Period
to 18 November 2018

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 18 November 2018 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 163 176
Rank change year-on-year +11 +13 +28
Contract jobs citing Network Design 66 40 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.13% 0.70% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 0.85% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 28 50
North West median daily rate £425 £500 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% -3.85% +48.57%
10th Percentile £325 £311 £374
90th Percentile £613 £675 £1,000
England median daily rate £453 £425 £440
% change year-on-year +6.47% -3.41% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
North West median hourly rate £47.50 - £91.06
10th Percentile £46.25 - £32.33
90th Percentile £48.75 - £153.94
England median hourly rate £46.25 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +13.92%

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 4,862 4,680 5,860
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.90% 82.28% 84.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,087 2,987 3,760
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £259
90th Percentile £575 £586 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 205 178
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £28.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.29% +27.27% -27.03%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.73 £11.43
90th Percentile £51.05 £50.53 £53.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.17% +4.55%

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 18 November 2018.

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 18 November 2018. 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 +9 42 £413 -17.50% 6
Cheshire +1 7 £225 -55.00% 2
Lancashire -15 7 £469 -3.85%
Merseyside -2 5 £514 +37.00% 1
Network Design
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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 37 (56.06%) Security Cleared
2 35 (53.03%) Firewall
3 34 (51.52%) Cisco
3 34 (51.52%) SC Cleared
4 18 (27.27%) Deployment Automation
5 16 (24.24%) Continuous Delivery
5 16 (24.24%) LAN
6 15 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (21.21%) Wireless
8 13 (19.70%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (19.70%) Degree
8 13 (19.70%) DevOps
9 12 (18.18%) WAN
10 11 (16.67%) Web Services
10 11 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
10 11 (16.67%) Network Security
11 10 (15.15%) Load Balancing
11 10 (15.15%) PRINCE2
11 10 (15.15%) TCP/IP
11 10 (15.15%) SAN
11 10 (15.15%) Cisco Wireless
12 9 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (13.64%) VMware
12 9 (13.64%) OSPF
12 9 (13.64%) BGP
12 9 (13.64%) CCNP
13 8 (12.12%) DNS
13 8 (12.12%) ITIL
13 8 (12.12%) TOGAF
13 8 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus

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 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.52%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.52%) SAS
2 1 (1.52%) Smallworld
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.55%) Office 365
4 2 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (3.03%) IaaS
5 1 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.52%) PaaS
5 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (53.03%) Firewall
2 16 (24.24%) LAN
3 14 (21.21%) Wireless
4 12 (18.18%) WAN
5 11 (16.67%) Network Security
6 10 (15.15%) Cisco Wireless
6 10 (15.15%) SAN
6 10 (15.15%) TCP/IP
7 9 (13.64%) BGP
7 9 (13.64%) OSPF
8 8 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (12.12%) DNS
9 7 (10.61%) DHCP
9 7 (10.61%) VPN
10 6 (9.09%) Cisco ISE
10 6 (9.09%) Ethernet
10 6 (9.09%) Reverse Proxy
10 6 (9.09%) VoIP
10 6 (9.09%) WLAN
11 5 (7.58%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) GIS
2 2 (3.03%) MySQL
2 2 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.03%) SQLite
3 1 (1.52%) Big Data
3 1 (1.52%) DB2
3 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.52%) Redis
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.03%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (3.03%) Robot Framework
2 2 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (4.55%) Banking
1 3 (4.55%) Investment Banking
1 3 (4.55%) Law
2 2 (3.03%) Finance
3 1 (1.52%) Billing
3 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 19 (28.79%) Architect
3 18 (27.27%) Operations Engineer
4 15 (22.73%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 10 (15.15%) Network Operations Engineer
5 10 (15.15%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (12.12%) Network Architect
6 8 (12.12%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
6 8 (12.12%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (7.58%) Consultant
8 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Lead Architect
8 4 (6.06%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Security Consultant
8 4 (6.06%) Security Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Security Architect
9 3 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.67%) Web Services
2 8 (12.12%) 802.1X
3 2 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (3.03%) XML
4 1 (1.52%) JSON
4 1 (1.52%) Kafka
4 1 (1.52%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.52%) REST
4 1 (1.52%) SOAP
4 1 (1.52%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (9.09%) Private Cloud
3 5 (7.58%) Replication
4 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.03%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.03%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (3.03%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.52%) SCADA
6 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) Linux
2 5 (7.58%) Windows
3 4 (6.06%) Unix
4 2 (3.03%) CentOS
4 2 (3.03%) Debian
4 2 (3.03%) Ubuntu
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.27%) Deployment Automation
2 16 (24.24%) Continuous Delivery
3 15 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (19.70%) DevOps
5 10 (15.15%) Load Balancing
5 10 (15.15%) PRINCE2
6 9 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (12.12%) ITIL
7 8 (12.12%) SDLC
7 8 (12.12%) TOGAF
8 7 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (10.61%) Project Planning
8 7 (10.61%) Risk Management
9 6 (9.09%) Data Privacy
9 6 (9.09%) Information Security
9 6 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (9.09%) SOA
9 6 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (9.09%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.03%) Bourne shell
1 2 (3.03%) Java
1 2 (3.03%) Perl
1 2 (3.03%) PHP
1 2 (3.03%) Python
1 2 (3.03%) Ruby
2 1 (1.52%) C
2 1 (1.52%) SQL
2 1 (1.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 37 (56.06%) Security Cleared
2 34 (51.52%) SC Cleared
3 13 (19.70%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (19.70%) Degree
4 9 (13.64%) CCNP
5 6 (9.09%) CCIE
6 4 (6.06%) CCDP
6 4 (6.06%) CISSP
7 3 (4.55%) CISM
8 2 (3.03%) CCIE Security
8 2 (3.03%) CCNA
8 2 (3.03%) CISMP
8 2 (3.03%) GIAC
9 1 (1.52%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 2 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27005
1 2 (3.03%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.55%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.55%) VMware NSX
3 2 (3.03%) Docker
3 2 (3.03%) KVM
3 2 (3.03%) XenApp
4 1 (1.52%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) Cisco Prime
1 4 (6.06%) Nagios
2 3 (4.55%) Forum Sentry
3 2 (3.03%) Ansible
3 2 (3.03%) Cacti
3 2 (3.03%) collectd
3 2 (3.03%) Graphite
3 2 (3.03%) Icinga
3 2 (3.03%) Kibana
3 2 (3.03%) logstash
3 2 (3.03%) Netcool
3 2 (3.03%) Observium
3 2 (3.03%) OpenNMS
3 2 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.03%) Prometheus
3 2 (3.03%) Puppet
3 2 (3.03%) Salt
3 2 (3.03%) Stealthwatch
3 2 (3.03%) Terraform
3 2 (3.03%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 34 (51.52%) Cisco
2 9 (13.64%) VMware
3 7 (10.61%) F5
4 6 (9.09%) Palo Alto
5 5 (7.58%) CheckPoint
5 5 (7.58%) Infoblox
5 5 (7.58%) Juniper
6 4 (6.06%) SolarWinds
7 3 (4.55%) BMC
7 3 (4.55%) Citrix
7 3 (4.55%) Meraki
7 3 (4.55%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.03%) CyberArk
8 2 (3.03%) Ericsson
8 2 (3.03%) Huawei
8 2 (3.03%) Riverbed
8 2 (3.03%) Ruckus Wireless
8 2 (3.03%) Splunk
8 2 (3.03%) Tufin
9 1 (1.52%) Informatica