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 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Architecture
England / North West
Rank 115 154 144
Rank change year-on-year +39 -10  
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 15 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.58% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.16% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 2
Median daily rate £550 £550 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +39.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £214 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £440 £400
% change year-on-year +13.70% +9.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £48.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £18.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year +48.00% -43.93%  

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 2141 3145 2764
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.35% 82.27% 78.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1352 1906 1515
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 124 125
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -4.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
Lancashire +26 9 £550 -
Cheshire +31 3 £470 -14.54%
Manchester +9 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £600 -
Network Architecture
England

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

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

1 24 (77.42%) Network Design
2 16 (51.61%) LAN
3 15 (48.39%) WAN
4 14 (45.16%) ITIL
5 12 (38.71%) Service Management
5 12 (38.71%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (35.48%) Cisco
6 11 (35.48%) Wi-Fi
6 11 (35.48%) Migration
7 10 (32.26%) TOGAF
7 10 (32.26%) Network Security
7 10 (32.26%) ITIL V3
8 9 (29.03%) Data Centre
9 8 (25.81%) Degree
9 8 (25.81%) BCP
10 7 (22.58%) CCIE
10 7 (22.58%) CCNA
10 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
11 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
11 6 (19.35%) VoIP
11 6 (19.35%) CCDP
11 6 (19.35%) Internet
12 5 (16.13%) Linux
12 5 (16.13%) CCNP
13 4 (12.90%) Unified Communications
13 4 (12.90%) CCDA
13 4 (12.90%) Unix
13 4 (12.90%) Broadband
13 4 (12.90%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (12.90%) Juniper

Network Architecture
Top Related 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%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (51.61%) LAN
2 15 (48.39%) WAN
3 11 (35.48%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (32.26%) Network Security
5 6 (19.35%) Internet
5 6 (19.35%) VoIP
6 4 (12.90%) Broadband
6 4 (12.90%) Unified Communications
7 2 (6.45%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (6.45%) Firewall
7 2 (6.45%) IPsec
7 2 (6.45%) MPLS
7 2 (6.45%) OSPF
7 2 (6.45%) VLAN
7 2 (6.45%) VPN
8 1 (3.23%) 2G
8 1 (3.23%) 3G
8 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (3.23%) RNC
8 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (6.45%) Back Office
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (80.65%) Architect
2 14 (45.16%) Infrastructure Architect
3 11 (35.48%) Network Architect
4 5 (16.13%) Network Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Network Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Network Specialist
6 3 (9.68%) Migration Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Data Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Data Centre Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Data Migration Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Network Architect
7 2 (6.45%) TOGAF Architect
8 1 (3.23%) Cisco Architect
8 1 (3.23%) Cisco Network Architect
8 1 (3.23%) Network Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (3.23%) Project Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Radio Planner
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Data Architect
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Linux
2 4 (12.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) Network Design
2 14 (45.16%) ITIL
3 12 (38.71%) Service Management
4 11 (35.48%) Migration
5 10 (32.26%) ITIL V3
5 10 (32.26%) TOGAF
6 8 (25.81%) BCP
7 4 (12.90%) Translating Business Requirements
8 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
8 2 (6.45%) Validation
9 1 (3.23%) Change Control
9 1 (3.23%) Network Optimisation
9 1 (3.23%) Requirements Management
9 1 (3.23%) Statistics
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (25.81%) Degree
3 7 (22.58%) CCIE
3 7 (22.58%) CCNA
3 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
4 6 (19.35%) CCDP
4 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
5 5 (16.13%) CCNP
6 4 (12.90%) CCDA
6 4 (12.90%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.23%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Cisco
2 4 (12.90%) Juniper
3 3 (9.68%) F5
4 1 (3.23%) Capita
4 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft