The first table below looks at the demand for Network Architecture skills 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 Architecture over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architecture
Rank 376 373 370
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 36 16 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.074% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.097% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 7 24
Average daily rate £438 £475 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +24.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £344 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £320 £400
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £27.25 £55.00
% change year-on-year
-52.29% -50.45%
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18535 16423 20573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.61% 76.02% 73.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13086 11421 13439
Average daily rate £430 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 222 328
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £135.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Network Architecture
England

Network Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Architecture across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in London

Network Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Network Architecture Daily Rate Trend in London

Network Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Architecture across the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Network Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in London

Network Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Network Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in London

Network Architecture
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 Architecture within the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -21 2 £600 +26.31% 5
Canary Wharf - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Network Architecture
England

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 28 (49.12%) Windows
1 28 (49.12%) ITIL
1 28 (49.12%) Microsoft
2 26 (45.61%) TCP/IP
3 25 (43.86%) SIEM
4 22 (38.60%) CA
5 16 (28.07%) Cisco
6 13 (22.81%) WAN
6 13 (22.81%) Firewall
7 12 (21.05%) LAN
7 12 (21.05%) McAfee
7 12 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (21.05%) Use Case
8 11 (19.30%) CISSP
8 11 (19.30%) MS Excel
9 10 (17.54%) Security Architecture
10 9 (15.79%) VPN
10 9 (15.79%) CISA
11 8 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (14.04%) QA
11 8 (14.04%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (12.28%) Time Management
12 7 (12.28%) Computer Security
12 7 (12.28%) Finance
12 7 (12.28%) DNS
12 7 (12.28%) Active Directory
12 7 (12.28%) CCNP
13 6 (10.53%) CheckPoint
13 6 (10.53%) DHCP
13 6 (10.53%) VoIP

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (7.02%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.51%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.75%) IIS
3 1 (1.75%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 11 (19.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.75%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) IaaS
2 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.51%) PaaS
3 1 (1.75%) SaaS
3 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (45.61%) TCP/IP
2 13 (22.81%) WAN
2 13 (22.81%) Firewall
3 12 (21.05%) LAN
4 9 (15.79%) VPN
5 7 (12.28%) DNS
6 6 (10.53%) DHCP
6 6 (10.53%) VoIP
6 6 (10.53%) Wireless
7 5 (8.77%) EIGRP
8 4 (7.02%) Network Security
8 4 (7.02%) LTE
8 4 (7.02%) OSPF
8 4 (7.02%) VLAN
9 3 (5.26%) IPsec
9 3 (5.26%) 3GPP
9 3 (5.26%) GSM
9 3 (5.26%) WCDMA
9 3 (5.26%) SNMP
9 3 (5.26%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) MS Access
General
1 7 (12.28%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.26%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Marketing
4 1 (1.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (43.86%) Consultant
2 15 (26.32%) Architect
3 8 (14.04%) Security Consultant
3 8 (14.04%) Network Architect
4 4 (7.02%) Network Consultant
4 4 (7.02%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.26%) Security Architect
5 3 (5.26%) Network Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Administrator
6 2 (3.51%) Network Design Consultant
6 2 (3.51%) Voice Consultant
6 2 (3.51%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (1.75%) Network Security Consultant
7 1 (1.75%) Firewall Consultant
7 1 (1.75%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 1 (1.75%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 1 (1.75%) Senior Security Engineer
7 1 (1.75%) Security Engineer
7 1 (1.75%) Senior Security Consultant
7 1 (1.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) JSON
2 2 (3.51%) WebRTC
2 2 (3.51%) RESTful
3 1 (1.75%) Java EE
3 1 (1.75%) J2EE
3 1 (1.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Replication
1 4 (7.02%) Clustering
2 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.51%) W3C
3 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.75%) Open Source
3 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 28 (49.12%) Windows
2 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.51%) Linux
4 1 (1.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (49.12%) ITIL
2 25 (43.86%) SIEM
3 12 (21.05%) Use Case
4 10 (17.54%) Security Architecture
5 8 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (14.04%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (12.28%) Time Management
6 7 (12.28%) Computer Security
7 5 (8.77%) Load Balancing
8 4 (7.02%) Change Control
8 4 (7.02%) Network Management
8 4 (7.02%) Risk Management
9 3 (5.26%) Network Design
9 3 (5.26%) TOGAF
10 2 (3.51%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (3.51%) Low Latency
10 2 (3.51%) Change Management
10 2 (3.51%) Business Continuity
10 2 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
11 1 (1.75%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.51%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (19.30%) CISSP
3 9 (15.79%) CISA
4 7 (12.28%) CCNP
5 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (7.02%) CCDP
5 4 (7.02%) CCIE
5 4 (7.02%) MCSE
5 4 (7.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (7.02%) MCITP
6 3 (5.26%) CISM
7 2 (3.51%) CCIP
7 2 (3.51%) JNCIP
7 2 (3.51%) Degree
8 1 (1.75%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.75%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.04%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (12.28%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.02%) vSphere
2 4 (7.02%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Puppet
1 3 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 28 (49.12%) Microsoft
2 22 (38.60%) CA
3 16 (28.07%) Cisco
4 12 (21.05%) McAfee
5 6 (10.53%) CheckPoint
6 5 (8.77%) Juniper
7 4 (7.02%) F5
7 4 (7.02%) ArcSight
7 4 (7.02%) LogLogic
7 4 (7.02%) VMware
8 2 (3.51%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.75%) BT
9 1 (1.75%) SAP
9 1 (1.75%) Nortel
9 1 (1.75%) Nokia
9 1 (1.75%) Remedy
9 1 (1.75%) TippingPoint
9 1 (1.75%) Aruba
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