The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 90 105 104
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -1
Contract jobs citing LAN 1090 847 886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.20% 1.81% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.15% 13.28% 12.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 450 440
Average daily rate
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£347 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £369 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.86% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 84 153
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.40 £37.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
LAN
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7196 6379 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 13.62% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4176 3537 3525
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 390 619
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in England

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAN across the England region.

LAN Daily Rate Trend in England

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in England

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the England region.

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in England

LAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram in England

LAN
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 24 December 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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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
London +37 413 £360 -5.26% 87
South East +18 280 £348 -10.72% 46
South West +17 99 £285 -16.17% 21
North West +3 78 £320 -41.81% 14
Yorkshire +5 66 £375 +53.06% 23
West Midlands +3 58 £325 +8.33% 17
East of England -19 47 £158 -59.61% 19
East Midlands +4 34 £325 -21.68% 9
North East -14 15 £418 - 1
Midlands +1 1 - -
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1810 (83.53%) WAN
2 1105 (50.99%) Cisco
3 823 (37.98%) Windows
4 805 (37.15%) Firewall
5 602 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
6 478 (22.06%) Active Directory
7 467 (21.55%) Microsoft
8 442 (20.40%) ITIL
9 402 (18.55%) TCP/IP
10 393 (18.14%) CCNP
11 384 (17.72%) VMware
12 382 (17.63%) VPN
13 342 (15.78%) Wireless
14 339 (15.64%) Security Cleared
15 333 (15.37%) Windows Server 2008
16 329 (15.18%) CCNA
17 326 (15.04%) CheckPoint
18 307 (14.17%) MPLS
19 290 (13.38%) DNS
20 282 (13.01%) Juniper
21 278 (12.83%) Telecoms
22 271 (12.51%) Windows 7
23 267 (12.32%) Finance
24 266 (12.28%) Citrix
25 264 (12.18%) BGP
26 262 (12.09%) VoIP
26 262 (12.09%) SC Cleared
27 261 (12.04%) SAN
28 259 (11.95%) OSPF
28 259 (11.95%) MS Office

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 238 (10.98%) MS Exchange
2 81 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 70 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 65 (3.00%) Lync
5 54 (2.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 48 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 45 (2.08%) IIS
8 44 (2.03%) Apache
9 27 (1.25%) IBM Notes
10 26 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
11 23 (1.06%) Tomcat
12 21 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
13 14 (0.65%) WebSphere
14 12 (0.55%) OpenStack
15 10 (0.46%) Oracle Coherence
16 9 (0.42%) nginx
17 8 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
18 7 (0.32%) Eucalyptus
18 7 (0.32%) LiveLink
19 6 (0.28%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 259 (11.95%) MS Office
2 196 (9.04%) MS Excel
3 62 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 26 (1.20%) MS Project
5 23 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.42%) Acrobat
7 7 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.18%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.14%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.092%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.046%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 1 (0.046%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.046%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.046%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (0.42%) ResourceLink
2 7 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.28%) Agresso
4 4 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.14%) Summit
6 2 (0.092%) RMDS
6 2 (0.092%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.092%) Cognos Planning
7 1 (0.046%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.29%) Office 365
2 20 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (0.55%) IaaS
4 10 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (0.46%) SaaS
4 10 (0.46%) Google Apps
5 5 (0.23%) PaaS
6 2 (0.092%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.046%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1810 (83.53%) WAN
2 805 (37.15%) Firewall
3 402 (18.55%) TCP/IP
4 382 (17.63%) VPN
5 342 (15.78%) Wireless
6 307 (14.17%) MPLS
7 290 (13.38%) DNS
8 264 (12.18%) BGP
9 262 (12.09%) VoIP
10 261 (12.04%) SAN
11 259 (11.95%) OSPF
12 234 (10.80%) Network Security
13 215 (9.92%) Internet
14 202 (9.32%) DHCP
15 193 (8.91%) Cisco Nexus
16 189 (8.72%) Cisco ASA
17 186 (8.58%) WLAN
18 152 (7.01%) EIGRP
19 141 (6.51%) VLAN
20 123 (5.68%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 36 (1.66%) MySQL
3 25 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (0.74%) Relational Database
6 14 (0.65%) Oracle Database
6 14 (0.65%) DB2
7 11 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (0.46%) Oracle Exadata
9 9 (0.42%) HBase
9 9 (0.42%) Hadoop
9 9 (0.42%) Big Data
10 8 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.28%) MS Access
11 6 (0.28%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.23%) MarkLogic
12 5 (0.23%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 20 (0.92%) Jenkins
2 19 (0.88%) Hudson
3 7 (0.32%) JIRA
4 6 (0.28%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.28%) Subversion
5 4 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (0.18%) StarTeam
6 3 (0.14%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.092%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.092%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (0.092%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.046%) FrontPage
8 1 (0.046%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.046%) Toad
8 1 (0.046%) JUnit
8 1 (0.046%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.046%) Selenium
8 1 (0.046%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.046%) Metasploit
General
1 278 (12.83%) Telecoms
2 267 (12.32%) Finance
3 127 (5.86%) Banking
4 49 (2.26%) Manufacturing
5 45 (2.08%) Retail
6 39 (1.80%) Investment Banking
7 32 (1.48%) Local Government
8 25 (1.15%) Law
9 18 (0.83%) Marketing
10 17 (0.78%) Billing
10 17 (0.78%) Legal
11 13 (0.60%) Advertising
12 9 (0.42%) Back Office
12 9 (0.42%) Spanish Language
13 8 (0.37%) French Language
13 8 (0.37%) Electronics
13 8 (0.37%) Publishing
13 8 (0.37%) Multimedia
14 7 (0.32%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.28%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 507 (23.40%) Network Engineer
2 314 (14.49%) Analyst
3 272 (12.55%) Architect
4 159 (7.34%) Support Engineer
5 136 (6.28%) Project Manager
6 104 (4.80%) Support Analyst
7 103 (4.75%) Consultant
8 89 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support
8 89 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 86 (3.97%) Network Analyst
10 81 (3.74%) Network Architect
11 80 (3.69%) 2nd Line Support
12 78 (3.60%) Network Support
13 77 (3.55%) Senior Network Engineer
14 73 (3.37%) Desktop Support
15 70 (3.23%) Cisco Engineer
16 63 (2.91%) Infrastructure Manager
16 63 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
17 59 (2.72%) Infrastructure Architect
17 59 (2.72%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (1.62%) Middleware
2 27 (1.25%) LAMP
3 22 (1.02%) JSP
4 18 (0.83%) HTML
5 16 (0.74%) Web Services
6 14 (0.65%) Application Packaging
7 8 (0.37%) Java EE
8 7 (0.32%) ODBC
8 7 (0.32%) CSS
9 6 (0.28%) XML
9 6 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (0.23%) XMPP
10 5 (0.23%) EJB
10 5 (0.23%) XSLT
10 5 (0.23%) WAP
10 5 (0.23%) Rendezvous
11 4 (0.18%) .NET
11 4 (0.18%) CGI
11 4 (0.18%) JavaBeans
12 3 (0.14%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 102 (4.71%) Blackberry
2 83 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
3 80 (3.69%) Video Conferencing
4 53 (2.45%) Management Information System
5 48 (2.22%) Clustering
6 39 (1.80%) Replication
7 30 (1.38%) PKI
8 26 (1.20%) Computer Science
8 26 (1.20%) NHS
9 25 (1.15%) Thin Client
9 25 (1.15%) Fat Client
10 22 (1.02%) IVR
11 20 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
12 19 (0.88%) Open Source
13 18 (0.83%) FMCG
13 18 (0.83%) Cryptography
14 15 (0.69%) Smartphone
15 14 (0.65%) SecurID
16 12 (0.55%) iPad
17 11 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 823 (37.98%) Windows
2 333 (15.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 271 (12.51%) Windows 7
4 244 (11.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 197 (9.09%) Linux
6 174 (8.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 127 (5.86%) Windows XP
8 105 (4.85%) UNIX
9 70 (3.23%) Windows 8
10 61 (2.81%) Solaris
11 35 (1.62%) Windows 2000 Server
12 30 (1.38%) CentOS
13 27 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 21 (0.97%) Ubuntu
15 18 (0.83%) Android
16 17 (0.78%) Windows Vista
16 17 (0.78%) AIX
17 14 (0.65%) Windows 2000
17 14 (0.65%) Mac OS X
18 13 (0.60%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 442 (20.40%) ITIL
2 183 (8.44%) Project Management
2 183 (8.44%) Network Design
3 182 (8.40%) Migration
4 136 (6.28%) Network Management
5 133 (6.14%) Load Balancing
6 124 (5.72%) Service Management
7 95 (4.38%) Service Delivery
8 88 (4.06%) PRINCE2
9 86 (3.97%) Stakeholder Management
10 83 (3.83%) Disaster Recovery
11 73 (3.37%) Network Architecture
12 72 (3.32%) Mentoring
13 67 (3.09%) Network Monitoring
14 65 (3.00%) Incident Management
15 62 (2.86%) Change Management
16 56 (2.58%) Capacity Planning
17 50 (2.31%) Kalman Filter
18 49 (2.26%) Business Continuity
19 46 (2.12%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 166 (7.66%) SQL
2 34 (1.57%) Perl
3 33 (1.52%) C
4 32 (1.48%) Java
5 23 (1.06%) Python
5 23 (1.06%) PowerShell
5 23 (1.06%) Bash Shell
6 19 (0.88%) Ruby
7 18 (0.83%) PHP
8 14 (0.65%) Shell Script
9 13 (0.60%) JavaScript
10 7 (0.32%) C++
10 7 (0.32%) VBScript
10 7 (0.32%) VB
11 6 (0.28%) VBA
11 6 (0.28%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.14%) COBOL
12 3 (0.14%) RPG
13 2 (0.092%) R
13 2 (0.092%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 602 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 393 (18.14%) CCNP
3 339 (15.64%) Security Cleared
4 329 (15.18%) CCNA
5 262 (12.09%) SC Cleared
6 127 (5.86%) CCIE
7 95 (4.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 66 (3.05%) CCDP
8 66 (3.05%) Degree
9 61 (2.81%) MCSE
10 56 (2.58%) DV Cleared
11 48 (2.22%) CISSP
12 40 (1.85%) CCSA
12 40 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
12 40 (1.85%) CCSE
13 29 (1.34%) MCP
14 28 (1.29%) PMI Certification
15 23 (1.06%) MCITP
16 21 (0.97%) CCVP
16 21 (0.97%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (4.52%) SLA
2 38 (1.75%) QA
3 32 (1.48%) PCI DSS
4 27 (1.25%) JSP 440
5 16 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
8 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.092%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.092%) COBIT
11 1 (0.046%) GxP
System Software
1 478 (22.06%) Active Directory
2 234 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 126 (5.81%) Hyper-V
4 70 (3.23%) XenApp
5 61 (2.81%) vSphere
6 46 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (1.15%) XenServer
7 25 (1.15%) XenDesktop
7 25 (1.15%) Xen
8 23 (1.06%) VMware ESX
9 22 (1.02%) Snort
9 22 (1.02%) NFS
10 21 (0.97%) Samba
10 21 (0.97%) ProxySG
11 19 (0.88%) Terminal Services
12 17 (0.78%) Firmware
12 17 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 13 (0.60%) NLBS
14 11 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
14 11 (0.51%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 75 (3.46%) SCCM
2 39 (1.80%) Cisco CUCM
3 34 (1.57%) SCOM
4 33 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
5 25 (1.15%) WSUS
6 21 (0.97%) Puppet
7 20 (0.92%) CA Spectrum
7 20 (0.92%) Backup Exec
8 19 (0.88%) WhatsUp Gold
8 19 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
9 17 (0.78%) Salt
9 17 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
10 16 (0.74%) NetBackup
11 15 (0.69%) FortiGate
12 13 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 13 (0.60%) CiscoWorks
13 12 (0.55%) SCOrch
14 11 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
14 11 (0.51%) OpenView
14 11 (0.51%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1105 (50.99%) Cisco
2 467 (21.55%) Microsoft
3 384 (17.72%) VMware
4 326 (15.04%) CheckPoint
5 282 (13.01%) Juniper
6 266 (12.28%) Citrix
7 236 (10.89%) F5
8 218 (10.06%) HP
9 97 (4.48%) Blue Coat
10 93 (4.29%) Oracle
11 83 (3.83%) Avaya
12 81 (3.74%) SolarWinds
13 71 (3.28%) McAfee
14 69 (3.18%) NetApp
15 63 (2.91%) Riverbed
16 53 (2.45%) CA
17 51 (2.35%) Fortinet
18 50 (2.31%) IBM
19 49 (2.26%) EMC
20 47 (2.17%) Dell
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