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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 50 76 68
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -8
Contract jobs citing LAN 81 54 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.16% 2.15% 2.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.55% 8.45% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 27 25
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +55.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £175 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £510 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 9
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.70 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £17.50 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -11.39%
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
598 639 652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.32% 25.44% 26.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 217 212
Average daily rate £325 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £215 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 13 23
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.06 £42.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015. 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 -9 24 £340 -15.00% 10
Bracknell +13 17 - -
Slough +6 14 £300 +73.91% 6
Maidenhead - 9 £398 - 2
Windsor - 5 £600 - 2
Newbury -2 4 - - 4
Wokingham - 1 - -
LAN
South East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

1 126 (80.77%) WAN
2 84 (53.85%) Cisco
3 61 (39.10%) Firewall
4 58 (37.18%) Windows
5 51 (32.69%) Active Directory
6 47 (30.13%) VPN
7 38 (24.36%) Cisco Certification
8 37 (23.72%) CheckPoint
9 36 (23.08%) MPLS
10 32 (20.51%) Project Management
10 32 (20.51%) DNS
11 31 (19.87%) VMware
12 29 (18.59%) Migration
13 28 (17.95%) Windows 7
14 27 (17.31%) Telecoms
14 27 (17.31%) ITIL
15 25 (16.03%) CCNP
16 24 (15.38%) BGP
16 24 (15.38%) CCNA
17 22 (14.10%) HTTP
17 22 (14.10%) SMTP
17 22 (14.10%) Linux
17 22 (14.10%) Data Centre
18 21 (13.46%) Juniper
19 20 (12.82%) TCP/IP
20 19 (12.18%) OSPF
21 18 (11.54%) MS Visio
22 16 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
23 15 (9.62%) Security Cleared
23 15 (9.62%) Lync

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 (9.62%) Lync
2 9 (5.77%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.28%) Apache
6 2 (1.28%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.64%) IIS
7 1 (0.64%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.64%) nginx
7 1 (0.64%) Confluence
7 1 (0.64%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 18 (11.54%) MS Visio
2 7 (4.49%) MS Office
3 6 (3.85%) MS Excel
4 3 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.28%) SAP CCM
1 2 (1.28%) SAP ERP
1 2 (1.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.85%) Office 365
2 4 (2.56%) PaaS
3 2 (1.28%) SaaS
3 2 (1.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 126 (80.77%) WAN
2 61 (39.10%) Firewall
3 47 (30.13%) VPN
4 36 (23.08%) MPLS
5 32 (20.51%) DNS
6 24 (15.38%) BGP
7 22 (14.10%) SMTP
7 22 (14.10%) HTTP
8 20 (12.82%) TCP/IP
9 19 (12.18%) OSPF
10 14 (8.97%) VoIP
11 13 (8.33%) Internet
12 12 (7.69%) VLAN
13 11 (7.05%) Wireless
13 11 (7.05%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (6.41%) WLAN
14 10 (6.41%) Ethernet
15 9 (5.77%) EIGRP
15 9 (5.77%) SAN
16 8 (5.13%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (1.92%) MySQL
3 2 (1.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Subversion
1 1 (0.64%) JIRA
1 1 (0.64%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.64%) Hudson
1 1 (0.64%) Jenkins
General
1 27 (17.31%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.05%) Finance
3 6 (3.85%) Back Office
4 3 (1.92%) Front Office
4 3 (1.92%) Automotive
5 2 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.28%) Billing
6 1 (0.64%) Local Government
6 1 (0.64%) Military
6 1 (0.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (15.38%) Architect
1 24 (15.38%) Network Engineer
2 22 (14.10%) Project Manager
3 18 (11.54%) Infrastructure Manager
4 13 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 12 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
6 11 (7.05%) Network Architect
6 11 (7.05%) Analyst
7 10 (6.41%) Consultant
8 8 (5.13%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.85%) Coordinator
9 6 (3.85%) Technical Project Manager
9 6 (3.85%) Technical Manager
10 5 (3.21%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (3.21%) IP Engineer
10 5 (3.21%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
11 4 (2.56%) Project Coordinator
11 4 (2.56%) Network Analyst
11 4 (2.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (2.56%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.92%) HTML
1 3 (1.92%) CSS
1 3 (1.92%) Ajax
1 3 (1.92%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.64%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.64%) Web Services
2 1 (0.64%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.10%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.21%) Clustering
3 2 (1.28%) Economics
3 2 (1.28%) PMI
3 2 (1.28%) iPhone
3 2 (1.28%) iPad
3 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.64%) EMC VNX
4 1 (0.64%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (0.64%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.64%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.64%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 58 (37.18%) Windows
2 28 (17.95%) Windows 7
3 22 (14.10%) Linux
4 14 (8.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (6.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.21%) UNIX
8 3 (1.92%) Solaris
9 2 (1.28%) CentOS
9 2 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.64%) HPUX
10 1 (0.64%) Debian
10 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.51%) Project Management
2 29 (18.59%) Migration
3 27 (17.31%) ITIL
4 14 (8.97%) Network Design
5 10 (6.41%) Incident Management
5 10 (6.41%) PRINCE2
5 10 (6.41%) Service Delivery
6 9 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (5.13%) Service Management
8 7 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (3.85%) Business Continuity
9 6 (3.85%) Load Balancing
9 6 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (2.56%) Capacity Management
10 4 (2.56%) Business Continuity Planning
10 4 (2.56%) Server Building
10 4 (2.56%) Change Management
10 4 (2.56%) BCP
10 4 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (1.92%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.49%) VB
2 4 (2.56%) Java
2 4 (2.56%) Perl
2 4 (2.56%) PHP
2 4 (2.56%) SQL
2 4 (2.56%) VBScript
3 3 (1.92%) Python
3 3 (1.92%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.28%) C
5 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (24.36%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (16.03%) CCNP
3 24 (15.38%) CCNA
4 15 (9.62%) Security Cleared
5 12 (7.69%) Degree
6 11 (7.05%) SC Cleared
6 11 (7.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (5.13%) CCIE
7 8 (5.13%) MCITP
8 7 (4.49%) CCSA
8 7 (4.49%) CCSE
9 6 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (3.85%) Check Point Certification
10 5 (3.21%) CCDP
10 5 (3.21%) MCSA
10 5 (3.21%) BC Cleared
11 4 (2.56%) MCSE
12 3 (1.92%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.28%) MCTS
13 2 (1.28%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.85%) SLA
2 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 51 (32.69%) Active Directory
2 16 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.49%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.56%) Samba
5 3 (1.92%) XenApp
5 3 (1.92%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.92%) vSphere
6 2 (1.28%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.64%) Postfix
7 1 (0.64%) XenServer
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.64%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.64%) Firmware
7 1 (0.64%) iptables
Systems Management
1 9 (5.77%) SCCM
2 5 (3.21%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (2.56%) Cacti
3 4 (2.56%) SCOM
4 3 (1.92%) OpenView
5 2 (1.28%) Nagios
5 2 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.28%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.28%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.28%) WSUS
5 2 (1.28%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.28%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (1.28%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.64%) Salt
6 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.64%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.64%) Puppet
6 1 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.64%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.64%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 84 (53.85%) Cisco
2 37 (23.72%) CheckPoint
3 31 (19.87%) VMware
4 21 (13.46%) Juniper
5 10 (6.41%) Microsoft
6 8 (5.13%) EMC
7 6 (3.85%) HP
7 6 (3.85%) F5
8 5 (3.21%) Citrix
8 5 (3.21%) Oracle
9 4 (2.56%) Brocade
10 3 (1.92%) ProCurve
10 3 (1.92%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.92%) 3PAR
10 3 (1.92%) Motorola
11 2 (1.28%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.28%) Apple
11 2 (1.28%) JD Edwards
11 2 (1.28%) Symantec
11 2 (1.28%) McAfee
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