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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 93 84 61
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -23
Contract jobs citing LAN 35 44 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.37% 1.93% 2.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.62% 13.62% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 25
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.86% +43.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £191 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £450 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 18
Average hourly rate £16.25 £12.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £12.08 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £23.50 £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £20.06 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+13.11% +25.37%
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
364 323 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.23% 14.16% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 157 170
Average daily rate £350 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £235 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 50 57
Average hourly rate £23.13 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.65 £42.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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
Cambridgeshire -16 9 £128 -58.87% 10
Hertfordshire -9 8 £350 -22.22% 14
Essex +11 6 £205 - 4
Bedfordshire -7 6 £125 -62.96% 1
Suffolk 0 4 £245 -45.55% 1
Norfolk -2 2 - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 78 (84.78%) WAN
2 42 (45.65%) Cisco
2 42 (45.65%) Windows
3 28 (30.43%) Microsoft
4 27 (29.35%) Firewall
5 22 (23.91%) TCP/IP
5 22 (23.91%) ITIL
6 21 (22.83%) Active Directory
7 20 (21.74%) VPN
7 20 (21.74%) Telecoms
8 18 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (18.48%) Windows 7
9 17 (18.48%) VMware
9 17 (18.48%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (17.39%) MS Excel
10 16 (17.39%) Wireless
11 14 (15.22%) MS Office
12 13 (14.13%) HP
13 12 (13.04%) Finance
13 12 (13.04%) CCNP
13 12 (13.04%) CCNA
13 12 (13.04%) SQL
14 11 (11.96%) CheckPoint
15 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
16 9 (9.78%) Project Management
16 9 (9.78%) MS Exchange
16 9 (9.78%) DNS
16 9 (9.78%) Lync
16 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 9 (9.78%) MS Exchange
1 9 (9.78%) Lync
2 6 (6.52%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.17%) WorkSite
5 1 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.09%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 16 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 14 (15.22%) MS Office
3 6 (6.52%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.09%) Acrobat
5 1 (1.09%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Summit
1 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 78 (84.78%) WAN
2 27 (29.35%) Firewall
3 22 (23.91%) TCP/IP
4 20 (21.74%) VPN
5 16 (17.39%) Wireless
6 9 (9.78%) DNS
7 8 (8.70%) DHCP
7 8 (8.70%) VoIP
7 8 (8.70%) MPLS
8 7 (7.61%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (6.52%) VLAN
9 6 (6.52%) Network Security
9 6 (6.52%) IPsec
10 5 (5.43%) Internet
10 5 (5.43%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (4.35%) Unified Communications
11 4 (4.35%) Ethernet
11 4 (4.35%) Extranet
11 4 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (4.35%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
2 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (3.26%) EDMS
4 2 (2.17%) Big Data
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.09%) MS Access
5 1 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Eclipse
General
1 20 (21.74%) Telecoms
2 12 (13.04%) Finance
3 3 (3.26%) German Language
4 2 (2.17%) Legal
4 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.17%) Multimedia
4 2 (2.17%) Billing
5 1 (1.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (27.17%) Network Engineer
2 20 (21.74%) Analyst
3 13 (14.13%) Support Engineer
4 8 (8.70%) Support Analyst
4 8 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (6.52%) Administrator
5 6 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (5.43%) Network Support
6 5 (5.43%) Desktop Support
7 4 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) DBA
7 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Oracle DBA
7 4 (4.35%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (3.26%) Network Analyst
8 3 (3.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (3.26%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.35%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.09%) jQuery
2 1 (1.09%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (1.09%) EJB
2 1 (1.09%) CSS
2 1 (1.09%) HTML
2 1 (1.09%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (6.52%) PKI
3 5 (5.43%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.26%) Handset
4 3 (3.26%) NHS
5 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.17%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.17%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.17%) FMCG
5 2 (2.17%) Clustering
6 1 (1.09%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.09%) e-Health
6 1 (1.09%) Open Source
6 1 (1.09%) PDA
6 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.09%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 42 (45.65%) Windows
2 18 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (18.48%) Windows 7
4 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (8.70%) UNIX
7 6 (6.52%) Windows 8
8 5 (5.43%) Windows XP
9 4 (4.35%) Windows Vista
10 3 (3.26%) Solaris
10 3 (3.26%) Linux
11 2 (2.17%) Windows 2000
11 2 (2.17%) Android
11 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.09%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.91%) ITIL
2 9 (9.78%) Project Management
3 7 (7.61%) Load Balancing
4 6 (6.52%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.43%) Network Design
5 5 (5.43%) Configuration Management
5 5 (5.43%) Network Management
6 4 (4.35%) Change Control
7 3 (3.26%) Migration
7 3 (3.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (3.26%) Test Scripting
7 3 (3.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.26%) Process Management
7 3 (3.26%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.26%) CRM
7 3 (3.26%) Test Strategy
8 2 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.17%) Analytics
8 2 (2.17%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (2.17%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.04%) SQL
2 5 (5.43%) Shell Script
3 4 (4.35%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.09%) VBA
4 1 (1.09%) C
4 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (18.48%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (13.04%) CCNP
2 12 (13.04%) CCNA
3 8 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 8 (8.70%) Degree
4 6 (6.52%) CCIE
5 4 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.26%) CCSA
6 3 (3.26%) CCSE
6 3 (3.26%) MCSE
6 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.17%) CCDP
7 2 (2.17%) MCITP
7 2 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.09%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.09%) HP ASE
8 1 (1.09%) CISM
8 1 (1.09%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (22.83%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.52%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.26%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (2.17%) vSphere
5 2 (2.17%) XenServer
6 1 (1.09%) Snort
6 1 (1.09%) Nmap
6 1 (1.09%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.09%) Firmware
6 1 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (5.43%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (3.26%) SCCM
2 3 (3.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.17%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.09%) Nessus
4 1 (1.09%) MOM
4 1 (1.09%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.09%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 42 (45.65%) Cisco
2 28 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 17 (18.48%) VMware
4 13 (14.13%) HP
5 11 (11.96%) CheckPoint
6 8 (8.70%) Citrix
6 8 (8.70%) Oracle
7 7 (7.61%) Avaya
7 7 (7.61%) F5
8 6 (6.52%) Juniper
9 5 (5.43%) Riverbed
9 5 (5.43%) Brocade
9 5 (5.43%) Dell
10 4 (4.35%) Polycom
11 3 (3.26%) McAfee
11 3 (3.26%) Splunk
12 2 (2.17%) MobileIron
12 2 (2.17%) ServiceNow
12 2 (2.17%) Cognos
12 2 (2.17%) Sophos
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