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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 29 24 21
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing LAN 6 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.18% 5.06% 4.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.23% 20.97% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 3
Average daily rate
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- £250 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -23.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.98% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £117.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -85.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.73 £20.88 £19.59
% change year-on-year
-10.26% +6.55%
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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
65 62 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 23.64% 24.12% 23.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 33 21
Average daily rate £255 £363 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.65% +54.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £415 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Average hourly rate £27.75 £12.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.25% -65.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £15.30 £200.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 2 September 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 (84.62%) WAN
2 10 (76.92%) Windows
3 8 (61.54%) Cisco
4 7 (53.85%) Citrix
5 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
5 6 (46.15%) VMware
6 5 (38.46%) ITIL
6 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (38.46%) SAN
6 5 (38.46%) NetApp
7 4 (30.77%) Lotus
7 4 (30.77%) Thin Client
7 4 (30.77%) IBM Notes
7 4 (30.77%) Client/Server
7 4 (30.77%) Fat Client
7 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
7 4 (30.77%) Finance
7 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (23.08%) HP
8 3 (23.08%) VPN
9 2 (15.38%) Firewall
9 2 (15.38%) Juniper
9 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (7.69%) Wireless
10 1 (7.69%) Electronics
10 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
10 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
10 1 (7.69%) Clustering
10 1 (7.69%) Legal
10 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (30.77%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) WAN
2 5 (38.46%) SAN
3 3 (23.08%) VPN
4 2 (15.38%) Firewall
4 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (7.69%) Wireless
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (7.69%) WLAN
5 1 (7.69%) DHCP
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Lead Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Field Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Field Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Client/Server
1 4 (30.77%) Thin Client
1 4 (30.77%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.69%) DTV
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
3 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
3 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
3 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Line Management
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) Coaching
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) XenApp
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Cisco
2 7 (53.85%) Citrix
3 6 (46.15%) VMware
4 5 (38.46%) NetApp
5 4 (30.77%) Lotus
6 3 (23.08%) HP
7 2 (15.38%) Juniper
8 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
8 1 (7.69%) SAP