Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 148 165
Rank change year-on-year +15 +17 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 36 31 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.88% 0.72% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.78% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 13
Berkshire median daily rate £538 £490 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.69% +8.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £270 £409 £401
90th Percentile £688 £588 £555
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3777 3964 4660
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.96% 92.19% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2008 2141 2516
Berkshire median daily rate £419 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.75% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £216
90th Percentile £588 £565 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 187 250
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.25 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.72% -32.71% +24.03%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.05 £45.00 £45.62
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +5.41% +15.63%

Network Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Network Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Architect in Berkshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +13 10 £270 -48.08%
Slough +13 8 £600 +66.67%
Bracknell +2 4 £588 -
Maidenhead -4 1 £650 +13.04%
Network Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 15 (41.67%) Firewall
2 13 (36.11%) Cisco
3 10 (27.78%) WAN
4 9 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
5 8 (22.22%) Data Centre
6 7 (19.44%) Telecoms
6 7 (19.44%) MPLS
6 7 (19.44%) Juniper
7 6 (16.67%) CCIE
7 6 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (16.67%) VPN
7 6 (16.67%) LAN
7 6 (16.67%) Security Architecture
7 6 (16.67%) Network Architecture
7 6 (16.67%) Legal
7 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 5 (13.89%) Network Security
8 5 (13.89%) Network Design
8 5 (13.89%) CheckPoint
8 5 (13.89%) Service Design
9 4 (11.11%) 5G
9 4 (11.11%) IT Strategy
9 4 (11.11%) Migration
9 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (11.11%) Information Security
9 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
9 4 (11.11%) Load Balancing
9 4 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (11.11%) 4G
9 4 (11.11%) F5

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.78%) Heroku
2 1 (2.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (41.67%) Firewall
2 10 (27.78%) WAN
3 9 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
4 7 (19.44%) MPLS
5 6 (16.67%) LAN
5 6 (16.67%) VPN
6 5 (13.89%) Network Security
7 4 (11.11%) 4G
7 4 (11.11%) 5G
7 4 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (8.33%) Ethernet
8 3 (8.33%) Wireless
9 2 (5.56%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (5.56%) DAB
9 2 (5.56%) DMZ
9 2 (5.56%) DNS
9 2 (5.56%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (5.56%) SSL
9 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
10 1 (2.78%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 7 (19.44%) Telecoms
2 6 (16.67%) Legal
3 3 (8.33%) Finance
4 2 (5.56%) Marketing
4 2 (5.56%) Retail
5 1 (2.78%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.78%) EMC VNX
2 1 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (2.78%) Internet of Things
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Exalogic
2 1 (2.78%) PKI
2 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.78%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.78%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) AIX
1 1 (2.78%) Linux
1 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (2.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
1 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
1 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) Network Architecture
1 6 (16.67%) Security Architecture
2 5 (13.89%) Network Design
2 5 (13.89%) Service Design
3 4 (11.11%) Information Security
3 4 (11.11%) IT Strategy
3 4 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 4 (11.11%) Migration
3 4 (11.11%) Network Management
3 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (8.33%) ITIL
5 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (5.56%) Information Assurance
5 2 (5.56%) Network Segmentation
6 1 (2.78%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (2.78%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 1 (2.78%) Data Loss Prevention
6 1 (2.78%) Network Virtualisation
6 1 (2.78%) Target Operating Model
6 1 (2.78%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) Perl
1 2 (5.56%) Python
2 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) CCIE
1 6 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) CCNP
4 2 (5.56%) CCIP
4 2 (5.56%) CCSE
4 2 (5.56%) CISSP
4 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.56%) JNCIE
4 2 (5.56%) JNCIP
5 1 (2.78%) CCIE Data Center
5 1 (2.78%) CCIE Service Provider
5 1 (2.78%) CCNA
5 1 (2.78%) CCSP
5 1 (2.78%) CISM
5 1 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.78%) CRISC
5 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) GDPR
1 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (2.78%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) Cisco
2 7 (19.44%) Juniper
3 5 (13.89%) CheckPoint
4 4 (11.11%) F5
5 3 (8.33%) VMware
6 2 (5.56%) Blue Coat
6 2 (5.56%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.78%) Citrix
7 1 (2.78%) EMC
7 1 (2.78%) IBM
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle