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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 56 86 67
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -19
Contract jobs citing LAN 79 50 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.91% 1.72% 2.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.88% 12.02% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 28 19
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£344 £248 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £360 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 15
Average hourly rate £36.75 £33.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.70% +109.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £17.10 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £34.70 £19.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +9.37%
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
531 416 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 19.54% 14.33% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 202 146
Average daily rate £313 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 34 77
Average hourly rate £32.75 £23.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.39% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £11.50 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Hertfordshire -2 24 £360 +45.52% 10
Cambridgeshire +9 22 £300 +13.20% 8
Bedfordshire +17 12 £456 +65.90% 6
Essex +1 11 £381 +17.30% 6
Norfolk +5 7 £331 +26.79% 2
Suffolk +5 4 £200 -2.43%
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 99 (86.09%) WAN
2 50 (43.48%) Cisco
3 43 (37.39%) Windows
4 41 (35.65%) Firewall
5 35 (30.43%) Active Directory
6 29 (25.22%) ITIL
7 27 (23.48%) VMware
8 26 (22.61%) VPN
9 24 (20.87%) Data Centre
10 23 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
11 22 (19.13%) Citrix
12 21 (18.26%) HP
12 21 (18.26%) Microsoft
13 20 (17.39%) Wireless
14 19 (16.52%) TCP/IP
14 19 (16.52%) SQL
15 17 (14.78%) MPLS
15 17 (14.78%) MS Exchange
15 17 (14.78%) CCNP
16 16 (13.91%) UNIX
16 16 (13.91%) SQL Server
16 16 (13.91%) Windows Server 2003
16 16 (13.91%) SAN
16 16 (13.91%) Migration
17 15 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
17 15 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
18 14 (12.17%) Network Management
18 14 (12.17%) BGP
19 13 (11.30%) OSPF
19 13 (11.30%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 17 (14.78%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.57%) SharePoint
3 10 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (7.83%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (6.96%) IBM Notes
6 6 (5.22%) IIS
7 3 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.61%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.87%) CMS
8 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.87%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (11.30%) MS Office
2 7 (6.09%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.87%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.87%) MS Project
4 1 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) SAP Business One
1 1 (0.87%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.74%) Office 365
2 1 (0.87%) IaaS
2 1 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (86.09%) WAN
2 41 (35.65%) Firewall
3 26 (22.61%) VPN
4 20 (17.39%) Wireless
5 19 (16.52%) TCP/IP
6 17 (14.78%) MPLS
7 16 (13.91%) SAN
8 14 (12.17%) BGP
9 13 (11.30%) OSPF
9 13 (11.30%) VoIP
10 12 (10.43%) VLAN
11 11 (9.57%) Ethernet
12 9 (7.83%) IP Telephony
12 9 (7.83%) Internet
13 7 (6.09%) EIGRP
13 7 (6.09%) VRRP
13 7 (6.09%) DNS
13 7 (6.09%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (5.22%) HSRP
14 6 (5.22%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (4.35%) MS Access
2 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.48%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (3.48%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (3.48%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.61%) Big Data
5 1 (0.87%) DB2
5 1 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.87%) MSI
1 1 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.87%) Gerrit
1 1 (0.87%) JIRA
1 1 (0.87%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (10.43%) Finance
2 10 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.35%) Retail
3 5 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.61%) Local Government
4 3 (2.61%) Legal
5 1 (0.87%) Billing
5 1 (0.87%) Publishing
5 1 (0.87%) Back Office
5 1 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.87%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.87%) French Language
5 1 (0.87%) German Language
Job Titles
1 25 (21.74%) Analyst
2 19 (16.52%) Network Engineer
3 13 (11.30%) Administrator
4 9 (7.83%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 9 (7.83%) Consultant
5 8 (6.96%) Support Analyst
5 8 (6.96%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.22%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (5.22%) Service Analyst
6 6 (5.22%) Network Manager
7 5 (4.35%) Network Support
7 5 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.35%) Desktop Support
7 5 (4.35%) Architect
7 5 (4.35%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (3.48%) DBA
8 4 (3.48%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (3.48%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (3.48%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.48%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.61%) Web Services
2 3 (2.61%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (1.74%) .NET
4 1 (0.87%) XMPP
4 1 (0.87%) Middleware
4 1 (0.87%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.87%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.83%) Statistics
3 6 (5.22%) Fat Client
3 6 (5.22%) Thin Client
3 6 (5.22%) Clustering
4 5 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (4.35%) CMDB
5 4 (3.48%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.48%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.61%) PKI
7 2 (1.74%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.74%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.74%) NHS
7 2 (1.74%) VLE
8 1 (0.87%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.87%) CCTV
8 1 (0.87%) PDA
8 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.87%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 43 (37.39%) Windows
2 16 (13.91%) UNIX
2 16 (13.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (10.43%) Linux
4 12 (10.43%) Windows 7
5 10 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (6.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (4.35%) Windows XP
8 4 (3.48%) Solaris
9 3 (2.61%) zOS
9 3 (2.61%) AIX
9 3 (2.61%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.74%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.74%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.74%) HPUX
10 2 (1.74%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.87%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.87%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.87%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.22%) ITIL
2 16 (13.91%) Migration
3 14 (12.17%) Network Management
4 12 (10.43%) Service Delivery
5 11 (9.57%) Change Control
6 10 (8.70%) Configuration Management
7 9 (7.83%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (7.83%) Project Management
8 7 (6.09%) PRINCE2
9 6 (5.22%) Analytics
9 6 (5.22%) Service Management
9 6 (5.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (4.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (4.35%) Data Analysis
10 5 (4.35%) Load Balancing
11 4 (3.48%) Process Management
12 3 (2.61%) Supplier Management
12 3 (2.61%) Business Continuity
12 3 (2.61%) Quality Management
12 3 (2.61%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.52%) SQL
2 5 (4.35%) Shell Script
3 4 (3.48%) Python
3 4 (3.48%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.74%) C
5 1 (0.87%) Korn
5 1 (0.87%) Perl
5 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.87%) VBScript
5 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.87%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (14.78%) CCNP
3 12 (10.43%) Security Cleared
4 10 (8.70%) Degree
5 9 (7.83%) CCNA
6 8 (6.96%) CCIE
7 7 (6.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (6.09%) MCSE
8 5 (4.35%) SC Cleared
9 4 (3.48%) RHCE
9 4 (3.48%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (3.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (3.48%) RHCA
10 3 (2.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (1.74%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.74%) CCDP
11 2 (1.74%) SSCP
11 2 (1.74%) CISSP
11 2 (1.74%) CISM
12 1 (0.87%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.35%) SLA
2 4 (3.48%) QA
3 3 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.61%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.74%) COBIT
5 1 (0.87%) TickIT
5 1 (0.87%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 35 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 15 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.83%) Hyper-V
3 9 (7.83%) VMware ESX
4 7 (6.09%) vSphere
5 5 (4.35%) XenServer
6 3 (2.61%) RACF
6 3 (2.61%) ACF2
6 3 (2.61%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.74%) XenApp
7 2 (1.74%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.87%) Firmware
8 1 (0.87%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (6.09%) ARCserve
2 2 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.74%) SCCM
2 2 (1.74%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.74%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.74%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.87%) Nmap
3 1 (0.87%) Nessus
3 1 (0.87%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.87%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.87%) SCOM
3 1 (0.87%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 50 (43.48%) Cisco
2 27 (23.48%) VMware
3 22 (19.13%) Citrix
4 21 (18.26%) HP
4 21 (18.26%) Microsoft
5 10 (8.70%) Oracle
5 10 (8.70%) NetApp
6 8 (6.96%) Lotus
7 7 (6.09%) Red Hat
8 6 (5.22%) CheckPoint
9 5 (4.35%) Brocade
9 5 (4.35%) CA
9 5 (4.35%) Juniper
10 4 (3.48%) SolarWinds
10 4 (3.48%) WorldPay
10 4 (3.48%) Avaya
10 4 (3.48%) Mitel
11 3 (2.61%) BT
11 3 (2.61%) IBM
11 3 (2.61%) F5
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