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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architect
Rank 395 489 491
Rank change year-on-year
+94 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 234 104 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.22% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 58 42
Average daily rate £500 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
47935 48321 46997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.47% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30815 30072 27703
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1687 1903 2072
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +127 223 £500 +11.11% 21
London +44 77 £508 +1.50% 7
South East +39 64 £475 +5.55% 7
North West +37 48 £505 +27.84% 1
Hampshire +51 44 £488 +11.42% 2
Cheshire - 38 £525 - 1
Warrington - 29 £535 - 1
Basingstoke - 17 £475 - 2
Berkshire +12 12 £488 -2.50%
West Midlands -13 9 £455 +1.11% 2
East of England +2 8 £435 -8.42% 4
Reading +1 8 £488 -11.36%
Scotland -3 8 £375 -
East Midlands -1 7 £450 +3.15%
Havant - 7 £475 -
Manchester - 6 £493 -
Solihull - 6 - -
Yorkshire -9 5 £575 -
Northampton +16 4 £475 +11.76%
Northamptonshire +16 4 £475 +11.76%
Hook +11 4 £481 +10.00%
Buckinghamshire +11 4 £475 +2.70% 3
Glasgow +6 4 £375 -
Hertfordshire +6 4 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 4 £435 -
Fareham - 4 £613 -
Cambridge - 4 £435 -
Portsmouth - 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 3 £600 -
Leeds - 3 £600 -

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 199 (49.87%) Cisco
2 151 (37.84%) Firewall
3 127 (31.83%) Data Centre
4 122 (30.58%) WAN
5 119 (29.82%) LAN
6 109 (27.32%) Cisco Certification
7 104 (26.07%) Network Design
8 94 (23.56%) Juniper
9 87 (21.80%) Migration
9 87 (21.80%) Security Cleared
10 73 (18.30%) CCIE
11 68 (17.04%) CCNP
12 65 (16.29%) MPLS
13 64 (16.04%) Network Architecture
14 59 (14.79%) SC Cleared
14 59 (14.79%) CheckPoint
15 57 (14.29%) Finance
15 57 (14.29%) Network Security
16 55 (13.78%) VPN
17 50 (12.53%) VMware
18 46 (11.53%) F5
19 45 (11.28%) VLAN
20 43 (10.78%) Telecoms
21 41 (10.28%) DNS
22 34 (8.52%) Linux
23 33 (8.27%) Citrix
24 32 (8.02%) Cisco Nexus
24 32 (8.02%) Retail
25 30 (7.52%) Stakeholder Management
25 30 (7.52%) Microsoft

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (1.75%) WebSphere
2 4 (1.00%) IIS
2 4 (1.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.50%) Jetty
3 2 (0.50%) Moodle
3 2 (0.50%) MS Exchange
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%) MQSeries
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 (0.75%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Relativity
2 1 (0.25%) BusinessWare
2 1 (0.25%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.51%) IaaS
2 7 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.75%) PaaS
5 2 (0.50%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.50%) GitHub
6 1 (0.25%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.25%) Office 365
6 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 151 (37.84%) Firewall
2 122 (30.58%) WAN
3 119 (29.82%) LAN
4 65 (16.29%) MPLS
5 57 (14.29%) Network Security
6 55 (13.78%) VPN
7 45 (11.28%) VLAN
8 41 (10.28%) DNS
9 32 (8.02%) Cisco Nexus
10 28 (7.02%) Internet
10 28 (7.02%) Wireless
11 24 (6.02%) BGP
11 24 (6.02%) Cisco ASA
11 24 (6.02%) IPsec
12 20 (5.01%) OSPF
13 19 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
14 17 (4.26%) DHCP
14 17 (4.26%) WLAN
15 14 (3.51%) Multicast
15 14 (3.51%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.75%) DB2
2 2 (0.50%) Big Data
2 2 (0.50%) Data Mining
2 2 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.50%) OLTP
2 2 (0.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.25%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.25%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.25%) Log4j
General
1 57 (14.29%) Finance
2 43 (10.78%) Telecoms
3 32 (8.02%) Retail
4 12 (3.01%) Banking
5 5 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.00%) Billing
6 4 (1.00%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.75%) Local Government
7 3 (0.75%) Military
8 1 (0.25%) Automotive
8 1 (0.25%) Legal
8 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.75%) J2EE
1 3 (0.75%) Servlets
2 2 (0.50%) Web Services
3 1 (0.25%) .NET
3 1 (0.25%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.25%) CSS
3 1 (0.25%) HTML
3 1 (0.25%) MSMQ
3 1 (0.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 127 (31.83%) Data Centre
2 14 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (2.26%) iSeries
4 8 (2.01%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.50%) PKI
6 5 (1.25%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.25%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.75%) Private Cloud
7 3 (0.75%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.50%) BYOD
8 2 (0.50%) CESG
8 2 (0.50%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.50%) FMCG
8 2 (0.50%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.50%) VLE
9 1 (0.25%) AS400
9 1 (0.25%) Handset
9 1 (0.25%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.52%) Linux
2 28 (7.02%) Windows
3 8 (2.01%) Unix
4 5 (1.25%) AIX
4 5 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.25%) Solaris
5 4 (1.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.75%) HPUX
6 3 (0.75%) MVS
7 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.25%) Android
8 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.25%) VMS
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (26.07%) Network Design
2 87 (21.80%) Migration
3 64 (16.04%) Network Architecture
4 30 (7.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (4.51%) Security Architecture
6 17 (4.26%) Presales
7 16 (4.01%) ITIL
8 14 (3.51%) Technical Architecture
8 14 (3.51%) TOGAF
9 13 (3.26%) Load Balancing
9 13 (3.26%) Risk Management
9 13 (3.26%) Service Management
10 11 (2.76%) Enterprise Architecture
11 9 (2.26%) Project Management
11 9 (2.26%) Requirements Analysis
12 8 (2.01%) Open Source
13 7 (1.75%) Change Control
13 7 (1.75%) Network Management
13 7 (1.75%) Network Monitoring
13 7 (1.75%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (2.51%) SQL
2 9 (2.26%) Lisp
3 5 (1.25%) Java
4 3 (0.75%) C
5 1 (0.25%) Groovy
5 1 (0.25%) PHP
5 1 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 109 (27.32%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (21.80%) Security Cleared
3 73 (18.30%) CCIE
4 68 (17.04%) CCNP
5 59 (14.79%) SC Cleared
6 22 (5.51%) CCNA
6 22 (5.51%) DV Cleared
7 18 (4.51%) Degree
8 7 (1.75%) CCDP
9 5 (1.25%) CISSP
10 4 (1.00%) JNCIA
10 4 (1.00%) JNCIE
10 4 (1.00%) JNCIP
10 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.75%) ISEB
12 2 (0.50%) CCDA
12 2 (0.50%) CISM
12 2 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.50%) MCSE
12 2 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.75%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.25%) QA
3 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (6.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 12 (3.01%) Active Directory
4 11 (2.76%) vSphere
5 8 (2.01%) XenServer
6 2 (0.50%) vCloud
7 1 (0.25%) ClearTrust
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (1.50%) FortiGate
2 3 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (0.75%) SCVMM
3 2 (0.50%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (0.50%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (0.50%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (0.50%) Netcool
3 2 (0.50%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 2 (0.50%) OPNET
3 2 (0.50%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.25%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 199 (49.87%) Cisco
2 94 (23.56%) Juniper
3 59 (14.79%) CheckPoint
4 50 (12.53%) VMware
5 46 (11.53%) F5
6 33 (8.27%) Citrix
7 30 (7.52%) Microsoft
8 22 (5.51%) IBM
9 20 (5.01%) HP
10 19 (4.76%) EMC
10 19 (4.76%) Fortinet
11 15 (3.76%) SolarWinds
12 13 (3.26%) Palo Alto
12 13 (3.26%) Riverbed
13 12 (3.01%) Brocade
14 10 (2.51%) Blue Coat
14 10 (2.51%) NetApp
15 8 (2.01%) Avaya
15 8 (2.01%) Oracle
16 7 (1.75%) Aruba
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