The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Architect
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 53 57 57
Rank change year-on-year +4 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 3 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.49% 0.15% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.16% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 8
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +7.36% +8.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 599 641 660
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 96.93% 95.25% 95.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 317 340
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £541 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 49 43
Median hourly rate £30.00 £15.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.54% +12.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £7.85 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.18 £49.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Network Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Architect in Hertfordshire

Network Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Architect in Hertfordshire

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) WAN
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (40.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (40.00%) F5
3 2 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) Product Management
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (40.00%) IPsec
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) CCNP
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (40.00%) CCSA
4 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (20.00%) Juniper
4 1 (20.00%) Finance

Network Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (40.00%) IPsec
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (40.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (20.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Product Management
1 2 (40.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (20.00%) Converged Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) CCNP
2 2 (40.00%) CCSA
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (40.00%) F5
4 1 (20.00%) Juniper