Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 135 186
Rank change year-on-year -43 +51 +13
Contract jobs citing Network Design 38 74 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.62% 1.28% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 1.55% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 39 47
North West median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £363 £377 £313
90th Percentile £638 £571 £1,000
England median daily rate £475 £445 £440
% change year-on-year +6.74% +1.14% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
North West median hourly rate - £65.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +136.36% -
England median hourly rate £46.42 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -7.17% +38.89% -7.69%

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 5,189 4,772 6,266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.59% 82.63% 83.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,287 2,916 3,899
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 200 188
North West median hourly rate £23.65 £35.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.43% +37.25% -14.20%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.75 £12.12
90th Percentile £51.25 £52.55 £51.78
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.42% +2.13% +9.05%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 -31 25 £425 -10.53% 7
Lancashire -31 6 £625 +40.85% 1
Merseyside +17 2 £526 - 1
Cheshire -16 2 - -
Network Design
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 26 (68.42%) Cisco
2 20 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (50.00%) CCNP
3 19 (50.00%) ITIL
4 17 (44.74%) CISSP
4 17 (44.74%) Firewall
4 17 (44.74%) Management Information System
4 17 (44.74%) Data Management
5 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (42.11%) CISM
5 16 (42.11%) Project Management
5 16 (42.11%) CCDP
5 16 (42.11%) PRINCE2
5 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
5 16 (42.11%) Problem Management
5 16 (42.11%) Chartered Engineer
5 16 (42.11%) SaaS
5 16 (42.11%) PaaS
5 16 (42.11%) SFIA
5 16 (42.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 16 (42.11%) Availability Management
6 15 (39.47%) Open Source
6 15 (39.47%) Resource Management
6 15 (39.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 14 (36.84%) DevOps
8 11 (28.95%) Server Virtualisation
8 11 (28.95%) CCIE
9 10 (26.32%) Finance
9 10 (26.32%) IaaS
9 10 (26.32%) Product Management

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 6 (15.79%) OpenStack
2 5 (13.16%) SAS
3 2 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 16 (42.11%) PaaS
1 16 (42.11%) SaaS
2 10 (26.32%) IaaS
3 4 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 17 (44.74%) Firewall
2 9 (23.68%) Network Security
3 8 (21.05%) DNS
3 8 (21.05%) WAN
4 7 (18.42%) BGP
4 7 (18.42%) DHCP
4 7 (18.42%) LAN
4 7 (18.42%) OSPF
4 7 (18.42%) VPN
5 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
6 4 (10.53%) Ethernet
6 4 (10.53%) IP Telephony
6 4 (10.53%) MPLS
6 4 (10.53%) SAN
6 4 (10.53%) Unified Communications
7 3 (7.89%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (7.89%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (7.89%) Junos
7 3 (7.89%) NetScaler
7 3 (7.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) DB2
1 5 (13.16%) MongoDB
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (5.26%) MySQL
3 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (5.26%) SQLite
4 1 (2.63%) Big Data
4 1 (2.63%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.26%) Robot Framework
2 1 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Billing
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (18.42%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Architect
3 6 (15.79%) Network Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Security Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Network Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Network Design Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Network Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Citrix Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) Web Services
2 2 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (5.26%) XML
3 1 (2.63%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.63%) JSON
3 1 (2.63%) Kafka
3 1 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.63%) REST
3 1 (2.63%) SOAP
3 1 (2.63%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (44.74%) Management Information System
2 6 (15.79%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (5.26%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) CMDB
4 1 (2.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.63%) SCADA
4 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
2 4 (10.53%) Linux
2 4 (10.53%) Unix
3 2 (5.26%) CentOS
3 2 (5.26%) Debian
3 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.26%) Ubuntu
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (50.00%) ITIL
2 17 (44.74%) Data Management
3 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (42.11%) Availability Management
3 16 (42.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 16 (42.11%) PRINCE2
3 16 (42.11%) Problem Management
3 16 (42.11%) Project Management
3 16 (42.11%) SFIA
4 15 (39.47%) Open Source
4 15 (39.47%) Resource Management
5 14 (36.84%) DevOps
6 11 (28.95%) Server Virtualisation
7 10 (26.32%) Product Management
8 9 (23.68%) Change Management
8 9 (23.68%) Decision-Making
9 8 (21.05%) Contract Management
9 8 (21.05%) High Availability
9 8 (21.05%) IT Strategy
9 8 (21.05%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) Bourne shell
2 2 (5.26%) Java
2 2 (5.26%) Perl
2 2 (5.26%) PHP
2 2 (5.26%) Python
2 2 (5.26%) Ruby
3 1 (2.63%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (50.00%) CCNP
3 17 (44.74%) CISSP
4 16 (42.11%) CCDP
4 16 (42.11%) Chartered Engineer
4 16 (42.11%) CISM
5 15 (39.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 11 (28.95%) CCIE
7 9 (23.68%) Degree
8 8 (21.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
9 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
10 3 (7.89%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (2.63%) CCIE Security
11 1 (2.63%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Hyper-V
1 6 (15.79%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.89%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (7.89%) XenApp
3 3 (7.89%) XenDesktop
4 2 (5.26%) Docker
4 2 (5.26%) KVM
5 1 (2.63%) ProxySG
5 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.63%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (5.26%) Ansible
2 2 (5.26%) Cacti
2 2 (5.26%) collectd
2 2 (5.26%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.26%) Grafana
2 2 (5.26%) Graphite
2 2 (5.26%) Icinga
2 2 (5.26%) Kibana
2 2 (5.26%) logstash
2 2 (5.26%) Nagios
2 2 (5.26%) Netcool
2 2 (5.26%) Observium
2 2 (5.26%) OpenNMS
2 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.26%) Prometheus
2 2 (5.26%) Puppet
2 2 (5.26%) Salt
2 2 (5.26%) Terraform
2 2 (5.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (68.42%) Cisco
2 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 6 (15.79%) Oracle
4 5 (13.16%) Citrix
4 5 (13.16%) Informatica
4 5 (13.16%) VMware
5 4 (10.53%) Red Hat
6 3 (7.89%) Ivanti
6 3 (7.89%) Juniper
7 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.26%) CyberArk
7 2 (5.26%) Ericsson
7 2 (5.26%) Forcepoint
7 2 (5.26%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.26%) Huawei
7 2 (5.26%) Palo Alto
7 2 (5.26%) Splunk
8 1 (2.63%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.63%) HP
8 1 (2.63%) Symantec