The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 28 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 27 23 24
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing LAN 1 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.49% 2.14% 4.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.26% 21.05% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +49.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +9.37%
LAN
South West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19 19 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 9.27% 10.16% 18.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 28
Average daily rate £480 £303 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.67% +21.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £290 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £28.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
Poole -6 1 - -
LAN
South West

LAN
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 3 (100.00%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) WLAN
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Coordinator
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft