Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 623 610 605
Rank change year-on-year -13 -5 +26
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 237 192 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.27% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 105 129
England median daily rate £525 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £358 £339 £275
90th Percentile £778 £658 £589
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 14
England median hourly rate £12.50 £49.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.49% +2.45% +42.78%
10th Percentile £11.25 £26.11 £18.80
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £60.50
UK median hourly rate £12.50 £27.38 £47.83
% change year-on-year -54.35% -42.76% +42.78%

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 79,072 71,167 81,723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.85% 84.75% 84.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,518 46,917 54,414
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,077 1,911 2,101
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% +9.52%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.43 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.25 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 20 May 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Architecture in England over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

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 20 May 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 +48 150 £600 +26.32% 20
South East -34 34 £450 -7.69% 8
Midlands -4 20 £425 -25.44% 5
South West +11 17 £510 +39.73% 3
East Midlands +8 14 £500 -
North of England -46 10 £413 -21.43% 7
North West -39 7 £500 +5.26% 2
West Midlands -14 6 £325 -45.83% 5
East of England -8 5 £388 -22.50% 4
Yorkshire -10 3 £413 +58.65% 5
Network Architecture
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 93 (39.24%) Cisco
2 80 (33.76%) WAN
3 78 (32.91%) Firewall
4 76 (32.07%) Cisco Certification
5 65 (27.43%) LAN
6 63 (26.58%) Data Centre
7 53 (22.36%) BGP
8 51 (21.52%) OSPF
8 51 (21.52%) Microsoft Azure
9 50 (21.10%) VPN
10 49 (20.68%) CCIE
11 48 (20.25%) MPLS
11 48 (20.25%) Security Cleared
12 47 (19.83%) CCNP
12 47 (19.83%) Microsoft
13 42 (17.72%) Finance
14 41 (17.30%) Juniper
15 38 (16.03%) PaaS
16 36 (15.19%) SC Cleared
16 36 (15.19%) Cisco Nexus
17 35 (14.77%) Security Architecture
17 35 (14.77%) CheckPoint
17 35 (14.77%) Internet
18 34 (14.35%) Change Management
19 33 (13.92%) ITIL
20 32 (13.50%) Amazon AWS
20 32 (13.50%) IaaS
21 30 (12.66%) CCNA
21 30 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
22 29 (12.24%) IT Strategy

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 2 (0.84%) Apache
1 2 (0.84%) OpenStack
1 2 (0.84%) SharePoint
1 2 (0.84%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.42%) Apache Solr
2 1 (0.42%) CMS
2 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.42%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (7.59%) Microsoft Excel
1 18 (7.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 10 (4.22%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.42%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.42%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 51 (21.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (16.03%) PaaS
3 32 (13.50%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (13.50%) IaaS
4 27 (11.39%) Office 365
5 10 (4.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 7 (2.95%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (2.95%) SaaS
7 3 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.42%) GitHub
9 1 (0.42%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 80 (33.76%) WAN
2 78 (32.91%) Firewall
3 65 (27.43%) LAN
4 53 (22.36%) BGP
5 51 (21.52%) OSPF
6 50 (21.10%) VPN
7 48 (20.25%) MPLS
8 36 (15.19%) Cisco Nexus
9 35 (14.77%) Internet
10 28 (11.81%) DNS
11 25 (10.55%) VPLS
12 23 (9.70%) Network Security
13 20 (8.44%) DMZ
14 18 (7.59%) SSL
15 17 (7.17%) 3G
15 17 (7.17%) TCP/IP
15 17 (7.17%) Wireless
16 15 (6.33%) VoIP
17 13 (5.49%) Ethernet
17 13 (5.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.95%) Azure SQL Database
2 7 (2.95%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.69%) Power BI
4 3 (1.27%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.84%) Big Data
5 2 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (3.38%) Cucumber
2 7 (2.95%) Calabash
2 7 (2.95%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.95%) Gradle
2 7 (2.95%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (2.11%) Capybara
4 4 (1.69%) Selenium
4 4 (1.69%) SpecFlow
4 4 (1.69%) WATIR
5 2 (0.84%) fastlane
6 1 (0.42%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.42%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.42%) WebDriver
General
1 42 (17.72%) Finance
2 25 (10.55%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.11%) Banking
4 4 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.69%) Retail
5 3 (1.27%) Billing
5 3 (1.27%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.27%) Marketing
6 2 (0.84%) Games
6 2 (0.84%) Legal
6 2 (0.84%) Local Government
6 2 (0.84%) Publishing
7 1 (0.42%) Electronics
7 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.42%) Front Office
7 1 (0.42%) Military
7 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 107 (45.15%) Architect
2 52 (21.94%) Network Architect
3 42 (17.72%) Security Architect
4 37 (15.61%) Network Engineer
5 23 (9.70%) Azure Architect
6 20 (8.44%) Cloud Architect
7 17 (7.17%) Project Manager
8 14 (5.91%) Network Security Architect
8 14 (5.91%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (4.64%) Infrastructure Architect
9 11 (4.64%) Network Specialist
10 10 (4.22%) Consultant
10 10 (4.22%) Infrastructure Manager
11 9 (3.80%) AWS Architect
11 9 (3.80%) AWS Solutions Architect
11 9 (3.80%) Cloud Solutions Architect
11 9 (3.80%) Performance Specialist
11 9 (3.80%) Security Engineer
11 9 (3.80%) Senior Architect
11 9 (3.80%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.69%) JSON
2 3 (1.27%) .NET
2 3 (1.27%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.27%) RESTful
3 2 (0.84%) Web Services
3 2 (0.84%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.42%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.42%) Ajax
4 1 (0.42%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.42%) jQuery
4 1 (0.42%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (0.42%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 63 (26.58%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.80%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.38%) Private Cloud
4 7 (2.95%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.53%) FMCG
5 6 (2.53%) PKI
6 5 (2.11%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.27%) CCTV
8 2 (0.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.84%) NHS
8 2 (0.84%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.84%) User Experience
9 1 (0.42%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.42%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.42%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.42%) Life Science
9 1 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.75%) Windows
2 13 (5.49%) Linux
3 7 (2.95%) VMS
4 6 (2.53%) Windows 7
4 6 (2.53%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.11%) Unix
5 5 (2.11%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.27%) Android
7 3 (1.27%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.84%) Solaris
8 2 (0.84%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (14.77%) Security Architecture
2 34 (14.35%) Change Management
3 33 (13.92%) ITIL
4 30 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (12.24%) IT Strategy
6 27 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (10.55%) Project Management
8 24 (10.13%) PRINCE2
9 23 (9.70%) Enterprise Architecture
10 22 (9.28%) Service Management
11 17 (7.17%) DevOps
11 17 (7.17%) Network Design
12 16 (6.75%) TOGAF
13 15 (6.33%) Problem-Solving
14 14 (5.91%) Migration
15 13 (5.49%) Information Security
15 13 (5.49%) Service Delivery
16 11 (4.64%) Cybersecurity
16 11 (4.64%) Problem Management
17 10 (4.22%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.75%) SQL
2 14 (5.91%) PowerShell
3 12 (5.06%) Python
4 8 (3.38%) Ruby
5 6 (2.53%) C#
5 6 (2.53%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.11%) C
7 3 (1.27%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.27%) Java
8 1 (0.42%) Perl
8 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 76 (32.07%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (20.68%) CCIE
3 48 (20.25%) Security Cleared
4 47 (19.83%) CCNP
5 36 (15.19%) SC Cleared
6 30 (12.66%) CCNA
7 28 (11.81%) CISSP
8 20 (8.44%) MCSE
8 20 (8.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (6.75%) Degree
10 14 (5.91%) MCP
11 13 (5.49%) CISA
11 13 (5.49%) CISM
12 12 (5.06%) PMP
13 11 (4.64%) CCDP
13 11 (4.64%) DV Cleared
14 10 (4.22%) PMI Certification
15 9 (3.80%) CCSP
15 9 (3.80%) TOGAF Certification
16 6 (2.53%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.95%) GCP
2 7 (2.95%) SLA
3 6 (2.53%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.27%) COBIT
4 3 (1.27%) GDPR
4 3 (1.27%) RMADS
5 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.42%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.42%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (0.42%) P3O
6 1 (0.42%) PMO
6 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 13 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (4.64%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.38%) VMware NSX
4 6 (2.53%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.27%) Docker
7 2 (0.84%) KVM
7 2 (0.84%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.84%) vSphere
7 2 (0.84%) XenApp
7 2 (0.84%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (3.80%) Ansible
1 9 (3.80%) FortiGate
2 6 (2.53%) SCOM
3 4 (1.69%) SCCM
4 3 (1.27%) OpenView
5 2 (0.84%) Nagios
5 2 (0.84%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.84%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.42%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.42%) Nessus
6 1 (0.42%) Nmap
6 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.42%) Puppet
6 1 (0.42%) QRadar
6 1 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 93 (39.24%) Cisco
2 47 (19.83%) Microsoft
3 41 (17.30%) Juniper
4 35 (14.77%) CheckPoint
5 22 (9.28%) Fortinet
6 20 (8.44%) VMware
7 18 (7.59%) F5
8 13 (5.49%) HP
9 11 (4.64%) Oracle
9 11 (4.64%) Palo Alto
10 9 (3.80%) Citrix
11 8 (3.38%) SolarWinds
12 7 (2.95%) Infoblox
13 6 (2.53%) Capita
14 5 (2.11%) Aruba
14 5 (2.11%) Blue Coat
15 4 (1.69%) EMC
15 4 (1.69%) McAfee
15 4 (1.69%) MicroStrategy
15 4 (1.69%) Tableau