The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 24 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
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 501 485 529
Rank change year-on-year -16 +44  
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 100 162 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.30% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.36% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 94 58
Median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £350 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £596
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 3
Median hourly rate £50.00 £47.83 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.53% +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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39081 44816 45249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.35% 80.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25486 29721 28985
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1082 1268
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.00 £50.00
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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Network Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Architecture in the UK

Network Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Architecture over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Architecture in the UK

Network Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Architecture in the UK

Network Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Architecture over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Architecture in the UK

Network Architecture
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England +6 98 £475 -5.00% 15
London +2 34 £469 -6.25% 8
South East -2 18 £450 -10.00% 1
North West +27 16 £425 -10.52% 3
North East - 14 £638 -
Manchester +22 12 £400 -20.10% 2
Tyne and Wear - 12 £638 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 12 £638 -
Berkshire +20 8 - -
Hampshire +1 5 £475 -7.31%
City of London -5 5 £506 -3.57% 3
New Malden - 5 - -
South West - 5 £370 - 1
West Midlands +13 4 £625 +56.25%
Lancashire +7 4 £450 +1.69%
Preston -18 4 £450 +45.74%
Yorkshire +21 3 £250 -28.57% 1
Reading +10 3 - -
Kent 0 3 £211 -50.35% 1
West Yorkshire +24 2 £250 -28.57% 1
Shropshire +11 2 £650 +67.74%
Midlands +11 2 £400 -15.78%
Telford +8 2 £650 +67.74%
East of England -8 2 £575 +64.28%
Durham - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £500 -
Scotland +41 1 £320 -8.57% 1
Leeds +21 1 £250 -28.57% 1
Coventry +10 1 £600 +50.00%
Fleet +8 1 £500 -4.76%

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for Network Architecture.

1 75 (41.44%) Cisco
2 72 (39.78%) Firewall
3 66 (36.46%) WAN
4 62 (34.25%) Network Design
5 60 (33.15%) LAN
6 41 (22.65%) Cisco Certification
7 39 (21.55%) Juniper
8 38 (20.99%) Windows
8 38 (20.99%) Degree
9 36 (19.89%) ITIL
10 34 (18.78%) Security Cleared
11 33 (18.23%) VPN
12 29 (16.02%) DNS
13 28 (15.47%) CCNP
13 28 (15.47%) Telecoms
14 26 (14.36%) Service Management
14 26 (14.36%) Linux
14 26 (14.36%) Data Centre
15 24 (13.26%) MPLS
15 24 (13.26%) TOGAF
16 23 (12.71%) Wireless
17 22 (12.15%) CCIE
17 22 (12.15%) TCP/IP
18 21 (11.60%) BGP
19 20 (11.05%) Finance
19 20 (11.05%) Migration
19 20 (11.05%) Cisco Nexus
19 20 (11.05%) Network Management
20 18 (9.94%) SC Cleared
20 18 (9.94%) VMware

Network Architecture
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (3.87%) Apache
2 6 (3.31%) JBoss
3 5 (2.76%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.66%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.10%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.10%) CMS
6 2 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.10%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.55%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (7.73%) MS Visio
2 10 (5.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.21%) Office 365
4 2 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.10%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.55%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.55%) PaaS
5 1 (0.55%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 72 (39.78%) Firewall
2 66 (36.46%) WAN
3 60 (33.15%) LAN
4 33 (18.23%) VPN
5 29 (16.02%) DNS
6 24 (13.26%) MPLS
7 23 (12.71%) Wireless
8 22 (12.15%) TCP/IP
9 21 (11.60%) BGP
10 20 (11.05%) Cisco Nexus
11 18 (9.94%) DHCP
11 18 (9.94%) Internet
11 18 (9.94%) Wi-Fi
12 16 (8.84%) Network Security
12 16 (8.84%) OSPF
13 14 (7.73%) HTTP
14 13 (7.18%) VoIP
15 12 (6.63%) Ethernet
15 12 (6.63%) SAN
16 10 (5.52%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.21%) Big Data
3 2 (1.10%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (1.10%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.10%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.55%) DB2
4 1 (0.55%) FileMaker
4 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.66%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (1.10%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.55%) Calabash
3 1 (0.55%) Capybara
3 1 (0.55%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.55%) FishEye
3 1 (0.55%) Gradle
3 1 (0.55%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.55%) Redmine
General
1 28 (15.47%) Telecoms
2 20 (11.05%) Finance
3 7 (3.87%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.21%) Billing
5 3 (1.66%) Legal
6 2 (1.10%) Marketing
6 2 (1.10%) Military
6 2 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.10%) Retail
7 1 (0.55%) Automotive
7 1 (0.55%) Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Front Office
7 1 (0.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 89 (49.17%) Architect
2 51 (28.18%) Network Architect
3 26 (14.36%) Infrastructure Architect
4 18 (9.94%) Network Engineer
5 12 (6.63%) Juniper Engineer
5 12 (6.63%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (5.52%) Cisco Architect
6 10 (5.52%) Cisco Network Architect
6 10 (5.52%) Senior Network Engineer
7 9 (4.97%) Consultant
7 9 (4.97%) Design Engineer
8 8 (4.42%) IP Design Engineer
8 8 (4.42%) IP Engineer
8 8 (4.42%) Network Consultant
9 6 (3.31%) Network Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (3.31%) Network Specialist
10 5 (2.76%) Analyst
10 5 (2.76%) Network Analyst
11 4 (2.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 4 (2.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.97%) Web Services
2 4 (2.21%) Middleware
3 3 (1.66%) .NET
3 3 (1.66%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.10%) Ajax
4 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (1.10%) FreeMarker
4 2 (1.10%) jQuery
4 2 (1.10%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (1.10%) XMPP
5 1 (0.55%) Core Data
5 1 (0.55%) Itk
5 1 (0.55%) LAMP
5 1 (0.55%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.55%) Memcached
5 1 (0.55%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.36%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.18%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.97%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.76%) NHS
6 4 (2.21%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.66%) IPTV
7 3 (1.66%) Over-the-Top Content
7 3 (1.66%) PKI
7 3 (1.66%) SCADA
7 3 (1.66%) STB
7 3 (1.66%) User Experience
7 3 (1.66%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.10%) ASIC
8 2 (1.10%) CESG
8 2 (1.10%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (1.10%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (1.10%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.10%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 38 (20.99%) Windows
2 26 (14.36%) Linux
3 14 (7.73%) Windows Server
4 13 (7.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (6.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (4.97%) SUSE
7 7 (3.87%) Unix
8 6 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.76%) Windows 10
9 5 (2.76%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.21%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.10%) Android
11 2 (1.10%) Solaris
12 1 (0.55%) AIX
12 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (34.25%) Network Design
2 36 (19.89%) ITIL
3 26 (14.36%) Service Management
4 24 (13.26%) TOGAF
5 20 (11.05%) Migration
5 20 (11.05%) Network Management
6 15 (8.29%) BCP
7 13 (7.18%) ITIL V3
8 12 (6.63%) Change Management
8 12 (6.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (6.08%) Validation
10 9 (4.97%) Load Balancing
10 9 (4.97%) Network Planning
10 9 (4.97%) UML
11 7 (3.87%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (3.87%) DevOps
11 7 (3.87%) E-Commerce
11 7 (3.87%) Security Architecture
12 6 (3.31%) Programme Management
12 6 (3.31%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.84%) SQL
2 5 (2.76%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.66%) C
3 3 (1.66%) C#
4 2 (1.10%) C++
4 2 (1.10%) Lisp
4 2 (1.10%) Perl
4 2 (1.10%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.10%) Python
4 2 (1.10%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.10%) Tcl
4 2 (1.10%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.55%) Java
5 1 (0.55%) Ruby
5 1 (0.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 41 (22.65%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (20.99%) Degree
3 34 (18.78%) Security Cleared
4 28 (15.47%) CCNP
5 22 (12.15%) CCIE
6 18 (9.94%) SC Cleared
7 15 (8.29%) JNCIP
8 14 (7.73%) CCNA
9 11 (6.08%) JNCIA
10 8 (4.42%) CCDA
10 8 (4.42%) JNCIE
11 7 (3.87%) DV Cleared
11 7 (3.87%) JNCIS
12 6 (3.31%) CCIE Service Provider
12 6 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (2.76%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (2.21%) Master's Degree
15 3 (1.66%) CCIP
16 2 (1.10%) CCDP
16 2 (1.10%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.97%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.31%) PA-DSS
3 5 (2.76%) SLA
4 3 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.10%) GMP
5 2 (1.10%) HL7
5 2 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (1.10%) QA
5 2 (1.10%) SNOMED CT
6 1 (0.55%) COBIT
6 1 (0.55%) COSO
6 1 (0.55%) GDPR
6 1 (0.55%) PMO
6 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (7.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (6.63%) Active Directory
3 9 (4.97%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.21%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.10%) Firmware
5 2 (1.10%) XenApp
6 1 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.55%) Docker
6 1 (0.55%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.55%) NFS
6 1 (0.55%) pfSense
6 1 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (2.76%) Netcool
2 4 (2.21%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (2.21%) FortiGate
3 3 (1.66%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.66%) SCCM
3 3 (1.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.10%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.10%) SCOM
5 1 (0.55%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.55%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.55%) Cisco LMS
5 1 (0.55%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.55%) Nagios
5 1 (0.55%) OpenView
5 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.55%) WMI
5 1 (0.55%) WSUS
5 1 (0.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 75 (41.44%) Cisco
2 39 (21.55%) Juniper
3 18 (9.94%) VMware
4 16 (8.84%) Red Hat
5 14 (7.73%) F5
5 14 (7.73%) Palo Alto
6 13 (7.18%) CheckPoint
7 11 (6.08%) SolarWinds
8 9 (4.97%) Citrix
8 9 (4.97%) Dell
8 9 (4.97%) Microsoft
9 8 (4.42%) Riverbed
10 6 (3.31%) Fortinet
10 6 (3.31%) Gemalto
10 6 (3.31%) IBM
10 6 (3.31%) Kaspersky
10 6 (3.31%) NetApp
10 6 (3.31%) Splunk
10 6 (3.31%) Tripwire
11 5 (2.76%) HP
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