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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architecture
Rank 449 475 447
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -28
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 156 100 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.26% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 46 61
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £256 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £523 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Average hourly rate £50.00 £22.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -39.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £11.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.30 £27.68 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £54.50 £22.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+147.72% -45.00%

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
41303 39122 41685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.30% 73.30% 70.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 25558 24009 24155
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1135 1071 1478
Average hourly rate £23.00 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.68% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Architecture within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Network Architecture Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 August 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 +45 147 £425 +6.25% 26
South East +35 67 £425 +7.93% 9
London +10 49 £425 +6.25% 10
Berkshire +43 46 £375 -3.22% 5
Reading +35 25 £525 +31.25% 3
Hampshire -2 11 £425 -5.55%
City of London +22 10 £440 +10.00% 5
Surrey +2 7 £481 - 2
West Midlands -3 6 £300 -26.15% 3
East of England -22 6 £251 -38.71% 3
South West -28 6 £650 +78.08% 1
Slough +2 5 £375 -3.22% 1
Bristol -18 4 £650 - 1
North West -11 3 £575 +65.46%
Hertfordshire - 3 £344 - 3
Yorkshire +7 2 £345 -32.68% 1
Swindon -6 2 £500 +36.98%
Wiltshire -9 2 £500 +36.98%
West Yorkshire +3 1 £380 -25.85% 1
West Sussex 0 1 £513 -16.66%
Cambridgeshire -3 1 £240 -43.52% 1
Manchester -5 1 £575 +79.68%
Essex -7 1 £188 -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £425 -
Leeds - 1 £380 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £310 -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Thames Valley - - - -
Scotland - - - -

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 91 (35.14%) Telecoms
2 90 (34.75%) Cisco
3 80 (30.89%) Cisco Certification
4 79 (30.50%) Firewall
5 63 (24.32%) LAN
6 62 (23.94%) WAN
7 51 (19.69%) CCNP
8 50 (19.31%) LTE
9 49 (18.92%) VPN
9 49 (18.92%) MPLS
10 46 (17.76%) 3G
11 45 (17.37%) Finance
12 43 (16.60%) Project Management
13 42 (16.22%) Network Design
14 39 (15.06%) Juniper
15 38 (14.67%) VoIP
16 37 (14.29%) IPsec
16 37 (14.29%) 4G
17 36 (13.90%) Load Balancing
17 36 (13.90%) Security Cleared
17 36 (13.90%) Network Security
18 34 (13.13%) CheckPoint
19 33 (12.74%) Degree
19 33 (12.74%) Network Management
20 32 (12.36%) OSPF
20 32 (12.36%) Microsoft
20 32 (12.36%) CCIE
20 32 (12.36%) Migration
21 31 (11.97%) DNS
21 31 (11.97%) BGP

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 6 (2.32%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.16%) ColdFusion
2 3 (1.16%) IIS
3 2 (0.77%) Apache
3 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (0.77%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (8.49%) MS Office
2 19 (7.34%) MS Excel
3 12 (4.63%) MS Project
4 10 (3.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.54%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.32%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (2.32%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.16%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.77%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.70%) IaaS
2 6 (2.32%) SaaS
2 6 (2.32%) PaaS
3 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 79 (30.50%) Firewall
2 63 (24.32%) LAN
3 62 (23.94%) WAN
4 50 (19.31%) LTE
5 49 (18.92%) VPN
5 49 (18.92%) MPLS
6 46 (17.76%) 3G
7 38 (14.67%) VoIP
8 37 (14.29%) IPsec
8 37 (14.29%) 4G
9 36 (13.90%) Network Security
10 32 (12.36%) OSPF
11 31 (11.97%) BGP
11 31 (11.97%) DNS
11 31 (11.97%) Cisco ASA
12 30 (11.58%) Wireless
13 28 (10.81%) 2G
13 28 (10.81%) UMTS
14 24 (9.27%) DHCP
15 21 (8.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.54%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.77%) MS Access
3 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (0.77%) MySQL
3 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.39%) DTS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.16%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (0.77%) JIRA
General
1 91 (35.14%) Telecoms
2 45 (17.37%) Finance
3 10 (3.86%) Banking
4 9 (3.47%) Marketing
5 8 (3.09%) Billing
6 6 (2.32%) Retail
7 5 (1.93%) Local Government
8 3 (1.16%) Military
8 3 (1.16%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.16%) Dutch Language
8 3 (1.16%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.16%) Electronics
8 3 (1.16%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.77%) Legal
9 2 (0.77%) Front Office
9 2 (0.77%) Back Office
9 2 (0.77%) Publishing
10 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.39%) Law
10 1 (0.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 73 (28.19%) Architect
2 38 (14.67%) Network Engineer
3 27 (10.42%) Consultant
4 25 (9.65%) Project Manager
5 23 (8.88%) Solutions Architect
6 19 (7.34%) Technical Architect
6 19 (7.34%) Network Architect
7 18 (6.95%) Design Engineer
8 16 (6.18%) Network Consultant
9 13 (5.02%) Network Specialist
10 11 (4.25%) Security Engineer
11 9 (3.47%) Senior Network Engineer
11 9 (3.47%) Analyst
12 7 (2.70%) Infrastructure Manager
13 6 (2.32%) Network Manager
13 6 (2.32%) Security Architect
13 6 (2.32%) Implementation Engineer
13 6 (2.32%) Designer
13 6 (2.32%) IP Engineer
14 5 (1.93%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.25%) Web Services
2 7 (2.70%) .NET
3 6 (2.32%) Middleware
3 6 (2.32%) WebCenter
3 6 (2.32%) REST
4 5 (1.93%) Java EE
4 5 (1.93%) J2EE
4 5 (1.93%) CSS
5 3 (1.16%) XML
5 3 (1.16%) WAP
5 3 (1.16%) LAMP
6 2 (0.77%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.77%) Spring
6 2 (0.77%) JSON
6 2 (0.77%) JSP
6 2 (0.77%) SOAP
7 1 (0.39%) SyncML
7 1 (0.39%) MDX
7 1 (0.39%) WebRTC
7 1 (0.39%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.86%) Management Information System
2 9 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (3.09%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.32%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.93%) Open Source
6 4 (1.54%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.54%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.54%) AS400
6 4 (1.54%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.77%) DTV
7 2 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.77%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.77%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.39%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.39%) AVVID
8 1 (0.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.39%) PMI
8 1 (0.39%) W3C
8 1 (0.39%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.39%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.72%) Windows
2 9 (3.47%) Linux
3 5 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.54%) UNIX
4 4 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.16%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.77%) SUSE
6 2 (0.77%) Debian
6 2 (0.77%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.39%) Solaris
7 1 (0.39%) Android
7 1 (0.39%) bada
7 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (16.60%) Project Management
2 42 (16.22%) Network Design
3 36 (13.90%) Load Balancing
4 33 (12.74%) Network Management
5 32 (12.36%) Migration
6 27 (10.42%) ITIL
7 26 (10.04%) SOA
8 23 (8.88%) Capacity Planning
9 22 (8.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (7.72%) Technical Architecture
11 15 (5.79%) Change Control
12 14 (5.41%) Validation
12 14 (5.41%) Change Management
13 11 (4.25%) Network Monitoring
14 10 (3.86%) GAP Analysis
14 10 (3.86%) Risk Analysis
15 9 (3.47%) Business Continuity
15 9 (3.47%) PRINCE2
16 8 (3.09%) Data Migration
16 8 (3.09%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.95%) Java
2 12 (4.63%) SQL
3 9 (3.47%) C
4 2 (0.77%) Perl
4 2 (0.77%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.77%) Erlang
5 1 (0.39%) C++
5 1 (0.39%) VBScript
5 1 (0.39%) VB
5 1 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 80 (30.89%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (19.69%) CCNP
3 36 (13.90%) Security Cleared
4 33 (12.74%) Degree
5 32 (12.36%) CCIE
6 30 (11.58%) SC Cleared
7 14 (5.41%) CCNA
8 11 (4.25%) CCDP
9 7 (2.70%) JNCIP
10 5 (1.93%) CISSP
10 5 (1.93%) JNCIS
11 4 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (1.54%) ISEB
12 3 (1.16%) CCA
12 3 (1.16%) CCIP
12 3 (1.16%) CISA
12 3 (1.16%) CISM
12 3 (1.16%) CCSA
12 3 (1.16%) CCSE
12 3 (1.16%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.88%) SLA
2 5 (1.93%) QA
3 3 (1.16%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.77%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.39%) COBIT
System Software
1 27 (10.42%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.77%) vSphere
5 1 (0.39%) XenApp
5 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.39%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 10 (3.86%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.54%) OPNET
3 2 (0.77%) Hyperic
4 1 (0.39%) Windows Storage Server
4 1 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.39%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 90 (34.75%) Cisco
2 39 (15.06%) Juniper
3 34 (13.13%) CheckPoint
4 32 (12.36%) Microsoft
5 26 (10.04%) Nokia
6 23 (8.88%) Oracle
7 22 (8.49%) Huawei
8 17 (6.56%) F5
9 16 (6.18%) Ericsson
10 14 (5.41%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 13 (5.02%) Redback
12 11 (4.25%) Radware
13 9 (3.47%) Blue Coat
14 7 (2.70%) VMware
14 7 (2.70%) SolarWinds
15 6 (2.32%) McAfee
15 6 (2.32%) Avaya
16 5 (1.93%) BMC
16 5 (1.93%) CA
16 5 (1.93%) Mitel
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