The median contractor rate for a Network Security Architect was £483 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Security Architect
UK / England
Rank 552 586 580
Rank change year-on-year +34 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Security Architect 25 26 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.061% 0.053% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.056% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 8
Median daily rate £483 £575 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.08% +31.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £504 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £625 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £625 £440
% change year-on-year -22.00% +42.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 39124 46334 45141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.84% 95.21% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25435 30385 27741
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +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 1355 1447 1806
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Network Security Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Security Architect in England

Network Security Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Security Architect in England

Network Security Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Security Architect in England over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Security Architect in England

Network Security 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 Security Architect in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Security Architect in England

Network Security 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 Security Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 23 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 +20 15 £500 -4.76% 1
South East +14 5 £464 -25.84%
West Midlands +15 4 £506 -3.57%
Network Security Architect
UK

Network Security Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Network Security 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 Security Architect in the job title.

1 41 (74.55%) Network Security
2 26 (47.27%) Cisco
3 21 (38.18%) Firewall
4 20 (36.36%) WAN
5 17 (30.91%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (30.91%) LAN
6 13 (23.64%) Finance
7 12 (21.82%) MPLS
8 11 (20.00%) CheckPoint
8 11 (20.00%) CCNP
9 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
9 9 (16.36%) CCIE
9 9 (16.36%) VPN
9 9 (16.36%) DMZ
9 9 (16.36%) Juniper
9 9 (16.36%) F5
10 8 (14.55%) Data Centre
11 7 (12.73%) TOGAF
11 7 (12.73%) Windows
12 6 (10.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 6 (10.91%) Internet
12 6 (10.91%) Blue Coat
12 6 (10.91%) Network Design
12 6 (10.91%) Wireless
13 5 (9.09%) PCI DSS
13 5 (9.09%) SC Cleared
13 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared
13 5 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
13 5 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
13 5 (9.09%) Information Security

Network Security 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 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) MS Office
2 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.45%) Office 365
3 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.82%) IaaS
3 1 (1.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (74.55%) Network Security
2 21 (38.18%) Firewall
3 20 (36.36%) WAN
4 17 (30.91%) LAN
5 12 (21.82%) MPLS
6 9 (16.36%) DMZ
6 9 (16.36%) VPN
7 6 (10.91%) Internet
7 6 (10.91%) Wireless
8 4 (7.27%) BGP
8 4 (7.27%) DNS
8 4 (7.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (7.27%) SAN
9 3 (5.45%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (5.45%) DAB
9 3 (5.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (5.45%) SSL
9 3 (5.45%) WLAN
10 2 (3.64%) BIG-IP
10 2 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) Big Data
1 1 (1.82%) Data Lake
1 1 (1.82%) DocumentDB
General
1 13 (23.64%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Retail
3 2 (3.64%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Automotive
4 1 (1.82%) Local Government
4 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.82%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) .NET
1 1 (1.82%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.64%) PKI
4 1 (1.82%) BYOD
4 1 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.73%) Windows
2 2 (3.64%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.82%) Linux
3 1 (1.82%) Solaris
3 1 (1.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.73%) TOGAF
2 6 (10.91%) Network Design
3 5 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (9.09%) Information Security
3 5 (9.09%) Network Management
3 5 (9.09%) Security Architecture
3 5 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (5.45%) Boundary Protection
4 3 (5.45%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (5.45%) IT Strategy
4 3 (5.45%) ITIL
4 3 (5.45%) Presales
4 3 (5.45%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.64%) Data Security
5 2 (3.64%) Load Balancing
5 2 (3.64%) Migration
5 2 (3.64%) Operations Management
5 2 (3.64%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (3.64%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.82%) C
1 1 (1.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (30.91%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (20.00%) CCNP
3 9 (16.36%) CCIE
4 5 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 4 (7.27%) JNCIA
6 3 (5.45%) CCNA
6 3 (5.45%) CISA
6 3 (5.45%) CISM
6 3 (5.45%) CISSP
6 3 (5.45%) CLAS
6 3 (5.45%) JNCIP
6 3 (5.45%) JNCIS
6 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.64%) MCSE
8 1 (1.82%) Degree
8 1 (1.82%) MCSA
8 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.82%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (1.82%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.82%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.82%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (47.27%) Cisco
2 11 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 9 (16.36%) F5
3 9 (16.36%) Juniper
3 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.91%) Blue Coat
5 5 (9.09%) Palo Alto
6 4 (7.27%) Fortinet
6 4 (7.27%) VMware
7 3 (5.45%) Aruba
7 3 (5.45%) Citrix
7 3 (5.45%) Forcepoint
7 3 (5.45%) HP
8 2 (3.64%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.82%) Intel Security
9 1 (1.82%) Mercator
9 1 (1.82%) New Relic
9 1 (1.82%) Nortel
9 1 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.82%) Splunk