Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 November 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
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 175 202
Rank change year-on-year -2 +27 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 24 53 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.42% 0.77% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.81% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 44 23
North West median daily rate £500 £509 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.77% +7.16% -
10th Percentile £450 £413 £325
90th Percentile £550 £660 £512
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £49.00 £30.25 £48.50
% change year-on-year +61.98% -37.63% -

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 5392 6506 8112
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.36% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3395 4186 4845
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £234
90th Percentile £588 £550 £571
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 240 403
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.11 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.41% -21.43% +28.13%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.04 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.91 £50.06
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 17 £500 +5.26%
Lancashire +9 3 £550 -2.22%
Cheshire +4 3 £500 -9.09%
Network Architect
England

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

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

1 18 (75.00%) Cisco
2 12 (50.00%) Juniper
3 11 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (45.83%) BGP
3 11 (45.83%) Network Design
4 10 (41.67%) Data Centre
5 9 (37.50%) VPN
5 9 (37.50%) Ethernet
6 8 (33.33%) MPLS
7 7 (29.17%) Firewall
7 7 (29.17%) Broadband
7 7 (29.17%) WAN
7 7 (29.17%) BT
7 7 (29.17%) JNCIE
8 6 (25.00%) CCNP
9 5 (20.83%) CCDP
9 5 (20.83%) Wireless
9 5 (20.83%) CCIE
9 5 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (16.67%) JNCIP
10 4 (16.67%) F5
10 4 (16.67%) Migration
10 4 (16.67%) LAN
11 3 (12.50%) VMware NSX
11 3 (12.50%) Public Cloud
11 3 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (12.50%) SAP
11 3 (12.50%) SAN
11 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
11 3 (12.50%) VMware

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 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) BGP
2 9 (37.50%) Ethernet
2 9 (37.50%) VPN
3 8 (33.33%) MPLS
4 7 (29.17%) Broadband
4 7 (29.17%) Firewall
4 7 (29.17%) WAN
5 5 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (20.83%) Wireless
6 4 (16.67%) LAN
7 3 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (12.50%) Network Security
7 3 (12.50%) SAN
8 2 (8.33%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (8.33%) EIGRP
8 2 (8.33%) FabricPath
8 2 (8.33%) OSPF
8 2 (8.33%) VLAN
8 2 (8.33%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) AIX
1 1 (4.17%) HPUX
1 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Network Design
2 4 (16.67%) Migration
3 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.33%) Change Control
4 2 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (4.17%) Presales
5 1 (4.17%) System Testing
5 1 (4.17%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (29.17%) JNCIE
3 6 (25.00%) CCNP
4 5 (20.83%) CCDP
4 5 (20.83%) CCIE
5 4 (16.67%) JNCIP
6 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (4.17%) CCNA
6 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (12.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 18 (75.00%) Cisco
2 12 (50.00%) Juniper
3 7 (29.17%) BT
4 4 (16.67%) F5
5 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 3 (12.50%) SAP
5 3 (12.50%) VMware
6 1 (4.17%) Aruba
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix
6 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.17%) Riverbed