The table below looks at the statistics for Network Design 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 Design over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Design
Rank 83 93 80
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Contract jobs citing Network Design 46 38 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.60% 1.36% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 1.83% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 12
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £46.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-51.08% +2.22%
Network Design
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
2020 2077 1573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.11% 74.52% 70.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1052 1088 634
Average daily rate £400 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 58 67
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -35.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.90 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £160.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Network Design
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Network Design Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Network Design
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Network Design Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Network Design
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Design across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Network Design Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Network Design
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Network Design Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Network Design
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 within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 4 March 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury -1 7 £304 -
Bracknell +7 5 £300 -
Reading 0 4 £451 +9.21% 1
Slough - 3 £350 -
Network Design
South East

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Network Design 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 Design.

1 46 (63.89%) Cisco
2 44 (61.11%) Telecoms
3 26 (36.11%) BGP
4 22 (30.56%) OSPF
5 18 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 17 (23.61%) Firewall
7 15 (20.83%) MPLS
8 14 (19.44%) CCIE
9 10 (13.89%) DNS
9 10 (13.89%) SC Cleared
9 10 (13.89%) Security Cleared
10 9 (12.50%) WAN
10 9 (12.50%) Network Planning
11 8 (11.11%) VPN
11 8 (11.11%) 3G
11 8 (11.11%) 4G
12 7 (9.72%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (9.72%) Actix
12 7 (9.72%) 2G
13 6 (8.33%) Active Directory
13 6 (8.33%) LAN
13 6 (8.33%) GSM
13 6 (8.33%) Network Architecture
13 6 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (8.33%) LTE
14 5 (6.94%) Infoblox
14 5 (6.94%) Verint
14 5 (6.94%) Network Management
14 5 (6.94%) Performance Monitoring

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Network Design 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 Design. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.56%) Lync
2 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.39%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 26 (36.11%) BGP
2 22 (30.56%) OSPF
3 17 (23.61%) Firewall
4 15 (20.83%) MPLS
5 10 (13.89%) DNS
6 9 (12.50%) WAN
7 8 (11.11%) VPN
7 8 (11.11%) 3G
7 8 (11.11%) 4G
8 7 (9.72%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (9.72%) 2G
9 6 (8.33%) LAN
9 6 (8.33%) GSM
9 6 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (8.33%) LTE
10 5 (6.94%) VoIP
11 4 (5.56%) IP Telephony
11 4 (5.56%) IGRP
11 4 (5.56%) PBX
11 4 (5.56%) Multicast
General
1 44 (61.11%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.94%) Finance
3 1 (1.39%) Marketing
3 1 (1.39%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.39%) Billing
3 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 39 (54.17%) Design Engineer
2 19 (26.39%) Network Engineer
2 19 (26.39%) IP Engineer
3 14 (19.44%) Network Design Engineer
4 9 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 7 (9.72%) Radio Engineer
5 7 (9.72%) Architect
6 6 (8.33%) Senior Network Design Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) Senior Design Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.56%) Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Test Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Designer
8 3 (4.17%) Network Architect
8 3 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.17%) Network Designer
8 3 (4.17%) Test Manager
9 2 (2.78%) Consultant
9 2 (2.78%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) Network Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) IVR
2 2 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.39%) CMDB
3 1 (1.39%) Handset
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.50%) Network Planning
2 6 (8.33%) Network Architecture
3 5 (6.94%) Network Management
3 5 (6.94%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (6.94%) ITIL
3 5 (6.94%) CRM
3 5 (6.94%) Migration
3 5 (6.94%) Change Management
4 4 (5.56%) Project Management
5 3 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (4.17%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.78%) Validation
6 2 (2.78%) Service Management
6 2 (2.78%) PRINCE
6 2 (2.78%) Benchmarking
6 2 (2.78%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (2.78%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.78%) Dependency Management
6 2 (2.78%) Test Strategy
7 1 (1.39%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (19.44%) CCIE
3 10 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 10 (13.89%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.94%) CCNP
4 5 (6.94%) CCNA
5 3 (4.17%) VCP4
5 3 (4.17%) Degree
5 3 (4.17%) CCDP
6 2 (2.78%) CCIP
7 1 (1.39%) CCSP
7 1 (1.39%) PMP
7 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.39%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.39%) CISSP
7 1 (1.39%) ISEB
7 1 (1.39%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.39%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.39%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.78%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.39%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 46 (63.89%) Cisco
2 18 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (9.72%) Actix
4 5 (6.94%) Infoblox
4 5 (6.94%) Verint
4 5 (6.94%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.94%) Juniper
5 4 (5.56%) Mitel
5 4 (5.56%) Citrix
5 4 (5.56%) Avaya
5 4 (5.56%) Tufin
5 4 (5.56%) SolarWinds
6 3 (4.17%) F5
6 3 (4.17%) Meraki
6 3 (4.17%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.78%) Cramer
7 2 (2.78%) Nokia
7 2 (2.78%) Oracle
7 2 (2.78%) IBM
8 1 (1.39%) Remedy
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