The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 16 15 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing LAN 16 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 10.32% 1.67% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 61.54% 33.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£140 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £165.00 £19.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+746.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+17.56% +2.77%
LAN
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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 Cheltenham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
26 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 16.77% 5.00% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Average daily rate £495 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.30% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £100.00 £19.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+412.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 25 (96.15%) WAN
2 24 (92.31%) Security Cleared
3 18 (69.23%) Firewall
4 17 (65.38%) Cisco
5 13 (50.00%) DV Cleared
6 11 (42.31%) BGP
6 11 (42.31%) VPN
6 11 (42.31%) ITIL
6 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
7 9 (34.62%) SSL
8 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (26.92%) Mentoring
9 6 (23.08%) Problem Management
9 6 (23.08%) Juniper
9 6 (23.08%) CCNP
9 6 (23.08%) IPsec
9 6 (23.08%) MPLS
9 6 (23.08%) OSPF
10 5 (19.23%) Security Management
10 5 (19.23%) Management Information System
10 5 (19.23%) CISM
10 5 (19.23%) Information Security
10 5 (19.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
10 5 (19.23%) Citrix
10 5 (19.23%) CISSP
10 5 (19.23%) EIGRP
10 5 (19.23%) DNS
10 5 (19.23%) Windows
10 5 (19.23%) Cisco PIX

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 (7.69%) OpenStack
1 2 (7.69%) Eucalyptus
2 1 (3.85%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (96.15%) WAN
2 18 (69.23%) Firewall
3 11 (42.31%) BGP
3 11 (42.31%) VPN
4 9 (34.62%) SSL
5 6 (23.08%) IPsec
5 6 (23.08%) MPLS
5 6 (23.08%) OSPF
6 5 (19.23%) EIGRP
6 5 (19.23%) DNS
6 5 (19.23%) Cisco PIX
7 4 (15.38%) VLAN
8 3 (11.54%) BIG-IP
8 3 (11.54%) DHCP
8 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
9 2 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (7.69%) Ethernet
10 1 (3.85%) TACACS
10 1 (3.85%) VoIP
10 1 (3.85%) Network Security
General
1 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Architect
2 5 (19.23%) Team Leader
2 5 (19.23%) Security Architect
2 5 (19.23%) Network Team Leader
3 4 (15.38%) Network Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (11.54%) Administrator
4 3 (11.54%) Operations Team Leader
4 3 (11.54%) Network Operations Team Leader
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Security Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Author
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.69%) Replication
2 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) UNIX
2 3 (11.54%) Windows 2000 Server
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) ITIL
2 7 (26.92%) Mentoring
3 6 (23.08%) Problem Management
4 5 (19.23%) Security Management
4 5 (19.23%) Information Security
4 5 (19.23%) Data Protection
4 5 (19.23%) Cyber Security
4 5 (19.23%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (19.23%) Security Architecture
5 3 (11.54%) Service Management
5 3 (11.54%) TOGAF
5 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
6 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
6 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
6 2 (7.69%) Migration
6 2 (7.69%) Change Management
7 1 (3.85%) Project Management
7 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (92.31%) Security Cleared
2 13 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
4 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (23.08%) CCNP
6 5 (19.23%) CISM
6 5 (19.23%) CISSP
7 2 (7.69%) CCNA
7 2 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (19.23%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) ProxySG
3 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Cisco
2 6 (23.08%) Juniper
3 5 (19.23%) Citrix
4 3 (11.54%) Blue Coat
4 3 (11.54%) F5
5 2 (7.69%) NetApp
5 2 (7.69%) VMware
6 1 (3.85%) Nokia
6 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft