The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 26 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 57 75
Rank change year-on-year -12 +18  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 7 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.93% 0.46% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.47% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £525 £525 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £488 £470
% change year-on-year +0.51% +3.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £66.50 £29.00 £48.50
% change year-on-year +129.31% -40.20%  

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 725 633 811
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 96.54% 96.64% 97.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 338 448
Median daily rate £395 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 21
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £9.40 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £15.25 £40.00
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 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 Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes

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

1 21 (91.30%) Cisco
1 21 (91.30%) SC Cleared
1 21 (91.30%) Security Cleared
2 20 (86.96%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (73.91%) Windows
4 11 (47.83%) WAN
5 10 (43.48%) LAN
5 10 (43.48%) CCIE
5 10 (43.48%) Office 365
6 9 (39.13%) VLAN
6 9 (39.13%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (39.13%) Windows 10
6 9 (39.13%) CCNP
6 9 (39.13%) DHCP
6 9 (39.13%) ITIL
6 9 (39.13%) Cisco Prime
6 9 (39.13%) BGP
6 9 (39.13%) Firewall
7 8 (34.78%) ICMP
7 8 (34.78%) Wireless
7 8 (34.78%) TCP/IP
7 8 (34.78%) Virtual Environments
7 8 (34.78%) ITIL V3
8 7 (30.43%) Palo Alto
8 7 (30.43%) Network Design
8 7 (30.43%) HP
9 6 (26.09%) ITSM
9 6 (26.09%) Service Management
9 6 (26.09%) Service Delivery
9 6 (26.09%) OVSD

Network Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 1 (4.35%) Apache
1 1 (4.35%) IIS
1 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 10 (43.48%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) WAN
2 10 (43.48%) LAN
3 9 (39.13%) BGP
3 9 (39.13%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (39.13%) DHCP
3 9 (39.13%) Firewall
3 9 (39.13%) VLAN
4 8 (34.78%) ICMP
4 8 (34.78%) TCP/IP
4 8 (34.78%) Wireless
5 3 (13.04%) VPN
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (4.35%) FCoE
7 1 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (4.35%) NAS
7 1 (4.35%) SDH
7 1 (4.35%) SSL
7 1 (4.35%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Big Data
1 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (4.35%) German Language
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.35%) AIX
3 1 (4.35%) Solaris
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) ITIL
2 8 (34.78%) ITIL V3
2 8 (34.78%) Virtual Environments
3 7 (30.43%) Network Design
4 6 (26.09%) ITSM
4 6 (26.09%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (26.09%) Service Delivery
4 6 (26.09%) Service Management
5 2 (8.70%) Change Management
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.35%) DevOps
6 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 21 (91.30%) SC Cleared
1 21 (91.30%) Security Cleared
2 20 (86.96%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (43.48%) CCIE
4 9 (39.13%) CCNP
5 3 (13.04%) CCNA
6 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
7 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (4.35%) JNCIE
7 1 (4.35%) MCITP
7 1 (4.35%) MCSE
7 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (26.09%) OVSD
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (4.35%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (91.30%) Cisco
2 7 (30.43%) HP
2 7 (30.43%) Palo Alto
3 2 (8.70%) F5
3 2 (8.70%) Juniper
3 2 (8.70%) VMware
4 1 (4.35%) Avaya
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) StorageTek
4 1 (4.35%) Sun