The table below looks at the statistics for Network Architecture skills 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 Architecture over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architecture
Rank 151 194 210
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +16
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.086% 0.036% 0.032%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.045% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate £441 £575 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.39% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £575 £560
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £449 £340 £450
% change year-on-year
+31.91% -24.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.42 £33.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+37.62% +131.57%
Network Architecture
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2958 4428 4982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.71% 80.54% 79.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2396 3452 3669
Average daily rate £475 £463 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 41 47
Average hourly rate £19.00 £27.37 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.58% +16.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £13.50 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.26 £92.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

Network Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Architecture across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Network Architecture
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 Architecture across the City of London region.

Network Architecture Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Network Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Architecture across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Network Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Network Architecture
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 Architecture across the City of London region.

Network Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region 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 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 8 (80.00%) Unix
3 7 (70.00%) Linux
4 5 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (30.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) Legal
6 2 (20.00%) IPsec
6 2 (20.00%) Network Design
6 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (20.00%) Security Architecture
6 2 (20.00%) DNS
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco
6 2 (20.00%) CCIE
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (20.00%) OSPF
6 2 (20.00%) BGP
6 2 (20.00%) DHCP
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle
6 2 (20.00%) Multicast
7 1 (10.00%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (10.00%) NX-OS
7 1 (10.00%) Palo Alto
7 1 (10.00%) Secure Coding
7 1 (10.00%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (10.00%) IISP
7 1 (10.00%) CLAS
7 1 (10.00%) Service Design
7 1 (10.00%) Sybase
7 1 (10.00%) DB2

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region 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 1 (10.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) BGP
2 2 (20.00%) DHCP
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) IPsec
2 2 (20.00%) Multicast
2 2 (20.00%) OSPF
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (10.00%) DMZ
3 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (10.00%) HSRP
3 1 (10.00%) Kerberos
3 1 (10.00%) LDAP
3 1 (10.00%) NX-OS
3 1 (10.00%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) DB2
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Legal
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Architect
1 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Data Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Data Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Data Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (10.00%) CESG
2 1 (10.00%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (10.00%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (10.00%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Unix
2 7 (70.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (20.00%) Network Design
1 2 (20.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (10.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (10.00%) Low Latency
2 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (10.00%) SABSA
2 1 (10.00%) Secure Coding
2 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Service Design
2 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (10.00%) Ultra-Low Latency
2 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) C++
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCIE
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (10.00%) CLAS
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) IISP
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Aruba
2 1 (10.00%) F5
2 1 (10.00%) Juniper
2 1 (10.00%) Palo Alto
2 1 (10.00%) Sybase