The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Architect
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 57 60 70
Rank change year-on-year +3 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 16 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.16% 0.94% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.31% 0.99% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 1
Median daily rate £525 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.51% +8.82%  
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 Milton Keynes. 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
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 692 709 800
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 93.26% 95.42% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 386 378
Median daily rate £410 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 17
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -7.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £9.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.15 £18.50
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 Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Architect in Milton Keynes

Network Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Architect in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Architect in Milton Keynes

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 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 Milton Keynes region featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 17 (89.47%) SC Cleared
1 17 (89.47%) Security Cleared
1 17 (89.47%) Cisco
2 15 (78.95%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (63.16%) WAN
3 12 (63.16%) Windows
4 11 (57.89%) LAN
5 9 (47.37%) DHCP
5 9 (47.37%) CCIE
5 9 (47.37%) Cisco Prime
5 9 (47.37%) Office 365
5 9 (47.37%) VLAN
5 9 (47.37%) Windows 10
6 7 (36.84%) Firewall
6 7 (36.84%) ITIL
7 6 (31.58%) CCNP
7 6 (31.58%) BGP
7 6 (31.58%) Network Design
7 6 (31.58%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (26.32%) Wireless
8 5 (26.32%) ICMP
8 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
8 5 (26.32%) Virtual Environments
9 4 (21.05%) Palo Alto
9 4 (21.05%) ITIL V3
10 3 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (15.79%) OVSD
10 3 (15.79%) ITSM
10 3 (15.79%) Service Management
10 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery

Network Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 (10.53%) Apache
1 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
1 2 (10.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (47.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) WAN
2 11 (57.89%) LAN
3 9 (47.37%) DHCP
3 9 (47.37%) VLAN
4 7 (36.84%) Firewall
5 6 (31.58%) BGP
5 6 (31.58%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (26.32%) ICMP
6 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
6 5 (26.32%) Wireless
7 2 (10.53%) ADSL
7 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (10.53%) DMZ
7 2 (10.53%) MPLS
7 2 (10.53%) NAS
7 2 (10.53%) SAN
7 2 (10.53%) VoIP
7 2 (10.53%) VPN
7 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (10.53%) WLAN
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.53%) Clustering
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
1 2 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows 10
3 2 (10.53%) Linux
3 2 (10.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) ITIL
2 6 (31.58%) Network Design
3 5 (26.32%) Virtual Environments
4 4 (21.05%) ITIL V3
5 3 (15.79%) ITSM
5 3 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
5 3 (15.79%) Service Management
6 2 (10.53%) Change Management
6 2 (10.53%) Migration
6 2 (10.53%) Presales
6 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
6 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
7 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
7 1 (5.26%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 17 (89.47%) SC Cleared
1 17 (89.47%) Security Cleared
2 15 (78.95%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (47.37%) CCIE
4 6 (31.58%) CCNP
5 2 (10.53%) CCNA
6 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (15.79%) OVSD
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) Palo Alto
3 3 (15.79%) HP
4 2 (10.53%) Altiris
4 2 (10.53%) F5
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.26%) Juniper