Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 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
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 571 505 588
Rank change year-on-year -66 +83 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 299 403 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.41% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.43% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 242 185
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £350 £409 £396
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £494 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -1.25% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
England median hourly rate £49.00 £30.25 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.98% -37.63% -
10th Percentile £45.60 £17.98 £47.25
90th Percentile £51.70 £44.33 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £30.25 £48.50
% change year-on-year +61.98% -37.63% -

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 89884 92670 98656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.76% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59938 60988 63819
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2667 3006 3819
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.97 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.90 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Network Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
South East +28 116 £500 - 4
London -98 85 £500 - 6
Midlands +38 62 £418 -12.57% 2
West Midlands +20 32 £425 -10.53% 2
East Midlands +18 29 £398 -24.29%
North of England +21 23 £500 - 5
North West -7 22 £500 -1.09% 2
South West -8 8 £538 -8.51% 1
East of England -29 4 £500 +14.29% 1
Yorkshire +11 1 £400 +3.23% 2
Network Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 143 (47.83%) Cisco
2 120 (40.13%) WAN
3 111 (37.12%) LAN
4 90 (30.10%) Firewall
5 87 (29.10%) Security Cleared
6 70 (23.41%) Data Centre
7 68 (22.74%) Cisco Certification
8 62 (20.74%) SC Cleared
9 54 (18.06%) Juniper
10 52 (17.39%) Network Design
11 51 (17.06%) Migration
11 51 (17.06%) CCIE
12 50 (16.72%) Network Security
13 44 (14.72%) Wireless
14 38 (12.71%) VPN
15 36 (12.04%) CCNP
15 36 (12.04%) MPLS
16 35 (11.71%) Network Architecture
17 28 (9.36%) F5
18 27 (9.03%) Presales
19 26 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
19 26 (8.70%) BGP
19 26 (8.70%) DNS
20 25 (8.36%) Finance
21 24 (8.03%) VMware
21 24 (8.03%) Ethernet
21 24 (8.03%) CheckPoint
22 22 (7.36%) Microsoft Azure
23 21 (7.02%) Cisco ASA
24 20 (6.69%) DV Cleared

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 5 (1.67%) SAS
2 4 (1.34%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.67%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.67%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.33%) Apache
4 1 (0.33%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (4.01%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.34%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.01%) Office 365
4 5 (1.67%) SaaS
5 4 (1.34%) IaaS
6 3 (1.00%) PaaS
7 2 (0.67%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.67%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.33%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 120 (40.13%) WAN
2 111 (37.12%) LAN
3 90 (30.10%) Firewall
4 50 (16.72%) Network Security
5 44 (14.72%) Wireless
6 38 (12.71%) VPN
7 36 (12.04%) MPLS
8 26 (8.70%) BGP
8 26 (8.70%) DNS
8 26 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
9 24 (8.03%) Ethernet
10 21 (7.02%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (6.02%) Cisco Nexus
12 16 (5.35%) Internet
12 16 (5.35%) VoIP
13 15 (5.02%) OSPF
14 11 (3.68%) TCP/IP
15 10 (3.34%) DAB
15 10 (3.34%) Radio Access Network
16 9 (3.01%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.01%) Big Data
2 2 (0.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.33%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.33%) GIS
3 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (1.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.33%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.33%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.33%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (0.33%) Subversion
General
1 25 (8.36%) Finance
2 16 (5.35%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.01%) Retail
4 7 (2.34%) Legal
5 5 (1.67%) Automotive
6 4 (1.34%) Banking
6 4 (1.34%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.34%) Publishing
7 3 (1.00%) Marketing
8 2 (0.67%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.33%) Advertising
9 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.68%) REST
2 5 (1.67%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.67%) .NET
3 2 (0.67%) WAP
3 2 (0.67%) Web Services
4 1 (0.33%) Middleware
4 1 (0.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 70 (23.41%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.02%) Public Cloud
4 6 (2.01%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (2.01%) User Experience
5 5 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.67%) PKI
6 4 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.00%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.67%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.33%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.33%) FMCG
9 1 (0.33%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.33%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Exalogic
9 1 (0.33%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.33%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 19 (6.35%) Windows
2 11 (3.68%) Linux
3 6 (2.01%) Unix
4 4 (1.34%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.67%) AIX
5 2 (0.67%) Solaris
6 1 (0.33%) HPUX
6 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (17.39%) Network Design
2 51 (17.06%) Migration
3 35 (11.71%) Network Architecture
4 27 (9.03%) Presales
5 18 (6.02%) Load Balancing
6 15 (5.02%) IT Strategy
7 13 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
7 13 (4.35%) System Testing
7 13 (4.35%) TOGAF
8 12 (4.01%) Network Management
9 11 (3.68%) Customer Requirements
9 11 (3.68%) Security Architecture
9 11 (3.68%) Service Delivery
9 11 (3.68%) Service Management
10 10 (3.34%) Boundary Protection
10 10 (3.34%) Change Management
10 10 (3.34%) ITIL
11 9 (3.01%) Network Planning
12 8 (2.68%) Test Strategy
13 7 (2.34%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.67%) Java
1 5 (1.67%) Python
2 2 (0.67%) Perl
2 2 (0.67%) SQL
3 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 87 (29.10%) Security Cleared
2 68 (22.74%) Cisco Certification
3 62 (20.74%) SC Cleared
4 51 (17.06%) CCIE
5 36 (12.04%) CCNP
6 20 (6.69%) DV Cleared
7 18 (6.02%) Degree
8 17 (5.69%) JNCIE
9 14 (4.68%) CCNA
10 11 (3.68%) CCDP
11 9 (3.01%) JNCIP
12 5 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (1.00%) CCIE Data Center
13 3 (1.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 3 (1.00%) CCSE
13 3 (1.00%) CISSP
13 3 (1.00%) Master's Degree
14 2 (0.67%) CCIP
14 2 (0.67%) JNCIA
14 2 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.68%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.67%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.33%) ECSS
5 1 (0.33%) GDPR
5 1 (0.33%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 18 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (3.34%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.01%) VMware NSX
4 5 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.00%) Docker
6 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.33%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (2.01%) FortiGate
2 4 (1.34%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (1.34%) TrustSec
3 2 (0.67%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 2 (0.67%) MIMEsweeper
3 2 (0.67%) MOM
3 2 (0.67%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.33%) Ansible
4 1 (0.33%) Forum Sentry
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.33%) Nagios
4 1 (0.33%) Nessus
4 1 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.33%) Opsview
4 1 (0.33%) QRadar
4 1 (0.33%) SCCM
4 1 (0.33%) SCOM
4 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 143 (47.83%) Cisco
2 54 (18.06%) Juniper
3 28 (9.36%) F5
4 24 (8.03%) CheckPoint
4 24 (8.03%) VMware
5 19 (6.35%) Microsoft
6 10 (3.34%) Citrix
7 9 (3.01%) BT
7 9 (3.01%) Palo Alto
8 8 (2.68%) Forcepoint
8 8 (2.68%) HP
8 8 (2.68%) SolarWinds
9 6 (2.01%) 3Com
9 6 (2.01%) Extreme Networks
9 6 (2.01%) Fujitsu
9 6 (2.01%) Remedy
10 5 (1.67%) Blue Coat
11 4 (1.34%) Brocade
11 4 (1.34%) Fortinet
11 4 (1.34%) IBM