The table below looks at the statistics for Network Design skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Design over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Design
England / North West
Rank 114 132 131
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -1
Contract jobs citing Network Design 23 28 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.89% 0.73% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.89% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 11
Median daily rate £550 £488 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% +87.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £464 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £548 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £435 £365
% change year-on-year
-8.04% +19.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £48.00 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.54% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.50 £44.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+17.04% +95.55%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2135 3156 2639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.31% 82.29% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1363 1903 1514
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 144 112
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £16.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

Network Design
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Network Design as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Design Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Network Design
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Network Design Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Network Design
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Design across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Network Design Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Network Design
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Network Design Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Network Design
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire +22 8 £613 - 1
Cheshire +25 6 £398 -20.50%
Manchester +14 6 £475 -2.31% 4
Merseyside -3 1 £600 +26.31%
Cumbria - 1 - -
Network Design
England

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network Design also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 27 (54.00%) LAN
2 26 (52.00%) WAN
3 25 (50.00%) Cisco
3 25 (50.00%) Network Architecture
4 16 (32.00%) Firewall
5 15 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (28.00%) ITIL
7 13 (26.00%) Network Security
7 13 (26.00%) Migration
8 12 (24.00%) VoIP
8 12 (24.00%) Data Centre
9 11 (22.00%) Service Management
10 9 (18.00%) VLAN
10 9 (18.00%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (18.00%) CCDP
10 9 (18.00%) VPN
11 8 (16.00%) CCNA
11 8 (16.00%) Juniper
11 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
12 7 (14.00%) Degree
12 7 (14.00%) TOGAF
12 7 (14.00%) ITIL V3
12 7 (14.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (14.00%) DNS
13 6 (12.00%) OSPF
13 6 (12.00%) BCP
13 6 (12.00%) CCDA
13 6 (12.00%) CCIE
13 6 (12.00%) DHCP
13 6 (12.00%) Load Balancing

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) MS Project
2 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (54.00%) LAN
2 26 (52.00%) WAN
3 16 (32.00%) Firewall
4 13 (26.00%) Network Security
5 12 (24.00%) VoIP
6 9 (18.00%) VLAN
6 9 (18.00%) VPN
6 9 (18.00%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (14.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (14.00%) DNS
8 6 (12.00%) DHCP
8 6 (12.00%) OSPF
9 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
10 4 (8.00%) BGP
10 4 (8.00%) MPLS
10 4 (8.00%) Unified Communications
11 3 (6.00%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (6.00%) Ethernet
11 3 (6.00%) Internet
12 2 (4.00%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4 (8.00%) Banking
2 3 (6.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (48.00%) Architect
2 20 (40.00%) Network Engineer
3 14 (28.00%) Network Architect
4 10 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 9 (18.00%) Network Specialist
6 7 (14.00%) Design Engineer
7 6 (12.00%) Network Design Engineer
8 4 (8.00%) Analyst
8 4 (8.00%) Data Architect
8 4 (8.00%) Data Centre Architect
8 4 (8.00%) Data Migration Architect
8 4 (8.00%) Migration Architect
8 4 (8.00%) Network Analyst
8 4 (8.00%) Network Design Specialist
9 3 (6.00%) Cisco Engineer
9 3 (6.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (6.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
9 3 (6.00%) Senior Network Specialist
10 2 (4.00%) Cisco Architect
10 2 (4.00%) Cisco Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.00%) NHS
3 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Linux
1 5 (10.00%) Unix
2 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (50.00%) Network Architecture
2 14 (28.00%) ITIL
3 13 (26.00%) Migration
4 11 (22.00%) Service Management
5 7 (14.00%) ITIL V3
5 7 (14.00%) TOGAF
6 6 (12.00%) BCP
6 6 (12.00%) Load Balancing
7 3 (6.00%) Translating Business Requirements
7 3 (6.00%) Validation
8 2 (4.00%) ITSM
8 2 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (4.00%) Project Management
8 2 (4.00%) Service Delivery
9 1 (2.00%) Change Control
9 1 (2.00%) Network Management
9 1 (2.00%) Patch Management
9 1 (2.00%) Product Management
9 1 (2.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (2.00%) Server Building
Qualifications
1 15 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (18.00%) CCDP
3 8 (16.00%) CCNA
3 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (14.00%) Degree
5 6 (12.00%) CCDA
5 6 (12.00%) CCIE
6 5 (10.00%) CCNP
6 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (2.00%) JNCIP
8 1 (2.00%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (4.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.00%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 25 (50.00%) Cisco
2 8 (16.00%) Juniper
3 5 (10.00%) F5
4 3 (6.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.00%) Citrix
5 2 (4.00%) Forcepoint
6 1 (2.00%) Capita
6 1 (2.00%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.00%) HP
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle
6 1 (2.00%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.00%) ZyXEL