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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Architect
Rank 469 522 497
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 140 69 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 38 20
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£500 £475 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £370 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £469 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £48.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.50 - £40.00

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
50702 48981 45586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.56% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32009 29925 26397
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1910 1955 2127
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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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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 +48 123 £494 -1.25% 25
London +32 52 £518 +3.60% 14
South East -1 34 £450 - 8
Berkshire +14 19 £398 -24.28% 2
Scotland +15 17 £550 -
North West -2 17 £456 -3.94%
City of London +4 13 £525 -6.66% 3
Edinburgh - 12 £550 -
East of England +5 6 £350 -41.66% 1
Reading +4 6 £340 -35.23% 2
Cheshire -1 6 £475 -
South West -5 6 £400 -20.00%
Oxfordshire -16 6 £475 +2.70%
West Midlands -1 5 £495 +23.75% 1
Lancashire - 5 £438 -
Buckinghamshire +3 4 - - 3
Hampshire -2 3 £470 +34.28%
Banbury -4 3 £500 +8.10%
Bracknell - 3 - -
Cambridge - 3 £350 -
Erskine - 3 £586 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £350 -
Cumbria - 3 £475 -
Manchester - 3 £450 -
Docklands, London - 3 £550 -
Renfrewshire - 3 £586 -
Coventry +8 2 - -
Milton Keynes 0 2 - -
Yorkshire -21 2 £450 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £575 -

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 158 (66.11%) Cisco
2 121 (50.63%) Firewall
3 94 (39.33%) Cisco Certification
4 82 (34.31%) WAN
5 75 (31.38%) LAN
6 74 (30.96%) Data Centre
7 63 (26.36%) Juniper
8 59 (24.69%) Security Cleared
9 50 (20.92%) Network Design
9 50 (20.92%) CheckPoint
10 48 (20.08%) Network Architecture
11 47 (19.67%) CCIE
11 47 (19.67%) CCNP
12 46 (19.25%) SC Cleared
13 43 (17.99%) Wireless
14 41 (17.15%) MPLS
15 40 (16.74%) Finance
16 37 (15.48%) Cisco Nexus
17 36 (15.06%) F5
18 34 (14.23%) BGP
19 33 (13.81%) Network Security
20 32 (13.39%) Cisco ASA
20 32 (13.39%) Windows
21 31 (12.97%) VPN
21 31 (12.97%) OSPF
22 29 (12.13%) CCNA
23 28 (11.72%) Telecoms
24 26 (10.88%) VoIP
25 22 (9.21%) BIG-IP
25 22 (9.21%) Migration

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 4 (1.67%) Lync
2 2 (0.84%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.42%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.42%) IIS
3 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (3.77%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.84%) MS Office
2 2 (0.84%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.42%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 121 (50.63%) Firewall
2 82 (34.31%) WAN
3 75 (31.38%) LAN
4 43 (17.99%) Wireless
5 41 (17.15%) MPLS
6 37 (15.48%) Cisco Nexus
7 34 (14.23%) BGP
8 33 (13.81%) Network Security
9 32 (13.39%) Cisco ASA
10 31 (12.97%) OSPF
10 31 (12.97%) VPN
11 26 (10.88%) VoIP
12 22 (9.21%) BIG-IP
13 20 (8.37%) IPsec
14 19 (7.95%) DNS
15 18 (7.53%) SAN
16 16 (6.69%) TCP/IP
16 16 (6.69%) VLAN
17 15 (6.28%) Internet
17 15 (6.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.67%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (0.42%) SQL Server
General
1 40 (16.74%) Finance
2 28 (11.72%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.51%) Marketing
4 5 (2.09%) Retail
5 3 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.84%) Legal
6 2 (0.84%) Games
6 2 (0.84%) Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Back Office
7 1 (0.42%) Law
7 1 (0.42%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.42%) French Language
7 1 (0.42%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.60%) Middleware
2 1 (0.42%) REST
2 1 (0.42%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 74 (30.96%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.35%) PKI
4 7 (2.93%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (0.84%) Online Games
6 2 (0.84%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.42%) Handset
7 1 (0.42%) Economics
7 1 (0.42%) SecurID
7 1 (0.42%) DataPower
7 1 (0.42%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.42%) SCADA
7 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (13.39%) Windows
2 19 (7.95%) UNIX
3 18 (7.53%) Linux
4 13 (5.44%) Solaris
5 10 (4.18%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (2.51%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.84%) AIX
7 2 (0.84%) HPUX
8 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (20.92%) Network Design
2 48 (20.08%) Network Architecture
3 22 (9.21%) Migration
4 19 (7.95%) Load Balancing
5 15 (6.28%) TOGAF
5 15 (6.28%) Enterprise Architecture
6 12 (5.02%) Network Management
7 11 (4.60%) Project Management
7 11 (4.60%) ITIL
8 10 (4.18%) Kalman Filter
9 9 (3.77%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (3.35%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (2.51%) Validation
11 6 (2.51%) Zachman Framework
11 6 (2.51%) Change Management
12 5 (2.09%) Service Management
12 5 (2.09%) Resource Management
13 4 (1.67%) MODAF
13 4 (1.67%) Stress Testing
13 4 (1.67%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.67%) C
2 3 (1.26%) SQL
3 2 (0.84%) Python
3 2 (0.84%) C#
3 2 (0.84%) C++
4 1 (0.42%) R
Qualifications
1 94 (39.33%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (24.69%) Security Cleared
3 47 (19.67%) CCIE
3 47 (19.67%) CCNP
4 46 (19.25%) SC Cleared
5 29 (12.13%) CCNA
6 20 (8.37%) CCDP
7 14 (5.86%) Degree
7 14 (5.86%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.09%) CISSP
8 5 (2.09%) CCDA
9 4 (1.67%) CCIP
10 3 (1.26%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.84%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.84%) CCDE
11 2 (0.84%) JNCIP
11 2 (0.84%) JNCIE
12 1 (0.42%) MCITP
12 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.42%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.84%) SLA
2 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (6.69%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.44%) ProxySG
3 11 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.84%) XenServer
4 2 (0.84%) NFS
5 1 (0.42%) vCloud
5 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.42%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (4.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 10 (4.18%) Control-M
1 10 (4.18%) BladeLogic
2 4 (1.67%) FortiGate
2 4 (1.67%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (1.26%) HP UCMDB
3 3 (1.26%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (0.84%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.42%) Opsview
5 1 (0.42%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.42%) SCOM
5 1 (0.42%) Zenoss
5 1 (0.42%) Nagios
5 1 (0.42%) OpenView
5 1 (0.42%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 158 (66.11%) Cisco
2 63 (26.36%) Juniper
3 50 (20.92%) CheckPoint
4 36 (15.06%) F5
5 18 (7.53%) Blue Coat
5 18 (7.53%) Nokia
5 18 (7.53%) Citrix
6 16 (6.69%) Symantec
7 15 (6.28%) Avaya
7 15 (6.28%) Nortel
8 14 (5.86%) VMware
9 13 (5.44%) Oracle
10 11 (4.60%) HP
10 11 (4.60%) Microsoft
11 10 (4.18%) CA
12 7 (2.93%) BT
12 7 (2.93%) Sourcefire
13 6 (2.51%) Fortinet
13 6 (2.51%) IBM
14 5 (2.09%) Brocade
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