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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architect
Rank 514 496 469
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 90 69 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.15% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 30 60
Average daily rate
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£475 £473 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.52% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £466 £385
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +21.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50489 47277 53592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.50% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30654 27660 29863
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2139 2724
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +15 83 £475 +0.52% 18
London +25 31 £500 - 7
South East -17 27 £475 +1.06% 7
Berkshire +1 11 £525 +11.70% 3
City of London +16 9 £550 -4.34% 4
South West -25 9 £450 -12.19%
Reading +10 6 £525 - 1
Hampshire -7 6 £350 -22.22% 2
East Midlands - 5 £463 -
North West -14 4 £475 +31.03%
Scotland -23 4 £550 +27.53% 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £363 -
Cheshire -3 3 £475 +26.66%
West Midlands -7 3 £350 -30.00%
East of England -27 3 £538 +53.57% 2
Wales - 3 £413 -
South Wales - 3 £413 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £450 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £475 - 1
Banbury - 3 £475 - 1
Cardiff - 3 £413 -
Hertfordshire 0 2 £506 +44.64% 1
Swindon -3 2 £425 -17.07%
Surrey -3 2 £375 -
Wiltshire -12 2 £425 -17.07%
Slough - 2 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £363 -
West Yorkshire 0 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -2 1 - - 2
Newbury -3 1 - -

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 107 (62.57%) Cisco
2 70 (40.94%) Firewall
3 64 (37.43%) Cisco Certification
4 52 (30.41%) WAN
5 50 (29.24%) LAN
5 50 (29.24%) Security Cleared
6 48 (28.07%) Network Design
7 47 (27.49%) Network Security
8 46 (26.90%) CCIE
9 44 (25.73%) Juniper
10 35 (20.47%) SC Cleared
11 32 (18.71%) CCNP
12 31 (18.13%) CheckPoint
13 29 (16.96%) Finance
14 28 (16.37%) F5
15 26 (15.20%) MPLS
16 24 (14.04%) BGP
17 21 (12.28%) Network Architecture
17 21 (12.28%) OSPF
17 21 (12.28%) Wireless
18 20 (11.70%) CCDP
19 19 (11.11%) ITIL
19 19 (11.11%) Telecoms
20 18 (10.53%) Project Management
21 15 (8.77%) Migration
21 15 (8.77%) VLAN
21 15 (8.77%) Cisco Nexus
22 13 (7.60%) Wi-Fi
22 13 (7.60%) Microsoft
23 12 (7.02%) VPN

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (4.09%) Lync
2 2 (1.17%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.58%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 70 (40.94%) Firewall
2 52 (30.41%) WAN
3 50 (29.24%) LAN
4 47 (27.49%) Network Security
5 26 (15.20%) MPLS
6 24 (14.04%) BGP
7 21 (12.28%) OSPF
7 21 (12.28%) Wireless
8 15 (8.77%) VLAN
8 15 (8.77%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (7.60%) Wi-Fi
10 12 (7.02%) VPN
11 10 (5.85%) DNS
11 10 (5.85%) EIGRP
11 10 (5.85%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (5.26%) DMZ
12 9 (5.26%) WLAN
12 9 (5.26%) Multicast
13 8 (4.68%) Internet
14 7 (4.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 29 (16.96%) Finance
2 19 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.51%) Marketing
4 5 (2.92%) Banking
4 5 (2.92%) Retail
5 3 (1.75%) Electronics
5 3 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.75%) German Language
6 1 (0.58%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.58%) Military
6 1 (0.58%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.58%) French Language
6 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.58%) Law
6 1 (0.58%) Legal
6 1 (0.58%) Billing
6 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.75%) Web Services
1 3 (1.75%) REST
2 2 (1.17%) Middleware
3 1 (0.58%) JFC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (1.75%) DTV
2 2 (1.17%) Management Information System
2 2 (1.17%) Digital Media
3 1 (0.58%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (0.58%) Fixed Income
3 1 (0.58%) Clustering
3 1 (0.58%) SCADA
3 1 (0.58%) Mathematics
3 1 (0.58%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.26%) Windows
2 3 (1.75%) Solaris
2 3 (1.75%) Linux
2 3 (1.75%) UNIX
3 2 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (0.58%) MVS
4 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (28.07%) Network Design
2 21 (12.28%) Network Architecture
3 19 (11.11%) ITIL
4 18 (10.53%) Project Management
5 15 (8.77%) Migration
6 11 (6.43%) Load Balancing
7 9 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (5.26%) Security Architecture
7 9 (5.26%) Network Management
7 9 (5.26%) TOGAF
8 8 (4.68%) E-Commerce
9 7 (4.09%) Service Management
9 7 (4.09%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (3.51%) Information Security
10 6 (3.51%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (2.92%) Low Latency
11 5 (2.92%) Change Management
12 4 (2.34%) Programme Management
12 4 (2.34%) Performance Monitoring
12 4 (2.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.34%) C
2 1 (0.58%) Perl
Qualifications
1 64 (37.43%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (29.24%) Security Cleared
3 46 (26.90%) CCIE
4 35 (20.47%) SC Cleared
5 32 (18.71%) CCNP
6 20 (11.70%) CCDP
7 10 (5.85%) CCNA
8 8 (4.68%) CISSP
9 7 (4.09%) JNCIP
9 7 (4.09%) JNCIE
10 6 (3.51%) Degree
11 5 (2.92%) CISM
12 3 (1.75%) CCSA
12 3 (1.75%) CCSE
12 3 (1.75%) CCDA
12 3 (1.75%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.75%) ISACA
13 2 (1.17%) VTSP
13 2 (1.17%) MCSE
13 2 (1.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.34%) SLA
2 4 (2.34%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.17%) QA
4 1 (0.58%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.58%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.58%) Nmap
4 1 (0.58%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (2.34%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.17%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.17%) HP UCMDB
2 2 (1.17%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (1.17%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.17%) Netcool
2 2 (1.17%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 2 (1.17%) SCCM
2 2 (1.17%) SCOM
2 2 (1.17%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 107 (62.57%) Cisco
2 44 (25.73%) Juniper
3 31 (18.13%) CheckPoint
4 28 (16.37%) F5
5 13 (7.60%) Microsoft
6 9 (5.26%) Avaya
7 7 (4.09%) HP
7 7 (4.09%) VMware
8 4 (2.34%) Redback
8 4 (2.34%) SAP
8 4 (2.34%) BT
8 4 (2.34%) Sourcefire
8 4 (2.34%) Fortinet
9 3 (1.75%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.75%) McAfee
10 2 (1.17%) Blue Coat
10 2 (1.17%) Citrix
10 2 (1.17%) Dell
10 2 (1.17%) IronPort
10 2 (1.17%) Riverbed
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