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 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 57 67 69
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs citing LAN 18 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.98% 1.88% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.73% 8.33% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 8
Average daily rate
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£450 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £125 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £400 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £175.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.13 £18.10 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.20% +0.54%
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
185 240 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.33% 22.51% 40.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 92 122
Average daily rate £350 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £145 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -19.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £12.50 £15.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £159.30 £13.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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 November 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 44 (93.62%) WAN
2 22 (46.81%) Windows
3 17 (36.17%) Firewall
3 17 (36.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (31.91%) VPN
4 15 (31.91%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (29.79%) Active Directory
5 14 (29.79%) Cisco
6 13 (27.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (25.53%) Wireless
7 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
8 11 (23.40%) DNS
8 11 (23.40%) Network Design
8 11 (23.40%) Security Cleared
9 10 (21.28%) Windows 7
9 10 (21.28%) VoIP
9 10 (21.28%) MS Exchange
10 9 (19.15%) DHCP
10 9 (19.15%) TCP/IP
10 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared
10 9 (19.15%) VMware
11 8 (17.02%) CCNP
12 7 (14.89%) CCIE
13 6 (12.77%) Internet
13 6 (12.77%) SAN
13 6 (12.77%) MPLS
13 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
13 6 (12.77%) ITIL
13 6 (12.77%) Network Architecture
13 6 (12.77%) Windows 8

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 10 (21.28%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.13%) Lync
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (93.62%) WAN
2 17 (36.17%) Firewall
3 15 (31.91%) VPN
4 12 (25.53%) Wireless
5 11 (23.40%) DNS
6 10 (21.28%) VoIP
7 9 (19.15%) DHCP
7 9 (19.15%) TCP/IP
8 6 (12.77%) Internet
8 6 (12.77%) SAN
8 6 (12.77%) MPLS
9 5 (10.64%) WLAN
9 5 (10.64%) BGP
9 5 (10.64%) IPsec
10 4 (8.51%) FDDI
10 4 (8.51%) SMDS
10 4 (8.51%) IGRP
10 4 (8.51%) X.25
10 4 (8.51%) PPP
10 4 (8.51%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
1 3 (6.38%) Retail
2 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Network Engineer
2 8 (17.02%) Architect
3 5 (10.64%) Desktop Technician
3 5 (10.64%) IT Support
3 5 (10.64%) Support Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Support Technician
3 5 (10.64%) Server Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) IT Support Technician
4 4 (8.51%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Technical Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (4.26%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Network Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) OLE
1 1 (2.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.13%) iPad
2 1 (2.13%) Kindle
2 1 (2.13%) iPhone
2 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.13%) Handset
2 1 (2.13%) PKI
2 1 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (46.81%) Windows
2 17 (36.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (27.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (21.28%) Windows 7
5 6 (12.77%) Windows 8
6 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.26%) Linux
8 1 (2.13%) Android
8 1 (2.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.40%) Network Design
2 6 (12.77%) ITIL
2 6 (12.77%) Network Architecture
3 5 (10.64%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (10.64%) Load Balancing
4 4 (8.51%) Service Management
5 3 (6.38%) Business Transformation
5 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.26%) ITIL V3
6 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (2.13%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (2.13%) High Availability
7 1 (2.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (2.13%) Project Management
7 1 (2.13%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (2.13%) Information Security
7 1 (2.13%) Information Security Management
7 1 (2.13%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) Python
2 2 (4.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (31.91%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (23.40%) Security Cleared
3 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared
4 8 (17.02%) CCNP
5 7 (14.89%) CCIE
6 5 (10.64%) CCNA
7 3 (6.38%) Degree
8 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
9 1 (2.13%) MCSE
9 1 (2.13%) MCP
9 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
1 1 (2.13%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (29.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.26%) VMware Server
4 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.13%) XenApp
4 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) SCCM
2 1 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.13%) SCOM
2 1 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (29.79%) Cisco
2 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
3 9 (19.15%) VMware
4 4 (8.51%) NetApp
5 2 (4.26%) Citrix
5 2 (4.26%) Juniper
5 2 (4.26%) Apple
5 2 (4.26%) IBM
6 1 (2.13%) F5
6 1 (2.13%) Infoblox
6 1 (2.13%) McAfee
6 1 (2.13%) HP
6 1 (2.13%) Nortel
6 1 (2.13%) Avaya
6 1 (2.13%) Siemens