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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architect
Rank 467 479 456
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 105 74 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.15% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.17% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 44 63
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£475 £485 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £363 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £521
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 - - -
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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
46778 44742 49913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.00% 92.82% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 29097 27301 28553
Average daily rate £400 £400 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1872 1954 2464
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 +17 37 £475 -0.52% 14
South East +7 27 £475 +6.14% 11
South West -13 14 £350 -35.77% 1
East of England -17 5 £600 +71.42% 1
Yorkshire +4 4 £453 -11.70%
North West -8 4 £475 -8.43% 1
West Midlands -20 1 - -
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Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 95 (57.93%) Cisco
2 53 (32.32%) LAN
3 51 (31.10%) Firewall
4 50 (30.49%) WAN
5 47 (28.66%) Cisco Certification
5 47 (28.66%) Security Cleared
6 40 (24.39%) Network Security
7 36 (21.95%) SC Cleared
8 35 (21.34%) CCIE
9 34 (20.73%) Network Design
10 29 (17.68%) Telecoms
11 25 (15.24%) Finance
12 24 (14.63%) BGP
13 21 (12.80%) MPLS
13 21 (12.80%) Project Management
14 20 (12.20%) OSPF
15 19 (11.59%) Juniper
16 18 (10.98%) ITIL
17 17 (10.37%) CheckPoint
17 17 (10.37%) CCNP
17 17 (10.37%) Network Architecture
18 16 (9.76%) F5
19 14 (8.54%) Capacity Planning
20 13 (7.93%) CCNA
20 13 (7.93%) TOGAF
21 12 (7.32%) VLAN
21 12 (7.32%) CCDP
21 12 (7.32%) Wi-Fi
21 12 (7.32%) Wireless
22 11 (6.71%) HP

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (1.83%) Lync
2 2 (1.22%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.61%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.22%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.61%) MS Office
2 1 (0.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 53 (32.32%) LAN
2 51 (31.10%) Firewall
3 50 (30.49%) WAN
4 40 (24.39%) Network Security
5 24 (14.63%) BGP
6 21 (12.80%) MPLS
7 20 (12.20%) OSPF
8 12 (7.32%) VLAN
8 12 (7.32%) Wi-Fi
8 12 (7.32%) Wireless
9 11 (6.71%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (6.10%) DNS
10 10 (6.10%) WLAN
11 9 (5.49%) Ethernet
11 9 (5.49%) VPN
11 9 (5.49%) EIGRP
11 9 (5.49%) HSRP
12 8 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (4.27%) Internet
14 6 (3.66%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.61%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
General
1 29 (17.68%) Telecoms
2 25 (15.24%) Finance
3 11 (6.71%) Retail
4 8 (4.88%) Marketing
5 5 (3.05%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.05%) Electronics
6 3 (1.83%) Banking
7 2 (1.22%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.22%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.61%) Military
8 1 (0.61%) Law
8 1 (0.61%) Legal
8 1 (0.61%) French Language
8 1 (0.61%) Billing
8 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.83%) Web Services
1 3 (1.83%) Middleware
1 3 (1.83%) REST
2 1 (0.61%) JFC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.05%) DTV
2 2 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.22%) Digital Media
2 2 (1.22%) Clustering
3 1 (0.61%) Fixed Income
3 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.61%) SCADA
3 1 (0.61%) Mathematics
3 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.61%) Cryptography
3 1 (0.61%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (0.61%) Data Integration
3 1 (0.61%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.27%) Windows
2 5 (3.05%) UNIX
3 4 (2.44%) Solaris
3 4 (2.44%) Linux
4 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.61%) MVS
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (20.73%) Network Design
2 21 (12.80%) Project Management
3 18 (10.98%) ITIL
4 17 (10.37%) Network Architecture
5 14 (8.54%) Capacity Planning
6 13 (7.93%) TOGAF
7 9 (5.49%) Migration
7 9 (5.49%) Network Planning
7 9 (5.49%) Enterprise Architecture
8 8 (4.88%) Security Architecture
9 7 (4.27%) Network Management
10 6 (3.66%) Programme Management
10 6 (3.66%) E-Commerce
11 5 (3.05%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (3.05%) Validation
11 5 (3.05%) Service Management
11 5 (3.05%) Information Security
11 5 (3.05%) Load Balancing
11 5 (3.05%) SIEM
11 5 (3.05%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.44%) C
2 1 (0.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 47 (28.66%) Cisco Certification
1 47 (28.66%) Security Cleared
2 36 (21.95%) SC Cleared
3 35 (21.34%) CCIE
4 17 (10.37%) CCNP
5 13 (7.93%) CCNA
6 12 (7.32%) CCDP
7 9 (5.49%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.44%) Degree
8 4 (2.44%) CISSP
9 3 (1.83%) HP MASE
10 2 (1.22%) ISACA
10 2 (1.22%) JNCIP
10 2 (1.22%) JNCIE
10 2 (1.22%) CCSE
10 2 (1.22%) CISM
10 2 (1.22%) CCSA
10 2 (1.22%) CCDA
11 1 (0.61%) MCSE
11 1 (0.61%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (4.88%) SLA
2 3 (1.83%) QA
2 3 (1.83%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.61%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (1.22%) Hyper-V
1 2 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.61%) Xen
2 1 (0.61%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.61%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (1.83%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (1.22%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (1.22%) SCCM
2 2 (1.22%) SCOM
2 2 (1.22%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.22%) HP UCMDB
2 2 (1.22%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.22%) Netcool
2 2 (1.22%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 95 (57.93%) Cisco
2 19 (11.59%) Juniper
3 17 (10.37%) CheckPoint
4 16 (9.76%) F5
5 11 (6.71%) HP
6 8 (4.88%) Avaya
6 8 (4.88%) VMware
6 8 (4.88%) Microsoft
7 6 (3.66%) Sourcefire
7 6 (3.66%) SAP
8 4 (2.44%) ArcSight
8 4 (2.44%) Brocade
9 3 (1.83%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.22%) IronPort
10 2 (1.22%) McAfee
10 2 (1.22%) Dell
10 2 (1.22%) EMC
11 1 (0.61%) Oracle
11 1 (0.61%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.61%) Citrix
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