The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Architecture
England / East of England
Rank 121 120 128
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8  
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.23% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.15% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Median daily rate £500 £325 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.84% -31.57%  
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 the East of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1796 1971 2038
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 82.69% 80.71% 78.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1100 1172 1182
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 134 160
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £50.68 £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 the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

Network Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Architecture in the East of England

Network Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Architecture in the East of England

Network Architecture
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 24 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
Bedfordshire - 3 £500 -
Cambridgeshire +4 2 - -
Network Architecture
England

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 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 East of England region with a requirement for Network Architecture.

1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 6 (54.55%) BPR
2 6 (54.55%) OOA/OOD
2 6 (54.55%) OO
2 6 (54.55%) SOA
2 6 (54.55%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (36.36%) Financial Modelling
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) LAN
5 3 (27.27%) Degree
5 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
6 2 (18.18%) Network Planning
6 2 (18.18%) Driving Licence
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
6 2 (18.18%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
6 2 (18.18%) IT Governance
6 2 (18.18%) WAN
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (18.18%) MCSA
6 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL
6 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) Project Management
6 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) LAN
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Legal
2 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 1 (9.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Architect
1 6 (54.55%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Network Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Service Desk Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Service Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Commercial Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
3 2 (18.18%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) BPR
1 6 (54.55%) OO
1 6 (54.55%) OOA/OOD
1 6 (54.55%) SOA
1 6 (54.55%) Technical Architecture
2 4 (36.36%) Financial Modelling
3 2 (18.18%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (18.18%) IT Governance
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Network Planning
3 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) Facilities Management
4 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (18.18%) MCSA
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Barracuda Networks
2 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
2 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Forcepoint
2 1 (9.09%) Juniper