The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Network Architect
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 113 96
Rank change year-on-year +20 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 12 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.66% 0.50% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.54% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 6
Median daily rate £525 £475 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% +19.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £411 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £535 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £488 £473
% change year-on-year +2.56% +3.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £66.50 £29.00 £48.50
% change year-on-year +129.31% -40.20%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1678 2208 2235
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 91.79% 92.73% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 1180 1119
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 95 92
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -30.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.06 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Network Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Network Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Network Architect in Berkshire

Network Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Architect in Berkshire

Network Architect
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
Reading +13 4 £525 +2.43%
Bracknell +6 3 £485 -
Network Architect
South East

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 across the Berkshire region featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 14 (53.85%) Firewall
2 12 (46.15%) Cisco
3 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
4 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (34.62%) WAN
6 8 (30.77%) LAN
6 8 (30.77%) Telecoms
6 8 (30.77%) Network Design
6 8 (30.77%) Palo Alto
7 7 (26.92%) Network Architecture
8 6 (23.08%) DV Cleared
8 6 (23.08%) Network Management
8 6 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (23.08%) BGP
8 6 (23.08%) CCNP
8 6 (23.08%) Juniper
9 5 (19.23%) HP
9 5 (19.23%) MPLS
9 5 (19.23%) ITIL
9 5 (19.23%) Service Management
9 5 (19.23%) Wireless
9 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
9 5 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (19.23%) Service Design
10 4 (15.38%) Virtual Environments
10 4 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (15.38%) ITIL V3
10 4 (15.38%) Network Security
10 4 (15.38%) OVSD
10 4 (15.38%) Video Conferencing

Network Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 14 (53.85%) Firewall
2 9 (34.62%) WAN
3 8 (30.77%) LAN
4 6 (23.08%) BGP
5 5 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (19.23%) MPLS
5 5 (19.23%) Wireless
6 4 (15.38%) ICMP
6 4 (15.38%) Network Security
6 4 (15.38%) SMS
6 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
7 3 (11.54%) Diameter Protocol
7 3 (11.54%) DNS
7 3 (11.54%) LDAP
7 3 (11.54%) SMPP
7 3 (11.54%) VPN
8 2 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (7.69%) DHCP
8 2 (7.69%) SMTP
8 2 (7.69%) Unified Communications
General
1 8 (30.77%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Electronics
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) CORBA
1 2 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (11.54%) SCADA
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Network Design
2 7 (26.92%) Network Architecture
3 6 (23.08%) Network Management
3 6 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (19.23%) ITIL
4 5 (19.23%) Service Design
4 5 (19.23%) Service Management
5 4 (15.38%) ITIL V3
5 4 (15.38%) ITSM
5 4 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 4 (15.38%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (7.69%) Coaching
6 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
6 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Business Transformation
7 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.85%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
2 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (23.08%) CCNP
3 6 (23.08%) DV Cleared
4 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
5 2 (7.69%) CCNA
6 1 (3.85%) CCIE
6 1 (3.85%) CCIE Data Center
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) OVSD
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Cisco
2 8 (30.77%) Palo Alto
3 6 (23.08%) Juniper
4 5 (19.23%) HP
5 3 (11.54%) CheckPoint
6 2 (7.69%) Avaya
7 1 (3.85%) Aruba
7 1 (3.85%) F5
7 1 (3.85%) SAP