The table below looks at the statistics for Network Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Architecture over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architecture
Rank 68 117 98
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -19
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 51 12 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.05% 0.47% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 0.67% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 7
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£375 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £375 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £408 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £59.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.00 £22.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+168.18% -45.00%
Network Architecture
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1818 1782 2047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.04% 69.61% 67.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 904 799 766
Average daily rate £390 £385 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.29% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 38 35
Average hourly rate £17.07 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.72% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £39.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Network Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Architecture across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Network Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Architecture across the Berkshire region.

Network Architecture Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Network Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Architecture across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Network Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Network Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Architecture across the Berkshire region.

Network Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Network Architecture
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Architecture within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +40 28 £525 +31.25% 3
Slough -1 5 £375 -3.22% 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Network Architecture
South East

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Network Architecture also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Architecture.

1 53 (63.10%) Telecoms
2 47 (55.95%) 3G
3 37 (44.05%) 4G
4 29 (34.52%) 2G
5 26 (30.95%) LTE
6 17 (20.24%) Project Management
6 17 (20.24%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (19.05%) SLA
7 16 (19.05%) MPLS
7 16 (19.05%) Degree
8 15 (17.86%) WAN
9 14 (16.67%) LAN
9 14 (16.67%) VPN
9 14 (16.67%) Cisco
9 14 (16.67%) CCNP
10 13 (15.48%) GSM
10 13 (15.48%) Network Design
11 12 (14.29%) IPsec
11 12 (14.29%) VoIP
11 12 (14.29%) WLAN
11 12 (14.29%) DNS
11 12 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
12 11 (13.10%) Security Cleared
12 11 (13.10%) Active Directory
13 10 (11.90%) Load Balancing
13 10 (11.90%) GGSN
13 10 (11.90%) SGSN
13 10 (11.90%) SC Cleared
13 10 (11.90%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 9 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Network Architecture also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.38%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (8.33%) MS Office
2 6 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 47 (55.95%) 3G
2 37 (44.05%) 4G
3 29 (34.52%) 2G
4 26 (30.95%) LTE
5 16 (19.05%) MPLS
6 15 (17.86%) WAN
7 14 (16.67%) LAN
7 14 (16.67%) VPN
8 13 (15.48%) GSM
9 12 (14.29%) IPsec
9 12 (14.29%) VoIP
9 12 (14.29%) WLAN
9 12 (14.29%) DNS
10 10 (11.90%) GGSN
10 10 (11.90%) SGSN
11 9 (10.71%) Wireless
11 9 (10.71%) DHCP
12 8 (9.52%) UMTS
12 8 (9.52%) VoLTE
13 7 (8.33%) RANAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.19%) MS Access
General
1 53 (63.10%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.14%) Marketing
3 4 (4.76%) Finance
4 3 (3.57%) Front Office
5 2 (2.38%) Electronics
5 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (22.62%) Architect
2 13 (15.48%) Design Engineer
3 12 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 8 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.95%) Network Architect
6 5 (5.95%) Designer
7 4 (4.76%) PMO Manager
7 4 (4.76%) Planning Manager
7 4 (4.76%) BSS Architect
7 4 (4.76%) Graduate
7 4 (4.76%) Network Designer
8 3 (3.57%) Technical Architect
8 3 (3.57%) Telecoms Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) Voice Project Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Network Technical Architect
8 3 (3.57%) IP Engineer
9 2 (2.38%) Avaya Specialist
9 2 (2.38%) IT Support
9 2 (2.38%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.38%) REST
1 2 (2.38%) JSON
2 1 (1.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.95%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (2.38%) Smart Meter
2 2 (2.38%) Learning Management System
2 2 (2.38%) DTV
2 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.19%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.57%) Windows
2 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (2.38%) Windows 7
2 2 (2.38%) Windows XP
2 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.19%) Solaris
3 1 (1.19%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.24%) Project Management
2 13 (15.48%) Network Design
3 12 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
4 10 (11.90%) Load Balancing
5 9 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (10.71%) Performance Monitoring
5 9 (10.71%) Problem Management
5 9 (10.71%) Change Management
6 5 (5.95%) Migration
6 5 (5.95%) SOA
7 4 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (3.57%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (3.57%) Programme Management
8 3 (3.57%) Software Testing
9 2 (2.38%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (2.38%) Test Management
9 2 (2.38%) Deep Packet Inspection
9 2 (2.38%) Capacity Management
9 2 (2.38%) Change Control
9 2 (2.38%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.95%) C
2 2 (2.38%) Perl
3 1 (1.19%) SQL
3 1 (1.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (20.24%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (19.05%) Degree
3 14 (16.67%) CCNP
4 11 (13.10%) Security Cleared
5 10 (11.90%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.57%) ISEB
6 3 (3.57%) CCIE
6 3 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.38%) CCNA
8 1 (1.19%) CCIP
8 1 (1.19%) CCA
8 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.19%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (19.05%) SLA
2 2 (2.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (13.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.19%) Windows Storage Server
Vendors
1 14 (16.67%) Cisco
2 10 (11.90%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 8 (9.52%) Juniper
3 8 (9.52%) Huawei
4 6 (7.14%) Ericsson
5 5 (5.95%) Nokia
5 5 (5.95%) Avaya
6 3 (3.57%) HP
6 3 (3.57%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.57%) Oracle
7 2 (2.38%) SAP
7 2 (2.38%) Radware
7 2 (2.38%) Apple
7 2 (2.38%) Redback
7 2 (2.38%) NetCracker
7 2 (2.38%) Comptel
8 1 (1.19%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.19%) Mapinfo
8 1 (1.19%) Sun
8 1 (1.19%) Actix