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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Design
Rank 76 83 97
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +14
Contract jobs citing Network Design 37 43 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.54% 1.77% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 2.38% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 6
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£283 £413 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.51% +14.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £325 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £469 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Average hourly rate £39.00 - £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.25 £35.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+13.38% -11.25%
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
1773 1810 1702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.97% 74.33% 70.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 857 733
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 22 35
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% -36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.80 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -2 11 £340 -17.57% 2
Slough +9 6 £223 -
Bracknell +3 6 - -
Windsor -3 2 - -
Newbury -2 1 - - 3
Maidenhead - 1 £283 -
Network Design
South East

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 50 (58.14%) Cisco
2 46 (53.49%) Telecoms
3 33 (38.37%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (32.56%) Firewall
5 26 (30.23%) BGP
6 24 (27.91%) OSPF
7 22 (25.58%) 3G
7 22 (25.58%) MPLS
7 22 (25.58%) 4G
8 21 (24.42%) CheckPoint
8 21 (24.42%) Juniper
9 19 (22.09%) CCNP
10 16 (18.60%) CCIE
11 15 (17.44%) VPN
11 15 (17.44%) LTE
12 14 (16.28%) LAN
13 13 (15.12%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (13.95%) 2G
15 11 (12.79%) Network Planning
15 11 (12.79%) VoIP
16 10 (11.63%) CCNA
16 10 (11.63%) Load Balancing
17 9 (10.47%) Degree
17 9 (10.47%) WAN
18 8 (9.30%) GSM
18 8 (9.30%) Root Cause Analysis
18 8 (9.30%) Security Cleared
18 8 (9.30%) Actix
18 8 (9.30%) Network Monitoring
19 7 (8.14%) Radio Access Network

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 5 (5.81%) Lync
2 3 (3.49%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.16%) IIS
3 1 (1.16%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.16%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 28 (32.56%) Firewall
2 26 (30.23%) BGP
3 24 (27.91%) OSPF
4 22 (25.58%) MPLS
4 22 (25.58%) 3G
4 22 (25.58%) 4G
5 15 (17.44%) LTE
5 15 (17.44%) VPN
6 14 (16.28%) LAN
7 13 (15.12%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (13.95%) 2G
9 11 (12.79%) VoIP
10 9 (10.47%) WAN
11 8 (9.30%) GSM
12 7 (8.14%) Radio Access Network
12 7 (8.14%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (6.98%) Diameter Protocol
13 6 (6.98%) TCP/IP
13 6 (6.98%) SSL
14 5 (5.81%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Maven
General
1 46 (53.49%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.49%) Front Office
2 3 (3.49%) Back Office
3 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.16%) Games
4 1 (1.16%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.16%) Billing
4 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (34.88%) Design Engineer
2 25 (29.07%) Network Engineer
3 12 (13.95%) IP Engineer
4 9 (10.47%) Network Design Engineer
5 8 (9.30%) Radio Engineer
5 8 (9.30%) Analyst
6 7 (8.14%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Network Specialist
8 4 (4.65%) Network Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) Performance Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Network Architect
9 3 (3.49%) Senior Network Design Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Back Office Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Implementation Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) RAN Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Architect
9 3 (3.49%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.49%) RAN Performance Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Senior Design Engineer
10 2 (2.33%) Network Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.98%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.49%) Statistics
3 2 (2.33%) Handset
3 2 (2.33%) IVR
3 2 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.16%) Economics
4 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.16%) Raspberry Pi
4 1 (1.16%) BeagleBone
4 1 (1.16%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.16%) Windows
1 1 (1.16%) Linux
1 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (12.79%) Network Planning
2 10 (11.63%) Load Balancing
3 8 (9.30%) Root Cause Analysis
3 8 (9.30%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (8.14%) ITIL
5 6 (6.98%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (6.98%) Capacity Management
6 5 (5.81%) Performance Analysis
6 5 (5.81%) Configuration Management
6 5 (5.81%) Migration
6 5 (5.81%) Network Management
7 4 (4.65%) Product Management
7 4 (4.65%) Problem Management
7 4 (4.65%) Validation
8 3 (3.49%) Benchmarking
8 3 (3.49%) Project Management
8 3 (3.49%) CRM
8 3 (3.49%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (3.49%) Project Planning
8 3 (3.49%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.16%) C++
1 1 (1.16%) Java
1 1 (1.16%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (38.37%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (22.09%) CCNP
3 16 (18.60%) CCIE
4 10 (11.63%) CCNA
5 9 (10.47%) Degree
6 8 (9.30%) Security Cleared
7 7 (8.14%) Check Point Certification
8 6 (6.98%) CCSA
8 6 (6.98%) CCSE
8 6 (6.98%) CCDP
8 6 (6.98%) SC Cleared
9 3 (3.49%) CCDA
9 3 (3.49%) JNCIP
10 2 (2.33%) ISEB
10 2 (2.33%) ISTQB
11 1 (1.16%) MCSA
11 1 (1.16%) CISSP
11 1 (1.16%) CCSP
11 1 (1.16%) CCIP
11 1 (1.16%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) SLA
1 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (5.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) NSN NetAct
2 4 (4.65%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 50 (58.14%) Cisco
2 21 (24.42%) Juniper
2 21 (24.42%) CheckPoint
3 8 (9.30%) Actix
4 7 (8.14%) F5
4 7 (8.14%) Huawei
5 6 (6.98%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.49%) Business Objects
6 3 (3.49%) Nokia
6 3 (3.49%) Mapinfo
6 3 (3.49%) Verint
6 3 (3.49%) Meraki
6 3 (3.49%) Greenplum
7 2 (2.33%) Cramer
7 2 (2.33%) Remedy
7 2 (2.33%) Mitel
7 2 (2.33%) Ericsson
7 2 (2.33%) Nortel
7 2 (2.33%) Avaya
8 1 (1.16%) EMC