Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Infrastructure Architect was £545 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 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 Infrastructure Architect
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 858 831 852
Rank change year-on-year -27 +21 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Network Infrastructure Architect 29 60 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.057% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.060% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 49 37
UK median daily rate £545 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.11% -14.29% -5.41%
10th Percentile £419 £413 £420
90th Percentile £638 £605 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
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 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Network Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 7 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 6 months to 23 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 -13 29 £545 +21.11% 1
London -13 15 £550 +4.76%
UK excluding London +3 14 £500 +11.11% 1
South East -15 12 £500 +11.11%
North of England +56 1 £500 -6.98%
North West +18 1 £500 -13.04%
East of England -20 1 £625 +8.70% 1

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 11 (37.93%) WAN
1 11 (37.93%) Cisco
2 9 (31.03%) LAN
2 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 9 (31.03%) Firewall
3 8 (27.59%) Data Centre
4 7 (24.14%) VMware
5 6 (20.69%) Banking
5 6 (20.69%) Windows
6 5 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (17.24%) Security Architecture
6 5 (17.24%) Retail
6 5 (17.24%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (13.79%) TOGAF
7 4 (13.79%) Investment Banking
7 4 (13.79%) HP
7 4 (13.79%) Network Segmentation
7 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
8 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
8 3 (10.34%) Network Architecture
8 3 (10.34%) SaaS
8 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
8 3 (10.34%) DevOps
8 3 (10.34%) Office 365
8 3 (10.34%) IaaS
8 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
8 3 (10.34%) MPLS
8 3 (10.34%) DHCP

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 1 (3.45%) Apache
1 1 (3.45%) IIS
1 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.34%) IaaS
2 3 (10.34%) Office 365
2 3 (10.34%) SaaS
3 2 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (37.93%) WAN
2 9 (31.03%) Firewall
2 9 (31.03%) LAN
3 5 (17.24%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (10.34%) DHCP
4 3 (10.34%) DNS
4 3 (10.34%) MPLS
5 2 (6.90%) DMZ
5 2 (6.90%) IPsec
5 2 (6.90%) Network Security
5 2 (6.90%) SSL
5 2 (6.90%) VPN
6 1 (3.45%) NAS
6 1 (3.45%) SAN
6 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
6 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Big Data
1 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 6 (20.69%) Banking
3 5 (17.24%) Retail
4 4 (13.79%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Public Cloud
2 2 (6.90%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (6.90%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.45%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.45%) Solaris
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Security Architecture
2 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (13.79%) Network Segmentation
2 4 (13.79%) TOGAF
3 3 (10.34%) DevOps
3 3 (10.34%) Network Architecture
3 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (6.90%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.90%) Migration
4 2 (6.90%) Network Design
4 2 (6.90%) Network Virtualisation
4 2 (6.90%) Project Management
4 2 (6.90%) Security Operations
4 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (6.90%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (3.45%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) CCNA
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.45%) DBS Check
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) MCITP
2 1 (3.45%) MCSE
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.90%) VMware NSX
4 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
1 1 (3.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Cisco
2 7 (24.14%) VMware
3 4 (13.79%) HP
4 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.90%) NetApp
4 2 (6.90%) Palo Alto
5 1 (3.45%) Aruba
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix
5 1 (3.45%) IBM
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle
5 1 (3.45%) StorageTek
5 1 (3.45%) Sun