The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 70 51 86
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +35
Contract jobs citing LAN 61 80 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.08% 3.22% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.30% 12.18% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 39 15
Average daily rate £325 £225 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £164 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Average hourly rate £24.50 £14.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.96% -51.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £13.40 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £88.73 £18.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £16.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+46.87% -23.80%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
656 657 986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.42% 26.48% 32.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 204 224
Average daily rate £295 £285 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.50% -5.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 20 26
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £20.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
LAN
South East

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -18 22 £281 +15.97% 6
Maidenhead +3 11 £350 +55.55%
Bracknell -19 9 £314 +90.30% 2
Slough +10 7 £311 - 3
Newbury -3 3 £400 +23.07% 1
LAN
South East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 96 (73.28%) WAN
2 79 (60.31%) Cisco
3 71 (54.20%) Windows
4 62 (47.33%) Active Directory
5 56 (42.75%) VMware
6 52 (39.69%) VPN
7 47 (35.88%) Firewall
8 41 (31.30%) Microsoft
9 40 (30.53%) Windows 7
10 38 (29.01%) VMware Infrastructure
11 32 (24.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 32 (24.43%) Cisco Certification
11 32 (24.43%) SAN
11 32 (24.43%) MS Office
12 31 (23.66%) HP
12 31 (23.66%) Internet
13 30 (22.90%) DNS
14 28 (21.37%) ITIL
14 28 (21.37%) TCP/IP
15 27 (20.61%) Windows Server 2003
15 27 (20.61%) SQL
16 26 (19.85%) MS Excel
16 26 (19.85%) MPLS
17 22 (16.79%) CCNA
17 22 (16.79%) SCCM
18 21 (16.03%) HTTP
19 20 (15.27%) MS Exchange
19 20 (15.27%) SQL Server
20 19 (14.50%) BGP
21 18 (13.74%) OSPF

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 20 (15.27%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.40%) Exchange Server 2007
2 11 (8.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.58%) Tomcat
3 6 (4.58%) IIS
4 5 (3.82%) Apache
4 5 (3.82%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (3.05%) IBM Notes
5 4 (3.05%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.05%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.29%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 32 (24.43%) MS Office
2 26 (19.85%) MS Excel
3 7 (5.34%) MS Visio
3 7 (5.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.05%) MS Project
5 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 96 (73.28%) WAN
2 52 (39.69%) VPN
3 47 (35.88%) Firewall
4 32 (24.43%) SAN
5 31 (23.66%) Internet
6 30 (22.90%) DNS
7 28 (21.37%) TCP/IP
8 26 (19.85%) MPLS
9 21 (16.03%) HTTP
10 19 (14.50%) BGP
11 18 (13.74%) OSPF
12 15 (11.45%) LDAP
12 15 (11.45%) Ethernet
13 14 (10.69%) VoIP
14 13 (9.92%) SMTP
15 12 (9.16%) DHCP
16 10 (7.63%) ATM
17 9 (6.87%) Frame Relay
17 9 (6.87%) VLAN
17 9 (6.87%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.29%) DB2
4 3 (2.29%) MySQL
4 3 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (4.58%) Oracle Forms
1 6 (4.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (3.05%) Maven
2 4 (3.05%) ClearCase
2 4 (3.05%) JIRA
2 4 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.05%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (13.74%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.63%) Finance
3 7 (5.34%) Japanese Language
4 4 (3.05%) Legal
4 4 (3.05%) French Language
4 4 (3.05%) German Language
4 4 (3.05%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.53%) Games
5 2 (1.53%) Local Government
5 2 (1.53%) Marketing
5 2 (1.53%) Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (17.56%) Network Engineer
2 15 (11.45%) Analyst
3 12 (9.16%) Team Leader
4 11 (8.40%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 11 (8.40%) Architect
4 11 (8.40%) Project Manager
5 8 (6.11%) Operations Team Leader
6 7 (5.34%) Infrastructure Operations Team Leader
6 7 (5.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (4.58%) Test Analyst
7 6 (4.58%) Administrator
7 6 (4.58%) Infrastructure Technician
8 5 (3.82%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (3.82%) Service Analyst
8 5 (3.82%) Support Analyst
8 5 (3.82%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (3.82%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (3.82%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (3.05%) Service Manager
9 4 (3.05%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.87%) .NET
2 6 (4.58%) J2EE
3 5 (3.82%) Web Services
4 4 (3.05%) HTML
5 2 (1.53%) XMPP
6 1 (0.76%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.87%) Clustering
2 6 (4.58%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.05%) Kindle
4 3 (2.29%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.29%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.76%) iPad
5 1 (0.76%) iPhone
5 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 71 (54.20%) Windows
2 40 (30.53%) Windows 7
3 32 (24.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (20.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (7.63%) UNIX
6 8 (6.11%) Linux
7 6 (4.58%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (3.05%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.53%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.53%) Solaris
11 1 (0.76%) CentOS
11 1 (0.76%) Android
11 1 (0.76%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (21.37%) ITIL
2 15 (11.45%) Migration
3 14 (10.69%) PRINCE2
3 14 (10.69%) Project Management
4 7 (5.34%) Problem Management
4 7 (5.34%) Workflow
5 6 (4.58%) Service Management
5 6 (4.58%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (4.58%) Network Design
5 6 (4.58%) Configuration Management
5 6 (4.58%) Release Management
6 5 (3.82%) Network Management
6 5 (3.82%) Service Delivery
6 5 (3.82%) Validation
7 4 (3.05%) Data Security
7 4 (3.05%) Test Scripting
7 4 (3.05%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (3.05%) Use Case
7 4 (3.05%) Load Balancing
7 4 (3.05%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 27 (20.61%) SQL
2 4 (3.05%) Perl
3 3 (2.29%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.76%) Python
4 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (24.43%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (16.79%) CCNA
3 16 (12.21%) Security Cleared
4 15 (11.45%) SC Cleared
5 14 (10.69%) CCNP
6 10 (7.63%) Degree
7 7 (5.34%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (5.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (5.34%) CCIE
8 6 (4.58%) BC Cleared
9 5 (3.82%) CCVP
10 4 (3.05%) CCSA
10 4 (3.05%) JNCIP
10 4 (3.05%) MCSE
11 3 (2.29%) MCSA
11 3 (2.29%) CCIP
12 2 (1.53%) MCDBA
13 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.76%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.05%) SLA
1 4 (3.05%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.53%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.76%) QA
3 1 (0.76%) COBIT
System Software
1 62 (47.33%) Active Directory
2 38 (29.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (9.92%) vSphere
4 4 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.29%) KVM
5 3 (2.29%) VMware Server
5 3 (2.29%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.53%) XenApp
7 1 (0.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (16.79%) SCCM
2 17 (12.98%) NetBackup
3 16 (12.21%) WSUS
4 13 (9.92%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (4.58%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (3.05%) BladeLogic
7 3 (2.29%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.53%) Foglight
8 2 (1.53%) Unicenter
8 2 (1.53%) HP SIM
8 2 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (1.53%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.76%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (0.76%) SCOM
9 1 (0.76%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 79 (60.31%) Cisco
2 56 (42.75%) VMware
3 41 (31.30%) Microsoft
4 31 (23.66%) HP
5 17 (12.98%) CheckPoint
6 16 (12.21%) Symantec
6 16 (12.21%) Citrix
7 15 (11.45%) Blue Coat
8 14 (10.69%) Oracle
9 9 (6.87%) Brocade
9 9 (6.87%) Juniper
10 8 (6.11%) F5
11 7 (5.34%) McAfee
12 6 (4.58%) Remedy
12 6 (4.58%) EMC
12 6 (4.58%) IBM
13 5 (3.82%) SAP
13 5 (3.82%) NetApp
14 4 (3.05%) Lotus
14 4 (3.05%) JBoss
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