Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 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
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 714 589 669
Rank change year-on-year -125 +80 -136
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 137 284 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.29% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.34% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 173 126
England median daily rate £475 £500 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +9.29% +1.67%
10th Percentile £335 £325 £282
90th Percentile £638 £670 £628
UK median daily rate £450 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 5
England median hourly rate £50.00 £49.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +2.45% -8.90%
10th Percentile £26.38 £39.23 £26.45
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £48.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year +4.17% +0.36% -8.90%

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 80305 82432 84439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.63% 84.16% 81.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 54036 54950 55644
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1882 2137 2504
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.50 £11.26
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 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
London -104 55 £469 -6.25% 6
South East -12 51 £475 -5.00% 6
North of England +48 15 £400 -23.81% 7
North West -7 9 £375 -30.23% 1
Yorkshire +21 6 £400 +14.29% 6
East of England -15 6 £425 -4.23% 1
Midlands +1 5 £275 -31.25% 1
South West +4 4 - -
West Midlands +4 3 £275 -31.25% 1
East Midlands -5 1 - -
Network Architecture
UK

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

1 56 (40.88%) Cisco
2 52 (37.96%) Firewall
3 46 (33.58%) WAN
4 43 (31.39%) LAN
5 36 (26.28%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (24.09%) Network Security
7 28 (20.44%) Data Centre
8 26 (18.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (16.79%) Finance
9 23 (16.79%) CheckPoint
9 23 (16.79%) MPLS
9 23 (16.79%) Windows
10 22 (16.06%) Telecoms
10 22 (16.06%) SolarWinds
11 21 (15.33%) Linux
12 20 (14.60%) Juniper
12 20 (14.60%) Information Security
12 20 (14.60%) Network Management
13 19 (13.87%) Network Design
13 19 (13.87%) CCNP
14 17 (12.41%) VPN
14 17 (12.41%) BGP
14 17 (12.41%) VMware
14 17 (12.41%) Service Management
14 17 (12.41%) Microsoft Azure
14 17 (12.41%) Security Cleared
15 16 (11.68%) Internet
15 16 (11.68%) CCNA
16 15 (10.95%) Amazon AWS
16 15 (10.95%) Riverbed

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 (5.84%) SAS
2 2 (1.46%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.73%) Apache
3 1 (0.73%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.73%) CMS
3 1 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.73%) Smallworld
3 1 (0.73%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (5.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (5.11%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.92%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.73%) Autodesk Inventor
4 1 (0.73%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 17 (12.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (10.95%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (5.84%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (5.11%) IaaS
5 6 (4.38%) PaaS
5 6 (4.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (2.92%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.92%) SaaS
7 3 (2.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 3 (2.19%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.46%) Google App Engine
8 2 (1.46%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (1.46%) Office 365
8 2 (1.46%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 52 (37.96%) Firewall
2 46 (33.58%) WAN
3 43 (31.39%) LAN
4 33 (24.09%) Network Security
5 23 (16.79%) MPLS
6 17 (12.41%) BGP
6 17 (12.41%) VPN
7 16 (11.68%) Internet
8 14 (10.22%) WLAN
9 13 (9.49%) OSPF
10 12 (8.76%) VoIP
11 11 (8.03%) TCP/IP
11 11 (8.03%) Wireless
12 10 (7.30%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (6.57%) DNS
14 8 (5.84%) EIGRP
14 8 (5.84%) Ethernet
14 8 (5.84%) NGN
14 8 (5.84%) SNMP
14 8 (5.84%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.19%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.46%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.73%) Big Data
3 1 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.73%) DB2
3 1 (0.73%) GIS
3 1 (0.73%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.73%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (4.38%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.19%) Gradle
3 2 (1.46%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.73%) Android Studio
4 1 (0.73%) Calabash
4 1 (0.73%) Capybara
4 1 (0.73%) FishEye
4 1 (0.73%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.73%) Selenium
4 1 (0.73%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.73%) Subversion
4 1 (0.73%) WATIR
4 1 (0.73%) Xcode
General
1 23 (16.79%) Finance
2 22 (16.06%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.84%) Law
4 5 (3.65%) Retail
5 3 (2.19%) Banking
5 3 (2.19%) Billing
5 3 (2.19%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.46%) Advertising
6 2 (1.46%) Marketing
6 2 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.73%) Automotive
7 1 (0.73%) Danish Language
7 1 (0.73%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.73%) French Language
7 1 (0.73%) German Language
7 1 (0.73%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.73%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.73%) Publishing
7 1 (0.73%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.73%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (39.42%) Architect
2 34 (24.82%) Network Architect
3 14 (10.22%) Cisco Architect
4 13 (9.49%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (8.76%) Cisco Network Architect
5 12 (8.76%) Network Engineer
6 10 (7.30%) Cloud Architect
7 9 (6.57%) Network Manager
8 8 (5.84%) Juniper Engineer
9 7 (5.11%) Consultant
9 7 (5.11%) Security Architect
9 7 (5.11%) Senior Architect
10 6 (4.38%) Analyst
10 6 (4.38%) Network Consultant
11 5 (3.65%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (3.65%) Network Security Architect
11 5 (3.65%) Project Manager
11 5 (3.65%) Security Engineer
11 5 (3.65%) Senior Cisco Architect
11 5 (3.65%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.11%) Web Services
2 2 (1.46%) .NET
2 2 (1.46%) Middleware
2 2 (1.46%) REST
3 1 (0.73%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.73%) Ajax
3 1 (0.73%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.73%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.73%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.73%) CSS
3 1 (0.73%) HTML
3 1 (0.73%) jQuery
3 1 (0.73%) JSON
3 1 (0.73%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (0.73%) Memcached
3 1 (0.73%) OAuth
3 1 (0.73%) RESTful
3 1 (0.73%) SOAP
3 1 (0.73%) VXML
3 1 (0.73%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (20.44%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.76%) Public Cloud
3 11 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.57%) Virtual Team
5 8 (5.84%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.38%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (2.92%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.46%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.46%) PKI
9 1 (0.73%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.73%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.73%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.73%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.73%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.73%) IVR
9 1 (0.73%) Replication
9 1 (0.73%) SCADA
9 1 (0.73%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 23 (16.79%) Windows
2 21 (15.33%) Linux
3 6 (4.38%) SUSE
3 6 (4.38%) Windows 7
3 6 (4.38%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.92%) Unix
4 4 (2.92%) Windows 8
5 3 (2.19%) Android
5 3 (2.19%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.19%) Solaris
6 2 (1.46%) AIX
6 2 (1.46%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.73%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.98%) Stakeholder Management
2 20 (14.60%) Information Security
2 20 (14.60%) Network Management
3 19 (13.87%) Network Design
4 17 (12.41%) Service Management
5 13 (9.49%) ITIL
6 12 (8.76%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (8.76%) Project Management
6 12 (8.76%) Service Delivery
7 11 (8.03%) Supplier Management
8 10 (7.30%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (7.30%) DevOps
9 9 (6.57%) Change Management
9 9 (6.57%) Data Protection
9 9 (6.57%) IT Strategy
9 9 (6.57%) Load Balancing
9 9 (6.57%) Low Latency
9 9 (6.57%) Practice Management
9 9 (6.57%) Regulatory Compliance
9 9 (6.57%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.30%) SQL
2 4 (2.92%) C
2 4 (2.92%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.19%) C#
3 3 (2.19%) Java
4 2 (1.46%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.46%) Ruby
5 1 (0.73%) Apple Swift
5 1 (0.73%) C++
5 1 (0.73%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.73%) PHP
5 1 (0.73%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.73%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (26.28%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (13.87%) CCNP
3 17 (12.41%) Security Cleared
4 16 (11.68%) CCNA
5 12 (8.76%) Degree
6 11 (8.03%) SC Cleared
7 9 (6.57%) CCIE
8 8 (5.84%) CCDA
9 7 (5.11%) JNCIP
10 5 (3.65%) JNCIA
10 5 (3.65%) JNCIS
11 4 (2.92%) PMP
12 3 (2.19%) CISM
12 3 (2.19%) JNCIE
13 2 (1.46%) CCIE Service Provider
13 2 (1.46%) CCNP Voice
13 2 (1.46%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.46%) MCSE
13 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.46%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.38%) SLA
3 5 (3.65%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.19%) GDPR
4 3 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (1.46%) QA
6 1 (0.73%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 13 (9.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (7.30%) Active Directory
3 8 (5.84%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (3.65%) vSphere
5 3 (2.19%) Docker
5 3 (2.19%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.46%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.46%) vCloud
6 2 (1.46%) VMware NSX
6 2 (1.46%) XenApp
6 2 (1.46%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.73%) NFS
7 1 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (3.65%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (2.19%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.19%) Netcool
2 3 (2.19%) vCenter Server
3 2 (1.46%) Ansible
3 2 (1.46%) SCOM
4 1 (0.73%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.73%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.73%) OpenView
4 1 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.73%) TrustSec
4 1 (0.73%) vRealize
4 1 (0.73%) WMI
Vendors
1 56 (40.88%) Cisco
2 23 (16.79%) CheckPoint
3 22 (16.06%) SolarWinds
4 20 (14.60%) Juniper
5 17 (12.41%) VMware
6 15 (10.95%) Riverbed
7 14 (10.22%) F5
8 12 (8.76%) HP
9 9 (6.57%) SAP
10 7 (5.11%) Citrix
10 7 (5.11%) Dell
10 7 (5.11%) Red Hat
11 5 (3.65%) Fortinet
11 5 (3.65%) Microsoft
11 5 (3.65%) Nokia
12 4 (2.92%) Google
12 4 (2.92%) Huawei
12 4 (2.92%) LANDesk
12 4 (2.92%) Mitel
12 4 (2.92%) Remedy