The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Architect
England / London
Rank 331 373 389
Rank change year-on-year +42 +16  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 75 63 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.39% 0.28% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.30% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 41 21
Median daily rate £550 £550 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £640 £575
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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18251 21034 20113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.83% 95.00% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12983 15075 13890
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 283 373
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Network Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 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
City of London +14 13 £563 +12.50% 4
Croydon - 2 £550 -
Hayes +2 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £650 -
Network Architect
England

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 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 London region featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 77 (63.64%) Cisco
2 59 (48.76%) Firewall
3 50 (41.32%) WAN
4 46 (38.02%) Cisco Certification
5 44 (36.36%) Network Security
6 37 (30.58%) VPN
7 34 (28.10%) CCIE
8 30 (24.79%) Juniper
9 28 (23.14%) LAN
10 25 (20.66%) CheckPoint
10 25 (20.66%) MPLS
10 25 (20.66%) Finance
11 23 (19.01%) Network Design
12 22 (18.18%) CCNP
12 22 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
13 21 (17.36%) F5
13 21 (17.36%) Data Centre
14 19 (15.70%) BGP
14 19 (15.70%) Wireless
15 18 (14.88%) Microsoft
16 17 (14.05%) DMZ
16 17 (14.05%) OSPF
17 16 (13.22%) FortiGate
18 15 (12.40%) TOGAF
19 14 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
20 13 (10.74%) Network Architecture
21 12 (9.92%) IPsec
21 12 (9.92%) DNS
21 12 (9.92%) Security Cleared
21 12 (9.92%) Palo Alto

Network Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (4.96%) Skype for Business
2 5 (4.13%) Apache
2 5 (4.13%) nginx
3 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 11 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 22 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.13%) IaaS
4 4 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.31%) PaaS
5 3 (2.48%) Office 365
6 1 (0.83%) Akamai
6 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (48.76%) Firewall
2 50 (41.32%) WAN
3 44 (36.36%) Network Security
4 37 (30.58%) VPN
5 28 (23.14%) LAN
6 25 (20.66%) MPLS
7 19 (15.70%) BGP
7 19 (15.70%) Wireless
8 17 (14.05%) DMZ
8 17 (14.05%) OSPF
9 12 (9.92%) DNS
9 12 (9.92%) IPsec
10 10 (8.26%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (8.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 10 (8.26%) IPv6
10 10 (8.26%) TCP/IP
11 9 (7.44%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (7.44%) IPv4
12 8 (6.61%) ICMP
13 7 (5.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.48%) Big Data
1 3 (2.48%) Data Lake
1 3 (2.48%) DocumentDB
2 2 (1.65%) SQL Server
General
1 25 (20.66%) Finance
2 9 (7.44%) Banking
3 7 (5.79%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.96%) Law
4 6 (4.96%) Legal
4 6 (4.96%) Military
5 5 (4.13%) Retail
6 1 (0.83%) Billing
6 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.96%) 802.1X
1 6 (4.96%) Web Services
2 4 (3.31%) XMPP
3 1 (0.83%) .NET
3 1 (0.83%) Core Data
3 1 (0.83%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.36%) Data Centre
2 14 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 11 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (2.48%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.65%) iSeries
6 1 (0.83%) CESG
6 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.83%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.83%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.61%) Linux
2 4 (3.31%) Windows
3 2 (1.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.01%) Network Design
2 15 (12.40%) TOGAF
3 13 (10.74%) Network Architecture
4 10 (8.26%) Migration
4 10 (8.26%) SOA
5 8 (6.61%) Load Balancing
5 8 (6.61%) Network Management
6 6 (4.96%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (4.96%) Data Protection
6 6 (4.96%) Operations Management
6 6 (4.96%) People Management
7 5 (4.13%) Product Management
7 5 (4.13%) Server Virtualisation
7 5 (4.13%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (4.13%) Validation
8 4 (3.31%) High Availability
8 4 (3.31%) Security Architecture
9 3 (2.48%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (2.48%) Mentoring
9 3 (2.48%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.13%) SQL
2 4 (3.31%) C
3 2 (1.65%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 46 (38.02%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (28.10%) CCIE
3 22 (18.18%) CCNP
4 12 (9.92%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.96%) JNCIE
5 6 (4.96%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.13%) CCDP
6 5 (4.13%) JNCIP
6 5 (4.13%) JNCIS
7 4 (3.31%) CCNA
8 2 (1.65%) CCDA
8 2 (1.65%) CCDE
8 2 (1.65%) CCSA
9 1 (0.83%) CISA
9 1 (0.83%) CISM
9 1 (0.83%) CISSP
9 1 (0.83%) Degree
9 1 (0.83%) MCSA
9 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.65%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.65%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.83%) PMO
3 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (6.61%) Hyper-V
2 7 (5.79%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.65%) vSphere
4 2 (1.65%) XenApp
5 1 (0.83%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.83%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.83%) vCloud
5 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.83%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 16 (13.22%) FortiGate
2 5 (4.13%) Puppet
2 5 (4.13%) Terraform
3 3 (2.48%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.48%) SCOM
4 2 (1.65%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 77 (63.64%) Cisco
2 30 (24.79%) Juniper
3 25 (20.66%) CheckPoint
4 21 (17.36%) F5
5 18 (14.88%) Microsoft
6 12 (9.92%) Palo Alto
7 11 (9.09%) Citrix
8 9 (7.44%) VMware
9 8 (6.61%) Blue Coat
10 5 (4.13%) Aruba
10 5 (4.13%) Fortinet
11 4 (3.31%) Splunk
12 3 (2.48%) Brocade
12 3 (2.48%) New Relic
13 2 (1.65%) EMC
13 2 (1.65%) Huawei
13 2 (1.65%) IBM
13 2 (1.65%) Riverbed
13 2 (1.65%) SolarWinds
14 1 (0.83%) Ericsson
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