The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 67 65 54
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Contract jobs citing LAN 40 63 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.00% 2.47% 3.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.15% 10.98% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 46 35
Median daily rate £338 £350 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £433 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 9
Median hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +74.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.41 £31.50 £13.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £43.50 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -13.63%

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
437 574 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.81% 22.47% 26.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 297 316
Median daily rate £400 £359 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.49% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 17
Median hourly rate £13.00 £45.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.11% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £23.95 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing LAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -5 12 £300 -17.24%
Bracknell +2 7 £344 +36.13% 2
Slough +11 4 £419 +24.07%
Maidenhead -4 4 £374 -12.47%
Newbury -4 1 - -
LAN
South East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for LAN.

1 72 (63.72%) WAN
2 58 (51.33%) Cisco
3 35 (30.97%) Firewall
4 34 (30.09%) VPN
4 34 (30.09%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (28.32%) Windows
6 29 (25.66%) Telecoms
7 28 (24.78%) CCNP
8 27 (23.89%) CheckPoint
9 22 (19.47%) MPLS
10 21 (18.58%) TCP/IP
11 20 (17.70%) Security Cleared
12 19 (16.81%) CCNA
12 19 (16.81%) Active Directory
13 18 (15.93%) Linux
13 18 (15.93%) Wireless
14 17 (15.04%) WLAN
15 16 (14.16%) Microsoft
15 16 (14.16%) Cisco ASA
15 16 (14.16%) VMware
15 16 (14.16%) Network Design
15 16 (14.16%) Windows Server
16 15 (13.27%) Data Centre
16 15 (13.27%) SC Cleared
16 15 (13.27%) SAN
17 14 (12.39%) Project Management
17 14 (12.39%) Cisco Nexus
18 13 (11.50%) BGP
18 13 (11.50%) VoIP
18 13 (11.50%) Unix

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (6.19%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (2.65%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.77%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.77%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.88%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (7.96%) MS Office
2 7 (6.19%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.65%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.77%) MS Project
5 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.88%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.96%) Office 365
2 8 (7.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (0.88%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.88%) G Suite
4 1 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (63.72%) WAN
2 35 (30.97%) Firewall
3 34 (30.09%) VPN
4 22 (19.47%) MPLS
5 21 (18.58%) TCP/IP
6 18 (15.93%) Wireless
7 17 (15.04%) WLAN
8 16 (14.16%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (13.27%) SAN
10 14 (12.39%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (11.50%) BGP
11 13 (11.50%) VoIP
12 10 (8.85%) Internet
12 10 (8.85%) Unified Communications
13 8 (7.08%) Network Security
13 8 (7.08%) SSL
14 7 (6.19%) DNS
14 7 (6.19%) OSPF
15 6 (5.31%) Ethernet
15 6 (5.31%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database
1 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database 12c
1 3 (2.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.88%) MySQL
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.88%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (1.77%) JMeter
General
1 29 (25.66%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.19%) Finance
3 5 (4.42%) Marketing
4 3 (2.65%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.77%) Electronics
6 1 (0.88%) Legal
6 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (26.55%) Network Engineer
2 18 (15.93%) Architect
3 11 (9.73%) Analyst
3 11 (9.73%) Technical Leader
4 8 (7.08%) Support Engineer
5 7 (6.19%) Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (6.19%) Network Architect
6 6 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (5.31%) Network Analyst
7 5 (4.42%) Consultant
8 4 (3.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (3.54%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (3.54%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
8 4 (3.54%) Lead Architect
8 4 (3.54%) Network Security Architect
8 4 (3.54%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.54%) Security Architect
8 4 (3.54%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.54%) WAN Engineer
9 3 (2.65%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.96%) Middleware
2 6 (5.31%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.77%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.77%) Web Services
4 1 (0.88%) CSS
4 1 (0.88%) RESTful
4 1 (0.88%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.27%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.31%) PKI
4 4 (3.54%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.65%) CMDB
6 2 (1.77%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (1.77%) IVR
6 2 (1.77%) PMI
6 2 (1.77%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.88%) Clustering
7 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.88%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) Replication
7 1 (0.88%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 32 (28.32%) Windows
2 18 (15.93%) Linux
3 16 (14.16%) Windows Server
4 13 (11.50%) Unix
5 6 (5.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (5.31%) Solaris
5 6 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.42%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.54%) Windows 10
7 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.65%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.77%) Windows Phone
9 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.88%) Android
10 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.16%) Network Design
2 14 (12.39%) Project Management
3 12 (10.62%) ITIL
4 11 (9.73%) Process Improvement
5 9 (7.96%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (6.19%) Migration
6 7 (6.19%) Service Management
7 6 (5.31%) Business Process Improvement
7 6 (5.31%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (5.31%) Change Management
7 6 (5.31%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.42%) Load Balancing
9 4 (3.54%) High Availability
9 4 (3.54%) Identity Management
9 4 (3.54%) Problem Management
9 4 (3.54%) Product Management
9 4 (3.54%) Programme Management
9 4 (3.54%) Resource Management
9 4 (3.54%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (3.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.77%) SQL
2 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 34 (30.09%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (24.78%) CCNP
3 20 (17.70%) Security Cleared
4 19 (16.81%) CCNA
5 15 (13.27%) SC Cleared
6 9 (7.96%) CCSE
6 9 (7.96%) Degree
7 7 (6.19%) Check Point Certification
8 5 (4.42%) CCDP
8 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (3.54%) CCIE
9 4 (3.54%) CISSP
9 4 (3.54%) DV Cleared
10 3 (2.65%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (2.65%) CCDA
10 3 (2.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (2.65%) MCSE
10 3 (2.65%) PMI Certification
10 3 (2.65%) SANS
10 3 (2.65%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.65%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 19 (16.81%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.54%) ProxySG
4 3 (2.65%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.77%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.77%) XenApp
5 2 (1.77%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.88%) Firmware
6 1 (0.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (6.19%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.65%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (2.65%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (2.65%) OPNET
2 3 (2.65%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (1.77%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.77%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (1.77%) QRadar
4 1 (0.88%) Ansible
4 1 (0.88%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.88%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.88%) Kibana
4 1 (0.88%) logstash
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.88%) Nessus
4 1 (0.88%) Nexpose
4 1 (0.88%) Nmap
4 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.88%) Puppet
4 1 (0.88%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 58 (51.33%) Cisco
2 27 (23.89%) CheckPoint
3 16 (14.16%) Microsoft
3 16 (14.16%) VMware
4 12 (10.62%) Oracle
5 11 (9.73%) Citrix
6 10 (8.85%) Palo Alto
7 9 (7.96%) F5
7 9 (7.96%) Juniper
8 7 (6.19%) IBM
9 6 (5.31%) Red Hat
9 6 (5.31%) TIBCO
10 5 (4.42%) SAP
11 4 (3.54%) Avaya
11 4 (3.54%) Blue Coat
12 3 (2.65%) Apple
12 3 (2.65%) Arista
12 3 (2.65%) EMC
12 3 (2.65%) Riverbed
12 3 (2.65%) SolarWinds