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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 70 66 68
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing LAN 51 61 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.04% 2.50% 2.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.99% 9.24% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 24 29
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£313 £218 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.67% -27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £131 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £480 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% -47.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.38 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +0.64%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
638 660 985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.46% 27.05% 31.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 224 208
Average daily rate £325 £318 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 33
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
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 29 July 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
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 29 July 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
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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 +12 27 £375 +167.85% 5
Slough -2 8 £173 -31.00% 3
Newbury -3 3 £475 - 2
Bracknell 0 1 - - 4
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
LAN
South East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 90 (84.91%) WAN
2 55 (51.89%) Cisco
3 53 (50.00%) Windows
4 50 (47.17%) Active Directory
5 42 (39.62%) VPN
6 36 (33.96%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (29.25%) Firewall
8 26 (24.53%) ITIL
9 25 (23.58%) VMware
10 22 (20.75%) Citrix
10 22 (20.75%) DNS
11 21 (19.81%) Microsoft
11 21 (19.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (16.98%) CCNP
12 18 (16.98%) VoIP
13 17 (16.04%) MS Excel
13 17 (16.04%) CCNA
13 17 (16.04%) Security Cleared
14 16 (15.09%) Internet
15 15 (14.15%) MPLS
15 15 (14.15%) MS Exchange
16 14 (13.21%) MS Office
16 14 (13.21%) SC Cleared
16 14 (13.21%) Windows 7
16 14 (13.21%) Finance
16 14 (13.21%) Wireless
16 14 (13.21%) Telecoms
17 13 (12.26%) VMware Infrastructure
17 13 (12.26%) TCP/IP
18 12 (11.32%) DHCP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 15 (14.15%) MS Exchange
2 12 (11.32%) IBM Notes
3 3 (2.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.94%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (16.04%) MS Excel
2 14 (13.21%) MS Office
3 4 (3.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.94%) MS Project
4 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 90 (84.91%) WAN
2 42 (39.62%) VPN
3 31 (29.25%) Firewall
4 22 (20.75%) DNS
5 18 (16.98%) VoIP
6 16 (15.09%) Internet
7 15 (14.15%) MPLS
8 14 (13.21%) Wireless
9 13 (12.26%) TCP/IP
10 12 (11.32%) DHCP
10 12 (11.32%) WLAN
11 11 (10.38%) SAN
11 11 (10.38%) BGP
12 10 (9.43%) IPsec
13 8 (7.55%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (7.55%) ATM
14 7 (6.60%) Ethernet
14 7 (6.60%) OSPF
15 6 (5.66%) Frame Relay
15 6 (5.66%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.83%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (13.21%) Telecoms
1 14 (13.21%) Finance
2 4 (3.77%) Legal
3 3 (2.83%) Retail
4 2 (1.89%) Local Government
4 2 (1.89%) Marketing
4 2 (1.89%) Games
5 1 (0.94%) Electronics
5 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (28.30%) Network Engineer
2 9 (8.49%) Analyst
2 9 (8.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (6.60%) Support Engineer
3 7 (6.60%) Project Manager
4 6 (5.66%) Infrastructure Technician
5 5 (4.72%) Server Engineer
5 5 (4.72%) Tester
5 5 (4.72%) Support Analyst
5 5 (4.72%) Architect
5 5 (4.72%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (3.77%) Service Analyst
6 4 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (3.77%) Administrator
6 4 (3.77%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (3.77%) Support Technician
6 4 (3.77%) Desktop Technician
7 3 (2.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (2.83%) IT Support
7 3 (2.83%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.94%) .NET
1 1 (0.94%) Middleware
1 1 (0.94%) OLE
1 1 (0.94%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.60%) Client/Server
2 6 (5.66%) Thin Client
2 6 (5.66%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.77%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.77%) Kindle
4 3 (2.83%) iPad
5 2 (1.89%) PKI
5 2 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.94%) Clustering
6 1 (0.94%) iPhone
6 1 (0.94%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 53 (50.00%) Windows
2 21 (19.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (13.21%) Windows 7
4 12 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (8.49%) Windows 8
6 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.72%) Linux
7 4 (3.77%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.94%) AIX
8 1 (0.94%) Android
8 1 (0.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (24.53%) ITIL
2 11 (10.38%) Service Management
2 11 (10.38%) Network Design
2 11 (10.38%) Network Architecture
3 10 (9.43%) Load Balancing
4 9 (8.49%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (7.55%) Project Management
6 7 (6.60%) Migration
6 7 (6.60%) Service Delivery
6 7 (6.60%) PRINCE2
7 5 (4.72%) Test Scripting
7 5 (4.72%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (3.77%) Data Security
8 4 (3.77%) Asset Management
9 3 (2.83%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (2.83%) Risk Management
9 3 (2.83%) Workflow
9 3 (2.83%) BCP
9 3 (2.83%) ITSM
9 3 (2.83%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.38%) SQL
2 4 (3.77%) Python
3 3 (2.83%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (33.96%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (16.98%) CCNP
3 17 (16.04%) CCNA
3 17 (16.04%) Security Cleared
4 14 (13.21%) SC Cleared
5 11 (10.38%) Degree
6 10 (9.43%) CCIE
7 9 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (4.72%) CCIP
9 3 (2.83%) MCSE
9 3 (2.83%) MCSA
9 3 (2.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (2.83%) BC Cleared
9 3 (2.83%) JNCIP
10 2 (1.89%) CCDP
10 2 (1.89%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.94%) ISEB
11 1 (0.94%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.94%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.55%) SLA
2 4 (3.77%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.94%) COBIT
System Software
1 50 (47.17%) Active Directory
2 13 (12.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.66%) VMware Server
3 6 (5.66%) XenApp
4 3 (2.83%) KVM
5 2 (1.89%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.89%) vSphere
6 1 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (5.66%) SCCM
2 5 (4.72%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.83%) WSUS
4 2 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.94%) SCOM
5 1 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.94%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.94%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 55 (51.89%) Cisco
2 25 (23.58%) VMware
3 22 (20.75%) Citrix
4 21 (19.81%) Microsoft
5 12 (11.32%) Lotus
6 9 (8.49%) Juniper
6 9 (8.49%) HP
6 9 (8.49%) NetApp
7 5 (4.72%) EMC
8 4 (3.77%) SAP
9 3 (2.83%) IBM
9 3 (2.83%) Avaya
9 3 (2.83%) Apple
9 3 (2.83%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.83%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 3 (2.83%) MobileIron
10 2 (1.89%) McAfee
10 2 (1.89%) Mitel
10 2 (1.89%) F5
10 2 (1.89%) Oracle
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