The table below looks at the statistics 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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architecture
Rank 492 513 509
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -4
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 136 96 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.24% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 49 30
Average daily rate £450 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £325 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £560 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £434 £381
% change year-on-year
-3.45% +13.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 £52.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +176.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 - £19.00

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
41761 40034 37146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.19% 77.60% 76.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 27350 25609 22516
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1211 1053 1129
Average hourly rate £39.27 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.03% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Architecture within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +34 125 £450 +2.85% 40
London +31 56 £500 +5.26% 14
South East +4 37 £450 +5.26% 5
Hampshire +19 15 £550 +15.78% 1
Berkshire +5 15 £375 -6.25%
Reading -6 10 £425 +17.24%
North West -12 10 £513 +28.12% 2
Scotland -1 9 £375 -7.69% 2
City of London +42 6 £525 +40.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +12 6 £450 - 2
East of England +6 5 £325 -31.57% 11
Manchester - 5 £340 - 1
New Malden - 5 - -
Glasgow +10 4 £375 -7.69% 2
South West +6 4 £425 - 3
Basingstoke +4 4 £588 +6.81%
Cheshire 0 4 £550 +37.50% 1
Edinburgh - 4 - -
East Midlands - 3 £450 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £325 - 2
Northamptonshire - 3 £450 -
Warrington - 3 £550 - 1
Havant - 3 - -
Hertfordshire +7 2 - - 4
Swindon -2 2 £425 -
Wiltshire -3 2 £425 -
Wales -6 2 £342 -27.94% 1
Yorkshire -13 2 £375 +36.36% 2
North East - 2 £363 -
Middlesbrough - 2 £375 -

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 128 (48.30%) Cisco
2 112 (42.26%) Firewall
3 78 (29.43%) Cisco Certification
4 71 (26.79%) Security Cleared
5 65 (24.53%) Windows
6 61 (23.02%) SC Cleared
7 55 (20.75%) VPN
8 52 (19.62%) WAN
9 47 (17.74%) LAN
10 45 (16.98%) DNS
10 45 (16.98%) Network Design
10 45 (16.98%) Data Centre
11 44 (16.60%) Linux
11 44 (16.60%) Unix
12 40 (15.09%) CCIE
13 39 (14.72%) Juniper
14 38 (14.34%) F5
15 37 (13.96%) Wireless
15 37 (13.96%) VMware
16 36 (13.58%) CCNP
17 34 (12.83%) CCNA
18 33 (12.45%) DHCP
19 32 (12.08%) Migration
20 31 (11.70%) Microsoft
20 31 (11.70%) Degree
21 29 (10.94%) PKI
21 29 (10.94%) CISSP
21 29 (10.94%) MPLS
21 29 (10.94%) Information Security
22 28 (10.57%) Finance

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 5 (1.89%) IIS
1 5 (1.89%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.51%) Apache
2 4 (1.51%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.13%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
4 2 (0.75%) CMS
4 2 (0.75%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.38%) JBoss
5 1 (0.38%) Node.js
5 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.38%) Smallworld
5 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (5.28%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.77%) MS Visio
3 8 (3.02%) MS Office
4 7 (2.64%) MS Project
5 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.26%) IaaS
2 4 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.13%) Office 365
4 2 (0.75%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.75%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.75%) PaaS
4 2 (0.75%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 112 (42.26%) Firewall
2 55 (20.75%) VPN
3 52 (19.62%) WAN
4 47 (17.74%) LAN
5 45 (16.98%) DNS
6 37 (13.96%) Wireless
7 33 (12.45%) DHCP
8 29 (10.94%) MPLS
9 28 (10.57%) Network Security
10 27 (10.19%) IPsec
11 26 (9.81%) OSPF
11 26 (9.81%) SSL
12 25 (9.43%) BGP
13 24 (9.06%) VLAN
14 23 (8.68%) Intrusion Detection
15 22 (8.30%) Cisco Nexus
16 19 (7.17%) TCP/IP
17 18 (6.79%) 3G
18 17 (6.42%) EIGRP
18 17 (6.42%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.89%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.75%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (0.75%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.38%) Big Data
3 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (1.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.38%) JIRA
2 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.38%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (10.57%) Finance
2 24 (9.06%) Telecoms
3 17 (6.42%) Banking
4 8 (3.02%) Back Office
5 6 (2.26%) Billing
5 6 (2.26%) Local Government
5 6 (2.26%) Retail
6 5 (1.89%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.51%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.51%) Legal
8 3 (1.13%) Military
9 2 (0.75%) German Language
9 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.38%) Advertising
10 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 106 (40.00%) Architect
2 70 (26.42%) Network Engineer
3 64 (24.15%) Network Architect
4 20 (7.55%) Security Architect
4 20 (7.55%) Senior Network Engineer
5 19 (7.17%) Cisco Engineer
6 18 (6.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 18 (6.79%) Consultant
7 16 (6.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (6.04%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 15 (5.66%) Analyst
8 15 (5.66%) Senior Architect
9 13 (4.91%) Senior Network Architect
10 12 (4.53%) Infrastructure Architect
10 12 (4.53%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (4.53%) Support Engineer
11 11 (4.15%) Network Support
11 11 (4.15%) Security Consultant
11 11 (4.15%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (3.40%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.28%) Web Services
2 6 (2.26%) Middleware
3 5 (1.89%) HTML
3 5 (1.89%) XML
4 4 (1.51%) RESTful
5 2 (0.75%) JSF
6 1 (0.38%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.38%) Ajax
6 1 (0.38%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.38%) CSS
6 1 (0.38%) Dojo
6 1 (0.38%) HTML5
6 1 (0.38%) JSON
6 1 (0.38%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (0.38%) React
6 1 (0.38%) REST
6 1 (0.38%) RFC 2547
6 1 (0.38%) SOAP
6 1 (0.38%) Spring
6 1 (0.38%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 45 (16.98%) Data Centre
2 29 (10.94%) PKI
3 16 (6.04%) CESG
4 14 (5.28%) CESG CLAS
5 12 (4.53%) Computer Science
6 11 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (3.02%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (2.26%) User Experience
9 5 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.89%) iSeries
10 3 (1.13%) BYOD
10 3 (1.13%) SecurID
10 3 (1.13%) Statistics
11 2 (0.75%) Clustering
11 2 (0.75%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.75%) VCE vBlock
12 1 (0.38%) Cryptography
12 1 (0.38%) Device Driver
12 1 (0.38%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 65 (24.53%) Windows
2 44 (16.60%) Linux
2 44 (16.60%) Unix
3 18 (6.79%) Windows Server
4 10 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (3.40%) SUSE
5 9 (3.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.64%) AIX
6 7 (2.64%) Solaris
6 7 (2.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.13%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.13%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.38%) CatOS
8 1 (0.38%) CentOS
8 1 (0.38%) Debian
8 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (16.98%) Network Design
2 32 (12.08%) Migration
3 29 (10.94%) Information Security
4 26 (9.81%) SIEM
5 24 (9.06%) Security Architecture
6 22 (8.30%) ITIL
7 20 (7.55%) Service Management
8 19 (7.17%) Project Management
9 18 (6.79%) TOGAF
10 17 (6.42%) Change Management
10 17 (6.42%) Information Assurance
10 17 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (5.66%) Load Balancing
12 13 (4.91%) Network Management
12 13 (4.91%) Security Hardening
13 12 (4.53%) Root Cause Analysis
14 11 (4.15%) Security Management
14 11 (4.15%) Service Delivery
15 9 (3.40%) Identity Management
15 9 (3.40%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.04%) SQL
2 10 (3.77%) C
3 6 (2.26%) Lisp
4 5 (1.89%) Java
5 3 (1.13%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.75%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.38%) Perl
7 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 78 (29.43%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (26.79%) Security Cleared
3 61 (23.02%) SC Cleared
4 40 (15.09%) CCIE
5 36 (13.58%) CCNP
6 34 (12.83%) CCNA
7 31 (11.70%) Degree
8 29 (10.94%) CISSP
9 21 (7.92%) DV Cleared
10 19 (7.17%) CISM
11 17 (6.42%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (6.04%) CESG Certified Professional
12 16 (6.04%) MCSE
13 14 (5.28%) CLAS
13 14 (5.28%) MCP
14 8 (3.02%) JNCIP
15 7 (2.64%) GCIA
15 7 (2.64%) GCIH
15 7 (2.64%) JNCIA
16 6 (2.26%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.15%) SLA
2 6 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.26%) QA
3 5 (1.89%) COBIT
3 5 (1.89%) COSO
3 5 (1.89%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.89%) SAS 70
4 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 19 (7.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (5.28%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.02%) ISA Server
4 7 (2.64%) UAG
4 7 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.13%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.75%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.75%) vCloud
7 1 (0.38%) NFS
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.38%) vSphere
7 1 (0.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (2.64%) RSA Security Analytics
1 7 (2.64%) WSUS
2 6 (2.26%) OPNET
3 2 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.75%) Cisco LMS
4 1 (0.38%) AppManager
4 1 (0.38%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.38%) Cacti
4 1 (0.38%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.38%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.38%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.38%) Nagios
4 1 (0.38%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.38%) OpenView
4 1 (0.38%) QRadar
4 1 (0.38%) SCOM
4 1 (0.38%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.38%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 128 (48.30%) Cisco
2 39 (14.72%) Juniper
3 38 (14.34%) F5
4 37 (13.96%) VMware
5 31 (11.70%) Microsoft
6 23 (8.68%) Oracle
7 22 (8.30%) Blue Coat
8 20 (7.55%) CheckPoint
9 16 (6.04%) Huawei
9 16 (6.04%) Riverbed
10 15 (5.66%) SolarWinds
11 14 (5.28%) Palo Alto
12 12 (4.53%) IronPort
13 11 (4.15%) HP
14 10 (3.77%) Citrix
14 10 (3.77%) IBM
14 10 (3.77%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 7 (2.64%) Aruba
15 7 (2.64%) Dell
15 7 (2.64%) Fortinet
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