Period
to 24 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £585 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

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
UK > England
6 months to
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 440 532 552
Rank change year-on-year +92 +20 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 169 312 328
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.37% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.39% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 183 175
Median daily rate £585 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% - -
10th Percentile £413 £450 £413
90th Percentile £810 £675 £700
UK median daily rate £575 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +9.52% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 6
Median hourly rate £50.50 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.29% -22.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £43.55 £35.00 £42.50
90th Percentile £53.00 £35.00 £54.25
UK median hourly rate £50.50 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +44.29% -22.22% +5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 40,452 79,287 87,333
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.83% 94.60% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,835 52,734 57,824
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £250 £277 £270
90th Percentile £662 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £465 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -1.59% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,650 2,453 2,738
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.23 £18.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +3.92% -2.61%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.85 £48.00
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.78 £18.00
% change year-on-year +11.85% +4.31% -5.06%

Network Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Architect in England

Network Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Network Architect in England.

Daily rate trend for Network Architect in England

Network Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Network Architect in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Network Architect in England

Network Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Network Architect in England.

Hourly rate trend for Network Architect in England

Network Architect
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Network Architect in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Network Architect in England

Network Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 24 May 2020. 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
London +116 45 £588 -2.08% 1
South East +60 34 £481 -8.33% 4
Midlands +58 26 £713 +50.00% 2
North of England +62 23 £625 +25.00% 1
North West +49 21 £625 +25.00% 1
East of England +50 18 £620 +18.10% 1
South West +46 14 £625 +31.58%
West Midlands +46 14 £725 +52.63% 2
East Midlands +48 10 £575 +2.22%
Yorkshire +49 2 - -
Network Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, Network Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 102 (60.36%) Cisco
2 78 (46.15%) Security Cleared
3 76 (44.97%) Firewall
4 60 (35.50%) WAN
5 57 (33.73%) LAN
5 57 (33.73%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (26.04%) Network Design
7 34 (20.12%) Juniper
7 34 (20.12%) DV Cleared
7 34 (20.12%) AWS
8 32 (18.93%) Azure
9 31 (18.34%) SC Cleared
9 31 (18.34%) Cisco Nexus
10 30 (17.75%) CCNP
10 30 (17.75%) BGP
11 28 (16.57%) Palo Alto
12 27 (15.98%) Network Architecture
13 26 (15.38%) CCIE
14 23 (13.61%) Network Security
14 23 (13.61%) F5
14 23 (13.61%) VPN
15 21 (12.43%) VMware
16 20 (11.83%) CCDP
17 19 (11.24%) Finance
17 19 (11.24%) Wireless
18 18 (10.65%) Data Centre
18 18 (10.65%) Public Sector
19 17 (10.06%) VMware Infrastructure
19 17 (10.06%) Agile Software Development
19 17 (10.06%) OSPF

Network Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 3 (1.78%) OpenStack
1 3 (1.78%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.18%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.18%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.59%) Confluence
3 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 34 (20.12%) AWS
2 32 (18.93%) Azure
3 13 (7.69%) PaaS
4 9 (5.33%) SaaS
5 8 (4.73%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 8 (4.73%) IaaS
6 6 (3.55%) GCP
7 3 (1.78%) Office 365
8 2 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.59%) Akamai
9 1 (0.59%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.59%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 76 (44.97%) Firewall
2 60 (35.50%) WAN
3 57 (33.73%) LAN
4 31 (18.34%) Cisco Nexus
5 30 (17.75%) BGP
6 23 (13.61%) Network Security
6 23 (13.61%) VPN
7 19 (11.24%) Wireless
8 17 (10.06%) OSPF
9 15 (8.88%) Software-Defined Networking
10 14 (8.28%) Cisco ISE
11 13 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (7.69%) DNS
11 13 (7.69%) VLAN
12 12 (7.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 12 (7.10%) MPLS
13 10 (5.92%) DHCP
13 10 (5.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 9 (5.33%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (5.33%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 6 (3.55%) JIRA
2 5 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.59%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 19 (11.24%) Finance
2 18 (10.65%) Public Sector
3 13 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.78%) Electronics
4 3 (1.78%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.78%) Marketing
5 2 (1.18%) Police
5 2 (1.18%) Retail
6 1 (0.59%) Local Government
6 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.96%) J2EE
2 4 (2.37%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.37%) SAML
3 2 (1.18%) .NET
3 2 (1.18%) Middleware
3 2 (1.18%) ModSecurity
3 2 (1.18%) Velocity
3 2 (1.18%) XML
4 1 (0.59%) LDAP
4 1 (0.59%) OAuth
4 1 (0.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.65%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.14%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.14%) PKI
3 7 (4.14%) Replication
4 6 (3.55%) Private Cloud
4 6 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.18%) CESG
6 2 (1.18%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.18%) FMCG
6 2 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.59%) CMDB
7 1 (0.59%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.59%) NHS
7 1 (0.59%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.73%) Linux
2 6 (3.55%) Windows
3 3 (1.78%) Android
3 3 (1.78%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.78%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.18%) CentOS
4 2 (1.18%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (26.04%) Network Design
2 27 (15.98%) Network Architecture
3 17 (10.06%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (8.28%) Cybersecurity
5 12 (7.10%) Enterprise Architecture
5 12 (7.10%) Programme Management
6 11 (6.51%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (5.92%) DevOps
8 9 (5.33%) Architectural Design
8 9 (5.33%) Architecture Roadmap
8 9 (5.33%) ITIL
8 9 (5.33%) Network Management
8 9 (5.33%) Project Delivery
8 9 (5.33%) Security Architecture
8 9 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (5.33%) Technology Roadmap
9 8 (4.73%) Mentoring
9 8 (4.73%) MODAF
9 8 (4.73%) Network Virtualisation
10 7 (4.14%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.14%) Python
2 5 (2.96%) Java
2 5 (2.96%) SQL
3 2 (1.18%) C++
4 1 (0.59%) C
4 1 (0.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 78 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 57 (33.73%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (20.12%) DV Cleared
4 31 (18.34%) SC Cleared
5 30 (17.75%) CCNP
6 26 (15.38%) CCIE
7 20 (11.83%) CCDP
8 15 (8.88%) CCNA
9 14 (8.28%) Degree
10 8 (4.73%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 6 (3.55%) CCDE
12 5 (2.96%) CCDA
13 4 (2.37%) JNCIA
14 2 (1.18%) CCENT
14 2 (1.18%) CCIE Data Center
14 2 (1.18%) CLAS
14 2 (1.18%) JNCIP
14 2 (1.18%) Network+ Certification
15 1 (0.59%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 1 (0.59%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.33%) NCSC
2 6 (3.55%) RMADS
3 5 (2.96%) NIST
4 3 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.18%) GDPR
5 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.59%) GAAP
6 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (10.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (8.28%) VMware NSX
3 9 (5.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (7.69%) FortiGate
2 7 (4.14%) Terraform
3 3 (1.78%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.18%) Packer
5 1 (0.59%) Netcool
5 1 (0.59%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.59%) Opsview
5 1 (0.59%) SCCM
5 1 (0.59%) SCOM
Vendors
1 102 (60.36%) Cisco
2 34 (20.12%) Juniper
3 28 (16.57%) Palo Alto
4 23 (13.61%) F5
5 21 (12.43%) VMware
6 17 (10.06%) CheckPoint
7 13 (7.69%) Microsoft
8 12 (7.10%) Fortinet
9 11 (6.51%) SolarWinds
10 10 (5.92%) SAP
11 9 (5.33%) Blue Coat
12 8 (4.73%) McAfee
12 8 (4.73%) Thales
13 7 (4.14%) Google
14 6 (3.55%) Dell
14 6 (3.55%) Splunk
15 5 (2.96%) Oracle
16 4 (2.37%) Citrix
17 3 (1.78%) Arista
17 3 (1.78%) CA