Period
to 16 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 68 46
Rank change year-on-year 0 -22 +16
Contract jobs citing LAN 33 18 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.21% 1.41% 3.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.61% 7.32% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 33
Reading median daily rate £425 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £300 £274 £228
90th Percentile £575 £433 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £388 £383 £375
% change year-on-year +1.31% +2.00% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Reading median hourly rate - £18.57 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -66.24% +214.29%
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.25 £15.49 £45.00
% change year-on-year +4.91% -65.58% +15.38%

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 Reading with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 311 246 379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 20.82% 19.29% 25.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 125 167
Reading median daily rate £407 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.63% - +3.36%
10th Percentile £190 £263 £228
90th Percentile £541 £556 £527
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +7.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 16
Reading median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -35.04% +67.14%
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.25 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +20.37% -10.00% -45.45%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Reading

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAN in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Reading

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Reading over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in Reading

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Reading

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 Reading region with a requirement for LAN.

1 28 (84.85%) WAN
2 14 (42.42%) ITIL
2 14 (42.42%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (39.39%) TCP/IP
3 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
4 12 (36.36%) WLAN
4 12 (36.36%) Firewall
5 11 (33.33%) Cisco
6 10 (30.30%) Telecoms
7 9 (27.27%) CCNP
7 9 (27.27%) Windows
8 8 (24.24%) VoIP
8 8 (24.24%) VMware
8 8 (24.24%) Network Security
8 8 (24.24%) Network Architecture
9 7 (21.21%) Load Balancing
9 7 (21.21%) VPN
9 7 (21.21%) CheckPoint
9 7 (21.21%) MPLS
10 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
11 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
11 5 (15.15%) Degree
11 5 (15.15%) ITIL V3
11 5 (15.15%) VLAN
11 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
11 5 (15.15%) OSPF
11 5 (15.15%) BCP
11 5 (15.15%) BGP

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (9.09%) Skype for Business
2 2 (6.06%) IBM Notes
2 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.03%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (12.12%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (84.85%) WAN
2 13 (39.39%) TCP/IP
3 12 (36.36%) Firewall
3 12 (36.36%) WLAN
4 8 (24.24%) Network Security
4 8 (24.24%) VoIP
5 7 (21.21%) MPLS
5 7 (21.21%) VPN
6 5 (15.15%) BGP
6 5 (15.15%) Internet
6 5 (15.15%) OSPF
6 5 (15.15%) VLAN
7 4 (12.12%) DNS
8 3 (9.09%) DECT
8 3 (9.09%) FTP
8 3 (9.09%) HTTP
8 3 (9.09%) HTTPS
8 3 (9.09%) PBX
8 3 (9.09%) SNMP
8 3 (9.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 10 (30.30%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.12%) Mandarin Language
3 2 (6.06%) Automotive
3 2 (6.06%) Marketing
4 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Architect
2 6 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) IT Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Senior IT Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Technical Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (6.06%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (6.06%) Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Network Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Data Centre
1 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
1 5 (15.15%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Mindset
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) Private Cloud
2 3 (9.09%) User Experience
3 2 (6.06%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.03%) CCTV
4 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.06%) Windows 10
3 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) Debian
4 1 (3.03%) Linux
4 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.03%) SUSE
4 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) ITIL
2 8 (24.24%) Network Architecture
3 7 (21.21%) Load Balancing
4 5 (15.15%) BCP
4 5 (15.15%) Creative Thinking
4 5 (15.15%) ITIL V3
5 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.12%) Customer-Centricity
5 4 (12.12%) Data Protection
5 4 (12.12%) Process Improvement
5 4 (12.12%) Service Management
5 4 (12.12%) TOGAF
5 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
6 3 (9.09%) Business Continuity
6 3 (9.09%) Migration
6 3 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (9.09%) Security Architecture
6 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
6 3 (9.09%) Use Case
7 2 (6.06%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) C
2 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (42.42%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (27.27%) CCNP
3 5 (15.15%) Degree
3 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
4 3 (9.09%) CCDA
4 3 (9.09%) CCNA
4 3 (9.09%) CCVP
5 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
6 1 (3.03%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
2 11 (33.33%) Cisco
3 8 (24.24%) VMware
4 7 (21.21%) CheckPoint
5 4 (12.12%) Juniper
5 4 (12.12%) Meraki
6 3 (9.09%) Avaya
6 3 (9.09%) Nortel
7 2 (6.06%) Lotus
8 1 (3.03%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.03%) HP
8 1 (3.03%) Huawei
8 1 (3.03%) Mirantis
8 1 (3.03%) NEC
8 1 (3.03%) Okta
8 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.03%) Zscaler