The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Architecture
Rank 479 478 505
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +27
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 121 121 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.22% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.30% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 49 27
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£475 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £33.00 £14.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.57% -55.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £14.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+131.57% -55.46%

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
43473 40914 36692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.49% 75.97% 74.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 25608 22030
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1161 1201 1086
Average hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 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
England -13 104 £469 +20.96% 33
London -4 39 £525 +31.25% 12
South East -55 28 £360 -8.57% 12
Berkshire -22 21 £220 -51.11% 4
West Yorkshire - 13 £123 - 2
Yorkshire - 13 £123 - 2
Leeds - 13 £123 - 2
City of London +6 11 £475 -19.14% 2
East of England 0 10 £425 +53.15% 1
Wales -3 9 £575 +64.28%
South Wales -2 8 £575 +64.28%
Scotland - 8 £450 - 1
Newport - 8 £575 -
Cambridgeshire - 7 £438 - 1
Hampshire -9 5 £390 -2.50% 1
North West -16 5 - - 2
Glasgow - 5 £450 -
Reading -17 4 £349 -33.57% 3
Cambridge - 4 £413 -
West Midlands +1 3 - - 1
Edinburgh - 3 - -
Bracknell -2 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Norwich - 2 £163 -
Peterborough - 2 £450 - 1
Liverpool - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - - 2
Docklands, London - 2 £550 -
Norfolk - 2 £163 -
Merseyside - 2 - -

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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.

1 101 (42.62%) Cisco
2 82 (34.60%) Firewall
3 60 (25.32%) Finance
4 53 (22.36%) Data Centre
5 50 (21.10%) Cisco Certification
6 48 (20.25%) Telecoms
7 46 (19.41%) CheckPoint
8 45 (18.99%) 3G
8 45 (18.99%) ITIL
8 45 (18.99%) LAN
9 43 (18.14%) WAN
9 43 (18.14%) Juniper
10 42 (17.72%) Change Management
11 40 (16.88%) DNS
11 40 (16.88%) Windows
12 39 (16.46%) Wireless
13 37 (15.61%) DHCP
13 37 (15.61%) F5
14 36 (15.19%) Load Balancing
14 36 (15.19%) Blue Coat
15 35 (14.77%) TCP/IP
16 33 (13.92%) CISSP
16 33 (13.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 31 (13.08%) LTE
18 30 (12.66%) Wireshark
18 30 (12.66%) SolarWinds
19 29 (12.24%) Microsoft
20 28 (11.81%) 2G
20 28 (11.81%) Multicast
21 27 (11.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 7 (2.95%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.69%) IIS
4 3 (1.27%) Apache
4 3 (1.27%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.84%) GlassFish
5 2 (0.84%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.42%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.42%) nginx
6 1 (0.42%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.42%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
6 1 (0.42%) CMS
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 16 (6.75%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.49%) MS Visio
3 11 (4.64%) MS Project
4 9 (3.80%) MS Office
5 2 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.42%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 20 (8.44%) RMDS
2 4 (1.69%) SAP ERP
2 4 (1.69%) Agresso
3 1 (0.42%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.69%) SaaS
1 4 (1.69%) PaaS
2 3 (1.27%) Office 365
2 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.42%) IaaS
3 1 (0.42%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 82 (34.60%) Firewall
2 45 (18.99%) LAN
2 45 (18.99%) 3G
3 43 (18.14%) WAN
4 40 (16.88%) DNS
5 39 (16.46%) Wireless
6 37 (15.61%) DHCP
7 35 (14.77%) TCP/IP
8 33 (13.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 31 (13.08%) LTE
10 30 (12.66%) Wireshark
11 28 (11.81%) 2G
11 28 (11.81%) Multicast
12 27 (11.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 25 (10.55%) SAN
14 24 (10.13%) BIG-IP
15 23 (9.70%) BGP
15 23 (9.70%) Internet
16 22 (9.28%) VoIP
16 22 (9.28%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.11%) Oracle Exadata
2 4 (1.69%) MS Access
2 4 (1.69%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.27%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.84%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.84%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.42%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.42%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (2.11%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.27%) Cucumber
2 3 (1.27%) Gradle
2 3 (1.27%) Calabash
3 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.42%) JIRA
General
1 60 (25.32%) Finance
2 48 (20.25%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.53%) Banking
4 5 (2.11%) Marketing
5 4 (1.69%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.69%) Back Office
6 3 (1.27%) Retail
6 3 (1.27%) Legal
7 1 (0.42%) Advertising
7 1 (0.42%) Games
7 1 (0.42%) Billing
7 1 (0.42%) Automotive
7 1 (0.42%) German Language
Job Titles
1 77 (32.49%) Architect
2 47 (19.83%) Network Architect
3 27 (11.39%) Consultant
4 25 (10.55%) Network Consultant
5 22 (9.28%) Network Engineer
6 18 (7.59%) Project Manager
7 17 (7.17%) Analyst
8 16 (6.75%) Infrastructure Architect
9 12 (5.06%) Firewall Consultant
10 11 (4.64%) Security Architect
11 10 (4.22%) Test Engineer
11 10 (4.22%) Network Infrastructure Architect
12 9 (3.80%) Network Security Consultant
12 9 (3.80%) Security Consultant
13 7 (2.95%) Support Engineer
13 7 (2.95%) Solutions Architect
14 6 (2.53%) Support Analyst
14 6 (2.53%) 2nd Line Support
14 6 (2.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 5 (2.11%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.44%) Rendezvous
2 19 (8.02%) Middleware
3 6 (2.53%) CSS
4 3 (1.27%) Web Services
4 3 (1.27%) XML
4 3 (1.27%) .NET
4 3 (1.27%) J2EE
4 3 (1.27%) RESTful
5 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.42%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.42%) Celery
5 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.42%) Ajax
5 1 (0.42%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.42%) Django
5 1 (0.42%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 53 (22.36%) Data Centre
2 26 (10.97%) Management Information System
3 20 (8.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 16 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.80%) RMADS
6 8 (3.38%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.95%) User Experience
7 7 (2.95%) Statistics
8 5 (2.11%) PKI
9 4 (1.69%) Economics
9 4 (1.69%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.69%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.84%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.84%) PMI
10 2 (0.84%) BBC
10 2 (0.84%) E-Learning
11 1 (0.42%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.42%) Replication
11 1 (0.42%) NHS
11 1 (0.42%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 40 (16.88%) Windows
2 26 (10.97%) Linux
3 18 (7.59%) UNIX
4 15 (6.33%) Solaris
5 10 (4.22%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.69%) AIX
7 3 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.84%) SUSE
8 2 (0.84%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.84%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.42%) CentOS
9 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.42%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (18.99%) ITIL
2 42 (17.72%) Change Management
3 36 (15.19%) Load Balancing
4 27 (11.39%) Network Design
5 26 (10.97%) Service Management
6 23 (9.70%) Project Management
7 19 (8.02%) Risk Management
8 17 (7.17%) Network Management
9 13 (5.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (5.49%) PRINCE2
10 12 (5.06%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (5.06%) Migration
11 11 (4.64%) Service Delivery
12 10 (4.22%) Information Security
12 10 (4.22%) TOGAF
12 10 (4.22%) Risk Analysis
12 10 (4.22%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (3.80%) Technical Architecture
14 8 (3.38%) Cyber Security
14 8 (3.38%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.33%) SQL
2 5 (2.11%) Python
2 5 (2.11%) C
2 5 (2.11%) C#
2 5 (2.11%) Java
3 4 (1.69%) C++
3 4 (1.69%) VBA
4 3 (1.27%) Ruby
4 3 (1.27%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.84%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.84%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.42%) PHP
6 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 50 (21.10%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (13.92%) CISSP
3 23 (9.70%) Degree
3 23 (9.70%) Security Cleared
4 21 (8.86%) CCIE
5 19 (8.02%) CCNP
6 16 (6.75%) SC Cleared
7 9 (3.80%) CCNA
7 9 (3.80%) PMP
7 9 (3.80%) PMI Certification
8 7 (2.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (2.53%) HNC
10 5 (2.11%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.69%) GCIA
11 4 (1.69%) GCIH
11 4 (1.69%) CCDP
12 2 (0.84%) JNCIP
13 1 (0.42%) JNCIE
13 1 (0.42%) MCSD
13 1 (0.42%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (5.91%) SLA
3 5 (2.11%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.69%) COSO
4 4 (1.69%) COBIT
5 1 (0.42%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (5.91%) ProxySG
2 12 (5.06%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.27%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.84%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.84%) Squid
6 2 (0.84%) vSphere
7 1 (0.42%) iptables
7 1 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.42%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.42%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (4.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 10 (4.22%) Control-M
1 10 (4.22%) BladeLogic
2 7 (2.95%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (2.53%) OPNET
4 3 (1.27%) Netcool
5 2 (0.84%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.42%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.42%) Nagios
6 1 (0.42%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.42%) Ansible
6 1 (0.42%) Cisco LMS
6 1 (0.42%) Opsview
Vendors
1 101 (42.62%) Cisco
2 46 (19.41%) CheckPoint
3 43 (18.14%) Juniper
4 37 (15.61%) F5
5 36 (15.19%) Blue Coat
6 30 (12.66%) SolarWinds
7 29 (12.24%) Microsoft
8 21 (8.86%) Nokia
8 21 (8.86%) TippingPoint
9 20 (8.44%) LogLogic
9 20 (8.44%) Tufin
9 20 (8.44%) Lancope
9 20 (8.44%) NetScout
9 20 (8.44%) TIBCO
9 20 (8.44%) Bloomberg
10 19 (8.02%) Radianz
10 19 (8.02%) Tradeweb
11 18 (7.59%) Oracle
12 15 (6.33%) VMware
13 13 (5.49%) Symantec
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
United Kingdom
L-ACOUSTICS
Posted: 7 days ago
South West London
Parliamentary Digital Service
Rate: Band A1 Salary £57,150 - £74,270 plus benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
England
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £420 - £450 per day + DOE
Posted: 22 days ago
Oxfordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago