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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architecture
Rank 476 527 471
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -56
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 176 119 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.21% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.26% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 73 56
Median daily rate £500 £481 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +20.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £308 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £380
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +18.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 2
Median hourly rate £47.83 £47.83 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +169.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £47.83 £15.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.50 £47.83 £19.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £47.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +208.58%

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
44682 45591 43036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 79.87% 78.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 29538 29583 26703
Median daily rate £435 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1052 1197 1205
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +36 156 £495 +4.21% 35
London +19 64 £500 -4.76% 14
South East +36 48 £500 +31.57% 7
West Midlands -14 21 £400 - 2
Hampshire +12 15 £500 +31.57% 2
City of London +45 14 £525 - 5
Wales +18 13 £500 -13.04%
South Wales +21 12 £500 -13.13%
Berkshire -2 12 £500 +48.14%
Newport +5 11 £500 -13.04%
Middlesex - 11 £400 -
Telford - 11 £388 - 1
Shropshire - 11 £388 - 1
Buckinghamshire +20 9 £500 +33.33%
Milton Keynes +24 7 £500 +33.33%
East of England +17 6 £375 -11.76% 5
Reading +6 5 £500 +43.36%
Yorkshire -7 5 £350 +141.37% 4
North West - 5 £575 - 2
South West - 5 £338 - 1
Coventry - 5 £400 -
Edinburgh +5 4 £375 -
Scotland -4 4 £375 -16.66%
Gloucestershire - 4 £338 -
Hertfordshire +19 3 £375 - 4
West Yorkshire -8 3 £363 +150.00% 4
Portsmouth -11 3 - -
Leeds -13 3 £363 +150.00% 4
Winchester - 3 £513 -
Watford +5 2 - -

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 141 (45.93%) Cisco
2 80 (26.06%) Firewall
3 70 (22.80%) Cisco Certification
4 65 (21.17%) Finance
5 56 (18.24%) ITIL
6 50 (16.29%) LAN
6 50 (16.29%) Telecoms
7 49 (15.96%) Juniper
8 48 (15.64%) Microsoft
8 48 (15.64%) WAN
9 47 (15.31%) Windows
9 47 (15.31%) Security Cleared
10 46 (14.98%) Riverbed
11 45 (14.66%) CheckPoint
12 44 (14.33%) Data Centre
13 42 (13.68%) SC Cleared
14 41 (13.36%) SolarWinds
15 39 (12.70%) Degree
15 39 (12.70%) CCIE
15 39 (12.70%) Cisco Nexus
16 38 (12.38%) DNS
16 38 (12.38%) BGP
17 37 (12.05%) Wireless
17 37 (12.05%) CISSP
17 37 (12.05%) OSPF
18 35 (11.40%) Project Management
19 34 (11.07%) Internet
20 32 (10.42%) Network Design
20 32 (10.42%) F5
21 31 (10.10%) Network Management

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 (2.61%) Skype for Business
2 7 (2.28%) CMS
3 4 (1.30%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.98%) Apache
4 3 (0.98%) IBM Notes
4 3 (0.98%) IIS
5 2 (0.65%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.65%) JBoss
5 2 (0.65%) SAS
5 2 (0.65%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (6.19%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.28%) MS Project
3 6 (1.95%) MS Office
3 6 (1.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.28%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.33%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.95%) Office 365
4 5 (1.63%) IBM PureFlex
5 3 (0.98%) SaaS
6 2 (0.65%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.65%) IaaS
6 2 (0.65%) PaaS
7 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 80 (26.06%) Firewall
2 50 (16.29%) LAN
3 48 (15.64%) WAN
4 39 (12.70%) Cisco Nexus
5 38 (12.38%) BGP
5 38 (12.38%) DNS
6 37 (12.05%) OSPF
6 37 (12.05%) Wireless
7 34 (11.07%) Internet
8 26 (8.47%) DHCP
9 24 (7.82%) TCP/IP
10 23 (7.49%) 3G
10 23 (7.49%) BIG-IP
10 23 (7.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 21 (6.84%) MPLS
12 18 (5.86%) HTTP
12 18 (5.86%) Network Security
13 17 (5.54%) LTE
13 17 (5.54%) SSL
14 16 (5.21%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.56%) Oracle Database
1 14 (4.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.98%) Hadoop
2 3 (0.98%) NoSQL
2 3 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.65%) Big Data
3 2 (0.65%) DB2
3 2 (0.65%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.61%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.65%) Calabash
3 2 (0.65%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.33%) Subversion
General
1 65 (21.17%) Finance
2 50 (16.29%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.91%) Manufacturing
4 11 (3.58%) Back Office
4 11 (3.58%) Banking
5 10 (3.26%) Retail
6 9 (2.93%) Marketing
7 8 (2.61%) Legal
7 8 (2.61%) Military
8 6 (1.95%) Law
9 3 (0.98%) Automotive
10 2 (0.65%) Avionics
10 2 (0.65%) Billing
10 2 (0.65%) French Language
10 2 (0.65%) Local Government
10 2 (0.65%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.33%) Advertising
11 1 (0.33%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.33%) Electronics
11 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 122 (39.74%) Architect
2 63 (20.52%) Network Architect
3 62 (20.20%) Network Engineer
4 29 (9.45%) Consultant
5 25 (8.14%) Analyst
5 25 (8.14%) Senior Network Engineer
6 23 (7.49%) Solutions Architect
7 20 (6.51%) Infrastructure Architect
7 20 (6.51%) Security Architect
8 16 (5.21%) Cisco Engineer
9 15 (4.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 15 (4.89%) Senior Architect
10 14 (4.56%) Principal Architect
10 14 (4.56%) Senior Network Architect
10 14 (4.56%) Technical Architect
11 13 (4.23%) Network Consultant
11 13 (4.23%) Project Manager
12 12 (3.91%) Security Consultant
13 11 (3.58%) Business Analyst
13 11 (3.58%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.91%) CSS
1 12 (3.91%) Middleware
2 10 (3.26%) SAML
3 6 (1.95%) RESTful
4 5 (1.63%) Web Services
5 4 (1.30%) IBM Integration Bus
5 4 (1.30%) SOAP
6 2 (0.65%) .NET
6 2 (0.65%) Ajax
6 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (0.65%) jQuery
6 2 (0.65%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.33%) SPML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (14.33%) Data Centre
2 23 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.54%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.89%) PKI
4 15 (4.89%) User Experience
5 12 (3.91%) CESG
6 10 (3.26%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.61%) ASIC
7 8 (2.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 8 (2.61%) Visualisation
8 6 (1.95%) CMDB
9 5 (1.63%) Digital TV
9 5 (1.63%) IPTV
9 5 (1.63%) VCE vBlock
10 4 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.30%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.98%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.65%) NHS
12 2 (0.65%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 47 (15.31%) Windows
2 26 (8.47%) Linux
3 19 (6.19%) Windows Server
4 12 (3.91%) Unix
5 6 (1.95%) Solaris
6 4 (1.30%) AIX
6 4 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.65%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (18.24%) ITIL
2 35 (11.40%) Project Management
3 32 (10.42%) Network Design
4 31 (10.10%) Change Management
4 31 (10.10%) Network Management
5 29 (9.45%) Service Management
6 21 (6.84%) Information Security
6 21 (6.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (6.19%) Migration
8 17 (5.54%) Security Operations
9 16 (5.21%) ITIL V3
9 16 (5.21%) Network Monitoring
10 15 (4.89%) Load Balancing
10 15 (4.89%) Risk Management
11 14 (4.56%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (4.23%) TOGAF
13 12 (3.91%) Security Management
13 12 (3.91%) Service Delivery
14 11 (3.58%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (7.17%) SQL
2 15 (4.89%) Python
3 14 (4.56%) Perl
4 13 (4.23%) PowerShell
5 12 (3.91%) C++
5 12 (3.91%) Java
6 11 (3.58%) VB
7 4 (1.30%) C
8 3 (0.98%) Ruby
8 3 (0.98%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.65%) C#
10 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.33%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.33%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 70 (22.80%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (15.31%) Security Cleared
3 42 (13.68%) SC Cleared
4 39 (12.70%) CCIE
4 39 (12.70%) Degree
5 37 (12.05%) CISSP
6 28 (9.12%) CCNP
7 24 (7.82%) CCNA
8 16 (5.21%) CESG Certified Professional
9 11 (3.58%) CISM
10 10 (3.26%) CISA
11 8 (2.61%) Chartered Engineer
12 7 (2.28%) CCDE
12 7 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (1.95%) CCDP
14 4 (1.30%) MCSE
15 3 (0.98%) DV Cleared
15 3 (0.98%) GCIA
15 3 (0.98%) GCIH
15 3 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (5.21%) SLA
3 13 (4.23%) RMADS
4 11 (3.58%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.30%) COBIT
5 4 (1.30%) COSO
5 4 (1.30%) SAS 70
6 3 (0.98%) PA-DSS
7 2 (0.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.65%) 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 30 (9.77%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.26%) ISA Server
4 9 (2.93%) UAG
5 6 (1.95%) Firmware
6 5 (1.63%) vCloud
7 4 (1.30%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.98%) XenApp
9 2 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.65%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.65%) vSphere
9 2 (0.65%) XenServer
10 1 (0.33%) NFS
10 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 22 (7.17%) OPNET
2 9 (2.93%) WSUS
3 2 (0.65%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (0.65%) RSA Security Analytics
4 1 (0.33%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.33%) AppManager
4 1 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.33%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.33%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.33%) Netcool
4 1 (0.33%) OpenView
4 1 (0.33%) SCCM
4 1 (0.33%) SCOM
4 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.33%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 141 (45.93%) Cisco
2 49 (15.96%) Juniper
3 48 (15.64%) Microsoft
4 46 (14.98%) Riverbed
5 45 (14.66%) CheckPoint
6 41 (13.36%) SolarWinds
7 32 (10.42%) F5
8 30 (9.77%) Palo Alto
9 25 (8.14%) VMware
10 19 (6.19%) Tufin
11 17 (5.54%) Blue Coat
11 17 (5.54%) HP
11 17 (5.54%) Oracle
12 15 (4.89%) Nokia
13 14 (4.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 14 (4.56%) IBM
14 13 (4.23%) Aruba
15 12 (3.91%) BMC
15 12 (3.91%) Fortinet
15 12 (3.91%) Huawei
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