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 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
UK
Rank 512 516 510
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6  
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 81 128 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.29% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 65 56
Median daily rate £493 £447 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.23% +11.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £268 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £440 £400
% change year-on-year +13.70% +9.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
Median hourly rate £37.69 £56.42 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.19% +70.95%  
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37646 44098 42190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.88% 79.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24821 28901 26121
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1111 1212
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +34.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
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

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 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
England -17 72 £500 +11.11% 30
London +23 26 £463 +2.77% 10
South East -18 16 £500 +11.11% 7
North West +37 15 £550 -
Lancashire +26 9 £550 -
City of London +9 8 £388 -11.97% 3
Hampshire +2 8 £500 - 3
Berkshire +2 6 - -
East of England +1 5 £500 +53.84%
Fleetwood - 5 £625 -
Preston +2 4 £486 -
Cheshire +27 3 £470 -14.54%
Bedfordshire - 3 £500 -
New Malden - 3 - -
County Antrim - 3 £225 -
Belfast - 3 £225 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £225 -
Warrington +28 2 - -
Yorkshire +14 2 £318 -9.28% 2
Leeds +10 2 £318 +144.23%
West Yorkshire +9 2 £318 +144.23%
Cambridgeshire +7 2 - -
Cambridge +7 2 - -
South West -2 2 - - 1
East Midlands -6 2 - - 1
Kent - 2 - - 3
Lincolnshire - 2 - -
Lincoln - 2 - -
Fleet - 2 £506 -
Scotland +16 1 - -

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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 with a requirement for Network Architecture.

1 96 (44.04%) Cisco
2 80 (36.70%) Firewall
3 67 (30.73%) Cisco Certification
4 65 (29.82%) LAN
5 63 (28.90%) WAN
6 57 (26.15%) Windows
7 52 (23.85%) ITIL
8 47 (21.56%) Juniper
9 45 (20.64%) Network Security
10 42 (19.27%) DNS
11 40 (18.35%) CCNP
11 40 (18.35%) Finance
11 40 (18.35%) Network Design
12 38 (17.43%) CheckPoint
12 38 (17.43%) Degree
13 36 (16.51%) Telecoms
13 36 (16.51%) Service Management
14 34 (15.60%) VPN
14 34 (15.60%) Microsoft
14 34 (15.60%) Data Centre
15 33 (15.14%) Linux
15 33 (15.14%) VMware
16 31 (14.22%) Internet
17 30 (13.76%) CCNA
18 29 (13.30%) TCP/IP
18 29 (13.30%) Security Cleared
19 28 (12.84%) VMware Infrastructure
20 27 (12.39%) CCIE
21 26 (11.93%) OSPF
21 26 (11.93%) Migration

Network Architecture
Top Related 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 13 (5.96%) Skype for Business
2 11 (5.05%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.59%) Apache
3 10 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (4.13%) JBoss
4 9 (4.13%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.46%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.46%) CMS
6 1 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.46%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (6.88%) MS Visio
2 13 (5.96%) MS Office
3 11 (5.05%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.42%) Office 365
2 13 (5.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.38%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.46%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (36.70%) Firewall
2 65 (29.82%) LAN
3 63 (28.90%) WAN
4 45 (20.64%) Network Security
5 42 (19.27%) DNS
6 34 (15.60%) VPN
7 31 (14.22%) Internet
8 29 (13.30%) TCP/IP
9 26 (11.93%) OSPF
10 24 (11.01%) DHCP
10 24 (11.01%) MPLS
10 24 (11.01%) Wi-Fi
11 22 (10.09%) HTTP
12 20 (9.17%) BGP
12 20 (9.17%) Cisco Nexus
13 18 (8.26%) Ethernet
14 17 (7.80%) 3G
15 16 (7.34%) 4G
16 15 (6.88%) SAN
16 15 (6.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.83%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.92%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.46%) Big Data
4 1 (0.46%) DB2
4 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.46%) MySQL
4 1 (0.46%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.46%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Calabash
1 1 (0.46%) Capybara
1 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
1 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.46%) Gradle
1 1 (0.46%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (0.46%) Rational DOORS
General
1 40 (18.35%) Finance
2 36 (16.51%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.13%) Legal
4 7 (3.21%) Billing
5 5 (2.29%) Back Office
5 5 (2.29%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.29%) Marketing
6 4 (1.83%) Banking
7 2 (0.92%) Electronics
7 2 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.92%) Retail
8 1 (0.46%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.46%) Front Office
8 1 (0.46%) Local Government
8 1 (0.46%) Military
Job Titles
1 84 (38.53%) Architect
2 48 (22.02%) Network Engineer
3 34 (15.60%) Network Architect
4 26 (11.93%) Infrastructure Architect
5 19 (8.72%) Solutions Architect
6 16 (7.34%) Senior Network Engineer
7 13 (5.96%) Cisco Engineer
7 13 (5.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 12 (5.50%) Security Engineer
9 11 (5.05%) Analyst
9 11 (5.05%) Network Security Engineer
10 10 (4.59%) Juniper Engineer
10 10 (4.59%) Network Analyst
10 10 (4.59%) Project Manager
11 9 (4.13%) Network Specialist
11 9 (4.13%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 9 (4.13%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
12 7 (3.21%) Cisco Architect
12 7 (3.21%) Cisco Network Architect
12 7 (3.21%) Network Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.96%) Web Services
2 10 (4.59%) Middleware
3 6 (2.75%) SOAP
4 4 (1.83%) RESTful
5 3 (1.38%) SAML
6 2 (0.92%) .NET
6 2 (0.92%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.92%) JMS
6 2 (0.92%) XMPP
7 1 (0.46%) Ajax
7 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.46%) Itk
7 1 (0.46%) J2EE
7 1 (0.46%) jQuery
7 1 (0.46%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.46%) REST
7 1 (0.46%) XML
7 1 (0.46%) XSD
7 1 (0.46%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (15.60%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.34%) Management Information System
3 14 (6.42%) Computer Science
4 10 (4.59%) IPTV
4 10 (4.59%) Over-the-Top Content
4 10 (4.59%) Video on Demand
5 9 (4.13%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.67%) STB
7 6 (2.75%) Fat Client
7 6 (2.75%) Handset
7 6 (2.75%) Thin Client
8 5 (2.29%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.83%) NHS
9 4 (1.83%) Replication
10 3 (1.38%) Clustering
10 3 (1.38%) PKI
11 2 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.92%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.92%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 57 (26.15%) Windows
2 33 (15.14%) Linux
3 20 (9.17%) Windows Server
4 18 (8.26%) Unix
5 17 (7.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (7.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (7.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (6.88%) Windows 8
8 13 (5.96%) Windows 10
9 10 (4.59%) SUSE
10 9 (4.13%) Windows XP
11 7 (3.21%) Android
11 7 (3.21%) Windows 7
12 6 (2.75%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.46%) Solaris
13 1 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (23.85%) ITIL
2 40 (18.35%) Network Design
3 36 (16.51%) Service Management
4 26 (11.93%) Migration
5 22 (10.09%) TOGAF
6 21 (9.63%) Project Management
7 20 (9.17%) Change Management
8 14 (6.42%) ITIL V3
9 12 (5.50%) SOA
10 11 (5.05%) Information Security
10 11 (5.05%) Mobile Device Management
11 10 (4.59%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (4.59%) BCP
11 10 (4.59%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (4.59%) Network Management
11 10 (4.59%) PRINCE2
11 10 (4.59%) Security Operations
11 10 (4.59%) Technical Architecture
11 10 (4.59%) UML
11 10 (4.59%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (10.55%) SQL
2 9 (4.13%) C
3 5 (2.29%) Java
4 4 (1.83%) Perl
5 3 (1.38%) Lisp
5 3 (1.38%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.38%) Python
5 3 (1.38%) VB
6 2 (0.92%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.46%) C#
7 1 (0.46%) Ruby
7 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (30.73%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (18.35%) CCNP
3 38 (17.43%) Degree
4 30 (13.76%) CCNA
5 29 (13.30%) Security Cleared
6 27 (12.39%) CCIE
7 21 (9.63%) SC Cleared
8 16 (7.34%) JNCIA
9 13 (5.96%) CCDA
10 10 (4.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (4.13%) JNCIP
12 8 (3.67%) CCDP
12 8 (3.67%) CCIP
13 7 (3.21%) CCSP
13 7 (3.21%) JNCIS
14 6 (2.75%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (2.75%) MCDST
15 4 (1.83%) MCSA
16 3 (1.38%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.63%) PCI DSS
2 13 (5.96%) SLA
3 11 (5.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (3.67%) PA-DSS
5 2 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.92%) HL7
5 2 (0.92%) SNOMED CT
6 1 (0.46%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (0.46%) ISO27005
6 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 28 (12.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (11.47%) Active Directory
3 10 (4.59%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (4.13%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.75%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (1.83%) XenApp
7 1 (0.46%) KVM
7 1 (0.46%) NFS
7 1 (0.46%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.46%) Samba
7 1 (0.46%) Snort
7 1 (0.46%) Squid
7 1 (0.46%) vSphere
7 1 (0.46%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (3.21%) FortiGate
1 7 (3.21%) Microsoft Intune
1 7 (3.21%) Nagios
1 7 (3.21%) SCCM
2 6 (2.75%) Backup Exec
2 6 (2.75%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (2.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (1.38%) SCOM
4 2 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.46%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.46%) Cisco LMS
5 1 (0.46%) Forum Sentry
5 1 (0.46%) Nessus
5 1 (0.46%) OpenNebula
5 1 (0.46%) OpenVAS
5 1 (0.46%) OpenView
5 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.46%) OSSEC
5 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 96 (44.04%) Cisco
2 47 (21.56%) Juniper
3 38 (17.43%) CheckPoint
4 34 (15.60%) Microsoft
5 33 (15.14%) VMware
6 25 (11.47%) F5
7 21 (9.63%) Red Hat
8 20 (9.17%) Palo Alto
9 17 (7.80%) Blue Coat
10 14 (6.42%) TippingPoint
11 11 (5.05%) FireEye
11 11 (5.05%) Riverbed
12 10 (4.59%) Dell
12 10 (4.59%) Huawei
13 9 (4.13%) Gemalto
13 9 (4.13%) Kaspersky
13 9 (4.13%) NetApp
13 9 (4.13%) Splunk
13 9 (4.13%) Tripwire
14 7 (3.21%) SolarWinds
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