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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 138 136
Rank change year-on-year +26 -2  
Contract jobs citing Network Design 20 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.77% 0.57% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.69% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 12
Median daily rate £550 £475 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.78% +77.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £238 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £538 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £436 £350
% change year-on-year -9.45% +24.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £48.00 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.54% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.22% +21.62%  

Network Design is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2125 3167 2872
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.24% 82.32% 78.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1345 1922 1563
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 118 130
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.90 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Network Design as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire +28 9 £600 +203.79% 1
Cheshire +19 4 £510 +2.00%
Manchester +12 4 £475 +2.70% 5
Merseyside 0 2 £600 +33.33%
Network Design
England

Network Design
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network Design also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 26 (55.32%) LAN
1 26 (55.32%) Cisco
2 25 (53.19%) WAN
3 24 (51.06%) Network Architecture
4 16 (34.04%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (31.91%) Firewall
6 13 (27.66%) Migration
7 11 (23.40%) ITIL
7 11 (23.40%) Network Security
7 11 (23.40%) Data Centre
8 10 (21.28%) VoIP
9 9 (19.15%) VPN
9 9 (19.15%) CCNA
9 9 (19.15%) CCDP
9 9 (19.15%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (19.15%) Service Management
9 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
9 9 (19.15%) VLAN
10 8 (17.02%) Juniper
11 7 (14.89%) CCIE
11 7 (14.89%) TOGAF
11 7 (14.89%) ITIL V3
12 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
12 6 (12.77%) CCNP
12 6 (12.77%) MPLS
12 6 (12.77%) OSPF
12 6 (12.77%) BCP
13 5 (10.64%) BGP
13 5 (10.64%) CCDA
13 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP

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:

Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (55.32%) LAN
2 25 (53.19%) WAN
3 15 (31.91%) Firewall
4 11 (23.40%) Network Security
5 10 (21.28%) VoIP
6 9 (19.15%) VLAN
6 9 (19.15%) VPN
6 9 (19.15%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (12.77%) MPLS
7 6 (12.77%) OSPF
8 5 (10.64%) BGP
8 5 (10.64%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (10.64%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
9 4 (8.51%) DHCP
9 4 (8.51%) DNS
9 4 (8.51%) Unified Communications
10 3 (6.38%) Internet
11 2 (4.26%) Broadband
11 2 (4.26%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (4.26%) Back Office
1 2 (4.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (55.32%) Architect
2 19 (40.43%) Network Engineer
3 15 (31.91%) Network Architect
4 11 (23.40%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (12.77%) Network Specialist
6 5 (10.64%) Design Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Migration Architect
7 4 (8.51%) Network Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Network Design Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Data Architect
8 3 (6.38%) Data Centre Architect
8 3 (6.38%) Data Migration Architect
9 2 (4.26%) Cisco Architect
9 2 (4.26%) Cisco Network Architect
9 2 (4.26%) Juniper Engineer
10 1 (2.13%) Cisco Design Engineer
10 1 (2.13%) TOGAF Architect
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.51%) NHS
3 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.13%) iPad
3 1 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Linux
2 4 (8.51%) Unix
3 2 (4.26%) Windows
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (51.06%) Network Architecture
2 13 (27.66%) Migration
3 11 (23.40%) ITIL
4 9 (19.15%) Service Management
5 7 (14.89%) ITIL V3
5 7 (14.89%) TOGAF
6 6 (12.77%) BCP
7 3 (6.38%) Load Balancing
7 3 (6.38%) Translating Business Requirements
8 2 (4.26%) Validation
9 1 (2.13%) Change Control
9 1 (2.13%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 1 (2.13%) Network Management
9 1 (2.13%) Network Planning
9 1 (2.13%) Privileged Access Management
9 1 (2.13%) Product Management
9 1 (2.13%) Requirements Management
9 1 (2.13%) Server Building
9 1 (2.13%) Supplier Management
9 1 (2.13%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 16 (34.04%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (19.15%) CCDP
2 9 (19.15%) CCNA
2 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
3 7 (14.89%) CCIE
4 6 (12.77%) CCNP
4 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
5 5 (10.64%) CCDA
5 5 (10.64%) Degree
6 4 (8.51%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (4.26%) JNCIP
8 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (2.13%) JNCIE
8 1 (2.13%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (4.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.13%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 26 (55.32%) Cisco
2 8 (17.02%) Juniper
3 5 (10.64%) CheckPoint
3 5 (10.64%) F5
4 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.26%) Citrix
6 1 (2.13%) Capita
6 1 (2.13%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.13%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.13%) HP
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle
6 1 (2.13%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.13%) VMware
6 1 (2.13%) ZyXEL
Manchester, Lancashire
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified Competitive Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £425 - £525 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago