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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architect
Rank 419 508 528
Rank change year-on-year
+89 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 251 166 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.29% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.31% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 101 47
Median daily rate £500 £489 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.30% +2.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £398 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £475 £469
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.50 £48.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.04% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £48.50 -
% change year-on-year
-68.04% -

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
51171 54063 51068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.76% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33246 34265 30949
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 2016 2062
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.58 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +61 234 £500 +2.30% 14
London +64 117 £500 -4.76% 7
South East -3 46 £525 +10.52% 4
West Midlands -14 29 £475 -2.56%
City of London +59 25 £519 -1.19% 3
North West +2 21 £450 -5.26%
Berkshire +4 17 £503 +24.07% 1
Solihull - 15 £425 -
Hampshire +3 12 £525 +5.52% 3
Shropshire - 10 £475 -
Telford - 9 £475 -
Lancashire +2 8 £503 +18.23%
Yorkshire 0 7 £425 -5.55%
Reading +8 6 £550 +61.76% 1
Buckinghamshire +6 6 £513 +7.89%
Blackpool - 6 £519 -
East of England +17 5 £550 +12.82%
West Yorkshire -2 5 £670 -
Manchester -5 5 £438 -2.77%
County Antrim - 5 £425 -
Belfast - 5 £425 -
Northern Ireland - 5 £425 -
Wales +18 4 £575 +24.89%
Milton Keynes +14 4 £513 +20.58%
Stockport - 4 £438 -
Cheshire -1 3 £700 +43.58%
South West -1 3 £650 +55.68% 2
Leeds -2 3 £670 -
Newbury -4 3 - -
Scotland -7 3 - - 1

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 214 (50.23%) Cisco
2 137 (32.16%) Firewall
3 125 (29.34%) LAN
4 122 (28.64%) WAN
5 119 (27.93%) Cisco Certification
6 116 (27.23%) Juniper
6 116 (27.23%) Security Cleared
7 106 (24.88%) Network Design
8 92 (21.60%) SC Cleared
9 80 (18.78%) Data Centre
10 77 (18.08%) Network Security
11 71 (16.67%) CCNP
12 63 (14.79%) Wireless
12 63 (14.79%) Network Architecture
13 62 (14.55%) CCIE
14 50 (11.74%) F5
15 49 (11.50%) Migration
16 47 (11.03%) Load Balancing
17 45 (10.56%) CheckPoint
18 43 (10.09%) VPN
18 43 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
18 43 (10.09%) Telecoms
19 41 (9.62%) Finance
20 40 (9.39%) TOGAF
21 39 (9.15%) IPsec
21 39 (9.15%) Palo Alto
22 36 (8.45%) Cisco Nexus
23 35 (8.22%) Change Management
23 35 (8.22%) MPLS
24 33 (7.75%) ITIL

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 9 (2.11%) Skype for Business
2 6 (1.41%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.17%) Apache
3 5 (1.17%) Tuxedo
4 2 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.47%) IIS
4 2 (0.47%) JBoss
4 2 (0.47%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.47%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.23%) CMS
5 1 (0.23%) Drupal
5 1 (0.23%) iPlanet
5 1 (0.23%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (1.17%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.23%) MS Office
3 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.23%) BusinessWare
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.23%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.17%) SaaS
4 4 (0.94%) Office 365
5 3 (0.70%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.70%) IaaS
5 3 (0.70%) PaaS
6 2 (0.47%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.23%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 137 (32.16%) Firewall
2 125 (29.34%) LAN
3 122 (28.64%) WAN
4 77 (18.08%) Network Security
5 63 (14.79%) Wireless
6 43 (10.09%) VPN
7 39 (9.15%) IPsec
8 36 (8.45%) Cisco Nexus
9 35 (8.22%) MPLS
10 32 (7.51%) Wi-Fi
11 29 (6.81%) VoIP
12 26 (6.10%) DNS
13 24 (5.63%) TCP/IP
14 22 (5.16%) LDAP
15 20 (4.69%) BGP
16 19 (4.46%) DHCP
16 19 (4.46%) Unified Communications
16 19 (4.46%) WLAN
17 17 (3.99%) Internet
17 17 (3.99%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.17%) DB2
2 1 (0.23%) Big Data
2 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.23%) DB2 UDB
2 1 (0.23%) GIS
2 1 (0.23%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.23%) StarTeam
General
1 43 (10.09%) Telecoms
2 41 (9.62%) Finance
3 12 (2.82%) Banking
3 12 (2.82%) Law
4 10 (2.35%) Retail
5 8 (1.88%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.17%) Legal
7 4 (0.94%) Back Office
7 4 (0.94%) Billing
8 3 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.47%) Automotive
9 2 (0.47%) Local Government
9 2 (0.47%) Marketing
9 2 (0.47%) Military
10 1 (0.23%) Electronics
10 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.88%) 802.1X
2 4 (0.94%) J2EE
2 4 (0.94%) Servlets
2 4 (0.94%) Web Services
3 3 (0.70%) .NET
3 3 (0.70%) HTML
4 1 (0.23%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 80 (18.78%) Data Centre
2 28 (6.57%) PKI
3 21 (4.93%) YubiKey
4 11 (2.58%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 8 (1.88%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.17%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.94%) Blog
10 3 (0.70%) CESG
10 3 (0.70%) LPAR
10 3 (0.70%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.47%) BYOD
11 2 (0.47%) CMDB
11 2 (0.47%) iSeries
11 2 (0.47%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.47%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.47%) VCE vBlock
11 2 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (6.81%) Linux
2 22 (5.16%) Windows
3 12 (2.82%) Unix
4 8 (1.88%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.94%) VME
6 3 (0.70%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.70%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.47%) Solaris
8 1 (0.23%) AIX
8 1 (0.23%) Fedora
8 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (24.88%) Network Design
2 63 (14.79%) Network Architecture
3 49 (11.50%) Migration
4 47 (11.03%) Load Balancing
5 43 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 40 (9.39%) TOGAF
7 35 (8.22%) Change Management
8 33 (7.75%) ITIL
9 23 (5.40%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
10 20 (4.69%) Project Management
10 20 (4.69%) Service Management
11 19 (4.46%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 19 (4.46%) Two-Factor Authentication
12 17 (3.99%) Risk Management
13 13 (3.05%) Technical Architecture
14 12 (2.82%) Capacity Management
14 12 (2.82%) Enterprise Architecture
15 11 (2.58%) Change Control
15 11 (2.58%) High Availability
15 11 (2.58%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.11%) Java
2 5 (1.17%) COBOL
3 4 (0.94%) C
3 4 (0.94%) PHP
4 3 (0.70%) C#
4 3 (0.70%) C++
4 3 (0.70%) Perl
4 3 (0.70%) SQL
5 2 (0.47%) Lisp
6 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 119 (27.93%) Cisco Certification
2 116 (27.23%) Security Cleared
3 92 (21.60%) SC Cleared
4 71 (16.67%) CCNP
5 62 (14.55%) CCIE
6 31 (7.28%) CCNA
7 27 (6.34%) Degree
8 25 (5.87%) JNCIS
9 23 (5.40%) DV Cleared
9 23 (5.40%) JNCIA
10 10 (2.35%) CCDE
10 10 (2.35%) CCDP
11 9 (2.11%) CISSP
12 7 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.47%) CCDA
13 2 (0.47%) CCSE
13 2 (0.47%) Chartered Engineer
13 2 (0.47%) CRISC
13 2 (0.47%) ISEB
13 2 (0.47%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.94%) QA
3 3 (0.70%) PA-DSS
3 3 (0.70%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.70%) SLA
4 1 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.23%) RMADS
System Software
1 22 (5.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.35%) Hyper-V
3 8 (1.88%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.17%) XenApp
5 2 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.23%) ClearTrust
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.23%) vSphere
6 1 (0.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (3.05%) FortiGate
2 4 (0.94%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.47%) Amdocs OSS
4 2 (0.47%) SCCM
4 2 (0.47%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.23%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.23%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.23%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.23%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.23%) Grafana
5 1 (0.23%) Graphite
5 1 (0.23%) Nagios
5 1 (0.23%) Nessus
5 1 (0.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.23%) OPNET
5 1 (0.23%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 214 (50.23%) Cisco
2 116 (27.23%) Juniper
3 50 (11.74%) F5
4 45 (10.56%) CheckPoint
5 39 (9.15%) Palo Alto
6 29 (6.81%) VMware
7 28 (6.57%) Microsoft
8 26 (6.10%) Aerohive Networks
9 21 (4.93%) Citrix
10 20 (4.69%) HP
11 18 (4.23%) Riverbed
12 17 (3.99%) Fortinet
12 17 (3.99%) IBM
13 16 (3.76%) Brocade
14 11 (2.58%) EMC
15 9 (2.11%) Blue Coat
15 9 (2.11%) SolarWinds
16 7 (1.64%) Aruba
16 7 (1.64%) Intel Security
16 7 (1.64%) Splunk
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