Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 2018 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 99 61
Rank change year-on-year -1 -38 -1
Contract jobs citing LAN 66 66 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.72% 1.66% 3.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.71% 8.46% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 34 88
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.06% +2.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £289 £254
90th Percentile £538 £562 £477
South East median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £15.49 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.66% -65.58% +100.00%
10th Percentile £13.90 £11.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £19.90 £24.86 £48.00
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £19.66 £46.25
% change year-on-year +1.73% -57.49% +96.81%

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 680 780 996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.71% 19.64% 21.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 337 478
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £203 £250 £236
90th Percentile £545 £588 £525
South East median daily rate £411 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.75% +3.90% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 51 47
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.15% - -38.64%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.05
90th Percentile £44.40 £42.25 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £17.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +28.17% -29.00% +11.11%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

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 6 months to 24 September 2018.

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 6 months to 24 September 2018. 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
Reading -6 22 £425 +30.77% 5
Bracknell +6 11 £265 - 2
Newbury +2 11 £438 -
Slough -7 6 £243 -25.38% 1
Wokingham -11 3 £625 +380.77%
Maidenhead -7 1 - - 3
LAN
South East

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, 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 59 (89.39%) WAN
2 36 (54.55%) Cisco
3 24 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (31.82%) WLAN
4 21 (31.82%) Telecoms
5 20 (30.30%) Firewall
6 18 (27.27%) Juniper
7 17 (25.76%) CCNP
7 17 (25.76%) TCP/IP
7 17 (25.76%) ITIL
7 17 (25.76%) MPLS
8 15 (22.73%) Wireless
8 15 (22.73%) VPN
9 14 (21.21%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (21.21%) Internet
10 11 (16.67%) Network Security
11 10 (15.15%) Security Cleared
11 10 (15.15%) Unified Communications
11 10 (15.15%) OSPF
11 10 (15.15%) Data Centre
12 9 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (13.64%) BGP
12 9 (13.64%) VoIP
12 9 (13.64%) Windows
12 9 (13.64%) CCNA
12 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
12 9 (13.64%) SC Cleared
13 8 (12.12%) VLAN
13 8 (12.12%) Load Balancing
13 8 (12.12%) Network Architecture

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 3 (4.55%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.03%) IBM Notes
2 2 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (1.52%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (7.58%) MS Visio
2 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.03%) Office 365
2 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.52%) IaaS
2 1 (1.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (89.39%) WAN
2 21 (31.82%) WLAN
3 20 (30.30%) Firewall
4 17 (25.76%) MPLS
4 17 (25.76%) TCP/IP
5 15 (22.73%) VPN
5 15 (22.73%) Wireless
6 14 (21.21%) Internet
6 14 (21.21%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (16.67%) Network Security
8 10 (15.15%) OSPF
8 10 (15.15%) Unified Communications
9 9 (13.64%) BGP
9 9 (13.64%) VoIP
10 8 (12.12%) DNS
10 8 (12.12%) Ethernet
10 8 (12.12%) VLAN
11 6 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (7.58%) DHCP
13 4 (6.06%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 21 (31.82%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.06%) Retail
3 3 (4.55%) Finance
4 2 (3.03%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.52%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 17 (25.76%) Network Engineer
2 14 (21.21%) Architect
3 9 (13.64%) Network Architect
4 7 (10.61%) Analyst
4 7 (10.61%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Consultant
5 6 (9.09%) IT Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Cisco Architect
6 3 (4.55%) Cisco Network Architect
6 3 (4.55%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.55%) Senior IT Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.55%) Technical Manager
6 3 (4.55%) Wireless Architect
6 3 (4.55%) Wireless Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.03%) 802.1X
1 2 (3.03%) Ajax
1 2 (3.03%) HTML
2 1 (1.52%) JSON
2 1 (1.52%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Data Centre
2 9 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.58%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (4.55%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.03%) Digital Signage
5 2 (3.03%) iPad
5 2 (3.03%) iPhone
5 2 (3.03%) User Experience
6 1 (1.52%) CCTV
6 1 (1.52%) Clustering
6 1 (1.52%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.52%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.52%) iSeries
6 1 (1.52%) Replication
6 1 (1.52%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.64%) Windows
2 5 (7.58%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.06%) Linux
3 4 (6.06%) Unix
3 4 (6.06%) Windows 10
3 4 (6.06%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.03%) Android
4 2 (3.03%) Mac OS
4 2 (3.03%) Solaris
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (1.52%) Debian
5 1 (1.52%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.52%) SUSE
5 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.76%) ITIL
2 8 (12.12%) Load Balancing
2 8 (12.12%) Network Architecture
3 6 (9.09%) Presales
3 6 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (7.58%) eTOM
4 5 (7.58%) Network Management
5 4 (6.06%) Analytical Thinking
5 4 (6.06%) Critical Thinking
5 4 (6.06%) Migration
5 4 (6.06%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (6.06%) Network Design
5 4 (6.06%) Problem Management
5 4 (6.06%) Project Management
5 4 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (6.06%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (4.55%) BCP
6 3 (4.55%) Creative Thinking
6 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.06%) SQL
2 3 (4.55%) C
2 3 (4.55%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.55%) Python
3 2 (3.03%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.03%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.03%) Korn
3 2 (3.03%) Perl
3 2 (3.03%) PHP
3 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (25.76%) CCNP
3 10 (15.15%) Security Cleared
4 9 (13.64%) CCNA
4 9 (13.64%) SC Cleared
5 5 (7.58%) Degree
6 3 (4.55%) BC Cleared
6 3 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (4.55%) CCDA
6 3 (4.55%) JNCIS
7 2 (3.03%) CCIE
7 2 (3.03%) CCIP
7 2 (3.03%) CCVP
8 1 (1.52%) CCDP
8 1 (1.52%) CWNA
8 1 (1.52%) HP MASE
8 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.52%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (6.06%) SLA
2 2 (3.03%) QA
3 1 (1.52%) GDPR
3 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (10.61%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.52%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.52%) XenApp
4 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) SCCM
2 2 (3.03%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.52%) Nessus
3 1 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 36 (54.55%) Cisco
2 18 (27.27%) Juniper
3 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
4 8 (12.12%) VMware
5 7 (10.61%) Brocade
5 7 (10.61%) Ruckus Wireless
6 6 (9.09%) Nortel
7 5 (7.58%) Aruba
7 5 (7.58%) Avaya
7 5 (7.58%) CheckPoint
7 5 (7.58%) HP
7 5 (7.58%) Palo Alto
8 4 (6.06%) Citrix
8 4 (6.06%) Extreme Networks
8 4 (6.06%) Meraki
9 3 (4.55%) Oracle
10 2 (3.03%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 2 (3.03%) Dell
10 2 (3.03%) EMC
10 2 (3.03%) Motorola