The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Architect
UK / England
Rank 421 402 502
Rank change year-on-year -19 +100  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 165 218 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.44% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.47% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 112 63
Median daily rate £513 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +7.36% +8.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £27.38 £55.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.21% +74.60%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £55.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year -50.21% +74.60%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39636 46701 45542
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25783 30610 27944
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1458 1840
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +4.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Network Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Architect in England

Network Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Architect in England

Network Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Architect in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Architect in England

Network Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +46 75 £550 - 6
South East -17 44 £525 +5.00% 8
North West +8 21 £500 +2.56% 1
West Midlands +17 14 £513 +4.59% 1
East of England -1 6 £500 +14.94% 1
Yorkshire +13 3 £425 +9.81% 2
South West -3 1 £525 +20.00%
East Midlands -9 1 £525 +13.51%
North East -12 1 - -
Network Architect
UK

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 England region featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 185 (61.87%) Cisco
2 116 (38.80%) WAN
3 111 (37.12%) Firewall
4 106 (35.45%) Cisco Certification
5 90 (30.10%) LAN
6 86 (28.76%) Security Cleared
7 74 (24.75%) Network Security
8 70 (23.41%) SC Cleared
9 64 (21.40%) Network Design
10 63 (21.07%) CCIE
11 61 (20.40%) Juniper
12 60 (20.07%) Data Centre
13 57 (19.06%) CCNP
14 52 (17.39%) VPN
15 49 (16.39%) F5
16 46 (15.38%) MPLS
17 40 (13.38%) CheckPoint
18 38 (12.71%) Finance
19 36 (12.04%) Wireless
20 35 (11.71%) BGP
21 33 (11.04%) Network Architecture
21 33 (11.04%) Microsoft Azure
22 32 (10.70%) Cisco ASA
23 31 (10.37%) Microsoft
24 28 (9.36%) Cisco Nexus
25 27 (9.03%) OSPF
25 27 (9.03%) Migration
26 26 (8.70%) Telecoms
26 26 (8.70%) Windows
27 25 (8.36%) VLAN

Network Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 7 (2.34%) Apache
1 7 (2.34%) Skype for Business
2 5 (1.67%) nginx
3 2 (0.67%) CMS
3 2 (0.67%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.67%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.67%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 14 (4.68%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 33 (11.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.68%) Office 365
3 13 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.67%) IaaS
5 4 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.34%) PaaS
6 1 (0.33%) Akamai
6 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 116 (38.80%) WAN
2 111 (37.12%) Firewall
3 90 (30.10%) LAN
4 74 (24.75%) Network Security
5 52 (17.39%) VPN
6 46 (15.38%) MPLS
7 36 (12.04%) Wireless
8 35 (11.71%) BGP
9 32 (10.70%) Cisco ASA
10 28 (9.36%) Cisco Nexus
11 27 (9.03%) OSPF
12 25 (8.36%) VLAN
13 23 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 21 (7.02%) TCP/IP
15 20 (6.69%) Wi-Fi
16 19 (6.35%) DMZ
16 19 (6.35%) DNS
17 18 (6.02%) IPsec
18 17 (5.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 17 (5.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.00%) Big Data
2 3 (1.00%) Data Lake
2 3 (1.00%) DocumentDB
2 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Subversion
2 2 (0.67%) ClearCase
General
1 38 (12.71%) Finance
2 26 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 12 (4.01%) Banking
4 7 (2.34%) Legal
5 6 (2.01%) Law
5 6 (2.01%) Military
6 5 (1.67%) Retail
7 2 (0.67%) Automotive
7 2 (0.67%) Billing
7 2 (0.67%) Local Government
7 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.68%) Web Services
2 7 (2.34%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.34%) XMPP
4 3 (1.00%) J2EE
4 3 (1.00%) Middleware
5 2 (0.67%) CORBA
5 2 (0.67%) SOAP
6 1 (0.33%) .NET
6 1 (0.33%) Core Data
6 1 (0.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 60 (20.07%) Data Centre
2 22 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (6.02%) Hybrid Cloud
4 14 (4.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (1.67%) PKI
5 5 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.00%) BYOD
6 3 (1.00%) Clustering
6 3 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.67%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.67%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.67%) iSeries
7 2 (0.67%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.67%) Smartcard
7 2 (0.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (0.33%) CESG
8 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.33%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.33%) User Experience
8 1 (0.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (8.70%) Windows
2 23 (7.69%) Linux
3 13 (4.35%) Unix
4 9 (3.01%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.00%) Solaris
6 1 (0.33%) AIX
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (21.40%) Network Design
2 33 (11.04%) Network Architecture
3 27 (9.03%) Migration
4 23 (7.69%) TOGAF
5 17 (5.69%) ITIL
5 17 (5.69%) Load Balancing
6 12 (4.01%) Network Management
6 12 (4.01%) Presales
6 12 (4.01%) SOA
7 10 (3.34%) Server Virtualisation
7 10 (3.34%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (3.01%) Data Protection
9 8 (2.68%) Enterprise Architecture
9 8 (2.68%) Validation
10 7 (2.34%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (2.34%) High Availability
10 7 (2.34%) ITIL V3
10 7 (2.34%) Mentoring
10 7 (2.34%) Network Monitoring
10 7 (2.34%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.01%) SQL
2 4 (1.34%) C
3 2 (0.67%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 106 (35.45%) Cisco Certification
2 86 (28.76%) Security Cleared
3 70 (23.41%) SC Cleared
4 63 (21.07%) CCIE
5 57 (19.06%) CCNP
6 15 (5.02%) CCNA
7 12 (4.01%) CCDP
8 10 (3.34%) DV Cleared
9 7 (2.34%) Degree
9 7 (2.34%) JNCIE
9 7 (2.34%) JNCIS
10 5 (1.67%) CCSA
10 5 (1.67%) JNCIP
11 4 (1.34%) CCDE
12 3 (1.00%) CCDA
12 3 (1.00%) CISA
12 3 (1.00%) CISM
12 3 (1.00%) CISSP
13 2 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.67%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.68%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.67%) QA
5 1 (0.33%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.33%) HL7
5 1 (0.33%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (5.02%) Hyper-V
2 12 (4.01%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.34%) vSphere
5 2 (0.67%) vCloud
5 2 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.67%) XenApp
6 1 (0.33%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.33%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (6.69%) FortiGate
2 11 (3.68%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (1.67%) Puppet
3 5 (1.67%) Terraform
4 4 (1.34%) Forum Sentry
5 3 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.00%) Nagios
5 3 (1.00%) Opsview
5 3 (1.00%) OVSD
5 3 (1.00%) QRadar
5 3 (1.00%) SCOM
6 2 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.67%) vMotion
7 1 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.33%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 185 (61.87%) Cisco
2 61 (20.40%) Juniper
3 49 (16.39%) F5
4 40 (13.38%) CheckPoint
5 31 (10.37%) Microsoft
6 24 (8.03%) Palo Alto
7 19 (6.35%) VMware
8 14 (4.68%) Citrix
9 11 (3.68%) Blue Coat
10 10 (3.34%) Brocade
11 9 (3.01%) Aruba
12 8 (2.68%) HP
13 7 (2.34%) Fortinet
13 7 (2.34%) Splunk
14 5 (1.67%) IBM
14 5 (1.67%) Riverbed
15 4 (1.34%) ArcSight
15 4 (1.34%) Avaya
15 4 (1.34%) BT
16 3 (1.00%) New Relic
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