Period
to 19 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

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 > South East
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 274 261 266
Rank change year-on-year -13 +5 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 81 110 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.55% 0.67% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.71% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 45 54
South East median daily rate £525 £500 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -1.04% -2.60%
10th Percentile £425 £385 £413
90th Percentile £628 £625 £550
England median daily rate £540 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
South East median hourly rate - £55.00 £27.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +100.88% -34.81%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £27.38
% change year-on-year -22.22% +64.35% -34.81%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 14,026 15,561 14,557
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.01% 94.48% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,364 9,133 8,367
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £258 £256 £247
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 653 692
South East median hourly rate £22.45 £18.11 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.96% +3.49% -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £19.88 £18.50 £18.72
% change year-on-year +7.46% -1.19% -6.39%

Network Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Architect in the South East

Network Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Architect in the South East

Network Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Architect in the South East over the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Architect in the South East

Network Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Architect in the South East

Network Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 19 June 2019. 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
Thames Valley +21 57 £513 +1.23% 5
Berkshire -5 46 £555 +9.63% 4
Hampshire -34 13 £555 +11.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +28 10 £471 -
Surrey +31 6 £488 -11.36% 2
West Sussex +6 3 £650 +23.81%
Oxfordshire +23 1 £525 - 1
Kent -1 1 £526 +61.92%
Network Architect
England

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 South East region featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 46 (56.79%) Cisco
2 41 (50.62%) Firewall
3 34 (41.98%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (37.04%) Security Cleared
5 29 (35.80%) CCIE
6 28 (34.57%) SC Cleared
7 25 (30.86%) Network Design
8 22 (27.16%) Telecoms
9 18 (22.22%) CCNP
10 17 (20.99%) Juniper
10 17 (20.99%) CheckPoint
11 16 (19.75%) Data Centre
12 15 (18.52%) WAN
12 15 (18.52%) VMware
13 13 (16.05%) Network Security
13 13 (16.05%) LAN
13 13 (16.05%) Citrix
13 13 (16.05%) Network Management
13 13 (16.05%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (13.58%) Network Architecture
15 11 (13.58%) Microsoft
16 10 (12.35%) IT Strategy
17 9 (11.11%) DNS
18 8 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
18 8 (9.88%) Cisco ISE
19 7 (8.64%) F5
19 7 (8.64%) ITIL
20 6 (7.41%) Windows
20 6 (7.41%) Internet

Network Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.17%) IaaS
3 3 (3.70%) SaaS
4 2 (2.47%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 2 (2.47%) Office 365
5 1 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (50.62%) Firewall
2 15 (18.52%) WAN
3 13 (16.05%) Cisco Nexus
3 13 (16.05%) LAN
3 13 (16.05%) Network Security
4 12 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (11.11%) DNS
6 8 (9.88%) Cisco ISE
7 6 (7.41%) Internet
7 6 (7.41%) MPLS
8 5 (6.17%) IP Telephony
8 5 (6.17%) VPN
9 4 (4.94%) BGP
9 4 (4.94%) DHCP
9 4 (4.94%) PBX
9 4 (4.94%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (4.94%) SAN
9 4 (4.94%) Software-Defined Networking
9 4 (4.94%) Wireless
10 3 (3.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.23%) Data Lake
General
1 22 (27.16%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.70%) Retail
3 2 (2.47%) Advertising
3 2 (2.47%) Electronics
3 2 (2.47%) Finance
3 2 (2.47%) Legal
3 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.47%) Publishing
4 1 (1.23%) Billing
4 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.23%) LDAP
1 1 (1.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.75%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.70%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.23%) FMCG
4 1 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.23%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.23%) PKI
4 1 (1.23%) Replication
4 1 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.23%) User Experience
4 1 (1.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.41%) Windows
2 5 (6.17%) Windows 10
3 4 (4.94%) Linux
4 2 (2.47%) Unix
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.86%) Network Design
2 13 (16.05%) Network Management
3 11 (13.58%) Network Architecture
4 10 (12.35%) IT Strategy
5 7 (8.64%) ITIL
6 6 (7.41%) Architecture Governance
6 6 (7.41%) Customer Requirements
6 6 (7.41%) Decision-Making
6 6 (7.41%) Load Balancing
6 6 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (6.17%) Architectural Design
7 5 (6.17%) Information Security
7 5 (6.17%) TOGAF
8 4 (4.94%) Incident Management
8 4 (4.94%) Migration
8 4 (4.94%) Security Architecture
9 3 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (3.70%) eTOM
9 3 (3.70%) Identity Access Management
9 3 (3.70%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.23%) C
1 1 (1.23%) Perl
1 1 (1.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 34 (41.98%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (37.04%) Security Cleared
3 29 (35.80%) CCIE
4 28 (34.57%) SC Cleared
5 18 (22.22%) CCNP
6 4 (4.94%) CCNA
7 3 (3.70%) CISM
7 3 (3.70%) CISSP
7 3 (3.70%) CRISC
7 3 (3.70%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.47%) Degree
9 1 (1.23%) CCDA
9 1 (1.23%) CCDP
9 1 (1.23%) CCSA
9 1 (1.23%) CCSE
9 1 (1.23%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.23%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.23%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.70%) GDPR
2 3 (3.70%) NIST
2 3 (3.70%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.23%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.94%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.94%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (6.17%) SCCM
2 3 (3.70%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 46 (56.79%) Cisco
2 17 (20.99%) CheckPoint
2 17 (20.99%) Juniper
3 15 (18.52%) VMware
4 13 (16.05%) Citrix
5 11 (13.58%) Microsoft
6 7 (8.64%) F5
7 5 (6.17%) Fujitsu
7 5 (6.17%) Nokia
8 4 (4.94%) Blue Coat
9 3 (3.70%) Mitel
9 3 (3.70%) NetApp
9 3 (3.70%) Palo Alto
9 3 (3.70%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.47%) Aruba
11 1 (1.23%) Avaya
11 1 (1.23%) Dell
11 1 (1.23%) EMC
11 1 (1.23%) SAP
11 1 (1.23%) SolarWinds