Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 November 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
England > London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 554 445 506
Rank change year-on-year -109 +61 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 85 168 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.37% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.39% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 114 78
London median daily rate £500 £500 £503
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.50% +3.08%
10th Percentile £350 £413 £413
90th Percentile £673 £625 £688
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £49.00 £30.25 £48.50
% change year-on-year +61.98% -37.63% -

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 44704 42967 43917
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.99% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32366 30551 30963
London median daily rate £498 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 561 677
London median hourly rate £20.47 £19.50 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.96% +3.48% +7.69%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -38 11 £531 +2.41%
South London -26 5 £463 - 2
West London -5 2 £500 +11.11%
North London - 2 £519 -
Network Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 London region featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 52 (61.18%) Cisco
2 36 (42.35%) WAN
3 29 (34.12%) LAN
4 26 (30.59%) Firewall
5 22 (25.88%) Data Centre
6 20 (23.53%) Network Design
7 19 (22.35%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (22.35%) CCIE
8 18 (21.18%) Wi-Fi
9 17 (20.00%) Network Security
10 15 (17.65%) Wireless
11 13 (15.29%) Internet
11 13 (15.29%) Migration
11 13 (15.29%) Network Architecture
12 12 (14.12%) Finance
12 12 (14.12%) Ethernet
13 10 (11.76%) Juniper
14 9 (10.59%) MPLS
14 9 (10.59%) VMware
14 9 (10.59%) Security Cleared
14 9 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
15 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Azure
15 8 (9.41%) Cisco Nexus
15 8 (9.41%) BGP
15 8 (9.41%) VPN
15 8 (9.41%) Microsoft
16 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Office
16 7 (8.24%) Gigabit Ethernet
16 7 (8.24%) JNCIE
16 7 (8.24%) SC Cleared

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 1 (1.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (7.06%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.06%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.88%) SaaS
4 3 (3.53%) IaaS
4 3 (3.53%) PaaS
5 2 (2.35%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (2.35%) SoftLayer
6 1 (1.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (42.35%) WAN
2 29 (34.12%) LAN
3 26 (30.59%) Firewall
4 18 (21.18%) Wi-Fi
5 17 (20.00%) Network Security
6 15 (17.65%) Wireless
7 13 (15.29%) Internet
8 12 (14.12%) Ethernet
9 9 (10.59%) MPLS
10 8 (9.41%) BGP
10 8 (9.41%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (9.41%) VPN
11 7 (8.24%) Gigabit Ethernet
12 6 (7.06%) Software-Defined Networking
13 4 (4.71%) OSPF
13 4 (4.71%) TCP/IP
14 3 (3.53%) DMZ
14 3 (3.53%) SSL
14 3 (3.53%) VoIP
14 3 (3.53%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.53%) Big Data
2 1 (1.18%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (1.18%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Burp Suite
1 1 (1.18%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (14.12%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) Banking
2 4 (4.71%) Retail
2 4 (4.71%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.35%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.18%) Legal
4 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.88%) REST
2 2 (2.35%) .NET
2 2 (2.35%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (25.88%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.71%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (4.71%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.18%) CESG
4 1 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.18%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.18%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.18%) PKI
4 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.71%) Windows
2 2 (2.35%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.53%) Network Design
2 13 (15.29%) Migration
2 13 (15.29%) Network Architecture
3 6 (7.06%) Load Balancing
4 5 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (4.71%) Network Management
5 4 (4.71%) TOGAF
6 3 (3.53%) Change Management
6 3 (3.53%) Data Integration
6 3 (3.53%) Information Management
6 3 (3.53%) IT Strategy
6 3 (3.53%) Network Planning
6 3 (3.53%) Network Segmentation
6 3 (3.53%) Network Virtualisation
6 3 (3.53%) Presales
6 3 (3.53%) Project Planning
6 3 (3.53%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (3.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (2.35%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 2 (2.35%) Privileged Access Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.88%) Java
2 3 (3.53%) Python
3 1 (1.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (22.35%) CCIE
1 19 (22.35%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (10.59%) Security Cleared
3 7 (8.24%) JNCIE
3 7 (8.24%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.71%) CCNP
5 3 (3.53%) CCDP
5 3 (3.53%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 2 (2.35%) Degree
6 2 (2.35%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.18%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.18%) CCIE Data Center
7 1 (1.18%) CCIE Wireless
7 1 (1.18%) CCNA
7 1 (1.18%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (1.18%) CISSP
7 1 (1.18%) CITP
7 1 (1.18%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.18%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 9 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.53%) Docker
2 3 (3.53%) VMware NSX
3 2 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (4.71%) TrustSec
2 3 (3.53%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (3.53%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.35%) MOM
4 1 (1.18%) Nessus
4 1 (1.18%) vRealize
Vendors
1 52 (61.18%) Cisco
2 10 (11.76%) Juniper
3 9 (10.59%) VMware
4 8 (9.41%) Microsoft
5 6 (7.06%) 3Com
5 6 (7.06%) Extreme Networks
5 6 (7.06%) Remedy
6 4 (4.71%) CheckPoint
6 4 (4.71%) F5
7 3 (3.53%) IBM
7 3 (3.53%) Meraki
7 3 (3.53%) Palo Alto
8 2 (2.35%) Brocade
8 2 (2.35%) BT
8 2 (2.35%) MikroTik
8 2 (2.35%) Ubiquiti
8 2 (2.35%) Vyatta
9 1 (1.18%) Aruba
9 1 (1.18%) Qualys
9 1 (1.18%) SolarWinds