The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 89 97 56
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -41
Contract jobs citing LAN 39 37 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.56% 1.40% 2.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.83% 12.09% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 22
Average daily rate
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£275 £390 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.48% +64.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £252 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £450 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £23.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.21% +67.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £12.30 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.90 £68.40 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+26.82% +36.66%
LAN
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
360 306 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.39% 11.56% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 136 146
Average daily rate £375 £330 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £235 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 39 54
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.33 £40.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 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
Hertfordshire +5 16 £375 -16.66% 12
Cambridgeshire +1 7 £100 -62.68% 4
Suffolk +7 5 £235 -47.77%
Essex +12 4 £160 -54.28% 1
Bedfordshire -5 4 £113 -69.07% 4
Norfolk -3 3 £625 +38.88% 3
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 71 (82.56%) WAN
2 44 (51.16%) Windows
3 38 (44.19%) Cisco
4 30 (34.88%) Firewall
5 28 (32.56%) Microsoft
6 25 (29.07%) Active Directory
6 25 (29.07%) ITIL
7 22 (25.58%) TCP/IP
8 19 (22.09%) VMware
8 19 (22.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (18.60%) Windows 7
9 16 (18.60%) Telecoms
10 15 (17.44%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (17.44%) VPN
10 15 (17.44%) MS Office
10 15 (17.44%) SQL
11 14 (16.28%) HP
12 13 (15.12%) MS Excel
12 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (13.95%) MS Exchange
13 12 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
14 11 (12.79%) Citrix
14 11 (12.79%) UNIX
14 11 (12.79%) SQL Server
14 11 (12.79%) Service Delivery
14 11 (12.79%) Finance
14 11 (12.79%) Wireless
15 10 (11.63%) Degree
16 9 (10.47%) Project Management
16 9 (10.47%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 12 (13.95%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.30%) Lync
3 6 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (5.81%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.49%) WorkSite
6 2 (2.33%) IIS
6 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.16%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (17.44%) MS Office
2 13 (15.12%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.65%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.16%) MS Project
5 1 (1.16%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Summit
1 1 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Office 365
2 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (82.56%) WAN
2 30 (34.88%) Firewall
3 22 (25.58%) TCP/IP
4 15 (17.44%) VPN
5 11 (12.79%) Wireless
6 8 (9.30%) MPLS
6 8 (9.30%) SAN
7 7 (8.14%) DNS
7 7 (8.14%) DHCP
7 7 (8.14%) VoIP
7 7 (8.14%) Network Security
7 7 (8.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (6.98%) SSL
8 6 (6.98%) Internet
9 5 (5.81%) Ethernet
9 5 (5.81%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (5.81%) IP Telephony
9 5 (5.81%) VLAN
10 4 (4.65%) IPsec
11 3 (3.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database 12c
2 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.49%) Big Data
4 2 (2.33%) EDMS
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.16%) DB2
5 1 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.16%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Eclipse
General
1 16 (18.60%) Telecoms
2 11 (12.79%) Finance
3 3 (3.49%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.33%) Multimedia
4 2 (2.33%) Billing
4 2 (2.33%) Local Government
4 2 (2.33%) German Language
5 1 (1.16%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (19.77%) Analyst
1 17 (19.77%) Network Engineer
2 11 (12.79%) Support Engineer
3 9 (10.47%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (8.14%) Administrator
4 7 (8.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (8.14%) Support Analyst
4 7 (8.14%) Desktop Support
4 7 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (5.81%) Consultant
5 5 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) DBA
6 4 (4.65%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.65%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 4 (4.65%) Oracle DBA
6 4 (4.65%) Network Support
6 4 (4.65%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (3.49%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Network Manager
7 3 (3.49%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.65%) Application Packaging
2 3 (3.49%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 3 (3.49%) Web Services
3 2 (2.33%) .NET
4 1 (1.16%) EJB
4 1 (1.16%) CSS
4 1 (1.16%) CGI
4 1 (1.16%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (1.16%) HTML
4 1 (1.16%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (4.65%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.65%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.49%) Handset
3 3 (3.49%) Clustering
3 3 (3.49%) NHS
3 3 (3.49%) Thin Client
3 3 (3.49%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.33%) VLE
4 2 (2.33%) PKI
4 2 (2.33%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.16%) PDA
5 1 (1.16%) Statistics
5 1 (1.16%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.16%) Open Source
5 1 (1.16%) Social Media
5 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 44 (51.16%) Windows
2 19 (22.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (18.60%) Windows 7
4 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (12.79%) UNIX
6 8 (9.30%) Windows XP
6 8 (9.30%) Linux
7 6 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.65%) Windows Vista
8 4 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.65%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.49%) AIX
9 3 (3.49%) Solaris
9 3 (3.49%) zOS
10 2 (2.33%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.33%) Windows 2000
10 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.16%) Android
11 1 (1.16%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.07%) ITIL
2 11 (12.79%) Service Delivery
3 9 (10.47%) Project Management
4 7 (8.14%) Load Balancing
5 6 (6.98%) PRINCE2
5 6 (6.98%) Analytics
6 5 (5.81%) Configuration Management
7 4 (4.65%) Migration
7 4 (4.65%) Network Management
7 4 (4.65%) Process Management
7 4 (4.65%) Change Control
8 3 (3.49%) Test Strategy
8 3 (3.49%) Data Analytics
8 3 (3.49%) SIEM
8 3 (3.49%) Test Scripting
8 3 (3.49%) Network Design
8 3 (3.49%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (3.49%) Quality Management
9 2 (2.33%) Service Management
9 2 (2.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.44%) SQL
2 4 (4.65%) PL/SQL
2 4 (4.65%) Shell Script
3 3 (3.49%) Python
4 1 (1.16%) VBA
4 1 (1.16%) C
4 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (11.63%) Degree
3 8 (9.30%) CCNP
4 7 (8.14%) CCNA
5 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.81%) MCSE
6 4 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (4.65%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.65%) Security Cleared
6 4 (4.65%) VCP4
7 3 (3.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (3.49%) CCIE
8 2 (2.33%) CCDP
8 2 (2.33%) MCITP
9 1 (1.16%) MCP
9 1 (1.16%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.16%) PMP
9 1 (1.16%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.16%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) SLA
1 5 (5.81%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (29.07%) Active Directory
2 15 (17.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.14%) vSphere
4 6 (6.98%) Hyper-V
5 5 (5.81%) XenServer
6 3 (3.49%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (3.49%) ACF2
6 3 (3.49%) RACF
7 2 (2.33%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.33%) XenApp
8 1 (1.16%) Firmware
8 1 (1.16%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.16%) Snort
8 1 (1.16%) Nmap
8 1 (1.16%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) SCCM
1 3 (3.49%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.16%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.16%) ARCserve
3 1 (1.16%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.16%) Nessus
Vendors
1 38 (44.19%) Cisco
2 28 (32.56%) Microsoft
3 19 (22.09%) VMware
4 14 (16.28%) HP
5 11 (12.79%) Citrix
6 9 (10.47%) Oracle
7 8 (9.30%) Avaya
8 7 (8.14%) CheckPoint
8 7 (8.14%) F5
9 5 (5.81%) NetApp
10 4 (4.65%) Juniper
11 3 (3.49%) Dell
11 3 (3.49%) IBM
11 3 (3.49%) Splunk
11 3 (3.49%) Polycom
11 3 (3.49%) Red Hat
12 2 (2.33%) Apple
12 2 (2.33%) Mitel
12 2 (2.33%) Blue Coat
12 2 (2.33%) Brocade
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