Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Architect was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 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 Architect
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 164 156
Rank change year-on-year +8 -8 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Network Architect 32 47 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.67% 0.75% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.79% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 5
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £475 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% -2.06% +21.25%
10th Percentile £376 £421 £465
90th Percentile £500 £505 £516
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £49.00 £30.25 £48.50
% change year-on-year +61.98% -37.63% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4554 5921 4707
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.64% 94.98% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2876 3535 2695
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £231 £213
90th Percentile £540 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 238 270
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.13 £15.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.17% -9.64% +2.72%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.61
90th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%

Network Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Architect in the West Midlands

Network Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Architect in the West Midlands

Network Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Architect in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Architect in the West Midlands

Network Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Architect in the West Midlands

Network Architect
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 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
Solihull -11 14 £375 -11.76%
Warwickshire +4 4 £400 -8.05%
Birmingham +1 3 £425 -15.00%
Coventry - 1 £463 -
Network Architect
England

Network Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Network Architect in the job title.

1 22 (68.75%) LAN
2 17 (53.13%) WAN
3 12 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (34.38%) Firewall
5 10 (31.25%) VPN
5 10 (31.25%) Presales
6 9 (28.13%) Customer Requirements
7 7 (21.88%) CCIE
7 7 (21.88%) CCNP
7 7 (21.88%) Juniper
7 7 (21.88%) Cisco
8 6 (18.75%) Windows
8 6 (18.75%) Degree
8 6 (18.75%) REST
8 6 (18.75%) Test Strategy
9 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
9 5 (15.63%) Automotive
9 5 (15.63%) Linux
10 4 (12.50%) CCNA
10 4 (12.50%) Wireless
10 4 (12.50%) VMware
11 3 (9.38%) TOGAF
11 3 (9.38%) Network Design
11 3 (9.38%) Risk Management
11 3 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (9.38%) Network Security
11 3 (9.38%) Service Management
11 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
11 3 (9.38%) MPLS
11 3 (9.38%) Active Directory

Network Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (68.75%) LAN
2 17 (53.13%) WAN
3 11 (34.38%) Firewall
4 10 (31.25%) VPN
5 4 (12.50%) Wireless
6 3 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (9.38%) MPLS
6 3 (9.38%) Network Security
6 3 (9.38%) VoIP
6 3 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (6.25%) 3G
7 2 (6.25%) 4G
7 2 (6.25%) 5G
7 2 (6.25%) Bluetooth
7 2 (6.25%) DHCP
7 2 (6.25%) DNS
7 2 (6.25%) IPsec
7 2 (6.25%) RFID
7 2 (6.25%) SSH
7 2 (6.25%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (3.13%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (15.63%) Automotive
2 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Advertising
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) REST
2 2 (6.25%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) PKI
2 2 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Presales
2 9 (28.13%) Customer Requirements
3 6 (18.75%) Test Strategy
4 3 (9.38%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (9.38%) IT Strategy
4 3 (9.38%) Network Design
4 3 (9.38%) Network Management
4 3 (9.38%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (9.38%) Risk Management
4 3 (9.38%) Service Management
4 3 (9.38%) Strategic Thinking
4 3 (9.38%) TOGAF
5 2 (6.25%) Analytics
5 2 (6.25%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (6.25%) Data Security
5 2 (6.25%) ERP
5 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Management
5 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.13%) SysML
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (21.88%) CCIE
2 7 (21.88%) CCNP
3 6 (18.75%) Degree
4 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
5 4 (12.50%) CCNA
6 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
7 2 (6.25%) JNCIA
7 2 (6.25%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
1 3 (9.38%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Cisco
1 7 (21.88%) Juniper
2 4 (12.50%) VMware
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.25%) Citrix
4 2 (6.25%) EMC
4 2 (6.25%) Sigfox
5 1 (3.13%) Brocade
5 1 (3.13%) F5
5 1 (3.13%) Nokia
5 1 (3.13%) Radware
5 1 (3.13%) SevOne
5 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.13%) Sophos