Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Network Design skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Network Design over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Network Design
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 105 136
Rank change year-on-year -9 +31 -26
Contract jobs citing Network Design 48 66 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.19% 1.55% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.91% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 34 20
Berkshire median daily rate £478 £388 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.23% +14.39% -24.72%
10th Percentile £273 £313 £255
90th Percentile £786 £518 £538
South East median daily rate £409 £425 £390
% change year-on-year -3.82% +8.97% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Berkshire median hourly rate - £45.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.38% -33.90%
South East median hourly rate £57.50 £43.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +33.72% +10.26% -22.00%

Network Design is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3385 3459 3940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.62% 81.25% 78.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1763 1866 2176
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.52%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £541
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 131 173
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -43.37% +80.07%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £39.20 £48.75 £44.75
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.55
% change year-on-year -14.02% +0.75% +51.71%

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Network Design as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Network Design in Berkshire

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Design in Berkshire

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design in Berkshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Design in Berkshire

Network Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Design in Berkshire

Network Design
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Design within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -11 12 £360 -24.21%
Bracknell -6 8 - - 1
Newbury +1 6 - -
Wokingham - 2 - -
Maidenhead -9 1 £550 -4.35% 1
Network Design
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network Design also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 21 (43.75%) Telecoms
2 20 (41.67%) Cisco
3 14 (29.17%) Firewall
4 13 (27.08%) Programme Management
4 13 (27.08%) Juniper
5 12 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (16.67%) Data Centre
7 8 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (16.67%) Citrix
7 8 (16.67%) CheckPoint
8 7 (14.58%) Billing
8 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
9 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
9 6 (12.50%) Load Balancing
9 6 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
9 6 (12.50%) NX-OS
9 6 (12.50%) Service Design
9 6 (12.50%) Finance
9 6 (12.50%) DAB
9 6 (12.50%) DNS
9 6 (12.50%) BGP
9 6 (12.50%) CCIE
9 6 (12.50%) WAN
9 6 (12.50%) Python
10 5 (10.42%) Perl
10 5 (10.42%) CCNP
10 5 (10.42%) HTTP
10 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP

Network Design
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.08%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.17%) Firewall
2 9 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (12.50%) BGP
4 6 (12.50%) DAB
4 6 (12.50%) DNS
4 6 (12.50%) NX-OS
4 6 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
4 6 (12.50%) WAN
5 5 (10.42%) 4G
5 5 (10.42%) HTTP
5 5 (10.42%) MPLS
5 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
6 4 (8.33%) Ethernet
6 4 (8.33%) IP Telephony
6 4 (8.33%) LTE
6 4 (8.33%) VoIP
6 4 (8.33%) VPN
7 3 (6.25%) LAN
7 3 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) Big Data
1 1 (2.08%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (2.08%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 21 (43.75%) Telecoms
2 7 (14.58%) Billing
3 6 (12.50%) Finance
4 2 (4.17%) Electronics
4 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.17%) Marketing
5 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Architect
2 6 (12.50%) Designer
2 6 (12.50%) Domain Architect
2 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (10.42%) Network Architect
3 5 (10.42%) Network Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Programme Director
4 4 (8.33%) Design Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) IP Architect
4 4 (8.33%) Systems Integrator
5 3 (6.25%) IP Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Mobile Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Configuration Specialist
6 2 (4.17%) Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) IP Network Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) OSS Architect
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Systems Integrator
6 2 (4.17%) WAN Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Security Manager
7 1 (2.08%) Senior Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) Middleware
1 2 (4.17%) REST
1 2 (4.17%) SOAP
1 2 (4.17%) Web Services
2 1 (2.08%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.33%) Virtual Team
3 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) IVR
4 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Linux
2 3 (6.25%) Windows
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Programme Management
2 12 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 6 (12.50%) Service Design
4 5 (10.42%) Business Analysis
5 4 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (8.33%) Functional Testing
5 4 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
5 4 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 4 (8.33%) Product Management
5 4 (8.33%) Project Management
5 4 (8.33%) SDLC
6 3 (6.25%) ITIL
6 3 (6.25%) Six Sigma
7 2 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.17%) Data Modelling
7 2 (4.17%) eTOM
7 2 (4.17%) OO
7 2 (4.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.50%) Python
2 5 (10.42%) Perl
3 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.17%) C-shell
3 2 (4.17%) Java
3 2 (4.17%) Korn
4 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
3 6 (12.50%) CCIE
3 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 5 (10.42%) CCNP
5 3 (6.25%) Degree
5 3 (6.25%) JNCIE
5 3 (6.25%) JNCIP
6 2 (4.17%) CCIP
7 1 (2.08%) CCDA
7 1 (2.08%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 1 (2.08%) CCNA
7 1 (2.08%) CCSA
7 1 (2.08%) CCSE
7 1 (2.08%) CEH
7 1 (2.08%) CISM
7 1 (2.08%) CISSP
7 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.08%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.08%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) GDPR
2 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.17%) Openswan
3 1 (2.08%) NFS
3 1 (2.08%) pfSense
3 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Amdocs OSS
1 1 (2.08%) Ansible
1 1 (2.08%) CSIRT
1 1 (2.08%) OVSD
Vendors
1 20 (41.67%) Cisco
2 13 (27.08%) Juniper
3 8 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 8 (16.67%) Citrix
4 5 (10.42%) Ericsson
4 5 (10.42%) Huawei
5 3 (6.25%) F5
6 2 (4.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (4.17%) Arista
6 2 (4.17%) Brocade
6 2 (4.17%) Fortinet
6 2 (4.17%) Palo Alto
6 2 (4.17%) SAP
6 2 (4.17%) Vyatta
7 1 (2.08%) BMC
7 1 (2.08%) Genesys
7 1 (2.08%) HP
7 1 (2.08%) NetApp
7 1 (2.08%) Nokia
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle