The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Architect in their job title 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 Architect
Rank 372 400 405
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 43 33 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.14% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.15% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 12 20
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£525 £445 £490
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.97% -9.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £341 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £740 £595 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.50 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21943 22179 23245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.52% 92.65% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15426 15072 15942
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 416 451
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.90 £45.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Network Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Architect in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Architect Jobs Demand Trend in London

Network Architect
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Architect across the London region.

Network Architect Daily Rate Trend in London

Network Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Architect across the London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Network Architect Daily Rate Histogram in London

Network Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Architect across the London region.

Network Architect Hourly Rate Trend in London

Network Architect
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Architect within the London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +4 9 £518 -1.33% 1
Docklands, London - 1 £550 -
Paddington - 1 - -
Network Architect
England

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Network Architect in their job title 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 with Network Architect in their job title.

1 52 (61.18%) Cisco
2 48 (56.47%) Firewall
3 37 (43.53%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (34.12%) WAN
4 29 (34.12%) Data Centre
5 28 (32.94%) LAN
6 24 (28.24%) Wireless
6 24 (28.24%) Network Design
6 24 (28.24%) Network Architecture
7 23 (27.06%) VoIP
8 22 (25.88%) CheckPoint
9 19 (22.35%) Finance
10 18 (21.18%) BIG-IP
10 18 (21.18%) CCIE
10 18 (21.18%) Cisco Nexus
11 16 (18.82%) Juniper
11 16 (18.82%) Blue Coat
12 15 (17.65%) SAN
12 15 (17.65%) Nokia
12 15 (17.65%) Avaya
12 15 (17.65%) Nortel
12 15 (17.65%) Symantec
12 15 (17.65%) Windows
13 13 (15.29%) ProxySG
13 13 (15.29%) UNIX
13 13 (15.29%) Linux
14 11 (12.94%) F5
14 11 (12.94%) Oracle
14 11 (12.94%) Middleware
14 11 (12.94%) Security Cleared

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Network Architect in their job title 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 with Network Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (5.88%) Lync
2 2 (2.35%) Moodle
3 1 (1.18%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) MS Project
1 1 (1.18%) MS Office
1 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 48 (56.47%) Firewall
2 29 (34.12%) WAN
3 28 (32.94%) LAN
4 24 (28.24%) Wireless
5 23 (27.06%) VoIP
6 18 (21.18%) BIG-IP
6 18 (21.18%) Cisco Nexus
7 15 (17.65%) SAN
8 10 (11.76%) MPLS
9 8 (9.41%) TCP/IP
9 8 (9.41%) VPN
10 7 (8.24%) VLAN
11 6 (7.06%) IPsec
12 5 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (5.88%) Network Security
12 5 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (5.88%) Internet
13 4 (4.71%) NAS
13 4 (4.71%) OSPF
13 4 (4.71%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.71%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 19 (22.35%) Finance
2 10 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.71%) Retail
4 1 (1.18%) Back Office
4 1 (1.18%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 29 (34.12%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.35%) VLE
3 1 (1.18%) SecurID
3 1 (1.18%) Video on Demand
3 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.65%) Windows
2 13 (15.29%) Linux
2 13 (15.29%) UNIX
3 10 (11.76%) Oracle Linux
3 10 (11.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.24%) Network Design
1 24 (28.24%) Network Architecture
2 9 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (7.06%) TOGAF
3 6 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (4.71%) Migration
6 3 (3.53%) Project Management
6 3 (3.53%) Network Management
7 2 (2.35%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (2.35%) ITIL
7 2 (2.35%) Validation
7 2 (2.35%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.35%) Load Testing
8 1 (1.18%) WFM
8 1 (1.18%) Business Analysis
8 1 (1.18%) MODAF
8 1 (1.18%) Identity Management
8 1 (1.18%) Risk Management
8 1 (1.18%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (43.53%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (21.18%) CCIE
3 11 (12.94%) Security Cleared
4 8 (9.41%) SC Cleared
5 7 (8.24%) CCNP
6 3 (3.53%) Degree
6 3 (3.53%) CCDE
7 2 (2.35%) CCNA
7 2 (2.35%) Postgraduate
8 1 (1.18%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.18%) CCDP
8 1 (1.18%) CISSP
8 1 (1.18%) CISM
8 1 (1.18%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) SLA
1 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (15.29%) ProxySG
2 3 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (11.76%) BladeLogic
1 10 (11.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 10 (11.76%) Control-M
2 1 (1.18%) Nagios
2 1 (1.18%) SCOM
2 1 (1.18%) Zenoss
2 1 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.18%) Opsview
Vendors
1 52 (61.18%) Cisco
2 22 (25.88%) CheckPoint
3 16 (18.82%) Blue Coat
3 16 (18.82%) Juniper
4 15 (17.65%) Avaya
4 15 (17.65%) Nortel
4 15 (17.65%) Symantec
4 15 (17.65%) Nokia
5 11 (12.94%) F5
5 11 (12.94%) Oracle
6 10 (11.76%) CA
7 5 (5.88%) Fortinet
8 4 (4.71%) VMware
9 3 (3.53%) Mitel
10 2 (2.35%) IBM
10 2 (2.35%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.18%) Citrix
11 1 (1.18%) Sourcefire
11 1 (1.18%) Brocade
11 1 (1.18%) Radware
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