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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Design over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Design
Rank 135 127 123
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing Network Design 27 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 0.26% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.35% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 11
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£350 £398 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +9.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £321 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £478 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.46 £42.50 £44.60
% change year-on-year
-0.09% -4.70%
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
3459 2300 2078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.90% 74.15% 71.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2130 1275 1052
Average daily rate £413 £366 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +10.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 102 105
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% +32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

Network Design
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Design across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
Manchester -14 10 £344 +14.58% 1
Merseyside -5 6 £425 -15.00% 1
Cheshire - 6 £400 - 2
Lancashire -9 2 £210 -50.58%
Cumbria -19 1 £325 -12.16%
Network Design
England

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 22 (53.66%) Cisco
2 19 (46.34%) WAN
3 18 (43.90%) LAN
4 13 (31.71%) Firewall
5 12 (29.27%) Windows
5 12 (29.27%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (26.83%) CCNP
7 10 (24.39%) Data Centre
8 9 (21.95%) VMware
9 8 (19.51%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (19.51%) Active Directory
9 8 (19.51%) VoIP
10 7 (17.07%) CCIE
11 6 (14.63%) Wireless
11 6 (14.63%) Juniper
11 6 (14.63%) Project Management
12 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
12 5 (12.20%) Aruba
12 5 (12.20%) NetApp
12 5 (12.20%) ITIL
12 5 (12.20%) PRINCE2
12 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
12 5 (12.20%) VPN
12 5 (12.20%) Telecoms
12 5 (12.20%) MPLS
12 5 (12.20%) BGP
13 4 (9.76%) CCDP
13 4 (9.76%) Law
13 4 (9.76%) Management Information System

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (7.32%) MS Office
2 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (46.34%) WAN
2 18 (43.90%) LAN
3 13 (31.71%) Firewall
4 8 (19.51%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (19.51%) VoIP
5 6 (14.63%) Wireless
6 5 (12.20%) VPN
6 5 (12.20%) MPLS
6 5 (12.20%) BGP
7 4 (9.76%) DNS
7 4 (9.76%) Network Security
7 4 (9.76%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (7.32%) Internet
8 3 (7.32%) EIGRP
8 3 (7.32%) OSPF
8 3 (7.32%) SNMP
8 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
9 2 (4.88%) Radio Access Network
10 1 (2.44%) HSPA
10 1 (2.44%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (12.20%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.76%) Law
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Network Engineer
2 10 (24.39%) Architect
3 7 (17.07%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (12.20%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (9.76%) Network Consultant
5 4 (9.76%) Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (7.32%) Administrator
6 3 (7.32%) Network Administrator
6 3 (7.32%) Network Designer
6 3 (7.32%) Designer
6 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Network Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Network Specialist
7 2 (4.88%) Design Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Network Design Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Network Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 12 (29.27%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
2 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.63%) Project Management
2 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (12.20%) ITIL
2 5 (12.20%) PRINCE2
3 4 (9.76%) Migration
3 4 (9.76%) Software Deployment
4 2 (4.88%) Validation
4 2 (4.88%) Office Automation
4 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (4.88%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.44%) Business Development
5 1 (2.44%) Resource Management
5 1 (2.44%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.44%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.44%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.44%) Network Management
5 1 (2.44%) SIEM
5 1 (2.44%) Change Control
5 1 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.44%) Capacity Management
Qualifications
1 12 (29.27%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (26.83%) CCNP
3 7 (17.07%) CCIE
4 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
5 4 (9.76%) CCDP
6 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.88%) JNCIP
7 2 (4.88%) JNCIE
7 2 (4.88%) CCNA
8 1 (2.44%) ISEB
8 1 (2.44%) CISSP
8 1 (2.44%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 8 (19.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (2.44%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 22 (53.66%) Cisco
2 9 (21.95%) VMware
3 6 (14.63%) Juniper
4 5 (12.20%) NetApp
4 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
4 5 (12.20%) Aruba
5 4 (9.76%) HP
6 3 (7.32%) F5
6 3 (7.32%) Riverbed
7 2 (4.88%) Citrix
7 2 (4.88%) Huawei
7 2 (4.88%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.88%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.44%) Remedy
8 1 (2.44%) BT
8 1 (2.44%) Cramer
8 1 (2.44%) Redback
8 1 (2.44%) Nortel
8 1 (2.44%) Nokia
8 1 (2.44%) Ericsson