The median contractor rate for a Network Infrastructure Architect was £519 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 Infrastructure Architect
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 585 629 610
Rank change year-on-year +44 -19  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Infrastructure Architect 15 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.020% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.021% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 12
Median daily rate £519 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.21% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £415 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £545 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
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 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 Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Infrastructure Architect in the UK

Network Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Infrastructure Architect in the UK

Network Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Infrastructure Architect over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Infrastructure Architect in the UK

Network Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Infrastructure Architect in the UK

Network Infrastructure Architect
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Infrastructure 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 +52 15 £519 +9.21% 5
London +38 8 £538 +2.38% 2
South East +21 4 £500 +15.47% 1
Hampshire - 4 £500 - 1
Yorkshire +20 2 £425 +9.81% 1
West Yorkshire +16 2 £425 +9.81% 1
City of London - 2 £575 - 2
Fleet - 2 £500 -
North West +30 1 £590 +2.60%
Croydon - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £590 -

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Network Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 18 (64.29%) Firewall
2 14 (50.00%) Cisco
3 12 (42.86%) Windows
4 10 (35.71%) Finance
5 9 (32.14%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (32.14%) F5
6 8 (28.57%) Apache
7 7 (25.00%) NetApp
7 7 (25.00%) Network Architecture
7 7 (25.00%) Network Design
8 6 (21.43%) Tripwire
8 6 (21.43%) Degree
8 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
8 6 (21.43%) Kaspersky
8 6 (21.43%) PCI DSS
8 6 (21.43%) PA-DSS
8 6 (21.43%) Splunk
8 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
8 6 (21.43%) VMware
8 6 (21.43%) MS Visio
8 6 (21.43%) LAN
8 6 (21.43%) Oracle
8 6 (21.43%) UML
8 6 (21.43%) JBoss
8 6 (21.43%) WAN
8 6 (21.43%) VPN
8 6 (21.43%) Puppet
8 6 (21.43%) DevOps
8 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
8 6 (21.43%) Security Operations

Network Infrastructure 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 (28.57%) Apache
2 6 (21.43%) JBoss
3 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.57%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (32.14%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (64.29%) Firewall
2 6 (21.43%) LAN
2 6 (21.43%) VPN
2 6 (21.43%) WAN
3 4 (14.29%) Network Security
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (7.14%) MPLS
5 1 (3.57%) Broadband
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.57%) DNS
5 1 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (3.57%) Internet
5 1 (3.57%) IP Telephony
5 1 (3.57%) NetScaler
5 1 (3.57%) SAN
5 1 (3.57%) SNMP
5 1 (3.57%) VLAN
5 1 (3.57%) VoIP
5 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.57%) Bitbucket
2 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Back Office
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
1 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 5 (17.86%) PKI
3 1 (3.57%) CCTV
3 1 (3.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Unix
3 2 (7.14%) Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.57%) Solaris
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Network Architecture
1 7 (25.00%) Network Design
2 6 (21.43%) DevOps
2 6 (21.43%) Security Operations
2 6 (21.43%) UML
3 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (7.14%) ITIL
4 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.57%) Change Control
5 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (3.57%) IT Strategy
5 1 (3.57%) Network Management
5 1 (3.57%) Operations Management
5 1 (3.57%) Software Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Supplier Management
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Degree
2 5 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (7.14%) CCIE
5 2 (7.14%) CCNP
5 2 (7.14%) MCSE
6 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.57%) CCDA
6 1 (3.57%) CCDP
6 1 (3.57%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) PA-DSS
1 6 (21.43%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.57%) COBIT
2 1 (3.57%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Docker
2 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) Puppet
2 5 (17.86%) Ansible
2 5 (17.86%) Kubernetes
3 2 (7.14%) Terraform
4 1 (3.57%) Consul
4 1 (3.57%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (3.57%) FortiGate
4 1 (3.57%) Forum Sentry
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (3.57%) Packer
4 1 (3.57%) Rsyslog
4 1 (3.57%) vMotion
4 1 (3.57%) yum
4 1 (3.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Cisco
2 9 (32.14%) F5
3 7 (25.00%) NetApp
4 6 (21.43%) Gemalto
4 6 (21.43%) Kaspersky
4 6 (21.43%) Oracle
4 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
4 6 (21.43%) Splunk
4 6 (21.43%) Tripwire
4 6 (21.43%) VMware
5 5 (17.86%) Atlassian
6 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
7 2 (7.14%) Citrix
7 2 (7.14%) Juniper
7 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.57%) AppDynamics
8 1 (3.57%) CA
8 1 (3.57%) EMC
8 1 (3.57%) Huawei
Hook, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £275 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago