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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 36 50 51
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +1
Contract jobs citing LAN 37 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.28% 1.97% 2.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.70% 10.00% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 7 7
Median daily rate £350 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £231 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £344 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+23.80% +20.00%
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
209 170 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.16% 19.72% 27.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 54 85
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £491 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 8
Median hourly rate £19.61 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.95% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £14.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £41.29 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +38.88%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 36 (69.23%) WAN
2 32 (61.54%) Cisco
3 30 (57.69%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (46.15%) CCNP
5 23 (44.23%) Firewall
6 18 (34.62%) Telecoms
6 18 (34.62%) WLAN
7 15 (28.85%) MPLS
8 13 (25.00%) VPN
9 9 (17.31%) Windows
9 9 (17.31%) CCNA
9 9 (17.31%) CCIE
10 8 (15.38%) Network Security
10 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
10 8 (15.38%) VLAN
11 7 (13.46%) IPsec
11 7 (13.46%) Juniper
11 7 (13.46%) BGP
11 7 (13.46%) Internet
11 7 (13.46%) DNS
12 6 (11.54%) Linux
12 6 (11.54%) Wireless
12 6 (11.54%) Data Centre
13 5 (9.62%) Windows Server
13 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
13 5 (9.62%) F5
13 5 (9.62%) Finance
13 5 (9.62%) VMware
13 5 (9.62%) Fortinet
13 5 (9.62%) CheckPoint

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 (1.92%) CloudStack
1 1 (1.92%) JBoss
1 1 (1.92%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
1 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
2 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) PaaS
1 3 (5.77%) SaaS
2 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (69.23%) WAN
2 23 (44.23%) Firewall
3 18 (34.62%) WLAN
4 15 (28.85%) MPLS
5 13 (25.00%) VPN
6 8 (15.38%) Network Security
6 8 (15.38%) VLAN
7 7 (13.46%) BGP
7 7 (13.46%) DNS
7 7 (13.46%) Internet
7 7 (13.46%) IPsec
8 6 (11.54%) Wireless
9 5 (9.62%) DHCP
9 5 (9.62%) VoIP
10 4 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
11 3 (5.77%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (5.77%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (5.77%) OSPF
12 2 (3.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) MySQL
1 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.92%) Subversion
General
1 18 (34.62%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.62%) Finance
3 2 (3.85%) Legal
4 1 (1.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (53.85%) Network Engineer
2 9 (17.31%) LAN Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Architect
5 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Consultant
6 4 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Network Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Security Consultant
7 3 (5.77%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.77%) WAN Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) WLAN Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) Web Services
2 1 (1.92%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (1.92%) CGI
2 1 (1.92%) Middleware
2 1 (1.92%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.92%) Servlets
2 1 (1.92%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.77%) Virtual Team
3 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.85%) IVR
3 2 (3.85%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.92%) CCTV
4 1 (1.92%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Windows
2 6 (11.54%) Linux
3 5 (9.62%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.85%) AIX
4 2 (3.85%) Unix
5 1 (1.92%) HPUX
5 1 (1.92%) Solaris
5 1 (1.92%) SUSE
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (7.69%) Migration
1 4 (7.69%) Project Management
1 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
1 4 (7.69%) SIEM
2 3 (5.77%) Load Balancing
2 3 (5.77%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 3 (5.77%) Network Design
2 3 (5.77%) Problem Management
2 3 (5.77%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 2 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (3.85%) Change Control
3 2 (3.85%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 2 (3.85%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (3.85%) Financial Analysis
3 2 (3.85%) ITIL
3 2 (3.85%) Network Architecture
3 2 (3.85%) Network Management
3 2 (3.85%) SOA
3 2 (3.85%) Validation
3 2 (3.85%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.92%) Java
1 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (57.69%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (46.15%) CCNP
3 9 (17.31%) CCIE
3 9 (17.31%) CCNA
4 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.77%) CCA
6 3 (5.77%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (3.85%) CCDA
7 2 (3.85%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.85%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.92%) CCDP
8 1 (1.92%) CCENT
8 1 (1.92%) CCNP Voice
8 1 (1.92%) CCVP
8 1 (1.92%) CISSP
8 1 (1.92%) Degree
8 1 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.92%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) QA
2 3 (5.77%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.69%) XenApp
3 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.85%) vSphere
4 1 (1.92%) KVM
4 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.92%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.85%) SCOM
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 32 (61.54%) Cisco
2 7 (13.46%) Juniper
3 5 (9.62%) CheckPoint
3 5 (9.62%) Citrix
3 5 (9.62%) F5
3 5 (9.62%) Fortinet
3 5 (9.62%) HP
3 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.62%) VMware
4 3 (5.77%) Huawei
5 2 (3.85%) Aruba
5 2 (3.85%) Ruckus Wireless
5 2 (3.85%) TippingPoint
6 1 (1.92%) Avaya
6 1 (1.92%) Brocade
6 1 (1.92%) EMC
6 1 (1.92%) IBM
6 1 (1.92%) Mitel
6 1 (1.92%) Proofpoint
6 1 (1.92%) SAP