Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 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
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 734 590 657
Rank change year-on-year -144 +67 -82
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 144 312 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.29% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.35% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 183 140
UK median daily rate £454 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.25% +11.11% +2.27%
10th Percentile £268 £327 £287
90th Percentile £638 £650 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -10.00% +17.65% +3.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 5
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £48.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +0.36% -8.90%
10th Percentile £26.38 £19.33 £26.45
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £43.75 £45.67
% change year-on-year +5.71% -4.19% -8.67%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86890 88941 94016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.93% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 57867 58786 60918
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £626 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2052 2351 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.37 £23.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +4.35% +16.75%

Network Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Network Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Architecture in the UK

Network Architecture
Top 15 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 6 months to 17 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
England -127 135 £475 -5.00% 20
UK excluding London -56 89 £450 -10.00% 15
London -77 54 £475 -5.00% 7
South East -21 50 £475 -5.00% 6
North of England +40 15 £400 -23.81% 5
North West +5 9 £375 -30.23% 2
Scotland -8 7 £360 -20.00%
Yorkshire +28 6 £400 +14.29% 3
East of England -26 6 £425 -4.23%
Midlands +5 5 £275 -31.25% 2
South West 0 4 - -
West Midlands 0 3 £275 -31.25% 2
East Midlands +1 1 - -
Wales -1 1 £185 -63.00% 1
Channel Islands - 1 £190 -

For the 6 months to 17 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 with a requirement for Network Architecture.

1 58 (40.28%) Cisco
2 57 (39.58%) Firewall
3 47 (32.64%) WAN
4 45 (31.25%) LAN
5 38 (26.39%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (23.61%) Network Security
7 28 (19.44%) Data Centre
8 27 (18.75%) Windows
9 26 (18.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 25 (17.36%) Finance
10 25 (17.36%) Linux
11 23 (15.97%) CheckPoint
11 23 (15.97%) MPLS
12 22 (15.28%) Telecoms
12 22 (15.28%) SolarWinds
12 22 (15.28%) Network Management
13 21 (14.58%) Network Design
13 21 (14.58%) CCNP
14 20 (13.89%) Juniper
14 20 (13.89%) Information Security
15 18 (12.50%) VMware
15 18 (12.50%) VPN
16 17 (11.81%) CCNA
16 17 (11.81%) BGP
16 17 (11.81%) Service Management
16 17 (11.81%) Microsoft Azure
16 17 (11.81%) Security Cleared
17 16 (11.11%) Internet
17 16 (11.11%) WLAN
18 15 (10.42%) Agile Software Development

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 8 (5.56%) SAS
2 4 (2.78%) Apache
2 4 (2.78%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.39%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.39%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.69%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.69%) CMS
4 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.69%) Smallworld
Applications
1 7 (4.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (4.86%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.78%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.69%) Autodesk Inventor
4 1 (0.69%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (4.86%) IaaS
5 6 (4.17%) PaaS
5 6 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (2.78%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.78%) SaaS
7 3 (2.08%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 3 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (2.08%) Office 365
8 2 (1.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.39%) Google App Engine
8 2 (1.39%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (1.39%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 57 (39.58%) Firewall
2 47 (32.64%) WAN
3 45 (31.25%) LAN
4 34 (23.61%) Network Security
5 23 (15.97%) MPLS
6 18 (12.50%) VPN
7 17 (11.81%) BGP
8 16 (11.11%) Internet
8 16 (11.11%) WLAN
9 13 (9.03%) OSPF
9 13 (9.03%) TCP/IP
10 12 (8.33%) VoIP
11 11 (7.64%) Wireless
12 10 (6.94%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (6.94%) DNS
13 8 (5.56%) EIGRP
13 8 (5.56%) IPv6
13 8 (5.56%) NGN
13 8 (5.56%) TACACS
13 8 (5.56%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.78%) DB2
1 4 (2.78%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.08%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.39%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.69%) Big Data
4 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.69%) GIS
4 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.78%) FishEye
2 4 (2.78%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.08%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.39%) Gradle
5 1 (0.69%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.69%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.69%) Subversion
5 1 (0.69%) Xcode
General
1 25 (17.36%) Finance
2 22 (15.28%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.56%) Law
4 5 (3.47%) Retail
5 4 (2.78%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.08%) Banking
6 3 (2.08%) Billing
7 2 (1.39%) Advertising
7 2 (1.39%) Marketing
7 2 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.69%) Automotive
8 1 (0.69%) Danish Language
8 1 (0.69%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.69%) French Language
8 1 (0.69%) German Language
8 1 (0.69%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.69%) Legal
8 1 (0.69%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.69%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.69%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (37.50%) Architect
2 34 (23.61%) Network Architect
3 15 (10.42%) Network Engineer
4 14 (9.72%) Cisco Architect
5 13 (9.03%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (8.33%) Cisco Network Architect
7 10 (6.94%) Cloud Architect
8 9 (6.25%) Network Manager
9 8 (5.56%) Juniper Engineer
10 7 (4.86%) Consultant
10 7 (4.86%) Security Architect
10 7 (4.86%) Senior Architect
11 6 (4.17%) Analyst
11 6 (4.17%) Developer
11 6 (4.17%) Network Consultant
11 6 (4.17%) Project Manager
12 5 (3.47%) Infrastructure Architect
12 5 (3.47%) Security Engineer
12 5 (3.47%) Senior Cisco Architect
12 5 (3.47%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.86%) Web Services
2 5 (3.47%) .NET
3 2 (1.39%) Middleware
3 2 (1.39%) REST
4 1 (0.69%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.69%) Ajax
4 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.69%) CSS
4 1 (0.69%) jQuery
4 1 (0.69%) JSON
4 1 (0.69%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (0.69%) Memcached
4 1 (0.69%) OAuth
4 1 (0.69%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.69%) RESTful
4 1 (0.69%) SAML
4 1 (0.69%) VXML
4 1 (0.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (19.44%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (8.33%) Public Cloud
4 11 (7.64%) Virtual Team
5 8 (5.56%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (3.47%) PKI
8 4 (2.78%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.39%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.69%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.69%) IVR
10 1 (0.69%) Replication
10 1 (0.69%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.75%) Windows
2 25 (17.36%) Linux
3 7 (4.86%) Windows 7
4 6 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (4.17%) Solaris
4 6 (4.17%) SUSE
4 6 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.78%) Unix
5 4 (2.78%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.08%) Android
6 3 (2.08%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.39%) AIX
7 2 (1.39%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.69%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.06%) Stakeholder Management
2 22 (15.28%) Network Management
3 21 (14.58%) Network Design
4 20 (13.89%) Information Security
5 17 (11.81%) Service Management
6 15 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (9.72%) ITIL
8 13 (9.03%) Project Management
9 12 (8.33%) Service Delivery
10 11 (7.64%) Supplier Management
11 10 (6.94%) Capacity Planning
11 10 (6.94%) Change Management
11 10 (6.94%) DevOps
12 9 (6.25%) Data Protection
12 9 (6.25%) IT Strategy
12 9 (6.25%) Load Balancing
12 9 (6.25%) Low Latency
12 9 (6.25%) Practice Management
12 9 (6.25%) Regulatory Compliance
12 9 (6.25%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.03%) SQL
2 6 (4.17%) Java
3 5 (3.47%) C#
3 5 (3.47%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.78%) C
4 4 (2.78%) C++
5 3 (2.08%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.69%) Apple Swift
6 1 (0.69%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.69%) PHP
6 1 (0.69%) Ruby
6 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (26.39%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (14.58%) CCNP
3 17 (11.81%) CCNA
3 17 (11.81%) Security Cleared
4 15 (10.42%) Degree
5 11 (7.64%) SC Cleared
6 10 (6.94%) CCIE
7 8 (5.56%) CCDA
8 7 (4.86%) JNCIP
9 5 (3.47%) JNCIA
9 5 (3.47%) JNCIS
10 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (2.78%) PMP
11 3 (2.08%) CISM
11 3 (2.08%) JNCIE
11 3 (2.08%) MCSE
12 2 (1.39%) CCIE Service Provider
12 2 (1.39%) CCNP Voice
12 2 (1.39%) CISSP
12 2 (1.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.17%) SLA
3 5 (3.47%) PCI DSS
3 5 (3.47%) QA
4 3 (2.08%) GDPR
4 3 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.69%) COBIT
5 1 (0.69%) HMG Infosec
5 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 14 (9.72%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (3.47%) vSphere
5 4 (2.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (2.78%) NFS
6 3 (2.08%) Docker
6 3 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.39%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.39%) vCloud
7 2 (1.39%) VMware NSX
7 2 (1.39%) XenApp
7 2 (1.39%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (4.17%) Netcool
2 5 (3.47%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (3.47%) SCOM
3 4 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.78%) WMI
4 3 (2.08%) FortiGate
4 3 (2.08%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.39%) Ansible
6 1 (0.69%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.69%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.69%) Nagios
6 1 (0.69%) OpenView
6 1 (0.69%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.69%) vRealize
Vendors
1 58 (40.28%) Cisco
2 23 (15.97%) CheckPoint
3 22 (15.28%) SolarWinds
4 20 (13.89%) Juniper
5 18 (12.50%) VMware
6 15 (10.42%) Riverbed
7 14 (9.72%) F5
8 13 (9.03%) HP
9 10 (6.94%) Red Hat
10 9 (6.25%) SAP
11 8 (5.56%) Microsoft
12 7 (4.86%) Citrix
12 7 (4.86%) Dell
13 6 (4.17%) Oracle
14 5 (3.47%) Fortinet
14 5 (3.47%) Nokia
15 4 (2.78%) Google
15 4 (2.78%) Huawei
15 4 (2.78%) LANDesk
15 4 (2.78%) Perforce