The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architect
Rank - 100 108
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.093% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.10% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £473 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +11.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2322 1970 2103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.38% 91.88% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1178 1024 1043
Average daily rate £340 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 138 139
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -29.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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
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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
Birmingham - - - -
Network Architect
England

Network Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) Wireless
5 2 (28.57%) F5
5 2 (28.57%) HSRP
5 2 (28.57%) IPsec
5 2 (28.57%) Network Design
5 2 (28.57%) Firewall
5 2 (28.57%) Juniper
5 2 (28.57%) MPLS
5 2 (28.57%) OSPF
5 2 (28.57%) BGP
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) LAN
5 2 (28.57%) WAN
5 2 (28.57%) RIP
5 2 (28.57%) SNMP
6 1 (14.29%) DHCP
6 1 (14.29%) Windows
6 1 (14.29%) Solaris
6 1 (14.29%) Linux
6 1 (14.29%) Project Management
6 1 (14.29%) DAB
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (14.29%) EMC
6 1 (14.29%) Citrix
6 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 3 (42.86%) Wireless
2 2 (28.57%) HSRP
2 2 (28.57%) IPsec
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) MPLS
2 2 (28.57%) OSPF
2 2 (28.57%) BGP
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
2 2 (28.57%) RIP
2 2 (28.57%) SNMP
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) DAB
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Solaris
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Network Design
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Xen
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) F5
2 2 (28.57%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) EMC
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle