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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Design
Rank 136 126 117
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -9
Contract jobs citing Network Design 20 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.29% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.40% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 4
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£275 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.10% +11.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £455 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £495 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £344
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £46.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £22.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+77.27% +6.02%
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
2945 2257 1760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.84% 72.62% 72.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1624 1179 850
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 120 88
Average hourly rate £37.00 £25.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £43.50 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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
Cheshire - 7 £260 -
Manchester -8 6 £275 - 1
Merseyside -9 4 £313 -34.21%
Lancashire - 1 £550 -
Network Design
England

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 17 (54.84%) Cisco
2 15 (48.39%) Telecoms
3 12 (38.71%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (35.48%) LAN
4 11 (35.48%) WAN
5 10 (32.26%) CCNP
5 10 (32.26%) Firewall
6 8 (25.81%) 2G
6 8 (25.81%) 3G
6 8 (25.81%) 4G
7 7 (22.58%) Radio Access Network
7 7 (22.58%) HSPA
7 7 (22.58%) LTE
7 7 (22.58%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 7 (22.58%) Huawei
7 7 (22.58%) Network Security
7 7 (22.58%) Performance Management
7 7 (22.58%) Resource Management
7 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
7 7 (22.58%) Nortel
7 7 (22.58%) Ericsson
7 7 (22.58%) WCDMA
7 7 (22.58%) GPRS
7 7 (22.58%) GSM
8 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
8 6 (19.35%) CCIE
8 6 (19.35%) MPLS
8 6 (19.35%) Network Management
9 5 (16.13%) BGP
9 5 (16.13%) MS PowerPoint

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS PowerPoint
1 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.68%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (35.48%) LAN
1 11 (35.48%) WAN
2 10 (32.26%) Firewall
3 8 (25.81%) 2G
3 8 (25.81%) 3G
3 8 (25.81%) 4G
4 7 (22.58%) Radio Access Network
4 7 (22.58%) HSPA
4 7 (22.58%) LTE
4 7 (22.58%) Network Security
4 7 (22.58%) WCDMA
4 7 (22.58%) GPRS
4 7 (22.58%) GSM
5 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
5 6 (19.35%) MPLS
6 5 (16.13%) BGP
6 5 (16.13%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (12.90%) SNMP
7 4 (12.90%) DNS
7 4 (12.90%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
General
1 15 (48.39%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.68%) Finance
3 2 (6.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Network Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Performance Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) RAN Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) RAN Performance Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Senior RAN Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) IP Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Information Security Officer
6 1 (3.23%) Radio Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Security Officer
6 1 (3.23%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Project Controller
6 1 (3.23%) Network Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Project Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) BYOD
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Performance Management
1 7 (22.58%) Resource Management
1 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
2 6 (19.35%) Network Management
3 5 (16.13%) ITIL
4 4 (12.90%) Service Management
4 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
4 4 (12.90%) eTOM
4 4 (12.90%) Performance Improvement
5 3 (9.68%) Information Security
5 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.45%) Validation
6 2 (6.45%) Migration
6 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.45%) Data Analysis
6 2 (6.45%) Computer Security
6 2 (6.45%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (6.45%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (3.23%) Network Architecture
7 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) Java
1 2 (6.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (32.26%) CCNP
3 6 (19.35%) CCIE
4 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
4 3 (9.68%) CCDP
5 2 (6.45%) CCNA
6 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.23%) JNCIP
6 1 (3.23%) JNCIE
6 1 (3.23%) ISEB
6 1 (3.23%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) CiscoWorks
1 2 (6.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) Cisco
2 7 (22.58%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 7 (22.58%) Huawei
2 7 (22.58%) Nortel
2 7 (22.58%) Ericsson
3 5 (16.13%) CheckPoint
3 5 (16.13%) Juniper
4 4 (12.90%) Business Objects
4 4 (12.90%) Mapinfo
4 4 (12.90%) Aruba
5 2 (6.45%) BT
5 2 (6.45%) Blue Coat
5 2 (6.45%) Meraki
5 2 (6.45%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.23%) Riverbed
6 1 (3.23%) F5
6 1 (3.23%) Remedy
6 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
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