The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 58 44 54
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Contract jobs citing LAN 17 25 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.03% 3.03% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.05% 17.48% 8.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 3
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£265 £240 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.41% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £110 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £305 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £299
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
Average hourly rate £23.25 - £12.60
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 - £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 - £32.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -7.89%
LAN
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
121 143 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 14.42% 17.31% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 67 40
Average daily rate £275 £325 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +9.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £120 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 33 20
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.50 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% -13.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £19.95 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -8 11 £270 -8.47% 3
Peterborough +2 5 - -
LAN
East of England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 30 (96.77%) WAN
2 18 (58.06%) Firewall
3 14 (45.16%) Windows
4 12 (38.71%) VPN
4 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
5 11 (35.48%) Cisco
5 11 (35.48%) Wireless
5 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
6 10 (32.26%) HP
6 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
6 10 (32.26%) MS Exchange
7 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
7 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (29.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (29.03%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (29.03%) Network Management
8 8 (25.81%) HP Storage
8 8 (25.81%) Change Control
8 8 (25.81%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (25.81%) Hyper-V
8 8 (25.81%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (25.81%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (25.81%) SharePoint
8 8 (25.81%) SAN
8 8 (25.81%) CA
8 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (25.81%) ARCserve
8 8 (25.81%) OSPF
9 7 (22.58%) BGP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 10 (32.26%) MS Exchange
2 9 (29.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (25.81%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (25.81%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) Fireworks
2 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 30 (96.77%) WAN
2 18 (58.06%) Firewall
3 12 (38.71%) VPN
4 11 (35.48%) Wireless
5 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
6 8 (25.81%) OSPF
6 8 (25.81%) SAN
7 7 (22.58%) BGP
8 6 (19.35%) VRRP
8 6 (19.35%) WLAN
8 6 (19.35%) HSRP
9 2 (6.45%) MPLS
10 1 (3.23%) Internet
10 1 (3.23%) EIGRP
10 1 (3.23%) IGRP
10 1 (3.23%) DNS
10 1 (3.23%) DHCP
10 1 (3.23%) FTP
10 1 (3.23%) ISDN
10 1 (3.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
2 9 (29.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (25.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.23%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (3.23%) MSI
General
1 7 (22.58%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Local Government
3 1 (3.23%) Dutch Language
3 1 (3.23%) French Language
3 1 (3.23%) German Language
3 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Support Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Network Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Administrator
4 4 (12.90%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.68%) Network Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support
5 3 (9.68%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.68%) UNIX Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) IT Security Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Security Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) Database Specialist
7 1 (3.23%) Coordinator
7 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) HP Storage
2 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
2 6 (19.35%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (12.90%) Statistics
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (45.16%) Windows
2 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
4 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (12.90%) UNIX
6 4 (12.90%) Linux
6 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Network Management
2 8 (25.81%) Change Control
2 8 (25.81%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (12.90%) Data Security
4 3 (9.68%) Market Research
5 2 (6.45%) Migration
5 2 (6.45%) Information Security
5 2 (6.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.23%) ITIL
6 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.90%) RHCE
2 4 (12.90%) MCSE
2 4 (12.90%) RHCA
3 3 (9.68%) Degree
3 3 (9.68%) CISSP
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.45%) SSCP
4 2 (6.45%) CISM
4 2 (6.45%) MCDST
5 1 (3.23%) MCP
5 1 (3.23%) CCIE
5 1 (3.23%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (6.45%) COBIT
1 2 (6.45%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.81%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.45%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) ARCserve
2 2 (6.45%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Cisco
2 10 (32.26%) HP
3 8 (25.81%) CA
4 5 (16.13%) NetApp
5 4 (12.90%) Red Hat
6 3 (9.68%) Citrix
7 2 (6.45%) Juniper
7 2 (6.45%) VMware
7 2 (6.45%) McAfee
7 2 (6.45%) BT
7 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.23%) EMC
8 1 (3.23%) 3Com
8 1 (3.23%) Oracle