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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architecture
Rank 485 520 504
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -16
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 158 121 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.27% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 62 47
Median daily rate £500 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.10% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £155 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £591 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 2
Median hourly rate £47.83 £33.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.77% +135.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £33.10 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.00 £33.90 £15.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £33.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+42.77% +135.08%

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
43626 44488 42241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 79.57% 78.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 29009 28650 26554
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1028 1199 1213
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +42 137 £495 +4.21% 30
London +25 47 £500 -6.97% 9
South East +25 47 £500 +39.37% 12
West Midlands -6 17 £400 - 3
Hampshire +12 15 £500 +28.20% 5
Wales +25 13 £500 -13.04%
South Wales +23 12 £500 -13.13%
Newport +20 11 £500 -13.04%
Berkshire -17 11 £500 +170.27% 2
City of London +41 9 £525 +5.00% 3
North West -10 9 £475 -
Reading +2 8 £500 +48.14%
Telford -24 8 £388 - 1
Shropshire -25 8 £388 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 8 £400 - 2
Middlesex - 7 £500 -
Milton Keynes - 7 £400 - 2
East of England +10 6 £350 -17.64% 3
Portsmouth -6 6 - -
Scotland -14 5 £350 -22.22%
Coventry - 5 £400 -
East Midlands +8 4 - -
Edinburgh -12 4 £300 -
Nottingham - 4 - -
West Sussex - 4 £450 -
Lancashire - 4 £443 -
Crawley - 4 £450 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 - -
Cheshire - 3 £525 -
Preston - 3 £309 -

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 124 (43.21%) Cisco
2 72 (25.09%) Firewall
3 64 (22.30%) Cisco Certification
4 58 (20.21%) WAN
5 56 (19.51%) LAN
6 49 (17.07%) Finance
6 49 (17.07%) Data Centre
7 48 (16.72%) Windows
8 47 (16.38%) Telecoms
9 44 (15.33%) Microsoft
10 40 (13.94%) ITIL
11 38 (13.24%) CheckPoint
11 38 (13.24%) Riverbed
12 37 (12.89%) Security Cleared
12 37 (12.89%) Degree
12 37 (12.89%) Wireless
13 36 (12.54%) BGP
13 36 (12.54%) Internet
13 36 (12.54%) CISSP
13 36 (12.54%) Network Design
14 35 (12.20%) OSPF
15 34 (11.85%) Juniper
16 33 (11.50%) CCIE
16 33 (11.50%) DNS
17 32 (11.15%) SC Cleared
17 32 (11.15%) SolarWinds
18 31 (10.80%) Network Management
19 30 (10.45%) CCNP
19 30 (10.45%) Project Management
20 29 (10.10%) VMware

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 4 (1.39%) CMS
1 4 (1.39%) Skype for Business
1 4 (1.39%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.05%) IBM Notes
2 3 (1.05%) IIS
3 2 (0.70%) Apache
3 2 (0.70%) SAS
3 2 (0.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.35%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.35%) JBoss
4 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (5.57%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.44%) MS Office
3 6 (2.09%) MS Project
4 4 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.35%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.74%) IBM PureFlex
4 4 (1.39%) Office 365
5 3 (1.05%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.70%) SaaS
7 1 (0.35%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.35%) IaaS
7 1 (0.35%) PaaS
7 1 (0.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 72 (25.09%) Firewall
2 58 (20.21%) WAN
3 56 (19.51%) LAN
4 37 (12.89%) Wireless
5 36 (12.54%) BGP
5 36 (12.54%) Internet
6 35 (12.20%) OSPF
7 33 (11.50%) DNS
8 28 (9.76%) MPLS
9 25 (8.71%) Cisco Nexus
10 24 (8.36%) 3G
11 20 (6.97%) Network Security
12 19 (6.62%) LTE
13 18 (6.27%) HTTP
14 15 (5.23%) 4G
14 15 (5.23%) LDAP
15 14 (4.88%) IPsec
15 14 (4.88%) SSL
15 14 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
16 13 (4.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.88%) Oracle Database
2 13 (4.53%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.05%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.70%) Big Data
4 2 (0.70%) DB2
4 2 (0.70%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Calabash
1 2 (0.70%) Cucumber
1 2 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.35%) Subversion
General
1 49 (17.07%) Finance
2 47 (16.38%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.18%) Back Office
3 12 (4.18%) Retail
4 11 (3.83%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.79%) Legal
6 5 (1.74%) Banking
6 5 (1.74%) Billing
6 5 (1.74%) Marketing
7 3 (1.05%) Law
8 2 (0.70%) Automotive
8 2 (0.70%) Avionics
8 2 (0.70%) French Language
8 2 (0.70%) Local Government
9 1 (0.35%) Advertising
9 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 120 (41.81%) Architect
2 63 (21.95%) Network Architect
3 60 (20.91%) Network Engineer
4 27 (9.41%) Senior Network Engineer
5 24 (8.36%) Consultant
6 23 (8.01%) Analyst
7 21 (7.32%) Security Architect
7 21 (7.32%) Solutions Architect
8 18 (6.27%) Infrastructure Architect
9 16 (5.57%) Senior Architect
10 14 (4.88%) Principal Architect
10 14 (4.88%) Security Consultant
10 14 (4.88%) Senior Network Architect
11 13 (4.53%) Cisco Engineer
12 12 (4.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 12 (4.18%) Technical Architect
13 11 (3.83%) Business Analyst
13 11 (3.83%) Network Analyst
14 10 (3.48%) Project Manager
14 10 (3.48%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.48%) SAML
2 9 (3.14%) CSS
2 9 (3.14%) Middleware
3 6 (2.09%) RESTful
4 5 (1.74%) Web Services
5 4 (1.39%) IBM Integration Bus
5 4 (1.39%) SOAP
6 1 (0.35%) .NET
6 1 (0.35%) Ajax
6 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.35%) jQuery
6 1 (0.35%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 49 (17.07%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.23%) Management Information System
4 14 (4.88%) PKI
4 14 (4.88%) User Experience
5 10 (3.48%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.09%) Visualisation
7 5 (1.74%) CESG
7 5 (1.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (1.74%) DTV
7 5 (1.74%) IPTV
7 5 (1.74%) VCE vBlock
8 4 (1.39%) CMDB
8 4 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.05%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.05%) iSeries
9 3 (1.05%) NHS
10 2 (0.70%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.70%) Reinsurance
10 2 (0.70%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 48 (16.72%) Windows
2 29 (10.10%) Linux
3 22 (7.67%) Windows Server
4 15 (5.23%) Unix
5 5 (1.74%) Solaris
5 5 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.05%) AIX
7 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (13.94%) ITIL
2 36 (12.54%) Network Design
3 31 (10.80%) Network Management
4 30 (10.45%) Project Management
5 24 (8.36%) Change Management
6 20 (6.97%) Information Security
6 20 (6.97%) Migration
7 19 (6.62%) Service Management
7 19 (6.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (5.23%) Security Operations
9 14 (4.88%) Risk Management
10 13 (4.53%) ITIL V3
10 13 (4.53%) Load Balancing
10 13 (4.53%) Network Monitoring
10 13 (4.53%) Security Management
11 12 (4.18%) Security Architecture
12 11 (3.83%) Identity Management
13 10 (3.48%) Business Development
13 10 (3.48%) Project Planning
13 10 (3.48%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 21 (7.32%) SQL
2 15 (5.23%) Python
3 14 (4.88%) Perl
4 13 (4.53%) PowerShell
5 12 (4.18%) Java
6 11 (3.83%) VB
7 4 (1.39%) C
7 4 (1.39%) C++
8 3 (1.05%) Lisp
8 3 (1.05%) Ruby
9 2 (0.70%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.35%) C#
10 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.35%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 64 (22.30%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (12.89%) Degree
2 37 (12.89%) Security Cleared
3 36 (12.54%) CISSP
4 33 (11.50%) CCIE
5 32 (11.15%) SC Cleared
6 30 (10.45%) CCNP
7 22 (7.67%) CCNA
8 17 (5.92%) CESG Certified Professional
9 11 (3.83%) CISM
10 10 (3.48%) CISA
11 7 (2.44%) Chartered Engineer
11 7 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (1.74%) CCDP
13 4 (1.39%) CCDE
13 4 (1.39%) MCSE
14 3 (1.05%) DV Cleared
14 3 (1.05%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.70%) GCIA
15 2 (0.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (4.88%) SLA
3 12 (4.18%) RMADS
4 7 (2.44%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.05%) COBIT
5 3 (1.05%) COSO
5 3 (1.05%) SAS 70
6 2 (0.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.70%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.70%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.35%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 28 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.18%) ISA Server
4 11 (3.83%) UAG
5 5 (1.74%) vCloud
6 4 (1.39%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.70%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.70%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.70%) vSphere
8 2 (0.70%) XenServer
9 1 (0.35%) NFS
9 1 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (8.01%) OPNET
2 11 (3.83%) WSUS
3 2 (0.70%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (0.70%) RSA Security Analytics
4 1 (0.35%) AppManager
4 1 (0.35%) Cisco LMS
4 1 (0.35%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.35%) Netcool
4 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.35%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 124 (43.21%) Cisco
2 44 (15.33%) Microsoft
3 38 (13.24%) CheckPoint
3 38 (13.24%) Riverbed
4 34 (11.85%) Juniper
5 32 (11.15%) SolarWinds
6 29 (10.10%) VMware
7 22 (7.67%) F5
8 18 (6.27%) HP
9 17 (5.92%) Oracle
10 16 (5.57%) Palo Alto
11 15 (5.23%) Huawei
12 14 (4.88%) Nokia
13 11 (3.83%) Blue Coat
13 11 (3.83%) Citrix
14 10 (3.48%) Cyber-Ark
14 10 (3.48%) IBM
14 10 (3.48%) Tufin
15 9 (3.14%) BMC
15 9 (3.14%) Fortinet
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