The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architect
Rank 490 498 453
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 89 54 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.12% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 37 56
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£475 £500 £449
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £363 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £585 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £488 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
46312 45019 50103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.74% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27333 28780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1956 2521
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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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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 +28 36 £470 -2.08% 10
South East +11 25 £475 +3.26% 5
South West -26 11 £450 -15.88%
East Midlands - 6 £463 - 1
Yorkshire -1 3 £430 -16.09% 2
North West -10 3 £475 +9.51% 2
East of England -15 3 £538 +53.57%
West Midlands - - - -
Network Architect
UK

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 104 (62.65%) Cisco
2 63 (37.95%) Cisco Certification
3 60 (36.14%) Firewall
4 53 (31.93%) LAN
5 49 (29.52%) WAN
6 47 (28.31%) Network Design
6 47 (28.31%) Security Cleared
7 45 (27.11%) Network Security
8 44 (26.51%) CCIE
9 36 (21.69%) Juniper
10 33 (19.88%) SC Cleared
11 31 (18.67%) Finance
12 29 (17.47%) CCNP
13 26 (15.66%) CheckPoint
14 25 (15.06%) BGP
15 23 (13.86%) MPLS
16 22 (13.25%) F5
16 22 (13.25%) OSPF
17 21 (12.65%) Project Management
17 21 (12.65%) Telecoms
17 21 (12.65%) Wireless
18 20 (12.05%) CCDP
19 19 (11.45%) Network Architecture
20 18 (10.84%) ITIL
21 15 (9.04%) VLAN
22 14 (8.43%) Capacity Planning
22 14 (8.43%) Wi-Fi
23 13 (7.83%) Migration
23 13 (7.83%) Microsoft
24 11 (6.63%) Cisco Nexus

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (4.22%) Lync
2 2 (1.20%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.60%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.60%) MS Office
2 1 (0.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 60 (36.14%) Firewall
2 53 (31.93%) LAN
3 49 (29.52%) WAN
4 45 (27.11%) Network Security
5 25 (15.06%) BGP
6 23 (13.86%) MPLS
7 22 (13.25%) OSPF
8 21 (12.65%) Wireless
9 15 (9.04%) VLAN
10 14 (8.43%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (6.63%) DNS
11 11 (6.63%) WLAN
11 11 (6.63%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (5.42%) VPN
12 9 (5.42%) EIGRP
12 9 (5.42%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (4.82%) DMZ
14 7 (4.22%) TCP/IP
14 7 (4.22%) Ethernet
15 6 (3.61%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.60%) SQL Server
General
1 31 (18.67%) Finance
2 21 (12.65%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.82%) Marketing
4 7 (4.22%) Retail
5 5 (3.01%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.01%) Electronics
5 5 (3.01%) Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.60%) Law
6 1 (0.60%) Legal
6 1 (0.60%) Military
6 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.81%) Web Services
1 3 (1.81%) REST
2 2 (1.20%) Middleware
3 1 (0.60%) JFC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.01%) DTV
2 2 (1.20%) Digital Media
2 2 (1.20%) Clustering
3 1 (0.60%) Cryptography
3 1 (0.60%) SCADA
3 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
3 1 (0.60%) Data Integration
3 1 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.60%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.82%) Windows
2 4 (2.41%) Solaris
2 4 (2.41%) Linux
2 4 (2.41%) UNIX
3 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (0.60%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (28.31%) Network Design
2 21 (12.65%) Project Management
3 19 (11.45%) Network Architecture
4 18 (10.84%) ITIL
5 14 (8.43%) Capacity Planning
6 13 (7.83%) Migration
7 11 (6.63%) TOGAF
8 10 (6.02%) Security Architecture
9 9 (5.42%) Network Management
9 9 (5.42%) Load Balancing
9 9 (5.42%) Enterprise Architecture
10 8 (4.82%) E-Commerce
11 6 (3.61%) Service Management
11 6 (3.61%) Information Security
11 6 (3.61%) Programme Management
12 5 (3.01%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (3.01%) Digital Marketing
12 5 (3.01%) Performance Monitoring
13 4 (2.41%) Low Latency
13 4 (2.41%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.41%) C
2 1 (0.60%) Perl
Qualifications
1 63 (37.95%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (28.31%) Security Cleared
3 44 (26.51%) CCIE
4 33 (19.88%) SC Cleared
5 29 (17.47%) CCNP
6 20 (12.05%) CCDP
7 11 (6.63%) CCNA
8 6 (3.61%) JNCIP
8 6 (3.61%) JNCIE
9 5 (3.01%) CISSP
10 4 (2.41%) Degree
11 3 (1.81%) CISM
11 3 (1.81%) CCSA
11 3 (1.81%) CCSE
11 3 (1.81%) CCDA
11 3 (1.81%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.81%) ISACA
12 2 (1.20%) MCSE
12 2 (1.20%) MCSA
12 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.61%) SLA
3 4 (2.41%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.81%) QA
5 1 (0.60%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.20%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.60%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.60%) Nmap
3 1 (0.60%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (1.81%) WhatsUp Gold
1 3 (1.81%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.20%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.20%) HP UCMDB
2 2 (1.20%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (1.20%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.20%) Netcool
2 2 (1.20%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 2 (1.20%) SCCM
2 2 (1.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 104 (62.65%) Cisco
2 36 (21.69%) Juniper
3 26 (15.66%) CheckPoint
4 22 (13.25%) F5
5 13 (7.83%) Microsoft
6 10 (6.02%) Avaya
7 7 (4.22%) HP
8 6 (3.61%) VMware
9 5 (3.01%) SAP
10 4 (2.41%) McAfee
10 4 (2.41%) Sourcefire
11 3 (1.81%) Redback
12 2 (1.20%) BT
12 2 (1.20%) Dell
12 2 (1.20%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.20%) IronPort
12 2 (1.20%) ArcSight
13 1 (0.60%) Vyatta
13 1 (0.60%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.60%) Riverbed
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
Derbyshire
Experis Ltd
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
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Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £700 - £750 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £410 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago