The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 / Slough
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 24 26
Rank change year-on-year +9 +2  
Contract jobs citing LAN 6 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 4.29% 1.38% 3.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.75% 5.77% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 8
Median daily rate £381 £338 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.96% -35.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £308 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year +2.85% +0.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Slough with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Slough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 32 52 81
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 22.86% 23.96% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 38
Median daily rate £413 £365 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.01% -16.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £297 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £13.86 £22.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.40% -30.76%  
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 Slough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Slough 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 Slough

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAN in Slough.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Slough

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN in Slough.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Slough

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough

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 Slough region with a requirement for LAN.

1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 5 (55.56%) F5
2 5 (55.56%) DNS
3 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
3 4 (44.44%) Network Design
3 4 (44.44%) WAN
3 4 (44.44%) VPN
4 3 (33.33%) Unix
4 3 (33.33%) Linux
4 3 (33.33%) Fortinet
4 3 (33.33%) PKI
4 3 (33.33%) Smart Meter
4 3 (33.33%) Machine to Machine
4 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) MPLS
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (22.22%) DHCP
6 1 (11.11%) FTP
6 1 (11.11%) HTTP
6 1 (11.11%) MCSE
6 1 (11.11%) CRM
6 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
6 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 1 (11.11%) IIS
6 1 (11.11%) MS Office
6 1 (11.11%) ITIL

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) DNS
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) VPN
2 4 (44.44%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) DHCP
3 2 (22.22%) MPLS
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) BIG-IP
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (11.11%) CTI
4 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (11.11%) FTP
4 1 (11.11%) HTTP
4 1 (11.11%) Internet
4 1 (11.11%) SAN
4 1 (11.11%) TACACS
4 1 (11.11%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Technical Design Authority
2 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Data Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Design Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) IP Design Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) IP Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) IP Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Smart Metering Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Voice Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 3 (33.33%) Machine to Machine
1 3 (33.33%) PKI
1 3 (33.33%) Smart Meter
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) IVR
2 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
1 3 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Network Design
2 1 (11.11%) BCP
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco ICM Scripting
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) CRM
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
2 1 (11.11%) Security Auditing
2 1 (11.11%) WFM
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) CCNP
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Firmware
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) F5
3 3 (33.33%) Fortinet
4 1 (11.11%) Avaya
4 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) EMC
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) Verint
4 1 (11.11%) VMware