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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architecture
Rank 502 505 523
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +18
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 140 133 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.25% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.31% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 58 43
Median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £133 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 2
Median hourly rate £47.83 £33.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.93% +131.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £33.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.50 £43.60 £15.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £33.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+44.93% +131.57%

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
43989 42942 40972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.91% 79.23% 77.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 29145 27166 25895
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 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1025 1234 1230
Median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.71 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 -3 128 £475 +18.75% 40
South East +3 56 £500 +185.71% 8
London +11 39 £485 -9.76% 20
Hampshire +12 17 £525 +34.61% 1
Berkshire -10 17 £500 +233.33% 2
Buckinghamshire - 11 £400 -
North West -10 8 £475 - 1
Milton Keynes - 7 £400 -
Wales +3 6 £450 -21.73%
South West -1 6 £374 - 3
South Wales -3 6 £450 -21.73%
Portsmouth -4 6 - -
Reading -7 6 £500 +25.00% 1
Newport +16 5 £488 -15.21%
East of England +5 5 £350 -17.64% 3
Scotland -15 5 £350 +2.94% 1
Middlesex - 5 £500 -
City of London +45 4 £470 -14.50% 9
East Midlands +16 4 - -
Glasgow +9 4 £350 -
West Midlands -8 4 £375 -25.00% 2
Nottingham - 4 - -
Crawley - 4 £450 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 - -
Lancashire - 4 £313 -
West Sussex - 4 £450 -
Telford -31 3 £375 - 1
Shropshire -32 3 £375 - 1
Essex - 3 £350 -
Preston - 3 £175 -

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 117 (42.86%) Cisco
2 88 (32.23%) Firewall
3 62 (22.71%) Cisco Certification
3 62 (22.71%) Windows
4 56 (20.51%) WAN
5 50 (18.32%) LAN
6 48 (17.58%) Telecoms
7 44 (16.12%) Juniper
8 42 (15.38%) Data Centre
9 41 (15.02%) Microsoft
9 41 (15.02%) Degree
10 40 (14.65%) Security Cleared
11 39 (14.29%) Linux
12 38 (13.92%) Wireless
13 36 (13.19%) BGP
14 35 (12.82%) DNS
14 35 (12.82%) OSPF
15 34 (12.45%) CCIE
15 34 (12.45%) ITIL
15 34 (12.45%) SC Cleared
16 33 (12.09%) CCNP
16 33 (12.09%) Internet
16 33 (12.09%) VMware
17 32 (11.72%) Finance
17 32 (11.72%) Network Design
18 28 (10.26%) Network Security
19 27 (9.89%) Riverbed
19 27 (9.89%) MPLS
20 26 (9.52%) CheckPoint
20 26 (9.52%) Windows Server

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 6 (2.20%) IIS
2 4 (1.47%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.10%) Apache
4 2 (0.73%) CMS
4 2 (0.73%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.73%) SAS
4 2 (0.73%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.73%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.37%) Smallworld
Applications
1 10 (3.66%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.30%) MS Office
3 6 (2.20%) MS Project
3 6 (2.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.37%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.83%) IBM PureFlex
3 4 (1.47%) Office 365
4 2 (0.73%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.73%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.37%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.37%) IaaS
5 1 (0.37%) PaaS
5 1 (0.37%) SaaS
5 1 (0.37%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 88 (32.23%) Firewall
2 56 (20.51%) WAN
3 50 (18.32%) LAN
4 38 (13.92%) Wireless
5 36 (13.19%) BGP
6 35 (12.82%) DNS
6 35 (12.82%) OSPF
7 33 (12.09%) Internet
8 28 (10.26%) Network Security
9 27 (9.89%) MPLS
10 25 (9.16%) VPN
11 24 (8.79%) 3G
12 22 (8.06%) Intrusion Detection
13 21 (7.69%) TCP/IP
14 20 (7.33%) LTE
15 19 (6.96%) IPsec
16 18 (6.59%) DHCP
17 17 (6.23%) VLAN
18 16 (5.86%) HTTP
18 16 (5.86%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.20%) Oracle Database
2 4 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.10%) Big Data
3 3 (1.10%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.10%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.73%) DB2
5 1 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.73%) Calabash
1 2 (0.73%) Cucumber
1 2 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 48 (17.58%) Telecoms
2 32 (11.72%) Finance
3 13 (4.76%) Retail
4 12 (4.40%) Back Office
5 8 (2.93%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.56%) Legal
7 6 (2.20%) Billing
8 4 (1.47%) Marketing
9 3 (1.10%) Banking
9 3 (1.10%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.10%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.73%) Automotive
10 2 (0.73%) Avionics
10 2 (0.73%) French Language
10 2 (0.73%) German Language
11 1 (0.37%) Advertising
11 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.37%) Law
11 1 (0.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 111 (40.66%) Architect
2 61 (22.34%) Network Architect
3 53 (19.41%) Network Engineer
4 21 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
5 20 (7.33%) Solutions Architect
6 19 (6.96%) Analyst
6 19 (6.96%) Consultant
7 16 (5.86%) Infrastructure Architect
8 14 (5.13%) Security Architect
8 14 (5.13%) Senior Architect
9 13 (4.76%) Security Engineer
10 11 (4.03%) Cisco Engineer
10 11 (4.03%) Designer
10 11 (4.03%) Principal Architect
10 11 (4.03%) Security Consultant
10 11 (4.03%) Senior Network Architect
11 10 (3.66%) Data Engineer
12 9 (3.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 9 (3.30%) Network Designer
13 8 (2.93%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.30%) Web Services
2 6 (2.20%) Middleware
2 6 (2.20%) RESTful
3 4 (1.47%) IBM Integration Bus
3 4 (1.47%) SOAP
4 3 (1.10%) CSS
5 2 (0.73%) SAML
6 1 (0.37%) RFC 2547
6 1 (0.37%) WebRTC
6 1 (0.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 22 (8.06%) PKI
3 18 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.03%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.66%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.93%) User Experience
7 6 (2.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.83%) DTV
8 5 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.83%) IPTV
8 5 (1.83%) iSeries
8 5 (1.83%) VCE vBlock
9 4 (1.47%) CESG
9 4 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.10%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.10%) NHS
10 3 (1.10%) Statistics
11 2 (0.73%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.73%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 62 (22.71%) Windows
2 39 (14.29%) Linux
3 26 (9.52%) Windows Server
4 25 (9.16%) Unix
5 8 (2.93%) Solaris
5 8 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.20%) AIX
7 6 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.47%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.47%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.10%) SUSE
10 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.37%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (12.45%) ITIL
2 32 (11.72%) Network Design
3 24 (8.79%) Migration
4 21 (7.69%) Change Management
4 21 (7.69%) Project Management
5 20 (7.33%) Network Management
5 20 (7.33%) Security Management
6 17 (6.23%) Identity Management
7 14 (5.13%) Information Security
7 14 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (4.76%) Security Architecture
8 13 (4.76%) Service Delivery
9 12 (4.40%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (4.03%) Load Balancing
10 11 (4.03%) Service Management
10 11 (4.03%) SIEM
11 10 (3.66%) High Availability
11 10 (3.66%) ITIL V3
12 9 (3.30%) Project Planning
13 8 (2.93%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.86%) SQL
2 7 (2.56%) C
2 7 (2.56%) Perl
2 7 (2.56%) Python
3 5 (1.83%) Lisp
3 5 (1.83%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.47%) C++
4 4 (1.47%) Java
5 3 (1.10%) Ruby
5 3 (1.10%) VB
6 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.37%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 62 (22.71%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (15.02%) Degree
3 40 (14.65%) Security Cleared
4 34 (12.45%) CCIE
4 34 (12.45%) SC Cleared
5 33 (12.09%) CCNP
6 23 (8.42%) CISSP
7 22 (8.06%) CCNA
8 9 (3.30%) CESG Certified Professional
9 6 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.83%) CCDP
10 5 (1.83%) Chartered Engineer
10 5 (1.83%) GCIA
10 5 (1.83%) GCIH
10 5 (1.83%) JNCIA
10 5 (1.83%) JNCIP
10 5 (1.83%) MCSE
11 4 (1.47%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.10%) CISM
12 3 (1.10%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.23%) SLA
2 16 (5.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.20%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.83%) RMADS
5 4 (1.47%) COBIT
5 4 (1.47%) COSO
5 4 (1.47%) SAS 70
6 1 (0.37%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.37%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.37%) QA
System Software
1 19 (6.96%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.23%) ISA Server
3 16 (5.86%) UAG
4 14 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.83%) vCloud
6 4 (1.47%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (1.47%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.73%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.73%) XenServer
9 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.37%) NFS
9 1 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (5.86%) WSUS
2 12 (4.40%) OPNET
3 6 (2.20%) RSA Security Analytics
4 2 (0.73%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.37%) AppManager
5 1 (0.37%) Cacti
5 1 (0.37%) Cisco LMS
5 1 (0.37%) Nagios
5 1 (0.37%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.37%) Netcool
5 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.37%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 117 (42.86%) Cisco
2 44 (16.12%) Juniper
3 41 (15.02%) Microsoft
4 33 (12.09%) VMware
5 27 (9.89%) Riverbed
6 26 (9.52%) CheckPoint
7 24 (8.79%) F5
8 22 (8.06%) SolarWinds
9 18 (6.59%) HP
10 17 (6.23%) Huawei
11 13 (4.76%) Blue Coat
11 13 (4.76%) IBM
12 11 (4.03%) Oracle
12 11 (4.03%) Palo Alto
13 10 (3.66%) Citrix
14 8 (2.93%) Nokia
15 6 (2.20%) Aruba
15 6 (2.20%) Nokia Networks
16 5 (1.83%) LANDesk
16 5 (1.83%) Meraki
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