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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Architect
Rank 500 510 512
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 133 100 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 55 47
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.52% -1.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £343 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £590 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £48.50 - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.50 - -

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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +19 119 £475 - 15
South East -3 44 £460 -3.15% 3
London +15 42 £509 +9.51% 8
Buckinghamshire +6 20 £463 +27.58%
Hampshire +10 13 £485 +46.96%
Scotland -3 10 £438 -20.45% 1
South West -9 10 £438 +25.00%
Berkshire -7 9 £450 -14.28% 2
High Wycombe - 9 £478 -
West Midlands +17 8 £485 -
City of London +7 8 £511 +2.20% 1
Milton Keynes -3 7 £425 +17.24%
Edinburgh - 7 £475 - 1
Wiltshire +8 6 £450 +5.88%
North West -31 6 £469 -1.31% 1
East of England +6 5 £425 -29.16% 2
Swindon -1 4 £463 +8.82%
Wales -18 4 £450 +9.09%
Cambridgeshire - 4 £425 - 1
Gosport - 4 £525 -
Cambridge - 4 £425 - 1
Basingstoke +2 3 - -
Bristol -3 3 £400 -20.00%
Malvern - 3 £485 -
Worcestershire - 3 £485 -
Warwickshire +7 2 - -
Cardiff -8 2 £450 +9.09%
Reading -11 2 £413 -21.42%
South Wales -12 2 £450 +9.09%
East Midlands -13 2 £400 -13.51%

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 166 (61.48%) Cisco
2 130 (48.15%) Firewall
3 101 (37.41%) Cisco Certification
4 87 (32.22%) LAN
5 84 (31.11%) WAN
6 70 (25.93%) Security Cleared
7 68 (25.19%) Juniper
8 66 (24.44%) Network Design
8 66 (24.44%) Data Centre
9 58 (21.48%) CheckPoint
10 54 (20.00%) CCIE
10 54 (20.00%) CCNP
11 51 (18.89%) Finance
12 49 (18.15%) SC Cleared
13 48 (17.78%) MPLS
14 46 (17.04%) Network Architecture
15 45 (16.67%) F5
16 43 (15.93%) BGP
16 43 (15.93%) Wireless
17 42 (15.56%) Telecoms
18 40 (14.81%) OSPF
19 39 (14.44%) Cisco Nexus
20 35 (12.96%) VPN
21 33 (12.22%) BIG-IP
22 32 (11.85%) Windows
23 31 (11.48%) Network Security
24 30 (11.11%) CCNA
25 28 (10.37%) VoIP
26 26 (9.63%) Avaya
26 26 (9.63%) DNS

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 5 (1.85%) Lync
2 2 (0.74%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.74%) Moodle
3 1 (0.37%) IIS
3 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.37%) Jetty
Applications
1 6 (2.22%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.74%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.37%) MS Project
3 1 (0.37%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.74%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 130 (48.15%) Firewall
2 87 (32.22%) LAN
3 84 (31.11%) WAN
4 48 (17.78%) MPLS
5 43 (15.93%) BGP
5 43 (15.93%) Wireless
6 40 (14.81%) OSPF
7 39 (14.44%) Cisco Nexus
8 35 (12.96%) VPN
9 33 (12.22%) BIG-IP
10 31 (11.48%) Network Security
11 28 (10.37%) VoIP
12 26 (9.63%) DNS
13 24 (8.89%) Internet
14 22 (8.15%) Cisco ASA
14 22 (8.15%) IPsec
15 20 (7.41%) VLAN
16 19 (7.04%) TCP/IP
17 18 (6.67%) SAN
18 15 (5.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.48%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (0.37%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
General
1 51 (18.89%) Finance
2 42 (15.56%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.70%) Retail
4 6 (2.22%) Marketing
5 4 (1.48%) Banking
6 3 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.74%) Law
7 2 (0.74%) Legal
7 2 (0.74%) Billing
7 2 (0.74%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Back Office
8 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.37%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.07%) Middleware
2 3 (1.11%) CSS
3 2 (0.74%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.37%) Web Services
4 1 (0.37%) Spring
4 1 (0.37%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 66 (24.44%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.22%) PKI
5 5 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (0.74%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.74%) SCADA
6 2 (0.74%) VLE
6 2 (0.74%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.74%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.37%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.37%) Handset
7 1 (0.37%) Economics
7 1 (0.37%) SecurID
7 1 (0.37%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.37%) DataPower
7 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (11.85%) Windows
2 19 (7.04%) UNIX
3 17 (6.30%) Linux
4 12 (4.44%) Solaris
5 10 (3.70%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (0.74%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.74%) AIX
6 2 (0.74%) HPUX
7 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (24.44%) Network Design
2 46 (17.04%) Network Architecture
3 23 (8.52%) Migration
4 19 (7.04%) Load Balancing
5 14 (5.19%) Enterprise Architecture
5 14 (5.19%) TOGAF
5 14 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (4.44%) ITIL
6 12 (4.44%) Network Management
7 9 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (2.59%) Project Management
8 7 (2.59%) Zachman Framework
9 6 (2.22%) Change Control
9 6 (2.22%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (1.85%) QMS
10 5 (1.85%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (1.85%) Resource Management
10 5 (1.85%) Quality Management
10 5 (1.85%) Programme Management
10 5 (1.85%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.48%) C
2 3 (1.11%) SQL
3 2 (0.74%) Python
3 2 (0.74%) C#
3 2 (0.74%) C++
4 1 (0.37%) Java
4 1 (0.37%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 101 (37.41%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (25.93%) Security Cleared
3 54 (20.00%) CCIE
3 54 (20.00%) CCNP
4 49 (18.15%) SC Cleared
5 30 (11.11%) CCNA
6 20 (7.41%) DV Cleared
7 13 (4.81%) Degree
8 11 (4.07%) CCDP
9 4 (1.48%) CCDA
10 3 (1.11%) CCDE
10 3 (1.11%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.74%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.74%) JNCIP
11 2 (0.74%) JNCIE
11 2 (0.74%) CISSP
11 2 (0.74%) CCIP
12 1 (0.37%) CCSP
12 1 (0.37%) MCITP
12 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.11%) SLA
2 2 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.37%) JSP 440
System Software
1 14 (5.19%) ProxySG
2 10 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.74%) NFS
4 2 (0.74%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.37%) vSphere
5 1 (0.37%) vCloud
5 1 (0.37%) Firmware
5 1 (0.37%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (3.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 10 (3.70%) Control-M
1 10 (3.70%) BladeLogic
2 5 (1.85%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (1.48%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.11%) HP UCMDB
4 3 (1.11%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.37%) Opsview
6 1 (0.37%) SCOM
6 1 (0.37%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.37%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.37%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.37%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.37%) Nagios
6 1 (0.37%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 166 (61.48%) Cisco
2 68 (25.19%) Juniper
3 58 (21.48%) CheckPoint
4 45 (16.67%) F5
5 26 (9.63%) Avaya
6 22 (8.15%) Nokia
6 22 (8.15%) Blue Coat
7 17 (6.30%) HP
7 17 (6.30%) Nortel
8 15 (5.56%) Symantec
8 15 (5.56%) VMware
9 12 (4.44%) Oracle
10 11 (4.07%) Microsoft
11 10 (3.70%) CA
12 8 (2.96%) Citrix
12 8 (2.96%) Brocade
13 6 (2.22%) Fortinet
13 6 (2.22%) Riverbed
13 6 (2.22%) EMC
14 5 (1.85%) IBM
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