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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Design
Rank 133 146 132
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -14
Contract jobs citing Network Design 26 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.69% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.24% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 2
Median daily rate £425 £338 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -28.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £455
10% offered a daily rate of more than £718 £428 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £40.25 £35.25
% change year-on-year
+6.83% +14.18%
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
3037 2891 2305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.90% 77.76% 75.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1916 1724 1227
Median daily rate £413 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £547
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 118 98
Median hourly rate £32.50 £33.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +16.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.16 £52.08 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 - 12 £476 -
Manchester +1 6 £900 +171.69% 3
Cheshire -2 6 £425 -
Merseyside +1 3 £325 -13.33% 1
Network Design
England

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 17 (36.17%) Cisco
1 17 (36.17%) Data Centre
2 16 (34.04%) LAN
3 15 (31.91%) WAN
4 13 (27.66%) Migration
5 10 (21.28%) Firewall
6 9 (19.15%) VLAN
7 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
7 6 (12.77%) Linux
7 6 (12.77%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (10.64%) HP
8 5 (10.64%) COBOL
8 5 (10.64%) Tuxedo
8 5 (10.64%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (10.64%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (10.64%) VMware
9 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (8.51%) IP Telephony
9 4 (8.51%) Network Architecture
9 4 (8.51%) VME
9 4 (8.51%) ITIL
9 4 (8.51%) Windows
9 4 (8.51%) VPN
9 4 (8.51%) CCIE
9 4 (8.51%) OpenScape
10 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
10 3 (6.38%) CCNP
10 3 (6.38%) DNS
10 3 (6.38%) EMC
10 3 (6.38%) Citrix

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 (10.64%) Tuxedo
2 2 (4.26%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon S3
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.26%) Office 365
2 1 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) IaaS
2 1 (2.13%) PaaS
2 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (34.04%) LAN
2 15 (31.91%) WAN
3 10 (21.28%) Firewall
4 9 (19.15%) VLAN
5 5 (10.64%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (10.64%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (8.51%) IP Telephony
6 4 (8.51%) OpenScape
6 4 (8.51%) VPN
7 3 (6.38%) DNS
7 3 (6.38%) MPLS
8 2 (4.26%) 3G
8 2 (4.26%) 4G
8 2 (4.26%) ATM
8 2 (4.26%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (4.26%) Internet
8 2 (4.26%) Network Security
8 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
8 2 (4.26%) VoIP
8 2 (4.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.13%) GIS
General
1 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Local Government
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (63.83%) Architect
2 23 (48.94%) Network Architect
3 6 (12.77%) Network Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Designer
5 3 (6.38%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Network Designer
5 3 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Functional Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Lead Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Network Architect
7 1 (2.13%) Consultant
7 1 (2.13%) Data Architect
7 1 (2.13%) Network Consultant
7 1 (2.13%) Programme Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 17 (36.17%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.13%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Linux
2 4 (8.51%) VME
2 4 (8.51%) Windows
3 1 (2.13%) Unix
3 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.66%) Migration
2 4 (8.51%) ITIL
2 4 (8.51%) Network Architecture
2 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (6.38%) Validation
4 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (4.26%) High Availability
4 2 (4.26%) Network Management
4 2 (4.26%) Project Planning
4 2 (4.26%) Re-Platforming
4 2 (4.26%) Risk Management
4 2 (4.26%) Supplier Management
4 2 (4.26%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (4.26%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.13%) Information Security
5 1 (2.13%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.13%) Network Planning
5 1 (2.13%) Process Improvement
5 1 (2.13%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) COBOL
2 2 (4.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.51%) CCIE
3 3 (6.38%) CCDP
3 3 (6.38%) CCNP
3 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) CCNA
5 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.13%) CCDA
5 1 (2.13%) CISSP
5 1 (2.13%) HP ASE
5 1 (2.13%) HP MASE
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 17 (36.17%) Cisco
2 5 (10.64%) HP
2 5 (10.64%) VMware
3 3 (6.38%) Citrix
3 3 (6.38%) EMC
3 3 (6.38%) Juniper
4 2 (4.26%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.26%) Nokia
4 2 (4.26%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.13%) LANDesk
5 1 (2.13%) Mitel
5 1 (2.13%) NEC
5 1 (2.13%) Novell
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle