The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Slough region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 25 27 27
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing LAN 8 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 3.14% 4.26% 2.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.38% 16.13% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
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£173 £250 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.00% -56.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £333
% change year-on-year
- -9.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £200.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-11.39% +9.72%
Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
52 62 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 20.39% 26.38% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 18
Average daily rate £250 £313 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £418 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £44.50 £162.50 £200.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.61% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
LAN
Berkshire

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
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 25 July 2014, 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 11 (78.57%) WAN
2 10 (71.43%) Windows
3 7 (50.00%) Cisco
3 7 (50.00%) Citrix
4 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
4 5 (35.71%) ITIL
4 5 (35.71%) VMware
5 4 (28.57%) Finance
5 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (28.57%) Fat Client
5 4 (28.57%) IBM Notes
5 4 (28.57%) Client/Server
5 4 (28.57%) SAN
5 4 (28.57%) NetApp
5 4 (28.57%) Lotus
5 4 (28.57%) Thin Client
6 3 (21.43%) VPN
6 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (21.43%) Firewall
7 2 (14.29%) Wireless
7 2 (14.29%) Juniper
7 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (14.29%) HP
7 2 (14.29%) MS Office
8 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (7.14%) Service Management
8 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
8 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 4 (28.57%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) WAN
2 4 (28.57%) SAN
3 3 (21.43%) Firewall
3 3 (21.43%) VPN
4 2 (14.29%) Wireless
5 1 (7.14%) VLAN
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (7.14%) DHCP
5 1 (7.14%) VoIP
5 1 (7.14%) WLAN
5 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Support Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Field Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Client/Server
1 4 (28.57%) Thin Client
1 4 (28.57%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) DTV
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
3 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
3 1 (7.14%) Network Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) XenApp
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco
1 7 (50.00%) Citrix
2 5 (35.71%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) NetApp
3 4 (28.57%) Lotus
4 2 (14.29%) Juniper
4 2 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
5 1 (7.14%) SAP