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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 85 95 92
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Contract jobs citing LAN 1105 967 1112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.11% 2.01% 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.26% 14.78% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 545 550
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 79 144
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -2.77%
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
7747 6541 8360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.77% 13.58% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4362 3663 3882
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 361 651
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.82 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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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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 +16 433 £400 +8.84% 113
South East -8 188 £325 -10.34% 66
South West +28 128 £325 +18.18% 22
West Midlands +7 97 £350 +5.26% 22
East of England -11 78 £309 +2.91% 24
North West -3 71 £300 +1.69% 17
Yorkshire 0 36 £275 -10.56% 23
East Midlands -9 35 £345 +25.45% 12
North East -16 23 £400 +100.00% 2
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 1558 (81.87%) WAN
2 908 (47.71%) Cisco
3 826 (43.41%) Windows
4 687 (36.10%) Firewall
5 501 (26.33%) Cisco Certification
6 459 (24.12%) Active Directory
7 441 (23.17%) Microsoft
8 395 (20.76%) TCP/IP
9 365 (19.18%) ITIL
10 348 (18.29%) VPN
11 340 (17.87%) VMware
12 324 (17.03%) CCNP
13 307 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
14 278 (14.61%) CheckPoint
15 276 (14.50%) Citrix
16 275 (14.45%) Windows 7
17 274 (14.40%) Wireless
18 272 (14.29%) DNS
19 269 (14.14%) CCNA
20 264 (13.87%) Security Cleared
21 261 (13.72%) MS Exchange
22 251 (13.19%) MPLS
23 244 (12.82%) SAN
24 238 (12.51%) Windows Server 2003
24 238 (12.51%) MS Office
25 237 (12.45%) Finance
26 224 (11.77%) HP
27 223 (11.72%) Juniper
28 220 (11.56%) SC Cleared
28 220 (11.56%) VMware Infrastructure

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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
1 261 (13.72%) MS Exchange
2 105 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 77 (4.05%) SharePoint
4 59 (3.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 55 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2007
6 54 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2003
7 43 (2.26%) IIS
8 42 (2.21%) Apache
8 42 (2.21%) Lync
9 41 (2.15%) IBM Notes
10 22 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
11 20 (1.05%) Tomcat
12 19 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
13 14 (0.74%) nginx
14 11 (0.58%) Confluence
14 11 (0.58%) MediaWiki
15 8 (0.42%) OpenStack
15 8 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.42%) WebSphere
16 7 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 238 (12.51%) MS Office
2 195 (10.25%) MS Excel
3 50 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 38 (2.00%) MS Project
5 28 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.53%) Acrobat
7 8 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.26%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.16%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.053%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 1 (0.053%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 12 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.16%) Agresso
4 3 (0.16%) RMDS
5 2 (0.11%) Summit
5 2 (0.11%) Cognos Planning
6 1 (0.053%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.79%) Office 365
2 14 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.42%) Google Apps
5 7 (0.37%) SaaS
6 5 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.21%) IaaS
8 3 (0.16%) PaaS
9 2 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
9 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 1558 (81.87%) WAN
2 687 (36.10%) Firewall
3 395 (20.76%) TCP/IP
4 348 (18.29%) VPN
5 274 (14.40%) Wireless
6 272 (14.29%) DNS
7 251 (13.19%) MPLS
8 244 (12.82%) SAN
9 208 (10.93%) VoIP
9 208 (10.93%) Network Security
10 199 (10.46%) DHCP
11 197 (10.35%) BGP
12 196 (10.30%) OSPF
13 138 (7.25%) Internet
14 136 (7.15%) Cisco Nexus
15 134 (7.04%) WLAN
16 120 (6.31%) VLAN
17 117 (6.15%) Cisco IOS
17 117 (6.15%) Cisco ASA
18 103 (5.41%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (4.89%) SQL Server
2 40 (2.10%) MySQL
3 24 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (1.10%) Relational Database
5 15 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (0.79%) Oracle Database
5 15 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (0.58%) Oracle Exadata
7 9 (0.47%) DB2
8 8 (0.42%) MS Access
8 8 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (0.37%) HBase
9 7 (0.37%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.32%) Big Data
11 5 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.21%) Informix
12 4 (0.21%) Cognos Impromptu
12 4 (0.21%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 25 (1.31%) Jenkins
2 21 (1.10%) Hudson
3 12 (0.63%) JIRA
4 11 (0.58%) Git (software)
4 11 (0.58%) Subversion
5 4 (0.21%) JUnit
5 4 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (0.21%) Selenium
5 4 (0.21%) StarTeam
5 4 (0.21%) FitNesse
6 2 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.11%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.053%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.053%) AppScan
7 1 (0.053%) FrontPage
7 1 (0.053%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.053%) Toad
7 1 (0.053%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.053%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.053%) WebLOAD
General
1 237 (12.45%) Finance
2 184 (9.67%) Telecoms
3 86 (4.52%) Banking
4 38 (2.00%) Investment Banking
5 36 (1.89%) Marketing
6 35 (1.84%) Local Government
6 35 (1.84%) Retail
7 31 (1.63%) Manufacturing
8 26 (1.37%) Advertising
9 24 (1.26%) French Language
10 23 (1.21%) Back Office
11 21 (1.10%) Legal
12 19 (1.00%) Spanish Language
13 14 (0.74%) Mandarin Language
14 12 (0.63%) Law
14 12 (0.63%) Electronics
14 12 (0.63%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.53%) Billing
16 7 (0.37%) Publishing
17 6 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 393 (20.65%) Network Engineer
2 245 (12.87%) Analyst
3 205 (10.77%) Architect
4 146 (7.67%) Support Engineer
5 137 (7.20%) Project Manager
6 102 (5.36%) Consultant
7 97 (5.10%) Support Analyst
8 81 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
8 81 (4.26%) Network Support
9 75 (3.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 73 (3.84%) Administrator
11 71 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support
12 67 (3.52%) Network Analyst
13 65 (3.42%) Desktop Support
13 65 (3.42%) Cisco Engineer
14 58 (3.05%) Senior Network Engineer
14 58 (3.05%) Security Engineer
15 56 (2.94%) Network Architect
15 56 (2.94%) Infrastructure Manager
16 54 (2.84%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.05%) Middleware
2 26 (1.37%) LAMP
3 23 (1.21%) Web Services
4 17 (0.89%) JSP
5 16 (0.84%) Application Packaging
6 12 (0.63%) XMPP
7 9 (0.47%) ODBC
8 8 (0.42%) .NET
9 7 (0.37%) HTML
10 5 (0.26%) CSS
10 5 (0.26%) XML
10 5 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
11 4 (0.21%) Java EE
11 4 (0.21%) Flash
11 4 (0.21%) JavaBeans
11 4 (0.21%) SAML
11 4 (0.21%) DCOM
11 4 (0.21%) EJB
12 3 (0.16%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.16%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 94 (4.94%) Blackberry
2 84 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
4 46 (2.42%) Management Information System
4 46 (2.42%) Clustering
5 43 (2.26%) Thin Client
5 43 (2.26%) Fat Client
6 26 (1.37%) Open Source
7 23 (1.21%) NHS
8 22 (1.16%) Client/Server
8 22 (1.16%) Replication
8 22 (1.16%) PKI
9 19 (1.00%) Hedge funds
10 15 (0.79%) iPad
10 15 (0.79%) FMCG
10 15 (0.79%) Statistics
11 14 (0.74%) PMI
12 13 (0.68%) Wiki
12 13 (0.68%) Smartphone
12 13 (0.68%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 826 (43.41%) Windows
2 307 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 275 (14.45%) Windows 7
4 238 (12.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 191 (10.04%) Linux
6 135 (7.09%) Windows XP
7 132 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 99 (5.20%) UNIX
9 65 (3.42%) Windows 8
10 47 (2.47%) Solaris
11 34 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 32 (1.68%) Windows 2000
13 28 (1.47%) Windows Vista
14 27 (1.42%) Windows 2000 Server
15 24 (1.26%) CentOS
16 22 (1.16%) Ubuntu
17 19 (1.00%) Mac OS X
17 19 (1.00%) AIX
18 13 (0.68%) Debian
19 12 (0.63%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (19.18%) ITIL
2 151 (7.93%) Network Design
3 149 (7.83%) Migration
4 147 (7.72%) Project Management
5 115 (6.04%) Service Management
6 114 (5.99%) Network Management
7 95 (4.99%) Load Balancing
8 94 (4.94%) Disaster Recovery
8 94 (4.94%) PRINCE2
9 93 (4.89%) Service Delivery
10 68 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 67 (3.52%) Network Architecture
12 64 (3.36%) Capacity Planning
12 64 (3.36%) Mentoring
13 55 (2.89%) Incident Management
14 51 (2.68%) Change Management
14 51 (2.68%) Network Monitoring
15 48 (2.52%) Time Management
16 46 (2.42%) Change Control
17 43 (2.26%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 140 (7.36%) SQL
2 45 (2.36%) Java
3 33 (1.73%) Perl
4 32 (1.68%) C
5 28 (1.47%) Bash Shell
6 23 (1.21%) PHP
7 22 (1.16%) Ruby
8 16 (0.84%) Python
8 16 (0.84%) PowerShell
9 14 (0.74%) Shell Script
10 7 (0.37%) Korn
11 6 (0.32%) VBScript
11 6 (0.32%) VB
12 5 (0.26%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.21%) Bourne shell
14 3 (0.16%) VBA
14 3 (0.16%) C++
15 2 (0.11%) Tcl
15 2 (0.11%) C#
15 2 (0.11%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 501 (26.33%) Cisco Certification
2 324 (17.03%) CCNP
3 269 (14.14%) CCNA
4 264 (13.87%) Security Cleared
5 220 (11.56%) SC Cleared
6 111 (5.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 101 (5.31%) CCIE
8 70 (3.68%) MCSE
9 61 (3.21%) CCDP
10 60 (3.15%) Degree
11 38 (2.00%) CCSE
12 37 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
12 37 (1.94%) CCSA
13 34 (1.79%) CISSP
14 27 (1.42%) MCP
15 26 (1.37%) PMI Certification
16 25 (1.31%) DV Cleared
17 20 (1.05%) CCVP
18 19 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 19 (1.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (4.20%) SLA
2 39 (2.05%) QA
3 24 (1.26%) JSP 440
4 19 (1.00%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.11%) COBIT
7 2 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.053%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.053%) GxP
8 1 (0.053%) TickIT
8 1 (0.053%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 459 (24.12%) Active Directory
2 220 (11.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 120 (6.31%) Hyper-V
4 80 (4.20%) XenApp
5 70 (3.68%) vSphere
6 49 (2.57%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (1.52%) Samba
7 29 (1.52%) VMware ESX
8 28 (1.47%) XenDesktop
9 26 (1.37%) XenServer
9 26 (1.37%) Xen
10 23 (1.21%) NLBS
10 23 (1.21%) NFS
11 20 (1.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 19 (1.00%) ProxySG
12 19 (1.00%) ISA Server
13 18 (0.95%) Snort
14 17 (0.89%) Terminal Services
15 12 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
16 11 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 75 (3.94%) SCCM
2 48 (2.52%) Cisco CUCM
3 31 (1.63%) WSUS
4 29 (1.52%) SCOM
5 22 (1.16%) Puppet
6 21 (1.10%) Backup Exec
7 20 (1.05%) WhatsUp Gold
8 18 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
9 17 (0.89%) OpenView
10 15 (0.79%) ARCserve
10 15 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
10 15 (0.79%) Cisco Prime
11 13 (0.68%) ZABBIX
11 13 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 12 (0.63%) OPNET
12 12 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
12 12 (0.63%) CA Spectrum
13 11 (0.58%) Salt
13 11 (0.58%) SCOrch
13 11 (0.58%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 908 (47.71%) Cisco
2 441 (23.17%) Microsoft
3 340 (17.87%) VMware
4 278 (14.61%) CheckPoint
5 276 (14.50%) Citrix
6 224 (11.77%) HP
7 223 (11.72%) Juniper
8 151 (7.93%) F5
9 93 (4.89%) Oracle
10 79 (4.15%) SolarWinds
11 70 (3.68%) Blue Coat
12 63 (3.31%) Avaya
13 61 (3.21%) Red Hat
14 56 (2.94%) NetApp
15 52 (2.73%) IBM
16 51 (2.68%) McAfee
17 47 (2.47%) EMC
18 45 (2.36%) Dell
18 45 (2.36%) Riverbed
19 40 (2.10%) Lotus
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