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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 34 38 43
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing LAN 4 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.24% 1.22% 2.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.15% 5.48% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate
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£153 £150 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -66.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £316
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £10.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+275.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.13 £18.10 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.20% +0.54%
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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
65 73 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 20.12% 22.26% 16.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 37 29
Average daily rate £330 £280 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 20
Average hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -8.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £10.20 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £44.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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 26 November 2014, 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 20 (95.24%) WAN
2 14 (66.67%) Windows
3 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
4 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 9 (42.86%) Windows 7
5 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
5 8 (38.10%) DNS
5 8 (38.10%) SAN
6 7 (33.33%) HP
6 7 (33.33%) DHCP
6 7 (33.33%) Windows 8
6 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 6 (28.57%) MS Office
8 5 (23.81%) Firewall
8 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
9 4 (19.05%) ITIL
9 4 (19.05%) Cisco
9 4 (19.05%) Nortel
10 3 (14.29%) Juniper
10 3 (14.29%) MPLS
10 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
10 3 (14.29%) VPN
10 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (14.29%) SCCM
11 2 (9.52%) Polycom
11 2 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (9.52%) Computer Science

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
2 6 (28.57%) MS Office
3 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 20 (95.24%) WAN
2 8 (38.10%) DNS
2 8 (38.10%) SAN
3 7 (33.33%) DHCP
4 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 5 (23.81%) Firewall
6 3 (14.29%) MPLS
6 3 (14.29%) VPN
7 2 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (4.76%) Intranet
8 1 (4.76%) Internet
8 1 (4.76%) VoIP
8 1 (4.76%) WLAN
8 1 (4.76%) IP Telephony
8 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (4.76%) Multicast
General
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
1 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
1 2 (9.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Network Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Server Support
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Network Support
4 2 (9.52%) Implementation Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Server Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 2 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (9.52%) Android
5 2 (9.52%) UNIX
5 2 (9.52%) Linux
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (9.52%) Data Security
3 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
3 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
1 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
1 2 (9.52%) RHCA
1 2 (9.52%) RHCE
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.76%) CCIE
2 1 (4.76%) CCNP
2 1 (4.76%) CCIP
2 1 (4.76%) CCNA
2 1 (4.76%) HP ASE
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (19.05%) Cisco
3 4 (19.05%) Nortel
4 3 (14.29%) Juniper
5 2 (9.52%) Polycom
5 2 (9.52%) MobileIron
5 2 (9.52%) ServiceNow
5 2 (9.52%) NetApp
5 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
5 2 (9.52%) Dell