The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Architect
Rank 190 209 191
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 6 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.11% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% -22.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £469 £388
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4983 5903 5647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.33% 92.95% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3786 4229 4190
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 90 112
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.10% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

Network Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Architect in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Network Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Architect across the City of London region.

Network Architect Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Network Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Architect across the City of London region.

Network Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Network Architect in their job title 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 with Network Architect in their job title.

1 11 (84.62%) Cisco
2 9 (69.23%) Firewall
2 9 (69.23%) Network Architecture
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
4 5 (38.46%) LAN
4 5 (38.46%) WAN
4 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
4 5 (38.46%) Network Design
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (30.77%) NetScaler
5 4 (30.77%) Citrix
5 4 (30.77%) OSPF
5 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
6 3 (23.08%) BGP
6 3 (23.08%) Banking
6 3 (23.08%) Juniper
6 3 (23.08%) Internet
6 3 (23.08%) TOGAF
6 3 (23.08%) Network Security
6 3 (23.08%) FCoE
6 3 (23.08%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
7 2 (15.38%) VLAN
7 2 (15.38%) F5
7 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (15.38%) Extranet
7 2 (15.38%) ATM
7 2 (15.38%) Retail
7 2 (15.38%) Multimedia

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Network Architect in their job title 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 with Network Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) Firewall
2 6 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (38.46%) LAN
3 5 (38.46%) WAN
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (30.77%) NetScaler
4 4 (30.77%) OSPF
4 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
5 3 (23.08%) BGP
5 3 (23.08%) Internet
5 3 (23.08%) Network Security
5 3 (23.08%) FCoE
5 3 (23.08%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (15.38%) VLAN
6 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (15.38%) Extranet
6 2 (15.38%) ATM
7 1 (7.69%) VRRP
7 1 (7.69%) DWDM
7 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
2 3 (23.08%) Investment Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 2 (15.38%) Multimedia
3 2 (15.38%) Finance
4 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (7.69%) Electronics
4 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) DTV
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Network Architecture
2 5 (38.46%) Network Design
3 3 (23.08%) TOGAF
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.69%) CCIE
1 1 (7.69%) CCDP
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCOM
1 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
3 4 (30.77%) Citrix
4 3 (23.08%) Juniper
5 2 (15.38%) F5
6 1 (7.69%) SAP
6 1 (7.69%) Riverbed
6 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds