The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 56 49 53
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing LAN 51 79 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.63% 3.21% 2.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.18% 14.31% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 53 34
Median daily rate £350 £380 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £296 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £520 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £338
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +12.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 5
Median hourly rate £50.00 £39.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% +81.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.18 £35.40 £12.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.31 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -7.44%

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
456 552 674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.53% 22.42% 26.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 274 314
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £270 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
- +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 30 12
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £63.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing LAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -7 14 £300 -22.58% 4
Bracknell -1 7 £350 +12.90% 3
Maidenhead -9 7 £400 -11.11% 1
Newbury +8 6 £450 +35.84%
Slough +4 1 £180 -65.71% 2
LAN
South East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for LAN.

1 78 (64.46%) WAN
2 62 (51.24%) Cisco
3 38 (31.40%) Windows
4 36 (29.75%) Firewall
5 34 (28.10%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (27.27%) VPN
6 33 (27.27%) CheckPoint
7 28 (23.14%) Telecoms
8 25 (20.66%) Active Directory
8 25 (20.66%) CCNP
8 25 (20.66%) Data Centre
9 23 (19.01%) WLAN
9 23 (19.01%) MPLS
9 23 (19.01%) VMware
10 21 (17.36%) TCP/IP
10 21 (17.36%) Windows Server
11 20 (16.53%) Microsoft
12 19 (15.70%) SAN
12 19 (15.70%) Network Design
13 17 (14.05%) VoIP
13 17 (14.05%) Linux
14 16 (13.22%) VMware Infrastructure
15 15 (12.40%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (12.40%) Security Cleared
15 15 (12.40%) Network Security
15 15 (12.40%) Juniper
16 14 (11.57%) Project Management
16 14 (11.57%) Wireless
16 14 (11.57%) F5
17 13 (10.74%) Cisco Nexus

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (10.74%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (4.96%) Skype for Business
4 5 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (2.48%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.83%) IIS
6 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (7.44%) MS Office
2 7 (5.79%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.48%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.65%) MS Project
5 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.61%) Office 365
2 7 (5.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.83%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 78 (64.46%) WAN
2 36 (29.75%) Firewall
3 33 (27.27%) VPN
4 23 (19.01%) MPLS
4 23 (19.01%) WLAN
5 21 (17.36%) TCP/IP
6 19 (15.70%) SAN
7 17 (14.05%) VoIP
8 15 (12.40%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (12.40%) Network Security
9 14 (11.57%) Wireless
10 13 (10.74%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (10.74%) DNS
11 12 (9.92%) BGP
12 10 (8.26%) DHCP
13 9 (7.44%) SSL
14 7 (5.79%) Internet
14 7 (5.79%) Skype
14 7 (5.79%) Unified Communications
15 6 (4.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.61%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (4.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.83%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (1.65%) JMeter
General
1 28 (23.14%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.79%) Electronics
2 7 (5.79%) Finance
3 6 (4.96%) Marketing
4 3 (2.48%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.83%) Legal
5 1 (0.83%) Local Government
5 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (26.45%) Network Engineer
2 22 (18.18%) Architect
3 13 (10.74%) Consultant
4 11 (9.09%) Analyst
5 10 (8.26%) Technical Leader
6 9 (7.44%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (6.61%) Network Architect
7 8 (6.61%) Support Engineer
8 6 (4.96%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.13%) Active Directory Consultant
9 5 (4.13%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 5 (4.13%) Network Analyst
9 5 (4.13%) Network Consultant
9 5 (4.13%) Network Security Architect
9 5 (4.13%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.13%) Security Architect
9 5 (4.13%) VMware Consultant
9 5 (4.13%) Windows Consultant
10 4 (3.31%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.09%) Middleware
2 6 (4.96%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.65%) ELK Stack
4 1 (0.83%) CSS
4 1 (0.83%) RESTful
4 1 (0.83%) Web Services
4 1 (0.83%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (20.66%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.96%) PKI
4 3 (2.48%) CMDB
4 3 (2.48%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.65%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.65%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (1.65%) PMI
5 2 (1.65%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.83%) Clustering
6 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.83%) Replication
6 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 38 (31.40%) Windows
2 21 (17.36%) Windows Server
3 17 (14.05%) Linux
4 12 (9.92%) Unix
4 12 (9.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (8.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (6.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.96%) Android
7 6 (4.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (4.96%) Solaris
8 5 (4.13%) Windows 7
9 4 (3.31%) Windows 10
9 4 (3.31%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.65%) Windows Phone
10 2 (1.65%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.70%) Network Design
2 14 (11.57%) Project Management
3 11 (9.09%) ITIL
3 11 (9.09%) Process Improvement
4 9 (7.44%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (6.61%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (6.61%) Service Management
6 7 (5.79%) Migration
7 6 (4.96%) Business Process Improvement
7 6 (4.96%) High Availability
8 5 (4.13%) Data Centre Operations
8 5 (4.13%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 5 (4.13%) Load Balancing
8 5 (4.13%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (4.13%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 5 (4.13%) Product Management
8 5 (4.13%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.13%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 5 (4.13%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 4 (3.31%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.96%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.13%) VB
3 3 (2.48%) SQL
4 1 (0.83%) Python
Qualifications
1 34 (28.10%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (20.66%) CCNP
3 15 (12.40%) Security Cleared
4 12 (9.92%) CCNA
4 12 (9.92%) SC Cleared
5 10 (8.26%) CCSE
5 10 (8.26%) Degree
6 8 (6.61%) Check Point Certification
7 7 (5.79%) CCIE
8 4 (3.31%) CCDP
8 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (3.31%) PMI Certification
9 3 (2.48%) CCSA
9 3 (2.48%) CISSP
9 3 (2.48%) PMP
9 3 (2.48%) SANS
9 3 (2.48%) SSCP
10 2 (1.65%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.65%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) SLA
2 2 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 25 (20.66%) Active Directory
2 16 (13.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.31%) ProxySG
3 4 (3.31%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.48%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.65%) vSphere
5 2 (1.65%) XenApp
5 2 (1.65%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.83%) Firmware
6 1 (0.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (4.96%) WSUS
2 5 (4.13%) AirWatch
2 5 (4.13%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (4.13%) NetBackup
2 5 (4.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (2.48%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (2.48%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (2.48%) OPNET
3 3 (2.48%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (1.65%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.65%) QRadar
5 1 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.83%) Kibana
5 1 (0.83%) logstash
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.83%) Nessus
5 1 (0.83%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.83%) Nmap
5 1 (0.83%) RSA enVision
5 1 (0.83%) SCCM
Vendors
1 62 (51.24%) Cisco
2 33 (27.27%) CheckPoint
3 23 (19.01%) VMware
4 20 (16.53%) Microsoft
5 15 (12.40%) Juniper
6 14 (11.57%) F5
7 11 (9.09%) Oracle
7 11 (9.09%) Palo Alto
8 10 (8.26%) Citrix
9 9 (7.44%) HP
9 9 (7.44%) IBM
10 7 (5.79%) Symantec
11 6 (4.96%) Red Hat
11 6 (4.96%) TIBCO
12 5 (4.13%) MobileIron
13 4 (3.31%) Blue Coat
13 4 (3.31%) SAP
13 4 (3.31%) Splunk
14 3 (2.48%) Avaya
14 3 (2.48%) EMC
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