The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 364 358 368
Rank change year-on-year -6 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 52 73 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.25% 0.34% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.35% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 57 45
Median daily rate £600 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £434 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £550 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £488 £475
% change year-on-year -0.51% +2.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £66.50 £29.00 -
% change year-on-year +129.31% -  

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 19665 20680 22203
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.86% 95.26% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14033 15001 15472
Median daily rate £500 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +3.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 230 384
Median hourly rate £19.82 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.11% -3.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.57 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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 -1 11 £625 +25.00% 1
Network Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 82 (65.08%) Cisco
2 46 (36.51%) Firewall
3 45 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (32.54%) WAN
5 39 (30.95%) CCIE
6 37 (29.37%) VPN
6 37 (29.37%) Network Design
7 35 (27.78%) Network Security
8 34 (26.98%) MPLS
9 31 (24.60%) Juniper
9 31 (24.60%) Microsoft Azure
10 27 (21.43%) Data Centre
11 26 (20.63%) BGP
12 24 (19.05%) JNCIE
13 23 (18.25%) LAN
14 21 (16.67%) OSPF
14 21 (16.67%) Palo Alto
14 21 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
15 19 (15.08%) Wireless
16 18 (14.29%) TOGAF
16 18 (14.29%) CheckPoint
16 18 (14.29%) Citrix
16 18 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
16 18 (14.29%) Network Architecture
16 18 (14.29%) F5
17 17 (13.49%) ICMP
18 16 (12.70%) IPv4
18 16 (12.70%) IPv6
18 16 (12.70%) Finance
18 16 (12.70%) Hybrid Cloud

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 5 (3.97%) Apache
1 5 (3.97%) nginx
1 5 (3.97%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.79%) Office Communications Server
Cloud Services
1 31 (24.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.17%) IaaS
4 3 (2.38%) PaaS
5 1 (0.79%) Akamai
5 1 (0.79%) Office 365
5 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (36.51%) Firewall
2 41 (32.54%) WAN
3 37 (29.37%) VPN
4 35 (27.78%) Network Security
5 34 (26.98%) MPLS
6 26 (20.63%) BGP
7 23 (18.25%) LAN
8 21 (16.67%) OSPF
9 19 (15.08%) Wireless
10 17 (13.49%) ICMP
11 16 (12.70%) IPv4
11 16 (12.70%) IPv6
12 15 (11.90%) DMZ
13 14 (11.11%) VLAN
14 13 (10.32%) IPsec
15 12 (9.52%) SNMP
15 12 (9.52%) TCP/IP
15 12 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
16 9 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (7.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.17%) Big Data
2 3 (2.38%) Data Lake
2 3 (2.38%) DocumentDB
3 1 (0.79%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.79%) GIS
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (12.70%) Finance
2 14 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 13 (10.32%) Military
4 11 (8.73%) Law
5 8 (6.35%) Legal
6 7 (5.56%) Banking
7 5 (3.97%) Retail
8 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.79%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.76%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.17%) Web Services
2 4 (3.17%) XMPP
3 1 (0.79%) Core Data
Miscellaneous
1 27 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 21 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (12.70%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (3.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.59%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.79%) CESG
6 1 (0.79%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.79%) iSeries
6 1 (0.79%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.79%) PKI
6 1 (0.79%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.79%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.56%) Linux
2 4 (3.17%) Windows
3 1 (0.79%) Unix
3 1 (0.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (29.37%) Network Design
2 18 (14.29%) Network Architecture
2 18 (14.29%) TOGAF
3 15 (11.90%) SOA
4 14 (11.11%) Network Management
5 13 (10.32%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (9.52%) People Management
7 7 (5.56%) Translating Business Requirements
8 6 (4.76%) Load Balancing
8 6 (4.76%) Migration
9 5 (3.97%) Data Protection
10 4 (3.17%) Operations Management
10 4 (3.17%) Product Management
10 4 (3.17%) Server Virtualisation
11 3 (2.38%) Enterprise Architecture
11 3 (2.38%) High Availability
11 3 (2.38%) Mentoring
11 3 (2.38%) Microservices
11 3 (2.38%) SDLC
11 3 (2.38%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.17%) SQL
2 3 (2.38%) C
3 2 (1.59%) Lisp
4 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 45 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (30.95%) CCIE
3 24 (19.05%) JNCIE
4 11 (8.73%) Security Cleared
5 10 (7.94%) CCNP
6 7 (5.56%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.17%) CCDP
7 4 (3.17%) CCNA
8 2 (1.59%) CCSA
9 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.79%) CCA
9 1 (0.79%) CCDA
9 1 (0.79%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (0.79%) CCIE Wireless
9 1 (0.79%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.79%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.79%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (6.35%) Hyper-V
2 7 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.38%) XenApp
5 2 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.79%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.79%) vCloud
6 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (11.11%) FortiGate
2 5 (3.97%) Puppet
2 5 (3.97%) Terraform
3 3 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.38%) SCOM
4 2 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.79%) vRealize
Vendors
1 82 (65.08%) Cisco
2 31 (24.60%) Juniper
3 21 (16.67%) Palo Alto
4 18 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 18 (14.29%) Citrix
4 18 (14.29%) F5
5 10 (7.94%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.17%) Splunk
6 4 (3.17%) VMware
7 3 (2.38%) Blue Coat
7 3 (2.38%) New Relic
7 3 (2.38%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.59%) EMC
8 2 (1.59%) IBM
8 2 (1.59%) MikroTik
8 2 (1.59%) Ubiquiti
9 1 (0.79%) Arista
9 1 (0.79%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.79%) Huawei
9 1 (0.79%) NetApp