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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 60 42 41
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -1
Contract jobs citing LAN 9 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.24% 2.66% 3.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.65% 13.73% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 8
Average daily rate
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£128 £295 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.77% -9.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £140 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £356 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 11
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £20.06 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+13.11% +25.37%
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
104 102 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 14.33% 19.35% 18.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 50 53
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £195 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £374 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 29
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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
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 28 January 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 -6 5 £155 -47.45% 8
Peterborough -13 1 £100 -58.50% 1
Huntingdon - - - -
LAN
East of England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (93.75%) WAN
2 21 (65.63%) Windows
3 16 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
5 11 (34.38%) TCP/IP
5 11 (34.38%) MS Office
5 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (31.25%) Finance
7 9 (28.13%) Telecoms
7 9 (28.13%) MS Excel
7 9 (28.13%) Active Directory
8 8 (25.00%) ITIL
9 7 (21.88%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (18.75%) Windows 8
10 6 (18.75%) DNS
11 5 (15.63%) Avaya
11 5 (15.63%) DHCP
11 5 (15.63%) SQL
11 5 (15.63%) Shell Script
11 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (15.63%) Lync
12 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
12 4 (12.50%) Degree
12 4 (12.50%) Application Packaging
12 4 (12.50%) QA
12 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (12.50%) SCCM
12 4 (12.50%) Polycom
12 4 (12.50%) Blackberry

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 5 (15.63%) Lync
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (34.38%) MS Office
2 9 (28.13%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 30 (93.75%) WAN
2 11 (34.38%) TCP/IP
3 6 (18.75%) DNS
4 5 (15.63%) DHCP
5 3 (9.38%) VPN
5 3 (9.38%) SAN
5 3 (9.38%) VoIP
6 2 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (6.25%) Firewall
6 2 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (6.25%) Intranet
6 2 (6.25%) Internet
7 1 (3.13%) Extranet
7 1 (3.13%) Broadband
7 1 (3.13%) Unified Communications
7 1 (3.13%) Multicast
7 1 (3.13%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
1 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 9 (28.13%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.25%) Multimedia
3 2 (6.25%) Legal
4 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Support Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Support Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Administrator
3 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle DBA
3 4 (12.50%) DBA
4 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support
4 3 (9.38%) Network Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (9.38%) Implementation Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Implementation Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Technician
5 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.13%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.25%) Smartphone
3 2 (6.25%) FMCG
4 1 (3.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 21 (65.63%) Windows
2 16 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (18.75%) Windows 8
5 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (12.50%) UNIX
7 3 (9.38%) Windows XP
8 2 (6.25%) Android
9 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 2 (6.25%) Service Management
3 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.25%) CRM
4 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (3.13%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) SQL
1 5 (15.63%) Shell Script
2 4 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.13%) CCIE
2 1 (3.13%) CCNP
2 1 (3.13%) CCIP
2 1 (3.13%) CCNA
2 1 (3.13%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (28.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) Avaya
3 4 (12.50%) Polycom
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle
3 4 (12.50%) Cisco
4 3 (9.38%) HP
4 3 (9.38%) Dell
4 3 (9.38%) Citrix
5 2 (6.25%) Wall Street Systems
5 2 (6.25%) MobileIron
5 2 (6.25%) ServiceNow
5 2 (6.25%) Cognos
6 1 (3.13%) VMware