The first table below looks at the demand for the Network Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architect
Rank 115 96 105
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.11% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.12% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate £473 - £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £430 £438
% change year-on-year
+7.55% -1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2153 1705 2113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.92% 93.02% 93.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1107 799 955
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £203 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 154 177
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Network Architect
England

Network Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Network Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Network Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Architect across the West Midlands region.

Network Architect Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Network Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Architect across the West Midlands region.

Network Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Network Architect
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 2 £438 - 2
Network Architect
England

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) Juniper
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) Network Design
4 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 1 (16.67%) ProxySG
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Advertising
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (16.67%) Sourcefire
4 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
4 1 (16.67%) IronPort
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) CCIE
4 1 (16.67%) CCNP
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA

Network Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) CTI
4 1 (16.67%) MPLS
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Advertising
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) SIEM
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) CCIE
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Juniper
4 1 (16.67%) Nokia
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Mercator
4 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 1 (16.67%) Sourcefire
4 1 (16.67%) IronPort
4 1 (16.67%) TippingPoint
4 1 (16.67%) ArcSight