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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architect
Rank 504 503 474
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 108 83 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.17% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 51 66
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£475 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £363 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year
- +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £57.50 -
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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +22 106 £475 -3.06% 31
London +19 38 £475 -0.52% 13
South East +13 27 £475 +1.06% 13
South West -35 14 £350 -35.77% 1
Berkshire +9 13 £525 +24.26% 6
City of London +32 10 £475 +24.59% 6
Hampshire -3 10 £350 -48.14% 4
Gloucestershire -11 8 - -
Reading +17 6 £525 - 4
East of England -17 5 £600 +71.42% 1
Hertfordshire -19 5 £600 +71.42%
Yorkshire +2 4 £453 -11.70% 1
North West -10 4 £475 -8.43%
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £600 -
Cheshire +7 3 £475 -17.39%
West Yorkshire +6 3 £475 -7.31% 1
Slough - 3 - - 1
Swindon -5 2 £425 -19.04%
Wiltshire -8 2 £425 -19.04%
Oxfordshire - 2 £475 -
Leeds - 2 £475 - 1
Macclesfield - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -6 1 £375 - 1
Milton Keynes -8 1 £375 - 1
South Wales -11 1 £475 +5.55% 1
Scotland -13 1 - -
Bristol -13 1 £500 - 1
Cardiff -13 1 £475 +5.55%
West Midlands -20 1 - -
Wales -21 1 £475 +5.55% 1

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 95 (55.23%) Cisco
2 54 (31.40%) LAN
3 52 (30.23%) WAN
3 52 (30.23%) Firewall
4 48 (27.91%) Security Cleared
5 46 (26.74%) Cisco Certification
6 42 (24.42%) Network Security
7 39 (22.67%) Network Design
8 36 (20.93%) SC Cleared
9 33 (19.19%) CCIE
10 31 (18.02%) Telecoms
11 25 (14.53%) Finance
12 23 (13.37%) BGP
13 21 (12.21%) MPLS
13 21 (12.21%) Project Management
14 20 (11.63%) OSPF
15 18 (10.47%) Juniper
16 17 (9.88%) CCNP
16 17 (9.88%) ITIL
16 17 (9.88%) Network Architecture
17 16 (9.30%) CheckPoint
18 15 (8.72%) F5
19 14 (8.14%) Capacity Planning
19 14 (8.14%) TOGAF
19 14 (8.14%) CCNA
20 13 (7.56%) CCDP
21 12 (6.98%) Cisco Nexus
21 12 (6.98%) Wi-Fi
21 12 (6.98%) Wireless
22 11 (6.40%) HP

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (1.74%) Lync
2 2 (1.16%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.58%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.58%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 54 (31.40%) LAN
2 52 (30.23%) WAN
2 52 (30.23%) Firewall
3 42 (24.42%) Network Security
4 23 (13.37%) BGP
5 21 (12.21%) MPLS
6 20 (11.63%) OSPF
7 12 (6.98%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (6.98%) Wi-Fi
7 12 (6.98%) Wireless
8 11 (6.40%) VLAN
9 10 (5.81%) WLAN
10 9 (5.23%) Ethernet
10 9 (5.23%) VPN
10 9 (5.23%) DNS
10 9 (5.23%) EIGRP
10 9 (5.23%) HSRP
11 7 (4.07%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (3.49%) DSL
12 6 (3.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.16%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 31 (18.02%) Telecoms
2 25 (14.53%) Finance
3 11 (6.40%) Retail
4 8 (4.65%) Marketing
5 5 (2.91%) Electronics
5 5 (2.91%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.74%) Banking
7 2 (1.16%) Russian Language
7 2 (1.16%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.58%) Military
8 1 (0.58%) Law
8 1 (0.58%) Legal
8 1 (0.58%) Billing
8 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.58%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.74%) Web Services
1 3 (1.74%) Middleware
1 3 (1.74%) REST
2 1 (0.58%) JFC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.91%) DTV
2 3 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.16%) Digital Media
3 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.16%) Clustering
4 1 (0.58%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.58%) Cryptography
4 1 (0.58%) SCADA
4 1 (0.58%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.58%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.58%) FMCG
4 1 (0.58%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.65%) Windows
2 5 (2.91%) UNIX
3 4 (2.33%) Solaris
3 4 (2.33%) Linux
4 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.58%) MVS
5 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (22.67%) Network Design
2 21 (12.21%) Project Management
3 17 (9.88%) ITIL
3 17 (9.88%) Network Architecture
4 14 (8.14%) Capacity Planning
4 14 (8.14%) TOGAF
5 9 (5.23%) Migration
5 9 (5.23%) Network Planning
6 8 (4.65%) Enterprise Architecture
6 8 (4.65%) Security Architecture
7 7 (4.07%) Network Management
8 6 (3.49%) Programme Management
8 6 (3.49%) E-Commerce
9 5 (2.91%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (2.91%) Validation
9 5 (2.91%) Information Security
9 5 (2.91%) Load Balancing
9 5 (2.91%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (2.91%) Digital Marketing
9 5 (2.91%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (27.91%) Security Cleared
2 46 (26.74%) Cisco Certification
3 36 (20.93%) SC Cleared
4 33 (19.19%) CCIE
5 17 (9.88%) CCNP
6 14 (8.14%) CCNA
7 13 (7.56%) CCDP
8 10 (5.81%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.33%) Degree
10 3 (1.74%) CCDA
10 3 (1.74%) CISSP
10 3 (1.74%) HP MASE
11 2 (1.16%) CCDE
11 2 (1.16%) CCA
12 1 (0.58%) CCSP
12 1 (0.58%) CISM
12 1 (0.58%) CCSA
12 1 (0.58%) CCSE
12 1 (0.58%) JNCIP
12 1 (0.58%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (4.07%) SLA
3 3 (1.74%) QA
4 2 (1.16%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.58%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (1.16%) Hyper-V
1 2 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.58%) Nmap
2 1 (0.58%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.58%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (1.74%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (1.16%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.16%) HP UCMDB
2 2 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (1.16%) SCCM
2 2 (1.16%) SCOM
2 2 (1.16%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.16%) Netcool
2 2 (1.16%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 95 (55.23%) Cisco
2 18 (10.47%) Juniper
3 16 (9.30%) CheckPoint
4 15 (8.72%) F5
5 11 (6.40%) HP
6 9 (5.23%) VMware
7 8 (4.65%) Avaya
8 7 (4.07%) Microsoft
9 6 (3.49%) Sourcefire
9 6 (3.49%) SAP
10 4 (2.33%) ArcSight
10 4 (2.33%) Brocade
11 3 (1.74%) EMC
11 3 (1.74%) Fortinet
12 2 (1.16%) IronPort
12 2 (1.16%) McAfee
12 2 (1.16%) Dell
13 1 (0.58%) Business Objects
13 1 (0.58%) Oracle
13 1 (0.58%) Citrix
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