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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Architecture over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Architecture
England / North West
Rank 124 149 145
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -4
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 15 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.24% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.29% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 2
Median daily rate £600 £550 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +39.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £268 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £429 £430
% change year-on-year
+16.61% -0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £48.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £18.50 -
% change year-on-year
-34.75% -

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
2157 3105 2662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.17% 82.21% 77.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1865 1521
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 142 114
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £15.83 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £49.60 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

Network Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Network Architecture as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Architecture across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Network Architecture Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Architecture within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Lancashire - 7 £600 -
Cheshire +28 3 £470 -14.54%
Manchester +9 3 - -
Merseyside - 1 £600 -
Network Architecture
England

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network Architecture 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 Architecture.

1 25 (69.44%) Network Design
2 21 (58.33%) LAN
3 20 (55.56%) WAN
4 16 (44.44%) ITIL
4 16 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (41.67%) Wi-Fi
5 15 (41.67%) Data Centre
6 13 (36.11%) Network Security
6 13 (36.11%) Service Management
6 13 (36.11%) Cisco
7 12 (33.33%) Migration
7 12 (33.33%) TOGAF
8 11 (30.56%) ITIL V3
9 10 (27.78%) CCIE
10 9 (25.00%) CCNA
10 9 (25.00%) VoIP
10 9 (25.00%) BCP
11 8 (22.22%) Internet
11 8 (22.22%) CCNP
11 8 (22.22%) Degree
12 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
13 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
13 6 (16.67%) CCDP
14 5 (13.89%) Juniper
14 5 (13.89%) Broadband
14 5 (13.89%) Linux
15 4 (11.11%) Unix
15 4 (11.11%) CCDA
15 4 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (11.11%) Unified Communications

Network Architecture
Top Related 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 (2.78%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 21 (58.33%) LAN
2 20 (55.56%) WAN
3 15 (41.67%) Wi-Fi
4 13 (36.11%) Network Security
5 9 (25.00%) VoIP
6 8 (22.22%) Internet
7 5 (13.89%) Broadband
8 4 (11.11%) Unified Communications
9 3 (8.33%) Firewall
10 2 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (5.56%) IPsec
10 2 (5.56%) MPLS
10 2 (5.56%) OSPF
10 2 (5.56%) VLAN
10 2 (5.56%) VPN
11 1 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 1 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 1 (2.78%) Multicast
11 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (5.56%) Back Office
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (83.33%) Architect
2 16 (44.44%) Network Architect
3 14 (38.89%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (13.89%) Network Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Data Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Data Centre Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Data Migration Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Migration Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Network Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Network Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Network Architect
6 2 (5.56%) TOGAF Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco Network Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Network Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Data Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Voice Architect
Miscellaneous
1 15 (41.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Linux
2 4 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (69.44%) Network Design
2 16 (44.44%) ITIL
3 13 (36.11%) Service Management
4 12 (33.33%) Migration
4 12 (33.33%) TOGAF
5 11 (30.56%) ITIL V3
6 9 (25.00%) BCP
7 4 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
8 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
9 1 (2.78%) Change Control
9 1 (2.78%) Requirements Management
9 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.78%) Validation
Qualifications
1 16 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (27.78%) CCIE
3 9 (25.00%) CCNA
4 8 (22.22%) CCNP
4 8 (22.22%) Degree
5 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
6 6 (16.67%) CCDP
6 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 4 (11.11%) CCDA
7 4 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.78%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) Cisco
2 5 (13.89%) Juniper
3 3 (8.33%) F5
4 1 (2.78%) Capita
4 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft