Period
to 23 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £541 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 544 482 458
Rank change year-on-year -62 -24 +54
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 89 110 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.19% 0.27% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.28% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 60 95
London median daily rate £541 £503 £508
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.71% -0.99% +4.10%
10th Percentile £400 £425 £420
90th Percentile £706 £650 £645
England median daily rate £500 £501 £498
% change year-on-year -0.10% +0.60% +4.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year +10.59% - -

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 44,488 39,222 42,430
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.93% 95.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,396 27,950 30,088
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 628 557 649
London median hourly rate £20.94 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +13.16% +6.35%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.98 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +11.16%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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
South London -36 9 £463 -15.91%
Central London -51 6 £625 +17.92% 4
North London - 4 £531 -
West London -45 2 £500 -9.09%
Network Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 49 (55.06%) Cisco
2 43 (48.31%) Firewall
3 41 (46.07%) WAN
4 37 (41.57%) LAN
5 27 (30.34%) Data Centre
6 25 (28.09%) Network Security
7 24 (26.97%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (26.97%) Network Architecture
8 23 (25.84%) BGP
9 22 (24.72%) Internet
9 22 (24.72%) CCIE
10 21 (23.60%) Wireless
11 20 (22.47%) CheckPoint
12 19 (21.35%) Cisco Nexus
13 16 (17.98%) VPN
14 15 (16.85%) Juniper
14 15 (16.85%) OSPF
14 15 (16.85%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (15.73%) MPLS
16 12 (13.48%) VMware
16 12 (13.48%) F5
16 12 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
17 11 (12.36%) Security Cleared
17 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Azure
17 11 (12.36%) Network Design
18 10 (11.24%) Finance
18 10 (11.24%) Software-Defined Networking
19 9 (10.11%) FortiGate
19 9 (10.11%) SC Cleared
19 9 (10.11%) CCNA

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 (1.12%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.12%) Skype for Business
1 1 (1.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.74%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.74%) IaaS
2 6 (6.74%) PaaS
3 3 (3.37%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (3.37%) Office 365
3 3 (3.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (2.25%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (2.25%) SaaS
4 2 (2.25%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 43 (48.31%) Firewall
2 41 (46.07%) WAN
3 37 (41.57%) LAN
4 25 (28.09%) Network Security
5 23 (25.84%) BGP
6 22 (24.72%) Internet
7 21 (23.60%) Wireless
8 19 (21.35%) Cisco Nexus
9 16 (17.98%) VPN
10 15 (16.85%) OSPF
10 15 (16.85%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (15.73%) MPLS
12 10 (11.24%) Software-Defined Networking
13 8 (8.99%) Ethernet
14 7 (7.87%) SSL
15 6 (6.74%) VPLS
16 5 (5.62%) Cisco ASA
16 5 (5.62%) Unified Communications
16 5 (5.62%) WLAN
17 4 (4.49%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.12%) Big Data
2 1 (1.12%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.12%) Burp Suite
2 1 (1.12%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (11.24%) Finance
2 4 (4.49%) Banking
2 4 (4.49%) Multimedia
3 3 (3.37%) Retail
4 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.12%) Legal
5 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.37%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 27 (30.34%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.87%) Public Cloud
3 6 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.62%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (4.49%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.25%) PKI
7 1 (1.12%) CESG
7 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.12%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.12%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.12%) Replication
7 1 (1.12%) User Experience
7 1 (1.12%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.25%) Windows
2 1 (1.12%) Linux
2 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.97%) Network Architecture
2 11 (12.36%) Network Design
3 8 (8.99%) Migration
4 7 (7.87%) Load Balancing
4 7 (7.87%) Network Management
5 6 (6.74%) IT Strategy
5 6 (6.74%) Translating Business Requirements
6 5 (5.62%) Change Management
6 5 (5.62%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (5.62%) ITIL
6 5 (5.62%) Project Management
7 4 (4.49%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.49%) Security Architecture
8 3 (3.37%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (3.37%) Network Segmentation
8 3 (3.37%) Network Virtualisation
8 3 (3.37%) Presales
8 3 (3.37%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (3.37%) TOGAF
8 3 (3.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.74%) Python
2 3 (3.37%) Java
3 2 (2.25%) SQL
4 1 (1.12%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (26.97%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (24.72%) CCIE
3 11 (12.36%) Security Cleared
4 9 (10.11%) CCNA
4 9 (10.11%) SC Cleared
5 7 (7.87%) CCNP
5 7 (7.87%) CISSP
6 6 (6.74%) MCP
6 6 (6.74%) MCSE
6 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (5.62%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 5 (5.62%) Degree
8 3 (3.37%) JNCIE
9 2 (2.25%) CCIE Security
9 2 (2.25%) CCSA
9 2 (2.25%) CISA
9 2 (2.25%) CISM
9 2 (2.25%) JNCIP
9 2 (2.25%) Master's Degree
9 2 (2.25%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (4.49%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.37%) GCP
2 3 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.12%) RMADS
System Software
1 12 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.74%) VMware NSX
3 3 (3.37%) Docker
4 2 (2.25%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (10.11%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.37%) Ansible
2 3 (3.37%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (3.37%) TrustSec
3 1 (1.12%) Nessus
3 1 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.12%) vRealize
Vendors
1 49 (55.06%) Cisco
2 20 (22.47%) CheckPoint
3 15 (16.85%) Juniper
4 12 (13.48%) F5
4 12 (13.48%) VMware
5 7 (7.87%) Palo Alto
6 6 (6.74%) Fortinet
6 6 (6.74%) Microsoft
7 4 (4.49%) IBM
8 3 (3.37%) Capita
8 3 (3.37%) Infoblox
8 3 (3.37%) Meraki
8 3 (3.37%) Nokia
9 2 (2.25%) Aruba
9 2 (2.25%) Brocade
9 2 (2.25%) BT
9 2 (2.25%) Citrix
9 2 (2.25%) Mercator
9 2 (2.25%) Vyatta
10 1 (1.12%) LogRhythm