Period
to 24 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 24 February 2020 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
UK > England
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 558 531 656
Rank change year-on-year -27 +125 -36
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 129 324 203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.36% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.41% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 215 112
England median daily rate £450 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.00% -
10th Percentile £143 £313 £350
90th Percentile £609 £648 £800
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £500
% change year-on-year - -10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 4
England median hourly rate £19.00 £44.18 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.99% +246.51% -74.50%
10th Percentile £18.50 £40.02 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.25 £59.20 £34.98
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £44.18 £12.75
% change year-on-year -56.99% +246.51% -43.05%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 52,301 78,206 80,003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.23% 87.56% 86.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 34,244 52,324 53,839
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £290 £305 £288
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,684 1,958 1,947
England median hourly rate £23.00 £23.79 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -0.86% -4.00%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £23.56 £23.86 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.24% -0.59% -2.04%

Network Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Architecture in England

Network Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Architecture in England

Network Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Architecture in England over the 6 months to 24 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Architecture in England

Network Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Architecture in England

Network Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Architecture in England over the 6 months to 24 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Architecture in England

Network Architecture
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 24 February 2020. 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
London +48 57 £450 -10.00% 17
South East +19 27 £463 +2.78% 9
East of England +30 13 £450 - 4
North of England +46 10 £525 +10.53% 3
Midlands +45 10 £450 +95.65% 9
South West 0 10 £518 +21.76% 12
West Midlands +45 8 £450 +95.65% 9
Yorkshire +44 7 £538 +7.50% 1
North West +32 3 £325 -35.00% 2
East Midlands +36 2 £488 -
Network Architecture
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Network Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Network Architecture.

1 56 (43.41%) Cisco
2 49 (37.98%) Firewall
3 41 (31.78%) Cisco Certification
4 40 (31.01%) WAN
4 40 (31.01%) LAN
5 27 (20.93%) DNS
5 27 (20.93%) CCNP
6 26 (20.16%) Windows
7 25 (19.38%) Security Cleared
8 24 (18.60%) Data Centre
9 22 (17.05%) Network Security
9 22 (17.05%) Internet
10 20 (15.50%) CCIE
11 19 (14.73%) BGP
11 19 (14.73%) Telecoms
11 19 (14.73%) SC Cleared
11 19 (14.73%) Network Design
12 18 (13.95%) MPLS
12 18 (13.95%) Microsoft
13 17 (13.18%) VPN
13 17 (13.18%) Python
14 16 (12.40%) TCP/IP
14 16 (12.40%) Azure
15 15 (11.63%) DHCP
15 15 (11.63%) Finance
16 13 (10.08%) CCNA
16 13 (10.08%) Active Directory
16 13 (10.08%) Migration
16 13 (10.08%) VMware
16 13 (10.08%) F5

Network Architecture
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 8 (6.20%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.55%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (6.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.78%) Aligne
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.40%) Azure
2 11 (8.53%) AWS
3 6 (4.65%) Office 365
4 5 (3.88%) IaaS
5 4 (3.10%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.55%) GCP
7 1 (0.78%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 49 (37.98%) Firewall
2 40 (31.01%) LAN
2 40 (31.01%) WAN
3 27 (20.93%) DNS
4 22 (17.05%) Internet
4 22 (17.05%) Network Security
5 19 (14.73%) BGP
6 18 (13.95%) MPLS
7 17 (13.18%) VPN
8 16 (12.40%) TCP/IP
9 15 (11.63%) DHCP
10 12 (9.30%) Wireless
11 11 (8.53%) Ethernet
11 11 (8.53%) OSPF
12 10 (7.75%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (7.75%) EIGRP
12 10 (7.75%) WLAN
13 9 (6.98%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (6.20%) IPv6
14 8 (6.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.33%) Big Data
1 3 (2.33%) Hadoop
1 3 (2.33%) SAP HANA
1 3 (2.33%) Sqoop
2 1 (0.78%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (0.78%) Data Lake
2 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.78%) GIS
2 1 (0.78%) MySQL
2 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (0.78%) Subversion
General
1 19 (14.73%) Telecoms
2 15 (11.63%) Finance
3 5 (3.88%) Military
3 5 (3.88%) Retail
4 4 (3.10%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.55%) Legal
6 1 (0.78%) Back Office
6 1 (0.78%) Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Front Office
6 1 (0.78%) Local Government
6 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.78%) Norwegian Language
6 1 (0.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (32.56%) Architect
2 29 (22.48%) Network Engineer
3 27 (20.93%) Network Architect
4 9 (6.98%) Senior Network Engineer
5 7 (5.43%) Consultant
6 6 (4.65%) Technical Architect
7 5 (3.88%) Designer
7 5 (3.88%) IT Engineer
7 5 (3.88%) IT Support
7 5 (3.88%) IT Support Engineer
7 5 (3.88%) Network Consultant
7 5 (3.88%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.10%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (3.10%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (3.10%) Developer
8 4 (3.10%) Network Designer
8 4 (3.10%) Network Manager
8 4 (3.10%) Security Architect
9 3 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.33%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.10%) Flask
1 4 (3.10%) SciPy
2 3 (2.33%) Apache NiFi
2 3 (2.33%) LDAP
3 1 (0.78%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.78%) HTML
3 1 (0.78%) JSON
3 1 (0.78%) Middleware
3 1 (0.78%) NumPy
3 1 (0.78%) OAuth
3 1 (0.78%) REST
3 1 (0.78%) RESTful
3 1 (0.78%) ServiceStack
3 1 (0.78%) Spring
3 1 (0.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.60%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.20%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.65%) Fibre Optics
4 6 (4.65%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.33%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.33%) User Experience
6 2 (1.55%) Clustering
7 1 (0.78%) CCTV
7 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.78%) CMDB
7 1 (0.78%) e-Health
7 1 (0.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.78%) Life Science
7 1 (0.78%) NHS
7 1 (0.78%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.78%) Verilog
7 1 (0.78%) VHDL
7 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (20.16%) Windows
2 12 (9.30%) Linux
3 10 (7.75%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.65%) Windows 10
4 6 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.10%) SUSE
5 4 (3.10%) Unix
6 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.55%) Fedora
7 2 (1.55%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.78%) Android
8 1 (0.78%) CentOS
8 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.73%) Network Design
2 13 (10.08%) Data Science
2 13 (10.08%) Migration
2 13 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (9.30%) Analytics
3 12 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (8.53%) ITIL
4 11 (8.53%) Kalman Filter
5 10 (7.75%) Load Balancing
5 10 (7.75%) Network Management
6 9 (6.98%) Network Planning
6 9 (6.98%) Service Delivery
6 9 (6.98%) Validation
7 8 (6.20%) Project Delivery
8 7 (5.43%) Mentoring
8 7 (5.43%) Project Management
9 6 (4.65%) Decision-Making
9 6 (4.65%) DevOps
9 6 (4.65%) Knowledge Management
9 6 (4.65%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.18%) Python
2 9 (6.98%) C
3 7 (5.43%) MATLAB
3 7 (5.43%) SQL
4 5 (3.88%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.33%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.33%) Scala
6 2 (1.55%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.78%) C++
7 1 (0.78%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.78%) Java
7 1 (0.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 41 (31.78%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (20.93%) CCNP
3 25 (19.38%) Security Cleared
4 20 (15.50%) CCIE
5 19 (14.73%) SC Cleared
6 13 (10.08%) CCNA
7 9 (6.98%) Degree
8 8 (6.20%) CCDA
9 6 (4.65%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (3.88%) BC Cleared
10 5 (3.88%) DV Cleared
10 5 (3.88%) JNCIA
11 4 (3.10%) CISSP
11 4 (3.10%) JNCIP
11 4 (3.10%) JNCIS
12 2 (1.55%) CCDP
12 2 (1.55%) Chartered Engineer
12 2 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
13 1 (0.78%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 1 (0.78%) CCIE Service Provider
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.65%) SLA
2 3 (2.33%) RMADS
3 2 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.78%) GDPR
4 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 13 (10.08%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.43%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.65%) vSphere
4 5 (3.88%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (3.10%) Snort
6 2 (1.55%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.55%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (3.88%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (3.10%) OSSEC
3 3 (2.33%) SCCM
3 3 (2.33%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 2 (1.55%) Ansible
4 2 (1.55%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.78%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.78%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.78%) Cisco LMS
5 1 (0.78%) EnCase
5 1 (0.78%) Endace
5 1 (0.78%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.78%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.78%) OPNET
5 1 (0.78%) QRadar
5 1 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.78%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (0.78%) TrustSec
5 1 (0.78%) vRealize
5 1 (0.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (43.41%) Cisco
2 18 (13.95%) Microsoft
3 13 (10.08%) F5
3 13 (10.08%) VMware
4 11 (8.53%) Juniper
5 9 (6.98%) CheckPoint
6 7 (5.43%) Fortinet
6 7 (5.43%) SolarWinds
7 5 (3.88%) Palo Alto
8 4 (3.10%) Cloudera
8 4 (3.10%) Dell
8 4 (3.10%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.33%) CA
9 3 (2.33%) Citrix
9 3 (2.33%) Infoblox
9 3 (2.33%) Informatica
9 3 (2.33%) Nokia
9 3 (2.33%) SAP
9 3 (2.33%) StreamSets
10 2 (1.55%) Meraki