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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Design
Rank 121 112 110
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing Network Design 11 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.34% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.46% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 5
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £300 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £300 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £332 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.99% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £102.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-78.04% +205.97%
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
2321 1944 1719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.80% 72.84% 66.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1383 991 928
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 97 78
Average hourly rate £27.00 £33.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +53.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -2 3 £409 - 3
Lancashire -15 3 £235 -
Cheshire +1 2 £195 -35.00% 1
Network Design
England

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 7 (38.89%) Cisco
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (33.33%) Wireless
3 5 (27.78%) Firewall
3 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
4 4 (22.22%) LAN
5 3 (16.67%) Java
5 3 (16.67%) Linux
5 3 (16.67%) Data Mining
5 3 (16.67%) CCNP
5 3 (16.67%) WAN
5 3 (16.67%) MPLS
5 3 (16.67%) Network Security
5 3 (16.67%) Puppet
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
6 2 (11.11%) 4G
6 2 (11.11%) Computer Security
6 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) Scala
6 2 (11.11%) Meraki
6 2 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (11.11%) Wireshark
6 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) Information Security
6 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.11%) Blue Coat
6 2 (11.11%) 2G

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) Wireless
2 5 (27.78%) Firewall
3 4 (22.22%) LAN
4 3 (16.67%) WAN
4 3 (16.67%) MPLS
4 3 (16.67%) Network Security
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (11.11%) 4G
5 2 (11.11%) Wireshark
5 2 (11.11%) 2G
5 2 (11.11%) 3G
5 2 (11.11%) WLAN
5 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.56%) VPN
6 1 (5.56%) DNS
6 1 (5.56%) DHCP
6 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
6 1 (5.56%) ATM
6 1 (5.56%) ISDN
6 1 (5.56%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Data Mining
2 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 2 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
General
1 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Network Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Consultant
3 3 (16.67%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Network Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Coordinator
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Design Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Project Controller
5 1 (5.56%) Transmission Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Network Design Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.11%) Computer Security
1 2 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
1 2 (11.11%) Information Security
1 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
2 1 (5.56%) Project Management
2 1 (5.56%) Web Design
2 1 (5.56%) Migration
2 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (5.56%) Network Planning
2 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (5.56%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (5.56%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (16.67%) CCNP
3 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) CCNA
4 1 (5.56%) CCIE
4 1 (5.56%) CITP
4 1 (5.56%) Chartered Engineer
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco
2 2 (11.11%) Meraki
2 2 (11.11%) Blue Coat
2 2 (11.11%) BT
2 2 (11.11%) Juniper
2 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.56%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Aruba
3 1 (5.56%) Riverbed