Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 265 289 317
Rank change year-on-year +24 +28 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 113 93 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.67% 0.55% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.59% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 57 50
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £358 £413 £386
90th Percentile £630 £588 £541
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £49.00 £30.25 £48.50
% change year-on-year +61.98% -37.63% -

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 15922 15769 18594
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 93.99% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9446 9385 10896
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.64%
10th Percentile £240 £226 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 645 783 927
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.44 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.38% +7.97% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.35
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%

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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Hampshire +39 56 £500 -4.76% 1
Thames Valley -15 36 £525 +5.00% 1
Berkshire +13 35 £525 +7.14% 1
Surrey -22 11 £488 +2.63%
West Sussex 0 4 £450 +28.57%
Buckinghamshire -31 2 £525 +2.44%
Middlesex +8 1 - -
Sussex - 1 £425 -
Network Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 49 (43.36%) WAN
2 48 (42.48%) Security Cleared
3 46 (40.71%) LAN
4 42 (37.17%) Cisco
5 36 (31.86%) SC Cleared
6 30 (26.55%) Data Centre
6 30 (26.55%) Firewall
6 30 (26.55%) Migration
7 24 (21.24%) Network Security
8 22 (19.47%) DNS
9 21 (18.58%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (15.93%) Juniper
11 17 (15.04%) Wireless
12 16 (14.16%) Network Architecture
13 14 (12.39%) DV Cleared
13 14 (12.39%) CCIE
13 14 (12.39%) CCNP
14 12 (10.62%) MPLS
14 12 (10.62%) Network Design
15 11 (9.73%) Telecoms
15 11 (9.73%) System Testing
16 10 (8.85%) Microsoft Azure
16 10 (8.85%) F5
16 10 (8.85%) Radio Access Network
16 10 (8.85%) Finance
16 10 (8.85%) CheckPoint
17 9 (7.96%) CCNA
17 9 (7.96%) VoIP
17 9 (7.96%) DAB
17 9 (7.96%) Boundary Protection

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 5 (4.42%) SAS
2 2 (1.77%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.77%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.88%) Apache
3 1 (0.88%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.88%) Heroku
3 1 (0.88%) IaaS
3 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (43.36%) WAN
2 46 (40.71%) LAN
3 30 (26.55%) Firewall
4 24 (21.24%) Network Security
5 22 (19.47%) DNS
6 17 (15.04%) Wireless
7 12 (10.62%) MPLS
8 10 (8.85%) Radio Access Network
9 9 (7.96%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (7.96%) DAB
9 9 (7.96%) VoIP
10 8 (7.08%) VPN
11 6 (5.31%) BGP
11 6 (5.31%) TCP/IP
12 5 (4.42%) 4G
12 5 (4.42%) OSPF
12 5 (4.42%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (3.54%) 5G
14 3 (2.65%) DHCP
14 3 (2.65%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.88%) Big Data
1 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle Exadata
1 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 11 (9.73%) Telecoms
2 10 (8.85%) Finance
3 6 (5.31%) Legal
4 5 (4.42%) Retail
5 3 (2.65%) Publishing
6 2 (1.77%) Marketing
7 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (26.55%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.19%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.65%) User Experience
5 2 (1.77%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.77%) PKI
6 1 (0.88%) Clustering
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) e-Health
6 1 (0.88%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Exalogic
6 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) SCADA
6 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.88%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.08%) Windows
2 4 (3.54%) Linux
3 2 (1.77%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.88%) AIX
4 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.88%) Solaris
4 1 (0.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.88%) Unix
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (26.55%) Migration
2 16 (14.16%) Network Architecture
3 12 (10.62%) Network Design
4 11 (9.73%) System Testing
5 9 (7.96%) Boundary Protection
5 9 (7.96%) IT Strategy
6 8 (7.08%) ITIL
6 8 (7.08%) Security Architecture
7 7 (6.19%) Service Management
8 6 (5.31%) Network Planning
8 6 (5.31%) Service Design
9 5 (4.42%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (3.54%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (3.54%) Information Security
10 4 (3.54%) Load Balancing
10 4 (3.54%) Network Management
10 4 (3.54%) SOA
10 4 (3.54%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (3.54%) TOGAF
11 3 (2.65%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.77%) Perl
1 2 (1.77%) Python
2 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (42.48%) Security Cleared
2 36 (31.86%) SC Cleared
3 21 (18.58%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (12.39%) CCIE
4 14 (12.39%) CCNP
4 14 (12.39%) DV Cleared
5 9 (7.96%) CCNA
6 6 (5.31%) Degree
7 3 (2.65%) CCSE
7 3 (2.65%) JNCIE
7 3 (2.65%) JNCIP
8 2 (1.77%) CCDP
8 2 (1.77%) CCIE Data Center
8 2 (1.77%) CCIP
8 2 (1.77%) CISSP
8 2 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.88%) CCSP
9 1 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.88%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.88%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.77%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.88%) ECSS
3 1 (0.88%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (4.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.65%) VMware NSX
3 2 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.88%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (1.77%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (0.88%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.88%) OVSD
2 1 (0.88%) SCCM
2 1 (0.88%) SCOM
2 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.88%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 42 (37.17%) Cisco
2 18 (15.93%) Juniper
3 10 (8.85%) CheckPoint
3 10 (8.85%) F5
4 8 (7.08%) Forcepoint
5 7 (6.19%) Fujitsu
5 7 (6.19%) VMware
6 6 (5.31%) Microsoft
6 6 (5.31%) SolarWinds
7 5 (4.42%) Citrix
7 5 (4.42%) HP
7 5 (4.42%) Palo Alto
8 3 (2.65%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.88%) Ericsson
9 1 (0.88%) IBM
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle
9 1 (0.88%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.88%) StorageTek
9 1 (0.88%) Sun
9 1 (0.88%) Thales