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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architecture
Rank 430 446 437
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -9
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 174 124 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.24% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.32% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 58 44
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£450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £255 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £650 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 0
Average hourly rate £52.50 £35.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £13.00 -
% change year-on-year
+284.61% -

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
42805 38338 38752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.63% 74.18% 71.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 27653 23841 22623
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1170 1158 1420
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 October 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 30 October 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
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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 +20 170 £450 +5.88% 32
London +16 67 £488 +8.33% 9
South East +2 52 £413 -10.81% 10
City of London +32 22 £475 +11.76% 3
West Midlands +2 21 £215 -47.87% 3
Surrey +13 20 £440 -7.36%
Hampshire -6 15 £400 -25.92% 1
Guildford - 12 £430 -
Berkshire -2 11 £389 +0.32% 4
Basingstoke - 11 - -
East of England -19 10 £413 - 2
South West -32 8 £650 - 2
Hertfordshire -16 5 £306 -27.94% 2
Bristol -17 5 £650 -
Reading +13 4 £469 - 2
East Midlands +4 3 £425 +32.81%
Bedfordshire -12 3 £675 +68.75%
Luton - 3 £675 -
Birmingham -7 2 £625 +19.04% 1
Buckinghamshire -11 2 £413 -
Bishop's Stortford - 2 £388 -
Kent - 2 £513 -
East Sussex -7 1 - - 1
Manchester -12 1 £575 +79.68% 2
Cardiff -16 1 - -
North West -17 1 £575 +79.68% 2
South Wales -18 1 - -
Wales -28 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £500 -
Leicestershire - 1 £400 -

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 127 (38.84%) Cisco
2 124 (37.92%) Firewall
3 122 (37.31%) Telecoms
4 100 (30.58%) Cisco Certification
5 78 (23.85%) LAN
6 76 (23.24%) WAN
7 73 (22.32%) Security Cleared
8 66 (20.18%) Network Design
9 60 (18.35%) LTE
10 58 (17.74%) CheckPoint
11 56 (17.13%) Juniper
11 56 (17.13%) Network Security
12 54 (16.51%) CCNP
13 51 (15.60%) SC Cleared
14 50 (15.29%) VPN
14 50 (15.29%) MPLS
15 49 (14.98%) Migration
15 49 (14.98%) 3G
16 48 (14.68%) BGP
17 47 (14.37%) OSPF
17 47 (14.37%) Finance
18 45 (13.76%) Network Management
19 43 (13.15%) Cisco ASA
20 42 (12.84%) Load Balancing
21 41 (12.54%) Project Management
21 41 (12.54%) VoIP
22 40 (12.23%) DNS
22 40 (12.23%) Network Monitoring
23 37 (11.31%) CCNA
23 37 (11.31%) Nokia

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 10 (3.06%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (1.53%) Apache
3 4 (1.22%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.22%) IIS
4 3 (0.92%) GlassFish
4 3 (0.92%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.31%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (6.73%) MS Office
2 18 (5.50%) MS Excel
3 14 (4.28%) MS Project
4 11 (3.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.83%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (1.83%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.92%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.31%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.31%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.98%) IaaS
2 6 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.53%) SaaS
3 5 (1.53%) PaaS
4 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 124 (37.92%) Firewall
2 78 (23.85%) LAN
3 76 (23.24%) WAN
4 60 (18.35%) LTE
5 56 (17.13%) Network Security
6 50 (15.29%) VPN
6 50 (15.29%) MPLS
7 49 (14.98%) 3G
8 48 (14.68%) BGP
9 47 (14.37%) OSPF
10 43 (13.15%) Cisco ASA
11 41 (12.54%) VoIP
12 40 (12.23%) DNS
13 36 (11.01%) UMTS
14 32 (9.79%) 4G
14 32 (9.79%) IPsec
15 30 (9.17%) DHCP
16 25 (7.65%) Wireless
17 23 (7.03%) Cisco Nexus
18 22 (6.73%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.83%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.22%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.61%) MySQL
5 2 (0.61%) MS Access
5 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.31%) DTS
Development Applications
1 3 (0.92%) JIRA
1 3 (0.92%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.31%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.31%) Calabash
General
1 122 (37.31%) Telecoms
2 47 (14.37%) Finance
3 19 (5.81%) Retail
4 11 (3.36%) Local Government
4 11 (3.36%) Banking
5 10 (3.06%) Marketing
6 8 (2.45%) Billing
7 6 (1.83%) Legal
8 4 (1.22%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.92%) Dutch Language
9 3 (0.92%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.92%) Law
9 3 (0.92%) Electronics
10 2 (0.61%) Publishing
10 2 (0.61%) Military
11 1 (0.31%) Advertising
11 1 (0.31%) Automotive
11 1 (0.31%) Back Office
11 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 95 (29.05%) Architect
2 49 (14.98%) Network Engineer
3 27 (8.26%) Consultant
4 26 (7.95%) Network Architect
5 25 (7.65%) Project Manager
5 25 (7.65%) Analyst
6 22 (6.73%) Security Architect
7 21 (6.42%) Network Specialist
7 21 (6.42%) Solutions Architect
8 19 (5.81%) Technical Architect
8 19 (5.81%) Design Engineer
9 16 (4.89%) Network Consultant
10 13 (3.98%) Network Analyst
11 11 (3.36%) Senior Network Engineer
11 11 (3.36%) Network Manager
12 10 (3.06%) Monitoring Specialist
12 10 (3.06%) Security Engineer
13 9 (2.75%) Enterprise Architect
14 8 (2.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 7 (2.14%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.59%) CSS
2 12 (3.67%) Middleware
3 10 (3.06%) Web Services
4 8 (2.45%) .NET
5 7 (2.14%) J2EE
6 6 (1.83%) WebCenter
7 5 (1.53%) REST
8 4 (1.22%) Java EE
9 3 (0.92%) RESTful
9 3 (0.92%) JSON
9 3 (0.92%) XML
9 3 (0.92%) LAMP
10 2 (0.61%) Hibernate
10 2 (0.61%) JSP
10 2 (0.61%) SOAP
10 2 (0.61%) WAP
10 2 (0.61%) Spring
11 1 (0.31%) CSS3
11 1 (0.31%) HTML5
11 1 (0.31%) HTML5 Canvas
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.59%) Management Information System
2 13 (3.98%) Visualisation
2 13 (3.98%) User Experience
3 9 (2.75%) Mobile App
3 9 (2.75%) Computer Science
3 9 (2.75%) PKI
4 8 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (1.83%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.22%) Open Source
7 3 (0.92%) Mathematics
7 3 (0.92%) CESG
7 3 (0.92%) AS400
8 2 (0.61%) DTV
8 2 (0.61%) AVVID
8 2 (0.61%) Clustering
8 2 (0.61%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (0.61%) Blog
8 2 (0.61%) Learning Management System
8 2 (0.61%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 29 (8.87%) Windows
2 23 (7.03%) Linux
3 11 (3.36%) UNIX
4 10 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.45%) CentOS
5 8 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.53%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.92%) Windows 2000
7 3 (0.92%) SUSE
8 2 (0.61%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (20.18%) Network Design
2 49 (14.98%) Migration
3 45 (13.76%) Network Management
4 42 (12.84%) Load Balancing
5 41 (12.54%) Project Management
6 40 (12.23%) Network Monitoring
7 36 (11.01%) ITIL
8 23 (7.03%) SOA
8 23 (7.03%) Validation
9 22 (6.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (6.42%) Capacity Planning
11 20 (6.12%) Technical Architecture
12 15 (4.59%) Network Planning
13 13 (3.98%) Change Control
13 13 (3.98%) Information Security
14 12 (3.67%) Change Management
15 11 (3.36%) Asset Management
15 11 (3.36%) PRINCE2
16 10 (3.06%) GAP Analysis
16 10 (3.06%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (7.65%) SQL
2 20 (6.12%) Java
3 10 (3.06%) C
4 9 (2.75%) PowerShell
4 9 (2.75%) Bash Shell
5 6 (1.83%) Perl
5 6 (1.83%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.92%) Erlang
6 3 (0.92%) VBScript
7 2 (0.61%) VB
7 2 (0.61%) Ruby
8 1 (0.31%) VBA
8 1 (0.31%) C++
8 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.31%) Python
Qualifications
1 100 (30.58%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (22.32%) Security Cleared
3 54 (16.51%) CCNP
4 51 (15.60%) SC Cleared
5 37 (11.31%) CCNA
6 34 (10.40%) Degree
7 30 (9.17%) CCIE
8 18 (5.50%) DV Cleared
9 11 (3.36%) CCDP
10 8 (2.45%) CISSP
11 6 (1.83%) CCSE
12 5 (1.53%) JNCIS
12 5 (1.53%) CCSP
12 5 (1.53%) CCSA
13 4 (1.22%) ISEB
13 4 (1.22%) JNCIP
13 4 (1.22%) JNCIA
14 3 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (0.92%) ISSAP
14 3 (0.92%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.34%) SLA
2 5 (1.53%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.22%) COBIT
4 3 (0.92%) QA
5 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (11.01%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.14%) vSphere
4 6 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.92%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.31%) XenApp
6 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.31%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (3.98%) OPNET
2 10 (3.06%) FortiGate
3 9 (2.75%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.53%) SCDPM
4 5 (1.53%) SCCM
4 5 (1.53%) SCOM
4 5 (1.53%) SCVMM
5 4 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.61%) Hyperic
7 1 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.31%) Nessus
Vendors
1 127 (38.84%) Cisco
2 58 (17.74%) CheckPoint
3 56 (17.13%) Juniper
4 37 (11.31%) Nokia
5 29 (8.87%) Microsoft
5 29 (8.87%) Huawei
6 25 (7.65%) Oracle
7 24 (7.34%) F5
8 21 (6.42%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 18 (5.50%) VMware
10 16 (4.89%) Ericsson
11 15 (4.59%) SolarWinds
12 14 (4.28%) BMC
13 13 (3.98%) Riverbed
14 12 (3.67%) Radware
14 12 (3.67%) Redback
14 12 (3.67%) Fortinet
15 11 (3.36%) HP
15 11 (3.36%) BT
16 8 (2.45%) Blue Coat
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