The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Architect
England / South East
Rank 197 189 235
Rank change year-on-year -8 +46  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 44 79 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.56% 0.86% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.90% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 21
Median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £438 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £619 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +7.36% +8.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £27.38 £55.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.21% +74.60%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £55.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year -50.21% +74.60%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7384 8741 9195
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.02% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4172 5330 4925
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 376 447
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Network Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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
Buckinghamshire 0 16 £525 +13.51% 1
Berkshire +17 13 £475 -11.42%
Hampshire -19 11 £469 -6.15% 3
East Sussex - 2 - - 1
Kent - 2 - - 1
Network Architect
England

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 South East region featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 62 (67.39%) Cisco
2 51 (55.43%) Security Cleared
3 44 (47.83%) SC Cleared
4 39 (42.39%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (33.70%) WAN
6 28 (30.43%) LAN
7 27 (29.35%) Firewall
8 23 (25.00%) CCNP
9 21 (22.83%) Juniper
10 17 (18.48%) Windows
11 16 (17.39%) CCIE
12 15 (16.30%) Network Security
12 15 (16.30%) Network Design
12 15 (16.30%) Data Centre
13 14 (15.22%) VLAN
13 14 (15.22%) BGP
14 13 (14.13%) DHCP
14 13 (14.13%) Linux
14 13 (14.13%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (11.96%) Telecoms
15 11 (11.96%) ITIL
15 11 (11.96%) Cisco Nexus
16 10 (10.87%) MPLS
17 9 (9.78%) Cisco Prime
17 9 (9.78%) CCNA
17 9 (9.78%) Microsoft
17 9 (9.78%) VPN
17 9 (9.78%) Office 365
17 9 (9.78%) Windows 10
18 8 (8.70%) Palo Alto

Network Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (2.17%) Apache
1 2 (2.17%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (5.43%) MS Office
2 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.78%) Office 365
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (33.70%) WAN
2 28 (30.43%) LAN
3 27 (29.35%) Firewall
4 15 (16.30%) Network Security
5 14 (15.22%) BGP
5 14 (15.22%) VLAN
6 13 (14.13%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (14.13%) DHCP
7 11 (11.96%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (10.87%) MPLS
9 9 (9.78%) VPN
10 8 (8.70%) Wireless
11 6 (6.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 6 (6.52%) OSPF
11 6 (6.52%) SAN
11 6 (6.52%) TCP/IP
12 5 (5.43%) DNS
12 5 (5.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 5 (5.43%) ICMP
12 5 (5.43%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) ClearCase
1 2 (2.17%) Subversion
General
1 11 (11.96%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.17%) Finance
3 1 (1.09%) Banking
3 1 (1.09%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.17%) CORBA
1 2 (2.17%) J2EE
1 2 (2.17%) Middleware
1 2 (2.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.30%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.26%) Clustering
3 3 (3.26%) PKI
4 2 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.09%) SCADA
5 1 (1.09%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.48%) Windows
2 13 (14.13%) Linux
3 9 (9.78%) Windows 10
4 6 (6.52%) Unix
5 1 (1.09%) AIX
5 1 (1.09%) Solaris
5 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.30%) Network Design
2 11 (11.96%) ITIL
3 6 (6.52%) Risk Management
4 5 (5.43%) ITIL V3
4 5 (5.43%) Network Architecture
4 5 (5.43%) Open Source
4 5 (5.43%) Service Design
4 5 (5.43%) Virtual Environments
5 4 (4.35%) Change Management
5 4 (4.35%) Mentoring
5 4 (4.35%) Migration
5 4 (4.35%) Network Management
5 4 (4.35%) Service Management
6 3 (3.26%) Boundary Protection
6 3 (3.26%) Coaching
6 3 (3.26%) ITSM
6 3 (3.26%) Network Planning
6 3 (3.26%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (3.26%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 51 (55.43%) Security Cleared
2 44 (47.83%) SC Cleared
3 39 (42.39%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (25.00%) CCNP
5 16 (17.39%) CCIE
6 9 (9.78%) CCNA
7 8 (8.70%) DV Cleared
8 3 (3.26%) CCDP
8 3 (3.26%) Degree
9 2 (2.17%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.43%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.17%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.17%) vSphere
4 1 (1.09%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (9.78%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (3.26%) OVSD
3 2 (2.17%) Nagios
3 2 (2.17%) Opsview
3 2 (2.17%) QRadar
3 2 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.17%) vMotion
4 1 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 62 (67.39%) Cisco
2 21 (22.83%) Juniper
3 9 (9.78%) Microsoft
4 8 (8.70%) F5
4 8 (8.70%) Palo Alto
5 7 (7.61%) VMware
6 5 (5.43%) CheckPoint
6 5 (5.43%) HP
7 4 (4.35%) Avaya
7 4 (4.35%) Brocade
8 3 (3.26%) ArcSight
8 3 (3.26%) Forcepoint
9 2 (2.17%) Altiris
9 2 (2.17%) Splunk
10 1 (1.09%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.09%) Aruba
10 1 (1.09%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.09%) EMC
10 1 (1.09%) NetApp
10 1 (1.09%) Oracle
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Rate: £275 - £475 per day
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