The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £511 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 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.

Network Architect
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 430 432 518
Rank change year-on-year +2 +86  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 172 214 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.40% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.42% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 114 68
Median daily rate £511 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.25% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £399 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £438
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £27.38 £55.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.21% +74.60%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £55.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year -50.21% +74.60%  

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 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
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 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Network Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 30 March 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 30 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 3 months to 30 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 +13 167 £505 +1.05% 17
London +44 70 £550 - 8
South East -7 50 £501 +0.10% 3
Hampshire -8 16 £464 -7.30% 1
West Midlands +26 15 £513 +4.59%
North West +9 15 £500 +2.56% 2
Milton Keynes +6 15 £525 +13.51%
Buckinghamshire +2 15 £525 +13.51% 1
City of London +23 14 £550 +10.00% 3
Berkshire +17 14 £475 -11.42%
Basingstoke -4 9 £464 -
East of England +5 8 £500 +14.94%
Manchester +16 5 £494 +0.25% 2
Cheshire +12 5 £475 -5.00%
Lancashire +19 4 £530 +32.50%
Reading +12 4 £525 -2.09%
Coventry +4 4 £500 -
Hertfordshire +4 4 £500 +5.26%
Warwickshire - 4 £513 -
Scotland +20 3 £540 +48.96%
Yorkshire +16 3 £425 +1.07% 3
Solihull +5 3 - -
North East -10 3 £475 +31.03%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £475 -
Edinburgh - 3 £540 -
Preston - 3 £508 -
Kent - 3 - -
Warwick - 3 £513 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £475 -
West Yorkshire +12 2 £425 -6.38% 2

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 196 (61.83%) Cisco
2 124 (39.12%) Firewall
3 123 (38.80%) WAN
4 113 (35.65%) Cisco Certification
5 97 (30.60%) LAN
6 93 (29.34%) Security Cleared
7 77 (24.29%) Network Security
8 74 (23.34%) SC Cleared
9 69 (21.77%) Network Design
10 65 (20.50%) CCIE
11 64 (20.19%) CCNP
12 63 (19.87%) Juniper
13 62 (19.56%) Data Centre
14 58 (18.30%) VPN
15 50 (15.77%) F5
16 47 (14.83%) CheckPoint
16 47 (14.83%) MPLS
17 42 (13.25%) BGP
17 42 (13.25%) Wireless
18 39 (12.30%) Finance
19 36 (11.36%) Network Architecture
20 35 (11.04%) Microsoft Azure
21 33 (10.41%) Cisco ASA
21 33 (10.41%) OSPF
22 32 (10.09%) Microsoft
23 31 (9.78%) VLAN
24 30 (9.46%) Cisco Nexus
25 29 (9.15%) Migration
26 28 (8.83%) Windows
27 27 (8.52%) Telecoms

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 8 (2.52%) Apache
1 8 (2.52%) Skype for Business
2 5 (1.58%) nginx
3 2 (0.63%) CMS
3 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.63%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.32%) JBoss
4 1 (0.32%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 15 (4.73%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.58%) MS Office
3 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 35 (11.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (4.42%) Office 365
3 5 (1.58%) IaaS
4 4 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.26%) PaaS
5 1 (0.32%) Akamai
5 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 124 (39.12%) Firewall
2 123 (38.80%) WAN
3 97 (30.60%) LAN
4 77 (24.29%) Network Security
5 58 (18.30%) VPN
6 47 (14.83%) MPLS
7 42 (13.25%) BGP
7 42 (13.25%) Wireless
8 33 (10.41%) Cisco ASA
8 33 (10.41%) OSPF
9 31 (9.78%) VLAN
10 30 (9.46%) Cisco Nexus
11 21 (6.62%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 21 (6.62%) TCP/IP
12 20 (6.31%) DNS
13 19 (5.99%) DMZ
13 19 (5.99%) Wi-Fi
14 18 (5.68%) Internet
15 16 (5.05%) DHCP
15 16 (5.05%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.26%) Big Data
3 3 (0.95%) Data Lake
3 3 (0.95%) DocumentDB
3 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (0.95%) Subversion
2 2 (0.63%) ClearCase
General
1 39 (12.30%) Finance
2 27 (8.52%) Telecoms
3 13 (4.10%) Banking
4 7 (2.21%) Law
4 7 (2.21%) Military
5 6 (1.89%) Legal
6 5 (1.58%) Retail
7 3 (0.95%) Automotive
8 2 (0.63%) Billing
8 2 (0.63%) Local Government
8 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.21%) Web Services
2 6 (1.89%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.26%) XMPP
4 3 (0.95%) J2EE
4 3 (0.95%) Middleware
5 2 (0.63%) CORBA
5 2 (0.63%) SOAP
6 1 (0.32%) .NET
6 1 (0.32%) Core Data
6 1 (0.32%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 62 (19.56%) Data Centre
2 22 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.68%) Hybrid Cloud
4 14 (4.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (1.89%) PKI
6 5 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.26%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.95%) BYOD
8 3 (0.95%) Clustering
8 3 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.63%) CESG
9 2 (0.63%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.63%) iSeries
9 2 (0.63%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.63%) Smartcard
9 2 (0.63%) User Experience
9 2 (0.63%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (0.32%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.32%) SCADA
10 1 (0.32%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 28 (8.83%) Windows
2 23 (7.26%) Linux
3 12 (3.79%) Unix
4 9 (2.84%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.95%) Solaris
6 1 (0.32%) AIX
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (21.77%) Network Design
2 36 (11.36%) Network Architecture
3 29 (9.15%) Migration
4 27 (8.52%) TOGAF
5 22 (6.94%) ITIL
6 19 (5.99%) Network Management
7 16 (5.05%) Load Balancing
8 13 (4.10%) SOA
9 12 (3.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (3.47%) Presales
11 9 (2.84%) High Availability
11 9 (2.84%) Server Virtualisation
11 9 (2.84%) Service Management
12 8 (2.52%) Change Management
12 8 (2.52%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (2.52%) Data Protection
12 8 (2.52%) Enterprise Architecture
12 8 (2.52%) IT Strategy
13 7 (2.21%) Mentoring
13 7 (2.21%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.89%) SQL
2 4 (1.26%) C
3 2 (0.63%) Lisp
4 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 113 (35.65%) Cisco Certification
2 93 (29.34%) Security Cleared
3 74 (23.34%) SC Cleared
4 65 (20.50%) CCIE
5 64 (20.19%) CCNP
6 18 (5.68%) CCDP
7 16 (5.05%) CCNA
8 14 (4.42%) DV Cleared
9 10 (3.15%) Degree
9 10 (3.15%) JNCIE
10 8 (2.52%) JNCIS
11 7 (2.21%) CCSA
12 5 (1.58%) CISSP
12 5 (1.58%) JNCIP
13 4 (1.26%) JNCIA
14 3 (0.95%) CCDA
14 3 (0.95%) CCIP
14 3 (0.95%) CCSE
14 3 (0.95%) CISA
14 3 (0.95%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.15%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.63%) QA
5 1 (0.32%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.32%) HL7
5 1 (0.32%) PA-DSS
5 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (4.73%) Hyper-V
1 15 (4.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (4.42%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.26%) vSphere
4 3 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.63%) vCloud
5 2 (0.63%) XenApp
6 1 (0.32%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.32%) Squid
6 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (7.26%) FortiGate
2 11 (3.47%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (1.58%) Puppet
3 5 (1.58%) Terraform
4 4 (1.26%) Forum Sentry
5 3 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.95%) Nagios
5 3 (0.95%) Opsview
5 3 (0.95%) OVSD
5 3 (0.95%) QRadar
5 3 (0.95%) SCOM
6 2 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.63%) vMotion
7 1 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.32%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 196 (61.83%) Cisco
2 63 (19.87%) Juniper
3 50 (15.77%) F5
4 47 (14.83%) CheckPoint
5 32 (10.09%) Microsoft
6 25 (7.89%) VMware
7 23 (7.26%) Palo Alto
8 17 (5.36%) Citrix
9 12 (3.79%) Blue Coat
10 11 (3.47%) Brocade
10 11 (3.47%) HP
11 10 (3.15%) Fortinet
12 9 (2.84%) Splunk
13 7 (2.21%) Aruba
13 7 (2.21%) Riverbed
14 5 (1.58%) Avaya
14 5 (1.58%) IBM
15 4 (1.26%) ArcSight
15 4 (1.26%) BT
16 3 (0.95%) SolarWinds
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