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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architecture
Rank 488 564 480
Rank change year-on-year
+76 -84
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 163 91 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.16% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.19% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 57 66
Median daily rate £500 £475 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +18.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £750 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £395 £385
% change year-on-year
+13.92% +2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 2
Median hourly rate £48.00 £47.83 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.35% +21.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £47.83 £23.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £47.83 £55.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £47.83 £59.00
% change year-on-year
-5.91% -18.93%

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
44886 46891 44206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 80.24% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 29645 30456 27407
Median daily rate £438 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.06% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1108 1266 1195
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.76 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.72% +33.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +56 149 £490 +3.15% 28
London +3 62 £500 -9.09% 13
South East +36 41 £500 +33.33% 7
West Midlands -16 20 £400 -5.88% 4
City of London +41 16 £525 - 3
Hampshire +14 16 £500 +23.30% 6
Berkshire +20 13 £500 +43.36% 1
Shropshire - 9 £388 -
Telford - 9 £388 -
North West +16 7 £443 - 1
Wales - 7 £500 -
Middlesex - 7 £350 -
East of England +13 6 £500 +25.00% 2
Yorkshire +6 6 £350 +48.93% 1
South West - 6 £350 -
Newport - 6 £500 -
South Wales - 6 £500 -
Buckinghamshire +17 5 £525 +40.00%
Hertfordshire +16 5 £500 +80.18%
Scotland +14 5 £375 -16.66%
Coventry - 5 £400 - 1
Gloucestershire - 5 £350 -
Reading +14 4 £500 +43.36% 1
Edinburgh +9 4 £375 -
Basingstoke - 4 £263 - 1
Milton Keynes +15 3 £525 +40.00%
Cheshire +9 3 £425 -
Leeds +7 3 £363 +54.25% 1
West Yorkshire +4 3 £363 +54.25% 1
Middlesbrough - 3 £350 -

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 143 (47.19%) Cisco
2 83 (27.39%) Firewall
3 71 (23.43%) Finance
4 66 (21.78%) Cisco Certification
5 57 (18.81%) Juniper
6 56 (18.48%) ITIL
7 51 (16.83%) WAN
7 51 (16.83%) Telecoms
8 48 (15.84%) CheckPoint
9 47 (15.51%) Riverbed
10 46 (15.18%) LAN
11 45 (14.85%) Microsoft
12 44 (14.52%) Windows
13 43 (14.19%) BGP
13 43 (14.19%) Security Cleared
14 42 (13.86%) Data Centre
15 41 (13.53%) SolarWinds
16 40 (13.20%) OSPF
16 40 (13.20%) Cisco Nexus
17 39 (12.87%) DNS
17 39 (12.87%) SC Cleared
18 36 (11.88%) Network Management
18 36 (11.88%) CCIE
19 35 (11.55%) CISSP
19 35 (11.55%) Network Design
20 34 (11.22%) Active Directory
21 32 (10.56%) Linux
22 31 (10.23%) Change Management
22 31 (10.23%) Wireless
22 31 (10.23%) F5

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 8 (2.64%) Skype for Business
2 7 (2.31%) CMS
3 4 (1.32%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.32%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.32%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.99%) Apache
4 3 (0.99%) IBM Notes
4 3 (0.99%) IIS
5 2 (0.66%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.66%) JBoss
5 2 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.33%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (5.61%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.64%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.31%) MS Office
4 5 (1.65%) MS Project
5 1 (0.33%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 7 (2.31%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.33%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.31%) Office 365
3 7 (2.31%) SaaS
4 5 (1.65%) IBM PureFlex
5 2 (0.66%) IaaS
5 2 (0.66%) PaaS
6 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 83 (27.39%) Firewall
2 51 (16.83%) WAN
3 46 (15.18%) LAN
4 43 (14.19%) BGP
5 40 (13.20%) Cisco Nexus
5 40 (13.20%) OSPF
6 39 (12.87%) DNS
7 31 (10.23%) Wireless
8 28 (9.24%) TCP/IP
9 27 (8.91%) DHCP
10 26 (8.58%) Internet
11 24 (7.92%) BIG-IP
11 24 (7.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 24 (7.92%) MPLS
12 23 (7.59%) 3G
13 19 (6.27%) HTTP
14 18 (5.94%) SSL
15 17 (5.61%) Network Security
16 16 (5.28%) Cisco ASA
16 16 (5.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.96%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.32%) MySQL
4 4 (1.32%) OLTP
5 3 (0.99%) Big Data
5 3 (0.99%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.99%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.66%) DB2
6 2 (0.66%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.30%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.66%) Calabash
3 2 (0.66%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.33%) Subversion
General
1 71 (23.43%) Finance
2 51 (16.83%) Telecoms
3 13 (4.29%) Banking
3 13 (4.29%) Marketing
4 11 (3.63%) Manufacturing
5 10 (3.30%) Military
5 10 (3.30%) Retail
6 9 (2.97%) Back Office
7 8 (2.64%) Legal
8 7 (2.31%) Law
9 5 (1.65%) Billing
10 3 (0.99%) Automotive
11 2 (0.66%) Advertising
11 2 (0.66%) Avionics
11 2 (0.66%) French Language
11 2 (0.66%) Local Government
11 2 (0.66%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.33%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.33%) Electronics
12 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 126 (41.58%) Architect
2 63 (20.79%) Network Architect
3 62 (20.46%) Network Engineer
4 27 (8.91%) Solutions Architect
5 25 (8.25%) Analyst
5 25 (8.25%) Senior Network Engineer
6 24 (7.92%) Consultant
7 23 (7.59%) Infrastructure Architect
8 20 (6.60%) Security Architect
9 18 (5.94%) Cisco Engineer
10 17 (5.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 14 (4.62%) Senior Architect
11 14 (4.62%) Senior Network Architect
12 13 (4.29%) Systems Engineer
13 12 (3.96%) Network Consultant
14 11 (3.63%) Business Analyst
14 11 (3.63%) Principal Architect
14 11 (3.63%) Technical Architect
15 10 (3.30%) Network Analyst
16 9 (2.97%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.28%) Middleware
2 14 (4.62%) SAML
3 13 (4.29%) CSS
4 7 (2.31%) Web Services
5 6 (1.98%) RESTful
6 4 (1.32%) IBM Integration Bus
6 4 (1.32%) SOAP
7 2 (0.66%) .NET
7 2 (0.66%) Ajax
7 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.66%) jQuery
7 2 (0.66%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (0.33%) Mojolicious
8 1 (0.33%) Node.js
8 1 (0.33%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.86%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.94%) Management Information System
4 16 (5.28%) User Experience
5 13 (4.29%) CESG
5 13 (4.29%) PKI
6 10 (3.30%) ASIC
6 10 (3.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 8 (2.64%) Visualisation
8 7 (2.31%) CMDB
9 6 (1.98%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.65%) Digital TV
10 5 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.65%) IPTV
10 5 (1.65%) Statistics
10 5 (1.65%) VCE vBlock
11 4 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.32%) Mobile Payment
11 4 (1.32%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.99%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 44 (14.52%) Windows
2 32 (10.56%) Linux
3 15 (4.95%) Windows Server
4 12 (3.96%) Unix
5 10 (3.30%) Solaris
6 5 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.32%) AIX
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.66%) SUSE
8 2 (0.66%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.66%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (18.48%) ITIL
2 36 (11.88%) Network Management
3 35 (11.55%) Network Design
4 31 (10.23%) Change Management
5 30 (9.90%) Project Management
6 27 (8.91%) Service Management
7 23 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (6.60%) Information Security
9 18 (5.94%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (5.94%) Load Balancing
9 18 (5.94%) Migration
9 18 (5.94%) TOGAF
10 17 (5.61%) Network Monitoring
10 17 (5.61%) Security Operations
11 16 (5.28%) Risk Management
12 15 (4.95%) ITIL V3
13 14 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (4.29%) Security Architecture
14 13 (4.29%) UML
15 10 (3.30%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 27 (8.91%) SQL
2 16 (5.28%) Java
2 16 (5.28%) Python
3 15 (4.95%) C++
3 15 (4.95%) Perl
4 13 (4.29%) PowerShell
5 11 (3.63%) VB
6 5 (1.65%) C
7 3 (0.99%) Ruby
7 3 (0.99%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.66%) C#
8 2 (0.66%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.33%) Delphi
9 1 (0.33%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.33%) PHP
9 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 66 (21.78%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (14.19%) Security Cleared
3 39 (12.87%) SC Cleared
4 36 (11.88%) CCIE
5 35 (11.55%) CISSP
6 28 (9.24%) Degree
7 26 (8.58%) CCNP
8 24 (7.92%) CCNA
9 17 (5.61%) CESG Certified Professional
10 12 (3.96%) CISM
11 10 (3.30%) CISA
12 7 (2.31%) CCDE
12 7 (2.31%) Chartered Engineer
13 6 (1.98%) CCDP
14 4 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.99%) DV Cleared
15 3 (0.99%) GCIA
15 3 (0.99%) GCIH
15 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
16 2 (0.66%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (8.58%) PCI DSS
3 14 (4.62%) RMADS
4 9 (2.97%) SLA
5 4 (1.32%) COBIT
5 4 (1.32%) COSO
5 4 (1.32%) SAS 70
6 3 (0.99%) PA-DSS
7 2 (0.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.66%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.33%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.33%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 34 (11.22%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.64%) Firmware
4 6 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.65%) vCloud
6 4 (1.32%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (1.32%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.99%) UAG
7 3 (0.99%) XenApp
8 2 (0.66%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.66%) vSphere
8 2 (0.66%) XenServer
9 1 (0.33%) NFS
9 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 23 (7.59%) OPNET
2 5 (1.65%) OpenView
3 4 (1.32%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.99%) SCCM
4 3 (0.99%) WSUS
5 2 (0.66%) NSN NetAct
5 2 (0.66%) RSA Security Analytics
6 1 (0.33%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.33%) Ansible
6 1 (0.33%) AppManager
6 1 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.33%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.33%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.33%) Netcool
6 1 (0.33%) Puppet
6 1 (0.33%) SCOM
6 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.33%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 143 (47.19%) Cisco
2 57 (18.81%) Juniper
3 48 (15.84%) CheckPoint
4 47 (15.51%) Riverbed
5 45 (14.85%) Microsoft
6 41 (13.53%) SolarWinds
7 31 (10.23%) F5
7 31 (10.23%) Palo Alto
8 29 (9.57%) VMware
9 20 (6.60%) IBM
10 19 (6.27%) Oracle
10 19 (6.27%) Tufin
11 17 (5.61%) Blue Coat
11 17 (5.61%) BMC
12 15 (4.95%) HP
12 15 (4.95%) Nokia
13 14 (4.62%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 13 (4.29%) Aruba
14 13 (4.29%) Fortinet
15 11 (3.63%) TippingPoint
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