Period
to 16 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 88 107 61
Rank change year-on-year +19 -46 -5
Contract jobs citing LAN 90 64 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.16% 1.59% 2.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.38% 8.72% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 27 67
Berkshire median daily rate £423 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.47% +16.44% +2.46%
10th Percentile £210 £288 £274
90th Percentile £528 £535 £480
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +4.00% +1.35% -4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 12
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £13.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.96% -73.00% +28.21%
10th Percentile £21.00 £12.75 £12.53
90th Percentile £23.00 £14.25 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £24.91 £16.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +50.97% -23.26% -44.87%

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 791 734 921
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.98% 18.21% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 313 435
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £227 £243 £213
90th Percentile £561 £600 £538
South East median daily rate £411 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.81% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 36 53
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £13.25 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.43% -32.48% -49.68%
South East median hourly rate £19.19 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +6.63% -16.28% -38.57%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 +1 28 £423 +8.46% 12
Newbury +22 23 £475 +5.56% 4
Bracknell -5 11 £238 - 8
Maidenhead +11 8 £475 - 2
Slough -13 7 £288 -14.81% 1
Windsor +1 2 £500 - 1
Wokingham -4 1 - - 1
LAN
South East

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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 79 (87.78%) WAN
2 39 (43.33%) Firewall
3 37 (41.11%) Cisco
4 34 (37.78%) Telecoms
5 28 (31.11%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (28.89%) ITIL
7 24 (26.67%) TCP/IP
7 24 (26.67%) Network Security
8 23 (25.56%) CCNP
8 23 (25.56%) Windows
9 22 (24.44%) Microsoft
10 20 (22.22%) Active Directory
10 20 (22.22%) VPN
10 20 (22.22%) Load Balancing
11 19 (21.11%) Security Cleared
11 19 (21.11%) SC Cleared
11 19 (21.11%) Juniper
12 16 (17.78%) F5
12 16 (17.78%) Windows Server
13 15 (16.67%) MPLS
13 15 (16.67%) WLAN
14 14 (15.56%) Internet
14 14 (15.56%) Data Centre
15 13 (14.44%) OSPF
16 12 (13.33%) BGP
16 12 (13.33%) CCNA
16 12 (13.33%) Linux
16 12 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (12.22%) Microsoft Azure
17 11 (12.22%) Migration

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 10 (11.11%) Skype for Business
2 6 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (3.33%) OpenStack
3 3 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.22%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.11%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 7 (7.78%) MS Visio
2 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (11.11%) Office 365
3 6 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.33%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (87.78%) WAN
2 39 (43.33%) Firewall
3 24 (26.67%) Network Security
3 24 (26.67%) TCP/IP
4 20 (22.22%) VPN
5 15 (16.67%) MPLS
5 15 (16.67%) WLAN
6 14 (15.56%) Internet
7 13 (14.44%) OSPF
8 12 (13.33%) BGP
9 8 (8.89%) DNS
9 8 (8.89%) Unified Communications
9 8 (8.89%) VoIP
9 8 (8.89%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (8.89%) Wireless
10 7 (7.78%) EIGRP
10 7 (7.78%) Skype
11 6 (6.67%) SAN
11 6 (6.67%) VLAN
12 5 (5.56%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.11%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.11%) Big Data
4 1 (1.11%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.11%) HBase
4 1 (1.11%) Mahout
4 1 (1.11%) MySQL
4 1 (1.11%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.11%) Sqoop
General
1 34 (37.78%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.44%) Mandarin Language
3 3 (3.33%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.22%) Automotive
4 2 (2.22%) Marketing
4 2 (2.22%) Retail
5 1 (1.11%) Advertising
5 1 (1.11%) Legal
5 1 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (24.44%) Architect
2 16 (17.78%) Network Engineer
3 13 (14.44%) Analyst
4 8 (8.89%) IT Engineer
5 7 (7.78%) Consultant
5 7 (7.78%) Project Manager
5 7 (7.78%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (6.67%) Network Architect
6 6 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Security Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (5.56%) Senior IT Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) Technical Architect
8 4 (4.44%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 4 (4.44%) IT Support
8 4 (4.44%) Network Analyst
8 4 (4.44%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (3.33%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.33%) LDAP
1 3 (3.33%) SailPoint
2 2 (2.22%) Ajax
2 2 (2.22%) HTML
3 1 (1.11%) CSS
3 1 (1.11%) SAML
3 1 (1.11%) Web Services
3 1 (1.11%) WSDL
3 1 (1.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.56%) Data Centre
2 12 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.89%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (4.44%) Analytical Mindset
7 3 (3.33%) Driving Licence
7 3 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (3.33%) Private Cloud
8 2 (2.22%) User Experience
9 1 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (1.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.56%) Windows
2 16 (17.78%) Windows Server
3 12 (13.33%) Linux
4 10 (11.11%) Unix
5 6 (6.67%) Windows 10
6 5 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (4.44%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.33%) Ubuntu
8 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.22%) Solaris
9 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (28.89%) ITIL
2 20 (22.22%) Load Balancing
3 11 (12.22%) Migration
4 10 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (11.11%) Project Management
4 10 (11.11%) Technical Leadership
5 9 (10.00%) TOGAF
6 8 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (8.89%) Decision-Making
7 7 (7.78%) Fault Analysis
7 7 (7.78%) ITIL V3
8 6 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (6.67%) Presales
8 6 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (5.56%) BCP
9 5 (5.56%) Creative Thinking
9 5 (5.56%) eTOM
9 5 (5.56%) Information Security
9 5 (5.56%) Network Architecture
9 5 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.56%) C
1 5 (5.56%) Perl
1 5 (5.56%) Python
2 4 (4.44%) VB
3 3 (3.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.33%) SQL
4 2 (2.22%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.22%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.22%) Korn
4 2 (2.22%) PHP
4 2 (2.22%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.11%) C++
5 1 (1.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 28 (31.11%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (25.56%) CCNP
3 19 (21.11%) SC Cleared
3 19 (21.11%) Security Cleared
4 12 (13.33%) CCNA
5 9 (10.00%) Degree
6 4 (4.44%) BC Cleared
6 4 (4.44%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (4.44%) CCIP
6 4 (4.44%) JNCIS
6 4 (4.44%) PMI Certification
6 4 (4.44%) PMP
7 3 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.11%) CCDA
9 1 (1.11%) CCIE
9 1 (1.11%) CCVP
9 1 (1.11%) HP MASE
9 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.33%) Docker
3 3 (3.33%) KVM
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.11%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (1.11%) HDFS
4 1 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.11%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (4.44%) SCCM
2 1 (1.11%) Ambari
2 1 (1.11%) Ansible
2 1 (1.11%) Cacti
2 1 (1.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.11%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.11%) Oozie
2 1 (1.11%) OpenView
2 1 (1.11%) Puppet
2 1 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.11%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.11%) vMotion
Vendors
1 37 (41.11%) Cisco
2 22 (24.44%) Microsoft
3 19 (21.11%) Juniper
4 16 (17.78%) F5
5 11 (12.22%) VMware
6 8 (8.89%) Fortinet
6 8 (8.89%) Okta
6 8 (8.89%) Oracle
7 6 (6.67%) CheckPoint
7 6 (6.67%) Meraki
7 6 (6.67%) Red Hat
8 5 (5.56%) HP
8 5 (5.56%) Nortel
8 5 (5.56%) Palo Alto
9 4 (4.44%) Riverbed
9 4 (4.44%) ServiceNow
9 4 (4.44%) Symantec
10 3 (3.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (3.33%) CyberArk
10 3 (3.33%) Hitachi