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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architect
Rank 121 129 141
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 27 28 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.85% 0.67% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.72% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 1
Median daily rate £525 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +8.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £465
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 - -
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
3000 3907 3072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.31% 94.05% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1971 2343 1809
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 187 179
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.77 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.02 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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
Manchester +2 11 £525 +10.52% 3
Cheshire +4 7 £525 +10.52%
Lancashire - 3 £600 -
Network Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 27 (54.00%) LAN
2 26 (52.00%) WAN
3 23 (46.00%) Cisco
4 21 (42.00%) Data Centre
5 17 (34.00%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (34.00%) Wi-Fi
6 14 (28.00%) Network Design
6 14 (28.00%) Network Architecture
7 13 (26.00%) CCIE
8 11 (22.00%) Migration
9 10 (20.00%) F5
10 9 (18.00%) Security Cleared
10 9 (18.00%) CCNP
11 8 (16.00%) Service Management
11 8 (16.00%) Load Testing
11 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
11 8 (16.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 7 (14.00%) Network Security
12 7 (14.00%) Wireless
12 7 (14.00%) Ethernet
12 7 (14.00%) VoIP
12 7 (14.00%) Internet
13 6 (12.00%) ITIL
13 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (12.00%) CMS
13 6 (12.00%) TOGAF
13 6 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
14 5 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (8.00%) MPLS
15 4 (8.00%) IBM

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 6 (12.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (54.00%) LAN
2 26 (52.00%) WAN
3 17 (34.00%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (14.00%) Ethernet
4 7 (14.00%) Internet
4 7 (14.00%) Network Security
4 7 (14.00%) VoIP
4 7 (14.00%) Wireless
5 6 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (8.00%) MPLS
6 4 (8.00%) VLAN
7 3 (6.00%) Firewall
7 3 (6.00%) SAN
7 3 (6.00%) VPN
8 2 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (4.00%) FWSM
8 2 (4.00%) IPsec
8 2 (4.00%) OSPF
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (6.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Banking
2 1 (2.00%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 21 (42.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (16.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (6.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (4.00%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) BYOD
5 1 (2.00%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.00%) IVR
5 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.00%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) Network Architecture
1 14 (28.00%) Network Design
2 11 (22.00%) Migration
3 8 (16.00%) Load Testing
3 8 (16.00%) Service Management
4 6 (12.00%) ITIL
4 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (12.00%) TOGAF
5 4 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (8.00%) ITIL V3
6 3 (6.00%) Change Management
7 2 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (4.00%) ITSM
7 2 (4.00%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.00%) Supplier Management
8 1 (2.00%) Change Control
8 1 (2.00%) CRM
8 1 (2.00%) ERP
8 1 (2.00%) GAP Analysis
8 1 (2.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) Java
1 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (34.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (26.00%) CCIE
3 9 (18.00%) CCNP
3 9 (18.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (8.00%) CCNA
7 3 (6.00%) CCDP
8 2 (4.00%) CISSP
9 1 (2.00%) CCDA
9 1 (2.00%) Degree
9 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 23 (46.00%) Cisco
2 10 (20.00%) F5
3 4 (8.00%) IBM
4 2 (4.00%) Brocade
4 2 (4.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (2.00%) Juniper
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.00%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.00%) VMware