The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Architect
Rank 140 128 111
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 10 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% 0.43% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.46% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 4
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£438 £350 £545
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -35.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.50 - -
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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 South 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
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3117 3069 2086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.72% 93.40% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1979 1980 1290
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.88% +4.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 173 169
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Network Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Network Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Network Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Network Architect Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Network Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Architect across the South West region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Network Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Network Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +5 6 £450 +5.88%
Bristol 0 3 £400 -20.00%
Gloucestershire -14 1 £625 -
Network Architect
England

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 11 (68.75%) LAN
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco
2 9 (56.25%) WAN
2 9 (56.25%) Firewall
3 8 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 6 (37.50%) Network Design
4 6 (37.50%) OSPF
4 6 (37.50%) BGP
5 5 (31.25%) SSL
5 5 (31.25%) IPsec
6 4 (25.00%) DV Cleared
6 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (25.00%) Network Security
6 4 (25.00%) Citrix
6 4 (25.00%) Juniper
6 4 (25.00%) F5
7 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (18.75%) VoIP
7 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
7 3 (18.75%) Wireless
7 3 (18.75%) Migration
7 3 (18.75%) Blue Coat
7 3 (18.75%) McAfee
8 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (12.50%) SSH
8 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
8 2 (12.50%) IronPort
8 2 (12.50%) Network Planning
8 2 (12.50%) Time Management
8 2 (12.50%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
1 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) LAN
2 9 (56.25%) WAN
2 9 (56.25%) Firewall
3 6 (37.50%) OSPF
3 6 (37.50%) BGP
4 5 (31.25%) IPsec
4 5 (31.25%) SSL
5 4 (25.00%) Network Security
6 3 (18.75%) VoIP
6 3 (18.75%) Wireless
7 2 (12.50%) VRRP
7 2 (12.50%) DHCP
7 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
7 2 (12.50%) RIP
7 2 (12.50%) SNMP
7 2 (12.50%) SSH
7 2 (12.50%) Junos
7 2 (12.50%) HSRP
7 2 (12.50%) GLBP
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
General
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Network Design
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
3 2 (12.50%) Time Management
3 2 (12.50%) Network Planning
3 2 (12.50%) Capacity Management
3 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Network Management
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security
4 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.25%) B2B
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) CCNP
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) CCDP
3 1 (6.25%) CCIE
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) Citrix
2 4 (25.00%) Juniper
2 4 (25.00%) F5
3 3 (18.75%) McAfee
3 3 (18.75%) Blue Coat
4 2 (12.50%) IronPort
4 2 (12.50%) Intel
5 1 (6.25%) Remedy
5 1 (6.25%) Riverbed
5 1 (6.25%) Brocade