The first table below looks at the demand for Network Design 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 Design over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 58 67 60
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs citing Network Design 11 9 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.24% 0.97% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 1.38% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +34.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £34.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £41.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-14.45% +27.69%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
599 652 836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.68% 70.18% 68.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 283 310
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £225 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 9
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 £15.00 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £37.50 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Network Design
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Network Design
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Network Design Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Network Design
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Network Design Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Network Design
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Design across the Reading region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Network Design Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Network Design
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Network Design Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Network Design
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 14 (60.87%) Cisco
1 14 (60.87%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (47.83%) CCNP
3 10 (43.48%) LAN
3 10 (43.48%) WAN
3 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
4 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
5 8 (34.78%) IPsec
5 8 (34.78%) Firewall
5 8 (34.78%) MPLS
6 7 (30.43%) Wireless
6 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
6 7 (30.43%) CCIE
6 7 (30.43%) Juniper
6 7 (30.43%) VPN
6 7 (30.43%) DNS
6 7 (30.43%) F5
7 6 (26.09%) BGP
8 5 (21.74%) OSPF
8 5 (21.74%) VoIP
8 5 (21.74%) WLAN
8 5 (21.74%) DHCP
8 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
8 5 (21.74%) Network Architecture
8 5 (21.74%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (17.39%) Network Management
9 4 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (17.39%) ATM
9 4 (17.39%) IGRP

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (13.04%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (43.48%) LAN
1 10 (43.48%) WAN
2 8 (34.78%) IPsec
2 8 (34.78%) Firewall
2 8 (34.78%) MPLS
3 7 (30.43%) Wireless
3 7 (30.43%) VPN
3 7 (30.43%) DNS
4 6 (26.09%) BGP
5 5 (21.74%) OSPF
5 5 (21.74%) VoIP
5 5 (21.74%) WLAN
5 5 (21.74%) DHCP
6 4 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (17.39%) ATM
6 4 (17.39%) IGRP
7 3 (13.04%) SNMP
7 3 (13.04%) X.25
7 3 (13.04%) FDDI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) ERwin
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Network Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Architect
2 6 (26.09%) Design Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Network Design Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Security Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Network Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Network Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) IP Network Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) IP Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Network Design Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Lead Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Network Security Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) PKI
1 2 (8.70%) Smartcard
2 1 (4.35%) Replication
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
1 5 (21.74%) Network Architecture
1 5 (21.74%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (17.39%) Network Management
3 3 (13.04%) ITIL
3 3 (13.04%) Validation
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) CRM
4 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.35%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) DoDAF
4 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.35%) SABSA
4 1 (4.35%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Python
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (47.83%) CCNP
3 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
4 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
5 7 (30.43%) CCIE
6 2 (8.70%) CISSP
6 2 (8.70%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (4.35%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Cisco
2 7 (30.43%) Juniper
2 7 (30.43%) F5
3 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
4 2 (8.70%) Blue Coat
4 2 (8.70%) IBM
4 2 (8.70%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) CA
5 1 (4.35%) Ericsson
5 1 (4.35%) Nokia
5 1 (4.35%) Veritas
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle
5 1 (4.35%) Cognos
5 1 (4.35%) Cramer
5 1 (4.35%) VMware