The first table below looks at the demand for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 31 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 of England 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 81 64 53
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -11
Contract jobs citing LAN 68 65 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.23% 2.74% 3.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.00% 16.97% 16.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 34 47
Average daily rate
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£248 £255 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -23.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £161 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £388 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £335
% change year-on-year
- -10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 11
Average hourly rate £34.25 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £12.57 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £36.30 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.75 £19.68
% change year-on-year
-11.39% +0.35%
Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
425 383 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.96% 16.13% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 148 237
Average daily rate £315 £293 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 55 72
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -7.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.87 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £37.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
LAN
England

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

LAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

LAN
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 31 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
Cambridgeshire +11 25 £240 -7.69% 9
Hertfordshire +4 12 £248 -27.20% 10
Bedfordshire -22 11 £300 - 4
Suffolk -23 8 £210 -17.64% 1
Essex -9 7 £325 +136.36% 2
Norfolk -19 5 £98 -61.56%
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 92 (84.40%) WAN
2 51 (46.79%) Windows
2 51 (46.79%) Cisco
3 49 (44.95%) Firewall
4 43 (39.45%) Microsoft
5 35 (32.11%) TCP/IP
6 33 (30.28%) Active Directory
7 28 (25.69%) Network Security
7 28 (25.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (21.10%) HP
8 23 (21.10%) MS Exchange
9 22 (20.18%) MS Office
10 21 (19.27%) CheckPoint
10 21 (19.27%) Windows 7
11 20 (18.35%) Network Management
11 20 (18.35%) VMware
12 19 (17.43%) Cisco Certification
13 18 (16.51%) DNS
13 18 (16.51%) Finance
13 18 (16.51%) Exchange Server 2010
14 17 (15.60%) VPN
14 17 (15.60%) CCNP
14 17 (15.60%) SAN
15 15 (13.76%) Citrix
15 15 (13.76%) Exchange Server 2003
16 14 (12.84%) MS Excel
17 13 (11.93%) ITIL
17 13 (11.93%) SQL Server
17 13 (11.93%) Telecoms
17 13 (11.93%) Hyper-V

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 23 (21.10%) MS Exchange
2 18 (16.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (13.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (10.09%) Lync
5 9 (8.26%) SharePoint
6 5 (4.59%) JOnAS
6 5 (4.59%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 22 (20.18%) MS Office
2 14 (12.84%) MS Excel
3 6 (5.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 92 (84.40%) WAN
2 49 (44.95%) Firewall
3 35 (32.11%) TCP/IP
4 28 (25.69%) Network Security
5 18 (16.51%) DNS
6 17 (15.60%) VPN
6 17 (15.60%) SAN
7 11 (10.09%) Wireless
7 11 (10.09%) VLAN
8 10 (9.17%) DHCP
9 8 (7.34%) MPLS
10 7 (6.42%) IPsec
11 6 (5.50%) Ethernet
12 5 (4.59%) VoIP
12 5 (4.59%) IP Telephony
12 5 (4.59%) OSPF
13 4 (3.67%) BGP
13 4 (3.67%) WLAN
13 4 (3.67%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (3.67%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.93%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.59%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (4.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.83%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.83%) Cognos Impromptu
General
1 18 (16.51%) Finance
2 13 (11.93%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.67%) Legal
3 4 (3.67%) Publishing
4 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.83%) Advertising
5 1 (0.92%) Banking
5 1 (0.92%) Retail
5 1 (0.92%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (25.69%) Network Engineer
2 23 (21.10%) Analyst
3 18 (16.51%) Support Engineer
3 18 (16.51%) Security Engineer
4 17 (15.60%) Network Security Engineer
5 11 (10.09%) Security Analyst
6 10 (9.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (8.26%) Network Analyst
7 9 (8.26%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (5.50%) Administrator
8 6 (5.50%) Technical Support
8 6 (5.50%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (5.50%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (5.50%) Network Security Analyst
9 5 (4.59%) Project Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) Server Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) Network Support
9 5 (4.59%) Support Analyst
9 5 (4.59%) Consultant
9 5 (4.59%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.09%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (6.42%) PKI
3 5 (4.59%) Smartphone
4 4 (3.67%) Fat Client
4 4 (3.67%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.75%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.83%) Clustering
6 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 51 (46.79%) Windows
2 28 (25.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (19.27%) Windows 7
4 12 (11.01%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (11.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (7.34%) UNIX
6 6 (5.50%) Linux
7 5 (4.59%) Solaris
7 5 (4.59%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (18.35%) Network Management
2 13 (11.93%) ITIL
3 7 (6.42%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (6.42%) Migration
3 7 (6.42%) Change Control
4 6 (5.50%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (5.50%) Network Design
5 5 (4.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (4.59%) Data Security
5 5 (4.59%) Test Strategy
6 4 (3.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (3.67%) Information Governance
6 4 (3.67%) Security Architecture
6 4 (3.67%) Information Security
6 4 (3.67%) Time Management
7 3 (2.75%) Network Architecture
7 3 (2.75%) Load Balancing
7 3 (2.75%) PRINCE2
7 3 (2.75%) Project Management
8 2 (1.83%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.50%) SQL
2 3 (2.75%) C
3 2 (1.83%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.83%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (17.43%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (15.60%) CCNP
3 11 (10.09%) CCSA
4 9 (8.26%) CCSE
4 9 (8.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (7.34%) CCDP
6 7 (6.42%) Security Cleared
7 6 (5.50%) SC Cleared
7 6 (5.50%) MCSE
8 5 (4.59%) MCITP
9 4 (3.67%) CCNA
9 4 (3.67%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (1.83%) RHCE
10 2 (1.83%) Degree
10 2 (1.83%) RHCA
10 2 (1.83%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.92%) CCVP
11 1 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.92%) MCSA
11 1 (0.92%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.83%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (30.28%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.93%) Hyper-V
3 12 (11.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 6 (5.50%) vSphere
5 5 (4.59%) UAG
6 4 (3.67%) ISA Server
7 3 (2.75%) Terminal Services
7 3 (2.75%) XenApp
8 2 (1.83%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (9.17%) SCCM
2 7 (6.42%) ARCserve
3 5 (4.59%) SCOM
3 5 (4.59%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 51 (46.79%) Cisco
2 43 (39.45%) Microsoft
3 23 (21.10%) HP
4 21 (19.27%) CheckPoint
5 20 (18.35%) VMware
6 15 (13.76%) Citrix
7 8 (7.34%) Avaya
8 5 (4.59%) Juniper
8 5 (4.59%) Nortel
8 5 (4.59%) Oracle
8 5 (4.59%) Polycom
8 5 (4.59%) Splunk
9 4 (3.67%) ScanSafe
9 4 (3.67%) Qualys
9 4 (3.67%) Intel
9 4 (3.67%) CA
10 3 (2.75%) SonicWALL
10 3 (2.75%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.75%) F5
11 2 (1.83%) Aruba
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