The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Network Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Architect
UK
Rank 425 403 512
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +109
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 170 231 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.44% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.47% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 117 60
Median daily rate £519 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £410 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £507 £475 £438
% change year-on-year
+6.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42966 49399 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28025 31812 30247
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 1656 1895
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Network Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Network Architect in the job title.

Network Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Architect
Daily Rate Trend

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

Network Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Network Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Architect within the UK.

Network Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network Architect
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Network Architect Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Architect
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 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
England -7 164 £513 +2.50% 16
London +19 69 £550 +5.76% 8
South East +12 55 £525 +10.52% 2
North West -12 18 £500 - 2
Hampshire -17 18 £550 +12.82%
Berkshire +25 16 £475 -8.21% 1
City of London +10 13 £575 +9.52% 1
Milton Keynes +12 11 £525 +13.51%
Buckinghamshire +7 11 £525 +10.52%
West Midlands +4 11 £513 +4.59% 2
Basingstoke +2 8 £482 +1.47%
Lancashire - 7 £530 -
Cheshire -4 6 £473 -5.50%
Preston - 6 £530 -
Brighton - 6 - -
East Sussex - 6 - -
Scotland +28 5 £539 +43.66%
East of England -1 5 £500 +14.94% 1
Edinburgh - 5 £539 -
Manchester +7 4 £494 +3.94% 1
Reading +7 4 £475 -8.21%
Yorkshire +16 3 £425 -13.70% 1
South West +11 3 £513 -
Wiltshire +1 3 £513 -
Warrington -1 3 £550 +3.77%
Hertfordshire -1 3 £500 -
Coventry -5 3 £500 -
Warwick - 3 £513 -
Warwickshire - 3 £513 -
West Yorkshire +17 2 £425 -27.65% 1

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 213 (63.02%) Cisco
2 138 (40.83%) WAN
3 119 (35.21%) Cisco Certification
4 115 (34.02%) LAN
5 106 (31.36%) Firewall
6 99 (29.29%) Security Cleared
7 85 (25.15%) Network Security
8 84 (24.85%) SC Cleared
9 80 (23.67%) Data Centre
10 78 (23.08%) CCIE
11 61 (18.05%) Juniper
12 60 (17.75%) CCNP
13 56 (16.57%) MPLS
14 54 (15.98%) F5
15 52 (15.38%) Network Design
16 51 (15.09%) VPN
17 45 (13.31%) CheckPoint
18 44 (13.02%) Finance
18 44 (13.02%) Network Architecture
19 36 (10.65%) Wireless
19 36 (10.65%) Microsoft
20 33 (9.76%) TOGAF
21 32 (9.47%) Wi-Fi
21 32 (9.47%) Windows
22 31 (9.17%) Migration
23 30 (8.88%) Telecoms
24 29 (8.58%) Microsoft Azure
24 29 (8.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
25 28 (8.28%) Cisco Nexus
26 27 (7.99%) BGP

Network Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 7 (2.07%) Skype for Business
2 5 (1.48%) Apache
3 4 (1.18%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.18%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.89%) CMS
5 2 (0.59%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.30%) JBoss
6 1 (0.30%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (2.37%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.18%) MS Office
3 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.78%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 29 (8.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.14%) Office 365
3 11 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.07%) IaaS
5 4 (1.18%) PaaS
6 2 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 138 (40.83%) WAN
2 115 (34.02%) LAN
3 106 (31.36%) Firewall
4 85 (25.15%) Network Security
5 56 (16.57%) MPLS
6 51 (15.09%) VPN
7 36 (10.65%) Wireless
8 32 (9.47%) Wi-Fi
9 29 (8.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 28 (8.28%) Cisco Nexus
11 27 (7.99%) BGP
12 26 (7.69%) VLAN
12 26 (7.69%) VoIP
13 25 (7.40%) OSPF
14 24 (7.10%) Internet
15 23 (6.80%) Cisco ASA
16 22 (6.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 20 (5.92%) DMZ
18 18 (5.33%) IPsec
19 14 (4.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.30%) Big Data
4 1 (0.30%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.30%) DocumentDB
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (1.18%) Subversion
2 2 (0.59%) ClearCase
General
1 44 (13.02%) Finance
2 30 (8.88%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.44%) Banking
4 8 (2.37%) Legal
5 7 (2.07%) Law
5 7 (2.07%) Retail
6 4 (1.18%) Military
7 2 (0.59%) Automotive
7 2 (0.59%) Billing
7 2 (0.59%) Local Government
7 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.30%) Electronics
8 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.96%) Web Services
2 7 (2.07%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.48%) J2EE
4 4 (1.18%) Middleware
4 4 (1.18%) XMPP
5 2 (0.59%) CORBA
5 2 (0.59%) SOAP
6 1 (0.30%) .NET
6 1 (0.30%) Core Data
Miscellaneous
1 80 (23.67%) Data Centre
2 19 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 17 (5.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (2.37%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (2.07%) PKI
7 5 (1.48%) Clustering
8 4 (1.18%) CMDB
9 3 (0.89%) BYOD
9 3 (0.89%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.89%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 2 (0.59%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.59%) iSeries
10 2 (0.59%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.59%) Smartcard
10 2 (0.59%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.30%) CESG
11 1 (0.30%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.30%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.47%) Windows
2 23 (6.80%) Linux
3 16 (4.73%) Unix
4 9 (2.66%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.78%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.89%) Solaris
7 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (15.38%) Network Design
2 44 (13.02%) Network Architecture
3 33 (9.76%) TOGAF
4 31 (9.17%) Migration
5 20 (5.92%) ITIL
6 17 (5.03%) Presales
7 16 (4.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (4.44%) Load Balancing
9 13 (3.85%) Network Management
9 13 (3.85%) Server Virtualisation
9 13 (3.85%) Service Management
10 11 (3.25%) Customer Engagement
11 9 (2.66%) Data Protection
11 9 (2.66%) Enterprise Architecture
11 9 (2.66%) Product Management
11 9 (2.66%) Risk Management
11 9 (2.66%) SOA
11 9 (2.66%) Validation
12 8 (2.37%) Information Security
12 8 (2.37%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.48%) C
2 4 (1.18%) SQL
3 2 (0.59%) Lisp
4 1 (0.30%) Java
4 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 119 (35.21%) Cisco Certification
2 99 (29.29%) Security Cleared
3 84 (24.85%) SC Cleared
4 78 (23.08%) CCIE
5 60 (17.75%) CCNP
6 20 (5.92%) CCNA
7 12 (3.55%) CCDP
8 10 (2.96%) Degree
9 8 (2.37%) DV Cleared
9 8 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (2.07%) CISSP
10 7 (2.07%) JNCIS
10 7 (2.07%) MCSE
11 6 (1.78%) CCSA
12 5 (1.48%) CCDE
12 5 (1.48%) JNCIE
12 5 (1.48%) JNCIP
13 3 (0.89%) CISA
13 3 (0.89%) CISM
14 2 (0.59%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.96%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.59%) QA
4 2 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.30%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.30%) HL7
5 1 (0.30%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 18 (5.33%) Hyper-V
2 11 (3.25%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.18%) VMware ESX
3 4 (1.18%) vSphere
4 3 (0.89%) XenApp
5 2 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.30%) Firmware
6 1 (0.30%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (3.55%) FortiGate
2 11 (3.25%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (1.18%) Forum Sentry
3 4 (1.18%) Nagios
3 4 (1.18%) Opsview
3 4 (1.18%) QRadar
3 4 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.59%) vMotion
6 1 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.30%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.30%) SCOM
6 1 (0.30%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 213 (63.02%) Cisco
2 61 (18.05%) Juniper
3 54 (15.98%) F5
4 45 (13.31%) CheckPoint
5 36 (10.65%) Microsoft
6 26 (7.69%) VMware
7 25 (7.40%) Palo Alto
8 17 (5.03%) Citrix
9 14 (4.14%) Brocade
10 12 (3.55%) BT
11 10 (2.96%) Aruba
11 10 (2.96%) IBM
12 9 (2.66%) Fortinet
13 8 (2.37%) Blue Coat
13 8 (2.37%) Splunk
14 7 (2.07%) Capita
14 7 (2.07%) TOWER Software
15 6 (1.78%) Riverbed
16 5 (1.48%) EMC
17 4 (1.18%) CA
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