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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 76 56 53
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -3
Contract jobs citing LAN 76 72 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.39% 2.97% 3.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.34% 20.06% 16.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 37 55
Average daily rate
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£295 £255 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.68% -21.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £380 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.78% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 11
Average hourly rate £33.75 £15.00 £20.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -25.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £12.56 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.25 £19.68
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +2.89%
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
465 359 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.61% 14.79% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 141 259
Average daily rate £338 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £188 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 43 75
Average hourly rate £25.50 £26.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £36.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +20 31 £268 +3.88% 6
Bedfordshire -18 14 £306 -7.19% 11
Hertfordshire -14 11 £275 -19.11% 7
Essex -9 9 £338 +87.50% 2
Suffolk -23 8 £250 -1.96%
Norfolk -19 3 £98 -61.56% 1
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 107 (85.60%) WAN
2 60 (48.00%) Cisco
3 56 (44.80%) Windows
4 53 (42.40%) Firewall
5 46 (36.80%) Microsoft
6 38 (30.40%) TCP/IP
7 32 (25.60%) Active Directory
8 30 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (23.20%) Network Security
10 25 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
10 25 (20.00%) CheckPoint
11 24 (19.20%) HP
11 24 (19.20%) VPN
11 24 (19.20%) MS Exchange
12 23 (18.40%) MS Office
13 21 (16.80%) CCNP
13 21 (16.80%) VMware
13 21 (16.80%) Windows 7
13 21 (16.80%) Network Management
14 19 (15.20%) Finance
14 19 (15.20%) DNS
14 19 (15.20%) Exchange Server 2010
15 17 (13.60%) Citrix
16 16 (12.80%) SAN
16 16 (12.80%) Wireless
16 16 (12.80%) Exchange Server 2003
17 15 (12.00%) Telecoms
17 15 (12.00%) MS Excel
18 13 (10.40%) ITIL
18 13 (10.40%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 24 (19.20%) MS Exchange
2 19 (15.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (12.80%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (9.60%) Lync
5 11 (8.80%) SharePoint
6 5 (4.00%) JOnAS
6 5 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 23 (18.40%) MS Office
2 15 (12.00%) MS Excel
3 8 (6.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 107 (85.60%) WAN
2 53 (42.40%) Firewall
3 38 (30.40%) TCP/IP
4 29 (23.20%) Network Security
5 24 (19.20%) VPN
6 19 (15.20%) DNS
7 16 (12.80%) SAN
7 16 (12.80%) Wireless
8 13 (10.40%) VLAN
9 10 (8.00%) DHCP
9 10 (8.00%) MPLS
10 9 (7.20%) IPsec
11 8 (6.40%) Ethernet
11 8 (6.40%) VoIP
12 6 (4.80%) OSPF
12 6 (4.80%) IP Telephony
13 5 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (4.00%) BGP
14 4 (3.20%) NetScaler
14 4 (3.20%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.60%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.60%) Cognos Impromptu
General
1 19 (15.20%) Finance
2 15 (12.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.80%) Legal
4 4 (3.20%) Publishing
5 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.60%) Advertising
6 1 (0.80%) German Language
6 1 (0.80%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.80%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.80%) Banking
6 1 (0.80%) Retail
6 1 (0.80%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 38 (30.40%) Network Engineer
2 24 (19.20%) Analyst
3 20 (16.00%) Support Engineer
4 19 (15.20%) Security Engineer
5 18 (14.40%) Network Security Engineer
6 11 (8.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (8.00%) Security Analyst
7 10 (8.00%) Network Analyst
8 9 (7.20%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (4.80%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) Administrator
9 6 (4.80%) Technical Support
9 6 (4.80%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (4.80%) Network Support
9 6 (4.80%) Network Security Analyst
10 5 (4.00%) Server Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Project Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Support Analyst
10 5 (4.00%) Desktop Support
11 4 (3.20%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.80%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (8.00%) PKI
3 5 (4.00%) Smartphone
4 4 (3.20%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.40%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.40%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.60%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.60%) FMCG
6 2 (1.60%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.80%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.80%) e-Health
7 1 (0.80%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 56 (44.80%) Windows
2 30 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (16.80%) Windows 7
4 13 (10.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (9.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (5.60%) UNIX
7 5 (4.00%) Solaris
7 5 (4.00%) Linux
7 5 (4.00%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.80%) Network Management
2 13 (10.40%) ITIL
3 9 (7.20%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (6.40%) Migration
4 8 (6.40%) Network Design
4 8 (6.40%) Change Control
5 7 (5.60%) Project Management
6 6 (4.80%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (4.80%) Load Balancing
7 5 (4.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (4.00%) Data Security
7 5 (4.00%) Test Strategy
8 4 (3.20%) Security Architecture
8 4 (3.20%) Time Management
9 3 (2.40%) Network Architecture
9 3 (2.40%) Information Security
9 3 (2.40%) PRINCE2
9 3 (2.40%) Vulnerability Management
9 3 (2.40%) Information Governance
10 2 (1.60%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.60%) SQL
2 3 (2.40%) C
3 2 (1.60%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.60%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (16.80%) CCNP
3 13 (10.40%) CCSA
4 11 (8.80%) CCSE
5 10 (8.00%) Security Cleared
6 9 (7.20%) SC Cleared
6 9 (7.20%) CCNA
6 9 (7.20%) CCDP
7 8 (6.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (4.00%) MCITP
8 5 (4.00%) Check Point Certification
8 5 (4.00%) MCSE
9 3 (2.40%) Degree
10 2 (1.60%) RHCE
10 2 (1.60%) CCIE
10 2 (1.60%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (1.60%) RHCA
11 1 (0.80%) HP ASE
11 1 (0.80%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.80%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.20%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (25.60%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.40%) Hyper-V
3 12 (9.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.80%) vSphere
5 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (4.00%) UAG
6 3 (2.40%) ISA Server
6 3 (2.40%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.60%) XenApp
8 1 (0.80%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (7.20%) SCCM
2 7 (5.60%) ARCserve
3 5 (4.00%) SCOM
3 5 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.40%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.60%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.80%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.80%) MOM
6 1 (0.80%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 60 (48.00%) Cisco
2 46 (36.80%) Microsoft
3 25 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 24 (19.20%) HP
5 21 (16.80%) VMware
6 17 (13.60%) Citrix
7 8 (6.40%) Avaya
8 7 (5.60%) Juniper
9 5 (4.00%) Polycom
9 5 (4.00%) Riverbed
9 5 (4.00%) SolarWinds
9 5 (4.00%) CA
9 5 (4.00%) Intel
9 5 (4.00%) Nortel
9 5 (4.00%) Oracle
9 5 (4.00%) Splunk
10 4 (3.20%) F5
10 4 (3.20%) Cognos
11 3 (2.40%) Qualys
11 3 (2.40%) SonicWALL
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