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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 35 50
Rank change year-on-year -9 +15  
Contract jobs citing LAN 13 37 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.26% 4.28% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.35% 17.70% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 25 7
Median daily rate £325 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £245 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £480 £344
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £19.66 - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -9.61% +23.80%  

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 139 209 170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 24.22% 24.16% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 111 54
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 9
Median hourly rate £19.66 £19.61 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.25% -1.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £10.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £24.00 £41.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 14 (70.00%) Cisco
2 12 (60.00%) WAN
3 10 (50.00%) Windows
4 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
6 7 (35.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (35.00%) VMware
6 7 (35.00%) CCNP
6 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
7 6 (30.00%) DHCP
7 6 (30.00%) DNS
7 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (30.00%) Skype for Business
8 5 (25.00%) MobileIron
8 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (25.00%) Skype
8 5 (25.00%) AirWatch
8 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (25.00%) Android
8 5 (25.00%) WSUS
8 5 (25.00%) Symantec
8 5 (25.00%) NetBackup
8 5 (25.00%) Firewall
8 5 (25.00%) SMTP

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 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (30.00%) Skype for Business
3 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) WAN
2 6 (30.00%) DHCP
2 6 (30.00%) DNS
3 5 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (25.00%) Firewall
3 5 (25.00%) Skype
3 5 (25.00%) SMTP
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (20.00%) VPN
4 4 (20.00%) Wireless
5 3 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (15.00%) Internet
5 3 (15.00%) Unified Communications
5 3 (15.00%) WLAN
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 1 (5.00%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (5.00%) VLAN
7 1 (5.00%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (30.00%) Network Engineer
1 6 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Active Directory Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Exchange Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Network Support
3 3 (15.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Project Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Network Support
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Network Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Server Support
4 2 (10.00%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Cloud Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) IT Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (10.00%) NHS
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (25.00%) Android
6 4 (20.00%) Linux
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 4 (20.00%) Change Control
3 4 (20.00%) Migration
4 3 (15.00%) Adaptive Security
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) Release Management
4 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.00%) Validation
5 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
5 2 (10.00%) Information Management
5 2 (10.00%) IT Asset Management
5 2 (10.00%) Service Management
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.00%) AOP
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement Process
6 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (25.00%) VB
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (35.00%) CCNP
3 4 (20.00%) CCNA
4 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) CCDA
5 1 (5.00%) CCVP
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) AirWatch
1 5 (25.00%) NetBackup
1 5 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 5 (25.00%) WSUS
2 1 (5.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Cisco
2 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (35.00%) VMware
4 5 (25.00%) MobileIron
4 5 (25.00%) Symantec
5 3 (15.00%) F5
5 3 (15.00%) HP
6 2 (10.00%) Veeam
7 1 (5.00%) Avaya
7 1 (5.00%) Citrix
7 1 (5.00%) Nortel
7 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto