The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architect
Rank 504 488 488
Rank change year-on-year
-16 0
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 83 50 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 20 45
Average daily rate £470 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £365 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £600 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £456 £430 £431
% change year-on-year
+6.10% -0.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50313 44084 56073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.17% 92.43% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30713 25214 30795
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1990 2177 2578
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -17 81 £475 +5.55% 4
London -6 30 £500 -11.11% 2
South East +10 25 £450 +10.09% 1
East of England - 8 £475 -
Berkshire -13 7 £450 +10.09%
Bedfordshire - 7 £475 -
Hampshire +13 6 £425 +16.43%
City of London -3 6 £475 -15.55% 1
Reading -5 6 £450 +16.12%
Manchester - 6 - -
North West - 6 - -
East Midlands -9 5 £475 -
West Midlands -16 4 £450 -
Surrey -5 3 £408 -
South West -14 3 £480 -1.53%
Birmingham - 3 £444 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £475 -
Nottingham - 2 £475 -
Bristol - 2 - -
Havant - 2 £425 -
West Yorkshire -13 1 - -
Yorkshire -15 1 - - 1
South Wales - 1 £463 -
Wales - 1 £463 -
Bedford - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Essex - - - -

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 119 (68.00%) Cisco
2 87 (49.71%) Cisco Certification
3 78 (44.57%) Firewall
4 60 (34.29%) Juniper
5 56 (32.00%) CCIE
6 55 (31.43%) WAN
7 51 (29.14%) Network Design
8 46 (26.29%) CheckPoint
9 44 (25.14%) LAN
10 42 (24.00%) Network Security
11 40 (22.86%) CCNP
12 39 (22.29%) Security Cleared
12 39 (22.29%) Network Architecture
13 35 (20.00%) MPLS
14 33 (18.86%) Finance
15 32 (18.29%) Wireless
15 32 (18.29%) F5
16 30 (17.14%) BGP
17 29 (16.57%) OSPF
18 27 (15.43%) Telecoms
19 24 (13.71%) CCDP
19 24 (13.71%) Cisco Nexus
20 23 (13.14%) SC Cleared
20 23 (13.14%) VLAN
21 21 (12.00%) VPN
22 20 (11.43%) Migration
23 18 (10.29%) Load Balancing
24 17 (9.71%) Cisco ASA
25 15 (8.57%) EIGRP
25 15 (8.57%) Ethernet

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 5 (2.86%) Lync
2 4 (2.29%) Apache
3 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.57%) Tuxedo
3 1 (0.57%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (3.43%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.29%) MS Office
2 4 (2.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 78 (44.57%) Firewall
2 55 (31.43%) WAN
3 44 (25.14%) LAN
4 42 (24.00%) Network Security
5 35 (20.00%) MPLS
6 32 (18.29%) Wireless
7 30 (17.14%) BGP
8 29 (16.57%) OSPF
9 24 (13.71%) Cisco Nexus
10 23 (13.14%) VLAN
11 21 (12.00%) VPN
12 17 (9.71%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (8.57%) EIGRP
13 15 (8.57%) Ethernet
14 14 (8.00%) Internet
14 14 (8.00%) TCP/IP
15 12 (6.86%) DNS
16 10 (5.71%) IPsec
17 9 (5.14%) Cisco PIX
17 9 (5.14%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.14%) MySQL
1 2 (1.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 33 (18.86%) Finance
2 27 (15.43%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.57%) Banking
4 6 (3.43%) Marketing
5 5 (2.86%) German Language
6 3 (1.71%) Retail
6 3 (1.71%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.14%) Private Banking
7 2 (1.14%) Legal
8 1 (0.57%) Advertising
8 1 (0.57%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.57%) French Language
8 1 (0.57%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.57%) Law
8 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.57%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.57%) .NET
1 1 (0.57%) VXML
1 1 (0.57%) LAMP
1 1 (0.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.14%) PKI
2 1 (0.57%) Ergonomics
2 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (0.57%) Data Integration
2 1 (0.57%) Smart Meter
2 1 (0.57%) Digital Media
2 1 (0.57%) NHS
2 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (0.57%) Clustering
2 1 (0.57%) IVR
2 1 (0.57%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.43%) Linux
2 5 (2.86%) Windows
3 2 (1.14%) Solaris
3 2 (1.14%) UNIX
4 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (29.14%) Network Design
2 39 (22.29%) Network Architecture
3 20 (11.43%) Migration
4 18 (10.29%) Load Balancing
5 14 (8.00%) ITIL
6 13 (7.43%) Project Management
7 12 (6.86%) Security Architecture
8 7 (4.00%) Network Management
8 7 (4.00%) E-Commerce
9 6 (3.43%) Service Management
9 6 (3.43%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (2.86%) Change Management
10 5 (2.86%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (2.86%) Information Security
11 4 (2.29%) Risk Management
11 4 (2.29%) Enterprise Architecture
11 4 (2.29%) TOGAF
12 3 (1.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 3 (1.71%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (1.71%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.71%) SQL
2 2 (1.14%) Perl
3 1 (0.57%) C
Qualifications
1 87 (49.71%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (32.00%) CCIE
3 40 (22.86%) CCNP
4 39 (22.29%) Security Cleared
5 24 (13.71%) CCDP
6 23 (13.14%) SC Cleared
7 14 (8.00%) JNCIE
8 12 (6.86%) CCNA
9 11 (6.29%) Degree
10 7 (4.00%) CISSP
10 7 (4.00%) JNCIP
11 5 (2.86%) CISM
12 4 (2.29%) VTSP
13 3 (1.71%) ISACA
13 3 (1.71%) CCSA
13 3 (1.71%) CCSE
14 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (1.14%) CISA
14 2 (1.14%) CCDA
14 2 (1.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.71%) SLA
2 3 (1.71%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.57%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (5.14%) Active Directory
1 9 (5.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.29%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.14%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.57%) vSphere
4 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.57%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 119 (68.00%) Cisco
2 60 (34.29%) Juniper
3 46 (26.29%) CheckPoint
4 32 (18.29%) F5
5 12 (6.86%) VMware
5 12 (6.86%) Microsoft
6 10 (5.71%) HP
7 8 (4.57%) Fortinet
8 7 (4.00%) Riverbed
9 5 (2.86%) Avaya
9 5 (2.86%) McAfee
9 5 (2.86%) Nokia
10 4 (2.29%) Redback
10 4 (2.29%) Blue Coat
11 3 (1.71%) BT
11 3 (1.71%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.71%) Aruba
11 3 (1.71%) SAP
12 2 (1.14%) Oracle
12 2 (1.14%) Nortel
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: £500 per day dependent on experience
Posted: 41 minutes ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
South Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £650 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 13 days ago