Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £270 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 22 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 91 100
Rank change year-on-year +14 +9 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 10 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.78% 0.54% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.60% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 4
Reading median daily rate £270 £520 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.08% +25.68% -12.89%
Berkshire median daily rate £538 £490 £450
% change year-on-year +9.69% +8.89% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1199 1343 1797
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.31% 90.44% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 715 718 1073
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £233 £220
90th Percentile £575 £571 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 78 124
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.08% -31.55% +23.14%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.75 £43.28 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year -3.45% -32.71% +23.14%

Network Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Architect in Reading

Network Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Architect in Reading

Network Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Architect in Reading over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Architect in Reading

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 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 Reading region featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 5 (50.00%) MPLS
2 4 (40.00%) Network Design
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) CCIE
3 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (20.00%) Service Design
4 2 (20.00%) Firewall
4 2 (20.00%) Legal
4 2 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (20.00%) CCNP
4 2 (20.00%) CCIP
4 2 (20.00%) Juniper
4 2 (20.00%) WAN
4 2 (20.00%) JNCIP
4 2 (20.00%) JNCIE
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Marketing
5 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (10.00%) SWOT Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (10.00%) Network Security
5 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
5 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture

Network Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) MPLS
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) 4G
3 1 (10.00%) 5G
3 1 (10.00%) Intelligent Network
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security
3 1 (10.00%) PSTN
3 1 (10.00%) VoIP
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Legal
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Network Design
2 2 (20.00%) Service Design
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (10.00%) Economics
3 1 (10.00%) IT Strategy
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Security Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) SWOT Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CCIE
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCIP
2 2 (20.00%) CCNP
2 2 (20.00%) JNCIE
2 2 (20.00%) JNCIP
3 1 (10.00%) CCIE Data Center
3 1 (10.00%) CISM
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (10.00%) CRISC
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) GDPR
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) Juniper
3 1 (10.00%) F5