The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Architecture
England / South West
Rank 135 133 144
Rank change year-on-year -2 +11  
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 2 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.078% 0.24% 0.096%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.095% 0.30% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £374 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.05%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £440 £394
% change year-on-year +13.70% +11.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.50 -
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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2099 2317 2454
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.55% 79.87% 78.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1371 1527 1585
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 137 84
Median hourly rate £39.00 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
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 West

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

Network Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Architecture in the South West

Network Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Architecture in the South West

Network Architecture
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Bristol +3 1 - - 1
Wiltshire 0 1 - -
Network Architecture
England

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 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 West region with a requirement for Network Architecture.

1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Replication
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Smartphone
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (40.00%) Information Governance
2 2 (40.00%) Structured Cabling
2 2 (40.00%) Skype
2 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) CCNA
2 2 (40.00%) CCDA
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) ITSM
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 2 (40.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) ISDN
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) MPLS
2 2 (40.00%) Skype
2 2 (40.00%) Structured Cabling
2 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (40.00%) VoIP
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (20.00%) FTP
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) SNMP
3 1 (20.00%) Value-Added Service
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Billing
2 1 (20.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 2 (40.00%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
1 2 (40.00%) Network Specialist
1 2 (40.00%) Server Specialist
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Process Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Business Process Expert
2 1 (20.00%) Business Process Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Support
2 1 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Process Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Subject Matter Expert
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) Replication
2 2 (40.00%) Smartphone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) Information Governance
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (40.00%) ITSM
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Fault Management
3 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) CCDA
2 2 (40.00%) CCNA
2 2 (40.00%) CNA
2 2 (40.00%) CNE
2 2 (40.00%) MCSA
2 2 (40.00%) MCSE
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Novell Certification
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) JNCIA
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) Novell
1 2 (40.00%) VMware