The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 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
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 239 227
Rank change year-on-year +30 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 39 39 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.50% 0.44% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.47% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 13
Median daily rate £500 £525 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +14.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £453 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £650 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £488 £470
% change year-on-year +0.51% +3.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £27.38 £29.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.58% -  
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 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 7368 8379 8989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.56% 95.03% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4310 4996 5126
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 381 430
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.61 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.75% +21.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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
Hampshire +14 20 £438 -16.61% 2
Berkshire +22 13 £525 +20.68% 2
Buckinghamshire -14 7 £525 -
Surrey +4 1 £675 +8.00% 1
Kent - 1 - -
Network Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 58 (69.88%) Cisco
2 51 (61.45%) Security Cleared
3 42 (50.60%) SC Cleared
3 42 (50.60%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (40.96%) Firewall
5 33 (39.76%) WAN
6 32 (38.55%) LAN
7 22 (26.51%) Windows
7 22 (26.51%) CCNP
8 20 (24.10%) BGP
9 18 (21.69%) Juniper
10 17 (20.48%) DHCP
10 17 (20.48%) Wireless
10 17 (20.48%) VLAN
11 15 (18.07%) VPN
11 15 (18.07%) CCIE
11 15 (18.07%) Network Management
12 14 (16.87%) ITIL
13 13 (15.66%) Network Design
13 13 (15.66%) VMware
13 13 (15.66%) DV Cleared
13 13 (15.66%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (15.66%) Network Architecture
13 13 (15.66%) Palo Alto
14 11 (13.25%) DNS
15 10 (12.05%) Cisco Prime
15 10 (12.05%) MPLS
15 10 (12.05%) Telecoms
15 10 (12.05%) DAB
15 10 (12.05%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (3.61%) Apache
2 2 (2.41%) JBoss
3 1 (1.20%) IIS
3 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.05%) Office 365
2 4 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 34 (40.96%) Firewall
2 33 (39.76%) WAN
3 32 (38.55%) LAN
4 20 (24.10%) BGP
5 17 (20.48%) DHCP
5 17 (20.48%) VLAN
5 17 (20.48%) Wireless
6 15 (18.07%) VPN
7 13 (15.66%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (13.25%) DNS
9 10 (12.05%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (12.05%) DAB
9 10 (12.05%) MPLS
10 9 (10.84%) OSPF
11 8 (9.64%) ICMP
11 8 (9.64%) Network Security
11 8 (9.64%) TCP/IP
12 5 (6.02%) SMS
13 4 (4.82%) WLAN
14 3 (3.61%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.20%) Big Data
1 1 (1.20%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Subversion
General
1 10 (12.05%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.82%) Finance
3 3 (3.61%) Retail
4 1 (1.20%) Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Electronics
4 1 (1.20%) German Language
4 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.41%) CORBA
1 2 (2.41%) SOAP
2 1 (1.20%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.84%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.02%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.61%) SCADA
5 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.20%) Clustering
6 1 (1.20%) FMCG
6 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.20%) PKI
6 1 (1.20%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 22 (26.51%) Windows
2 9 (10.84%) Windows 10
3 5 (6.02%) Linux
4 2 (2.41%) AIX
5 1 (1.20%) Solaris
5 1 (1.20%) Unix
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.07%) Network Management
2 14 (16.87%) ITIL
3 13 (15.66%) Network Architecture
3 13 (15.66%) Network Design
4 9 (10.84%) ITIL V3
5 8 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (9.64%) Virtual Environments
6 7 (8.43%) Service Management
7 6 (7.23%) ITSM
7 6 (7.23%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (7.23%) Service Delivery
8 5 (6.02%) Change Management
8 5 (6.02%) Migration
8 5 (6.02%) Service Design
9 4 (4.82%) DevOps
9 4 (4.82%) Programme Management
10 3 (3.61%) Boundary Protection
10 3 (3.61%) Coaching
10 3 (3.61%) High Availability
10 3 (3.61%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 51 (61.45%) Security Cleared
2 42 (50.60%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (50.60%) SC Cleared
3 22 (26.51%) CCNP
4 15 (18.07%) CCIE
5 13 (15.66%) DV Cleared
6 8 (9.64%) CCNA
7 7 (8.43%) CCDP
8 6 (7.23%) Degree
9 2 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.20%) CCIE Data Center
10 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.20%) JNCIE
10 1 (1.20%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.20%) Master's Degree
10 1 (1.20%) MCITP
10 1 (1.20%) MCSE
10 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.41%) PA-DSS
3 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (12.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.61%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.41%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.20%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (12.05%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (7.23%) OVSD
3 1 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.20%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.20%) Nagios
3 1 (1.20%) Netcool
3 1 (1.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.20%) Opsview
3 1 (1.20%) QRadar
3 1 (1.20%) SCCM
3 1 (1.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 58 (69.88%) Cisco
2 18 (21.69%) Juniper
3 13 (15.66%) Palo Alto
3 13 (15.66%) VMware
4 9 (10.84%) HP
5 6 (7.23%) F5
6 4 (4.82%) Forcepoint
7 3 (3.61%) Avaya
7 3 (3.61%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.61%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.61%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.61%) Splunk
8 2 (2.41%) ArcSight
8 2 (2.41%) Brocade
8 2 (2.41%) Citrix
8 2 (2.41%) Gemalto
8 2 (2.41%) Kaspersky
8 2 (2.41%) NetApp
8 2 (2.41%) Tripwire
9 1 (1.20%) Fujitsu