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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architect
Rank 385 484 485
Rank change year-on-year
+99 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 229 94 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.48% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.21% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 52 39
Average daily rate £500 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
44644 44373 42617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.55% 94.47% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29144 28029 25758
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1596 1785 1902
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +49 77 £515 +9.86% 5
South East +27 66 £475 +5.55% 6
North West - 49 £500 - 1
West Midlands -5 11 £455 +1.11% 1
East of England +2 8 £435 -19.06% 9
East Midlands -2 7 £450 +3.15%
Yorkshire -10 6 £563 +32.35%
North East - 3 £375 -
Midlands - 2 £613 -
South West -10 1 - -
Network Architect
UK

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 188 (49.21%) Cisco
2 150 (39.27%) Firewall
3 130 (34.03%) Data Centre
4 119 (31.15%) WAN
5 117 (30.63%) LAN
6 104 (27.23%) Cisco Certification
7 100 (26.18%) Network Design
8 89 (23.30%) Juniper
9 84 (21.99%) Migration
10 77 (20.16%) Security Cleared
11 74 (19.37%) CCIE
12 64 (16.75%) MPLS
13 63 (16.49%) CCNP
14 57 (14.92%) Network Security
15 55 (14.40%) Network Architecture
15 55 (14.40%) CheckPoint
16 52 (13.61%) Finance
16 52 (13.61%) VPN
17 50 (13.09%) VMware
18 48 (12.57%) SC Cleared
19 43 (11.26%) Telecoms
20 42 (10.99%) VLAN
21 40 (10.47%) DNS
22 36 (9.42%) F5
23 34 (8.90%) Linux
23 34 (8.90%) Cisco Nexus
24 33 (8.64%) Citrix
25 31 (8.12%) Retail
25 31 (8.12%) Microsoft
26 28 (7.33%) Windows

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (1.83%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.05%) IIS
2 4 (1.05%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.52%) Jetty
3 2 (0.52%) Moodle
3 2 (0.52%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.26%) Apache
4 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.26%) CMS
4 1 (0.26%) Drupal
4 1 (0.26%) iPlanet
4 1 (0.26%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.26%) nginx
4 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle 10gAS
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (0.79%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Relativity
2 1 (0.26%) BusinessWare
2 1 (0.26%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.62%) IaaS
2 7 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.79%) PaaS
5 2 (0.52%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.52%) GitHub
6 1 (0.26%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.26%) Office 365
6 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 150 (39.27%) Firewall
2 119 (31.15%) WAN
3 117 (30.63%) LAN
4 64 (16.75%) MPLS
5 57 (14.92%) Network Security
6 52 (13.61%) VPN
7 42 (10.99%) VLAN
8 40 (10.47%) DNS
9 34 (8.90%) Cisco Nexus
10 27 (7.07%) Internet
10 27 (7.07%) Wireless
11 26 (6.81%) BGP
12 25 (6.54%) IPsec
13 23 (6.02%) Cisco ASA
14 22 (5.76%) OSPF
15 20 (5.24%) Wi-Fi
16 16 (4.19%) WLAN
17 15 (3.93%) DHCP
17 15 (3.93%) SSL
18 14 (3.66%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.79%) DB2
2 2 (0.52%) Big Data
2 2 (0.52%) Data Mining
2 2 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.52%) OLTP
2 2 (0.52%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.26%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.26%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.26%) Log4j
General
1 52 (13.61%) Finance
2 43 (11.26%) Telecoms
3 31 (8.12%) Retail
4 8 (2.09%) Banking
5 5 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.05%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.79%) Local Government
7 3 (0.79%) Military
8 2 (0.52%) Billing
9 1 (0.26%) Automotive
9 1 (0.26%) Legal
9 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.26%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.79%) J2EE
1 3 (0.79%) Servlets
2 2 (0.52%) CSS
2 2 (0.52%) Web Services
3 1 (0.26%) .NET
3 1 (0.26%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.26%) HTML
3 1 (0.26%) MSMQ
3 1 (0.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 130 (34.03%) Data Centre
2 15 (3.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 13 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.36%) iSeries
5 8 (2.09%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.57%) PKI
7 5 (1.31%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.79%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.79%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.79%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.52%) BYOD
9 2 (0.52%) CESG
9 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.52%) FMCG
9 2 (0.52%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.52%) VLE
10 1 (0.26%) AS400
10 1 (0.26%) Cyber Attack
10 1 (0.26%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.90%) Linux
2 28 (7.33%) Windows
3 8 (2.09%) Unix
4 5 (1.31%) AIX
4 5 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.31%) Solaris
5 3 (0.79%) HPUX
5 3 (0.79%) MVS
5 3 (0.79%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.26%) Android
7 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.26%) VMS
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (26.18%) Network Design
2 84 (21.99%) Migration
3 55 (14.40%) Network Architecture
4 25 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (4.71%) Security Architecture
6 14 (3.66%) Technical Architecture
6 14 (3.66%) TOGAF
7 13 (3.40%) Presales
7 13 (3.40%) Risk Management
8 11 (2.88%) Enterprise Architecture
9 10 (2.62%) ITIL
9 10 (2.62%) Load Balancing
10 9 (2.36%) Project Management
10 9 (2.36%) Requirements Analysis
10 9 (2.36%) Service Management
11 8 (2.09%) Open Source
12 7 (1.83%) Change Control
12 7 (1.83%) Stress Testing
13 6 (1.57%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (1.57%) Process Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.62%) SQL
2 9 (2.36%) Lisp
3 5 (1.31%) Java
4 3 (0.79%) C
5 1 (0.26%) Groovy
5 1 (0.26%) PHP
5 1 (0.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 104 (27.23%) Cisco Certification
2 77 (20.16%) Security Cleared
3 74 (19.37%) CCIE
4 63 (16.49%) CCNP
5 48 (12.57%) SC Cleared
6 23 (6.02%) DV Cleared
7 18 (4.71%) CCNA
7 18 (4.71%) Degree
8 6 (1.57%) CCDP
9 5 (1.31%) CISSP
10 4 (1.05%) JNCIA
10 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.79%) CCDE
11 3 (0.79%) ISEB
11 3 (0.79%) JNCIE
11 3 (0.79%) JNCIP
12 2 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Certified Master
12 2 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.57%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.52%) SLA
4 1 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.26%) QA
4 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (5.50%) Hyper-V
3 12 (3.14%) Active Directory
4 11 (2.88%) vSphere
5 8 (2.09%) XenServer
6 2 (0.52%) vCloud
7 1 (0.26%) ClearTrust
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (1.57%) FortiGate
2 4 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.79%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (0.79%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (0.79%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.52%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (0.52%) Netcool
4 2 (0.52%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 2 (0.52%) OPNET
4 2 (0.52%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.26%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.26%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 188 (49.21%) Cisco
2 89 (23.30%) Juniper
3 55 (14.40%) CheckPoint
4 50 (13.09%) VMware
5 36 (9.42%) F5
6 33 (8.64%) Citrix
7 31 (8.12%) Microsoft
8 21 (5.50%) IBM
9 19 (4.97%) EMC
10 18 (4.71%) Fortinet
11 16 (4.19%) HP
12 14 (3.66%) Brocade
13 13 (3.40%) Palo Alto
13 13 (3.40%) SolarWinds
14 10 (2.62%) Blue Coat
14 10 (2.62%) NetApp
15 9 (2.36%) Riverbed
16 8 (2.09%) Oracle
17 7 (1.83%) Aruba
17 7 (1.83%) Avaya
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