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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architecture
Rank 188 221 215
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -6
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 10 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.12% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.16% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 11
Average daily rate
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£440 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £98 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £515 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £394 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.95% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.00 £22.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+168.18% -45.00%
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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
4340 5599 5984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.05% 76.01% 75.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3227 4197 4466
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 71 87
Average hourly rate £22.60 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.42% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £52.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 8 (61.54%) Network Security
2 6 (46.15%) Firewall
3 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
3 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 3 (23.08%) Information Security
3 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
3 3 (23.08%) MS Visio
3 3 (23.08%) VPN
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) CCNP
3 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (23.08%) Project Management
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) MPLS
4 2 (15.38%) Internet
4 2 (15.38%) Juniper
4 2 (15.38%) Broadband
4 2 (15.38%) LAN
4 2 (15.38%) WAN
4 2 (15.38%) MS Project
4 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (15.38%) CISSP
4 2 (15.38%) CISM
4 2 (15.38%) Validation
4 2 (15.38%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
1 3 (23.08%) MS Visio
2 2 (15.38%) MS Project
2 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) Network Security
2 6 (46.15%) Firewall
3 3 (23.08%) VPN
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (15.38%) MPLS
4 2 (15.38%) Internet
4 2 (15.38%) Broadband
4 2 (15.38%) LAN
4 2 (15.38%) WAN
5 1 (7.69%) IPsec
5 1 (7.69%) DHCP
5 1 (7.69%) DNS
5 1 (7.69%) SSL
5 1 (7.69%) SAN
5 1 (7.69%) DWDM
5 1 (7.69%) OSPF
5 1 (7.69%) BGP
5 1 (7.69%) NetScreen
5 1 (7.69%) Junos
5 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
General
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Local Government
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
1 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Security Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Design Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Network Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Implementation Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Security Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Network Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Deployment Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Security Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) WAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Information Security
1 3 (23.08%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) Security Architecture
2 2 (15.38%) Validation
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) ERP
3 1 (7.69%) Dependency Management
3 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) CCNP
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) CISSP
2 2 (15.38%) CISM
3 1 (7.69%) CISA
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Juniper
3 1 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) TippingPoint
3 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
3 1 (7.69%) Nokia
3 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) F5