Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 201 175 166
Rank change year-on-year -26 -9 +45
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 19 30 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.32% 0.53% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.56% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 46
North West median daily rate £513 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £428 £384 £413
90th Percentile £588 £543 £688
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
North West median hourly rate - £67.25 -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £67.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year -18.22% +131.90% -40.21%

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 5,584 5,335 6,831
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 95.10% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,470 3,337 4,341
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £242 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £553
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 247 256
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +14.93% -11.56%
10th Percentile £11.02 £11.25 £10.94
90th Percentile £45.70 £48.30 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Architect in the North West over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 21 October 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 -13 16 £500 - 2
Lancashire -27 1 £675 +35.00%
Merseyside - 1 £575 - 1
Network Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 12 (63.16%) Cisco
2 8 (42.11%) Network Design
2 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
3 7 (36.84%) Wireless
3 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
4 6 (31.58%) Cisco Wireless
4 6 (31.58%) Windows
5 5 (26.32%) Linux
5 5 (26.32%) LAN
5 5 (26.32%) VoIP
6 4 (21.05%) WAN
6 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
7 3 (15.79%) Converged Networks
7 3 (15.79%) Deployment Automation
7 3 (15.79%) SAN
7 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
7 3 (15.79%) Citrix
7 3 (15.79%) Firewall
7 3 (15.79%) Degree
7 3 (15.79%) Zachman Framework
7 3 (15.79%) TOGAF
7 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.79%) VMware
8 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
8 2 (10.53%) Fat Client
8 2 (10.53%) Security Architecture
8 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (10.53%) SaaS

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.53%) SaaS
2 1 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) IaaS
2 1 (5.26%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) Wireless
2 6 (31.58%) Cisco Wireless
3 5 (26.32%) LAN
3 5 (26.32%) VoIP
4 4 (21.05%) WAN
5 3 (15.79%) Converged Networks
5 3 (15.79%) Firewall
5 3 (15.79%) SAN
6 2 (10.53%) NAS
6 2 (10.53%) VSAN
7 1 (5.26%) 802.11
7 1 (5.26%) DHCP
7 1 (5.26%) DNS
7 1 (5.26%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
7 1 (5.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) MySQL
1 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MSI
General
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) 802.1X
1 1 (5.26%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Fat Client
2 2 (10.53%) Private Cloud
2 2 (10.53%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Linux
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) Android
4 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Network Design
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) Deployment Automation
2 3 (15.79%) TOGAF
2 3 (15.79%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (10.53%) DevOps
3 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (10.53%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
3 2 (10.53%) Migration
3 2 (10.53%) Security Architecture
3 2 (10.53%) Security Operations
3 2 (10.53%) Service Management
4 1 (5.26%) B2C
4 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
2 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (15.79%) Degree
5 2 (10.53%) CCIE
5 2 (10.53%) CCIE Data Center
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (10.53%) VMware NSX
1 2 (10.53%) XenApp
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Cisco
2 3 (15.79%) Citrix
2 3 (15.79%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) F5
3 2 (10.53%) Juniper
3 2 (10.53%) Riverbed
3 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.26%) Arista
4 1 (5.26%) Aruba
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle