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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 40 53 69
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +16
Contract jobs citing LAN 29 24 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.27% 2.42% 1.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.84% 9.88% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £193 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+107.79% -23.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £118 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £408 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.18% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +34.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.25 £19.68
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +2.89%
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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
245 243 454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.59% 24.50% 35.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 80 101
Average daily rate £390 £285 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% +3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £165 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £20.00 £14.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £19.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 21 August 2014.

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 August 2014.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 49 (94.23%) WAN
2 29 (55.77%) VPN
3 28 (53.85%) Active Directory
4 26 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (50.00%) Firewall
5 21 (40.38%) Cisco
6 20 (38.46%) Windows
7 18 (34.62%) DNS
8 15 (28.85%) MS Exchange
9 14 (26.92%) CCNP
10 12 (23.08%) Microsoft
10 12 (23.08%) CCNA
10 12 (23.08%) Network Design
10 12 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (21.15%) MPLS
12 10 (19.23%) VoIP
12 10 (19.23%) Wireless
12 10 (19.23%) IPsec
12 10 (19.23%) VMware
12 10 (19.23%) Security Cleared
12 10 (19.23%) Network Architecture
13 9 (17.31%) WLAN
13 9 (17.31%) DHCP
13 9 (17.31%) CCIE
13 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (17.31%) Load Balancing
13 9 (17.31%) Capacity Planning
14 8 (15.38%) ITIL
14 8 (15.38%) MS Excel
14 8 (15.38%) Internet

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 15 (28.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.92%) IIS
2 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.69%) MS Office
3 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (94.23%) WAN
2 29 (55.77%) VPN
3 26 (50.00%) Firewall
4 18 (34.62%) DNS
5 11 (21.15%) MPLS
6 10 (19.23%) Wireless
6 10 (19.23%) VoIP
6 10 (19.23%) IPsec
7 9 (17.31%) WLAN
7 9 (17.31%) DHCP
8 8 (15.38%) Internet
9 7 (13.46%) TCP/IP
10 6 (11.54%) BGP
11 5 (9.62%) IGRP
12 4 (7.69%) X.25
12 4 (7.69%) FDDI
12 4 (7.69%) SMDS
12 4 (7.69%) ATM
12 4 (7.69%) SNA
12 4 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.77%) MySQL
General
1 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
1 2 (3.85%) Finance
1 2 (3.85%) Retail
2 1 (1.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (40.38%) Network Engineer
2 6 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) Server Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Technician
4 4 (7.69%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) IT Support
4 4 (7.69%) Desktop Technician
4 4 (7.69%) IT Support Technician
4 4 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Support Technician
4 4 (7.69%) Architect
5 3 (5.77%) Tester
5 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Tester
5 3 (5.77%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Network Architect
6 2 (3.85%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Network Support
6 2 (3.85%) Technical Tester
6 2 (3.85%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) .NET
1 1 (1.92%) Middleware
1 1 (1.92%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Kindle
2 1 (1.92%) PKI
2 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.92%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 20 (38.46%) Windows
2 12 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (15.38%) Windows 8
5 6 (11.54%) Windows 7
6 5 (9.62%) Linux
7 3 (5.77%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.92%) AIX
9 1 (1.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.08%) Network Design
2 10 (19.23%) Network Architecture
3 9 (17.31%) Capacity Planning
3 9 (17.31%) Load Balancing
4 8 (15.38%) ITIL
5 4 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.77%) E-Commerce
6 3 (5.77%) Project Management
6 3 (5.77%) Workflow
6 3 (5.77%) Test Scripting
6 3 (5.77%) Regression Testing
6 3 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.85%) Service Management
8 1 (1.92%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.92%) Change Management
8 1 (1.92%) E-business
8 1 (1.92%) Information Security Management
8 1 (1.92%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.46%) SQL
2 4 (7.69%) Python
3 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 26 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (26.92%) CCNP
3 12 (23.08%) CCNA
4 10 (19.23%) Security Cleared
5 9 (17.31%) CCIE
6 8 (15.38%) Degree
7 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
8 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (5.77%) MCSE
9 3 (5.77%) MCSA
10 2 (3.85%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.92%) JNCIP
11 1 (1.92%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.92%) COBIT
System Software
1 28 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.77%) KVM
4 2 (3.85%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.92%) XenApp
5 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) SCCM
2 3 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (40.38%) Cisco
2 12 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 10 (19.23%) VMware
4 6 (11.54%) Juniper
5 5 (9.62%) HP
6 4 (7.69%) NetApp
7 2 (3.85%) IBM
7 2 (3.85%) F5
7 2 (3.85%) Citrix
8 1 (1.92%) Avaya
8 1 (1.92%) Nortel
8 1 (1.92%) Siemens
8 1 (1.92%) Lotus
8 1 (1.92%) Apple
8 1 (1.92%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.92%) McAfee
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago