Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 17 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 90 92
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 4 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.30% 0.61% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.65% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 13
Cheshire median daily rate £500 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% -
North West median daily rate £500 £509 £475
% change year-on-year -1.77% +7.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £66.50 - -
North West median hourly rate £66.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1282 1393 1980
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.46% 93.80% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 898 1006 1313
Cheshire median daily rate £409 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.19% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £266
90th Percentile £619 £600 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 50 87
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% -12.59% +5.20%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.15
90th Percentile £33.60 £33.75 £36.00
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.22 £20.50
% change year-on-year +17.18% -20.90% +27.81%

Network Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Architect in Cheshire

Network Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Architect in Cheshire

Network Architect
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 17 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
Macclesfield - 3 £500 -
Warrington +15 1 - -
Network Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 Cheshire region featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) CCNP
2 3 (75.00%) CCDP
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) WLAN
3 2 (50.00%) OSPF
3 2 (50.00%) Network Design
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (50.00%) Network Security
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) VoIP

Network Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (50.00%) OSPF
3 2 (50.00%) WLAN
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (25.00%) MPLS
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) VoIP
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (50.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CCDP
1 3 (75.00%) CCNP
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper