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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 499 505 498
Rank change year-on-year +6 -7  
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 77 119 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.29% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 58 54
Median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £249 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £447 £400
% change year-on-year +11.85% +11.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
Median hourly rate £37.69 £56.42 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.19% +68.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.38 £27.30 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £65.00 £45.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £33.17 £33.00
% change year-on-year -17.44% +0.50%  

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 34952 41419 38984
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.24% 82.90% 79.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 23201 27556 24587
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 871 989 1142
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.21 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £53.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Network Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Network Architecture as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +25 27 £463 +2.77% 10
South East -14 20 £500 +11.11% 4
North West +36 12 £575 +31.42% 1
East of England +5 5 £500 +53.84% 1
North East -10 3 £638 +75.86% 4
Yorkshire +18 2 £318 -9.28% 2
West Midlands +18 2 £600 - 2
East Midlands -7 2 - - 1
South West -4 1 - - 2
Network Architecture
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 88 (44.67%) Cisco
2 75 (38.07%) Firewall
3 58 (29.44%) Cisco Certification
3 58 (29.44%) LAN
4 56 (28.43%) WAN
5 47 (23.86%) ITIL
6 42 (21.32%) Windows
6 42 (21.32%) Juniper
7 41 (20.81%) Network Security
8 40 (20.30%) Network Design
9 39 (19.80%) Finance
10 38 (19.29%) CheckPoint
11 35 (17.77%) Degree
12 33 (16.75%) CCNP
13 31 (15.74%) Data Centre
14 30 (15.23%) DNS
14 30 (15.23%) Linux
14 30 (15.23%) Service Management
15 29 (14.72%) Telecoms
15 29 (14.72%) Security Cleared
16 27 (13.71%) Migration
16 27 (13.71%) VPN
17 25 (12.69%) CCIE
17 25 (12.69%) Wi-Fi
17 25 (12.69%) F5
18 24 (12.18%) TOGAF
18 24 (12.18%) CCNA
18 24 (12.18%) Microsoft
19 22 (11.17%) TCP/IP
19 22 (11.17%) SQL

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 12 (6.09%) Skype for Business
2 10 (5.08%) Apache
3 9 (4.57%) JBoss
3 9 (4.57%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.54%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.51%) CMS
7 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.51%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.51%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (6.60%) MS Visio
2 8 (4.06%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.55%) MS Office
4 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 14 (7.11%) Office 365
2 4 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.52%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.51%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (38.07%) Firewall
2 58 (29.44%) LAN
3 56 (28.43%) WAN
4 41 (20.81%) Network Security
5 30 (15.23%) DNS
6 27 (13.71%) VPN
7 25 (12.69%) Wi-Fi
8 22 (11.17%) TCP/IP
9 20 (10.15%) OSPF
10 19 (9.64%) MPLS
11 17 (8.63%) Cisco Nexus
11 17 (8.63%) DHCP
12 16 (8.12%) HTTP
12 16 (8.12%) Wireless
13 15 (7.61%) 3G
13 15 (7.61%) Internet
14 14 (7.11%) 4G
15 13 (6.60%) BGP
15 13 (6.60%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (6.60%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.06%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.03%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.52%) Big Data
4 2 (1.02%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.51%) DB2
5 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.51%) MySQL
5 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Calabash
1 1 (0.51%) Capybara
1 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
1 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.51%) Gradle
1 1 (0.51%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
General
1 39 (19.80%) Finance
2 29 (14.72%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.54%) Back Office
3 5 (2.54%) Legal
4 4 (2.03%) Banking
4 4 (2.03%) Marketing
5 3 (1.52%) Billing
5 3 (1.52%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.02%) Electronics
6 2 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.02%) Retail
7 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.51%) Front Office
7 1 (0.51%) Local Government
7 1 (0.51%) Military
Job Titles
1 86 (43.65%) Architect
2 41 (20.81%) Network Engineer
3 35 (17.77%) Network Architect
4 28 (14.21%) Infrastructure Architect
5 18 (9.14%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (6.60%) Senior Network Engineer
7 11 (5.58%) Analyst
7 11 (5.58%) Cisco Engineer
7 11 (5.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 11 (5.58%) Security Engineer
8 10 (5.08%) Network Analyst
8 10 (5.08%) Network Security Engineer
8 10 (5.08%) Project Manager
9 9 (4.57%) Cisco Architect
9 9 (4.57%) Cisco Network Architect
10 8 (4.06%) Juniper Engineer
10 8 (4.06%) Network Specialist
11 7 (3.55%) Data Architect
11 7 (3.55%) Network Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (3.55%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.58%) Web Services
2 6 (3.05%) SOAP
3 5 (2.54%) Middleware
4 4 (2.03%) RESTful
5 3 (1.52%) SAML
6 2 (1.02%) .NET
6 2 (1.02%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.02%) JMS
6 2 (1.02%) XMPP
7 1 (0.51%) Ajax
7 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.51%) Itk
7 1 (0.51%) J2EE
7 1 (0.51%) jQuery
7 1 (0.51%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.51%) REST
7 1 (0.51%) XML
7 1 (0.51%) XSD
7 1 (0.51%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (15.74%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.11%) Computer Science
3 12 (6.09%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.54%) IPTV
5 5 (2.54%) Over-the-Top Content
5 5 (2.54%) Video on Demand
5 5 (2.54%) Virtual Team
6 4 (2.03%) NHS
6 4 (2.03%) STB
7 3 (1.52%) Clustering
7 3 (1.52%) PKI
7 3 (1.52%) Replication
7 3 (1.52%) User Experience
7 3 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.02%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (1.02%) iSeries
8 2 (1.02%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 42 (21.32%) Windows
2 30 (15.23%) Linux
3 14 (7.11%) Unix
4 13 (6.60%) Windows 10
4 13 (6.60%) Windows Server
5 9 (4.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (4.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.06%) SUSE
7 5 (2.54%) Android
8 4 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.52%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.52%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.51%) Solaris
10 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (23.86%) ITIL
2 40 (20.30%) Network Design
3 30 (15.23%) Service Management
4 27 (13.71%) Migration
5 24 (12.18%) TOGAF
6 21 (10.66%) Change Management
7 20 (10.15%) Project Management
8 15 (7.61%) ITIL V3
9 12 (6.09%) BCP
9 12 (6.09%) SOA
10 11 (5.58%) Technical Architecture
10 11 (5.58%) Validation
11 10 (5.08%) Information Security
11 10 (5.08%) Security Operations
11 10 (5.08%) UML
12 9 (4.57%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (4.57%) Network Management
12 9 (4.57%) PRINCE2
12 9 (4.57%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (4.06%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.17%) SQL
2 8 (4.06%) C
3 5 (2.54%) Java
4 4 (2.03%) Perl
4 4 (2.03%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.52%) Python
5 3 (1.52%) VB
6 2 (1.02%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.02%) Lisp
7 1 (0.51%) C#
7 1 (0.51%) Ruby
7 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (29.44%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (17.77%) Degree
3 33 (16.75%) CCNP
4 29 (14.72%) Security Cleared
5 25 (12.69%) CCIE
6 24 (12.18%) CCNA
7 20 (10.15%) SC Cleared
8 11 (5.58%) CCDA
8 11 (5.58%) JNCIA
9 8 (4.06%) CCDP
9 8 (4.06%) JNCIP
10 7 (3.55%) CCSP
11 6 (3.05%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (3.05%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (3.05%) JNCIS
12 4 (2.03%) CCIP
12 4 (2.03%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.52%) CISSP
13 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.66%) PCI DSS
2 11 (5.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (4.06%) PA-DSS
4 7 (3.55%) SLA
5 2 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.02%) HL7
5 2 (1.02%) SNOMED CT
6 1 (0.51%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (0.51%) ISO27005
6 1 (0.51%) PMO
6 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 15 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (7.11%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.06%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.03%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.03%) XenApp
5 2 (1.02%) Xen
6 1 (0.51%) KVM
6 1 (0.51%) NFS
6 1 (0.51%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.51%) Samba
6 1 (0.51%) Snort
6 1 (0.51%) Squid
6 1 (0.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (3.55%) FortiGate
1 7 (3.55%) Microsoft Intune
1 7 (3.55%) SCCM
2 5 (2.54%) Nagios
3 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (1.52%) SCOM
4 2 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.51%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.51%) Cisco LMS
5 1 (0.51%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.51%) Forum Sentry
5 1 (0.51%) Nessus
5 1 (0.51%) OpenNebula
5 1 (0.51%) OpenVAS
5 1 (0.51%) OpenView
5 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.51%) OSSEC
5 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 88 (44.67%) Cisco
2 42 (21.32%) Juniper
3 38 (19.29%) CheckPoint
4 25 (12.69%) F5
5 24 (12.18%) Microsoft
6 21 (10.66%) VMware
7 19 (9.64%) Palo Alto
7 19 (9.64%) Red Hat
8 16 (8.12%) Blue Coat
9 14 (7.11%) TippingPoint
10 11 (5.58%) FireEye
11 9 (4.57%) Gemalto
11 9 (4.57%) Kaspersky
11 9 (4.57%) NetApp
11 9 (4.57%) Riverbed
11 9 (4.57%) Splunk
11 9 (4.57%) Tripwire
12 8 (4.06%) Dell
13 7 (3.55%) Oracle
13 7 (3.55%) SolarWinds
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