The table below looks at the statistics for Network Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Architecture over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architecture
Rank 222 231 226
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 35 35 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.41% 0.37% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.48% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 6
Average daily rate £450 £434 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.74% -1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £354 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £527 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £438 £418
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 - £19.00
Network Architecture
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6728 7288 6385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.68% 77.43% 74.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4146 4014 3407
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 236 265
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

Network Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Architecture across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Network Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Architecture across the South East region.

Network Architecture Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Network Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Architecture across the South East region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Network Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Network Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Architecture across the South East region.

Network Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Network Architecture
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Berkshire +11 15 £380 -1.93% 1
Hampshire +24 13 £550 - 1
Buckinghamshire +11 6 £450 - 2
Middlesex - 1 £450 -
Network Architecture
England

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 33 (43.42%) Cisco
2 31 (40.79%) Security Cleared
2 31 (40.79%) SC Cleared
3 30 (39.47%) Windows
4 27 (35.53%) PKI
5 26 (34.21%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (34.21%) Firewall
6 24 (31.58%) CISSP
7 23 (30.26%) VPN
8 22 (28.95%) Information Security
9 21 (27.63%) Intrusion Detection
9 21 (27.63%) SIEM
10 20 (26.32%) Unix
11 18 (23.68%) SSL
12 17 (22.37%) TOGAF
12 17 (22.37%) Oracle
12 17 (22.37%) Information Assurance
13 16 (21.05%) CESG Certified Professional
13 16 (21.05%) CESG
14 15 (19.74%) Service Management
15 14 (18.42%) CISM
15 14 (18.42%) CESG CLAS
15 14 (18.42%) MCP
15 14 (18.42%) MCSE
15 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (18.42%) CCNA
15 14 (18.42%) CLAS
16 13 (17.11%) Wireless
16 13 (17.11%) IPsec
16 13 (17.11%) VMware

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 3 (3.95%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 7 (9.21%) MS Excel
1 7 (9.21%) MS Project
2 5 (6.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (34.21%) Firewall
2 23 (30.26%) VPN
3 21 (27.63%) Intrusion Detection
4 18 (23.68%) SSL
5 13 (17.11%) IPsec
5 13 (17.11%) Wireless
6 11 (14.47%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (13.16%) 4G
8 9 (11.84%) 3G
8 9 (11.84%) WAN
9 8 (10.53%) Wireless Security
10 7 (9.21%) HTTP
10 7 (9.21%) Internet
10 7 (9.21%) SSH
11 6 (7.89%) LTE
11 6 (7.89%) SAN
12 5 (6.58%) 2G
12 5 (6.58%) MPLS
13 4 (5.26%) Value-Added Service
13 4 (5.26%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
General
1 11 (14.47%) Telecoms
2 10 (13.16%) Banking
3 8 (10.53%) Finance
4 5 (6.58%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.95%) Billing
6 2 (2.63%) Military
7 1 (1.32%) Legal
7 1 (1.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (39.47%) Architect
2 18 (23.68%) Network Engineer
3 15 (19.74%) Security Architect
4 10 (13.16%) Consultant
5 9 (11.84%) Cisco Engineer
5 9 (11.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) Analyst
7 7 (9.21%) CISSP Architect
7 7 (9.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (9.21%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (9.21%) Network Support
7 7 (9.21%) Network Support Engineer
7 7 (9.21%) Security Consultant
7 7 (9.21%) Support Engineer
8 6 (7.89%) CLAS Architect
8 6 (7.89%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 6 (7.89%) Network Architect
9 5 (6.58%) CISSP Consultant
9 5 (6.58%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 5 (6.58%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) Middleware
2 2 (2.63%) JSF
3 1 (1.32%) Web Services
3 1 (1.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (35.53%) PKI
2 16 (21.05%) CESG
3 14 (18.42%) CESG CLAS
4 10 (13.16%) Data Centre
5 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (7.89%) Management Information System
6 4 (5.26%) Computer Science
6 4 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (39.47%) Windows
2 20 (26.32%) Unix
3 9 (11.84%) Linux
4 7 (9.21%) AIX
4 7 (9.21%) Solaris
5 6 (7.89%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.32%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.95%) Information Security
2 21 (27.63%) SIEM
3 17 (22.37%) Information Assurance
3 17 (22.37%) TOGAF
4 15 (19.74%) Service Management
5 10 (13.16%) Security Management
6 9 (11.84%) Project Management
7 7 (9.21%) Analytics
7 7 (9.21%) Change Management
7 7 (9.21%) Digital Forensics
7 7 (9.21%) Document Management
7 7 (9.21%) Migration
7 7 (9.21%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (7.89%) Identity Management
8 6 (7.89%) ITIL
9 5 (6.58%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.58%) Patch Management
9 5 (6.58%) PRINCE
9 5 (6.58%) Security Operations
9 5 (6.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.32%) C
1 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (40.79%) SC Cleared
1 31 (40.79%) Security Cleared
2 26 (34.21%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (31.58%) CISSP
4 16 (21.05%) CESG Certified Professional
5 14 (18.42%) CCNA
5 14 (18.42%) CISM
5 14 (18.42%) CLAS
5 14 (18.42%) MCP
5 14 (18.42%) MCSE
5 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (15.79%) DV Cleared
7 11 (14.47%) Degree
8 10 (13.16%) CCIE
9 7 (9.21%) GCIA
9 7 (9.21%) GCIH
10 3 (3.95%) CCNP
11 1 (1.32%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (1.32%) PMI Certification
11 1 (1.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) COBIT
1 5 (6.58%) COSO
1 5 (6.58%) PCI DSS
1 5 (6.58%) SAS 70
2 4 (5.26%) QA
2 4 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.89%) ISA Server
2 6 (7.89%) UAG
3 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.32%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (9.21%) RSA Security Analytics
2 6 (7.89%) WSUS
3 2 (2.63%) OPNET
Vendors
1 33 (43.42%) Cisco
2 17 (22.37%) Oracle
3 13 (17.11%) VMware
4 12 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 11 (14.47%) IronPort
6 5 (6.58%) Intel Security
6 5 (6.58%) Juniper
7 4 (5.26%) Citrix
8 3 (3.95%) CheckPoint
8 3 (3.95%) Palo Alto
8 3 (3.95%) Polycom
8 3 (3.95%) Riverbed
9 2 (2.63%) Blue Coat
9 2 (2.63%) Huawei
9 2 (2.63%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.32%) F5
10 1 (1.32%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.32%) HP
10 1 (1.32%) Nokia