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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Architecture
Rank 202 214 200
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -14
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 36 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.39% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.35% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £365 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £503 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £434 £388 £280
% change year-on-year
+11.93% +38.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -64.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.00 £79.50
% change year-on-year
- -79.87%
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
6992 6009 5319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 74.90% 72.21% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3852 3151 2609
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 255 331
Average hourly rate £26.50 £21.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.25% -20.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.53 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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
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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 -1 13 £400 -4.47% 3
Surrey +4 10 £450 -12.19% 1
Hampshire -18 5 £400 -12.08% 6
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Network Architecture
England

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 45 (51.72%) Cisco
2 39 (44.83%) Firewall
3 35 (40.23%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (36.78%) Telecoms
4 32 (36.78%) Security Cleared
5 30 (34.48%) Cisco ASA
6 27 (31.03%) Juniper
7 24 (27.59%) Linux
8 23 (26.44%) DV Cleared
9 22 (25.29%) Windows
10 18 (20.69%) CheckPoint
10 18 (20.69%) Network Design
10 18 (20.69%) Wireshark
11 16 (18.39%) Load Balancing
11 16 (18.39%) Network Monitoring
11 16 (18.39%) CCNA
11 16 (18.39%) VPN
12 15 (17.24%) PKI
13 14 (16.09%) PowerShell
13 14 (16.09%) Bash Shell
13 14 (16.09%) FortiGate
14 13 (14.94%) Nokia
15 12 (13.79%) CCNP
15 12 (13.79%) SQL
15 12 (13.79%) LAN
15 12 (13.79%) VoIP
15 12 (13.79%) WAN
15 12 (13.79%) Change Management
15 12 (13.79%) BGP
15 12 (13.79%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 5 (5.75%) GlassFish
1 5 (5.75%) WebLogic
1 5 (5.75%) Apache
2 2 (2.30%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.30%) IIS
3 1 (1.15%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (44.83%) Firewall
2 30 (34.48%) Cisco ASA
3 18 (20.69%) Wireshark
4 16 (18.39%) VPN
5 12 (13.79%) LAN
5 12 (13.79%) VoIP
5 12 (13.79%) WAN
5 12 (13.79%) BGP
6 11 (12.64%) LTE
6 11 (12.64%) OSPF
7 10 (11.49%) MPLS
7 10 (11.49%) Network Security
8 9 (10.34%) UMTS
9 8 (9.20%) Ethernet
9 8 (9.20%) 3G
9 8 (9.20%) Wireless
10 7 (8.05%) IPsec
10 7 (8.05%) SNMP
11 6 (6.90%) TCP/IP
11 6 (6.90%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
General
1 32 (36.78%) Telecoms
2 11 (12.64%) Finance
3 2 (2.30%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.30%) Marketing
4 1 (1.15%) Legal
4 1 (1.15%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (33.33%) Architect
2 16 (18.39%) Network Architect
3 15 (17.24%) Network Engineer
4 12 (13.79%) Consultant
5 10 (11.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (11.49%) Design Engineer
6 5 (5.75%) Security Consultant
6 5 (5.75%) Network Consultant
6 5 (5.75%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.60%) Network Designer
7 4 (4.60%) Designer
7 4 (4.60%) IP Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Network Security Consultant
7 4 (4.60%) Network Design Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) Senior Network Design Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) Firewall Consultant
8 3 (3.45%) Senior Design Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.75%) J2EE
2 2 (2.30%) .NET
3 1 (1.15%) Web Services
3 1 (1.15%) Rendezvous
3 1 (1.15%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.24%) PKI
2 4 (4.60%) Client/Server
2 4 (4.60%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.30%) AVVID
3 2 (2.30%) Blog
3 2 (2.30%) Reference Data
3 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.15%) Economics
4 1 (1.15%) CMDB
4 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.15%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 24 (27.59%) Linux
2 22 (25.29%) Windows
3 8 (9.20%) CentOS
3 8 (9.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.30%) SUSE
5 2 (2.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.15%) AIX
6 1 (1.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.69%) Network Design
2 16 (18.39%) Load Balancing
2 16 (18.39%) Network Monitoring
3 12 (13.79%) Change Management
3 12 (13.79%) Network Planning
4 11 (12.64%) Network Management
5 9 (10.34%) Project Management
6 8 (9.20%) ITIL
7 7 (8.05%) Analytics
8 6 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.75%) Software Engineering
10 4 (4.60%) Validation
10 4 (4.60%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (4.60%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (4.60%) Cyber Security
10 4 (4.60%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (3.45%) Risk Analysis
11 3 (3.45%) Release Management
11 3 (3.45%) Service Management
11 3 (3.45%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.09%) PowerShell
1 14 (16.09%) Bash Shell
2 12 (13.79%) SQL
3 7 (8.05%) Python
3 7 (8.05%) Perl
4 6 (6.90%) Java
5 2 (2.30%) C
6 1 (1.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (40.23%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (36.78%) Security Cleared
3 23 (26.44%) DV Cleared
4 16 (18.39%) CCNA
5 12 (13.79%) CCNP
6 11 (12.64%) CCIE
7 9 (10.34%) SC Cleared
8 6 (6.90%) Degree
9 3 (3.45%) CISSP
10 2 (2.30%) CCDA
10 2 (2.30%) CCDE
10 2 (2.30%) JNCIA
10 2 (2.30%) JNCIS
10 2 (2.30%) JNCIP
11 1 (1.15%) GCIA
11 1 (1.15%) GCIH
11 1 (1.15%) GIAC
11 1 (1.15%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (1.15%) CCDP
11 1 (1.15%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) SLA
2 2 (2.30%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.15%) COBIT
3 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.15%) COSO
3 1 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (11.49%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (9.20%) vSphere
3 3 (3.45%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.15%) XenApp
5 1 (1.15%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (16.09%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (51.72%) Cisco
2 27 (31.03%) Juniper
3 18 (20.69%) CheckPoint
4 13 (14.94%) Nokia
5 12 (13.79%) VMware
6 11 (12.64%) Huawei
7 9 (10.34%) Blue Coat
8 7 (8.05%) F5
9 6 (6.90%) Business Objects
9 6 (6.90%) Redback
9 6 (6.90%) Ericsson
9 6 (6.90%) Radware
9 6 (6.90%) TippingPoint
9 6 (6.90%) Greenplum
10 5 (5.75%) SolarWinds
10 5 (5.75%) Tufin
10 5 (5.75%) Citrix
11 4 (4.60%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 4 (4.60%) Infoblox
12 3 (3.45%) BT