The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Network Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Network Architecture over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Architecture
South East / Berkshire
Rank 95 93 117
Rank change year-on-year -2 +24  
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 5 29 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.27% 1.18% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 1.47% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 11
Median daily rate - £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £433 £400
% change year-on-year +15.60% +8.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £18.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year +48.00% -43.93%  

Network Architecture is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1476 1978 2168
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.57% 80.54% 74.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 1030 1121
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £285 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 46 53
Median hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.88% -34.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £85.40 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Network Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Network Architecture as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Network Architecture in Berkshire

Network Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Architecture in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Architecture in Berkshire

Network Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Architecture in Berkshire

Network Architecture
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Slough +5 1 - -
Network Architecture
South East

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Network Architecture.

1 13 (76.47%) Telecoms
2 7 (41.18%) 3G
2 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
2 7 (41.18%) Juniper
3 6 (35.29%) Firewall
3 6 (35.29%) VLAN
3 6 (35.29%) 4G
4 5 (29.41%) Over-the-Top Content
4 5 (29.41%) IPTV
4 5 (29.41%) IGMP
4 5 (29.41%) Video on Demand
4 5 (29.41%) Middleware
4 5 (29.41%) ICMP
4 5 (29.41%) Cisco
4 5 (29.41%) DNS
4 5 (29.41%) Windows
4 5 (29.41%) Linux
4 5 (29.41%) Ethernet
4 5 (29.41%) FTP
4 5 (29.41%) HTTP
4 5 (29.41%) SNMP
5 4 (23.53%) Unix
5 4 (23.53%) ATM
5 4 (23.53%) IPv4
5 4 (23.53%) IPv6
5 4 (23.53%) CCNP
5 4 (23.53%) CCIP
5 4 (23.53%) CCNA
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (23.53%) Nagios

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) 3G
1 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
2 6 (35.29%) 4G
2 6 (35.29%) Firewall
2 6 (35.29%) VLAN
3 5 (29.41%) DNS
3 5 (29.41%) Ethernet
3 5 (29.41%) FTP
3 5 (29.41%) HTTP
3 5 (29.41%) ICMP
3 5 (29.41%) IGMP
3 5 (29.41%) SNMP
4 4 (23.53%) ATM
4 4 (23.53%) BGP
4 4 (23.53%) IPv4
4 4 (23.53%) IPv6
4 4 (23.53%) MPLS
4 4 (23.53%) OSPF
4 4 (23.53%) RSVP
4 4 (23.53%) VRRP
General
1 13 (76.47%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Billing
2 2 (11.76%) Electronics
2 2 (11.76%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) 1st Line Support
1 3 (17.65%) Architect
2 2 (11.76%) 3G Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Core Network Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Deployment Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) LTE Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Network Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) 4G Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Data Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Online Account Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Radio Planner
3 1 (5.88%) Senior 3G Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior RAN Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) IPTV
1 5 (29.41%) Over-the-Top Content
1 5 (29.41%) Video on Demand
2 4 (23.53%) STB
3 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) Replication
4 1 (5.88%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Android
2 4 (23.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (11.76%) Network Management
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
3 2 (11.76%) Validation
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Network Design
4 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Network Optimisation
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Post-Production
4 1 (5.88%) Product Management
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (5.88%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) CCIP
1 4 (23.53%) CCNA
1 4 (23.53%) CCNP
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (23.53%) JNCIA
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Nagios
2 1 (5.88%) OpenView
2 1 (5.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Juniper
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco
3 4 (23.53%) Huawei
3 4 (23.53%) VMware
4 3 (17.65%) Ericsson
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) Nokia Networks
5 1 (5.88%) Samsung
5 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds