The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 30 40 39
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Contract jobs citing LAN 6 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.77% 0.29% 2.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.96% 1.79% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £295 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% +11.32%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £13.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £22.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +45.16%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
67 56 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 19.76% 16.42% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 21 21
Average daily rate £325 £320 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £380 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 23
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAN across the Cambridge region.

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LAN.

1 8 (88.89%) WAN
2 4 (44.44%) VPN
2 4 (44.44%) PL/SQL
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) UNIX
2 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
2 4 (44.44%) Application Packaging
2 4 (44.44%) QA
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database 12c
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) MS Office
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) Firewall
4 2 (22.22%) Juniper
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
5 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 1 (11.11%) COBIT
5 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Local Government

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) WAN
2 4 (44.44%) VPN
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
4 1 (11.11%) VLAN
4 1 (11.11%) Wireless
4 1 (11.11%) MPLS
4 1 (11.11%) OSPF
4 1 (11.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database 12c
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (11.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) DBA
1 4 (44.44%) Administrator
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle DBA
2 3 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Support
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) IT Security Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Network Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Application Packaging
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) UNIX
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
1 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (11.11%) Information Security
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) PL/SQL
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
1 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) CISM
1 1 (11.11%) CCNP
1 1 (11.11%) SSCP
1 1 (11.11%) CISSP
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
2 1 (11.11%) COBIT
2 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Juniper
3 1 (11.11%) BT
3 1 (11.11%) 3Com
3 1 (11.11%) McAfee
3 1 (11.11%) HP