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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Architecture
Rank 99 84 111
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +27
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 24 33 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.95% 1.30% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.85% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
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£150 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-66.66% +4.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £14.25 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+131.57% -61.74%
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
1815 1782 1670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 71.54% 70.41% 68.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 867 682
Average daily rate £400 £380 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 37 41
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £17.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% +1.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £11.25 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 May 2015.

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 May 2015. 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 -8 3 £400 - 1
Newbury 0 2 £175 -
Slough +1 1 - -
Bracknell -1 1 - -
Network Architecture
South East

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 22 (56.41%) 3G
2 19 (48.72%) Telecoms
3 16 (41.03%) 3GPP
3 16 (41.03%) LTE
4 10 (25.64%) 4G
4 10 (25.64%) Internet
5 9 (23.08%) Cisco
5 9 (23.08%) Wireshark
6 8 (20.51%) GSM
6 8 (20.51%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (17.95%) VoLTE
8 6 (15.38%) Wireless
8 6 (15.38%) 2G
8 6 (15.38%) Network Design
8 6 (15.38%) SS7
8 6 (15.38%) CheckPoint
8 6 (15.38%) Diameter Protocol
8 6 (15.38%) Risk Analysis
8 6 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (12.82%) SIGTRAN
9 5 (12.82%) SMPP
9 5 (12.82%) Finance
10 4 (10.26%) Change Management
10 4 (10.26%) Risk Management
10 4 (10.26%) SWOT Analysis
10 4 (10.26%) Economics
10 4 (10.26%) Project Management
10 4 (10.26%) Citrix
10 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (10.26%) LAN

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 22 (56.41%) 3G
2 16 (41.03%) 3GPP
2 16 (41.03%) LTE
3 10 (25.64%) 4G
3 10 (25.64%) Internet
4 9 (23.08%) Wireshark
5 8 (20.51%) GSM
6 7 (17.95%) VoLTE
7 6 (15.38%) Wireless
7 6 (15.38%) 2G
7 6 (15.38%) SS7
7 6 (15.38%) Diameter Protocol
7 6 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (12.82%) SIGTRAN
8 5 (12.82%) SMPP
9 4 (10.26%) LAN
9 4 (10.26%) WAN
9 4 (10.26%) Network Security
9 4 (10.26%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (7.69%) UMTS
General
1 19 (48.72%) Telecoms
2 5 (12.82%) Finance
3 3 (7.69%) Marketing
4 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Network Engineer
2 8 (20.51%) Test Engineer
2 8 (20.51%) Architect
3 7 (17.95%) Network Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Design Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Transition Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Strategy Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Architecture Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Design Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Network Design Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Network Design Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Wireless Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Network Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Service Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Service Transition Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Economics
2 1 (2.56%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.38%) Network Design
1 6 (15.38%) Risk Analysis
2 4 (10.26%) Change Management
2 4 (10.26%) Risk Management
2 4 (10.26%) SWOT Analysis
2 4 (10.26%) Project Management
3 3 (7.69%) Network Management
3 3 (7.69%) System Testing
3 3 (7.69%) Service Management
3 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.13%) TOGAF
4 2 (5.13%) ITIL
5 1 (2.56%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.56%) Test Strategy
5 1 (2.56%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.56%) Six Sigma
5 1 (2.56%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.56%) eTOM
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.69%) CCNP
3 1 (2.56%) CBAP
3 1 (2.56%) ISEB
3 1 (2.56%) CCIE
3 1 (2.56%) Degree
Systems Management
1 8 (20.51%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.56%) Netcool
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Cisco
2 6 (15.38%) CheckPoint
3 4 (10.26%) Citrix
3 4 (10.26%) SolarWinds
3 4 (10.26%) Infoblox
3 4 (10.26%) Tufin
4 3 (7.69%) Blue Coat
5 2 (5.13%) Huawei
5 2 (5.13%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.56%) Greenplum
6 1 (2.56%) Mapinfo
6 1 (2.56%) Business Objects