The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Architect role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Architect
Rank 490 462 487
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 93 91 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.20% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 39 27
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£450 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £395 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £443 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Network Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 30 January 2015.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 January 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
England -20 84 £450 - 25
London -5 34 £475 +11.76% 10
South East 0 27 £450 - 4
South West -10 9 £500 +3.89% 6
Berkshire -3 8 £425 -5.55% 1
City of London +11 7 £425 +3.03% 5
Scotland - 7 £375 - 2
Gloucestershire - 6 - - 1
Glasgow - 6 £375 - 2
Hampshire -19 5 £438 - 2
East of England - 5 £600 - 1
West Midlands +2 4 £450 -10.00%
Buckinghamshire -7 4 £425 -
Milton Keynes -9 4 £425 -
Yorkshire -10 4 £425 -10.52% 4
Wiltshire -4 3 £500 - 1
Surrey -4 3 £375 -25.00% 1
North Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £600 -
Reading +5 2 - - 1
Birmingham -2 2 - -
Chippenham - 2 £500 - 1
Guildford -4 1 £450 -
Swindon -9 1 - -
West Yorkshire -12 1 £425 -10.52% 3
Leeds -13 1 £425 - 3
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £300 -
Wrexham - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 134 (66.01%) Cisco
2 81 (39.90%) WAN
3 73 (35.96%) LAN
4 71 (34.98%) Firewall
5 66 (32.51%) Security Cleared
6 65 (32.02%) Cisco Certification
7 55 (27.09%) Network Design
8 53 (26.11%) Telecoms
9 40 (19.70%) CCIE
9 40 (19.70%) Network Architecture
10 39 (19.21%) Network Security
11 36 (17.73%) DV Cleared
11 36 (17.73%) BGP
12 34 (16.75%) OSPF
13 33 (16.26%) F5
14 32 (15.76%) SC Cleared
15 29 (14.29%) Internet
16 27 (13.30%) Finance
16 27 (13.30%) Cisco Nexus
17 25 (12.32%) CCNP
18 24 (11.82%) Juniper
18 24 (11.82%) Citrix
18 24 (11.82%) Cisco ASA
19 23 (11.33%) MPLS
20 21 (10.34%) CCNA
21 20 (9.85%) CCDP
21 20 (9.85%) ITIL
22 19 (9.36%) VLAN
22 19 (9.36%) CheckPoint
23 18 (8.87%) Network Planning

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.49%) MS Office
1 1 (0.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 81 (39.90%) WAN
2 73 (35.96%) LAN
3 71 (34.98%) Firewall
4 39 (19.21%) Network Security
5 36 (17.73%) BGP
6 34 (16.75%) OSPF
7 29 (14.29%) Internet
8 27 (13.30%) Cisco Nexus
9 24 (11.82%) Cisco ASA
10 23 (11.33%) MPLS
11 19 (9.36%) VLAN
12 17 (8.37%) Wireless
13 16 (7.88%) VPN
13 16 (7.88%) VoIP
14 14 (6.90%) EIGRP
14 14 (6.90%) NetScaler
15 12 (5.91%) IPsec
16 11 (5.42%) Cisco IOS
17 10 (4.93%) Intranet
17 10 (4.93%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (1.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 53 (26.11%) Telecoms
2 27 (13.30%) Finance
3 11 (5.42%) Retail
4 6 (2.96%) Marketing
4 6 (2.96%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.46%) Electronics
5 5 (2.46%) Multimedia
6 4 (1.97%) Billing
6 4 (1.97%) Banking
7 3 (1.48%) Games
7 3 (1.48%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.99%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.49%) French Language
9 1 (0.49%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.46%) Middleware
2 2 (0.99%) CSS
2 2 (0.99%) Web Services
3 1 (0.49%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.46%) DTV
2 4 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.48%) Online Games
4 2 (0.99%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.99%) PKI
4 2 (0.99%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.99%) User Experience
5 1 (0.49%) Clustering
5 1 (0.49%) MPEG
5 1 (0.49%) IPTV
5 1 (0.49%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.49%) DataPower
5 1 (0.49%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.43%) Windows
2 7 (3.45%) UNIX
3 6 (2.96%) Linux
4 5 (2.46%) Solaris
5 3 (1.48%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (27.09%) Network Design
2 40 (19.70%) Network Architecture
3 20 (9.85%) ITIL
4 18 (8.87%) Network Planning
5 14 (6.90%) TOGAF
6 13 (6.40%) Load Balancing
7 11 (5.42%) Project Management
8 10 (4.93%) Migration
9 9 (4.43%) Network Management
10 6 (2.96%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (2.96%) Service Management
10 6 (2.96%) Programme Management
11 5 (2.46%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (2.46%) Digital Marketing
11 5 (2.46%) SIEM
11 5 (2.46%) Mentoring
12 4 (1.97%) Network Monitoring
12 4 (1.97%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (1.97%) Capacity Management
12 4 (1.97%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.49%) Java
1 1 (0.49%) SQL
1 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
1 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 66 (32.51%) Security Cleared
2 65 (32.02%) Cisco Certification
3 40 (19.70%) CCIE
4 36 (17.73%) DV Cleared
5 32 (15.76%) SC Cleared
6 25 (12.32%) CCNP
7 21 (10.34%) CCNA
8 20 (9.85%) CCDP
9 8 (3.94%) Degree
10 7 (3.45%) CCDE
11 5 (2.46%) CCDA
11 5 (2.46%) CCA
12 4 (1.97%) CCIP
13 3 (1.48%) HP MASE
14 1 (0.49%) CCSP
14 1 (0.49%) JNCIE
14 1 (0.49%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.42%) SLA
2 3 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 9 (4.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.48%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.48%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.49%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.97%) BladeLogic
1 4 (1.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 4 (1.97%) Control-M
2 3 (1.48%) SCOM
3 2 (0.99%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (0.99%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.49%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.49%) OPNET
4 1 (0.49%) OpenView
4 1 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.49%) SCCM
4 1 (0.49%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 134 (66.01%) Cisco
2 33 (16.26%) F5
3 24 (11.82%) Juniper
3 24 (11.82%) Citrix
4 19 (9.36%) CheckPoint
5 17 (8.37%) VMware
6 12 (5.91%) HP
7 8 (3.94%) Blue Coat
8 7 (3.45%) EMC
8 7 (3.45%) SAP
9 6 (2.96%) Oracle
10 5 (2.46%) Avaya
10 5 (2.46%) Fortinet
10 5 (2.46%) Brocade
11 4 (1.97%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.97%) Nortel
11 4 (1.97%) BT
11 4 (1.97%) Symantec
12 3 (1.48%) Nokia
12 3 (1.48%) CA
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