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 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Design
Rank 67 79 41
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -38
Contract jobs citing Network Design 8 8 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.88% 0.72% 4.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.03% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 10
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 £370 £345 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.24% -6.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £59.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £43.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+16.27% +62.26%
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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
605 776 898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 66.56% 70.23% 66.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 417 268
Average daily rate £416 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 19
Average hourly rate £27.83 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.02% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £25.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 31 October 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 31 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 11 (64.71%) LAN
1 11 (64.71%) WAN
1 11 (64.71%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
3 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
4 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
4 7 (41.18%) Cisco
4 7 (41.18%) CCNP
5 6 (35.29%) MPLS
6 5 (29.41%) CCIE
6 5 (29.41%) BGP
6 5 (29.41%) Wireless
6 5 (29.41%) IPsec
6 5 (29.41%) WLAN
6 5 (29.41%) DNS
6 5 (29.41%) DHCP
6 5 (29.41%) VPN
6 5 (29.41%) Load Balancing
6 5 (29.41%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (29.41%) Network Architecture
7 4 (23.53%) SNA
7 4 (23.53%) PPP
7 4 (23.53%) Python
7 4 (23.53%) FDDI
7 4 (23.53%) SMDS
7 4 (23.53%) IGRP
7 4 (23.53%) X.25
8 3 (17.65%) SONET
8 3 (17.65%) Finance
8 3 (17.65%) VoIP

Network Design
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 1 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) LAN
1 11 (64.71%) WAN
2 6 (35.29%) MPLS
3 5 (29.41%) VPN
3 5 (29.41%) DNS
3 5 (29.41%) DHCP
3 5 (29.41%) BGP
3 5 (29.41%) Wireless
3 5 (29.41%) IPsec
3 5 (29.41%) WLAN
4 4 (23.53%) FDDI
4 4 (23.53%) SMDS
4 4 (23.53%) IGRP
4 4 (23.53%) X.25
4 4 (23.53%) PPP
4 4 (23.53%) SNA
5 3 (17.65%) SONET
5 3 (17.65%) VoIP
5 3 (17.65%) Firewall
6 2 (11.76%) Frame Relay
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Network Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Network Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Design Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Network Design Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Network Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Design Architect
4 1 (5.88%) IP Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Design Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Smartcard
1 2 (11.76%) PKI
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Load Balancing
1 5 (29.41%) Network Architecture
1 5 (29.41%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Project Management
2 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.88%) Validation
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
3 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Python
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
3 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
4 7 (41.18%) CCNP
5 5 (29.41%) CCIE
6 1 (5.88%) CCNA
6 1 (5.88%) CISSP
6 1 (5.88%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco
2 2 (11.76%) IBM
2 2 (11.76%) F5
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Nortel
3 1 (5.88%) Juniper
3 1 (5.88%) CA
3 1 (5.88%) Siemens
3 1 (5.88%) Veritas
3 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
3 1 (5.88%) Infoblox