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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 93 97 58
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -39
Contract jobs citing Network Design 31 34 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.23% 1.32% 3.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 1.93% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 17
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.30% +20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £345 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.97% -6.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £59.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £43.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+16.27% +62.26%
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
1814 1759 1975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 71.87% 68.31% 68.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 937 888 729
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 50 51
Average hourly rate £27.83 £18.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.82% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 8 £275 -15.38% 1
Newbury -6 1 - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Network Design
South East

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 51 (68.00%) Cisco
2 39 (52.00%) OSPF
2 39 (52.00%) Telecoms
3 34 (45.33%) Firewall
4 33 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (42.67%) BGP
6 30 (40.00%) CheckPoint
7 24 (32.00%) DNS
7 24 (32.00%) CCIE
8 19 (25.33%) MPLS
9 16 (21.33%) WAN
10 15 (20.00%) LAN
10 15 (20.00%) CCNP
11 12 (16.00%) Network Architecture
12 11 (14.67%) Degree
12 11 (14.67%) VoIP
13 10 (13.33%) VPN
13 10 (13.33%) Load Balancing
13 10 (13.33%) IPsec
13 10 (13.33%) Security Cleared
14 9 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
14 9 (12.00%) SC Cleared
15 8 (10.67%) Network Management
15 8 (10.67%) Cisco PIX
15 8 (10.67%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (10.67%) WLAN
15 8 (10.67%) CISSP
15 8 (10.67%) Juniper
16 7 (9.33%) Active Directory
16 7 (9.33%) GSM

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (4.00%) Apache
2 1 (1.33%) IIS
2 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 39 (52.00%) OSPF
2 34 (45.33%) Firewall
3 32 (42.67%) BGP
4 24 (32.00%) DNS
5 19 (25.33%) MPLS
6 16 (21.33%) WAN
7 15 (20.00%) LAN
8 11 (14.67%) VoIP
9 10 (13.33%) VPN
9 10 (13.33%) IPsec
10 8 (10.67%) Cisco PIX
10 8 (10.67%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (10.67%) WLAN
11 7 (9.33%) GSM
12 6 (8.00%) UMTS
12 6 (8.00%) SNMP
12 6 (8.00%) Network Security
13 5 (6.67%) DHCP
13 5 (6.67%) Wireless
14 4 (5.33%) FDDI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.33%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
General
1 39 (52.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.33%) Marketing
2 4 (5.33%) Finance
3 2 (2.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 42 (56.00%) Design Engineer
2 33 (44.00%) IP Engineer
3 25 (33.33%) Network Engineer
4 14 (18.67%) Network Design Engineer
5 10 (13.33%) Architect
6 5 (6.67%) IP Network Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Designer
6 5 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Network Architect
7 4 (5.33%) Network Designer
7 4 (5.33%) Consultant
8 3 (4.00%) Senior Design Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Network Consultant
8 3 (4.00%) Security Consultant
8 3 (4.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Senior Network Design Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Security Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Integration Engineer
9 2 (2.67%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.33%) Middleware
1 1 (1.33%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (1.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.67%) PKI
1 2 (2.67%) Smartcard
2 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.33%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.33%) Handset
2 1 (1.33%) Replication
2 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (1.33%) UNIX
1 1 (1.33%) Windows
1 1 (1.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.00%) Network Architecture
2 10 (13.33%) Load Balancing
3 9 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (10.67%) Network Management
5 5 (6.67%) Project Management
6 3 (4.00%) ITIL
6 3 (4.00%) Migration
6 3 (4.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.00%) eTOM
7 2 (2.67%) Software Engineering
7 2 (2.67%) Information Management
7 2 (2.67%) Validation
7 2 (2.67%) Performance Management
8 1 (1.33%) Security Architecture
8 1 (1.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.33%) Data Migration
8 1 (1.33%) Time Management
8 1 (1.33%) Test Automation
8 1 (1.33%) Fault Management
8 1 (1.33%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.33%) Python
2 2 (2.67%) SQL
3 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (32.00%) CCIE
3 15 (20.00%) CCNP
4 11 (14.67%) Degree
5 10 (13.33%) Security Cleared
6 9 (12.00%) SC Cleared
7 8 (10.67%) CISSP
8 2 (2.67%) CCNA
8 2 (2.67%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.33%) CCDP
9 1 (1.33%) CCIP
9 1 (1.33%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.33%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (9.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 51 (68.00%) Cisco
2 30 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 8 (10.67%) Juniper
4 4 (5.33%) F5
5 3 (4.00%) IBM
6 2 (2.67%) Blue Coat
6 2 (2.67%) Oracle
6 2 (2.67%) SGI
6 2 (2.67%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 1 (1.33%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.33%) NetApp
7 1 (1.33%) Siemens
7 1 (1.33%) Veritas
7 1 (1.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (1.33%) CA
7 1 (1.33%) HP
7 1 (1.33%) EMC
7 1 (1.33%) Nortel
7 1 (1.33%) Microsoft
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