The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Network Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architect
Rank 448 477 527
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +50
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 174 142 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.35% 0.28% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.30% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 85 39
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £378 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £555 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £473 £450
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £29.00 £48.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.20% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £48.50 -
% change year-on-year
-40.20% -
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
46884 47464 45584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.90% 94.81% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30954 30430 28412
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1388 1810 1872
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Network Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Network Architect in the job title.

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 28 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +8 75 £500 -1.08% 13
South East -6 39 £528 +12.23% 15
North West -5 22 £476 +2.97% 1
West Midlands -21 13 £418 -15.65% 6
South West +5 8 £338 -15.62% 1
Yorkshire +7 7 £475 +5.55%
East of England +8 5 £375 -16.66% 1
Midlands - 2 £475 -
East Midlands -2 1 - -
Network Architect
UK

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, Network Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 182 (46.79%) Cisco
2 121 (31.11%) Firewall
3 108 (27.76%) LAN
4 106 (27.25%) WAN
5 103 (26.48%) Network Design
5 103 (26.48%) Security Cleared
6 102 (26.22%) Cisco Certification
7 97 (24.94%) Juniper
7 97 (24.94%) Data Centre
8 70 (17.99%) SC Cleared
9 64 (16.45%) Migration
10 63 (16.20%) CCNP
11 62 (15.94%) Network Security
12 60 (15.42%) CCIE
13 55 (14.14%) Network Architecture
14 50 (12.85%) Wireless
15 46 (11.83%) CheckPoint
16 43 (11.05%) Telecoms
17 41 (10.54%) VMware
17 41 (10.54%) MPLS
18 37 (9.51%) Finance
19 36 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
19 36 (9.25%) Linux
20 35 (9.00%) Cisco Nexus
21 34 (8.74%) VPN
22 33 (8.48%) F5
23 32 (8.23%) DNS
23 32 (8.23%) IPsec
23 32 (8.23%) TOGAF
24 30 (7.71%) DV Cleared

Network Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (1.54%) WebSphere
2 5 (1.29%) Tuxedo
3 4 (1.03%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.51%) Apache
4 2 (0.51%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.51%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.26%) Drupal
5 1 (0.26%) IIS
5 1 (0.26%) iPlanet
5 1 (0.26%) JBoss
5 1 (0.26%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.03%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.51%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.26%) BusinessWare
2 1 (0.26%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.80%) IaaS
4 4 (1.03%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.77%) Office 365
5 3 (0.77%) PaaS
6 2 (0.51%) SaaS
7 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.26%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.26%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 121 (31.11%) Firewall
2 108 (27.76%) LAN
3 106 (27.25%) WAN
4 62 (15.94%) Network Security
5 50 (12.85%) Wireless
6 41 (10.54%) MPLS
7 35 (9.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 34 (8.74%) VPN
9 32 (8.23%) DNS
9 32 (8.23%) IPsec
10 26 (6.68%) Internet
11 25 (6.43%) BGP
12 22 (5.66%) OSPF
12 22 (5.66%) Wi-Fi
13 19 (4.88%) VLAN
14 18 (4.63%) VoIP
15 17 (4.37%) DHCP
16 16 (4.11%) TCP/IP
17 14 (3.60%) LDAP
18 13 (3.34%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.29%) DB2
2 1 (0.26%) Big Data
2 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.26%) DB2 UDB
2 1 (0.26%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (0.26%) StarTeam
General
1 43 (11.05%) Telecoms
2 37 (9.51%) Finance
3 21 (5.40%) Retail
4 9 (2.31%) Banking
5 6 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.03%) Back Office
6 4 (1.03%) Billing
6 4 (1.03%) Law
7 3 (0.77%) Legal
7 3 (0.77%) Military
7 3 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.51%) Automotive
8 2 (0.51%) Local Government
9 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Marketing
9 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.03%) 802.1X
1 4 (1.03%) J2EE
1 4 (1.03%) Servlets
1 4 (1.03%) Web Services
2 3 (0.77%) .NET
2 3 (0.77%) HTML
3 1 (0.26%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 97 (24.94%) Data Centre
2 16 (4.11%) PKI
3 14 (3.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 13 (3.34%) YubiKey
5 10 (2.57%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.06%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.06%) iSeries
7 6 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.03%) Blog
9 4 (1.03%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.77%) LPAR
10 3 (0.77%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.51%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.51%) VCE vBlock
12 1 (0.26%) Cyberthreat
12 1 (0.26%) FMCG
12 1 (0.26%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.26%) Performance Metrics
12 1 (0.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (9.25%) Linux
2 18 (4.63%) Windows
3 12 (3.08%) Unix
4 5 (1.29%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.03%) VME
6 3 (0.77%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.77%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.26%) AIX
7 1 (0.26%) Solaris
7 1 (0.26%) VMS
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (26.48%) Network Design
2 64 (16.45%) Migration
3 55 (14.14%) Network Architecture
4 36 (9.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (8.23%) TOGAF
6 27 (6.94%) Load Balancing
7 26 (6.68%) Change Management
8 24 (6.17%) ITIL
9 19 (4.88%) Project Management
10 17 (4.37%) Service Management
11 16 (4.11%) Risk Management
11 16 (4.11%) Technical Architecture
12 14 (3.60%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
13 13 (3.34%) Enterprise Architecture
14 11 (2.83%) Multi-Factor Authentication
14 11 (2.83%) Two-Factor Authentication
15 10 (2.57%) Open Source
16 9 (2.31%) MODAF
16 9 (2.31%) Network Management
17 8 (2.06%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.31%) Java
2 8 (2.06%) Lisp
3 5 (1.29%) COBOL
4 4 (1.03%) PHP
5 3 (0.77%) C
5 3 (0.77%) C#
5 3 (0.77%) C++
5 3 (0.77%) Perl
5 3 (0.77%) SQL
6 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 103 (26.48%) Security Cleared
2 102 (26.22%) Cisco Certification
3 70 (17.99%) SC Cleared
4 63 (16.20%) CCNP
5 60 (15.42%) CCIE
6 30 (7.71%) DV Cleared
7 25 (6.43%) CCNA
7 25 (6.43%) Degree
8 14 (3.60%) JNCIS
9 13 (3.34%) JNCIA
10 9 (2.31%) CCDP
11 6 (1.54%) CISSP
12 5 (1.29%) CCDE
13 3 (0.77%) ISEB
14 2 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.51%) CCDA
14 2 (0.51%) Chartered Engineer
15 1 (0.26%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 1 (0.26%) CESG Certified Professional
15 1 (0.26%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.29%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.77%) SLA
4 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.51%) QA
5 1 (0.26%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.26%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 24 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.31%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.06%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.26%) ClearTrust
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.26%) vSphere
5 1 (0.26%) XenApp
5 1 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (2.06%) FortiGate
2 4 (1.03%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (0.77%) SCVMM
3 3 (0.77%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.51%) Amdocs OSS
4 2 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.51%) Netcool
4 2 (0.51%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 2 (0.51%) OPNET
4 2 (0.51%) SCCM
5 1 (0.26%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.26%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.26%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.26%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.26%) Grafana
5 1 (0.26%) Graphite
5 1 (0.26%) Nagios
5 1 (0.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 182 (46.79%) Cisco
2 97 (24.94%) Juniper
3 46 (11.83%) CheckPoint
4 41 (10.54%) VMware
5 33 (8.48%) F5
6 28 (7.20%) Palo Alto
7 26 (6.68%) IBM
7 26 (6.68%) Microsoft
8 22 (5.66%) Citrix
9 19 (4.88%) EMC
10 15 (3.86%) Aerohive Networks
11 14 (3.60%) HP
11 14 (3.60%) Riverbed
12 13 (3.34%) SolarWinds
13 12 (3.08%) Fortinet
14 10 (2.57%) Brocade
15 7 (1.80%) Blue Coat
15 7 (1.80%) NetApp
16 5 (1.29%) Intel Security
16 5 (1.29%) Nortel
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