The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for LAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Local Area Network (LAN)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 78 72
Rank change year-on-year +14 -6  
Contract jobs citing LAN 35 46 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.91% 1.85% 2.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.78% 7.54% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 29 38
Median daily rate £350 £258 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.92% -35.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £250 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £376 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +1.42% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 7
Median hourly rate £10.49 - £21.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.91 - £12.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £21.38 £24.50
% change year-on-year -29.82% -12.75%  

LAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 358 610 773
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.57% 24.58% 26.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 286 336
Median daily rate £413 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.79% +20.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 17
Median hourly rate £13.00 £55.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.36% +52.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing LAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Berkshire

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAN in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Berkshire

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Berkshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in Berkshire

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Berkshire

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +11 8 £300 -5.81% 5
Bracknell -2 7 £288 +12.74%
Slough +12 6 £381 +12.96% 1
Maidenhead - 2 - - 5
LAN
South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for LAN.

1 57 (62.64%) WAN
2 50 (54.95%) Cisco
3 32 (35.16%) Firewall
4 27 (29.67%) VPN
4 27 (29.67%) Windows
5 25 (27.47%) Telecoms
6 23 (25.27%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (23.08%) Security Cleared
8 20 (21.98%) TCP/IP
8 20 (21.98%) CheckPoint
9 19 (20.88%) Microsoft
9 19 (20.88%) Linux
10 18 (19.78%) CCNP
10 18 (19.78%) CCNA
10 18 (19.78%) Active Directory
11 17 (18.68%) MPLS
12 15 (16.48%) Wireless
12 15 (16.48%) Data Centre
13 14 (15.38%) Unix
13 14 (15.38%) SC Cleared
14 13 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (14.29%) VMware
14 13 (14.29%) Project Management
14 13 (14.29%) SAN
15 12 (13.19%) ITIL
15 12 (13.19%) VoIP
15 12 (13.19%) Network Design
15 12 (13.19%) Cisco Nexus
16 11 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (12.09%) DNS

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (9.89%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.40%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (3.30%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.10%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (9.89%) MS Excel
1 9 (9.89%) MS Office
2 2 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.20%) MS Project
2 2 (2.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.10%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (5.49%) Office 365
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.10%) AWS CloudTrail
2 1 (1.10%) CloudFront
2 1 (1.10%) G Suite
2 1 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 57 (62.64%) WAN
2 32 (35.16%) Firewall
3 27 (29.67%) VPN
4 20 (21.98%) TCP/IP
5 17 (18.68%) MPLS
6 15 (16.48%) Wireless
7 13 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (14.29%) SAN
8 12 (13.19%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (13.19%) VoIP
9 11 (12.09%) DNS
10 10 (10.99%) BGP
10 10 (10.99%) Unified Communications
10 10 (10.99%) WLAN
11 9 (9.89%) Internet
12 7 (7.69%) DHCP
12 7 (7.69%) OSPF
13 6 (6.59%) Cisco Wireless
13 6 (6.59%) SSL
14 5 (5.49%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database
1 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database 12c
1 3 (3.30%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.10%) MySQL
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.20%) JMeter
General
1 25 (27.47%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.40%) Finance
3 3 (3.30%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.30%) Marketing
4 2 (2.20%) Electronics
5 1 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (21.98%) Network Engineer
2 11 (12.09%) Architect
2 11 (12.09%) Technical Leader
3 8 (8.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (7.69%) Analyst
4 7 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 6 (6.59%) Network Architect
6 4 (4.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (4.40%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (4.40%) Consultant
6 4 (4.40%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 4 (4.40%) Network Analyst
7 3 (3.30%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Network Administrator
7 3 (3.30%) Oracle Consultant
7 3 (3.30%) Oracle Middleware Consultant
7 3 (3.30%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.89%) Middleware
2 6 (6.59%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.10%) CSS
3 1 (1.10%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.10%) Web Services
3 1 (1.10%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.48%) Data Centre
2 11 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.49%) PKI
4 3 (3.30%) CMDB
4 3 (3.30%) Machine to Machine
4 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.30%) Smart Meter
5 2 (2.20%) IVR
5 2 (2.20%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.10%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.10%) Clustering
6 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.10%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.10%) PMI
6 1 (1.10%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.10%) Replication
6 1 (1.10%) SCADA
6 1 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (29.67%) Windows
2 19 (20.88%) Linux
3 14 (15.38%) Unix
4 10 (10.99%) Windows Server
5 8 (8.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (6.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (6.59%) Solaris
6 6 (6.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (5.49%) Windows 10
8 4 (4.40%) Android
8 4 (4.40%) Windows 7
8 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.20%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.20%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.29%) Project Management
2 12 (13.19%) ITIL
2 12 (13.19%) Network Design
3 10 (10.99%) Process Improvement
4 9 (9.89%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (7.69%) Migration
6 6 (6.59%) Business Process Improvement
6 6 (6.59%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (6.59%) Change Management
7 5 (5.49%) Load Balancing
7 5 (5.49%) Network Management
7 5 (5.49%) Problem Management
7 5 (5.49%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.49%) Service Management
8 4 (4.40%) High Availability
8 4 (4.40%) Identity Management
8 4 (4.40%) Resource Management
9 3 (3.30%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.30%) Risk Management
9 3 (3.30%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.30%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.20%) SQL
2 2 (2.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (25.27%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 18 (19.78%) CCNA
3 18 (19.78%) CCNP
4 14 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 6 (6.59%) CCSE
5 6 (6.59%) Degree
5 6 (6.59%) DV Cleared
6 5 (5.49%) CCDP
6 5 (5.49%) Check Point Certification
7 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (3.30%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (3.30%) CCDA
8 3 (3.30%) CCIE
8 3 (3.30%) CISSP
8 3 (3.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (2.20%) BC Cleared
9 2 (2.20%) CCVP
9 2 (2.20%) MCSE
9 2 (2.20%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) PMO
2 3 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.10%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (19.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.40%) ProxySG
4 3 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.10%) Firmware
5 1 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.10%) Xen
5 1 (1.10%) XenApp
5 1 (1.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (3.30%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (3.30%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (3.30%) OPNET
2 3 (3.30%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (2.20%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.20%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.20%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (2.20%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.20%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.20%) WSUS
4 1 (1.10%) Ansible
4 1 (1.10%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.10%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.10%) Nessus
4 1 (1.10%) Nexpose
4 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.10%) QRadar
Vendors
1 50 (54.95%) Cisco
2 20 (21.98%) CheckPoint
3 19 (20.88%) Microsoft
4 13 (14.29%) VMware
5 10 (10.99%) Oracle
6 9 (9.89%) Juniper
7 8 (8.79%) Citrix
7 8 (8.79%) F5
8 6 (6.59%) IBM
8 6 (6.59%) Palo Alto
8 6 (6.59%) Red Hat
8 6 (6.59%) TIBCO
9 4 (4.40%) Avaya
9 4 (4.40%) Blue Coat
9 4 (4.40%) Symantec
10 3 (3.30%) EMC
10 3 (3.30%) Fortinet
10 3 (3.30%) Riverbed
10 3 (3.30%) SAP
10 3 (3.30%) SolarWinds
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