The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 27 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 70 64
Rank change year-on-year +21 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 4 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.69% 0.34% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.36% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Median daily rate £525 £475 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% +39.70%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £488 £470
% change year-on-year +1.53% +3.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Reading. 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
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 531 822 777
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 91.24% 93.73% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 481 384
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 38 49
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.65 £32.50 £30.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Network Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 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 Reading region featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) BGP
2 4 (50.00%) ICMP
2 4 (50.00%) CCNP
2 4 (50.00%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Wireless
2 4 (50.00%) Service Management
2 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) ITSM
2 4 (50.00%) OVSD
2 4 (50.00%) Network Design
2 4 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 4 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (50.00%) Palo Alto
2 4 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
2 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (37.50%) Service Design
3 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (37.50%) SMS
4 2 (25.00%) SOAP
4 2 (25.00%) SMTP
4 2 (25.00%) CORBA

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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) BGP
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
1 4 (50.00%) ICMP
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (50.00%) Wireless
2 3 (37.50%) SMS
3 2 (25.00%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (25.00%) IMAP
3 2 (25.00%) LDAP
3 2 (25.00%) SMPP
3 2 (25.00%) SMTP
4 1 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) CORBA
1 2 (25.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL V3
1 4 (50.00%) ITSM
1 4 (50.00%) Network Design
1 4 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
1 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 4 (50.00%) Service Management
1 4 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
2 3 (37.50%) Service Design
3 1 (12.50%) Coaching
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) CCNP
2 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) CCIE
3 1 (12.50%) CCIE Data Center
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) OVSD
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) Palo Alto