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 2015 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Architecture
Rank 484 503 508
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +5
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 119 95 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.17% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.23% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 43 21
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £314 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £450 £338
% change year-on-year
-24.44% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £33.00 £14.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.57% -55.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £14.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+131.57% -55.46%

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
42539 40813 35078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.36% 74.79% 73.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 26548 25477 20902
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1220 1147 1066
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

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 28 April 2015.

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 2015.

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 2015. 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 +13 110 £369 -18.05% 31
South East -13 43 £163 -63.88% 6
London -18 22 £488 +13.04% 9
Berkshire -14 21 £150 -66.66% 1
Surrey +12 14 - - 1
Yorkshire - 12 £123 - 3
North West -11 11 £394 - 2
West Midlands +3 8 £450 +10.76% 4
West Yorkshire - 8 £123 - 1
Leeds - 8 £123 - 1
Hampshire +7 7 £350 -9.67% 3
Manchester -7 5 £388 - 1
Reading -13 5 £406 -
East of England +16 4 £475 -17.39% 6
Hertfordshire +5 4 £475 - 1
North Yorkshire - 4 £425 - 1
Shropshire - 4 £450 -
Portsmouth - 4 £350 - 2
Merseyside - 4 - -
Middlesbrough - 4 £425 -
Liverpool - 4 - -
Edinburgh - 4 £340 -
Scotland - 4 £340 - 1
South West +12 3 £425 -11.45% 1
Basingstoke - 3 - -
Telford - 3 £450 -
City of London +21 2 £575 -4.16% 3
Newbury -5 2 £175 - 1
Croydon - 2 £350 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £525 -

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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.

1 105 (46.05%) Cisco
2 81 (35.53%) Firewall
3 53 (23.25%) CheckPoint
4 52 (22.81%) Telecoms
5 48 (21.05%) Finance
5 48 (21.05%) Juniper
5 48 (21.05%) Load Balancing
6 45 (19.74%) ITIL
7 43 (18.86%) Change Management
7 43 (18.86%) F5
8 42 (18.42%) Cisco Certification
9 40 (17.54%) LAN
9 40 (17.54%) DNS
10 39 (17.11%) WAN
10 39 (17.11%) Windows
11 38 (16.67%) Wireshark
12 35 (15.35%) Security Cleared
12 35 (15.35%) SolarWinds
12 35 (15.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 33 (14.47%) Network Design
13 33 (14.47%) CISSP
14 32 (14.04%) Linux
14 32 (14.04%) DHCP
14 32 (14.04%) Multicast
15 31 (13.60%) Blue Coat
16 30 (13.16%) Network Security
17 29 (12.72%) 3G
18 28 (12.28%) TCP/IP
18 28 (12.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
19 27 (11.84%) TippingPoint

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 6 (2.63%) WebLogic
1 6 (2.63%) Apache
1 6 (2.63%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.19%) GlassFish
2 5 (2.19%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.75%) IIS
4 2 (0.88%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.88%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.44%) nginx
5 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.44%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 14 (6.14%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.82%) MS Visio
2 11 (4.82%) MS Project
3 7 (3.07%) MS Office
4 2 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 23 (10.09%) RMDS
2 4 (1.75%) SAP ERP
2 4 (1.75%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.88%) Office 365
2 1 (0.44%) SoftLayer
2 1 (0.44%) SaaS
2 1 (0.44%) PaaS
2 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 81 (35.53%) Firewall
2 40 (17.54%) LAN
2 40 (17.54%) DNS
3 39 (17.11%) WAN
4 38 (16.67%) Wireshark
5 35 (15.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 32 (14.04%) Multicast
6 32 (14.04%) DHCP
7 30 (13.16%) Network Security
8 29 (12.72%) 3G
9 28 (12.28%) TCP/IP
9 28 (12.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 26 (11.40%) Cisco ASA
11 25 (10.96%) VPN
12 23 (10.09%) LTE
13 22 (9.65%) OSPF
13 22 (9.65%) BGP
14 21 (9.21%) UMTS
15 20 (8.77%) GSM
15 20 (8.77%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.51%) Big Data
2 6 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.75%) MS Access
4 3 (1.32%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.88%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.88%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (3.95%) GDB
2 2 (0.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.44%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.44%) JIRA
3 1 (0.44%) Gradle
3 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.44%) Calabash
General
1 52 (22.81%) Telecoms
2 48 (21.05%) Finance
3 6 (2.63%) Law
3 6 (2.63%) Banking
4 5 (2.19%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.75%) Retail
6 3 (1.32%) Back Office
7 2 (0.88%) Billing
7 2 (0.88%) Marketing
8 1 (0.44%) German Language
8 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.44%) Legal
8 1 (0.44%) Advertising
8 1 (0.44%) Games
Job Titles
1 59 (25.88%) Architect
2 38 (16.67%) Consultant
3 33 (14.47%) Network Engineer
3 33 (14.47%) Network Architect
4 29 (12.72%) Network Consultant
5 18 (7.89%) Firewall Consultant
6 14 (6.14%) Project Manager
7 13 (5.70%) Analyst
8 11 (4.82%) Test Engineer
8 11 (4.82%) Chief Technology Officer
9 10 (4.39%) Security Consultant
10 9 (3.95%) Network Security Consultant
11 8 (3.51%) Senior Architect
12 7 (3.07%) Designer
12 7 (3.07%) Network Designer
13 6 (2.63%) Support Engineer
13 6 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support
13 6 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 6 (2.63%) Infrastructure Architect
13 6 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.09%) Rendezvous
2 8 (3.51%) CSS
3 6 (2.63%) J2EE
3 6 (2.63%) Middleware
4 5 (2.19%) XML
5 3 (1.32%) Web Services
6 2 (0.88%) .NET
7 1 (0.44%) HTML
7 1 (0.44%) XSD
7 1 (0.44%) JSON
7 1 (0.44%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.44%) Django
7 1 (0.44%) RESTful
7 1 (0.44%) HTML5
7 1 (0.44%) CSS3
7 1 (0.44%) HTML5 Canvas
7 1 (0.44%) Celery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.96%) Management Information System
2 19 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.39%) PKI
4 8 (3.51%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.63%) User Experience
6 4 (1.75%) Visualisation
6 4 (1.75%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.32%) Economics
8 2 (0.88%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.88%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.44%) CESG
9 1 (0.44%) NHS
9 1 (0.44%) BBC
9 1 (0.44%) Replication
9 1 (0.44%) AVVID
9 1 (0.44%) Open Source
9 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.44%) CMDB
9 1 (0.44%) Statistics
9 1 (0.44%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 39 (17.11%) Windows
2 32 (14.04%) Linux
3 6 (2.63%) UNIX
3 6 (2.63%) Solaris
4 5 (2.19%) Windows 2000
5 4 (1.75%) AIX
5 4 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.88%) SUSE
6 2 (0.88%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.44%) CentOS
7 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (21.05%) Load Balancing
2 45 (19.74%) ITIL
3 43 (18.86%) Change Management
4 33 (14.47%) Network Design
5 27 (11.84%) Service Management
6 24 (10.53%) Network Management
7 21 (9.21%) Project Management
8 17 (7.46%) Migration
9 15 (6.58%) Network Monitoring
10 14 (6.14%) Digital Forensics
11 12 (5.26%) Cyber Security
12 11 (4.82%) OO
13 10 (4.39%) Risk Analysis
13 10 (4.39%) Analytics
14 9 (3.95%) Performance Monitoring
14 9 (3.95%) Information Security
14 9 (3.95%) Risk Management
15 8 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (3.51%) PRINCE2
15 8 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.89%) Perl
2 17 (7.46%) SQL
3 16 (7.02%) Java
3 16 (7.02%) Python
3 16 (7.02%) Shell Script
4 15 (6.58%) Bash Shell
5 10 (4.39%) C
5 10 (4.39%) PHP
6 9 (3.95%) VB
6 9 (3.95%) C++
6 9 (3.95%) VC++
7 7 (3.07%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.75%) VBA
9 2 (0.88%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 42 (18.42%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (15.35%) Security Cleared
3 33 (14.47%) CISSP
4 22 (9.65%) Degree
5 21 (9.21%) SC Cleared
6 18 (7.89%) CCNP
7 17 (7.46%) CCIE
8 14 (6.14%) CCNA
9 12 (5.26%) DV Cleared
10 6 (2.63%) PMP
10 6 (2.63%) PMI Certification
11 5 (2.19%) CCSE
11 5 (2.19%) CCDP
11 5 (2.19%) CCSP
11 5 (2.19%) CCSA
12 4 (1.75%) GCIA
12 4 (1.75%) GCIH
12 4 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.32%) CCDE
14 2 (0.88%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.26%) SLA
2 4 (1.75%) COBIT
2 4 (1.75%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.75%) COSO
3 3 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (4.39%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (3.51%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.63%) vSphere
4 3 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.32%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.88%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.44%) Squid
6 1 (0.44%) iptables
Systems Management
1 10 (4.39%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.63%) FortiGate
2 6 (2.63%) OPNET
3 2 (0.88%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (0.88%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.44%) Ansible
4 1 (0.44%) Opsview
4 1 (0.44%) Netcool
4 1 (0.44%) Nagios
Vendors
1 105 (46.05%) Cisco
2 53 (23.25%) CheckPoint
3 48 (21.05%) Juniper
4 43 (18.86%) F5
5 35 (15.35%) SolarWinds
6 31 (13.60%) Blue Coat
7 27 (11.84%) TippingPoint
8 26 (11.40%) Tufin
9 24 (10.53%) Microsoft
10 23 (10.09%) TIBCO
10 23 (10.09%) Bloomberg
11 22 (9.65%) Radianz
11 22 (9.65%) LogLogic
11 22 (9.65%) Tradeweb
12 21 (9.21%) NetScout
13 18 (7.89%) VMware
14 11 (4.82%) Huawei
15 10 (4.39%) Citrix
15 10 (4.39%) Nokia
16 9 (3.95%) Fortinet
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