Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 169 202
Rank change year-on-year +6 +33 -11
Contract jobs citing Network Design 38 55 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.66% 0.81% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.96% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 50 27
North West median daily rate £500 £520 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +48.57% -17.65%
10th Percentile £310 £374 £205
90th Percentile £675 £1,000 £455
England median daily rate £425 £440 £423
% change year-on-year -3.41% +4.14% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
North West median hourly rate - £91.06 -
England median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +2.22% +15.38% -25.71%

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 4662 5717 6933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.28% 83.84% 81.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2977 3683 4206
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £586 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 166 282
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +69.56%
10th Percentile £11.60 £12.13 £12.37
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

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 21 November 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 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 21 November 2017. 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 +19 18 £438 -51.39% 1
Cheshire -1 13 £500 -3.85% 3
Lancashire +11 5 £488 -
Merseyside +2 2 £375 -6.25%
Network Design
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 21 (55.26%) Cisco
2 18 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (44.74%) Data Centre
4 16 (42.11%) CCNP
4 16 (42.11%) Firewall
5 12 (31.58%) Network Security
6 11 (28.95%) VLAN
6 11 (28.95%) Load Balancing
6 11 (28.95%) Juniper
7 10 (26.32%) CheckPoint
7 10 (26.32%) Migration
7 10 (26.32%) MPLS
8 9 (23.68%) ITIL
8 9 (23.68%) WAN
9 8 (21.05%) CCDP
10 7 (18.42%) CISSP
10 7 (18.42%) VPN
11 6 (15.79%) DNS
11 6 (15.79%) DHCP
11 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
11 6 (15.79%) Windows
11 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
11 6 (15.79%) CCIE
11 6 (15.79%) VMware
11 6 (15.79%) Change Management
11 6 (15.79%) Blue Coat
11 6 (15.79%) ProxySG
11 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (15.79%) Junos
11 6 (15.79%) SIEM

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 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) PaaS
1 3 (7.89%) SaaS
2 2 (5.26%) IaaS
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (42.11%) Firewall
2 12 (31.58%) Network Security
3 11 (28.95%) VLAN
4 10 (26.32%) MPLS
5 9 (23.68%) WAN
6 7 (18.42%) VPN
7 6 (15.79%) DHCP
7 6 (15.79%) DNS
7 6 (15.79%) Junos
7 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
8 5 (13.16%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (13.16%) LAN
8 5 (13.16%) Wireless
9 3 (7.89%) BGP
9 3 (7.89%) BIG-IP
9 3 (7.89%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (7.89%) Internet
9 3 (7.89%) OSPF
9 3 (7.89%) SAN
9 3 (7.89%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (5.26%) Legal
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Law
4 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Network Engineer
2 10 (26.32%) Architect
3 9 (23.68%) Network Architect
4 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Security Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Cisco Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) Citrix Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) Design Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Network Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) IP Design Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) IP Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Juniper Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Lead Network Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Network Design Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (44.74%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.89%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (7.89%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) Load Balancing
2 10 (26.32%) Migration
3 9 (23.68%) ITIL
4 6 (15.79%) Change Management
4 6 (15.79%) SIEM
5 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (13.16%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (13.16%) Data Management
5 5 (13.16%) Network Architecture
5 5 (13.16%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
5 5 (13.16%) Project Management
5 5 (13.16%) SFIA
5 5 (13.16%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 4 (10.53%) Problem Management
7 3 (7.89%) Contract Management
7 3 (7.89%) DevOps
7 3 (7.89%) Open Source
7 3 (7.89%) Resource Management
7 3 (7.89%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (42.11%) CCNP
3 8 (21.05%) CCDP
4 7 (18.42%) CISSP
5 6 (15.79%) CCIE
6 5 (13.16%) Chartered Engineer
6 5 (13.16%) CISM
7 4 (10.53%) CCNA
8 3 (7.89%) MCSA
8 3 (7.89%) MCSE
8 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
8 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
9 2 (5.26%) CCIE Service Provider
9 2 (5.26%) Degree
9 2 (5.26%) JNCIE
9 2 (5.26%) JNCIP
9 2 (5.26%) MCP
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
1 6 (15.79%) ProxySG
1 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.89%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (7.89%) VMware NSX
2 3 (7.89%) vSphere
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.63%) XenApp
3 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) vCenter Server
2 2 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (55.26%) Cisco
2 11 (28.95%) Juniper
3 10 (26.32%) CheckPoint
4 6 (15.79%) Blue Coat
4 6 (15.79%) Palo Alto
4 6 (15.79%) VMware
5 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
6 4 (10.53%) Citrix
6 4 (10.53%) F5
7 1 (2.63%) AppSense
7 1 (2.63%) Aruba
7 1 (2.63%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.63%) IBM