The median contractor rate for a Cisco Network Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cisco Network Architect
UK
Rank 585 613 601
Rank change year-on-year +28 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Cisco Network Architect 24 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.053% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.055% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 15
Median daily rate £500 £474 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +8.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £424 £406
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £553 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £467 £425
% change year-on-year +7.06% +9.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.38 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Cisco Network Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Cisco Network Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Cisco Network Architect in the UK

Cisco Network Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cisco Network Architect in the UK

Cisco Network Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cisco Network Architect over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cisco Network Architect in the UK

Cisco Network Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cisco Network Architect.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cisco Network Architect in the UK

Cisco Network Architect
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cisco Network Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 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
England +36 24 £500 +5.59% 7
South East +27 9 £500 +6.66% 2
London +26 9 £500 +4.16% 3
North West - 4 £478 - 1
Milton Keynes - 4 £513 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £513 -
Berkshire +28 2 £525 -
Hampshire +6 2 £500 +6.66% 1
Lancashire - 2 £530 -
Kent - 2 - - 1
City of London - 2 £519 - 2
Preston - 2 £530 -
Reading +19 1 £525 -
West Midlands +10 1 - -
Solihull +3 1 - -
East of England -3 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £525 -
Norfolk - 1 - -
Fleet - 1 £500 -
Croydon - 1 £550 -
Newbury - 1 - -
Norwich - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £525 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £525 -
Manchester - 1 £350 - 1
Cheshire - 1 £425 -

Cisco Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Cisco 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 featuring Cisco Network Architect in the job title.

1 39 (100.00%) Cisco
2 21 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (46.15%) Firewall
4 14 (35.90%) F5
5 12 (30.77%) WAN
5 12 (30.77%) CCIE
6 11 (28.21%) BGP
7 10 (25.64%) LAN
8 9 (23.08%) TCP/IP
8 9 (23.08%) Windows
8 9 (23.08%) MPLS
8 9 (23.08%) OSPF
8 9 (23.08%) Wireless
9 8 (20.51%) VPN
9 8 (20.51%) CCNP
9 8 (20.51%) Finance
9 8 (20.51%) Network Design
9 8 (20.51%) Network Security
9 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
9 8 (20.51%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (17.95%) Network Architecture
10 7 (17.95%) CheckPoint
10 7 (17.95%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
11 6 (15.38%) VLAN
11 6 (15.38%) Degree
12 5 (12.82%) ICMP
12 5 (12.82%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills

Cisco Network Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 4 (10.26%) Apache
1 4 (10.26%) JBoss
2 2 (5.13%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Visio
2 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.69%) Office 365
3 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (46.15%) Firewall
2 12 (30.77%) WAN
3 11 (28.21%) BGP
4 10 (25.64%) LAN
5 9 (23.08%) MPLS
5 9 (23.08%) OSPF
5 9 (23.08%) TCP/IP
5 9 (23.08%) Wireless
6 8 (20.51%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (20.51%) Network Security
6 8 (20.51%) VPN
7 7 (17.95%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (15.38%) VLAN
9 5 (12.82%) ICMP
10 4 (10.26%) DHCP
10 4 (10.26%) Internet
11 3 (7.69%) IPv4
11 3 (7.69%) IPv6
11 3 (7.69%) SNMP
11 3 (7.69%) WLAN
General
1 8 (20.51%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.69%) Military
4 2 (5.13%) Local Government
5 1 (2.56%) Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.13%) BYOD
4 1 (2.56%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.56%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Network Design
2 7 (17.95%) Network Architecture
3 4 (10.26%) DevOps
3 4 (10.26%) Security Operations
3 4 (10.26%) TOGAF
3 4 (10.26%) UML
4 3 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (7.69%) ITIL
4 3 (7.69%) Migration
4 3 (7.69%) Network Management
4 3 (7.69%) People Management
4 3 (7.69%) SOA
5 2 (5.13%) Change Management
5 2 (5.13%) ERP
5 2 (5.13%) Informatics
5 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.13%) Programme Management
5 2 (5.13%) Service Management
5 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 21 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (30.77%) CCIE
3 8 (20.51%) CCNP
3 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
4 6 (15.38%) Degree
4 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 4 (10.26%) CCNA
6 3 (7.69%) JNCIE
7 2 (5.13%) CCDP
7 2 (5.13%) CISA
7 2 (5.13%) CISM
7 2 (5.13%) CISSP
8 1 (2.56%) CCDA
8 1 (2.56%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) PA-DSS
1 4 (10.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.56%) Forum Sentry
2 1 (2.56%) OVSD
Vendors
1 39 (100.00%) Cisco
2 14 (35.90%) F5
3 7 (17.95%) CheckPoint
4 4 (10.26%) Gemalto
4 4 (10.26%) Juniper
4 4 (10.26%) Kaspersky
4 4 (10.26%) NetApp
4 4 (10.26%) Palo Alto
4 4 (10.26%) Red Hat
4 4 (10.26%) Splunk
4 4 (10.26%) Tripwire
5 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.56%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.56%) EMC
6 1 (2.56%) HP
6 1 (2.56%) Nortel
6 1 (2.56%) Riverbed
6 1 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.56%) Sourcefire
Kent
Reed Technology
Rate: £24.84 - £29.92 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £475 to £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago