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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architecture
Rank 144 179 203
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +24
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 6 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.25% 0.034%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.31% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 2
Average daily rate £525 £375 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -30.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £325 £448
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £555 £628
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £438 £388
% change year-on-year
-4.28% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 - £19.00
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
2644 4145 4733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.02% 80.94% 79.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2095 3226 3431
Average daily rate £488 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 51
Average hourly rate £24.00 £23.10 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.91% -15.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 8 (61.54%) Unix
1 8 (61.54%) Firewall
2 6 (46.15%) Linux
3 5 (38.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (23.08%) OSPF
4 3 (23.08%) BGP
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco
4 3 (23.08%) CCIE
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (23.08%) Degree
4 3 (23.08%) Multicast
5 2 (15.38%) Palo Alto
5 2 (15.38%) Spanning Tree
5 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture
5 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (15.38%) Aruba
5 2 (15.38%) F5
5 2 (15.38%) HSRP
5 2 (15.38%) Low Latency
5 2 (15.38%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 2 (15.38%) Network Design
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) Legal
5 2 (15.38%) DHCP
5 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 2 (15.38%) DNS
5 2 (15.38%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 (7.69%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) BGP
2 3 (23.08%) Multicast
2 3 (23.08%) OSPF
3 2 (15.38%) DHCP
3 2 (15.38%) DNS
3 2 (15.38%) EIGRP
3 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (15.38%) HSRP
3 2 (15.38%) IPsec
3 2 (15.38%) Spanning Tree
3 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (15.38%) VRRP
4 1 (7.69%) 2G
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security
4 1 (7.69%) NX-OS
4 1 (7.69%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (7.69%) TCAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Data Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Network Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) BSS Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Unix
2 6 (46.15%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Windows
4 1 (7.69%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Low Latency
1 2 (15.38%) Network Design
1 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture
1 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (15.38%) Ultra-Low Latency
2 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
2 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
2 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Process Architecture
2 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) CCIE
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) A+ Certification
2 1 (7.69%) CompTIA Security+
2 1 (7.69%) DBS Check
2 1 (7.69%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Security+ Certification
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) Aruba
2 2 (15.38%) F5
2 2 (15.38%) Juniper
2 2 (15.38%) Palo Alto
3 1 (7.69%) Huawei
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) VMware