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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 76 77
Rank change year-on-year +23 +1  
Contract jobs citing Network Design 3 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.48% 0.65% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.78% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £450 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £390
% change year-on-year +1.17% +8.97%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £43.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -23.25% +10.25%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 527 769 840
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.65% 83.86% 84.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 560 505
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 32
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +52.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £62.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Network Design as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 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
Warrington +19 2 - -
Network Design
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) VPN
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 3 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 3 (33.33%) Firewall
3 3 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 2 (22.22%) DNS
4 2 (22.22%) LAN
4 2 (22.22%) WAN
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 2 (22.22%) SaaS
4 2 (22.22%) PaaS
4 2 (22.22%) IaaS
4 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (22.22%) Public Cloud
4 2 (22.22%) MPLS
5 1 (11.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (11.11%) Privileged Access Management
5 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (11.11%) SAML
5 1 (11.11%) CCNP
5 1 (11.11%) Active Directory

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (22.22%) IaaS
2 2 (22.22%) PaaS
2 2 (22.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) VPN
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) DNS
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) MPLS
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (11.11%) NetScaler
4 1 (11.11%) Network Security
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Architect
2 5 (55.56%) Network Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Azure Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Design Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) SaaS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) Public Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 3 (33.33%) Migration
1 3 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (11.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (11.11%) Privileged Access Management
2 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix