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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 79 70 60
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Contract jobs citing LAN 46 65 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.91% 2.53% 2.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.09% 9.62% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 34
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £208 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.75 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.98 £17.36 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.58%
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
649 676 1068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.95% 26.34% 33.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 214 226
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 25 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +17 24 £400 - 6
Slough -8 7 - - 5
Newbury +3 4 £450 +44.00% 1
Bracknell -9 2 - - 2
Wokingham - - - -
LAN
South East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 85 (87.63%) WAN
2 51 (52.58%) Windows
3 45 (46.39%) Cisco
4 40 (41.24%) Active Directory
5 37 (38.14%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (36.08%) VPN
7 27 (27.84%) Firewall
8 25 (25.77%) ITIL
9 22 (22.68%) CCNP
9 22 (22.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (21.65%) VMware
11 20 (20.62%) DNS
11 20 (20.62%) Citrix
12 18 (18.56%) Microsoft
12 18 (18.56%) Internet
13 17 (17.53%) Wireless
14 16 (16.49%) CCNA
14 16 (16.49%) MS Excel
14 16 (16.49%) WLAN
15 15 (15.46%) VoIP
15 15 (15.46%) Network Design
15 15 (15.46%) Security Cleared
15 15 (15.46%) Windows 7
16 14 (14.43%) Network Architecture
16 14 (14.43%) TCP/IP
16 14 (14.43%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (13.40%) MPLS
17 13 (13.40%) SC Cleared
18 12 (12.37%) Degree
18 12 (12.37%) Capacity Planning

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 12 (12.37%) MS Exchange
1 12 (12.37%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (16.49%) MS Excel
2 11 (11.34%) MS Office
3 2 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.12%) Office 365
2 1 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 85 (87.63%) WAN
2 35 (36.08%) VPN
3 27 (27.84%) Firewall
4 20 (20.62%) DNS
5 18 (18.56%) Internet
6 17 (17.53%) Wireless
7 16 (16.49%) WLAN
8 15 (15.46%) VoIP
9 14 (14.43%) TCP/IP
10 13 (13.40%) MPLS
11 12 (12.37%) DHCP
12 11 (11.34%) IPsec
13 10 (10.31%) BGP
13 10 (10.31%) SAN
14 7 (7.22%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (5.15%) IGRP
15 5 (5.15%) DMZ
15 5 (5.15%) ATM
15 5 (5.15%) Ethernet
15 5 (5.15%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.09%) MySQL
1 3 (3.09%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
General
1 10 (10.31%) Finance
1 10 (10.31%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.09%) Legal
2 3 (3.09%) Retail
3 2 (2.06%) Games
4 1 (1.03%) Electronics
4 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.03%) Billing
4 1 (1.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (31.96%) Network Engineer
2 10 (10.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (8.25%) Support Engineer
4 7 (7.22%) Analyst
5 6 (6.19%) Server Engineer
5 6 (6.19%) Desktop Technician
5 6 (6.19%) Architect
5 6 (6.19%) Support Technician
6 5 (5.15%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (5.15%) IT Support
6 5 (5.15%) IT Support Technician
7 4 (4.12%) Integration Engineer
7 4 (4.12%) Network Architect
7 4 (4.12%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 4 (4.12%) Tester
7 4 (4.12%) Administrator
8 3 (3.09%) Desktop Support
8 3 (3.09%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.03%) Middleware
1 1 (1.03%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.22%) Client/Server
2 6 (6.19%) Fat Client
2 6 (6.19%) Thin Client
3 3 (3.09%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.09%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.09%) iPad
4 2 (2.06%) PKI
4 2 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.03%) DTV
5 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.03%) iPhone
5 1 (1.03%) Clustering
5 1 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 51 (52.58%) Windows
2 22 (22.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (15.46%) Windows 7
4 14 (14.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (12.37%) Windows 8
6 7 (7.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (6.19%) Windows XP
7 6 (6.19%) Linux
8 1 (1.03%) AIX
8 1 (1.03%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (25.77%) ITIL
2 15 (15.46%) Network Design
3 14 (14.43%) Network Architecture
4 12 (12.37%) Capacity Planning
4 12 (12.37%) Service Management
5 11 (11.34%) Load Balancing
6 8 (8.25%) Project Management
6 8 (8.25%) Service Delivery
7 6 (6.19%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.15%) Asset Management
9 4 (4.12%) Migration
9 4 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (3.09%) Workflow
10 3 (3.09%) Risk Management
10 3 (3.09%) Change Management
10 3 (3.09%) Regression Testing
10 3 (3.09%) BCP
10 3 (3.09%) E-Commerce
10 3 (3.09%) Test Scripting
10 3 (3.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.15%) Python
2 4 (4.12%) SQL
3 3 (3.09%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 37 (38.14%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (22.68%) CCNP
3 16 (16.49%) CCNA
4 15 (15.46%) Security Cleared
5 13 (13.40%) SC Cleared
6 12 (12.37%) Degree
7 10 (10.31%) CCIE
8 9 (9.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (3.09%) CCIP
9 3 (3.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (3.09%) MCSE
9 3 (3.09%) MCSA
9 3 (3.09%) JNCIP
10 2 (2.06%) BC Cleared
10 2 (2.06%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.06%) PMP
10 2 (2.06%) PMI Certification
10 2 (2.06%) CCDP
11 1 (1.03%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.28%) SLA
2 1 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.03%) COBIT
System Software
1 40 (41.24%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.19%) VMware Server
4 5 (5.15%) XenApp
5 3 (3.09%) KVM
6 2 (2.06%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.03%) vSphere
7 1 (1.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.12%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.09%) SCCM
3 2 (2.06%) WSUS
3 2 (2.06%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.03%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 45 (46.39%) Cisco
2 21 (21.65%) VMware
3 20 (20.62%) Citrix
4 18 (18.56%) Microsoft
5 12 (12.37%) Lotus
6 9 (9.28%) NetApp
6 9 (9.28%) Juniper
7 8 (8.25%) HP
8 5 (5.15%) EMC
9 4 (4.12%) Nortel
10 3 (3.09%) IBM
10 3 (3.09%) Apple
10 3 (3.09%) Avaya
11 2 (2.06%) SAP
11 2 (2.06%) Siemens
11 2 (2.06%) CheckPoint
11 2 (2.06%) McAfee
12 1 (1.03%) BT
12 1 (1.03%) Remedy
12 1 (1.03%) Genesys
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