Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 69 70 66
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 +1
Contract jobs citing LAN 29 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.08% 1.44% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.45% 7.64% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 14
Reading median daily rate £450 £438 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +34.62% -7.14%
10th Percentile £240 £404 £239
90th Percentile £568 £571 £425
Berkshire median daily rate £381 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -10.29% +21.43% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Reading median hourly rate £35.00 - £19.66
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% +40.74% -70.00%

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 307 275 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 22.02% 18.82% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 148 140
Reading median daily rate £400 £424 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.60% -0.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £199 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £560
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 14
Reading median hourly rate £45.75 £17.50 £19.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +161.43% -10.99% -9.84%
10th Percentile £18.10 £15.50 £12.86
90th Percentile £63.75 £56.25 £56.95
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £21.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -42.86% +61.54% -30.87%

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 July 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 16 July 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 26 (89.66%) WAN
2 19 (65.52%) Cisco
3 15 (51.72%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (48.28%) CheckPoint
4 14 (48.28%) Firewall
5 12 (41.38%) F5
6 10 (34.48%) TCP/IP
6 10 (34.48%) Telecoms
7 9 (31.03%) CCNA
7 9 (31.03%) Juniper
8 8 (27.59%) CCNP
8 8 (27.59%) BGP
8 8 (27.59%) VPN
8 8 (27.59%) ITIL
8 8 (27.59%) Fortinet
8 8 (27.59%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (27.59%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (24.14%) Presales
9 7 (24.14%) Blue Coat
9 7 (24.14%) Network Design
9 7 (24.14%) Windows
9 7 (24.14%) MPLS
9 7 (24.14%) McAfee
10 6 (20.69%) WLAN
10 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
11 5 (17.24%) Palo Alto
11 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
11 5 (17.24%) Aruba
11 5 (17.24%) Zscaler
11 5 (17.24%) CCIE

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 (6.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) IaaS
2 1 (3.45%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (89.66%) WAN
2 14 (48.28%) Firewall
3 10 (34.48%) TCP/IP
4 8 (27.59%) BGP
4 8 (27.59%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (27.59%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (27.59%) VPN
5 7 (24.14%) MPLS
6 6 (20.69%) WLAN
7 5 (17.24%) Sourcefire
7 5 (17.24%) Wireless
8 4 (13.79%) Network Security
8 4 (13.79%) VXLAN
9 3 (10.34%) Cisco Firepower
9 3 (10.34%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (10.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (10.34%) OSPF
10 2 (6.90%) DNS
10 2 (6.90%) Internet
10 2 (6.90%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (34.48%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Billing
2 2 (6.90%) Local Government
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Architect
2 5 (17.24%) Network Design Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Design Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Network Architect
3 3 (10.34%) Security Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Senior Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Senior Security Consultant
3 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Network Support
4 2 (6.90%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Security Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Telecoms Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.34%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.45%) iSeries
3 1 (3.45%) PMI
3 1 (3.45%) SCADA
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
3 4 (13.79%) Linux
3 4 (13.79%) Solaris
4 2 (6.90%) CentOS
4 2 (6.90%) Fedora
4 2 (6.90%) Mac OS X
4 2 (6.90%) Ubuntu
4 2 (6.90%) Windows 10
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) ITIL
2 7 (24.14%) Network Design
2 7 (24.14%) Presales
3 4 (13.79%) Change Control
3 4 (13.79%) Migration
3 4 (13.79%) Project Management
4 3 (10.34%) Network Architecture
4 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
4 3 (10.34%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (6.90%) Change Management
5 2 (6.90%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (6.90%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.90%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (6.90%) Information Security
5 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.90%) SIEM
5 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.45%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (51.72%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (31.03%) CCNA
3 8 (27.59%) CCNP
4 5 (17.24%) CCIE
5 3 (10.34%) CCDA
5 3 (10.34%) CCDP
5 3 (10.34%) PMI Certification
5 3 (10.34%) PMP
6 2 (6.90%) DBS Check
6 2 (6.90%) Degree
6 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.45%) CCIP
7 1 (3.45%) CISM
7 1 (3.45%) CISSP
7 1 (3.45%) GIAC
7 1 (3.45%) Master's Degree
7 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
2 2 (6.90%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
1 3 (10.34%) ProxySG
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.45%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Nessus
2 2 (6.90%) SCCM
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.45%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 19 (65.52%) Cisco
2 14 (48.28%) CheckPoint
3 12 (41.38%) F5
4 9 (31.03%) Juniper
5 8 (27.59%) Fortinet
6 7 (24.14%) Blue Coat
6 7 (24.14%) McAfee
7 5 (17.24%) Aruba
7 5 (17.24%) Palo Alto
7 5 (17.24%) Zscaler
8 3 (10.34%) Extreme Networks
8 3 (10.34%) FireEye
8 3 (10.34%) HP
8 3 (10.34%) IronPort
8 3 (10.34%) Qualys
8 3 (10.34%) SonicWALL
9 2 (6.90%) BT
9 2 (6.90%) Draytek
9 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
9 2 (6.90%) VMware