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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architecture
Rank 375 385 368
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -17
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 49 36 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.20% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.19% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 18 26
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £145 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £553 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £54.50 £22.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+147.72% -45.00%
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
18458 19449 19685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.13% 76.63% 74.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12825 13607 13265
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 234 365
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Architecture across the London region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Network Architecture Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 August 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 +22 10 £440 +10.00% 5
Southwark - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Network Architecture
England

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 39 (48.75%) Cisco
2 36 (45.00%) LAN
2 36 (45.00%) Firewall
3 35 (43.75%) WAN
4 33 (41.25%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (28.75%) CCNP
6 22 (27.50%) Network Security
7 20 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 19 (23.75%) VPN
8 19 (23.75%) Telecoms
8 19 (23.75%) Finance
9 16 (20.00%) MPLS
10 15 (18.75%) ITIL
11 14 (17.50%) Wireless
12 13 (16.25%) IPsec
12 13 (16.25%) CheckPoint
12 13 (16.25%) Windows
12 13 (16.25%) VoIP
12 13 (16.25%) Juniper
12 13 (16.25%) Network Design
13 12 (15.00%) Active Directory
13 12 (15.00%) DNS
13 12 (15.00%) OSPF
13 12 (15.00%) Migration
14 11 (13.75%) TCP/IP
14 11 (13.75%) MS Excel
14 11 (13.75%) Load Balancing
15 10 (12.50%) Network Management
15 10 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (12.50%) CCIE

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 3 (3.75%) IIS
1 3 (3.75%) ColdFusion
2 2 (2.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (13.75%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.75%) MS Office
3 4 (5.00%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.75%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) IaaS
2 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.25%) SaaS
2 1 (1.25%) PaaS
2 1 (1.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (45.00%) LAN
1 36 (45.00%) Firewall
2 35 (43.75%) WAN
3 22 (27.50%) Network Security
4 19 (23.75%) VPN
5 16 (20.00%) MPLS
6 14 (17.50%) Wireless
7 13 (16.25%) IPsec
7 13 (16.25%) VoIP
8 12 (15.00%) OSPF
8 12 (15.00%) DNS
9 11 (13.75%) TCP/IP
10 10 (12.50%) BGP
10 10 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (11.25%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (11.25%) EIGRP
11 9 (11.25%) DHCP
12 8 (10.00%) Broadband
12 8 (10.00%) Internet
12 8 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.25%) MS Access
General
1 19 (23.75%) Telecoms
1 19 (23.75%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Local Government
3 4 (5.00%) Retail
4 3 (3.75%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.75%) Banking
5 2 (2.50%) Publishing
6 1 (1.25%) Legal
6 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (20.00%) Consultant
1 16 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 15 (18.75%) Architect
3 8 (10.00%) Network Specialist
4 7 (8.75%) Security Engineer
4 7 (8.75%) Network Consultant
5 6 (7.50%) Security Architect
6 5 (6.25%) Implementation Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.25%) Network Architect
6 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Senior Network Specialist
8 3 (3.75%) Design Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Cisco Consultant
8 3 (3.75%) Senior Implementation Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Cisco Network Consultant
8 3 (3.75%) Network Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Senior Security Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.50%) WAP
2 1 (1.25%) WebRTC
2 1 (1.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.25%) Machine to Machine
2 1 (1.25%) PMI
2 1 (1.25%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.25%) Windows
2 4 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.25%) SUSE
3 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.75%) ITIL
2 13 (16.25%) Network Design
3 12 (15.00%) Migration
4 11 (13.75%) Load Balancing
5 10 (12.50%) Network Management
6 8 (10.00%) Project Management
7 7 (8.75%) Business Continuity
7 7 (8.75%) SIEM
7 7 (8.75%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (7.50%) Time Management
8 6 (7.50%) Security Architecture
8 6 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (7.50%) Validation
9 5 (6.25%) Change Control
9 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (5.00%) Information Security
10 4 (5.00%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.00%) Change Management
10 4 (5.00%) Risk Management
11 3 (3.75%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.75%) Java
2 1 (1.25%) SQL
2 1 (1.25%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (41.25%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (28.75%) CCNP
3 10 (12.50%) CCIE
4 8 (10.00%) CCDP
4 8 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (7.50%) CCNA
6 5 (6.25%) CISSP
7 4 (5.00%) JNCIS
7 4 (5.00%) JNCIP
8 3 (3.75%) CISA
8 3 (3.75%) CISM
8 3 (3.75%) Degree
9 2 (2.50%) JNCIA
9 2 (2.50%) CCIP
10 1 (1.25%) CCDA
10 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.25%) JNCIE
10 1 (1.25%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) SLA
1 5 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 12 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 39 (48.75%) Cisco
2 20 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (16.25%) Juniper
3 13 (16.25%) CheckPoint
4 7 (8.75%) F5
5 5 (6.25%) McAfee
5 5 (6.25%) Mitel
5 5 (6.25%) CA
6 4 (5.00%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.50%) Nokia
7 2 (2.50%) Siemens
7 2 (2.50%) Aruba
7 2 (2.50%) Citrix
7 2 (2.50%) VMware
7 2 (2.50%) TippingPoint
8 1 (1.25%) Infoblox
8 1 (1.25%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.25%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (1.25%) Dell
8 1 (1.25%) Huawei
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