The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Infrastructure Architect
Rank 612 590 565
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Network Infrastructure Architect 16 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.037% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.039% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 13
Average daily rate £488 £506 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -5.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £438 £483
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £625 £703
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £488 £525
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Network Infrastructure Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Infrastructure Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Infrastructure Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Infrastructure Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Infrastructure Architect within the UK.

Network Infrastructure Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Infrastructure Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Infrastructure Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Network Infrastructure Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Infrastructure Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Infrastructure Architect within the UK.

Network Infrastructure Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network Infrastructure Architect
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Infrastructure Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -14 16 £488 -3.70% 2
South East +2 7 £500 +8.10%
Hampshire - 6 £525 -
Havant - 4 £475 -
London +6 3 £494 -3.65% 1
East Midlands - 3 £475 -
Northampton - 3 £475 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £475 -
East of England - 2 £575 - 1
Berkshire +3 1 £325 -45.83%
South West +2 1 £500 -13.11%
Wiltshire -4 1 £500 -12.70%
Reading -10 1 £325 -45.83%
Brentwood - 1 - -
Fareham - 1 £600 -
Southampton - 1 £525 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £575 -
Essex - 1 - -

Network Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure Architect in their job title.

1 22 (55.00%) Firewall
2 17 (42.50%) Windows
3 15 (37.50%) Cisco
4 14 (35.00%) Network Security
5 12 (30.00%) LAN
6 11 (27.50%) WAN
7 10 (25.00%) VLAN
7 10 (25.00%) VMware
7 10 (25.00%) Juniper
7 10 (25.00%) MPLS
7 10 (25.00%) VPN
8 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
8 9 (22.50%) CheckPoint
8 9 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (22.50%) Hyper-V
9 8 (20.00%) XenServer
9 8 (20.00%) vSphere
9 8 (20.00%) Brocade
9 8 (20.00%) Citrix
9 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
9 8 (20.00%) Linux
9 8 (20.00%) SQL
10 7 (17.50%) Finance
10 7 (17.50%) Migration
10 7 (17.50%) IaaS
11 6 (15.00%) Network Architecture
11 6 (15.00%) Oracle
11 6 (15.00%) HTTP
12 5 (12.50%) HTTPS
12 5 (12.50%) DMZ

Network Infrastructure Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.00%) IIS
1 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.50%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Relativity
2 1 (2.50%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (2.50%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.50%) IaaS
2 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.50%) IBM PureFlex
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.50%) PaaS
3 1 (2.50%) SaaS
3 1 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (55.00%) Firewall
2 14 (35.00%) Network Security
3 12 (30.00%) LAN
4 11 (27.50%) WAN
5 10 (25.00%) MPLS
5 10 (25.00%) VLAN
5 10 (25.00%) VPN
6 6 (15.00%) HTTP
7 5 (12.50%) DMZ
7 5 (12.50%) HTTPS
7 5 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (10.00%) DNS
9 3 (7.50%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (7.50%) SAN
10 2 (5.00%) NetScaler
10 2 (5.00%) SMTP
10 2 (5.00%) SNMP
10 2 (5.00%) SSL
10 2 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (2.50%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Big Data
2 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Retail
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.00%) PKI
2 2 (5.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (42.50%) Windows
2 8 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (5.00%) Unix
4 1 (2.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) Migration
2 6 (15.00%) Network Architecture
3 5 (12.50%) Data Security
3 5 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
4 3 (7.50%) Presales
5 2 (5.00%) Analytics
5 2 (5.00%) BCP
5 2 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.00%) Data Analytics
5 2 (5.00%) Data Architecture
5 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.00%) E-Discovery
5 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (5.00%) High Availability
5 2 (5.00%) Investment Management
5 2 (5.00%) ITIL
5 2 (5.00%) Process Management
5 2 (5.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.00%) CCNA
2 2 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (5.00%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
2 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.50%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 3 (7.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (22.50%) Hyper-V
1 9 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (20.00%) vSphere
2 8 (20.00%) XenServer
3 2 (5.00%) vCloud
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) Cisco
2 10 (25.00%) Juniper
2 10 (25.00%) VMware
3 9 (22.50%) CheckPoint
3 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
4 8 (20.00%) Brocade
4 8 (20.00%) Citrix
5 6 (15.00%) Oracle
6 5 (12.50%) Varonis
7 3 (7.50%) IBM
7 3 (7.50%) NetApp
8 2 (5.00%) 3PAR
8 2 (5.00%) CommVault
8 2 (5.00%) Dell
8 2 (5.00%) F5
8 2 (5.00%) HP
9 1 (2.50%) Adobe
9 1 (2.50%) Huawei
9 1 (2.50%) hybris
9 1 (2.50%) TIBCO