Period
to 19 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Network Design skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Network Design over the 6 months to 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Network Design
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 70 91
Rank change year-on-year -16 +21 +3
Contract jobs citing Network Design 5 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.38% 1.40% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 1.66% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 9
Cheshire median daily rate £650 £520 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +22.35% +117.95%
10th Percentile £434 £173 £340
90th Percentile £750 £550 £575
North West median daily rate £538 £520 £438
% change year-on-year +3.37% +18.86% +18.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - £91.06 -
North West median hourly rate - £48.00 -

Network Design is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,101 1,023 1,624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 84.30% 84.55% 82.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 779 744 1,095
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +11.84%
10th Percentile £255 £223 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £585
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 37 60
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +18.18% -21.02%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.90 £13.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £44.23 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £23.17 £27.12 £30.15
% change year-on-year -14.56% -10.04% +50.75%

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Network Design as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Network Design in Cheshire

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Design in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Design in Cheshire

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Design in Cheshire

Network Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Design in Cheshire

Network Design
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 19 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +4 4 £675 +22.73%
Network Design
North West

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Network Design also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) CCIE
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
1 3 (60.00%) CCDP
1 3 (60.00%) CISSP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
1 3 (60.00%) CISM
1 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Data Management
1 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 3 (60.00%) Chartered Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (60.00%) SFIA
1 3 (60.00%) Contract Management
2 2 (40.00%) IT Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (40.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 2 (40.00%) Product Management
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (20.00%) SaaS

Network Design
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
1 1 (20.00%) PaaS
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (20.00%) DOCSIS
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) GPON
1 1 (20.00%) VDSL
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Data Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Office 365 Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Citrix Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior SCCM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Contract Management
1 3 (60.00%) Data Management
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
1 3 (60.00%) SFIA
2 2 (40.00%) IT Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (40.00%) Product Management
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (20.00%) Line Management
3 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCDP
1 3 (60.00%) CCIE
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
1 3 (60.00%) Chartered Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (60.00%) CISM
1 3 (60.00%) CISSP
1 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) MCSA
3 1 (20.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (20.00%) vSphere
1 1 (20.00%) XenApp
1 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Ivanti
2 1 (20.00%) VMware