Period
to 22 April 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 22 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 67 72
Rank change year-on-year -9 +5 +3
Contract jobs citing LAN 18 24 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.39% 1.74% 2.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.86% 7.04% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 31
Reading median daily rate £500 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -20.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £410 £165 £314
90th Percentile £575 £403 £440
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +21.43% - -11.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Reading median hourly rate - £55.00 £45.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.40% +174.58%
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £50.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -73.00% +28.21% -

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 229 341 538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 17.70% 24.75% 27.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 159 278
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £203 £213 £260
90th Percentile £575 £540 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £376
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.31% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 28
Reading median hourly rate £17.50 £55.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.18% +46.67% +114.29%
10th Percentile £13.90 £18.81 £14.35
90th Percentile £40.20 £57.32 £63.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.25 £13.25 £34.25
% change year-on-year +30.19% -61.31% +0.74%

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 22 April 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 22 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 Reading region with a requirement for LAN.

1 16 (88.89%) WAN
2 15 (83.33%) Cisco
3 9 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (44.44%) WLAN
5 6 (33.33%) Project Management
5 6 (33.33%) VoIP
5 6 (33.33%) ITIL
5 6 (33.33%) Unified Communications
5 6 (33.33%) IP Telephony
5 6 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 5 (27.78%) WFM
6 5 (27.78%) Firewall
7 4 (22.22%) IVR
7 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 3 (16.67%) Network Management
8 3 (16.67%) Wireless
8 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
8 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (16.67%) MPLS
8 3 (16.67%) Infovista
9 2 (11.11%) SAN
9 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (11.11%) Finance
9 2 (11.11%) VMware
9 2 (11.11%) PMI
9 2 (11.11%) PMI Certification
9 2 (11.11%) HP
9 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 2 (11.11%) CCNP

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 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2000
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) IaaS
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
1 1 (5.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (88.89%) WAN
2 8 (44.44%) WLAN
3 6 (33.33%) IP Telephony
3 6 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 6 (33.33%) VoIP
4 5 (27.78%) Firewall
5 3 (16.67%) MPLS
5 3 (16.67%) Wireless
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (11.11%) SAN
6 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 2 (11.11%) VPN
6 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (5.56%) BIG-IP
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (5.56%) HSRP
7 1 (5.56%) Network Security
7 1 (5.56%) VLAN
7 1 (5.56%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Architect
1 7 (38.89%) Project Manager
2 5 (27.78%) Unified Communications Manager
3 4 (22.22%) Network Architect
3 4 (22.22%) Network Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Network Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Wireless Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Wireless Network Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Wireless Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (5.56%) IT Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Network Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (22.22%) IVR
3 2 (11.11%) PMI
4 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Clustering
4 1 (5.56%) Private Cloud
4 1 (5.56%) Replication
4 1 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
2 1 (5.56%) Unix
2 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
1 6 (33.33%) Project Management
2 5 (27.78%) WFM
3 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 3 (16.67%) Network Management
4 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.11%) ITIL V3
5 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 2 (11.11%) Network Design
5 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (5.56%) Network Performance Management
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
6 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
6 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (5.56%) Validation
6 1 (5.56%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C
1 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) CCNP
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.56%) CCIE
3 1 (5.56%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 1 (5.56%) CCNA
3 1 (5.56%) CISSP
3 1 (5.56%) CWNA
3 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.56%) Snort
2 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.56%) vSphere
2 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
2 1 (5.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Cisco
2 3 (16.67%) Infovista
3 2 (11.11%) F5
3 2 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) Ruckus Wireless
3 2 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (5.56%) Aerohive Networks
4 1 (5.56%) Aruba
4 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
4 1 (5.56%) Brocade
4 1 (5.56%) Capita
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) Dell
4 1 (5.56%) EMC
4 1 (5.56%) Intel
4 1 (5.56%) Juniper
4 1 (5.56%) SonicWALL
4 1 (5.56%) Sun
4 1 (5.56%) WatchGuard