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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 92 81 60
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -21
Contract jobs citing LAN 56 68 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.80% 2.24% 2.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.93% 15.81% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 48 35
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£313 £248 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.26% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £115 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £340 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 8
Average hourly rate £23.25 £35.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.57% +112.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.07 £21.80 £12.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 £35.50 £36.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -11.39%
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
564 430 401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.10% 14.17% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 233 154
Average daily rate £315 £313 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% +7.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 54 62
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% +5.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £35.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 July 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
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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 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 -8 18 £265 +10.41% 4
Hertfordshire -8 18 £370 +49.64% 12
Suffolk +10 6 £300 +42.85% 3
Essex -5 6 £388 +19.23% 2
Norfolk 0 4 £273 +178.06% 1
Bedfordshire +1 2 £381 +27.08%
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 112 (84.21%) WAN
2 62 (46.62%) Cisco
3 60 (45.11%) Firewall
4 48 (36.09%) Windows
5 38 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 34 (25.56%) ITIL
7 31 (23.31%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (22.56%) Wireless
9 29 (21.80%) VMware
10 28 (21.05%) Citrix
11 26 (19.55%) VPN
12 25 (18.80%) MS Exchange
12 25 (18.80%) HP
13 23 (17.29%) TCP/IP
14 22 (16.54%) Data Centre
15 21 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
15 21 (15.79%) Microsoft
15 21 (15.79%) CCNP
15 21 (15.79%) Migration
16 20 (15.04%) Windows Server 2003
17 19 (14.29%) SAN
17 19 (14.29%) SQL Server
17 19 (14.29%) Windows 7
18 18 (13.53%) Windows Server 2012
19 17 (12.78%) Exchange Server 2010
19 17 (12.78%) CCNA
20 16 (12.03%) SharePoint
20 16 (12.03%) MPLS
20 16 (12.03%) VMware Infrastructure
21 15 (11.28%) Change Control

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 25 (18.80%) MS Exchange
2 17 (12.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (12.03%) SharePoint
4 12 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (6.02%) IIS
5 8 (6.02%) IBM Notes
6 4 (3.01%) WorkSite
7 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.75%) Confluence
8 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.75%) Lync
8 1 (0.75%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (9.77%) MS Office
2 8 (6.02%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.76%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.75%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) SAP Business One
1 1 (0.75%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.26%) Office 365
2 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 112 (84.21%) WAN
2 60 (45.11%) Firewall
3 30 (22.56%) Wireless
4 26 (19.55%) VPN
5 23 (17.29%) TCP/IP
6 19 (14.29%) SAN
7 16 (12.03%) MPLS
8 15 (11.28%) BGP
9 14 (10.53%) OSPF
9 14 (10.53%) VoIP
10 13 (9.77%) DNS
11 10 (7.52%) IP Telephony
11 10 (7.52%) DHCP
11 10 (7.52%) Ethernet
12 9 (6.77%) WLAN
12 9 (6.77%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (6.77%) VRRP
12 9 (6.77%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (6.02%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (6.02%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.02%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (3.76%) MS Access
5 4 (3.01%) Big Data
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.75%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.75%) DB2
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.75%) MSI
2 1 (0.75%) JIRA
2 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.75%) Gerrit
General
1 12 (9.02%) Telecoms
1 12 (9.02%) Finance
2 5 (3.76%) Retail
3 3 (2.26%) Local Government
3 3 (2.26%) Legal
3 3 (2.26%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.75%) Publishing
4 1 (0.75%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.75%) French Language
4 1 (0.75%) German Language
4 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (21.80%) Network Engineer
2 24 (18.05%) Analyst
3 12 (9.02%) Consultant
4 11 (8.27%) Support Analyst
5 10 (7.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 9 (6.77%) Administrator
6 9 (6.77%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (6.02%) Support Engineer
7 8 (6.02%) Project Manager
8 7 (5.26%) Architect
8 7 (5.26%) Network Manager
8 7 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 6 (4.51%) Network Consultant
9 6 (4.51%) Desktop Support
9 6 (4.51%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.51%) Service Analyst
10 5 (3.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 4 (3.01%) Infrastructure Manager
11 4 (3.01%) Technical Manager
11 4 (3.01%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.01%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.26%) Web Services
3 2 (1.50%) .NET
4 1 (0.75%) Middleware
4 1 (0.75%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.54%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.77%) Statistics
3 8 (6.02%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (6.02%) Clustering
3 8 (6.02%) HP Storage
4 6 (4.51%) Fat Client
4 6 (4.51%) Thin Client
5 5 (3.76%) CMDB
6 4 (3.01%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.26%) NHS
8 2 (1.50%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.50%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.50%) VLE
8 2 (1.50%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.50%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.75%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.75%) iPhone
9 1 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 48 (36.09%) Windows
2 21 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (15.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 18 (13.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (8.27%) Linux
7 9 (6.77%) UNIX
8 6 (4.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (3.76%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.26%) zOS
10 3 (2.26%) AIX
10 3 (2.26%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.50%) HPUX
11 2 (1.50%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.50%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.75%) SUSE
12 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (25.56%) ITIL
2 21 (15.79%) Migration
3 15 (11.28%) Change Control
4 13 (9.77%) Network Management
4 13 (9.77%) Service Delivery
4 13 (9.77%) Configuration Management
5 12 (9.02%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (7.52%) Project Management
6 10 (7.52%) PRINCE2
7 9 (6.77%) Service Management
8 7 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (5.26%) Analytics
9 5 (3.76%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (3.76%) Process Management
9 5 (3.76%) Data Analysis
9 5 (3.76%) Load Balancing
10 4 (3.01%) Data Security
10 4 (3.01%) Quality Management
10 4 (3.01%) Data Analytics
10 4 (3.01%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.77%) SQL
2 4 (3.01%) Python
3 3 (2.26%) C
4 1 (0.75%) Perl
4 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.75%) VBScript
4 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.75%) Korn
4 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 31 (23.31%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (15.79%) CCNP
3 17 (12.78%) CCNA
4 12 (9.02%) Security Cleared
5 11 (8.27%) Degree
6 10 (7.52%) CCIE
6 10 (7.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (6.02%) MCSE
8 4 (3.01%) RHCE
8 4 (3.01%) RHCA
8 4 (3.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (3.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (3.01%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.26%) CISSP
9 3 (2.26%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.50%) SSCP
10 2 (1.50%) CISM
10 2 (1.50%) MCDST
10 2 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.02%) SLA
2 3 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.50%) COBIT
3 2 (1.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.75%) TickIT
4 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 16 (12.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (9.77%) Hyper-V
4 11 (8.27%) VMware ESX
5 9 (6.77%) vSphere
6 6 (4.51%) XenServer
7 3 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.26%) ACF2
7 3 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.26%) XenApp
7 3 (2.26%) RACF
8 2 (1.50%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.75%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (7.52%) ARCserve
2 5 (3.76%) SCCM
3 4 (3.01%) FortiGate
4 3 (2.26%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.50%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (1.50%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.50%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.75%) SCOM
6 1 (0.75%) Cacti
6 1 (0.75%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 62 (46.62%) Cisco
2 29 (21.80%) VMware
3 28 (21.05%) Citrix
4 25 (18.80%) HP
5 21 (15.79%) Microsoft
6 15 (11.28%) NetApp
7 8 (6.02%) Lotus
7 8 (6.02%) CA
8 7 (5.26%) Red Hat
9 6 (4.51%) CheckPoint
9 6 (4.51%) Juniper
10 5 (3.76%) SolarWinds
10 5 (3.76%) Brocade
10 5 (3.76%) Fortinet
11 4 (3.01%) Mitel
11 4 (3.01%) Avaya
11 4 (3.01%) Oracle
12 3 (2.26%) IBM
12 3 (2.26%) BT
12 3 (2.26%) Blue Coat
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