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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 74 97 68
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -29
Contract jobs citing Network Design 46 32 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.87% 1.26% 2.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 1.82% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 8
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£420 £363 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.86% +15.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £267 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £488 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £59.00 £34.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.26% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £44.60 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-4.70% +59.28%
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
1811 1760 2001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.56% 69.43% 66.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 801 733
Average daily rate £388 £385 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 36 38
Average hourly rate £17.07 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.72% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £40.80 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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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
Reading +8 10 £369 +34.09% 1
Newbury +5 3 - - 2
Maidenhead - - - -
Slough - - - -
Network Design
South East

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 55 (71.43%) Cisco
2 37 (48.05%) Telecoms
3 36 (46.75%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (45.45%) OSPF
5 34 (44.16%) Firewall
6 30 (38.96%) CheckPoint
7 25 (32.47%) BGP
8 24 (31.17%) CCIE
9 22 (28.57%) DNS
10 20 (25.97%) CCNP
11 19 (24.68%) MPLS
12 17 (22.08%) WAN
13 15 (19.48%) LAN
13 15 (19.48%) Juniper
14 14 (18.18%) IPsec
15 13 (16.88%) VPN
15 13 (16.88%) Network Architecture
16 12 (15.58%) VoIP
17 11 (14.29%) CISSP
17 11 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
17 11 (14.29%) Security Cleared
17 11 (14.29%) Degree
18 10 (12.99%) Load Balancing
18 10 (12.99%) Network Security
18 10 (12.99%) SC Cleared
19 9 (11.69%) Network Management
19 9 (11.69%) WLAN
20 8 (10.39%) Active Directory
20 8 (10.39%) Wireless
20 8 (10.39%) Cisco ASA

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 3 (3.90%) Apache
2 1 (1.30%) IIS
2 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) MS Office
1 1 (1.30%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 35 (45.45%) OSPF
2 34 (44.16%) Firewall
3 25 (32.47%) BGP
4 22 (28.57%) DNS
5 19 (24.68%) MPLS
6 17 (22.08%) WAN
7 15 (19.48%) LAN
8 14 (18.18%) IPsec
9 13 (16.88%) VPN
10 12 (15.58%) VoIP
11 10 (12.99%) Network Security
12 9 (11.69%) WLAN
13 8 (10.39%) Wireless
13 8 (10.39%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (9.09%) Cisco PIX
14 7 (9.09%) GSM
15 6 (7.79%) UMTS
15 6 (7.79%) DHCP
15 6 (7.79%) SNMP
16 5 (6.49%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.30%) Data Mining
General
1 37 (48.05%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.19%) Marketing
3 3 (3.90%) Finance
4 2 (2.60%) Billing
5 1 (1.30%) Legal
5 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (51.95%) Design Engineer
2 29 (37.66%) Network Engineer
3 27 (35.06%) IP Engineer
4 17 (22.08%) Network Design Engineer
5 11 (14.29%) Architect
6 5 (6.49%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Network Architect
6 5 (6.49%) Designer
7 4 (5.19%) IP Network Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Security Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Integration Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Network Designer
8 3 (3.90%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.90%) Network Consultant
8 3 (3.90%) Technical Architect
8 3 (3.90%) Consultant
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Network Design Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Design Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Telecoms Project Manager
9 2 (2.60%) Network Design Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) .NET
1 1 (1.30%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (1.30%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.60%) PKI
1 2 (2.60%) Smartcard
2 1 (1.30%) Handset
2 1 (1.30%) Replication
2 1 (1.30%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.30%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.60%) UNIX
2 1 (1.30%) Windows
2 1 (1.30%) AIX
2 1 (1.30%) Linux
2 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.88%) Network Architecture
2 11 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 10 (12.99%) Load Balancing
4 9 (11.69%) Network Management
5 6 (7.79%) ITIL
6 5 (6.49%) Project Management
7 4 (5.19%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.19%) Validation
8 3 (3.90%) Information Security
8 3 (3.90%) eTOM
9 2 (2.60%) Software Engineering
9 2 (2.60%) Information Management
9 2 (2.60%) Migration
10 1 (1.30%) TOGAF
10 1 (1.30%) DoDAF
10 1 (1.30%) SABSA
10 1 (1.30%) Performance Monitoring
10 1 (1.30%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (1.30%) Capacity Management
10 1 (1.30%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.19%) Python
2 2 (2.60%) SQL
3 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (46.75%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (31.17%) CCIE
3 20 (25.97%) CCNP
4 11 (14.29%) CISSP
4 11 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 11 (14.29%) Degree
5 10 (12.99%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.90%) CCNA
6 3 (3.90%) CISA
6 3 (3.90%) CCSA
6 3 (3.90%) CCSE
7 2 (2.60%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.30%) CCDP
8 1 (1.30%) CCIP
8 1 (1.30%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.30%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.30%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (10.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 55 (71.43%) Cisco
2 30 (38.96%) CheckPoint
3 15 (19.48%) Juniper
4 7 (9.09%) F5
5 5 (6.49%) Blue Coat
6 3 (3.90%) IBM
6 3 (3.90%) HP
7 2 (2.60%) SGI
7 2 (2.60%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (2.60%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.30%) Oracle
8 1 (1.30%) NetApp
8 1 (1.30%) Nokia
8 1 (1.30%) Siemens
8 1 (1.30%) Veritas
8 1 (1.30%) CA
8 1 (1.30%) EMC
8 1 (1.30%) Nortel
8 1 (1.30%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.30%) Sun