The median contractor rate for a Network Infrastructure Architect was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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 Infrastructure Architect
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 628 610
Rank change year-on-year +52 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Infrastructure Architect 11 24 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.045% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.048% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 24
Median daily rate £438 £538 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.60% -2.27%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -9.52% +10.52%  
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 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
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 1353 1495 2037
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 £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 25 June 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 14 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 25 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 11 £438 -20.45% 3
South East +40 5 £475 -9.52% 1
Hampshire +9 4 £500 -4.76%
London 0 4 £425 -26.08%
Southampton - 2 £500 -
Fleet +4 1 £500 -4.76%
South West +2 1 £700 +55.55% 1
East of England -10 1 £380 -33.91% 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £380 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £450 -
Bristol - 1 £700 -
Hook - 1 £375 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £450 -
Huntingdon - 1 £380 -

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 15 (60.00%) Firewall
2 13 (52.00%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (48.00%) Cisco
4 9 (36.00%) Windows
5 8 (32.00%) VPN
5 8 (32.00%) Finance
5 8 (32.00%) F5
6 7 (28.00%) Apache
7 6 (24.00%) DevOps
7 6 (24.00%) Data Centre
7 6 (24.00%) VMware
7 6 (24.00%) Network Architecture
8 5 (20.00%) Gemalto
8 5 (20.00%) Puppet
8 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (20.00%) PA-DSS
8 5 (20.00%) PCI DSS
8 5 (20.00%) Kaspersky
8 5 (20.00%) Tripwire
8 5 (20.00%) Degree
8 5 (20.00%) Computer Science
8 5 (20.00%) NetApp
8 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
8 5 (20.00%) MS Visio
8 5 (20.00%) UML
8 5 (20.00%) JBoss
8 5 (20.00%) Security Operations
8 5 (20.00%) Splunk
8 5 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree

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 7 (28.00%) Apache
2 5 (20.00%) JBoss
3 1 (4.00%) IIS
3 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (52.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (16.00%) SaaS
4 3 (12.00%) Office 365
5 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (60.00%) Firewall
2 8 (32.00%) VPN
3 4 (16.00%) LAN
3 4 (16.00%) WAN
4 2 (8.00%) Wireless
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (4.00%) DHCP
5 1 (4.00%) DNS
5 1 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (4.00%) MPLS
5 1 (4.00%) NAS
5 1 (4.00%) Network Security
5 1 (4.00%) NGN
5 1 (4.00%) SAN
5 1 (4.00%) SSL
5 1 (4.00%) Unified Communications
5 1 (4.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.00%) Big Data
2 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Electronics
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (16.00%) PKI
4 1 (4.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (4.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Unix
3 1 (4.00%) Solaris
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) DevOps
1 6 (24.00%) Network Architecture
2 5 (20.00%) Security Operations
2 5 (20.00%) UML
3 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (12.00%) ITIL
4 3 (12.00%) Network Design
4 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.00%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.00%) Change Control
6 1 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.00%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) CCNP
3 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.00%) CCDA
3 1 (4.00%) CCDP
3 1 (4.00%) CCIE
3 1 (4.00%) CCNA
3 1 (4.00%) MCITP
3 1 (4.00%) MCSE
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) PA-DSS
1 5 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Docker
2 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) Puppet
2 4 (16.00%) Ansible
2 4 (16.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (4.00%) FortiGate
3 1 (4.00%) Forum Sentry
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (4.00%) SCCM
3 1 (4.00%) SCOM
3 1 (4.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Cisco
2 8 (32.00%) F5
3 6 (24.00%) VMware
4 5 (20.00%) Gemalto
4 5 (20.00%) Kaspersky
4 5 (20.00%) NetApp
4 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 5 (20.00%) Splunk
4 5 (20.00%) Tripwire
5 4 (16.00%) Atlassian
5 4 (16.00%) Citrix
5 4 (16.00%) Oracle
6 3 (12.00%) Juniper
7 1 (4.00%) Avaya
7 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.00%) Forcepoint
7 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.00%) SAP
7 1 (4.00%) StorageTek
7 1 (4.00%) Sun