The median contractor rate for a Network Design Architect was £439 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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 Design Architect
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 605 644 636
Rank change year-on-year +39 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Design Architect 5 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.013% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.014% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 8
Median daily rate £439 £650 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.46% +62.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £530 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £680 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £477 £650 £400
% change year-on-year -26.69% +62.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28819 33278 32902
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 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1391 1532 1988
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Network Design Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Design Architect in the UK

Network Design Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Design Architect in the UK

Network Design Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design Architect over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Design Architect in the UK

Network Design Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Design Architect in the UK

Network Design Architect
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 +35 5 £439 -32.46% 1
South East +23 2 £403 -38.00% 1
London - 2 £438 -
Hampshire +6 1 £403 -
Buckinghamshire -16 1 - -
Milton Keynes -16 1 - -
East of England - 1 £550 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £550 -

Network Design Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Network Design 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 Design Architect in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Network Design
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) VPN
2 4 (57.14%) Juniper
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (42.86%) MPLS
3 3 (42.86%) BGP
3 3 (42.86%) WAN
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) VLAN
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Network Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) CCIE
4 2 (28.57%) CCNP
4 2 (28.57%) OSPF
5 1 (14.29%) Avaya
5 1 (14.29%) Lisp
5 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 1 (14.29%) DWDM
5 1 (14.29%) GIS
5 1 (14.29%) RSVP
5 1 (14.29%) DAB
5 1 (14.29%) CCDP
5 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 1 (14.29%) Citrix

Network Design 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) VPN
2 3 (42.86%) BGP
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) MPLS
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) LAN
3 2 (28.57%) OSPF
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) VLAN
4 1 (14.29%) ATM
4 1 (14.29%) DWDM
4 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
4 1 (14.29%) IPv4
4 1 (14.29%) IPv6
4 1 (14.29%) NGN
4 1 (14.29%) SDH
4 1 (14.29%) VoIP
4 1 (14.29%) VPLS
4 1 (14.29%) WLAN
4 1 (14.29%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Big Data
1 1 (14.29%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (14.29%) GIS
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) German Language
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Network Design
2 2 (28.57%) Network Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile First
3 1 (14.29%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Lisp
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CCIE
2 2 (28.57%) CCNP
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) CCDP
3 1 (14.29%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 1 (14.29%) JNCIE
3 1 (14.29%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (14.29%) Xen
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Juniper
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Avaya
4 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
4 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) Palo Alto