The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 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
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 436 454 494
Rank change year-on-year +18 +40  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 154 170 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.35% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.37% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 114 84
Median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £488 £470
% change year-on-year +0.51% +3.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £66.50 £29.00 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +129.31% -40.20%  
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 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 40905 46317 48290
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.03% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26668 30607 30911
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1248 1357 1858
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Architect in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 -28 51 £600 +20.00% 4
South East +30 39 £500 -4.76% 5
North West +26 25 £488 +2.36% 2
West Midlands +28 18 £563 +34.73%
East of England -1 7 £475 +35.71% 2
South West +2 5 £450 +33.33%
East Midlands -4 5 £525 - 1
Midlands +15 3 £400 -15.78% 1
North East - 3 £475 -
Network Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 England region featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 195 (61.13%) Cisco
2 119 (37.30%) Firewall
3 115 (36.05%) Cisco Certification
4 112 (35.11%) WAN
5 99 (31.03%) Security Cleared
6 92 (28.84%) LAN
7 90 (28.21%) Network Design
8 79 (24.76%) SC Cleared
9 66 (20.69%) Data Centre
9 66 (20.69%) CCIE
10 64 (20.06%) VPN
11 63 (19.75%) Juniper
12 60 (18.81%) BGP
13 57 (17.87%) MPLS
14 56 (17.55%) Wireless
15 55 (17.24%) Network Security
16 52 (16.30%) CCNP
17 48 (15.05%) Network Architecture
18 45 (14.11%) F5
19 43 (13.48%) Microsoft Azure
20 41 (12.85%) Palo Alto
21 39 (12.23%) VLAN
22 38 (11.91%) OSPF
22 38 (11.91%) CheckPoint
23 37 (11.60%) Network Management
24 34 (10.66%) Cisco ASA
24 34 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
25 31 (9.72%) Windows
25 31 (9.72%) TOGAF
25 31 (9.72%) Telecoms

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 8 (2.51%) Apache
2 7 (2.19%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.57%) nginx
4 2 (0.63%) JBoss
5 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.31%) CMS
5 1 (0.31%) IIS
5 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.31%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 43 (13.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (7.52%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (4.08%) Office 365
4 5 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.57%) IaaS
5 3 (0.94%) PaaS
6 2 (0.63%) Akamai
7 1 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.31%) SaaS
7 1 (0.31%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 119 (37.30%) Firewall
2 112 (35.11%) WAN
3 92 (28.84%) LAN
4 64 (20.06%) VPN
5 60 (18.81%) BGP
6 57 (17.87%) MPLS
7 56 (17.55%) Wireless
8 55 (17.24%) Network Security
9 39 (12.23%) VLAN
10 38 (11.91%) OSPF
11 34 (10.66%) Cisco ASA
12 27 (8.46%) TCP/IP
13 25 (7.84%) Cisco Nexus
13 25 (7.84%) ICMP
14 24 (7.52%) DNS
15 20 (6.27%) Wi-Fi
16 19 (5.96%) DHCP
17 16 (5.02%) IPv4
17 16 (5.02%) IPv6
18 15 (4.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.88%) Big Data
2 4 (1.25%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.94%) Data Lake
3 3 (0.94%) DocumentDB
4 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.31%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.31%) GIS
5 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (0.31%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (0.31%) Subversion
1 1 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (9.72%) Telecoms
2 27 (8.46%) Finance
3 13 (4.08%) Military
4 11 (3.45%) Law
5 8 (2.51%) Banking
5 8 (2.51%) Legal
5 8 (2.51%) Retail
6 7 (2.19%) Automotive
7 6 (1.88%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.63%) Electronics
8 2 (0.63%) Marketing
9 1 (0.31%) German Language
9 1 (0.31%) Local Government
9 1 (0.31%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.19%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.25%) Web Services
2 4 (1.25%) XMPP
3 2 (0.63%) CORBA
3 2 (0.63%) CSS
3 2 (0.63%) SOAP
4 1 (0.31%) Core Data
4 1 (0.31%) Middleware
4 1 (0.31%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 66 (20.69%) Data Centre
2 34 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.64%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (2.19%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.19%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (1.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (1.57%) User Experience
7 4 (1.25%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.94%) PKI
8 3 (0.94%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.94%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.94%) SCADA
9 2 (0.63%) BYOD
10 1 (0.31%) CESG
10 1 (0.31%) Clustering
10 1 (0.31%) FMCG
10 1 (0.31%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.31%) iSeries
10 1 (0.31%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (0.31%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 31 (9.72%) Windows
2 13 (4.08%) Linux
3 9 (2.82%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.57%) Unix
5 3 (0.94%) AIX
5 3 (0.94%) Solaris
6 2 (0.63%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.31%) HPUX
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (28.21%) Network Design
2 48 (15.05%) Network Architecture
3 37 (11.60%) Network Management
4 31 (9.72%) TOGAF
5 27 (8.46%) Migration
6 21 (6.58%) ITIL
7 16 (5.02%) Service Management
8 15 (4.70%) SOA
9 14 (4.39%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (4.39%) Load Balancing
9 14 (4.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (3.76%) People Management
10 12 (3.76%) Service Delivery
11 11 (3.45%) Virtual Environments
12 9 (2.82%) High Availability
12 9 (2.82%) IT Strategy
12 9 (2.82%) ITIL V3
12 9 (2.82%) ITSM
13 8 (2.51%) Network Monitoring
13 8 (2.51%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.25%) SQL
2 3 (0.94%) C
3 2 (0.63%) Lisp
4 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 115 (36.05%) Cisco Certification
2 99 (31.03%) Security Cleared
3 79 (24.76%) SC Cleared
4 66 (20.69%) CCIE
5 52 (16.30%) CCNP
6 29 (9.09%) JNCIE
7 21 (6.58%) CCNA
8 17 (5.33%) CCDP
8 17 (5.33%) DV Cleared
9 16 (5.02%) Degree
10 10 (3.13%) JNCIA
11 7 (2.19%) CCSA
12 4 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (0.94%) CCIP
13 3 (0.94%) CCSE
13 3 (0.94%) HP ASE
13 3 (0.94%) HP MASE
14 2 (0.63%) CCDA
14 2 (0.63%) CISA
14 2 (0.63%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.19%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.63%) PA-DSS
3 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.31%) QA
4 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 10 (3.13%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.94%) XenApp
6 2 (0.63%) vCloud
7 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.31%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (6.58%) FortiGate
2 13 (4.08%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (1.88%) Forum Sentry
3 6 (1.88%) OVSD
4 5 (1.57%) Puppet
4 5 (1.57%) Terraform
5 4 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (1.25%) SCOM
6 2 (0.63%) Netcool
7 1 (0.31%) Ansible
7 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.31%) Nagios
7 1 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.31%) Opsview
7 1 (0.31%) QRadar
7 1 (0.31%) SCCM
7 1 (0.31%) vRealize
7 1 (0.31%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 195 (61.13%) Cisco
2 63 (19.75%) Juniper
3 45 (14.11%) F5
4 41 (12.85%) Palo Alto
5 38 (11.91%) CheckPoint
6 21 (6.58%) Citrix
6 21 (6.58%) VMware
7 16 (5.02%) HP
7 16 (5.02%) Microsoft
8 8 (2.51%) EMC
9 7 (2.19%) Splunk
10 6 (1.88%) Avaya
10 6 (1.88%) Blue Coat
10 6 (1.88%) Fortinet
10 6 (1.88%) Riverbed
11 5 (1.57%) SAP
12 4 (1.25%) Aruba
12 4 (1.25%) Forcepoint
12 4 (1.25%) IBM
12 4 (1.25%) SolarWinds
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