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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Architecture
Rank 524 463 487
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +24
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 101 155 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.28% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.37% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 66 47
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£475 £416 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.25% +3.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £748 £583 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Average hourly rate £47.83 £50.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +127.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £54.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-12.23% +147.72%

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
45650 42374 39473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.94% 76.20% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29733 26205 24236
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1234 1151 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -61 95 £475 +11.76% 39
London +15 46 £550 +29.41% 3
South East -62 23 £381 -10.29% 20
Hampshire -4 15 £388 -8.82% 7
City of London +8 14 £525 +19.31%
East of England +5 8 £400 +59.20% 9
Andover -3 6 £388 - 1
Scotland - 5 £450 - 1
West Midlands -2 4 £425 +41.66% 2
Cambridgeshire -3 4 £400 +66.66% 4
Glasgow - 4 £450 - 1
North East - 4 - - 1
Durham - 4 - -
West Sussex -12 3 £450 -12.19% 2
West Yorkshire -20 3 £235 -38.15% 1
Leeds -25 3 £235 -38.15% 1
Yorkshire -28 3 £235 -31.88% 2
Berkshire -47 3 £349 -7.00% 4
Cambridge - 3 £400 -
Warwickshire +4 2 - -
Hertfordshire +1 2 £278 -19.27% 2
Crawley -8 2 £450 -12.19%
Reading -31 2 £349 -33.57% 1
Portsmouth - 2 £511 -
Warwick - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 £450 -
Midlands +3 1 - -
Guildford -3 1 £425 +18.05% 2
Southampton -6 1 £300 -29.41% 1
Surrey -9 1 £425 -11.68% 6

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 102 (44.35%) Cisco
2 83 (36.09%) Firewall
3 61 (26.52%) Cisco Certification
4 50 (21.74%) Data Centre
5 46 (20.00%) Finance
6 45 (19.57%) WAN
7 44 (19.13%) LAN
7 44 (19.13%) Windows
8 41 (17.83%) 3G
9 37 (16.09%) Telecoms
10 34 (14.78%) Network Design
11 32 (13.91%) Wireless
11 32 (13.91%) VPN
11 32 (13.91%) Security Cleared
12 31 (13.48%) CheckPoint
13 30 (13.04%) VMware
14 29 (12.61%) Juniper
14 29 (12.61%) SAN
14 29 (12.61%) VoIP
15 28 (12.17%) Linux
15 28 (12.17%) ITIL
15 28 (12.17%) CCIE
15 28 (12.17%) Cisco Nexus
16 27 (11.74%) CCNP
16 27 (11.74%) Microsoft
16 27 (11.74%) Change Management
17 25 (10.87%) Project Management
17 25 (10.87%) Internet
17 25 (10.87%) LTE
17 25 (10.87%) Degree

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 8 (3.48%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.17%) IIS
2 5 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.30%) Apache
4 2 (0.87%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.87%) CMS
4 2 (0.87%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.43%) SAP Portal
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.43%) Lync
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.43%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 17 (7.39%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.22%) MS Visio
3 10 (4.35%) MS Project
4 8 (3.48%) MS Office
5 2 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.43%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (3.04%) RMDS
2 2 (0.87%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.87%) Agresso
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.43%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (3.04%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (3.04%) PaaS
2 5 (2.17%) SaaS
2 5 (2.17%) Office 365
3 2 (0.87%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.43%) IaaS
4 1 (0.43%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 83 (36.09%) Firewall
2 45 (19.57%) WAN
3 44 (19.13%) LAN
4 41 (17.83%) 3G
5 32 (13.91%) VPN
5 32 (13.91%) Wireless
6 29 (12.61%) SAN
6 29 (12.61%) VoIP
7 28 (12.17%) Cisco Nexus
8 25 (10.87%) Internet
8 25 (10.87%) LTE
9 24 (10.43%) IPsec
9 24 (10.43%) 2G
9 24 (10.43%) TCP/IP
9 24 (10.43%) DNS
10 22 (9.57%) DHCP
11 20 (8.70%) BIG-IP
12 19 (8.26%) BGP
12 19 (8.26%) 4G
13 18 (7.83%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.17%) SQL Server
1 5 (2.17%) Oracle Exadata
2 3 (1.30%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.87%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.87%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.87%) MS Access
4 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.43%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.43%) Informix
4 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.43%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.74%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.87%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.87%) Gradle
3 2 (0.87%) Calabash
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.43%) JIRA
4 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (20.00%) Finance
2 37 (16.09%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.04%) Banking
4 6 (2.61%) Back Office
4 6 (2.61%) Legal
5 5 (2.17%) Retail
6 4 (1.74%) Marketing
7 3 (1.30%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.87%) Advertising
8 2 (0.87%) Military
9 1 (0.43%) Automotive
9 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.43%) German Language
9 1 (0.43%) Billing
Job Titles
1 76 (33.04%) Architect
2 45 (19.57%) Network Architect
3 33 (14.35%) Network Engineer
4 20 (8.70%) Analyst
5 16 (6.96%) Project Manager
6 13 (5.65%) Consultant
6 13 (5.65%) Support Engineer
6 13 (5.65%) Security Architect
6 13 (5.65%) Infrastructure Architect
7 11 (4.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (4.78%) Network Consultant
8 10 (4.35%) Network Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (3.48%) Test Engineer
9 8 (3.48%) Network Support
10 6 (2.61%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 6 (2.61%) Network Support Engineer
10 6 (2.61%) Network Manager
10 6 (2.61%) Support Analyst
10 6 (2.61%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (2.61%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.39%) Middleware
2 7 (3.04%) Rendezvous
3 6 (2.61%) 802.1X
4 4 (1.74%) Web Services
5 3 (1.30%) .NET
6 2 (0.87%) J2EE
6 2 (0.87%) CSS
6 2 (0.87%) JSF
6 2 (0.87%) XML
6 2 (0.87%) RESTful
7 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.43%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.43%) WAP
7 1 (0.43%) Ajax
7 1 (0.43%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.43%) jQuery
7 1 (0.43%) HTML
7 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 50 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.65%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.91%) RMADS
5 7 (3.04%) PKI
5 7 (3.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (2.61%) Statistics
7 5 (2.17%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.74%) Economics
9 3 (1.30%) PMI
9 3 (1.30%) BBC
9 3 (1.30%) User Experience
10 2 (0.87%) SCADA
10 2 (0.87%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.43%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.43%) CMDB
11 1 (0.43%) Replication
11 1 (0.43%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 44 (19.13%) Windows
2 28 (12.17%) Linux
3 20 (8.70%) UNIX
4 16 (6.96%) Solaris
5 10 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
6 5 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.74%) AIX
7 4 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.30%) SUSE
9 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.43%) CentOS
10 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (14.78%) Network Design
2 28 (12.17%) ITIL
3 27 (11.74%) Change Management
4 25 (10.87%) Project Management
5 20 (8.70%) Load Balancing
6 16 (6.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (6.52%) Migration
8 13 (5.65%) PRINCE2
9 11 (4.78%) Risk Management
9 11 (4.78%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (4.35%) Information Security
10 10 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (4.35%) Network Management
11 9 (3.91%) Security Architecture
12 8 (3.48%) Technical Architecture
12 8 (3.48%) Service Management
13 7 (3.04%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (3.04%) Service Delivery
13 7 (3.04%) Fault Management
13 7 (3.04%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.91%) SQL
2 7 (3.04%) C
3 5 (2.17%) C#
3 5 (2.17%) C++
3 5 (2.17%) Java
4 4 (1.74%) Python
5 2 (0.87%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.87%) Ruby
5 2 (0.87%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.87%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.87%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.87%) VBA
6 1 (0.43%) ABAP
6 1 (0.43%) Perl
6 1 (0.43%) PHP
6 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 61 (26.52%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (13.91%) Security Cleared
3 28 (12.17%) CCIE
4 27 (11.74%) CCNP
5 25 (10.87%) Degree
6 24 (10.43%) SC Cleared
7 21 (9.13%) CISSP
8 11 (4.78%) CCNA
9 7 (3.04%) PMP
9 7 (3.04%) PMI Certification
10 6 (2.61%) HNC
10 6 (2.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (2.17%) DV Cleared
11 5 (2.17%) CCDP
12 4 (1.74%) GCIA
12 4 (1.74%) GCIH
13 3 (1.30%) CCDE
14 2 (0.87%) MCSD
14 2 (0.87%) JNCIP
14 2 (0.87%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (6.09%) SLA
3 5 (2.17%) QA
3 5 (2.17%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.74%) COSO
4 4 (1.74%) COBIT
5 1 (0.43%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (6.09%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.09%) ProxySG
3 4 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.30%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.87%) vSphere
5 2 (0.87%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (0.87%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.43%) vCloud
6 1 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.43%) Snort
6 1 (0.43%) Squid
6 1 (0.43%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 10 (4.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 10 (4.35%) Control-M
1 10 (4.35%) BladeLogic
2 6 (2.61%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.30%) OPNET
4 2 (0.87%) Netcool
5 1 (0.43%) SCCM
5 1 (0.43%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.43%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.43%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.43%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 102 (44.35%) Cisco
2 31 (13.48%) CheckPoint
3 30 (13.04%) VMware
4 29 (12.61%) Juniper
5 27 (11.74%) Microsoft
6 22 (9.57%) Blue Coat
7 21 (9.13%) F5
8 18 (7.83%) SolarWinds
9 17 (7.39%) Oracle
10 16 (6.96%) Nokia
11 15 (6.52%) Avaya
12 14 (6.09%) Symantec
13 13 (5.65%) Nortel
14 11 (4.78%) CA
14 11 (4.78%) IronPort
15 9 (3.91%) Amdocs
16 8 (3.48%) Tufin
17 7 (3.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
17 7 (3.04%) TippingPoint
17 7 (3.04%) LogLogic
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