The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architect
Rank 36 - 71
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 38 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.96% - 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.35% - 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 0 2
Average daily rate £525 - £360
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 - £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 - £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Network Architect
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
873 723 817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 91.03% 94.26% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 422 407
Average daily rate £400 £388 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +11.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 52 71
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £22.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% -17.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £41.50 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Network Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Network Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Network Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Network Architect Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Network Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Architect across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Network Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Network Architect
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Warrington - 29 £535 - 1
Network Architect
North West

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 33 (62.26%) Data Centre
2 28 (52.83%) Migration
3 25 (47.17%) LAN
4 17 (32.08%) VLAN
5 16 (30.19%) Firewall
6 15 (28.30%) Cisco
7 14 (26.42%) WAN
7 14 (26.42%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (24.53%) CCIE
8 13 (24.53%) Network Design
9 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
10 9 (16.98%) Juniper
10 9 (16.98%) VPN
11 8 (15.09%) DNS
11 8 (15.09%) Citrix
11 8 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (15.09%) VMware
12 7 (13.21%) IPsec
12 7 (13.21%) Stress Testing
12 7 (13.21%) Network Security
12 7 (13.21%) Network Architecture
13 6 (11.32%) Computer Science
13 6 (11.32%) Performance Analysis
13 6 (11.32%) Degree
13 6 (11.32%) Change Control
13 6 (11.32%) Enterprise Architecture
13 6 (11.32%) CCNP
13 6 (11.32%) IBM
14 5 (9.43%) Linux
14 5 (9.43%) MPLS

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.89%) Drupal
1 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Amazon S3
1 2 (3.77%) IaaS
2 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (47.17%) LAN
2 17 (32.08%) VLAN
3 16 (30.19%) Firewall
4 14 (26.42%) WAN
5 9 (16.98%) VPN
6 8 (15.09%) DNS
7 7 (13.21%) IPsec
7 7 (13.21%) Network Security
8 5 (9.43%) MPLS
9 4 (7.55%) BGP
9 4 (7.55%) DHCP
9 4 (7.55%) FabricPath
9 4 (7.55%) IPv4
9 4 (7.55%) IPv6
9 4 (7.55%) OSPF
9 4 (7.55%) SSH
9 4 (7.55%) SSL
9 4 (7.55%) TRILL
10 3 (5.66%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (3.77%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 4 (7.55%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (5.66%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Local Government
2 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 33 (62.26%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.32%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (7.55%) iSeries
4 2 (3.77%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.89%) CESG
5 1 (1.89%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.43%) Linux
2 2 (3.77%) MVS
3 1 (1.89%) AIX
3 1 (1.89%) HPUX
3 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.89%) Solaris
3 1 (1.89%) Unix
3 1 (1.89%) VMS
3 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (52.83%) Migration
2 13 (24.53%) Network Design
3 8 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (13.21%) Network Architecture
4 7 (13.21%) Stress Testing
5 6 (11.32%) Change Control
5 6 (11.32%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (11.32%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (5.66%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (5.66%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.89%) Data Reconciliation
7 1 (1.89%) Information Security
7 1 (1.89%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (1.89%) Records Management
7 1 (1.89%) Security Operations
7 1 (1.89%) Service Management
7 1 (1.89%) Supplier Management
7 1 (1.89%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.55%) Lisp
2 3 (5.66%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (26.42%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (24.53%) CCIE
3 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
4 6 (11.32%) CCNP
4 6 (11.32%) Degree
5 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.77%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (28.30%) Cisco
2 9 (16.98%) Juniper
3 8 (15.09%) Citrix
3 8 (15.09%) VMware
4 6 (11.32%) IBM
5 4 (7.55%) CheckPoint
5 4 (7.55%) EMC
5 4 (7.55%) Palo Alto
6 2 (3.77%) F5
7 1 (1.89%) BT
7 1 (1.89%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.89%) HP
7 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
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