Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 237 214 253
Rank change year-on-year -23 +39 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 9 34 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.52% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.54% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 29 16
City of London median daily rate £538 £525 £518
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +1.35% +7.64%
10th Percentile £470 £413 £431
90th Percentile £680 £585 £688
Central London median daily rate £531 £519 £518
% change year-on-year +2.41% +0.14% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6700 6297 8710
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 95.48% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5290 5007 6838
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £678 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 77 127
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.30
90th Percentile £29.29 £48.40 £39.25
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.21 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.19% -4.40% +7.46%

Network Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Architect in the City of London

Network Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Architect in the City of London

Network Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Architect in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Architect in the City of London

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 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 City of London region featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) WAN
3 4 (44.44%) CCIE
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 3 (33.33%) Migration
4 3 (33.33%) Network Design
4 3 (33.33%) Internet
4 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (22.22%) Wireless
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (22.22%) LAN
5 2 (22.22%) DMZ
5 2 (22.22%) CCNP
5 2 (22.22%) CCDP
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
6 1 (11.11%) Firewall
6 1 (11.11%) Security Management
6 1 (11.11%) Retail
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (11.11%) VPN
6 1 (11.11%) SSL
6 1 (11.11%) Java
6 1 (11.11%) Windows
6 1 (11.11%) Python
6 1 (11.11%) Juniper

Network Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (33.33%) Internet
2 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (22.22%) DMZ
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) Wireless
4 1 (11.11%) BGP
4 1 (11.11%) EIGRP
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall
4 1 (11.11%) IPsec
4 1 (11.11%) MPLS
4 1 (11.11%) Multicast
4 1 (11.11%) Network Security
4 1 (11.11%) OSPF
4 1 (11.11%) RSVP
4 1 (11.11%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (11.11%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (11.11%) SSL
4 1 (11.11%) VPN
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Migration
1 3 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Transformation
2 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) Network Management
2 1 (11.11%) Network Virtualisation
2 1 (11.11%) Presales
2 1 (11.11%) Security Management
2 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) CCIE
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) CCDP
2 2 (22.22%) CCNP
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 1 (11.11%) DBS Check
3 1 (11.11%) JNCIE
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper
3 1 (11.11%) Meraki
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto