The table below looks at the statistics for Network Design skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Design over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Design
Rank 69 - 66
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Network Design 3 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.31% - 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% - 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£475 - £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.98 £35.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+18.25% -14.45%
Network Design
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
802 591 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.67% 73.78% 74.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 304 257
Average daily rate £400 £400 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £520 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 28
Average hourly rate £33.00 £31.56 £35.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% -9.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.69 £13.10 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

Network Design
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Design across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Design Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Network Design
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Design across the Cheshire region.

Network Design Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Network Design
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Design across the Cheshire region.

Network Design Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Network Design
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 £475 -
Warrington - 1 - -
Network Design
North West

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Network Design also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Design.

1 8 (80.00%) Telecoms
1 8 (80.00%) Radio Access Network
2 7 (70.00%) 4G
2 7 (70.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 7 (70.00%) 2G
2 7 (70.00%) Huawei
2 7 (70.00%) Resource Management
2 7 (70.00%) Performance Management
2 7 (70.00%) HSPA
2 7 (70.00%) LTE
2 7 (70.00%) GPRS
2 7 (70.00%) GSM
2 7 (70.00%) WCDMA
2 7 (70.00%) Nortel
2 7 (70.00%) Ericsson
2 7 (70.00%) 3G
2 7 (70.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (40.00%) Service Management
3 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (40.00%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (40.00%) Mapinfo
3 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (40.00%) Network Management
3 4 (40.00%) eTOM
3 4 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (40.00%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) LAN
4 2 (20.00%) WAN

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Network Design also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Design. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) Radio Access Network
2 7 (70.00%) GPRS
2 7 (70.00%) GSM
2 7 (70.00%) WCDMA
2 7 (70.00%) 3G
2 7 (70.00%) 2G
2 7 (70.00%) HSPA
2 7 (70.00%) LTE
2 7 (70.00%) 4G
3 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) BusinessObjects
General
1 8 (80.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Performance Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) RAN Engineer
2 5 (50.00%) RAN Performance Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior RAN Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) RF Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Configuration Management
1 7 (70.00%) Resource Management
1 7 (70.00%) Performance Management
2 4 (40.00%) Network Management
2 4 (40.00%) Performance Improvement
2 4 (40.00%) Service Management
2 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) eTOM
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Network Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (10.00%) B2B
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Nortel
1 7 (70.00%) Ericsson
1 7 (70.00%) Huawei
1 7 (70.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 4 (40.00%) Mapinfo
3 1 (10.00%) BT
3 1 (10.00%) Cramer
3 1 (10.00%) Nokia
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Riverbed