The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Dorset region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 20 28 35
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +7
Contract jobs citing LAN 7 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 3.33% 2.45% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.00% 13.95% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 2
Average daily rate
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£356 £198 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.37% -24.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £110 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £211 £273
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.56%
Communications & Networking Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
25 43 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 11.90% 17.55% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 25 29
Average daily rate £300 £225 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £198 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £525 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 £18.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% +8.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
LAN
South West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 July 2014. 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 +5 2 £295 -
Bournemouth +1 2 £313 +58.22% 3
Dorchester - - - -
Ferndown - - - -
LAN
South West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 9 (100.00%) WAN
2 5 (55.56%) CCNP
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (55.56%) Juniper
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) Ethernet
4 3 (33.33%) Firmware
4 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 3 (33.33%) CCNA
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) Dell
4 3 (33.33%) Change Management
4 3 (33.33%) OSPF
4 3 (33.33%) BGP
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (33.33%) VLAN
4 3 (33.33%) Application Packaging
4 3 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 3 (33.33%) SLA
4 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
4 3 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 2 (22.22%) F5
5 2 (22.22%) SaaS
5 2 (22.22%) Network Security

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 3 (33.33%) OSPF
2 3 (33.33%) BGP
2 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (33.33%) VLAN
3 2 (22.22%) Network Security
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) MPLS
4 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
1 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Security Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Network Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Security Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Network Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Firmware
1 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
1 3 (33.33%) Change Management
1 3 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 3 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) ERP
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) CCNP
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) CCNA
3 2 (22.22%) JNCIA
3 2 (22.22%) JNCIP
3 2 (22.22%) CCIE
4 1 (11.11%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Juniper
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 3 (33.33%) Dell
4 2 (22.22%) F5