Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 71 80 57
Rank change year-on-year +9 -23 -3
Contract jobs citing LAN 28 12 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.88% 0.95% 2.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.89% 4.94% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 21
Reading median daily rate £423 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.80% - -5.66%
10th Percentile £238 £288 £165
90th Percentile £585 £434 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £397 £374
% change year-on-year +4.73% +5.95% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Reading median hourly rate - - £55.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £13.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +62.96% -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 315 243 375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 21.20% 19.30% 26.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 132 157
Reading median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% - +3.36%
10th Percentile £225 £255 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 16
Reading median hourly rate £43.75 £25.33 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.74% -38.60% +37.50%
10th Percentile £20.00 £15.28 £13.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.98 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £20.56
% change year-on-year +11.11% -34.35% -47.28%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 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 Reading region with a requirement for LAN.

1 24 (85.71%) WAN
2 14 (50.00%) ITIL
3 13 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (39.29%) WLAN
4 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
5 10 (35.71%) CCNP
5 10 (35.71%) TCP/IP
6 9 (32.14%) Cisco
6 9 (32.14%) Firewall
7 8 (28.57%) Windows
7 8 (28.57%) VoIP
7 8 (28.57%) VMware
7 8 (28.57%) Network Security
8 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (21.43%) Management Information System
8 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
9 5 (17.86%) BCP
9 5 (17.86%) VPN
9 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (17.86%) Network Architecture
9 5 (17.86%) Degree
9 5 (17.86%) Load Balancing
9 5 (17.86%) ITIL V3
9 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
9 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (17.86%) Creative Thinking
9 5 (17.86%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (14.29%) Windows Server

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 2 (7.14%) IBM Notes
1 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (85.71%) WAN
2 11 (39.29%) WLAN
3 10 (35.71%) TCP/IP
4 9 (32.14%) Firewall
5 8 (28.57%) Network Security
5 8 (28.57%) VoIP
6 5 (17.86%) VPN
7 4 (14.29%) MPLS
8 3 (10.71%) Internet
8 3 (10.71%) VLAN
9 2 (7.14%) SSL
10 1 (3.57%) DECT
10 1 (3.57%) DHCP
10 1 (3.57%) DNS
10 1 (3.57%) FTP
10 1 (3.57%) HTTP
10 1 (3.57%) HTTPS
10 1 (3.57%) PBX
10 1 (3.57%) SMTP
10 1 (3.57%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 4 (14.29%) Mandarin Language
3 2 (7.14%) Automotive
3 2 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Architect
2 6 (21.43%) Network Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) IT Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Senior IT Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Technical Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
6 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 5 (17.86%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (10.71%) Analytical Mindset
3 3 (10.71%) Private Cloud
4 2 (7.14%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.57%) Replication
5 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 2 (7.14%) Windows 10
3 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.57%) Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (17.86%) BCP
2 5 (17.86%) Creative Thinking
2 5 (17.86%) ITIL V3
2 5 (17.86%) Load Balancing
2 5 (17.86%) Network Architecture
3 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (14.29%) Process Improvement
3 4 (14.29%) Service Management
3 4 (14.29%) TOGAF
3 4 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 3 (10.71%) Customer-Centricity
4 3 (10.71%) Data Protection
4 3 (10.71%) Migration
4 3 (10.71%) Security Architecture
4 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
5 2 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (7.14%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (35.71%) CCNP
3 5 (17.86%) Degree
4 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.57%) CCDA
6 1 (3.57%) CCNA
6 1 (3.57%) CCVP
6 1 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
6 1 (3.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) vCenter Server
2 1 (3.57%) vMotion
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (32.14%) Cisco
3 8 (28.57%) VMware
4 4 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 4 (14.29%) Meraki
5 2 (7.14%) Lotus
6 1 (3.57%) Avaya
6 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.57%) HP
6 1 (3.57%) Juniper
6 1 (3.57%) Nortel
6 1 (3.57%) Okta
6 1 (3.57%) Zscaler