The table below looks at the statistics for Network Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Architecture over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architecture
Rank 131 113 117
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 17 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.53% 0.16% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.21% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 2
Median daily rate £400 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £425 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £425 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £388 £390
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £47.83 £59.00
% change year-on-year
-5.91% -18.93%
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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2599 1903 1945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.44% 76.55% 76.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1535 1136 1014
Median daily rate £400 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 89 133
Median hourly rate £21.75 £28.69 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.18% -8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

Network Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Network Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Network Architecture Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Network Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Architecture across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

Network Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Network Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Network Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Network Architecture
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Shropshire - 7 £388 -
Coventry - 5 £400 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £463 - 3
Warwickshire -9 1 £500 -
Network Architecture
England

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Network Architecture.

1 15 (62.50%) ITIL
1 15 (62.50%) Cisco
1 15 (62.50%) OSPF
1 15 (62.50%) Firewall
2 14 (58.33%) Juniper
3 13 (54.17%) BMC
3 13 (54.17%) Nokia
3 13 (54.17%) CheckPoint
3 13 (54.17%) BGP
3 13 (54.17%) CSS
3 13 (54.17%) OPNET
3 13 (54.17%) BIG-IP
3 13 (54.17%) Fortinet
3 13 (54.17%) Load Balancing
3 13 (54.17%) Riverbed
3 13 (54.17%) SolarWinds
3 13 (54.17%) Network Management
3 13 (54.17%) F5
3 13 (54.17%) ITIL V3
3 13 (54.17%) Cisco Nexus
3 13 (54.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 13 (54.17%) Network Monitoring
3 13 (54.17%) User Experience
4 8 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (33.33%) Visualisation
5 7 (29.17%) LAN
6 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
6 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (20.83%) Middleware
6 5 (20.83%) Wi-Fi

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) IaaS
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.17%) PaaS
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (62.50%) Firewall
1 15 (62.50%) OSPF
2 13 (54.17%) BGP
2 13 (54.17%) BIG-IP
2 13 (54.17%) Cisco Nexus
2 13 (54.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 7 (29.17%) LAN
4 5 (20.83%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (16.67%) Internet
6 3 (12.50%) MPLS
6 3 (12.50%) Wireless
7 2 (8.33%) WAN
General
1 1 (4.17%) Automotive
1 1 (4.17%) Law
1 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Monitoring Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Monitoring Specialist
2 7 (29.17%) Network Monitoring Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Network Monitoring Specialist
2 7 (29.17%) Network Specialist
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Network Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Network Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Public Sector Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Designer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Design Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (54.17%) CSS
2 5 (20.83%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (54.17%) User Experience
2 8 (33.33%) Visualisation
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) CMDB
4 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.17%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) ITIL
2 13 (54.17%) ITIL V3
2 13 (54.17%) Load Balancing
2 13 (54.17%) Network Management
2 13 (54.17%) Network Monitoring
3 8 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (20.83%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (12.50%) Data Flow Diagram
5 3 (12.50%) Network Design
5 3 (12.50%) User Stories
6 2 (8.33%) Project Management
6 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 2 (8.33%) TOGAF
7 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.17%) Data Privacy
7 1 (4.17%) Information Security
7 1 (4.17%) Migration
7 1 (4.17%) MODAF
7 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.17%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (16.67%) CCNP
3 2 (8.33%) CCNA
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) CCIE
4 1 (4.17%) CISSP
4 1 (4.17%) GIAC
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (54.17%) OPNET
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Cisco
2 14 (58.33%) Juniper
3 13 (54.17%) BMC
3 13 (54.17%) CheckPoint
3 13 (54.17%) F5
3 13 (54.17%) Fortinet
3 13 (54.17%) Nokia
3 13 (54.17%) Riverbed
3 13 (54.17%) SolarWinds
4 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
5 3 (12.50%) VMware
6 2 (8.33%) Citrix
7 1 (4.17%) Google
7 1 (4.17%) IBM