
8 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 9 (18.00%) TDD
9 9 (18.00%) VMware NSX
10 8 (16.00%) Deployment Automation
10 8 (16.00%) Ruby
10 8 (16.00%) CCNA
10 8 (16.00%) Kubernetes
10 8 (16.00%) Public Cloud
10 8 (16.00%) Continuous Deployment
11 7 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (14.00%) VPN
11 7 (14.00%) Perl
11 7 (14.00%) ITIL
11 7 (14.00%) Firewall
12 6 (12.00%) Software Engineering
12 6 (12.00%) Windows
12 6 (12.00%) Python

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 4 (8.00%) OpenStack
2 3 (6.00%) Confluence
3 1 (2.00%) Apache
3 1 (2.00%) Hubot
3 1 (2.00%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (52.00%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (32.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.00%) IaaS
4 3 (6.00%) PaaS
5 2 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (4.00%) Amazon S3
5 2 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.00%) Firewall
1 7 (14.00%) VPN
2 6 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (10.00%) BGP
3 5 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (10.00%) Network Security
3 5 (10.00%) OSPF
3 5 (10.00%) WAN
4 4 (8.00%) MPLS
5 3 (6.00%) BIG-IP
5 3 (6.00%) Broadband
5 3 (6.00%) IPsec
5 3 (6.00%) L2TP
5 3 (6.00%) OpenVPN
5 3 (6.00%) VSAN
5 3 (6.00%) Wireless
6 2 (4.00%) Calico
6 2 (4.00%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (4.00%) LAN
6 2 (4.00%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (10.00%) JIRA
3 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.00%) Bitbucket
5 2 (4.00%) Spinnaker
6 1 (2.00%) fabric8
6 1 (2.00%) Travis CI
General
1 4 (8.00%) Finance
1 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.00%) Military
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (24.00%) Architect
2 10 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 9 (18.00%) Developer
4 6 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Network Architect
7 3 (6.00%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Network Consultant
7 3 (6.00%) Ruby Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Service Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Agile Developer
8 2 (4.00%) AWS Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) DevOps Architect
8 2 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) J2EE
2 2 (4.00%) Web Services
3 1 (2.00%) .NET
3 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.00%) Keycloak
3 1 (2.00%) Node.js
3 1 (2.00%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Public Cloud
2 5 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.00%) PKI
4 2 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.00%) BBC
5 1 (2.00%) Cloud Native
5 1 (2.00%) CMDB
5 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.00%) User Experience
5 1 (2.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (46.00%) Linux
2 6 (12.00%) Windows
3 5 (10.00%) Unix
4 4 (8.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.00%) CentOS
5 2 (4.00%) Ubuntu
5 2 (4.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.00%) DevOps
3 11 (22.00%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (18.00%) TDD
5 8 (16.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 8 (16.00%) Deployment Automation
6 7 (14.00%) ITIL
7 6 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 6 (12.00%) Software Engineering
8 5 (10.00%) ArchiMate
8 5 (10.00%) PRINCE2
8 5 (10.00%) Project Management
8 5 (10.00%) Service Management
8 5 (10.00%) Waterfall
9 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
9 4 (8.00%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (8.00%) Microservices
9 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (6.00%) Network Design
10 3 (6.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.00%) Java
2 8 (16.00%) Ruby
3 7 (14.00%) Perl
4 6 (12.00%) Go
4 6 (12.00%) Python
5 4 (8.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.00%) C
6 2 (4.00%) C++
6 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.00%) CoffeeScript
7 1 (2.00%) SQL
7 1 (2.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.00%) CCNA
3 6 (12.00%) DV Cleared
3 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (10.00%) CCNP
4 5 (10.00%) Degree
5 2 (4.00%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (2.00%) CCIE
6 1 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.00%) RHCE
6 1 (2.00%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (2.00%) RMADS
System Software
1 18 (36.00%) Docker
2 9 (18.00%) VMware NSX
3 7 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.00%) vCloud
6 2 (4.00%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (2.00%) Ceph
7 1 (2.00%) Firmware
7 1 (2.00%) Gluster
7 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.00%) KVM
7 1 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (24.00%) Ansible
2 8 (16.00%) Kubernetes
3 3 (6.00%) Prometheus
3 3 (6.00%) SCCM
3 3 (6.00%) SCOM
4 2 (4.00%) CASB
4 2 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.00%) Packer
4 2 (4.00%) Pingdom
4 2 (4.00%) Puppet
4 2 (4.00%) vCenter Server
4 2 (4.00%) vRealize
5 1 (2.00%) Consul
5 1 (2.00%) StackStorm
5 1 (2.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (52.00%) Cisco
2 17 (34.00%) VMware
3 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.00%) Dell
4 4 (8.00%) EMC
4 4 (8.00%) F5
5 3 (6.00%) Palo Alto
5 3 (6.00%) Splunk
6 2 (4.00%) Juniper
6 2 (4.00%) LogRhythm
6 2 (4.00%) McAfee
6 2 (4.00%) NetApp
6 2 (4.00%) New Relic
6 2 (4.00%) Oracle
6 2 (4.00%) RightScale
6 2 (4.00%) SAP
7 1 (2.00%) BMC
7 1 (2.00%) IBM
7 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.00%) Remedy