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 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Architecture
North West / Cheshire
Rank 52 78 68
Rank change year-on-year +26 -10  
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.56% 0.30% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.36% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £470 £550 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.54% +37.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £440 £400
% change year-on-year +13.70% +9.93%  
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 Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 449 828 659
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.56% 83.89% 82.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 513 424
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £291 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 36
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.44% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
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 Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 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 3 months to 22 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
Warrington +30 2 - -
Network Architecture
North West

Network Architecture
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Network Architecture.

1 4 (100.00%) Network Design
2 3 (75.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco

Network Architecture
Top Related 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:

Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Architect
1 4 (100.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Network Design
2 3 (75.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco