The table below looks at the statistics for Network Design skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Design over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Design
Rank 101 87 79
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Contract jobs citing Network Design 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.27% 0.21% 0.088%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.28% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £510 £409 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £421 £375 £332
% change year-on-year
+12.33% +12.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £22.50 £102.50
% change year-on-year
+91.11% -78.04%
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 Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1501 1083 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.71% 77.47% 76.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 666 460
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 32 33
Average hourly rate £29.50 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.57% +2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.50 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £48.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Network Design
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Network Design Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Network Design
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Network Design Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Network Design
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Network Design Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (72.73%) Cisco
2 6 (54.55%) Firewall
3 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 3 (27.27%) WAN
3 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) VLAN
4 2 (18.18%) Software Deployment
4 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) Network Security
4 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) Citrix
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (18.18%) VPN
4 2 (18.18%) DNS
4 2 (18.18%) LAN
4 2 (18.18%) Wireless
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) MPLS
4 2 (18.18%) Private Cloud
4 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 1 (9.09%) 802.1X
5 1 (9.09%) Patch Management
5 1 (9.09%) OSPF
5 1 (9.09%) BGP
5 1 (9.09%) EIGRP
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) IPv6

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) VLAN
2 3 (27.27%) WAN
3 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 2 (18.18%) LAN
3 2 (18.18%) MPLS
3 2 (18.18%) Network Security
3 2 (18.18%) VPN
3 2 (18.18%) Wireless
4 1 (9.09%) 802.11
4 1 (9.09%) BGP
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (9.09%) EIGRP
4 1 (9.09%) Internet
4 1 (9.09%) IPv6
4 1 (9.09%) Junos
4 1 (9.09%) Multicast
4 1 (9.09%) OSPF
4 1 (9.09%) VoIP
4 1 (9.09%) WLAN
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Network Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Network Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Network Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Network Design Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) Network Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
1 2 (18.18%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Software Deployment
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) High Availability
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
2 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
2 1 (9.09%) Network Management
2 1 (9.09%) Patch Management
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
2 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) CCIE
2 1 (9.09%) CCNA
2 1 (9.09%) JNCIE
2 1 (9.09%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Juniper
4 1 (9.09%) NetApp
4 1 (9.09%) Redback