Period
to 16 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 105 53
Rank change year-on-year +10 -52 +2
Contract jobs citing LAN 80 64 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.94% 1.56% 3.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 8.33% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 30 89
Berkshire median daily rate £388 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.31% +2.00% +2.74%
10th Percentile £195 £288 £246
90th Percentile £545 £511 £507
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 9
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.25 £15.49 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.91% -65.58% +15.38%
10th Percentile £13.33 £12.75 £11.74
90th Percentile £18.98 £27.61 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £19.39 £17.38 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.57% -61.39% +104.55%

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 800 768 994
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.38% 18.68% 22.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 318 493
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +7.34%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £600 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 45 55
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.25 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.37% -10.00% -45.45%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £31.25 £42.40 £52.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% -30.00% +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 16 November 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 November 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 0 33 £425 +21.43% 7
Bracknell +4 12 £265 -
Slough -8 11 £243 -25.38% 2
Newbury -1 10 £450 - 1
Maidenhead +3 3 £593 +64.58%
LAN
South East

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 70 (87.50%) WAN
2 33 (41.25%) Cisco
3 30 (37.50%) Firewall
4 27 (33.75%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 23 (28.75%) WLAN
7 21 (26.25%) ITIL
7 21 (26.25%) Microsoft
7 21 (26.25%) Juniper
7 21 (26.25%) Telecoms
8 20 (25.00%) MPLS
8 20 (25.00%) CCNP
8 20 (25.00%) VPN
9 19 (23.75%) Windows
10 17 (21.25%) Internet
11 15 (18.75%) OSPF
11 15 (18.75%) Active Directory
12 14 (17.50%) BGP
12 14 (17.50%) VMware
12 14 (17.50%) Network Security
13 13 (16.25%) Security Cleared
14 12 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (15.00%) SC Cleared
14 12 (15.00%) CCNA
14 12 (15.00%) Windows Server
15 11 (13.75%) DNS
15 11 (13.75%) Migration
16 10 (12.50%) Load Balancing
16 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
16 10 (12.50%) Wireless

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 (11.25%) Skype for Business
2 5 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.00%) OpenStack
4 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.75%) IBM Notes
4 3 (3.75%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.25%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (8.75%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.25%) Office 365
3 4 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.75%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (87.50%) WAN
2 30 (37.50%) Firewall
3 24 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 23 (28.75%) WLAN
5 20 (25.00%) MPLS
5 20 (25.00%) VPN
6 17 (21.25%) Internet
7 15 (18.75%) OSPF
8 14 (17.50%) BGP
8 14 (17.50%) Network Security
9 11 (13.75%) DNS
10 10 (12.50%) VoIP
10 10 (12.50%) Wireless
11 8 (10.00%) VLAN
11 8 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (8.75%) Unified Communications
13 5 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (6.25%) DHCP
13 5 (6.25%) Ethernet
13 5 (6.25%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.25%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.25%) Big Data
3 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.25%) HBase
3 1 (1.25%) Mahout
3 1 (1.25%) MySQL
3 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.25%) Sqoop
General
1 21 (26.25%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.00%) Mandarin Language
2 4 (5.00%) Retail
3 3 (3.75%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.50%) Automotive
4 2 (2.50%) Marketing
5 1 (1.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (18.75%) Architect
1 15 (18.75%) Network Engineer
2 11 (13.75%) Analyst
3 8 (10.00%) IT Engineer
4 7 (8.75%) Consultant
4 7 (8.75%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (7.50%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.25%) Senior IT Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Network Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Technical Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (3.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (3.75%) Network Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Security Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.75%) SailPoint
2 2 (2.50%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.50%) Ajax
2 2 (2.50%) HTML
3 1 (1.25%) Web Services
3 1 (1.25%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.25%) WSDL
3 1 (1.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (5.00%) Analytical Mindset
3 4 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.75%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.75%) User Experience
5 2 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.50%) Digital Signage
5 2 (2.50%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.50%) iPad
5 2 (2.50%) iPhone
6 1 (1.25%) CCTV
6 1 (1.25%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.25%) iSeries
6 1 (1.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (23.75%) Windows
2 12 (15.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (11.25%) Linux
4 6 (7.50%) Unix
5 5 (6.25%) Windows 10
5 5 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 4 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (5.00%) Ubuntu
7 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.50%) Android
8 2 (2.50%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.50%) Solaris
8 2 (2.50%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.25%) Debian
9 1 (1.25%) SUSE
9 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.25%) ITIL
2 11 (13.75%) Migration
3 10 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 8 (10.00%) Network Architecture
4 8 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (10.00%) Project Management
5 6 (7.50%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (7.50%) TOGAF
6 5 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (6.25%) BCP
6 5 (6.25%) Creative Thinking
6 5 (6.25%) ITIL V3
6 5 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (6.25%) Network Management
7 4 (5.00%) Business Continuity
7 4 (5.00%) Customer-Centricity
7 4 (5.00%) Network Virtualisation
7 4 (5.00%) Process Improvement
7 4 (5.00%) Service Management
7 4 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.50%) C
1 6 (7.50%) Python
2 5 (6.25%) Perl
2 5 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.00%) SQL
4 3 (3.75%) VB
5 2 (2.50%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.50%) Korn
5 2 (2.50%) PHP
5 2 (2.50%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.25%) C++
6 1 (1.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 27 (33.75%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (25.00%) CCNP
3 13 (16.25%) Security Cleared
4 12 (15.00%) CCNA
4 12 (15.00%) SC Cleared
5 9 (11.25%) Degree
6 4 (5.00%) BC Cleared
6 4 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (5.00%) JNCIS
7 3 (3.75%) CCDA
7 3 (3.75%) CCIP
7 3 (3.75%) CCVP
8 2 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.50%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.50%) PMP
8 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.25%) HP MASE
9 1 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (1.25%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.75%) SLA
2 2 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 15 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.75%) Docker
3 3 (3.75%) KVM
4 1 (1.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.25%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (1.25%) HDFS
4 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.25%) XenApp
4 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (5.00%) SCCM
2 2 (2.50%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.25%) Ambari
3 1 (1.25%) Ansible
3 1 (1.25%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (1.25%) Nessus
3 1 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.25%) Oozie
3 1 (1.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (41.25%) Cisco
2 21 (26.25%) Juniper
2 21 (26.25%) Microsoft
3 14 (17.50%) VMware
4 8 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 8 (10.00%) Nortel
4 8 (10.00%) Palo Alto
5 7 (8.75%) HP
5 7 (8.75%) Okta
5 7 (8.75%) Oracle
6 6 (7.50%) Avaya
6 6 (7.50%) Meraki
7 4 (5.00%) Citrix
7 4 (5.00%) Mirantis
7 4 (5.00%) Red Hat
7 4 (5.00%) Riverbed
7 4 (5.00%) Symantec
8 3 (3.75%) Aruba
8 3 (3.75%) Brocade
8 3 (3.75%) Lotus