The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Network Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architect
Rank 70 67 66
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 8 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.86% 1.16% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.22% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 2
Median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
+3.72% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £48.50 -
% change year-on-year
-40.20% -
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
874 902 752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.28% 94.75% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 551 409
Median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £517 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 46 44
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.77 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.88% -1.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £33.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Network Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Network Architect in the job title.

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 27 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Architect within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 5 £425 -
Macclesfield -6 1 £525 +5.00%
Network Architect
North West

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, Network Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 25 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 22 (55.00%) Migration
3 17 (42.50%) LAN
4 13 (32.50%) Firewall
5 12 (30.00%) Network Design
5 12 (30.00%) VLAN
6 8 (20.00%) WAN
6 8 (20.00%) VPN
6 8 (20.00%) Cisco
7 7 (17.50%) DNS
7 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
8 6 (15.00%) Network Security
8 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (15.00%) Juniper
8 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (15.00%) VMware
8 6 (15.00%) IPsec
9 5 (12.50%) Citrix
9 5 (12.50%) Network Architecture
9 5 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (10.00%) Palo Alto
10 4 (10.00%) EMC
10 4 (10.00%) CCIE
10 4 (10.00%) CCNP
10 4 (10.00%) IBM
10 4 (10.00%) SSL
10 4 (10.00%) DHCP
10 4 (10.00%) SSH
11 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Architecture
11 3 (7.50%) CheckPoint

Network Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (2.50%) Drupal
1 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (42.50%) LAN
2 13 (32.50%) Firewall
3 12 (30.00%) VLAN
4 8 (20.00%) VPN
4 8 (20.00%) WAN
5 7 (17.50%) DNS
6 6 (15.00%) IPsec
6 6 (15.00%) Network Security
7 4 (10.00%) DHCP
7 4 (10.00%) SSH
7 4 (10.00%) SSL
8 3 (7.50%) BGP
8 3 (7.50%) FabricPath
8 3 (7.50%) IPv4
8 3 (7.50%) IPv6
8 3 (7.50%) MPLS
8 3 (7.50%) OSPF
8 3 (7.50%) TRILL
9 2 (5.00%) Ethernet
9 2 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (2.50%) Finance
1 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 25 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (7.50%) iSeries
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) MVS
2 1 (2.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (55.00%) Migration
2 12 (30.00%) Network Design
3 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (12.50%) Network Architecture
5 3 (7.50%) Change Control
5 3 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (7.50%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (5.00%) ITIL
6 2 (5.00%) ITSM
6 2 (5.00%) Load Testing
6 2 (5.00%) Network Performance Management
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Management
6 2 (5.00%) Service Management
7 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (2.50%) Network Management
7 1 (2.50%) Project Governance
7 1 (2.50%) Records Management
7 1 (2.50%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (10.00%) CCIE
3 4 (10.00%) CCNP
4 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) CCNA
6 1 (2.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Cisco
2 6 (15.00%) Juniper
2 6 (15.00%) VMware
3 5 (12.50%) Citrix
4 4 (10.00%) EMC
4 4 (10.00%) IBM
4 4 (10.00%) Palo Alto
5 3 (7.50%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.00%) Riverbed
7 1 (2.50%) F5
7 1 (2.50%) Fortinet