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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Architecture
Rank 213 211 218
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 43 38 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.43% 0.40% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.56% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 7
Average daily rate
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£175 £450 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.11% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £384 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £515 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £450 £338
% change year-on-year
-23.33% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £33.00 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+153.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £13.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+153.84% -52.29%
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
7510 6809 6094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.02% 71.99% 71.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4242 3803 3178
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 261 265
Average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 -13 21 £163 -63.88%
Surrey +10 15 - -
Hampshire -5 6 £350 -9.67% 3
Network Architecture
England

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 44 (55.00%) Cisco
2 30 (37.50%) Firewall
2 30 (37.50%) Wireshark
3 24 (30.00%) Change Management
3 24 (30.00%) Finance
3 24 (30.00%) Juniper
3 24 (30.00%) CheckPoint
4 23 (28.75%) ITIL
5 22 (27.50%) Telecoms
6 21 (26.25%) Load Balancing
6 21 (26.25%) Blue Coat
7 18 (22.50%) Service Management
7 18 (22.50%) TippingPoint
7 18 (22.50%) SolarWinds
7 18 (22.50%) Tufin
7 18 (22.50%) F5
7 18 (22.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 18 (22.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 17 (21.25%) Management Information System
8 17 (21.25%) CISSP
9 16 (20.00%) DNS
10 15 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (18.75%) 3G
11 14 (17.50%) Bloomberg
11 14 (17.50%) TIBCO
11 14 (17.50%) Rendezvous
11 14 (17.50%) Radianz
11 14 (17.50%) TCP/IP
11 14 (17.50%) DHCP
11 14 (17.50%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (6.25%) Apache
1 5 (6.25%) WebLogic
1 5 (6.25%) GlassFish
2 2 (2.50%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.50%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.75%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (17.50%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (37.50%) Firewall
1 30 (37.50%) Wireshark
2 18 (22.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 18 (22.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 16 (20.00%) DNS
4 15 (18.75%) 3G
5 14 (17.50%) TCP/IP
5 14 (17.50%) DHCP
5 14 (17.50%) Multicast
6 13 (16.25%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (16.25%) Network Security
7 9 (11.25%) Wireless
7 9 (11.25%) 3GPP
8 8 (10.00%) 4G
8 8 (10.00%) LTE
8 8 (10.00%) GSM
9 7 (8.75%) Internet
9 7 (8.75%) Radio Access Network
10 6 (7.50%) VPN
10 6 (7.50%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (7.50%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
General
1 24 (30.00%) Finance
2 22 (27.50%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (26.25%) Consultant
2 17 (21.25%) Architect
3 16 (20.00%) Network Consultant
4 12 (15.00%) Network Engineer
5 10 (12.50%) Network Architect
5 10 (12.50%) Firewall Consultant
6 8 (10.00%) Security Consultant
6 8 (10.00%) Test Engineer
6 8 (10.00%) Network Security Consultant
7 6 (7.50%) Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Transition Manager
8 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Design Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Network Security Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Network Designer
9 3 (3.75%) Security Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Senior Network Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Network Design Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Senior Network Design Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Senior Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.50%) Rendezvous
2 5 (6.25%) J2EE
3 3 (3.75%) Middleware
4 2 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.25%) Management Information System
2 10 (12.50%) PKI
3 4 (5.00%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.75%) Economics
4 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.50%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.25%) AVVID
6 1 (1.25%) CMDB
6 1 (1.25%) NHS
6 1 (1.25%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.50%) Linux
2 13 (16.25%) Windows
3 3 (3.75%) AIX
3 3 (3.75%) Solaris
4 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.00%) Change Management
2 23 (28.75%) ITIL
3 21 (26.25%) Load Balancing
4 18 (22.50%) Service Management
5 11 (13.75%) Network Design
6 9 (11.25%) Analytics
7 8 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (8.75%) Project Management
9 6 (7.50%) Risk Analysis
9 6 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (5.00%) Network Management
10 4 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (5.00%) Risk Management
11 3 (3.75%) Information Security
11 3 (3.75%) Information Security Management
11 3 (3.75%) Security Management
11 3 (3.75%) Service Delivery
11 3 (3.75%) Document Management
11 3 (3.75%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.00%) SQL
2 7 (8.75%) Bash Shell
2 7 (8.75%) PowerShell
3 6 (7.50%) Perl
3 6 (7.50%) Python
4 5 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (21.25%) CISSP
2 15 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (15.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (10.00%) DV Cleared
5 7 (8.75%) CCNA
6 5 (6.25%) Degree
7 4 (5.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (5.00%) CCIE
7 4 (5.00%) CCNP
8 3 (3.75%) GCIA
8 3 (3.75%) GCIH
9 2 (2.50%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) COBIT
1 3 (3.75%) COSO
1 3 (3.75%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (8.75%) vSphere
1 7 (8.75%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (8.75%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 44 (55.00%) Cisco
2 24 (30.00%) Juniper
2 24 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 21 (26.25%) Blue Coat
4 18 (22.50%) TippingPoint
4 18 (22.50%) SolarWinds
4 18 (22.50%) Tufin
4 18 (22.50%) F5
5 14 (17.50%) Bloomberg
5 14 (17.50%) TIBCO
5 14 (17.50%) Radianz
5 14 (17.50%) NetScout
5 14 (17.50%) LogLogic
5 14 (17.50%) Tradeweb
6 7 (8.75%) VMware
7 6 (7.50%) Greenplum
7 6 (7.50%) Business Objects
8 5 (6.25%) Citrix
9 4 (5.00%) Infoblox
10 3 (3.75%) Microsoft