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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architecture
Rank 64 79 73
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -6
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 5 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.55% 0.64% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.93% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£451 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.13% +1.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £283
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +50.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.00 £114.00
% change year-on-year
- -88.59%
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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
590 751 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 65.12% 69.15% 67.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 392 269
Average daily rate £420 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 28
Average hourly rate £27.83 £15.63 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.11% -10.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Architecture across the Reading region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Network Architecture Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 December 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 12 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 8 (38.10%) Cisco
3 7 (33.33%) Degree
4 6 (28.57%) Network Design
4 6 (28.57%) 3G
5 5 (23.81%) Juniper
5 5 (23.81%) MS Office
5 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
5 5 (23.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (23.81%) Huawei
5 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
5 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
5 5 (23.81%) LTE
5 5 (23.81%) 4G
6 4 (19.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 4 (19.05%) GGSN
6 4 (19.05%) SGSN
6 4 (19.05%) IPsec
6 4 (19.05%) RANAP
6 4 (19.05%) Ericsson
6 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (19.05%) MPLS
6 4 (19.05%) Project Management
6 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
6 4 (19.05%) VPN
6 4 (19.05%) SLA
7 3 (14.29%) CCNP
7 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
7 3 (14.29%) Change Management
7 3 (14.29%) Firewall

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Office
1 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
1 5 (23.81%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) 3G
2 5 (23.81%) LTE
2 5 (23.81%) 4G
3 4 (19.05%) IPsec
3 4 (19.05%) MPLS
3 4 (19.05%) RANAP
3 4 (19.05%) GGSN
3 4 (19.05%) SGSN
3 4 (19.05%) VPN
4 3 (14.29%) DNS
4 3 (14.29%) LAN
4 3 (14.29%) WLAN
4 3 (14.29%) WAN
4 3 (14.29%) DHCP
4 3 (14.29%) Firewall
4 3 (14.29%) Wireless
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (9.52%) VoIP
6 1 (4.76%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Architect
2 6 (28.57%) Network Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Graduate
3 4 (19.05%) Design Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Network Design Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Network Design Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Telecoms Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Design Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Junior
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) IP Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Network Technical Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Junior Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Information Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) CMDB
2 1 (4.76%) Machine to Machine
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Network Design
2 4 (19.05%) Project Management
3 3 (14.29%) Change Management
3 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 3 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (4.76%) Network Management
4 1 (4.76%) SIEM
4 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.76%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (4.76%) Information Security
4 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) C
1 1 (4.76%) Java
1 1 (4.76%) Perl
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
1 1 (4.76%) Python
1 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Degree
2 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
2 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (14.29%) CCNP
5 1 (4.76%) CISSP
5 1 (4.76%) GIAC
5 1 (4.76%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Cisco
2 5 (23.81%) Juniper
2 5 (23.81%) Huawei
3 4 (19.05%) Ericsson
3 4 (19.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 3 (14.29%) Blue Coat
4 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 3 (14.29%) Citrix
4 3 (14.29%) SolarWinds
4 3 (14.29%) Infoblox
4 3 (14.29%) Tufin
5 1 (4.76%) Avaya
5 1 (4.76%) Nokia
5 1 (4.76%) Radware
5 1 (4.76%) Redback