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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 139 141
Rank change year-on-year +50 +2  
Contract jobs citing Network Design 53 26 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.80% 0.69% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 0.84% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 15 5
Median daily rate £450 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +25.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £350 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £718 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £43.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year -23.25% +6.83%  

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 2385 3083 2903
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.90% 82.19% 78.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1409 1941 1709
Median daily rate £410 £415 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +7.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 77 125
Median hourly rate £40.00 £29.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.75% -13.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £54.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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
Manchester +32 25 £475 -47.22% 3
Lancashire +15 23 £444 -6.82% 3
Cheshire +23 4 £475 +11.76%
Network Design
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 37 (48.68%) Cisco
2 30 (39.47%) Data Centre
3 28 (36.84%) Network Architecture
4 21 (27.63%) Security Cleared
5 20 (26.32%) SC Cleared
5 20 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (25.00%) CCNP
7 18 (23.68%) Migration
8 17 (22.37%) Firewall
9 16 (21.05%) LAN
9 16 (21.05%) WAN
9 16 (21.05%) VLAN
10 13 (17.11%) CCIE
11 11 (14.47%) MPLS
12 10 (13.16%) BGP
13 9 (11.84%) Juniper
13 9 (11.84%) IBM
13 9 (11.84%) Wireless
14 8 (10.53%) VPN
14 8 (10.53%) CheckPoint
14 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
15 7 (9.21%) JNCIP
15 7 (9.21%) JNCIE
15 7 (9.21%) OSPF
15 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
16 6 (7.89%) CCIE Service Provider
16 6 (7.89%) IaaS
16 6 (7.89%) BCP
16 6 (7.89%) Wi-Fi
16 6 (7.89%) Service 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:

Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.89%) IaaS
3 3 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.63%) PaaS
4 2 (2.63%) SaaS
5 1 (1.32%) Akamai
5 1 (1.32%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (1.32%) SoftLayer
5 1 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.37%) Firewall
2 16 (21.05%) LAN
2 16 (21.05%) VLAN
2 16 (21.05%) WAN
3 11 (14.47%) MPLS
4 10 (13.16%) BGP
5 9 (11.84%) Wireless
6 8 (10.53%) VPN
7 7 (9.21%) OSPF
8 6 (7.89%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (7.89%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (7.89%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (7.89%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (6.58%) Network Security
9 5 (6.58%) VoIP
10 4 (5.26%) Spanning Tree
11 3 (3.95%) DNS
11 3 (3.95%) Wireless Security
12 2 (2.63%) EIGRP
12 2 (2.63%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (6.58%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (55.26%) Architect
2 26 (34.21%) Network Architect
3 16 (21.05%) Network Engineer
4 13 (17.11%) Infrastructure Architect
5 11 (14.47%) Design Engineer
6 7 (9.21%) Juniper Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) IP Design Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) IP Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Network Design Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) Applications Developer
9 4 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) Developer
9 4 (5.26%) Migration Architect
9 4 (5.26%) Network Specialist
10 3 (3.95%) Data Architect
10 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.95%) Migration Specialist
10 3 (3.95%) Senior Network Engineer
10 3 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.95%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.63%) SAML
2 1 (1.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 30 (39.47%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.63%) DataPower
3 2 (2.63%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.32%) iPad
4 1 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.32%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.95%) HPUX
1 3 (3.95%) Solaris
2 2 (2.63%) AIX
2 2 (2.63%) Linux
2 2 (2.63%) Windows
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (36.84%) Network Architecture
2 18 (23.68%) Migration
3 6 (7.89%) BCP
3 6 (7.89%) Service Management
4 5 (6.58%) Capacity Management
4 5 (6.58%) ITIL
4 5 (6.58%) ITIL V3
4 5 (6.58%) TOGAF
5 4 (5.26%) Load Balancing
5 4 (5.26%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.95%) Time Management
6 3 (3.95%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (2.63%) Mentoring
7 2 (2.63%) Validation
8 1 (1.32%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (1.32%) Network Planning
8 1 (1.32%) Requirements Management
8 1 (1.32%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (27.63%) Security Cleared
2 20 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 19 (25.00%) CCNP
4 13 (17.11%) CCIE
5 7 (9.21%) JNCIE
5 7 (9.21%) JNCIP
6 6 (7.89%) CCIE Service Provider
7 4 (5.26%) Degree
8 3 (3.95%) CCDP
9 2 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (2.63%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (1.32%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 37 (48.68%) Cisco
2 9 (11.84%) IBM
2 9 (11.84%) Juniper
3 8 (10.53%) CheckPoint
4 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
5 5 (6.58%) F5
5 5 (6.58%) VMware
6 4 (5.26%) Fortinet
7 3 (3.95%) Citrix
8 1 (1.32%) Aruba
8 1 (1.32%) Capita
8 1 (1.32%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.32%) Meraki
8 1 (1.32%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.32%) PlateSpin
8 1 (1.32%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.32%) ZyXEL