The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architecture
Rank 498 506 477
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -29
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 90 50 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.10% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.14% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 22 37
Average daily rate £450 £356 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -8.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £165 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £523 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £320 £400
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £27.25 £43.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.25 £55.00
% change year-on-year
- -50.45%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41318 34649 42090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.34% 72.50% 69.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25663 20657 24013
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1168 1064 1437
Average hourly rate £28.49 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.98% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 17 April 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
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +11 88 £450 +20.00% 57
South East +6 38 £450 +33.33% 6
London -16 34 £438 -7.89% 17
Berkshire +8 29 £450 -3.22% 2
Reading - 14 £450 - 2
Surrey -5 6 £514 +52.22% 1
South West - 5 £480 - 10
North West - 5 - - 3
West Midlands -18 4 £406 +35.41%
Manchester - 4 - - 2
Bracknell -1 3 - -
City of London -18 2 £600 +26.31% 9
Bristol - 2 - - 10
Hampshire -4 1 £388 -26.19%
Winchester -6 1 £388 -26.19%
Yorkshire -12 1 - - 1
Leeds -20 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire -27 1 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £475 -
Birmingham - 1 £313 -
Nottingham - 1 £475 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £475 -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 19
Kent - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 59 (33.91%) Cisco
2 48 (27.59%) Telecoms
3 43 (24.71%) MPLS
4 42 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (22.99%) Microsoft
6 38 (21.84%) Firewall
7 35 (20.11%) Windows
8 34 (19.54%) TCP/IP
9 33 (18.97%) WAN
10 31 (17.82%) 3G
11 30 (17.24%) ITIL
12 29 (16.67%) 4G
13 28 (16.09%) Network Design
14 27 (15.52%) Finance
15 26 (14.94%) Juniper
16 25 (14.37%) OSPF
16 25 (14.37%) SIEM
17 24 (13.79%) BGP
17 24 (13.79%) CCIE
17 24 (13.79%) LAN
17 24 (13.79%) 2G
18 22 (12.64%) CA
19 20 (11.49%) Migration
19 20 (11.49%) Project Management
19 20 (11.49%) GSM
19 20 (11.49%) VPN
20 19 (10.92%) CCNP
20 19 (10.92%) LTE
21 18 (10.34%) EIGRP
21 18 (10.34%) Change Management

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 9 (5.17%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (1.72%) Lync
3 3 (1.72%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.57%) IIS
5 1 (0.57%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 12 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.75%) MS Office
3 7 (4.02%) MS Project
4 4 (2.30%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.57%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.87%) IaaS
2 3 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.72%) PaaS
3 1 (0.57%) Office 365
3 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (24.71%) MPLS
2 38 (21.84%) Firewall
3 34 (19.54%) TCP/IP
4 33 (18.97%) WAN
5 31 (17.82%) 3G
6 29 (16.67%) 4G
7 25 (14.37%) OSPF
8 24 (13.79%) BGP
8 24 (13.79%) 2G
8 24 (13.79%) LAN
9 20 (11.49%) GSM
9 20 (11.49%) VPN
10 19 (10.92%) LTE
11 18 (10.34%) EIGRP
12 15 (8.62%) Network Security
12 15 (8.62%) VoIP
13 14 (8.05%) UMTS
13 14 (8.05%) VLAN
14 13 (7.47%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (7.47%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.87%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.57%) MS Access
4 1 (0.57%) DTS
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 48 (27.59%) Telecoms
2 27 (15.52%) Finance
3 9 (5.17%) Financial Institution
4 6 (3.45%) Banking
5 5 (2.87%) Billing
5 5 (2.87%) Front Office
6 4 (2.30%) Marketing
7 3 (1.72%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.72%) Back Office
8 2 (1.15%) Legal
9 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.57%) Automotive
9 1 (0.57%) Law
9 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 60 (34.48%) Architect
2 43 (24.71%) Consultant
3 39 (22.41%) Network Architect
4 21 (12.07%) Network Consultant
5 12 (6.90%) Project Manager
6 11 (6.32%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (5.17%) Network Engineer
8 8 (4.60%) Security Consultant
9 5 (2.87%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (2.87%) Integration Engineer
10 4 (2.30%) Test and Integration Engineer
10 4 (2.30%) Voice Engineer
10 4 (2.30%) Administrator
10 4 (2.30%) Design Engineer
10 4 (2.30%) Test Engineer
10 4 (2.30%) Analyst
10 4 (2.30%) IP Engineer
11 3 (1.72%) Planning Manager
11 3 (1.72%) Technical Architect
11 3 (1.72%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.30%) Middleware
1 4 (2.30%) JSON
2 3 (1.72%) RESTful
3 2 (1.15%) WebRTC
4 1 (0.57%) MDX
4 1 (0.57%) Java EE
4 1 (0.57%) J2EE
4 1 (0.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.45%) AS400
2 4 (2.30%) Replication
2 4 (2.30%) Clustering
2 4 (2.30%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.15%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.15%) W3C
4 1 (0.57%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.57%) PMI
4 1 (0.57%) IVR
4 1 (0.57%) Economics
4 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.57%) Open Source
4 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 35 (20.11%) Windows
2 8 (4.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (2.30%) Windows 7
3 4 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (2.30%) Linux
4 3 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.15%) UNIX
5 2 (1.15%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (17.24%) ITIL
2 28 (16.09%) Network Design
3 25 (14.37%) SIEM
4 20 (11.49%) Migration
4 20 (11.49%) Project Management
5 18 (10.34%) Change Management
6 15 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (8.62%) Continuous Improvement
6 15 (8.62%) Performance Monitoring
7 14 (8.05%) Network Management
7 14 (8.05%) Load Balancing
7 14 (8.05%) Problem Management
8 13 (7.47%) Use Case
9 11 (6.32%) Security Architecture
10 7 (4.02%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (4.02%) Computer Security
10 7 (4.02%) Time Management
11 6 (3.45%) TOGAF
12 5 (2.87%) Technical Architecture
12 5 (2.87%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.30%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.72%) C
3 2 (1.15%) Java
4 1 (0.57%) SQL
4 1 (0.57%) VBScript
4 1 (0.57%) VB
4 1 (0.57%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 42 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (13.79%) CCIE
3 19 (10.92%) CCNP
4 12 (6.90%) CISSP
5 11 (6.32%) JNCIE
6 10 (5.75%) CISA
7 9 (5.17%) CCNA
8 8 (4.60%) CCDP
9 6 (3.45%) JNCIP
9 6 (3.45%) Security Cleared
10 5 (2.87%) SC Cleared
11 4 (2.30%) MCITP
11 4 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (2.30%) CISM
11 4 (2.30%) MCSE
12 3 (1.72%) CCIP
12 3 (1.72%) Degree
13 2 (1.15%) ISEB
14 1 (0.57%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.60%) QA
2 2 (1.15%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.15%) SLA
3 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.30%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.30%) vSphere
3 4 (2.30%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (2.30%) Puppet
1 4 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.15%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.15%) Windows Storage Server
Vendors
1 59 (33.91%) Cisco
2 40 (22.99%) Microsoft
3 26 (14.94%) Juniper
4 22 (12.64%) CA
5 16 (9.20%) CheckPoint
5 16 (9.20%) F5
6 12 (6.90%) McAfee
7 10 (5.75%) VMware
8 7 (4.02%) Redback
9 6 (3.45%) Nokia
10 5 (2.87%) Blue Coat
10 5 (2.87%) Huawei
11 4 (2.30%) ArcSight
11 4 (2.30%) LogLogic
11 4 (2.30%) Ericsson
11 4 (2.30%) HP
11 4 (2.30%) Agilent
11 4 (2.30%) BT
12 3 (1.72%) Oracle
12 3 (1.72%) SAP
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