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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architecture
Rank 178 199 197
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -2
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 18 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.32% 0.045% 0.050%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.059% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 2
Average daily rate
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£488 £673 £379
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +77.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £655 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £691 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £283
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +50.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £114.00
% change year-on-year
- -88.59%
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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
4349 5125 4535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.80% 77.07% 75.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3440 3769 3440
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 56 88
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.63 £52.82 £107.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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 22 (64.71%) Cisco
2 20 (58.82%) Firewall
3 19 (55.88%) CheckPoint
4 18 (52.94%) WAN
5 17 (50.00%) LAN
5 17 (50.00%) Telecoms
5 17 (50.00%) Network Security
6 13 (38.24%) Network Design
7 10 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (20.59%) Finance
8 7 (20.59%) OSPF
8 7 (20.59%) BGP
8 7 (20.59%) F5
8 7 (20.59%) Multicast
9 6 (17.65%) EIGRP
9 6 (17.65%) Internet
9 6 (17.65%) VPN
9 6 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (14.71%) Load Balancing
10 5 (14.71%) Retail
10 5 (14.71%) Multimedia
10 5 (14.71%) DNS
10 5 (14.71%) ATM
10 5 (14.71%) Extranet
11 4 (11.76%) Shell Script
11 4 (11.76%) MPLS
11 4 (11.76%) Ethernet
11 4 (11.76%) CCSP
11 4 (11.76%) UNIX
11 4 (11.76%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (2.94%) IIS
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
2 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.94%) SaaS
1 1 (2.94%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (58.82%) Firewall
2 18 (52.94%) WAN
3 17 (50.00%) LAN
3 17 (50.00%) Network Security
4 7 (20.59%) Multicast
4 7 (20.59%) OSPF
4 7 (20.59%) BGP
5 6 (17.65%) EIGRP
5 6 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (17.65%) VPN
5 6 (17.65%) Internet
6 5 (14.71%) Extranet
6 5 (14.71%) DNS
6 5 (14.71%) ATM
7 4 (11.76%) Ethernet
7 4 (11.76%) MPLS
7 4 (11.76%) tcpdump
7 4 (11.76%) Cisco PIX
8 3 (8.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (8.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.94%) MS Access
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) JIRA
General
1 17 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (20.59%) Finance
3 5 (14.71%) Retail
3 5 (14.71%) Multimedia
4 3 (8.82%) Investment Banking
4 3 (8.82%) Banking
5 2 (5.88%) Local Government
6 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) Architect
2 8 (23.53%) Security Architect
2 8 (23.53%) Network Architect
3 6 (17.65%) Network Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Network Security Architect
5 4 (11.76%) Consultant
5 4 (11.76%) Security Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Security Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Network Specialist
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Network Specialist
8 1 (2.94%) Network Security Consultant
8 1 (2.94%) Solutions Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Deployment Project Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Implementation Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Voice Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Performance Test Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Designer
8 1 (2.94%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Rendezvous
2 1 (2.94%) RESTful
2 1 (2.94%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) N-Tier
1 1 (2.94%) CESG
1 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
1 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) UNIX
1 4 (11.76%) Windows
1 4 (11.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) Network Design
2 5 (14.71%) Load Balancing
3 4 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (11.76%) ITIL
4 3 (8.82%) Validation
4 3 (8.82%) Migration
4 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (8.82%) Investment Management
4 3 (8.82%) Security Architecture
5 2 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (5.88%) Change Management
6 1 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.94%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.94%) Requirements Management
6 1 (2.94%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.94%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.94%) Test Automation
6 1 (2.94%) Information Security
6 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.94%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) Shell Script
2 3 (8.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (11.76%) CCSP
2 4 (11.76%) CCSA
2 4 (11.76%) CCSE
2 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) CCNP
4 2 (5.88%) CCNA
4 2 (5.88%) CISSP
5 1 (2.94%) CCIE
5 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.94%) CCDP
5 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
1 1 (2.94%) SCOM
1 1 (2.94%) SCVMM
1 1 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.94%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 22 (64.71%) Cisco
2 19 (55.88%) CheckPoint
3 7 (20.59%) F5
4 3 (8.82%) Blue Coat
4 3 (8.82%) TippingPoint
4 3 (8.82%) Juniper
5 2 (5.88%) VMware
5 2 (5.88%) Tufin
5 2 (5.88%) LogLogic
5 2 (5.88%) TIBCO
5 2 (5.88%) Bloomberg
5 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.94%) HP
6 1 (2.94%) EMC
6 1 (2.94%) BT
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle
6 1 (2.94%) NetApp
6 1 (2.94%) Nokia