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 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architecture
Rank 336 392 374
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -18
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 67 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.29% 0.11% 0.067%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.14% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 11 8
Average daily rate
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£500 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £325 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £283
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +50.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £52.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £114.00
% change year-on-year
- -88.59%
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
17625 18479 15938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.45% 77.65% 76.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12904 12836 10936
Average daily rate £450 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 232 316
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.63 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.36% -5.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £76.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +21 18 £488 -27.50% 2
New Malden - - - -
Network Architecture
England

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 64 (52.89%) Cisco
2 61 (50.41%) Firewall
3 54 (44.63%) WAN
4 52 (42.98%) LAN
5 46 (38.02%) Telecoms
5 46 (38.02%) Network Design
6 38 (31.40%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (29.75%) CheckPoint
8 35 (28.93%) Network Security
9 28 (23.14%) Security Cleared
10 27 (22.31%) Migration
11 26 (21.49%) MPLS
12 25 (20.66%) SC Cleared
13 24 (19.83%) OSPF
13 24 (19.83%) Windows
14 23 (19.01%) BGP
15 20 (16.53%) VPN
15 20 (16.53%) Multicast
16 19 (15.70%) Validation
17 18 (14.88%) DNS
17 18 (14.88%) ITIL
18 17 (14.05%) EIGRP
18 17 (14.05%) Internet
19 16 (13.22%) Finance
19 16 (13.22%) Cisco ASA
19 16 (13.22%) Shell Script
20 15 (12.40%) Extranet
20 15 (12.40%) CCNP
20 15 (12.40%) Retail
20 15 (12.40%) Network Management

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6 (4.96%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.65%) IIS
3 2 (1.65%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (4.96%) MS Office
2 4 (3.31%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.48%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.48%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.79%) IaaS
2 6 (4.96%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (50.41%) Firewall
2 54 (44.63%) WAN
3 52 (42.98%) LAN
4 35 (28.93%) Network Security
5 26 (21.49%) MPLS
6 24 (19.83%) OSPF
7 23 (19.01%) BGP
8 20 (16.53%) VPN
8 20 (16.53%) Multicast
9 18 (14.88%) DNS
10 17 (14.05%) Internet
10 17 (14.05%) EIGRP
11 16 (13.22%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (12.40%) Extranet
13 12 (9.92%) IP Telephony
14 10 (8.26%) DHCP
15 9 (7.44%) LTE
16 8 (6.61%) IPsec
16 8 (6.61%) Cisco PIX
16 8 (6.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.79%) Big Data
2 5 (4.13%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.13%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.83%) MS Access
4 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (7.44%) GDB
2 1 (0.83%) Calabash
2 1 (0.83%) JIRA
2 1 (0.83%) Cucumber
General
1 46 (38.02%) Telecoms
2 16 (13.22%) Finance
3 15 (12.40%) Retail
4 11 (9.09%) Local Government
5 8 (6.61%) Law
6 5 (4.13%) Legal
6 5 (4.13%) Multimedia
7 4 (3.31%) Banking
8 3 (2.48%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.65%) Publishing
10 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (28.10%) Architect
2 24 (19.83%) Network Engineer
3 17 (14.05%) Security Architect
4 14 (11.57%) Consultant
5 11 (9.09%) Chief Technology Officer
5 11 (9.09%) Network Architect
6 8 (6.61%) Network Specialist
6 8 (6.61%) Analyst
7 7 (5.79%) Network Consultant
8 5 (4.13%) Security Engineer
8 5 (4.13%) OSS Engineer
8 5 (4.13%) Network Security Architect
9 4 (3.31%) Senior Network Specialist
9 4 (3.31%) Solutions Analyst
10 3 (2.48%) Cisco Consultant
10 3 (2.48%) Firewall Consultant
10 3 (2.48%) Cisco Network Consultant
10 3 (2.48%) Senior Network Engineer
10 3 (2.48%) Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (2.48%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.48%) CSS
1 3 (2.48%) RESTful
1 3 (2.48%) Rendezvous
2 2 (1.65%) WAP
3 1 (0.83%) Middleware
3 1 (0.83%) JSON
3 1 (0.83%) HTML5
3 1 (0.83%) CSS3
3 1 (0.83%) HTML5 Canvas
3 1 (0.83%) XML
3 1 (0.83%) XSD
3 1 (0.83%) HTML
3 1 (0.83%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.96%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.48%) CESG
3 3 (2.48%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.65%) Clustering
4 2 (1.65%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (1.65%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.83%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 24 (19.83%) Windows
2 14 (11.57%) Linux
3 8 (6.61%) UNIX
4 6 (4.96%) Windows 2000
4 6 (4.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.13%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.83%) Solaris
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.83%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (38.02%) Network Design
2 27 (22.31%) Migration
3 19 (15.70%) Validation
4 18 (14.88%) ITIL
5 15 (12.40%) Network Management
6 14 (11.57%) Network Monitoring
7 10 (8.26%) Load Balancing
7 10 (8.26%) Digital Forensics
7 10 (8.26%) OO
8 9 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (5.79%) CRM
9 7 (5.79%) Portfolio Management
10 6 (4.96%) Penetration Testing
11 5 (4.13%) Service Delivery
11 5 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (4.13%) Cyber Security
12 4 (3.31%) Requirements Analysis
12 4 (3.31%) Security Architecture
12 4 (3.31%) Change Management
12 4 (3.31%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.22%) Shell Script
2 13 (10.74%) Perl
3 12 (9.92%) Java
4 10 (8.26%) C
4 10 (8.26%) SQL
4 10 (8.26%) VB
5 9 (7.44%) VC++
5 9 (7.44%) Python
5 9 (7.44%) Bash Shell
5 9 (7.44%) PHP
5 9 (7.44%) C++
6 2 (1.65%) VBScript
7 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (31.40%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (23.14%) Security Cleared
3 25 (20.66%) SC Cleared
4 15 (12.40%) CCNP
5 11 (9.09%) CCIE
6 10 (8.26%) CISSP
7 8 (6.61%) CCNA
7 8 (6.61%) CCDP
7 8 (6.61%) Degree
8 7 (5.79%) CCSA
9 6 (4.96%) CCSE
9 6 (4.96%) CCSP
10 4 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (2.48%) JNCIA
11 3 (2.48%) JNCIS
11 3 (2.48%) JNCIP
11 3 (2.48%) CCDE
11 3 (2.48%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.65%) CISM
12 2 (1.65%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.65%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 14 (11.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.48%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.48%) vSphere
3 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (4.13%) SCCM
1 5 (4.13%) SCOM
1 5 (4.13%) SCVMM
1 5 (4.13%) SCDPM
2 4 (3.31%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.83%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.83%) Nessus
3 1 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 64 (52.89%) Cisco
2 36 (29.75%) CheckPoint
3 13 (10.74%) F5
4 12 (9.92%) Microsoft
5 10 (8.26%) Juniper
6 8 (6.61%) VMware
7 6 (4.96%) Blue Coat
7 6 (4.96%) HP
8 5 (4.13%) McAfee
8 5 (4.13%) Huawei
8 5 (4.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 5 (4.13%) TippingPoint
9 4 (3.31%) Symantec
9 4 (3.31%) Sophos
9 4 (3.31%) EMC
9 4 (3.31%) Lumension
10 3 (2.48%) Tufin
10 3 (2.48%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (2.48%) Cramer
10 3 (2.48%) TIBCO