Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 54 59
Rank change year-on-year -50 +5 +25
Contract jobs citing LAN 60 143 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.46% 3.33% 2.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.84% 14.44% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 86 91
Berkshire median daily rate £383 £370 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.38% -4.52% +10.71%
10th Percentile £288 £239 £204
90th Percentile £528 £495 £500
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £381
% change year-on-year - -1.64% +17.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 17
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £46.25 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.81% +18.59% +122.86%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.58 £14.18
90th Percentile £19.80 £55.00 £43.83
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £45.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -61.39% +81.82% +45.59%

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 765 990 1055
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.58% 23.03% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 492 522
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £241 £250 £213
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 55 55
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -48.57% +100.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £42.38 £55.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +26.83%

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 22 November 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
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 22 November 2017. 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 -20 17 £325 -13.33% 3
Slough +1 12 £325 +11.21%
Windsor - 5 - -
Newbury -7 4 - - 1
Bracknell -15 4 - -
Maidenhead -15 3 £360 -10.00% 1
Wokingham - 1 £130 - 1
LAN
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 50 (83.33%) WAN
2 27 (45.00%) Windows
3 23 (38.33%) Cisco
4 21 (35.00%) Active Directory
5 19 (31.67%) TCP/IP
5 19 (31.67%) DNS
5 19 (31.67%) VMware
6 17 (28.33%) Firewall
6 17 (28.33%) DHCP
7 15 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (20.00%) Symantec
9 12 (20.00%) VPN
9 12 (20.00%) Wireless
9 12 (20.00%) Windows 10
10 11 (18.33%) Windows Server
10 11 (18.33%) Windows 7
11 10 (16.67%) Office 365
11 10 (16.67%) ITIL
11 10 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 10 (16.67%) CCNA
11 10 (16.67%) SLA
11 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (15.00%) Citrix
12 9 (15.00%) CCNP
12 9 (15.00%) Linux
12 9 (15.00%) Mobile Device Management

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 4 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (5.00%) IIS
2 3 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.33%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.67%) Office 365
2 4 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 50 (83.33%) WAN
2 19 (31.67%) DNS
2 19 (31.67%) TCP/IP
3 17 (28.33%) DHCP
3 17 (28.33%) Firewall
4 12 (20.00%) VPN
4 12 (20.00%) Wireless
5 9 (15.00%) Network Security
6 8 (13.33%) Ethernet
6 8 (13.33%) Internet
6 8 (13.33%) MPLS
7 6 (10.00%) VLAN
7 6 (10.00%) VoIP
8 5 (8.33%) BGP
8 5 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (8.33%) OSPF
8 5 (8.33%) SAN
8 5 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (5.00%) Cisco Wireless
9 3 (5.00%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 7 (11.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.67%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Marketing
2 4 (6.67%) Retail
3 3 (5.00%) Back Office
4 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.67%) Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Games
5 1 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (16.67%) Architect
2 10 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 7 (11.67%) Analyst
3 7 (11.67%) Support Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 6 (10.00%) Network Architect
5 5 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.00%) Consultant
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (1.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 5 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.00%) Private Cloud
6 2 (3.33%) Blackberry
6 2 (3.33%) FMCG
6 2 (3.33%) NHS
7 1 (1.67%) EPoS
7 1 (1.67%) HP Storage
7 1 (1.67%) iPad
7 1 (1.67%) iPhone
7 1 (1.67%) PKI
7 1 (1.67%) PlayStation
7 1 (1.67%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.67%) Social Media
7 1 (1.67%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 27 (45.00%) Windows
2 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 11 (18.33%) Windows 7
4 11 (18.33%) Windows Server
5 9 (15.00%) Linux
6 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (11.67%) Windows 8
8 4 (6.67%) Apple iOS
9 3 (5.00%) Unix
10 2 (3.33%) Android
10 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.67%) ITIL
2 9 (15.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 8 (13.33%) Migration
4 5 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 4 (6.67%) Asset Management
5 4 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (5.00%) Change Management
6 3 (5.00%) Coaching
6 3 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (5.00%) Data Analysis
6 3 (5.00%) Network Architecture
6 3 (5.00%) Network Design
6 3 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.00%) Service Design
6 3 (5.00%) Workflow
7 2 (3.33%) Project Management
7 2 (3.33%) Service Management
7 2 (3.33%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (11.67%) SQL
3 2 (3.33%) C
3 2 (3.33%) VB
4 1 (1.67%) Perl
4 1 (1.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (16.67%) CCNA
3 9 (15.00%) CCNP
4 6 (10.00%) Degree
4 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.00%) A+ Certification
6 3 (5.00%) BC Cleared
6 3 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (5.00%) CCDA
6 3 (5.00%) CCIE
6 3 (5.00%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (5.00%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (5.00%) Security+ Certification
7 2 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (3.33%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.33%) JNCIA
7 2 (3.33%) JNCIP
7 2 (3.33%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.67%) SLA
2 2 (3.33%) PMO
3 1 (1.67%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.67%) PMBOK
System Software
1 21 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 12 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (15.00%) XenDesktop
4 6 (10.00%) XenApp
5 3 (5.00%) vSphere
5 3 (5.00%) XenServer
6 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.67%) Firmware
7 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (8.33%) NetBackup
3 3 (5.00%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.33%) AirWatch
4 2 (3.33%) SCCM
4 2 (3.33%) WSUS
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 23 (38.33%) Cisco
2 19 (31.67%) VMware
3 15 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (20.00%) Symantec
5 9 (15.00%) Citrix
6 7 (11.67%) MobileIron
7 6 (10.00%) Apple
7 6 (10.00%) HP
7 6 (10.00%) Oracle
8 5 (8.33%) Forcepoint
8 5 (8.33%) Polycom
9 4 (6.67%) Canon
9 4 (6.67%) Juniper
9 4 (6.67%) NetApp
10 3 (5.00%) Brocade
10 3 (5.00%) Dell
10 3 (5.00%) EMC
10 3 (5.00%) F5
10 3 (5.00%) Intel
10 3 (5.00%) Sun