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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architect
Rank 502 520 487
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 93 58 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.12% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 39 56
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£475 £480 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.04% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £363 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £580 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £473 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +11.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 +9 88 £475 -3.06% 23
London +28 35 £465 -3.12% 12
South East +11 25 £475 +3.26% 6
Berkshire +14 13 £525 +24.26% 6
South West -27 11 £450 -17.43%
City of London +37 10 £525 +14.44% 4
Reading +17 6 £525 - 3
East Midlands - 6 £463 -
Buckinghamshire -4 4 £363 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £475 -
Yorkshire +4 3 £430 -16.09% 1
Cardiff 0 3 £413 -8.33%
North West -2 3 £475 +9.51% 2
South Wales -4 3 £413 -8.33% 2
Wales -10 3 £413 -8.33% 2
Hertfordshire -14 3 £538 +53.57%
East of England -27 3 £538 +53.57% 1
Slough - 3 - -
West Yorkshire +10 2 - - 1
Milton Keynes +5 2 £363 -
Cheshire -4 2 £475 -17.39%
Swindon -5 2 £425 -19.04%
Hampshire -8 2 £330 -26.66%
Wiltshire -11 2 £425 -19.04%
Scotland -12 2 £550 +51.72% 2
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £569 -
Newbury 0 1 - - 1
Oxford - 1 £475 -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £500 -

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 104 (61.18%) Cisco
2 62 (36.47%) Cisco Certification
3 60 (35.29%) Firewall
4 52 (30.59%) LAN
5 48 (28.24%) Network Design
6 47 (27.65%) WAN
7 46 (27.06%) Security Cleared
8 45 (26.47%) Network Security
9 42 (24.71%) CCIE
10 35 (20.59%) Juniper
11 32 (18.82%) SC Cleared
12 31 (18.24%) Finance
13 30 (17.65%) CCNP
14 25 (14.71%) BGP
15 23 (13.53%) MPLS
16 22 (12.94%) OSPF
16 22 (12.94%) CheckPoint
16 22 (12.94%) Telecoms
17 20 (11.76%) F5
17 20 (11.76%) Project Management
17 20 (11.76%) Wireless
18 19 (11.18%) CCDP
18 19 (11.18%) Network Architecture
19 17 (10.00%) ITIL
20 15 (8.82%) VLAN
21 14 (8.24%) Capacity Planning
21 14 (8.24%) Wi-Fi
21 14 (8.24%) Migration
22 13 (7.65%) Microsoft
23 12 (7.06%) Cisco Nexus

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 7 (4.12%) Lync
2 2 (1.18%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.59%) CMS
3 1 (0.59%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 60 (35.29%) Firewall
2 52 (30.59%) LAN
3 47 (27.65%) WAN
4 45 (26.47%) Network Security
5 25 (14.71%) BGP
6 23 (13.53%) MPLS
7 22 (12.94%) OSPF
8 20 (11.76%) Wireless
9 15 (8.82%) VLAN
10 14 (8.24%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (7.06%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (6.47%) DNS
12 11 (6.47%) WLAN
13 9 (5.29%) EIGRP
13 9 (5.29%) VPN
14 8 (4.71%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (4.71%) DMZ
15 7 (4.12%) Ethernet
15 7 (4.12%) TCP/IP
16 6 (3.53%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 31 (18.24%) Finance
2 22 (12.94%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.71%) Marketing
4 7 (4.12%) Retail
5 5 (2.94%) Electronics
5 5 (2.94%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.35%) Banking
7 1 (0.59%) Military
7 1 (0.59%) Law
7 1 (0.59%) Legal
7 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.59%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.76%) Web Services
1 3 (1.76%) REST
2 2 (1.18%) Middleware
3 1 (0.59%) JFC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.94%) DTV
2 2 (1.18%) Digital Media
2 2 (1.18%) Clustering
2 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.59%) Fixed Income
3 1 (0.59%) Cryptography
3 1 (0.59%) SCADA
3 1 (0.59%) Mathematics
3 1 (0.59%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (0.59%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.29%) Windows
2 4 (2.35%) Solaris
2 4 (2.35%) Linux
2 4 (2.35%) UNIX
3 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.59%) MVS
4 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (28.24%) Network Design
2 20 (11.76%) Project Management
3 19 (11.18%) Network Architecture
4 17 (10.00%) ITIL
5 14 (8.24%) Capacity Planning
5 14 (8.24%) Migration
6 11 (6.47%) TOGAF
7 10 (5.88%) Security Architecture
8 9 (5.29%) Network Management
8 9 (5.29%) Enterprise Architecture
9 8 (4.71%) Load Balancing
9 8 (4.71%) E-Commerce
10 6 (3.53%) Information Security
10 6 (3.53%) Programme Management
11 5 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (2.94%) Low Latency
11 5 (2.94%) Service Management
11 5 (2.94%) Change Management
11 5 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (2.94%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.35%) C
2 1 (0.59%) Perl
Qualifications
1 62 (36.47%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (27.06%) Security Cleared
3 42 (24.71%) CCIE
4 32 (18.82%) SC Cleared
5 30 (17.65%) CCNP
6 19 (11.18%) CCDP
7 12 (7.06%) CCNA
8 6 (3.53%) JNCIP
8 6 (3.53%) JNCIE
9 5 (2.94%) CISSP
10 4 (2.35%) Degree
11 3 (1.76%) CISM
11 3 (1.76%) CCDA
11 3 (1.76%) CCSE
11 3 (1.76%) CCSA
11 3 (1.76%) ISACA
11 3 (1.76%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.18%) MCSE
12 2 (1.18%) MCSA
12 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.53%) SLA
3 4 (2.35%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.76%) QA
5 1 (0.59%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.18%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.59%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.59%) Nmap
3 1 (0.59%) ProxySG
3 1 (0.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (1.76%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (1.76%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (1.18%) SCCM
2 2 (1.18%) SCOM
2 2 (1.18%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.18%) HP UCMDB
2 2 (1.18%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.18%) Netcool
2 2 (1.18%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 2 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 104 (61.18%) Cisco
2 35 (20.59%) Juniper
3 22 (12.94%) CheckPoint
4 20 (11.76%) F5
5 13 (7.65%) Microsoft
6 10 (5.88%) Avaya
7 6 (3.53%) HP
7 6 (3.53%) VMware
8 5 (2.94%) SAP
9 4 (2.35%) Sourcefire
10 3 (1.76%) McAfee
10 3 (1.76%) Redback
11 2 (1.18%) IronPort
11 2 (1.18%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.18%) ArcSight
11 2 (1.18%) Dell
11 2 (1.18%) BT
12 1 (0.59%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.59%) Vyatta
12 1 (0.59%) Oracle
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