Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 6 months to 23 November 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.

Network Architecture
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 89 106
Rank change year-on-year 0 +17 -
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 2 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.15% 0.48% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.56% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 4
Cheshire median daily rate - £525 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +32.91% -
North West median daily rate £375 £538 £440
% change year-on-year -30.23% +22.16% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £42.50 - -

Network Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1116 1252 1750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.53% 85.99% 84.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 898 1153
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £280
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 31 57
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.63 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.76% +12.14% -2.86%
10th Percentile £10.58 £13.00 £12.74
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £25.12 £22.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year +14.18% -27.92% +74.40%

Network Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Network Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Network Architecture in Cheshire

Network Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Architecture in Cheshire

Network Architecture
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +19 2 - -
Network Architecture
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Network Architecture.

1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Network Design
1 2 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
1 2 (100.00%) F5
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
1 2 (100.00%) vCenter Server
1 2 (100.00%) Runbook

Network Architecture
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Data Migration Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Data Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Migration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Network Design
1 2 (100.00%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) F5
1 2 (100.00%) VMware