The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 27 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 / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 238 222 236
Rank change year-on-year -16 +14  
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 17 48 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.53% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.65% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 29 7
Median daily rate £475 £500 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +39.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £400 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £466 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -1.84% +11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Median hourly rate £38.69 £47.83 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.10% +44.93%  
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 South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6434 7379 7520
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.97% 82.05% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3763 4510 4350
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 273 254
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +28.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.79
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 South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

Network Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Architecture in the South East

Network Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Architecture in the South East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Architecture in the South East

Network Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Architecture in the South East

Network Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Architecture in the South East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Architecture in the South East

Network Architecture
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 27 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
Berkshire +19 6 - -
Hampshire 0 6 £500 -2.43%
Kent 0 3 £211 -50.35% 1
Surrey - 2 £500 -
Network Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 South East region with a requirement for Network Architecture.

1 26 (76.47%) Firewall
2 20 (58.82%) Cisco
3 18 (52.94%) WAN
4 17 (50.00%) LAN
5 11 (32.35%) Degree
5 11 (32.35%) Juniper
6 10 (29.41%) Windows
6 10 (29.41%) Network Management
7 9 (26.47%) DNS
7 9 (26.47%) Telecoms
8 8 (23.53%) Finance
8 8 (23.53%) Wireless
8 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
8 8 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (20.59%) Palo Alto
9 7 (20.59%) F5
9 7 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (20.59%) MS Visio
9 7 (20.59%) Red Hat
10 6 (17.65%) NetApp
10 6 (17.65%) ITIL
10 6 (17.65%) UML
10 6 (17.65%) JBoss
10 6 (17.65%) Apache
10 6 (17.65%) DHCP
10 6 (17.65%) Tripwire
10 6 (17.65%) PA-DSS
10 6 (17.65%) Computer Science
10 6 (17.65%) PCI DSS
10 6 (17.65%) DV Cleared

Network Architecture
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (17.65%) Apache
1 6 (17.65%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 26 (76.47%) Firewall
2 18 (52.94%) WAN
3 17 (50.00%) LAN
4 9 (26.47%) DNS
5 8 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (23.53%) Wireless
6 6 (17.65%) DHCP
7 5 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (14.71%) WLAN
8 4 (11.76%) 3G
8 4 (11.76%) 4G
9 3 (8.82%) 2G
9 3 (8.82%) BGP
9 3 (8.82%) GSM
9 3 (8.82%) LTE
9 3 (8.82%) MPLS
9 3 (8.82%) UMTS
10 2 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (5.88%) VoIP
10 2 (5.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) Big Data
General
1 9 (26.47%) Telecoms
2 8 (23.53%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (52.94%) Architect
2 13 (38.24%) Network Architect
3 5 (14.71%) Cisco Architect
3 5 (14.71%) Cisco Network Architect
3 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (14.71%) Network Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (11.76%) Network Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) IT Architect
5 3 (8.82%) IT Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Network Specialist
5 3 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Network Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Project Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (2.94%) Account Manager
7 1 (2.94%) Cisco Specialist
7 1 (2.94%) Data Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Project Director
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Middleware
2 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.82%) SCADA
3 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.94%) IPTV
4 1 (2.94%) NHS
4 1 (2.94%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (2.94%) STB
4 1 (2.94%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Linux
3 1 (2.94%) SUSE
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Network Management
2 7 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (17.65%) DevOps
3 6 (17.65%) ITIL
3 6 (17.65%) Security Operations
3 6 (17.65%) UML
4 5 (14.71%) Change Management
4 5 (14.71%) High Availability
5 4 (11.76%) Health Informatics
5 4 (11.76%) Informatics
6 3 (8.82%) Network Design
6 3 (8.82%) Programme Management
6 3 (8.82%) Validation
7 2 (5.88%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.88%) Integration Testing
7 2 (5.88%) Presales
7 2 (5.88%) Software Architecture
8 1 (2.94%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (2.94%) Master Data Management
8 1 (2.94%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) Degree
2 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 6 (17.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (17.65%) DV Cleared
4 5 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (11.76%) CCNA
6 2 (5.88%) CCNP
6 2 (5.88%) Master's Degree
7 1 (2.94%) CCIP
7 1 (2.94%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) PA-DSS
1 6 (17.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) FortiGate
1 2 (5.88%) Netcool
Vendors
1 20 (58.82%) Cisco
2 11 (32.35%) Juniper
3 7 (20.59%) F5
3 7 (20.59%) Palo Alto
3 7 (20.59%) Red Hat
4 6 (17.65%) Gemalto
4 6 (17.65%) Kaspersky
4 6 (17.65%) NetApp
4 6 (17.65%) Splunk
4 6 (17.65%) Tripwire
5 5 (14.71%) CheckPoint
6 4 (11.76%) HP
6 4 (11.76%) ProCurve
7 2 (5.88%) Huawei
7 2 (5.88%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.94%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.94%) Google
8 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.94%) TippingPoint
8 1 (2.94%) VMware