Period
to 7 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 493 582 572
Rank change year-on-year +89 -10 -67
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 282 308 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.32% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.34% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 190 154
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £400 £417 £350
90th Percentile £650 £676 £638
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
England median hourly rate £53.00 - £49.00
10th Percentile £50.75 - £45.60
90th Percentile £78.75 - £51.70
UK median hourly rate £53.00 - £49.00

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 68,811 90,825 90,274
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.95% 94.81% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 45,529 60,892 60,386
England median daily rate £463 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £255 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £635
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,569 2,766 2,644
England median hourly rate £19.31 £18.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.38% -1.07% +3.72%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.01 £10.80
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.95
UK median hourly rate £19.47 £18.47 £18.70
% change year-on-year +5.39% -1.23% +3.89%

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 7 December 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Architect in England over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Contractor 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 7 December 2019. 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 +90 89 £490 -6.67% 14
London +36 81 £550 -4.35% 9
Midlands +84 49 £505 +16.09% 4
West Midlands +70 37 £539 +26.82% 3
North of England +28 28 £500 +3.36% 5
South West -6 24 £600 +20.00% 2
North West +13 18 £525 +13.51% 3
East Midlands +31 12 £450 +1.12% 1
Yorkshire +41 10 £450 -10.00% 2
East of England +24 7 £525 +2.94% 3
Network Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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.

1 172 (60.99%) Cisco
2 124 (43.97%) Cisco Certification
3 109 (38.65%) WAN
4 101 (35.82%) Firewall
5 96 (34.04%) LAN
6 91 (32.27%) Data Centre
7 90 (31.91%) Security Cleared
8 76 (26.95%) CCNP
9 73 (25.89%) CCIE
9 73 (25.89%) Network Design
10 60 (21.28%) Network Security
11 50 (17.73%) SC Cleared
11 50 (17.73%) Telecoms
11 50 (17.73%) Migration
12 47 (16.67%) Network Architecture
13 46 (16.31%) Juniper
13 46 (16.31%) BGP
14 41 (14.54%) Azure
15 39 (13.83%) F5
16 35 (12.41%) Microsoft
17 34 (12.06%) OSPF
17 34 (12.06%) CheckPoint
17 34 (12.06%) Wireless
18 33 (11.70%) Cisco ASA
18 33 (11.70%) DNS
19 31 (10.99%) CCNA
20 30 (10.64%) Internet
21 28 (9.93%) Palo Alto
22 27 (9.57%) Cisco Nexus
22 27 (9.57%) MPLS

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 13 (4.61%) Skype for Business
2 6 (2.13%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.06%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.71%) Apache
4 2 (0.71%) nginx
5 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 41 (14.54%) Azure
2 26 (9.22%) AWS
3 9 (3.19%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 8 (2.84%) SaaS
5 6 (2.13%) IaaS
5 6 (2.13%) PaaS
6 3 (1.06%) Akamai
6 3 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.06%) Office 365
7 2 (0.71%) GCP
8 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.35%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.35%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 109 (38.65%) WAN
2 101 (35.82%) Firewall
3 96 (34.04%) LAN
4 60 (21.28%) Network Security
5 46 (16.31%) BGP
6 34 (12.06%) OSPF
6 34 (12.06%) Wireless
7 33 (11.70%) Cisco ASA
7 33 (11.70%) DNS
8 30 (10.64%) Internet
9 27 (9.57%) Cisco Nexus
9 27 (9.57%) MPLS
10 26 (9.22%) TCP/IP
11 24 (8.51%) VPN
12 22 (7.80%) DHCP
13 20 (7.09%) Wi-Fi
14 17 (6.03%) DMZ
15 15 (5.32%) Cisco IOS
16 14 (4.96%) WLAN
17 13 (4.61%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.06%) Big Data
2 3 (1.06%) MySQL
3 2 (0.71%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.71%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (1.06%) JIRA
1 3 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.71%) GitLab
3 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.35%) Metasploit
General
1 50 (17.73%) Telecoms
2 24 (8.51%) Finance
2 24 (8.51%) Public Sector
3 9 (3.19%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.84%) Marketing
4 8 (2.84%) Retail
5 7 (2.48%) Electronics
6 6 (2.13%) Local Government
7 5 (1.77%) Banking
8 4 (1.42%) Advertising
8 4 (1.42%) Legal
9 3 (1.06%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.06%) Publishing
10 2 (0.71%) Law
11 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.55%) .NET
2 7 (2.48%) 802.1X
2 7 (2.48%) SAML
3 6 (2.13%) Middleware
3 6 (2.13%) XML
4 4 (1.42%) JSON
4 4 (1.42%) YAML
5 3 (1.06%) J2EE
6 2 (0.71%) Web Services
7 1 (0.35%) HTML
7 1 (0.35%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 91 (32.27%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.26%) Replication
3 10 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.84%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.84%) Public Cloud
5 6 (2.13%) PKI
6 5 (1.77%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.42%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.42%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.06%) Clustering
8 3 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.06%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.06%) User Experience
9 2 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.71%) IPTV
9 2 (0.71%) Life Science
10 1 (0.35%) CCTV
10 1 (0.35%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.32%) Windows
2 9 (3.19%) Linux
3 7 (2.48%) Windows 10
4 6 (2.13%) Android
4 6 (2.13%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.77%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.06%) Unix
7 2 (0.71%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.35%) CentOS
8 1 (0.35%) Check Point GAiA
8 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.35%) Solaris
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (25.89%) Network Design
2 50 (17.73%) Migration
3 47 (16.67%) Network Architecture
4 23 (8.16%) ITIL
4 23 (8.16%) Load Balancing
5 21 (7.45%) TOGAF
6 17 (6.03%) SIEM
7 16 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 16 (5.67%) Project Delivery
8 15 (5.32%) Network Monitoring
9 14 (4.96%) Network Management
10 13 (4.61%) Cybersecurity
10 13 (4.61%) Presales
10 13 (4.61%) Technical Leadership
11 12 (4.26%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (3.90%) Change Management
12 11 (3.90%) Customer Requirements
12 11 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (3.55%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.61%) Python
2 11 (3.90%) SQL
3 10 (3.55%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.77%) Perl
5 4 (1.42%) Java
5 4 (1.42%) Prolog
6 3 (1.06%) C
7 2 (0.71%) C++
8 1 (0.35%) C#
8 1 (0.35%) Go
Qualifications
1 124 (43.97%) Cisco Certification
2 90 (31.91%) Security Cleared
3 76 (26.95%) CCNP
4 73 (25.89%) CCIE
5 50 (17.73%) SC Cleared
6 31 (10.99%) CCNA
7 25 (8.87%) DV Cleared
8 24 (8.51%) CCDP
9 22 (7.80%) Degree
10 12 (4.26%) CISSP
11 10 (3.55%) TOGAF Certification
12 5 (1.77%) CCDA
12 5 (1.77%) CCIE Data Center
12 5 (1.77%) CISM
12 5 (1.77%) CRISC
12 5 (1.77%) JNCIE
13 4 (1.42%) CCSE
14 3 (1.06%) CCIE Routing and Switching
14 3 (1.06%) JNCIP
14 3 (1.06%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.61%) GDPR
2 8 (2.84%) NIST
3 7 (2.48%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.13%) NCSC
5 5 (1.77%) QA
6 4 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (1.06%) RMADS
7 3 (1.06%) SLA
8 1 (0.35%) GAAP
System Software
1 16 (5.67%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (4.96%) VMware NSX
3 4 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.71%) Corosync
4 2 (0.71%) DRBD
4 2 (0.71%) FreeRADIUS
4 2 (0.71%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.71%) Postfix
5 1 (0.35%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.35%) vCloud
5 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (5.32%) FortiGate
2 10 (3.55%) Ansible
3 9 (3.19%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (1.77%) SCCM
5 3 (1.06%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.71%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.71%) Netcool
6 2 (0.71%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 2 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.71%) Pacemaker
6 2 (0.71%) Puppet
7 1 (0.35%) Kibana
7 1 (0.35%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.35%) QRadar
7 1 (0.35%) SCOM
7 1 (0.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 172 (60.99%) Cisco
2 46 (16.31%) Juniper
3 39 (13.83%) F5
4 35 (12.41%) Microsoft
5 34 (12.06%) CheckPoint
6 28 (9.93%) Palo Alto
7 26 (9.22%) VMware
8 25 (8.87%) Fortinet
9 16 (5.67%) Citrix
10 12 (4.26%) Aruba
10 12 (4.26%) SolarWinds
11 11 (3.90%) SAP
12 10 (3.55%) Nokia
13 9 (3.19%) Blue Coat
13 9 (3.19%) HP
14 8 (2.84%) BMC
14 8 (2.84%) McAfee
15 7 (2.48%) Oracle
15 7 (2.48%) Zscaler
16 6 (2.13%) BiZZdesign