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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Architecture
England / South East
Rank 229 211 233
Rank change year-on-year -18 +22  
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 16 53 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.20% 0.57% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.71% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 12
Median daily rate £500 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £420 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £440 £400
% change year-on-year +13.70% +9.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £27.38 £47.83 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.75% +44.93%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £33.17 £33.00
% change year-on-year -17.44% +0.50%  

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 6398 7492 7766
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.51% 81.26% 79.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3690 4606 4268
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 268 277
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 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
Hampshire +2 8 £500 - 3
Berkshire +2 6 - -
Kent - 2 - - 3
Network Architecture
England

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for Network Architecture.

1 30 (65.22%) Firewall
2 22 (47.83%) Cisco
3 18 (39.13%) Windows
4 17 (36.96%) Finance
5 15 (32.61%) Telecoms
5 15 (32.61%) Juniper
6 14 (30.43%) PCI DSS
7 12 (26.09%) F5
7 12 (26.09%) Palo Alto
7 12 (26.09%) CheckPoint
8 11 (23.91%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (23.91%) Degree
9 10 (21.74%) Network Security
9 10 (21.74%) ITIL
10 9 (19.57%) JBoss
10 9 (19.57%) Apache
10 9 (19.57%) NetApp
10 9 (19.57%) Red Hat
10 9 (19.57%) Change Management
10 9 (19.57%) Tripwire
10 9 (19.57%) Kaspersky
10 9 (19.57%) Gemalto
10 9 (19.57%) Splunk
11 8 (17.39%) TippingPoint
11 8 (17.39%) PA-DSS
11 8 (17.39%) Blue Coat
11 8 (17.39%) DNS
11 8 (17.39%) 3G
11 8 (17.39%) MS Visio
11 8 (17.39%) WAN

Network Architecture
Top Related 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 9 (19.57%) Apache
1 9 (19.57%) JBoss
2 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) MS Visio
2 4 (8.70%) MS Office
3 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.52%) Office 365
3 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (65.22%) Firewall
2 10 (21.74%) Network Security
3 8 (17.39%) 3G
3 8 (17.39%) DNS
3 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
3 8 (17.39%) WAN
4 7 (15.22%) 4G
4 7 (15.22%) LAN
5 6 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (13.04%) VLAN
6 5 (10.87%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (10.87%) Ethernet
6 5 (10.87%) FTP
6 5 (10.87%) HTTP
6 5 (10.87%) ICMP
6 5 (10.87%) IGMP
6 5 (10.87%) MPLS
6 5 (10.87%) SNMP
7 4 (8.70%) RSVP
7 4 (8.70%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Big Data
General
1 17 (36.96%) Finance
2 15 (32.61%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.35%) Billing
3 2 (4.35%) Electronics
3 2 (4.35%) Legal
4 1 (2.17%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Architect
2 12 (26.09%) Network Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (13.04%) Cisco Architect
4 6 (13.04%) Cisco Network Architect
4 6 (13.04%) Network Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (13.04%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Security Engineer
5 5 (10.87%) IT Architect
5 5 (10.87%) IT Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (10.87%) Network Architect
6 3 (6.52%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (6.52%) Network Specialist
6 3 (6.52%) Office 365 Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Office 365 Specialist
6 3 (6.52%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Core Network Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) Middleware
2 1 (2.17%) RESTful
2 1 (2.17%) SOAP
2 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.87%) IPTV
2 5 (10.87%) Over-the-Top Content
2 5 (10.87%) Video on Demand
3 4 (8.70%) STB
4 3 (6.52%) Clustering
4 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.17%) Replication
6 1 (2.17%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 18 (39.13%) Windows
2 6 (13.04%) Linux
3 4 (8.70%) Android
3 4 (8.70%) Unix
4 3 (6.52%) Windows 10
4 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
4 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (6.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) ITIL
2 9 (19.57%) Change Management
3 8 (17.39%) UML
4 7 (15.22%) DevOps
4 7 (15.22%) Security Operations
4 7 (15.22%) Service Management
5 6 (13.04%) Project Management
6 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 4 (8.70%) Migration
7 3 (6.52%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.52%) Validation
8 2 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (4.35%) Health Informatics
8 2 (4.35%) High Availability
8 2 (4.35%) Informatics
8 2 (4.35%) IT Strategy
8 2 (4.35%) Network Management
8 2 (4.35%) Programme Management
8 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.35%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (23.91%) Degree
2 6 (13.04%) CCNA
3 5 (10.87%) CCIE
3 5 (10.87%) CCSP
4 4 (8.70%) CCIP
4 4 (8.70%) CCNP
4 4 (8.70%) JNCIA
5 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.17%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (30.43%) PCI DSS
2 8 (17.39%) PA-DSS
3 6 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) Nagios
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (6.52%) SCCM
3 1 (2.17%) OpenView
3 1 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (47.83%) Cisco
2 15 (32.61%) Juniper
3 12 (26.09%) CheckPoint
3 12 (26.09%) F5
3 12 (26.09%) Palo Alto
4 9 (19.57%) Gemalto
4 9 (19.57%) Kaspersky
4 9 (19.57%) NetApp
4 9 (19.57%) Red Hat
4 9 (19.57%) Splunk
4 9 (19.57%) Tripwire
5 8 (17.39%) Blue Coat
5 8 (17.39%) TippingPoint
6 6 (13.04%) FireEye
6 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
7 5 (10.87%) HP
8 4 (8.70%) Huawei
8 4 (8.70%) ProCurve
8 4 (8.70%) VMware
9 3 (6.52%) Ericsson
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