Period
to 21 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 643 668 588
Rank change year-on-year +25 -80 +61
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 199 166 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.19% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.22% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 85 156
England median daily rate £525 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £318 £325
90th Percentile £675 £645 £638
UK median daily rate £525 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 16
England median hourly rate £49.88 £50.00 £46.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.25% +7.72% +38.55%
10th Percentile £45.31 £26.11 £30.00
90th Percentile £57.95 £50.75 £49.00
UK median hourly rate £49.88 £50.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year -0.25% +4.54% +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 80,429 75,773 85,341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.27% 85.76% 85.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,516 49,967 56,950
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £264
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,176 1,868 2,067
England median hourly rate £21.33 £24.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +2.13% +9.05%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.69
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +6.38% +9.05%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +30 110 £600 +29.73% 24
South East -25 39 £425 -5.56% 10
South West +5 23 £523 +27.44% 3
Midlands -12 11 £400 -33.33% 3
North of England -48 9 £413 -13.16% 9
West Midlands -24 8 £400 -33.33% 2
Yorkshire -13 7 £413 +10.00% 2
East of England -3 6 £438 -20.45% 5
East Midlands -6 3 - - 1
North West -33 2 - - 7
Network Architecture
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 70 (35.18%) Cisco
2 69 (34.67%) WAN
3 59 (29.65%) Firewall
4 58 (29.15%) LAN
5 49 (24.62%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (23.62%) Data Centre
7 46 (23.12%) Security Cleared
8 38 (19.10%) Finance
9 35 (17.59%) MPLS
10 33 (16.58%) Microsoft
11 32 (16.08%) CCNP
12 29 (14.57%) VPN
12 29 (14.57%) SC Cleared
13 26 (13.07%) Wireless
13 26 (13.07%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (12.06%) TCP/IP
14 24 (12.06%) BGP
14 24 (12.06%) Amazon AWS
15 23 (11.56%) Project Management
16 22 (11.06%) OSPF
16 22 (11.06%) Telecoms
16 22 (11.06%) Microsoft Azure
17 21 (10.55%) CCIE
17 21 (10.55%) DNS
17 21 (10.55%) ITIL
17 21 (10.55%) PRINCE2
18 20 (10.05%) Linux
18 20 (10.05%) Change Management
18 20 (10.05%) Service Management
18 20 (10.05%) IaaS

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 6 (3.02%) Skype for Business
2 4 (2.01%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.51%) Apache
3 3 (1.51%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.51%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.51%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.50%) AquaLogic
4 1 (0.50%) Confluence
4 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 14 (7.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 13 (6.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (4.52%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.51%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.50%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 24 (12.06%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (11.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (10.05%) IaaS
4 19 (9.55%) PaaS
5 13 (6.53%) Office 365
6 7 (3.52%) SaaS
7 3 (1.51%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.51%) Serverless
8 1 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.50%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.50%) G Suite
8 1 (0.50%) GitHub
8 1 (0.50%) Slack
8 1 (0.50%) Trello
8 1 (0.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 69 (34.67%) WAN
2 59 (29.65%) Firewall
3 58 (29.15%) LAN
4 35 (17.59%) MPLS
5 29 (14.57%) VPN
6 26 (13.07%) Wireless
7 24 (12.06%) BGP
7 24 (12.06%) TCP/IP
8 22 (11.06%) OSPF
9 21 (10.55%) DNS
10 19 (9.55%) VoIP
10 19 (9.55%) Wi-Fi
11 17 (8.54%) Cisco Nexus
11 17 (8.54%) Internet
11 17 (8.54%) Network Security
12 15 (7.54%) DHCP
13 12 (6.03%) 4G
13 12 (6.03%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (6.03%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (6.03%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.51%) Big Data
2 4 (2.01%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.51%) Apache Hive
3 3 (1.51%) Flink
4 2 (1.01%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.01%) Power BI
4 2 (1.01%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.51%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.01%) GitLab
2 2 (1.01%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.50%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.50%) Calabash
3 1 (0.50%) Capybara
3 1 (0.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.50%) Gradle
3 1 (0.50%) JIRA
3 1 (0.50%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 38 (19.10%) Finance
2 22 (11.06%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.51%) Banking
4 4 (2.01%) Legal
5 3 (1.51%) Billing
5 3 (1.51%) Retail
6 2 (1.01%) Games
6 2 (1.01%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.01%) Marketing
7 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 67 (33.67%) Architect
2 40 (20.10%) Network Architect
3 30 (15.08%) Network Engineer
4 18 (9.05%) Security Architect
5 17 (8.54%) Consultant
5 17 (8.54%) Project Manager
6 13 (6.53%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (5.53%) Cloud Architect
7 11 (5.53%) Network Consultant
8 10 (5.03%) Azure Architect
8 10 (5.03%) Infrastructure Manager
9 9 (4.52%) Network Security Architect
10 8 (4.02%) Programme Manager
11 7 (3.52%) AWS Architect
11 7 (3.52%) AWS Solutions Architect
11 7 (3.52%) Cloud Solutions Architect
11 7 (3.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 7 (3.52%) Security Engineer
11 7 (3.52%) Senior Architect
12 6 (3.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.51%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.01%) Spine.js
3 3 (1.51%) JSON
3 3 (1.51%) Spark Streaming
4 2 (1.01%) .NET
4 2 (1.01%) Middleware
4 2 (1.01%) Node.js
4 2 (1.01%) Web Services
5 1 (0.50%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.50%) LDAP
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.50%) RFC 2544
5 1 (0.50%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 47 (23.62%) Data Centre
2 5 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.51%) PKI
2 5 (2.51%) User Experience
3 4 (2.01%) Replication
4 3 (1.51%) CCTV
4 3 (1.51%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.51%) FMCG
4 3 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.01%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.01%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.50%) Clustering
6 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.50%) Fintech
6 1 (0.50%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.50%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (10.05%) Linux
2 12 (6.03%) Windows
3 8 (4.02%) Unix
4 7 (3.52%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.01%) Solaris
6 2 (1.01%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (13.07%) Stakeholder Management
2 23 (11.56%) Project Management
3 21 (10.55%) ITIL
3 21 (10.55%) PRINCE2
4 20 (10.05%) Change Management
4 20 (10.05%) Service Management
5 19 (9.55%) IT Strategy
6 17 (8.54%) Security Architecture
7 15 (7.54%) Network Design
8 12 (6.03%) Enterprise Architecture
8 12 (6.03%) Service Delivery
9 11 (5.53%) Migration
10 10 (5.03%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (5.03%) DNA
10 10 (5.03%) Information Security
11 9 (4.52%) Load Balancing
11 9 (4.52%) Network Virtualisation
11 9 (4.52%) Problem Management
11 9 (4.52%) SIEM
11 9 (4.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.04%) Python
2 10 (5.03%) SQL
3 7 (3.52%) C
4 5 (2.51%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.51%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.51%) Java
6 2 (1.01%) C++
7 1 (0.50%) C#
7 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.50%) Perl
7 1 (0.50%) PHP
7 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.50%) R
7 1 (0.50%) Ruby
7 1 (0.50%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 49 (24.62%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (23.12%) Security Cleared
3 32 (16.08%) CCNP
4 29 (14.57%) SC Cleared
5 21 (10.55%) CCIE
6 15 (7.54%) CCNA
7 12 (6.03%) Degree
7 12 (6.03%) DV Cleared
8 11 (5.53%) PMP
9 9 (4.52%) CISSP
10 8 (4.02%) CCDP
10 8 (4.02%) PMI Certification
11 7 (3.52%) CCDA
12 4 (2.01%) CISA
12 4 (2.01%) CISM
12 4 (2.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (2.01%) SANS
13 2 (1.01%) JNCIA
13 2 (1.01%) JNCIS
13 2 (1.01%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.01%) COBIT
3 3 (1.51%) RMADS
4 2 (1.01%) SLA
5 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.50%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.50%) GDPR
5 1 (0.50%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.50%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (5.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.52%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.02%) VMware NSX
4 5 (2.51%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.51%) KVM
5 3 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.01%) Docker
6 2 (1.01%) Firmware
6 2 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (2.51%) SCCM
2 4 (2.01%) Puppet
2 4 (2.01%) SCOM
2 4 (2.01%) vCenter Server
3 2 (1.01%) ArcSight ESM
3 2 (1.01%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.01%) Iperf
3 2 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.01%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.01%) Stealthwatch
3 2 (1.01%) Terraform
4 1 (0.50%) Cacti
4 1 (0.50%) CASB
4 1 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.50%) Grafana
4 1 (0.50%) Nagios
4 1 (0.50%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.50%) Nmap
4 1 (0.50%) OpenView
4 1 (0.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 70 (35.18%) Cisco
2 33 (16.58%) Microsoft
3 17 (8.54%) Juniper
4 14 (7.04%) VMware
5 12 (6.03%) Palo Alto
6 10 (5.03%) CheckPoint
7 8 (4.02%) Aruba
7 8 (4.02%) Oracle
8 7 (3.52%) HP
9 6 (3.02%) F5
9 6 (3.02%) SolarWinds
10 5 (2.51%) Citrix
10 5 (2.51%) Meraki
10 5 (2.51%) Mitel
11 4 (2.01%) BT
11 4 (2.01%) Capita
11 4 (2.01%) McAfee
12 3 (1.51%) Polycom
12 3 (1.51%) Remedy
12 3 (1.51%) Riverbed