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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architecture
Rank 433 470 447
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -23
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 147 93 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.26% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 42 55
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £228 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £525 £561
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Average hourly rate £50.00 £27.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £11.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.30 £57.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £54.50 £22.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+147.72% -45.00%
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
38226 36235 38251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.81% 74.18% 72.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 24168 22715 22586
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1089 1011 1398
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 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 2 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 2 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 +40 65 £425 +7.93% 6
London +23 50 £437 +9.12% 10
West Midlands -17 7 £210 -48.30% 4
East of England -23 6 £251 -38.71% 4
South West -30 6 £650 +78.08% 3
North West -12 3 £575 +65.46% 1
Yorkshire +1 2 £345 -32.68% 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Network Architecture
UK

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 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 87 (36.86%) Cisco
2 86 (36.44%) Telecoms
3 77 (32.63%) Cisco Certification
4 73 (30.93%) Firewall
5 63 (26.69%) LAN
5 63 (26.69%) WAN
6 49 (20.76%) CCNP
7 46 (19.49%) 3G
7 46 (19.49%) VPN
8 45 (19.07%) LTE
9 43 (18.22%) MPLS
10 42 (17.80%) Network Design
11 37 (15.68%) Juniper
11 37 (15.68%) VoIP
11 37 (15.68%) Network Security
11 37 (15.68%) 4G
12 36 (15.25%) Security Cleared
13 34 (14.41%) IPsec
13 34 (14.41%) Finance
14 33 (13.98%) Degree
14 33 (13.98%) Load Balancing
15 31 (13.14%) Migration
15 31 (13.14%) CheckPoint
16 30 (12.71%) Project Management
16 30 (12.71%) DNS
16 30 (12.71%) SC Cleared
17 29 (12.29%) Network Management
17 29 (12.29%) CCIE
17 29 (12.29%) BGP
17 29 (12.29%) OSPF

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 (2.54%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.27%) ColdFusion
2 3 (1.27%) IIS
3 2 (0.85%) Apache
3 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (7.63%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.93%) MS Office
3 9 (3.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.12%) MS Project
5 4 (1.69%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.54%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (2.54%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.27%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.85%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.97%) IaaS
2 6 (2.54%) SaaS
2 6 (2.54%) PaaS
3 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 73 (30.93%) Firewall
2 63 (26.69%) LAN
2 63 (26.69%) WAN
3 46 (19.49%) VPN
3 46 (19.49%) 3G
4 45 (19.07%) LTE
5 43 (18.22%) MPLS
6 37 (15.68%) VoIP
6 37 (15.68%) Network Security
6 37 (15.68%) 4G
7 34 (14.41%) IPsec
8 30 (12.71%) DNS
9 29 (12.29%) OSPF
9 29 (12.29%) BGP
10 28 (11.86%) 2G
11 27 (11.44%) Wireless
12 25 (10.59%) Cisco ASA
13 24 (10.17%) DHCP
14 23 (9.75%) UMTS
15 17 (7.20%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.69%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.85%) MS Access
3 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (0.85%) MySQL
3 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.42%) DTS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (0.85%) JIRA
General
1 86 (36.44%) Telecoms
2 34 (14.41%) Finance
3 9 (3.81%) Marketing
4 7 (2.97%) Retail
5 5 (2.12%) Billing
5 5 (2.12%) Local Government
6 3 (1.27%) Dutch Language
6 3 (1.27%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.27%) Military
6 3 (1.27%) Banking
6 3 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.27%) Electronics
7 2 (0.85%) Front Office
7 2 (0.85%) Back Office
7 2 (0.85%) Legal
7 2 (0.85%) Publishing
8 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.42%) Advertising
8 1 (0.42%) Law
Job Titles
1 72 (30.51%) Architect
2 38 (16.10%) Network Engineer
3 21 (8.90%) Solutions Architect
4 20 (8.47%) Consultant
5 19 (8.05%) Technical Architect
5 19 (8.05%) Network Architect
6 17 (7.20%) Design Engineer
7 14 (5.93%) Project Manager
8 13 (5.51%) Network Specialist
9 12 (5.08%) Network Consultant
10 11 (4.66%) Analyst
10 11 (4.66%) Security Engineer
11 9 (3.81%) Senior Network Engineer
12 8 (3.39%) Security Architect
13 7 (2.97%) Network Manager
13 7 (2.97%) Infrastructure Manager
14 6 (2.54%) Network Analyst
14 6 (2.54%) Implementation Engineer
14 6 (2.54%) Designer
15 5 (2.12%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.66%) Web Services
2 7 (2.97%) .NET
3 6 (2.54%) Middleware
3 6 (2.54%) WebCenter
3 6 (2.54%) REST
4 5 (2.12%) Java EE
4 5 (2.12%) J2EE
4 5 (2.12%) CSS
5 3 (1.27%) LAMP
6 2 (0.85%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.85%) Spring
6 2 (0.85%) JSP
6 2 (0.85%) SOAP
6 2 (0.85%) JSON
6 2 (0.85%) XML
6 2 (0.85%) WAP
7 1 (0.42%) MDX
7 1 (0.42%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.81%) Management Information System
1 9 (3.81%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (3.39%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.54%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.12%) Open Source
5 4 (1.69%) Mathematics
5 4 (1.69%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.85%) DTV
6 2 (0.85%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.85%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.85%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.42%) PMI
7 1 (0.42%) W3C
7 1 (0.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.42%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.78%) Windows
2 9 (3.81%) Linux
3 5 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.27%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.27%) UNIX
6 2 (0.85%) SUSE
6 2 (0.85%) Debian
6 2 (0.85%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (17.80%) Network Design
2 33 (13.98%) Load Balancing
3 31 (13.14%) Migration
4 30 (12.71%) Project Management
5 29 (12.29%) Network Management
6 26 (11.02%) SOA
7 23 (9.75%) Capacity Planning
8 22 (9.32%) ITIL
9 20 (8.47%) Technical Architecture
10 15 (6.36%) Change Control
11 13 (5.51%) Validation
12 12 (5.08%) Change Management
12 12 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (5.08%) Network Monitoring
13 9 (3.81%) Security Architecture
14 8 (3.39%) Data Migration
14 8 (3.39%) Business Continuity
15 7 (2.97%) Problem Management
16 6 (2.54%) Test Management
16 6 (2.54%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.20%) Java
2 12 (5.08%) SQL
3 9 (3.81%) C
4 2 (0.85%) Perl
4 2 (0.85%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.42%) Erlang
5 1 (0.42%) C++
5 1 (0.42%) VBScript
5 1 (0.42%) VB
5 1 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 77 (32.63%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (20.76%) CCNP
3 36 (15.25%) Security Cleared
4 33 (13.98%) Degree
5 30 (12.71%) SC Cleared
6 29 (12.29%) CCIE
7 14 (5.93%) CCNA
8 9 (3.81%) CCDP
9 7 (2.97%) JNCIP
10 5 (2.12%) JNCIS
10 5 (2.12%) CISSP
11 3 (1.27%) ISEB
11 3 (1.27%) CCIP
11 3 (1.27%) CCSE
11 3 (1.27%) JNCIA
11 3 (1.27%) CISA
11 3 (1.27%) CISM
11 3 (1.27%) CCSA
11 3 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (1.27%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.32%) SLA
2 5 (2.12%) QA
3 3 (1.27%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.85%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.42%) COBIT
System Software
1 28 (11.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.85%) vSphere
5 1 (0.42%) XenApp
5 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.42%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.69%) OPNET
3 2 (0.85%) Hyperic
4 1 (0.42%) Windows Storage Server
4 1 (0.42%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 87 (36.86%) Cisco
2 37 (15.68%) Juniper
3 31 (13.14%) CheckPoint
4 22 (9.32%) Nokia
4 22 (9.32%) Oracle
5 21 (8.90%) Microsoft
6 19 (8.05%) Huawei
7 14 (5.93%) Ericsson
7 14 (5.93%) F5
8 13 (5.51%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 11 (4.66%) Redback
10 9 (3.81%) Radware
11 7 (2.97%) VMware
12 6 (2.54%) Blue Coat
12 6 (2.54%) Avaya
12 6 (2.54%) SolarWinds
13 5 (2.12%) Mitel
13 5 (2.12%) Fortinet
14 4 (1.69%) BT
14 4 (1.69%) HP
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