The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 462 458 491
Rank change year-on-year -4 +33  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 154 190 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.35% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.37% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 122 85
Median daily rate £525 £499 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.21% -0.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £379 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £559
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £488 £475
% change year-on-year -0.51% +2.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £66.50 £29.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +129.31% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £66.50 £29.00 -
% change year-on-year +129.31% -  

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 44408 51163 53304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28718 33369 33474
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1506 2056
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 22 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Architect over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 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
England +21 150 £525 +5.00% 13
London -6 52 £600 +20.00% 4
South East +11 38 £500 -4.76% 4
North West +25 23 £488 +2.36% 2
Hampshire +11 19 £425 -19.00% 2
West Midlands +31 17 £563 +34.73% 1
Berkshire +19 13 £525 +20.68% 1
Manchester +21 12 £500 +11.11% 2
City of London -1 11 £625 +25.00% 1
Basingstoke 0 10 £426 -
Solihull +16 7 - - 1
Lancashire +3 7 £475 -5.47%
Preston -12 7 £475 +7.34%
Milton Keynes -12 7 £525 +3.70%
Buckinghamshire -15 7 £525 +7.69%
East of England -1 6 £475 +35.71% 2
South West +11 5 £450 +33.33%
Warwickshire +9 5 £548 +25.86%
East Midlands -5 5 £525 -
Reading +18 4 £525 +10.52%
Midlands +12 3 £400 -15.78% 1
Bracknell +9 3 £485 -
Northampton - 3 £525 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £475 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £550 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £525 -
North East - 3 £475 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £475 -
Scotland +31 2 £360 +2.85% 1
Warrington +20 2 - -

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 198 (61.11%) Cisco
2 124 (38.27%) Firewall
3 118 (36.42%) Cisco Certification
4 114 (35.19%) WAN
5 98 (30.25%) Security Cleared
6 94 (29.01%) LAN
7 93 (28.70%) Network Design
8 78 (24.07%) SC Cleared
9 69 (21.30%) Data Centre
9 69 (21.30%) CCIE
10 63 (19.44%) VPN
11 62 (19.14%) Juniper
12 61 (18.83%) BGP
13 59 (18.21%) Network Security
14 58 (17.90%) Wireless
15 56 (17.28%) MPLS
16 54 (16.67%) CCNP
17 51 (15.74%) Network Architecture
18 45 (13.89%) F5
19 44 (13.58%) Microsoft Azure
20 42 (12.96%) Palo Alto
20 42 (12.96%) CheckPoint
21 39 (12.04%) VLAN
21 39 (12.04%) OSPF
21 39 (12.04%) Network Management
22 35 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
23 34 (10.49%) Cisco ASA
23 34 (10.49%) TOGAF
24 32 (9.88%) Telecoms
25 31 (9.57%) Windows

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 (2.47%) Apache
2 7 (2.16%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.54%) nginx
4 2 (0.62%) JBoss
5 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.31%) CMS
5 1 (0.31%) IIS
5 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.31%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 44 (13.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (7.72%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (4.01%) Office 365
4 5 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.54%) IaaS
5 3 (0.93%) PaaS
6 2 (0.62%) Akamai
7 1 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.31%) SaaS
7 1 (0.31%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 124 (38.27%) Firewall
2 114 (35.19%) WAN
3 94 (29.01%) LAN
4 63 (19.44%) VPN
5 61 (18.83%) BGP
6 59 (18.21%) Network Security
7 58 (17.90%) Wireless
8 56 (17.28%) MPLS
9 39 (12.04%) OSPF
9 39 (12.04%) VLAN
10 34 (10.49%) Cisco ASA
11 27 (8.33%) TCP/IP
12 26 (8.02%) Cisco Nexus
13 25 (7.72%) ICMP
14 23 (7.10%) DNS
15 20 (6.17%) Wi-Fi
16 18 (5.56%) DHCP
17 17 (5.25%) IPv4
17 17 (5.25%) IPv6
18 15 (4.63%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.85%) Big Data
2 4 (1.23%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.93%) Data Lake
3 3 (0.93%) DocumentDB
4 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.31%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.31%) GIS
5 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (0.31%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (0.31%) Subversion
1 1 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 32 (9.88%) Telecoms
2 28 (8.64%) Finance
3 13 (4.01%) Military
4 11 (3.40%) Law
5 9 (2.78%) Banking
6 8 (2.47%) Legal
7 7 (2.16%) Automotive
7 7 (2.16%) Retail
8 6 (1.85%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.62%) Electronics
9 2 (0.62%) Marketing
10 1 (0.31%) German Language
10 1 (0.31%) Local Government
10 1 (0.31%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.16%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.23%) Web Services
2 4 (1.23%) XMPP
3 2 (0.62%) CORBA
3 2 (0.62%) CSS
3 2 (0.62%) SOAP
4 1 (0.31%) Core Data
4 1 (0.31%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 69 (21.30%) Data Centre
2 35 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (2.16%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (1.54%) User Experience
7 4 (1.23%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.23%) PKI
8 3 (0.93%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.93%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.93%) SCADA
9 2 (0.62%) BYOD
9 2 (0.62%) CESG
10 1 (0.31%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.31%) Clustering
10 1 (0.31%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.31%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.31%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (0.31%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 31 (9.57%) Windows
2 13 (4.01%) Linux
3 9 (2.78%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.54%) Unix
5 3 (0.93%) AIX
5 3 (0.93%) Solaris
6 2 (0.62%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.31%) HPUX
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (28.70%) Network Design
2 51 (15.74%) Network Architecture
3 39 (12.04%) Network Management
4 34 (10.49%) TOGAF
5 27 (8.33%) Migration
6 24 (7.41%) ITIL
7 16 (4.94%) Service Management
8 15 (4.63%) SOA
8 15 (4.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (4.32%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (4.01%) Load Balancing
11 12 (3.70%) People Management
11 12 (3.70%) Service Delivery
12 11 (3.40%) Virtual Environments
13 10 (3.09%) IT Strategy
14 9 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (2.78%) High Availability
14 9 (2.78%) ITIL V3
14 9 (2.78%) ITSM
15 8 (2.47%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.23%) SQL
2 3 (0.93%) C
3 2 (0.62%) Lisp
4 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 118 (36.42%) Cisco Certification
2 98 (30.25%) Security Cleared
3 78 (24.07%) SC Cleared
4 69 (21.30%) CCIE
5 54 (16.67%) CCNP
6 28 (8.64%) JNCIE
7 21 (6.48%) CCNA
8 17 (5.25%) CCDP
8 17 (5.25%) Degree
8 17 (5.25%) DV Cleared
9 10 (3.09%) JNCIA
10 7 (2.16%) CCSA
11 4 (1.23%) CISSP
11 4 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (0.93%) CCIP
12 3 (0.93%) CCSE
12 3 (0.93%) HP ASE
12 3 (0.93%) HP MASE
13 2 (0.62%) CCDA
13 2 (0.62%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.16%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.62%) PA-DSS
3 2 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.31%) QA
4 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (4.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (3.40%) Hyper-V
3 10 (3.09%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.93%) XenApp
6 2 (0.62%) vCloud
7 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.31%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.31%) Squid
7 1 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (6.48%) FortiGate
2 13 (4.01%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (1.85%) Forum Sentry
3 6 (1.85%) OVSD
4 5 (1.54%) Puppet
4 5 (1.54%) Terraform
5 4 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (1.23%) SCOM
6 2 (0.62%) Netcool
7 1 (0.31%) Ansible
7 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.31%) Nagios
7 1 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.31%) Opsview
7 1 (0.31%) QRadar
7 1 (0.31%) SCCM
7 1 (0.31%) vRealize
7 1 (0.31%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 198 (61.11%) Cisco
2 62 (19.14%) Juniper
3 45 (13.89%) F5
4 42 (12.96%) CheckPoint
4 42 (12.96%) Palo Alto
5 23 (7.10%) Citrix
6 21 (6.48%) VMware
7 17 (5.25%) Microsoft
8 16 (4.94%) HP
9 8 (2.47%) EMC
9 8 (2.47%) Splunk
10 7 (2.16%) Blue Coat
11 6 (1.85%) Avaya
11 6 (1.85%) Fortinet
11 6 (1.85%) Riverbed
12 5 (1.54%) SAP
13 4 (1.23%) Aruba
13 4 (1.23%) Forcepoint
13 4 (1.23%) IBM
13 4 (1.23%) SolarWinds
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