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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 50 58 60
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Contract jobs citing LAN 85 79 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.21% 3.04% 2.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.39% 13.30% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 38 28
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% +11.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £196 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 8
Average hourly rate £17.58 £60.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.70% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.01 £24.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £156.00 £48.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £20.06 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+13.11% +25.37%
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
686 594 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.93% 22.84% 29.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 221 177
Average daily rate £350 £375 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +23.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 38 35
Average hourly rate £36.00 £26.10 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -25.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 24 £463 +54.16% 5
Bracknell -3 10 £273 -12.90% 1
Slough -5 10 £388 +63.15% 1
Newbury +3 4 £450 - 1
Maidenhead -12 1 £398 -0.62% 3
Wokingham - - - -
LAN
South East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 107 (82.31%) WAN
2 64 (49.23%) Cisco
3 49 (37.69%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (33.85%) VPN
4 44 (33.85%) Firewall
5 40 (30.77%) Internet
6 39 (30.00%) Security Cleared
7 37 (28.46%) CCNP
8 35 (26.92%) Windows
9 33 (25.38%) Wireless
10 32 (24.62%) Telecoms
10 32 (24.62%) ITIL
10 32 (24.62%) Microsoft
11 31 (23.85%) SC Cleared
12 30 (23.08%) OSPF
13 27 (20.77%) WLAN
14 25 (19.23%) F5
15 24 (18.46%) Cisco ASA
16 23 (17.69%) CheckPoint
16 23 (17.69%) Active Directory
16 23 (17.69%) VMware
17 21 (16.15%) Network Security
17 21 (16.15%) TCP/IP
18 19 (14.62%) CCNA
18 19 (14.62%) BGP
19 17 (13.08%) RIP
19 17 (13.08%) VoIP
19 17 (13.08%) Fortinet
19 17 (13.08%) IPsec
20 16 (12.31%) VLAN

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 9 (6.92%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.31%) Lync
3 3 (2.31%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.31%) IIS
4 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.77%) MediaWiki
5 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.77%) Confluence
5 1 (0.77%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.77%) Apache
5 1 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (12.31%) MS Office
2 15 (11.54%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.77%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.54%) Office 365
2 1 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 107 (82.31%) WAN
2 44 (33.85%) VPN
2 44 (33.85%) Firewall
3 40 (30.77%) Internet
4 33 (25.38%) Wireless
5 30 (23.08%) OSPF
6 27 (20.77%) WLAN
7 24 (18.46%) Cisco ASA
8 21 (16.15%) Network Security
8 21 (16.15%) TCP/IP
9 19 (14.62%) BGP
10 17 (13.08%) RIP
10 17 (13.08%) VoIP
10 17 (13.08%) IPsec
11 16 (12.31%) VLAN
11 16 (12.31%) MPLS
11 16 (12.31%) EIGRP
12 14 (10.77%) SSL
12 14 (10.77%) Wi-Fi
13 13 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.62%) DB2
2 3 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.31%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.54%) SAP BW
3 2 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.54%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (1.54%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.77%) Hudson
1 1 (0.77%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.77%) Subversion
1 1 (0.77%) JIRA
1 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (24.62%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.69%) Retail
3 6 (4.62%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.54%) Finance
5 1 (0.77%) Marketing
5 1 (0.77%) Billing
5 1 (0.77%) Legal
5 1 (0.77%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 38 (29.23%) Network Engineer
2 23 (17.69%) Architect
3 11 (8.46%) Security Engineer
4 10 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 10 (7.69%) Network Architect
4 10 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 10 (7.69%) Design Engineer
4 10 (7.69%) IP Engineer
5 9 (6.92%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (6.15%) Administrator
7 7 (5.38%) Technical Architect
7 7 (5.38%) Consultant
7 7 (5.38%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (4.62%) IP Network Engineer
9 5 (3.85%) Network Design Engineer
9 5 (3.85%) Network Consultant
9 5 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
10 4 (3.08%) Analyst
10 4 (3.08%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.31%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.23%) SecurID
2 4 (3.08%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.31%) iSeries
3 3 (2.31%) AS400
4 2 (1.54%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.77%) Kindle
5 1 (0.77%) iPhone
5 1 (0.77%) Wiki
5 1 (0.77%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.77%) Clustering
5 1 (0.77%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.77%) Handset
5 1 (0.77%) Replication
5 1 (0.77%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 35 (26.92%) Windows
2 16 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
2 16 (12.31%) Windows 7
3 12 (9.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (8.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (7.69%) Linux
6 9 (6.92%) Windows XP
7 5 (3.85%) CentOS
7 5 (3.85%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.31%) i5/OS
9 3 (2.31%) AIX
9 3 (2.31%) OS/400
10 1 (0.77%) Android
10 1 (0.77%) Solaris
10 1 (0.77%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (24.62%) ITIL
2 14 (10.77%) Project Management
3 12 (9.23%) eTOM
3 12 (9.23%) Validation
4 11 (8.46%) Migration
5 10 (7.69%) Network Design
6 7 (5.38%) Network Management
6 7 (5.38%) Demand Forecasting
6 7 (5.38%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (4.62%) Network Architecture
8 5 (3.85%) Fault Management
8 5 (3.85%) Service Management
9 4 (3.08%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.08%) PRINCE2
9 4 (3.08%) Change Management
9 4 (3.08%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (3.08%) Protective Monitoring
9 4 (3.08%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (3.08%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.15%) SQL
2 3 (2.31%) Python
2 3 (2.31%) RPG
2 3 (2.31%) C
2 3 (2.31%) COBOL
2 3 (2.31%) Java
3 2 (1.54%) ABAP
3 2 (1.54%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.77%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.77%) Ruby
4 1 (0.77%) Perl
Qualifications
1 49 (37.69%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 37 (28.46%) CCNP
4 31 (23.85%) SC Cleared
5 19 (14.62%) CCNA
6 13 (10.00%) Degree
7 11 (8.46%) CISSP
8 9 (6.92%) CCIE
9 8 (6.15%) DV Cleared
10 6 (4.62%) BC Cleared
11 4 (3.08%) CCDP
11 4 (3.08%) JNCIS
12 3 (2.31%) PMI Certification
12 3 (2.31%) IBM Certification
13 2 (1.54%) PMP
13 2 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.77%) MCSE
14 1 (0.77%) MCSA
14 1 (0.77%) MCP
14 1 (0.77%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.23%) PCI DSS
2 8 (6.15%) SLA
3 5 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.77%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (17.69%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.08%) Firmware
4 3 (2.31%) PowerHA
4 3 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.31%) vSphere
5 1 (0.77%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.77%) Postfix
5 1 (0.77%) XenServer
5 1 (0.77%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.77%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (3.08%) Cisco Prime
1 4 (3.08%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.31%) HP SIM
2 3 (2.31%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (2.31%) SCCM
2 3 (2.31%) Tivoli NetView
3 1 (0.77%) Puppet
3 1 (0.77%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.77%) SCOM
Vendors
1 64 (49.23%) Cisco
2 32 (24.62%) Microsoft
3 25 (19.23%) F5
4 23 (17.69%) CheckPoint
4 23 (17.69%) VMware
5 17 (13.08%) Fortinet
6 14 (10.77%) HP
6 14 (10.77%) Citrix
7 12 (9.23%) CA
8 11 (8.46%) AlgoSec
8 11 (8.46%) Tufin
8 11 (8.46%) IBM
9 8 (6.15%) Juniper
10 5 (3.85%) Remedy
11 4 (3.08%) Mercator
11 4 (3.08%) Dell
12 3 (2.31%) Aruba
12 3 (2.31%) SAP
12 3 (2.31%) EMC
12 3 (2.31%) NetIQ
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