The table below looks at the statistics for Network Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Architecture over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architecture
Rank 424 455 424
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -31
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 151 98 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.20% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.27% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 40 62
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£425 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £219 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £528 £566
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £406 £391
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +3.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 4
Average hourly rate £50.00 £22.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -39.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £11.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.40 £57.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £13.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+284.61% -67.50%
Network Architecture
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38289 35908 38956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.49% 74.49% 72.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24309 22565 22981
Average daily rate £413 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1079 1022 1423
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Network Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Architecture across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in England

Network Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Network Architecture Daily Rate Trend in England

Network Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Architecture across the England region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Network Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in England

Network Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Network Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in England

Network Architecture
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Architecture across the England region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Network Architecture Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Network Architecture
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Architecture within the England region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +33 60 £425 +6.25% 10
London +20 51 £450 +16.12% 20
West Midlands -10 15 £215 -47.87% 4
East of England -22 7 £258 -38.69% 3
South West -17 6 £650 - 1
North West -7 3 £575 +65.46%
Yorkshire +2 2 £345 -32.68% 5
East Midlands - 1 - -
Network Architecture
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Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Network Architecture also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Architecture.

1 96 (38.55%) Cisco
2 93 (37.35%) Telecoms
3 84 (33.73%) Firewall
4 82 (32.93%) Cisco Certification
5 65 (26.10%) LAN
6 64 (25.70%) WAN
7 52 (20.88%) CCNP
8 51 (20.48%) LTE
9 49 (19.68%) VPN
10 46 (18.47%) 3G
11 45 (18.07%) Juniper
12 44 (17.67%) Network Design
13 43 (17.27%) MPLS
14 42 (16.87%) Load Balancing
14 42 (16.87%) Network Management
15 41 (16.47%) Security Cleared
16 40 (16.06%) CheckPoint
17 39 (15.66%) VoIP
18 38 (15.26%) OSPF
18 38 (15.26%) BGP
18 38 (15.26%) Finance
19 37 (14.86%) Network Security
20 35 (14.06%) IPsec
21 33 (13.25%) DNS
21 33 (13.25%) Degree
21 33 (13.25%) 4G
22 32 (12.85%) SC Cleared
22 32 (12.85%) Nokia
23 31 (12.45%) Migration
24 30 (12.05%) Active Directory

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Network Architecture also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (2.41%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.20%) ColdFusion
2 3 (1.20%) IIS
3 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (0.80%) Apache
4 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 18 (7.23%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.02%) MS Office
3 9 (3.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.01%) MS Project
5 4 (1.61%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.41%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (2.41%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.20%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.80%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.81%) IaaS
2 6 (2.41%) SaaS
2 6 (2.41%) PaaS
3 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (33.73%) Firewall
2 65 (26.10%) LAN
3 64 (25.70%) WAN
4 51 (20.48%) LTE
5 49 (19.68%) VPN
6 46 (18.47%) 3G
7 43 (17.27%) MPLS
8 39 (15.66%) VoIP
9 38 (15.26%) OSPF
9 38 (15.26%) BGP
10 37 (14.86%) Network Security
11 35 (14.06%) IPsec
12 33 (13.25%) DNS
12 33 (13.25%) 4G
13 29 (11.65%) UMTS
14 27 (10.84%) Wireless
15 26 (10.44%) DHCP
16 25 (10.04%) 2G
16 25 (10.04%) Cisco ASA
17 21 (8.43%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.61%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.20%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.80%) MySQL
4 2 (0.80%) MS Access
4 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.40%) DTS
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (0.80%) JIRA
General
1 93 (37.35%) Telecoms
2 38 (15.26%) Finance
3 10 (4.02%) Retail
4 9 (3.61%) Marketing
5 6 (2.41%) Billing
6 5 (2.01%) Local Government
7 3 (1.20%) Banking
7 3 (1.20%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.20%) Military
7 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.20%) Electronics
7 3 (1.20%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.80%) Back Office
8 2 (0.80%) Legal
8 2 (0.80%) Publishing
8 2 (0.80%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.40%) Advertising
9 1 (0.40%) Law
9 1 (0.40%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 73 (29.32%) Architect
2 43 (17.27%) Network Engineer
3 22 (8.84%) Solutions Architect
4 19 (7.63%) Consultant
4 19 (7.63%) Network Specialist
4 19 (7.63%) Design Engineer
5 18 (7.23%) Technical Architect
6 17 (6.83%) Network Architect
7 16 (6.43%) Project Manager
8 13 (5.22%) Analyst
9 12 (4.82%) Security Architect
10 11 (4.42%) Security Engineer
10 11 (4.42%) Network Consultant
11 10 (4.02%) Senior Network Engineer
12 8 (3.21%) Monitoring Specialist
12 8 (3.21%) Network Analyst
12 8 (3.21%) Network Manager
13 7 (2.81%) Infrastructure Manager
13 7 (2.81%) IP Engineer
14 6 (2.41%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.42%) Middleware
1 11 (4.42%) CSS
1 11 (4.42%) Web Services
2 7 (2.81%) .NET
3 6 (2.41%) WebCenter
3 6 (2.41%) REST
4 5 (2.01%) J2EE
4 5 (2.01%) Java EE
5 3 (1.20%) LAMP
6 2 (0.80%) JSON
6 2 (0.80%) Spring
6 2 (0.80%) XML
6 2 (0.80%) JSP
6 2 (0.80%) SOAP
6 2 (0.80%) WAP
6 2 (0.80%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.40%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.42%) Visualisation
1 11 (4.42%) User Experience
2 10 (4.02%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (3.21%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.41%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.01%) Open Source
7 4 (1.61%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.20%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.80%) Blog
9 2 (0.80%) Learning Management System
9 2 (0.80%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.80%) DTV
10 1 (0.40%) PMI
10 1 (0.40%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.83%) Windows
2 11 (4.42%) Linux
3 6 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (2.01%) UNIX
5 3 (1.20%) SUSE
5 3 (1.20%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.80%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.80%) Debian
7 1 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (17.67%) Network Design
2 42 (16.87%) Load Balancing
2 42 (16.87%) Network Management
3 31 (12.45%) Migration
4 30 (12.05%) Project Management
5 28 (11.24%) ITIL
6 26 (10.44%) SOA
7 23 (9.24%) Capacity Planning
8 22 (8.84%) Network Monitoring
9 19 (7.63%) Technical Architecture
10 15 (6.02%) Change Control
10 15 (6.02%) Validation
11 11 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (4.42%) Change Management
12 8 (3.21%) Data Migration
12 8 (3.21%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (3.21%) Business Continuity
13 7 (2.81%) Asset Management
13 7 (2.81%) Network Planning
14 6 (2.41%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.83%) Java
2 16 (6.43%) SQL
3 9 (3.61%) C
4 2 (0.80%) Erlang
4 2 (0.80%) Perl
4 2 (0.80%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.40%) C++
5 1 (0.40%) VBScript
5 1 (0.40%) VB
5 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 82 (32.93%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (20.88%) CCNP
3 41 (16.47%) Security Cleared
4 33 (13.25%) Degree
5 32 (12.85%) SC Cleared
6 27 (10.84%) CCIE
7 23 (9.24%) CCNA
8 8 (3.21%) CCDP
9 6 (2.41%) JNCIS
9 6 (2.41%) JNCIP
10 4 (1.61%) JNCIA
10 4 (1.61%) ISEB
10 4 (1.61%) CISSP
11 3 (1.20%) CCSE
11 3 (1.20%) CCSA
11 3 (1.20%) CISM
11 3 (1.20%) CCDA
11 3 (1.20%) CCIP
11 3 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (1.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.84%) SLA
2 4 (1.61%) QA
3 3 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.80%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.40%) COBIT
System Software
1 30 (12.05%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.80%) vSphere
5 1 (0.40%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.40%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (4.42%) OPNET
2 8 (3.21%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.80%) Hyperic
4 1 (0.40%) Nessus
4 1 (0.40%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.40%) Windows Storage Server
Vendors
1 96 (38.55%) Cisco
2 45 (18.07%) Juniper
3 40 (16.06%) CheckPoint
4 32 (12.85%) Nokia
5 25 (10.04%) Huawei
6 23 (9.24%) Oracle
7 21 (8.43%) Microsoft
8 18 (7.23%) F5
9 16 (6.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 15 (6.02%) Ericsson
11 12 (4.82%) Redback
11 12 (4.82%) Radware
11 12 (4.82%) SolarWinds
12 11 (4.42%) Riverbed
12 11 (4.42%) Fortinet
12 11 (4.42%) BMC
13 9 (3.61%) VMware
14 6 (2.41%) Avaya
15 5 (2.01%) Blue Coat
15 5 (2.01%) Mitel
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