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 4 December 2016 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 49 42 56
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +14
Contract jobs citing LAN 18 29 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.47% 3.05% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.61% 13.81% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 13
Median daily rate £313 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £325 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £440 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £383 £330
% change year-on-year
-5.22% +15.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £43.46 £175.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.56% -75.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%
LAN
Berkshire

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
209 210 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.71% 22.06% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 111 92
Median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £45.31 £159.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 4 December 2016.

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 4 December 2016.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, 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 30 (65.22%) WAN
2 19 (41.30%) Cisco
3 17 (36.96%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (32.61%) WLAN
5 13 (28.26%) Firewall
6 12 (26.09%) CheckPoint
6 12 (26.09%) MPLS
7 11 (23.91%) CCNP
7 11 (23.91%) Active Directory
8 9 (19.57%) Windows
8 9 (19.57%) Telecoms
9 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
10 7 (15.22%) VPN
10 7 (15.22%) Network Design
10 7 (15.22%) Network Security
10 7 (15.22%) Data Centre
11 6 (13.04%) Wireless
11 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
11 6 (13.04%) CCIE
11 6 (13.04%) Citrix
11 6 (13.04%) Juniper
11 6 (13.04%) Project Management
12 5 (10.87%) SAN
12 5 (10.87%) DNS
12 5 (10.87%) MS Office
12 5 (10.87%) VMware
12 5 (10.87%) Palo Alto
13 4 (8.70%) Windows 7
13 4 (8.70%) F5
13 4 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus

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 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS Office
2 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.17%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) Mimecast
2 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (65.22%) WAN
2 15 (32.61%) WLAN
3 13 (28.26%) Firewall
4 12 (26.09%) MPLS
5 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
6 7 (15.22%) Network Security
6 7 (15.22%) VPN
7 6 (13.04%) Wireless
8 5 (10.87%) DNS
8 5 (10.87%) SAN
9 4 (8.70%) BGP
9 4 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (8.70%) Ethernet
9 4 (8.70%) VoIP
10 3 (6.52%) Broadband
10 3 (6.52%) Cisco Wireless
10 3 (6.52%) NetScaler
10 3 (6.52%) PSTN
10 3 (6.52%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (19.57%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.52%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Network Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Senior Network Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Support Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Architect
4 4 (8.70%) Consultant
4 4 (8.70%) LAN Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Network Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Administrator
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (6.52%) Network Administrator
5 3 (6.52%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.52%) WLAN Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Network Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Network Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (2.17%) Apache Flex
2 1 (2.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.52%) CMDB
3 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.35%) PMI
3 2 (4.35%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.57%) Windows
2 4 (8.70%) Linux
2 4 (8.70%) Windows 7
2 4 (8.70%) Windows 8
3 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.35%) Windows 10
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Phone
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.17%) Android
5 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.22%) Network Design
2 6 (13.04%) Project Management
3 4 (8.70%) Change Management
3 4 (8.70%) Load Balancing
3 4 (8.70%) Migration
4 3 (6.52%) Network Management
4 3 (6.52%) Process Improvement
4 3 (6.52%) Product Management
4 3 (6.52%) Programme Management
4 3 (6.52%) Service Management
4 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.35%) Capacity Management
5 2 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.35%) High Availability
5 2 (4.35%) Low Latency
5 2 (4.35%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.35%) Network Architecture
5 2 (4.35%) Performance Engineering
5 2 (4.35%) Target Operating Model
5 2 (4.35%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
1 2 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (36.96%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (23.91%) CCNP
3 6 (13.04%) CCIE
4 3 (6.52%) CCNA
4 3 (6.52%) PMI Certification
5 2 (4.35%) PMP
5 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.17%) CCDA
6 1 (2.17%) CCVP
6 1 (2.17%) Degree
6 1 (2.17%) MCP
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) QA
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (23.91%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.52%) ProxySG
3 3 (6.52%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (4.35%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.35%) vSphere
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) OPNET
2 1 (2.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (41.30%) Cisco
2 12 (26.09%) CheckPoint
3 6 (13.04%) Citrix
3 6 (13.04%) Juniper
3 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.87%) Palo Alto
4 5 (10.87%) VMware
5 4 (8.70%) F5
6 3 (6.52%) Blue Coat
6 3 (6.52%) Riverbed
6 3 (6.52%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.35%) HP
7 2 (4.35%) IBM
7 2 (4.35%) Oracle
7 2 (4.35%) SAP
7 2 (4.35%) Splunk
8 1 (2.17%) Aruba
8 1 (2.17%) Dell
8 1 (2.17%) Proofpoint
8 1 (2.17%) Remedy