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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 63 69 61
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Contract jobs citing LAN 66 52 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.53% 2.14% 2.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.50% 8.02% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 25 27
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £228 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £500 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 9
Average hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.90 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £34.10 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -13.58%
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
574 648 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.02% 26.70% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 240 228
Average daily rate £325 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £59.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 -12 25 £388 -8.82% 11
Slough +6 11 £208 - 3
Bracknell +1 10 - - 1
Newbury -9 5 £438 -2.77% 1
Maidenhead - 4 £350 - 1
Wokingham - 1 - -
LAN
South East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 113 (77.93%) WAN
2 73 (50.34%) Cisco
3 51 (35.17%) Firewall
4 50 (34.48%) Windows
5 41 (28.28%) Active Directory
6 39 (26.90%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (24.83%) VPN
8 31 (21.38%) CheckPoint
9 30 (20.69%) VMware
10 29 (20.00%) TCP/IP
11 28 (19.31%) DNS
11 28 (19.31%) ITIL
11 28 (19.31%) BGP
12 27 (18.62%) CCNP
13 26 (17.93%) Telecoms
13 26 (17.93%) Data Centre
14 24 (16.55%) Project Management
14 24 (16.55%) MPLS
14 24 (16.55%) Juniper
14 24 (16.55%) CCNA
14 24 (16.55%) Linux
15 23 (15.86%) Migration
16 22 (15.17%) OSPF
17 21 (14.48%) VLAN
17 21 (14.48%) Windows Server 2008
18 20 (13.79%) Microsoft
19 17 (11.72%) VMware Infrastructure
20 16 (11.03%) Security Cleared
20 16 (11.03%) Windows 7
20 16 (11.03%) Lync

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 16 (11.03%) Lync
2 13 (8.97%) MS Exchange
3 9 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.76%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (2.76%) IIS
5 3 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.38%) Apache
7 1 (0.69%) Node.js
Applications
1 11 (7.59%) MS Visio
2 9 (6.21%) MS Excel
3 7 (4.83%) MS Office
4 4 (2.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.07%) SAP CCM
1 3 (2.07%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.45%) Office 365
2 2 (1.38%) PaaS
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 113 (77.93%) WAN
2 51 (35.17%) Firewall
3 36 (24.83%) VPN
4 29 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 28 (19.31%) BGP
5 28 (19.31%) DNS
6 24 (16.55%) MPLS
7 22 (15.17%) OSPF
8 21 (14.48%) VLAN
9 15 (10.34%) Wireless
10 14 (9.66%) DHCP
11 13 (8.97%) Internet
12 12 (8.28%) HTTP
12 12 (8.28%) SMTP
12 12 (8.28%) VoIP
13 10 (6.90%) WLAN
13 10 (6.90%) Ethernet
13 10 (6.90%) SAN
13 10 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (6.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.38%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.38%) MySQL
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 26 (17.93%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.59%) Finance
3 5 (3.45%) Back Office
4 3 (2.07%) Front Office
4 3 (2.07%) Automotive
5 2 (1.38%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.38%) Billing
5 2 (1.38%) Local Government
6 1 (0.69%) Military
6 1 (0.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (17.93%) Network Engineer
2 19 (13.10%) Project Manager
3 17 (11.72%) Architect
4 15 (10.34%) Infrastructure Manager
5 12 (8.28%) Analyst
6 10 (6.90%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 10 (6.90%) Support Engineer
7 8 (5.52%) Consultant
7 8 (5.52%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (4.83%) Network Architect
9 5 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.45%) Operations Engineer
9 5 (3.45%) Network Operations Engineer
10 4 (2.76%) Network Analyst
10 4 (2.76%) Service Analyst
10 4 (2.76%) Coordinator
10 4 (2.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 4 (2.76%) Cisco Engineer
10 4 (2.76%) Senior Network Engineer
11 3 (2.07%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.14%) CSS
2 3 (2.07%) Web Services
2 3 (2.07%) Ajax
2 3 (2.07%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.07%) HTML
3 1 (0.69%) .NET
3 1 (0.69%) OAuth
3 1 (0.69%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.69%) WAP
3 1 (0.69%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.93%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.45%) Clustering
3 3 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.38%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (1.38%) PMI
4 2 (1.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.38%) Economics
5 1 (0.69%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.69%) HP Storage
5 1 (0.69%) Replication
5 1 (0.69%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 50 (34.48%) Windows
2 24 (16.55%) Linux
3 21 (14.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (11.03%) Windows 7
5 12 (8.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (6.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.14%) UNIX
8 3 (2.07%) Solaris
9 2 (1.38%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.38%) Android
9 2 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.69%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (19.31%) ITIL
2 24 (16.55%) Project Management
3 23 (15.86%) Migration
4 15 (10.34%) Network Design
5 13 (8.97%) Load Balancing
6 12 (8.28%) Service Delivery
7 10 (6.90%) Incident Management
8 9 (6.21%) Service Management
8 9 (6.21%) PRINCE2
8 9 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (4.14%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (4.14%) Server Building
10 5 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (3.45%) Change Management
11 4 (2.76%) Business Continuity
11 4 (2.76%) BCP
11 4 (2.76%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (2.76%) Network Management
11 4 (2.76%) ITIL V3
11 4 (2.76%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.83%) VB
2 5 (3.45%) SQL
2 5 (3.45%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.76%) VBScript
3 4 (2.76%) Python
3 4 (2.76%) Perl
4 3 (2.07%) PHP
4 3 (2.07%) Java
5 2 (1.38%) C
6 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (26.90%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (18.62%) CCNP
3 24 (16.55%) CCNA
4 16 (11.03%) Security Cleared
5 15 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (8.28%) SC Cleared
7 11 (7.59%) Degree
8 9 (6.21%) MCITP
9 7 (4.83%) CCSA
9 7 (4.83%) CCSE
9 7 (4.83%) CCIE
9 7 (4.83%) Check Point Certification
10 6 (4.14%) MCSA
10 6 (4.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (3.45%) MCSE
11 5 (3.45%) CCDP
12 3 (2.07%) MCTS
12 3 (2.07%) MOS
12 3 (2.07%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.38%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.83%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 41 (28.28%) Active Directory
2 17 (11.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.76%) XenApp
3 4 (2.76%) vSphere
4 3 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.07%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.07%) Samba
5 2 (1.38%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.38%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.38%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.69%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (6.90%) SCCM
2 7 (4.83%) Cacti
3 6 (4.14%) WSUS
3 6 (4.14%) OpenView
4 5 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (3.45%) SCOM
5 4 (2.76%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.07%) Nagios
6 3 (2.07%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.07%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (1.38%) SCDPM
7 2 (1.38%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.69%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.69%) Netcool
Vendors
1 73 (50.34%) Cisco
2 31 (21.38%) CheckPoint
3 30 (20.69%) VMware
4 24 (16.55%) Juniper
5 20 (13.79%) Microsoft
6 13 (8.97%) HP
7 11 (7.59%) F5
8 8 (5.52%) EMC
8 8 (5.52%) Citrix
9 6 (4.14%) Oracle
10 5 (3.45%) Symantec
11 4 (2.76%) Brocade
11 4 (2.76%) ProCurve
11 4 (2.76%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.07%) 3PAR
12 3 (2.07%) SAP
12 3 (2.07%) McAfee
12 3 (2.07%) JD Edwards
12 3 (2.07%) BT
12 3 (2.07%) CA
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