Period
to 19 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 499 445 463
Rank change year-on-year -54 +18 +52
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 126 125 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.28% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.33% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 73 101
London median daily rate £550 £575 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £463 £425 £420
90th Percentile £793 £650 £600
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £27.38 £42.00
% change year-on-year +64.35% -34.81% +33.33%

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 42,561 37,737 41,336
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 95.08% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,754 26,902 29,792
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 662 492 519
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £18.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +15.88% -3.70%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.25 £46.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% -6.49% +14.27%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -60 22 £519 -12.63% 7
South London -36 13 £788 +43.18% 1
West London -21 9 £625 - 1
North London - 1 £545 - 1
Network Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 75 (59.52%) Cisco
2 47 (37.30%) Firewall
3 46 (36.51%) WAN
4 41 (32.54%) LAN
5 38 (30.16%) Data Centre
6 35 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (26.19%) Network Architecture
8 32 (25.40%) Wireless
9 31 (24.60%) Network Security
10 27 (21.43%) BGP
11 25 (19.84%) MPLS
11 25 (19.84%) Security Cleared
12 24 (19.05%) SC Cleared
12 24 (19.05%) VPN
12 24 (19.05%) ITIL
13 23 (18.25%) CCNP
14 22 (17.46%) CheckPoint
14 22 (17.46%) Cisco Nexus
15 21 (16.67%) Migration
16 20 (15.87%) CCIE
16 20 (15.87%) Amazon AWS
17 18 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
17 18 (14.29%) Internet
18 17 (13.49%) OSPF
19 16 (12.70%) CCNA
20 14 (11.11%) Finance
20 14 (11.11%) F5
20 14 (11.11%) Network Design
21 13 (10.32%) Cisco ISE
21 13 (10.32%) Agile Software Development

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 (1.59%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.79%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.87%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.35%) IaaS
3 8 (6.35%) PaaS
4 7 (5.56%) Office 365
5 3 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.38%) SaaS
5 3 (2.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 47 (37.30%) Firewall
2 46 (36.51%) WAN
3 41 (32.54%) LAN
4 32 (25.40%) Wireless
5 31 (24.60%) Network Security
6 27 (21.43%) BGP
7 25 (19.84%) MPLS
8 24 (19.05%) VPN
9 22 (17.46%) Cisco Nexus
10 18 (14.29%) Internet
11 17 (13.49%) OSPF
12 13 (10.32%) Cisco ISE
12 13 (10.32%) Cisco Wireless
12 13 (10.32%) WLAN
13 11 (8.73%) Ethernet
14 10 (7.94%) DNS
15 9 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (7.14%) DMVPN
15 9 (7.14%) VPLS
15 9 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.59%) Blockchain
1 2 (1.59%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (0.79%) Big Data
2 1 (0.79%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (2.38%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (11.11%) Finance
2 9 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.35%) Retail
4 5 (3.97%) Banking
5 3 (2.38%) Billing
6 1 (0.79%) Advertising
6 1 (0.79%) Local Government
6 1 (0.79%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.94%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.38%) Web Services
3 1 (0.79%) JSON
3 1 (0.79%) Middleware
3 1 (0.79%) OpenDaylight
3 1 (0.79%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (30.16%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.94%) Private Cloud
3 4 (3.17%) Virtual Team
4 3 (2.38%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.38%) NHS
4 3 (2.38%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.59%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.59%) Reinsurance
5 2 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.79%) FMCG
6 1 (0.79%) PKI
6 1 (0.79%) Smart Home
6 1 (0.79%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.79%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.17%) Windows
2 2 (1.59%) Linux
3 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (26.19%) Network Architecture
2 24 (19.05%) ITIL
3 21 (16.67%) Migration
4 14 (11.11%) Network Design
5 13 (10.32%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (8.73%) TOGAF
7 9 (7.14%) PRINCE2
8 8 (6.35%) Security Architecture
9 7 (5.56%) Change Management
9 7 (5.56%) Network Management
9 7 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (5.56%) Project Management
10 6 (4.76%) DNA
11 5 (3.97%) Data Protection
11 5 (3.97%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (3.97%) Load Balancing
11 5 (3.97%) Presales
11 5 (3.97%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (3.97%) Translating Business Requirements
11 5 (3.97%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.17%) Python
2 2 (1.59%) C
2 2 (1.59%) SQL
3 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (19.84%) Security Cleared
3 24 (19.05%) SC Cleared
4 23 (18.25%) CCNP
5 20 (15.87%) CCIE
6 16 (12.70%) CCNA
7 7 (5.56%) CISSP
7 7 (5.56%) Degree
7 7 (5.56%) MCSE
7 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (4.76%) MCP
9 5 (3.97%) CCDP
9 5 (3.97%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (3.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (3.17%) DV Cleared
11 3 (2.38%) CCSA
11 3 (2.38%) CISM
12 2 (1.59%) CCIE Security
12 2 (1.59%) CCSP
12 2 (1.59%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.76%) GDPR
2 5 (3.97%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.38%) GCP
3 3 (2.38%) SLA
4 2 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.79%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.79%) QA
5 1 (0.79%) RMADS
System Software
1 4 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.38%) VMware NSX
3 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.79%) vSphere
3 1 (0.79%) XenApp
3 1 (0.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (7.14%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (4.76%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.38%) Ansible
4 1 (0.79%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.79%) MaaS360
4 1 (0.79%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.79%) vRealize
Vendors
1 75 (59.52%) Cisco
2 22 (17.46%) CheckPoint
3 14 (11.11%) F5
4 13 (10.32%) Juniper
5 12 (9.52%) Microsoft
6 9 (7.14%) SolarWinds
7 8 (6.35%) Fortinet
8 6 (4.76%) Palo Alto
9 5 (3.97%) Oracle
9 5 (3.97%) Polycom
9 5 (3.97%) VMware
10 4 (3.17%) Citrix
11 3 (2.38%) Infoblox
11 3 (2.38%) Mercator
12 2 (1.59%) AlienVault
12 2 (1.59%) IBM
12 2 (1.59%) McAfee
12 2 (1.59%) NetApp
12 2 (1.59%) SAP
12 2 (1.59%) SevOne