Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 79 64
Rank change year-on-year -14 -15 +1
Contract jobs citing LAN 72 82 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.79% 2.14% 2.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.71% 10.25% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 43 98
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% - -10.83%
10th Percentile £248 £213 £251
90th Percentile £579 £475 £475
South East median daily rate £390 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 6
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.75 £50.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.50% +19.05% +7.69%
10th Percentile £13.48 £8.69 £34.25
90th Percentile £19.43 £55.00 £47.33
South East median hourly rate £26.44 £20.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +28.95% -47.44% +30.00%

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 672 800 1,169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.73% 20.91% 23.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 354 564
Berkshire median daily rate £423 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £200 £182 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £519
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 53 42
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.25 £13.50 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.78% -54.24% -13.24%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £15.30
90th Percentile £44.00 £55.00 £63.00
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% -40.91% +10.00%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -2 18 £500 +66.67% 5
Slough -1 8 £338 -3.57% 2
Newbury -16 8 £338 -18.18% 6
Bracknell -8 5 £338 -1.82% 2
Wokingham - 4 £556 - 2
Maidenhead -4 3 £413 +3.13% 4
Windsor - 3 - - 2
LAN
South East

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 57 (79.17%) WAN
2 44 (61.11%) Cisco
3 22 (30.56%) Firewall
4 19 (26.39%) Telecoms
5 16 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (22.22%) ITIL
5 16 (22.22%) Unified Communications
6 15 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (19.44%) VoIP
7 14 (19.44%) Cisco CUCM
7 14 (19.44%) Data Centre
8 13 (18.06%) VPN
8 13 (18.06%) MPLS
9 12 (16.67%) Project Management
9 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 12 (16.67%) IP Telephony
10 11 (15.28%) Internet
10 11 (15.28%) WLAN
11 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (12.50%) Windows
12 9 (12.50%) Juniper
12 9 (12.50%) CCIE
12 9 (12.50%) CCNP
12 9 (12.50%) Active Directory
12 9 (12.50%) Wireless
13 8 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (11.11%) Google
13 8 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
13 8 (11.11%) SIEM

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 2 (2.78%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (1.39%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.94%) Office 365
4 1 (1.39%) IaaS
4 1 (1.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (79.17%) WAN
2 22 (30.56%) Firewall
3 16 (22.22%) Unified Communications
4 14 (19.44%) VoIP
5 13 (18.06%) MPLS
5 13 (18.06%) VPN
6 12 (16.67%) IP Telephony
7 11 (15.28%) Internet
7 11 (15.28%) WLAN
8 9 (12.50%) Wireless
9 8 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (8.33%) Ethernet
10 6 (8.33%) OSPF
11 5 (6.94%) BGP
11 5 (6.94%) DNS
11 5 (6.94%) Network Security
12 4 (5.56%) Converged Networks
12 4 (5.56%) IPsec
12 4 (5.56%) SAN
12 4 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Hudson
1 2 (2.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (26.39%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.17%) Finance
3 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.78%) Marketing
3 2 (2.78%) Retail
4 1 (1.39%) Legal
4 1 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (23.61%) Project Manager
2 16 (22.22%) Architect
3 13 (18.06%) Network Engineer
4 10 (13.89%) Network Architect
5 8 (11.11%) Analyst
5 8 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 8 (11.11%) Product Analyst
5 8 (11.11%) Product Business Analyst
5 8 (11.11%) Security Analyst
6 7 (9.72%) Unified Communications Manager
7 6 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) Network Manager
7 6 (8.33%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) LAN Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) WAN Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Office 365 Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.39%) COM
1 1 (1.39%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.44%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.94%) IVR
3 4 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (4.17%) PMI
5 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.39%) Clustering
6 1 (1.39%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.39%) Replication
6 1 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.39%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.50%) Windows
2 4 (5.56%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.17%) Windows 10
3 3 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.39%) Linux
4 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.39%) Unix
4 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.22%) ITIL
1 16 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (16.67%) Project Management
3 9 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (11.11%) SIEM
4 8 (11.11%) Threat Management
5 7 (9.72%) Load Balancing
5 7 (9.72%) Migration
5 7 (9.72%) Network Design
5 7 (9.72%) PRINCE2
5 7 (9.72%) WFM
6 6 (8.33%) Presales
7 5 (6.94%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.56%) eTOM
8 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 4 (5.56%) Network Management
8 4 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
9 3 (4.17%) Analytical Thinking
9 3 (4.17%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.33%) C
2 2 (2.78%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (12.50%) CCIE
2 9 (12.50%) CCNP
3 6 (8.33%) CCNA
4 5 (6.94%) CCDP
5 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
6 3 (4.17%) PMI Certification
6 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.78%) CCDA
7 2 (2.78%) CCIP
7 2 (2.78%) Degree
7 2 (2.78%) JNCIA
7 2 (2.78%) JNCIE
7 2 (2.78%) JNCIP
7 2 (2.78%) JNCIS
7 2 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.39%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.39%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) PMO
1 3 (4.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) PMBOK
System Software
1 9 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.39%) FreeRADIUS
3 1 (1.39%) Snort
3 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.39%) vSphere
3 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (19.44%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (5.56%) SCCM
3 1 (1.39%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.39%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.39%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 44 (61.11%) Cisco
2 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.50%) Juniper
4 8 (11.11%) Google
5 7 (9.72%) HP
6 6 (8.33%) Brocade
6 6 (8.33%) Ruckus Wireless
7 4 (5.56%) Extreme Networks
7 4 (5.56%) VMware
8 3 (4.17%) Aruba
8 3 (4.17%) Avaya
8 3 (4.17%) CheckPoint
8 3 (4.17%) Dell
8 3 (4.17%) Infovista
9 2 (2.78%) F5
9 2 (2.78%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.78%) Oracle
9 2 (2.78%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.78%) Tandberg
9 2 (2.78%) Veeam