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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Architect
Rank 461 478 553
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +75
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 188 157 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.28% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.30% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 90 45
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £382 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £571 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £473 £450
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £29.00 £48.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.20% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £48.50 -
% change year-on-year
-40.20% -

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
50811 53185 51069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.71% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33087 33473 31333
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1525 2016 2057
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +41 174 £500 - 34
London +29 77 £500 -1.08% 13
South East +9 39 £528 +12.23% 13
North West -8 22 £476 +2.97%
City of London +54 15 £500 -4.76% 4
Hampshire +21 13 £514 +9.41% 5
West Midlands -12 13 £418 -15.65% 6
Berkshire -12 11 £475 +19.49% 2
Lancashire -4 8 £503 +14.85%
Cheshire -9 8 £475 -5.00%
South West +9 7 £338 -15.62% 1
Yorkshire +11 6 £548 +21.66%
Blackpool - 6 £519 -
East of England +17 5 £375 -16.66% 1
West Yorkshire -4 5 £670 -
Scotland -21 5 £350 -36.36% 1
Warrington - 5 £425 -
Buckinghamshire +9 4 £525 - 3
Oxfordshire +7 4 £650 +33.33%
Gloucestershire 0 4 £338 -41.30%
Solihull - 4 - - 5
Shropshire - 4 £463 -
Wales - 4 £575 -
Telford - 4 £463 -
Milton Keynes +6 3 £525 - 2
Leeds 0 3 £670 -
Newbury -4 3 - -
Bracknell -7 3 - -
Reading -10 3 £513 +50.73% 2
Edinburgh -14 3 - - 1

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 190 (47.26%) Cisco
2 127 (31.59%) Firewall
3 110 (27.36%) Cisco Certification
4 109 (27.11%) LAN
4 109 (27.11%) Security Cleared
5 107 (26.62%) WAN
6 105 (26.12%) Network Design
7 100 (24.88%) Juniper
8 93 (23.13%) Data Centre
9 79 (19.65%) SC Cleared
10 72 (17.91%) CCNP
11 62 (15.42%) Network Architecture
11 62 (15.42%) Network Security
12 60 (14.93%) CCIE
13 59 (14.68%) Migration
14 51 (12.69%) Wireless
15 46 (11.44%) CheckPoint
16 43 (10.70%) Telecoms
17 39 (9.70%) MPLS
18 38 (9.45%) VPN
18 38 (9.45%) Finance
18 38 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
18 38 (9.45%) VMware
18 38 (9.45%) F5
19 34 (8.46%) Cisco Nexus
19 34 (8.46%) Linux
20 32 (7.96%) TOGAF
21 31 (7.71%) DNS
21 31 (7.71%) CCNA
22 30 (7.46%) IPsec

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 6 (1.49%) WebSphere
2 5 (1.24%) Tuxedo
3 4 (1.00%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.75%) Apache
5 2 (0.50%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.50%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.25%) Drupal
6 1 (0.25%) IIS
6 1 (0.25%) iPlanet
6 1 (0.25%) JBoss
6 1 (0.25%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (1.24%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.25%) BusinessWare
2 1 (0.25%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.74%) IaaS
3 4 (1.00%) Amazon S3
3 4 (1.00%) Office 365
4 3 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.75%) PaaS
5 2 (0.50%) SaaS
6 1 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.25%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.25%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 127 (31.59%) Firewall
2 109 (27.11%) LAN
3 107 (26.62%) WAN
4 62 (15.42%) Network Security
5 51 (12.69%) Wireless
6 39 (9.70%) MPLS
7 38 (9.45%) VPN
8 34 (8.46%) Cisco Nexus
9 31 (7.71%) DNS
10 30 (7.46%) IPsec
11 27 (6.72%) Internet
12 25 (6.22%) Wi-Fi
13 24 (5.97%) BGP
14 21 (5.22%) OSPF
15 19 (4.73%) TCP/IP
16 18 (4.48%) DHCP
16 18 (4.48%) VLAN
16 18 (4.48%) VoIP
17 14 (3.48%) LDAP
17 14 (3.48%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.24%) DB2
2 1 (0.25%) Big Data
2 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.25%) DB2 UDB
2 1 (0.25%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (0.25%) StarTeam
General
1 43 (10.70%) Telecoms
2 38 (9.45%) Finance
3 18 (4.48%) Retail
4 9 (2.24%) Banking
5 6 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.00%) Back Office
6 4 (1.00%) Billing
6 4 (1.00%) Law
7 3 (0.75%) Legal
7 3 (0.75%) Military
7 3 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.50%) Automotive
8 2 (0.50%) Local Government
9 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Marketing
9 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.24%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.00%) J2EE
2 4 (1.00%) Servlets
2 4 (1.00%) Web Services
3 3 (0.75%) .NET
3 3 (0.75%) HTML
4 1 (0.25%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 93 (23.13%) Data Centre
2 16 (3.98%) PKI
3 13 (3.23%) YubiKey
4 12 (2.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 10 (2.49%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.99%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (1.49%) iSeries
9 4 (1.00%) Blog
9 4 (1.00%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.75%) LPAR
10 3 (0.75%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.50%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.50%) VCE vBlock
12 1 (0.25%) Cyberthreat
12 1 (0.25%) FMCG
12 1 (0.25%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.25%) Performance Metrics
12 1 (0.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.46%) Linux
2 17 (4.23%) Windows
3 10 (2.49%) Unix
4 5 (1.24%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.00%) VME
6 3 (0.75%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.75%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.25%) AIX
7 1 (0.25%) Solaris
7 1 (0.25%) VMS
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (26.12%) Network Design
2 62 (15.42%) Network Architecture
3 59 (14.68%) Migration
4 38 (9.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (7.96%) TOGAF
6 27 (6.72%) Load Balancing
7 26 (6.47%) Change Management
8 25 (6.22%) ITIL
9 20 (4.98%) Project Management
10 19 (4.73%) Risk Management
11 18 (4.48%) Service Management
12 16 (3.98%) Technical Architecture
13 14 (3.48%) Enterprise Architecture
13 14 (3.48%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
14 11 (2.74%) Multi-Factor Authentication
14 11 (2.74%) Open Source
14 11 (2.74%) Two-Factor Authentication
15 9 (2.24%) Information Security
15 9 (2.24%) Network Management
15 9 (2.24%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.24%) Java
2 6 (1.49%) Lisp
3 5 (1.24%) COBOL
4 4 (1.00%) PHP
5 3 (0.75%) C
5 3 (0.75%) C#
5 3 (0.75%) C++
5 3 (0.75%) Perl
5 3 (0.75%) SQL
6 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 110 (27.36%) Cisco Certification
2 109 (27.11%) Security Cleared
3 79 (19.65%) SC Cleared
4 72 (17.91%) CCNP
5 60 (14.93%) CCIE
6 31 (7.71%) CCNA
7 29 (7.21%) DV Cleared
8 25 (6.22%) Degree
9 14 (3.48%) JNCIS
10 13 (3.23%) JNCIA
11 10 (2.49%) CCDP
12 7 (1.74%) CISSP
13 5 (1.24%) CCDE
14 3 (0.75%) ISEB
15 2 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
15 2 (0.50%) CCDA
15 2 (0.50%) CESG Certified Professional
15 2 (0.50%) Chartered Engineer
16 1 (0.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 1 (0.25%) CCNP Voice
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
1 6 (1.49%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.75%) SLA
3 2 (0.50%) PA-DSS
3 2 (0.50%) QA
4 1 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.25%) RMADS
System Software
1 24 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.49%) Hyper-V
3 8 (1.99%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.25%) ClearTrust
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.25%) vSphere
5 1 (0.25%) XenApp
5 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (1.99%) FortiGate
2 4 (1.00%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (0.75%) SCVMM
3 3 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.50%) Amdocs OSS
4 2 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.50%) OPNET
4 2 (0.50%) SCCM
4 2 (0.50%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.25%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.25%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.25%) Grafana
5 1 (0.25%) Graphite
5 1 (0.25%) Nagios
5 1 (0.25%) Netcool
5 1 (0.25%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 190 (47.26%) Cisco
2 100 (24.88%) Juniper
3 46 (11.44%) CheckPoint
4 38 (9.45%) F5
4 38 (9.45%) VMware
5 28 (6.97%) Palo Alto
6 27 (6.72%) Microsoft
7 21 (5.22%) Citrix
7 21 (5.22%) IBM
8 19 (4.73%) HP
8 19 (4.73%) Riverbed
9 16 (3.98%) EMC
10 15 (3.73%) Aerohive Networks
11 12 (2.99%) Fortinet
12 10 (2.49%) Brocade
12 10 (2.49%) SolarWinds
13 7 (1.74%) Blue Coat
13 7 (1.74%) NetApp
14 6 (1.49%) Splunk
15 5 (1.24%) Aruba
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