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 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architect
Rank 385 376 370
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 41 44 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.19% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 32 35
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£506 £475 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% +3.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £366 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £550 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year
- +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £57.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
22765 23591 22534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.33% 93.10% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16128 16266 15004
Average daily rate £425 £430 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 406 529
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -4.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £43.00 £45.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 +16 10 £475 +5.55% 3
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Network Architect
England

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 (74.29%) Cisco
2 35 (50.00%) WAN
3 33 (47.14%) Firewall
4 29 (41.43%) LAN
5 26 (37.14%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (35.71%) Network Security
7 22 (31.43%) Network Design
8 20 (28.57%) CCIE
9 18 (25.71%) Finance
10 17 (24.29%) BGP
11 15 (21.43%) OSPF
12 14 (20.00%) CheckPoint
13 10 (14.29%) Telecoms
13 10 (14.29%) F5
14 9 (12.86%) Wireless
14 9 (12.86%) MPLS
14 9 (12.86%) CCNP
14 9 (12.86%) Windows
15 8 (11.43%) UNIX
15 8 (11.43%) Juniper
15 8 (11.43%) Internet
15 8 (11.43%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (11.43%) Migration
15 8 (11.43%) Cisco Nexus
16 7 (10.00%) Network Architecture
16 7 (10.00%) VLAN
16 7 (10.00%) Sourcefire
16 7 (10.00%) SAN
16 7 (10.00%) CCNA
16 7 (10.00%) CCDP

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 2 (2.86%) Lync
2 1 (1.43%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (50.00%) WAN
2 33 (47.14%) Firewall
3 29 (41.43%) LAN
4 25 (35.71%) Network Security
5 17 (24.29%) BGP
6 15 (21.43%) OSPF
7 9 (12.86%) Wireless
7 9 (12.86%) MPLS
8 8 (11.43%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (11.43%) Internet
8 8 (11.43%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (10.00%) VLAN
9 7 (10.00%) SAN
10 6 (8.57%) DSL
10 6 (8.57%) EIGRP
10 6 (8.57%) BIG-IP
11 5 (7.14%) NGN
11 5 (7.14%) HSRP
11 5 (7.14%) Extranet
11 5 (7.14%) VRRP
General
1 18 (25.71%) Finance
2 10 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.57%) Retail
4 5 (7.14%) Banking
5 4 (5.71%) Multimedia
6 3 (4.29%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.86%) Marketing
7 2 (2.86%) Russian Language
8 1 (1.43%) Electronics
8 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.71%) Middleware
2 1 (1.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.86%) Clustering
2 1 (1.43%) Data Integration
2 1 (1.43%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (1.43%) DTV
2 1 (1.43%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.86%) Windows
2 8 (11.43%) UNIX
3 7 (10.00%) Linux
4 6 (8.57%) Solaris
5 3 (4.29%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.43%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.43%) Network Design
2 8 (11.43%) Migration
3 7 (10.00%) Network Architecture
4 6 (8.57%) Project Management
5 5 (7.14%) Validation
5 5 (7.14%) TOGAF
5 5 (7.14%) SIEM
5 5 (7.14%) Capacity Management
6 4 (5.71%) Low Latency
6 4 (5.71%) Security Architecture
6 4 (5.71%) Network Planning
6 4 (5.71%) ITIL
7 3 (4.29%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (4.29%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 3 (4.29%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.86%) Project Planning
8 2 (2.86%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (2.86%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.43%) Java
1 1 (1.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (37.14%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (28.57%) CCIE
3 9 (12.86%) CCNP
4 7 (10.00%) CCNA
4 7 (10.00%) CCDP
5 5 (7.14%) CCDA
6 4 (5.71%) CCA
6 4 (5.71%) CCDE
7 3 (4.29%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.43%) CISSP
9 1 (1.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.43%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.43%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.43%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.43%) Nmap
2 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 4 (5.71%) Control-M
1 4 (5.71%) BladeLogic
2 2 (2.86%) SCCM
2 2 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 52 (74.29%) Cisco
2 14 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 10 (14.29%) F5
4 8 (11.43%) Juniper
5 7 (10.00%) Sourcefire
6 5 (7.14%) Blue Coat
6 5 (7.14%) ArcSight
6 5 (7.14%) EMC
6 5 (7.14%) HP
6 5 (7.14%) Oracle
7 4 (5.71%) Nortel
7 4 (5.71%) Avaya
7 4 (5.71%) Symantec
8 3 (4.29%) Nokia
8 3 (4.29%) CA
9 2 (2.86%) Dell
9 2 (2.86%) VMware
10 1 (1.43%) ION Trading
10 1 (1.43%) McAfee
10 1 (1.43%) BT
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