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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architecture
Rank 116 108 84
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -24
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 11 16 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.42% 0.62% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.87% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
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£425 £438 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £390 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £468 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £283
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +50.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £114.00
% change year-on-year
- -88.59%
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
1813 1840 1664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 68.94% 71.18% 69.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 936 683
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £509 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 56 78
Average hourly rate £20.63 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +15 5 £451 +20.13%
Bracknell - 2 £413 - 1
Newbury - - - - 2
Slough - - - -
Network Architecture
South East

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 20 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 16 (40.00%) 3G
3 14 (35.00%) Network Design
4 13 (32.50%) Cisco
5 11 (27.50%) 4G
6 10 (25.00%) LTE
7 9 (22.50%) VoIP
7 9 (22.50%) Degree
8 8 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 8 (20.00%) SLA
9 7 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (17.50%) Huawei
10 6 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (15.00%) MGW
10 6 (15.00%) VoLTE
10 6 (15.00%) WLAN
10 6 (15.00%) WAN
10 6 (15.00%) LAN
10 6 (15.00%) CCNP
11 5 (12.50%) Juniper
11 5 (12.50%) Ericsson
11 5 (12.50%) Nokia
11 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
11 5 (12.50%) C
11 5 (12.50%) MS Office
11 5 (12.50%) 2G
11 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
11 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
11 5 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
11 5 (12.50%) GGSN

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Office
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 5 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 16 (40.00%) 3G
2 11 (27.50%) 4G
3 10 (25.00%) LTE
4 9 (22.50%) VoIP
5 6 (15.00%) WLAN
5 6 (15.00%) WAN
5 6 (15.00%) LAN
5 6 (15.00%) MGW
5 6 (15.00%) VoLTE
6 5 (12.50%) GGSN
6 5 (12.50%) SGSN
6 5 (12.50%) 2G
7 4 (10.00%) RANAP
7 4 (10.00%) IPsec
7 4 (10.00%) SIGTRAN
7 4 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (10.00%) UMTS
7 4 (10.00%) MPLS
7 4 (10.00%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
General
1 20 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Architect
1 10 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 10 (25.00%) Design Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Graduate
3 4 (10.00%) Network Design Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Senior Network Design Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Designer
4 3 (7.50%) Network Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Senior Design Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Telecoms Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Network Designer
5 2 (5.00%) Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Junior
6 1 (2.50%) Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.50%) Security Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) JSON
1 1 (2.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.50%) Economics
2 1 (2.50%) CMDB
2 1 (2.50%) Learning Management System
2 1 (2.50%) Machine to Machine
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
1 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Network Design
2 6 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (10.00%) Project Management
3 4 (10.00%) Change Management
3 4 (10.00%) Migration
3 4 (10.00%) Network Management
4 3 (7.50%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.00%) Network Planning
6 1 (2.50%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (2.50%) SWOT Analysis
6 1 (2.50%) System Testing
6 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (2.50%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (2.50%) Information Security
6 1 (2.50%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.50%) ERP
6 1 (2.50%) SIEM
6 1 (2.50%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) C
2 1 (2.50%) Java
2 1 (2.50%) Perl
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) Python
2 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) Degree
2 7 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (15.00%) CCNP
4 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.50%) ISEB
5 1 (2.50%) CISSP
5 1 (2.50%) GIAC
5 1 (2.50%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Cisco
2 8 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 7 (17.50%) Huawei
4 5 (12.50%) Juniper
4 5 (12.50%) Ericsson
4 5 (12.50%) Nokia
5 4 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (10.00%) Citrix
5 4 (10.00%) SolarWinds
5 4 (10.00%) Infoblox
5 4 (10.00%) Tufin
6 3 (7.50%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.50%) NetCracker
7 1 (2.50%) Comptel
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle
7 1 (2.50%) Avaya
7 1 (2.50%) HP
7 1 (2.50%) Radware
7 1 (2.50%) BT
7 1 (2.50%) Redback