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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architect
Rank 488 489 464
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 76 59 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.14% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 24 59
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£475 £456 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +6.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £347 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £593 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £390
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +15.38%
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
45686 43047 48985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.53% 92.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28284 25787 27971
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1846 1994 2539
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 £11.27 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
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 24 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 24 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 +17 29 £500 +5.26% 8
South East -4 26 £469 +1.90% 6
South West -23 7 £450 -12.19%
East Midlands +7 5 £463 +27.58%
West Midlands -11 4 £350 -30.00%
North West -12 4 £475 +31.03%
East of England -19 2 £538 +53.57%
Yorkshire - - - - 2
Network Architect
UK

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 100 (63.69%) Cisco
2 66 (42.04%) Firewall
3 60 (38.22%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (30.57%) WAN
4 48 (30.57%) Security Cleared
5 45 (28.66%) Network Design
6 44 (28.03%) LAN
6 44 (28.03%) CCIE
7 42 (26.75%) Juniper
7 42 (26.75%) Network Security
8 33 (21.02%) CheckPoint
9 32 (20.38%) SC Cleared
10 31 (19.75%) CCNP
11 28 (17.83%) Finance
12 25 (15.92%) BGP
12 25 (15.92%) F5
13 24 (15.29%) MPLS
14 22 (14.01%) OSPF
15 21 (13.38%) Wireless
15 21 (13.38%) Network Architecture
16 19 (12.10%) CCDP
17 18 (11.46%) ITIL
18 16 (10.19%) Telecoms
18 16 (10.19%) Project Management
18 16 (10.19%) VLAN
19 14 (8.92%) Cisco Nexus
19 14 (8.92%) Migration
19 14 (8.92%) Microsoft
20 13 (8.28%) Wi-Fi
21 12 (7.64%) Load Balancing

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (4.46%) Lync
2 2 (1.27%) Apache
2 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.64%) CMS
3 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 66 (42.04%) Firewall
2 48 (30.57%) WAN
3 44 (28.03%) LAN
4 42 (26.75%) Network Security
5 25 (15.92%) BGP
6 24 (15.29%) MPLS
7 22 (14.01%) OSPF
8 21 (13.38%) Wireless
9 16 (10.19%) VLAN
10 14 (8.92%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (8.28%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (7.01%) DMZ
12 11 (7.01%) VPN
13 10 (6.37%) DNS
14 9 (5.73%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (5.73%) EIGRP
14 9 (5.73%) WLAN
14 9 (5.73%) Multicast
15 8 (5.10%) Internet
16 6 (3.82%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.27%) MySQL
1 2 (1.27%) SQL Server
General
1 28 (17.83%) Finance
2 16 (10.19%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.18%) Banking
3 5 (3.18%) Retail
4 4 (2.55%) Marketing
5 3 (1.91%) German Language
6 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.27%) Electronics
7 1 (0.64%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.64%) Billing
7 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.64%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.64%) Law
7 1 (0.64%) Legal
7 1 (0.64%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.91%) REST
1 3 (1.91%) Web Services
2 2 (1.27%) Middleware
3 1 (0.64%) JFC
3 1 (0.64%) LAMP
3 1 (0.64%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.27%) DTV
1 2 (1.27%) Digital Media
2 1 (0.64%) IVR
2 1 (0.64%) SCADA
2 1 (0.64%) Mathematics
2 1 (0.64%) Ergonomics
2 1 (0.64%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (0.64%) Data Integration
2 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
2 1 (0.64%) Fixed Income
2 1 (0.64%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.73%) Windows
2 4 (2.55%) Solaris
2 4 (2.55%) Linux
3 3 (1.91%) UNIX
4 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (28.66%) Network Design
2 21 (13.38%) Network Architecture
3 18 (11.46%) ITIL
4 16 (10.19%) Project Management
5 14 (8.92%) Migration
6 12 (7.64%) Load Balancing
7 10 (6.37%) E-Commerce
7 10 (6.37%) Network Management
8 9 (5.73%) Security Architecture
9 8 (5.10%) Service Management
9 8 (5.10%) TOGAF
10 7 (4.46%) Enterprise Architecture
10 7 (4.46%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (3.82%) Information Security
12 5 (3.18%) Technical Architecture
12 5 (3.18%) Low Latency
13 4 (2.55%) Change Management
13 4 (2.55%) Risk Management
13 4 (2.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 3 (1.91%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.55%) C
2 2 (1.27%) Perl
3 1 (0.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (38.22%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (30.57%) Security Cleared
3 44 (28.03%) CCIE
4 32 (20.38%) SC Cleared
5 31 (19.75%) CCNP
6 19 (12.10%) CCDP
7 8 (5.10%) CCNA
8 7 (4.46%) JNCIP
8 7 (4.46%) JNCIE
8 7 (4.46%) CISSP
9 6 (3.82%) Degree
10 5 (3.18%) CISM
11 3 (1.91%) CCSE
11 3 (1.91%) ISACA
11 3 (1.91%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.91%) CCSA
11 3 (1.91%) CCDA
12 2 (1.27%) MCSE
12 2 (1.27%) MCSA
12 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.55%) SLA
2 4 (2.55%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.27%) QA
4 1 (0.64%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.55%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.64%) Nmap
4 1 (0.64%) Xen
4 1 (0.64%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (2.55%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.27%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (1.27%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.27%) Netcool
2 2 (1.27%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 2 (1.27%) SCCM
2 2 (1.27%) SCOM
2 2 (1.27%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (1.27%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.27%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 100 (63.69%) Cisco
2 42 (26.75%) Juniper
3 33 (21.02%) CheckPoint
4 25 (15.92%) F5
5 14 (8.92%) Microsoft
6 10 (6.37%) Avaya
7 8 (5.10%) VMware
8 7 (4.46%) HP
9 5 (3.18%) SAP
10 4 (2.55%) Fortinet
10 4 (2.55%) Redback
11 3 (1.91%) Sourcefire
11 3 (1.91%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.91%) BT
12 2 (1.27%) Oracle
12 2 (1.27%) Dell
12 2 (1.27%) Citrix
12 2 (1.27%) McAfee
12 2 (1.27%) IronPort
12 2 (1.27%) Riverbed
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