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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Design
Rank 63 68 66
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Network Design 13 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.31% 0.45% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 0.65% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 7
Average daily rate £400 £451 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.20% +20.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £451 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £451 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £22.50 £102.50
% change year-on-year
+91.11% -78.04%
Network Design
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
752 620 717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 75.96% 70.45% 73.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 345 365
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 21
Average hourly rate £45.00 £55.65 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.13% +247.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 2016, 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 11 (68.75%) Cisco
2 10 (62.50%) Firewall
3 9 (56.25%) CheckPoint
4 8 (50.00%) CCNP
4 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (43.75%) Juniper
6 6 (37.50%) MPLS
6 6 (37.50%) Linux
6 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
6 6 (37.50%) DNS
6 6 (37.50%) Load Balancing
6 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
7 5 (31.25%) F5
7 5 (31.25%) Capacity Management
7 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
7 5 (31.25%) Diameter Protocol
7 5 (31.25%) Problem Management
7 5 (31.25%) Fault Management
7 5 (31.25%) VLAN
7 5 (31.25%) Statistics
7 5 (31.25%) Front Office
7 5 (31.25%) Back Office
7 5 (31.25%) Validation
7 5 (31.25%) Huawei
7 5 (31.25%) VoIP
7 5 (31.25%) SMTP
7 5 (31.25%) SNMP
7 5 (31.25%) OSPF
7 5 (31.25%) BGP
7 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 1 (6.25%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) Firewall
2 6 (37.50%) DNS
2 6 (37.50%) MPLS
2 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 5 (31.25%) BGP
3 5 (31.25%) Diameter Protocol
3 5 (31.25%) OSPF
3 5 (31.25%) SMTP
3 5 (31.25%) SNMP
3 5 (31.25%) VLAN
3 5 (31.25%) VoIP
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (25.00%) HSRP
4 4 (25.00%) SSL
4 4 (25.00%) VPN
4 4 (25.00%) VRRP
4 4 (25.00%) WAN
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (18.75%) LAN
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
General
1 5 (31.25%) Back Office
1 5 (31.25%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Back Office Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Designer
4 2 (12.50%) Network Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Security Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Firewall Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (31.25%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) CentOS
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Load Balancing
2 5 (31.25%) Capacity Management
2 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
2 5 (31.25%) Fault Management
2 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Problem Management
2 5 (31.25%) Validation
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Network Management
4 2 (12.50%) Change Control
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 2 (12.50%) Network Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (6.25%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) CCNP
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (18.75%) CCIE
3 2 (12.50%) CCDP
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (6.25%) JNCIS
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) OPNET
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco
2 9 (56.25%) CheckPoint
3 7 (43.75%) Juniper
4 5 (31.25%) F5
4 5 (31.25%) Huawei
5 2 (12.50%) Blue Coat
5 2 (12.50%) Nokia
5 2 (12.50%) Palo Alto
5 2 (12.50%) Remedy
5 2 (12.50%) Riverbed
5 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 1 (6.25%) VMware