Period
to 23 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £590 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 482 516 460
Rank change year-on-year +34 -56 +49
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 147 95 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.33% 0.22% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.23% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 58 118
London median daily rate £590 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.27% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £461 £350 £413
90th Percentile £756 £656 £607
England median daily rate £550 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £66.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year -24.81% +129.31% -40.21%

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 42,708 41,772 42,659
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.62% 95.00% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,877 30,020 30,613
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £305 £285
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 595 517 513
London median hourly rate £19.25 £21.00 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +10.91% -0.34%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.52 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +8.57%

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 September 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 September 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 -2 31 £513 -18.00% 6
West London - 13 £575 - 1
South London -29 9 £800 -
North London +2 3 £631 +26.25% 1
Network Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 93 (63.27%) Cisco
2 67 (45.58%) WAN
3 53 (36.05%) LAN
4 46 (31.29%) Firewall
5 37 (25.17%) Security Cleared
6 33 (22.45%) SC Cleared
6 33 (22.45%) Migration
7 31 (21.09%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (20.41%) Network Architecture
9 29 (19.73%) MPLS
10 26 (17.69%) ITIL
10 26 (17.69%) Finance
11 25 (17.01%) Data Centre
12 24 (16.33%) Network Security
13 23 (15.65%) Amazon AWS
13 23 (15.65%) Wireless
13 23 (15.65%) Network Design
14 22 (14.97%) Microsoft Azure
15 20 (13.61%) WLAN
15 20 (13.61%) VPN
15 20 (13.61%) CCNP
16 18 (12.24%) TOGAF
17 17 (11.56%) F5
18 16 (10.88%) CheckPoint
19 15 (10.20%) Cisco Wireless
20 13 (8.84%) Internet
20 13 (8.84%) BGP
20 13 (8.84%) DNS
20 13 (8.84%) CCIE
21 12 (8.16%) VoIP

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 (1.36%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.68%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 23 (15.65%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (14.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.08%) Office 365
4 4 (2.72%) IaaS
4 4 (2.72%) PaaS
5 2 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (45.58%) WAN
2 53 (36.05%) LAN
3 46 (31.29%) Firewall
4 29 (19.73%) MPLS
5 24 (16.33%) Network Security
6 23 (15.65%) Wireless
7 20 (13.61%) VPN
7 20 (13.61%) WLAN
8 15 (10.20%) Cisco Wireless
9 13 (8.84%) BGP
9 13 (8.84%) DNS
9 13 (8.84%) Internet
10 12 (8.16%) VoIP
11 10 (6.80%) Cisco ISE
12 9 (6.12%) Ethernet
12 9 (6.12%) Wireshark
13 8 (5.44%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (5.44%) EIGRP
13 8 (5.44%) OSPF
14 7 (4.76%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.04%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Subversion
General
1 26 (17.69%) Finance
2 11 (7.48%) Banking
3 10 (6.80%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.08%) Retail Banking
5 4 (2.72%) Law
6 2 (1.36%) Advertising
7 1 (0.68%) Billing
7 1 (0.68%) Electronics
7 1 (0.68%) Local Government
7 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.68%) Marketing
7 1 (0.68%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.44%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.72%) Web Services
3 2 (1.36%) Middleware
4 1 (0.68%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.01%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.12%) Mainframe
3 8 (5.44%) Private Cloud
4 7 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (4.08%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.04%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.04%) NHS
6 3 (2.04%) PKI
6 3 (2.04%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.36%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.36%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.36%) Reinsurance
7 2 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.36%) Taxonomies
7 2 (1.36%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.44%) Windows
2 4 (2.72%) Linux
3 3 (2.04%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.36%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.36%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.45%) Migration
2 30 (20.41%) Network Architecture
3 26 (17.69%) ITIL
4 23 (15.65%) Network Design
5 18 (12.24%) TOGAF
6 9 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (6.12%) DNA
6 9 (6.12%) WAN Optimisation
7 8 (5.44%) Security Architecture
7 8 (5.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (4.76%) Decision-Making
8 7 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (4.08%) Load Balancing
10 5 (3.40%) Change Management
10 5 (3.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 5 (3.40%) PRINCE2
11 4 (2.72%) Presales
11 4 (2.72%) Risk Management
11 4 (2.72%) Validation
11 4 (2.72%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.68%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (25.17%) Security Cleared
2 33 (22.45%) SC Cleared
3 31 (21.09%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (13.61%) CCNP
5 13 (8.84%) CCIE
6 12 (8.16%) CCNA
7 5 (3.40%) CCDP
7 5 (3.40%) Degree
7 5 (3.40%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (3.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (2.72%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.72%) MCSE
8 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.36%) CCSA
9 2 (1.36%) CCSE
9 2 (1.36%) CISM
9 2 (1.36%) MCITP
9 2 (1.36%) MCTS
9 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.40%) QA
2 4 (2.72%) GDPR
3 3 (2.04%) SLA
4 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.68%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.36%) XenApp
2 2 (1.36%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.68%) Docker
3 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (5.44%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (2.04%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.36%) CASB
3 2 (1.36%) CSIRT
3 2 (1.36%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.68%) MaaS360
4 1 (0.68%) Nagios
4 1 (0.68%) Opsview
4 1 (0.68%) QRadar
Vendors
1 93 (63.27%) Cisco
2 17 (11.56%) F5
3 16 (10.88%) CheckPoint
4 11 (7.48%) Juniper
4 11 (7.48%) VMware
5 8 (5.44%) Microsoft
5 8 (5.44%) Oracle
5 8 (5.44%) Polycom
6 7 (4.76%) SolarWinds
7 6 (4.08%) Citrix
7 6 (4.08%) Palo Alto
8 3 (2.04%) Mercator
8 3 (2.04%) Mitel
8 3 (2.04%) SAP
9 2 (1.36%) AlienVault
9 2 (1.36%) Avaya
9 2 (1.36%) Forcepoint
9 2 (1.36%) HP
9 2 (1.36%) McAfee
9 2 (1.36%) Splunk