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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 62 71 45
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -26
Contract jobs citing LAN 79 58 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.63% 1.98% 3.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.14% 8.64% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 30 41
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£398 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.30% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £211 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £428 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 4
Average hourly rate £21.50 £24.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.24% +71.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.79 £17.40 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £84.00 £16.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £22.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +45.16%
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
779 671 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.91% 22.92% 26.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 244 195
Average daily rate £300 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 52 22
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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
Slough +3 14 £525 +104.87% 3
Reading 0 14 £363 +20.33% 9
Bracknell +3 11 £163 -48.24%
Maidenhead +6 8 £398 +13.57% 2
Newbury -6 5 £469 -
Windsor - 1 £370 -
Wokingham - - - -
LAN
South East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 120 (80.00%) WAN
2 83 (55.33%) Cisco
3 61 (40.67%) Firewall
4 55 (36.67%) VPN
5 47 (31.33%) Cisco Certification
6 45 (30.00%) Windows
7 37 (24.67%) Security Cleared
8 36 (24.00%) CCNP
8 36 (24.00%) Internet
9 35 (23.33%) Telecoms
10 33 (22.00%) CheckPoint
10 33 (22.00%) Active Directory
10 33 (22.00%) OSPF
11 31 (20.67%) ITIL
11 31 (20.67%) VMware
11 31 (20.67%) Wireless
12 29 (19.33%) SC Cleared
13 27 (18.00%) MPLS
14 26 (17.33%) Microsoft
14 26 (17.33%) Cisco ASA
15 25 (16.67%) F5
15 25 (16.67%) WLAN
16 24 (16.00%) Network Security
17 22 (14.67%) BGP
18 21 (14.00%) Project Management
18 21 (14.00%) DNS
18 21 (14.00%) Windows 7
19 20 (13.33%) VLAN
20 19 (12.67%) CCNA
21 18 (12.00%) EIGRP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (5.33%) Lync
4 5 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.00%) IIS
6 2 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.33%) Apache
6 2 (1.33%) Confluence
6 2 (1.33%) MediaWiki
7 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.67%) nginx
7 1 (0.67%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (7.33%) MS Office
2 8 (5.33%) MS Visio
2 8 (5.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.67%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.00%) PaaS
2 2 (1.33%) SaaS
2 2 (1.33%) Office 365
2 2 (1.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 120 (80.00%) WAN
2 61 (40.67%) Firewall
3 55 (36.67%) VPN
4 36 (24.00%) Internet
5 33 (22.00%) OSPF
6 31 (20.67%) Wireless
7 27 (18.00%) MPLS
8 26 (17.33%) Cisco ASA
9 25 (16.67%) WLAN
10 24 (16.00%) Network Security
11 22 (14.67%) BGP
12 21 (14.00%) DNS
13 20 (13.33%) VLAN
14 18 (12.00%) EIGRP
14 18 (12.00%) TCP/IP
14 18 (12.00%) RIP
14 18 (12.00%) VoIP
15 17 (11.33%) IPsec
16 14 (9.33%) HTTP
16 14 (9.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.00%) DB2
2 5 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.33%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.33%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (1.33%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Subversion
1 2 (1.33%) JIRA
1 2 (1.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.33%) Hudson
2 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (23.33%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.00%) Retail
3 6 (4.00%) Finance
3 6 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.33%) Automotive
5 1 (0.67%) Back Office
5 1 (0.67%) Advertising
5 1 (0.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (23.33%) Network Engineer
2 29 (19.33%) Architect
3 18 (12.00%) Project Manager
4 13 (8.67%) Network Architect
5 12 (8.00%) Consultant
6 11 (7.33%) Security Engineer
7 10 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
7 10 (6.67%) IP Engineer
8 9 (6.00%) Design Engineer
8 9 (6.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 9 (6.00%) Infrastructure Manager
9 8 (5.33%) Technical Consultant
10 7 (4.67%) Network Security Engineer
11 6 (4.00%) IP Network Engineer
11 6 (4.00%) Administrator
11 6 (4.00%) Support Engineer
11 6 (4.00%) Technical Architect
12 5 (3.33%) Coordinator
12 5 (3.33%) Network Consultant
12 5 (3.33%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.00%) APPC
2 1 (0.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.00%) SecurID
2 3 (2.00%) iSeries
2 3 (2.00%) iPhone
2 3 (2.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.00%) AS400
3 2 (1.33%) Clustering
3 2 (1.33%) PMI
3 2 (1.33%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.33%) Wiki
3 2 (1.33%) iPad
4 1 (0.67%) Kindle
4 1 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.67%) Device Driver
4 1 (0.67%) Replication
4 1 (0.67%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 45 (30.00%) Windows
2 21 (14.00%) Windows 7
3 18 (12.00%) Linux
4 11 (7.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (7.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (7.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (5.33%) Windows XP
6 7 (4.67%) CentOS
7 5 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.00%) i5/OS
8 3 (2.00%) AIX
8 3 (2.00%) OS/400
9 2 (1.33%) Solaris
9 2 (1.33%) UNIX
10 1 (0.67%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.67%) Android
10 1 (0.67%) Debian
10 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.67%) ITIL
2 21 (14.00%) Project Management
3 17 (11.33%) Migration
4 12 (8.00%) eTOM
4 12 (8.00%) Validation
5 7 (4.67%) Demand Forecasting
5 7 (4.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (4.67%) Risk Assessment
5 7 (4.67%) Network Design
6 6 (4.00%) Business Continuity
6 6 (4.00%) PRINCE2
6 6 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (3.33%) Network Management
7 5 (3.33%) Configuration Management
7 5 (3.33%) Change Management
7 5 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (2.67%) TOGAF
8 4 (2.67%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (2.67%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.67%) SQL
2 5 (3.33%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.67%) C
3 4 (2.67%) Java
4 3 (2.00%) COBOL
4 3 (2.00%) RPG
5 2 (1.33%) Ruby
5 2 (1.33%) Perl
5 2 (1.33%) ABAP
5 2 (1.33%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.67%) Python
6 1 (0.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 47 (31.33%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (24.67%) Security Cleared
3 36 (24.00%) CCNP
4 29 (19.33%) SC Cleared
5 19 (12.67%) CCNA
6 13 (8.67%) Degree
7 11 (7.33%) CISSP
8 8 (5.33%) DV Cleared
9 7 (4.67%) BC Cleared
9 7 (4.67%) CCIE
10 4 (2.67%) JNCIS
10 4 (2.67%) CCDP
10 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (2.67%) MCSA
11 3 (2.00%) MCSE
11 3 (2.00%) PMI Certification
11 3 (2.00%) IBM Certification
12 1 (0.67%) MCP
12 1 (0.67%) HNC
12 1 (0.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.00%) PCI DSS
2 8 (5.33%) SLA
3 3 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 33 (22.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (4.00%) vSphere
5 5 (3.33%) Firmware
5 5 (3.33%) Samba
6 3 (2.00%) PowerHA
6 3 (2.00%) XenApp
6 3 (2.00%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.33%) XenServer
7 2 (1.33%) Postfix
7 2 (1.33%) iptables
8 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (4.67%) SCCM
2 5 (3.33%) FortiGate
3 4 (2.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (2.67%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (2.00%) HP SIM
4 3 (2.00%) vMotion
4 3 (2.00%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (2.00%) Tivoli NetView
5 2 (1.33%) ZABBIX
5 2 (1.33%) Puppet
6 1 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.67%) Salt
6 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.67%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.67%) SCOM
6 1 (0.67%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 83 (55.33%) Cisco
2 33 (22.00%) CheckPoint
3 31 (20.67%) VMware
4 26 (17.33%) Microsoft
5 25 (16.67%) F5
6 17 (11.33%) Fortinet
7 15 (10.00%) HP
8 13 (8.67%) Citrix
9 12 (8.00%) CA
10 11 (7.33%) AlgoSec
10 11 (7.33%) Tufin
10 11 (7.33%) Juniper
11 10 (6.67%) IBM
12 4 (2.67%) Brocade
12 4 (2.67%) Dell
12 4 (2.67%) Mercator
13 3 (2.00%) Aruba
13 3 (2.00%) 3PAR
13 3 (2.00%) SolarWinds
13 3 (2.00%) ProCurve
Slough
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