Period
to 21 November 2018

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 21 November 2018 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 640 728 602
Rank change year-on-year +88 -126 +68
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 219 137 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.14% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.17% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 67 173
England median daily rate £475 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.00% +9.29%
10th Percentile £313 £335 £325
90th Percentile £625 £638 £670
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 12
England median hourly rate £46.75 £50.00 £49.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +2.04% +2.45%
10th Percentile £41.27 £26.38 £39.23
90th Percentile £54.71 £53.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £46.50 £50.00 £48.00
% change year-on-year -7.00% +4.17% +0.36%

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 82,226 81,485 83,137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.42% 85.89% 85.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,098 54,737 55,286
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £610
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,099 1,937 2,236
England median hourly rate £22.20 £23.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +2.17% +4.55%
10th Percentile £11.41 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.10 £23.08 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.24% +2.56% +2.27%

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 21 November 2018.

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
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 21 November 2018. 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 +58 94 £533 +13.60% 35
South East +7 60 £475 - 9
South West +6 24 £463 - 2
North of England -4 17 £425 +6.25% 4
Midlands -4 13 £369 +34.09% 7
West Midlands -12 11 £369 +34.09% 7
East of England +4 10 £450 +5.88% 4
Yorkshire -8 9 £425 +6.25% 1
North West -25 6 £325 -13.33% 3
East Midlands +9 2 - -
North East - 2 £425 -
Network Architecture
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, 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 96 (43.84%) Cisco
2 91 (41.55%) Firewall
3 83 (37.90%) WAN
4 68 (31.05%) LAN
5 57 (26.03%) TCP/IP
5 57 (26.03%) Cisco Certification
6 49 (22.37%) Security Cleared
7 45 (20.55%) Data Centre
8 43 (19.63%) Internet
9 40 (18.26%) MPLS
10 39 (17.81%) VPN
11 38 (17.35%) Telecoms
12 37 (16.89%) OSPF
13 35 (15.98%) SC Cleared
14 33 (15.07%) BGP
15 31 (14.16%) VoIP
16 30 (13.70%) Python
17 28 (12.79%) Wireless
18 27 (12.33%) CCIE
18 27 (12.33%) CCNP
19 26 (11.87%) Amazon AWS
20 25 (11.42%) SQL
21 24 (10.96%) DNS
21 24 (10.96%) Finance
21 24 (10.96%) Network Design
21 24 (10.96%) Kalman Filter
22 23 (10.50%) Cisco Nexus
22 23 (10.50%) Network Security
22 23 (10.50%) SSH
23 22 (10.05%) Juniper

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 18 (8.22%) Apache Spark
2 9 (4.11%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.28%) Confluence
4 4 (1.83%) Apache
4 4 (1.83%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.37%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.37%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.46%) AquaLogic
6 1 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.46%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 8 (3.65%) MS Visio
2 7 (3.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (2.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.46%) Siemens NX
Cloud Services
1 26 (11.87%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (10.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (3.65%) IaaS
5 6 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.74%) PaaS
6 5 (2.28%) SaaS
7 4 (1.83%) Serverless
7 4 (1.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.91%) Office 365
10 1 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.46%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.46%) G Suite
10 1 (0.46%) GitHub
10 1 (0.46%) Slack
10 1 (0.46%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 91 (41.55%) Firewall
2 83 (37.90%) WAN
3 68 (31.05%) LAN
4 57 (26.03%) TCP/IP
5 43 (19.63%) Internet
6 40 (18.26%) MPLS
7 39 (17.81%) VPN
8 37 (16.89%) OSPF
9 33 (15.07%) BGP
10 31 (14.16%) VoIP
11 28 (12.79%) Wireless
12 24 (10.96%) DNS
13 23 (10.50%) Cisco Nexus
13 23 (10.50%) Network Security
13 23 (10.50%) SSH
14 21 (9.59%) DHCP
15 18 (8.22%) Multicast
16 16 (7.31%) DMVPN
17 15 (6.85%) Cisco IOS
17 15 (6.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.68%) Apache Hive
1 19 (8.68%) Hadoop
2 18 (8.22%) Big Data
2 18 (8.22%) Flink
3 2 (0.91%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.91%) Power BI
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.46%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.46%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 8 (3.65%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (2.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (2.28%) JIRA
3 2 (0.91%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.91%) GitLab
3 2 (0.91%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.46%) Appium
4 1 (0.46%) Calabash
4 1 (0.46%) Mocha
General
1 38 (17.35%) Telecoms
2 24 (10.96%) Finance
3 19 (8.68%) Legal
4 5 (2.28%) Banking
5 4 (1.83%) Mandarin Language
6 3 (1.37%) Retail
7 2 (0.91%) Billing
7 2 (0.91%) Marketing
8 1 (0.46%) Electronics
8 1 (0.46%) Law
8 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 69 (31.51%) Architect
2 46 (21.00%) Network Architect
3 41 (18.72%) Network Engineer
4 17 (7.76%) Developer
5 16 (7.31%) Consultant
6 14 (6.39%) Analytics Developer
6 14 (6.39%) Network Consultant
7 13 (5.94%) Big Data Developer
8 11 (5.02%) Software Developer
9 10 (4.57%) Cisco Engineer
9 10 (4.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 9 (4.11%) Designer
10 9 (4.11%) Network Design Architect
10 9 (4.11%) Network Designer
11 8 (3.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (3.65%) Technical Architect
12 7 (3.20%) Analyst
13 6 (2.74%) Security Engineer
13 6 (2.74%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.22%) Spark Streaming
2 9 (4.11%) 802.1X
3 7 (3.20%) Spine.js
4 4 (1.83%) Web Services
5 3 (1.37%) .NET
5 3 (1.37%) Middleware
5 3 (1.37%) Node.js
6 2 (0.91%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.46%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.46%) Chai
7 1 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.46%) LDAP
7 1 (0.46%) React
7 1 (0.46%) Redux
7 1 (0.46%) RFC 2544
7 1 (0.46%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.46%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 45 (20.55%) Data Centre
2 20 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.94%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.57%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.83%) Blog
6 4 (1.83%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (1.83%) Replication
7 3 (1.37%) User Experience
8 2 (0.91%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.91%) Fintech
8 2 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.46%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.46%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.46%) FMCG
9 1 (0.46%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.46%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.46%) Social Media
9 1 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (8.22%) Windows
2 13 (5.94%) Linux
3 10 (4.57%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.20%) Unix
5 3 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.46%) SUSE
7 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.46%) VMS
7 1 (0.46%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (10.96%) Kalman Filter
1 24 (10.96%) Network Design
2 19 (8.68%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (8.68%) Analytics
2 19 (8.68%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (8.22%) Big Data Analytics
3 18 (8.22%) Data Analytics
3 18 (8.22%) Data Ingestion
3 18 (8.22%) Data Protection
3 18 (8.22%) ETL
3 18 (8.22%) Open Source
3 18 (8.22%) Web Development
4 15 (6.85%) ITIL
5 14 (6.39%) Network Virtualisation
6 12 (5.48%) Migration
6 12 (5.48%) Service Management
7 11 (5.02%) Project Management
7 11 (5.02%) SIEM
8 10 (4.57%) Load Balancing
9 9 (4.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 30 (13.70%) Python
2 25 (11.42%) SQL
3 9 (4.11%) C
4 5 (2.28%) Java
4 5 (2.28%) Perl
5 4 (1.83%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.91%) C++
7 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.46%) PHP
7 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.46%) R
7 1 (0.46%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 57 (26.03%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (22.37%) Security Cleared
3 35 (15.98%) SC Cleared
4 27 (12.33%) CCIE
4 27 (12.33%) CCNP
5 15 (6.85%) CCNA
6 10 (4.57%) Degree
6 10 (4.57%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.83%) CCDA
8 4 (1.83%) CCDP
9 3 (1.37%) CCDE
9 3 (1.37%) CISSP
10 2 (0.91%) CCVP
10 2 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.46%) CCIE Data Center
11 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.46%) SANS
11 1 (0.46%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.91%) COBIT
2 2 (0.91%) SLA
3 1 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.46%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.46%) GDPR
3 1 (0.46%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.46%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.46%) PMO
3 1 (0.46%) QA
3 1 (0.46%) RMADS
3 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.11%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.28%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.91%) Firmware
5 2 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.91%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.46%) Docker
6 1 (0.46%) KVM
6 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (2.74%) vCenter Server
2 5 (2.28%) Terraform
3 4 (1.83%) Ansible
4 3 (1.37%) ArcSight ESM
4 3 (1.37%) Puppet
4 3 (1.37%) QRadar
5 2 (0.91%) CASB
5 2 (0.91%) Iperf
5 2 (0.91%) Rundeck
5 2 (0.91%) SCCM
5 2 (0.91%) SCOM
5 2 (0.91%) Stealthwatch
6 1 (0.46%) Cacti
6 1 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.46%) Grafana
6 1 (0.46%) Nagios
6 1 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.46%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.46%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 96 (43.84%) Cisco
2 22 (10.05%) Juniper
3 19 (8.68%) CheckPoint
4 18 (8.22%) VMware
5 17 (7.76%) Microsoft
6 12 (5.48%) Palo Alto
7 10 (4.57%) Google
8 9 (4.11%) F5
8 9 (4.11%) SolarWinds
9 8 (3.65%) Aruba
9 8 (3.65%) Citrix
9 8 (3.65%) Meraki
9 8 (3.65%) Mitel
10 5 (2.28%) Atlassian
10 5 (2.28%) Oracle
10 5 (2.28%) Riverbed
11 4 (1.83%) Dell
12 3 (1.37%) Avaya
12 3 (1.37%) HP
12 3 (1.37%) Red Hat