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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Architect
Rank 482 522 511
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 139 89 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 45 29
Average daily rate
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£490 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £360 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £590 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £470 £475 £466
% change year-on-year
-1.05% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £48.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.50 - £40.00

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +18 125 £495 +4.21% 19
London +16 49 £525 +5.00% 7
South East +9 44 £475 - 4
Berkshire +8 14 £413 -21.42%
City of London -5 13 £525 -4.54% 1
Buckinghamshire +8 12 £475 +31.03% 1
Scotland -2 12 £500 -9.09%
Hampshire -1 11 £470 +34.28% 2
North West -19 11 £463 -2.63% 1
South West -11 7 £418 -7.22% 1
Edinburgh - 7 £550 -
Cheshire -6 6 £488 +2.63%
High Wycombe - 6 £478 -
West Midlands +5 5 £488 +39.28% 2
East of England +2 5 £350 -34.88% 1
Reading -4 4 £376 -28.33%
Wiltshire +1 3 £434 +2.05%
Milton Keynes -5 3 £425 +17.24%
Basingstoke -7 3 - - 2
Oxfordshire -23 3 £500 +5.26%
Manchester - 3 £450 - 1
Erskine - 3 £506 -
Malvern - 3 £485 - 1
Cambridge - 3 £350 -
Worcestershire - 3 £485 - 1
Renfrewshire - 3 £506 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £350 -
Newbury 0 2 - -
East Midlands -3 2 - -
Gloucestershire -4 2 £575 -

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 170 (65.38%) Cisco
2 130 (50.00%) Firewall
3 104 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 89 (34.23%) WAN
5 83 (31.92%) LAN
6 72 (27.69%) Juniper
7 70 (26.92%) Security Cleared
8 68 (26.15%) Data Centre
9 60 (23.08%) CheckPoint
10 56 (21.54%) CCNP
11 54 (20.77%) Network Design
12 52 (20.00%) CCIE
12 52 (20.00%) MPLS
13 50 (19.23%) SC Cleared
14 46 (17.69%) Network Architecture
15 45 (17.31%) Wireless
16 43 (16.54%) Finance
16 43 (16.54%) F5
17 42 (16.15%) BGP
18 41 (15.77%) Telecoms
19 39 (15.00%) OSPF
20 37 (14.23%) Network Security
20 37 (14.23%) Cisco Nexus
21 34 (13.08%) VPN
21 34 (13.08%) Windows
22 33 (12.69%) CCNA
23 31 (11.92%) Cisco ASA
24 28 (10.77%) VoIP
25 27 (10.38%) BIG-IP
26 25 (9.62%) DNS

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (1.54%) Lync
2 2 (0.77%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.38%) IIS
3 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (3.46%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.77%) MS Office
2 2 (0.77%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.38%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 130 (50.00%) Firewall
2 89 (34.23%) WAN
3 83 (31.92%) LAN
4 52 (20.00%) MPLS
5 45 (17.31%) Wireless
6 42 (16.15%) BGP
7 39 (15.00%) OSPF
8 37 (14.23%) Network Security
8 37 (14.23%) Cisco Nexus
9 34 (13.08%) VPN
10 31 (11.92%) Cisco ASA
11 28 (10.77%) VoIP
12 27 (10.38%) BIG-IP
13 25 (9.62%) DNS
14 20 (7.69%) Internet
14 20 (7.69%) IPsec
15 18 (6.92%) TCP/IP
15 18 (6.92%) SAN
16 16 (6.15%) VLAN
17 15 (5.77%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.54%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (0.38%) SQL Server
General
1 43 (16.54%) Finance
2 41 (15.77%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.69%) Retail
4 6 (2.31%) Marketing
5 3 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.77%) Legal
6 2 (0.77%) Games
6 2 (0.77%) Banking
7 1 (0.38%) Back Office
7 1 (0.38%) Law
7 1 (0.38%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.38%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.23%) Middleware
2 2 (0.77%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.38%) REST
3 1 (0.38%) CSS
3 1 (0.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 68 (26.15%) Data Centre
2 10 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.08%) PKI
4 7 (2.69%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (0.77%) Online Games
6 2 (0.77%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.38%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.38%) Handset
7 1 (0.38%) Economics
7 1 (0.38%) SecurID
7 1 (0.38%) DataPower
7 1 (0.38%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.38%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.38%) SCADA
7 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (13.08%) Windows
2 19 (7.31%) UNIX
3 18 (6.92%) Linux
4 13 (5.00%) Solaris
5 10 (3.85%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (2.31%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.77%) AIX
7 2 (0.77%) HPUX
8 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (20.77%) Network Design
2 46 (17.69%) Network Architecture
3 24 (9.23%) Migration
4 20 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 15 (5.77%) Enterprise Architecture
6 13 (5.00%) TOGAF
6 13 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (4.62%) ITIL
7 12 (4.62%) Network Management
8 11 (4.23%) Project Management
9 10 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
10 9 (3.46%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (2.31%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (2.31%) Change Management
11 6 (2.31%) Validation
11 6 (2.31%) Zachman Framework
12 5 (1.92%) Service Management
12 5 (1.92%) Resource Management
12 5 (1.92%) Change Control
13 4 (1.54%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.54%) C
2 3 (1.15%) SQL
3 2 (0.77%) Python
3 2 (0.77%) C#
3 2 (0.77%) C++
4 1 (0.38%) R
Qualifications
1 104 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (26.92%) Security Cleared
3 56 (21.54%) CCNP
4 52 (20.00%) CCIE
5 50 (19.23%) SC Cleared
6 33 (12.69%) CCNA
7 20 (7.69%) DV Cleared
8 18 (6.92%) CCDP
9 13 (5.00%) Degree
10 5 (1.92%) CCDA
10 5 (1.92%) CISSP
11 4 (1.54%) CCIP
11 4 (1.54%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.77%) Postgraduate
12 2 (0.77%) JNCIP
12 2 (0.77%) JNCIE
13 1 (0.38%) MCITP
13 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.38%) CISM
13 1 (0.38%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.54%) SLA
2 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (5.77%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.38%) ProxySG
3 11 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.77%) XenServer
4 2 (0.77%) NFS
5 1 (0.38%) vCloud
5 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.38%) Firmware
5 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.38%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (3.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 10 (3.85%) Control-M
1 10 (3.85%) BladeLogic
2 5 (1.92%) FortiGate
3 4 (1.54%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.15%) HP UCMDB
4 3 (1.15%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.38%) Opsview
6 1 (0.38%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.38%) SCOM
6 1 (0.38%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.38%) Nagios
6 1 (0.38%) OpenView
6 1 (0.38%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 170 (65.38%) Cisco
2 72 (27.69%) Juniper
3 60 (23.08%) CheckPoint
4 43 (16.54%) F5
5 22 (8.46%) Avaya
6 21 (8.08%) Nokia
7 20 (7.69%) Blue Coat
8 17 (6.54%) Nortel
9 16 (6.15%) Symantec
9 16 (6.15%) VMware
10 14 (5.38%) Citrix
10 14 (5.38%) HP
11 12 (4.62%) Oracle
11 12 (4.62%) Microsoft
12 10 (3.85%) CA
13 8 (3.08%) EMC
14 7 (2.69%) Sourcefire
15 6 (2.31%) BT
15 6 (2.31%) Brocade
15 6 (2.31%) Fortinet
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