Period
to 19 October 2018

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 October 2018.

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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 303 273 294
Rank change year-on-year -30 +21 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 72 95 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.44% 0.58% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.62% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 57 56
South East median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £410 £390 £413
90th Percentile £678 £613 £588
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
South East median hourly rate £55.00 - £29.00
10th Percentile £52.50 - £27.00
90th Percentile £57.50 - £31.00
England median hourly rate £55.00 £67.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year -18.22% +131.90% -40.21%

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 15,529 15,402 16,055
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.43% 94.67% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,308 9,154 9,623
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £242 £228
90th Percentile £580 £574 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 647 624 793
South East median hourly rate £20.17 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.06% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

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 October 2018.

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 October 2018. 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 +18 41 £478 -9.05% 5
Berkshire +8 34 £478 -9.05% 3
Hampshire -42 15 £725 +45.00% 1
Surrey -19 10 £650 +33.33% 1
Oxfordshire - 7 £475 - 1
West Sussex -13 5 £550 +22.22%
Network Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 37 (51.39%) Cisco
2 33 (45.83%) Firewall
3 28 (38.89%) WAN
4 22 (30.56%) LAN
5 20 (27.78%) Juniper
5 20 (27.78%) Security Cleared
6 19 (26.39%) VMware
7 17 (23.61%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (23.61%) Microsoft Azure
8 16 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
9 15 (20.83%) Network Security
9 15 (20.83%) Data Centre
10 13 (18.06%) Wireless
11 12 (16.67%) CCNP
11 12 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (15.28%) Migration
13 10 (13.89%) CheckPoint
13 10 (13.89%) VPN
13 10 (13.89%) DV Cleared
13 10 (13.89%) Palo Alto
14 9 (12.50%) OpenStack
14 9 (12.50%) SC Cleared
14 9 (12.50%) Network Design
14 9 (12.50%) CCIE
14 9 (12.50%) Telecoms
14 9 (12.50%) BGP
15 8 (11.11%) OSPF
15 8 (11.11%) Software-Defined Networking
16 7 (9.72%) Cisco ISE
16 7 (9.72%) F5

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 9 (12.50%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.39%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 17 (23.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (8.33%) IaaS
4 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.78%) PaaS
5 1 (1.39%) HP Helion
5 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (45.83%) Firewall
2 28 (38.89%) WAN
3 22 (30.56%) LAN
4 15 (20.83%) Network Security
5 13 (18.06%) Wireless
6 10 (13.89%) VPN
7 9 (12.50%) BGP
8 8 (11.11%) OSPF
8 8 (11.11%) Software-Defined Networking
9 7 (9.72%) Cisco ISE
10 6 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (8.33%) MPLS
10 6 (8.33%) TCP/IP
11 4 (5.56%) VLAN
12 3 (4.17%) DAB
12 3 (4.17%) DNS
12 3 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (2.78%) DHCP
13 2 (2.78%) EIGRP
13 2 (2.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.39%) MySQL
General
1 9 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.33%) Retail
3 5 (6.94%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.39%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.28%) Migration
2 9 (12.50%) Network Design
3 7 (9.72%) Network Management
4 6 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (8.33%) Load Balancing
5 4 (5.56%) ITIL
5 4 (5.56%) OWASP
5 4 (5.56%) Presales
5 4 (5.56%) Security Architecture
5 4 (5.56%) TOGAF
5 4 (5.56%) Use Case
6 3 (4.17%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (4.17%) IT Strategy
6 3 (4.17%) Kanban
6 3 (4.17%) Network Architecture
6 3 (4.17%) Scrum
6 3 (4.17%) Service Management
6 3 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 17 (23.61%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (16.67%) CCNP
4 10 (13.89%) DV Cleared
5 9 (12.50%) CCIE
5 9 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 6 (8.33%) CISA
6 6 (8.33%) CISM
6 6 (8.33%) CISSP
7 5 (6.94%) CCDP
7 5 (6.94%) CCNA
8 3 (4.17%) Degree
8 3 (4.17%) JNCIS
9 2 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (2.78%) CCIE Data Center
9 2 (2.78%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.39%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 1 (1.39%) CCIE Security
10 1 (1.39%) CEH
10 1 (1.39%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) GDPR
2 4 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.56%) NIST 800
System Software
1 12 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.94%) Docker
3 2 (2.78%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.78%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.39%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (8.33%) FortiGate
2 5 (6.94%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.39%) Ansible
Vendors
1 37 (51.39%) Cisco
2 20 (27.78%) Juniper
3 19 (26.39%) VMware
4 10 (13.89%) CheckPoint
4 10 (13.89%) Palo Alto
5 7 (9.72%) F5
6 4 (5.56%) Aruba
6 4 (5.56%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.17%) Brocade
7 3 (4.17%) Meraki
7 3 (4.17%) Mirantis
8 2 (2.78%) Fujitsu
8 2 (2.78%) Remedy
8 2 (2.78%) Ruckus Wireless
8 2 (2.78%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.39%) Avaya
9 1 (1.39%) BT
9 1 (1.39%) Sophos
9 1 (1.39%) Sun
9 1 (1.39%) Symantec