Period
to 12 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

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
England > London
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 491 550 472
Rank change year-on-year +59 -78 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 142 85 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.30% 0.18% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.19% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 43 96
London median daily rate £575 £500 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +4.17% -4.00%
10th Percentile £450 £350 £413
90th Percentile £705 £673 £650
England median daily rate £525 £500 £490
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £49.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year - +12.00% -9.79%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44,574 45,155 42,438
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.95% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,215 32,776 30,150
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £294
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 603 556 574
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.00% +1.13%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.00 £11.27
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -

Network Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Architect in London

Network Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Architect in London

Network Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Architect in London over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Architect in London

Network Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Architect in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Architect in London

Network Architect
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 12 December 2018. 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
Central London -9 21 £595 +10.70% 1
West London +10 7 £486 -2.80% 6
North London -3 4 £631 +20.24%
South London -15 4 £525 +13.51%
East London - 1 - - 2
Network Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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 London region featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 77 (54.23%) Cisco
2 74 (52.11%) WAN
3 52 (36.62%) LAN
4 47 (33.10%) Firewall
5 33 (23.24%) Migration
6 30 (21.13%) Finance
6 30 (21.13%) Network Architecture
6 30 (21.13%) Data Centre
7 28 (19.72%) Security Cleared
8 27 (19.01%) Microsoft Azure
8 27 (19.01%) Amazon AWS
8 27 (19.01%) VPN
9 26 (18.31%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (18.31%) MPLS
10 23 (16.20%) DNS
10 23 (16.20%) SC Cleared
11 22 (15.49%) Network Design
12 19 (13.38%) Network Security
13 16 (11.27%) F5
13 16 (11.27%) CheckPoint
14 15 (10.56%) VMware
15 14 (9.86%) TOGAF
15 14 (9.86%) CCIE
15 14 (9.86%) WLAN
16 13 (9.15%) VoIP
16 13 (9.15%) ITIL
17 12 (8.45%) Microsoft
18 11 (7.75%) Internet
18 11 (7.75%) OSPF
18 11 (7.75%) Ethernet

Network Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 2 (1.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.41%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.70%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 27 (19.01%) Amazon AWS
1 27 (19.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.34%) IaaS
2 9 (6.34%) PaaS
2 9 (6.34%) SaaS
3 6 (4.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.82%) Office 365
5 3 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 74 (52.11%) WAN
2 52 (36.62%) LAN
3 47 (33.10%) Firewall
4 27 (19.01%) VPN
5 26 (18.31%) MPLS
6 23 (16.20%) DNS
7 19 (13.38%) Network Security
8 14 (9.86%) WLAN
9 13 (9.15%) VoIP
10 11 (7.75%) Ethernet
10 11 (7.75%) Internet
10 11 (7.75%) OSPF
11 10 (7.04%) DHCP
11 10 (7.04%) TCP/IP
11 10 (7.04%) Wireless
12 9 (6.34%) BGP
12 9 (6.34%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (5.63%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (5.63%) IPsec
14 7 (4.93%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.93%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.52%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.70%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Subversion
General
1 30 (21.13%) Finance
2 11 (7.75%) Banking
2 11 (7.75%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.23%) Retail Banking
4 5 (3.52%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.52%) Retail
5 4 (2.82%) Law
6 2 (1.41%) Advertising
6 2 (1.41%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Automotive
7 1 (0.70%) Billing
7 1 (0.70%) Electronics
7 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.23%) Web Services
2 2 (1.41%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.70%) JSON
3 1 (0.70%) Middleware
3 1 (0.70%) REST
3 1 (0.70%) SOAP
3 1 (0.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (21.13%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.63%) Mainframe
2 8 (5.63%) Private Cloud
3 6 (4.23%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (3.52%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.11%) PKI
6 2 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.41%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.41%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.41%) NHS
6 2 (1.41%) Reinsurance
6 2 (1.41%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.41%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.41%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.70%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.70%) FMCG
7 1 (0.70%) Smart Home
7 1 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.04%) Windows
2 6 (4.23%) Unix
3 5 (3.52%) Linux
4 3 (2.11%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.41%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.41%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (23.24%) Migration
2 30 (21.13%) Network Architecture
3 22 (15.49%) Network Design
4 14 (9.86%) TOGAF
5 13 (9.15%) ITIL
6 9 (6.34%) DNA
6 9 (6.34%) WAN Optimisation
7 8 (5.63%) Load Balancing
7 8 (5.63%) Service Design
7 8 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (4.93%) Network Virtualisation
8 7 (4.93%) Security Architecture
8 7 (4.93%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (3.52%) Data Protection
9 5 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 5 (3.52%) Network Management
9 5 (3.52%) Validation
10 4 (2.82%) Zachman Framework
11 3 (2.11%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (2.11%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.23%) PowerShell
1 6 (4.23%) SQL
2 3 (2.11%) Python
3 2 (1.41%) C
4 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.70%) Go
Qualifications
1 28 (19.72%) Security Cleared
2 26 (18.31%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (16.20%) SC Cleared
4 14 (9.86%) CCIE
5 10 (7.04%) CCNP
6 8 (5.63%) CCNA
7 5 (3.52%) MCSE
7 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.82%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 2 (1.41%) CCIE Data Center
9 2 (1.41%) CCSA
9 2 (1.41%) CCSE
9 2 (1.41%) Degree
9 2 (1.41%) MCITP
9 2 (1.41%) MCTS
9 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 1 (0.70%) CCDP
10 1 (0.70%) HPE ATP
10 1 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.52%) QA
2 3 (2.11%) GDPR
2 3 (2.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.70%) OASIS TOSCA
3 1 (0.70%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (6.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.63%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (4.23%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.41%) Docker
4 2 (1.41%) XenApp
4 2 (1.41%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.70%) iptables
5 1 (0.70%) KVM
5 1 (0.70%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.11%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (2.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.41%) CASB
3 1 (0.70%) Ansible
3 1 (0.70%) CSIRT
3 1 (0.70%) MaaS360
3 1 (0.70%) Nagios
3 1 (0.70%) Opsview
3 1 (0.70%) QRadar
Vendors
1 77 (54.23%) Cisco
2 16 (11.27%) CheckPoint
2 16 (11.27%) F5
3 15 (10.56%) VMware
4 12 (8.45%) Microsoft
5 10 (7.04%) Palo Alto
6 9 (6.34%) Juniper
7 8 (5.63%) Oracle
8 7 (4.93%) Polycom
9 5 (3.52%) Citrix
10 4 (2.82%) HP
10 4 (2.82%) Mitel
11 3 (2.11%) Forcepoint
11 3 (2.11%) Fortinet
12 2 (1.41%) AlienVault
12 2 (1.41%) Avaya
12 2 (1.41%) SAP
12 2 (1.41%) Splunk
12 2 (1.41%) Zscaler
13 1 (0.70%) ArcSight