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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Architecture
Rank 49 77 89
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +12
Contract jobs citing Network Architecture 19 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.19% 0.59% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.25% 0.82% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate
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£525 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% +6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £413 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +5.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £59.00 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+353.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £13.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+284.61% -67.50%
Network Architecture
Berkshire

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
584 733 933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.20% 72.07% 67.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 374 282
Average daily rate £425 £365 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £475 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £38.50 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 26 (61.90%) Telecoms
2 20 (47.62%) 3G
3 15 (35.71%) Project Management
3 15 (35.71%) 4G
4 13 (30.95%) VPN
5 12 (28.57%) LTE
6 11 (26.19%) MPLS
6 11 (26.19%) Active Directory
6 11 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (26.19%) IPsec
7 10 (23.81%) Degree
7 10 (23.81%) Cisco
7 10 (23.81%) WAN
7 10 (23.81%) LAN
8 9 (21.43%) DNS
8 9 (21.43%) DHCP
8 9 (21.43%) WLAN
8 9 (21.43%) CCNP
8 9 (21.43%) Load Balancing
8 9 (21.43%) 2G
8 9 (21.43%) Wireless
8 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
8 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
8 9 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (19.05%) Huawei
9 8 (19.05%) Juniper
10 7 (16.67%) MS Office
11 6 (14.29%) SLA
11 6 (14.29%) Ericsson
11 6 (14.29%) Network Design

Network Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) MS Office
2 5 (11.90%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (47.62%) 3G
2 15 (35.71%) 4G
3 13 (30.95%) VPN
4 12 (28.57%) LTE
5 11 (26.19%) MPLS
5 11 (26.19%) IPsec
6 10 (23.81%) WAN
6 10 (23.81%) LAN
7 9 (21.43%) DNS
7 9 (21.43%) DHCP
7 9 (21.43%) WLAN
7 9 (21.43%) 2G
7 9 (21.43%) Wireless
8 6 (14.29%) RANAP
8 6 (14.29%) GGSN
8 6 (14.29%) SGSN
9 3 (7.14%) Firewall
9 3 (7.14%) VoIP
10 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
10 2 (4.76%) UMTS
General
1 26 (61.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Architect
2 9 (21.43%) Network Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 5 (11.90%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (9.52%) Graduate
5 4 (9.52%) Network Architect
5 4 (9.52%) BSS Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Network Technical Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Voice Project Manager
6 3 (7.14%) PMO Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Planning Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Telecoms Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Support Technician
7 2 (4.76%) IT Support Technician
7 2 (4.76%) Technical Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Network Support
7 2 (4.76%) Design Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) IP Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Windows
1 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
1 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
1 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Project Management
2 9 (21.43%) Load Balancing
2 9 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (14.29%) Network Design
4 4 (9.52%) SOA
4 4 (9.52%) Mentoring
5 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (4.76%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (23.81%) Degree
3 9 (21.43%) CCNP
3 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) SLA
2 2 (4.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (26.19%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) Cisco
2 8 (19.05%) Huawei
2 8 (19.05%) Juniper
3 6 (14.29%) Ericsson
3 6 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (9.52%) Avaya
5 2 (4.76%) Radware
5 2 (4.76%) Nokia
5 2 (4.76%) Apple
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.76%) Redback