The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 127 115 134
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +19
Contract jobs citing Network Design 5 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.17% 0.55% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.78% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 5
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£475 £381 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.59% +17.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £347 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £420 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £389
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £41.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £41.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-14.45% +27.69%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2125 1913 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 70.27% 70.62% 64.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1138 955 1107
Average daily rate £375 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 92 109
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
Network Design
England

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
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 31 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 3 - - 3
Merseyside - 2 £475 -
Cheshire - - - - 2
Network Design
England

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (50.00%) Juniper
2 7 (50.00%) MPLS
2 7 (50.00%) Cisco
2 7 (50.00%) JNCIP
2 7 (50.00%) JNCIE
3 6 (42.86%) Ethernet
3 6 (42.86%) CCIE
3 6 (42.86%) CCNP
3 6 (42.86%) CCDP
4 4 (28.57%) EIGRP
4 4 (28.57%) UNIX
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 4 (28.57%) Web Services
4 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (28.57%) Redback
4 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Migration
4 4 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (28.57%) Information Security
4 4 (28.57%) Security Management
4 4 (28.57%) Security Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Network Security
4 4 (28.57%) Network Architecture
5 3 (21.43%) Multicast
5 3 (21.43%) RIP
5 3 (21.43%) CISSP

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) MPLS
2 6 (42.86%) Ethernet
3 4 (28.57%) EIGRP
3 4 (28.57%) Network Security
4 3 (21.43%) Multicast
4 3 (21.43%) OSPF
4 3 (21.43%) BGP
4 3 (21.43%) RIP
5 2 (14.29%) VPN
6 1 (7.14%) DNS
6 1 (7.14%) IPv6
6 1 (7.14%) VRRP
6 1 (7.14%) Wireless
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (7.14%) SNMP
6 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
6 1 (7.14%) LAN
6 1 (7.14%) VoIP
6 1 (7.14%) WAN
6 1 (7.14%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Data Mining
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Security Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Network Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Security Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Communications Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) UNIX
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Security Management
1 4 (28.57%) Migration
1 4 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
1 4 (28.57%) Information Security
1 4 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 4 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
1 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (28.57%) Security Testing
1 4 (28.57%) Network Architecture
2 1 (7.14%) Network Management
2 1 (7.14%) High Availability
2 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (50.00%) JNCIP
2 7 (50.00%) JNCIE
3 6 (42.86%) CCIE
3 6 (42.86%) CCNP
3 6 (42.86%) CCDP
4 3 (21.43%) CISSP
5 1 (7.14%) CCNA
5 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 4 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco
1 7 (50.00%) Juniper
2 4 (28.57%) Redback
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