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 29 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 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 67 52 50
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Contract jobs citing LAN 28 38 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.95% 2.62% 2.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.18% 17.51% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 10
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£350 £263 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £191 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £353 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 7
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.00 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.38 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +0.64%
Communications & Networking Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
173 217 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.02% 14.98% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 116 64
Average daily rate £350 £290 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £403 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 11 23
Average hourly rate £19.00 £12.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.10% -35.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.80 £19.45 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
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 29 July 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
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 29 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
Leicestershire +2 8 £325 - 3
Northamptonshire -4 6 £406 +47.72% 5
Derbyshire +5 5 £348 +26.36% 4
Nottinghamshire +3 5 - - 6
Lincolnshire -7 2 - - 2
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 48 (90.57%) WAN
2 33 (62.26%) Windows
3 25 (47.17%) Active Directory
4 23 (43.40%) Cisco
5 17 (32.08%) Firewall
6 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
7 13 (24.53%) TCP/IP
8 12 (22.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (20.75%) Windows XP
9 11 (20.75%) Windows 7
10 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (18.87%) Migration
10 10 (18.87%) VMware
11 9 (16.98%) Wireless
12 8 (15.09%) Citrix
13 7 (13.21%) Linux
13 7 (13.21%) ITIL
13 7 (13.21%) MS Office
13 7 (13.21%) Project Management
14 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (11.32%) SAN
14 6 (11.32%) Blackberry
14 6 (11.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 6 (11.32%) MPLS
15 5 (9.43%) Thin Client
15 5 (9.43%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (9.43%) VPN
15 5 (9.43%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (9.43%) Fat Client
15 5 (9.43%) VLAN

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 6 (11.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (9.43%) Lync
3 4 (7.55%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.77%) Apache
5 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.89%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.89%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.89%) Site Server
6 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (13.21%) MS Office
2 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.89%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.89%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Google Apps
1 2 (3.77%) Office 365
1 2 (3.77%) IaaS
2 1 (1.89%) SaaS
2 1 (1.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (90.57%) WAN
2 17 (32.08%) Firewall
3 13 (24.53%) TCP/IP
4 9 (16.98%) Wireless
5 6 (11.32%) SAN
5 6 (11.32%) MPLS
6 5 (9.43%) VPN
6 5 (9.43%) VLAN
7 4 (7.55%) Ethernet
8 3 (5.66%) DHCP
8 3 (5.66%) Internet
8 3 (5.66%) DNS
9 2 (3.77%) DVB
9 2 (3.77%) Intranet
9 2 (3.77%) OSPF
9 2 (3.77%) VoIP
9 2 (3.77%) FTP
10 1 (1.89%) SNA
10 1 (1.89%) WLAN
10 1 (1.89%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Toad
General
1 2 (3.77%) Local Government
2 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (18.87%) Desktop Support
2 9 (16.98%) Support Engineer
2 9 (16.98%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (11.32%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (11.32%) Architect
4 4 (7.55%) Analyst
4 4 (7.55%) Network Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Network Architect
5 3 (5.66%) Cisco Architect
5 3 (5.66%) Cisco Network Architect
5 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (5.66%) Administrator
5 3 (5.66%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Test Analyst
6 2 (3.77%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.66%) LAMP
2 1 (1.89%) .NET
2 1 (1.89%) Web Services
2 1 (1.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Blackberry
2 5 (9.43%) Fat Client
2 5 (9.43%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.77%) Open Source
3 2 (3.77%) Video on Demand
3 2 (3.77%) MPEG
3 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.77%) STB
3 2 (3.77%) IPTV
3 2 (3.77%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.89%) NHS
4 1 (1.89%) Firmware
4 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 33 (62.26%) Windows
2 12 (22.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (20.75%) Windows 7
3 11 (20.75%) Windows XP
4 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (13.21%) Linux
6 5 (9.43%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.89%) UNIX
8 1 (1.89%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.87%) Migration
2 7 (13.21%) Project Management
2 7 (13.21%) ITIL
3 5 (9.43%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (5.66%) Network Management
4 3 (5.66%) Capacity Management
4 3 (5.66%) Load Balancing
4 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2
4 3 (5.66%) E-Commerce
4 3 (5.66%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.77%) Change Management
5 2 (3.77%) Service Management
5 2 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.77%) Information Security
5 2 (3.77%) Performance Testing
5 2 (3.77%) Integration Testing
5 2 (3.77%) Supplier Management
5 2 (3.77%) Security Management
5 2 (3.77%) Project Planning
5 2 (3.77%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) Java
1 2 (3.77%) Perl
1 2 (3.77%) SQL
1 2 (3.77%) Python
1 2 (3.77%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.43%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (7.55%) MCSE
3 4 (7.55%) CCNA
4 3 (5.66%) CCNP
4 3 (5.66%) Degree
4 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.77%) ISEB
5 2 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.89%) VCP4
6 1 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (47.17%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.43%) XenApp
2 5 (9.43%) XenDesktop
3 4 (7.55%) vSphere
4 3 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) SCCM
1 1 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 23 (43.40%) Cisco
2 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
3 10 (18.87%) VMware
4 8 (15.09%) Citrix
5 4 (7.55%) CheckPoint
5 4 (7.55%) HP
6 3 (5.66%) F5
7 2 (3.77%) Oracle
7 2 (3.77%) hybris
7 2 (3.77%) Blue Coat
7 2 (3.77%) Google
8 1 (1.89%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.89%) RightFax
8 1 (1.89%) Dell
8 1 (1.89%) IBM
8 1 (1.89%) Symantec
8 1 (1.89%) Novell
8 1 (1.89%) Lotus