Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 306 289 289
Rank change year-on-year -17 0 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 85 78 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.51% 0.49% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.52% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 48 48
South East median daily rate £525 £500 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -3.85% +9.47%
10th Percentile £406 £400 £422
90th Percentile £675 £550 £615
England median daily rate £550 £500 £490
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.04% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
South East median hourly rate £55.00 £27.38 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.88% -34.81% +33.33%
10th Percentile £52.50 £26.11 £29.80
90th Percentile £57.50 £28.65 £52.60
England median hourly rate £48.00 £46.94 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.26% +26.86% -7.50%

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 15,827 15,130 17,412
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.78% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,361 8,705 10,545
South East median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £248 £238
90th Percentile £580 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 673 750
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -9.15% +13.21%
10th Percentile £10.90 £10.50 £10.36
90th Percentile £50.75 £47.50 £48.05
England median hourly rate £18.51 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.07% -2.63% +6.35%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -8 43 £500 -4.76% 5
Berkshire -5 37 £500 -4.76% 5
Hampshire -13 24 £560 +24.44% 4
Surrey -22 12 £650 +36.84% 4
Oxfordshire - 5 - -
West Sussex +3 4 £525 +16.67%
Buckinghamshire +1 1 - -
Network Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 52 (61.18%) Cisco
2 37 (43.53%) WAN
3 35 (41.18%) Firewall
4 29 (34.12%) LAN
5 28 (32.94%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (32.94%) Security Cleared
6 26 (30.59%) Juniper
7 25 (29.41%) Wireless
8 24 (28.24%) VMware
8 24 (28.24%) CCNP
9 23 (27.06%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (25.88%) Data Centre
11 19 (22.35%) DV Cleared
11 19 (22.35%) VPN
12 18 (21.18%) OpenStack
13 17 (20.00%) Software-Defined Networking
13 17 (20.00%) OSPF
13 17 (20.00%) BGP
14 14 (16.47%) Migration
14 14 (16.47%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (16.47%) Network Security
15 13 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (15.29%) Microsoft Azure
15 13 (15.29%) Telecoms
15 13 (15.29%) CCDP
16 12 (14.12%) Amazon AWS
16 12 (14.12%) VLAN
17 11 (12.94%) JNCIS
17 11 (12.94%) SC Cleared
18 10 (11.76%) Brocade

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 18 (21.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (14.12%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.71%) IaaS
4 3 (3.53%) SaaS
5 2 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.35%) HP Helion
5 2 (2.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (43.53%) WAN
2 35 (41.18%) Firewall
3 29 (34.12%) LAN
4 25 (29.41%) Wireless
5 19 (22.35%) VPN
6 17 (20.00%) BGP
6 17 (20.00%) OSPF
6 17 (20.00%) Software-Defined Networking
7 14 (16.47%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (16.47%) Network Security
8 12 (14.12%) VLAN
9 8 (9.41%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (8.24%) DAB
10 7 (8.24%) DNS
10 7 (8.24%) MPLS
11 6 (7.06%) Cisco ISE
11 6 (7.06%) DHCP
11 6 (7.06%) TCP/IP
12 4 (4.71%) WLAN
13 3 (3.53%) VoIP
General
1 13 (15.29%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.06%) Finance
3 5 (5.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.88%) Middleware
2 1 (1.18%) RESTful
2 1 (1.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (25.88%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.71%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.35%) User Experience
4 1 (1.18%) CMDB
4 1 (1.18%) PKI
4 1 (1.18%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.35%) Linux
2 1 (1.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.47%) Migration
2 13 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (11.76%) Network Management
3 10 (11.76%) Network Virtualisation
3 10 (11.76%) Use Case
4 6 (7.06%) Load Balancing
4 6 (7.06%) Network Design
4 6 (7.06%) Security Architecture
5 5 (5.88%) Network Architecture
5 5 (5.88%) Project Management
6 4 (4.71%) IT Strategy
6 4 (4.71%) OWASP
6 4 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (4.71%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (3.53%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (3.53%) DevOps
7 3 (3.53%) Kanban
7 3 (3.53%) Mentoring
7 3 (3.53%) Presales
7 3 (3.53%) Security Testing
Qualifications
1 28 (32.94%) Cisco Certification
1 28 (32.94%) Security Cleared
2 24 (28.24%) CCNP
3 19 (22.35%) DV Cleared
4 13 (15.29%) CCDP
5 11 (12.94%) JNCIS
5 11 (12.94%) SC Cleared
6 6 (7.06%) CCIE
7 5 (5.88%) CISA
7 5 (5.88%) CISM
7 5 (5.88%) CISSP
7 5 (5.88%) Degree
8 4 (4.71%) CCNA
9 2 (2.35%) CCIE Data Center
10 1 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.18%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) GDPR
2 4 (4.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.71%) NIST 800
3 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 23 (27.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (9.41%) Docker
3 7 (8.24%) VMware NSX
4 6 (7.06%) Active Directory
5 3 (3.53%) Snort
6 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (9.41%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.35%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.35%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 52 (61.18%) Cisco
2 26 (30.59%) Juniper
3 24 (28.24%) VMware
4 10 (11.76%) Brocade
5 6 (7.06%) Aruba
5 6 (7.06%) F5
5 6 (7.06%) Ruckus Wireless
6 5 (5.88%) Palo Alto
7 4 (4.71%) CheckPoint
7 4 (4.71%) Microsoft
7 4 (4.71%) Mirantis
8 3 (3.53%) Extreme Networks
8 3 (3.53%) Meraki
9 2 (2.35%) Aerohive Networks
9 2 (2.35%) HP
9 2 (2.35%) Infovista
10 1 (1.18%) Dell
10 1 (1.18%) EMC
10 1 (1.18%) Mercator
10 1 (1.18%) Sophos