The table below looks at the statistics for Network Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Architecture over the 3 months to 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architecture
Rank 517 555 475
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -80
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 139 99 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.17% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.21% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 54 78
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £703 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Median hourly rate £45.00 £32.17 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.90% -35.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £19.63 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.70 £55.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £47.83 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-12.71% -4.34%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44605 46363 44678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.11% 81.03% 77.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 29540 30319 27925
Median daily rate £440 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1156 1285 1224
Median hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.57 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

Network Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Network Architecture as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Architecture within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 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
England +50 133 £475 +5.55% 14
London +14 59 £500 - 6
South East +31 38 £375 -7.69% 4
City of London +20 14 £500 -24.52%
Hampshire +6 14 £448 -0.27% 1
North West +25 13 £500 +42.85% 1
Berkshire +20 13 £370 +2.77%
West Midlands -26 7 £413 -2.94% 2
East of England +8 6 £438 +2.94% 1
Hertfordshire +4 6 £438 +57.65%
South West - 6 £350 -
Buckinghamshire +21 5 £525 +40.00%
Cheshire +6 5 £425 +21.42%
Middlesex - 5 £345 -
Gloucestershire - 5 £350 -
Basingstoke +11 4 £275 -52.17%
Yorkshire +6 4 £363 +12.40%
Manchester 0 4 £475 +18.75% 1
Shropshire -23 4 £394 -
Lancashire - 4 £550 -
Telford - 4 £394 -
Croydon - 4 £300 -
Newbury - 4 - -
Milton Keynes +15 3 £525 +40.00%
Scotland +8 3 £525 - 1
Knutsford - 3 £425 -
Reading +16 2 £370 +2.77%
Edinburgh +13 2 £525 -
West Yorkshire +6 2 £375 +16.27%
Leeds 0 2 £375 +16.27%

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 with a requirement for Network Architecture.

1 150 (50.51%) Cisco
2 87 (29.29%) Firewall
3 83 (27.95%) Finance
4 69 (23.23%) Cisco Certification
5 60 (20.20%) Juniper
6 58 (19.53%) ITIL
7 57 (19.19%) WAN
8 51 (17.17%) CheckPoint
9 50 (16.84%) LAN
10 49 (16.50%) Riverbed
11 48 (16.16%) Microsoft
11 48 (16.16%) Data Centre
12 45 (15.15%) Windows
13 44 (14.81%) BGP
14 42 (14.14%) OSPF
15 41 (13.80%) SolarWinds
15 41 (13.80%) Security Cleared
15 41 (13.80%) Cisco Nexus
16 40 (13.47%) DNS
17 39 (13.13%) Telecoms
17 39 (13.13%) SC Cleared
18 38 (12.79%) Network Management
18 38 (12.79%) CCIE
19 36 (12.12%) CISSP
19 36 (12.12%) F5
19 36 (12.12%) Palo Alto
20 35 (11.78%) Network Design
20 35 (11.78%) TCP/IP
21 34 (11.45%) Active Directory
21 34 (11.45%) Change Management

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills 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 (2.69%) Skype for Business
2 7 (2.36%) CMS
3 6 (2.02%) Apache
3 6 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.02%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.68%) JBoss
5 4 (1.35%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.01%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.01%) IIS
7 2 (0.67%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (5.72%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.71%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.36%) MS Office
4 6 (2.02%) MS Project
5 1 (0.34%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 7 (2.36%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.03%) Office 365
3 8 (2.69%) SaaS
4 3 (1.01%) IBM PureFlex
4 3 (1.01%) PaaS
5 2 (0.67%) IaaS
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.34%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 87 (29.29%) Firewall
2 57 (19.19%) WAN
3 50 (16.84%) LAN
4 44 (14.81%) BGP
5 42 (14.14%) OSPF
6 41 (13.80%) Cisco Nexus
7 40 (13.47%) DNS
8 35 (11.78%) TCP/IP
9 30 (10.10%) Wireless
10 29 (9.76%) DHCP
10 29 (9.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 27 (9.09%) Internet
12 24 (8.08%) BIG-IP
13 22 (7.41%) MPLS
13 22 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
14 21 (7.07%) SSL
15 19 (6.40%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (6.40%) HTTP
16 18 (6.06%) 3G
16 18 (6.06%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.05%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (2.02%) MySQL
4 6 (2.02%) OLTP
5 3 (1.01%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.67%) Big Data
6 2 (0.67%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.37%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.34%) Calabash
3 1 (0.34%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.34%) Subversion
General
1 83 (27.95%) Finance
2 39 (13.13%) Telecoms
3 17 (5.72%) Banking
4 14 (4.71%) Marketing
5 11 (3.70%) Manufacturing
6 10 (3.37%) Military
7 9 (3.03%) Back Office
7 9 (3.03%) Legal
8 8 (2.69%) Retail
9 7 (2.36%) Law
10 5 (1.68%) Billing
11 3 (1.01%) Advertising
11 3 (1.01%) Automotive
12 2 (0.67%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.34%) Avionics
13 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.34%) Electronics
13 1 (0.34%) French Language
13 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 123 (41.41%) Architect
2 65 (21.89%) Network Architect
3 64 (21.55%) Network Engineer
4 26 (8.75%) Analyst
5 25 (8.42%) Senior Network Engineer
6 24 (8.08%) Infrastructure Architect
7 20 (6.73%) Solutions Architect
8 19 (6.40%) Consultant
9 18 (6.06%) Cisco Engineer
9 18 (6.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 18 (6.06%) Security Architect
10 14 (4.71%) Senior Architect
10 14 (4.71%) Senior Network Architect
11 12 (4.04%) Network Consultant
11 12 (4.04%) Systems Engineer
12 10 (3.37%) Business Analyst
12 10 (3.37%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
13 9 (3.03%) Network Analyst
14 8 (2.69%) Design Engineer
14 8 (2.69%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.40%) Middleware
2 17 (5.72%) SAML
3 13 (4.38%) CSS
4 9 (3.03%) Web Services
5 5 (1.68%) RESTful
6 4 (1.35%) IBM Integration Bus
6 4 (1.35%) SOAP
7 2 (0.67%) .NET
7 2 (0.67%) Ajax
7 2 (0.67%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.67%) jQuery
7 2 (0.67%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (0.67%) Mojolicious
7 2 (0.67%) Node.js
8 1 (0.34%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (16.16%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (6.73%) Management Information System
4 15 (5.05%) User Experience
5 14 (4.71%) CESG
6 13 (4.38%) PKI
7 11 (3.70%) Computer Science
8 10 (3.37%) ASIC
8 10 (3.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 8 (2.69%) Visualisation
10 7 (2.36%) CMDB
10 7 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (2.36%) Statistics
11 6 (2.02%) Mobile Payment
12 4 (1.35%) Virtual Team
13 3 (1.01%) Cryptography
13 3 (1.01%) VCE vBlock
14 2 (0.67%) CESG CLAS
14 2 (0.67%) Mainframe
14 2 (0.67%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 45 (15.15%) Windows
2 29 (9.76%) Linux
3 14 (4.71%) Windows Server
4 11 (3.70%) Solaris
5 9 (3.03%) Unix
6 8 (2.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.68%) AIX
9 4 (1.35%) SUSE
9 4 (1.35%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (19.53%) ITIL
2 38 (12.79%) Network Management
3 35 (11.78%) Network Design
4 34 (11.45%) Change Management
5 29 (9.76%) Project Management
6 25 (8.42%) Service Management
6 25 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (7.07%) Security Operations
8 20 (6.73%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (6.73%) TOGAF
9 19 (6.40%) Information Security
9 19 (6.40%) Security Architecture
10 17 (5.72%) Load Balancing
10 17 (5.72%) Migration
10 17 (5.72%) Network Monitoring
10 17 (5.72%) Risk Management
11 16 (5.39%) ITIL V3
12 15 (5.05%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (5.05%) UML
13 12 (4.04%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 32 (10.77%) SQL
2 17 (5.72%) Java
3 14 (4.71%) Perl
3 14 (4.71%) Python
4 13 (4.38%) C++
5 12 (4.04%) PowerShell
6 11 (3.70%) VB
7 5 (1.68%) C
8 3 (1.01%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.67%) C#
9 2 (0.67%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.67%) PHP
9 2 (0.67%) Ruby
10 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.34%) Delphi
10 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 69 (23.23%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (13.80%) Security Cleared
3 39 (13.13%) SC Cleared
4 38 (12.79%) CCIE
5 36 (12.12%) CISSP
6 30 (10.10%) CCNP
7 29 (9.76%) Degree
8 26 (8.75%) CCNA
9 18 (6.06%) CESG Certified Professional
10 13 (4.38%) CISM
11 10 (3.37%) CISA
12 9 (3.03%) CCDE
13 6 (2.02%) CCDP
14 5 (1.68%) Chartered Engineer
14 5 (1.68%) GCIA
14 5 (1.68%) GCIH
14 5 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
16 3 (1.01%) DV Cleared
16 3 (1.01%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.76%) PCI DSS
2 26 (8.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (5.05%) RMADS
4 6 (2.02%) SLA
5 5 (1.68%) COBIT
5 5 (1.68%) COSO
5 5 (1.68%) PA-DSS
5 5 (1.68%) SAS 70
6 2 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.67%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.67%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.34%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 34 (11.45%) Active Directory
2 20 (6.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.03%) Firmware
4 8 (2.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.35%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.35%) XenApp
6 3 (1.01%) vCloud
7 2 (0.67%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.67%) vSphere
7 2 (0.67%) XenServer
8 1 (0.34%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.34%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 23 (7.74%) OPNET
2 8 (2.69%) OpenView
3 6 (2.02%) Tivoli
4 5 (1.68%) SCCM
5 3 (1.01%) RSA Security Analytics
6 2 (0.67%) Ansible
6 2 (0.67%) Puppet
7 1 (0.34%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.34%) AppManager
7 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.34%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.34%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.34%) SCOM
7 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.34%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 150 (50.51%) Cisco
2 60 (20.20%) Juniper
3 51 (17.17%) CheckPoint
4 49 (16.50%) Riverbed
5 48 (16.16%) Microsoft
6 41 (13.80%) SolarWinds
7 36 (12.12%) F5
7 36 (12.12%) Palo Alto
8 28 (9.43%) VMware
9 19 (6.40%) BMC
9 19 (6.40%) IBM
9 19 (6.40%) Tufin
10 18 (6.06%) Aruba
10 18 (6.06%) Blue Coat
10 18 (6.06%) Oracle
11 14 (4.71%) HP
12 13 (4.38%) Fortinet
12 13 (4.38%) Nokia
13 12 (4.04%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 11 (3.70%) Radianz
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