The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architect
Rank 103 - 118
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 49 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.29% - 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% - 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 0 4
Average daily rate £500 - £428
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 - £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
3575 3050 2610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.03% 94.25% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2152 1706 1324
Average daily rate £380 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 182 195
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.28 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.50 £40.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Network Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Architect in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Architect within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cheshire - 39 £513 - 1
Manchester - 6 £493 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Network Architect
England

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 44 (61.97%) Data Centre
2 36 (50.70%) Migration
3 30 (42.25%) LAN
4 23 (32.39%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (30.99%) Firewall
6 21 (29.58%) Network Design
6 21 (29.58%) Cisco
7 20 (28.17%) CCIE
7 20 (28.17%) VLAN
8 19 (26.76%) WAN
9 13 (18.31%) CCNP
10 11 (15.49%) Juniper
10 11 (15.49%) DNS
10 11 (15.49%) VMware
10 11 (15.49%) Citrix
10 11 (15.49%) Security Cleared
11 10 (14.08%) VPN
12 9 (12.68%) Network Architecture
13 8 (11.27%) Network Security
13 8 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (9.86%) IPsec
14 7 (9.86%) Linux
14 7 (9.86%) Stress Testing
15 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared
15 6 (8.45%) Degree
15 6 (8.45%) Computer Science
15 6 (8.45%) Enterprise Architecture
15 6 (8.45%) Change Control
15 6 (8.45%) Performance Analysis
15 6 (8.45%) IBM

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (1.41%) Drupal
1 1 (1.41%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) IaaS
2 2 (2.82%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (42.25%) LAN
2 22 (30.99%) Firewall
3 20 (28.17%) VLAN
4 19 (26.76%) WAN
5 11 (15.49%) DNS
6 10 (14.08%) VPN
7 8 (11.27%) Network Security
8 7 (9.86%) IPsec
9 5 (7.04%) MPLS
10 4 (5.63%) BGP
10 4 (5.63%) DHCP
10 4 (5.63%) FabricPath
10 4 (5.63%) IPv4
10 4 (5.63%) IPv6
10 4 (5.63%) OSPF
10 4 (5.63%) SSH
10 4 (5.63%) SSL
10 4 (5.63%) TRILL
10 4 (5.63%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (2.82%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 6 (8.45%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (4.23%) Local Government
3 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.41%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 44 (61.97%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.45%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (5.63%) iSeries
4 3 (4.23%) Mainframe
4 3 (4.23%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.41%) CESG
5 1 (1.41%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.86%) Linux
2 4 (5.63%) Windows
3 3 (4.23%) AIX
3 3 (4.23%) HPUX
3 3 (4.23%) MVS
3 3 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (4.23%) Solaris
3 3 (4.23%) Unix
4 1 (1.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (50.70%) Migration
2 21 (29.58%) Network Design
3 9 (12.68%) Network Architecture
4 8 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (9.86%) Stress Testing
6 6 (8.45%) Change Control
6 6 (8.45%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (8.45%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (4.23%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.23%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (4.23%) Data Reconciliation
7 3 (4.23%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (1.41%) Data Migration
8 1 (1.41%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (1.41%) Records Management
8 1 (1.41%) Security Operations
8 1 (1.41%) Service Management
8 1 (1.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (1.41%) Supplier Management
8 1 (1.41%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.63%) Lisp
2 3 (4.23%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (32.39%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (28.17%) CCIE
3 13 (18.31%) CCNP
4 11 (15.49%) Security Cleared
5 6 (8.45%) Degree
5 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.23%) CCNA
7 1 (1.41%) CCDA
7 1 (1.41%) CCDP
7 1 (1.41%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.41%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (1.41%) QA
1 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 21 (29.58%) Cisco
2 11 (15.49%) Citrix
2 11 (15.49%) Juniper
2 11 (15.49%) VMware
3 6 (8.45%) IBM
4 5 (7.04%) CheckPoint
5 4 (5.63%) EMC
5 4 (5.63%) Palo Alto
6 3 (4.23%) F5
6 3 (4.23%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.23%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.82%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.41%) BT
8 1 (1.41%) HP
8 1 (1.41%) Redback
Warrington, Cheshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
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