The table below looks at the statistics for Network Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architecture
Rank 127 137 142
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +5
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 6 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.20% 0.096% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £374 £425 £480
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.05% -11.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £449 £394 £450
% change year-on-year
+13.90% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.42 £33.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+37.62% +131.57%
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 South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2288 2436 2531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.12% 77.85% 78.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1493 1578 1576
Average daily rate £388 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 98 108
Average hourly rate £42.25 £36.75 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.96% +9.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.03 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Network Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Network Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Network Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Network Architecture Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Network Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Architecture across the South West region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Network Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Network Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Network Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Network Architecture
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
Gloucestershire +6 2 - - 2
Wiltshire - 2 £525 -
Bristol 0 1 - -
Network Architecture
England

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 8 (72.73%) Cisco
2 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) Network Security
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) VoIP
3 3 (27.27%) Juniper
3 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) Unix
4 2 (18.18%) Unified Communications
4 2 (18.18%) F5
4 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
4 2 (18.18%) IPv4
4 2 (18.18%) IPv6
4 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
4 2 (18.18%) Intel
4 2 (18.18%) WAN
4 2 (18.18%) DHCP
4 2 (18.18%) DNS
4 2 (18.18%) LAN
4 2 (18.18%) Blue Coat
4 2 (18.18%) Network Design
4 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) iSCSI
5 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) Network Security
2 3 (27.27%) VoIP
3 2 (18.18%) DHCP
3 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 2 (18.18%) IPv4
3 2 (18.18%) IPv6
3 2 (18.18%) LAN
3 2 (18.18%) Unified Communications
3 2 (18.18%) WAN
4 1 (9.09%) BGP
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (9.09%) OSPF
4 1 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (9.09%) SAN
4 1 (9.09%) SSL
4 1 (9.09%) VLAN
4 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (9.09%) Wireless
4 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Network Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Designer
3 2 (18.18%) Network Technical Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Security Designer
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Architect
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Support
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Support Technician
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Unix
4 1 (9.09%) Mac OS
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (18.18%) Network Design
1 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) MODAF
2 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
2 1 (9.09%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C++
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) MATLAB
1 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) CCIE
3 1 (9.09%) CCNP
3 1 (9.09%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco LMS
1 1 (9.09%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) Juniper
3 2 (18.18%) Blue Coat
3 2 (18.18%) F5
3 2 (18.18%) Intel
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Google
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) IBM
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (9.09%) Palo Alto
4 1 (9.09%) ProCurve
4 1 (9.09%) Symantec