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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architect
Rank 140 127 138
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 24 22 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.61% 0.59% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.62% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 1
Median daily rate £450 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -2.63%
UK excluding London median daily rate £452 £475 £456
% change year-on-year
-4.84% +4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
-7.93% -
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
3690 3536 3016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.54% 94.70% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2246 2006 1615
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 212 208
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £47.33 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 +5 9 £476 +8.85%
Cheshire -10 8 £425 -15.00%
Manchester -12 2 £575 +27.77% 1
Merseyside - 2 £325 -
Network Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 40 (54.05%) Data Centre
2 36 (48.65%) Migration
3 33 (44.59%) Network Design
4 23 (31.08%) LAN
5 19 (25.68%) Firewall
6 17 (22.97%) Cisco
6 17 (22.97%) VLAN
7 15 (20.27%) Security Cleared
8 14 (18.92%) WAN
9 13 (17.57%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (14.86%) Juniper
11 10 (13.51%) VPN
11 10 (13.51%) DNS
11 10 (13.51%) Linux
12 9 (12.16%) Network Security
12 9 (12.16%) Citrix
13 8 (10.81%) CCIE
13 8 (10.81%) CCNP
13 8 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (10.81%) VMware
13 8 (10.81%) SC Cleared
13 8 (10.81%) Network Architecture
14 7 (9.46%) IPsec
15 6 (8.11%) IBM
15 6 (8.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 5 (6.76%) CCNA
16 5 (6.76%) Tuxedo
16 5 (6.76%) COBOL
16 5 (6.76%) CheckPoint
16 5 (6.76%) MPLS

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 (6.76%) Tuxedo
2 1 (1.35%) Drupal
2 1 (1.35%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (31.08%) LAN
2 19 (25.68%) Firewall
3 17 (22.97%) VLAN
4 14 (18.92%) WAN
5 10 (13.51%) DNS
5 10 (13.51%) VPN
6 9 (12.16%) Network Security
7 7 (9.46%) IPsec
8 5 (6.76%) MPLS
9 4 (5.41%) BGP
9 4 (5.41%) DHCP
9 4 (5.41%) FabricPath
9 4 (5.41%) IPv4
9 4 (5.41%) IPv6
9 4 (5.41%) OSPF
9 4 (5.41%) SSH
9 4 (5.41%) SSL
9 4 (5.41%) TRILL
9 4 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
General
1 3 (4.05%) Finance
2 1 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 40 (54.05%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (5.41%) iSeries
4 3 (4.05%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.70%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.35%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.35%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.51%) Linux
2 4 (5.41%) VME
3 3 (4.05%) MVS
4 1 (1.35%) AIX
4 1 (1.35%) HPUX
4 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.35%) Solaris
4 1 (1.35%) Unix
4 1 (1.35%) VMS
4 1 (1.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (48.65%) Migration
2 33 (44.59%) Network Design
3 8 (10.81%) Network Architecture
3 8 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (4.05%) Change Control
4 3 (4.05%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (4.05%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (4.05%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (4.05%) Service Management
5 2 (2.70%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (2.70%) ITIL
5 2 (2.70%) ITSM
5 2 (2.70%) Load Testing
5 2 (2.70%) Network Performance Management
5 2 (2.70%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (2.70%) Performance Management
5 2 (2.70%) Re-Platforming
5 2 (2.70%) TOGAF
6 1 (1.35%) Network Management
6 1 (1.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.76%) COBOL
2 4 (5.41%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 15 (20.27%) Security Cleared
2 13 (17.57%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (10.81%) CCIE
3 8 (10.81%) CCNP
3 8 (10.81%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.76%) CCNA
5 2 (2.70%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.35%) Degree
6 1 (1.35%) JNCIE
6 1 (1.35%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 17 (22.97%) Cisco
2 11 (14.86%) Juniper
3 9 (12.16%) Citrix
4 8 (10.81%) VMware
5 6 (8.11%) IBM
6 5 (6.76%) CheckPoint
7 4 (5.41%) EMC
7 4 (5.41%) Palo Alto
8 2 (2.70%) HP
8 2 (2.70%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.35%) F5
9 1 (1.35%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.35%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.35%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.35%) Redback