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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 30 34 33
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing LAN 13 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.52% 1.65% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.66% 9.26% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 4
Average daily rate £381 £155 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+145.96% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £155 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £155 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £352 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-20.66% +8.04%
LAN
Cambridgeshire

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
47 54 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 12.74% 17.82% 19.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 27 27
Average daily rate £393 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £425 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 13
Average hourly rate £55.00 £42.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% +47.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016, 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 17 (100.00%) WAN
2 12 (70.59%) Cisco
3 11 (64.71%) Firewall
4 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
5 5 (29.41%) ITIL
5 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
6 4 (23.53%) Patch Management
6 4 (23.53%) Identity Access Management
6 4 (23.53%) Security Operations
7 3 (17.65%) Windows
7 3 (17.65%) VPN
7 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (17.65%) CCNP
7 3 (17.65%) Wireless
8 2 (11.76%) TOGAF
8 2 (11.76%) Change Management
8 2 (11.76%) Network Design
8 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
8 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
8 2 (11.76%) CMDB
8 2 (11.76%) CCNA
8 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
8 2 (11.76%) Juniper
8 2 (11.76%) Internet
8 2 (11.76%) MPLS
8 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
8 2 (11.76%) SaaS
8 2 (11.76%) Network Security
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (11.76%) Windows Server

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) SaaS
2 1 (5.88%) IaaS
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) WAN
2 11 (64.71%) Firewall
3 3 (17.65%) VPN
3 3 (17.65%) Wireless
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (11.76%) Internet
4 2 (11.76%) MPLS
4 2 (11.76%) Network Security
5 1 (5.88%) SAN
5 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.88%) VoIP
5 1 (5.88%) VPLS
5 1 (5.88%) WAAS
General
1 1 (5.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Administrator
1 5 (29.41%) Network Administrator
1 5 (29.41%) Network Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Network Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Operations Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Security Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Security Operations Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) LAN Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Switch Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) CMDB
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) PKI
3 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Identity Access Management
2 4 (23.53%) Patch Management
2 4 (23.53%) Security Operations
3 2 (11.76%) Change Management
3 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
3 2 (11.76%) Network Design
3 2 (11.76%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.88%) ERP
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Network Management
4 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) CCNP
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.76%) CCIE
2 2 (11.76%) CCNA
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) COBIT
1 1 (5.88%) HIPAA
1 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Cisco
2 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
3 2 (11.76%) Juniper
3 2 (11.76%) Splunk
4 1 (5.88%) Aruba
4 1 (5.88%) Avaya
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix
4 1 (5.88%) Dell
4 1 (5.88%) F5
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) JD Edwards
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) NetApp
4 1 (5.88%) Nortel
4 1 (5.88%) Palo Alto
4 1 (5.88%) VMware