The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 28 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 150 190
Rank change year-on-year -6 +40  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 10 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.31% 0.45% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.46% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 13
Median daily rate £625 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £440 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £488 £473
% change year-on-year +2.56% +3.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £66.50 £29.00 £48.50
% change year-on-year +129.31% -40.20%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3113 3230 5440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.40% 95.93% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2382 2617 4191
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 39 96
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.57% -3.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £14.70 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Network Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Network Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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

Network Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 28 June 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 14 (58.33%) Cisco
2 12 (50.00%) Citrix
3 11 (45.83%) Network Design
4 10 (41.67%) VPN
5 9 (37.50%) TOGAF
6 8 (33.33%) Network Architecture
7 7 (29.17%) WAN
7 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (20.83%) CCIE
9 4 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (16.67%) Law
9 4 (16.67%) Legal
10 3 (12.50%) Network Management
10 3 (12.50%) JNCIE
10 3 (12.50%) Firewall
10 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 3 (12.50%) Windows
11 2 (8.33%) SOA
11 2 (8.33%) CCNP
11 2 (8.33%) Wireless
11 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
11 2 (8.33%) Retail
11 2 (8.33%) VMware
11 2 (8.33%) XMPP
11 2 (8.33%) VLAN
11 2 (8.33%) Skype for Business
11 2 (8.33%) Unified Communications
11 2 (8.33%) F5
11 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
11 2 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM

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 2 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) VPN
2 7 (29.17%) WAN
3 4 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (12.50%) Firewall
5 2 (8.33%) Unified Communications
5 2 (8.33%) VLAN
5 2 (8.33%) Wireless
6 1 (4.17%) BGP
6 1 (4.17%) Converged Networks
6 1 (4.17%) DMZ
6 1 (4.17%) ICMP
6 1 (4.17%) Internet
6 1 (4.17%) IPsec
6 1 (4.17%) IPv4
6 1 (4.17%) IPv6
6 1 (4.17%) MPLS
6 1 (4.17%) Network Security
6 1 (4.17%) OSPF
6 1 (4.17%) SNMP
6 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Big Data
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (16.67%) Law
1 4 (16.67%) Legal
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Network Design
2 9 (37.50%) TOGAF
3 8 (33.33%) Network Architecture
4 3 (12.50%) Network Management
5 2 (8.33%) SOA
6 1 (4.17%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (4.17%) B2B
6 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.17%) Mobile First
6 1 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (4.17%) Operations Management
6 1 (4.17%) People Management
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (20.83%) CCIE
3 3 (12.50%) JNCIE
4 2 (8.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.17%) vCloud
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.17%) Xen
1 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Cisco
2 12 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (8.33%) F5
4 2 (8.33%) VMware
5 1 (4.17%) EMC
5 1 (4.17%) Juniper
5 1 (4.17%) NetApp
5 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto