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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Architect
Rank 479 512 488
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 134 77 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.16% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 44 20
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £459 £456 £450
% change year-on-year
+0.54% +1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £31.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 - £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
50953 48768 42881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.48% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31537 30266 24598
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1993 1997 2122
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +24 121 £469 -1.31% 10
London +30 44 £500 - 6
South East -6 36 £444 -1.38% 2
Berkshire +14 21 £398 -11.66%
North West -7 18 £463 -2.63% 1
Scotland +7 12 £586 - 2
Cheshire +1 10 £500 +5.26% 1
Edinburgh - 8 £550 - 1
City of London +2 7 £525 +10.52% 3
Lancashire - 7 £438 -
East of England -3 6 £444 -6.57%
Reading -4 6 £340 -24.44%
West Midlands -11 6 £501 +14.40% 1
South West +12 5 £575 -
Hampshire +3 5 £438 -1.40%
Hertfordshire +2 5 £444 +18.33%
East Midlands -10 5 £425 -10.52%
Oxfordshire - 5 £463 -
Macclesfield - 4 £500 - 1
Northampton - 4 £425 -
Northamptonshire - 4 £425 -
Coventry +3 3 - -
Buckinghamshire +1 3 £425 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £413 -
Chorley - 3 £348 -
Banbury - 3 £500 -
Bracknell - 3 - -
Gloucestershire - 3 £575 -
Docklands, London - 2 £550 -
Hook - 2 £438 -

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 163 (70.26%) Cisco
2 119 (51.29%) Firewall
3 92 (39.66%) Cisco Certification
4 88 (37.93%) WAN
5 79 (34.05%) Data Centre
6 74 (31.90%) LAN
7 63 (27.16%) Juniper
8 57 (24.57%) Security Cleared
9 52 (22.41%) CCIE
10 46 (19.83%) MPLS
11 45 (19.40%) OSPF
12 44 (18.97%) Network Security
13 43 (18.53%) Network Design
13 43 (18.53%) BGP
14 42 (18.10%) CheckPoint
14 42 (18.10%) Network Architecture
15 41 (17.67%) CCNP
16 40 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
17 37 (15.95%) SC Cleared
17 37 (15.95%) Finance
18 36 (15.52%) VPN
19 34 (14.66%) F5
20 33 (14.22%) Telecoms
21 32 (13.79%) Wireless
22 31 (13.36%) Cisco Nexus
23 28 (12.07%) IPsec
24 27 (11.64%) Citrix
25 26 (11.21%) CCNA
25 26 (11.21%) Windows
26 25 (10.78%) Load Balancing

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (1.72%) Lync
2 2 (0.86%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.43%) IIS
3 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (3.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.43%) MS Project
2 1 (0.43%) MS Office
2 1 (0.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 119 (51.29%) Firewall
2 88 (37.93%) WAN
3 74 (31.90%) LAN
4 46 (19.83%) MPLS
5 45 (19.40%) OSPF
6 44 (18.97%) Network Security
7 43 (18.53%) BGP
8 40 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
9 36 (15.52%) VPN
10 32 (13.79%) Wireless
11 31 (13.36%) Cisco Nexus
12 28 (12.07%) IPsec
13 24 (10.34%) VoIP
14 19 (8.19%) SSL
14 19 (8.19%) Internet
15 16 (6.90%) Cisco IOS
16 15 (6.47%) BIG-IP
16 15 (6.47%) DNS
17 13 (5.60%) TCP/IP
17 13 (5.60%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 37 (15.95%) Finance
2 33 (14.22%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.88%) Marketing
4 5 (2.16%) Games
5 4 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.29%) Electronics
6 3 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.29%) Retail
7 2 (0.86%) Banking
7 2 (0.86%) Legal
8 1 (0.43%) Law
8 1 (0.43%) Back Office
8 1 (0.43%) Billing
8 1 (0.43%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.43%) French Language
8 1 (0.43%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.16%) Middleware
2 2 (0.86%) Web Services
3 1 (0.43%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 79 (34.05%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 8 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.02%) PKI
4 5 (2.16%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.16%) Online Games
5 3 (1.29%) DTV
6 2 (0.86%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.43%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.43%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.43%) BYOD
7 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.43%) Handset
7 1 (0.43%) Economics
7 1 (0.43%) SecurID
7 1 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.43%) DataPower
7 1 (0.43%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (11.21%) Windows
2 11 (4.74%) Linux
3 10 (4.31%) UNIX
4 6 (2.59%) Windows 7
4 6 (2.59%) Solaris
5 5 (2.16%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (18.53%) Network Design
2 42 (18.10%) Network Architecture
3 25 (10.78%) Load Balancing
4 20 (8.62%) Migration
5 17 (7.33%) ITIL
6 14 (6.03%) Network Management
7 12 (5.17%) Enterprise Architecture
8 11 (4.74%) Project Management
9 9 (3.88%) Service Management
9 9 (3.88%) TOGAF
9 9 (3.88%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (3.02%) Mentoring
12 6 (2.59%) DDoS Mitigation
12 6 (2.59%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (2.59%) Validation
13 5 (2.16%) Change Management
13 5 (2.16%) E-Commerce
13 5 (2.16%) Technical Architecture
14 4 (1.72%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (0.86%) C
1 2 (0.86%) SQL
2 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 92 (39.66%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (24.57%) Security Cleared
3 52 (22.41%) CCIE
4 41 (17.67%) CCNP
5 37 (15.95%) SC Cleared
6 26 (11.21%) CCNA
7 19 (8.19%) CCDP
8 18 (7.76%) DV Cleared
9 17 (7.33%) Degree
10 5 (2.16%) CISSP
10 5 (2.16%) CCDA
11 4 (1.72%) CCIP
12 3 (1.29%) CCDE
12 3 (1.29%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.86%) Postgraduate
14 1 (0.43%) CCA
14 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.43%) CISM
14 1 (0.43%) CCSA
14 1 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.59%) SLA
2 2 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.59%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.86%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.86%) XenServer
5 1 (0.43%) vSphere
5 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.43%) vCloud
5 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (2.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 5 (2.16%) Control-M
1 5 (2.16%) BladeLogic
2 4 (1.72%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (1.29%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (1.29%) FortiGate
3 3 (1.29%) HP UCMDB
4 2 (0.86%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (0.86%) SCOM
5 1 (0.43%) SCCM
5 1 (0.43%) OpenView
5 1 (0.43%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 163 (70.26%) Cisco
2 63 (27.16%) Juniper
3 42 (18.10%) CheckPoint
4 34 (14.66%) F5
5 27 (11.64%) Citrix
6 14 (6.03%) VMware
7 12 (5.17%) HP
8 11 (4.74%) Microsoft
9 10 (4.31%) Nokia
9 10 (4.31%) Blue Coat
10 9 (3.88%) Symantec
11 8 (3.45%) Avaya
11 8 (3.45%) Nortel
11 8 (3.45%) BT
12 7 (3.02%) Oracle
13 5 (2.16%) CA
13 5 (2.16%) Sourcefire
13 5 (2.16%) Brocade
13 5 (2.16%) Fortinet
14 4 (1.72%) Riverbed
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