Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 90 68
Rank change year-on-year -3 -22 -7
Contract jobs citing LAN 76 64 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.91% 1.71% 2.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.38% 8.95% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 35 85
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +3.70% -14.01%
10th Percentile £196 £247 £238
90th Percentile £549 £490 £433
South East median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 3
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.74% -70.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £13.90 £11.07 £14.65
90th Percentile £19.90 £24.86 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £14.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year +56.90% -59.15% +18.33%

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 668 715 1,153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.78% 19.09% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 309 550
Berkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £185 £231 £250
90th Percentile £544 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 52 42
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.00 £13.00 £18.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.54% -30.87% -46.27%
10th Percentile £13.28 £12.00 £10.53
90th Percentile £53.63 £46.20 £54.25
South East median hourly rate £25.01 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +42.89% -32.69% -10.54%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -4 21 £438 +34.62% 1
Newbury -3 13 £425 - 2
Bracknell +2 9 £338 +50.00% 3
Slough -8 8 £280 -32.12%
Wokingham -6 3 £625 +380.77% 2
Maidenhead -13 1 £413 +14.58% 1
LAN
South East

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 62 (81.58%) WAN
2 45 (59.21%) Cisco
3 25 (32.89%) Firewall
3 25 (32.89%) Telecoms
4 20 (26.32%) MPLS
5 19 (25.00%) VPN
6 18 (23.68%) ITIL
7 17 (22.37%) WLAN
7 17 (22.37%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (22.37%) Unified Communications
8 16 (21.05%) Internet
9 15 (19.74%) Wireless
9 15 (19.74%) Juniper
10 13 (17.11%) Wi-Fi
10 13 (17.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (17.11%) VoIP
10 13 (17.11%) Data Centre
11 12 (15.79%) Microsoft
11 12 (15.79%) IP Telephony
12 11 (14.47%) CCNP
12 11 (14.47%) TCP/IP
12 11 (14.47%) OSPF
12 11 (14.47%) Project Management
12 11 (14.47%) Cisco CUCM
13 10 (13.16%) BGP
13 10 (13.16%) Ethernet
13 10 (13.16%) Windows
13 10 (13.16%) CCNA
13 10 (13.16%) DNS
14 9 (11.84%) Load Balancing

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 (3.95%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (1.32%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.32%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (3.95%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.26%) Office 365
4 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.32%) IaaS
4 1 (1.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (81.58%) WAN
2 25 (32.89%) Firewall
3 20 (26.32%) MPLS
4 19 (25.00%) VPN
5 17 (22.37%) Unified Communications
5 17 (22.37%) WLAN
6 16 (21.05%) Internet
7 15 (19.74%) Wireless
8 13 (17.11%) VoIP
8 13 (17.11%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (15.79%) IP Telephony
10 11 (14.47%) OSPF
10 11 (14.47%) TCP/IP
11 10 (13.16%) BGP
11 10 (13.16%) DNS
11 10 (13.16%) Ethernet
12 7 (9.21%) DHCP
13 6 (7.89%) IPsec
13 6 (7.89%) SNMP
13 6 (7.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Hudson
2 1 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (32.89%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.58%) Retail
3 4 (5.26%) Finance
4 1 (1.32%) Legal
4 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (21.05%) Architect
2 14 (18.42%) Network Engineer
3 13 (17.11%) Project Manager
4 10 (13.16%) Analyst
5 9 (11.84%) Network Architect
6 6 (7.89%) Business Analyst
6 6 (7.89%) Unified Communications Manager
7 5 (6.58%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Consultant
7 5 (6.58%) Network Manager
7 5 (6.58%) Product Analyst
7 5 (6.58%) Product Business Analyst
7 5 (6.58%) Security Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Cisco Architect
8 3 (3.95%) Cisco Network Architect
8 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Architect
8 3 (3.95%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Wireless Architect
8 3 (3.95%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.63%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.32%) COM
2 1 (1.32%) JSON
2 1 (1.32%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.11%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.89%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.26%) IVR
5 3 (3.95%) PMI
6 2 (2.63%) Digital Signage
6 2 (2.63%) iPad
6 2 (2.63%) iPhone
6 2 (2.63%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.63%) User Experience
7 1 (1.32%) CCTV
7 1 (1.32%) Clustering
7 1 (1.32%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.32%) iSeries
7 1 (1.32%) Replication
7 1 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.32%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.32%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.16%) Windows
2 5 (6.58%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.95%) Linux
4 3 (3.95%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.63%) Android
5 2 (2.63%) Mac OS
5 2 (2.63%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.63%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (1.32%) Debian
6 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.32%) SUSE
6 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.32%) Unix
6 1 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.68%) ITIL
2 13 (17.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (14.47%) Project Management
4 9 (11.84%) Load Balancing
5 8 (10.53%) Presales
6 7 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (9.21%) Migration
7 6 (7.89%) Network Architecture
7 6 (7.89%) Network Management
7 6 (7.89%) WFM
8 5 (6.58%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (6.58%) Service Delivery
8 5 (6.58%) SIEM
8 5 (6.58%) Threat Management
9 4 (5.26%) Analytical Thinking
9 4 (5.26%) eTOM
9 4 (5.26%) Network Design
9 4 (5.26%) PRINCE2
9 4 (5.26%) Virtual Environments
10 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Transformation
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.26%) C
1 4 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.63%) SQL
3 1 (1.32%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (22.37%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (14.47%) CCNP
3 10 (13.16%) CCNA
4 7 (9.21%) CCIE
4 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.58%) CCDA
5 5 (6.58%) CCDP
5 5 (6.58%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.95%) CCIP
6 3 (3.95%) CCVP
6 3 (3.95%) Degree
6 3 (3.95%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.63%) BC Cleared
7 2 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.32%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.32%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) SLA
2 2 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.63%) QA
3 1 (1.32%) GDPR
3 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.32%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.32%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (1.32%) Snort
4 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.32%) XenApp
4 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (14.47%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (7.89%) SCCM
3 2 (2.63%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.32%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.32%) Nessus
4 1 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 45 (59.21%) Cisco
2 15 (19.74%) Juniper
3 12 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 7 (9.21%) Avaya
4 7 (9.21%) Brocade
4 7 (9.21%) HP
4 7 (9.21%) Ruckus Wireless
4 7 (9.21%) VMware
5 6 (7.89%) Nortel
6 5 (6.58%) Aruba
6 5 (6.58%) Google
7 4 (5.26%) CheckPoint
7 4 (5.26%) Citrix
7 4 (5.26%) Extreme Networks
8 3 (3.95%) Capita
8 3 (3.95%) Infovista
8 3 (3.95%) Palo Alto
9 2 (2.63%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.63%) Tandberg
9 2 (2.63%) Veeam