Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 November 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.

Software-Defined Networking
UK
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 812 827 877
Rank change year-on-year +15 +50 -20
Contract jobs citing Software-Defined Networking 80 66 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.064% 0.029%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.59% 0.47% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 23 17
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £404 £392 £398
90th Percentile £643 £719 £690
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +31.25% -11.11% +5.88%
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 13,585 14,001 16,274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.07% 13.61% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,154 8,538 9,850
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £200 £181 £214
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 747 833
UK median hourly rate £19.39 £19.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.59% -13.33% +9.76%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.35 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.30% -23.00% +21.95%

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 16 November 2018.

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 12 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 16 November 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 -18 76 £525 -2.33% 24
UK excluding London +14 56 £525 +31.25% 23
London -20 22 £613 -5.77% 3
East of England - 21 £425 - 3
South West -11 13 £525 - 6
South East +4 11 £525 +13.51% 3
North of England -14 7 £563 +40.63% 3
North West - 7 £563 - 2
Scotland -7 2 £525 +40.00% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £425 - 1
West Midlands -17 1 £550 +22.22% 6
Midlands -17 1 £550 +22.22% 6

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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 52 (65.00%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (53.75%) Cisco
3 38 (47.50%) DevOps
4 35 (43.75%) VMware
5 32 (40.00%) Linux
5 32 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 27 (33.75%) Docker
7 26 (32.50%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (31.25%) ITIL
8 25 (31.25%) Deployment Automation
9 24 (30.00%) Security Cleared
9 24 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (27.50%) Firewall
11 21 (26.25%) Ansible
12 19 (23.75%) Java
13 18 (22.50%) TDD
14 17 (21.25%) Ruby
14 17 (21.25%) Continuous Deployment
14 17 (21.25%) VMware NSX
15 16 (20.00%) Perl
15 16 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
16 15 (18.75%) Degree
16 15 (18.75%) Go
17 14 (17.50%) Private Cloud
17 14 (17.50%) SC Cleared
18 13 (16.25%) Data Centre
18 13 (16.25%) Network Design
19 12 (15.00%) Microsoft
19 12 (15.00%) Software Engineering

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 8 (10.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.50%) Confluence
3 1 (1.25%) Hubot
3 1 (1.25%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 52 (65.00%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (5.00%) IaaS
5 3 (3.75%) PaaS
6 2 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.50%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.25%) Office 365
7 1 (1.25%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (27.50%) Firewall
2 10 (12.50%) Broadband
3 9 (11.25%) OSPF
4 7 (8.75%) BGP
4 7 (8.75%) MPLS
4 7 (8.75%) VPN
5 6 (7.50%) WAN
6 5 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (6.25%) LAN
6 5 (6.25%) Network Security
7 4 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (5.00%) EIGRP
7 4 (5.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (5.00%) Wireless
8 3 (3.75%) BIG-IP
8 3 (3.75%) IPsec
8 3 (3.75%) L2TP
8 3 (3.75%) OpenVPN
8 3 (3.75%) WLAN
9 2 (2.50%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.75%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.00%) JIRA
3 2 (2.50%) Bitbucket
3 2 (2.50%) Spinnaker
4 1 (1.25%) fabric8
4 1 (1.25%) Travis CI
General
1 6 (7.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (1.25%) Banking
3 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (26.25%) Network Engineer
2 20 (25.00%) Architect
3 13 (16.25%) Developer
4 9 (11.25%) Java Developer
5 7 (8.75%) Network Architect
6 6 (7.50%) AWS Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Consultant
7 5 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) DevOps Developer
7 5 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Network Consultant
8 4 (5.00%) Project Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Service Architect
9 3 (3.75%) Agile Developer
9 3 (3.75%) Ruby Developer
10 2 (2.50%) AWS DevOps
10 2 (2.50%) DevOps Architect
10 2 (2.50%) DevOps Specialist
10 2 (2.50%) Service Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.75%) J2EE
2 2 (2.50%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.50%) Web Services
3 1 (1.25%) Keycloak
3 1 (1.25%) Node.js
3 1 (1.25%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.50%) Private Cloud
2 13 (16.25%) Data Centre
3 8 (10.00%) Public Cloud
4 4 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.75%) BBC
5 3 (3.75%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.50%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.25%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.25%) CMDB
7 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.25%) PKI
7 1 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.25%) User Experience
7 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (40.00%) Linux
2 7 (8.75%) Windows
3 5 (6.25%) Unix
4 4 (5.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.75%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.75%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.25%) Debian
6 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.25%) SUSE
6 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (47.50%) DevOps
2 26 (32.50%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (31.25%) Deployment Automation
3 25 (31.25%) ITIL
4 18 (22.50%) TDD
5 17 (21.25%) Continuous Deployment
6 13 (16.25%) Network Design
7 12 (15.00%) Software Engineering
8 10 (12.50%) Load Balancing
8 10 (12.50%) PRINCE2
8 10 (12.50%) Project Management
9 9 (11.25%) ArchiMate
10 8 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (10.00%) Service Design
11 7 (8.75%) Service Management
12 6 (7.50%) Analytics
12 6 (7.50%) Customer Engagement
12 6 (7.50%) ITIL V3
13 5 (6.25%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 19 (23.75%) Java
2 17 (21.25%) Ruby
3 16 (20.00%) Perl
4 15 (18.75%) Go
5 6 (7.50%) Python
6 2 (2.50%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.50%) C
6 2 (2.50%) C++
6 2 (2.50%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.25%) CoffeeScript
7 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (18.75%) Degree
4 14 (17.50%) SC Cleared
5 11 (13.75%) CCNA
6 10 (12.50%) CCNP
7 9 (11.25%) DV Cleared
8 8 (10.00%) CCIE
9 7 (8.75%) CCIE Data Center
10 3 (3.75%) TOGAF Certification
11 2 (2.50%) CCDE
11 2 (2.50%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 2 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (1.25%) RHCE
12 1 (1.25%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.25%) RMADS
System Software
1 27 (33.75%) Docker
2 24 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (21.25%) VMware NSX
4 6 (7.50%) Active Directory
5 4 (5.00%) vCloud
6 3 (3.75%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.25%) Ceph
8 1 (1.25%) Firmware
8 1 (1.25%) Gluster
8 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (26.25%) Ansible
2 8 (10.00%) Kubernetes
3 7 (8.75%) Terraform
4 5 (6.25%) SCCM
5 4 (5.00%) SCOM
6 3 (3.75%) Prometheus
6 3 (3.75%) vRealize
7 2 (2.50%) CASB
7 2 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.50%) Packer
7 2 (2.50%) Pingdom
7 2 (2.50%) Puppet
8 1 (1.25%) Consul
8 1 (1.25%) StackStorm
8 1 (1.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 43 (53.75%) Cisco
2 35 (43.75%) VMware
3 12 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.50%) F5
5 4 (5.00%) Dell
5 4 (5.00%) EMC
5 4 (5.00%) Juniper
5 4 (5.00%) Splunk
6 3 (3.75%) BT
6 3 (3.75%) Mirantis
6 3 (3.75%) NetApp
6 3 (3.75%) Oracle
6 3 (3.75%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.50%) Brocade
7 2 (2.50%) New Relic
7 2 (2.50%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.50%) Remedy
7 2 (2.50%) RightScale
7 2 (2.50%) Riverbed
7 2 (2.50%) SAP