The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 105 119
Rank change year-on-year +20 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 14 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.77% 0.89% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.96% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 9
Median daily rate £475 £536 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.42% +12.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £483 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £560 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £55.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year -50.21% +74.60%  

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 1708 2303 2739
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 93.38% 92.68% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 801 1188 1408
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 76 85
Median hourly rate £15.70 £21.33 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.39% +21.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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 29 March 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 +9 4 £525 -2.09%
Slough - 2 £450 -
Newbury - 1 - -
Network Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 11 (44.00%) Cisco
2 9 (36.00%) Telecoms
3 7 (28.00%) Network Security
4 6 (24.00%) Firewall
4 6 (24.00%) WAN
4 6 (24.00%) LAN
5 5 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 5 (20.00%) Palo Alto
5 5 (20.00%) Service Design
5 5 (20.00%) Network Design
6 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (16.00%) F5
6 4 (16.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (16.00%) MPLS
6 4 (16.00%) BGP
6 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (16.00%) SMS
6 4 (16.00%) VPN
7 3 (12.00%) DNS
7 3 (12.00%) LDAP
7 3 (12.00%) CCNP
7 3 (12.00%) Internet
7 3 (12.00%) SAN
7 3 (12.00%) SMPP
7 3 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (12.00%) Diameter Protocol
7 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
7 3 (12.00%) Network Architecture

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) Network Security
2 6 (24.00%) Firewall
2 6 (24.00%) LAN
2 6 (24.00%) WAN
3 4 (16.00%) BGP
3 4 (16.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (16.00%) MPLS
3 4 (16.00%) SMS
3 4 (16.00%) VPN
4 3 (12.00%) Diameter Protocol
4 3 (12.00%) DNS
4 3 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (12.00%) Internet
4 3 (12.00%) LDAP
4 3 (12.00%) SAN
4 3 (12.00%) SMPP
5 2 (8.00%) 3G
5 2 (8.00%) DHCP
5 2 (8.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 9 (36.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Billing
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) CORBA
1 2 (8.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) PKI
3 1 (4.00%) Clustering
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) SCADA
3 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
2 1 (4.00%) Solaris
2 1 (4.00%) Unix
2 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Network Design
1 5 (20.00%) Service Design
2 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (12.00%) Network Architecture
3 2 (8.00%) Coaching
3 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (8.00%) IT Strategy
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL
3 2 (8.00%) Network Management
3 2 (8.00%) Service Management
3 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.00%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.00%) DNA
4 1 (4.00%) ITSM
4 1 (4.00%) Project Management
4 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.00%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) CCNP
3 2 (8.00%) CCNA
3 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (8.00%) vSphere
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) vMotion
2 1 (4.00%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) OVSD
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Cisco
2 5 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 5 (20.00%) Palo Alto
3 4 (16.00%) F5
4 2 (8.00%) Avaya
4 2 (8.00%) HP
4 2 (8.00%) Juniper
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.00%) Aruba
5 1 (4.00%) EMC
5 1 (4.00%) NetApp
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle
5 1 (4.00%) VMware