The table below looks at the statistics for Network Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Architecture over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architecture
Rank 134 125 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 3 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.094% 0.24% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£575 £348 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.46% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £413 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +5.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £13.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+284.61% -67.50%
Network Architecture
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2315 2130 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.80% 72.01% 65.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1330 1081 1163
Average daily rate £375 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 115 106
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £26.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -13.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Network Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Architecture across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Network Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Architecture across the North West region.

Network Architecture Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Network Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Architecture across the North West region.

Network Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Network Architecture
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Architecture within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -13 1 £575 +79.68%
Cheshire - - - -
Network Architecture
England

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Network Architecture also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Architecture.

1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Java EE
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) SAP ERP
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) SaaS
2 1 (25.00%) PaaS
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
2 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) IaaS
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (25.00%) People Management
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) Law
2 1 (25.00%) Back Office
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Process Management
2 1 (25.00%) WAN

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Network Architecture also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (25.00%) MS Project
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
1 1 (25.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Law
2 1 (25.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Network Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Network Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Network Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Enterprise Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Network Services Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Java EE
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
1 1 (25.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) People Management
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Process Management
2 1 (25.00%) B2B
2 1 (25.00%) B2C
2 1 (25.00%) BPR
2 1 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) SAP