Period
to 23 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 23 January 2019 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 > Manchester
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 117 130 124
Rank change year-on-year +13 -6 +22
Contract jobs citing Network Design 40 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.35% 0.60% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 0.72% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 15 8
Manchester median daily rate £425 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -21.05% +35.71%
10th Percentile £363 £239 £393
90th Percentile £613 £829 £538
North West median daily rate £425 £500 £520
% change year-on-year -15.00% -3.85% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £45.00 - -
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 Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,466 2,372 2,701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 83.31% 83.99% 86.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,590 1,538 1,691
Manchester median daily rate £414 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £261 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 94 46
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £18.27 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.21% +4.40% -36.36%
10th Percentile £12.57 £12.64 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.00 £41.48 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £24.33 £21.70 £21.05
% change year-on-year +12.12% +3.11% -31.05%

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Design in Manchester

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Design in Manchester

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design in Manchester over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Design in Manchester

Network Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Design in Manchester

Network Design
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 6 months to 23 January 2019. 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
Salford - 4 £450 -
Cheadle +1 1 - -
Altrincham - 1 - -
Network Design
North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 31 (77.50%) Security Cleared
2 29 (72.50%) SC Cleared
3 26 (65.00%) Cisco
4 23 (57.50%) Firewall
5 16 (40.00%) Deployment Automation
6 10 (25.00%) Wireless
6 10 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
7 9 (22.50%) 802.1X
7 9 (22.50%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (22.50%) PRINCE2
7 9 (22.50%) LAN
7 9 (22.50%) Degree
8 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (20.00%) DevOps
8 8 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (17.50%) Network Management
9 7 (17.50%) Network Security
9 7 (17.50%) VoIP
9 7 (17.50%) WAN
10 6 (15.00%) VPN
10 6 (15.00%) DNS
10 6 (15.00%) Load Balancing
11 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (12.50%) Office 365
11 5 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
11 5 (12.50%) DHCP
11 5 (12.50%) CCIE

Network Design
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 5 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (57.50%) Firewall
2 10 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 10 (25.00%) Wireless
3 9 (22.50%) LAN
4 7 (17.50%) Network Security
4 7 (17.50%) VoIP
4 7 (17.50%) WAN
5 6 (15.00%) DNS
5 6 (15.00%) VPN
6 5 (12.50%) 802.11
6 5 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (12.50%) DHCP
6 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 5 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (10.00%) BGP
7 4 (10.00%) BIG-IP
7 4 (10.00%) Cisco Firepower
7 4 (10.00%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (10.00%) OSPF
7 4 (10.00%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (2.50%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (2.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Operations Engineer
2 15 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 15 (37.50%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 9 (22.50%) Architect
3 9 (22.50%) Network Operations Engineer
3 9 (22.50%) Senior Network Engineer
4 8 (20.00%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
5 7 (17.50%) Network Architect
6 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (10.00%) Lead Architect
8 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
9 2 (5.00%) Consultant
9 2 (5.00%) Senior Cloud Engineer
10 1 (2.50%) Cisco Engineer
10 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Architect
10 1 (2.50%) Network Support
10 1 (2.50%) Security Consultant
10 1 (2.50%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Linux
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Deployment Automation
2 9 (22.50%) PRINCE2
3 8 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (20.00%) DevOps
4 7 (17.50%) Network Management
5 6 (15.00%) Load Balancing
6 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (12.50%) Runbook
7 4 (10.00%) ITIL
7 4 (10.00%) Network Planning
7 4 (10.00%) Network Segmentation
7 4 (10.00%) Project Management
7 4 (10.00%) Server Virtualisation
7 4 (10.00%) SFIA
8 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
9 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (5.00%) Migration
9 2 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (5.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (77.50%) Security Cleared
2 29 (72.50%) SC Cleared
3 9 (22.50%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (22.50%) Degree
4 5 (12.50%) CCIE
4 5 (12.50%) CCNP
5 4 (10.00%) CCDP
6 1 (2.50%) CCNA
6 1 (2.50%) CISM
6 1 (2.50%) CISMP
6 1 (2.50%) CISSP
6 1 (2.50%) MCSE
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.50%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
1 4 (10.00%) Forum Sentry
2 1 (2.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 26 (65.00%) Cisco
2 5 (12.50%) VMware
3 4 (10.00%) BMC
3 4 (10.00%) F5
3 4 (10.00%) Infoblox
3 4 (10.00%) Meraki
3 4 (10.00%) Palo Alto
3 4 (10.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.50%) Citrix
4 1 (2.50%) Forcepoint
4 1 (2.50%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.50%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft