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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 88 60 78
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +18
Contract jobs citing LAN 61 65 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.97% 2.70% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.38% 17.96% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 36 34
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.78% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £191 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £422 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 10
Average hourly rate £33.75 £14.66 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.29% +24.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £14.53 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.00 £14.78 £46.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+24.28% -
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
536 362 528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.34% 15.05% 17.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 143 218
Average daily rate £345 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 54 60
Average hourly rate £27.50 £18.90 £33.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.50% -43.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.16 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +19 25 £225 -43.75% 11
Essex -24 12 £350 +41.41% 1
Hertfordshire -26 12 £298 -23.71% 11
Bedfordshire -32 5 £290 -12.12% 2
Suffolk +5 4 £375 -10.71% 1
Norfolk -15 3 £175 -30.00%
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 110 (86.61%) WAN
2 63 (49.61%) Windows
3 59 (46.46%) Cisco
4 48 (37.80%) Microsoft
5 47 (37.01%) Firewall
6 41 (32.28%) TCP/IP
7 34 (26.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (23.62%) MS Office
9 27 (21.26%) Active Directory
9 27 (21.26%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (21.26%) Windows 7
10 25 (19.69%) CheckPoint
11 24 (18.90%) Finance
11 24 (18.90%) CCNP
11 24 (18.90%) VPN
11 24 (18.90%) MS Excel
11 24 (18.90%) Network Security
12 20 (15.75%) HP
13 19 (14.96%) Citrix
13 19 (14.96%) Telecoms
14 18 (14.17%) VMware
14 18 (14.17%) DNS
15 17 (13.39%) MS Exchange
16 14 (11.02%) ITIL
16 14 (11.02%) SAN
16 14 (11.02%) Wireless
16 14 (11.02%) Video Conferencing
16 14 (11.02%) Network Management
17 13 (10.24%) Windows Server 2012
17 13 (10.24%) CCSA

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 17 (13.39%) MS Exchange
2 12 (9.45%) Lync
2 12 (9.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.51%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (3.94%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.79%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 30 (23.62%) MS Office
2 24 (18.90%) MS Excel
3 10 (7.87%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Summit
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 110 (86.61%) WAN
2 47 (37.01%) Firewall
3 41 (32.28%) TCP/IP
4 24 (18.90%) VPN
4 24 (18.90%) Network Security
5 18 (14.17%) DNS
6 14 (11.02%) SAN
6 14 (11.02%) Wireless
7 12 (9.45%) DHCP
8 10 (7.87%) MPLS
9 8 (6.30%) Ethernet
9 8 (6.30%) IP Telephony
10 7 (5.51%) IPsec
10 7 (5.51%) VoIP
11 5 (3.94%) OSPF
11 5 (3.94%) VLAN
12 4 (3.15%) Wireshark
12 4 (3.15%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (3.15%) BGP
12 4 (3.15%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.36%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (2.36%) EDMS
3 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.57%) Cognos Impromptu
4 1 (0.79%) MS Access
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Eclipse
General
1 24 (18.90%) Finance
2 19 (14.96%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.94%) Legal
4 4 (3.15%) Publishing
5 3 (2.36%) German Language
5 3 (2.36%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.57%) Advertising
6 2 (1.57%) Banking
7 1 (0.79%) Retail
7 1 (0.79%) Billing
7 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (30.71%) Network Engineer
2 26 (20.47%) Analyst
3 22 (17.32%) Support Engineer
4 14 (11.02%) Network Security Engineer
4 14 (11.02%) Security Engineer
5 11 (8.66%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (7.87%) Network Analyst
6 10 (7.87%) Security Analyst
7 9 (7.09%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (6.30%) Support Analyst
8 8 (6.30%) Network Support
9 7 (5.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.51%) Administrator
9 7 (5.51%) Network Security Analyst
10 6 (4.72%) Technical Support
10 6 (4.72%) Desktop Support
11 5 (3.94%) Network Support Engineer
11 5 (3.94%) Senior Network Engineer
11 5 (3.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 4 (3.15%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.79%) HTML
1 1 (0.79%) CSS
1 1 (0.79%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 1 (0.79%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.02%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (7.09%) PKI
3 6 (4.72%) Smartphone
4 4 (3.15%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.57%) FMCG
5 2 (1.57%) Clustering
5 2 (1.57%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.57%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.57%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.79%) NHS
6 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.79%) Handset
6 1 (0.79%) e-Health
6 1 (0.79%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 63 (49.61%) Windows
2 34 (26.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (21.26%) Windows 7
4 13 (10.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (10.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (7.87%) Windows 8
6 6 (4.72%) UNIX
6 6 (4.72%) Linux
7 3 (2.36%) Solaris
7 3 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.57%) Android
9 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (11.02%) ITIL
1 14 (11.02%) Network Management
2 10 (7.87%) Network Design
3 7 (5.51%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (5.51%) Project Management
3 7 (5.51%) Change Control
3 7 (5.51%) Load Balancing
4 5 (3.94%) Data Security
5 4 (3.15%) Security Architecture
5 4 (3.15%) Network Architecture
5 4 (3.15%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (2.36%) Migration
6 3 (2.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (2.36%) PRINCE2
6 3 (2.36%) Test Strategy
7 2 (1.57%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (1.57%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (1.57%) Information Governance
7 2 (1.57%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (1.57%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.72%) SQL
2 2 (1.57%) C
2 2 (1.57%) Shell Script
2 2 (1.57%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (21.26%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (18.90%) CCNP
3 13 (10.24%) CCSA
4 11 (8.66%) CCSE
4 11 (8.66%) CCNA
5 9 (7.09%) CCDP
6 7 (5.51%) Degree
6 7 (5.51%) Security Cleared
7 6 (4.72%) SC Cleared
8 5 (3.94%) Check Point Certification
8 5 (3.94%) CCIE
9 2 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.57%) RHCE
9 2 (1.57%) RHCA
10 1 (0.79%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.79%) CISM
10 1 (0.79%) ISEB
10 1 (0.79%) CISSP
10 1 (0.79%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.15%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (21.26%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.66%) Hyper-V
3 7 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (2.36%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.57%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.79%) Snort
7 1 (0.79%) XenApp
7 1 (0.79%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.79%) vSphere
7 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (3.94%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (3.15%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (3.15%) ARCserve
2 4 (3.15%) SCCM
3 3 (2.36%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.57%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.79%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.79%) MOM
Vendors
1 59 (46.46%) Cisco
2 48 (37.80%) Microsoft
3 25 (19.69%) CheckPoint
4 20 (15.75%) HP
5 19 (14.96%) Citrix
6 18 (14.17%) VMware
7 11 (8.66%) Avaya
8 9 (7.09%) Juniper
9 8 (6.30%) Polycom
10 5 (3.94%) SonicWALL
10 5 (3.94%) Riverbed
10 5 (3.94%) Intel
10 5 (3.94%) Nortel
10 5 (3.94%) Dell
11 4 (3.15%) Oracle
11 4 (3.15%) Cognos
11 4 (3.15%) F5
11 4 (3.15%) Sophos
12 3 (2.36%) Sourcefire
12 3 (2.36%) Brocade