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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 56 51 53
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing LAN 71 82 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.79% 3.02% 2.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 11.19% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 37 38
Average daily rate £356 £398 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.37% +13.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £274 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £347 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.06% -0.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 3
Average hourly rate £42.00 £17.58 £60.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.97% -70.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £13.01 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.21 £40.40 £156.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-16.26% +8.04%
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
568 733 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.35% 27.03% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 324 233
Average daily rate £363 £325 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -10.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £201 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 38
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +51.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £39.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +5 32 £375 -21.05% 7
Maidenhead +5 9 £450 +13.20% 2
Bracknell -5 7 £253 -7.67% 3
Newbury +10 6 £331 -26.38% 2
Slough -4 2 £450 -2.70% 3
LAN
South East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 105 (72.92%) WAN
2 79 (54.86%) Firewall
3 65 (45.14%) Cisco
4 48 (33.33%) Windows
5 42 (29.17%) VPN
6 41 (28.47%) Data Centre
7 38 (26.39%) CheckPoint
8 33 (22.92%) BGP
9 32 (22.22%) Windows Server
10 31 (21.53%) TCP/IP
10 31 (21.53%) Active Directory
10 31 (21.53%) VMware
11 30 (20.83%) Microsoft
12 29 (20.14%) Juniper
12 29 (20.14%) Telecoms
12 29 (20.14%) Cisco ASA
13 28 (19.44%) ITIL
14 26 (18.06%) VLAN
15 25 (17.36%) OSPF
16 24 (16.67%) DNS
16 24 (16.67%) Migration
17 23 (15.97%) Linux
18 22 (15.28%) Cisco Certification
18 22 (15.28%) F5
19 21 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
19 21 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
19 21 (14.58%) Wireless
20 19 (13.19%) Security Cleared
20 19 (13.19%) SC Cleared
21 18 (12.50%) Network Design

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 7 (4.86%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (2.78%) IIS
2 4 (2.78%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.08%) Apache
3 3 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.39%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.69%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (4.86%) MS Excel
1 7 (4.86%) MS Office
2 4 (2.78%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.39%) AutoCAD
3 2 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.69%) SAP CCM
1 1 (0.69%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.08%) IaaS
3 3 (2.08%) Office 365
4 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.69%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 105 (72.92%) WAN
2 79 (54.86%) Firewall
3 42 (29.17%) VPN
4 33 (22.92%) BGP
5 31 (21.53%) TCP/IP
6 29 (20.14%) Cisco ASA
7 26 (18.06%) VLAN
8 25 (17.36%) OSPF
9 24 (16.67%) DNS
10 21 (14.58%) Wireless
11 17 (11.81%) MPLS
11 17 (11.81%) WLAN
12 15 (10.42%) DHCP
13 12 (8.33%) EIGRP
13 12 (8.33%) SSL
13 12 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (7.64%) Network Security
15 10 (6.94%) Internet
15 10 (6.94%) WebEx
16 8 (5.56%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 29 (20.14%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.56%) Finance
3 2 (1.39%) Electronics
3 2 (1.39%) Local Government
3 2 (1.39%) Marketing
4 1 (0.69%) Advertising
4 1 (0.69%) Banking
4 1 (0.69%) Billing
4 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.69%) Legal
4 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 20 (13.89%) Analyst
2 20 (13.89%) Project Manager
3 19 (13.19%) Cisco Engineer
4 15 (10.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 12 (8.33%) Network Analyst
6 10 (6.94%) Architect
6 10 (6.94%) Network Manager
6 10 (6.94%) Network Project Manager
7 9 (6.25%) Administrator
7 9 (6.25%) Support Engineer
8 8 (5.56%) LAN Engineer
8 8 (5.56%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 8 (5.56%) WAN Engineer
9 7 (4.86%) Cloud Engineer
9 7 (4.86%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (4.86%) WAN Project Manager
10 6 (4.17%) Check Point Analyst
10 6 (4.17%) Firewall Engineer
10 6 (4.17%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.94%) Middleware
2 5 (3.47%) 802.1X
2 5 (3.47%) Web Services
3 2 (1.39%) CGI
3 2 (1.39%) CSS
3 2 (1.39%) WAP
4 1 (0.69%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 41 (28.47%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (2.78%) Smart Meter
4 3 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.08%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.08%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.08%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (2.08%) PMI
5 2 (1.39%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.69%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.69%) e-Health
6 1 (0.69%) FMCG
6 1 (0.69%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.69%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.69%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.69%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 48 (33.33%) Windows
2 32 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 23 (15.97%) Linux
4 17 (11.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.47%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.78%) Unix
9 3 (2.08%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.08%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.39%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.69%) AIX
11 1 (0.69%) Android
11 1 (0.69%) Solaris
11 1 (0.69%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (19.44%) ITIL
2 24 (16.67%) Migration
3 18 (12.50%) Network Design
4 17 (11.81%) Project Management
5 15 (10.42%) Load Balancing
5 15 (10.42%) PRINCE2
6 14 (9.72%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (7.64%) Problem Management
8 9 (6.25%) Change Management
9 8 (5.56%) High Availability
9 8 (5.56%) Service Delivery
10 7 (4.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (3.47%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (2.78%) Incident Management
12 4 (2.78%) Information Security
12 4 (2.78%) Integration Testing
12 4 (2.78%) Risk Analysis
12 4 (2.78%) Service Management
13 3 (2.08%) AOP
13 3 (2.08%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.81%) PowerShell
1 17 (11.81%) SQL
2 13 (9.03%) Ruby
3 3 (2.08%) C
4 1 (0.69%) Perl
4 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (15.28%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (13.19%) SC Cleared
2 19 (13.19%) Security Cleared
3 18 (12.50%) CCNP
4 13 (9.03%) CCNA
5 12 (8.33%) Degree
5 12 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (7.64%) CCSA
7 10 (6.94%) PMI Certification
8 9 (6.25%) Check Point Certification
9 8 (5.56%) CCSE
10 7 (4.86%) PMP
11 6 (4.17%) CCIE
11 6 (4.17%) MCSA
11 6 (4.17%) MCSE
12 4 (2.78%) APMP
12 4 (2.78%) CCDP
12 4 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.78%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.69%) JSP 440
System Software
1 31 (21.53%) Active Directory
2 21 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 14 (9.72%) vSphere
5 5 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.78%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (1.39%) XenApp
9 1 (0.69%) Firmware
9 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.69%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (10.42%) SCCM
2 13 (9.03%) SCOM
3 12 (8.33%) Puppet
3 12 (8.33%) SCVMM
3 12 (8.33%) Windows Intune
4 6 (4.17%) WSUS
5 5 (3.47%) FortiGate
6 4 (2.78%) ArcSight ESM
7 3 (2.08%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.39%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (1.39%) Cacti
8 2 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.39%) OpenView
9 1 (0.69%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.69%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 1 (0.69%) Nagios
9 1 (0.69%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.69%) vRealize
Vendors
1 65 (45.14%) Cisco
2 38 (26.39%) CheckPoint
3 31 (21.53%) VMware
4 30 (20.83%) Microsoft
5 29 (20.14%) Juniper
6 22 (15.28%) F5
7 17 (11.81%) HP
8 16 (11.11%) Red Hat
9 15 (10.42%) Oracle
10 12 (8.33%) RightScale
11 10 (6.94%) Palo Alto
12 7 (4.86%) Aruba
12 7 (4.86%) Brocade
12 7 (4.86%) CA
13 6 (4.17%) Avaya
13 6 (4.17%) BT
13 6 (4.17%) Citrix
13 6 (4.17%) NetScout
14 5 (3.47%) Fortinet
15 4 (2.78%) Nokia
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