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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Architect
Rank 94 117 111
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 21 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.83% 0.27% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.30% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
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£398 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% +4.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £459 £456 £450
% change year-on-year
+0.54% +1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 - £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
2258 2332 2214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.39% 89.55% 91.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1183 1144 914
Average daily rate £390 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 75 115
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -30.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.28 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +3 6 £340 -24.44%
Bracknell - 3 - -
Maidenhead - 2 £398 -
Newbury - 1 - -
Network Architect
South East

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 13 (41.94%) Cisco
2 12 (38.71%) MPLS
3 11 (35.48%) LAN
3 11 (35.48%) WAN
4 10 (32.26%) Firewall
5 9 (29.03%) VPN
6 7 (22.58%) 3GPP
6 7 (22.58%) Windows
6 7 (22.58%) MS Visio
6 7 (22.58%) CheckPoint
6 7 (22.58%) Project Management
6 7 (22.58%) LTE
6 7 (22.58%) Network Architecture
7 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
7 6 (19.35%) Marketing
7 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
7 6 (19.35%) Internet
7 6 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
7 6 (19.35%) SDH
7 6 (19.35%) DNS
7 6 (19.35%) HTTP
7 6 (19.35%) SMTP
8 5 (16.13%) Juniper
8 5 (16.13%) 3G
8 5 (16.13%) Network Security
8 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
9 4 (12.90%) F5
9 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
9 4 (12.90%) VoLTE

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (22.58%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 12 (38.71%) MPLS
2 11 (35.48%) LAN
2 11 (35.48%) WAN
3 10 (32.26%) Firewall
4 9 (29.03%) VPN
5 7 (22.58%) 3GPP
5 7 (22.58%) LTE
6 6 (19.35%) Internet
6 6 (19.35%) SDH
6 6 (19.35%) DNS
6 6 (19.35%) HTTP
6 6 (19.35%) SMTP
7 5 (16.13%) 3G
7 5 (16.13%) Network Security
8 4 (12.90%) VoLTE
8 4 (12.90%) OSPF
8 4 (12.90%) BGP
8 4 (12.90%) Wireless
8 4 (12.90%) Ethernet
9 3 (9.68%) ATM
General
1 6 (19.35%) Marketing
1 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.23%) PKI
3 1 (3.23%) Economics
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Project Management
1 7 (22.58%) Network Architecture
2 3 (9.68%) Network Design
2 3 (9.68%) Network Management
2 3 (9.68%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (9.68%) Load Balancing
3 2 (6.45%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (6.45%) DDoS Mitigation
3 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.23%) Migration
4 1 (3.23%) Network Planning
4 1 (3.23%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.23%) SWOT Analysis
4 1 (3.23%) Business Development
4 1 (3.23%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
4 3 (9.68%) CCIE
4 3 (9.68%) CCNP
4 3 (9.68%) CCNA
4 3 (9.68%) BC Cleared
4 3 (9.68%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) CCDP
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.23%) MCITP
5 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Cisco
2 7 (22.58%) CheckPoint
3 5 (16.13%) Juniper
4 4 (12.90%) F5
4 4 (12.90%) Citrix
5 3 (9.68%) VMware
6 1 (3.23%) HP
6 1 (3.23%) Dell
6 1 (3.23%) IBM
6 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.23%) Symantec
6 1 (3.23%) NetApp
6 1 (3.23%) Brocade
6 1 (3.23%) Zerto
6 1 (3.23%) Neverfail
6 1 (3.23%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (3.23%) Meraki
6 1 (3.23%) Varonis
6 1 (3.23%) 3PAR
6 1 (3.23%) Veeam