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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Architect
Rank 469 485 512
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 120 92 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.18% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.20% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 47 39
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£475 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £345 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £585 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £48.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.50 - -
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
49336 46518 44681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.83% 92.45% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32059 28699 27154
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £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 1836 1841 1961
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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 28 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 28 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
South East +1 44 £460 -3.15% 5
London +28 43 £525 +17.97% 12
South West -13 10 £438 +9.37%
West Midlands +6 7 £488 - 1
North West -28 7 £463 -2.63%
East of England +4 5 £425 -25.27% 1
East Midlands -11 2 £400 -13.51%
Yorkshire -30 2 £450 +4.65%
Network Architect
UK

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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 (63.03%) Cisco
2 117 (49.16%) Firewall
3 95 (39.92%) Cisco Certification
4 87 (36.55%) LAN
5 81 (34.03%) WAN
6 66 (27.73%) Juniper
7 65 (27.31%) Security Cleared
8 62 (26.05%) Data Centre
9 53 (22.27%) Network Design
9 53 (22.27%) CCIE
10 51 (21.43%) CheckPoint
11 50 (21.01%) CCNP
12 46 (19.33%) MPLS
13 45 (18.91%) SC Cleared
14 44 (18.49%) Wireless
15 43 (18.07%) BGP
16 41 (17.23%) Telecoms
16 41 (17.23%) Network Architecture
16 41 (17.23%) Cisco Nexus
17 40 (16.81%) F5
17 40 (16.81%) OSPF
18 38 (15.97%) Finance
19 35 (14.71%) VPN
20 32 (13.45%) Windows
21 28 (11.76%) VoIP
22 27 (11.34%) BIG-IP
23 26 (10.92%) Avaya
24 25 (10.50%) DNS
24 25 (10.50%) Cisco ASA
24 25 (10.50%) Network Security

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 5 (2.10%) Lync
2 2 (0.84%) Moodle
3 1 (0.42%) IIS
3 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.42%) Jetty
Applications
1 7 (2.94%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.84%) MS Office
2 2 (0.84%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.84%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 117 (49.16%) Firewall
2 87 (36.55%) LAN
3 81 (34.03%) WAN
4 46 (19.33%) MPLS
5 44 (18.49%) Wireless
6 43 (18.07%) BGP
7 41 (17.23%) Cisco Nexus
8 40 (16.81%) OSPF
9 35 (14.71%) VPN
10 28 (11.76%) VoIP
11 27 (11.34%) BIG-IP
12 25 (10.50%) Network Security
12 25 (10.50%) Cisco ASA
12 25 (10.50%) DNS
13 23 (9.66%) Internet
14 20 (8.40%) TCP/IP
14 20 (8.40%) IPsec
15 16 (6.72%) SSL
15 16 (6.72%) Ethernet
16 15 (6.30%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.68%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (0.42%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
General
1 41 (17.23%) Telecoms
2 38 (15.97%) Finance
3 7 (2.94%) Retail
4 6 (2.52%) Marketing
5 3 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.84%) Legal
7 1 (0.42%) Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Back Office
7 1 (0.42%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.62%) Middleware
2 3 (1.26%) CSS
3 2 (0.84%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.42%) Web Services
4 1 (0.42%) Spring
4 1 (0.42%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 62 (26.05%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.78%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.36%) PKI
4 7 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (0.84%) SCADA
6 2 (0.84%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.84%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.84%) VLE
7 1 (0.42%) Economics
7 1 (0.42%) SecurID
7 1 (0.42%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.42%) Handset
7 1 (0.42%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 32 (13.45%) Windows
2 19 (7.98%) UNIX
3 17 (7.14%) Linux
4 12 (5.04%) Solaris
5 10 (4.20%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (0.84%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.84%) AIX
6 2 (0.84%) HPUX
7 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (22.27%) Network Design
2 41 (17.23%) Network Architecture
3 19 (7.98%) Migration
4 14 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
4 14 (5.88%) Load Balancing
5 12 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (4.62%) Network Management
7 10 (4.20%) TOGAF
8 9 (3.78%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (3.36%) ITIL
10 7 (2.94%) Project Management
11 6 (2.52%) Validation
11 6 (2.52%) Kalman Filter
12 5 (2.10%) Programme Management
12 5 (2.10%) Technical Architecture
13 4 (1.68%) MODAF
13 4 (1.68%) Network Planning
13 4 (1.68%) Stress Testing
13 4 (1.68%) Zachman Framework
13 4 (1.68%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.68%) C
2 3 (1.26%) SQL
3 2 (0.84%) Python
3 2 (0.84%) C#
3 2 (0.84%) C++
4 1 (0.42%) Java
4 1 (0.42%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 95 (39.92%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (27.31%) Security Cleared
3 53 (22.27%) CCIE
4 50 (21.01%) CCNP
5 45 (18.91%) SC Cleared
6 24 (10.08%) CCNA
7 21 (8.82%) DV Cleared
8 13 (5.46%) CCDP
9 12 (5.04%) Degree
10 4 (1.68%) CCIP
11 3 (1.26%) CCDA
11 3 (1.26%) CCDE
12 2 (0.84%) JNCIP
12 2 (0.84%) JNCIE
12 2 (0.84%) Postgraduate
12 2 (0.84%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.42%) HP ASE
13 1 (0.42%) MCITP
13 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.42%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.26%) SLA
2 2 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.42%) JSP 440
System Software
1 14 (5.88%) ProxySG
2 9 (3.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.78%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.84%) NFS
4 1 (0.42%) Firmware
4 1 (0.42%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.42%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (4.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 10 (4.20%) Control-M
1 10 (4.20%) BladeLogic
2 5 (2.10%) FortiGate
2 5 (2.10%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (1.26%) HP UCMDB
3 3 (1.26%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (0.84%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.42%) Opsview
5 1 (0.42%) SCOM
5 1 (0.42%) Zenoss
5 1 (0.42%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.42%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.42%) Nagios
5 1 (0.42%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 150 (63.03%) Cisco
2 66 (27.73%) Juniper
3 51 (21.43%) CheckPoint
4 40 (16.81%) F5
5 26 (10.92%) Avaya
6 22 (9.24%) Blue Coat
7 16 (6.72%) Nokia
8 15 (6.30%) Symantec
8 15 (6.30%) Nortel
9 14 (5.88%) VMware
10 12 (5.04%) Oracle
11 11 (4.62%) Microsoft
12 10 (4.20%) HP
12 10 (4.20%) CA
13 8 (3.36%) Citrix
14 7 (2.94%) Brocade
15 6 (2.52%) Fortinet
15 6 (2.52%) EMC
15 6 (2.52%) Riverbed
16 5 (2.10%) Sourcefire
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