The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architect
Rank 61 87 82
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 10 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.10% 0.18% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 0.20% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Average daily rate
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£375 - £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
815 1004 1066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.06% 91.02% 91.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 527 373
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £220 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 32 51
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -13.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £19.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Network Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Network Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Network Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Network Architect Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Network Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Architect across the Reading region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Network Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 9 (56.25%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
4 4 (25.00%) Avaya
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (25.00%) F5
5 3 (18.75%) Network Architecture
5 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (18.75%) CCIE
5 3 (18.75%) CCNP
5 3 (18.75%) CCIP
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (18.75%) Finance
5 3 (18.75%) MPLS
5 3 (18.75%) BGP
6 2 (12.50%) WAN
6 2 (12.50%) LAN
6 2 (12.50%) 3G
6 2 (12.50%) Firewall
6 2 (12.50%) Network Design
7 1 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (6.25%) Degree
7 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
7 1 (6.25%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (6.25%) Network Security
7 1 (6.25%) Information Security Management
7 1 (6.25%) Security Management
7 1 (6.25%) Wireless
7 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 4 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (18.75%) MPLS
2 3 (18.75%) BGP
3 2 (12.50%) WAN
3 2 (12.50%) LAN
3 2 (12.50%) 3G
3 2 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (6.25%) Network Security
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (6.25%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (6.25%) 4G
4 1 (6.25%) VoIP
4 1 (6.25%) Broadband
4 1 (6.25%) VPN
4 1 (6.25%) IPv4
4 1 (6.25%) IPv6
4 1 (6.25%) Internet
General
1 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Network Architecture
1 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (12.50%) Network Design
3 1 (6.25%) Information Security Management
3 1 (6.25%) Security Management
3 1 (6.25%) SIEM
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) E-business
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (6.25%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) CCIE
2 3 (18.75%) CCNP
2 3 (18.75%) CCIP
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) Avaya
2 4 (25.00%) F5
3 1 (6.25%) SevOne
3 1 (6.25%) BMC
3 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat