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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 97 98 93
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing LAN 999 991 1087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.00% 2.04% 2.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.71% 14.94% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 566 539
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £170 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 82 119
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.54 £33.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.25 £19.68
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +2.89%
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
7287 6633 8388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.55% 13.66% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3987 3673 3880
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 387 659
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +20 407 £389 +7.24% 92
South East -7 203 £325 -9.72% 64
South West 0 85 £313 -16.66% 17
West Midlands -3 80 £330 +6.45% 11
East of England -11 75 £295 +15.68% 19
North West -12 56 £300 +3.44% 29
Yorkshire -15 38 £275 +7.31% 19
East Midlands -4 27 £350 +28.44% 10
North East -8 19 £375 +20.00% 2
Midlands +3 1 £360 +5.10% 1
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1493 (82.03%) WAN
2 849 (46.65%) Cisco
3 794 (43.63%) Windows
4 646 (35.49%) Firewall
5 469 (25.77%) Cisco Certification
6 454 (24.95%) Active Directory
7 431 (23.68%) Microsoft
8 366 (20.11%) TCP/IP
9 353 (19.40%) ITIL
10 350 (19.23%) VMware
11 336 (18.46%) VPN
12 309 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
13 291 (15.99%) CCNP
14 276 (15.16%) Wireless
15 266 (14.62%) Citrix
16 263 (14.45%) CCNA
17 254 (13.96%) Security Cleared
18 250 (13.74%) MS Exchange
19 248 (13.63%) CheckPoint
20 247 (13.57%) SAN
20 247 (13.57%) DNS
21 245 (13.46%) Windows 7
22 235 (12.91%) Finance
23 234 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
24 232 (12.75%) Windows Server 2003
25 218 (11.98%) MPLS
26 215 (11.81%) HP
27 211 (11.59%) MS Office
28 208 (11.43%) Network Security
29 207 (11.37%) VoIP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 250 (13.74%) MS Exchange
2 99 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 89 (4.89%) SharePoint
4 56 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 55 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 52 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 49 (2.69%) IIS
8 48 (2.64%) Lync
9 39 (2.14%) IBM Notes
10 34 (1.87%) Apache
11 24 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
12 17 (0.93%) nginx
12 17 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
13 13 (0.71%) Tomcat
13 13 (0.71%) Confluence
13 13 (0.71%) MediaWiki
14 8 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.44%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.44%) CMS
15 6 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 211 (11.59%) MS Office
2 189 (10.38%) MS Excel
3 43 (2.36%) MS Visio
4 39 (2.14%) MS Project
5 26 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (0.66%) Acrobat
7 8 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.27%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.16%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.055%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 1 (0.055%) SPSS
11 1 (0.055%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 11 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.27%) RMDS
4 1 (0.055%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.055%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 29 (1.59%) Office 365
2 15 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.33%) SaaS
6 4 (0.22%) IaaS
6 4 (0.22%) IBM SmartCloud
7 3 (0.16%) PaaS
7 3 (0.16%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
8 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1493 (82.03%) WAN
2 646 (35.49%) Firewall
3 366 (20.11%) TCP/IP
4 336 (18.46%) VPN
5 276 (15.16%) Wireless
6 247 (13.57%) SAN
6 247 (13.57%) DNS
7 218 (11.98%) MPLS
8 208 (11.43%) Network Security
9 207 (11.37%) VoIP
10 178 (9.78%) DHCP
11 175 (9.62%) BGP
12 167 (9.18%) OSPF
13 130 (7.14%) VLAN
14 121 (6.65%) Internet
15 116 (6.37%) WLAN
16 115 (6.32%) Cisco IOS
17 105 (5.77%) IPsec
17 105 (5.77%) Cisco ASA
18 104 (5.71%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 31 (1.70%) MySQL
3 25 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (1.10%) Relational Database
5 17 (0.93%) Oracle Database
6 16 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (0.38%) Oracle Exadata
9 6 (0.33%) DB2
9 6 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (0.33%) Cognos Impromptu
10 5 (0.27%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.22%) HBase
11 4 (0.22%) Informix
11 4 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.16%) MS Access
12 3 (0.16%) Big Data
13 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (1.32%) Jenkins
2 19 (1.04%) Hudson
3 14 (0.77%) Git (software)
4 13 (0.71%) Subversion
4 13 (0.71%) JIRA
5 6 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (0.27%) JUnit
6 5 (0.27%) FitNesse
6 5 (0.27%) Selenium
7 4 (0.22%) StarTeam
8 2 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.11%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.055%) Toad
9 1 (0.055%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.055%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.055%) AppScan
9 1 (0.055%) FrontPage
9 1 (0.055%) WebLOAD
9 1 (0.055%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 235 (12.91%) Finance
2 166 (9.12%) Telecoms
3 72 (3.96%) Banking
4 35 (1.92%) Marketing
5 34 (1.87%) Local Government
6 29 (1.59%) Retail
6 29 (1.59%) Investment Banking
7 28 (1.54%) Advertising
8 27 (1.48%) Back Office
8 27 (1.48%) Manufacturing
9 23 (1.26%) French Language
10 20 (1.10%) Legal
11 16 (0.88%) Spanish Language
12 15 (0.82%) Financial Institution
13 14 (0.77%) Mandarin Language
14 12 (0.66%) Electronics
15 9 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.49%) Front Office
16 8 (0.44%) Billing
17 7 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 370 (20.33%) Network Engineer
2 236 (12.97%) Analyst
3 193 (10.60%) Architect
4 144 (7.91%) Project Manager
5 140 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 94 (5.16%) Consultant
7 91 (5.00%) Support Analyst
8 87 (4.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 74 (4.07%) Network Support
10 73 (4.01%) 2nd Line Support
11 70 (3.85%) Administrator
12 66 (3.63%) Desktop Support
13 63 (3.46%) Cisco Engineer
14 58 (3.19%) Security Engineer
15 57 (3.13%) Infrastructure Manager
15 57 (3.13%) Network Analyst
16 55 (3.02%) Infrastructure Architect
16 55 (3.02%) 3rd Line Support
17 53 (2.91%) Network Architect
18 52 (2.86%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (2.36%) Middleware
2 25 (1.37%) Web Services
3 23 (1.26%) LAMP
4 20 (1.10%) .NET
5 15 (0.82%) JSP
5 15 (0.82%) Application Packaging
6 14 (0.77%) XMPP
7 11 (0.60%) HTML
8 10 (0.55%) XML
9 6 (0.33%) ODBC
10 4 (0.22%) Java EE
10 4 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (0.22%) SAML
10 4 (0.22%) DCOM
10 4 (0.22%) EJB
10 4 (0.22%) CSS
10 4 (0.22%) Flash
10 4 (0.22%) JavaBeans
11 3 (0.16%) XSLT
11 3 (0.16%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 87 (4.78%) Blackberry
2 48 (2.64%) Clustering
3 47 (2.58%) Management Information System
4 45 (2.47%) Thin Client
4 45 (2.47%) Fat Client
4 45 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
5 28 (1.54%) Replication
6 27 (1.48%) Open Source
7 22 (1.21%) NHS
8 21 (1.15%) PKI
9 18 (0.99%) Hedge funds
9 18 (0.99%) Client/Server
10 16 (0.88%) Wiki
11 15 (0.82%) Firmware
11 15 (0.82%) FMCG
11 15 (0.82%) Statistics
12 14 (0.77%) Computer Science
12 14 (0.77%) iPad
12 14 (0.77%) Mainframe
13 13 (0.71%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 794 (43.63%) Windows
2 309 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 245 (13.46%) Windows 7
4 232 (12.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 181 (9.95%) Linux
6 133 (7.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 127 (6.98%) Windows XP
8 114 (6.26%) UNIX
9 50 (2.75%) Solaris
10 48 (2.64%) Windows 8
11 42 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 32 (1.76%) Windows 2000
13 31 (1.70%) Windows Vista
14 25 (1.37%) AIX
14 25 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
15 21 (1.15%) Mac OS X
15 21 (1.15%) Ubuntu
16 18 (0.99%) CentOS
17 17 (0.93%) Debian
18 15 (0.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (19.40%) ITIL
2 147 (8.08%) Project Management
3 132 (7.25%) Migration
4 114 (6.26%) Network Design
5 113 (6.21%) Disaster Recovery
6 110 (6.04%) Service Management
7 106 (5.82%) PRINCE2
8 92 (5.05%) Service Delivery
9 85 (4.67%) Network Management
10 82 (4.51%) Load Balancing
11 67 (3.68%) Capacity Planning
12 60 (3.30%) Stakeholder Management
13 57 (3.13%) Network Architecture
14 52 (2.86%) Change Management
15 47 (2.58%) Incident Management
15 47 (2.58%) Time Management
16 46 (2.53%) Change Control
17 41 (2.25%) Network Monitoring
18 40 (2.20%) Business Continuity
19 38 (2.09%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 154 (8.46%) SQL
2 43 (2.36%) Java
3 35 (1.92%) Perl
4 34 (1.87%) C
5 31 (1.70%) PowerShell
6 27 (1.48%) Bash Shell
7 22 (1.21%) PHP
8 21 (1.15%) Ruby
9 20 (1.10%) Python
10 15 (0.82%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.49%) Korn
12 7 (0.38%) VBScript
13 6 (0.33%) Tcl
13 6 (0.33%) VB
14 5 (0.27%) Bourne shell
15 4 (0.22%) JavaScript
16 3 (0.16%) C++
17 2 (0.11%) R
17 2 (0.11%) C-shell
17 2 (0.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 469 (25.77%) Cisco Certification
2 291 (15.99%) CCNP
3 263 (14.45%) CCNA
4 254 (13.96%) Security Cleared
5 206 (11.32%) SC Cleared
6 115 (6.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 83 (4.56%) CCIE
7 83 (4.56%) MCSE
8 76 (4.18%) Degree
9 55 (3.02%) CCDP
10 44 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
11 32 (1.76%) CCSA
12 31 (1.70%) CCSE
13 27 (1.48%) MCP
14 26 (1.43%) DV Cleared
15 22 (1.21%) MCITP
16 21 (1.15%) PMI Certification
17 18 (0.99%) CISSP
17 18 (0.99%) CCVP
18 17 (0.93%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (4.23%) SLA
2 35 (1.92%) QA
3 19 (1.04%) JSP 440
4 15 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.11%) COBIT
8 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.055%) TickIT
9 1 (0.055%) GxP
System Software
1 454 (24.95%) Active Directory
2 234 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 112 (6.15%) Hyper-V
4 78 (4.29%) XenApp
5 70 (3.85%) vSphere
6 44 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
7 36 (1.98%) VMware ESX
8 27 (1.48%) Samba
9 25 (1.37%) XenDesktop
10 22 (1.21%) Xen
10 22 (1.21%) XenServer
11 20 (1.10%) NLBS
12 18 (0.99%) ISA Server
12 18 (0.99%) NFS
13 17 (0.93%) Terminal Services
13 17 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 17 (0.93%) ProxySG
14 14 (0.77%) Snort
14 14 (0.77%) Postfix
15 13 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 76 (4.18%) SCCM
2 50 (2.75%) Cisco CUCM
3 37 (2.03%) SCOM
4 29 (1.59%) WSUS
5 21 (1.15%) Puppet
6 20 (1.10%) Backup Exec
7 17 (0.93%) OpenView
8 16 (0.88%) ZABBIX
9 15 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
10 14 (0.77%) ARCserve
10 14 (0.77%) OPNET
11 13 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
12 12 (0.66%) Cisco Prime
12 12 (0.66%) WhatsUp Gold
13 11 (0.60%) NetBackup
14 10 (0.55%) SCOrch
14 10 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
14 10 (0.55%) CiscoWorks
15 9 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 9 (0.49%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 849 (46.65%) Cisco
2 431 (23.68%) Microsoft
3 350 (19.23%) VMware
4 266 (14.62%) Citrix
5 248 (13.63%) CheckPoint
6 215 (11.81%) HP
7 192 (10.55%) Juniper
8 118 (6.48%) F5
9 92 (5.05%) Oracle
10 76 (4.18%) Avaya
11 68 (3.74%) Red Hat
12 65 (3.57%) SolarWinds
13 61 (3.35%) NetApp
13 61 (3.35%) IBM
13 61 (3.35%) Blue Coat
14 47 (2.58%) McAfee
15 45 (2.47%) EMC
16 39 (2.14%) Dell
17 38 (2.09%) Lotus
18 35 (1.92%) Nortel
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Rate: £140 - £150 per day
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Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £100 to £125 per day
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Bristol, Avon
TEKsystems
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East London
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Posted: Yesterday
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