Period
to 20 November 2018

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 20 November 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 > Manchester
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 123 139
Rank change year-on-year +9 +16 -4
Contract jobs citing Network Design 42 18 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.33% 0.61% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 0.74% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 10 28
Manchester median daily rate £413 £438 £900
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -51.39% +157.14%
10th Percentile £344 £190 £393
90th Percentile £613 £586 £1,000
North West median daily rate £425 £500 £520
% change year-on-year -15.00% -3.85% +48.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
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 2,577 2,420 2,993
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.78% 82.28% 85.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,657 1,542 1,900
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £261
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 87 63
Manchester median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +24.59% -23.75%
10th Percentile £11.73 £11.75 £11.05
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £28.00 £21.05
% change year-on-year -22.29% +33.05% -30.20%

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 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
Salford - 4 £450 -
Network Design
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 29 (69.05%) Security Cleared
2 27 (64.29%) SC Cleared
3 26 (61.90%) Cisco
4 23 (54.76%) Firewall
5 16 (38.10%) Deployment Automation
6 11 (26.19%) DevOps
7 10 (23.81%) Cisco Wireless
7 10 (23.81%) PRINCE2
7 10 (23.81%) Wireless
8 9 (21.43%) Degree
8 9 (21.43%) LAN
9 8 (19.05%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (19.05%) 802.1X
9 8 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (16.67%) VPN
11 6 (14.29%) DNS
11 6 (14.29%) VoIP
11 6 (14.29%) WAN
11 6 (14.29%) ITIL
11 6 (14.29%) Network Security
11 6 (14.29%) Network Management
12 5 (11.90%) Runbook
12 5 (11.90%) VMware
12 5 (11.90%) Load Balancing
12 5 (11.90%) DHCP
12 5 (11.90%) CCNP
12 5 (11.90%) 802.11
12 5 (11.90%) MPLS
12 5 (11.90%) OSPF

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.38%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.38%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.14%) Office 365
3 2 (4.76%) IaaS
4 1 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.38%) PaaS
4 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (54.76%) Firewall
2 10 (23.81%) Cisco Wireless
2 10 (23.81%) Wireless
3 9 (21.43%) LAN
4 7 (16.67%) VPN
5 6 (14.29%) DNS
5 6 (14.29%) Network Security
5 6 (14.29%) VoIP
5 6 (14.29%) WAN
6 5 (11.90%) 802.11
6 5 (11.90%) BGP
6 5 (11.90%) DHCP
6 5 (11.90%) MPLS
6 5 (11.90%) OSPF
7 4 (9.52%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
7 4 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (9.52%) WLAN
8 3 (7.14%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) MySQL
1 2 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (4.76%) SQLite
2 1 (2.38%) DB2
2 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.38%) Redis
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.76%) Robot Framework
3 1 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.38%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) Operations Engineer
2 16 (38.10%) Network Engineer
3 15 (35.71%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 9 (21.43%) Network Operations Engineer
4 9 (21.43%) Senior Network Engineer
5 8 (19.05%) Architect
5 8 (19.05%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
6 6 (14.29%) Network Architect
7 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) Lead Architect
8 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Consultant
9 2 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Senior Cloud Engineer
10 1 (2.38%) DBA
10 1 (2.38%) Network Support Engineer
10 1 (2.38%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (4.76%) Web Services
2 2 (4.76%) XML
3 1 (2.38%) JSON
3 1 (2.38%) Kafka
3 1 (2.38%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.38%) REST
3 1 (2.38%) SOAP
3 1 (2.38%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Private Cloud
2 3 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) CentOS
1 2 (4.76%) Debian
1 2 (4.76%) Linux
1 2 (4.76%) Ubuntu
1 2 (4.76%) Unix
2 1 (2.38%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Deployment Automation
2 11 (26.19%) DevOps
3 10 (23.81%) PRINCE2
4 8 (19.05%) Continuous Delivery
4 8 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (14.29%) ITIL
5 6 (14.29%) Network Management
6 5 (11.90%) Load Balancing
6 5 (11.90%) Runbook
7 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (9.52%) Migration
7 4 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (9.52%) Project Management
7 4 (9.52%) Server Virtualisation
7 4 (9.52%) SFIA
8 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (7.14%) Network Planning
8 3 (7.14%) Network Segmentation
8 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
8 3 (7.14%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) Bourne shell
1 2 (4.76%) Java
1 2 (4.76%) Perl
1 2 (4.76%) PHP
1 2 (4.76%) Python
1 2 (4.76%) Ruby
2 1 (2.38%) C
2 1 (2.38%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 29 (69.05%) Security Cleared
2 27 (64.29%) SC Cleared
3 9 (21.43%) Degree
4 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (11.90%) CCNP
6 4 (9.52%) CCDP
6 4 (9.52%) CCIE
7 2 (4.76%) CISSP
8 1 (2.38%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) CISM
8 1 (2.38%) CISMP
8 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) Docker
2 2 (4.76%) KVM
3 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.38%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (7.14%) Forum Sentry
3 2 (4.76%) Ansible
3 2 (4.76%) Cacti
3 2 (4.76%) collectd
3 2 (4.76%) Grafana
3 2 (4.76%) Graphite
3 2 (4.76%) Icinga
3 2 (4.76%) Kibana
3 2 (4.76%) logstash
3 2 (4.76%) Nagios
3 2 (4.76%) Netcool
3 2 (4.76%) Observium
3 2 (4.76%) OpenNMS
3 2 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.76%) Prometheus
3 2 (4.76%) Puppet
3 2 (4.76%) Salt
3 2 (4.76%) ZABBIX
4 1 (2.38%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 26 (61.90%) Cisco
2 5 (11.90%) VMware
3 4 (9.52%) Palo Alto
3 4 (9.52%) SolarWinds
4 3 (7.14%) BMC
4 3 (7.14%) F5
4 3 (7.14%) Infoblox
4 3 (7.14%) Juniper
4 3 (7.14%) Meraki
5 2 (4.76%) CyberArk
5 2 (4.76%) Ericsson
5 2 (4.76%) Huawei
5 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.76%) Splunk
6 1 (2.38%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.38%) Citrix
6 1 (2.38%) Forcepoint
6 1 (2.38%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft