The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Network Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architect
Rank 137 139 132
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 21 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.34% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.36% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 2
Median daily rate £450 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £475 £469
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £48.50 -
% change year-on-year
-68.04% -
Network Architect
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3472 3597 2880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.84% 94.98% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2161 2115 1563
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 193 189
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.39 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Network Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Network Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Network Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Architect across the North West region.

Network Architect Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Network Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Architect across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

Network Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Network Architect
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 27 July 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
Lancashire +2 8 £503 +18.23%
Manchester -5 5 £438 -2.77%
Cheshire -1 3 £700 +43.58%
Merseyside - 2 £400 -
Network Architect
England

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 North West region featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 21 (51.22%) Network Design
2 15 (36.59%) Data Centre
3 11 (26.83%) Cisco
4 10 (24.39%) LAN
5 9 (21.95%) WAN
5 9 (21.95%) Migration
6 8 (19.51%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (17.07%) Firewall
7 7 (17.07%) Network Architecture
8 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
8 6 (14.63%) Juniper
9 5 (12.20%) CCIE
9 5 (12.20%) Linux
9 5 (12.20%) Tuxedo
9 5 (12.20%) COBOL
9 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (9.76%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (9.76%) VME
10 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
10 4 (9.76%) HP
10 4 (9.76%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (7.32%) Wireless
11 3 (7.32%) Service Management
11 3 (7.32%) ITIL
11 3 (7.32%) CCNP
11 3 (7.32%) CCNA
11 3 (7.32%) Ethernet
11 3 (7.32%) Load Testing
11 3 (7.32%) ITSM
11 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture

Network Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (12.20%) Tuxedo
2 1 (2.44%) Drupal
2 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) LAN
2 9 (21.95%) WAN
3 7 (17.07%) Firewall
4 4 (9.76%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (7.32%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (7.32%) Ethernet
5 3 (7.32%) Wireless
6 2 (4.88%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (4.88%) FWSM
6 2 (4.88%) IP Telephony
6 2 (4.88%) Network Security
6 2 (4.88%) NX-OS
6 2 (4.88%) OpenScape
6 2 (4.88%) SAN
7 1 (2.44%) Intranet
7 1 (2.44%) MPLS
7 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.44%) VLAN
7 1 (2.44%) VoIP
7 1 (2.44%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (2.44%) Finance
1 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (36.59%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (4.88%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Linux
2 4 (9.76%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (51.22%) Network Design
2 9 (21.95%) Migration
3 7 (17.07%) Network Architecture
4 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (7.32%) ITIL
5 3 (7.32%) ITSM
5 3 (7.32%) Load Testing
5 3 (7.32%) Service Management
6 2 (4.88%) Network Performance Management
6 2 (4.88%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (4.88%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.88%) Re-Platforming
7 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (2.44%) Matrix Organization
7 1 (2.44%) Network Management
7 1 (2.44%) Project Governance
7 1 (2.44%) Records Management
7 1 (2.44%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.44%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
3 5 (12.20%) CCIE
4 4 (9.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.32%) CCNA
5 3 (7.32%) CCNP
6 2 (4.88%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.44%) Degree
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Cisco
2 6 (14.63%) Juniper
3 4 (9.76%) HP
4 2 (4.88%) Brocade
4 2 (4.88%) Riverbed
5 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.44%) EMC
5 1 (2.44%) VMware