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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architect
Rank 479 472 498
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 116 110 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.21% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.23% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 60 30
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£475 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £373 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £528 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -19 112 £475 +4.39% 18
South East +5 50 £425 -5.55% 7
London +12 39 £488 +6.84% 6
Berkshire +10 23 £400 -11.11%
Hampshire -8 13 - - 1
Reading +26 10 £375 -
Basingstoke - 10 - -
South West -22 9 £525 +14.44% 2
City of London +5 6 £481 +4.05% 3
East of England -14 5 £600 +50.00% 1
Gloucestershire -18 5 - -
Wiltshire -10 4 £525 -
West Midlands -15 4 £450 -10.00%
Buckinghamshire - 4 £425 - 1
Milton Keynes - 4 £425 - 1
Hertfordshire +1 3 £600 -
Birmingham -2 3 £450 -
Surrey -3 3 £375 -25.00% 4
Scotland - 3 £425 -
Leeds -6 2 £456 -
Yorkshire -15 2 £456 -3.94%
West Yorkshire -16 2 £456 -3.94%
Swindon -9 1 - -
North West -15 1 £438 +12.90% 1
Woking - 1 £300 -
Guildford - 1 £450 - 4
Harrogate - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 141 (62.95%) Cisco
2 86 (38.39%) LAN
2 86 (38.39%) WAN
3 73 (32.59%) Security Cleared
4 72 (32.14%) Firewall
5 65 (29.02%) Cisco Certification
6 62 (27.68%) Network Design
7 57 (25.45%) Telecoms
8 49 (21.88%) Network Security
9 42 (18.75%) SC Cleared
9 42 (18.75%) CCIE
10 37 (16.52%) BGP
10 37 (16.52%) F5
11 35 (15.63%) DV Cleared
11 35 (15.63%) Network Architecture
12 31 (13.84%) OSPF
13 29 (12.95%) Internet
14 27 (12.05%) Finance
14 27 (12.05%) Juniper
15 24 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
16 23 (10.27%) CheckPoint
16 23 (10.27%) MPLS
17 22 (9.82%) CCNP
18 20 (8.93%) CCNA
19 19 (8.48%) Cisco ASA
19 19 (8.48%) Network Planning
19 19 (8.48%) VLAN
19 19 (8.48%) CCDP
19 19 (8.48%) ITIL
19 19 (8.48%) Project Management

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (0.89%) Lync
2 1 (0.45%) CMS
2 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.45%) MS Office
1 1 (0.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.45%) SaaS
1 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.45%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 86 (38.39%) LAN
1 86 (38.39%) WAN
2 72 (32.14%) Firewall
3 49 (21.88%) Network Security
4 37 (16.52%) BGP
5 31 (13.84%) OSPF
6 29 (12.95%) Internet
7 24 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
8 23 (10.27%) MPLS
9 19 (8.48%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (8.48%) VLAN
10 17 (7.59%) VoIP
10 17 (7.59%) Wireless
11 16 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (6.70%) VPN
13 14 (6.25%) EIGRP
14 12 (5.36%) SAN
14 12 (5.36%) WLAN
15 11 (4.91%) Ethernet
15 11 (4.91%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 57 (25.45%) Telecoms
2 27 (12.05%) Finance
3 14 (6.25%) Retail
4 6 (2.68%) Marketing
5 5 (2.23%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.23%) Banking
5 5 (2.23%) Multimedia
6 4 (1.79%) Electronics
6 4 (1.79%) Billing
7 3 (1.34%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.89%) Games
8 2 (0.89%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.45%) French Language
9 1 (0.45%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.13%) Middleware
2 2 (0.89%) CSS
3 1 (0.45%) Web Services
3 1 (0.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.79%) DTV
3 2 (0.89%) User Experience
3 2 (0.89%) Management Information System
3 2 (0.89%) PKI
3 2 (0.89%) Clustering
3 2 (0.89%) Online Games
3 2 (0.89%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.45%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.45%) FMCG
4 1 (0.45%) Cryptography
4 1 (0.45%) IPTV
4 1 (0.45%) MPEG
4 1 (0.45%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (0.45%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.36%) Windows
2 8 (3.57%) UNIX
3 7 (3.13%) Linux
4 6 (2.68%) Solaris
5 3 (1.34%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.45%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (27.68%) Network Design
2 35 (15.63%) Network Architecture
3 19 (8.48%) Network Planning
3 19 (8.48%) ITIL
3 19 (8.48%) Project Management
4 13 (5.80%) TOGAF
5 11 (4.91%) Capacity Planning
5 11 (4.91%) Load Balancing
6 8 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (3.13%) SIEM
7 7 (3.13%) Network Management
7 7 (3.13%) Migration
8 6 (2.68%) E-Commerce
8 6 (2.68%) Validation
9 5 (2.23%) Programme Management
9 5 (2.23%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (2.23%) Service Management
9 5 (2.23%) Security Architecture
9 5 (2.23%) Capacity Management
10 4 (1.79%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
1 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
1 1 (0.45%) C
1 1 (0.45%) Java
1 1 (0.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (32.59%) Security Cleared
2 65 (29.02%) Cisco Certification
3 42 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 42 (18.75%) CCIE
4 35 (15.63%) DV Cleared
5 22 (9.82%) CCNP
6 20 (8.93%) CCNA
7 19 (8.48%) CCDP
8 7 (3.13%) Degree
9 5 (2.23%) CCDE
10 4 (1.79%) CCIP
10 4 (1.79%) CCDA
10 4 (1.79%) CCA
11 3 (1.34%) HP MASE
12 1 (0.45%) JNCIE
12 1 (0.45%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.36%) SLA
2 4 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.34%) QA
4 2 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.79%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.89%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.45%) vSphere
4 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.79%) FortiGate
1 4 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 4 (1.79%) Control-M
1 4 (1.79%) BladeLogic
1 4 (1.79%) SCOM
2 3 (1.34%) SCCM
3 1 (0.45%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (0.45%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.45%) OPNET
3 1 (0.45%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.45%) Netcool
3 1 (0.45%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (0.45%) OpenView
3 1 (0.45%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 141 (62.95%) Cisco
2 37 (16.52%) F5
3 27 (12.05%) Juniper
4 23 (10.27%) CheckPoint
5 18 (8.04%) Citrix
6 17 (7.59%) VMware
7 12 (5.36%) HP
8 9 (4.02%) Avaya
9 8 (3.57%) Blue Coat
10 7 (3.13%) Sourcefire
11 6 (2.68%) EMC
11 6 (2.68%) SAP
12 5 (2.23%) Oracle
12 5 (2.23%) ArcSight
13 4 (1.79%) McAfee
13 4 (1.79%) Symantec
13 4 (1.79%) Nortel
13 4 (1.79%) Brocade
14 3 (1.34%) SolarWinds
14 3 (1.34%) Fortinet
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