The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architecture
Rank 499 461 477
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +16
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 91 42 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.097% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.13% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 21 36
Average daily rate £450 £375 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £298 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £320 £400
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £22.50 £43.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% -48.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £27.25 £55.00
% change year-on-year
-52.29% -50.45%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37958 31464 38928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.95% 73.02% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 23972 19227 22646
Average daily rate £405 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 981 1339
Average hourly rate £27.88 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.89% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Network Architecture
UK

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East +9 38 £450 +33.33% 5
London -3 36 £438 -7.89% 12
North West - 5 - - 3
South West - 5 £480 - 7
West Midlands -13 4 £406 +35.41%
Yorkshire -24 1 - - 1
East of England -27 1 - - 13
East Midlands - 1 £475 -
Network Architecture
UK

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 58 (35.15%) Cisco
2 46 (27.88%) Telecoms
3 43 (26.06%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (24.85%) MPLS
5 37 (22.42%) Firewall
5 37 (22.42%) Windows
6 35 (21.21%) Microsoft
7 34 (20.61%) TCP/IP
8 31 (18.79%) WAN
8 31 (18.79%) 3G
9 30 (18.18%) ITIL
10 29 (17.58%) 4G
11 27 (16.36%) Network Design
12 25 (15.15%) Juniper
12 25 (15.15%) SIEM
13 24 (14.55%) CCIE
13 24 (14.55%) 2G
14 23 (13.94%) OSPF
14 23 (13.94%) LAN
15 22 (13.33%) VPN
15 22 (13.33%) BGP
15 22 (13.33%) CA
16 21 (12.73%) Finance
16 21 (12.73%) Migration
17 20 (12.12%) CCNP
17 20 (12.12%) GSM
18 19 (11.52%) Change Management
19 17 (10.30%) EIGRP
19 17 (10.30%) LTE
20 16 (9.70%) Network Security

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (6.06%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (1.82%) Lync
4 2 (1.21%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.21%) IIS
5 1 (0.61%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.61%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 12 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.42%) MS Office
2 4 (2.42%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.42%) IaaS
2 2 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.21%) PaaS
3 1 (0.61%) SaaS
3 1 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (24.85%) MPLS
2 37 (22.42%) Firewall
3 34 (20.61%) TCP/IP
4 31 (18.79%) WAN
4 31 (18.79%) 3G
5 29 (17.58%) 4G
6 24 (14.55%) 2G
7 23 (13.94%) OSPF
7 23 (13.94%) LAN
8 22 (13.33%) VPN
8 22 (13.33%) BGP
9 20 (12.12%) GSM
10 17 (10.30%) EIGRP
10 17 (10.30%) LTE
11 16 (9.70%) Network Security
12 14 (8.48%) VoIP
13 13 (7.88%) VLAN
14 12 (7.27%) NetScreen
14 12 (7.27%) UMTS
14 12 (7.27%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.61%) MS Access
4 1 (0.61%) DTS
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 46 (27.88%) Telecoms
2 21 (12.73%) Finance
3 5 (3.03%) Banking
3 5 (3.03%) Front Office
4 4 (2.42%) Billing
4 4 (2.42%) Marketing
5 3 (1.82%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.82%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.82%) Back Office
6 2 (1.21%) Legal
7 1 (0.61%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.61%) Automotive
7 1 (0.61%) Law
Job Titles
1 58 (35.15%) Architect
2 43 (26.06%) Consultant
3 39 (23.64%) Network Architect
4 21 (12.73%) Network Consultant
5 9 (5.45%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (4.85%) Security Consultant
6 8 (4.85%) Network Engineer
7 5 (3.03%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (3.03%) Project Manager
8 4 (2.42%) IP Engineer
8 4 (2.42%) Voice Engineer
8 4 (2.42%) Analyst
8 4 (2.42%) Design Engineer
8 4 (2.42%) Administrator
9 3 (1.82%) Cisco Consultant
9 3 (1.82%) Test and Integration Engineer
9 3 (1.82%) Security Architect
9 3 (1.82%) Integration Engineer
9 3 (1.82%) Support Technician
9 3 (1.82%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.42%) Middleware
2 3 (1.82%) JSON
3 2 (1.21%) WebRTC
3 2 (1.21%) RESTful
4 1 (0.61%) Java EE
4 1 (0.61%) MDX
4 1 (0.61%) J2EE
4 1 (0.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.42%) Clustering
1 4 (2.42%) Replication
1 4 (2.42%) Management Information System
2 3 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.21%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.21%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.21%) W3C
4 1 (0.61%) Economics
4 1 (0.61%) IVR
4 1 (0.61%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.61%) PMI
4 1 (0.61%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 37 (22.42%) Windows
2 9 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (3.03%) Linux
3 5 (3.03%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.82%) Windows XP
4 3 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.21%) Solaris
6 1 (0.61%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.18%) ITIL
2 27 (16.36%) Network Design
3 25 (15.15%) SIEM
4 21 (12.73%) Migration
5 19 (11.52%) Change Management
6 15 (9.09%) Problem Management
6 15 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 15 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
6 15 (9.09%) Load Balancing
7 12 (7.27%) Project Management
7 12 (7.27%) Network Management
7 12 (7.27%) Use Case
8 11 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (6.06%) Security Architecture
10 8 (4.85%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (4.24%) Time Management
11 7 (4.24%) Computer Security
12 5 (3.03%) Technical Architecture
12 5 (3.03%) TOGAF
13 4 (2.42%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.42%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.82%) C
2 3 (1.82%) Java
3 1 (0.61%) SQL
3 1 (0.61%) VBScript
3 1 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (26.06%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (14.55%) CCIE
3 20 (12.12%) CCNP
4 12 (7.27%) CISSP
5 11 (6.67%) JNCIE
6 10 (6.06%) CISA
7 9 (5.45%) CCNA
8 8 (4.85%) CCDP
9 6 (3.64%) Security Cleared
9 6 (3.64%) JNCIP
10 5 (3.03%) SC Cleared
11 4 (2.42%) MCSE
11 4 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (2.42%) CISM
11 4 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (2.42%) Degree
11 4 (2.42%) MCITP
12 3 (1.82%) CCIP
13 2 (1.21%) ISEB
14 1 (0.61%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.45%) QA
2 3 (1.82%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.21%) SLA
4 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (7.88%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.42%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.42%) vSphere
3 4 (2.42%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.82%) Puppet
2 2 (1.21%) SCOrch
2 2 (1.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (1.21%) Windows Storage Server
Vendors
1 58 (35.15%) Cisco
2 35 (21.21%) Microsoft
3 25 (15.15%) Juniper
4 22 (13.33%) CA
5 15 (9.09%) F5
5 15 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 12 (7.27%) McAfee
7 10 (6.06%) VMware
8 6 (3.64%) Redback
9 5 (3.03%) Blue Coat
9 5 (3.03%) Nokia
10 4 (2.42%) ArcSight
10 4 (2.42%) LogLogic
10 4 (2.42%) HP
10 4 (2.42%) BT
10 4 (2.42%) Huawei
11 3 (1.82%) Apple
11 3 (1.82%) Ericsson
11 3 (1.82%) SAP
12 2 (1.21%) 3PAR
Reading, Berkshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £304 to £304 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Venn Group
Rate: £200 - £275 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €500 - €800 per day
Posted: 25 days ago