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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architecture
Rank 513 521 536
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +15
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 131 120 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.27% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 47 43
Average daily rate £450 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £123 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £340 £450
% change year-on-year
+32.35% -24.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 1
Average hourly rate £45.42 £33.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.62% +153.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.42 £33.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+37.62% +153.84%

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
45560 43876 42202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.56% 78.77% 77.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 30059 27313 26301
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average 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 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1278 1187
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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 28 April 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 April 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 28 April 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 -8 123 £450 +22.03% 39
South East +14 60 £450 +176.92% 8
London +8 30 £463 -5.12% 14
Berkshire +9 28 £450 +200.00% 2
Hampshire +20 20 £525 +50.00% 1
Reading 0 14 £450 +10.76% 1
North West -11 8 £413 +4.76% 2
Scotland -19 7 £350 +2.94%
Buckinghamshire - 7 - - 1
South West +9 6 £374 -12.05% 2
Portsmouth +3 5 - -
Bracknell - 5 - -
Glasgow - 5 £350 -
East Midlands - 4 - - 1
Nottingham - 4 - -
Crawley - 4 £450 -
West Sussex - 4 £450 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 - -
City of London +40 3 £441 -23.39% 4
East of England +5 3 £350 -26.31% 3
Yorkshire -7 3 £350 +185.71% 4
Cheshire -9 3 £525 +31.25%
Lancashire - 3 £175 -
Preston - 3 £175 -
Milton Keynes - 3 - - 1
Gosport - 3 £447 -
Winchester - 3 £550 -
Gloucestershire +6 2 - - 2
Middlesbrough +5 2 £375 -11.76%
North Yorkshire +2 2 £375 -11.76%

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 119 (43.43%) Cisco
2 92 (33.58%) Firewall
3 70 (25.55%) Windows
4 68 (24.82%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (20.07%) WAN
6 50 (18.25%) LAN
6 50 (18.25%) Security Cleared
7 49 (17.88%) Telecoms
8 44 (16.06%) Linux
9 43 (15.69%) Data Centre
10 42 (15.33%) Juniper
10 42 (15.33%) SC Cleared
10 42 (15.33%) Degree
11 41 (14.96%) Microsoft
12 37 (13.50%) DNS
12 37 (13.50%) CCIE
13 34 (12.41%) Wireless
13 34 (12.41%) VMware
14 33 (12.04%) Network Design
14 33 (12.04%) Unix
15 32 (11.68%) VPN
15 32 (11.68%) Finance
16 31 (11.31%) CCNP
17 30 (10.95%) Migration
17 30 (10.95%) Network Security
18 29 (10.58%) Internet
18 29 (10.58%) Windows Server
19 28 (10.22%) BGP
19 28 (10.22%) F5
20 27 (9.85%) PKI

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 7 (2.55%) IIS
2 6 (2.19%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.46%) Apache
4 2 (0.73%) CMS
4 2 (0.73%) SAS
5 1 (0.36%) JBoss
5 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.36%) Node.js
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
5 1 (0.36%) Smallworld
5 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (3.65%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.92%) MS Office
3 7 (2.55%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.46%) IBM PureFlex
4 2 (0.73%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.73%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.36%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 92 (33.58%) Firewall
2 55 (20.07%) WAN
3 50 (18.25%) LAN
4 37 (13.50%) DNS
5 34 (12.41%) Wireless
6 32 (11.68%) VPN
7 30 (10.95%) Network Security
8 29 (10.58%) Internet
9 28 (10.22%) BGP
10 25 (9.12%) 3G
10 25 (9.12%) DHCP
10 25 (9.12%) OSPF
11 24 (8.76%) MPLS
12 23 (8.39%) TCP/IP
13 22 (8.03%) Intrusion Detection
14 20 (7.30%) VLAN
15 19 (6.93%) LTE
16 18 (6.57%) HTTP
17 17 (6.20%) 4G
17 17 (6.20%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.82%) Oracle Database
2 4 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.09%) Big Data
3 3 (1.09%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.73%) DB2
5 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.36%) Calabash
2 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.36%) JIRA
2 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.36%) WebDriver
General
1 49 (17.88%) Telecoms
2 32 (11.68%) Finance
3 11 (4.01%) Retail
4 10 (3.65%) Banking
5 7 (2.55%) Back Office
6 6 (2.19%) Legal
7 5 (1.82%) Billing
8 4 (1.46%) Local Government
9 3 (1.09%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.09%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.09%) Marketing
10 2 (0.73%) Avionics
10 2 (0.73%) French Language
10 2 (0.73%) German Language
11 1 (0.36%) Automotive
11 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.36%) Law
Job Titles
1 117 (42.70%) Architect
2 71 (25.91%) Network Architect
3 53 (19.34%) Network Engineer
4 23 (8.39%) Consultant
5 21 (7.66%) Senior Network Engineer
5 21 (7.66%) Solutions Architect
6 15 (5.47%) Infrastructure Architect
6 15 (5.47%) Senior Architect
7 14 (5.11%) Security Consultant
8 13 (4.74%) Security Architect
8 13 (4.74%) Security Engineer
9 12 (4.38%) Senior Network Architect
10 11 (4.01%) Analyst
10 11 (4.01%) Data Engineer
10 11 (4.01%) Designer
11 10 (3.65%) Cisco Engineer
11 10 (3.65%) Principal Architect
11 10 (3.65%) Technical Architect
12 9 (3.28%) Cisco Architect
12 9 (3.28%) Cisco Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.74%) Web Services
2 7 (2.55%) RESTful
3 5 (1.82%) Middleware
3 5 (1.82%) SOAP
4 4 (1.46%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (1.09%) HTML
5 3 (1.09%) XML
6 1 (0.36%) Ajax
6 1 (0.36%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.36%) CSS
6 1 (0.36%) Dojo
6 1 (0.36%) HTML5
6 1 (0.36%) JSON
6 1 (0.36%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (0.36%) React
6 1 (0.36%) REST
6 1 (0.36%) RFC 2547
6 1 (0.36%) Spring
6 1 (0.36%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 43 (15.69%) Data Centre
2 27 (9.85%) PKI
3 15 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.01%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.28%) CESG
6 7 (2.55%) CESG CLAS
7 6 (2.19%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.82%) DTV
8 5 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.82%) IPTV
8 5 (1.82%) iSeries
8 5 (1.82%) User Experience
8 5 (1.82%) VCE vBlock
9 3 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.09%) NHS
9 3 (1.09%) Statistics
10 2 (0.73%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.73%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 70 (25.55%) Windows
2 44 (16.06%) Linux
3 33 (12.04%) Unix
4 29 (10.58%) Windows Server
5 11 (4.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (2.92%) Solaris
8 7 (2.55%) SUSE
8 7 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.19%) AIX
10 4 (1.46%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.46%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.36%) CatOS
11 1 (0.36%) Debian
11 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (12.04%) Network Design
2 30 (10.95%) Migration
3 27 (9.85%) ITIL
4 20 (7.30%) Security Management
5 19 (6.93%) Change Management
6 18 (6.57%) Information Security
6 18 (6.57%) Project Management
7 17 (6.20%) Identity Management
8 16 (5.84%) SIEM
9 15 (5.47%) Service Delivery
9 15 (5.47%) Service Management
10 14 (5.11%) Network Management
10 14 (5.11%) Security Architecture
10 14 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (4.38%) Root Cause Analysis
11 12 (4.38%) TOGAF
12 10 (3.65%) Information Assurance
12 10 (3.65%) Load Balancing
13 9 (3.28%) Enterprise Architecture
13 9 (3.28%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.84%) SQL
2 9 (3.28%) C
3 6 (2.19%) Lisp
4 5 (1.82%) Java
5 4 (1.46%) C++
5 4 (1.46%) Perl
5 4 (1.46%) Python
6 2 (0.73%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.73%) Ruby
6 2 (0.73%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.36%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 68 (24.82%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (18.25%) Security Cleared
3 42 (15.33%) Degree
3 42 (15.33%) SC Cleared
4 37 (13.50%) CCIE
5 31 (11.31%) CCNP
6 27 (9.85%) CCNA
7 21 (7.66%) CISSP
8 10 (3.65%) DV Cleared
8 10 (3.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (3.28%) CESG Certified Professional
9 9 (3.28%) MCSE
10 8 (2.92%) JNCIA
10 8 (2.92%) JNCIP
11 7 (2.55%) CISM
11 7 (2.55%) CLAS
12 6 (2.19%) CCDA
12 6 (2.19%) JNCIS
13 5 (1.82%) Chartered Engineer
13 5 (1.82%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.57%) SLA
2 10 (3.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.19%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.46%) COBIT
4 4 (1.46%) COSO
4 4 (1.46%) SAS 70
5 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 16 (5.84%) Active Directory
1 16 (5.84%) ISA Server
1 16 (5.84%) UAG
2 14 (5.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (1.82%) vCloud
5 4 (1.46%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (1.09%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.73%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.73%) NFS
7 2 (0.73%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.73%) XenServer
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (5.84%) WSUS
2 8 (2.92%) OPNET
3 6 (2.19%) RSA Security Analytics
4 2 (0.73%) Cisco LMS
4 2 (0.73%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.36%) Cacti
5 1 (0.36%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.36%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.36%) Nagios
5 1 (0.36%) Netcool
5 1 (0.36%) OpenView
5 1 (0.36%) SCOM
5 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.36%) TrustSec
5 1 (0.36%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 119 (43.43%) Cisco
2 42 (15.33%) Juniper
3 41 (14.96%) Microsoft
4 34 (12.41%) VMware
5 28 (10.22%) F5
6 24 (8.76%) Riverbed
7 19 (6.93%) CheckPoint
7 19 (6.93%) SolarWinds
8 18 (6.57%) HP
9 16 (5.84%) Blue Coat
10 15 (5.47%) Huawei
10 15 (5.47%) Oracle
11 14 (5.11%) IBM
12 12 (4.38%) Citrix
13 9 (3.28%) Palo Alto
14 8 (2.92%) Red Hat
15 7 (2.55%) Dell
15 7 (2.55%) Nokia Networks
16 6 (2.19%) Nokia
17 5 (1.82%) Intel Security
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