The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Architecture
Rank 340 372 355
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -17
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 51 21 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.24% 0.096% 0.083%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 12 12
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£515 £430 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.76% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £400 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £597 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £434 £394 £280
% change year-on-year
+10.15% +40.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £52.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.00 £114.00
% change year-on-year
- -85.96%
Network Architecture
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
16364 17145 14739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.90% 78.30% 76.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11736 11865 10228
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 243 306
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £78.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 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 +26 17 £475 -11.62% 6
New Malden - - - -
Network Architecture
England

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 60 (50.42%) Firewall
2 58 (48.74%) Cisco
3 47 (39.50%) WAN
4 45 (37.82%) LAN
4 45 (37.82%) Telecoms
5 42 (35.29%) Network Design
6 33 (27.73%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (27.73%) Network Security
7 31 (26.05%) CheckPoint
8 29 (24.37%) Security Cleared
9 25 (21.01%) SC Cleared
10 24 (20.17%) MPLS
10 24 (20.17%) Windows
11 23 (19.33%) Migration
12 21 (17.65%) VPN
13 20 (16.81%) OSPF
13 20 (16.81%) BGP
13 20 (16.81%) Multicast
14 19 (15.97%) DNS
14 19 (15.97%) Validation
15 17 (14.29%) ITIL
15 17 (14.29%) EIGRP
16 16 (13.45%) Shell Script
16 16 (13.45%) Linux
17 14 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
17 14 (11.76%) Internet
17 14 (11.76%) Active Directory
18 13 (10.92%) Extranet
18 13 (10.92%) Perl
18 13 (10.92%) Retail

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 7 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.52%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.68%) IIS
5 1 (0.84%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (3.36%) MS Office
1 4 (3.36%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.52%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.52%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.88%) IaaS
2 6 (5.04%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.68%) SaaS
4 1 (0.84%) PaaS
4 1 (0.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 60 (50.42%) Firewall
2 47 (39.50%) WAN
3 45 (37.82%) LAN
4 33 (27.73%) Network Security
5 24 (20.17%) MPLS
6 21 (17.65%) VPN
7 20 (16.81%) OSPF
7 20 (16.81%) BGP
7 20 (16.81%) Multicast
8 19 (15.97%) DNS
9 17 (14.29%) EIGRP
10 14 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (11.76%) Internet
11 13 (10.92%) Extranet
12 11 (9.24%) DHCP
13 10 (8.40%) IP Telephony
14 9 (7.56%) LTE
15 8 (6.72%) Cisco PIX
15 8 (6.72%) TCP/IP
15 8 (6.72%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.72%) Big Data
2 5 (4.20%) MongoDB
2 5 (4.20%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.84%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.84%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (7.56%) GDB
2 2 (1.68%) Calabash
2 2 (1.68%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.84%) Gradle
3 1 (0.84%) JIRA
3 1 (0.84%) Git (software)
General
1 45 (37.82%) Telecoms
2 13 (10.92%) Retail
2 13 (10.92%) Finance
3 11 (9.24%) Local Government
4 8 (6.72%) Law
5 5 (4.20%) Legal
5 5 (4.20%) Multimedia
5 5 (4.20%) Banking
6 3 (2.52%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (31.09%) Architect
2 22 (18.49%) Network Engineer
3 15 (12.61%) Security Architect
3 15 (12.61%) Network Architect
4 11 (9.24%) Chief Technology Officer
5 8 (6.72%) Network Specialist
5 8 (6.72%) Consultant
5 8 (6.72%) Analyst
6 5 (4.20%) Network Security Architect
6 5 (4.20%) Data Centre Architect
6 5 (4.20%) OSS Engineer
6 5 (4.20%) Security Engineer
7 4 (3.36%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (3.36%) Solutions Analyst
7 4 (3.36%) Senior Network Specialist
8 3 (2.52%) Network Consultant
8 3 (2.52%) Senior Network Engineer
9 2 (1.68%) Network Manager
9 2 (1.68%) Systems Architect
9 2 (1.68%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.36%) RESTful
2 3 (2.52%) Rendezvous
2 3 (2.52%) CSS
3 2 (1.68%) WAP
4 1 (0.84%) CSS3
4 1 (0.84%) HTML5
4 1 (0.84%) HTML5 Canvas
4 1 (0.84%) Middleware
4 1 (0.84%) HTML
4 1 (0.84%) XML
4 1 (0.84%) XSD
4 1 (0.84%) .NET
4 1 (0.84%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.04%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.52%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.52%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.52%) CESG
4 2 (1.68%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (1.68%) Clustering
5 1 (0.84%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.84%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.84%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.84%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.84%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.84%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 24 (20.17%) Windows
2 16 (13.45%) Linux
3 8 (6.72%) UNIX
4 6 (5.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (5.04%) Windows 2000
5 4 (3.36%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.84%) Solaris
6 1 (0.84%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.84%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (35.29%) Network Design
2 23 (19.33%) Migration
3 19 (15.97%) Validation
4 17 (14.29%) ITIL
5 12 (10.08%) Network Management
6 11 (9.24%) Network Monitoring
6 11 (9.24%) OO
6 11 (9.24%) Load Balancing
7 10 (8.40%) Digital Forensics
8 9 (7.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (6.72%) CRM
10 7 (5.88%) Portfolio Management
11 6 (5.04%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (5.04%) Penetration Testing
12 5 (4.20%) Security Architecture
12 5 (4.20%) Cyber Security
13 4 (3.36%) Information Security
13 4 (3.36%) Service Delivery
13 4 (3.36%) Requirements Analysis
13 4 (3.36%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.45%) Shell Script
2 13 (10.92%) Perl
3 12 (10.08%) Java
4 11 (9.24%) SQL
5 10 (8.40%) VB
6 9 (7.56%) Bash Shell
6 9 (7.56%) PHP
6 9 (7.56%) C
6 9 (7.56%) C++
6 9 (7.56%) VC++
6 9 (7.56%) Python
7 2 (1.68%) Ruby
7 2 (1.68%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (27.73%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (24.37%) Security Cleared
3 25 (21.01%) SC Cleared
4 12 (10.08%) CCNP
5 10 (8.40%) CISSP
6 9 (7.56%) Degree
7 8 (6.72%) CCIE
8 7 (5.88%) CCSA
9 6 (5.04%) CCSE
9 6 (5.04%) CCSP
9 6 (5.04%) CCNA
9 6 (5.04%) CCDP
10 4 (3.36%) DV Cleared
10 4 (3.36%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (2.52%) JNCIA
11 3 (2.52%) JNCIS
11 3 (2.52%) JNCIP
11 3 (2.52%) CCDE
12 2 (1.68%) MCSE
12 2 (1.68%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 14 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.52%) vSphere
2 3 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.52%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (4.20%) SCDPM
1 5 (4.20%) SCCM
1 5 (4.20%) SCOM
1 5 (4.20%) SCVMM
2 4 (3.36%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.84%) Nessus
3 1 (0.84%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 58 (48.74%) Cisco
2 31 (26.05%) CheckPoint
3 12 (10.08%) F5
4 10 (8.40%) Microsoft
5 9 (7.56%) Juniper
5 9 (7.56%) VMware
6 6 (5.04%) Huawei
6 6 (5.04%) HP
7 5 (4.20%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 4 (3.36%) Blue Coat
8 4 (3.36%) TippingPoint
8 4 (3.36%) Symantec
8 4 (3.36%) McAfee
8 4 (3.36%) Sophos
8 4 (3.36%) Citrix
8 4 (3.36%) EMC
8 4 (3.36%) Lumension
9 3 (2.52%) Tufin
9 3 (2.52%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 3 (2.52%) TIBCO
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