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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Architecture over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architecture
Rank 470 522 483
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -39
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 142 100 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.25% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 54 42
Median daily rate £495 £475 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.21% +25.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £561 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 2
Median hourly rate £47.83 £33.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.93% +131.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.70 £33.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £33.00 £15.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £33.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+44.93% +131.57%
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
40583 40631 38403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.50% 79.76% 78.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 27251 26714 24507
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 943 1080 1138
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Network Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Network Architecture as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 June 2016.

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 30 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Architecture within the England region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
South East +31 50 £500 +39.37% 12
London +23 47 £500 -6.97% 7
West Midlands -4 19 £394 - 2
North West -7 8 £500 -
East of England +17 7 £350 -17.64% 5
East Midlands +7 4 - -
Yorkshire -2 2 £350 +185.71% 2
Midlands -5 1 £475 -
Network Architecture
UK

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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 across the England region with a requirement for Network Architecture.

1 115 (44.06%) Cisco
2 66 (25.29%) Firewall
3 55 (21.07%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (19.54%) WAN
5 50 (19.16%) LAN
6 48 (18.39%) Telecoms
7 46 (17.62%) Data Centre
8 45 (17.24%) Finance
8 45 (17.24%) Windows
9 44 (16.86%) Microsoft
10 40 (15.33%) ITIL
11 39 (14.94%) CheckPoint
12 38 (14.56%) Degree
13 36 (13.79%) BGP
14 35 (13.41%) Wireless
14 35 (13.41%) Riverbed
15 34 (13.03%) SolarWinds
15 34 (13.03%) Network Design
15 34 (13.03%) OSPF
15 34 (13.03%) Juniper
16 32 (12.26%) Internet
17 30 (11.49%) DNS
17 30 (11.49%) Network Management
18 29 (11.11%) CCIE
18 29 (11.11%) Project Management
19 28 (10.73%) VMware
19 28 (10.73%) Active Directory
19 28 (10.73%) Linux
20 27 (10.34%) MPLS
20 27 (10.34%) Cisco Nexus

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 5 (1.92%) CMS
2 4 (1.53%) Skype for Business
2 4 (1.53%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.15%) IBM Notes
3 3 (1.15%) IIS
4 2 (0.77%) SAS
4 2 (0.77%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.38%) Apache
5 1 (0.38%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.38%) JBoss
5 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 17 (6.51%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.68%) MS Office
2 7 (2.68%) MS Project
3 4 (1.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.68%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.38%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.92%) IBM PureFlex
4 4 (1.53%) Office 365
5 3 (1.15%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.38%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.38%) IaaS
6 1 (0.38%) PaaS
6 1 (0.38%) SaaS
6 1 (0.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 66 (25.29%) Firewall
2 51 (19.54%) WAN
3 50 (19.16%) LAN
4 36 (13.79%) BGP
5 35 (13.41%) Wireless
6 34 (13.03%) OSPF
7 32 (12.26%) Internet
8 30 (11.49%) DNS
9 27 (10.34%) Cisco Nexus
9 27 (10.34%) MPLS
10 24 (9.20%) 3G
11 19 (7.28%) HTTP
11 19 (7.28%) LTE
11 19 (7.28%) Network Security
12 15 (5.75%) 4G
12 15 (5.75%) LDAP
12 15 (5.75%) SSL
13 13 (4.98%) BIG-IP
13 13 (4.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 13 (4.98%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.36%) Oracle Database
2 12 (4.60%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.15%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.77%) Big Data
4 2 (0.77%) DB2
4 2 (0.77%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Calabash
1 2 (0.77%) Cucumber
1 2 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.38%) Rational DOORS
General
1 48 (18.39%) Telecoms
2 45 (17.24%) Finance
3 12 (4.60%) Back Office
4 10 (3.83%) Manufacturing
4 10 (3.83%) Retail
5 7 (2.68%) Legal
6 6 (2.30%) Marketing
7 4 (1.53%) Banking
7 4 (1.53%) Billing
8 2 (0.77%) Automotive
8 2 (0.77%) Avionics
8 2 (0.77%) French Language
8 2 (0.77%) Law
8 2 (0.77%) Local Government
9 1 (0.38%) Advertising
9 1 (0.38%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 99 (37.93%) Architect
2 53 (20.31%) Network Architect
2 53 (20.31%) Network Engineer
3 24 (9.20%) Analyst
4 23 (8.81%) Consultant
5 21 (8.05%) Senior Network Engineer
5 21 (8.05%) Solutions Architect
6 17 (6.51%) Infrastructure Architect
7 14 (5.36%) Principal Architect
8 13 (4.98%) Security Consultant
9 12 (4.60%) Cisco Engineer
9 12 (4.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 12 (4.60%) Senior Architect
9 12 (4.60%) Technical Architect
10 11 (4.21%) Business Analyst
10 11 (4.21%) Network Analyst
11 10 (3.83%) Security Engineer
11 10 (3.83%) Senior Network Architect
12 9 (3.45%) Project Manager
13 8 (3.07%) Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.21%) CSS
2 10 (3.83%) Middleware
2 10 (3.83%) SAML
3 6 (2.30%) RESTful
4 5 (1.92%) Web Services
5 4 (1.53%) IBM Integration Bus
5 4 (1.53%) SOAP
6 1 (0.38%) .NET
6 1 (0.38%) Ajax
6 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.38%) jQuery
6 1 (0.38%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 46 (17.62%) Data Centre
2 20 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.75%) PKI
3 15 (5.75%) User Experience
4 13 (4.98%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.07%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.68%) Visualisation
7 6 (2.30%) CESG
7 6 (2.30%) CMDB
8 5 (1.92%) Digital TV
8 5 (1.92%) IPTV
8 5 (1.92%) VCE vBlock
9 4 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.15%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.15%) NHS
11 2 (0.77%) CESG CLAS
11 2 (0.77%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.77%) Statistics
11 2 (0.77%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 45 (17.24%) Windows
2 28 (10.73%) Linux
3 22 (8.43%) Windows Server
4 14 (5.36%) Unix
5 6 (2.30%) Solaris
6 5 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.53%) AIX
7 4 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (15.33%) ITIL
2 34 (13.03%) Network Design
3 30 (11.49%) Network Management
4 29 (11.11%) Project Management
5 23 (8.81%) Change Management
6 19 (7.28%) Information Security
6 19 (7.28%) Migration
7 18 (6.90%) Service Management
8 16 (6.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (5.75%) ITIL V3
9 15 (5.75%) Network Monitoring
9 15 (5.75%) Security Operations
10 13 (4.98%) Load Balancing
10 13 (4.98%) Security Management
11 12 (4.60%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (4.21%) Business Development
12 11 (4.21%) Identity Management
13 10 (3.83%) Capacity Management
13 10 (3.83%) Programme Management
14 9 (3.45%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.66%) SQL
2 15 (5.75%) Python
3 14 (5.36%) Perl
4 13 (4.98%) PowerShell
5 12 (4.60%) Java
6 11 (4.21%) VB
7 5 (1.92%) C++
8 4 (1.53%) C
9 3 (1.15%) Ruby
10 2 (0.77%) Lisp
11 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.38%) C#
11 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.38%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (21.07%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (14.56%) Degree
3 29 (11.11%) CCIE
4 25 (9.58%) CISSP
5 24 (9.20%) Security Cleared
6 22 (8.43%) CCNP
7 20 (7.66%) SC Cleared
8 17 (6.51%) CCNA
9 11 (4.21%) CISM
10 10 (3.83%) CISA
11 8 (3.07%) Chartered Engineer
12 7 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (1.92%) CCDE
13 5 (1.92%) CCDP
13 5 (1.92%) CESG Certified Professional
14 4 (1.53%) MCSE
15 3 (1.15%) GCIA
15 3 (1.15%) GCIH
15 3 (1.15%) PMI Certification
16 2 (0.77%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.36%) SLA
2 9 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.68%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.53%) COBIT
4 4 (1.53%) COSO
4 4 (1.53%) SAS 70
5 1 (0.38%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.38%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.38%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.38%) PA-DSS
5 1 (0.38%) QA
5 1 (0.38%) RMADS
System Software
1 28 (10.73%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.60%) ISA Server
4 11 (4.21%) UAG
5 5 (1.92%) vCloud
6 4 (1.53%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.77%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.77%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.77%) vSphere
8 2 (0.77%) XenServer
9 1 (0.38%) Firmware
9 1 (0.38%) NFS
9 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (9.58%) OPNET
2 11 (4.21%) WSUS
3 2 (0.77%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (0.77%) RSA Security Analytics
4 1 (0.38%) AppManager
4 1 (0.38%) Cisco LMS
4 1 (0.38%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.38%) Netcool
4 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.38%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 115 (44.06%) Cisco
2 44 (16.86%) Microsoft
3 39 (14.94%) CheckPoint
4 35 (13.41%) Riverbed
5 34 (13.03%) Juniper
5 34 (13.03%) SolarWinds
6 28 (10.73%) VMware
7 17 (6.51%) F5
7 17 (6.51%) Oracle
8 16 (6.13%) Nokia
8 16 (6.13%) Palo Alto
9 15 (5.75%) Huawei
10 13 (4.98%) HP
11 11 (4.21%) Blue Coat
11 11 (4.21%) BMC
11 11 (4.21%) Citrix
11 11 (4.21%) Fortinet
11 11 (4.21%) Tufin
12 10 (3.83%) Cyber-Ark
12 10 (3.83%) IBM
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