The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Network Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Network Architecture over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Network Architecture
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 156 196
Rank change year-on-year -8 +40  
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 5 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.15% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.32% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 10
Median daily rate £506 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £500 £429
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £675 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +2.63% +11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.69 £47.83 £33.50
% change year-on-year -19.10% +42.77%  

Network Architecture is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2925 2856 4712
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 88.16% 85.89% 81.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2250 2341 3708
Median daily rate £500 £475 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 56
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £15.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.20 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Network Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Network Architecture as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Network Architecture in the City of London

Network Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Architecture in the City of London

Network Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Architecture in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Network Architecture.

1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 7 (53.85%) TOGAF
2 7 (53.85%) VPN
3 6 (46.15%) Citrix
4 4 (30.77%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) Firewall
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (15.38%) CCIE
6 2 (15.38%) WAN
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL
6 2 (15.38%) Linux
6 2 (15.38%) Change Management
6 2 (15.38%) XMPP
6 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
6 2 (15.38%) Unified Communications
6 2 (15.38%) Office 365
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
6 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
6 2 (15.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
7 1 (7.69%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (7.69%) Task Automation
7 1 (7.69%) Threat Management
7 1 (7.69%) Mobile First
7 1 (7.69%) Big Data
7 1 (7.69%) Line Management

Network Architecture
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) VPN
2 3 (23.08%) Firewall
3 2 (15.38%) Unified Communications
3 2 (15.38%) WAN
4 1 (7.69%) HTTP
4 1 (7.69%) Internet
4 1 (7.69%) IPsec
4 1 (7.69%) LAN
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security
4 1 (7.69%) NX-OS
4 1 (7.69%) SSH
4 1 (7.69%) SSL
4 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) VLAN
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Big Data
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Architect
1 8 (61.54%) Network Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Network Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Implementation Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Network Design Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) XMPP
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.69%) AIX
3 1 (7.69%) Solaris
3 1 (7.69%) Unix
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) TOGAF
2 2 (15.38%) Change Management
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) Document Management
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security
3 1 (7.69%) Line Management
3 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile First
3 1 (7.69%) Network Design
3 1 (7.69%) Patch Management
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE
3 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Task Automation
3 1 (7.69%) Threat Management
3 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (15.38%) CCIE
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) CISSP
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) GCIA
2 1 (7.69%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) COBIT
1 1 (7.69%) COSO
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
1 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
1 1 (7.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (7.69%) BladeLogic
2 1 (7.69%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 6 (46.15%) Citrix
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.69%) Juniper
4 1 (7.69%) Qualys
4 1 (7.69%) VMware