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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architecture
Rank 499 496 487
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 128 115 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.29% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 50 40
Median daily rate £475 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £123 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 2
Median hourly rate £45.42 £33.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.62% +131.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.05 £33.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.60 £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
40456 39044 37496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.11% 79.32% 78.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 27087 25129 24044
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 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 906 1122 1153
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +3 56 £500 +185.71% 9
London +11 39 £485 -9.76% 18
North West -10 8 £475 - 1
South West -1 6 £374 - 3
East of England +5 5 £350 -17.64% 3
East Midlands +16 4 - -
West Midlands -8 4 £375 -25.00% 2
Yorkshire -13 1 £130 +6.12% 3
Midlands - 1 £475 -
Network Architecture
UK

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 104 (41.43%) Cisco
2 82 (32.67%) Firewall
3 60 (23.90%) Windows
4 53 (21.12%) Cisco Certification
5 51 (20.32%) WAN
6 48 (19.12%) Telecoms
7 45 (17.93%) LAN
8 43 (17.13%) Juniper
9 41 (16.33%) Microsoft
9 41 (16.33%) Data Centre
10 40 (15.94%) Degree
11 38 (15.14%) Linux
12 37 (14.74%) Wireless
13 36 (14.34%) BGP
14 34 (13.55%) OSPF
15 33 (13.15%) DNS
15 33 (13.15%) ITIL
15 33 (13.15%) VMware
16 31 (12.35%) Finance
16 31 (12.35%) CCIE
16 31 (12.35%) Internet
16 31 (12.35%) Network Design
17 27 (10.76%) Network Security
17 27 (10.76%) MPLS
18 26 (10.36%) CheckPoint
18 26 (10.36%) Security Cleared
18 26 (10.36%) Windows Server
19 25 (9.96%) Unix
20 24 (9.56%) 3G
20 24 (9.56%) CCNP

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 6 (2.39%) IIS
2 4 (1.59%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.20%) Apache
4 2 (0.80%) CMS
4 2 (0.80%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.80%) SAS
4 2 (0.80%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.80%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.40%) Smallworld
Applications
1 10 (3.98%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.59%) MS Office
3 6 (2.39%) MS Project
3 6 (2.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.99%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.40%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (3.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.99%) IBM PureFlex
3 4 (1.59%) Office 365
4 2 (0.80%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.80%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.40%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.40%) IaaS
5 1 (0.40%) PaaS
5 1 (0.40%) SaaS
5 1 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 82 (32.67%) Firewall
2 51 (20.32%) WAN
3 45 (17.93%) LAN
4 37 (14.74%) Wireless
5 36 (14.34%) BGP
6 34 (13.55%) OSPF
7 33 (13.15%) DNS
8 31 (12.35%) Internet
9 27 (10.76%) MPLS
9 27 (10.76%) Network Security
10 24 (9.56%) 3G
11 22 (8.76%) Intrusion Detection
11 22 (8.76%) VPN
12 20 (7.97%) LTE
12 20 (7.97%) TCP/IP
13 18 (7.17%) IPsec
14 16 (6.37%) DHCP
14 16 (6.37%) HTTP
14 16 (6.37%) Wireless Security
15 15 (5.98%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.39%) Oracle Database
2 4 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.20%) Big Data
3 3 (1.20%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.20%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.80%) DB2
5 1 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Calabash
1 2 (0.80%) Cucumber
1 2 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 48 (19.12%) Telecoms
2 31 (12.35%) Finance
3 13 (5.18%) Retail
4 12 (4.78%) Back Office
5 7 (2.79%) Legal
5 7 (2.79%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.39%) Billing
7 4 (1.59%) Marketing
8 3 (1.20%) Banking
8 3 (1.20%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.20%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.80%) Automotive
9 2 (0.80%) Avionics
9 2 (0.80%) French Language
9 2 (0.80%) German Language
10 1 (0.40%) Advertising
10 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.40%) Law
10 1 (0.40%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 97 (38.65%) Architect
2 55 (21.91%) Network Architect
3 43 (17.13%) Network Engineer
4 20 (7.97%) Solutions Architect
5 19 (7.57%) Analyst
5 19 (7.57%) Consultant
6 16 (6.37%) Infrastructure Architect
7 15 (5.98%) Senior Network Engineer
8 13 (5.18%) Security Engineer
9 11 (4.38%) Designer
9 11 (4.38%) Principal Architect
9 11 (4.38%) Security Consultant
10 10 (3.98%) Cisco Engineer
10 10 (3.98%) Data Engineer
11 9 (3.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 9 (3.59%) Network Designer
11 9 (3.59%) Security Architect
11 9 (3.59%) Senior Architect
12 8 (3.19%) Project Manager
12 8 (3.19%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.59%) Web Services
2 6 (2.39%) Middleware
2 6 (2.39%) RESTful
3 4 (1.59%) IBM Integration Bus
3 4 (1.59%) SOAP
4 3 (1.20%) CSS
5 2 (0.80%) SAML
6 1 (0.40%) RFC 2547
6 1 (0.40%) WebRTC
6 1 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (16.33%) Data Centre
2 22 (8.76%) PKI
3 17 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.98%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.59%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.19%) User Experience
7 6 (2.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.99%) DTV
8 5 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.99%) IPTV
8 5 (1.99%) iSeries
8 5 (1.99%) VCE vBlock
9 4 (1.59%) CESG
9 4 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.20%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.20%) NHS
10 3 (1.20%) Statistics
11 2 (0.80%) CESG CLAS
11 2 (0.80%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.80%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 60 (23.90%) Windows
2 38 (15.14%) Linux
3 26 (10.36%) Windows Server
4 25 (9.96%) Unix
5 8 (3.19%) Solaris
5 8 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.39%) AIX
7 6 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.59%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.59%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.20%) SUSE
10 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (13.15%) ITIL
2 31 (12.35%) Network Design
3 24 (9.56%) Migration
4 21 (8.37%) Project Management
5 20 (7.97%) Security Management
6 19 (7.57%) Change Management
7 17 (6.77%) Identity Management
8 16 (6.37%) Network Management
9 14 (5.58%) Information Security
10 13 (5.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (4.78%) Service Delivery
12 11 (4.38%) Security Architecture
12 11 (4.38%) Service Management
12 11 (4.38%) SIEM
13 10 (3.98%) ITIL V3
13 10 (3.98%) Root Cause Analysis
14 9 (3.59%) High Availability
14 9 (3.59%) Load Balancing
15 8 (3.19%) Enterprise Architecture
15 8 (3.19%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.37%) SQL
2 7 (2.79%) C
2 7 (2.79%) Perl
2 7 (2.79%) Python
3 5 (1.99%) Lisp
3 5 (1.99%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.59%) C++
4 4 (1.59%) Java
5 3 (1.20%) Ruby
5 3 (1.20%) VB
6 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.40%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 53 (21.12%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (15.94%) Degree
3 31 (12.35%) CCIE
4 26 (10.36%) Security Cleared
5 24 (9.56%) CCNP
6 23 (9.16%) SC Cleared
7 18 (7.17%) CISSP
8 16 (6.37%) CCNA
9 6 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.99%) CCDP
10 5 (1.99%) Chartered Engineer
10 5 (1.99%) GCIA
10 5 (1.99%) GCIH
10 5 (1.99%) JNCIA
10 5 (1.99%) JNCIP
10 5 (1.99%) MCSE
11 4 (1.59%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (1.59%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.20%) CCDA
12 3 (1.20%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.77%) SLA
2 11 (4.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.39%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.59%) COBIT
4 4 (1.59%) COSO
4 4 (1.59%) SAS 70
5 1 (0.40%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.40%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 19 (7.57%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.77%) ISA Server
3 16 (6.37%) UAG
4 14 (5.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.99%) vCloud
6 4 (1.59%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (1.59%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.80%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.80%) XenServer
9 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.40%) NFS
9 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (6.37%) WSUS
2 12 (4.78%) OPNET
3 6 (2.39%) RSA Security Analytics
4 2 (0.80%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.40%) AppManager
5 1 (0.40%) Cacti
5 1 (0.40%) Cisco LMS
5 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.40%) Netcool
5 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.40%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 104 (41.43%) Cisco
2 43 (17.13%) Juniper
3 41 (16.33%) Microsoft
4 33 (13.15%) VMware
5 26 (10.36%) CheckPoint
6 22 (8.76%) Riverbed
6 22 (8.76%) SolarWinds
7 17 (6.77%) F5
7 17 (6.77%) Huawei
8 13 (5.18%) IBM
9 12 (4.78%) HP
10 11 (4.38%) Blue Coat
10 11 (4.38%) Oracle
10 11 (4.38%) Palo Alto
11 10 (3.98%) Citrix
12 8 (3.19%) Nokia
13 6 (2.39%) Aruba
13 6 (2.39%) Nokia Networks
14 5 (1.99%) LANDesk
14 5 (1.99%) Meraki
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