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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Architect
Rank 476 480 474
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 100 86 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 37 25
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£438 £450 £520
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 February 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 February 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 -11 89 £438 -2.77% 23
London -17 32 £474 +5.27% 9
South East -17 28 £438 -2.77% 2
Berkshire +1 10 £398 -11.66%
South West -15 9 £425 -11.45% 3
Scotland - 9 £375 -
East of England - 9 £475 - 1
City of London +17 7 £325 -21.21% 4
Gloucestershire - 7 £425 -
Hertfordshire - 7 £475 -
Glasgow - 7 £375 -
Hampshire -9 6 £438 - 2
Surrey +2 3 £375 -
East Midlands +1 3 £436 - 2
West Midlands -5 3 £450 -11.33% 1
Yorkshire -14 3 - - 3
North West -23 3 £395 -1.25% 2
North Yorkshire - 3 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £600 -
Wiltshire 0 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -7 2 - -
Milton Keynes -9 2 - -
Reading +2 1 £500 +11.11%
Swindon -2 1 - -
Guildford -3 1 £450 -
Warwickshire -3 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £350 - 1
Chippenham - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £300 -
Wrexham - - - -

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 143 (68.42%) Cisco
2 86 (41.15%) WAN
3 84 (40.19%) Firewall
4 70 (33.49%) Security Cleared
5 69 (33.01%) LAN
6 67 (32.06%) Cisco Certification
7 54 (25.84%) Telecoms
8 51 (24.40%) Network Design
9 46 (22.01%) Network Security
10 42 (20.10%) Network Architecture
11 41 (19.62%) CCIE
12 40 (19.14%) BGP
12 40 (19.14%) F5
13 39 (18.66%) OSPF
14 36 (17.22%) DV Cleared
15 35 (16.75%) Juniper
16 34 (16.27%) Cisco ASA
17 33 (15.79%) SC Cleared
18 32 (15.31%) MPLS
19 31 (14.83%) CheckPoint
20 30 (14.35%) Internet
21 29 (13.88%) Citrix
22 28 (13.40%) Finance
22 28 (13.40%) Cisco Nexus
23 25 (11.96%) CCNP
24 24 (11.48%) VPN
25 20 (9.57%) CCDP
25 20 (9.57%) ITIL
26 18 (8.61%) VLAN
26 18 (8.61%) Wireless

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (1.91%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.48%) SaaS
2 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 86 (41.15%) WAN
2 84 (40.19%) Firewall
3 69 (33.01%) LAN
4 46 (22.01%) Network Security
5 40 (19.14%) BGP
6 39 (18.66%) OSPF
7 34 (16.27%) Cisco ASA
8 32 (15.31%) MPLS
9 30 (14.35%) Internet
10 28 (13.40%) Cisco Nexus
11 24 (11.48%) VPN
12 18 (8.61%) VLAN
12 18 (8.61%) Wireless
13 17 (8.13%) IPsec
13 17 (8.13%) Cisco IOS
13 17 (8.13%) VoIP
13 17 (8.13%) NetScaler
14 16 (7.66%) EIGRP
15 10 (4.78%) Intranet
15 10 (4.78%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (1.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 54 (25.84%) Telecoms
2 28 (13.40%) Finance
3 8 (3.83%) Retail
4 5 (2.39%) Multimedia
4 5 (2.39%) Games
5 4 (1.91%) Banking
5 4 (1.91%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.91%) Billing
5 4 (1.91%) Marketing
6 3 (1.44%) Electronics
6 3 (1.44%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.96%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.48%) French Language
8 1 (0.48%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.39%) Middleware
2 2 (0.96%) CSS
2 2 (0.96%) Web Services
3 1 (0.48%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.39%) Online Games
3 3 (1.44%) DTV
4 2 (0.96%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.96%) PKI
4 2 (0.96%) User Experience
4 2 (0.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.48%) MPEG
5 1 (0.48%) IPTV
5 1 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.48%) FMCG
5 1 (0.48%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.22%) Windows
2 6 (2.87%) Linux
2 6 (2.87%) UNIX
3 5 (2.39%) Solaris
4 4 (1.91%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.44%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (24.40%) Network Design
2 42 (20.10%) Network Architecture
3 20 (9.57%) ITIL
4 17 (8.13%) Network Planning
5 16 (7.66%) Load Balancing
6 12 (5.74%) Project Management
7 11 (5.26%) Migration
7 11 (5.26%) TOGAF
8 8 (3.83%) Network Management
9 7 (3.35%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (3.35%) Mentoring
10 6 (2.87%) Service Management
11 5 (2.39%) E-Commerce
11 5 (2.39%) SIEM
11 5 (2.39%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (2.39%) Technical Architecture
12 4 (1.91%) Programme Management
12 4 (1.91%) MODAF
13 3 (1.44%) Enterprise Architecture
13 3 (1.44%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.48%) Java
1 1 (0.48%) SQL
1 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
1 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
1 1 (0.48%) R
Qualifications
1 70 (33.49%) Security Cleared
2 67 (32.06%) Cisco Certification
3 41 (19.62%) CCIE
4 36 (17.22%) DV Cleared
5 33 (15.79%) SC Cleared
6 25 (11.96%) CCNP
7 20 (9.57%) CCDP
8 17 (8.13%) CCNA
9 10 (4.78%) Degree
10 7 (3.35%) CCDE
11 5 (2.39%) CCDA
11 5 (2.39%) CCA
12 4 (1.91%) CISSP
12 4 (1.91%) CCIP
13 3 (1.44%) VCP4
14 2 (0.96%) HP MASE
15 1 (0.48%) BC Cleared
15 1 (0.48%) JNCIE
15 1 (0.48%) CCSP
15 1 (0.48%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.26%) SLA
2 2 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (4.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.83%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.44%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.48%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.48%) XenServer
5 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 4 (1.91%) Control-M
1 4 (1.91%) BladeLogic
2 3 (1.44%) SCOM
2 3 (1.44%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (0.96%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.96%) OpenView
4 1 (0.48%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.48%) OPNET
4 1 (0.48%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.48%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.48%) SCCM
Vendors
1 143 (68.42%) Cisco
2 40 (19.14%) F5
3 35 (16.75%) Juniper
4 31 (14.83%) CheckPoint
5 29 (13.88%) Citrix
6 17 (8.13%) VMware
7 11 (5.26%) HP
8 9 (4.31%) Blue Coat
9 8 (3.83%) BT
9 8 (3.83%) EMC
10 6 (2.87%) Oracle
11 5 (2.39%) SAP
11 5 (2.39%) Microsoft
11 5 (2.39%) Symantec
11 5 (2.39%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.91%) Prolexic
12 4 (1.91%) ScanSafe
12 4 (1.91%) Sourcefire
12 4 (1.91%) Fortinet
12 4 (1.91%) Nortel
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