The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the East of England region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 101 56 60
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +4
Contract jobs citing LAN 43 65 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.36% 2.89% 2.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.20% 15.97% 16.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 28
Average daily rate £304 £255 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.11% -11.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £338 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 19 13
Average hourly rate £74.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+362.50% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £12.20 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £122.80 £19.20 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -23.80%
Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
384 407 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.18% 18.07% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 142 177
Average daily rate £338 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 66 76
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -44.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £13.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
LAN
England

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 April 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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -9 19 £290 +9.43% 5
Essex -32 8 £313 +25.00% 1
Hertfordshire -7 6 £444 +59.90% 12
Bedfordshire -16 5 £325 -3.70% 10
Suffolk -7 3 £225 -8.16%
Norfolk -6 2 £368 +56.38%
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 71 (77.17%) WAN
2 46 (50.00%) Windows
3 36 (39.13%) Active Directory
4 35 (38.04%) Firewall
5 34 (36.96%) Microsoft
5 34 (36.96%) Cisco
6 31 (33.70%) VMware
7 29 (31.52%) MS Exchange
8 27 (29.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (23.91%) HP
9 22 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
10 21 (22.83%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (20.65%) MCSE
11 19 (20.65%) ITIL
12 18 (19.57%) Citrix
13 17 (18.48%) Exchange Server 2010
14 16 (17.39%) DNS
15 15 (16.30%) MS Office
15 15 (16.30%) Security Cleared
15 15 (16.30%) Windows 7
16 14 (15.22%) Wireless
16 14 (15.22%) MS Excel
16 14 (15.22%) TCP/IP
16 14 (15.22%) Windows Server 2003
17 13 (14.13%) VPN
17 13 (14.13%) DHCP
17 13 (14.13%) VLAN
18 12 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
18 12 (13.04%) SAN
18 12 (13.04%) CheckPoint

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 29 (31.52%) MS Exchange
2 17 (18.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (11.96%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (9.78%) JOnAS
5 8 (8.70%) SharePoint
6 6 (6.52%) IBM Notes
7 5 (5.43%) Lync
7 5 (5.43%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.09%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 15 (16.30%) MS Office
2 14 (15.22%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.43%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.26%) MS Project
5 2 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (77.17%) WAN
2 35 (38.04%) Firewall
3 16 (17.39%) DNS
4 14 (15.22%) Wireless
4 14 (15.22%) TCP/IP
5 13 (14.13%) VPN
5 13 (14.13%) DHCP
5 13 (14.13%) VLAN
6 12 (13.04%) SAN
7 10 (10.87%) Network Security
8 8 (8.70%) MPLS
9 7 (7.61%) BGP
9 7 (7.61%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (6.52%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (6.52%) VoIP
10 6 (6.52%) Internet
10 6 (6.52%) OSPF
11 5 (5.43%) EIGRP
11 5 (5.43%) Ethernet
12 4 (4.35%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.43%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.09%) MySQL
3 1 (1.09%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (5.43%) MSI
2 2 (2.17%) Subversion
2 2 (2.17%) ClearCase
2 2 (2.17%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.09%) Redmine
3 1 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.09%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (9.78%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.09%) Marketing
3 1 (1.09%) Legal
3 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (26.09%) Analyst
2 13 (14.13%) Network Engineer
2 13 (14.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (13.04%) Consultant
4 10 (10.87%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (8.70%) Security Engineer
6 7 (7.61%) Network Security Engineer
6 7 (7.61%) Desktop Analyst
6 7 (7.61%) Administrator
7 6 (6.52%) Support Analyst
7 6 (6.52%) Desktop Support
8 5 (5.43%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (5.43%) Project Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Windows Administrator
9 4 (4.35%) Network Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.17%) Software Packaging
1 2 (2.17%) Middleware
2 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.09%) .NET
2 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.61%) Thin Client
1 7 (7.61%) Fat Client
1 7 (7.61%) Clustering
2 3 (3.26%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.26%) CMDB
2 3 (3.26%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.17%) PKI
4 1 (1.09%) Open Source
4 1 (1.09%) EPoS
4 1 (1.09%) NHS
4 1 (1.09%) SecurID
4 1 (1.09%) PDA
4 1 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 46 (50.00%) Windows
2 27 (29.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (16.30%) Windows 7
4 14 (15.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (7.61%) Windows XP
5 7 (7.61%) UNIX
6 6 (6.52%) Linux
6 6 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.17%) Solaris
8 1 (1.09%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (1.09%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.09%) AIX
8 1 (1.09%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.09%) VMS
8 1 (1.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.65%) ITIL
2 10 (10.87%) Project Management
3 8 (8.70%) Migration
3 8 (8.70%) Network Management
4 4 (4.35%) Service Management
4 4 (4.35%) Problem Management
4 4 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 4 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (4.35%) Software Deployment
5 3 (3.26%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (3.26%) Change Control
5 3 (3.26%) Network Architecture
5 3 (3.26%) Configuration Management
5 3 (3.26%) Business Continuity
5 3 (3.26%) Change Management
5 3 (3.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (3.26%) Network Design
5 3 (3.26%) Data Analysis
6 2 (2.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (2.17%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.78%) SQL
2 3 (3.26%) VB
2 3 (3.26%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.17%) C
4 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (22.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (20.65%) MCSE
3 15 (16.30%) Security Cleared
4 12 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (11.96%) SC Cleared
6 10 (10.87%) MCITP
7 8 (8.70%) CCNP
8 7 (7.61%) CCNA
9 3 (3.26%) MCSA
9 3 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.17%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (1.09%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (1.09%) Degree
11 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (1.09%) CCVP
11 1 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) SLA
2 2 (2.17%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 22 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.87%) Hyper-V
3 10 (10.87%) vSphere
4 8 (8.70%) XenApp
5 5 (5.43%) UAG
6 4 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (4.35%) XenDesktop
6 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (3.26%) ISA Server
8 2 (2.17%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.09%) Cygwin
9 1 (1.09%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 9 (9.78%) SCCM
2 5 (5.43%) SCOM
3 4 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (3.26%) ARCserve
5 2 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.09%) WSUS
6 1 (1.09%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.09%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 34 (36.96%) Microsoft
1 34 (36.96%) Cisco
2 31 (33.70%) VMware
3 22 (23.91%) HP
4 18 (19.57%) Citrix
5 12 (13.04%) CheckPoint
6 9 (9.78%) IBM
7 7 (7.61%) Lotus
8 5 (5.43%) NetApp
9 4 (4.35%) Altiris
9 4 (4.35%) Brocade
9 4 (4.35%) Dell
9 4 (4.35%) McAfee
9 4 (4.35%) F5
10 3 (3.26%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.26%) Mercator
10 3 (3.26%) CA
10 3 (3.26%) Oracle
10 3 (3.26%) Avaya
10 3 (3.26%) Juniper
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