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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Architect
Rank 482 511 506
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 120 84 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.15% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 47 21
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £450 £430
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 - -

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
51527 50292 44718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.33% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31396 30820 25579
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% -3.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2008 2205
Average hourly rate £17.30 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +22 112 £450 -5.26% 23
London +3 36 £474 -5.25% 9
South East +2 36 £438 -2.77% 9
Berkshire +10 22 £398 -11.66% 3
North West -11 16 £450 - 1
Hertfordshire +12 10 £448 +19.33%
East of England +8 10 £448 -5.78%
Lancashire - 10 £413 -
West Midlands -12 7 £501 +11.22%
Scotland - 7 £568 - 1
City of London +3 6 £500 +5.26% 2
Hampshire +1 6 £438 +2.94% 3
East Midlands -4 6 £425 -10.52%
Maidenhead - 6 £398 -
Reading -6 5 £340 -24.44% 3
Cheshire - 5 £500 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £425 -
Northampton - 5 £425 -
Edinburgh - 5 £550 -
Chorley - 4 £348 -
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £413 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £450 -
South West +4 3 £425 -11.45% 1
Buckinghamshire -6 3 £425 -
Rickmansworth - 3 £475 -
Macclesfield - 3 £500 -
Coventry - 3 - -
Hook - 3 £438 -
Banbury - 2 £475 -
Portsmouth - 2 £350 -

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 156 (71.89%) Cisco
2 106 (48.85%) Firewall
3 89 (41.01%) WAN
4 83 (38.25%) Cisco Certification
5 77 (35.48%) LAN
6 61 (28.11%) Juniper
7 57 (26.27%) Security Cleared
8 49 (22.58%) CCIE
9 47 (21.66%) MPLS
10 45 (20.74%) Network Design
11 44 (20.28%) OSPF
11 44 (20.28%) BGP
12 42 (19.35%) Cisco ASA
13 41 (18.89%) Network Security
14 38 (17.51%) CCNP
15 37 (17.05%) SC Cleared
15 37 (17.05%) Network Architecture
15 37 (17.05%) F5
16 35 (16.13%) CheckPoint
16 35 (16.13%) Telecoms
17 34 (15.67%) Finance
17 34 (15.67%) VPN
18 28 (12.90%) Cisco Nexus
19 27 (12.44%) Wireless
20 26 (11.98%) Citrix
20 26 (11.98%) CCNA
21 24 (11.06%) IPsec
21 24 (11.06%) Internet
22 22 (10.14%) Load Balancing
23 21 (9.68%) DV Cleared

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 2 (0.92%) Lync
1 2 (0.92%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.46%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (3.23%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.46%) MS Project
2 1 (0.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.46%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 106 (48.85%) Firewall
2 89 (41.01%) WAN
3 77 (35.48%) LAN
4 47 (21.66%) MPLS
5 44 (20.28%) OSPF
5 44 (20.28%) BGP
6 42 (19.35%) Cisco ASA
7 41 (18.89%) Network Security
8 34 (15.67%) VPN
9 28 (12.90%) Cisco Nexus
10 27 (12.44%) Wireless
11 24 (11.06%) IPsec
11 24 (11.06%) Internet
12 19 (8.76%) VoIP
13 18 (8.29%) SSL
14 17 (7.83%) Cisco IOS
15 15 (6.91%) EIGRP
16 14 (6.45%) VLAN
17 13 (5.99%) DNS
17 13 (5.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Development Applications
1 3 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 35 (16.13%) Telecoms
2 34 (15.67%) Finance
3 9 (4.15%) Marketing
4 6 (2.76%) Retail
5 5 (2.30%) Games
6 4 (1.84%) Banking
6 4 (1.84%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.38%) Electronics
7 3 (1.38%) Billing
8 2 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.46%) Back Office
9 1 (0.46%) Law
9 1 (0.46%) Legal
9 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.46%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.46%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.46%) French Language
9 1 (0.46%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.92%) Web Services
2 1 (0.46%) Middleware
2 1 (0.46%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.23%) PKI
3 5 (2.30%) Online Games
4 3 (1.38%) DTV
5 2 (0.92%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.92%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.46%) User Experience
6 1 (0.46%) BYOD
6 1 (0.46%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.46%) Handset
6 1 (0.46%) DataPower
6 1 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.46%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.22%) Windows
2 6 (2.76%) Windows 7
2 6 (2.76%) Linux
3 4 (1.84%) UNIX
4 2 (0.92%) Solaris
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (20.74%) Network Design
2 37 (17.05%) Network Architecture
3 22 (10.14%) Load Balancing
4 20 (9.22%) Migration
4 20 (9.22%) ITIL
5 14 (6.45%) Network Management
6 11 (5.07%) Project Management
6 11 (5.07%) TOGAF
6 11 (5.07%) Enterprise Architecture
7 10 (4.61%) Service Management
8 7 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
8 7 (3.23%) Mentoring
9 6 (2.76%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (2.76%) Validation
10 5 (2.30%) E-Commerce
10 5 (2.30%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (1.84%) Programme Management
11 4 (1.84%) Zachman Framework
11 4 (1.84%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (0.92%) SQL
2 1 (0.46%) R
2 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 83 (38.25%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (26.27%) Security Cleared
3 49 (22.58%) CCIE
4 38 (17.51%) CCNP
5 37 (17.05%) SC Cleared
6 26 (11.98%) CCNA
7 21 (9.68%) DV Cleared
8 20 (9.22%) CCDP
9 13 (5.99%) Degree
10 7 (3.23%) CCIP
11 5 (2.30%) CCDA
11 5 (2.30%) CISSP
12 3 (1.38%) CCDE
13 2 (0.92%) BC Cleared
14 1 (0.46%) VTSP
14 1 (0.46%) CISM
14 1 (0.46%) CCSA
14 1 (0.46%) Postgraduate
14 1 (0.46%) CCA
14 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.23%) SLA
2 2 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (6.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (6.45%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.38%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.92%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.92%) XenServer
5 1 (0.46%) vCloud
5 1 (0.46%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.38%) HP UCMDB
1 3 (1.38%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (1.38%) SolarWinds Orion
1 3 (1.38%) WhatsUp Gold
1 3 (1.38%) SCOM
2 2 (0.92%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.46%) Control-M
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.46%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.46%) OpenView
3 1 (0.46%) SCCM
3 1 (0.46%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 156 (71.89%) Cisco
2 61 (28.11%) Juniper
3 37 (17.05%) F5
4 35 (16.13%) CheckPoint
5 26 (11.98%) Citrix
6 19 (8.76%) VMware
7 10 (4.61%) Microsoft
7 10 (4.61%) HP
8 7 (3.23%) BT
9 6 (2.76%) Blue Coat
10 4 (1.84%) Sourcefire
10 4 (1.84%) Riverbed
10 4 (1.84%) SolarWinds
10 4 (1.84%) EMC
10 4 (1.84%) SAP
10 4 (1.84%) Symantec
10 4 (1.84%) ScanSafe
10 4 (1.84%) Prolexic
11 3 (1.38%) Nokia
11 3 (1.38%) Oracle
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