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 7 December 2016 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Design
Rank 127 150 132
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -18
Contract jobs citing Network Design 30 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.93% 0.29% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.36% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 5
Median daily rate £520 £413 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.06% +11.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £285 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £493 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £418 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.79% +11.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £91.06 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £39.00 -
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -
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
2696 3326 2514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.94% 79.44% 77.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1800 2033 1489
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 129 106
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.54 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £47.71 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +12 15 £488 +21.87% 4
Cheshire +23 11 £520 +136.36% 3
Lancashire - 2 £650 - 3
Network Design
England

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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 (47.27%) Cisco
2 23 (41.82%) LAN
3 22 (40.00%) WAN
4 18 (32.73%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (32.73%) Firewall
5 14 (25.45%) Network Architecture
6 12 (21.82%) Network Security
6 12 (21.82%) Data Centre
6 12 (21.82%) VoIP
6 12 (21.82%) ITIL
7 11 (20.00%) DNS
7 11 (20.00%) CCNA
7 11 (20.00%) Migration
8 9 (16.36%) Service Management
8 9 (16.36%) VLAN
8 9 (16.36%) VPN
8 9 (16.36%) CCIE
8 9 (16.36%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (14.55%) CCNP
9 8 (14.55%) DHCP
9 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
9 8 (14.55%) Validation
10 7 (12.73%) Banking
10 7 (12.73%) Degree
10 7 (12.73%) TCP/IP
10 7 (12.73%) CCDP
10 7 (12.73%) Project Management
10 7 (12.73%) F5
10 7 (12.73%) Load Balancing
11 6 (10.91%) Computer Science

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 2 (3.64%) JBoss
2 1 (1.82%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.09%) MS Project
2 5 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) IaaS
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.64%) PaaS
1 2 (3.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (41.82%) LAN
2 22 (40.00%) WAN
3 18 (32.73%) Firewall
4 12 (21.82%) Network Security
4 12 (21.82%) VoIP
5 11 (20.00%) DNS
6 9 (16.36%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (16.36%) VLAN
6 9 (16.36%) VPN
7 8 (14.55%) DHCP
8 7 (12.73%) TCP/IP
9 5 (9.09%) Internet
9 5 (9.09%) OSPF
10 4 (7.27%) Ethernet
10 4 (7.27%) MPLS
10 4 (7.27%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (7.27%) Wireless
11 3 (5.45%) BIG-IP
11 3 (5.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 3 (5.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.64%) GIS
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (12.73%) Banking
2 4 (7.27%) Finance
3 2 (3.64%) Back Office
3 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Legal
4 1 (1.82%) Local Government
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (40.00%) Architect
2 20 (36.36%) Network Engineer
3 14 (25.45%) Network Architect
4 9 (16.36%) Design Engineer
5 8 (14.55%) Network Specialist
6 7 (12.73%) Network Design Engineer
7 6 (10.91%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (10.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 5 (9.09%) Implementation Engineer
9 4 (7.27%) Network Design Architect
9 4 (7.27%) Network Design Specialist
10 3 (5.45%) Cisco Design Engineer
10 3 (5.45%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
10 3 (5.45%) Data Architect
10 3 (5.45%) Data Centre Architect
10 3 (5.45%) Data Migration Architect
10 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (5.45%) Migration Architect
10 3 (5.45%) Network Analyst
10 3 (5.45%) Senior Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) Middleware
2 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.91%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.27%) Client/Server
3 4 (7.27%) NHS
4 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.64%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.91%) Unix
2 3 (5.45%) Linux
2 3 (5.45%) Windows
3 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) Network Architecture
2 12 (21.82%) ITIL
3 11 (20.00%) Migration
4 9 (16.36%) Service Management
5 8 (14.55%) Validation
6 7 (12.73%) Load Balancing
6 7 (12.73%) Project Management
7 5 (9.09%) ITSM
8 4 (7.27%) Risk Management
9 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
10 2 (3.64%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (3.64%) Information Security
10 2 (3.64%) IT Governance
10 2 (3.64%) ITIL V3
10 2 (3.64%) Network Monitoring
10 2 (3.64%) Project Planning
10 2 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (3.64%) SOA
10 2 (3.64%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (3.64%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.64%) Java
1 2 (3.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (32.73%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (20.00%) CCNA
3 9 (16.36%) CCIE
4 8 (14.55%) CCNP
5 7 (12.73%) CCDP
5 7 (12.73%) Degree
6 5 (9.09%) CCDA
7 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
8 3 (5.45%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (5.45%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (3.64%) CISSP
10 1 (1.82%) CCSA
10 1 (1.82%) CCSE
10 1 (1.82%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.82%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.82%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.82%) Nagios
Vendors
1 26 (47.27%) Cisco
2 7 (12.73%) F5
3 5 (9.09%) Juniper
3 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.45%) HP
5 2 (3.64%) Brocade
5 2 (3.64%) Citrix
5 2 (3.64%) Forcepoint
5 2 (3.64%) IBM
5 2 (3.64%) Kaspersky
5 2 (3.64%) Oracle
5 2 (3.64%) Splunk
6 1 (1.82%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.82%) Infoblox
6 1 (1.82%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.82%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.82%) VMware