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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 57 48
Rank change year-on-year -13 -9  
Contract jobs citing LAN 34 71 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.85% 3.00% 3.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.21% 12.89% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 45 45
Median daily rate £360 £340 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -14.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £276 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £446 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -0.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 10
Median hourly rate £16.58 £45.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.15% +15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.74 £15.30 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.33 £45.00 £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -9.61% +23.80%  

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 369 551 604
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 20.12% 23.32% 24.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 249 243
Median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 28
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.89% -60.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £45.00 £39.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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 23 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Berkshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 23 June 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 -9 13 £325 -7.14% 5
Maidenhead +3 4 £360 -10.00% 5
Slough +4 3 £638 +88.88% 2
Bracknell -5 3 - -
Newbury +4 2 - -
Wokingham - 1 £130 -
LAN
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 48 (71.64%) WAN
2 41 (61.19%) Cisco
3 22 (32.84%) VPN
3 22 (32.84%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (29.85%) CCNP
4 20 (29.85%) Windows
4 20 (29.85%) Firewall
5 19 (28.36%) Security Cleared
6 18 (26.87%) MPLS
6 18 (26.87%) Telecoms
7 17 (25.37%) DNS
8 16 (23.88%) CCNA
9 15 (22.39%) Active Directory
9 15 (22.39%) Internet
10 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
10 14 (20.90%) VMware
11 13 (19.40%) Migration
11 13 (19.40%) DHCP
12 12 (17.91%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (16.42%) PowerShell
13 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (16.42%) Mobile Device Management
13 11 (16.42%) TCP/IP
13 11 (16.42%) Wireless
14 10 (14.93%) DV Cleared
14 10 (14.93%) Android
14 10 (14.93%) Network Design
15 9 (13.43%) SC Cleared
15 9 (13.43%) WSUS
15 9 (13.43%) Cisco IOS

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 (13.43%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (11.94%) MS Exchange
3 7 (10.45%) Skype for Business
4 5 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (5.97%) Office 365
2 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.49%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.49%) CloudFront
3 1 (1.49%) G Suite
3 1 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 48 (71.64%) WAN
2 22 (32.84%) VPN
3 20 (29.85%) Firewall
4 18 (26.87%) MPLS
5 17 (25.37%) DNS
6 15 (22.39%) Internet
7 13 (19.40%) DHCP
8 11 (16.42%) TCP/IP
8 11 (16.42%) Wireless
9 9 (13.43%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (13.43%) SMTP
10 8 (11.94%) OSPF
11 7 (10.45%) BGP
11 7 (10.45%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (10.45%) EIGRP
11 7 (10.45%) Unified Communications
12 6 (8.96%) DSL
12 6 (8.96%) RIP
12 6 (8.96%) Skype
12 6 (8.96%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.49%) MySQL
2 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
General
1 18 (26.87%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.48%) Marketing
3 1 (1.49%) Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Finance
3 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (26.87%) Network Engineer
2 10 (14.93%) Architect
3 8 (11.94%) Network Architect
3 8 (11.94%) Support Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) Active Directory Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) Consultant
5 5 (7.46%) Exchange Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Active Directory Consultant
6 4 (5.97%) Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 4 (5.97%) VMware Consultant
6 4 (5.97%) Windows Consultant
7 3 (4.48%) Network Support
7 3 (4.48%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Project Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) ODBC
1 1 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (10.45%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.97%) Machine to Machine
2 4 (5.97%) Smart Meter
3 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.48%) PKI
3 3 (4.48%) SCADA
4 2 (2.99%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.99%) IVR
4 2 (2.99%) NHS
5 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.49%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.49%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 20 (29.85%) Windows
2 12 (17.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (14.93%) Android
5 9 (13.43%) Linux
6 7 (10.45%) Windows Server
7 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (5.97%) Unix
9 2 (2.99%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.99%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.99%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.40%) Migration
2 11 (16.42%) Mobile Device Management
3 10 (14.93%) Network Design
4 9 (13.43%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 7 (10.45%) ITIL
5 7 (10.45%) Network Management
6 6 (8.96%) Network Architecture
6 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (7.46%) Service Delivery
7 5 (7.46%) Validation
8 4 (5.97%) Change Control
8 4 (5.97%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 3 (4.48%) Adaptive Security
9 3 (4.48%) Problem Management
9 3 (4.48%) Release Management
10 2 (2.99%) Cisco ICM Scripting
10 2 (2.99%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (2.99%) Information Management
10 2 (2.99%) Product Management
10 2 (2.99%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.42%) PowerShell
2 9 (13.43%) VB
3 5 (7.46%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (32.84%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (29.85%) CCNP
3 19 (28.36%) Security Cleared
4 16 (23.88%) CCNA
5 10 (14.93%) DV Cleared
6 9 (13.43%) SC Cleared
7 4 (5.97%) BC Cleared
7 4 (5.97%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (4.48%) CCDA
9 2 (2.99%) CCDP
9 2 (2.99%) Degree
10 1 (1.49%) APMP
10 1 (1.49%) AWS Certification
10 1 (1.49%) CCSE
10 1 (1.49%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.49%) CISA
10 1 (1.49%) CISSP
10 1 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.49%) MCSE
10 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.49%) PMO
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (22.39%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (2.99%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.49%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.49%) vCloud
4 1 (1.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (13.43%) AirWatch
1 9 (13.43%) NetBackup
1 9 (13.43%) WSUS
2 5 (7.46%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.99%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.99%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (1.49%) Ansible
4 1 (1.49%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.49%) Nagios
4 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.49%) Puppet
4 1 (1.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (61.19%) Cisco
2 14 (20.90%) Microsoft
2 14 (20.90%) VMware
3 9 (13.43%) MobileIron
3 9 (13.43%) Symantec
4 8 (11.94%) Juniper
5 7 (10.45%) F5
6 4 (5.97%) CheckPoint
6 4 (5.97%) Fortinet
7 3 (4.48%) Avaya
7 3 (4.48%) Citrix
7 3 (4.48%) HP
8 2 (2.99%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (2.99%) Fujitsu
8 2 (2.99%) Palo Alto
8 2 (2.99%) Veeam
8 2 (2.99%) Verint
9 1 (1.49%) Google
9 1 (1.49%) Meraki
9 1 (1.49%) Remedy