The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 59 79 41
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -38
Contract jobs citing Network Design 6 5 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.73% 0.46% 4.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.65% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 7
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +20.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £381
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £59.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £42.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +51.78%
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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
532 764 916
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 65.12% 70.29% 67.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 400 267
Average daily rate £425 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 12
Average hourly rate £17.07 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.65% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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
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 1 October 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 16 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (59.09%) Cisco
3 12 (54.55%) CCNP
3 12 (54.55%) LAN
3 12 (54.55%) WAN
4 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
5 9 (40.91%) SC Cleared
5 9 (40.91%) MPLS
5 9 (40.91%) IPsec
6 8 (36.36%) Firewall
6 8 (36.36%) Wireless
6 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
6 8 (36.36%) CCIE
6 8 (36.36%) VPN
6 8 (36.36%) DNS
7 7 (31.82%) BGP
8 6 (27.27%) Juniper
8 6 (27.27%) VoIP
8 6 (27.27%) WLAN
8 6 (27.27%) DHCP
8 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
8 6 (27.27%) Network Architecture
8 6 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (27.27%) F5
9 5 (22.73%) OSPF
9 5 (22.73%) IGRP
10 4 (18.18%) X.25
10 4 (18.18%) CheckPoint
10 4 (18.18%) FDDI
10 4 (18.18%) SMDS

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (13.64%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 12 (54.55%) LAN
1 12 (54.55%) WAN
2 9 (40.91%) MPLS
2 9 (40.91%) IPsec
3 8 (36.36%) Firewall
3 8 (36.36%) Wireless
3 8 (36.36%) VPN
3 8 (36.36%) DNS
4 7 (31.82%) BGP
5 6 (27.27%) VoIP
5 6 (27.27%) WLAN
5 6 (27.27%) DHCP
6 5 (22.73%) OSPF
6 5 (22.73%) IGRP
7 4 (18.18%) X.25
7 4 (18.18%) FDDI
7 4 (18.18%) SMDS
7 4 (18.18%) SNA
7 4 (18.18%) PPP
7 4 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (77.27%) Network Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Design Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Network Design Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Architect
4 4 (18.18%) Security Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) IP Network Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Network Architect
5 3 (13.64%) Consultant
5 3 (13.64%) IP Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Network Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Security Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Network Security Consultant
6 2 (9.09%) Lead Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Network Design Consultant
7 1 (4.55%) Technical Design Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Implementation Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Smartcard
1 2 (9.09%) PKI
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
1 6 (27.27%) Network Architecture
1 6 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (18.18%) Network Management
3 3 (13.64%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) Validation
4 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) DoDAF
5 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.55%) SABSA
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) Python
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (54.55%) CCNP
3 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
4 9 (40.91%) SC Cleared
5 8 (36.36%) CCIE
6 2 (9.09%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (9.09%) CISSP
7 1 (4.55%) Degree
7 1 (4.55%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Cisco
2 6 (27.27%) Juniper
2 6 (27.27%) F5
3 4 (18.18%) CheckPoint
4 2 (9.09%) HP
4 2 (9.09%) IBM
4 2 (9.09%) Blue Coat
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.55%) Nortel
5 1 (4.55%) VMware
5 1 (4.55%) CA
5 1 (4.55%) Ericsson
5 1 (4.55%) Nokia
5 1 (4.55%) Siemens
5 1 (4.55%) Veritas