The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Network Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architect
Rank 406 468 506
Rank change year-on-year
+62 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 226 152 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.45% 0.29% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.31% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 96 43
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £394 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £469
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.50 £48.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.04% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £48.50 -
% change year-on-year
-68.04% -
Network Architect
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47291 48931 46133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.80% 94.82% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31081 31593 28481
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1412 1847 1900
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.61 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Network Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Network Architect Jobs Demand Trend in England

Network Architect
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Network Architect Daily Rate Trend in England

Network Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Architect across the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Network Architect Daily Rate Histogram in England

Network Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Architect across the England region.

Network Architect Hourly Rate Trend in England

Network Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
London +56 116 £500 -4.76% 6
South East -10 43 £525 +11.11% 3
West Midlands -8 27 £469 -3.84%
North West +16 21 £463 -2.63%
Yorkshire -6 7 £425 -5.55%
East of England +16 4 £550 +12.82%
South West -8 2 £650 +55.68% 2
Midlands - 2 £475 -
East Midlands -4 1 £425 -
Network Architect
UK

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 England region featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 192 (48.36%) Cisco
2 127 (31.99%) Firewall
3 111 (27.96%) Security Cleared
4 109 (27.46%) LAN
5 108 (27.20%) Cisco Certification
5 108 (27.20%) Juniper
6 107 (26.95%) WAN
7 105 (26.45%) Network Design
8 87 (21.91%) SC Cleared
9 79 (19.90%) Data Centre
10 75 (18.89%) Network Security
11 62 (15.62%) CCNP
12 60 (15.11%) CCIE
13 55 (13.85%) Network Architecture
14 53 (13.35%) Wireless
15 48 (12.09%) Migration
16 47 (11.84%) F5
17 43 (10.83%) CheckPoint
18 42 (10.58%) Telecoms
18 42 (10.58%) Load Balancing
19 41 (10.33%) Stakeholder Management
20 39 (9.82%) Finance
20 39 (9.82%) IPsec
21 38 (9.57%) Palo Alto
22 36 (9.07%) Cisco Nexus
23 35 (8.82%) Change Management
23 35 (8.82%) TOGAF
23 35 (8.82%) VPN
24 33 (8.31%) MPLS
25 29 (7.30%) ITIL

Network Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 9 (2.27%) Skype for Business
2 6 (1.51%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.26%) Tuxedo
4 3 (0.76%) Apache
5 2 (0.50%) JBoss
5 2 (0.50%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.50%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.25%) CMS
6 1 (0.25%) Drupal
6 1 (0.25%) IIS
6 1 (0.25%) iPlanet
6 1 (0.25%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.01%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.25%) MS Office
3 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.25%) BusinessWare
2 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.25%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.01%) Office 365
3 4 (1.01%) SaaS
4 3 (0.76%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.76%) IaaS
5 2 (0.50%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.50%) PaaS
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.25%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 127 (31.99%) Firewall
2 109 (27.46%) LAN
3 107 (26.95%) WAN
4 75 (18.89%) Network Security
5 53 (13.35%) Wireless
6 39 (9.82%) IPsec
7 36 (9.07%) Cisco Nexus
8 35 (8.82%) VPN
9 33 (8.31%) MPLS
10 28 (7.05%) VoIP
10 28 (7.05%) Wi-Fi
11 24 (6.05%) DNS
11 24 (6.05%) TCP/IP
12 22 (5.54%) LDAP
13 19 (4.79%) BGP
13 19 (4.79%) WLAN
14 18 (4.53%) DHCP
15 17 (4.28%) Internet
15 17 (4.28%) Unified Communications
16 16 (4.03%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.26%) DB2
2 1 (0.25%) Big Data
2 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.25%) DB2 UDB
2 1 (0.25%) GIS
2 1 (0.25%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.25%) StarTeam
General
1 42 (10.58%) Telecoms
2 39 (9.82%) Finance
3 12 (3.02%) Banking
3 12 (3.02%) Retail
4 11 (2.77%) Law
5 8 (2.02%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.26%) Billing
6 5 (1.26%) Legal
7 4 (1.01%) Back Office
8 3 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.50%) Automotive
9 2 (0.50%) Local Government
9 2 (0.50%) Marketing
9 2 (0.50%) Military
10 1 (0.25%) Electronics
10 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.02%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.01%) J2EE
2 4 (1.01%) Servlets
2 4 (1.01%) Web Services
3 3 (0.76%) .NET
3 3 (0.76%) HTML
4 1 (0.25%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 79 (19.90%) Data Centre
2 28 (7.05%) PKI
3 21 (5.29%) YubiKey
4 11 (2.77%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (1.26%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.26%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.01%) Blog
7 4 (1.01%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.76%) CESG
8 3 (0.76%) LPAR
9 2 (0.50%) CMDB
9 2 (0.50%) iSeries
9 2 (0.50%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.50%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.50%) VCE vBlock
10 1 (0.25%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.25%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.05%) Linux
2 21 (5.29%) Windows
3 12 (3.02%) Unix
4 7 (1.76%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.01%) VME
6 3 (0.76%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.76%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.25%) AIX
7 1 (0.25%) Solaris
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (26.45%) Network Design
2 55 (13.85%) Network Architecture
3 48 (12.09%) Migration
4 42 (10.58%) Load Balancing
5 41 (10.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 35 (8.82%) Change Management
6 35 (8.82%) TOGAF
7 29 (7.30%) ITIL
8 23 (5.79%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 19 (4.79%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 19 (4.79%) Service Management
9 19 (4.79%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 18 (4.53%) Project Management
11 15 (3.78%) Risk Management
12 13 (3.27%) Technical Architecture
13 12 (3.02%) Capacity Management
13 12 (3.02%) Enterprise Architecture
14 11 (2.77%) Presales
15 10 (2.52%) Change Control
15 10 (2.52%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.27%) Java
2 5 (1.26%) COBOL
3 4 (1.01%) C
3 4 (1.01%) PHP
4 3 (0.76%) C#
4 3 (0.76%) C++
4 3 (0.76%) Perl
4 3 (0.76%) SQL
5 2 (0.50%) Lisp
6 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 111 (27.96%) Security Cleared
2 108 (27.20%) Cisco Certification
3 87 (21.91%) SC Cleared
4 62 (15.62%) CCNP
5 60 (15.11%) CCIE
6 28 (7.05%) Degree
7 27 (6.80%) CCNA
8 24 (6.05%) JNCIS
9 23 (5.79%) DV Cleared
9 23 (5.79%) JNCIA
10 9 (2.27%) CCDE
10 9 (2.27%) CCDP
11 8 (2.02%) CISSP
12 7 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.50%) CCDA
13 2 (0.50%) Chartered Engineer
13 2 (0.50%) CISM
13 2 (0.50%) CRISC
13 2 (0.50%) ISEB
14 1 (0.25%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.01%) QA
3 3 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.76%) SLA
4 2 (0.50%) PA-DSS
4 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 21 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.52%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.02%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.01%) XenApp
5 2 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.25%) ClearTrust
6 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.25%) vSphere
6 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (3.02%) FortiGate
2 4 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.50%) Amdocs OSS
4 2 (0.50%) SCCM
4 2 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.25%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.25%) Grafana
5 1 (0.25%) Graphite
5 1 (0.25%) Nagios
5 1 (0.25%) Nessus
5 1 (0.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.25%) OPNET
5 1 (0.25%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 192 (48.36%) Cisco
2 108 (27.20%) Juniper
3 47 (11.84%) F5
4 43 (10.83%) CheckPoint
5 38 (9.57%) Palo Alto
6 28 (7.05%) VMware
7 27 (6.80%) Microsoft
8 26 (6.55%) Aerohive Networks
9 19 (4.79%) Citrix
10 18 (4.53%) IBM
11 16 (4.03%) Brocade
12 15 (3.78%) Fortinet
13 14 (3.53%) Riverbed
14 13 (3.27%) HP
15 11 (2.77%) EMC
16 9 (2.27%) Blue Coat
16 9 (2.27%) SolarWinds
17 7 (1.76%) Intel Security
18 6 (1.51%) Splunk
19 5 (1.26%) Aruba
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