The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architect
Rank 129 - 133
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 6 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% - 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% - 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £430 £438
% change year-on-year
+7.55% -1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2910 2251 2813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.94% 93.36% 91.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1536 1074 1362
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 184 187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £51.39 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Network Architect
England

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
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 17 April 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
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Manchester - 6 - -
Cheshire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Network Architect
England

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 14 (82.35%) CCIE
1 14 (82.35%) Cisco Certification
1 14 (82.35%) Juniper
2 13 (76.47%) MPLS
3 11 (64.71%) JNCIE
3 11 (64.71%) Network Architecture
4 10 (58.82%) Cisco
5 9 (52.94%) Firewall
6 7 (41.18%) NetScreen
7 6 (35.29%) Network Security
8 4 (23.53%) Migration
8 4 (23.53%) Redback
8 4 (23.53%) Network Design
8 4 (23.53%) JNCIP
8 4 (23.53%) Ethernet
8 4 (23.53%) CCNP
8 4 (23.53%) CCDP
9 3 (17.65%) Fortinet
9 3 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (11.76%) CISA
10 2 (11.76%) CISM
10 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
10 2 (11.76%) CISSP
10 2 (11.76%) SSL
11 1 (5.88%) WAN
11 1 (5.88%) OSPF
11 1 (5.88%) BGP
11 1 (5.88%) EIGRP
11 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
11 1 (5.88%) DWDM

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) MPLS
2 9 (52.94%) Firewall
3 7 (41.18%) NetScreen
4 6 (35.29%) Network Security
5 4 (23.53%) Ethernet
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (11.76%) SSL
8 1 (5.88%) DWDM
8 1 (5.88%) WAN
8 1 (5.88%) OSPF
8 1 (5.88%) BGP
8 1 (5.88%) EIGRP
8 1 (5.88%) Multicast
8 1 (5.88%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (5.88%) Wireless
8 1 (5.88%) VLAN
8 1 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
General
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Network Architecture
2 4 (23.53%) Migration
2 4 (23.53%) Network Design
3 1 (5.88%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 14 (82.35%) CCIE
1 14 (82.35%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (64.71%) JNCIE
3 4 (23.53%) JNCIP
3 4 (23.53%) CCNP
3 4 (23.53%) CCDP
4 2 (11.76%) CISSP
4 2 (11.76%) CISA
4 2 (11.76%) CISM
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Juniper
2 10 (58.82%) Cisco
3 4 (23.53%) Redback
4 3 (17.65%) Fortinet
5 1 (5.88%) F5
5 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint