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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 85 69 69
Rank change year-on-year
-16 0
Contract jobs citing LAN 47 58 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.66% 2.38% 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.26% 14.68% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 26 29
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.53% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £169 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £430 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 20
Average hourly rate £37.50 £13.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+188.46% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £12.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £79.50 £23.50 £19.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+13.51% +2.77%
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
458 395 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.17% 16.22% 16.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 193 184
Average daily rate £338 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 60 62
Average hourly rate £33.50 £23.20 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.39% +16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.65 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -5 15 £110 -53.68% 4
Hertfordshire -3 11 £325 -16.66% 11
Bedfordshire -21 8 £188 -51.92% 7
Essex -12 5 £205 -18.00%
Suffolk +4 4 £245 -57.39%
Norfolk +3 4 £270 +8.00%
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 108 (86.40%) WAN
2 59 (47.20%) Windows
3 58 (46.40%) Cisco
4 46 (36.80%) Microsoft
5 45 (36.00%) Firewall
6 42 (33.60%) TCP/IP
7 32 (25.60%) Active Directory
8 30 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (23.20%) Windows 7
9 29 (23.20%) Telecoms
10 27 (21.60%) VPN
10 27 (21.60%) MS Office
11 25 (20.00%) HP
11 25 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
12 23 (18.40%) ITIL
13 22 (17.60%) CheckPoint
13 22 (17.60%) MS Excel
14 20 (16.00%) CCNP
14 20 (16.00%) Wireless
14 20 (16.00%) VMware
15 19 (15.20%) Finance
15 19 (15.20%) Network Security
16 16 (12.80%) Lync
17 15 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
17 15 (12.00%) Network Management
17 15 (12.00%) Video Conferencing
18 14 (11.20%) DNS
18 14 (11.20%) Avaya
19 13 (10.40%) SAN
19 13 (10.40%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 16 (12.80%) Lync
2 11 (8.80%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.60%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.60%) WorkSite
6 2 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.80%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 27 (21.60%) MS Office
2 22 (17.60%) MS Excel
3 12 (9.60%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.80%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.80%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.80%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 108 (86.40%) WAN
2 45 (36.00%) Firewall
3 42 (33.60%) TCP/IP
4 27 (21.60%) VPN
5 20 (16.00%) Wireless
6 19 (15.20%) Network Security
7 14 (11.20%) DNS
8 13 (10.40%) SAN
9 12 (9.60%) MPLS
9 12 (9.60%) DHCP
10 11 (8.80%) IPsec
10 11 (8.80%) VoIP
11 9 (7.20%) VLAN
11 9 (7.20%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (4.00%) BGP
12 5 (4.00%) OSPF
12 5 (4.00%) Internet
12 5 (4.00%) Ethernet
12 5 (4.00%) SSL
12 5 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.40%) EDMS
3 2 (1.60%) Big Data
3 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.80%) MS Access
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Eclipse
General
1 29 (23.20%) Telecoms
2 19 (15.20%) Finance
3 3 (2.40%) German Language
3 3 (2.40%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.60%) Advertising
4 2 (1.60%) Legal
4 2 (1.60%) Banking
4 2 (1.60%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.60%) Billing
5 1 (0.80%) Retail
5 1 (0.80%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.80%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.80%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 41 (32.80%) Network Engineer
2 23 (18.40%) Analyst
3 21 (16.80%) Support Engineer
4 14 (11.20%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (9.60%) Network Security Engineer
5 12 (9.60%) Security Engineer
6 10 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 10 (8.00%) Network Support
7 9 (7.20%) Support Analyst
8 7 (5.60%) Network Support Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) Desktop Support
10 5 (4.00%) Test Analyst
10 5 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Network Analyst
10 5 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (3.20%) Desktop Engineer
11 4 (3.20%) Security Analyst
11 4 (3.20%) Network Security Consultant
11 4 (3.20%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.80%) EJB
1 1 (0.80%) CSS
1 1 (0.80%) HTML
1 1 (0.80%) CGI
1 1 (0.80%) Application Packaging
1 1 (0.80%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 1 (0.80%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.00%) Video Conferencing
2 11 (8.80%) PKI
3 7 (5.60%) Smartphone
4 6 (4.80%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.40%) NHS
6 3 (2.40%) Handset
7 2 (1.60%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.60%) FMCG
7 2 (1.60%) Clustering
8 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.80%) PDA
8 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.80%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.80%) e-Health
8 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.80%) Social Media
8 1 (0.80%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 59 (47.20%) Windows
2 30 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (23.20%) Windows 7
4 15 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (9.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (8.00%) Windows 8
7 9 (7.20%) UNIX
8 6 (4.80%) Solaris
9 5 (4.00%) Windows XP
10 4 (3.20%) Windows Vista
10 4 (3.20%) Linux
11 3 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.60%) Android
12 2 (1.60%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.80%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.40%) ITIL
2 15 (12.00%) Network Management
3 10 (8.00%) Load Balancing
4 9 (7.20%) Project Management
4 9 (7.20%) Change Control
5 7 (5.60%) Network Design
5 7 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (4.80%) Test Strategy
6 6 (4.80%) Service Delivery
6 6 (4.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (4.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (2.40%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.40%) CRM
8 3 (2.40%) Process Management
8 3 (2.40%) Migration
8 3 (2.40%) Test Scripting
9 2 (1.60%) Network Architecture
9 2 (1.60%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (1.60%) Data Analytics
9 2 (1.60%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.60%) SQL
2 3 (2.40%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.60%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.80%) VBA
4 1 (0.80%) C
4 1 (0.80%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.80%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (16.00%) CCNP
3 12 (9.60%) CCNA
3 12 (9.60%) CCSA
4 11 (8.80%) Security Cleared
5 10 (8.00%) SC Cleared
5 10 (8.00%) Degree
6 9 (7.20%) CCSE
7 8 (6.40%) CCDP
8 6 (4.80%) CCIE
9 5 (4.00%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (3.20%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (2.40%) MCSE
11 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (1.60%) MCITP
13 1 (0.80%) CISM
13 1 (0.80%) PMP
13 1 (0.80%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.80%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.60%) QA
2 1 (0.80%) SLA
2 1 (0.80%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (25.60%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.40%) Hyper-V
3 12 (9.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.60%) XenServer
5 2 (1.60%) vSphere
6 1 (0.80%) Firmware
6 1 (0.80%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.80%) Snort
6 1 (0.80%) Nmap
6 1 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.80%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 5 (4.00%) SCCM
1 5 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (4.00%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (2.40%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.60%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.60%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.80%) MOM
4 1 (0.80%) Nessus
4 1 (0.80%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.80%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 58 (46.40%) Cisco
2 46 (36.80%) Microsoft
3 25 (20.00%) HP
4 22 (17.60%) CheckPoint
5 20 (16.00%) VMware
6 14 (11.20%) Avaya
7 9 (7.20%) Juniper
7 9 (7.20%) Citrix
7 9 (7.20%) Polycom
8 8 (6.40%) Oracle
9 7 (5.60%) F5
10 6 (4.80%) Splunk
11 5 (4.00%) Nortel
11 5 (4.00%) Dell
11 5 (4.00%) Brocade
11 5 (4.00%) Riverbed
12 3 (2.40%) McAfee
12 3 (2.40%) Intel
12 3 (2.40%) Mitel
12 3 (2.40%) Sourcefire
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