The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 24 June 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
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 146 149
Rank change year-on-year +27 +3  
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 16 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.55% 0.24% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.29% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 0
Median daily rate £425 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.52% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.69 £47.83 £33.00
% change year-on-year -19.10% +44.93%  

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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2350 3136 2943
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.03% 82.31% 78.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1388 1972 1711
Median daily rate £410 £415 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +9.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 77 129
Median hourly rate £40.00 £29.25 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.75% -11.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £57.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Network Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Network Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Architecture in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Architecture in the North West

Network Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Architecture in the North West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Architecture in the North West

Network Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Architecture in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Architecture in the North West

Network Architecture
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Manchester +22 12 £400 -20.10% 2
Lancashire +7 4 £450 +1.69%
Network Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 North West region with a requirement for Network Architecture.

1 28 (90.32%) Network Design
2 13 (41.94%) Cisco
3 11 (35.48%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (32.26%) CCIE
4 10 (32.26%) CCNP
4 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
5 9 (29.03%) SC Cleared
5 9 (29.03%) Migration
6 7 (22.58%) MPLS
7 6 (19.35%) Juniper
7 6 (19.35%) WAN
7 6 (19.35%) LAN
7 6 (19.35%) Service Management
7 6 (19.35%) Firewall
7 6 (19.35%) JNCIP
7 6 (19.35%) JNCIE
7 6 (19.35%) CCIE Service Provider
8 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
8 5 (16.13%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (16.13%) Wireless
8 5 (16.13%) VoIP
8 5 (16.13%) OSPF
8 5 (16.13%) BCP
9 4 (12.90%) BGP
9 4 (12.90%) ITIL
9 4 (12.90%) TOGAF
9 4 (12.90%) ITIL V3
9 4 (12.90%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (12.90%) Degree
9 4 (12.90%) Cisco IOS

Network Architecture
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) MPLS
2 6 (19.35%) Firewall
2 6 (19.35%) LAN
2 6 (19.35%) WAN
3 5 (16.13%) OSPF
3 5 (16.13%) VoIP
3 5 (16.13%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (16.13%) Wireless
4 4 (12.90%) BGP
4 4 (12.90%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (12.90%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (3.23%) 4G
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (3.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (3.23%) IPsec
5 1 (3.23%) Multicast
5 1 (3.23%) Network Security
5 1 (3.23%) VoLTE
5 1 (3.23%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Architect
2 11 (35.48%) Network Architect
3 8 (25.81%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (19.35%) Design Engineer
4 6 (19.35%) IP Design Engineer
4 6 (19.35%) IP Engineer
4 6 (19.35%) Juniper Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Migration Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Network Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Data Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Data Centre Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Data Migration Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Project Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Radio Planner
7 1 (3.23%) TOGAF Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (90.32%) Network Design
2 9 (29.03%) Migration
3 6 (19.35%) Service Management
4 5 (16.13%) BCP
5 4 (12.90%) ITIL
5 4 (12.90%) ITIL V3
5 4 (12.90%) TOGAF
6 3 (9.68%) Time Management
6 3 (9.68%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (6.45%) Validation
8 1 (3.23%) Change Control
8 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
8 1 (3.23%) Network Optimisation
8 1 (3.23%) Requirements Management
8 1 (3.23%) Statistics
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (32.26%) CCIE
2 10 (32.26%) CCNP
2 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
3 9 (29.03%) SC Cleared
4 6 (19.35%) CCIE Service Provider
4 6 (19.35%) JNCIE
4 6 (19.35%) JNCIP
5 4 (12.90%) Degree
6 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Forum Sentry
1 1 (3.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Cisco
2 6 (19.35%) Juniper
3 2 (6.45%) F5
3 2 (6.45%) IBM
4 1 (3.23%) Capita
4 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.23%) EMC
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft