The first table below looks at the demand for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Bracknell 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 30 11 18
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +7
Contract jobs citing LAN 9 26 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 2.73% 12.44% 3.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.84% 44.07% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 0
Average daily rate £314 £165 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.88 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.37% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £16.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+46.87% -23.80%
Communications & Networking Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
83 59 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 25.15% 28.23% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 17 2
Average daily rate £325 £183 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.08% +82.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 0
Average hourly rate £27.88 £14.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.24% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
LAN
Berkshire

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Bracknell region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAN across the Bracknell region.

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Bracknell region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Bracknell region.

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 18 (85.71%) Cisco
2 14 (66.67%) WAN
3 12 (57.14%) VMware
4 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
5 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 9 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 9 (42.86%) SC Cleared
6 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (33.33%) MS Office
6 7 (33.33%) SQL
6 7 (33.33%) Oracle
7 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
7 6 (28.57%) Windows
7 6 (28.57%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (28.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (28.57%) Migration
7 6 (28.57%) Release Management
8 5 (23.81%) Unified Communications
8 5 (23.81%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (23.81%) CCNP
8 5 (23.81%) CCNA
9 4 (19.05%) Internet
9 4 (19.05%) OSPF
9 4 (19.05%) Ethernet
9 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
9 4 (19.05%) Validation
9 4 (19.05%) MGCP
9 4 (19.05%) H.323
9 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (66.67%) WAN
2 5 (23.81%) Unified Communications
3 4 (19.05%) MGCP
3 4 (19.05%) H.323
3 4 (19.05%) Internet
3 4 (19.05%) OSPF
3 4 (19.05%) Ethernet
4 3 (14.29%) RIP
4 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 3 (14.29%) VPN
4 3 (14.29%) ADSL
4 3 (14.29%) ATM
4 3 (14.29%) SDH
4 3 (14.29%) BGP
4 3 (14.29%) DSL
4 3 (14.29%) EIGRP
4 3 (14.29%) MPLS
4 3 (14.29%) DHCP
4 3 (14.29%) Firewall
4 3 (14.29%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Local Government
2 2 (9.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Analyst
1 6 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Network Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) IP Network Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) IP Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Communications Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco Expert
5 2 (9.52%) Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Junior
6 1 (4.76%) Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Support
6 1 (4.76%) Voice Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) XMPP
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Release Management
1 6 (28.57%) Migration
2 4 (19.05%) Validation
2 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
3 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
3 2 (9.52%) Benchmarking
3 2 (9.52%) Use Case
3 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
3 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Project Management
4 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.76%) B2B
4 1 (4.76%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 5 (23.81%) CCNP
2 5 (23.81%) CCNA
3 3 (14.29%) CCVP
3 3 (14.29%) BC Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) CCIE
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 7 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (4.76%) SCCM
3 1 (4.76%) SCOM
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 18 (85.71%) Cisco
2 12 (57.14%) VMware
3 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 7 (33.33%) Oracle
5 3 (14.29%) Citrix
6 2 (9.52%) SAP
6 2 (9.52%) HP
6 2 (9.52%) Verint
7 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.76%) Mitel