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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Architecture
Rank 526 450 501
Rank change year-on-year
-76 +51
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 96 151 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.28% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.36% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 57 30
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£475 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £378 £408
% change year-on-year
+3.31% -7.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £47.83 £20.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+139.15% -19.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 - £24.75

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
44294 41615 38269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.78% 76.15% 74.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 28706 25700 23210
Average daily rate £418 £400 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1194 1169 1103
Average hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 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 4 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 -64 91 £475 +18.75% 26
London +10 49 £525 +29.15% 7
City of London -2 16 £525 -7.69%
South East -89 14 £390 -8.23% 2
East of England -7 10 £400 +66.66% 6
Leeds -15 7 £145 -61.84% 2
West Yorkshire -18 7 £145 -61.84% 2
Yorkshire -21 7 £145 -57.97% 3
Cambridgeshire -2 5 £413 +71.87% 5
Berkshire -53 5 £349 -7.00% 2
Hampshire -16 4 £380 -10.58%
Cambridge - 4 £413 - 3
Glasgow - 4 £450 - 1
Scotland - 4 £450 - 4
Norwich +14 2 £163 -
West Midlands +5 2 - -
Norfolk -1 2 £163 -
Crawley -4 2 £450 -12.19%
West Sussex -9 2 £450 -12.19%
Reading -38 2 £349 -33.57% 1
Docklands, London - 2 £550 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £450 -
Warwickshire +4 1 - -
Birmingham -1 1 - -
Watford -5 1 - -
Slough -6 1 - -
Southampton -7 1 £300 -29.41%
Surrey -8 1 £500 +3.89%
Bracknell -9 1 - -
Hertfordshire -12 1 - - 1

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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 96 (41.56%) Cisco
2 78 (33.77%) Firewall
3 56 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (23.38%) Finance
5 50 (21.65%) Data Centre
6 45 (19.48%) 3G
6 45 (19.48%) WAN
7 44 (19.05%) LAN
8 42 (18.18%) ITIL
8 42 (18.18%) Windows
9 40 (17.32%) Telecoms
10 39 (16.88%) CheckPoint
11 38 (16.45%) Juniper
12 36 (15.58%) Change Management
13 35 (15.15%) Wireless
14 32 (13.85%) F5
15 31 (13.42%) TCP/IP
15 31 (13.42%) DNS
16 30 (12.99%) Microsoft
16 30 (12.99%) Load Balancing
16 30 (12.99%) LTE
17 29 (12.55%) Blue Coat
17 29 (12.55%) Network Design
18 28 (12.12%) 2G
18 28 (12.12%) CISSP
18 28 (12.12%) DHCP
19 27 (11.69%) Linux
20 26 (11.26%) Internet
20 26 (11.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
21 25 (10.82%) SolarWinds

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 (3.46%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.16%) IIS
2 5 (2.16%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.30%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.30%) Apache
4 2 (0.87%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.43%) nginx
5 1 (0.43%) SAP Portal
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.43%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.43%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
5 1 (0.43%) CMS
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 17 (7.36%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.06%) MS Visio
3 11 (4.76%) MS Project
4 9 (3.90%) MS Office
5 2 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.43%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 13 (5.63%) RMDS
2 4 (1.73%) SAP ERP
2 4 (1.73%) Agresso
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.43%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.73%) SaaS
1 4 (1.73%) PaaS
2 3 (1.30%) Office 365
3 2 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.43%) IaaS
4 1 (0.43%) SoftLayer
4 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.43%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 78 (33.77%) Firewall
2 45 (19.48%) WAN
2 45 (19.48%) 3G
3 44 (19.05%) LAN
4 35 (15.15%) Wireless
5 31 (13.42%) TCP/IP
5 31 (13.42%) DNS
6 30 (12.99%) LTE
7 28 (12.12%) DHCP
7 28 (12.12%) 2G
8 26 (11.26%) Internet
8 26 (11.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 25 (10.82%) VoIP
10 24 (10.39%) SAN
10 24 (10.39%) BIG-IP
11 23 (9.96%) Wireshark
12 22 (9.52%) VPN
13 21 (9.09%) GSM
13 21 (9.09%) BGP
13 21 (9.09%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.16%) SQL Server
1 5 (2.16%) Oracle Exadata
2 4 (1.73%) MS Access
3 3 (1.30%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.87%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.87%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.43%) Informix
5 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.43%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.43%) MySQL
5 1 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 4 (1.73%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.87%) Cucumber
2 2 (0.87%) Gradle
2 2 (0.87%) Calabash
3 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.43%) JIRA
3 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 54 (23.38%) Finance
2 40 (17.32%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.03%) Banking
4 6 (2.60%) Back Office
5 5 (2.16%) Retail
5 5 (2.16%) Legal
5 5 (2.16%) Marketing
6 3 (1.30%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.87%) Advertising
8 1 (0.43%) Games
8 1 (0.43%) Billing
8 1 (0.43%) Automotive
8 1 (0.43%) German Language
Job Titles
1 73 (31.60%) Architect
2 44 (19.05%) Network Architect
3 22 (9.52%) Consultant
4 21 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 19 (8.23%) Analyst
5 19 (8.23%) Network Consultant
6 16 (6.93%) Project Manager
7 13 (5.63%) Infrastructure Architect
8 12 (5.19%) Security Architect
9 10 (4.33%) Network Infrastructure Architect
9 10 (4.33%) Test Engineer
10 7 (3.03%) Network Specialist
10 7 (3.03%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.03%) Security Consultant
10 7 (3.03%) Network Security Consultant
10 7 (3.03%) Firewall Consultant
11 6 (2.60%) Incident Analyst
11 6 (2.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (2.60%) Support Analyst
11 6 (2.60%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.23%) Middleware
2 13 (5.63%) Rendezvous
3 7 (3.03%) 802.1X
4 6 (2.60%) CSS
5 3 (1.30%) Web Services
5 3 (1.30%) XML
5 3 (1.30%) .NET
5 3 (1.30%) J2EE
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%) Celery
7 1 (0.43%) Ajax
7 1 (0.43%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.43%) Django
7 1 (0.43%) jQuery
7 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.43%) HTML
7 1 (0.43%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (21.65%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.79%) Management Information System
3 15 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 10 (4.33%) Computer Science
6 9 (3.90%) RMADS
7 7 (3.03%) User Experience
8 6 (2.60%) PKI
8 6 (2.60%) Statistics
9 4 (1.73%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.73%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.73%) Economics
10 3 (1.30%) BBC
11 2 (0.87%) PMI
12 1 (0.43%) NHS
12 1 (0.43%) CMDB
12 1 (0.43%) Mobile Computing
12 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.43%) Replication
12 1 (0.43%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 42 (18.18%) Windows
2 27 (11.69%) Linux
3 19 (8.23%) UNIX
4 16 (6.93%) Solaris
5 10 (4.33%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.73%) AIX
7 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.30%) SUSE
8 2 (0.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.43%) CentOS
9 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (18.18%) ITIL
2 36 (15.58%) Change Management
3 30 (12.99%) Load Balancing
4 29 (12.55%) Network Design
5 19 (8.23%) Project Management
6 16 (6.93%) PRINCE2
7 15 (6.49%) Service Management
7 15 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (6.49%) Network Management
8 13 (5.63%) Risk Management
9 12 (5.19%) Migration
10 11 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (4.33%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (4.33%) Information Security
12 9 (3.90%) Security Architecture
13 8 (3.46%) Network Monitoring
13 8 (3.46%) Workflow
13 8 (3.46%) Technical Architecture
13 8 (3.46%) Fault Management
13 8 (3.46%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.63%) SQL
2 6 (2.60%) C
2 6 (2.60%) Java
3 5 (2.16%) C#
3 5 (2.16%) C++
3 5 (2.16%) Python
4 4 (1.73%) VBA
5 2 (0.87%) PHP
5 2 (0.87%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.87%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.87%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.87%) Ruby
6 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.43%) Perl
6 1 (0.43%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 56 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (12.12%) CISSP
3 25 (10.82%) Degree
3 25 (10.82%) CCIE
4 23 (9.96%) CCNP
5 22 (9.52%) Security Cleared
6 15 (6.49%) SC Cleared
7 11 (4.76%) CCNA
8 8 (3.46%) PMP
8 8 (3.46%) PMI Certification
9 7 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (2.60%) HNC
11 4 (1.73%) CCDP
11 4 (1.73%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.73%) GCIA
11 4 (1.73%) GCIH
12 2 (0.87%) JNCIP
13 1 (0.43%) JNCIE
13 1 (0.43%) MCSD
13 1 (0.43%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.93%) SLA
1 16 (6.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.16%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.73%) COSO
3 4 (1.73%) COBIT
4 1 (0.43%) QA
4 1 (0.43%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (6.06%) Active Directory
1 14 (6.06%) ProxySG
2 9 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.30%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.87%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.87%) Squid
5 2 (0.87%) vSphere
5 2 (0.87%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.43%) iptables
6 1 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.43%) Snort
6 1 (0.43%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 10 (4.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 10 (4.33%) Control-M
1 10 (4.33%) BladeLogic
2 7 (3.03%) OPNET
2 7 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.30%) Netcool
4 2 (0.87%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.43%) Ansible
5 1 (0.43%) Cisco LMS
5 1 (0.43%) Opsview
5 1 (0.43%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.43%) SCCM
5 1 (0.43%) Nagios
5 1 (0.43%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 96 (41.56%) Cisco
2 39 (16.88%) CheckPoint
3 38 (16.45%) Juniper
4 32 (13.85%) F5
5 30 (12.99%) Microsoft
6 29 (12.55%) Blue Coat
7 25 (10.82%) SolarWinds
8 20 (8.66%) Nokia
9 18 (7.79%) VMware
10 17 (7.36%) Oracle
11 14 (6.06%) TippingPoint
11 14 (6.06%) Tufin
12 13 (5.63%) LogLogic
12 13 (5.63%) Lancope
12 13 (5.63%) Nortel
12 13 (5.63%) Avaya
12 13 (5.63%) NetScout
12 13 (5.63%) TIBCO
12 13 (5.63%) Bloomberg
12 13 (5.63%) Symantec
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