The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Network Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architect
Rank 480 496 514
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 177 154 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.28% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.29% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 81 49
Median daily rate £488 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £376 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £452 £475 £456
% change year-on-year
-4.84% +4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
-7.93% -

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
51670 52282 49893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.71% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33730 32289 30871
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1487 2076 2100
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.33 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

Network Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Network Architect in the job title.

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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +16 170 £488 +2.63% 24
South East +10 56 £514 +11.18% 11
London -6 53 £504 +0.75% 7
North West +1 24 £450 -2.70% 3
Hampshire +12 23 £504 +15.08% 4
South West +1 13 £356 -38.04%
Berkshire -19 13 £475 +19.49%
City of London +40 10 £495 -7.90% 5
Gloucestershire +11 10 £338 -41.30%
Buckinghamshire +15 9 £445 +4.70% 3
Lancashire +5 9 £476 +8.85%
West Midlands -6 8 £400 -20.07%
Cheshire -10 8 £425 -15.00% 1
Basingstoke - 8 - - 1
Yorkshire +17 7 £425 - 1
Milton Keynes +10 7 £463 +8.82%
West Yorkshire +7 7 £425 -
Blackpool - 6 £519 -
Warrington - 5 £425 -
East of England +6 4 £350 -26.31% 2
Oxfordshire +3 4 £650 +30.00%
Leeds -1 4 £440 -
Reading -3 4 £475 +39.70%
Bracknell -5 4 - -
Scotland -26 3 £350 -40.26% 2
Glasgow - 3 £350 -
Solihull - 3 - -
Gloucester - 3 £500 -
Gosport - 3 £530 -
Middlesex - 3 £575 -

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, Network Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 187 (47.22%) Cisco
2 121 (30.56%) Firewall
3 109 (27.53%) Network Design
3 109 (27.53%) Security Cleared
4 106 (26.77%) Juniper
5 104 (26.26%) Cisco Certification
6 102 (25.76%) LAN
7 101 (25.51%) WAN
8 97 (24.49%) Data Centre
9 79 (19.95%) Migration
10 70 (17.68%) SC Cleared
11 67 (16.92%) CCNP
12 60 (15.15%) CCIE
12 60 (15.15%) Network Security
13 59 (14.90%) Network Architecture
14 48 (12.12%) VMware
15 47 (11.87%) CheckPoint
16 45 (11.36%) MPLS
17 44 (11.11%) Wireless
17 44 (11.11%) Telecoms
18 42 (10.61%) Linux
19 38 (9.60%) VPN
20 37 (9.34%) DV Cleared
21 35 (8.84%) Finance
22 34 (8.59%) DNS
22 34 (8.59%) F5
23 32 (8.08%) IPsec
24 31 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management
24 31 (7.83%) CCNA
25 30 (7.58%) Cisco Nexus

Network Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (1.77%) WebSphere
2 5 (1.26%) Tuxedo
3 2 (0.51%) IIS
3 2 (0.51%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.25%) Apache
4 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.25%) Drupal
4 1 (0.25%) iPlanet
4 1 (0.25%) Jetty
4 1 (0.25%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.25%) nginx
4 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle 10gAS
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (0.76%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.51%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.25%) BusinessWare
2 1 (0.25%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.77%) IaaS
4 3 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.76%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.76%) Office 365
4 3 (0.76%) PaaS
5 2 (0.51%) SaaS
6 1 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.25%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.25%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 121 (30.56%) Firewall
2 102 (25.76%) LAN
3 101 (25.51%) WAN
4 60 (15.15%) Network Security
5 45 (11.36%) MPLS
6 44 (11.11%) Wireless
7 38 (9.60%) VPN
8 34 (8.59%) DNS
9 32 (8.08%) IPsec
10 30 (7.58%) Cisco Nexus
11 28 (7.07%) BGP
11 28 (7.07%) Internet
12 26 (6.57%) OSPF
13 22 (5.56%) VLAN
14 17 (4.29%) DHCP
15 15 (3.79%) WLAN
16 14 (3.54%) Wi-Fi
17 13 (3.28%) VoIP
18 12 (3.03%) 3G
18 12 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.26%) DB2
2 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.25%) DB2 UDB
2 1 (0.25%) GIS
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.25%) PowerCenter
2 1 (0.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.25%) Log4j
1 1 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (0.25%) StarTeam
1 1 (0.25%) Travis CI
General
1 44 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 35 (8.84%) Finance
3 24 (6.06%) Retail
4 5 (1.26%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.01%) Back Office
5 4 (1.01%) Banking
5 4 (1.01%) Billing
6 3 (0.76%) Military
6 3 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.51%) Automotive
8 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Legal
8 1 (0.25%) Local Government
8 1 (0.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.26%) J2EE
1 5 (1.26%) Servlets
2 4 (1.01%) .NET
2 4 (1.01%) Web Services
3 3 (0.76%) HTML
4 2 (0.51%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.25%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 97 (24.49%) Data Centre
2 14 (3.54%) PKI
3 13 (3.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 11 (2.78%) YubiKey
5 10 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.27%) iSeries
7 7 (1.77%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.01%) Blog
9 3 (0.76%) LPAR
9 3 (0.76%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.76%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.51%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.51%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.51%) VCE vBlock
11 1 (0.25%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.25%) FlexPod
11 1 (0.25%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.25%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 42 (10.61%) Linux
2 18 (4.55%) Windows
3 13 (3.28%) Unix
4 5 (1.26%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.01%) VME
6 3 (0.76%) AIX
6 3 (0.76%) MVS
6 3 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.76%) Solaris
6 3 (0.76%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.51%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.25%) HPUX
8 1 (0.25%) VMS
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (27.53%) Network Design
2 79 (19.95%) Migration
3 59 (14.90%) Network Architecture
4 31 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (6.31%) TOGAF
6 24 (6.06%) Change Management
7 22 (5.56%) Load Balancing
8 20 (5.05%) ITIL
9 19 (4.80%) Project Management
10 18 (4.55%) Risk Management
10 18 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
11 16 (4.04%) Service Management
12 12 (3.03%) Open Source
13 10 (2.53%) Enterprise Architecture
13 10 (2.53%) Multi-Factor Authentication
13 10 (2.53%) Two-Factor Authentication
14 9 (2.27%) MODAF
14 9 (2.27%) Network Management
14 9 (2.27%) Presales
14 9 (2.27%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.53%) Java
2 9 (2.27%) Lisp
3 5 (1.26%) COBOL
4 4 (1.01%) PHP
5 3 (0.76%) C#
5 3 (0.76%) C++
5 3 (0.76%) Perl
6 2 (0.51%) C
6 2 (0.51%) SQL
7 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 109 (27.53%) Security Cleared
2 104 (26.26%) Cisco Certification
3 70 (17.68%) SC Cleared
4 67 (16.92%) CCNP
5 60 (15.15%) CCIE
6 37 (9.34%) DV Cleared
7 31 (7.83%) CCNA
8 21 (5.30%) Degree
9 11 (2.78%) JNCIA
9 11 (2.78%) JNCIS
10 9 (2.27%) CCDP
11 4 (1.01%) CISSP
12 3 (0.76%) ISEB
12 3 (0.76%) JNCIE
13 1 (0.25%) CCDA
13 1 (0.25%) CCSP
13 1 (0.25%) Check Point Certification
13 1 (0.25%) CISM
13 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.01%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.76%) QA
2 3 (0.76%) SLA
3 2 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 27 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (3.28%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.01%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.25%) ClearTrust
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.25%) Xen
4 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
1 4 (1.01%) FortiGate
2 3 (0.76%) SCVMM
2 3 (0.76%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.51%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.51%) Netcool
3 2 (0.51%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 2 (0.51%) OPNET
3 2 (0.51%) SCCM
4 1 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.25%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.25%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 187 (47.22%) Cisco
2 106 (26.77%) Juniper
3 48 (12.12%) VMware
4 47 (11.87%) CheckPoint
5 34 (8.59%) F5
6 27 (6.82%) IBM
6 27 (6.82%) Microsoft
7 24 (6.06%) Palo Alto
8 23 (5.81%) Citrix
9 20 (5.05%) EMC
9 20 (5.05%) HP
10 19 (4.80%) Riverbed
11 14 (3.54%) SolarWinds
12 13 (3.28%) Aerohive Networks
13 10 (2.53%) Fortinet
14 9 (2.27%) Brocade
15 7 (1.77%) NetApp
16 6 (1.52%) Aruba
16 6 (1.52%) Avaya
16 6 (1.52%) Blue Coat
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