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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Design
Rank 71 62 39
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -23
Contract jobs citing Network Design 4 11 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.43% 1.13% 3.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 1.54% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 10
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£451 £413 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% +37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £46.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-51.08% +2.22%
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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
630 712 536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 66.95% 73.40% 72.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 373 213
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 18
Average hourly rate £49.08 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+206.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £180.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 2015, 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 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) LAN
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Infoblox
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (30.00%) Network Architecture
3 3 (30.00%) Tufin
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 3 (30.00%) Blue Coat
3 3 (30.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (30.00%) SONET
3 3 (30.00%) BGP
3 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (20.00%) MPLS
4 2 (20.00%) IGRP
4 2 (20.00%) X.25
4 2 (20.00%) FDDI
4 2 (20.00%) SMDS
4 2 (20.00%) Frame Relay
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (20.00%) IBM
4 2 (20.00%) CCIE
4 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (20.00%) PPP
4 2 (20.00%) SNA
4 2 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (20.00%) ATM

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) LAN
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (30.00%) WAN
2 3 (30.00%) SONET
2 3 (30.00%) BGP
3 2 (20.00%) MPLS
3 2 (20.00%) IGRP
3 2 (20.00%) X.25
3 2 (20.00%) FDDI
3 2 (20.00%) SMDS
3 2 (20.00%) Frame Relay
3 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (20.00%) PPP
3 2 (20.00%) SNA
3 2 (20.00%) ATM
3 2 (20.00%) ISDN
3 2 (20.00%) APPN
4 1 (10.00%) xDSL
4 1 (10.00%) WAAS
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Design Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Network Design Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Network Design Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Design Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Product Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Network Architecture
1 3 (30.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Product Management
2 1 (10.00%) Network Management
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (20.00%) CCIE
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) Infoblox
3 3 (30.00%) Tufin
3 3 (30.00%) Blue Coat
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (20.00%) IBM
5 1 (10.00%) F5
5 1 (10.00%) Huawei
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle