The first table below looks at the demand for the Network Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architect
Rank 492 483 448
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 82 61 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.13% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.14% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 26 61
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£475 £488 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £348 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £466 £385
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +21.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45632 43161 48999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.45% 92.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28179 25919 27988
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1967 2541
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Network Architect
UK

Network Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

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 30 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
London +27 31 £500 -2.43% 6
South East -6 25 £475 +1.06% 7
South West -14 10 £450 -12.19%
East Midlands - 5 £463 -
North West -4 4 £475 +31.03%
West Midlands -14 3 £350 -30.00%
East of England -16 3 £538 +53.57% 1
Yorkshire +3 1 - - 2
Network Architect
UK

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 105 (64.02%) Cisco
2 68 (41.46%) Firewall
3 62 (37.80%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (31.10%) WAN
4 51 (31.10%) Security Cleared
5 50 (30.49%) LAN
6 45 (27.44%) CCIE
6 45 (27.44%) Network Security
7 44 (26.83%) Network Design
8 43 (26.22%) Juniper
9 36 (21.95%) SC Cleared
10 31 (18.90%) CheckPoint
10 31 (18.90%) CCNP
11 28 (17.07%) Finance
11 28 (17.07%) F5
12 26 (15.85%) MPLS
13 24 (14.63%) BGP
14 21 (12.80%) Network Architecture
14 21 (12.80%) OSPF
14 21 (12.80%) Wireless
15 20 (12.20%) CCDP
16 19 (11.59%) ITIL
16 19 (11.59%) Project Management
17 17 (10.37%) Telecoms
18 15 (9.15%) VLAN
19 14 (8.54%) Migration
19 14 (8.54%) Cisco Nexus
20 13 (7.93%) Wi-Fi
20 13 (7.93%) Microsoft
21 12 (7.32%) VPN

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 7 (4.27%) Lync
2 2 (1.22%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.61%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (1.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 68 (41.46%) Firewall
2 51 (31.10%) WAN
3 50 (30.49%) LAN
4 45 (27.44%) Network Security
5 26 (15.85%) MPLS
6 24 (14.63%) BGP
7 21 (12.80%) OSPF
7 21 (12.80%) Wireless
8 15 (9.15%) VLAN
9 14 (8.54%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (7.93%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (7.32%) VPN
12 10 (6.10%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (6.10%) EIGRP
12 10 (6.10%) DNS
13 9 (5.49%) WLAN
13 9 (5.49%) DMZ
13 9 (5.49%) Multicast
14 8 (4.88%) Internet
15 7 (4.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.61%) SQL Server
General
1 28 (17.07%) Finance
2 17 (10.37%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.66%) Marketing
4 5 (3.05%) Banking
4 5 (3.05%) Retail
5 3 (1.83%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.83%) Electronics
5 3 (1.83%) German Language
6 1 (0.61%) Law
6 1 (0.61%) Legal
6 1 (0.61%) Military
6 1 (0.61%) Billing
6 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.61%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.83%) Web Services
1 3 (1.83%) REST
2 2 (1.22%) Middleware
3 1 (0.61%) JFC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (1.83%) DTV
2 2 (1.22%) Digital Media
3 1 (0.61%) Fixed Income
3 1 (0.61%) Clustering
3 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.61%) Data Integration
3 1 (0.61%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (0.61%) SCADA
3 1 (0.61%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.88%) Windows
2 3 (1.83%) UNIX
2 3 (1.83%) Solaris
2 3 (1.83%) Linux
3 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.61%) MVS
4 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (26.83%) Network Design
2 21 (12.80%) Network Architecture
3 19 (11.59%) ITIL
3 19 (11.59%) Project Management
4 14 (8.54%) Migration
5 11 (6.71%) Load Balancing
6 10 (6.10%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (6.10%) Security Architecture
7 9 (5.49%) Network Management
7 9 (5.49%) TOGAF
8 8 (4.88%) E-Commerce
9 7 (4.27%) Service Management
9 7 (4.27%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (3.66%) Information Security
11 5 (3.05%) Technical Architecture
12 4 (2.44%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 4 (2.44%) SIEM
12 4 (2.44%) Change Management
12 4 (2.44%) Programme Management
12 4 (2.44%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.44%) C
2 1 (0.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 62 (37.80%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (31.10%) Security Cleared
3 45 (27.44%) CCIE
4 36 (21.95%) SC Cleared
5 31 (18.90%) CCNP
6 20 (12.20%) CCDP
7 9 (5.49%) CCNA
8 7 (4.27%) CISSP
8 7 (4.27%) JNCIP
8 7 (4.27%) JNCIE
9 6 (3.66%) Degree
10 5 (3.05%) CISM
11 3 (1.83%) CCDA
11 3 (1.83%) CCSA
11 3 (1.83%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.83%) ISACA
11 3 (1.83%) CCSE
12 2 (1.22%) VTSP
12 2 (1.22%) CISA
12 2 (1.22%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.44%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.44%) SLA
3 2 (1.22%) QA
4 1 (0.61%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.83%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.61%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.61%) Nmap
4 1 (0.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.22%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.22%) HP UCMDB
2 2 (1.22%) SCCM
2 2 (1.22%) SCOM
2 2 (1.22%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (1.22%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.22%) Netcool
2 2 (1.22%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 2 (1.22%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 105 (64.02%) Cisco
2 43 (26.22%) Juniper
3 31 (18.90%) CheckPoint
4 28 (17.07%) F5
5 13 (7.93%) Microsoft
6 9 (5.49%) Avaya
7 8 (4.88%) HP
8 7 (4.27%) VMware
9 5 (3.05%) Sourcefire
10 4 (2.44%) Fortinet
10 4 (2.44%) Redback
10 4 (2.44%) BT
10 4 (2.44%) SAP
11 3 (1.83%) McAfee
11 3 (1.83%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.83%) ArcSight
12 2 (1.22%) IronPort
12 2 (1.22%) Riverbed
12 2 (1.22%) Dell
12 2 (1.22%) Citrix
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