The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 70 60 58
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing LAN 54 71 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.19% 2.78% 2.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.18% 10.47% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 33
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £135 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £15.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +54.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £43.35 £145.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.25 £19.68
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +2.89%
LAN
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
660 678 1006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.82% 26.56% 31.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 227 218
Average daily rate £363 £330 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £462 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 23
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £13.95 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £38.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 20 August 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 +14 28 £425 +136.11% 6
Slough +1 8 £173 -31.00% 5
Newbury 0 3 £450 +44.00% 1
Bracknell -3 2 - - 2
Maidenhead - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
LAN
South East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 94 (86.24%) WAN
2 56 (51.38%) Cisco
3 53 (48.62%) Windows
4 48 (44.04%) Active Directory
5 40 (36.70%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (35.78%) VPN
7 33 (30.28%) Firewall
8 27 (24.77%) ITIL
9 23 (21.10%) CCNP
9 23 (21.10%) VMware
10 22 (20.18%) Microsoft
11 21 (19.27%) VoIP
11 21 (19.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (18.35%) DNS
12 20 (18.35%) Citrix
13 19 (17.43%) CCNA
13 19 (17.43%) MS Excel
14 18 (16.51%) Security Cleared
15 16 (14.68%) Wireless
15 16 (14.68%) WLAN
15 16 (14.68%) Internet
16 15 (13.76%) MS Exchange
16 15 (13.76%) Network Design
16 15 (13.76%) SC Cleared
17 14 (12.84%) Windows 7
17 14 (12.84%) Network Architecture
17 14 (12.84%) Degree
17 14 (12.84%) MS Office
17 14 (12.84%) MPLS
18 13 (11.93%) Service Management

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (13.76%) MS Exchange
2 12 (11.01%) IBM Notes
3 3 (2.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.92%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (17.43%) MS Excel
2 14 (12.84%) MS Office
3 4 (3.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.75%) Office 365
2 1 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 94 (86.24%) WAN
2 39 (35.78%) VPN
3 33 (30.28%) Firewall
4 21 (19.27%) VoIP
5 20 (18.35%) DNS
6 16 (14.68%) WLAN
6 16 (14.68%) Internet
6 16 (14.68%) Wireless
7 14 (12.84%) MPLS
8 12 (11.01%) DHCP
9 11 (10.09%) BGP
9 11 (10.09%) TCP/IP
9 11 (10.09%) SAN
9 11 (10.09%) IPsec
10 9 (8.26%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (6.42%) ATM
12 6 (5.50%) Ethernet
12 6 (5.50%) OSPF
13 5 (4.59%) IGRP
13 5 (4.59%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (1.83%) Oracle Forms
General
1 13 (11.93%) Finance
2 12 (11.01%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.59%) Legal
4 3 (2.75%) Retail
5 2 (1.83%) Games
6 1 (0.92%) Billing
6 1 (0.92%) Local Government
6 1 (0.92%) Marketing
6 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.92%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 34 (31.19%) Network Engineer
2 11 (10.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (8.26%) Support Engineer
3 9 (8.26%) Analyst
4 6 (5.50%) Architect
4 6 (5.50%) Project Manager
5 5 (4.59%) Tester
5 5 (4.59%) Support Technician
5 5 (4.59%) Support Analyst
5 5 (4.59%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (4.59%) Server Engineer
5 5 (4.59%) Desktop Technician
5 5 (4.59%) Infrastructure Technician
6 4 (3.67%) IT Support
6 4 (3.67%) Integration Engineer
6 4 (3.67%) Network Architect
6 4 (3.67%) IT Support Technician
6 4 (3.67%) Service Analyst
6 4 (3.67%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (2.75%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.92%) .NET
1 1 (0.92%) Middleware
1 1 (0.92%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.42%) Client/Server
2 6 (5.50%) Thin Client
2 6 (5.50%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.67%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.75%) iPad
4 3 (2.75%) Kindle
5 2 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.83%) PKI
6 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.92%) Clustering
6 1 (0.92%) DTV
6 1 (0.92%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 53 (48.62%) Windows
2 21 (19.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (12.84%) Windows 7
4 12 (11.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (10.09%) Windows 8
6 7 (6.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (5.50%) Linux
8 5 (4.59%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.92%) AIX
9 1 (0.92%) Android
9 1 (0.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.77%) ITIL
2 15 (13.76%) Network Design
3 14 (12.84%) Network Architecture
4 13 (11.93%) Service Management
5 12 (11.01%) Capacity Planning
6 11 (10.09%) Load Balancing
7 10 (9.17%) Project Management
8 8 (7.34%) Service Delivery
9 6 (5.50%) PRINCE2
9 6 (5.50%) Migration
10 5 (4.59%) Asset Management
10 5 (4.59%) Mobile Device Management
11 4 (3.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (3.67%) Test Scripting
11 4 (3.67%) Change Management
11 4 (3.67%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (3.67%) Data Security
12 3 (2.75%) ITSM
12 3 (2.75%) BCP
12 3 (2.75%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.17%) SQL
2 5 (4.59%) Python
3 3 (2.75%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 40 (36.70%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (21.10%) CCNP
3 19 (17.43%) CCNA
4 18 (16.51%) Security Cleared
5 15 (13.76%) SC Cleared
6 14 (12.84%) Degree
7 11 (10.09%) CCIE
8 9 (8.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (2.75%) CCIP
9 3 (2.75%) MCSE
9 3 (2.75%) MCSA
9 3 (2.75%) JNCIP
10 2 (1.83%) CCDP
10 2 (1.83%) BC Cleared
10 2 (1.83%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.83%) PMP
10 2 (1.83%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.92%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.34%) SLA
2 3 (2.75%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.92%) COBIT
System Software
1 48 (44.04%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.50%) VMware Server
4 5 (4.59%) XenApp
5 3 (2.75%) KVM
6 2 (1.83%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.92%) vSphere
7 1 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.67%) SCCM
1 4 (3.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.83%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.83%) WSUS
3 1 (0.92%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 56 (51.38%) Cisco
2 23 (21.10%) VMware
3 22 (20.18%) Microsoft
4 20 (18.35%) Citrix
5 12 (11.01%) Lotus
6 10 (9.17%) Juniper
7 9 (8.26%) NetApp
8 8 (7.34%) HP
9 5 (4.59%) EMC
10 4 (3.67%) SAP
11 3 (2.75%) IBM
11 3 (2.75%) Nortel
11 3 (2.75%) Avaya
11 3 (2.75%) Apple
11 3 (2.75%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.75%) MobileIron
12 2 (1.83%) F5
12 2 (1.83%) Siemens
12 2 (1.83%) Mitel
12 2 (1.83%) McAfee
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
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