Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 63 65
Rank change year-on-year -8 +2 +15
Contract jobs citing LAN 22 21 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.51% 1.68% 2.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.06% 7.61% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 38
Reading median daily rate £425 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -7.14% +21.74%
10th Percentile £405 £230 £228
90th Percentile £568 £425 £477
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +21.43% +3.70% -12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Reading median hourly rate - £19.66 -
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +40.74% -70.00% +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 273 276 491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 18.78% 22.08% 26.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 137 261
Reading median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £199 £263 £255
90th Percentile £575 £560 £519
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 13
Reading median hourly rate £17.50 £19.66 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.99% +0.25% +4.59%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.90 £11.05
90th Percentile £56.25 £56.76 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.00 £13.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +61.54% -27.78% -48.57%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 20 (90.91%) WAN
2 15 (68.18%) Cisco
3 9 (40.91%) WLAN
4 8 (36.36%) Firewall
4 8 (36.36%) Telecoms
5 7 (31.82%) ITIL
5 7 (31.82%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (27.27%) Unified Communications
6 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (27.27%) MPLS
7 5 (22.73%) Project Management
7 5 (22.73%) Wireless
7 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
7 5 (22.73%) VPN
7 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
8 4 (18.18%) Network Management
8 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 4 (18.18%) VoIP
8 4 (18.18%) OSPF
8 4 (18.18%) Juniper
8 4 (18.18%) CheckPoint
8 4 (18.18%) BGP
8 4 (18.18%) IP Telephony
8 4 (18.18%) WFM
8 4 (18.18%) Load Balancing
9 3 (13.64%) VLAN
9 3 (13.64%) Network Architecture
9 3 (13.64%) WAAS
9 3 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (13.64%) IVR

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 (9.09%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.55%) IaaS
2 1 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (90.91%) WAN
2 9 (40.91%) WLAN
3 8 (36.36%) Firewall
4 6 (27.27%) MPLS
4 6 (27.27%) Unified Communications
5 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
5 5 (22.73%) VPN
5 5 (22.73%) Wireless
6 4 (18.18%) BGP
6 4 (18.18%) IP Telephony
6 4 (18.18%) OSPF
6 4 (18.18%) VoIP
7 3 (13.64%) DNS
7 3 (13.64%) SSL
7 3 (13.64%) VLAN
7 3 (13.64%) WAAS
7 3 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (9.09%) FTP
8 2 (9.09%) HTTP
8 2 (9.09%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 8 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Architect
2 6 (27.27%) Network Architect
2 6 (27.27%) Project Manager
3 4 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Network Manager
3 4 (18.18%) Unified Communications Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco Network Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Wireless Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Wireless Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Wireless Network Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) IT Architect
5 2 (9.09%) IT Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Telecoms Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.64%) IVR
3 2 (9.09%) PMI
3 2 (9.09%) User Experience
4 1 (4.55%) CCTV
4 1 (4.55%) Clustering
4 1 (4.55%) Replication
4 1 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.55%) Debian
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
2 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.55%) SUSE
2 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) ITIL
2 5 (22.73%) Project Management
3 4 (18.18%) Load Balancing
3 4 (18.18%) Network Management
3 4 (18.18%) WFM
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 3 (13.64%) Network Architecture
4 3 (13.64%) Network Design
4 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity
5 2 (9.09%) ITIL V3
5 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.09%) Use Case
6 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (4.55%) DevOps
6 1 (4.55%) Line Management
6 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (4.55%) Presales
6 1 (4.55%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C
1 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.55%) Python
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.64%) CCNA
2 3 (13.64%) CCNP
3 2 (9.09%) CCDA
3 2 (9.09%) CCVP
3 2 (9.09%) PMI Certification
3 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) CISSP
4 1 (4.55%) CWNA
4 1 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Cisco
2 4 (18.18%) CheckPoint
2 4 (18.18%) Juniper
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.64%) Infovista
3 3 (13.64%) Ruckus Wireless
4 2 (9.09%) Aerohive Networks
4 2 (9.09%) Aruba
4 2 (9.09%) Avaya
4 2 (9.09%) Capita
4 2 (9.09%) F5
4 2 (9.09%) Nortel
4 2 (9.09%) VMware
5 1 (4.55%) HP
5 1 (4.55%) Huawei
5 1 (4.55%) McAfee
5 1 (4.55%) NEC
5 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.55%) SonicWALL
5 1 (4.55%) WatchGuard