The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newbury region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 31 26 24
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing LAN 4 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 1.54% 1.68% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.13% 5.88% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
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£450 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £303
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +14.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £21.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +35.48%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Newbury region.

Communications & Networking Category
Newbury
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
128 51 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 49.23% 28.49% 48.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 20 17
Average daily rate £290 £430 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.55% +59.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £360 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £472 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Average hourly rate - £165.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +842.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.27%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Newbury

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Newbury

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury 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 8 (80.00%) WAN
2 6 (60.00%) VPN
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) Citrix
3 5 (50.00%) MS Office
3 5 (50.00%) ITIL
3 5 (50.00%) Internet
4 4 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (40.00%) Fault Management
4 4 (40.00%) FTP
4 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (40.00%) Remedy
4 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (30.00%) SLA
5 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (30.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (20.00%) Network Security
6 2 (20.00%) IPsec
6 2 (20.00%) Firewall
6 2 (20.00%) OSPF
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco
6 2 (20.00%) IPv6
6 2 (20.00%) BGP
6 2 (20.00%) EIGRP
6 2 (20.00%) Project Management
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (10.00%) SAN
7 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury 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 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) Confluence
1 1 (10.00%) MediaWiki
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Office
2 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) WAN
2 6 (60.00%) VPN
3 5 (50.00%) Internet
4 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (40.00%) FTP
5 2 (20.00%) IPv6
5 2 (20.00%) Network Security
5 2 (20.00%) OSPF
5 2 (20.00%) BGP
5 2 (20.00%) EIGRP
5 2 (20.00%) Firewall
5 2 (20.00%) IPsec
6 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
6 1 (10.00%) SAN
6 1 (10.00%) Intranet
6 1 (10.00%) SNMP
6 1 (10.00%) LDAP
6 1 (10.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) Hudson
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Integration Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Integration Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) CentOS
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Fault Management
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) Workflow
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
1 1 (10.00%) Ruby
1 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) MCSA
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Postfix
3 1 (10.00%) XenServer
3 1 (10.00%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) ZABBIX
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Citrix
2 4 (40.00%) Remedy
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) EMC
5 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (10.00%) Brocade
5 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
5 1 (10.00%) Infoblox
5 1 (10.00%) Aruba
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint