Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 321 310 342
Rank change year-on-year -11 +32 -84
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 50 75 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.30% 0.45% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.54% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 38 27
South East median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £363 £328 £298
90th Percentile £649 £550 £606
England median daily rate £475 £500 £470
% change year-on-year -5.00% +6.38% +5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £48.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +0.36% -4.34%
England median hourly rate £50.00 £49.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year +2.04% +2.45% -8.90%

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 South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13836 13829 15777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.87% 82.62% 80.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8286 8360 9398
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.43% +4.13%
10th Percentile £263 £251 £255
90th Percentile £575 £563 £533
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 458 551 603
South East median hourly rate £23.07 £26.50 £26.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.94% +1.57% +49.09%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.65
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%

Network Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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
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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Berkshire +12 25 £500 +11.11% 2
Thames Valley -15 25 £500 - 5
Surrey -9 11 £475 -11.63%
Hampshire -5 9 £538 +7.50% 1
Kent -8 3 £413 -2.94%
West Sussex - 2 - -
Network Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 22 (44.00%) Cisco
2 18 (36.00%) WAN
3 16 (32.00%) Firewall
4 15 (30.00%) Network Security
5 14 (28.00%) Data Centre
6 13 (26.00%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (26.00%) LAN
7 12 (24.00%) Telecoms
8 11 (22.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (20.00%) Public Cloud
9 10 (20.00%) Finance
9 10 (20.00%) CCNP
10 9 (18.00%) Service Management
10 9 (18.00%) Juniper
10 9 (18.00%) CheckPoint
10 9 (18.00%) CCNA
10 9 (18.00%) Windows
10 9 (18.00%) SolarWinds
10 9 (18.00%) F5
11 8 (16.00%) SAS
11 8 (16.00%) VoIP
11 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
11 8 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (14.00%) Linux
12 7 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
13 6 (12.00%) Citrix
13 6 (12.00%) MPLS
13 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (12.00%) Degree
14 5 (10.00%) SC 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 8 (16.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 11 (22.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (10.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (6.00%) Amazon S3
4 3 (6.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (4.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (4.00%) Office 365
6 1 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (36.00%) WAN
2 16 (32.00%) Firewall
3 15 (30.00%) Network Security
4 13 (26.00%) LAN
5 8 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (16.00%) VoIP
6 6 (12.00%) MPLS
7 5 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (8.00%) BGP
8 4 (8.00%) Intelligent Network
8 4 (8.00%) MGW
8 4 (8.00%) NetScaler
8 4 (8.00%) OSPF
8 4 (8.00%) PSTN
8 4 (8.00%) VoLTE
8 4 (8.00%) VoWiFi
8 4 (8.00%) VPN
8 4 (8.00%) Wireless
9 3 (6.00%) 3G
9 3 (6.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) Big Data
General
1 12 (24.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (6.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 27 (54.00%) Architect
2 16 (32.00%) Network Architect
3 10 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (14.00%) Cisco Architect
5 6 (12.00%) Cisco Network Architect
6 5 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
7 4 (8.00%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Platform Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Consultant
8 3 (6.00%) Network Consultant
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Cloud Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Platform Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Azure Architect
9 2 (4.00%) Cloud Consultant
9 2 (4.00%) Data Architect
9 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (4.00%) Network Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Test Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Voice Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) Middleware
1 1 (2.00%) Rendezvous
1 1 (2.00%) VXML
1 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.00%) Data Centre
2 10 (20.00%) Public Cloud
3 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) IVR
4 1 (2.00%) PKI
4 1 (2.00%) Replication
4 1 (2.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Windows
2 7 (14.00%) Linux
3 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.00%) SUSE
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.00%) Service Management
2 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (10.00%) ITIL
3 5 (10.00%) Use Case
4 4 (8.00%) Mentoring
4 4 (8.00%) Network Management
4 4 (8.00%) Project Management
4 4 (8.00%) Security Architecture
4 4 (8.00%) System Testing
5 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.00%) Boundary Protection
5 3 (6.00%) Network Virtualisation
5 3 (6.00%) Validation
6 2 (4.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (4.00%) IT Strategy
6 2 (4.00%) Network Design
6 2 (4.00%) Network Planning
6 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.00%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (26.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (20.00%) CCNP
3 9 (18.00%) CCNA
4 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (12.00%) Degree
6 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (8.00%) CCIE
8 3 (6.00%) CCDA
9 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared
9 2 (4.00%) MCSE
9 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) Docker
2 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.00%) XenApp
2 2 (4.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Ansible
2 1 (2.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 22 (44.00%) Cisco
2 9 (18.00%) CheckPoint
2 9 (18.00%) F5
2 9 (18.00%) Juniper
2 9 (18.00%) SolarWinds
3 6 (12.00%) Citrix
4 4 (8.00%) Mitel
4 4 (8.00%) Nokia
5 3 (6.00%) Nokia Networks
5 3 (6.00%) Riverbed
5 3 (6.00%) Siemens
5 3 (6.00%) VMware
6 2 (4.00%) Ericsson
6 2 (4.00%) Fortinet
6 2 (4.00%) HP
6 2 (4.00%) Meraki
6 2 (4.00%) Remedy
6 2 (4.00%) Samsung
7 1 (2.00%) Fujitsu
7 1 (2.00%) TippingPoint