Period
to 12 December 2019

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 12 December 2019 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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 169 155 165
Rank change year-on-year -14 +10 +7
Contract jobs citing Network Design 36 66 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.67% 1.10% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.32% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 44 30
North West median daily rate £500 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% +9.29%
10th Percentile £386 £325 £312
90th Percentile £596 £613 £755
England median daily rate £450 £460 £425
% change year-on-year -2.17% +8.24% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
North West median hourly rate £53.00 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.58% - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% +25.00% -20.00%

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 4,493 5,015 4,723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 84.08% 83.37% 83.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,882 3,166 3,037
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 284 205
North West median hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -18.52% +22.73%
10th Percentile £11.98 £11.65 £11.63
90th Percentile £53.45 £48.68 £52.70
England median hourly rate £23.56 £22.00 £24.98
% change year-on-year +7.10% -11.93% +9.39%

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 12 December 2019.

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 12 December 2019. 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 +6 28 £525 +27.27% 7
Cheshire +11 4 £380 +68.89% 1
Merseyside -7 3 £475 -7.54%
Network Design
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, 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 (72.22%) Cisco
2 25 (69.44%) Firewall
3 21 (58.33%) LAN
4 17 (47.22%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (41.67%) WAN
5 15 (41.67%) Security Cleared
6 14 (38.89%) SC Cleared
7 13 (36.11%) CCNP
8 11 (30.56%) CCDP
8 11 (30.56%) CCIE
8 11 (30.56%) Load Balancing
9 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
9 10 (27.78%) Windows
9 10 (27.78%) BGP
9 10 (27.78%) Wireless
10 9 (25.00%) Migration
11 8 (22.22%) Internet
11 8 (22.22%) Active Directory
11 8 (22.22%) VPN
11 8 (22.22%) Azure
11 8 (22.22%) DevOps
12 7 (19.44%) Public Sector
12 7 (19.44%) MPLS
13 6 (16.67%) Citrix
13 6 (16.67%) SQL
13 6 (16.67%) Oracle
13 6 (16.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 6 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
14 5 (13.89%) Palo Alto
15 4 (11.11%) Cisco ASA

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 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (5.56%) IIS
1 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.22%) Azure
2 6 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
2 6 (16.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 2 (5.56%) AWS
3 2 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (69.44%) Firewall
2 21 (58.33%) LAN
3 15 (41.67%) WAN
4 10 (27.78%) BGP
4 10 (27.78%) Wireless
5 8 (22.22%) Internet
5 8 (22.22%) VPN
6 7 (19.44%) MPLS
7 4 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 3 (8.33%) DMZ
8 3 (8.33%) OSPF
8 3 (8.33%) Skype
8 3 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (5.56%) DHCP
9 2 (5.56%) DNS
9 2 (5.56%) HSRP
9 2 (5.56%) VoIP
10 1 (2.78%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (19.44%) Public Sector
2 2 (5.56%) Local Government
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Network Engineer
2 10 (27.78%) Architect
2 10 (27.78%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (27.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 9 (25.00%) Network Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Cisco Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Cisco Network Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Cisco Security Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Information Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Network Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Network Security Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Security Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Security Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Network Technical Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
1 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) Windows NT
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Load Balancing
2 9 (25.00%) Migration
3 8 (22.22%) DevOps
4 4 (11.11%) Project Management
4 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (5.56%) Architectural Design
6 2 (5.56%) Change Control
6 2 (5.56%) Change Management
6 2 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.56%) Information Security
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (5.56%) ISMS
6 2 (5.56%) Network Management
6 2 (5.56%) Presales
6 2 (5.56%) Programme Management
6 2 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (5.56%) Risk Management
6 2 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (47.22%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (41.67%) Security Cleared
3 14 (38.89%) SC Cleared
4 13 (36.11%) CCNP
5 11 (30.56%) CCDP
5 11 (30.56%) CCIE
6 2 (5.56%) CCNA
6 2 (5.56%) CCSE
6 2 (5.56%) CISA
6 2 (5.56%) CISM
6 2 (5.56%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (5.56%) CRISC
7 1 (2.78%) CCDA
7 1 (2.78%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) RMADS
2 2 (5.56%) ISO 9001
2 2 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.56%) NCSC
2 2 (5.56%) NIST
3 1 (2.78%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 8 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 26 (72.22%) Cisco
2 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 6 (16.67%) Citrix
3 6 (16.67%) Oracle
4 5 (13.89%) Palo Alto
5 4 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 4 (11.11%) Fortinet
5 4 (11.11%) Juniper
6 3 (8.33%) Blue Coat
6 3 (8.33%) F5
7 2 (5.56%) CA
7 2 (5.56%) HP
7 2 (5.56%) McAfee
7 2 (5.56%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.78%) Meraki