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 3 months to 28 June 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
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 483 476 521
Rank change year-on-year -7 +45  
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 100 144 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.29% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.35% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 84 55
Median daily rate £475 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.04% +4.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £336 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £673 £646 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +2.63% +11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 £47.83 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.53% +44.93%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.69 £47.83 £33.00
% change year-on-year -19.10% +44.93%  

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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36606 41272 40599
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.68% 83.46% 80.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 92153 104845 92956
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2818 2673 2706
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £50.78 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 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
London +2 37 £463 -7.50% 4
North of England +82 33 £573 +28.29% 3
South East -8 17 £450 -10.00% 1
North West +30 16 £425 -10.52% 2
North East - 14 £638 -
South West - 6 £410 -
Midlands -1 5 £525 +31.25% 1
Yorkshire +19 3 £250 -28.57% 1
West Midlands +9 3 £650 +65.07% 1
East of England -6 2 £575 +64.28%
Network Architecture
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 England region with a requirement for Network Architecture.

1 72 (41.62%) Cisco
2 70 (40.46%) Firewall
3 63 (36.42%) WAN
4 58 (33.53%) LAN
4 58 (33.53%) Network Design
5 38 (21.97%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (21.97%) Juniper
5 38 (21.97%) Degree
6 37 (21.39%) ITIL
7 34 (19.65%) Windows
8 33 (19.08%) Security Cleared
9 31 (17.92%) VPN
10 27 (15.61%) DNS
11 26 (15.03%) Linux
12 25 (14.45%) TOGAF
12 25 (14.45%) Service Management
12 25 (14.45%) Telecoms
12 25 (14.45%) CCNP
13 24 (13.87%) Data Centre
14 23 (13.29%) MPLS
14 23 (13.29%) Finance
15 22 (12.72%) Wireless
15 22 (12.72%) TCP/IP
16 21 (12.14%) CCIE
17 20 (11.56%) Network Management
18 18 (10.40%) DHCP
18 18 (10.40%) Wi-Fi
18 18 (10.40%) Migration
19 17 (9.83%) SQL
19 17 (9.83%) Red Hat

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 7 (4.05%) Apache
2 6 (3.47%) JBoss
3 3 (1.73%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.73%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.16%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.16%) CMS
4 2 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.16%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (8.09%) MS Visio
2 10 (5.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.31%) Office 365
4 2 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.16%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.58%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.58%) PaaS
5 1 (0.58%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 70 (40.46%) Firewall
2 63 (36.42%) WAN
3 58 (33.53%) LAN
4 31 (17.92%) VPN
5 27 (15.61%) DNS
6 23 (13.29%) MPLS
7 22 (12.72%) TCP/IP
7 22 (12.72%) Wireless
8 18 (10.40%) DHCP
8 18 (10.40%) Wi-Fi
9 17 (9.83%) BGP
9 17 (9.83%) Cisco Nexus
10 16 (9.25%) Network Security
11 14 (8.09%) HTTP
12 13 (7.51%) OSPF
12 13 (7.51%) SAN
12 13 (7.51%) VoIP
13 12 (6.94%) Internet
14 11 (6.36%) Ethernet
15 10 (5.78%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.31%) Big Data
3 2 (1.16%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (1.16%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.16%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.58%) DB2
4 1 (0.58%) FileMaker
4 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.73%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.73%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.58%) Android Studio
3 1 (0.58%) Calabash
3 1 (0.58%) Capybara
3 1 (0.58%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.58%) FishEye
3 1 (0.58%) Gradle
3 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.58%) Redmine
3 1 (0.58%) Subversion
3 1 (0.58%) Xcode
General
1 25 (14.45%) Telecoms
2 23 (13.29%) Finance
3 6 (3.47%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.73%) Billing
5 2 (1.16%) Banking
5 2 (1.16%) Legal
5 2 (1.16%) Marketing
5 2 (1.16%) Military
5 2 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.16%) Retail
6 1 (0.58%) Automotive
6 1 (0.58%) Front Office
6 1 (0.58%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 85 (49.13%) Architect
2 45 (26.01%) Network Architect
3 26 (15.03%) Infrastructure Architect
4 17 (9.83%) Network Engineer
5 13 (7.51%) Juniper Engineer
6 12 (6.94%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (5.78%) Cisco Architect
7 10 (5.78%) Cisco Network Architect
7 10 (5.78%) Consultant
7 10 (5.78%) Senior Network Engineer
8 9 (5.20%) Design Engineer
9 8 (4.62%) IP Design Engineer
9 8 (4.62%) IP Engineer
9 8 (4.62%) Network Consultant
10 6 (3.47%) Network Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (3.47%) Network Specialist
11 5 (2.89%) Analyst
11 5 (2.89%) Cloud Architect
11 5 (2.89%) Network Analyst
12 4 (2.31%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.20%) Web Services
2 3 (1.73%) .NET
2 3 (1.73%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.73%) Middleware
3 2 (1.16%) Ajax
3 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (1.16%) FreeMarker
3 2 (1.16%) jQuery
3 2 (1.16%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (1.16%) XMPP
4 1 (0.58%) Itk
4 1 (0.58%) JSON
4 1 (0.58%) LAMP
4 1 (0.58%) Memcached
4 1 (0.58%) OAuth
4 1 (0.58%) Play Framework
4 1 (0.58%) REST
4 1 (0.58%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.87%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.94%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.20%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.89%) NHS
6 3 (1.73%) PKI
6 3 (1.73%) SCADA
6 3 (1.73%) User Experience
7 2 (1.16%) ASIC
7 2 (1.16%) CESG
7 2 (1.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.16%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.16%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.16%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.58%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.58%) Digital TV
8 1 (0.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.58%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.58%) STB
Operating Systems
1 34 (19.65%) Windows
2 26 (15.03%) Linux
3 14 (8.09%) Windows Server
4 11 (6.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (6.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (5.78%) SUSE
6 6 (3.47%) Unix
7 5 (2.89%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.16%) Android
8 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.16%) Solaris
8 2 (1.16%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.58%) AIX
9 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (33.53%) Network Design
2 37 (21.39%) ITIL
3 25 (14.45%) Service Management
3 25 (14.45%) TOGAF
4 20 (11.56%) Network Management
5 18 (10.40%) Migration
6 15 (8.67%) BCP
7 13 (7.51%) Change Management
7 13 (7.51%) ITIL V3
7 13 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (5.78%) Load Balancing
8 10 (5.78%) Validation
9 9 (5.20%) UML
10 8 (4.62%) E-Commerce
10 8 (4.62%) Network Planning
11 7 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (4.05%) DevOps
11 7 (4.05%) Programme Management
11 7 (4.05%) Technical Architecture
12 6 (3.47%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.83%) SQL
2 6 (3.47%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.31%) C
4 3 (1.73%) C#
4 3 (1.73%) C++
5 2 (1.16%) Java
5 2 (1.16%) Perl
5 2 (1.16%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.16%) Python
5 2 (1.16%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.16%) Tcl
5 2 (1.16%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.58%) Apple Swift
6 1 (0.58%) Lisp
6 1 (0.58%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.58%) Ruby
6 1 (0.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 38 (21.97%) Cisco Certification
1 38 (21.97%) Degree
2 33 (19.08%) Security Cleared
3 25 (14.45%) CCNP
4 21 (12.14%) CCIE
5 17 (9.83%) SC Cleared
6 16 (9.25%) JNCIP
7 13 (7.51%) CCNA
8 10 (5.78%) JNCIA
9 9 (5.20%) CCDA
10 8 (4.62%) JNCIE
10 8 (4.62%) JNCIS
11 7 (4.05%) DV Cleared
12 6 (3.47%) CCIE Service Provider
12 6 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (2.89%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (2.31%) Master's Degree
15 2 (1.16%) CCDP
15 2 (1.16%) CISSP
15 2 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.78%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.47%) PA-DSS
3 5 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.73%) SLA
5 2 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.16%) GMP
5 2 (1.16%) HL7
5 2 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (1.16%) QA
5 2 (1.16%) SNOMED CT
6 1 (0.58%) COBIT
6 1 (0.58%) COSO
6 1 (0.58%) GDPR
6 1 (0.58%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (0.58%) PMO
6 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (5.78%) VMware ESXi
2 9 (5.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.62%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.16%) Firmware
4 2 (1.16%) XenApp
5 1 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.58%) Docker
5 1 (0.58%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.58%) NFS
5 1 (0.58%) pfSense
5 1 (0.58%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (2.89%) Netcool
2 4 (2.31%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (2.31%) FortiGate
3 3 (1.73%) SCCM
3 3 (1.73%) SCOM
4 2 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.58%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.58%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.58%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.58%) Cisco LMS
5 1 (0.58%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (0.58%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.58%) OpenView
5 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.58%) vRealize
5 1 (0.58%) WMI
5 1 (0.58%) WSUS
5 1 (0.58%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 72 (41.62%) Cisco
2 38 (21.97%) Juniper
3 17 (9.83%) Red Hat
4 14 (8.09%) F5
4 14 (8.09%) Palo Alto
4 14 (8.09%) VMware
5 13 (7.51%) CheckPoint
6 11 (6.36%) SolarWinds
7 10 (5.78%) Dell
7 10 (5.78%) Microsoft
8 9 (5.20%) Citrix
9 8 (4.62%) Riverbed
10 6 (3.47%) Fortinet
10 6 (3.47%) Gemalto
10 6 (3.47%) IBM
10 6 (3.47%) Kaspersky
10 6 (3.47%) NetApp
10 6 (3.47%) Splunk
10 6 (3.47%) Tripwire
11 5 (2.89%) HP