Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 325 252 259
Rank change year-on-year -73 +7 +53
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 64 124 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.38% 0.74% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.78% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 55 60
South East median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £425 £355 £413
90th Percentile £675 £633 £575
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
South East median hourly rate - - £52.50
England median hourly rate - £49.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year - +12.00% -9.79%

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 15,834 15,851 15,221
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.32% 94.41% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,552 9,455 9,039
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £255 £240 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £555
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 602 623 767
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.96% +6.00%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.28
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.22 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% +0.11%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 £500 -10.71% 14
Berkshire -8 37 £500 - 7
Surrey -18 10 £650 +33.33% 3
Hampshire -74 8 £725 +38.10% 2
West Sussex -12 4 £550 +22.22%
Oxfordshire - 3 £475 -
Buckinghamshire +27 1 - - 7
Network Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 34 (53.13%) Firewall
2 33 (51.56%) Cisco
3 20 (31.25%) Security Cleared
4 19 (29.69%) Network Security
5 18 (28.13%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (26.56%) WAN
6 17 (26.56%) Juniper
7 16 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 13 (20.31%) CCNP
9 12 (18.75%) VPN
9 12 (18.75%) SC Cleared
9 12 (18.75%) Network Design
10 11 (17.19%) Amazon AWS
10 11 (17.19%) CheckPoint
10 11 (17.19%) LAN
11 10 (15.63%) CCIE
11 10 (15.63%) VMware
12 9 (14.06%) MPLS
12 9 (14.06%) TCP/IP
12 9 (14.06%) Network Management
12 9 (14.06%) Palo Alto
13 8 (12.50%) Data Centre
13 8 (12.50%) CCDP
14 7 (10.94%) Internet
14 7 (10.94%) DNS
14 7 (10.94%) Telecoms
14 7 (10.94%) DV Cleared
14 7 (10.94%) TOGAF
15 6 (9.38%) IaaS
15 6 (9.38%) Wireless

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 2 (3.13%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.56%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 16 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (17.19%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (9.38%) IaaS
4 1 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (53.13%) Firewall
2 19 (29.69%) Network Security
3 17 (26.56%) WAN
4 12 (18.75%) VPN
5 11 (17.19%) LAN
6 9 (14.06%) MPLS
6 9 (14.06%) TCP/IP
7 7 (10.94%) DNS
7 7 (10.94%) Internet
8 6 (9.38%) BGP
8 6 (9.38%) Cisco ISE
8 6 (9.38%) DAB
8 6 (9.38%) Wireless
9 5 (7.81%) OSPF
9 5 (7.81%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (4.69%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (4.69%) Unified Communications
11 2 (3.13%) Cisco Wireless
11 2 (3.13%) Value-Added Service
11 2 (3.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) DB2
1 1 (1.56%) MySQL
General
1 7 (10.94%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.81%) Finance
3 3 (4.69%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.56%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.38%) Middleware
2 5 (7.81%) Web Services
3 1 (1.56%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.81%) Replication
3 4 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.69%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.56%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.13%) Linux
2 1 (1.56%) Unix
2 1 (1.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.75%) Network Design
2 9 (14.06%) Network Management
3 7 (10.94%) TOGAF
4 6 (9.38%) ITIL
4 6 (9.38%) Migration
5 5 (7.81%) Load Balancing
5 5 (7.81%) Network Architecture
5 5 (7.81%) Presales
5 5 (7.81%) Runbook
5 5 (7.81%) SOA
6 4 (6.25%) eTOM
6 4 (6.25%) OWASP
7 3 (4.69%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (4.69%) Decision-Making
7 3 (4.69%) Kanban
7 3 (4.69%) Scrum
7 3 (4.69%) Security Architecture
8 2 (3.13%) Service Management
8 2 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.13%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.56%) Python
1 1 (1.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 18 (28.13%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (20.31%) CCNP
4 12 (18.75%) SC Cleared
5 10 (15.63%) CCIE
6 8 (12.50%) CCDP
7 7 (10.94%) DV Cleared
8 6 (9.38%) CISA
8 6 (9.38%) CISM
8 6 (9.38%) CISSP
9 5 (7.81%) CCNA
10 4 (6.25%) Degree
11 3 (4.69%) JNCIP
12 2 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (3.13%) CCDA
12 2 (3.13%) CCIE Data Center
12 2 (3.13%) CCSA
12 2 (3.13%) CCSE
12 2 (3.13%) JNCIE
13 1 (1.56%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) GDPR
2 4 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (6.25%) NIST 800
3 2 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 33 (51.56%) Cisco
2 17 (26.56%) Juniper
3 11 (17.19%) CheckPoint
4 10 (15.63%) VMware
5 9 (14.06%) Palo Alto
6 5 (7.81%) F5
7 4 (6.25%) Fujitsu
8 2 (3.13%) Avaya
8 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.13%) Remedy
8 2 (3.13%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.56%) BT
9 1 (1.56%) Cyberoam
9 1 (1.56%) HP
9 1 (1.56%) Mirantis
9 1 (1.56%) Nokia
9 1 (1.56%) Oracle
9 1 (1.56%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.56%) Sun
9 1 (1.56%) Symantec