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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 50 54 51
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing LAN 28 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.10% 1.56% 2.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.39% 7.11% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 10
Median daily rate £350 £288 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £231 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £344 £349
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £347 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +8.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £22.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+18.18% +22.22%
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
226 197 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.00% 21.94% 25.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 67 85
Median daily rate £375 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 9
Median hourly rate £19.61 £22.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.84% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

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 May 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 May 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 (74.51%) WAN
2 37 (72.55%) Cisco
3 28 (54.90%) Firewall
4 25 (49.02%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (41.18%) CCNP
6 18 (35.29%) Telecoms
7 17 (33.33%) WLAN
8 16 (31.37%) VPN
9 13 (25.49%) MPLS
10 11 (21.57%) CheckPoint
10 11 (21.57%) Juniper
10 11 (21.57%) VLAN
10 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
11 10 (19.61%) Data Centre
11 10 (19.61%) CCNA
12 8 (15.69%) Wireless
12 8 (15.69%) Internet
12 8 (15.69%) BGP
12 8 (15.69%) DNS
12 8 (15.69%) Windows
12 8 (15.69%) SC Cleared
12 8 (15.69%) Network Security
12 8 (15.69%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (13.73%) F5
13 7 (13.73%) CCIE
13 7 (13.73%) IPsec
14 6 (11.76%) Service Delivery
14 6 (11.76%) HP
14 6 (11.76%) DHCP
15 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP

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 (1.96%) CloudStack
1 1 (1.96%) JBoss
1 1 (1.96%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.96%) Skype for Business
1 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS Office
2 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) PaaS
1 3 (5.88%) SaaS
2 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (74.51%) WAN
2 28 (54.90%) Firewall
3 17 (33.33%) WLAN
4 16 (31.37%) VPN
5 13 (25.49%) MPLS
6 11 (21.57%) VLAN
7 8 (15.69%) BGP
7 8 (15.69%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (15.69%) DNS
7 8 (15.69%) Internet
7 8 (15.69%) Network Security
7 8 (15.69%) Wireless
8 7 (13.73%) IPsec
9 6 (11.76%) DHCP
10 5 (9.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (9.80%) OSPF
10 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP
10 5 (9.80%) VoIP
11 3 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) MySQL
1 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.96%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.96%) Subversion
General
1 18 (35.29%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.84%) Finance
3 2 (3.92%) Legal
3 2 (3.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.96%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 26 (50.98%) Network Engineer
2 9 (17.65%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (17.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (15.69%) LAN Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Firewall Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Architect
5 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Network Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) WAN Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.92%) Network Security Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Security Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Switch Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) Web Services
2 1 (1.96%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.96%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (1.96%) CGI
2 1 (1.96%) Middleware
2 1 (1.96%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.96%) Servlets
2 1 (1.96%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.92%) IVR
4 1 (1.96%) CCTV
4 1 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.96%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Windows
2 5 (9.80%) Linux
3 4 (7.84%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.96%) AIX
4 1 (1.96%) HPUX
4 1 (1.96%) SUSE
4 1 (1.96%) Unix
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.76%) Service Delivery
2 5 (9.80%) ITIL
3 4 (7.84%) Change Control
3 4 (7.84%) Load Balancing
3 4 (7.84%) Migration
3 4 (7.84%) Network Design
3 4 (7.84%) Problem Management
3 4 (7.84%) Project Management
4 3 (5.88%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 3 (5.88%) SIEM
4 3 (5.88%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 2 (3.92%) AOP
5 2 (3.92%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (3.92%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 2 (3.92%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (3.92%) DevOps
5 2 (3.92%) Financial Analysis
5 2 (3.92%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.92%) Network Management
5 2 (3.92%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.96%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (49.02%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (41.18%) CCNP
3 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
4 10 (19.61%) CCNA
5 8 (15.69%) SC Cleared
6 7 (13.73%) CCIE
7 3 (5.88%) CCA
7 3 (5.88%) CCDP
7 3 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (3.92%) CCDA
8 2 (3.92%) Degree
8 2 (3.92%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.92%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.96%) CCENT
9 1 (1.96%) CCVP
9 1 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.96%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.96%) PMP
9 1 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) SLA
2 2 (3.92%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) XenApp
2 3 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.92%) vSphere
4 1 (1.96%) KVM
4 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.96%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.92%) SCOM
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 37 (72.55%) Cisco
2 11 (21.57%) CheckPoint
2 11 (21.57%) Juniper
3 7 (13.73%) F5
4 6 (11.76%) HP
5 5 (9.80%) Fortinet
5 5 (9.80%) VMware
6 4 (7.84%) Citrix
6 4 (7.84%) Huawei
6 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
6 4 (7.84%) Palo Alto
7 3 (5.88%) Aruba
7 3 (5.88%) Nokia
8 2 (3.92%) Avaya
8 2 (3.92%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.92%) Brocade
8 2 (3.92%) Remedy
8 2 (3.92%) Ruckus Wireless
8 2 (3.92%) TippingPoint
9 1 (1.96%) Infoblox