Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 128 185
Rank change year-on-year -50 +57 +9
Contract jobs citing Network Design 36 72 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.62% 1.33% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 1.58% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 36 42
North West median daily rate £513 £473 £518
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.47% -8.70% +93.46%
10th Percentile £363 £387 £318
90th Percentile £638 £619 £1,000
England median daily rate £475 £440 £438
% change year-on-year +7.95% +0.57% +15.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
North West median hourly rate - £65.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +136.36% -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £50.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% +16.28% +10.26%

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 4,981 4,543 6,415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.70% 83.68% 83.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,133 2,800 3,912
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £241 £253
90th Percentile £575 £550 £560
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 200 233
North West median hourly rate £21.78 £35.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.65% +18.33% +33.33%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.55 £49.40
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% +8.75%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -24 28 £425 -10.53% 4
Lancashire -26 6 £625 +38.89%
Merseyside +18 1 - - 2
Network Design
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 31 (86.11%) Cisco
2 28 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (75.00%) CCNP
4 23 (63.89%) Microsoft
4 23 (63.89%) SaaS
4 23 (63.89%) PaaS
5 22 (61.11%) SFIA
5 22 (61.11%) Project Management
5 22 (61.11%) ITIL
5 22 (61.11%) PRINCE2
5 22 (61.11%) Management Information System
5 22 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (61.11%) Data Management
5 22 (61.11%) Problem Management
6 21 (58.33%) Resource Management
6 21 (58.33%) Chartered Engineer
6 21 (58.33%) CISM
6 21 (58.33%) CISSP
6 21 (58.33%) CCDP
6 21 (58.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 21 (58.33%) Open Source
7 18 (50.00%) CCIE
8 15 (41.67%) Firewall
8 15 (41.67%) Product Management
9 13 (36.11%) Decision-Making
10 12 (33.33%) IT Strategy
10 12 (33.33%) Contract Management
10 12 (33.33%) IaaS
10 12 (33.33%) DevOps
10 12 (33.33%) Finance

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 5 (13.89%) OpenStack
2 4 (11.11%) SAS
3 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.56%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 23 (63.89%) PaaS
1 23 (63.89%) SaaS
2 12 (33.33%) IaaS
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (41.67%) Firewall
2 10 (27.78%) BGP
2 10 (27.78%) OSPF
3 5 (13.89%) DHCP
3 5 (13.89%) DNS
3 5 (13.89%) Network Security
3 5 (13.89%) VPN
3 5 (13.89%) WAN
4 4 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (11.11%) IP Telephony
4 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 4 (11.11%) Unified Communications
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (8.33%) DWDM
5 3 (8.33%) NetScaler
5 3 (8.33%) Software-Defined Networking
5 3 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (5.56%) SAN
6 2 (5.56%) Skype
6 2 (5.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) DB2
1 4 (11.11%) MongoDB
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.78%) MySQL
3 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.78%) Redis
3 1 (2.78%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.78%) Robot Framework
General
1 12 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (61.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (30.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (22.22%) Architect
4 6 (16.67%) Citrix Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Network Architect
4 6 (16.67%) Senior Citrix Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Data Centre Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Active Directory Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support
7 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Lync Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (2.78%) JSON
1 1 (2.78%) Kafka
1 1 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (2.78%) REST
1 1 (2.78%) SOAP
1 1 (2.78%) Web Services
1 1 (2.78%) XML
1 1 (2.78%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (61.11%) Management Information System
2 11 (30.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.78%) CMDB
3 1 (2.78%) Life Science
3 1 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Windows 10
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.78%) CentOS
3 1 (2.78%) Debian
3 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.78%) Unix
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
1 22 (61.11%) Data Management
1 22 (61.11%) ITIL
1 22 (61.11%) PRINCE2
1 22 (61.11%) Problem Management
1 22 (61.11%) Project Management
1 22 (61.11%) SFIA
2 21 (58.33%) Open Source
2 21 (58.33%) Resource Management
3 15 (41.67%) Product Management
4 13 (36.11%) Decision-Making
5 12 (33.33%) Contract Management
5 12 (33.33%) DevOps
5 12 (33.33%) IT Strategy
6 11 (30.56%) Infrastructure Management
7 10 (27.78%) Change Management
7 10 (27.78%) Server Virtualisation
8 9 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (22.22%) Line Management
10 7 (19.44%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) Bourne shell
2 1 (2.78%) C
2 1 (2.78%) Java
2 1 (2.78%) Perl
2 1 (2.78%) PHP
2 1 (2.78%) Python
2 1 (2.78%) Ruby
2 1 (2.78%) XPath
Qualifications
1 28 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (75.00%) CCNP
3 21 (58.33%) CCDP
3 21 (58.33%) Chartered Engineer
3 21 (58.33%) CISM
3 21 (58.33%) CISSP
3 21 (58.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 18 (50.00%) CCIE
5 12 (33.33%) Degree
5 12 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 7 (19.44%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.78%) CCNA
7 1 (2.78%) MCSE
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.78%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft App-V
1 7 (19.44%) XenApp
1 7 (19.44%) XenDesktop
2 5 (13.89%) Hyper-V
2 5 (13.89%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.78%) Docker
5 1 (2.78%) KVM
5 1 (2.78%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (5.56%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (5.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.78%) Ansible
3 1 (2.78%) Cacti
3 1 (2.78%) collectd
3 1 (2.78%) Grafana
3 1 (2.78%) Icinga
3 1 (2.78%) logstash
3 1 (2.78%) Nagios
3 1 (2.78%) Netcool
3 1 (2.78%) Observium
3 1 (2.78%) OpenNMS
3 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.78%) Prometheus
3 1 (2.78%) Puppet
3 1 (2.78%) SCCM
3 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (2.78%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 31 (86.11%) Cisco
2 23 (63.89%) Microsoft
3 10 (27.78%) Citrix
4 7 (19.44%) Ivanti
5 5 (13.89%) Oracle
6 4 (11.11%) Informatica
6 4 (11.11%) VMware
7 2 (5.56%) HP
7 2 (5.56%) Juniper
7 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.56%) Symantec
8 1 (2.78%) Ericsson
8 1 (2.78%) F5
8 1 (2.78%) Forcepoint
8 1 (2.78%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.78%) Huawei
8 1 (2.78%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.78%) Splunk
8 1 (2.78%) Tufin