Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 603 506 590
Rank change year-on-year -97 +84 +46
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 297 426 326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.40% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.43% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 256 200
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £350 £411 £400
90th Percentile £638 £625 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -4.90% +5.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
UK median hourly rate £49.00 £30.25 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.98% -37.63% -
10th Percentile £45.60 £17.98 £47.25
90th Percentile £51.70 £44.33 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.00 £45.00 £48.50
% change year-on-year +8.89% -7.22% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Network Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Architect in the UK

Network Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Architect in the UK

Network Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Architect over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Architect in the UK

Network Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Architect in the UK

Network Architect
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 18 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
England -59 289 £500 - 8
UK excluding London +4 216 £475 -4.90% 3
South East +32 112 £500 - 2
London -98 78 £500 - 5
Midlands +38 63 £425 -10.99%
West Midlands +22 32 £425 -10.53%
East Midlands +32 30 £400 -23.81%
North of England +25 25 £500 - 1
North West -2 24 £500 -1.77%
South West +8 8 £538 -8.51%
Scotland -4 3 £320 -37.56%
East of England -31 3 - -
Wales +9 2 £438 -23.85%
Yorkshire +12 1 £400 +3.23% 1
Northern Ireland -45 1 - -

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 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 featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 148 (49.83%) Cisco
2 118 (39.73%) WAN
3 111 (37.37%) LAN
4 89 (29.97%) Firewall
4 89 (29.97%) Security Cleared
5 75 (25.25%) Cisco Certification
6 70 (23.57%) Data Centre
7 63 (21.21%) SC Cleared
8 55 (18.52%) Network Design
9 54 (18.18%) Juniper
9 54 (18.18%) CCIE
10 52 (17.51%) Migration
11 46 (15.49%) Network Security
12 42 (14.14%) Wireless
12 42 (14.14%) CCNP
13 39 (13.13%) VPN
14 36 (12.12%) MPLS
15 34 (11.45%) Network Architecture
16 29 (9.76%) BGP
17 28 (9.43%) F5
18 27 (9.09%) Presales
19 26 (8.75%) Ethernet
20 25 (8.42%) DNS
20 25 (8.42%) Wi-Fi
20 25 (8.42%) Finance
20 25 (8.42%) VMware
21 23 (7.74%) CheckPoint
21 23 (7.74%) Microsoft Azure
22 22 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
23 21 (7.07%) DV Cleared

Network Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 5 (1.68%) SAS
2 4 (1.35%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.01%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.67%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.34%) Apache
5 1 (0.34%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.36%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.68%) SaaS
4 4 (1.35%) IaaS
4 4 (1.35%) Office 365
5 3 (1.01%) PaaS
6 2 (0.67%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (0.67%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.34%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 118 (39.73%) WAN
2 111 (37.37%) LAN
3 89 (29.97%) Firewall
4 46 (15.49%) Network Security
5 42 (14.14%) Wireless
6 39 (13.13%) VPN
7 36 (12.12%) MPLS
8 29 (9.76%) BGP
9 26 (8.75%) Ethernet
10 25 (8.42%) DNS
10 25 (8.42%) Wi-Fi
11 22 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
12 19 (6.40%) Cisco Nexus
13 17 (5.72%) VoIP
14 15 (5.05%) OSPF
15 14 (4.71%) Internet
16 12 (4.04%) TCP/IP
17 10 (3.37%) Radio Access Network
18 9 (3.03%) 4G
18 9 (3.03%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.02%) Big Data
2 2 (0.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.34%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.34%) GIS
3 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.34%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.34%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.34%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (0.34%) Subversion
General
1 25 (8.42%) Finance
2 16 (5.39%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.69%) Retail
4 7 (2.36%) Legal
5 5 (1.68%) Automotive
6 4 (1.35%) Banking
6 4 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.01%) Marketing
7 3 (1.01%) Publishing
8 2 (0.67%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.34%) Advertising
9 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.70%) REST
2 5 (1.68%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.67%) .NET
3 2 (0.67%) Web Services
4 1 (0.34%) Middleware
4 1 (0.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 70 (23.57%) Data Centre
2 17 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.04%) Public Cloud
4 6 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (2.02%) User Experience
5 5 (1.68%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.68%) PKI
6 4 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.34%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.34%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.34%) FMCG
8 1 (0.34%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.34%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Exalogic
8 1 (0.34%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.34%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.73%) Windows
2 11 (3.70%) Linux
3 6 (2.02%) Unix
4 4 (1.35%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.67%) AIX
5 2 (0.67%) Solaris
6 1 (0.34%) HPUX
6 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (18.52%) Network Design
2 52 (17.51%) Migration
3 34 (11.45%) Network Architecture
4 27 (9.09%) Presales
5 18 (6.06%) Load Balancing
6 17 (5.72%) IT Strategy
7 13 (4.38%) Cybersecurity
7 13 (4.38%) TOGAF
8 12 (4.04%) ITIL
8 12 (4.04%) Network Management
8 12 (4.04%) Service Delivery
8 12 (4.04%) Service Management
8 12 (4.04%) System Testing
9 11 (3.70%) Customer Requirements
9 11 (3.70%) Security Architecture
10 10 (3.37%) Change Management
11 9 (3.03%) Boundary Protection
11 9 (3.03%) Network Planning
12 7 (2.36%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (2.36%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.68%) Java
1 5 (1.68%) Python
2 2 (0.67%) Perl
2 2 (0.67%) SQL
3 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 89 (29.97%) Security Cleared
2 75 (25.25%) Cisco Certification
3 63 (21.21%) SC Cleared
4 54 (18.18%) CCIE
5 42 (14.14%) CCNP
6 21 (7.07%) DV Cleared
7 18 (6.06%) Degree
7 18 (6.06%) JNCIE
8 16 (5.39%) CCNA
9 14 (4.71%) CCDP
10 10 (3.37%) JNCIP
11 5 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (1.35%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 3 (1.01%) CCIE Data Center
13 3 (1.01%) CCSE
13 3 (1.01%) CISSP
13 3 (1.01%) JNCIA
13 3 (1.01%) Master's Degree
13 3 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.67%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.69%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.34%) ECSS
4 1 (0.34%) GDPR
4 1 (0.34%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 18 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.03%) VMware NSX
3 5 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.01%) Docker
5 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.34%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (2.02%) FortiGate
2 4 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (1.35%) TrustSec
3 2 (0.67%) MIMEsweeper
3 2 (0.67%) MOM
3 2 (0.67%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.34%) Ansible
4 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.34%) Forum Sentry
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.34%) Nagios
4 1 (0.34%) Nessus
4 1 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.34%) Opsview
4 1 (0.34%) OVSD
4 1 (0.34%) QRadar
4 1 (0.34%) SCCM
4 1 (0.34%) SCOM
4 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.34%) vRealize
Vendors
1 148 (49.83%) Cisco
2 54 (18.18%) Juniper
3 28 (9.43%) F5
4 25 (8.42%) VMware
5 23 (7.74%) CheckPoint
6 19 (6.40%) Microsoft
7 10 (3.37%) HP
8 9 (3.03%) BT
8 9 (3.03%) Palo Alto
9 8 (2.69%) Citrix
9 8 (2.69%) Forcepoint
9 8 (2.69%) SolarWinds
10 7 (2.36%) Fujitsu
11 6 (2.02%) 3Com
11 6 (2.02%) Extreme Networks
11 6 (2.02%) Remedy
12 4 (1.35%) Aruba
12 4 (1.35%) IBM
12 4 (1.35%) Meraki
12 4 (1.35%) SAP