Period
to 18 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 July 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 > North West
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 210 157 191
Rank change year-on-year -53 +34 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 10 38 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.16% 0.67% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.71% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 19 33
North West median daily rate £550 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £465 £400 £400
90th Percentile £585 £575 £585
England median daily rate £525 £525 £490
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
North West median hourly rate - £67.25 -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £27.38 £29.00
% change year-on-year +64.35% -5.59% -27.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,830 5,339 7,290
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 94.36% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,624 3,239 4,447
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £225 £247
90th Percentile £575 £545 £539
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 287 306
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £18.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.60% +13.20% +2.88%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £11.28
90th Percentile £51.25 £51.50 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

Network Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Network Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Network Architect in the North West

Network Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Architect in the North West

Network Architect
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 18 July 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
Manchester -31 9 £550 +10.00% 2
Cumbria - 1 - -
Network Architect
England

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 North West region featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) CCNP
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (40.00%) CCIE
3 4 (40.00%) OSPF
3 4 (40.00%) BGP
3 4 (40.00%) Network Design
3 4 (40.00%) Network Architecture
3 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (30.00%) Software-Defined Networking
4 3 (30.00%) Converged Networks
4 3 (30.00%) Deployment Automation
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Firewall
4 3 (30.00%) Zachman Framework
4 3 (30.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (30.00%) DWDM
4 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 3 (30.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) WAN
5 2 (20.00%) VoIP
5 2 (20.00%) Service Management
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Wireless
5 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) DevOps
5 2 (20.00%) SaaS
5 2 (20.00%) Security Architecture

Network Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) BGP
1 4 (40.00%) OSPF
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (30.00%) Converged Networks
2 3 (30.00%) DWDM
2 3 (30.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) Software-Defined Networking
2 3 (30.00%) WAN
3 2 (20.00%) VoIP
3 2 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) SAN
4 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (10.00%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (10.00%) Life Science
3 1 (10.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Network Architecture
1 4 (40.00%) Network Design
2 3 (30.00%) Deployment Automation
2 3 (30.00%) TOGAF
2 3 (30.00%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps
3 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (20.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) Security Operations
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (10.00%) Process Management
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) CCNP
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (40.00%) CCIE
3 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 1 (10.00%) CCNA
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) MBA
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle