The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Design Engineer role 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 Design Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design Engineer
Rank 112 123 110
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Network Design Engineer 15 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.56% 0.31% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.34% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
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£400 £250 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -5.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £46.25
Network Design Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2373 2367 2263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 88.94% 91.25% 91.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1275 1184 913
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 88 132
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.98% -6.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £12.20 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £45.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Network Design Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Design Engineer in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Design Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Network Design Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Network Design Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Network Design Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Network Design Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Network Design Engineer
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 Design Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +25 5 £451 +38.61%
Slough - - - -
Network Design Engineer
South East

Network Design Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Network Design Engineer in their job title 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 with Network Design Engineer in their job title.

1 20 (86.96%) CheckPoint
2 18 (78.26%) Cisco
3 17 (73.91%) Firewall
4 16 (69.57%) OSPF
5 14 (60.87%) Telecoms
5 14 (60.87%) Network Security
6 13 (56.52%) CISSP
6 13 (56.52%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (52.17%) Network Design
8 11 (47.83%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (47.83%) CCNP
9 8 (34.78%) RIP
10 7 (30.43%) ITIL
10 7 (30.43%) Tufin
10 7 (30.43%) PCI DSS
10 7 (30.43%) eTOM
11 6 (26.09%) CCIE
11 6 (26.09%) Internet
12 5 (21.74%) Demand Forecasting
12 5 (21.74%) Cisco PIX
12 5 (21.74%) F5
12 5 (21.74%) VPN
12 5 (21.74%) Fortinet
12 5 (21.74%) Degree
12 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
12 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
13 4 (17.39%) Network Architecture
13 4 (17.39%) Risk Assessment
13 4 (17.39%) IPsec
13 4 (17.39%) WLAN

Network Design Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Network Design Engineer in their job title 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 with Network Design Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (73.91%) Firewall
2 16 (69.57%) OSPF
3 14 (60.87%) Network Security
4 11 (47.83%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (34.78%) RIP
6 6 (26.09%) Internet
7 5 (21.74%) Cisco PIX
7 5 (21.74%) VPN
8 4 (17.39%) IPsec
8 4 (17.39%) WLAN
8 4 (17.39%) LAN
8 4 (17.39%) SSL
9 3 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (13.04%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (13.04%) MPLS
9 3 (13.04%) Wireless
10 2 (8.70%) BGP
10 2 (8.70%) WAN
10 2 (8.70%) DNS
10 2 (8.70%) FWSM
General
1 14 (60.87%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) SecurID
2 1 (4.35%) Device Driver
2 1 (4.35%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Network Design
2 7 (30.43%) ITIL
2 7 (30.43%) eTOM
3 5 (21.74%) Demand Forecasting
4 4 (17.39%) Network Architecture
4 4 (17.39%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (13.04%) Change Management
5 3 (13.04%) Validation
6 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
7 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (4.35%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) CISSP
1 13 (56.52%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (47.83%) CCNP
3 6 (26.09%) CCIE
4 5 (21.74%) Degree
4 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
4 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) CCIP
5 1 (4.35%) CCNA
5 1 (4.35%) CCDP
5 1 (4.35%) JNCIP
5 1 (4.35%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) CheckPoint
2 18 (78.26%) Cisco
3 7 (30.43%) Tufin
4 5 (21.74%) F5
4 5 (21.74%) Fortinet
5 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
5 4 (17.39%) AlgoSec
6 3 (13.04%) Citrix
6 3 (13.04%) CA
6 3 (13.04%) Blue Coat
6 3 (13.04%) SolarWinds
6 3 (13.04%) Infoblox
7 1 (4.35%) Juniper
7 1 (4.35%) Redback
7 1 (4.35%) Cramer