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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Architect
Rank 367 350 340
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 32 34 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 20
Average daily rate
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£474 £450 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.27% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £398 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £555 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00
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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
19643 20190 18456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.52% 92.91% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13788 13644 12573
Average daily rate £446 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% -
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 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 387 425
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -1.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +17 7 £325 -21.21% 4
Canary Wharf - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Network Architect
England

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 62 (84.93%) Cisco
2 39 (53.42%) WAN
3 38 (52.05%) Firewall
4 27 (36.99%) LAN
5 25 (34.25%) Network Security
6 23 (31.51%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (28.77%) CheckPoint
8 20 (27.40%) OSPF
9 19 (26.03%) Network Design
10 18 (24.66%) Juniper
10 18 (24.66%) Network Architecture
10 18 (24.66%) F5
11 17 (23.29%) Cisco ASA
11 17 (23.29%) BGP
12 16 (21.92%) CCIE
12 16 (21.92%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (20.55%) Telecoms
13 15 (20.55%) Finance
14 13 (17.81%) Internet
15 12 (16.44%) Citrix
15 12 (16.44%) Wireless
16 11 (15.07%) MPLS
16 11 (15.07%) VPN
16 11 (15.07%) Cisco IOS
17 10 (13.70%) VoIP
17 10 (13.70%) ITIL
17 10 (13.70%) EIGRP
18 9 (12.33%) Load Balancing
19 8 (10.96%) BIG-IP
19 8 (10.96%) SAN

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.37%) SaaS
2 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 39 (53.42%) WAN
2 38 (52.05%) Firewall
3 27 (36.99%) LAN
4 25 (34.25%) Network Security
5 20 (27.40%) OSPF
6 17 (23.29%) BGP
6 17 (23.29%) Cisco ASA
7 16 (21.92%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (17.81%) Internet
9 12 (16.44%) Wireless
10 11 (15.07%) MPLS
10 11 (15.07%) VPN
10 11 (15.07%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (13.70%) VoIP
11 10 (13.70%) EIGRP
12 8 (10.96%) SAN
12 8 (10.96%) BIG-IP
12 8 (10.96%) NetScaler
13 7 (9.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 7 (9.59%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (20.55%) Telecoms
1 15 (20.55%) Finance
2 7 (9.59%) Retail
3 5 (6.85%) Multimedia
3 5 (6.85%) Games
4 4 (5.48%) Banking
5 3 (4.11%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.74%) Russian Language
7 1 (1.37%) Electronics
7 1 (1.37%) Marketing
7 1 (1.37%) German Language
7 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) Middleware
2 2 (2.74%) Web Services
3 1 (1.37%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.85%) Online Games
3 1 (1.37%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.59%) Windows
2 5 (6.85%) Linux
2 5 (6.85%) UNIX
3 4 (5.48%) Solaris
4 3 (4.11%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.03%) Network Design
2 18 (24.66%) Network Architecture
3 10 (13.70%) ITIL
4 9 (12.33%) Load Balancing
5 6 (8.22%) Mentoring
5 6 (8.22%) Migration
6 5 (6.85%) Service Management
6 5 (6.85%) E-Commerce
6 5 (6.85%) TOGAF
7 3 (4.11%) Project Management
7 3 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.11%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (4.11%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (4.11%) Capacity Management
8 2 (2.74%) SIEM
8 2 (2.74%) Security Architecture
8 2 (2.74%) Validation
8 2 (2.74%) Programme Management
8 2 (2.74%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.37%) Java
1 1 (1.37%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (31.51%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (21.92%) CCIE
3 7 (9.59%) CCNP
3 7 (9.59%) CCNA
3 7 (9.59%) CCDP
4 6 (8.22%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.85%) CCA
5 5 (6.85%) CCDA
5 5 (6.85%) Degree
5 5 (6.85%) CCDE
5 5 (6.85%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.11%) CISSP
7 1 (1.37%) VCP4
7 1 (1.37%) VTSP
7 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.96%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.74%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.37%) XenServer
3 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 4 (5.48%) Control-M
1 4 (5.48%) BladeLogic
2 2 (2.74%) SCOM
2 2 (2.74%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 62 (84.93%) Cisco
2 21 (28.77%) CheckPoint
3 18 (24.66%) F5
3 18 (24.66%) Juniper
4 12 (16.44%) Citrix
5 7 (9.59%) EMC
5 7 (9.59%) VMware
6 5 (6.85%) Blue Coat
6 5 (6.85%) Symantec
6 5 (6.85%) Oracle
7 4 (5.48%) Nortel
7 4 (5.48%) HP
7 4 (5.48%) Avaya
8 3 (4.11%) Nokia
8 3 (4.11%) CA
8 3 (4.11%) BT
8 3 (4.11%) Prolexic
8 3 (4.11%) ScanSafe
9 2 (2.74%) ArcSight
9 2 (2.74%) Riverbed
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