The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 3 months to 23 April 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 66 69
Rank change year-on-year +22 +3  
Contract jobs citing Network Design 13 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.94% 1.37% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 1.77% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £525 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £373
% change year-on-year - +14.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +6.66% +15.38%  

Network Design is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 524 790 744
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 78.09% 77.45% 72.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 437 402
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 17
Median hourly rate £17.68 £21.33 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.11% -5.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £9.00 £18.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £63.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

Network Design
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing Network Design as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Network Design in Reading

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Design in Reading

Network Design
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Design in Reading over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Design in Reading

Network Design
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Design in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Reading region with a requirement for Network Design.

1 13 (65.00%) Cisco
2 11 (55.00%) Telecoms
3 10 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (45.00%) CCNP
5 8 (40.00%) VoIP
5 8 (40.00%) Unified Communications
6 7 (35.00%) Migration
6 7 (35.00%) CCNA
6 7 (35.00%) CCIE
7 6 (30.00%) Cisco UCCE
7 6 (30.00%) Cisco UCCX
7 6 (30.00%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (25.00%) BT
9 4 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (20.00%) Firewall
10 3 (15.00%) BGP
10 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
10 3 (15.00%) Palo Alto
10 3 (15.00%) Presales
11 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
11 2 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
11 2 (10.00%) OVSD
11 2 (10.00%) Back Office
11 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
11 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
11 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
11 2 (10.00%) ITIL
11 2 (10.00%) Windows
11 2 (10.00%) HP

Network Design
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) Unified Communications
1 8 (40.00%) VoIP
2 4 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (20.00%) Firewall
3 3 (15.00%) BGP
3 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (10.00%) ICMP
4 2 (10.00%) MPLS
4 2 (10.00%) Wireless
5 1 (5.00%) 3G
5 1 (5.00%) 4G
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (5.00%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (5.00%) IPv6
5 1 (5.00%) ISUP
5 1 (5.00%) Megaco
5 1 (5.00%) MGW
5 1 (5.00%) Multicast
5 1 (5.00%) OSPF
5 1 (5.00%) VPN
General
1 11 (55.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Back Office
3 1 (5.00%) Front Office
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Design Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Network Design Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Network Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Civil Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Project Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL Service Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Designer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Migration
2 3 (15.00%) Presales
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (10.00%) ITSM
3 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) Service Management
3 2 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (5.00%) Fault Management
4 1 (5.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (45.00%) CCNP
3 7 (35.00%) CCIE
3 7 (35.00%) CCNA
4 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) PMO
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 6 (30.00%) Cisco UCCE
1 6 (30.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (10.00%) OVSD
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Cisco
2 5 (25.00%) BT
3 3 (15.00%) Palo Alto
4 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) F5
5 1 (5.00%) Huawei
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) Nokia
5 1 (5.00%) Nokia Networks