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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 37 52 41
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -11
Contract jobs citing LAN 28 25 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.67% 2.58% 3.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.82% 12.63% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 16
Median daily rate £445 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.83% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £220 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £422 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £324
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Median hourly rate - £14.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.81% +5.71%
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
177 198 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.20% 20.41% 27.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 102 89
Median daily rate £433 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.61% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £230 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 11
Median hourly rate £37.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.89 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £24.26 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 25 August 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 38 (67.86%) WAN
2 35 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (57.14%) Cisco
4 26 (46.43%) CCNP
5 23 (41.07%) WLAN
6 22 (39.29%) Firewall
7 21 (37.50%) Telecoms
8 17 (30.36%) MPLS
9 12 (21.43%) Juniper
9 12 (21.43%) CCIE
9 12 (21.43%) VPN
9 12 (21.43%) Network Security
10 10 (17.86%) Data Centre
11 9 (16.07%) F5
11 9 (16.07%) DNS
12 8 (14.29%) Network Design
12 8 (14.29%) CCNA
12 8 (14.29%) Active Directory
12 8 (14.29%) CheckPoint
12 8 (14.29%) Windows
13 7 (12.50%) Internet
13 7 (12.50%) VLAN
13 7 (12.50%) Wireless
13 7 (12.50%) IPsec
13 7 (12.50%) VMware
14 6 (10.71%) HP
14 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
14 6 (10.71%) Linux
14 6 (10.71%) VoIP
15 5 (8.93%) DHCP

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 1 (1.79%) CloudStack
1 1 (1.79%) JBoss
1 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.79%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
1 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) PaaS
1 3 (5.36%) SaaS
2 1 (1.79%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (67.86%) WAN
2 23 (41.07%) WLAN
3 22 (39.29%) Firewall
4 17 (30.36%) MPLS
5 12 (21.43%) Network Security
5 12 (21.43%) VPN
6 9 (16.07%) DNS
7 7 (12.50%) Internet
7 7 (12.50%) IPsec
7 7 (12.50%) VLAN
7 7 (12.50%) Wireless
8 6 (10.71%) VoIP
9 5 (8.93%) BGP
9 5 (8.93%) DHCP
10 4 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (7.14%) SAN
10 4 (7.14%) TCP/IP
11 3 (5.36%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (5.36%) Ethernet
11 3 (5.36%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) MySQL
2 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.79%) Subversion
General
1 21 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.36%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Marketing
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (44.64%) Network Engineer
2 9 (16.07%) Architect
3 8 (14.29%) Consultant
3 8 (14.29%) LAN Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Network Consultant
4 5 (8.93%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Citrix Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (5.36%) Security Consultant
6 3 (5.36%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) WLAN Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.57%) Network Security Consultant
7 2 (3.57%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) WAN Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) WAN Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) Middleware
2 2 (3.57%) Web Services
3 1 (1.79%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.79%) Apache Flex
3 1 (1.79%) CSS
3 1 (1.79%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.79%) Servlets
3 1 (1.79%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.36%) Virtual Team
3 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.57%) IVR
3 2 (3.57%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.79%) CCTV
4 1 (1.79%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.29%) Windows
2 6 (10.71%) Linux
3 4 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.57%) AIX
4 2 (3.57%) Unix
5 1 (1.79%) HPUX
5 1 (1.79%) Solaris
5 1 (1.79%) SUSE
5 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.29%) Network Design
2 5 (8.93%) Migration
3 4 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (7.14%) SIEM
4 3 (5.36%) ITIL
4 3 (5.36%) Load Balancing
4 3 (5.36%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 3 (5.36%) Project Management
4 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
4 3 (5.36%) Service Management
4 3 (5.36%) Target Operating Model
4 3 (5.36%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 2 (3.57%) Capacity Management
5 2 (3.57%) DevOps
5 2 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.57%) Low Latency
5 2 (3.57%) Performance Engineering
5 2 (3.57%) SOA
5 2 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.57%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.57%) SQL
2 1 (1.79%) Java
2 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (46.43%) CCNP
3 12 (21.43%) CCIE
4 8 (14.29%) CCNA
5 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.36%) CCA
6 3 (5.36%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (3.57%) CCDA
7 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.57%) JNCIA
7 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.79%) CCENT
8 1 (1.79%) CCNP Voice
8 1 (1.79%) CCVP
8 1 (1.79%) CISSP
8 1 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.79%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.79%) MCP
8 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) QA
2 3 (5.36%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.36%) vSphere
3 3 (5.36%) XenApp
4 2 (3.57%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.79%) KVM
5 1 (1.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) SCOM
2 1 (1.79%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (1.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (57.14%) Cisco
2 12 (21.43%) Juniper
3 9 (16.07%) F5
4 8 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 7 (12.50%) VMware
6 6 (10.71%) HP
6 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
7 4 (7.14%) Citrix
8 3 (5.36%) Aruba
8 3 (5.36%) Huawei
8 3 (5.36%) IBM
9 2 (3.57%) Fortinet
9 2 (3.57%) Ruckus Wireless
9 2 (3.57%) Splunk
9 2 (3.57%) TippingPoint
10 1 (1.79%) Avaya
10 1 (1.79%) Mitel
10 1 (1.79%) Oracle
10 1 (1.79%) Proofpoint
10 1 (1.79%) Sophos