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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 52 38 56
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +18
Contract jobs citing LAN 26 29 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.56% 3.36% 2.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.38% 12.13% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 8
Average daily rate
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£388 £425 £193
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +120.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £280 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £500 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 1
Average hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% -25.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -13.58%
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
210 239 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.69% 27.73% 23.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 92 83
Average daily rate £388 £375 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +35.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £255 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.65 £59.00 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015, 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 27 (67.50%) WAN
2 21 (52.50%) Cisco
3 12 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 12 (30.00%) Data Centre
4 11 (27.50%) VLAN
4 11 (27.50%) OSPF
4 11 (27.50%) BGP
4 11 (27.50%) Windows
5 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 10 (25.00%) Juniper
5 10 (25.00%) Load Balancing
5 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 9 (22.50%) F5
6 9 (22.50%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (22.50%) VPN
6 9 (22.50%) CheckPoint
6 9 (22.50%) ITIL
7 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 7 (17.50%) WebEx
8 7 (17.50%) VMware
8 7 (17.50%) Firewall
8 7 (17.50%) Telecoms
9 6 (15.00%) Wireless
9 6 (15.00%) CCNP
9 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
9 6 (15.00%) Linux
9 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
9 6 (15.00%) VoIP
9 6 (15.00%) WLAN
9 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.50%) Lync
2 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (7.50%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Office
2 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) PaaS
1 2 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (67.50%) WAN
2 12 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 11 (27.50%) OSPF
3 11 (27.50%) BGP
3 11 (27.50%) VLAN
4 9 (22.50%) VPN
5 7 (17.50%) Firewall
5 7 (17.50%) WebEx
6 6 (15.00%) Wireless
6 6 (15.00%) VoIP
6 6 (15.00%) WLAN
7 4 (10.00%) DNS
8 3 (7.50%) SAN
8 3 (7.50%) Network Security
8 3 (7.50%) IP Telephony
9 2 (5.00%) Skype
9 2 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (5.00%) Cisco IPT
9 2 (5.00%) MPLS
9 2 (5.00%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.00%) MySQL
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (17.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Architect
2 5 (12.50%) Network Operations Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 4 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Help Desk Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Network Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Radio Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Coordinator
5 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Network Programmer
5 2 (5.00%) Network Design Architect
5 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.00%) Programmer
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (2.50%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) HTML
1 3 (7.50%) Ajax
2 2 (5.00%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.50%) Web Services
3 1 (2.50%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) HP Storage
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.50%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 11 (27.50%) Windows
2 6 (15.00%) Linux
2 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.50%) UNIX
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.50%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 9 (22.50%) ITIL
3 5 (12.50%) Project Management
3 5 (12.50%) Service Management
3 5 (12.50%) Network Design
4 4 (10.00%) Migration
4 4 (10.00%) Network Management
5 3 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (7.50%) Web Application Development
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (5.00%) Network Architecture
6 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.00%) Change Management
6 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.50%) Workflow
7 1 (2.50%) Quality Management
7 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.50%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) Perl
2 3 (7.50%) PHP
2 3 (7.50%) SQL
2 3 (7.50%) Java
2 3 (7.50%) VB
2 3 (7.50%) Python
3 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.50%) C
3 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (22.50%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (15.00%) CCNP
5 4 (10.00%) CCNA
5 4 (10.00%) Degree
6 3 (7.50%) CCIE
7 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.50%) A+ Certification
8 1 (2.50%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (2.50%) PMP
8 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.50%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (2.50%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (2.50%) JNCIP
8 1 (2.50%) JNCIE
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.50%) XenApp
4 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) SCCM
1 2 (5.00%) SCOM
1 2 (5.00%) SCDPM
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (52.50%) Cisco
2 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (25.00%) Juniper
3 9 (22.50%) CheckPoint
3 9 (22.50%) F5
4 7 (17.50%) VMware
5 4 (10.00%) Oracle
6 3 (7.50%) Motorola
7 2 (5.00%) Citrix
8 1 (2.50%) HP
8 1 (2.50%) EMC
8 1 (2.50%) Altiris
8 1 (2.50%) ProCurve
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