The table below looks at the statistics for Network Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Architecture over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Architecture
Rank 60 68 68
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 8 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.93% 0.71% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.00% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate
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£363 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £434 £388 £280
% change year-on-year
+11.93% +38.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.00 £79.50
% change year-on-year
- -79.87%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
567 703 614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 65.93% 71.08% 66.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 349 229
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 21
Average hourly rate £55.65 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+247.81% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

Network Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Network Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Network Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Network Architecture Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Network Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Network Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Network Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Network Architecture 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 Architecture.

1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (33.33%) Network Security
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (33.33%) CCNP
3 4 (33.33%) WAN
3 4 (33.33%) LAN
3 4 (33.33%) Firewall
3 4 (33.33%) Wireless
3 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (33.33%) Network Design
4 3 (25.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 3 (25.00%) Infoblox
4 3 (25.00%) Tufin
4 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (25.00%) OSPF
4 3 (25.00%) BGP
4 3 (25.00%) Project Management
4 3 (25.00%) Change Management
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
6 1 (8.33%) Ruby

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Network Architecture 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 Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (33.33%) Network Security
2 4 (33.33%) WAN
2 4 (33.33%) LAN
2 4 (33.33%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) Wireless
3 3 (25.00%) OSPF
3 3 (25.00%) BGP
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (8.33%) IPsec
4 1 (8.33%) GGSN
4 1 (8.33%) SGSN
4 1 (8.33%) RANAP
4 1 (8.33%) 4G
4 1 (8.33%) DHCP
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) VPN
4 1 (8.33%) DNS
4 1 (8.33%) SMS
4 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Network Design Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Network Design Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Design Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Design Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Security Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Project Director
5 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Transition Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Security Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Managed Services Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Service Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) CMDB
2 1 (8.33%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Network Design
2 3 (25.00%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Information Security
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Network Management
4 1 (8.33%) SIEM
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Ruby
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) Perl
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
1 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (33.33%) CCNP
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) GIAC
3 1 (8.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
1 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
3 3 (25.00%) Blue Coat
3 3 (25.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (25.00%) Infoblox
3 3 (25.00%) Tufin
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Huawei
4 1 (8.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper
4 1 (8.33%) Ericsson