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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 24 19 27
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing LAN 10 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 3.30% 4.10% 1.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.42% 16.67% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 0
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£388 £238 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.15% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £20.06 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+13.11% +25.37%
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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
96 60 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 31.68% 24.59% 34.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 25 35
Average daily rate £325 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £390 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Average hourly rate £34.00 £33.75 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -28.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.79 £19.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 12 (80.00%) WAN
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco
3 7 (46.67%) Windows
3 7 (46.67%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (46.67%) VMware
4 6 (40.00%) Firewall
4 6 (40.00%) Wireless
4 6 (40.00%) ITIL
4 6 (40.00%) WLAN
5 5 (33.33%) HP
5 5 (33.33%) Broadband
6 4 (26.67%) Linux
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (26.67%) CCNA
6 4 (26.67%) VPN
6 4 (26.67%) BGP
6 4 (26.67%) Retail
6 4 (26.67%) Network Management
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (20.00%) TOGAF
7 3 (20.00%) VLAN
7 3 (20.00%) 4G
7 3 (20.00%) 3G
7 3 (20.00%) OSPF
7 3 (20.00%) EIGRP
7 3 (20.00%) L2TP
7 3 (20.00%) IPsec
7 3 (20.00%) Change Management
7 3 (20.00%) SSL
7 3 (20.00%) SLA

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (6.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) WAN
2 7 (46.67%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (40.00%) Firewall
3 6 (40.00%) Wireless
3 6 (40.00%) WLAN
4 5 (33.33%) Broadband
5 4 (26.67%) VPN
5 4 (26.67%) BGP
6 3 (20.00%) VLAN
6 3 (20.00%) 4G
6 3 (20.00%) 3G
6 3 (20.00%) OSPF
6 3 (20.00%) EIGRP
6 3 (20.00%) L2TP
6 3 (20.00%) IPsec
6 3 (20.00%) SSL
6 3 (20.00%) Ethernet
6 3 (20.00%) SNMP
6 3 (20.00%) ADSL
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) DB2
2 2 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (13.33%) SAP BW
2 2 (13.33%) SAP HANA
2 2 (13.33%) SAP Data Services
General
1 4 (26.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Support Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) SAP Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
2 3 (20.00%) SAP Technical Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (13.33%) Lead Designer
3 2 (13.33%) Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Wireless Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Linux
3 3 (20.00%) AIX
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) UNIX
5 1 (6.67%) Solaris
5 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Network Management
3 3 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 3 (20.00%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (13.33%) Line Management
4 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.67%) Coaching
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
5 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) ABAP
2 2 (13.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (26.67%) CCNA
2 2 (13.33%) CCNP
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco
2 7 (46.67%) VMware
3 5 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (20.00%) IBM
4 3 (20.00%) SAP
5 2 (13.33%) Business Objects
5 2 (13.33%) F5
5 2 (13.33%) Fortinet
6 1 (6.67%) EMC
6 1 (6.67%) Juniper
6 1 (6.67%) NetApp
6 1 (6.67%) Lotus