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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 43 72 56
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -16
Contract jobs citing LAN 80 52 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.17% 2.00% 2.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 8.95% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 22 30
Average daily rate
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£398 £300 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £151 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £423 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 6
Average hourly rate £39.00 £21.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.31% +27.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £18.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.50 £22.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +9.37%
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
640 581 606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.34% 22.31% 24.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 199 184
Average daily rate £325 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 16
Average hourly rate £36.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.00 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -5 14 £288 -4.16% 9
Slough +8 13 £400 +131.88% 3
Bracknell +8 12 £463 +23.33%
Maidenhead +8 11 £398 - 1
Windsor - 8 £600 -
Newbury +1 5 £419 -11.84% 1
Wokingham - 1 - -
LAN
South East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 132 (78.57%) WAN
2 88 (52.38%) Cisco
3 76 (45.24%) Firewall
4 63 (37.50%) VPN
5 59 (35.12%) Windows
6 52 (30.95%) Active Directory
7 48 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
8 47 (27.98%) CheckPoint
9 41 (24.40%) VMware
10 38 (22.62%) MPLS
11 35 (20.83%) CCNP
11 35 (20.83%) ITIL
12 33 (19.64%) Project Management
13 32 (19.05%) Telecoms
14 30 (17.86%) Migration
14 30 (17.86%) DNS
15 29 (17.26%) OSPF
15 29 (17.26%) Windows 7
16 28 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
17 27 (16.07%) Wireless
18 26 (15.48%) WLAN
19 24 (14.29%) Linux
19 24 (14.29%) Security Cleared
20 23 (13.69%) SC Cleared
20 23 (13.69%) Data Centre
20 23 (13.69%) HTTP
20 23 (13.69%) CCNA
21 22 (13.10%) SMTP
21 22 (13.10%) Microsoft
22 21 (12.50%) BGP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 11 (6.55%) Lync
2 7 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.79%) IIS
6 2 (1.19%) Confluence
6 2 (1.19%) MediaWiki
6 2 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.19%) Apache
7 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.60%) nginx
Applications
1 18 (10.71%) MS Visio
2 8 (4.76%) MS Office
3 7 (4.17%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.38%) PaaS
2 2 (1.19%) SaaS
2 2 (1.19%) Office 365
2 2 (1.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 132 (78.57%) WAN
2 76 (45.24%) Firewall
3 63 (37.50%) VPN
4 38 (22.62%) MPLS
5 30 (17.86%) DNS
6 29 (17.26%) OSPF
7 28 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
8 27 (16.07%) Wireless
9 26 (15.48%) WLAN
10 23 (13.69%) HTTP
11 22 (13.10%) SMTP
12 21 (12.50%) BGP
13 20 (11.90%) Internet
14 19 (11.31%) Network Security
15 17 (10.12%) SSL
16 16 (9.52%) RIP
17 15 (8.93%) EIGRP
18 14 (8.33%) IPsec
19 13 (7.74%) TCP/IP
20 11 (6.55%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.98%) DB2
3 4 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.79%) MySQL
4 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.19%) SAP Data Services
5 2 (1.19%) SAP HANA
5 2 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.19%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.19%) Hudson
1 2 (1.19%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.19%) Subversion
1 2 (1.19%) JIRA
General
1 32 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.55%) Finance
3 7 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.57%) Back Office
5 5 (2.98%) Retail
6 3 (1.79%) Front Office
6 3 (1.79%) Automotive
7 2 (1.19%) Billing
8 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 26 (15.48%) Architect
3 23 (13.69%) Project Manager
4 18 (10.71%) Infrastructure Manager
5 14 (8.33%) Consultant
6 13 (7.74%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 12 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
8 11 (6.55%) Network Architect
9 9 (5.36%) Senior Network Engineer
9 9 (5.36%) IP Engineer
10 8 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
10 8 (4.76%) Security Engineer
10 8 (4.76%) Analyst
11 6 (3.57%) Design Engineer
11 6 (3.57%) Technical Project Manager
11 6 (3.57%) Technical Manager
11 6 (3.57%) Network Specialist
12 5 (2.98%) Coordinator
12 5 (2.98%) IP Network Engineer
12 5 (2.98%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.79%) HTML
1 3 (1.79%) Ajax
2 2 (1.19%) APPC
3 1 (0.60%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.60%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.69%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.95%) SecurID
3 3 (1.79%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.79%) Clustering
4 2 (1.19%) iSeries
4 2 (1.19%) Wiki
4 2 (1.19%) iPhone
4 2 (1.19%) iPad
4 2 (1.19%) AS400
4 2 (1.19%) Economics
5 1 (0.60%) PMI
5 1 (0.60%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 59 (35.12%) Windows
2 29 (17.26%) Windows 7
3 24 (14.29%) Linux
4 15 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (4.17%) CentOS
8 5 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.38%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.38%) UNIX
10 3 (1.79%) AIX
10 3 (1.79%) Solaris
11 2 (1.19%) i5/OS
11 2 (1.19%) OS/400
12 1 (0.60%) HPUX
12 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.60%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (20.83%) ITIL
2 33 (19.64%) Project Management
3 30 (17.86%) Migration
4 12 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (7.14%) Network Design
5 11 (6.55%) eTOM
6 10 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (5.95%) Validation
7 9 (5.36%) Incident Management
8 7 (4.17%) PRINCE2
8 7 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (3.57%) Business Continuity
10 5 (2.98%) Configuration Management
10 5 (2.98%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (2.98%) Demand Forecasting
10 5 (2.98%) Network Management
10 5 (2.98%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (2.38%) Capacity Management
11 4 (2.38%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.76%) SQL
2 7 (4.17%) Java
2 7 (4.17%) VB
3 5 (2.98%) Perl
4 4 (2.38%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.38%) PHP
4 4 (2.38%) VBScript
5 3 (1.79%) Python
5 3 (1.79%) C
6 2 (1.19%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.19%) Ruby
6 2 (1.19%) COBOL
6 2 (1.19%) RPG
6 2 (1.19%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 48 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (20.83%) CCNP
3 24 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 23 (13.69%) SC Cleared
4 23 (13.69%) CCNA
5 17 (10.12%) Degree
6 9 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (5.36%) CISSP
7 6 (3.57%) BC Cleared
7 6 (3.57%) CCSA
7 6 (3.57%) CCSE
7 6 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (3.57%) MCITP
7 6 (3.57%) Check Point Certification
7 6 (3.57%) CCIE
7 6 (3.57%) CCDP
8 4 (2.38%) JNCIS
9 3 (1.79%) MCSA
10 2 (1.19%) MCSE
10 2 (1.19%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.36%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.98%) SLA
3 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 52 (30.95%) Active Directory
2 19 (11.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.95%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (3.57%) vSphere
5 5 (2.98%) Firmware
5 5 (2.98%) Samba
6 3 (1.79%) XenApp
6 3 (1.79%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.19%) XenServer
7 2 (1.19%) Postfix
7 2 (1.19%) PowerHA
7 2 (1.19%) iptables
8 1 (0.60%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (5.95%) TrustSec
2 6 (3.57%) SCCM
3 5 (2.98%) FortiGate
4 4 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.79%) vMotion
5 3 (1.79%) HP SIM
5 3 (1.79%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.19%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.19%) Puppet
6 2 (1.19%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (1.19%) Tivoli NetView
7 1 (0.60%) Netcool
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.60%) Salt
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 88 (52.38%) Cisco
2 47 (27.98%) CheckPoint
3 41 (24.40%) VMware
4 22 (13.10%) Microsoft
5 19 (11.31%) Juniper
6 16 (9.52%) F5
7 15 (8.93%) Fortinet
8 14 (8.33%) HP
9 10 (5.95%) CA
10 9 (5.36%) AlgoSec
10 9 (5.36%) Tufin
11 8 (4.76%) IBM
11 8 (4.76%) EMC
12 5 (2.98%) Brocade
13 4 (2.38%) Oracle
13 4 (2.38%) Mercator
13 4 (2.38%) Dell
14 3 (1.79%) Motorola
14 3 (1.79%) SAP
14 3 (1.79%) Aruba
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