The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architecture
Rank 130 119 132
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +13
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 2 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.066% 0.34% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.094% 0.48% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Average daily rate
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- £463 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +24.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £24.75 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-37.37% -47.89%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2123 1893 2123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.56% 71.03% 65.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1149 950 1122
Average daily rate £375 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 84 112
Average hourly rate £26.67 £22.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.20% -1.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Network Architecture
England

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 24 July 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Network Architecture
England

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 4 (57.14%) Redback
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
1 4 (57.14%) Ethernet
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
1 4 (57.14%) CCIE
1 4 (57.14%) CCNP
1 4 (57.14%) CCDP
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (57.14%) Juniper
1 4 (57.14%) MPLS
1 4 (57.14%) Network Design
1 4 (57.14%) JNCIP
1 4 (57.14%) JNCIE
1 4 (57.14%) Network Security
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Process Management
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Law
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) MS Project
3 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Project
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Ethernet
1 4 (57.14%) MPLS
1 4 (57.14%) Network Security
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) Internet
3 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Architect
1 5 (71.43%) Network Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Network Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Service Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Network Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Network Services Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Network Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
1 4 (57.14%) Network Design
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Process Management
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CCIE
1 4 (57.14%) CCNP
1 4 (57.14%) CCDP
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (57.14%) JNCIP
1 4 (57.14%) JNCIE
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Redback
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
1 4 (57.14%) Juniper
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft