Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 145 174 161
Rank change year-on-year +29 -13 +38
Contract jobs citing Network Design 65 32 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.16% 0.60% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 0.72% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 29 32
North West median daily rate £425 £500 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% -3.85% +30.00%
10th Percentile £325 £311 £364
90th Percentile £613 £760 £673
England median daily rate £471 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
North West median hourly rate £47.50 - £91.06
10th Percentile £43.25 - £32.33
90th Percentile £48.75 - £153.94
England median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £46.10
% change year-on-year +28.57% -24.07% +16.70%

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 4,705 4,468 5,205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.78% 83.53% 85.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,973 2,903 3,364
North West median daily rate £423 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.80% +1.88% -
10th Percentile £263 £258 £255
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 206 151
North West median hourly rate £24.00 £21.74 £21.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.40% +3.30% -31.05%
10th Percentile £12.84 £11.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.13 £48.75 £49.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year - -2.08% +4.69%

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 January 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 21 January 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 +10 40 £425 +13.33% 6
Cheshire +2 11 £225 -55.00% 1
Lancashire -12 5 £445 -22.61%
Merseyside -4 4 £350 -6.67% 1
Network Design
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 36 (55.38%) Security Cleared
2 33 (50.77%) SC Cleared
3 32 (49.23%) Cisco
4 31 (47.69%) Firewall
5 17 (26.15%) Degree
6 16 (24.62%) LAN
6 16 (24.62%) Deployment Automation
7 15 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (21.54%) Wireless
9 13 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (20.00%) WAN
9 13 (20.00%) Web Services
9 13 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 12 (18.46%) SDLC
10 12 (18.46%) Network Security
11 11 (16.92%) Risk Management
11 11 (16.92%) TCP/IP
12 10 (15.38%) Cisco Wireless
12 10 (15.38%) Security Monitoring
12 10 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
13 9 (13.85%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (13.85%) Compliance Audit
13 9 (13.85%) Software Audit
13 9 (13.85%) 802.1X
13 9 (13.85%) PRINCE2
13 9 (13.85%) Law
13 9 (13.85%) Banking
13 9 (13.85%) Penetration Testing
13 9 (13.85%) Wealth Management
13 9 (13.85%) Load Balancing

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 (1.54%) Smallworld
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.69%) Office 365
3 1 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (47.69%) Firewall
2 16 (24.62%) LAN
3 14 (21.54%) Wireless
4 13 (20.00%) WAN
5 12 (18.46%) Network Security
6 11 (16.92%) TCP/IP
7 10 (15.38%) Cisco Wireless
8 9 (13.85%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (12.31%) DNS
9 8 (12.31%) SAN
10 7 (10.77%) BGP
10 7 (10.77%) DHCP
10 7 (10.77%) OSPF
10 7 (10.77%) VoIP
11 6 (9.23%) Ethernet
11 6 (9.23%) VPN
12 5 (7.69%) 802.11
12 5 (7.69%) Reverse Proxy
12 5 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (7.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.31%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.54%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (13.85%) Banking
1 9 (13.85%) Investment Banking
1 9 (13.85%) Law
2 1 (1.54%) Billing
2 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 19 (29.23%) Architect
3 18 (27.69%) Operations Engineer
4 15 (23.08%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 10 (15.38%) Network Operations Engineer
6 9 (13.85%) Consultant
6 9 (13.85%) Network Architect
6 9 (13.85%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (12.31%) Security Consultant
7 8 (12.31%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
8 7 (10.77%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (6.15%) Lead Architect
10 4 (6.15%) Security Architect
11 3 (4.62%) Linux Engineer
11 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 2 (3.08%) Cloud Engineer
12 2 (3.08%) Junior Security Consultant
12 2 (3.08%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.00%) Web Services
2 9 (13.85%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (7.69%) Replication
3 4 (6.15%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.08%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.08%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.54%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.54%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.69%) Linux
2 4 (6.15%) Windows
3 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.62%) Deployment Automation
2 13 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 13 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (18.46%) SDLC
4 11 (16.92%) Risk Management
5 10 (15.38%) Security Monitoring
6 9 (13.85%) Compliance Audit
6 9 (13.85%) Load Balancing
6 9 (13.85%) Penetration Testing
6 9 (13.85%) PRINCE2
6 9 (13.85%) Software Audit
6 9 (13.85%) Wealth Management
7 8 (12.31%) DevOps
7 8 (12.31%) TOGAF
8 7 (10.77%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (10.77%) Network Management
8 7 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (10.77%) Security Operations
8 7 (10.77%) Security Testing
8 7 (10.77%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.54%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (55.38%) Security Cleared
2 33 (50.77%) SC Cleared
3 17 (26.15%) Degree
4 15 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (12.31%) CCNP
5 8 (12.31%) CISM
5 8 (12.31%) CISSP
6 6 (9.23%) CCIE
7 4 (6.15%) CCDP
7 4 (6.15%) CCNA
8 2 (3.08%) CISMP
8 2 (3.08%) GIAC
9 1 (1.54%) CCIE Security
9 1 (1.54%) CCSA
9 1 (1.54%) MCSE
9 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.54%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 7 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.08%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.08%) VMware NSX
2 2 (3.08%) XenApp
3 1 (1.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) Cisco Prime
1 4 (6.15%) Forum Sentry
2 3 (4.62%) Nagios
3 1 (1.54%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.54%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 32 (49.23%) Cisco
2 7 (10.77%) F5
2 7 (10.77%) VMware
3 6 (9.23%) Infoblox
4 5 (7.69%) Palo Alto
5 4 (6.15%) BMC
5 4 (6.15%) CheckPoint
5 4 (6.15%) Meraki
5 4 (6.15%) SolarWinds
6 3 (4.62%) Citrix
6 3 (4.62%) Juniper
6 3 (4.62%) Riverbed
7 2 (3.08%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (1.54%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.54%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.54%) HP
8 1 (1.54%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.54%) Sony
8 1 (1.54%) Tufin