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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 43 66 76
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +10
Contract jobs citing LAN 24 17 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.77% 1.67% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 7.26% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 12
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £214 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.29 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -3.94%
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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
216 234 545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.94% 23.01% 39.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 80 111
Average daily rate £400 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £164 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £30.50 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 22 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Reading region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 42 (91.30%) WAN
2 25 (54.35%) VPN
3 24 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 21 (45.65%) Windows
5 21 (45.65%) Firewall
6 18 (39.13%) DNS
7 14 (30.43%) Cisco
7 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (28.26%) CCNP
9 12 (26.09%) MS Exchange
9 12 (26.09%) Network Design
10 11 (23.91%) Wireless
10 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (21.74%) MPLS
11 10 (21.74%) CCNA
11 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
11 10 (21.74%) DHCP
11 10 (21.74%) IPsec
11 10 (21.74%) VMware
11 10 (21.74%) Network Architecture
11 10 (21.74%) Security Cleared
12 9 (19.57%) Load Balancing
12 9 (19.57%) Capacity Planning
12 9 (19.57%) Windows 8
12 9 (19.57%) WLAN
13 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
13 8 (17.39%) CCIE
13 8 (17.39%) Internet
13 8 (17.39%) Degree

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 12 (26.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.52%) MS Office
3 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (91.30%) WAN
2 25 (54.35%) VPN
3 21 (45.65%) Firewall
4 18 (39.13%) DNS
5 11 (23.91%) Wireless
6 10 (21.74%) MPLS
6 10 (21.74%) DHCP
6 10 (21.74%) IPsec
7 9 (19.57%) WLAN
8 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
8 8 (17.39%) Internet
9 6 (13.04%) VoIP
10 5 (10.87%) BGP
10 5 (10.87%) IGRP
11 4 (8.70%) X.25
11 4 (8.70%) FDDI
11 4 (8.70%) SMDS
11 4 (8.70%) SNA
11 4 (8.70%) HTTP
11 4 (8.70%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) MySQL
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
General
1 2 (4.35%) Finance
1 2 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (39.13%) Network Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Support Technician
3 5 (10.87%) Server Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) IT Support Technician
3 5 (10.87%) Desktop Technician
3 5 (10.87%) IT Support
4 4 (8.70%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Architect
4 4 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Tester
5 3 (6.52%) Tester
5 3 (6.52%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Network Architect
6 2 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Network Support
6 2 (4.35%) Technical Tester
7 1 (2.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) Middleware
1 1 (2.17%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.17%) PKI
1 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.17%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 21 (45.65%) Windows
2 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (19.57%) Windows 8
5 7 (15.22%) Windows 7
6 5 (10.87%) Linux
7 3 (6.52%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) Network Design
2 10 (21.74%) Network Architecture
3 9 (19.57%) Capacity Planning
3 9 (19.57%) Load Balancing
4 7 (15.22%) ITIL
5 4 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce
6 3 (6.52%) Project Management
6 3 (6.52%) Service Management
6 3 (6.52%) Workflow
6 3 (6.52%) Test Scripting
6 3 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (6.52%) Test Planning
6 3 (6.52%) Regression Testing
7 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (2.17%) ITIL V3
8 1 (2.17%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (2.17%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) Python
2 3 (6.52%) Bash Shell
2 3 (6.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (28.26%) CCNP
3 10 (21.74%) CCNA
3 10 (21.74%) Security Cleared
4 8 (17.39%) CCIE
4 8 (17.39%) Degree
4 8 (17.39%) SC Cleared
5 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (6.52%) MCSE
6 3 (6.52%) MCSA
7 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.17%) JNCIP
8 1 (2.17%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 23 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.52%) KVM
4 2 (4.35%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.17%) XenApp
5 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) SCCM
1 3 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (30.43%) Cisco
2 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 10 (21.74%) VMware
3 5 (10.87%) HP
4 4 (8.70%) Juniper
4 4 (8.70%) NetApp
5 2 (4.35%) IBM
5 2 (4.35%) Citrix
6 1 (2.17%) Avaya
6 1 (2.17%) F5
6 1 (2.17%) Nortel
6 1 (2.17%) Siemens
6 1 (2.17%) Apple
6 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.17%) McAfee
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