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 31 May 2016 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Design
Rank 142 137 127
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Contract jobs citing Network Design 24 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.61% 0.38% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.49% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 2
Median daily rate £425 £309 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.65% -33.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £718 £463 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £421 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+12.33% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-1.28% +77.27%
Network Design
England

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
3201 2861 2326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.74% 77.66% 74.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2003 1652 1221
Median daily rate £425 £393 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.28% +1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 137 117
Median hourly rate £36.52 £35.00 £30.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +15.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £14.50 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.97 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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 31 May 2016.

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 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +10 10 £476 -13.40% 1
Manchester -15 6 £638 +131.81% 2
Cheshire -3 5 £425 -
Merseyside -7 3 £325 -5.45%
Network Design
England

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, 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 25 (48.08%) Data Centre
2 22 (42.31%) Migration
3 19 (36.54%) Cisco
4 13 (25.00%) LAN
4 13 (25.00%) VLAN
5 12 (23.08%) WAN
6 10 (19.23%) Firewall
6 10 (19.23%) Security Cleared
7 7 (13.46%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (13.46%) Citrix
8 6 (11.54%) HP
8 6 (11.54%) Linux
8 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
9 5 (9.62%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (9.62%) VMware
9 5 (9.62%) Tuxedo
9 5 (9.62%) COBOL
9 5 (9.62%) Network Security
9 5 (9.62%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (9.62%) Network Architecture
10 4 (7.69%) OpenScape
10 4 (7.69%) VME
10 4 (7.69%) IP Telephony
10 4 (7.69%) ITIL
10 4 (7.69%) VPN
10 4 (7.69%) CCIE
10 4 (7.69%) Juniper
10 4 (7.69%) Finance
11 3 (5.77%) Windows

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (9.62%) Tuxedo
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Amazon S3
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.85%) Office 365
2 1 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) IaaS
2 1 (1.92%) PaaS
2 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.00%) LAN
1 13 (25.00%) VLAN
2 12 (23.08%) WAN
3 10 (19.23%) Firewall
4 5 (9.62%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (9.62%) Network Security
4 5 (9.62%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (7.69%) IP Telephony
5 4 (7.69%) OpenScape
5 4 (7.69%) VPN
6 3 (5.77%) DNS
7 2 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.85%) MPLS
7 2 (3.85%) VoIP
7 2 (3.85%) Wireless
8 1 (1.92%) 3G
8 1 (1.92%) 4G
8 1 (1.92%) Junos
8 1 (1.92%) PPP
8 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
General
1 4 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.92%) Local Government
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (69.23%) Architect
2 33 (63.46%) Network Architect
3 6 (11.54%) Network Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Designer
5 3 (5.77%) Lead Architect
5 3 (5.77%) Network Designer
5 3 (5.77%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.85%) Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Cisco Architect
6 2 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Cisco Network Architect
6 2 (3.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.85%) Migration Architect
6 2 (3.85%) Senior Architect
6 2 (3.85%) Senior Network Architect
7 1 (1.92%) Azure Architect
7 1 (1.92%) Data Migration Architect
7 1 (1.92%) IT Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 25 (48.08%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.85%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.92%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) Linux
2 4 (7.69%) VME
3 3 (5.77%) Windows
4 1 (1.92%) MVS
4 1 (1.92%) Unix
4 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (42.31%) Migration
2 5 (9.62%) Network Architecture
2 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (7.69%) ITIL
4 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (3.85%) High Availability
4 2 (3.85%) Network Management
4 2 (3.85%) Project Planning
4 2 (3.85%) Re-Platforming
4 2 (3.85%) Risk Management
4 2 (3.85%) Service Management
4 2 (3.85%) Supplier Management
4 2 (3.85%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (3.85%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (1.92%) Load Balancing
5 1 (1.92%) Network Planning
5 1 (1.92%) Patch Management
5 1 (1.92%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (1.92%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (1.92%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.62%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 7 (13.46%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.69%) CCIE
5 3 (5.77%) CCDP
5 3 (5.77%) CCNP
6 2 (3.85%) CCNA
7 1 (1.92%) CCDA
7 1 (1.92%) CISSP
7 1 (1.92%) HP ASE
7 1 (1.92%) HP MASE
7 1 (1.92%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.92%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 19 (36.54%) Cisco
2 7 (13.46%) Citrix
3 6 (11.54%) HP
4 5 (9.62%) VMware
5 4 (7.69%) Juniper
6 3 (5.77%) EMC
7 2 (3.85%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.85%) IBM
7 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.85%) Nokia
7 2 (3.85%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.92%) Mitel
8 1 (1.92%) NEC
8 1 (1.92%) Novell
8 1 (1.92%) Oracle
8 1 (1.92%) Redback