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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 51 71 52
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -19
Contract jobs citing LAN 86 56 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.08% 2.08% 2.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.62% 8.70% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 23 35
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£398 £338 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.77% +60.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £397 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+13.82% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 5
Average hourly rate £39.00 £24.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.18% +44.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £18.50 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £27.88 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £18.52 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+26.92% +15.71%
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
740 644 634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.51% 23.91% 25.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 234 202
Average daily rate £325 £295 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 31 18
Average hourly rate £36.75 £18.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.16% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £30.00 £20.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -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 5 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 5 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 5 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
Bracknell +8 14 £163 -52.83% 1
Reading -5 14 £340 +29.52% 11
Slough +4 13 £400 +3.89% 3
Maidenhead +7 12 £398 - 3
Windsor - 6 £600 -
Newbury -5 4 £419 +4.68% 1
Wokingham - 1 - - 1
LAN
South East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 130 (77.38%) WAN
2 91 (54.17%) Cisco
3 75 (44.64%) Firewall
4 63 (37.50%) VPN
5 52 (30.95%) Windows
6 50 (29.76%) Cisco Certification
7 44 (26.19%) Active Directory
7 44 (26.19%) CheckPoint
8 37 (22.02%) CCNP
9 35 (20.83%) Wireless
9 35 (20.83%) VMware
10 34 (20.24%) Telecoms
11 33 (19.64%) MPLS
11 33 (19.64%) OSPF
12 32 (19.05%) ITIL
13 31 (18.45%) Cisco ASA
14 30 (17.86%) WLAN
15 29 (17.26%) Project Management
16 28 (16.67%) Security Cleared
17 27 (16.07%) SC Cleared
17 27 (16.07%) Microsoft
18 26 (15.48%) DNS
19 25 (14.88%) Migration
19 25 (14.88%) Windows 7
20 24 (14.29%) Internet
21 23 (13.69%) Linux
22 22 (13.10%) CCNA
22 22 (13.10%) BGP
22 22 (13.10%) Network Security
23 19 (11.31%) SSL

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 10 (5.95%) Lync
2 8 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.79%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.79%) IIS
6 2 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.19%) Apache
6 2 (1.19%) MediaWiki
6 2 (1.19%) Confluence
7 1 (0.60%) nginx
7 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 15 (8.93%) MS Visio
2 9 (5.36%) MS Office
3 7 (4.17%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.60%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.38%) PaaS
2 2 (1.19%) IaaS
2 2 (1.19%) Office 365
2 2 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 130 (77.38%) WAN
2 75 (44.64%) Firewall
3 63 (37.50%) VPN
4 35 (20.83%) Wireless
5 33 (19.64%) MPLS
5 33 (19.64%) OSPF
6 31 (18.45%) Cisco ASA
7 30 (17.86%) WLAN
8 26 (15.48%) DNS
9 24 (14.29%) Internet
10 22 (13.10%) BGP
10 22 (13.10%) Network Security
11 19 (11.31%) SSL
11 19 (11.31%) HTTP
11 19 (11.31%) RIP
12 17 (10.12%) EIGRP
12 17 (10.12%) SMTP
12 17 (10.12%) VoIP
12 17 (10.12%) IPsec
13 15 (8.93%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.57%) DB2
3 4 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.79%) MySQL
5 2 (1.19%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.19%) SAP HANA
5 2 (1.19%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Subversion
1 2 (1.19%) JIRA
1 2 (1.19%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.19%) Hudson
1 2 (1.19%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (20.24%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.36%) Retail
3 8 (4.76%) Finance
3 8 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.79%) Back Office
4 3 (1.79%) Automotive
5 2 (1.19%) Billing
6 1 (0.60%) Marketing
6 1 (0.60%) Advertising
6 1 (0.60%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 33 (19.64%) Network Engineer
2 28 (16.67%) Architect
3 21 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 14 (8.33%) Consultant
5 13 (7.74%) Infrastructure Manager
6 11 (6.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 11 (6.55%) Network Architect
6 11 (6.55%) Security Engineer
7 10 (5.95%) Senior Network Engineer
7 10 (5.95%) IP Engineer
8 9 (5.36%) Design Engineer
8 9 (5.36%) Technical Consultant
8 9 (5.36%) Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (4.17%) Analyst
9 7 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
10 6 (3.57%) Network Specialist
10 6 (3.57%) IP Network Engineer
11 5 (2.98%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
11 5 (2.98%) Coordinator
11 5 (2.98%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.79%) HTML
1 3 (1.79%) APPC
1 3 (1.79%) Ajax
2 1 (0.60%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.14%) SecurID
2 3 (1.79%) iSeries
2 3 (1.79%) iPhone
2 3 (1.79%) Clustering
2 3 (1.79%) Management Information System
2 3 (1.79%) AS400
3 2 (1.19%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.19%) PMI
3 2 (1.19%) iPad
3 2 (1.19%) Wiki
4 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.60%) Kindle
4 1 (0.60%) Economics
4 1 (0.60%) Replication
4 1 (0.60%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 52 (30.95%) Windows
2 25 (14.88%) Windows 7
3 23 (13.69%) Linux
4 12 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.17%) CentOS
7 6 (3.57%) Windows XP
8 5 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.79%) i5/OS
9 3 (1.79%) OS/400
9 3 (1.79%) UNIX
9 3 (1.79%) AIX
9 3 (1.79%) Solaris
10 1 (0.60%) Android
10 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.60%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.05%) ITIL
2 29 (17.26%) Project Management
3 25 (14.88%) Migration
4 12 (7.14%) eTOM
4 12 (7.14%) Validation
5 11 (6.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (6.55%) Network Design
6 10 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (4.17%) Demand Forecasting
7 7 (4.17%) PRINCE2
7 7 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (3.57%) Business Continuity
8 6 (3.57%) Incident Management
8 6 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (3.57%) Network Management
8 6 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (2.98%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (2.98%) Configuration Management
9 5 (2.98%) Change Management
10 4 (2.38%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.55%) SQL
2 7 (4.17%) Java
3 5 (2.98%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.98%) VB
3 5 (2.98%) Perl
4 4 (2.38%) PHP
4 4 (2.38%) C
5 3 (1.79%) COBOL
5 3 (1.79%) RPG
5 3 (1.79%) Python
6 2 (1.19%) Ruby
6 2 (1.19%) VBScript
6 2 (1.19%) ABAP
6 2 (1.19%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 50 (29.76%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (22.02%) CCNP
3 28 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 27 (16.07%) SC Cleared
5 22 (13.10%) CCNA
6 17 (10.12%) Degree
7 11 (6.55%) CISSP
8 7 (4.17%) BC Cleared
8 7 (4.17%) CCIE
9 6 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (2.98%) Check Point Certification
10 5 (2.98%) CCDP
10 5 (2.98%) CCSE
10 5 (2.98%) CCSA
11 4 (2.38%) JNCIS
12 3 (1.79%) MCSA
12 3 (1.79%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.79%) IBM Certification
12 3 (1.79%) MCITP
12 3 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.55%) PCI DSS
2 7 (4.17%) SLA
3 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 44 (26.19%) Active Directory
2 18 (10.71%) 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%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.79%) XenApp
6 3 (1.79%) PowerHA
7 2 (1.19%) iptables
7 2 (1.19%) XenServer
7 2 (1.19%) Postfix
8 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.60%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (4.17%) SCCM
2 5 (2.98%) FortiGate
3 4 (2.38%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.79%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (1.79%) HP SIM
4 3 (1.79%) vMotion
4 3 (1.79%) Tivoli NetView
5 2 (1.19%) Puppet
5 2 (1.19%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.60%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.60%) SCOM
6 1 (0.60%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.60%) Salt
6 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.60%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 91 (54.17%) Cisco
2 44 (26.19%) CheckPoint
3 35 (20.83%) VMware
4 27 (16.07%) Microsoft
5 19 (11.31%) F5
6 18 (10.71%) Juniper
7 17 (10.12%) Fortinet
8 15 (8.93%) HP
9 12 (7.14%) CA
10 11 (6.55%) AlgoSec
10 11 (6.55%) Tufin
11 9 (5.36%) IBM
12 5 (2.98%) Brocade
12 5 (2.98%) EMC
13 4 (2.38%) Mercator
13 4 (2.38%) Dell
13 4 (2.38%) Oracle
14 3 (1.79%) SolarWinds
14 3 (1.79%) ProCurve
14 3 (1.79%) Aruba
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