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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 44 49 53
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing LAN 32 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.25% 2.63% 2.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.31% 12.30% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 11
Average daily rate £375 £475 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +58.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £223 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £635 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £347 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.06% -0.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £37.65 £16.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.19% -90.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-16.26% +8.04%
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
283 187 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.73% 21.35% 24.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 90 88
Average daily rate £363 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +9.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £115 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 2 16
Average hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.30% -88.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 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 12 February 2016.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 33 (62.26%) WAN
2 32 (60.38%) Cisco
3 26 (49.06%) Firewall
4 22 (41.51%) CheckPoint
5 20 (37.74%) VPN
6 19 (35.85%) TCP/IP
6 19 (35.85%) VLAN
6 19 (35.85%) Data Centre
7 16 (30.19%) Juniper
7 16 (30.19%) BGP
8 15 (28.30%) OSPF
9 14 (26.42%) F5
10 13 (24.53%) Load Balancing
10 13 (24.53%) SC Cleared
10 13 (24.53%) Security Cleared
10 13 (24.53%) Telecoms
11 12 (22.64%) Windows
12 10 (18.87%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (18.87%) WebEx
13 9 (16.98%) DNS
13 9 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (16.98%) VMware
14 8 (15.09%) WLAN
15 7 (13.21%) MPLS
15 7 (13.21%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (13.21%) Migration
15 7 (13.21%) Windows Server
16 6 (11.32%) Wireless
16 6 (11.32%) Project Management
16 6 (11.32%) DHCP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3 (5.66%) IIS
2 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.89%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.89%) MS Office
1 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (62.26%) WAN
2 26 (49.06%) Firewall
3 20 (37.74%) VPN
4 19 (35.85%) TCP/IP
4 19 (35.85%) VLAN
5 16 (30.19%) BGP
6 15 (28.30%) OSPF
7 10 (18.87%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (18.87%) WebEx
8 9 (16.98%) DNS
9 8 (15.09%) WLAN
10 7 (13.21%) MPLS
10 7 (13.21%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (11.32%) DHCP
11 6 (11.32%) Wireless
12 5 (9.43%) Network Security
13 4 (7.55%) EIGRP
13 4 (7.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 4 (7.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 3 (5.66%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 13 (24.53%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.77%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Electronics
3 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Legal
3 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (52.83%) Network Engineer
2 9 (16.98%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (16.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (15.09%) Project Manager
4 7 (13.21%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Firewall Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) Network Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) WAN Project Manager
7 4 (7.55%) Network Operations Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Firewall Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Administrator
8 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (5.66%) LAN Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Switch Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.66%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.66%) Web Services
2 2 (3.77%) WAP
3 1 (1.89%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.89%) CGI
3 1 (1.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (35.85%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.89%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.89%) FMCG
3 1 (1.89%) Grid Computing
3 1 (1.89%) HP Storage
3 1 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (1.89%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.64%) Windows
2 7 (13.21%) Windows Server
3 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.66%) Linux
4 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.77%) Unix
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.89%) AIX
6 1 (1.89%) Solaris
6 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) Load Balancing
2 7 (13.21%) Migration
3 6 (11.32%) Project Management
4 5 (9.43%) ITIL
4 5 (9.43%) PRINCE2
4 5 (9.43%) Problem Management
5 4 (7.55%) Service Delivery
5 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (5.66%) AOP
6 3 (5.66%) Network Design
6 3 (5.66%) Service Management
7 2 (3.77%) Change Control
7 2 (3.77%) Data Analysis
7 2 (3.77%) High Availability
7 2 (3.77%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 2 (3.77%) Workflow
8 1 (1.89%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.89%) ITSM
8 1 (1.89%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
1 3 (5.66%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) Perl
2 1 (1.89%) Ruby
2 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) SC Cleared
1 13 (24.53%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (11.32%) CCNP
4 5 (9.43%) CCNA
5 4 (7.55%) PMI Certification
5 4 (7.55%) PMP
6 3 (5.66%) CCDP
6 3 (5.66%) CCIE
6 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.77%) A+ Certification
7 2 (3.77%) APMP
7 2 (3.77%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (3.77%) Degree
7 2 (3.77%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (3.77%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (1.89%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.89%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.89%) MCSE
System Software
1 6 (11.32%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.66%) VMware ESX
3 3 (5.66%) vSphere
4 2 (3.77%) XenApp
5 1 (1.89%) Firmware
5 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.89%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.77%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.89%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.89%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (1.89%) Puppet
3 1 (1.89%) SCCM
3 1 (1.89%) SCOM
3 1 (1.89%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Intune
3 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (60.38%) Cisco
2 22 (41.51%) CheckPoint
3 16 (30.19%) Juniper
4 14 (26.42%) F5
5 9 (16.98%) VMware
6 5 (9.43%) HP
7 4 (7.55%) Citrix
7 4 (7.55%) Fortinet
7 4 (7.55%) Palo Alto
8 3 (5.66%) Blue Coat
8 3 (5.66%) BT
8 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
8 3 (5.66%) Nokia
8 3 (5.66%) Oracle
9 2 (3.77%) Altiris
9 2 (3.77%) Brocade
9 2 (3.77%) Infoblox
9 2 (3.77%) ProCurve
9 2 (3.77%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.77%) Remedy