The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 29 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 West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 134 135
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 4 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.15% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.24% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 3
South West median daily rate £450 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -15.62%  
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £67.25 £29.00 £48.50
% change year-on-year +131.89% -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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2617 2872 3003
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.72% 95.38% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5318 6450 6581
South West median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
10th Percentile £225 £213 £213
90th Percentile £525 £563 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 432 794
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +57.14%  
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £44.75 £43.83
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  

Network Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Network Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Network Architect in the South West

Network Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Architect in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Architect in the South West

Network Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Architect in the South West over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Architect in the South West

Network Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Gloucestershire +5 1 - -
Bristol -8 1 £700 +7.69%
Devon - 1 £350 -
Dorset - 1 £450 -
Network Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 West region featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Juniper
3 2 (40.00%) VoIP
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (20.00%) Palo Alto
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) Master's Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Network Management
4 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (20.00%) F5
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (20.00%) FortiGate
4 1 (20.00%) NX-OS
4 1 (20.00%) Telepresence
4 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (20.00%) TOGAF

Network Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) VoIP
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) BGP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) NX-OS
3 1 (20.00%) TACACS
3 1 (20.00%) Telepresence
3 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Electronics
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (20.00%) eTOM
1 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
1 1 (20.00%) Network Design
1 1 (20.00%) Network Management
1 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (20.00%) Software Architecture
1 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Master's Degree
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (20.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) Avaya
3 1 (20.00%) F5
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
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