The first table below looks at the demand for Network Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 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.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architecture
Rank 493 485 470
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -15
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 94 53 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.15% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 23 38
Average daily rate £450 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £180 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £338 £400
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £27.25 £43.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.29% -37.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £27.25 £55.00
% change year-on-year
-52.29% -50.45%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40055 34550 41999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.38% 72.44% 69.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 24990 20571 23942
Average daily rate £400 £408 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1138 1039 1411
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%

Network Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Network Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Architecture
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Architecture within the UK.

Network Architecture Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Architecture within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Network Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Architecture within the UK.

Network Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network Architecture
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England -1 91 £450 +12.50% 8
South East +21 38 £450 +33.33% 2
London +7 37 £431 -9.21% 5
Berkshire +9 29 £450 -3.22% 2
Reading - 16 - - 2
Surrey -2 6 £514 +52.22%
North West - 5 - -
West Midlands -17 4 £406 +25.00%
South West - 4 £480 -
Manchester - 4 - -
City of London -8 2 £600 +26.31% 1
East of England -22 2 £575 +31.42%
Hampshire +9 1 £388 -26.19%
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £475 -
Nottingham - 1 £475 -
Birmingham - 1 £313 -
Bristol - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £475 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Merseyside - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Cardiff - - - -

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 60 (33.71%) Cisco
2 49 (27.53%) Telecoms
3 44 (24.72%) MPLS
4 43 (24.16%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (23.03%) Microsoft
5 41 (23.03%) Firewall
6 38 (21.35%) Windows
7 34 (19.10%) WAN
7 34 (19.10%) TCP/IP
8 32 (17.98%) 3G
9 30 (16.85%) ITIL
10 29 (16.29%) Network Design
10 29 (16.29%) 4G
11 28 (15.73%) Finance
12 27 (15.17%) Juniper
13 25 (14.04%) OSPF
13 25 (14.04%) VPN
13 25 (14.04%) LAN
13 25 (14.04%) SIEM
14 24 (13.48%) BGP
14 24 (13.48%) 2G
15 23 (12.92%) CCIE
16 22 (12.36%) CA
16 22 (12.36%) LTE
17 21 (11.80%) GSM
17 21 (11.80%) Migration
18 20 (11.24%) CCNP
19 19 (10.67%) Project Management
19 19 (10.67%) Change Management
20 18 (10.11%) Load Balancing

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 9 (5.06%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (1.69%) IIS
3 3 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.12%) ColdFusion
4 2 (1.12%) Lync
4 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (6.74%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.62%) MS Office
3 6 (3.37%) MS Project
4 4 (2.25%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.25%) IaaS
2 3 (1.69%) PaaS
3 2 (1.12%) SaaS
4 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (24.72%) MPLS
2 41 (23.03%) Firewall
3 34 (19.10%) TCP/IP
3 34 (19.10%) WAN
4 32 (17.98%) 3G
5 29 (16.29%) 4G
6 25 (14.04%) LAN
6 25 (14.04%) VPN
6 25 (14.04%) OSPF
7 24 (13.48%) BGP
7 24 (13.48%) 2G
8 22 (12.36%) LTE
9 21 (11.80%) GSM
10 18 (10.11%) EIGRP
11 16 (8.99%) Network Security
11 16 (8.99%) UMTS
12 14 (7.87%) VoIP
12 14 (7.87%) VLAN
13 13 (7.30%) Wireless
13 13 (7.30%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.56%) MS Access
4 1 (0.56%) DTS
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 49 (27.53%) Telecoms
2 28 (15.73%) Finance
3 8 (4.49%) Financial Institution
4 7 (3.93%) Billing
5 6 (3.37%) Banking
6 5 (2.81%) Front Office
7 4 (2.25%) Back Office
7 4 (2.25%) Marketing
8 3 (1.69%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.12%) Multimedia
9 2 (1.12%) Legal
10 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.56%) Automotive
10 1 (0.56%) Law
10 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 60 (33.71%) Architect
2 44 (24.72%) Consultant
3 39 (21.91%) Network Architect
4 21 (11.80%) Network Consultant
5 11 (6.18%) Project Manager
5 11 (6.18%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (5.62%) Network Engineer
7 8 (4.49%) Security Consultant
8 6 (3.37%) Integration Engineer
9 5 (2.81%) Test and Integration Engineer
9 5 (2.81%) Test Engineer
9 5 (2.81%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (2.25%) Administrator
10 4 (2.25%) Design Engineer
10 4 (2.25%) Analyst
10 4 (2.25%) Senior Architect
10 4 (2.25%) IP Engineer
11 3 (1.69%) Planning Manager
11 3 (1.69%) Support Technician
11 3 (1.69%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.81%) Middleware
2 2 (1.12%) J2EE
2 2 (1.12%) Java EE
2 2 (1.12%) JSON
2 2 (1.12%) WebRTC
3 1 (0.56%) HTML
3 1 (0.56%) MDX
3 1 (0.56%) RESTful
3 1 (0.56%) XML
3 1 (0.56%) WAP
3 1 (0.56%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.81%) Management Information System
1 5 (2.81%) AS400
2 4 (2.25%) Replication
2 4 (2.25%) Clustering
2 4 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (1.69%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.12%) W3C
4 2 (1.12%) Open Source
4 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.12%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.56%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.56%) PMI
5 1 (0.56%) Economics
5 1 (0.56%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 38 (21.35%) Windows
2 8 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (2.81%) Linux
4 4 (2.25%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.69%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.12%) Solaris
6 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.12%) UNIX
7 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.56%) Android
7 1 (0.56%) bada
7 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.85%) ITIL
2 29 (16.29%) Network Design
3 25 (14.04%) SIEM
4 21 (11.80%) Migration
5 19 (10.67%) Change Management
5 19 (10.67%) Project Management
6 18 (10.11%) Load Balancing
7 15 (8.43%) Problem Management
7 15 (8.43%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (8.43%) Performance Monitoring
8 14 (7.87%) Network Management
9 12 (6.74%) Use Case
10 9 (5.06%) Security Architecture
11 8 (4.49%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (3.93%) Computer Security
12 7 (3.93%) Time Management
13 6 (3.37%) Technical Architecture
14 5 (2.81%) SOA
15 4 (2.25%) OO
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.37%) Java
2 4 (2.25%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.69%) C
4 1 (0.56%) SQL
4 1 (0.56%) VBScript
4 1 (0.56%) VB
4 1 (0.56%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 43 (24.16%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (12.92%) CCIE
3 20 (11.24%) CCNP
4 12 (6.74%) CISSP
5 11 (6.18%) JNCIE
6 10 (5.62%) CISA
7 8 (4.49%) CCNA
7 8 (4.49%) CCDP
8 6 (3.37%) Degree
8 6 (3.37%) JNCIP
8 6 (3.37%) Security Cleared
9 5 (2.81%) SC Cleared
10 4 (2.25%) MCITP
10 4 (2.25%) MCSE
10 4 (2.25%) CISM
10 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.69%) CCIP
11 3 (1.69%) ISEB
12 1 (0.56%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.62%) QA
2 3 (1.69%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.12%) SLA
4 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (7.87%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.25%) VMware ESX
3 4 (2.25%) vSphere
4 3 (1.69%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (2.81%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.12%) Puppet
2 2 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.12%) SCOrch
2 2 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (1.12%) Windows Storage Server
Vendors
1 60 (33.71%) Cisco
2 41 (23.03%) Microsoft
3 27 (15.17%) Juniper
4 22 (12.36%) CA
5 16 (8.99%) CheckPoint
5 16 (8.99%) F5
6 12 (6.74%) McAfee
7 9 (5.06%) VMware
8 7 (3.93%) Redback
9 6 (3.37%) Huawei
9 6 (3.37%) Nokia
10 5 (2.81%) Blue Coat
11 4 (2.25%) Agilent
11 4 (2.25%) ArcSight
11 4 (2.25%) LogLogic
11 4 (2.25%) Ericsson
11 4 (2.25%) HP
11 4 (2.25%) SAP
12 3 (1.69%) Oracle
12 3 (1.69%) Apple
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