The table below looks at the statistics for Network Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Architecture over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architecture
Rank 480 494 465
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -29
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 142 152 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.34% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 81 105
Median daily rate £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £275 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £450 £430
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 7
Median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.74 £43.50 -
% change year-on-year
-66.12% -

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
40912 44753 43508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.54% 81.19% 77.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 27248 29020 28335
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 1335 1207
Median hourly rate £29.50 £30.15 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% +20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

Network Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Network Architecture as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Architecture within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +10 131 £500 +5.26% 37
London +19 60 £483 +1.57% 15
South East +13 29 £513 -6.81% 7
North West +12 19 £575 +22.34% 2
City of London -3 14 £450 -18.55% 5
Berkshire +3 13 - - 2
Hampshire +6 10 £500 -13.97% 3
Lancashire +2 8 £663 +47.22%
Surrey +26 6 £550 - 2
Manchester -3 6 £525 - 2
Fleetwood - 6 £650 -
East of England +1 5 £400 -3.03% 1
New Malden -6 5 - -
West Midlands -7 5 £540 - 4
Cheshire +20 4 £525 +16.02%
East Midlands 0 4 - - 1
Croydon -15 4 £450 +28.57%
Slough - 4 - -
Coventry - 4 £540 -
South West +8 3 £185 -38.33% 5
Newbury - 3 - -
Nottinghamshire - 3 - - 1
Nottingham - 3 - - 1
Yorkshire +16 2 £500 +14.28% 2
Cambridge +15 2 £400 -3.03% 1
Devon +7 2 £185 -7.50%
Scotland +6 2 £525 +36.36%
Cambridgeshire +4 2 £400 -3.03% 1
Hertfordshire -1 2 £450 -
Exeter -3 2 £185 -7.50%

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Network Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Network Architecture.

1 152 (51.35%) Cisco
2 97 (32.77%) Firewall
3 89 (30.07%) Cisco Certification
4 81 (27.36%) Finance
5 69 (23.31%) Juniper
6 67 (22.64%) ITIL
7 66 (22.30%) LAN
8 63 (21.28%) WAN
9 60 (20.27%) Windows
10 51 (17.23%) CheckPoint
11 49 (16.55%) Microsoft
12 48 (16.22%) TCP/IP
12 48 (16.22%) DNS
13 47 (15.88%) CCNP
14 45 (15.20%) Data Centre
15 44 (14.86%) Telecoms
16 43 (14.53%) CCIE
17 42 (14.19%) Network Security
17 42 (14.19%) Security Cleared
18 39 (13.18%) Network Design
18 39 (13.18%) CCNA
18 39 (13.18%) DHCP
18 39 (13.18%) Service Management
18 39 (13.18%) Cisco Nexus
19 38 (12.84%) OSPF
19 38 (12.84%) Linux
19 38 (12.84%) SC Cleared
19 38 (12.84%) Riverbed
19 38 (12.84%) F5
20 35 (11.82%) PCI DSS

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (4.73%) Skype for Business
2 11 (3.72%) Apache
3 10 (3.38%) JBoss
3 10 (3.38%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.36%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.69%) CMS
6 3 (1.01%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.68%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.34%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 22 (7.43%) MS Visio
2 16 (5.41%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.36%) MS Office
4 5 (1.69%) MS Project
5 1 (0.34%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
1 14 (4.73%) Office 365
2 7 (2.36%) SaaS
3 6 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.68%) IaaS
4 2 (0.68%) OneDrive
4 2 (0.68%) PaaS
5 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 97 (32.77%) Firewall
2 66 (22.30%) LAN
3 63 (21.28%) WAN
4 48 (16.22%) DNS
4 48 (16.22%) TCP/IP
5 42 (14.19%) Network Security
6 39 (13.18%) Cisco Nexus
6 39 (13.18%) DHCP
7 38 (12.84%) OSPF
8 34 (11.49%) Internet
9 32 (10.81%) BGP
10 31 (10.47%) Wi-Fi
11 29 (9.80%) VPN
11 29 (9.80%) Wireless
12 26 (8.78%) 3G
12 26 (8.78%) HTTP
13 25 (8.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 24 (8.11%) MPLS
15 22 (7.43%) Cisco ASA
15 22 (7.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.72%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (2.36%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.03%) MySQL
3 6 (2.03%) OLTP
4 2 (0.68%) Big Data
4 2 (0.68%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.68%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.34%) DB2
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.38%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.34%) Subversion
3 1 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 81 (27.36%) Finance
2 44 (14.86%) Telecoms
3 16 (5.41%) Banking
3 16 (5.41%) Marketing
4 11 (3.72%) Legal
4 11 (3.72%) Military
5 8 (2.70%) Billing
6 5 (1.69%) Back Office
6 5 (1.69%) Law
7 4 (1.35%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.01%) Electronics
9 2 (0.68%) Advertising
9 2 (0.68%) Retail
10 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.34%) Automotive
10 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.34%) Local Government
10 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 116 (39.19%) Architect
2 69 (23.31%) Network Engineer
3 60 (20.27%) Network Architect
4 30 (10.14%) Infrastructure Architect
5 26 (8.78%) Senior Network Engineer
6 20 (6.76%) Cisco Engineer
6 20 (6.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 17 (5.74%) Analyst
7 17 (5.74%) Consultant
8 16 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
9 15 (5.07%) Senior Architect
9 15 (5.07%) Senior Network Architect
10 12 (4.05%) Network Consultant
11 11 (3.72%) Juniper Engineer
11 11 (3.72%) Security Architect
12 10 (3.38%) Cisco Architect
12 10 (3.38%) Project Manager
12 10 (3.38%) Systems Engineer
13 9 (3.04%) Cisco Network Architect
13 9 (3.04%) Radio Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.09%) Middleware
2 15 (5.07%) Web Services
3 12 (4.05%) SAML
4 6 (2.03%) CSS
4 6 (2.03%) SOAP
5 4 (1.35%) RESTful
6 3 (1.01%) .NET
6 3 (1.01%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.68%) Ajax
7 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.68%) JMS
7 2 (0.68%) jQuery
7 2 (0.68%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (0.68%) Mojolicious
7 2 (0.68%) Node.js
8 1 (0.34%) REST
8 1 (0.34%) SPML
8 1 (0.34%) XML
8 1 (0.34%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (15.20%) Data Centre
2 22 (7.43%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.73%) PKI
4 13 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.39%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.72%) CESG
5 11 (3.72%) Statistics
6 10 (3.38%) ASIC
6 10 (3.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 8 (2.70%) User Experience
8 7 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.36%) IPTV
8 7 (2.36%) Over-the-Top Content
8 7 (2.36%) Video on Demand
9 6 (2.03%) CMDB
9 6 (2.03%) Mobile Payment
9 6 (2.03%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.69%) STB
11 4 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.35%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 60 (20.27%) Windows
2 38 (12.84%) Linux
3 19 (6.42%) Windows Server
4 18 (6.08%) Unix
5 15 (5.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (5.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (3.72%) Solaris
6 11 (3.72%) SUSE
7 8 (2.70%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.69%) Android
9 4 (1.35%) AIX
9 4 (1.35%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.35%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.35%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (22.64%) ITIL
2 39 (13.18%) Network Design
2 39 (13.18%) Service Management
3 34 (11.49%) Change Management
3 34 (11.49%) Project Management
4 27 (9.12%) Network Management
5 25 (8.45%) Migration
5 25 (8.45%) TOGAF
6 23 (7.77%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (6.76%) UML
8 18 (6.08%) Security Operations
9 17 (5.74%) ITIL V3
9 17 (5.74%) PRINCE2
10 16 (5.41%) Information Security
11 15 (5.07%) Security Architecture
12 14 (4.73%) Cybersecurity
12 14 (4.73%) Risk Management
13 12 (4.05%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (3.72%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 33 (11.15%) SQL
2 13 (4.39%) Java
3 12 (4.05%) C++
4 8 (2.70%) C
4 8 (2.70%) Perl
5 7 (2.36%) Python
6 5 (1.69%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.69%) VB
7 3 (1.01%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.68%) C#
8 2 (0.68%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.68%) PHP
9 1 (0.34%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 89 (30.07%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (15.88%) CCNP
3 43 (14.53%) CCIE
4 42 (14.19%) Security Cleared
5 39 (13.18%) CCNA
6 38 (12.84%) SC Cleared
7 33 (11.15%) Degree
8 22 (7.43%) CISSP
9 12 (4.05%) CCDA
9 12 (4.05%) JNCIA
10 10 (3.38%) CESG Certified Professional
11 9 (3.04%) CCDE
12 8 (2.70%) CCDP
13 7 (2.36%) CISM
13 7 (2.36%) JNCIP
13 7 (2.36%) JNCIS
13 7 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (2.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (1.69%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (11.82%) PCI DSS
2 22 (7.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (4.73%) SLA
4 10 (3.38%) RMADS
5 9 (3.04%) PA-DSS
6 4 (1.35%) COBIT
6 4 (1.35%) COSO
6 4 (1.35%) SAS 70
7 2 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.68%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.34%) HMG Infosec
8 1 (0.34%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 27 (9.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (8.45%) Active Directory
3 11 (3.72%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (3.04%) Firmware
5 6 (2.03%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (2.03%) XenApp
6 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.68%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.34%) KVM
7 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.34%) vSphere
7 1 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (3.38%) OPNET
2 9 (3.04%) OpenView
2 9 (3.04%) SCCM
3 7 (2.36%) FortiGate
4 6 (2.03%) Tivoli
5 5 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (1.69%) Nagios
6 3 (1.01%) SCOM
7 2 (0.68%) Ansible
7 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.68%) Puppet
7 2 (0.68%) RSA Security Analytics
8 1 (0.34%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.34%) OpenNebula
8 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 152 (51.35%) Cisco
2 69 (23.31%) Juniper
3 51 (17.23%) CheckPoint
4 49 (16.55%) Microsoft
5 38 (12.84%) F5
5 38 (12.84%) Riverbed
6 35 (11.82%) Palo Alto
7 32 (10.81%) VMware
8 25 (8.45%) Blue Coat
9 24 (8.11%) SolarWinds
10 22 (7.43%) Red Hat
11 18 (6.08%) Aruba
11 18 (6.08%) TippingPoint
12 17 (5.74%) IBM
13 16 (5.41%) FireEye
13 16 (5.41%) Tufin
14 15 (5.07%) Oracle
15 13 (4.39%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 12 (4.05%) BMC
16 12 (4.05%) Dell
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