The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 22 26 30
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing LAN 12 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 4.05% 3.20% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.37% 14.29% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 0
Average daily rate
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£525 £256 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+104.87% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+26.82% +36.66%
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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 Slough region.

Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
97 56 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 32.77% 22.40% 26.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 24 25
Average daily rate £438 £255 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.56% -22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £178 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £388 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +172.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAN across the Slough region.

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Slough

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Slough region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Slough region.

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 14 (77.78%) WAN
2 10 (55.56%) Cisco
3 9 (50.00%) Firewall
4 7 (38.89%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (38.89%) Wireless
4 7 (38.89%) VMware
4 7 (38.89%) WLAN
5 6 (33.33%) ITIL
5 6 (33.33%) Windows
5 6 (33.33%) Broadband
6 5 (27.78%) BGP
6 5 (27.78%) Linux
6 5 (27.78%) VPN
7 4 (22.22%) CCNA
7 4 (22.22%) HP
7 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (22.22%) Retail
7 4 (22.22%) Network Management
7 4 (22.22%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (16.67%) 4G
8 3 (16.67%) TOGAF
8 3 (16.67%) VLAN
8 3 (16.67%) OSPF
8 3 (16.67%) EIGRP
8 3 (16.67%) L2TP
8 3 (16.67%) 3G
8 3 (16.67%) Migration
8 3 (16.67%) IPsec
8 3 (16.67%) Change Management
8 3 (16.67%) Juniper

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 1 (5.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) SaaS
1 2 (11.11%) PaaS
1 2 (11.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (77.78%) WAN
2 9 (50.00%) Firewall
3 7 (38.89%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (38.89%) Wireless
3 7 (38.89%) WLAN
4 6 (33.33%) Broadband
5 5 (27.78%) VPN
5 5 (27.78%) BGP
6 3 (16.67%) OSPF
6 3 (16.67%) IPsec
6 3 (16.67%) VLAN
6 3 (16.67%) SSL
6 3 (16.67%) 3G
6 3 (16.67%) ADSL
6 3 (16.67%) Ethernet
6 3 (16.67%) SNMP
6 3 (16.67%) EIGRP
6 3 (16.67%) L2TP
6 3 (16.67%) 4G
7 2 (11.11%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) DB2
2 2 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (11.11%) SAP BW
2 2 (11.11%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (11.11%) SAP HANA
General
1 4 (22.22%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Architect
2 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Technical Architect
3 3 (16.67%) SAP Technical Architect
3 3 (16.67%) SAP Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Data Centre Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Designer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Design Authority
5 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Designer
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.56%) Support Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Solutions Designer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Linux
3 3 (16.67%) AIX
4 2 (11.11%) Solaris
4 2 (11.11%) UNIX
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Network Management
3 3 (16.67%) Change Management
3 3 (16.67%) Migration
3 3 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.56%) Line Management
5 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) ABAP
2 2 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) CCNA
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) CCNP
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Cisco
2 7 (38.89%) VMware
3 4 (22.22%) HP
4 3 (16.67%) Juniper
4 3 (16.67%) IBM
4 3 (16.67%) SAP
5 2 (11.11%) Business Objects
5 2 (11.11%) BMC
5 2 (11.11%) Fortinet
5 2 (11.11%) PlateSpin
5 2 (11.11%) F5
6 1 (5.56%) Lotus
6 1 (5.56%) EMC