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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 95 102 67
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -35
Contract jobs citing Network Design 31 26 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.17% 1.01% 2.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 1.43% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 12
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £28.00
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
1827 1823 1690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 68.97% 70.74% 68.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 913 681
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 55 75
Average hourly rate £27.83 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.02% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 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 9 £451 +25.13% 4
Bracknell -1 3 £275 -
Newbury 0 1 £363 +20.83% 2
Slough -7 1 £245 -18.33% 1
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Network Design
South East

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 49 (68.06%) Cisco
2 36 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 33 (45.83%) OSPF
4 32 (44.44%) BGP
5 29 (40.28%) CheckPoint
5 29 (40.28%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (36.11%) Firewall
7 22 (30.56%) CCIE
8 19 (26.39%) DNS
9 17 (23.61%) MPLS
10 13 (18.06%) WAN
10 13 (18.06%) LAN
10 13 (18.06%) Network Architecture
11 12 (16.67%) CCNP
12 10 (13.89%) Security Cleared
13 9 (12.50%) SC Cleared
13 9 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (11.11%) Load Balancing
14 8 (11.11%) VPN
15 7 (9.72%) VoIP
16 6 (8.33%) WLAN
16 6 (8.33%) CISSP
16 6 (8.33%) IPsec
16 6 (8.33%) Project Management
16 6 (8.33%) Degree
16 6 (8.33%) Network Management
16 6 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
17 5 (6.94%) Cisco Nexus
17 5 (6.94%) Infoblox
17 5 (6.94%) Cisco PIX

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.39%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 33 (45.83%) OSPF
2 32 (44.44%) BGP
3 26 (36.11%) Firewall
4 19 (26.39%) DNS
5 17 (23.61%) MPLS
6 13 (18.06%) WAN
6 13 (18.06%) LAN
7 9 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (11.11%) VPN
9 7 (9.72%) VoIP
10 6 (8.33%) WLAN
10 6 (8.33%) IPsec
11 5 (6.94%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (6.94%) Cisco PIX
11 5 (6.94%) Network Security
12 4 (5.56%) SNA
12 4 (5.56%) PPP
12 4 (5.56%) IGRP
12 4 (5.56%) X.25
12 4 (5.56%) FDDI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
General
1 36 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.94%) Finance
3 2 (2.78%) Marketing
4 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 40 (55.56%) Design Engineer
2 28 (38.89%) IP Engineer
3 22 (30.56%) Network Engineer
4 13 (18.06%) Network Design Engineer
5 12 (16.67%) Architect
6 8 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) Senior Network Design Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) Senior Design Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Network Architect
9 4 (5.56%) Project Manager
9 4 (5.56%) Network Designer
9 4 (5.56%) Designer
10 3 (4.17%) Telecoms Project Manager
10 3 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (4.17%) Technical Architect
11 2 (2.78%) Test Engineer
11 2 (2.78%) Cisco Engineer
11 2 (2.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 2 (2.78%) Integration Engineer
11 2 (2.78%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.39%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (1.39%) Middleware
1 1 (1.39%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.78%) Smartcard
1 2 (2.78%) PKI
2 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.39%) CMDB
2 1 (1.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
1 1 (1.39%) UNIX
1 1 (1.39%) Windows
1 1 (1.39%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.06%) Network Architecture
2 8 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 6 (8.33%) Project Management
3 6 (8.33%) Network Management
3 6 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (6.94%) Change Management
4 5 (6.94%) ITIL
5 4 (5.56%) eTOM
6 3 (4.17%) Migration
7 2 (2.78%) Validation
7 2 (2.78%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.39%) Security Architecture
8 1 (1.39%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (1.39%) Business Analysis
8 1 (1.39%) Network Planning
8 1 (1.39%) Performance Management
8 1 (1.39%) Data Migration
8 1 (1.39%) TOGAF
8 1 (1.39%) Information Security
8 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.56%) Python
2 2 (2.78%) SQL
3 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (40.28%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (30.56%) CCIE
3 12 (16.67%) CCNP
4 10 (13.89%) Security Cleared
5 9 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 6 (8.33%) CISSP
6 6 (8.33%) Degree
7 2 (2.78%) CCIP
7 2 (2.78%) CCNA
7 2 (2.78%) CCDP
8 1 (1.39%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.39%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.39%) PMP
8 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
Vendors
1 49 (68.06%) Cisco
2 29 (40.28%) CheckPoint
3 5 (6.94%) Infoblox
3 5 (6.94%) Juniper
4 4 (5.56%) Citrix
4 4 (5.56%) SolarWinds
4 4 (5.56%) Tufin
5 3 (4.17%) Blue Coat
5 3 (4.17%) IBM
5 3 (4.17%) Oracle
6 2 (2.78%) Cramer
7 1 (1.39%) F5
7 1 (1.39%) BT
7 1 (1.39%) Redback
7 1 (1.39%) CA
7 1 (1.39%) NetApp
7 1 (1.39%) Siemens
7 1 (1.39%) Veritas
7 1 (1.39%) HP
7 1 (1.39%) EMC
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