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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 53 50 52
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing LAN 14 28 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.00% 2.96% 2.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.53% 11.43% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 13
Median daily rate £300 £388 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £341 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £440 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.31 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.39% +174.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £22.60
% change year-on-year
+4.87% -9.27%

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
186 245 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 26.57% 25.93% 21.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 119 102
Median daily rate £320 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +109.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 24 (64.86%) WAN
2 18 (48.65%) Cisco
3 14 (37.84%) Firewall
4 13 (35.14%) CheckPoint
5 12 (32.43%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (29.73%) WLAN
7 10 (27.03%) Active Directory
8 9 (24.32%) MPLS
8 9 (24.32%) Windows
9 8 (21.62%) CCNP
9 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
10 7 (18.92%) VPN
10 7 (18.92%) Juniper
10 7 (18.92%) Telecoms
10 7 (18.92%) Network Design
10 7 (18.92%) Network Security
10 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
11 6 (16.22%) Citrix
11 6 (16.22%) Project Management
11 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
12 5 (13.51%) CCNA
12 5 (13.51%) DNS
12 5 (13.51%) MS Office
12 5 (13.51%) VoIP
12 5 (13.51%) Wireless
12 5 (13.51%) Palo Alto
12 5 (13.51%) F5
12 5 (13.51%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (10.81%) Change Management
13 4 (10.81%) VMware

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 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Office
2 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.70%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (64.86%) WAN
2 14 (37.84%) Firewall
3 11 (29.73%) WLAN
4 9 (24.32%) MPLS
5 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
6 7 (18.92%) Network Security
6 7 (18.92%) VPN
7 5 (13.51%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (13.51%) DNS
7 5 (13.51%) VoIP
7 5 (13.51%) Wireless
8 4 (10.81%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (10.81%) SAN
9 3 (8.11%) Broadband
9 3 (8.11%) Cisco Wireless
9 3 (8.11%) DOCSIS
9 3 (8.11%) DSLAM
9 3 (8.11%) Ethernet
9 3 (8.11%) PSTN
9 3 (8.11%) xDSL
General
1 7 (18.92%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Network Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Support Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Consultant
4 4 (10.81%) Network Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Administrator
5 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Network Administrator
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Leader
6 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Network Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Network Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Programme Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) Middleware
2 1 (2.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.11%) CMDB
3 2 (5.41%) PMI
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Windows
2 4 (10.81%) Linux
2 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.11%) Windows 10
3 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Phone
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) Android
5 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Network Design
2 6 (16.22%) Project Management
3 4 (10.81%) Change Management
3 4 (10.81%) Load Balancing
4 3 (8.11%) Migration
4 3 (8.11%) Network Management
4 3 (8.11%) Process Improvement
4 3 (8.11%) Product Management
4 3 (8.11%) Service Management
5 2 (5.41%) Capacity Management
5 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.41%) High Availability
5 2 (5.41%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.41%) Performance Engineering
5 2 (5.41%) Programme Management
5 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.41%) Target Operating Model
6 1 (2.70%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (21.62%) CCNP
3 5 (13.51%) CCNA
4 3 (8.11%) CCIE
4 3 (8.11%) PMI Certification
4 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.41%) CCDA
5 2 (5.41%) CCVP
5 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.41%) PMP
6 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.70%) CCDP
6 1 (2.70%) Degree
6 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 10 (27.03%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) ProxySG
2 3 (8.11%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.41%) VMware ESX
3 2 (5.41%) vSphere
4 1 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) OPNET
Vendors
1 18 (48.65%) Cisco
2 13 (35.14%) CheckPoint
3 7 (18.92%) Juniper
4 6 (16.22%) Citrix
4 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
5 5 (13.51%) F5
5 5 (13.51%) Palo Alto
6 4 (10.81%) VMware
7 3 (8.11%) Blue Coat
7 3 (8.11%) Riverbed
7 3 (8.11%) SolarWinds
8 2 (5.41%) HP
8 2 (5.41%) IBM
8 2 (5.41%) Oracle
8 2 (5.41%) SAP
8 2 (5.41%) Splunk
9 1 (2.70%) Nokia
9 1 (2.70%) Remedy