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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Architecture
Rank 184 192 215
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +23
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 14 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.26% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.22% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 7
Average daily rate
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£525 £440 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.31% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £393 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £635 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £54.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-12.23% +147.72%
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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
4311 4496 5647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 80.22% 77.33% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3403 3332 4200
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 40 71
Average hourly rate £21.38 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £36.50 £58.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 14 (73.68%) Firewall
2 13 (68.42%) Cisco
3 9 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (47.37%) Data Centre
4 7 (36.84%) Nokia
4 7 (36.84%) CheckPoint
4 7 (36.84%) WAN
4 7 (36.84%) Windows
4 7 (36.84%) LAN
4 7 (36.84%) Wireless
5 6 (31.58%) Blue Coat
5 6 (31.58%) ProxySG
5 6 (31.58%) Network Design
5 6 (31.58%) BIG-IP
5 6 (31.58%) VoIP
5 6 (31.58%) UNIX
5 6 (31.58%) VPN
5 6 (31.58%) Nortel
5 6 (31.58%) Avaya
5 6 (31.58%) Symantec
5 6 (31.58%) SAN
5 6 (31.58%) Finance
6 5 (26.32%) Linux
7 4 (21.05%) Middleware
7 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (21.05%) Solaris
7 4 (21.05%) Internet
7 4 (21.05%) Malware Detection\Protection
8 3 (15.79%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (15.79%) Control-M

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Project
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 14 (73.68%) Firewall
2 7 (36.84%) Wireless
2 7 (36.84%) WAN
2 7 (36.84%) LAN
3 6 (31.58%) VoIP
3 6 (31.58%) VPN
3 6 (31.58%) SAN
3 6 (31.58%) BIG-IP
4 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (21.05%) Internet
5 2 (10.53%) DNS
5 2 (10.53%) DHCP
5 2 (10.53%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (10.53%) IPsec
6 1 (5.26%) SSH
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (5.26%) NAS
6 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
6 1 (5.26%) LDAP
6 1 (5.26%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
1 1 (5.26%) Gradle
1 1 (5.26%) Calabash
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Advertising
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Architect
2 6 (31.58%) Network Architect
3 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (21.05%) Security Manager
4 4 (21.05%) Network Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Network Services Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Network Manager
5 2 (10.53%) Service Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Security Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Design Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Incident Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Development Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) IT Security Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) RESTful
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) PKI
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) UNIX
3 5 (26.32%) Linux
4 4 (21.05%) Solaris
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (5.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Network Design
2 4 (21.05%) Malware Detection\Protection
3 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.53%) Security Architecture
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.26%) OO
5 1 (5.26%) BCP
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) Data Security
5 1 (5.26%) Security Management
5 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.26%) Information Security
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) TDD
5 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.26%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
1 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
3 2 (10.53%) CCIE
3 2 (10.53%) CISSP
4 1 (5.26%) CCNP
4 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (5.26%) CISM
4 1 (5.26%) CCSA
4 1 (5.26%) GCIA
4 1 (5.26%) GCIH
4 1 (5.26%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.26%) COBIT
1 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.26%) COSO
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) ProxySG
2 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) Snort
3 1 (5.26%) Squid
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (15.79%) Control-M
1 3 (15.79%) BladeLogic
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco LMS
2 1 (5.26%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Cisco
2 7 (36.84%) Nokia
2 7 (36.84%) CheckPoint
3 6 (31.58%) Symantec
3 6 (31.58%) Blue Coat
3 6 (31.58%) Nortel
3 6 (31.58%) Avaya
4 3 (15.79%) Oracle
4 3 (15.79%) CA
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.26%) Juniper
6 1 (5.26%) Aruba
6 1 (5.26%) F5