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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Architecture
Rank 175 200 192
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -8
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 17 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.34% 0.033% 0.035%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.043% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 1
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£475 £538 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% +26.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £434 £394 £280
% change year-on-year
+10.15% +40.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.00 £114.00
% change year-on-year
- -85.96%
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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
3988 4651 4352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.71% 77.43% 75.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3120 3413 3332
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 50 77
Average hourly rate £20.45 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.00% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015, 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 25 (67.57%) Cisco
2 22 (59.46%) Firewall
3 19 (51.35%) WAN
4 18 (48.65%) LAN
4 18 (48.65%) CheckPoint
5 17 (45.95%) Telecoms
6 15 (40.54%) Network Security
7 14 (37.84%) Network Design
8 10 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (21.62%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (21.62%) Multicast
10 7 (18.92%) F5
10 7 (18.92%) EIGRP
11 6 (16.22%) OSPF
11 6 (16.22%) BGP
11 6 (16.22%) Internet
11 6 (16.22%) VPN
11 6 (16.22%) Finance
12 5 (13.51%) Retail
12 5 (13.51%) Multimedia
12 5 (13.51%) Load Balancing
12 5 (13.51%) DNS
12 5 (13.51%) ATM
12 5 (13.51%) Extranet
13 4 (10.81%) tcpdump
13 4 (10.81%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (10.81%) Shell Script
13 4 (10.81%) MPLS
13 4 (10.81%) Windows 2000
13 4 (10.81%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (2.70%) IIS
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
1 1 (2.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (59.46%) Firewall
2 19 (51.35%) WAN
3 18 (48.65%) LAN
4 15 (40.54%) Network Security
5 8 (21.62%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (21.62%) Multicast
6 7 (18.92%) EIGRP
7 6 (16.22%) OSPF
7 6 (16.22%) BGP
7 6 (16.22%) VPN
7 6 (16.22%) Internet
8 5 (13.51%) Extranet
8 5 (13.51%) DNS
8 5 (13.51%) ATM
9 4 (10.81%) Ethernet
9 4 (10.81%) MPLS
9 4 (10.81%) tcpdump
9 4 (10.81%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (10.81%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (8.11%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.70%) MS Access
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
1 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
1 1 (2.70%) Gradle
1 1 (2.70%) Calabash
General
1 17 (45.95%) Telecoms
2 6 (16.22%) Finance
3 5 (13.51%) Retail
3 5 (13.51%) Multimedia
4 4 (10.81%) Banking
5 3 (8.11%) Investment Banking
6 2 (5.41%) Local Government
7 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Architect
2 11 (29.73%) Network Architect
3 8 (21.62%) Security Architect
4 6 (16.22%) Network Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Network Security Architect
6 4 (10.81%) Security Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Consultant
7 3 (8.11%) Data Centre Architect
8 2 (5.41%) Network Specialist
8 2 (5.41%) Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (5.41%) Security Consultant
9 1 (2.70%) Network Analyst
9 1 (2.70%) Design Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Security Analyst
9 1 (2.70%) Test Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Systems Architect
9 1 (2.70%) Technical Writer
9 1 (2.70%) Performance Engineer
9 1 (2.70%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) Rendezvous
1 2 (5.41%) RESTful
2 1 (2.70%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.70%) BBC
2 1 (2.70%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) UNIX
1 4 (10.81%) Windows
1 4 (10.81%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Network Design
2 5 (13.51%) Load Balancing
3 4 (10.81%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (10.81%) ITIL
4 3 (8.11%) TOGAF
4 3 (8.11%) Validation
4 3 (8.11%) Migration
4 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (8.11%) Investment Management
4 3 (8.11%) Security Architecture
5 2 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.70%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.70%) BDD
6 1 (2.70%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.70%) Dependency Management
6 1 (2.70%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.70%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.70%) Test Automation
6 1 (2.70%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) Shell Script
2 3 (8.11%) Perl
3 1 (2.70%) SQL
3 1 (2.70%) Ruby
3 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (10.81%) CCSP
2 4 (10.81%) CCSA
2 4 (10.81%) CCSE
2 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) CCNP
4 2 (5.41%) CCNA
4 2 (5.41%) CISSP
5 1 (2.70%) CCIE
5 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.70%) CCDP
5 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) SCCM
1 1 (2.70%) SCOM
1 1 (2.70%) SCVMM
1 1 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.70%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 25 (67.57%) Cisco
2 18 (48.65%) CheckPoint
3 7 (18.92%) F5
4 3 (8.11%) Citrix
4 3 (8.11%) Juniper
5 2 (5.41%) LogLogic
5 2 (5.41%) VMware
5 2 (5.41%) Blue Coat
5 2 (5.41%) TippingPoint
5 2 (5.41%) Tufin
5 2 (5.41%) TIBCO
5 2 (5.41%) Bloomberg
5 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.70%) HP
6 1 (2.70%) EMC
6 1 (2.70%) BT
6 1 (2.70%) Rackspace
6 1 (2.70%) NetApp
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle