The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Reading region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architecture
Rank 38 74 63
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -11
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 33 1 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.75% 0.10% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.48% 0.15% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 10
Average daily rate
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£525 £400 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% +15.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £24.75 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-37.37% -47.89%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
602 662 817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 68.33% 67.97% 67.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 283 306
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £244 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 12
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% +110.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £36.85 £32.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Network Architecture
Berkshire

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 22 July 2014, 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 34 (68.00%) Telecoms
2 28 (56.00%) 3G
3 24 (48.00%) 4G
4 20 (40.00%) 2G
5 14 (28.00%) MPLS
5 14 (28.00%) Project Management
6 12 (24.00%) VPN
7 11 (22.00%) GSM
7 11 (22.00%) IPsec
8 10 (20.00%) Change Management
8 10 (20.00%) LAN
8 10 (20.00%) WAN
8 10 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 10 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 10 (20.00%) Problem Management
8 10 (20.00%) LTE
9 9 (18.00%) Degree
9 9 (18.00%) Cisco
9 9 (18.00%) DNS
10 8 (16.00%) DHCP
10 8 (16.00%) WLAN
10 8 (16.00%) Wireless
10 8 (16.00%) CCNP
10 8 (16.00%) Load Balancing
10 8 (16.00%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
10 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
11 7 (14.00%) MS Office

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) MS Office
2 5 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 28 (56.00%) 3G
2 24 (48.00%) 4G
3 20 (40.00%) 2G
4 14 (28.00%) MPLS
5 12 (24.00%) VPN
6 11 (22.00%) GSM
6 11 (22.00%) IPsec
7 10 (20.00%) LAN
7 10 (20.00%) WAN
7 10 (20.00%) LTE
8 9 (18.00%) DNS
9 8 (16.00%) DHCP
9 8 (16.00%) WLAN
9 8 (16.00%) Wireless
10 4 (8.00%) GGSN
10 4 (8.00%) SGSN
10 4 (8.00%) RANAP
11 3 (6.00%) Firewall
12 2 (4.00%) SONET
12 2 (4.00%) DWDM
General
1 34 (68.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Architect
2 8 (16.00%) Network Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Project Manager
4 5 (10.00%) Network Architect
5 4 (8.00%) Graduate
5 4 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.00%) BSS Architect
6 3 (6.00%) PMO Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Network Technical Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Voice Project Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Planning Manager
6 3 (6.00%) IP Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Telecoms Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.00%) IT Support Technician
7 2 (4.00%) Technical Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Network Support
7 2 (4.00%) Design Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Support Technician
7 2 (4.00%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (4.00%) Windows
1 2 (4.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) Project Management
2 10 (20.00%) Change Management
2 10 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 10 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 10 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 8 (16.00%) Load Balancing
3 8 (16.00%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (12.00%) Network Design
5 4 (8.00%) SOA
6 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (4.00%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (4.00%) Capacity Management
8 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (18.00%) Degree
3 8 (16.00%) CCNP
3 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (16.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.00%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) SLA
2 2 (4.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) Cisco
2 7 (14.00%) Juniper
3 6 (12.00%) Huawei
4 4 (8.00%) Ericsson
4 4 (8.00%) Avaya
4 4 (8.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (4.00%) Radware
5 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.00%) Nokia
5 2 (4.00%) Apple
5 2 (4.00%) Redback
6 1 (2.00%) F5
6 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.00%) VMware
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