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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architecture
Rank 149 139 126
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -13
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 9 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.24% 0.061% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.080% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate £550 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £438 £388
% change year-on-year
-4.28% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 - £19.00
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
3059 2504 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.71% 76.55% 74.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1876 1471 1065
Average daily rate £400 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 100 111
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 10 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Architecture within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 5 £340 - 1
Cheshire -4 3 £550 +37.50% 1
Network Architecture
England

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 6 (28.57%) LAN
1 6 (28.57%) Cisco
1 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 5 (23.81%) Network Design
2 5 (23.81%) Network Security
3 4 (19.05%) VLAN
3 4 (19.05%) RESTful
3 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (19.05%) Migration
3 4 (19.05%) HTML
3 4 (19.05%) Java
3 4 (19.05%) Web Services
3 4 (19.05%) Microservices
4 3 (14.29%) AlienVault
4 3 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (14.29%) IaaS
4 3 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (14.29%) EMC
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL
4 3 (14.29%) Windows
4 3 (14.29%) Linux
4 3 (14.29%) Apache
4 3 (14.29%) SQL
4 3 (14.29%) IIS
4 3 (14.29%) WAN
4 3 (14.29%) SMTP
4 3 (14.29%) DHCP
4 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 3 (14.29%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (14.29%) Apache
1 3 (14.29%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) IaaS
2 2 (9.52%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) LAN
2 5 (23.81%) Network Security
3 4 (19.05%) VLAN
4 3 (14.29%) DHCP
4 3 (14.29%) DNS
4 3 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (14.29%) Firewall
4 3 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (14.29%) SMTP
4 3 (14.29%) SSL
4 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 3 (14.29%) WAN
5 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (4.76%) 2G
6 1 (4.76%) HSPA
6 1 (4.76%) Multicast
6 1 (4.76%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (4.76%) UMTS
6 1 (4.76%) Wireless
6 1 (4.76%) WLAN
General
1 2 (9.52%) Local Government
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Architect
2 9 (42.86%) Network Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Technical Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (14.29%) SIEM Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Java Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Java Technical Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Applications Architect
6 1 (4.76%) RAN Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) HTML
1 4 (19.05%) RESTful
1 4 (19.05%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
1 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Network Design
2 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (19.05%) Microservices
2 4 (19.05%) Migration
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 3 (14.29%) SIEM
3 3 (14.29%) Use Case
4 2 (9.52%) Change Control
4 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
4 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.76%) Fault Management
5 1 (4.76%) High Availability
5 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (4.76%) CCIE
1 1 (4.76%) CCNA
1 1 (4.76%) CCNP
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Cisco
2 3 (14.29%) AlienVault
2 3 (14.29%) EMC
2 3 (14.29%) F5
2 3 (14.29%) Splunk
2 3 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) Juniper
Warrington, Cheshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
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