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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architect
Rank 507 500 473
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 86 68 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.14% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 29 61
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£475 £470 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +9.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £349 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £600 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £463 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +18.58%
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
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
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 25 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 25 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 -9 79 £475 +1.06% 18
London +14 30 £500 - 8
South East -1 26 £469 -0.26% 7
Berkshire -1 11 £525 +11.70% 3
City of London +22 9 £550 -4.34% 3
South West -23 8 £450 -12.19%
Reading +13 7 £525 - 1
Hampshire -12 6 £350 -22.22% 2
East Midlands - 5 £463 -
North West -9 4 £475 +31.03%
West Midlands -11 4 £350 -30.00%
Scotland -23 4 £550 +27.53% 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £363 -
Cheshire -1 3 £475 +26.66%
East of England -23 3 £538 +53.57% 1
Wales - 3 £413 -
South Wales - 3 £413 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £450 -
Cardiff - 3 £413 -
Swindon +2 2 £425 -17.07%
Hertfordshire 0 2 £506 +44.64%
Surrey -2 2 £375 -
Wiltshire -7 2 £425 -17.07%
Oxfordshire - 2 £463 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £363 -
Banbury - 2 £463 - 1
Newbury -1 1 - -
Birmingham -2 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £350 -
Bristol - 1 £500 -

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 105 (62.50%) Cisco
2 70 (41.67%) Firewall
3 64 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
4 50 (29.76%) WAN
4 50 (29.76%) Network Design
5 49 (29.17%) Security Cleared
6 47 (27.98%) LAN
7 46 (27.38%) CCIE
8 45 (26.79%) Network Security
9 43 (25.60%) Juniper
10 34 (20.24%) SC Cleared
11 33 (19.64%) CheckPoint
12 32 (19.05%) CCNP
13 28 (16.67%) Finance
14 26 (15.48%) F5
15 25 (14.88%) BGP
16 24 (14.29%) MPLS
17 22 (13.10%) OSPF
18 21 (12.50%) Wireless
18 21 (12.50%) Network Architecture
19 20 (11.90%) CCDP
20 19 (11.31%) ITIL
21 18 (10.71%) Telecoms
22 17 (10.12%) Project Management
23 16 (9.52%) VLAN
23 16 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
24 15 (8.93%) Migration
25 14 (8.33%) Microsoft
26 13 (7.74%) Wi-Fi
27 12 (7.14%) Load Balancing

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 (4.17%) Lync
2 2 (1.19%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.60%) Apache
3 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.60%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 70 (41.67%) Firewall
2 50 (29.76%) WAN
3 47 (27.98%) LAN
4 45 (26.79%) Network Security
5 25 (14.88%) BGP
6 24 (14.29%) MPLS
7 22 (13.10%) OSPF
8 21 (12.50%) Wireless
9 16 (9.52%) VLAN
9 16 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (7.74%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (6.55%) VPN
11 11 (6.55%) DMZ
12 10 (5.95%) DNS
13 9 (5.36%) WLAN
13 9 (5.36%) EIGRP
13 9 (5.36%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (5.36%) Multicast
14 8 (4.76%) Internet
15 6 (3.57%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.19%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.60%) MySQL
General
1 28 (16.67%) Finance
2 18 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.98%) Banking
3 5 (2.98%) Retail
4 4 (2.38%) Marketing
5 3 (1.79%) German Language
6 2 (1.19%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.19%) Electronics
7 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.60%) Law
7 1 (0.60%) Legal
7 1 (0.60%) Billing
7 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Military
7 1 (0.60%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.60%) French Language
7 1 (0.60%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.79%) Web Services
1 3 (1.79%) REST
2 2 (1.19%) Middleware
3 1 (0.60%) VXML
3 1 (0.60%) JFC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.19%) DTV
1 2 (1.19%) Management Information System
1 2 (1.19%) Digital Media
2 1 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (0.60%) Fixed Income
2 1 (0.60%) Clustering
2 1 (0.60%) IVR
2 1 (0.60%) SCADA
2 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
2 1 (0.60%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.36%) Windows
2 3 (1.79%) Solaris
2 3 (1.79%) Linux
2 3 (1.79%) UNIX
3 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (29.76%) Network Design
2 21 (12.50%) Network Architecture
3 19 (11.31%) ITIL
4 17 (10.12%) Project Management
5 15 (8.93%) Migration
6 12 (7.14%) Load Balancing
7 10 (5.95%) E-Commerce
8 9 (5.36%) Network Management
8 9 (5.36%) Security Architecture
9 8 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (4.76%) Service Management
9 8 (4.76%) TOGAF
10 7 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (3.57%) Information Security
12 5 (2.98%) Change Management
12 5 (2.98%) Low Latency
13 4 (2.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 3 (1.79%) Performance Monitoring
14 3 (1.79%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.38%) C
2 1 (0.60%) Perl
Qualifications
1 64 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (29.17%) Security Cleared
3 46 (27.38%) CCIE
4 34 (20.24%) SC Cleared
5 32 (19.05%) CCNP
6 20 (11.90%) CCDP
7 10 (5.95%) CCNA
8 8 (4.76%) CISSP
9 7 (4.17%) JNCIP
9 7 (4.17%) JNCIE
10 6 (3.57%) Degree
11 5 (2.98%) CISM
12 3 (1.79%) CCSA
12 3 (1.79%) CCSE
12 3 (1.79%) CCDA
12 3 (1.79%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.79%) ISACA
13 2 (1.19%) VTSP
13 2 (1.19%) MCSE
13 2 (1.19%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.38%) SLA
2 4 (2.38%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.19%) QA
4 1 (0.60%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.19%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.60%) Nmap
4 1 (0.60%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.19%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.19%) HP UCMDB
2 2 (1.19%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (1.19%) Tivoli
2 2 (1.19%) Netcool
2 2 (1.19%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 2 (1.19%) SCCM
2 2 (1.19%) SCOM
2 2 (1.19%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 105 (62.50%) Cisco
2 43 (25.60%) Juniper
3 33 (19.64%) CheckPoint
4 26 (15.48%) F5
5 14 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 10 (5.95%) Avaya
7 8 (4.76%) VMware
8 6 (3.57%) HP
9 5 (2.98%) SAP
10 4 (2.38%) Redback
10 4 (2.38%) Fortinet
11 3 (1.79%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.79%) BT
11 3 (1.79%) Sourcefire
12 2 (1.19%) Riverbed
12 2 (1.19%) IronPort
12 2 (1.19%) Citrix
12 2 (1.19%) Dell
12 2 (1.19%) McAfee
13 1 (0.60%) ION Trading
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