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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Architect
Rank 486 495 490
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 92 80 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 38 22
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£438 £475 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £393 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £593
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £475 £388
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +22.58%
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
50025 48432 42510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.39% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30372 29064 24408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2003 2177
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -10 84 £438 -7.89% 26
London +2 31 £450 -6.73% 9
South East -16 22 £438 -2.77% 6
Berkshire +4 12 £398 -11.66% 1
East of England +13 10 £475 - 2
Hertfordshire +18 9 £475 +26.66% 1
Hampshire -7 7 £438 - 2
City of London +20 6 £325 -27.77% 1
West Midlands -3 6 £480 +1.50%
East Midlands -8 6 £425 -10.52%
Scotland - 6 £438 -
North West -23 5 £395 - 1
Maidenhead - 4 £398 - 1
Glasgow - 4 £406 -
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £506 - 1
Buckinghamshire -2 3 £425 - 1
South West -5 3 £425 -11.45% 2
Gloucestershire - 3 £425 -
Reading +2 2 £500 +11.11%
Milton Keynes -1 2 £425 - 1
Portsmouth - 2 £350 -
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 - - 6
Birmingham -10 1 £459 +4.85%
Bristol - - - - 2
Caerphilly - - - - 1
Chelmsford - - - - 1
Chippenham - - - -
Doncaster - - - - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 153 (73.91%) Cisco
2 92 (44.44%) Firewall
3 85 (41.06%) WAN
4 73 (35.27%) Cisco Certification
5 72 (34.78%) LAN
6 70 (33.82%) Security Cleared
7 51 (24.64%) Network Design
8 47 (22.71%) Juniper
9 44 (21.26%) Telecoms
9 44 (21.26%) Network Security
9 44 (21.26%) F5
10 43 (20.77%) CCIE
11 41 (19.81%) OSPF
11 41 (19.81%) BGP
12 40 (19.32%) Cisco ASA
12 40 (19.32%) SC Cleared
13 38 (18.36%) MPLS
14 35 (16.91%) Network Architecture
15 33 (15.94%) DV Cleared
16 32 (15.46%) CCNP
17 31 (14.98%) Citrix
18 30 (14.49%) Finance
18 30 (14.49%) Cisco Nexus
19 29 (14.01%) CheckPoint
19 29 (14.01%) Internet
20 27 (13.04%) VPN
21 23 (11.11%) ITIL
21 23 (11.11%) Wireless
22 22 (10.63%) CCDP
23 20 (9.66%) CCNA

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (0.97%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (2.42%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.48%) MS Office
2 1 (0.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 92 (44.44%) Firewall
2 85 (41.06%) WAN
3 72 (34.78%) LAN
4 44 (21.26%) Network Security
5 41 (19.81%) OSPF
5 41 (19.81%) BGP
6 40 (19.32%) Cisco ASA
7 38 (18.36%) MPLS
8 30 (14.49%) Cisco Nexus
9 29 (14.01%) Internet
10 27 (13.04%) VPN
11 23 (11.11%) Wireless
12 18 (8.70%) IPsec
12 18 (8.70%) VLAN
13 17 (8.21%) Cisco IOS
13 17 (8.21%) VoIP
13 17 (8.21%) NetScaler
14 16 (7.73%) EIGRP
15 13 (6.28%) SSL
16 11 (5.31%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 44 (21.26%) Telecoms
2 30 (14.49%) Finance
3 6 (2.90%) Marketing
4 5 (2.42%) Games
4 5 (2.42%) Banking
4 5 (2.42%) Retail
5 4 (1.93%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.45%) Billing
6 3 (1.45%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.45%) Electronics
7 2 (0.97%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.48%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.48%) French Language
8 1 (0.48%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.93%) Middleware
2 2 (0.97%) CSS
2 2 (0.97%) Web Services
3 1 (0.48%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.90%) PKI
3 5 (2.42%) Online Games
4 3 (1.45%) DTV
5 2 (0.97%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.97%) User Experience
5 2 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.48%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.48%) MPEG
6 1 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.48%) DataPower
6 1 (0.48%) Handset
6 1 (0.48%) IPTV
6 1 (0.48%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.25%) Windows
2 7 (3.38%) Linux
3 6 (2.90%) UNIX
4 5 (2.42%) Solaris
5 4 (1.93%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.45%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (24.64%) Network Design
2 35 (16.91%) Network Architecture
3 23 (11.11%) ITIL
4 17 (8.21%) Load Balancing
5 15 (7.25%) Migration
6 11 (5.31%) Network Management
7 10 (4.83%) Service Management
8 9 (4.35%) TOGAF
8 9 (4.35%) Network Planning
9 8 (3.86%) Enterprise Architecture
9 8 (3.86%) Project Management
10 7 (3.38%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (3.38%) Mentoring
11 6 (2.90%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (2.42%) E-Commerce
12 5 (2.42%) Validation
12 5 (2.42%) Technical Architecture
13 4 (1.93%) Programme Management
13 4 (1.93%) SIEM
14 3 (1.45%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (0.97%) SQL
2 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.48%) R
2 1 (0.48%) Java
Qualifications
1 73 (35.27%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (33.82%) Security Cleared
3 43 (20.77%) CCIE
4 40 (19.32%) SC Cleared
5 33 (15.94%) DV Cleared
6 32 (15.46%) CCNP
7 22 (10.63%) CCDP
8 20 (9.66%) CCNA
9 10 (4.83%) Degree
10 7 (3.38%) CCIP
11 5 (2.42%) CCDA
11 5 (2.42%) CCDE
12 4 (1.93%) CISSP
13 3 (1.45%) CCA
14 1 (0.48%) CCSA
14 1 (0.48%) VTSP
14 1 (0.48%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.86%) SLA
2 2 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.83%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.45%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.97%) XenServer
5 1 (0.48%) vSphere
5 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.48%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.48%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (1.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 4 (1.93%) Control-M
1 4 (1.93%) BladeLogic
2 3 (1.45%) SCOM
2 3 (1.45%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (1.45%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (1.45%) FortiGate
2 3 (1.45%) HP UCMDB
2 3 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (0.97%) OpenView
4 1 (0.48%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.48%) OPNET
4 1 (0.48%) SCCM
Vendors
1 153 (73.91%) Cisco
2 47 (22.71%) Juniper
3 44 (21.26%) F5
4 31 (14.98%) Citrix
5 29 (14.01%) CheckPoint
6 16 (7.73%) VMware
7 11 (5.31%) HP
8 9 (4.35%) Blue Coat
9 7 (3.38%) BT
9 7 (3.38%) Microsoft
10 6 (2.90%) Oracle
10 6 (2.90%) EMC
11 5 (2.42%) Symantec
11 5 (2.42%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.93%) Prolexic
12 4 (1.93%) ScanSafe
12 4 (1.93%) SAP
12 4 (1.93%) Sourcefire
12 4 (1.93%) Nortel
12 4 (1.93%) Avaya
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