The first table below looks at the demand for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 71 60 66
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs citing LAN 48 63 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.97% 2.59% 2.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.84% 9.84% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 27
Average daily rate
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£350 £238 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £135 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £480 £665
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% -47.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.56%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
612 640 1010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.06% 26.29% 31.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 214 201
Average daily rate £325 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £454 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 41
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% -21.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £14.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
LAN
South East

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAN across the Berkshire region.

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +4 25 £400 +185.71% 6
Slough +1 7 £173 -27.36% 4
Bracknell -1 2 £375 +25.00% 1
Newbury -2 2 £513 +24.24% 1
Maidenhead - - - - 2
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 2
LAN
South East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing LAN 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 LAN.

1 89 (82.41%) WAN
2 59 (54.63%) Cisco
3 50 (46.30%) Windows
4 49 (45.37%) Active Directory
5 42 (38.89%) VPN
6 36 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (31.48%) Firewall
8 28 (25.93%) ITIL
9 24 (22.22%) VMware
10 23 (21.30%) Microsoft
11 22 (20.37%) DNS
12 21 (19.44%) Citrix
13 19 (17.59%) MS Excel
13 19 (17.59%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (16.67%) Security Cleared
14 18 (16.67%) MS Office
14 18 (16.67%) CCNP
15 17 (15.74%) CCNA
15 17 (15.74%) VoIP
16 16 (14.81%) MPLS
16 16 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
17 15 (13.89%) SC Cleared
17 15 (13.89%) Internet
17 15 (13.89%) MS Exchange
18 14 (12.96%) Wireless
18 14 (12.96%) Telecoms
18 14 (12.96%) Finance
19 13 (12.04%) Network Design
19 13 (12.04%) Windows 7
19 13 (12.04%) SQL

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing LAN 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 LAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (13.89%) MS Exchange
2 12 (11.11%) IBM Notes
3 3 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.93%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (17.59%) MS Excel
2 18 (16.67%) MS Office
3 5 (4.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.78%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.85%) MS Project
6 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 89 (82.41%) WAN
2 42 (38.89%) VPN
3 34 (31.48%) Firewall
4 22 (20.37%) DNS
5 17 (15.74%) VoIP
6 16 (14.81%) MPLS
7 15 (13.89%) Internet
8 14 (12.96%) Wireless
9 12 (11.11%) TCP/IP
9 12 (11.11%) DHCP
9 12 (11.11%) BGP
10 11 (10.19%) IPsec
11 10 (9.26%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (9.26%) WLAN
12 9 (8.33%) ATM
12 9 (8.33%) SAN
13 8 (7.41%) OSPF
14 7 (6.48%) Network Security
14 7 (6.48%) Ethernet
15 6 (5.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (12.96%) Telecoms
1 14 (12.96%) Finance
2 4 (3.70%) Legal
3 3 (2.78%) Retail
4 2 (1.85%) Marketing
4 2 (1.85%) Local Government
4 2 (1.85%) Games
5 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.93%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 29 (26.85%) Network Engineer
2 11 (10.19%) Analyst
3 10 (9.26%) Project Manager
4 8 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (6.48%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Technician
7 5 (4.63%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (4.63%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.63%) Tester
8 4 (3.70%) Architect
8 4 (3.70%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (3.70%) Support Technician
8 4 (3.70%) Service Analyst
8 4 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (3.70%) Administrator
8 4 (3.70%) Desktop Technician
8 4 (3.70%) Server Engineer
9 3 (2.78%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (2.78%) Infrastructure Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.93%) XMPP
1 1 (0.93%) OLE
1 1 (0.93%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.48%) Client/Server
2 6 (5.56%) Thin Client
2 6 (5.56%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.70%) Kindle
4 3 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.78%) iPad
4 3 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.85%) PKI
6 1 (0.93%) Clustering
6 1 (0.93%) iPhone
6 1 (0.93%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 50 (46.30%) Windows
2 19 (17.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (12.04%) Windows 7
4 11 (10.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (7.41%) Windows 8
6 5 (4.63%) Linux
7 4 (3.70%) Windows XP
7 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.93%) Android
8 1 (0.93%) UNIX
8 1 (0.93%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (25.93%) ITIL
2 13 (12.04%) Network Design
3 12 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 11 (10.19%) Network Architecture
5 10 (9.26%) Load Balancing
5 10 (9.26%) Service Management
6 8 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (6.48%) Project Management
8 6 (5.56%) Service Delivery
8 6 (5.56%) Migration
9 5 (4.63%) Mobile Device Management
9 5 (4.63%) Test Scripting
10 4 (3.70%) Data Security
10 4 (3.70%) Release Management
10 4 (3.70%) Asset Management
10 4 (3.70%) Validation
11 3 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (2.78%) Workflow
11 3 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (2.78%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.04%) SQL
2 4 (3.70%) Python
3 3 (2.78%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 18 (16.67%) CCNP
3 17 (15.74%) CCNA
4 15 (13.89%) SC Cleared
5 11 (10.19%) Degree
6 10 (9.26%) CCIE
7 9 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (3.70%) CCIP
9 3 (2.78%) JNCIP
9 3 (2.78%) BC Cleared
9 3 (2.78%) MCSE
9 3 (2.78%) MCSA
9 3 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.85%) CCDP
10 2 (1.85%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.93%) CCSA
11 1 (0.93%) CCVP
11 1 (0.93%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.41%) SLA
2 4 (3.70%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.93%) COBIT
System Software
1 49 (45.37%) Active Directory
2 16 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.56%) VMware Server
4 5 (4.63%) XenApp
5 3 (2.78%) KVM
6 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.93%) vSphere
6 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (5.56%) SCCM
2 5 (4.63%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.78%) WSUS
4 2 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.93%) SCOM
5 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 59 (54.63%) Cisco
2 24 (22.22%) VMware
3 23 (21.30%) Microsoft
4 21 (19.44%) Citrix
5 12 (11.11%) Lotus
6 10 (9.26%) Juniper
7 9 (8.33%) HP
8 7 (6.48%) NetApp
9 6 (5.56%) F5
10 4 (3.70%) EMC
10 4 (3.70%) SAP
10 4 (3.70%) Oracle
10 4 (3.70%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.78%) MobileIron
11 3 (2.78%) Blue Coat
11 3 (2.78%) Apple
11 3 (2.78%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 3 (2.78%) Avaya
11 3 (2.78%) IBM
12 2 (1.85%) Nortel
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