Period
to 25 August 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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 113 135 103
Rank change year-on-year +22 -32 +36
Contract jobs citing Network Design 29 24 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.04% 0.73% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.87% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 15
Manchester median daily rate £450 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -15.00% -44.44%
10th Percentile £274 £363 £354
90th Percentile £543 £575 £591
North West median daily rate £450 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -5.26% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £65.00

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 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 2,421 2,774 2,401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 86.50% 84.60% 83.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,608 1,789 1,462
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £234
90th Percentile £599 £575 £550
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 88 76
Manchester median hourly rate £16.00 £20.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.95% +9.33% +17.19%
10th Percentile £11.22 £12.75 £11.75
90th Percentile £29.62 £40.60 £45.00
North West median hourly rate £23.75 £22.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% -29.69% +34.74%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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
Bury - 1 £525 -
Salford - 1 £300 -
Network Design
North West

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 20 (68.97%) Cisco
2 15 (51.72%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (51.72%) LAN
3 14 (48.28%) WAN
3 14 (48.28%) Firewall
4 9 (31.03%) CCNP
4 9 (31.03%) Palo Alto
5 8 (27.59%) DNS
5 8 (27.59%) DHCP
5 8 (27.59%) Change Management
6 7 (24.14%) CCNA
6 7 (24.14%) Juniper
6 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
6 7 (24.14%) Blue Coat
6 7 (24.14%) Load Balancing
6 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
6 7 (24.14%) F5
7 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
7 6 (20.69%) Network Security
7 6 (20.69%) CCDP
7 6 (20.69%) CCIE
7 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
7 6 (20.69%) ITIL
7 6 (20.69%) Windows
7 6 (20.69%) CheckPoint
7 6 (20.69%) Windows Server
8 5 (17.24%) NetScaler
8 5 (17.24%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (17.24%) DevOps
8 5 (17.24%) Wireless

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 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (6.90%) IIS
1 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (6.90%) AWS
2 2 (6.90%) Azure
3 1 (3.45%) IaaS
3 1 (3.45%) PaaS
3 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (51.72%) LAN
2 14 (48.28%) Firewall
2 14 (48.28%) WAN
3 8 (27.59%) DHCP
3 8 (27.59%) DNS
4 6 (20.69%) Network Security
4 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
5 5 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (17.24%) NetScaler
5 5 (17.24%) VPN
5 5 (17.24%) Wireless
6 4 (13.79%) BGP
6 4 (13.79%) MPLS
6 4 (13.79%) VoIP
6 4 (13.79%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (10.34%) Skype
7 3 (10.34%) SSL
7 3 (10.34%) Unified Communications
8 2 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (6.90%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
1 4 (13.79%) Legal
1 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Advertising
2 1 (3.45%) Local Government
2 1 (3.45%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Architect
3 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Network Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Design Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Designer
4 2 (6.90%) Network Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Network Designer
4 2 (6.90%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Network Team Leader
4 2 (6.90%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.45%) Network Design Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) Presales Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Design Authority
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Windows
1 6 (20.69%) Windows Server
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Change Management
2 7 (24.14%) Load Balancing
3 6 (20.69%) ITIL
4 5 (17.24%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (17.24%) DevOps
4 5 (17.24%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (17.24%) SIEM
5 4 (13.79%) Information Security
5 4 (13.79%) Project Management
5 4 (13.79%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (10.34%) Migration
6 3 (10.34%) People Management
6 3 (10.34%) Security Monitoring
6 3 (10.34%) Security Operations
6 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
6 3 (10.34%) Service Management
6 3 (10.34%) Validation
7 2 (6.90%) Proactive Monitoring
7 2 (6.90%) Project Delivery
Qualifications
1 15 (51.72%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (31.03%) CCNP
3 7 (24.14%) CCNA
3 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
4 6 (20.69%) CCDP
4 6 (20.69%) CCIE
4 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
5 5 (17.24%) CISSP
6 3 (10.34%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (10.34%) Degree
7 2 (6.90%) CCDA
7 2 (6.90%) CISM
7 2 (6.90%) JNCIA
7 2 (6.90%) JNCIP
7 2 (6.90%) JNCIS
8 1 (3.45%) BC Cleared
8 1 (3.45%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) CISA
8 1 (3.45%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) ISO 22301
1 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.45%) NIST
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) ProxySG
3 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.45%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 20 (68.97%) Cisco
2 9 (31.03%) Palo Alto
3 7 (24.14%) Blue Coat
3 7 (24.14%) F5
3 7 (24.14%) Juniper
4 6 (20.69%) CheckPoint
5 4 (13.79%) Fortinet
6 3 (10.34%) Forcepoint
6 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
7 2 (6.90%) CA
7 2 (6.90%) HP
7 2 (6.90%) Riverbed
7 2 (6.90%) SonicWALL
8 1 (3.45%) Citrix
8 1 (3.45%) McAfee
8 1 (3.45%) Meraki