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 5 August 2015 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Architect
Rank 484 514 509
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 118 82 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 40 26
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£485 £475 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £578 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £466 £475 £466
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £48.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.50 - £40.00
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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
48505 46468 43912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.52% 92.58% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 31427 28658 26407
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1807 1885 1992
Average hourly rate £16.95 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.72% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 2015. 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 +19 42 £538 +7.50% 6
South East +3 38 £475 - 8
North West -7 13 £469 -1.31% 1
South West -7 9 £421 -6.38% 1
West Midlands +6 6 £488 +39.28% 2
East of England +7 5 £350 -30.86%
East Midlands -13 2 - -
Yorkshire -23 2 £450 +4.65% 1
Network Architect
UK

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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.

1 150 (64.10%) Cisco
2 116 (49.57%) Firewall
3 96 (41.03%) Cisco Certification
4 85 (36.32%) LAN
5 83 (35.47%) WAN
6 68 (29.06%) Juniper
7 62 (26.50%) Security Cleared
8 61 (26.07%) Data Centre
9 52 (22.22%) CheckPoint
10 51 (21.79%) CCNP
11 50 (21.37%) MPLS
12 49 (20.94%) Network Design
13 48 (20.51%) CCIE
14 45 (19.23%) Wireless
15 44 (18.80%) SC Cleared
16 42 (17.95%) BGP
17 41 (17.52%) Network Architecture
18 40 (17.09%) F5
18 40 (17.09%) Telecoms
19 39 (16.67%) OSPF
20 36 (15.38%) Finance
21 35 (14.96%) Cisco Nexus
22 34 (14.53%) Windows
23 33 (14.10%) VPN
24 27 (11.54%) VoIP
24 27 (11.54%) Network Security
25 25 (10.68%) Cisco ASA
25 25 (10.68%) DNS
25 25 (10.68%) CCNA
26 23 (9.83%) Avaya

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 4 (1.71%) Lync
2 2 (0.85%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.43%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (4.27%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.85%) MS Office
2 2 (0.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 116 (49.57%) Firewall
2 85 (36.32%) LAN
3 83 (35.47%) WAN
4 50 (21.37%) MPLS
5 45 (19.23%) Wireless
6 42 (17.95%) BGP
7 39 (16.67%) OSPF
8 35 (14.96%) Cisco Nexus
9 33 (14.10%) VPN
10 27 (11.54%) VoIP
10 27 (11.54%) Network Security
11 25 (10.68%) Cisco ASA
11 25 (10.68%) DNS
12 22 (9.40%) BIG-IP
13 20 (8.55%) Internet
14 19 (8.12%) IPsec
15 17 (7.26%) TCP/IP
16 16 (6.84%) SSL
17 15 (6.41%) Ethernet
17 15 (6.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.71%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (0.43%) SQL Server
General
1 40 (17.09%) Telecoms
2 36 (15.38%) Finance
3 7 (2.99%) Retail
4 6 (2.56%) Marketing
5 3 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.85%) Legal
6 2 (0.85%) Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Games
7 1 (0.43%) Back Office
7 1 (0.43%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.70%) Middleware
2 3 (1.28%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.43%) REST
3 1 (0.43%) CSS
3 1 (0.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 61 (26.07%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.42%) PKI
3 8 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (0.85%) SCADA
5 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.43%) Handset
6 1 (0.43%) Economics
6 1 (0.43%) SecurID
6 1 (0.43%) Online Games
6 1 (0.43%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.43%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 34 (14.53%) Windows
2 19 (8.12%) UNIX
3 18 (7.69%) Linux
4 13 (5.56%) Solaris
5 10 (4.27%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (2.56%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.85%) AIX
7 2 (0.85%) HPUX
8 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (20.94%) Network Design
2 41 (17.52%) Network Architecture
3 19 (8.12%) Migration
4 14 (5.98%) Load Balancing
4 14 (5.98%) Enterprise Architecture
5 12 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (5.13%) Project Management
6 11 (4.70%) Network Management
7 10 (4.27%) TOGAF
8 9 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (2.99%) ITIL
10 6 (2.56%) Validation
11 5 (2.14%) Technical Architecture
12 4 (1.71%) Network Planning
12 4 (1.71%) MODAF
12 4 (1.71%) Zachman Framework
12 4 (1.71%) Programme Management
12 4 (1.71%) Performance Analysis
12 4 (1.71%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.71%) C
2 3 (1.28%) SQL
3 2 (0.85%) Python
3 2 (0.85%) C#
3 2 (0.85%) C++
4 1 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 96 (41.03%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (26.50%) Security Cleared
3 51 (21.79%) CCNP
4 48 (20.51%) CCIE
5 44 (18.80%) SC Cleared
6 25 (10.68%) CCNA
7 19 (8.12%) DV Cleared
8 17 (7.26%) CCDP
9 14 (5.98%) Degree
10 4 (1.71%) CCIP
11 3 (1.28%) CISSP
11 3 (1.28%) CCDA
11 3 (1.28%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.85%) Postgraduate
12 2 (0.85%) JNCIP
12 2 (0.85%) JNCIE
13 1 (0.43%) MCITP
13 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.43%) CISM
13 1 (0.43%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.28%) SLA
2 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (6.41%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.98%) ProxySG
3 10 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.85%) XenServer
4 2 (0.85%) NFS
5 1 (0.43%) vCloud
5 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.43%) Firmware
5 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (4.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 10 (4.27%) Control-M
1 10 (4.27%) BladeLogic
2 5 (2.14%) FortiGate
3 4 (1.71%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.28%) HP UCMDB
4 3 (1.28%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.43%) Opsview
6 1 (0.43%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.43%) SCOM
6 1 (0.43%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.43%) Nagios
6 1 (0.43%) OpenView
6 1 (0.43%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 150 (64.10%) Cisco
2 68 (29.06%) Juniper
3 52 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 40 (17.09%) F5
5 23 (9.83%) Avaya
6 20 (8.55%) Blue Coat
7 16 (6.84%) Symantec
8 15 (6.41%) VMware
8 15 (6.41%) Nortel
8 15 (6.41%) Nokia
9 12 (5.13%) Citrix
9 12 (5.13%) Oracle
9 12 (5.13%) Microsoft
10 10 (4.27%) CA
11 9 (3.85%) HP
12 7 (2.99%) EMC
12 7 (2.99%) Sourcefire
13 6 (2.56%) Fortinet
13 6 (2.56%) Riverbed
14 5 (2.14%) BT
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