Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 212 173 219
Rank change year-on-year -39 +46 -8
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 6 31 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.10% 0.57% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.68% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 16 10
North West median daily rate £500 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.11% +1.11% +20.63%
10th Percentile £450 £390 £159
90th Percentile £550 £663 £593
England median daily rate £550 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +10.00% +8.11% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
North West median hourly rate - £48.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.63% -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year -25.00% +4.54% +44.94%

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 5,004 4,527 6,431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.58% 82.72% 83.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,144 2,763 3,939
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £250 £257
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 209 215
North West median hourly rate £23.20 £34.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.76% +4.62% +30.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.43 £53.00 £49.90
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 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 20 June 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 -30 5 £500 +25.16% 2
Cheshire -10 1 - - 3
Network Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) CCIE
2 4 (66.67%) CCNP
2 4 (66.67%) OSPF
2 4 (66.67%) BGP
2 4 (66.67%) Network Design
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (50.00%) Software-Defined Networking
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) DWDM
4 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (16.67%) Analytics
5 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (16.67%) Docker
5 1 (16.67%) DevOps
5 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) CCTV
5 1 (16.67%) Life Science
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
5 1 (16.67%) Puppet
5 1 (16.67%) Big Data
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) VoIP
5 1 (16.67%) CCNA
5 1 (16.67%) Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing

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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) BGP
1 4 (66.67%) OSPF
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (50.00%) DWDM
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
General
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Architect
1 4 (66.67%) Network Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) CCTV
2 1 (16.67%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Network Design
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) CCIE
2 4 (66.67%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco