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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architect
Rank 472 465 459
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 116 95 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.21% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 57 48
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£481 £480 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.26% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £370 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year
- +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £57.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Network Architect
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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
48174 44665 47924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.65% 92.87% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30490 27603 27558
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1960 1930 2386
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 October 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 October 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 +7 39 £506 +6.02% 4
South East -1 35 £475 -2.56% 5
South West -29 12 £300 -44.95% 3
East of England -19 8 £600 -
Yorkshire -2 5 £475 -5.00%
North West -16 3 £438 -15.66% 1
West Midlands -18 3 £450 -10.00% 1
Midlands - 1 £500 -
Network Architect
UK

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 107 (56.91%) Cisco
2 64 (34.04%) LAN
3 63 (33.51%) Security Cleared
4 60 (31.91%) WAN
5 57 (30.32%) Firewall
6 50 (26.60%) Cisco Certification
7 44 (23.40%) Network Security
8 43 (22.87%) Network Design
8 43 (22.87%) Telecoms
9 42 (22.34%) SC Cleared
10 34 (18.09%) CCIE
11 28 (14.89%) Finance
12 25 (13.30%) BGP
13 24 (12.77%) Network Architecture
14 23 (12.23%) DV Cleared
15 22 (11.70%) F5
16 20 (10.64%) MPLS
16 20 (10.64%) OSPF
16 20 (10.64%) Juniper
16 20 (10.64%) CheckPoint
17 19 (10.11%) Project Management
18 17 (9.04%) CCNP
18 17 (9.04%) CCDP
19 16 (8.51%) ITIL
19 16 (8.51%) VLAN
19 16 (8.51%) Network Planning
20 15 (7.98%) CCNA
20 15 (7.98%) Wireless
21 14 (7.45%) Internet
21 14 (7.45%) TOGAF

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 3 (1.60%) Lync
2 2 (1.06%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.53%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.53%) MS Office
1 1 (0.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (34.04%) LAN
2 60 (31.91%) WAN
3 57 (30.32%) Firewall
4 44 (23.40%) Network Security
5 25 (13.30%) BGP
6 20 (10.64%) MPLS
6 20 (10.64%) OSPF
7 16 (8.51%) VLAN
8 15 (7.98%) Wireless
9 14 (7.45%) Internet
10 13 (6.91%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (6.38%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (5.32%) Ethernet
12 10 (5.32%) WLAN
13 9 (4.79%) VoIP
13 9 (4.79%) VPN
13 9 (4.79%) EIGRP
13 9 (4.79%) HSRP
14 7 (3.72%) Intranet
14 7 (3.72%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.53%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
General
1 43 (22.87%) Telecoms
2 28 (14.89%) Finance
3 12 (6.38%) Retail
4 7 (3.72%) Marketing
5 5 (2.66%) Electronics
5 5 (2.66%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.13%) Banking
6 4 (2.13%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.06%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.06%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.53%) French Language
8 1 (0.53%) Billing
8 1 (0.53%) Military
8 1 (0.53%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.72%) Middleware
2 3 (1.60%) Web Services
2 3 (1.60%) REST
3 1 (0.53%) .NET
3 1 (0.53%) JFC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.66%) DTV
2 3 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.06%) Clustering
4 1 (0.53%) Cryptography
4 1 (0.53%) IPTV
4 1 (0.53%) SCADA
4 1 (0.53%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.53%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.53%) FMCG
4 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (0.53%) User Experience
4 1 (0.53%) MPEG
4 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.53%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.38%) Windows
2 10 (5.32%) UNIX
3 8 (4.26%) Linux
4 7 (3.72%) Solaris
5 4 (2.13%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.53%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (22.87%) Network Design
2 24 (12.77%) Network Architecture
3 19 (10.11%) Project Management
4 16 (8.51%) ITIL
4 16 (8.51%) Network Planning
5 14 (7.45%) Capacity Planning
5 14 (7.45%) TOGAF
6 9 (4.79%) Network Management
6 9 (4.79%) Migration
7 8 (4.26%) Security Architecture
8 7 (3.72%) SIEM
8 7 (3.72%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (3.19%) E-Commerce
10 5 (2.66%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (2.66%) Validation
10 5 (2.66%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (2.66%) Digital Marketing
10 5 (2.66%) Programme Management
10 5 (2.66%) Capacity Management
10 5 (2.66%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.60%) C
2 1 (0.53%) Java
2 1 (0.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (33.51%) Security Cleared
2 50 (26.60%) Cisco Certification
3 42 (22.34%) SC Cleared
4 34 (18.09%) CCIE
5 23 (12.23%) DV Cleared
6 17 (9.04%) CCNP
6 17 (9.04%) CCDP
7 15 (7.98%) CCNA
8 4 (2.13%) CCDA
8 4 (2.13%) Degree
9 3 (1.60%) CCDE
9 3 (1.60%) HP MASE
9 3 (1.60%) CCA
10 2 (1.06%) CISSP
11 1 (0.53%) CCIP
11 1 (0.53%) CCSP
11 1 (0.53%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.26%) SLA
2 7 (3.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.60%) QA
4 2 (1.06%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (1.06%) ProxySG
1 2 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.06%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.53%) Nmap
2 1 (0.53%) Xen
2 1 (0.53%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (2.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 4 (2.13%) Control-M
1 4 (2.13%) BladeLogic
2 3 (1.60%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (1.60%) FortiGate
2 3 (1.60%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.06%) HP UCMDB
3 2 (1.06%) SCCM
3 2 (1.06%) SCOM
3 2 (1.06%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.06%) Netcool
3 2 (1.06%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (0.53%) OpenView
4 1 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.53%) OPNET
4 1 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 107 (56.91%) Cisco
2 22 (11.70%) F5
3 20 (10.64%) CheckPoint
3 20 (10.64%) Juniper
4 12 (6.38%) HP
4 12 (6.38%) Avaya
5 10 (5.32%) VMware
6 7 (3.72%) Sourcefire
6 7 (3.72%) Microsoft
7 6 (3.19%) Oracle
7 6 (3.19%) SAP
7 6 (3.19%) Citrix
7 6 (3.19%) Blue Coat
8 5 (2.66%) EMC
8 5 (2.66%) ArcSight
9 4 (2.13%) Brocade
9 4 (2.13%) Symantec
9 4 (2.13%) Nortel
10 3 (1.60%) CA
10 3 (1.60%) Fortinet
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