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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 55 58 41
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -17
Contract jobs citing LAN 17 17 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.82% 1.70% 3.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.85% 6.80% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 21
Average daily rate
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£363 £265 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.79% +12.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £185 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £455 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £305
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +11.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £180.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-90.83% +958.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.60 £21.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +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 Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
192 250 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.58% 25.03% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 91 63
Average daily rate £350 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £188 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £180.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.05% +1025.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 29 (82.86%) WAN
2 15 (42.86%) Cisco
3 14 (40.00%) Windows
4 11 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (28.57%) Wireless
6 9 (25.71%) VoIP
7 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
7 8 (22.86%) Firewall
7 8 (22.86%) VMware
8 7 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (20.00%) CCNP
8 7 (20.00%) Active Directory
9 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
9 6 (17.14%) BGP
9 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
9 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
9 6 (17.14%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (14.29%) F5
10 5 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (14.29%) iSCSI
10 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
10 5 (14.29%) SAN
10 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (11.43%) CCIE
11 4 (11.43%) Juniper
11 4 (11.43%) Mercator
11 4 (11.43%) OSPF
11 4 (11.43%) ITIL

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
1 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.71%) Lync
3 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Office
2 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (82.86%) WAN
2 10 (28.57%) Wireless
3 9 (25.71%) VoIP
4 8 (22.86%) Firewall
5 7 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (17.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (17.14%) BGP
7 5 (14.29%) SAN
7 5 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (14.29%) iSCSI
8 4 (11.43%) BIG-IP
8 4 (11.43%) Network Security
8 4 (11.43%) VPN
8 4 (11.43%) DHCP
8 4 (11.43%) OSPF
9 3 (8.57%) SONET
9 3 (8.57%) ADSL
9 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
9 3 (8.57%) DNS
10 2 (5.71%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
1 3 (8.57%) Retail
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (17.14%) Architect
1 6 (17.14%) Network Engineer
1 6 (17.14%) Consultant
2 5 (14.29%) Network Consultant
3 4 (11.43%) Technical Consultant
3 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) IT Support Technician
5 2 (5.71%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) IT Support
5 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Support Technician
5 2 (5.71%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Programme Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.86%) Handset
2 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.86%) iPhone
2 1 (2.86%) Kindle
2 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (8.57%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.43%) ITIL
1 4 (11.43%) Network Design
1 4 (11.43%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (11.43%) Network Architecture
1 4 (11.43%) Business Transformation
1 4 (11.43%) Protective Monitoring
2 3 (8.57%) Service Management
3 2 (5.71%) ITIL V3
3 2 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (2.86%) Business Development
4 1 (2.86%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (2.86%) Product Management
4 1 (2.86%) High Availability
4 1 (2.86%) Electronic Design Automation
4 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.86%) Contact Management
4 1 (2.86%) TOGAF
4 1 (2.86%) Network Planning
4 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.86%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) Python
2 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (20.00%) CCNP
3 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
3 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
4 4 (11.43%) JNCIS
4 4 (11.43%) CCDP
4 4 (11.43%) CCIE
5 1 (2.86%) MCP
5 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
1 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) SCOM
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 15 (42.86%) Cisco
2 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.86%) VMware
3 5 (14.29%) F5
4 4 (11.43%) Juniper
4 4 (11.43%) Mercator
5 2 (5.71%) IBM
5 2 (5.71%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.86%) Huawei
6 1 (2.86%) Infoblox
6 1 (2.86%) HP
6 1 (2.86%) Dell
6 1 (2.86%) McAfee
6 1 (2.86%) Apple