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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Architect
UK
Rank 434 408 494
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +86
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 149 224 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.44% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.47% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 120 66
Median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.05% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £401 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £501 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.36% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £52.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 - -

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
41727 48141 48107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.74% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27140 30642 30268
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1738 1911
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

Network Architect Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 January 2017. 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 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 -42 143 £500 - 11
South East +15 55 £525 +10.52% 4
London -5 54 £500 -1.47% 4
Hampshire +1 27 £550 +15.78% 2
North West -5 16 £500 - 1
Basingstoke +8 12 £501 +5.36% 1
Berkshire +18 11 £463 -2.63% 1
South West +18 7 £525 - 1
Lancashire - 7 £530 -
Scotland +24 6 £538 +39.61%
Edinburgh +23 6 £538 -
Cheshire -10 6 £448 -10.50% 1
East Sussex - 6 - -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £525 -
Preston - 6 £530 -
Brighton - 6 - -
Milton Keynes - 6 £525 -
Wiltshire +9 5 £525 -
Hertfordshire -3 4 £500 -
East of England -7 4 £500 +10.86%
West Yorkshire +25 3 £425 -27.65% 1
Yorkshire +16 3 £425 -26.08% 1
Surrey +13 3 £550 +10.00%
Leatherhead - 3 £550 -
Manchester +18 2 £500 +1.52%
Southampton +10 2 £425 -19.04%
Reading +6 2 £475 - 1
Chester +6 2 £438 -12.50%
Portsmouth +1 2 - -
West Midlands -2 2 - -

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 220 (64.71%) Cisco
2 147 (43.24%) WAN
3 121 (35.59%) LAN
4 112 (32.94%) Cisco Certification
5 106 (31.18%) Firewall
6 104 (30.59%) Security Cleared
7 88 (25.88%) SC Cleared
8 85 (25.00%) Network Security
9 84 (24.71%) Data Centre
10 72 (21.18%) CCIE
11 67 (19.71%) Juniper
12 59 (17.35%) CCNP
13 53 (15.59%) F5
14 50 (14.71%) Network Design
14 50 (14.71%) MPLS
15 47 (13.82%) VPN
15 47 (13.82%) Finance
16 46 (13.53%) Network Architecture
17 42 (12.35%) CheckPoint
18 38 (11.18%) Migration
18 38 (11.18%) Wireless
19 37 (10.88%) Wi-Fi
20 36 (10.59%) TOGAF
21 34 (10.00%) Microsoft
22 31 (9.12%) Palo Alto
23 29 (8.53%) Windows
24 28 (8.24%) VoIP
24 28 (8.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
25 27 (7.94%) Cisco Nexus
26 26 (7.65%) VMware

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 11 (3.24%) CMS
2 7 (2.06%) Apache
3 6 (1.76%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.18%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.88%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.88%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.59%) IIS
7 1 (0.29%) JBoss
7 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (1.18%) MS Office
2 3 (0.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.76%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.65%) Office 365
4 8 (2.35%) SaaS
5 6 (1.76%) PaaS
6 5 (1.47%) IaaS
7 2 (0.59%) Akamai
8 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 147 (43.24%) WAN
2 121 (35.59%) LAN
3 106 (31.18%) Firewall
4 85 (25.00%) Network Security
5 50 (14.71%) MPLS
6 47 (13.82%) VPN
7 38 (11.18%) Wireless
8 37 (10.88%) Wi-Fi
9 28 (8.24%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 28 (8.24%) VoIP
10 27 (7.94%) Cisco Nexus
11 25 (7.35%) VLAN
12 24 (7.06%) Internet
13 21 (6.18%) BGP
13 21 (6.18%) Cisco ASA
14 20 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 18 (5.29%) IPsec
16 17 (5.00%) DMZ
17 16 (4.71%) OSPF
17 16 (4.71%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (1.18%) Subversion
2 2 (0.59%) ClearCase
General
1 47 (13.82%) Finance
2 25 (7.35%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.53%) Banking
4 9 (2.65%) Legal
5 5 (1.47%) Law
5 5 (1.47%) Retail
6 3 (0.88%) Billing
7 2 (0.59%) Local Government
8 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.29%) Electronics
8 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.94%) Web Services
2 6 (1.76%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.47%) J2EE
4 4 (1.18%) Middleware
5 1 (0.29%) .NET
5 1 (0.29%) CORBA
5 1 (0.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 84 (24.71%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 14 (4.12%) Hybrid Cloud
4 12 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.65%) PKI
6 8 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.47%) Clustering
7 5 (1.47%) CMDB
8 3 (0.88%) BYOD
8 3 (0.88%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.88%) VCE vBlock
9 2 (0.59%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.59%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.59%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.59%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.59%) Smartcard
9 2 (0.59%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.29%) NHS
10 1 (0.29%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 29 (8.53%) Windows
2 25 (7.35%) Linux
3 19 (5.59%) Unix
4 8 (2.35%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.47%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.88%) Solaris
7 1 (0.29%) Fedora
7 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (14.71%) Network Design
2 46 (13.53%) Network Architecture
3 38 (11.18%) Migration
4 36 (10.59%) TOGAF
5 25 (7.35%) Load Balancing
6 22 (6.47%) ITIL
7 20 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (4.71%) Presales
9 14 (4.12%) Service Management
10 13 (3.82%) Customer Engagement
10 13 (3.82%) Server Virtualisation
11 11 (3.24%) ITIL V3
11 11 (3.24%) Network Management
12 9 (2.65%) Enterprise Architecture
12 9 (2.65%) PRINCE2
12 9 (2.65%) Product Management
12 9 (2.65%) Risk Management
12 9 (2.65%) Validation
13 8 (2.35%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (2.35%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (0.88%) C
2 2 (0.59%) Java
2 2 (0.59%) SQL
3 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.29%) Lisp
3 1 (0.29%) Perl
3 1 (0.29%) PHP
3 1 (0.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 112 (32.94%) Cisco Certification
2 104 (30.59%) Security Cleared
3 88 (25.88%) SC Cleared
4 72 (21.18%) CCIE
5 59 (17.35%) CCNP
6 19 (5.59%) CCNA
7 13 (3.82%) CCDP
8 10 (2.94%) DV Cleared
8 10 (2.94%) JNCIS
9 9 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (2.35%) JNCIP
11 7 (2.06%) Degree
11 7 (2.06%) MCSE
12 6 (1.76%) CCDE
12 6 (1.76%) CCSA
12 6 (1.76%) CISSP
13 4 (1.18%) CCSE
13 4 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (0.88%) CCDA
15 2 (0.59%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.53%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.59%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (0.59%) QA
3 2 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.29%) HL7
4 1 (0.29%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 18 (5.29%) Hyper-V
2 13 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.24%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.18%) VMware ESX
4 4 (1.18%) vSphere
5 3 (0.88%) XenApp
6 2 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.29%) Firmware
7 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (3.82%) FortiGate
2 5 (1.47%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (1.18%) Nagios
3 4 (1.18%) Opsview
3 4 (1.18%) QRadar
3 4 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.59%) vMotion
5 1 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.29%) Nessus
5 1 (0.29%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.29%) SCCM
5 1 (0.29%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 220 (64.71%) Cisco
2 67 (19.71%) Juniper
3 53 (15.59%) F5
4 42 (12.35%) CheckPoint
5 34 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 31 (9.12%) Palo Alto
7 26 (7.65%) VMware
8 16 (4.71%) Brocade
8 16 (4.71%) Citrix
8 16 (4.71%) IBM
9 15 (4.41%) Aruba
10 14 (4.12%) BT
11 13 (3.82%) Fortinet
12 11 (3.24%) Blue Coat
13 10 (2.94%) HP
13 10 (2.94%) Riverbed
14 8 (2.35%) Capita
14 8 (2.35%) TOWER Software
15 7 (2.06%) Splunk
16 6 (1.76%) EMC
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