Period
to 14 July 2020

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 6 months to 14 July 2020 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
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 67 85 92
Rank change year-on-year +18 +7 +1
Contract jobs citing LAN 30 91 77
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.85% 2.14% 1.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.43% 11.94% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 57 50
Median daily rate £400 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -14.71% +21.43%
10th Percentile £140 £196 £199
90th Percentile £528 £588 £541
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 3
Median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -7.89% +40.74%
10th Percentile £15.67 £16.25 £13.90
90th Percentile £27.13 £31.75 £19.90
South East median hourly rate £19.50 £27.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -29.09% +15.79% +63.79%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 404 762 676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 24.88% 17.95% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 346 323
Median daily rate £425 £413 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.00% +0.13%
10th Percentile £180 £213 £185
90th Percentile £590 £569 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £413
% change year-on-year +2.41% +0.61% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 50 28
Median hourly rate £19.50 £12.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% -42.86% +61.54%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.00 £13.28
90th Percentile £47.70 £51.73 £53.63
Median hourly rate £32.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +77.78% -28.01% +42.87%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing LAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Berkshire

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing LAN in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for LAN in Berkshire

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing LAN in Berkshire over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for LAN in Berkshire

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing LAN in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for LAN in Berkshire

LAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing LAN in Berkshire over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 14 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury +12 15 £425 +88.89%
Reading +12 10 £185 -58.89%
Bracknell +28 1 - - 1
Slough +13 1 - -
Maidenhead +5 1 - -
LAN
South East

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for LAN.

1 21 (70.00%) WAN
2 16 (53.33%) Telecoms
3 13 (43.33%) Cisco
4 12 (40.00%) MPLS
5 11 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (33.33%) OSPF
6 10 (33.33%) BGP
6 10 (33.33%) Juniper
6 10 (33.33%) VPN
7 9 (30.00%) Ethernet
7 9 (30.00%) CCNP
7 9 (30.00%) CCNA
7 9 (30.00%) Internet
7 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
8 8 (26.67%) SC Cleared
8 8 (26.67%) Migration
8 8 (26.67%) RIP
8 8 (26.67%) Unified Communications
9 7 (23.33%) EIGRP
9 7 (23.33%) Network Security
10 6 (20.00%) Communications Security
10 6 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (20.00%) Service Delivery
10 6 (20.00%) Change Management
10 6 (20.00%) Firewall
10 6 (20.00%) Process Management
10 6 (20.00%) DSL
10 6 (20.00%) CCDP
10 6 (20.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP

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 2 (6.67%) Confluence
2 1 (3.33%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.33%) AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 21 (70.00%) WAN
2 12 (40.00%) MPLS
3 10 (33.33%) BGP
3 10 (33.33%) OSPF
3 10 (33.33%) VPN
4 9 (30.00%) Ethernet
4 9 (30.00%) Internet
5 8 (26.67%) RIP
5 8 (26.67%) Unified Communications
6 7 (23.33%) EIGRP
6 7 (23.33%) Network Security
7 6 (20.00%) ADSL
7 6 (20.00%) DSL
7 6 (20.00%) Firewall
7 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (20.00%) VoIP
7 6 (20.00%) xDSL
8 5 (16.67%) DNS
8 5 (16.67%) PPP
8 5 (16.67%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 16 (53.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Architect
1 8 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (16.67%) Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Business Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 3 (10.00%) IP Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) IP Network Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) LAN Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Network Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Security Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Network Planner
7 1 (3.33%) Service Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Mac OS
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Migration
2 6 (20.00%) Change Management
2 6 (20.00%) Communications Security
2 6 (20.00%) Process Management
2 6 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 5 (16.67%) Presales
4 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.00%) Office Automation
5 3 (10.00%) Product Management
5 3 (10.00%) Project Delivery
5 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (6.67%) Kanban
6 2 (6.67%) Network Design
6 2 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (6.67%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 2 (6.67%) Scrum
6 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
6 2 (6.67%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (30.00%) CCNA
2 9 (30.00%) CCNP
2 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (26.67%) SC Cleared
4 6 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (20.00%) CCDP
4 6 (20.00%) CCIP
5 5 (16.67%) BC Cleared
6 1 (3.33%) CCDA
6 1 (3.33%) CCIE
6 1 (3.33%) DBS Check
6 1 (3.33%) Degree
6 1 (3.33%) JNCIA
6 1 (3.33%) Master's Degree
6 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
6 1 (3.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (3.33%) HP ALM
1 1 (3.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Cisco
2 10 (33.33%) Juniper
3 6 (20.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.67%) Meraki
5 2 (6.67%) Riverbed
5 2 (6.67%) VMware
6 1 (3.33%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.33%) Ericsson
6 1 (3.33%) Google
6 1 (3.33%) Huawei
6 1 (3.33%) Nokia Networks
6 1 (3.33%) Nortel
6 1 (3.33%) Okta
6 1 (3.33%) SGI
6 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.33%) Symantec
6 1 (3.33%) Zscaler