Period
to 19 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 79 75
Rank change year-on-year -9 -4 +25
Contract jobs citing Network Design 9 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.72% 0.90% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 1.06% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 12
Cheshire median daily rate £225 £500 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -55.00% -3.85% +30.00%
10th Percentile £213 £378 £195
90th Percentile £238 £750 £537
North West median daily rate £425 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -15.00% +5.26% +35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £91.06
North West median hourly rate £47.50 - £91.06

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 1,072 1,127 1,166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 86.10% 84.48% 86.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 823 838
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £257 £235
90th Percentile £539 £625 £600
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 34 34
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £16.17 £20.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.23% -19.72% +13.35%
10th Percentile £13.45 £9.68 £13.00
90th Percentile £44.40 £36.75 £42.48
North West median hourly rate £22.50 £27.00 £24.22
% change year-on-year -16.67% +11.50% -16.50%

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 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 December 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
Knutsford - 6 - -
Warrington -4 1 £225 -65.38%
Macclesfield -8 1 - -
Network Design
North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (66.67%) Risk Management
1 6 (66.67%) Law
1 6 (66.67%) Banking
1 6 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
1 6 (66.67%) Investment Banking
1 6 (66.67%) Degree
1 6 (66.67%) Wealth Management
1 6 (66.67%) Compliance Audit
1 6 (66.67%) Software Audit
1 6 (66.67%) Security Monitoring
2 5 (55.56%) GIS
3 4 (44.44%) CISM
3 4 (44.44%) Web Services
3 4 (44.44%) CISSP
3 4 (44.44%) Security Operations
3 4 (44.44%) Server Hardening
3 4 (44.44%) SDLC
3 4 (44.44%) Security Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Network Security
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (22.22%) Tufin
4 2 (22.22%) Security Architecture
4 2 (22.22%) F5
4 2 (22.22%) NetScaler
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (22.22%) NX-OS
4 2 (22.22%) Palo Alto
4 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco IOS

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 (11.11%) Smallworld
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) BGP
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Firepower
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco ISE
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (22.22%) Ethernet
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) LAN
1 2 (22.22%) NetScaler
1 2 (22.22%) Network Security
1 2 (22.22%) NX-OS
1 2 (22.22%) OSPF
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
1 2 (22.22%) WAN
1 2 (22.22%) Wireless
1 2 (22.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (66.67%) Banking
1 6 (66.67%) Investment Banking
1 6 (66.67%) Law
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Consultant
1 4 (44.44%) Security Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Lead Security Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Security Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Security Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Security Solutions Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (11.11%) GIS Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Compliance Audit
1 6 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
1 6 (66.67%) Risk Management
1 6 (66.67%) Security Monitoring
1 6 (66.67%) Software Audit
1 6 (66.67%) Wealth Management
2 4 (44.44%) SDLC
2 4 (44.44%) Security Operations
2 4 (44.44%) Security Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Server Hardening
3 2 (22.22%) Decision-Making
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security
3 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
3 2 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (22.22%) Project Planning
3 2 (22.22%) Security Architecture
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Spatial Analysis
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Degree
2 4 (44.44%) CISM
2 4 (44.44%) CISSP
3 2 (22.22%) CCIE
3 2 (22.22%) CCIE Security
3 2 (22.22%) CCNP
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco
1 2 (22.22%) F5
1 2 (22.22%) Palo Alto
1 2 (22.22%) Tufin