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 3 months to 28 March 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 64 63
Rank change year-on-year +12 -1  
Contract jobs citing LAN 8 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.22% 1.38% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.44% 4.65% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 5
Median daily rate £300 £318 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.81% -12.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £192 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £360 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year +2.85% +0.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -30.23% -12.24%  

LAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 147 301 212
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 22.37% 29.77% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 158 81
Median daily rate £435 £395 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.12% +18.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £288 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 2
Median hourly rate £53.75 £55.65 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +158.83%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing LAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 28 March 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 Reading region with a requirement for LAN.

1 18 (72.00%) WAN
2 14 (56.00%) Cisco
3 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
4 10 (40.00%) Windows
4 10 (40.00%) Firewall
5 8 (32.00%) CheckPoint
5 8 (32.00%) TCP/IP
5 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (28.00%) CCNP
6 7 (28.00%) CCNA
6 7 (28.00%) Wireless
7 6 (24.00%) VPN
7 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
7 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (24.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (20.00%) DNS
8 5 (20.00%) MPLS
8 5 (20.00%) Project Management
8 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (20.00%) WLAN
9 4 (16.00%) Change Management
9 4 (16.00%) VMware
9 4 (16.00%) DHCP
9 4 (16.00%) Linux
9 4 (16.00%) Citrix
9 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
9 4 (16.00%) Load Balancing
9 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010

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 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (12.00%) Skype for Business
4 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (72.00%) WAN
2 10 (40.00%) Firewall
3 8 (32.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (28.00%) Wireless
5 6 (24.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (24.00%) VPN
6 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (20.00%) DNS
6 5 (20.00%) MPLS
6 5 (20.00%) WLAN
7 4 (16.00%) DHCP
8 3 (12.00%) Cisco Wireless
8 3 (12.00%) NetScaler
8 3 (12.00%) SMTP
8 3 (12.00%) Unified Communications
8 3 (12.00%) VoIP
9 2 (8.00%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (8.00%) Network Security
9 2 (8.00%) SAN
9 2 (8.00%) Skype
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Administrator
3 3 (12.00%) Network Administrator
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (12.00%) Technical Leader
4 2 (8.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) IT Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.00%) CMDB
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (16.00%) Linux
5 3 (12.00%) Android
5 3 (12.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
7 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Project Management
2 4 (16.00%) Change Management
2 4 (16.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (12.00%) Network Management
3 3 (12.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 2 (8.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.00%) AOP
5 1 (4.00%) Case Management
5 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement Process
5 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL
5 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (28.00%) CCNA
2 7 (28.00%) CCNP
3 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) CCDA
4 2 (8.00%) CCVP
4 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (8.00%) PMI Certification
5 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (4.00%) CCDP
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (4.00%) PMP
5 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) PMO
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) ProxySG
2 3 (12.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) OPNET
2 2 (8.00%) AirWatch
2 2 (8.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (8.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (8.00%) WSUS
3 1 (4.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Cisco
2 8 (32.00%) CheckPoint
2 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.00%) Citrix
3 4 (16.00%) Palo Alto
3 4 (16.00%) VMware
4 3 (12.00%) Arista
4 3 (12.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (12.00%) Riverbed
4 3 (12.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (8.00%) Juniper
5 2 (8.00%) MobileIron
5 2 (8.00%) Symantec
6 1 (4.00%) F5
6 1 (4.00%) Nokia
6 1 (4.00%) Remedy
Reading, Berkshire
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