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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Design
England / North West
Rank 105 133 131
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -2
Contract jobs citing Network Design 26 27 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.02% 0.70% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 0.86% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 6
Median daily rate £525 £500 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +40.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £440 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £528 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £374
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +7.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £91.06 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £42.46 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+29.53% +17.13%

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
2102 3141 2435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.08% 81.08% 77.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1358 1910 1462
Median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 111 100
Median hourly rate £37.25 £37.75 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.32% +34.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.03 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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 21 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Design across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

Network Design Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 January 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
Manchester +25 8 £450 -11.76% 2
Cheshire +16 8 £175 -66.66% 1
Lancashire +12 8 £613 -
Merseyside 0 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 21 January 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 26 (46.43%) LAN
1 26 (46.43%) Network Architecture
2 25 (44.64%) WAN
3 24 (42.86%) Cisco
4 18 (32.14%) ITIL
5 16 (28.57%) Firewall
5 16 (28.57%) Migration
6 15 (26.79%) Service Management
6 15 (26.79%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (21.43%) VoIP
7 12 (21.43%) Network Security
7 12 (21.43%) Data Centre
8 11 (19.64%) Degree
9 10 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (16.07%) DNS
10 9 (16.07%) CCNA
10 9 (16.07%) CCDP
11 8 (14.29%) VPN
11 8 (14.29%) Load Balancing
11 8 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 8 (14.29%) VLAN
11 8 (14.29%) F5
12 7 (12.50%) ITIL V3
12 7 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (12.50%) Banking
12 7 (12.50%) TOGAF
12 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
12 7 (12.50%) Unix
12 7 (12.50%) Juniper
13 6 (10.71%) BCP

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 1 (1.79%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.93%) MS Project
2 5 (8.93%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) IaaS
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.79%) PaaS
1 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (46.43%) LAN
2 25 (44.64%) WAN
3 16 (28.57%) Firewall
4 12 (21.43%) Network Security
4 12 (21.43%) VoIP
5 10 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (16.07%) DNS
7 8 (14.29%) VLAN
7 8 (14.29%) VPN
8 7 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (10.71%) DHCP
10 5 (8.93%) OSPF
10 5 (8.93%) TCP/IP
11 4 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 4 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (7.14%) Unified Communications
12 3 (5.36%) BGP
12 3 (5.36%) Ethernet
12 3 (5.36%) Internet
12 3 (5.36%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) GIS
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (12.50%) Banking
2 4 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (3.57%) Back Office
4 1 (1.79%) Legal
4 1 (1.79%) Local Government
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (44.64%) Architect
2 18 (32.14%) Network Engineer
3 15 (26.79%) Network Architect
4 10 (17.86%) Infrastructure Architect
5 9 (16.07%) Network Specialist
6 8 (14.29%) Design Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) Implementation Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) Network Design Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Data Architect
8 4 (7.14%) Data Centre Architect
8 4 (7.14%) Data Migration Architect
8 4 (7.14%) Migration Architect
8 4 (7.14%) Network Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) Network Design Specialist
9 3 (5.36%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
9 3 (5.36%) Senior Network Specialist
10 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) Middleware
2 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.14%) NHS
4 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.79%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.50%) Unix
2 4 (7.14%) Linux
3 2 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (46.43%) Network Architecture
2 18 (32.14%) ITIL
3 16 (28.57%) Migration
4 15 (26.79%) Service Management
5 8 (14.29%) Load Balancing
6 7 (12.50%) ITIL V3
6 7 (12.50%) TOGAF
7 6 (10.71%) BCP
7 6 (10.71%) Project Management
8 5 (8.93%) ITSM
8 5 (8.93%) Validation
9 3 (5.36%) Risk Management
9 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
9 3 (5.36%) Translating Business Requirements
10 2 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
10 2 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
11 1 (1.79%) Change Control
11 1 (1.79%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (1.79%) Security Architecture
11 1 (1.79%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (26.79%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (19.64%) Degree
3 9 (16.07%) CCDP
3 9 (16.07%) CCNA
4 8 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 6 (10.71%) CCDA
5 6 (10.71%) CCIE
5 6 (10.71%) CCNP
6 5 (8.93%) SC Cleared
7 4 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.79%) CISSP
8 1 (1.79%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.79%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.79%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 24 (42.86%) Cisco
2 8 (14.29%) F5
3 7 (12.50%) Juniper
4 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.57%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.57%) Citrix
5 2 (3.57%) Forcepoint
5 2 (3.57%) IBM
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle
6 1 (1.79%) Capita
6 1 (1.79%) HP
6 1 (1.79%) Kaspersky
6 1 (1.79%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.79%) Splunk
6 1 (1.79%) VMware