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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 52 89 86
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -3
Contract jobs citing LAN 81 37 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.36% 1.47% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.63% 10.25% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 16 12
Average daily rate £375 £215 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+74.41% -41.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £106 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £15.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £23.10 £23.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-11.85% +8.04%
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
358 361 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.83% 14.30% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 178 160
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £160 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 59 51
Average hourly rate £21.69 £23.13 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.21% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Hertfordshire +33 36 £363 -3.33% 21
Cambridgeshire +19 21 £330 +230.00% 6
Bedfordshire +15 12 £500 +300.00% 3
Norfolk -6 7 £383 - 3
Essex -8 3 £600 +192.68% 6
East Anglia - 1 - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 117 (79.59%) WAN
2 87 (59.18%) Cisco
3 71 (48.30%) Firewall
4 43 (29.25%) Cisco Certification
4 43 (29.25%) Windows
5 35 (23.81%) Data Centre
6 32 (21.77%) DNS
6 32 (21.77%) Wi-Fi
7 31 (21.09%) CCNA
7 31 (21.09%) Security Cleared
8 30 (20.41%) Juniper
9 29 (19.73%) Active Directory
10 28 (19.05%) Microsoft
11 27 (18.37%) TCP/IP
12 25 (17.01%) ITIL
13 23 (15.65%) VPN
13 23 (15.65%) SLA
14 22 (14.97%) CCNP
14 22 (14.97%) CheckPoint
14 22 (14.97%) SC Cleared
14 22 (14.97%) Cisco ASA
15 20 (13.61%) Network Security
16 19 (12.93%) Wireless
17 18 (12.24%) Cisco PIX
17 18 (12.24%) Cisco IOS
17 18 (12.24%) Windows Server
18 17 (11.56%) Kalman Filter
18 17 (11.56%) Barracuda Networks
18 17 (11.56%) Blue Coat
18 17 (11.56%) Websense

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (3.40%) Lync
1 5 (3.40%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (2.04%) IIS
2 3 (2.04%) NetWeaver
3 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.36%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.16%) MS Office
3 3 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.36%) MS Project
5 1 (0.68%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.76%) IaaS
1 7 (4.76%) Office 365
2 6 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.04%) SaaS
4 2 (1.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 117 (79.59%) WAN
2 71 (48.30%) Firewall
3 32 (21.77%) DNS
3 32 (21.77%) Wi-Fi
4 27 (18.37%) TCP/IP
5 23 (15.65%) VPN
6 22 (14.97%) Cisco ASA
7 20 (13.61%) Network Security
8 19 (12.93%) Wireless
9 18 (12.24%) Cisco IOS
9 18 (12.24%) Cisco PIX
10 17 (11.56%) MPLS
10 17 (11.56%) VoIP
11 15 (10.20%) DHCP
11 15 (10.20%) FTP
12 14 (9.52%) Internet
13 13 (8.84%) VLAN
14 12 (8.16%) OSPF
15 11 (7.48%) BGP
16 9 (6.12%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.72%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (2.04%) MS Access
3 3 (2.04%) SAP BW
3 3 (2.04%) SAP HANA
4 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.68%) Big Data
5 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.68%) OLTP
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) LabVIEW
General
1 16 (10.88%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.80%) Finance
3 5 (3.40%) Advertising
3 5 (3.40%) Local Government
3 5 (3.40%) Retail
4 4 (2.72%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.36%) Automotive
6 1 (0.68%) Back Office
6 1 (0.68%) Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Electronics
6 1 (0.68%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 47 (31.97%) Network Engineer
2 21 (14.29%) Analyst
3 15 (10.20%) Architect
4 13 (8.84%) Network Support
4 13 (8.84%) Support Engineer
5 10 (6.80%) IT Support
5 10 (6.80%) Senior Network Engineer
6 9 (6.12%) Network Analyst
6 9 (6.12%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 8 (5.44%) Consultant
7 8 (5.44%) IT Technician
7 8 (5.44%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (4.76%) Network Architect
8 7 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
9 6 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (4.08%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (4.08%) Network Operations Engineer
10 5 (3.40%) IT Engineer
10 5 (3.40%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.40%) .NET
2 3 (2.04%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.04%) SAP Basis
2 3 (2.04%) Web Services
3 1 (0.68%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 35 (23.81%) Data Centre
2 15 (10.20%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (3.40%) Fat Client
3 5 (3.40%) iSeries
3 5 (3.40%) Thin Client
4 4 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.72%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.72%) Clustering
5 3 (2.04%) CMDB
5 3 (2.04%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.36%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.68%) BYOD
7 1 (0.68%) e-Health
7 1 (0.68%) iPhone
7 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.68%) PKI
7 1 (0.68%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.68%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 43 (29.25%) Windows
2 18 (12.24%) Windows Server
3 13 (8.84%) Linux
4 12 (8.16%) Windows 7
5 11 (7.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (6.12%) Unix
7 8 (5.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.36%) Android
10 2 (1.36%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.36%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.68%) Solaris
11 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.01%) ITIL
2 17 (11.56%) Kalman Filter
3 13 (8.84%) Project Management
4 12 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (8.16%) Load Balancing
5 10 (6.80%) Asset Management
5 10 (6.80%) Network Design
6 8 (5.44%) E-Commerce
6 8 (5.44%) High Availability
6 8 (5.44%) Service Delivery
7 7 (4.76%) Change Control
7 7 (4.76%) Migration
8 6 (4.08%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (4.08%) Patch Management
8 6 (4.08%) Validation
9 5 (3.40%) Capacity Management
9 5 (3.40%) Facilities Management
9 5 (3.40%) Network Management
9 5 (3.40%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (3.40%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.72%) SQL
2 3 (2.04%) ABAP
2 3 (2.04%) Java
3 2 (1.36%) C
4 1 (0.68%) C++
Qualifications
1 43 (29.25%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (21.09%) CCNA
2 31 (21.09%) Security Cleared
3 22 (14.97%) CCNP
3 22 (14.97%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.76%) JNCIP
5 6 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (4.08%) JNCIE
6 5 (3.40%) CCSA
6 5 (3.40%) CCSE
6 5 (3.40%) JNCIA
6 5 (3.40%) JNCIS
7 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.04%) CCDP
8 3 (2.04%) CCIE
8 3 (2.04%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (2.04%) Degree
8 3 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.36%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (15.65%) SLA
2 5 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.72%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.68%) COBIT
4 1 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.68%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.68%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.68%) QA
4 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (19.73%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.40%) vSphere
4 4 (2.72%) XenApp
5 3 (2.04%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.36%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.68%) Firmware
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.68%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (4.08%) SCCM
2 4 (2.72%) Nessus
3 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.68%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.68%) OpenView
3 1 (0.68%) SCOM
3 1 (0.68%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 87 (59.18%) Cisco
2 30 (20.41%) Juniper
3 28 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 22 (14.97%) CheckPoint
5 17 (11.56%) Barracuda Networks
5 17 (11.56%) Blue Coat
5 17 (11.56%) Websense
6 16 (10.88%) VMware
7 15 (10.20%) Remedy
8 13 (8.84%) Citrix
9 11 (7.48%) HP
10 9 (6.12%) Avaya
11 8 (5.44%) F5
12 7 (4.76%) Nortel
13 5 (3.40%) Aruba
13 5 (3.40%) Siemens
14 4 (2.72%) Meraki
14 4 (2.72%) Mitel
15 3 (2.04%) EMC
15 3 (2.04%) Red Hat
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