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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 47 74 70
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -4
Contract jobs citing LAN 77 53 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.14% 2.17% 2.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.75% 8.49% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 21 20
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£386 £340 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.60% +61.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £160 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 6
Average hourly rate £39.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.85% -25.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -9.21%
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
604 624 610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.61% 25.57% 25.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 204 199
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £190 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 10 23
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.71% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.45 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Bracknell +12 18 - - 1
Reading 0 17 £338 - 8
Slough +7 11 £275 +59.42% 6
Maidenhead +8 10 £398 - 3
Windsor - 8 £600 -
Newbury 0 4 £350 -26.31% 1
Wokingham - 1 - -
LAN
South East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 127 (81.94%) WAN
2 74 (47.74%) Cisco
3 61 (39.35%) Firewall
4 59 (38.06%) Windows
5 52 (33.55%) Active Directory
6 47 (30.32%) VPN
7 37 (23.87%) VMware
8 36 (23.23%) CheckPoint
9 34 (21.94%) MPLS
9 34 (21.94%) Cisco Certification
10 32 (20.65%) Project Management
11 31 (20.00%) DNS
12 30 (19.35%) Migration
13 28 (18.06%) Telecoms
13 28 (18.06%) Windows 7
14 26 (16.77%) ITIL
15 25 (16.13%) CCNP
16 22 (14.19%) SMTP
16 22 (14.19%) Data Centre
17 21 (13.55%) HTTP
18 20 (12.90%) Linux
18 20 (12.90%) BGP
19 19 (12.26%) OSPF
19 19 (12.26%) CCNA
20 18 (11.61%) MS Visio
20 18 (11.61%) VMware Infrastructure
21 17 (10.97%) Juniper
22 15 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
22 15 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
23 14 (9.03%) Security Cleared

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (7.10%) Lync
2 8 (5.16%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.94%) IIS
7 2 (1.29%) Apache
7 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.29%) Confluence
7 2 (1.29%) MediaWiki
8 1 (0.65%) nginx
8 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 18 (11.61%) MS Visio
2 7 (4.52%) MS Office
2 7 (4.52%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.65%) SAP CCM
2 1 (0.65%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.58%) PaaS
2 3 (1.94%) Office 365
3 2 (1.29%) IaaS
3 2 (1.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 127 (81.94%) WAN
2 61 (39.35%) Firewall
3 47 (30.32%) VPN
4 34 (21.94%) MPLS
5 31 (20.00%) DNS
6 22 (14.19%) SMTP
7 21 (13.55%) HTTP
8 20 (12.90%) BGP
9 19 (12.26%) OSPF
10 15 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (8.39%) Wireless
11 13 (8.39%) Internet
11 13 (8.39%) TCP/IP
12 12 (7.74%) EIGRP
13 11 (7.10%) WLAN
13 11 (7.10%) Network Security
14 9 (5.81%) DSL
14 9 (5.81%) Ethernet
14 9 (5.81%) VoIP
15 8 (5.16%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.87%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.94%) DB2
3 3 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.94%) MySQL
4 2 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.29%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.29%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (1.29%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Subversion
1 2 (1.29%) JIRA
1 2 (1.29%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.29%) Hudson
1 2 (1.29%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (18.06%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.10%) Finance
3 6 (3.87%) Back Office
4 4 (2.58%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.94%) Front Office
5 3 (1.94%) Automotive
6 2 (1.29%) Billing
7 1 (0.65%) Marketing
7 1 (0.65%) Legal
7 1 (0.65%) Military
Job Titles
1 25 (16.13%) Architect
2 24 (15.48%) Project Manager
3 21 (13.55%) Network Engineer
4 18 (11.61%) Infrastructure Manager
5 13 (8.39%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 12 (7.74%) Infrastructure Architect
7 11 (7.10%) Network Architect
8 10 (6.45%) Analyst
8 10 (6.45%) Consultant
9 7 (4.52%) IP Engineer
10 6 (3.87%) Coordinator
10 6 (3.87%) Technical Project Manager
10 6 (3.87%) Technical Manager
11 5 (3.23%) Technical Consultant
11 5 (3.23%) IP Network Engineer
11 5 (3.23%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
12 4 (2.58%) Network Analyst
12 4 (2.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 4 (2.58%) Project Coordinator
12 4 (2.58%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.94%) HTML
1 3 (1.94%) Ajax
2 1 (0.65%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.65%) CSS
2 1 (0.65%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.19%) Data Centre
2 3 (1.94%) HP Storage
2 3 (1.94%) Management Information System
2 3 (1.94%) Clustering
3 2 (1.29%) Economics
3 2 (1.29%) PMI
3 2 (1.29%) Wiki
3 2 (1.29%) iPhone
3 2 (1.29%) iPad
4 1 (0.65%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.65%) SecurID
4 1 (0.65%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 59 (38.06%) Windows
2 28 (18.06%) Windows 7
3 20 (12.90%) Linux
4 15 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (7.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (3.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.58%) UNIX
8 3 (1.94%) Solaris
8 3 (1.94%) AIX
8 3 (1.94%) CentOS
9 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.65%) HPUX
9 1 (0.65%) Debian
9 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.65%) Project Management
2 30 (19.35%) Migration
3 26 (16.77%) ITIL
4 13 (8.39%) Network Design
5 12 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (6.45%) PRINCE2
6 10 (6.45%) Incident Management
7 7 (4.52%) Service Delivery
7 7 (4.52%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (3.87%) Network Architecture
8 6 (3.87%) Business Continuity
8 6 (3.87%) Service Management
9 4 (2.58%) BCP
9 4 (2.58%) TOGAF
9 4 (2.58%) Project Planning
9 4 (2.58%) Server Building
9 4 (2.58%) Capacity Management
9 4 (2.58%) Business Continuity Planning
10 3 (1.94%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.52%) Java
1 7 (4.52%) VB
2 6 (3.87%) SQL
3 5 (3.23%) Perl
4 4 (2.58%) PHP
4 4 (2.58%) VBScript
5 3 (1.94%) Python
5 3 (1.94%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.29%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.29%) Ruby
6 2 (1.29%) ABAP
7 1 (0.65%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (21.94%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (16.13%) CCNP
3 19 (12.26%) CCNA
4 14 (9.03%) Security Cleared
5 12 (7.74%) SC Cleared
6 10 (6.45%) Degree
6 10 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (4.52%) CCIE
7 7 (4.52%) MCITP
7 7 (4.52%) CCSA
7 7 (4.52%) CCSE
8 6 (3.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (3.87%) BC Cleared
8 6 (3.87%) Check Point Certification
9 5 (3.23%) CCDP
10 4 (2.58%) MCSA
11 3 (1.94%) MCSE
12 2 (1.29%) HNC
12 2 (1.29%) HND
12 2 (1.29%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.23%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (33.55%) Active Directory
2 18 (11.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.81%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (3.23%) vSphere
4 5 (3.23%) Samba
5 3 (1.94%) XenApp
5 3 (1.94%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.29%) iptables
6 2 (1.29%) XenServer
6 2 (1.29%) Postfix
7 1 (0.65%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.65%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (4.52%) SCCM
2 4 (2.58%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.29%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.29%) vMotion
3 2 (1.29%) HP SIM
3 2 (1.29%) Puppet
3 2 (1.29%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (1.29%) ZABBIX
3 2 (1.29%) Cacti
4 1 (0.65%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.65%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.65%) SCOM
4 1 (0.65%) OpenView
4 1 (0.65%) Netcool
4 1 (0.65%) Nagios
4 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.65%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.65%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 74 (47.74%) Cisco
2 37 (23.87%) VMware
3 36 (23.23%) CheckPoint
4 17 (10.97%) Juniper
5 11 (7.10%) Microsoft
6 9 (5.81%) HP
7 8 (5.16%) EMC
8 5 (3.23%) IBM
9 4 (2.58%) Oracle
9 4 (2.58%) SAP
9 4 (2.58%) Brocade
9 4 (2.58%) F5
10 3 (1.94%) 3PAR
10 3 (1.94%) ProCurve
10 3 (1.94%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.94%) Citrix
10 3 (1.94%) Motorola
11 2 (1.29%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.29%) Apple
11 2 (1.29%) BMC
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