Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £700 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 25 June 2022.

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
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 178 158 137
Rank change year-on-year -20 -21 +96
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 15 6 5
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.35% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 4
10th Percentile £467 £444 £500
25th Percentile £522 £484 £538
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £700 £525 £584
Median % change year-on-year +33.33% -10.06% -6.60%
75th Percentile £728 £542 £641
90th Percentile £749 £566 £669
Central London median daily rate £700 £525 £593
% change year-on-year +33.33% -11.39% -5.20%

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 3,954 2,898 2,567
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.50% 93.82% 93.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,922 2,125 1,935
10th Percentile £363 £350 £305
25th Percentile £465 £444 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £565 £550 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.73% +10.00% -3.85%
75th Percentile £688 £638 £600
90th Percentile £775 £716 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £546 £500
% change year-on-year +0.69% +9.25% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 37 38
10th Percentile £16.05 £12.23 £12.48
25th Percentile £25.75 £14.25 £14.41
Median hourly rate £42.50 £23.00 £26.22
Median % change year-on-year +84.78% -12.28% +27.90%
75th Percentile £55.25 £32.40 £39.25
90th Percentile £64.45 £39.55 £53.70
Central London median hourly rate £41.50 £22.75 £26.44
% change year-on-year +82.42% -13.96% +32.20%

Network Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Network Architect in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Network Architect in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Network Architect in the City of London

Network Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Network Architect in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 June 2022.

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 25 June 2022, Network Architect contract jobs required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 6 (40.00%) Azure
2 5 (33.33%) AWS
2 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) GCP
2 5 (33.33%) Python
2 5 (33.33%) WAN
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco
2 5 (33.33%) Finance
3 4 (26.67%) Firewall
3 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 4 (26.67%) Google
3 4 (26.67%) VPN
3 4 (26.67%) DNS
3 4 (26.67%) Windows
3 4 (26.67%) Linux
3 4 (26.67%) Public Cloud
3 4 (26.67%) DevOps
3 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
3 4 (26.67%) Network Security
3 4 (26.67%) JIRA
3 4 (26.67%) Confluence
3 4 (26.67%) Cloud Native
4 3 (20.00%) CI/CD
4 3 (20.00%) Refinitiv
4 3 (20.00%) SD-WAN
4 3 (20.00%) Social Skills
4 3 (20.00%) Presentation Skills
4 3 (20.00%) Influencing Skills
4 3 (20.00%) Financial Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) NGN

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (26.67%) Confluence
2 1 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Azure
2 5 (33.33%) AWS
2 5 (33.33%) GCP
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (6.67%) Google Kubernetes Engine
4 1 (6.67%) IaaS
4 1 (6.67%) PaaS
4 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) WAN
2 4 (26.67%) DNS
2 4 (26.67%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) Network Security
2 4 (26.67%) VPN
3 3 (20.00%) DHCP
3 3 (20.00%) IPv6
3 3 (20.00%) NGN
3 3 (20.00%) SD-WAN
4 2 (13.33%) VLAN
4 2 (13.33%) Wireless
5 1 (6.67%) BGP
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (6.67%) EIGRP
5 1 (6.67%) Internet
5 1 (6.67%) LAN
5 1 (6.67%) MPLS
5 1 (6.67%) Multicast
5 1 (6.67%) OSPF
5 1 (6.67%) Structured Cabling
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) JIRA
2 3 (20.00%) GitLab
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Influencing Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Presentation Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Social Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.67%) Law
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
1 1 (6.67%) LDAP
1 1 (6.67%) Node.js
1 1 (6.67%) OAuth
1 1 (6.67%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Cloud Native
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
1 4 (26.67%) Public Cloud
2 2 (13.33%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (13.33%) Legacy Systems
3 1 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (6.67%) Hedge funds
3 1 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (6.67%) PKI
3 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
2 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) DevOps
1 4 (26.67%) Migration
2 3 (20.00%) CI/CD
2 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (20.00%) Epics
2 3 (20.00%) Financial Analysis
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure as Code
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (20.00%) Low Latency
2 3 (20.00%) Network Design
2 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (20.00%) Service Management
2 3 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (13.33%) Agile
3 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (13.33%) ITSM
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) C++
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) CCNP
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (20.00%) Degree
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) TOGAF Certification
4 1 (6.67%) CCNA
4 1 (6.67%) CISSP
4 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) GIAC
4 1 (6.67%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.67%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (6.67%) Ansible
2 1 (6.67%) Nagios
2 1 (6.67%) Prometheus
2 1 (6.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) Google
3 3 (20.00%) Atlassian
3 3 (20.00%) Dell
3 3 (20.00%) Refinitiv
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) Aruba
5 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) F5
5 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
5 1 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) NetScout
5 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto
5 1 (6.67%) Splunk
5 1 (6.67%) VMware