Period
to 24 February 2018

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 6 months to 24 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
England > North West
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 174 221
Rank change year-on-year -13 +47 -20
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 10 36 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.19% 0.61% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.72% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 24 16
North West median daily rate £340 £550 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.18% +20.22% +14.38%
10th Percentile £198 £470 £325
90th Percentile £514 £700 £575
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £48.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.46% - -
England median hourly rate £12.75 £50.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -74.50% - -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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,458 4,978 6,716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.58% 84.27% 81.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,871 3,237 4,087
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £560
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 169 285
North West median hourly rate £24.78 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.89% -15.38% +64.77%
10th Percentile £12.08 £12.95 £13.00
90th Percentile £56.75 £51.50 £50.48
England median hourly rate £24.30 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -2.82% +6.38% +16.05%

Network Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Network Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 24 February 2018.

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 6 months to 24 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
Manchester +12 8 £340 -35.24% 2
Cheshire -11 1 - -
Lancashire -12 1 - -
Network Architecture
England

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

1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
1 5 (50.00%) Network Design
2 4 (40.00%) CCIE
2 4 (40.00%) CCNP
2 4 (40.00%) OSPF
2 4 (40.00%) BGP
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (30.00%) DWDM
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (30.00%) Software-Defined Networking
3 3 (30.00%) Statistics
3 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (20.00%) Network Optimisation
4 2 (20.00%) Marketing
4 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) 4G
4 2 (20.00%) 3G
4 2 (20.00%) 2G
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) GIS
5 1 (10.00%) Smallworld
5 1 (10.00%) Autodesk
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) Wireless
5 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (10.00%) Migration

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Smallworld
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Autodesk Inventor
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (10.00%) MicroStation
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) BGP
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
1 4 (40.00%) OSPF
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (30.00%) DWDM
2 3 (30.00%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (20.00%) 2G
3 2 (20.00%) 3G
3 2 (20.00%) 4G
4 1 (10.00%) BIG-IP
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (10.00%) VoIP
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (10.00%) GIS
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Avionics
3 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (10.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Architect
1 4 (40.00%) Network Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Radio Planner
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Data Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) GIS Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) CCTV
2 1 (10.00%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Network Design
2 3 (30.00%) Statistics
3 2 (20.00%) Network Optimisation
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (10.00%) Feasibility Study
4 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) MODAF
4 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Prototyping
4 1 (10.00%) Radio Network Optimisation
4 1 (10.00%) Records Management
4 1 (10.00%) Runbook
4 1 (10.00%) Strategic Thinking
4 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (40.00%) CCIE
2 4 (40.00%) CCNP
3 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) Autodesk
2 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (10.00%) F5
2 1 (10.00%) IFS
2 1 (10.00%) Mapinfo
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) VMware