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 28 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 83 129 108
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -21
Contract jobs citing LAN 1143 798 811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.28% 1.62% 1.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.38% 12.24% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 464 380
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £188 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 70 96
Average hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.18 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £33.65 £51.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +9.37%
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
7434 6519 6266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.86% 13.22% 14.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4246 3602 3212
Average daily rate £353 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.75% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 370 516
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.86 £40.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 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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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 +71 448 £375 +10.70% 100
South East +21 278 £375 +7.14% 110
North West +6 85 £350 +21.73% 40
East of England +35 82 £350 +41.41% 34
West Midlands +16 77 £320 +6.66% 34
Yorkshire +17 65 £200 -48.38% 24
South West +8 60 £330 -5.71% 27
East Midlands +7 39 £325 +1.96% 21
North East -9 13 £347 +23.11% 3
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 1812 (84.79%) WAN
2 1100 (51.47%) Cisco
3 865 (40.48%) Firewall
4 835 (39.07%) Windows
5 604 (28.26%) Cisco Certification
6 583 (27.28%) Active Directory
7 489 (22.88%) VPN
8 485 (22.70%) Microsoft
9 462 (21.62%) ITIL
10 460 (21.53%) VMware
11 375 (17.55%) Data Centre
12 360 (16.85%) CCNP
13 356 (16.66%) TCP/IP
14 349 (16.33%) MPLS
15 341 (15.96%) CCNA
16 330 (15.44%) DNS
16 330 (15.44%) Wireless
17 327 (15.30%) CheckPoint
18 321 (15.02%) Juniper
19 308 (14.41%) Finance
20 290 (13.57%) Windows Server 2008
21 287 (13.43%) Security Cleared
22 281 (13.15%) VMware Infrastructure
23 266 (12.45%) OSPF
23 266 (12.45%) BGP
24 265 (12.40%) Citrix
25 248 (11.61%) SAN
26 245 (11.46%) MS Office
27 239 (11.18%) Windows Server 2003
28 237 (11.09%) Windows 7

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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
1 231 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 111 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 75 (3.51%) SharePoint
4 71 (3.32%) Lync
5 66 (3.09%) IIS
6 47 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 42 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
8 40 (1.87%) Apache
9 37 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
10 29 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
11 25 (1.17%) Tomcat
12 21 (0.98%) WebSphere
13 19 (0.89%) Confluence
14 18 (0.84%) IBM Notes
15 14 (0.66%) nginx
15 14 (0.66%) MediaWiki
16 10 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
17 9 (0.42%) OpenStack
18 7 (0.33%) CMS
18 7 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 245 (11.46%) MS Office
2 205 (9.59%) MS Excel
3 84 (3.93%) MS Visio
4 29 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (1.03%) MS Project
6 7 (0.33%) Acrobat
6 7 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.19%) PaintShop Pro
8 2 (0.094%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.047%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.047%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 7 (0.33%) RMDS
2 6 (0.28%) IntelliMatch
3 5 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.19%) Misys Midas
4 4 (0.19%) Kondor+
5 3 (0.14%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.094%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.047%) Agresso
7 1 (0.047%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.047%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.047%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.047%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.047%) Line 500
7 1 (0.047%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 50 (2.34%) Office 365
2 39 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 28 (1.31%) SaaS
5 16 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (0.75%) PaaS
6 10 (0.47%) IaaS
7 7 (0.33%) Google Apps
8 4 (0.19%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.094%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.094%) Yammer
9 2 (0.094%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.047%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 1812 (84.79%) WAN
2 865 (40.48%) Firewall
3 489 (22.88%) VPN
4 356 (16.66%) TCP/IP
5 349 (16.33%) MPLS
6 330 (15.44%) DNS
6 330 (15.44%) Wireless
7 266 (12.45%) OSPF
7 266 (12.45%) BGP
8 248 (11.61%) SAN
9 228 (10.67%) Network Security
10 227 (10.62%) Cisco ASA
11 216 (10.11%) DHCP
12 215 (10.06%) VoIP
13 206 (9.64%) VLAN
14 187 (8.75%) Internet
15 158 (7.39%) EIGRP
15 158 (7.39%) SSL
16 153 (7.16%) Cisco Nexus
17 145 (6.79%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (6.18%) SQL Server
2 31 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (1.22%) Oracle Database
4 21 (0.98%) Relational Database
5 19 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (0.80%) MySQL
7 16 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (0.61%) MS Access
9 13 (0.61%) DB2
10 12 (0.56%) Hadoop
10 12 (0.56%) Big Data
11 11 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (0.37%) Oracle Database 12c
14 7 (0.33%) HBase
15 6 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
16 5 (0.23%) NoSQL
16 5 (0.23%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 33 (1.54%) Jenkins
2 25 (1.17%) Hudson
3 19 (0.89%) Git (software)
3 19 (0.89%) JIRA
4 14 (0.66%) Subversion
5 7 (0.33%) Gerrit
6 5 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (0.23%) Maven
7 3 (0.14%) AdminStudio
7 3 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.094%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.094%) MSI
9 1 (0.047%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.047%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.047%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.047%) TeamCity
General
1 308 (14.41%) Finance
2 186 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 88 (4.12%) Banking
4 48 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 33 (1.54%) Retail
6 26 (1.22%) Multimedia
7 25 (1.17%) Back Office
8 22 (1.03%) Investment Banking
9 17 (0.80%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.70%) Law
10 15 (0.70%) Local Government
11 13 (0.61%) Legal
12 11 (0.51%) Billing
13 9 (0.42%) Automotive
14 8 (0.37%) Advertising
15 5 (0.23%) Military
15 5 (0.23%) Publishing
15 5 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.23%) French Language
16 4 (0.19%) German Language
Job Titles
1 497 (23.26%) Network Engineer
2 351 (16.42%) Analyst
3 257 (12.03%) Architect
4 152 (7.11%) Project Manager
5 137 (6.41%) Support Engineer
6 114 (5.33%) Support Analyst
7 110 (5.15%) Consultant
8 108 (5.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 101 (4.73%) Infrastructure Architect
10 85 (3.98%) Desktop Support
11 82 (3.84%) Network Analyst
12 81 (3.79%) Service Analyst
13 80 (3.74%) 2nd Line Support
14 77 (3.60%) Network Support
15 76 (3.56%) Service Desk Analyst
16 72 (3.37%) Infrastructure Manager
16 72 (3.37%) Network Architect
17 69 (3.23%) Senior Network Engineer
18 68 (3.18%) Administrator
19 61 (2.85%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (1.50%) Middleware
2 31 (1.45%) Web Services
3 19 (0.89%) HTML
4 15 (0.70%) Application Packaging
5 13 (0.61%) .NET
6 12 (0.56%) XMPP
7 9 (0.42%) XML
7 9 (0.42%) Java EE
8 8 (0.37%) JSP
8 8 (0.37%) LAMP
9 7 (0.33%) XSLT
9 7 (0.33%) ASP.NET
9 7 (0.33%) Rendezvous
10 5 (0.23%) REST
10 5 (0.23%) Ultra Messaging
10 5 (0.23%) CSS
10 5 (0.23%) SAML
11 4 (0.19%) WAP
12 3 (0.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 3 (0.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 375 (17.55%) Data Centre
2 82 (3.84%) Blackberry
3 81 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
4 67 (3.14%) Video Conferencing
5 59 (2.76%) Management Information System
6 53 (2.48%) PKI
7 43 (2.01%) Thin Client
7 43 (2.01%) Fat Client
8 36 (1.68%) Clustering
9 35 (1.64%) Replication
10 26 (1.22%) Computer Science
11 23 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
11 23 (1.08%) NHS
12 21 (0.98%) Public Cloud
13 18 (0.84%) IVR
14 17 (0.80%) iPhone
15 16 (0.75%) Wiki
15 16 (0.75%) SecurID
15 16 (0.75%) Client/Server
16 15 (0.70%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 835 (39.07%) Windows
2 290 (13.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 239 (11.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 237 (11.09%) Windows 7
5 232 (10.86%) Linux
6 179 (8.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 134 (6.27%) UNIX
8 118 (5.52%) Windows XP
9 61 (2.85%) Windows 8
10 55 (2.57%) Solaris
11 35 (1.64%) CentOS
12 30 (1.40%) AIX
13 29 (1.36%) Android
13 29 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 27 (1.26%) Windows 2000 Server
14 27 (1.26%) Ubuntu
15 23 (1.08%) Apple iOS
15 23 (1.08%) Mac OS X
16 16 (0.75%) Windows 2000
17 14 (0.66%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (21.62%) ITIL
2 201 (9.41%) Migration
3 178 (8.33%) Project Management
4 137 (6.41%) Network Management
5 131 (6.13%) Network Design
6 119 (5.57%) PRINCE2
7 115 (5.38%) Service Management
8 105 (4.91%) Service Delivery
9 104 (4.87%) Disaster Recovery
10 103 (4.82%) Incident Management
11 98 (4.59%) Load Balancing
12 86 (4.02%) Stakeholder Management
13 75 (3.51%) Capacity Planning
14 71 (3.32%) Network Monitoring
15 62 (2.90%) Configuration Management
16 58 (2.71%) Change Management
17 57 (2.67%) Time Management
18 54 (2.53%) Information Security
19 49 (2.29%) Business Continuity
20 46 (2.15%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 167 (7.81%) SQL
2 72 (3.37%) Perl
3 66 (3.09%) Python
4 43 (2.01%) Java
5 38 (1.78%) C
6 37 (1.73%) PowerShell
7 34 (1.59%) Bash Shell
8 31 (1.45%) PHP
9 30 (1.40%) Shell Script
10 27 (1.26%) Ruby
11 21 (0.98%) VB
12 17 (0.80%) VBScript
13 14 (0.66%) C++
14 13 (0.61%) JavaScript
15 9 (0.42%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.42%) Korn
16 7 (0.33%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.28%) VBA
18 4 (0.19%) C#
19 3 (0.14%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 604 (28.26%) Cisco Certification
2 360 (16.85%) CCNP
3 341 (15.96%) CCNA
4 287 (13.43%) Security Cleared
5 201 (9.41%) SC Cleared
6 165 (7.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 111 (5.19%) CCIE
8 96 (4.49%) MCSE
9 95 (4.45%) Degree
10 66 (3.09%) DV Cleared
11 51 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
11 51 (2.39%) CCDP
12 43 (2.01%) MCSA
13 39 (1.82%) CCIP
14 36 (1.68%) CISSP
15 34 (1.59%) MCP
16 32 (1.50%) MCITP
17 30 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 28 (1.31%) A+ Certification
19 26 (1.22%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (4.63%) SLA
2 45 (2.11%) PCI DSS
3 44 (2.06%) QA
4 41 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (0.70%) JSP 440
7 13 (0.61%) COBIT
8 11 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.094%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.094%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.047%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.047%) TickIT
11 1 (0.047%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.047%) BS7799
11 1 (0.047%) BS25999
System Software
1 583 (27.28%) Active Directory
2 281 (13.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (5.52%) Hyper-V
4 94 (4.40%) vSphere
5 76 (3.56%) XenApp
6 46 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
7 40 (1.87%) XenServer
8 39 (1.82%) VMware ESX
9 26 (1.22%) vCloud
10 23 (1.08%) XenDesktop
10 23 (1.08%) Samba
11 20 (0.94%) Firmware
12 19 (0.89%) Xen
12 19 (0.89%) Terminal Services
13 18 (0.84%) NFS
14 17 (0.80%) ProxySG
14 17 (0.80%) Postfix
14 17 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 14 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
15 14 (0.66%) Snort
Systems Management
1 82 (3.84%) SCCM
2 42 (1.97%) Puppet
3 41 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
4 31 (1.45%) WSUS
5 25 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (1.12%) ZABBIX
6 24 (1.12%) FortiGate
7 21 (0.98%) SCOM
8 19 (0.89%) Salt
9 16 (0.75%) Ansible
10 15 (0.70%) Cisco Prime
10 15 (0.70%) CA Spectrum
11 14 (0.66%) NetBackup
11 14 (0.66%) Backup Exec
12 13 (0.61%) ARCserve
13 12 (0.56%) Cisco UCCE
13 12 (0.56%) Tivoli
13 12 (0.56%) MIMEsweeper
13 12 (0.56%) MAILsweeper
14 10 (0.47%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 1100 (51.47%) Cisco
2 485 (22.70%) Microsoft
3 460 (21.53%) VMware
4 327 (15.30%) CheckPoint
5 321 (15.02%) Juniper
6 265 (12.40%) Citrix
7 190 (8.89%) HP
8 184 (8.61%) F5
9 100 (4.68%) Blue Coat
10 95 (4.45%) SolarWinds
11 94 (4.40%) NetApp
12 89 (4.16%) Oracle
13 67 (3.14%) IBM
14 65 (3.04%) McAfee
15 51 (2.39%) Avaya
15 51 (2.39%) Dell
16 49 (2.29%) EMC
17 46 (2.15%) Aruba
18 43 (2.01%) Brocade
19 39 (1.82%) Apple
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