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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architecture
Rank 444 497 455
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -42
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 150 73 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.14% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.20% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 30 66
Average daily rate
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£395 £415 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.81% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £529 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.19% -38.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -38.12%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40519 37298 40761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.05% 72.96% 70.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25042 22618 23491
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1163 1058 1467
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +44 136 £400 -4.76% 22
South East +49 76 £425 +2.40% 5
Berkshire +47 56 £375 -6.25% 1
London +35 40 £416 -16.85% 9
Reading +38 33 £525 +31.25%
Hampshire -5 12 £425 -5.55% 1
East of England -19 9 £240 -41.46% 3
Hertfordshire +4 7 £263 - 2
City of London +23 6 £569 +25.00% 3
Slough +7 6 £375 -5.06% 1
Surrey -1 6 £450 - 1
West Midlands -18 4 £338 - 2
Yorkshire +1 2 £345 -31.00% 4
North West -7 2 - -
West Yorkshire 0 1 £380 -25.85% 3
Birmingham -1 1 £275 -
Essex -2 1 £188 -42.30% 1
West Sussex -3 1 £513 -16.66% 1
Cambridgeshire -7 1 £240 -43.52% 1
Leeds - 1 £380 - 3
South Yorkshire - 1 £310 - 1
Watford - 1 £278 - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
St Albans - - - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Swindon - - - - 1
Redhill - - - -

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 93 (36.90%) Telecoms
2 81 (32.14%) Cisco
3 68 (26.98%) Cisco Certification
4 64 (25.40%) Firewall
5 57 (22.62%) 3G
6 54 (21.43%) WAN
7 51 (20.24%) LAN
8 49 (19.44%) MPLS
9 47 (18.65%) 4G
10 46 (18.25%) LTE
11 44 (17.46%) VPN
11 44 (17.46%) CCNP
12 40 (15.87%) Finance
13 39 (15.48%) Microsoft
14 38 (15.08%) 2G
14 38 (15.08%) Project Management
15 35 (13.89%) Network Design
16 34 (13.49%) IPsec
17 33 (13.10%) Migration
18 32 (12.70%) Juniper
18 32 (12.70%) ITIL
18 32 (12.70%) Load Balancing
19 31 (12.30%) Network Security
19 31 (12.30%) CheckPoint
20 30 (11.90%) Security Cleared
21 29 (11.51%) CCIE
22 28 (11.11%) VoIP
22 28 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
22 28 (11.11%) Degree
23 27 (10.71%) OSPF

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (3.17%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.19%) ColdFusion
2 3 (1.19%) IIS
2 3 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (0.79%) Lync
3 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.79%) Apache
3 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (7.94%) MS Office
1 20 (7.94%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.37%) MS Project
3 10 (3.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.19%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (2.38%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.19%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.79%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.59%) IaaS
2 3 (1.19%) SaaS
2 3 (1.19%) PaaS
3 1 (0.40%) Office 365
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (25.40%) Firewall
2 57 (22.62%) 3G
3 54 (21.43%) WAN
4 51 (20.24%) LAN
5 49 (19.44%) MPLS
6 47 (18.65%) 4G
7 46 (18.25%) LTE
8 44 (17.46%) VPN
9 38 (15.08%) 2G
10 34 (13.49%) IPsec
11 31 (12.30%) Network Security
12 28 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
12 28 (11.11%) VoIP
13 27 (10.71%) Wireless
13 27 (10.71%) OSPF
13 27 (10.71%) BGP
14 26 (10.32%) UMTS
15 25 (9.92%) DNS
16 22 (8.73%) GSM
17 21 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.79%) MS Access
4 2 (0.79%) MySQL
4 2 (0.79%) DTS
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.19%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (0.79%) JIRA
General
1 93 (36.90%) Telecoms
2 40 (15.87%) Finance
3 10 (3.97%) Banking
4 8 (3.17%) Billing
5 6 (2.38%) Marketing
6 5 (1.98%) Retail
6 5 (1.98%) Front Office
7 4 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.59%) Local Government
8 3 (1.19%) Military
8 3 (1.19%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.19%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.19%) Electronics
8 3 (1.19%) Legal
9 2 (0.79%) Law
9 2 (0.79%) Back Office
9 2 (0.79%) Publishing
9 2 (0.79%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.40%) Automotive
10 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 71 (28.17%) Architect
2 33 (13.10%) Consultant
3 29 (11.51%) Network Engineer
4 23 (9.13%) Project Manager
5 21 (8.33%) Network Architect
6 18 (7.14%) Technical Architect
6 18 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
7 15 (5.95%) Design Engineer
8 14 (5.56%) Network Consultant
9 9 (3.57%) Analyst
9 9 (3.57%) Network Specialist
10 8 (3.17%) Security Engineer
11 6 (2.38%) Security Architect
11 6 (2.38%) Senior Network Engineer
12 5 (1.98%) Test Manager
12 5 (1.98%) Integration Engineer
12 5 (1.98%) Implementation Engineer
12 5 (1.98%) IP Engineer
13 4 (1.59%) Designer
13 4 (1.59%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.78%) .NET
1 7 (2.78%) Web Services
2 6 (2.38%) WebCenter
2 6 (2.38%) REST
3 4 (1.59%) Middleware
4 3 (1.19%) XML
5 2 (0.79%) J2EE
5 2 (0.79%) CSS
5 2 (0.79%) JSP
5 2 (0.79%) SOAP
5 2 (0.79%) WebRTC
5 2 (0.79%) Hibernate
5 2 (0.79%) Spring
5 2 (0.79%) Java EE
5 2 (0.79%) JSON
5 2 (0.79%) MDX
6 1 (0.40%) HTML
6 1 (0.40%) WAP
6 1 (0.40%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.97%) Management Information System
2 7 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.59%) Mathematics
4 4 (1.59%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.59%) AS400
5 3 (1.19%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.79%) PMI
6 2 (0.79%) W3C
6 2 (0.79%) DTV
6 2 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.79%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.79%) Learning Management System
6 2 (0.79%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.79%) Open Source
6 2 (0.79%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (0.40%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.40%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.40%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.40%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.92%) Windows
2 7 (2.78%) Linux
3 5 (1.98%) UNIX
4 3 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.19%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.79%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.79%) Debian
5 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.40%) Solaris
6 1 (0.40%) Android
6 1 (0.40%) bada
6 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (15.08%) Project Management
2 35 (13.89%) Network Design
3 33 (13.10%) Migration
4 32 (12.70%) ITIL
4 32 (12.70%) Load Balancing
5 26 (10.32%) Network Management
6 23 (9.13%) Change Management
7 20 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (7.94%) SOA
8 19 (7.54%) Capacity Planning
8 19 (7.54%) Technical Architecture
9 17 (6.75%) Problem Management
10 16 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
11 15 (5.95%) Change Control
11 15 (5.95%) Performance Monitoring
11 15 (5.95%) SIEM
12 12 (4.76%) Validation
13 9 (3.57%) GAP Analysis
13 9 (3.57%) Business Continuity
13 9 (3.57%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.95%) Java
2 10 (3.97%) C
2 10 (3.97%) SQL
3 3 (1.19%) Erlang
4 2 (0.79%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.79%) VBScript
4 2 (0.79%) VB
4 2 (0.79%) Perl
5 1 (0.40%) C++
5 1 (0.40%) VBA
5 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 68 (26.98%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (17.46%) CCNP
3 30 (11.90%) Security Cleared
4 29 (11.51%) CCIE
5 28 (11.11%) Degree
6 25 (9.92%) SC Cleared
7 12 (4.76%) CCDP
8 11 (4.37%) CCNA
9 6 (2.38%) JNCIP
10 5 (1.98%) CISSP
11 4 (1.59%) CISA
11 4 (1.59%) ISEB
11 4 (1.59%) JNCIE
11 4 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (1.19%) CCA
12 3 (1.19%) CCIP
13 2 (0.79%) CISM
13 2 (0.79%) CCSA
13 2 (0.79%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.79%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.73%) SLA
2 6 (2.38%) QA
3 2 (0.79%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.79%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.40%) COBIT
System Software
1 25 (9.92%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.79%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.40%) vSphere
4 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.79%) OPNET
2 2 (0.79%) Hyperic
2 2 (0.79%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.40%) Windows Storage Server
3 1 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.40%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 81 (32.14%) Cisco
2 39 (15.48%) Microsoft
3 32 (12.70%) Juniper
4 31 (12.30%) CheckPoint
5 22 (8.73%) Oracle
6 21 (8.33%) Nokia
7 19 (7.54%) Huawei
8 15 (5.95%) F5
9 13 (5.16%) Redback
9 13 (5.16%) CA
9 13 (5.16%) Ericsson
10 12 (4.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 9 (3.57%) Blue Coat
11 9 (3.57%) McAfee
11 9 (3.57%) Radware
12 6 (2.38%) VMware
12 6 (2.38%) SAP
12 6 (2.38%) SolarWinds
13 5 (1.98%) HP
13 5 (1.98%) Avaya
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