Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 646 615 623
Rank change year-on-year -31 +8 -41
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 200 215 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.29% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 131 137
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £350 £350 £263
90th Percentile £800 £675 £614
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £430
% change year-on-year - +16.28% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 10
England median hourly rate £12.75 £50.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.50% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £11.25 £36.31 £16.25
90th Percentile £34.98 £50.00 £65.00
UK median hourly rate £12.75 £22.39 £50.00
% change year-on-year -43.05% -55.22% -4.76%

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 77,762 74,154 82,254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.79% 84.02% 82.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,406 49,441 54,289
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.29%
10th Percentile £294 £269 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £605
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,865 2,035 2,438
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +17.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.36 £11.36
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.35 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.23
% change year-on-year -4.00% +3.18% +21.15%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -33 98 £600 +26.32% 19
South East -20 52 £475 -5.00% 15
Midlands +16 17 £400 -25.93% 7
East Midlands +9 14 £500 - 2
North of England +2 14 £363 -34.09% 13
South West +13 10 £475 +156.76% 2
North West -12 10 £340 -38.18% 5
East of England -21 8 £304 -32.39% 1
Yorkshire -3 4 £363 -12.12% 7
West Midlands +5 3 £275 -49.07% 5
Network Architecture
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 90 (45.00%) Cisco
2 76 (38.00%) Firewall
3 74 (37.00%) WAN
4 63 (31.50%) Cisco Certification
5 57 (28.50%) LAN
6 56 (28.00%) Data Centre
7 51 (25.50%) BGP
8 48 (24.00%) OSPF
9 46 (23.00%) VPN
10 44 (22.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 40 (20.00%) CCIE
12 39 (19.50%) MPLS
12 39 (19.50%) Internet
13 38 (19.00%) Juniper
14 37 (18.50%) CheckPoint
15 35 (17.50%) Security Cleared
15 35 (17.50%) Cisco Nexus
16 34 (17.00%) CCNA
17 32 (16.00%) CCNP
17 32 (16.00%) SC Cleared
18 30 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
19 27 (13.50%) PaaS
20 26 (13.00%) Amazon AWS
20 26 (13.00%) Security Architecture
20 26 (13.00%) Network Security
21 25 (12.50%) Microsoft
21 25 (12.50%) Finance
22 24 (12.00%) Telecoms
23 23 (11.50%) Fortinet
24 22 (11.00%) VPLS

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 3 (1.50%) SAS
2 2 (1.00%) Apache
2 2 (1.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.50%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.50%) CMS
3 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.50%) Smallworld
Applications
1 10 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.50%) Autodesk Inventor
4 1 (0.50%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 44 (22.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (13.50%) PaaS
3 26 (13.00%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (11.00%) IaaS
5 17 (8.50%) Office 365
6 14 (7.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 9 (4.50%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (4.50%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (3.50%) SaaS
9 4 (2.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (1.50%) Amazon S3
11 2 (1.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (1.00%) Google App Engine
11 2 (1.00%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (1.00%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 76 (38.00%) Firewall
2 74 (37.00%) WAN
3 57 (28.50%) LAN
4 51 (25.50%) BGP
5 48 (24.00%) OSPF
6 46 (23.00%) VPN
7 39 (19.50%) Internet
7 39 (19.50%) MPLS
8 35 (17.50%) Cisco Nexus
9 26 (13.00%) Network Security
10 22 (11.00%) VPLS
11 20 (10.00%) DNS
12 17 (8.50%) SSL
13 16 (8.00%) DMZ
14 14 (7.00%) Wireless
15 13 (6.50%) TCP/IP
15 13 (6.50%) WLAN
16 12 (6.00%) BIG-IP
16 12 (6.00%) VoIP
16 12 (6.00%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 8 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.00%) Power BI
4 2 (1.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.50%) Big Data
5 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.50%) GIS
5 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (4.00%) Cucumber
1 8 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.50%) Gradle
2 7 (3.50%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (3.00%) Calabash
4 4 (2.00%) Capybara
4 4 (2.00%) Selenium
4 4 (2.00%) SpecFlow
4 4 (2.00%) WATIR
5 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.50%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (12.50%) Finance
2 24 (12.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.00%) Retail
4 4 (2.00%) Marketing
5 3 (1.50%) Banking
5 3 (1.50%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.00%) Local Government
6 2 (1.00%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.50%) Advertising
7 1 (0.50%) Billing
7 1 (0.50%) Danish Language
7 1 (0.50%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.50%) Electronics
7 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.50%) French Language
7 1 (0.50%) Front Office
7 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Legal
7 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 107 (53.50%) Architect
2 52 (26.00%) Network Architect
3 34 (17.00%) Security Architect
4 27 (13.50%) Network Engineer
5 16 (8.00%) Azure Architect
6 15 (7.50%) Cisco Architect
6 15 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
7 14 (7.00%) Cloud Architect
7 14 (7.00%) Infrastructure Architect
8 12 (6.00%) Network Security Architect
9 11 (5.50%) Cisco Network Architect
10 10 (5.00%) Network Specialist
11 9 (4.50%) Security Engineer
12 8 (4.00%) Performance Specialist
12 8 (4.00%) Senior Architect
13 7 (3.50%) Designer
13 7 (3.50%) Lead Architect
13 7 (3.50%) Lead Security Architect
13 7 (3.50%) Technical Architect
13 7 (3.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.50%) RESTful
1 3 (1.50%) Web Services
2 2 (1.00%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.00%) WebRTC
3 1 (0.50%) .NET
3 1 (0.50%) Ajax
3 1 (0.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.50%) jQuery
3 1 (0.50%) JSON
3 1 (0.50%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (0.50%) Rendezvous
3 1 (0.50%) REST
3 1 (0.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (28.00%) Data Centre
2 17 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.00%) Management Information System
3 12 (6.00%) Public Cloud
4 8 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.50%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (3.50%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.50%) FMCG
7 3 (1.50%) PKI
8 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.00%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.00%) NHS
9 1 (0.50%) CCTV
9 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.50%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.50%) Life Science
9 1 (0.50%) SCADA
9 1 (0.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.50%) Windows
2 13 (6.50%) Linux
3 9 (4.50%) Windows 7
4 8 (4.00%) VMS
5 5 (2.50%) Android
5 5 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.50%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.50%) Unix
7 3 (1.50%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.00%) AIX
8 2 (1.00%) Solaris
8 2 (1.00%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (13.00%) Security Architecture
3 21 (10.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (10.00%) Change Management
4 20 (10.00%) DevOps
5 19 (9.50%) ITIL
6 17 (8.50%) IT Strategy
7 16 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 16 (8.00%) Network Design
8 15 (7.50%) Project Management
9 12 (6.00%) Information Security
9 12 (6.00%) Network Virtualisation
10 11 (5.50%) Configuration Management
10 11 (5.50%) Migration
10 11 (5.50%) TOGAF
11 10 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
11 10 (5.00%) System Testing
11 10 (5.00%) Translating Business Requirements
12 9 (4.50%) Load Balancing
12 9 (4.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.50%) SQL
2 10 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.00%) Python
3 8 (4.00%) Ruby
4 6 (3.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.50%) C#
5 5 (2.50%) Java
6 3 (1.50%) C
7 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.50%) Perl
7 1 (0.50%) PHP
7 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 63 (31.50%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (20.00%) CCIE
3 35 (17.50%) Security Cleared
4 34 (17.00%) CCNA
5 32 (16.00%) CCNP
5 32 (16.00%) SC Cleared
6 21 (10.50%) MCSE
6 21 (10.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (9.50%) CISSP
8 14 (7.00%) MCP
9 11 (5.50%) CISM
9 11 (5.50%) Degree
10 9 (4.50%) CCSP
10 9 (4.50%) CISA
11 6 (3.00%) CCDA
11 6 (3.00%) CCDP
11 6 (3.00%) CCSA
12 4 (2.00%) HP ASE
12 4 (2.00%) HPE ATP
12 4 (2.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.00%) SLA
2 9 (4.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (4.00%) PCI DSS
4 7 (3.50%) GCP
5 3 (1.50%) GDPR
5 3 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (1.00%) QA
7 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.50%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.50%) P3O
7 1 (0.50%) PMO
7 1 (0.50%) RMADS
System Software
1 15 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (7.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.00%) VMware NSX
3 6 (3.00%) vSphere
4 5 (2.50%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.00%) Docker
5 4 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.00%) XenApp
5 4 (2.00%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.00%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.00%) vCloud
7 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (5.50%) Ansible
2 10 (5.00%) FortiGate
3 5 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.00%) Netcool
4 2 (1.00%) OpenView
4 2 (1.00%) SCOM
4 2 (1.00%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.50%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.50%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.50%) Nagios
5 1 (0.50%) Nessus
5 1 (0.50%) QRadar
5 1 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.50%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 90 (45.00%) Cisco
2 38 (19.00%) Juniper
3 37 (18.50%) CheckPoint
4 25 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 23 (11.50%) Fortinet
6 22 (11.00%) VMware
7 21 (10.50%) F5
8 14 (7.00%) Citrix
9 9 (4.50%) HP
10 8 (4.00%) Oracle
10 8 (4.00%) SolarWinds
11 7 (3.50%) Infoblox
12 6 (3.00%) Capita
13 5 (2.50%) Palo Alto
14 4 (2.00%) Blue Coat
14 4 (2.00%) MicroStrategy
14 4 (2.00%) Mitel
14 4 (2.00%) Nokia
14 4 (2.00%) Tableau
15 3 (1.50%) Splunk