The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 53 58 50
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing LAN 11 24 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.54% 2.36% 2.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.43% 8.14% 10.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 10
Median daily rate £300 £363 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £243 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £418 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -13.63%

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
171 295 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.98% 29.06% 20.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 161 81
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £55.65 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +158.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing LAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for LAN.

1 21 (70.00%) WAN
2 14 (46.67%) Cisco
3 11 (36.67%) Firewall
4 10 (33.33%) Windows
5 9 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 9 (30.00%) CheckPoint
6 8 (26.67%) CCNP
6 8 (26.67%) TCP/IP
6 8 (26.67%) VPN
7 7 (23.33%) CCNA
7 7 (23.33%) MPLS
7 7 (23.33%) Wireless
8 6 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (20.00%) Project Management
8 6 (20.00%) Citrix
8 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (20.00%) WLAN
9 5 (16.67%) MS Office
9 5 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (16.67%) Palo Alto
10 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
10 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
10 4 (13.33%) Load Balancing
10 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
10 4 (13.33%) Linux
10 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
10 4 (13.33%) Change Management
11 3 (10.00%) SLA

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Office
2 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (70.00%) WAN
2 11 (36.67%) Firewall
3 8 (26.67%) TCP/IP
3 8 (26.67%) VPN
4 7 (23.33%) MPLS
4 7 (23.33%) Wireless
5 6 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (20.00%) WLAN
6 5 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (10.00%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (10.00%) DNS
7 3 (10.00%) NetScaler
7 3 (10.00%) Network Security
7 3 (10.00%) Unified Communications
7 3 (10.00%) VoIP
8 2 (6.67%) Broadband
8 2 (6.67%) DHCP
8 2 (6.67%) Ethernet
8 2 (6.67%) PSTN
8 2 (6.67%) Skype
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
1 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) Network Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) Technical Leader
4 2 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Programme Manager
4 2 (6.67%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) CMDB
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) PMI
4 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Linux
2 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (10.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Phone
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.33%) Android
5 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Project Management
2 4 (13.33%) Change Management
2 4 (13.33%) Load Balancing
3 3 (10.00%) Network Design
3 3 (10.00%) Network Management
3 3 (10.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (6.67%) Product Management
4 2 (6.67%) Programme Management
4 2 (6.67%) Service Management
5 1 (3.33%) AOP
5 1 (3.33%) Business Development
5 1 (3.33%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL
5 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.33%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.33%) Release Management
5 1 (3.33%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (26.67%) CCNP
3 7 (23.33%) CCNA
4 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (10.00%) PMI Certification
6 2 (6.67%) CCDA
6 2 (6.67%) CCVP
6 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
6 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (6.67%) PMP
7 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (3.33%) CCDP
7 1 (3.33%) Degree
7 1 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) ProxySG
2 3 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) OPNET
2 1 (3.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Cisco
2 9 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (20.00%) Citrix
3 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (16.67%) Palo Alto
5 3 (10.00%) Arista
5 3 (10.00%) Blue Coat
5 3 (10.00%) Riverbed
5 3 (10.00%) SolarWinds
6 2 (6.67%) Juniper
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle
6 2 (6.67%) SAP
6 2 (6.67%) VMware
7 1 (3.33%) F5
7 1 (3.33%) Nokia
7 1 (3.33%) Remedy