The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cambridge region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 39 35 43
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Contract jobs citing LAN 14 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.93% 1.63% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.00% 11.32% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 1
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£295 £279 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +68.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £335
% change year-on-year
- -10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Average hourly rate - £12.60 £12.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.75 £19.68
% change year-on-year
-11.39% +0.35%
Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
100 53 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 20.92% 14.40% 25.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 19 47
Average daily rate £325 £285 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £188 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 35
Average hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £13.05 £12.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
LAN
Cambridgeshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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 18 (100.00%) WAN
2 11 (61.11%) Windows
3 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 7 (38.89%) SAN
4 7 (38.89%) DNS
4 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
5 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
6 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (27.78%) Firewall
6 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (22.22%) HP
7 4 (22.22%) Nortel
7 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
7 4 (22.22%) MS Office
7 4 (22.22%) DHCP
7 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
7 4 (22.22%) Juniper
7 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
8 3 (16.67%) MPLS
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (16.67%) Data Security
9 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
9 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
9 2 (11.11%) Advertising
9 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
9 2 (11.11%) SCCM
9 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Office
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (100.00%) WAN
2 7 (38.89%) DNS
2 7 (38.89%) SAN
3 5 (27.78%) Firewall
4 4 (22.22%) DHCP
4 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 3 (16.67%) MPLS
6 2 (11.11%) WLAN
6 2 (11.11%) Internet
7 1 (5.56%) VPN
7 1 (5.56%) Wireshark
7 1 (5.56%) tcpdump
General
1 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 2 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Server Support
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Server Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Server Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Senior UNIX Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Support
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
5 2 (11.11%) UNIX
5 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Data Security
2 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
1 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) RHCE
2 2 (11.11%) RHCA
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) CCNP
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) HP
2 4 (22.22%) Nortel
2 4 (22.22%) Juniper
3 2 (11.11%) NetApp
3 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco
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