Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 February 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
England > North West
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 164 196
Rank change year-on-year -10 +32 -1
Contract jobs citing Network Design 30 51 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.56% 0.87% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 1.03% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 30 24
North West median daily rate £538 £520 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.37% +18.86% +18.24%
10th Percentile £316 £370 £259
90th Percentile £783 £675 £546
England median daily rate £450 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
North West median hourly rate - £48.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.50 £48.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year -26.04% +21.52% -24.76%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,485 4,963 6,678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.40% 84.28% 81.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,894 3,217 4,085
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £259 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 167 283
North West median hourly rate £21.78 £27.50 £30.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.80% -8.79% +48.19%
10th Percentile £11.66 £12.90 £13.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £51.50 £50.64
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +17.50%

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Network Design as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Network Design in the North West

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Design in the North West

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design in the North West over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Design in the North West

Network Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Design in the North West

Network Design
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 20 February 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
Manchester +10 21 £375 -23.08% 13
Cheshire -14 5 £650 +25.00% 1
Merseyside +16 2 £375 -37.50% 1
Lancashire +2 2 £575 -6.12% 2
Network Design
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 North West region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 22 (73.33%) Cisco
2 18 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (56.67%) CCNP
4 13 (43.33%) CCIE
5 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (40.00%) Data Centre
6 11 (36.67%) SFIA
6 11 (36.67%) ITIL
6 11 (36.67%) PRINCE2
6 11 (36.67%) Project Management
6 11 (36.67%) Firewall
6 11 (36.67%) Management Information System
6 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (36.67%) Data Management
7 10 (33.33%) Problem Management
7 10 (33.33%) Chartered Engineer
7 10 (33.33%) SaaS
7 10 (33.33%) PaaS
7 10 (33.33%) CISM
7 10 (33.33%) CISSP
7 10 (33.33%) CCDP
8 9 (30.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (30.00%) Open Source
8 9 (30.00%) Resource Management
9 7 (23.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (23.33%) Product Management
9 7 (23.33%) Finance
9 7 (23.33%) Citrix
9 7 (23.33%) Contract Management
10 6 (20.00%) IT Strategy

Network Design
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (33.33%) PaaS
1 10 (33.33%) SaaS
2 5 (16.67%) IaaS
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (36.67%) Firewall
2 5 (16.67%) BGP
2 5 (16.67%) OSPF
2 5 (16.67%) VLAN
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (10.00%) DWDM
4 3 (10.00%) MPLS
4 3 (10.00%) Network Security
4 3 (10.00%) Software-Defined Networking
4 3 (10.00%) WAN
5 2 (6.67%) DHCP
5 2 (6.67%) DNS
5 2 (6.67%) Internet
5 2 (6.67%) Junos
5 2 (6.67%) LAN
5 2 (6.67%) SAN
5 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.67%) VPN
5 2 (6.67%) Wireless
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (30.00%) Architect
3 8 (26.67%) Network Architect
4 6 (20.00%) Network Engineer
4 6 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (16.67%) Citrix Engineer
5 5 (16.67%) Senior Citrix Engineer
6 4 (13.33%) Data Centre Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Cisco Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Cisco Network Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Designer
7 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Lync Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) SCCM Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Senior SCCM Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 11 (36.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.33%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (3.33%) Life Science
4 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (36.67%) Data Management
1 11 (36.67%) ITIL
1 11 (36.67%) PRINCE2
1 11 (36.67%) Project Management
1 11 (36.67%) SFIA
2 10 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 9 (30.00%) Open Source
3 9 (30.00%) Resource Management
4 7 (23.33%) Contract Management
4 7 (23.33%) Product Management
5 6 (20.00%) IT Strategy
5 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (16.67%) DevOps
6 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (16.67%) ITSM
6 5 (16.67%) Line Management
6 5 (16.67%) Network Architecture
7 4 (13.33%) Change Management
7 4 (13.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (56.67%) CCNP
3 13 (43.33%) CCIE
4 10 (33.33%) CCDP
4 10 (33.33%) Chartered Engineer
4 10 (33.33%) CISM
4 10 (33.33%) CISSP
5 9 (30.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (23.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (20.00%) Degree
8 4 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (6.67%) CCNA
9 2 (6.67%) MCSE
9 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
9 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
10 1 (3.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
1 5 (16.67%) XenApp
1 5 (16.67%) XenDesktop
2 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (6.67%) ProxySG
4 2 (6.67%) VMware NSX
5 1 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (3.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 22 (73.33%) Cisco
2 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (23.33%) Citrix
4 5 (16.67%) Ivanti
5 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint
5 4 (13.33%) Juniper
5 4 (13.33%) VMware
6 3 (10.00%) F5
7 2 (6.67%) Blue Coat
7 2 (6.67%) HP
7 2 (6.67%) Palo Alto
8 1 (3.33%) Aruba
8 1 (3.33%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.33%) Symantec
8 1 (3.33%) Tufin