The first table below looks at the demand for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 18 April 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 East Midlands 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 70 47 48
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +1
Contract jobs citing LAN 25 40 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.55% 3.10% 2.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.24% 21.62% 16.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 11
Average daily rate £300 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £134 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £15.60 £43.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.43 £28.40 £58.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -23.80%
Communications & Networking Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
164 185 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 10.17% 14.33% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 88 86
Average daily rate £350 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £250 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 31
Average hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.81% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.10 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.51 £32.30 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
LAN
England

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

LAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

LAN
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire -9 8 £225 -50.00% 2
Nottinghamshire -9 8 £500 +53.84% 3
Lincolnshire -9 2 £250 -37.50% 1
Northamptonshire -15 1 - - 4
Derbyshire -17 1 - - 2
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 42 (76.36%) WAN
2 25 (45.45%) Cisco
3 23 (41.82%) Windows
4 20 (36.36%) Active Directory
5 19 (34.55%) Microsoft
6 17 (30.91%) Firewall
7 12 (21.82%) Citrix
7 12 (21.82%) TCP/IP
8 11 (20.00%) MS Office
9 10 (18.18%) ITIL
9 10 (18.18%) Wireless
9 10 (18.18%) Migration
10 9 (16.36%) VLAN
11 8 (14.55%) VPN
11 8 (14.55%) Windows XP
11 8 (14.55%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (12.73%) SAN
12 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
12 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
13 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (10.91%) CCNA
13 6 (10.91%) Project Management
13 6 (10.91%) VMware
13 6 (10.91%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (10.91%) Internet
14 5 (9.09%) MPLS
14 5 (9.09%) SLA
14 5 (9.09%) DHCP
14 5 (9.09%) Service Management

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 4 (7.27%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (3.64%) Lync
3 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.82%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (1.82%) Site Server
3 1 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.82%) Apache
3 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 11 (20.00%) MS Office
2 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (76.36%) WAN
2 17 (30.91%) Firewall
3 12 (21.82%) TCP/IP
4 10 (18.18%) Wireless
5 9 (16.36%) VLAN
6 8 (14.55%) VPN
7 7 (12.73%) SAN
8 6 (10.91%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (10.91%) Internet
9 5 (9.09%) MPLS
9 5 (9.09%) DHCP
10 4 (7.27%) WLAN
10 4 (7.27%) OSPF
10 4 (7.27%) Network Security
11 3 (5.45%) DNS
11 3 (5.45%) TACACS
12 2 (3.64%) Ethernet
12 2 (3.64%) FTP
12 2 (3.64%) Intranet
12 2 (3.64%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.82%) MySQL
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (3.64%) Finance
1 2 (3.64%) Local Government
2 1 (1.82%) Retail
2 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (16.36%) Support Engineer
2 8 (14.55%) Architect
3 7 (12.73%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (12.73%) Network Architect
4 6 (10.91%) Desktop Support
4 6 (10.91%) Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) Network Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) Network Designer
6 4 (7.27%) Technical Leader
6 4 (7.27%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Designer
7 3 (5.45%) IT Support
7 3 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Cisco Architect
7 3 (5.45%) Cisco Network Architect
7 3 (5.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.45%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.64%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) Middleware
1 1 (1.82%) .NET
1 1 (1.82%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Fat Client
1 3 (5.45%) Thin Client
1 3 (5.45%) Blackberry
1 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.82%) Open Source
2 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.82%) Statistics
2 1 (1.82%) NHS
2 1 (1.82%) Firmware
2 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 23 (41.82%) Windows
2 8 (14.55%) Windows XP
2 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.27%) Linux
4 4 (7.27%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.64%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.18%) ITIL
1 10 (18.18%) Migration
2 6 (10.91%) Project Management
3 5 (9.09%) Service Management
4 4 (7.27%) Network Management
4 4 (7.27%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (5.45%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (5.45%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.64%) Validation
6 2 (3.64%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.64%) Change Management
6 2 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.64%) Network Design
6 2 (3.64%) Change Control
6 2 (3.64%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.82%) Agile Project Management
7 1 (1.82%) Security Architecture
7 1 (1.82%) Network Architecture
7 1 (1.82%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.82%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.64%) SQL
2 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
2 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.91%) CCNA
4 4 (7.27%) CCNP
4 4 (7.27%) Degree
5 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (5.45%) MCSE
6 1 (1.82%) VCP4
6 1 (1.82%) CCIE
6 1 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.82%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.45%) XenApp
4 2 (3.64%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.82%) vSphere
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.82%) XenServer
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.82%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (1.82%) HP SIM
1 1 (1.82%) SCCM
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 25 (45.45%) Cisco
2 19 (34.55%) Microsoft
3 12 (21.82%) Citrix
4 6 (10.91%) VMware
5 4 (7.27%) HP
5 4 (7.27%) CheckPoint
6 3 (5.45%) F5
6 3 (5.45%) LANDesk
7 2 (3.64%) Blue Coat
7 2 (3.64%) IBM
7 2 (3.64%) Juniper
7 2 (3.64%) NetApp
7 2 (3.64%) Dell
7 2 (3.64%) EMC
7 2 (3.64%) Isilon
8 1 (1.82%) RightFax
8 1 (1.82%) CommVault
8 1 (1.82%) Motorola
8 1 (1.82%) Symantec
8 1 (1.82%) Novell
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