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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architect
Rank 401 507 532
Rank change year-on-year
+106 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 247 150 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.26% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.27% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 101 59
Median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £567
UK excluding London median daily rate £484 £456 £475
% change year-on-year
+6.02% -3.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £30.25 £48.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.62% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £48.50 -
% change year-on-year
-37.62% -

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
50509 55363 53299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.95% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 32914 35215 32203
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1615 2084 2078
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 28 August 2016.

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 28 August 2016.

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 28 August 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
England +94 232 £485 +1.57% 20
London +61 112 £490 -2.00% 7
South East +8 49 £515 +8.42% 7
West Midlands +1 33 £475 -2.56% 3
City of London +50 24 £525 +2.73% 1
Solihull - 20 £425 -
Berkshire +23 19 £515 +14.44%
North West +17 17 £450 -2.70% 1
Manchester +8 12 £463 +1.36%
Hampshire +8 10 £513 +3.01% 4
Shropshire - 10 £475 -
East of England +20 9 £463 +2.77% 1
Telford - 9 £475 -
Surrey - 6 £463 - 1
Reading +20 5 £550 +33.33%
Yorkshire +9 5 £510 +13.33%
Buckinghamshire -3 5 £513 +10.81% 1
Northern Ireland - 5 £425 -
Belfast - 5 £425 -
County Antrim - 5 £425 -
Milton Keynes +13 4 £513 +20.58%
Hertfordshire +8 4 £375 - 1
South West +3 4 £525 +23.52% 1
Stockport - 4 £438 -
Wales +22 3 £575 +27.66%
Oxfordshire +7 3 £525 +5.00%
Scotland +1 3 - -
Bristol -1 3 £650 +62.50%
Newbury -1 3 - -
Edinburgh -2 3 - -

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 216 (50.94%) Cisco
2 144 (33.96%) Firewall
3 133 (31.37%) WAN
4 130 (30.66%) LAN
5 119 (28.07%) Security Cleared
6 113 (26.65%) Cisco Certification
7 111 (26.18%) Juniper
8 101 (23.82%) Network Design
9 93 (21.93%) SC Cleared
10 83 (19.58%) Data Centre
11 78 (18.40%) Network Security
12 64 (15.09%) Wireless
13 62 (14.62%) Network Architecture
14 61 (14.39%) F5
15 60 (14.15%) CCNP
16 59 (13.92%) CCIE
17 51 (12.03%) Load Balancing
18 48 (11.32%) Migration
19 47 (11.08%) Palo Alto
20 45 (10.61%) VPN
21 44 (10.38%) CheckPoint
22 43 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
23 41 (9.67%) TOGAF
24 40 (9.43%) Finance
25 39 (9.20%) Telecoms
26 38 (8.96%) Wi-Fi
27 37 (8.73%) IPsec
28 36 (8.49%) MPLS
28 36 (8.49%) Cisco Nexus
29 34 (8.02%) ITIL

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 9 (2.12%) CMS
2 8 (1.89%) Skype for Business
3 7 (1.65%) Apache
4 5 (1.18%) Tuxedo
5 3 (0.71%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.47%) IIS
6 2 (0.47%) JBoss
6 2 (0.47%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.47%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (1.18%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.71%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.47%) MS Office
4 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.07%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.12%) SaaS
4 5 (1.18%) IaaS
5 4 (0.94%) Office 365
6 3 (0.71%) PaaS
7 2 (0.47%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.47%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 144 (33.96%) Firewall
2 133 (31.37%) WAN
3 130 (30.66%) LAN
4 78 (18.40%) Network Security
5 64 (15.09%) Wireless
6 45 (10.61%) VPN
7 38 (8.96%) Wi-Fi
8 37 (8.73%) IPsec
9 36 (8.49%) Cisco Nexus
9 36 (8.49%) MPLS
10 31 (7.31%) VoIP
11 23 (5.42%) WLAN
12 22 (5.19%) LDAP
13 20 (4.72%) DNS
14 19 (4.48%) TCP/IP
15 18 (4.25%) BGP
16 16 (3.77%) Unified Communications
16 16 (3.77%) VLAN
17 13 (3.07%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (3.07%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.47%) DB2
2 1 (0.24%) Big Data
2 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.24%) GIS
2 1 (0.24%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 40 (9.43%) Finance
2 39 (9.20%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.07%) Law
4 11 (2.59%) Banking
5 8 (1.89%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.65%) Retail
7 6 (1.42%) Legal
8 4 (0.94%) Back Office
9 2 (0.47%) Automotive
9 2 (0.47%) Billing
9 2 (0.47%) Local Government
9 2 (0.47%) Marketing
9 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.24%) Electronics
10 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.12%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.42%) Web Services
3 3 (0.71%) .NET
3 3 (0.71%) HTML
3 3 (0.71%) J2EE
4 2 (0.47%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 83 (19.58%) Data Centre
2 29 (6.84%) PKI
3 21 (4.95%) YubiKey
4 16 (3.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (1.65%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.65%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.65%) Private Cloud
7 4 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (0.94%) Blog
7 4 (0.94%) CMDB
7 4 (0.94%) VCE vBlock
8 3 (0.71%) CESG
8 3 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (0.71%) LPAR
8 3 (0.71%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.47%) BYOD
9 2 (0.47%) iSeries
9 2 (0.47%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.47%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.90%) Linux
1 25 (5.90%) Windows
2 14 (3.30%) Unix
3 10 (2.36%) Windows Server
4 4 (0.94%) VME
5 3 (0.71%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.24%) Fedora
6 1 (0.24%) Solaris
6 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (23.82%) Network Design
2 62 (14.62%) Network Architecture
3 51 (12.03%) Load Balancing
4 48 (11.32%) Migration
5 43 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 41 (9.67%) TOGAF
7 34 (8.02%) Change Management
7 34 (8.02%) ITIL
8 23 (5.42%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 21 (4.95%) Service Management
10 19 (4.48%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 19 (4.48%) Two-Factor Authentication
11 16 (3.77%) Project Management
12 14 (3.30%) Enterprise Architecture
13 12 (2.83%) Capacity Management
13 12 (2.83%) Risk Management
14 11 (2.59%) Change Control
14 11 (2.59%) ITSM
14 11 (2.59%) Network Management
14 11 (2.59%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 8 (1.89%) Java
2 5 (1.18%) C
2 5 (1.18%) COBOL
3 4 (0.94%) Perl
3 4 (0.94%) PHP
4 3 (0.71%) C#
4 3 (0.71%) C++
4 3 (0.71%) SQL
5 2 (0.47%) Lisp
5 2 (0.47%) Python
6 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 119 (28.07%) Security Cleared
2 113 (26.65%) Cisco Certification
3 93 (21.93%) SC Cleared
4 60 (14.15%) CCNP
5 59 (13.92%) CCIE
6 27 (6.37%) CCNA
6 27 (6.37%) JNCIS
7 23 (5.42%) JNCIA
8 22 (5.19%) DV Cleared
9 20 (4.72%) Degree
10 10 (2.36%) CCDE
10 10 (2.36%) CCDP
11 8 (1.89%) CISSP
12 7 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.94%) JNCIP
13 4 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.71%) CCDA
14 3 (0.71%) CCSE
14 3 (0.71%) MCSE
15 2 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (1.65%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.94%) QA
5 3 (0.71%) PA-DSS
5 3 (0.71%) SLA
6 2 (0.47%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.24%) RMADS
System Software
1 18 (4.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.12%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.89%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.42%) XenApp
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.24%) vSphere
5 1 (0.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (3.54%) FortiGate
2 3 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (0.71%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.47%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (0.47%) SCCM
3 2 (0.47%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.24%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.24%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.24%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.24%) Grafana
4 1 (0.24%) Graphite
4 1 (0.24%) Nagios
4 1 (0.24%) Nessus
4 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 216 (50.94%) Cisco
2 111 (26.18%) Juniper
3 61 (14.39%) F5
4 47 (11.08%) Palo Alto
5 44 (10.38%) CheckPoint
6 30 (7.08%) Microsoft
7 27 (6.37%) Aerohive Networks
8 24 (5.66%) VMware
9 22 (5.19%) IBM
10 20 (4.72%) Citrix
11 18 (4.25%) Fortinet
11 18 (4.25%) HP
12 17 (4.01%) Riverbed
13 16 (3.77%) Brocade
14 12 (2.83%) Blue Coat
15 10 (2.36%) Aruba
15 10 (2.36%) BT
16 9 (2.12%) EMC
17 7 (1.65%) Splunk
18 5 (1.18%) SevOne
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