The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Architect
Rank 105 113 106
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 14 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.55% 0.44% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.49% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 1
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£413 £525 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +11.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £470 £475 £466
% change year-on-year
-1.05% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.50 - £40.00
Network Architect
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2284 2243 2205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.01% 89.65% 91.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1247 1081 958
Average daily rate £385 £370 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 56 82
Average hourly rate £19.75 £17.07 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.70% -2.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £21.10 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Network Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Architect in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Network Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Network Architect Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Network Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Architect across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Network Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Network Architect
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Architect within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Reading -4 4 £376 -28.33%
Newbury 0 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Network Architect
South East

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Network Architect in their job title 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 with Network Architect in their job title.

1 15 (42.86%) Cisco
2 14 (40.00%) Firewall
3 12 (34.29%) WAN
4 11 (31.43%) LAN
4 11 (31.43%) MPLS
5 9 (25.71%) VPN
5 9 (25.71%) Security Cleared
6 8 (22.86%) DNS
6 8 (22.86%) CheckPoint
7 7 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 7 (20.00%) MS Visio
7 7 (20.00%) 3GPP
7 7 (20.00%) Windows
7 7 (20.00%) LTE
7 7 (20.00%) Network Architecture
8 6 (17.14%) Windows 7
8 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
8 6 (17.14%) Marketing
8 6 (17.14%) SMTP
8 6 (17.14%) SDH
8 6 (17.14%) HTTP
8 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
8 6 (17.14%) Project Management
9 5 (14.29%) Internet
9 5 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (14.29%) Juniper
9 5 (14.29%) Network Security
9 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
10 4 (11.43%) VoLTE
10 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Network Architect in their job title 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 with Network Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 7 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 14 (40.00%) Firewall
2 12 (34.29%) WAN
3 11 (31.43%) LAN
3 11 (31.43%) MPLS
4 9 (25.71%) VPN
5 8 (22.86%) DNS
6 7 (20.00%) LTE
6 7 (20.00%) 3GPP
7 6 (17.14%) SDH
7 6 (17.14%) SMTP
7 6 (17.14%) HTTP
8 5 (14.29%) Internet
8 5 (14.29%) Network Security
9 4 (11.43%) VoLTE
9 4 (11.43%) 3G
9 4 (11.43%) Ethernet
10 3 (8.57%) ATM
10 3 (8.57%) OSPF
10 3 (8.57%) BGP
10 3 (8.57%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (17.14%) Marketing
3 4 (11.43%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.86%) Economics
2 1 (2.86%) PKI
2 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) Windows
2 6 (17.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.57%) UNIX
4 2 (5.71%) AIX
4 2 (5.71%) HPUX
4 2 (5.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Network Architecture
2 6 (17.14%) Project Management
3 3 (8.57%) Network Design
3 3 (8.57%) Network Management
3 3 (8.57%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (5.71%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.71%) Migration
4 2 (5.71%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.71%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (2.86%) SWOT Analysis
5 1 (2.86%) Time Management
5 1 (2.86%) Network Planning
5 1 (2.86%) Business Development
5 1 (2.86%) ITIL
5 1 (2.86%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.86%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (8.57%) CCNP
4 3 (8.57%) CCNA
4 3 (8.57%) BC Cleared
5 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.71%) CCIE
5 2 (5.71%) Degree
6 1 (2.86%) CCDP
6 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.86%) MCITP
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) NFS
4 1 (2.86%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (2.86%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (42.86%) Cisco
2 8 (22.86%) CheckPoint
3 5 (14.29%) Juniper
4 4 (11.43%) VMware
5 3 (8.57%) Citrix
5 3 (8.57%) F5
6 2 (5.71%) Veritas
6 2 (5.71%) IBM
6 2 (5.71%) Sun
6 2 (5.71%) HP
6 2 (5.71%) Riverbed
7 1 (2.86%) Infoblox
7 1 (2.86%) Aruba
7 1 (2.86%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.86%) Brocade
7 1 (2.86%) Veeam
7 1 (2.86%) Symantec
7 1 (2.86%) Dell
7 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle