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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architecture
Rank 485 539 471
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -68
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 144 95 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.18% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.22% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 61 63
Median daily rate £490 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £750 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.58% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 4
Median hourly rate £46.50 £47.83 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.78% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £47.83 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £56.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £47.83 £54.50
% change year-on-year
-5.91% -12.23%
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
41710 42817 39755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.12% 80.53% 78.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27739 28398 25061
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1029 1151 1110
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +36.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

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 31 August 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
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 31 August 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
London -6 61 £500 -9.09% 7
South East +30 41 £500 +31.14% 5
West Midlands -12 17 £400 -5.88% 5
North West +25 6 £450 - 2
East of England +16 6 £438 +9.37% 2
Yorkshire +7 6 £350 +48.93%
South West - 6 £350 -
Network Architecture
UK

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 134 (49.08%) Cisco
2 79 (28.94%) Firewall
3 65 (23.81%) Finance
4 62 (22.71%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (20.15%) Juniper
6 51 (18.68%) ITIL
7 49 (17.95%) WAN
8 48 (17.58%) CheckPoint
9 47 (17.22%) Telecoms
10 45 (16.48%) Microsoft
10 45 (16.48%) Riverbed
11 43 (15.75%) LAN
11 43 (15.75%) BGP
12 41 (15.02%) SolarWinds
13 40 (14.65%) Cisco Nexus
14 39 (14.29%) Windows
14 39 (14.29%) OSPF
15 38 (13.92%) DNS
15 38 (13.92%) Data Centre
16 35 (12.82%) Network Management
16 35 (12.82%) Network Design
17 34 (12.45%) Active Directory
17 34 (12.45%) CCIE
18 31 (11.36%) Wireless
18 31 (11.36%) Security Cleared
18 31 (11.36%) Palo Alto
19 30 (10.99%) Change Management
20 28 (10.26%) Project Management
20 28 (10.26%) TCP/IP
20 28 (10.26%) Linux

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 8 (2.93%) Skype for Business
2 7 (2.56%) CMS
3 4 (1.47%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.47%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.47%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.10%) IBM Notes
4 3 (1.10%) IIS
5 2 (0.73%) Apache
5 2 (0.73%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.73%) JBoss
5 2 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.37%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (6.23%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.56%) MS Office
2 7 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.83%) MS Project
4 1 (0.37%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 7 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.56%) Office 365
4 6 (2.20%) SaaS
5 5 (1.83%) IBM PureFlex
6 2 (0.73%) IaaS
6 2 (0.73%) PaaS
7 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.37%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 79 (28.94%) Firewall
2 49 (17.95%) WAN
3 43 (15.75%) BGP
3 43 (15.75%) LAN
4 40 (14.65%) Cisco Nexus
5 39 (14.29%) OSPF
6 38 (13.92%) DNS
7 31 (11.36%) Wireless
8 28 (10.26%) TCP/IP
9 26 (9.52%) DHCP
10 24 (8.79%) BIG-IP
10 24 (8.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 24 (8.79%) MPLS
11 21 (7.69%) Internet
12 19 (6.96%) 3G
12 19 (6.96%) HTTP
13 18 (6.59%) SSL
14 16 (5.86%) LDAP
14 16 (5.86%) Network Security
15 15 (5.49%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.40%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.47%) MySQL
3 4 (1.47%) OLTP
4 3 (1.10%) Big Data
4 3 (1.10%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.73%) DB2
5 2 (0.73%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.73%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (3.66%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.37%) Calabash
4 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
General
1 65 (23.81%) Finance
2 47 (17.22%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.40%) Marketing
4 11 (4.03%) Banking
4 11 (4.03%) Manufacturing
5 10 (3.66%) Military
6 9 (3.30%) Back Office
7 8 (2.93%) Legal
7 8 (2.93%) Retail
8 5 (1.83%) Billing
8 5 (1.83%) Law
9 3 (1.10%) Automotive
10 2 (0.73%) Advertising
10 2 (0.73%) Avionics
10 2 (0.73%) French Language
10 2 (0.73%) Local Government
11 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.37%) Electronics
11 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 107 (39.19%) Architect
2 58 (21.25%) Network Engineer
3 56 (20.51%) Network Architect
4 26 (9.52%) Analyst
5 24 (8.79%) Solutions Architect
6 23 (8.42%) Consultant
7 22 (8.06%) Senior Network Engineer
8 21 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
9 17 (6.23%) Cisco Engineer
9 17 (6.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 13 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
11 12 (4.40%) Network Consultant
11 12 (4.40%) Senior Architect
11 12 (4.40%) Senior Network Architect
12 11 (4.03%) Business Analyst
12 11 (4.03%) Principal Architect
13 10 (3.66%) Network Analyst
13 10 (3.66%) Technical Architect
14 9 (3.30%) Senior Systems Engineer
15 8 (2.93%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.49%) Middleware
2 14 (5.13%) SAML
3 13 (4.76%) CSS
4 7 (2.56%) Web Services
5 5 (1.83%) RESTful
6 4 (1.47%) IBM Integration Bus
6 4 (1.47%) SOAP
7 2 (0.73%) .NET
7 2 (0.73%) Ajax
7 2 (0.73%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.73%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.73%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.73%) jQuery
7 2 (0.73%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (0.73%) Mojolicious
7 2 (0.73%) Node.js
8 1 (0.37%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (13.92%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.86%) User Experience
4 15 (5.49%) Management Information System
5 13 (4.76%) CESG
5 13 (4.76%) PKI
6 10 (3.66%) ASIC
6 10 (3.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 8 (2.93%) Visualisation
8 7 (2.56%) CMDB
9 6 (2.20%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.83%) Digital TV
10 5 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.83%) IPTV
10 5 (1.83%) VCE vBlock
11 4 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.47%) Mobile Payment
11 4 (1.47%) Statistics
11 4 (1.47%) Virtual Team
12 3 (1.10%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 39 (14.29%) Windows
2 28 (10.26%) Linux
3 15 (5.49%) Windows Server
4 10 (3.66%) Solaris
4 10 (3.66%) Unix
5 5 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.47%) AIX
7 2 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.73%) SUSE
7 2 (0.73%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.73%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (18.68%) ITIL
2 35 (12.82%) Network Design
2 35 (12.82%) Network Management
3 30 (10.99%) Change Management
4 28 (10.26%) Project Management
5 24 (8.79%) Service Management
6 19 (6.96%) Information Security
7 18 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (6.23%) Migration
8 17 (6.23%) Network Monitoring
9 16 (5.86%) Load Balancing
9 16 (5.86%) Security Operations
9 16 (5.86%) TOGAF
10 15 (5.49%) ITIL V3
11 14 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (4.40%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (4.40%) UML
13 10 (3.66%) Business Development
13 10 (3.66%) Requirements Management
13 10 (3.66%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 25 (9.16%) SQL
2 16 (5.86%) Perl
2 16 (5.86%) Python
3 15 (5.49%) C++
3 15 (5.49%) Java
4 13 (4.76%) PowerShell
5 11 (4.03%) VB
6 6 (2.20%) C
7 2 (0.73%) C#
7 2 (0.73%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.73%) PHP
7 2 (0.73%) Ruby
7 2 (0.73%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.37%) Delphi
8 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 62 (22.71%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (12.45%) CCIE
3 31 (11.36%) Security Cleared
4 28 (10.26%) Degree
4 28 (10.26%) SC Cleared
5 23 (8.42%) CISSP
6 22 (8.06%) CCNP
7 21 (7.69%) CCNA
8 12 (4.40%) CISM
9 10 (3.66%) CISA
10 7 (2.56%) CCDE
10 7 (2.56%) Chartered Engineer
11 6 (2.20%) CCDP
12 5 (1.83%) CESG Certified Professional
13 4 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (1.10%) GCIA
14 3 (1.10%) GCIH
14 3 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.73%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (9.16%) PCI DSS
2 15 (5.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (3.30%) SLA
4 4 (1.47%) COBIT
4 4 (1.47%) COSO
4 4 (1.47%) SAS 70
5 3 (1.10%) RMADS
6 2 (0.73%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.37%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.37%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.37%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.37%) QA
System Software
1 34 (12.45%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.93%) Firmware
4 6 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.83%) vCloud
6 4 (1.47%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (1.47%) ISA Server
7 3 (1.10%) UAG
7 3 (1.10%) XenApp
8 2 (0.73%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.73%) vSphere
8 2 (0.73%) XenServer
9 1 (0.37%) NFS
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.37%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 23 (8.42%) OPNET
2 5 (1.83%) OpenView
3 4 (1.47%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.10%) SCCM
4 3 (1.10%) WSUS
5 2 (0.73%) Ansible
5 2 (0.73%) Puppet
5 2 (0.73%) RSA Security Analytics
6 1 (0.37%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.37%) AppManager
6 1 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.37%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.37%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.37%) Netcool
6 1 (0.37%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.37%) SCOM
6 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.37%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 134 (49.08%) Cisco
2 55 (20.15%) Juniper
3 48 (17.58%) CheckPoint
4 45 (16.48%) Microsoft
4 45 (16.48%) Riverbed
5 41 (15.02%) SolarWinds
6 31 (11.36%) Palo Alto
7 28 (10.26%) F5
8 27 (9.89%) VMware
9 19 (6.96%) IBM
9 19 (6.96%) Oracle
9 19 (6.96%) Tufin
10 17 (6.23%) BMC
11 16 (5.86%) Blue Coat
12 13 (4.76%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 13 (4.76%) Aruba
12 13 (4.76%) Fortinet
12 13 (4.76%) Nokia
13 12 (4.40%) HP
14 11 (4.03%) Radianz
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