The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West 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
England / North West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 143 130
Rank change year-on-year +26 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 25 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.85% 0.59% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.62% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 16
Median daily rate £488 £476 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.36% +2.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £425 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £684 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £488 £470
% change year-on-year +0.51% +3.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £67.25 - -
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 the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2764 3554 3498
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.76% 94.75% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 2206 2024
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 132 197
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.68% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £43.43
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Network Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Architect in the North West

Network Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +25 14 £500 +11.11% 1
Lancashire +3 7 £475 -5.47%
Cheshire +19 2 - -
Network Architect
England

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

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 North West region featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 31 (67.39%) Cisco
2 26 (56.52%) Network Design
3 20 (43.48%) Data Centre
4 15 (32.61%) SC Cleared
4 15 (32.61%) Security Cleared
5 13 (28.26%) F5
5 13 (28.26%) Firewall
6 11 (23.91%) Migration
6 11 (23.91%) CheckPoint
6 11 (23.91%) Network Architecture
7 10 (21.74%) LAN
7 10 (21.74%) WAN
8 9 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (19.57%) Wireless
9 8 (17.39%) MPLS
9 8 (17.39%) BGP
9 8 (17.39%) CCNP
9 8 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (15.22%) VLAN
11 6 (13.04%) CCIE
11 6 (13.04%) VoIP
11 6 (13.04%) Change Control
11 6 (13.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 6 (13.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 6 (13.04%) Forum Sentry
12 5 (10.87%) VPN
12 5 (10.87%) Juniper
13 4 (8.70%) OSPF
13 4 (8.70%) EIGRP

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 (2.17%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) Akamai
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.17%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (2.17%) Office 365
2 1 (2.17%) SoftLayer
2 1 (2.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.26%) Firewall
2 10 (21.74%) LAN
2 10 (21.74%) WAN
3 9 (19.57%) Wireless
4 8 (17.39%) BGP
4 8 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (17.39%) MPLS
5 7 (15.22%) VLAN
6 6 (13.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 6 (13.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (13.04%) VoIP
7 5 (10.87%) VPN
8 4 (8.70%) EIGRP
8 4 (8.70%) OSPF
9 3 (6.52%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (6.52%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (6.52%) Ethernet
9 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
10 2 (4.35%) FabricPath
10 2 (4.35%) Spanning Tree
General
1 1 (2.17%) Finance
1 1 (2.17%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 20 (43.48%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) BYOD
2 2 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (4.35%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.17%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) AIX
1 1 (2.17%) HPUX
1 1 (2.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (56.52%) Network Design
2 11 (23.91%) Migration
2 11 (23.91%) Network Architecture
3 6 (13.04%) Change Control
4 2 (4.35%) Change Management
4 2 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (4.35%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.17%) Adaptive Security
5 1 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.17%) ERP
5 1 (2.17%) ITIL
5 1 (2.17%) Presales
5 1 (2.17%) Project Management
5 1 (2.17%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.17%) System Testing
5 1 (2.17%) TOGAF
5 1 (2.17%) Validation
Qualifications
1 15 (32.61%) SC Cleared
1 15 (32.61%) Security Cleared
2 9 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (17.39%) CCNP
4 6 (13.04%) CCIE
5 2 (4.35%) CCDP
6 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.17%) CCNA
6 1 (2.17%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 31 (67.39%) Cisco
2 13 (28.26%) F5
3 11 (23.91%) CheckPoint
4 5 (10.87%) Juniper
5 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.35%) Palo Alto
5 2 (4.35%) SAP
6 1 (2.17%) BT
6 1 (2.17%) IBM
6 1 (2.17%) Meraki
6 1 (2.17%) Riverbed