The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 1 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 48 47 49
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing LAN 18 26 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.13% 2.76% 2.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.39% 10.04% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 12
Average daily rate
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£338 £319 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +99.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £290 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £503 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -25.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.38
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.67%
LAN
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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 Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
158 259 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 18.70% 27.52% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 84 73
Average daily rate £340 £325 £266
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +22.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £275 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £13.00 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Reading

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Reading region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 26 (83.87%) WAN
2 11 (35.48%) Cisco
3 9 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (25.81%) Windows
4 8 (25.81%) Telecoms
5 7 (22.58%) Wireless
5 7 (22.58%) ITIL
5 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
5 7 (22.58%) CCNP
6 6 (19.35%) VoIP
6 6 (19.35%) WLAN
6 6 (19.35%) Linux
6 6 (19.35%) Firewall
6 6 (19.35%) Network Architecture
7 5 (16.13%) Network Security
7 5 (16.13%) VMware
7 5 (16.13%) MS Office
7 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
8 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
8 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
8 4 (12.90%) Oracle
8 4 (12.90%) Project Management
8 4 (12.90%) Service Management
8 4 (12.90%) OSPF
8 4 (12.90%) BGP
8 4 (12.90%) Network Design
8 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
9 3 (9.68%) Network Management
9 3 (9.68%) Web Application Development
9 3 (9.68%) Ajax

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.23%) IIS
3 1 (3.23%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Office
2 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (83.87%) WAN
2 7 (22.58%) Wireless
3 6 (19.35%) VoIP
3 6 (19.35%) WLAN
3 6 (19.35%) Firewall
4 5 (16.13%) Network Security
5 4 (12.90%) OSPF
5 4 (12.90%) BGP
6 3 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (6.45%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (6.45%) MPLS
7 2 (6.45%) IP Telephony
7 2 (6.45%) DNS
7 2 (6.45%) PSTN
7 2 (6.45%) SNMP
8 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
8 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
8 1 (3.23%) ISDN
8 1 (3.23%) IPv4
8 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.45%) MySQL
General
1 8 (25.81%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Legal
2 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Network Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Network Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Radio Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Help Desk Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Network Programmer
4 2 (6.45%) Network Design Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Programmer
4 2 (6.45%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) IT Support Technician
5 1 (3.23%) Network Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Product Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) HTML
1 3 (9.68%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.23%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Linux
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.23%) HPUX
4 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) ITIL
2 6 (19.35%) Network Architecture
3 4 (12.90%) Project Management
3 4 (12.90%) Service Management
3 4 (12.90%) Network Design
4 3 (9.68%) Network Management
4 3 (9.68%) Web Application Development
5 2 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Migration
5 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.23%) Contact Management
6 1 (3.23%) Six Sigma
6 1 (3.23%) Quality Management
6 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.23%) Change Management
6 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.23%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) Java
1 3 (9.68%) Perl
1 3 (9.68%) PHP
1 3 (9.68%) VB
1 3 (9.68%) Python
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (22.58%) CCNP
3 3 (9.68%) CCIE
4 2 (6.45%) CCNA
4 2 (6.45%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) CCDP
5 1 (3.23%) PMP
5 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.23%) JNCIS
5 1 (3.23%) JNCIP
5 1 (3.23%) JNCIE
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
1 1 (3.23%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (3.23%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Cisco
2 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
3 5 (16.13%) VMware
4 4 (12.90%) Oracle
5 3 (9.68%) Motorola
6 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.45%) Juniper
7 1 (3.23%) Mercator
7 1 (3.23%) Huawei
7 1 (3.23%) F5