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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 124 118 127
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs citing Network Design 12 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.083% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.12% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Average daily rate £463 £500 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +31.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £325 £369
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -11.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £46.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-15.25% -12.59%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2259 1696 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.19% 70.43% 63.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 841 965
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £226 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 82 91
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 5 - -
Merseyside +7 4 £463 -7.50%
Cheshire -11 2 - - 1
Network Design
England

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (47.83%) Ethernet
2 10 (43.48%) Cisco
2 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (39.13%) CCNP
3 9 (39.13%) Migration
4 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
4 6 (26.09%) CCDP
4 6 (26.09%) Juniper
5 5 (21.74%) MPLS
5 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
5 5 (21.74%) CCIE
5 5 (21.74%) Windows
5 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
5 5 (21.74%) Firewall
5 5 (21.74%) Logistics
5 5 (21.74%) JNCIP
5 5 (21.74%) JNCIE
6 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (17.39%) Security Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Redback
6 4 (17.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Security Management
6 4 (17.39%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (17.39%) Information Security
6 4 (17.39%) Web Services
6 4 (17.39%) UNIX
6 4 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 4 (17.39%) Ericsson

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) Ethernet
2 5 (21.74%) MPLS
2 5 (21.74%) Firewall
3 4 (17.39%) Network Security
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (8.70%) VoIP
6 1 (4.35%) xDSL
6 1 (4.35%) FWSM
6 1 (4.35%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (4.35%) HSRP
6 1 (4.35%) Multicast
6 1 (4.35%) DHCP
6 1 (4.35%) RIP
6 1 (4.35%) SNMP
6 1 (4.35%) VPN
6 1 (4.35%) DNS
6 1 (4.35%) IPv6
6 1 (4.35%) OSPF
6 1 (4.35%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) Data Mining
General
1 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Architect
2 5 (21.74%) Technical Leader
3 4 (17.39%) Network Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Security Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Security Architect
6 1 (4.35%) IP Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Communications Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) VoIP Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Design Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Project Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) UNIX
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Migration
2 5 (21.74%) Logistics
3 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (17.39%) Security Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Security Management
3 4 (17.39%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (17.39%) Information Security
3 4 (17.39%) Network Architecture
4 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL
6 1 (4.35%) Network Management
6 1 (4.35%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (4.35%) High Availability
6 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.35%) Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
6 1 (4.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (39.13%) CCNP
3 6 (26.09%) CCDP
4 5 (21.74%) CCIE
4 5 (21.74%) JNCIP
4 5 (21.74%) JNCIE
5 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
5 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
5 3 (13.04%) CISSP
6 2 (8.70%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 3 (13.04%) SLA
3 2 (8.70%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Cisco
2 6 (26.09%) Juniper
3 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
4 4 (17.39%) Redback
4 4 (17.39%) Ericsson
5 2 (8.70%) Mitel
6 1 (4.35%) Siemens
6 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.35%) NEC