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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 97 95 99
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing LAN 1138 1046 1007
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.12% 2.04% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.09% 13.74% 15.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 626 568
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 73 84
Average hourly rate £21.01 £17.50 £20.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.02% -16.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £49.00 £44.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.98 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+2.72% -6.25%
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
7540 7613 6656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.02% 14.88% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4386 4213 3695
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 £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 424 386
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.65 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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
London +3 450 £364 -9.06% 66
South East +19 287 £355 +9.23% 59
Yorkshire +14 87 £255 -7.27% 31
North West -7 85 £383 +27.75% 37
South West -14 77 £323 +7.50% 18
West Midlands -14 55 £325 -6.34% 13
East of England -16 54 £325 +8.33% 15
East Midlands -10 25 £400 +14.28% 18
North East -29 17 £310 -22.50% 4
Midlands +5 3 £650 +51.16%
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1911 (84.71%) WAN
2 1239 (54.92%) Cisco
3 984 (43.62%) Firewall
4 839 (37.19%) Windows
5 699 (30.98%) Cisco Certification
6 583 (25.84%) Active Directory
7 512 (22.70%) Microsoft
8 511 (22.65%) VPN
9 486 (21.54%) VMware
10 470 (20.83%) ITIL
11 440 (19.50%) CCNP
12 433 (19.19%) Data Centre
13 426 (18.88%) TCP/IP
14 412 (18.26%) CheckPoint
15 397 (17.60%) MPLS
15 397 (17.60%) DNS
16 393 (17.42%) Wireless
17 377 (16.71%) Juniper
18 362 (16.05%) CCNA
19 322 (14.27%) Finance
20 321 (14.23%) Security Cleared
21 315 (13.96%) Windows Server 2008
21 315 (13.96%) BGP
22 314 (13.92%) Citrix
23 310 (13.74%) DHCP
24 299 (13.25%) SAN
25 298 (13.21%) OSPF
26 294 (13.03%) VMware Infrastructure
27 275 (12.19%) Cisco ASA
28 261 (11.57%) Network Security

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 257 (11.39%) MS Exchange
2 141 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 84 (3.72%) SharePoint
3 84 (3.72%) Lync
4 70 (3.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 66 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2007
6 65 (2.88%) IIS
7 45 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2013
8 33 (1.46%) Apache
9 32 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2003
10 22 (0.98%) Tomcat
11 19 (0.84%) IBM Notes
12 14 (0.62%) WebSphere
13 11 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.35%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (0.35%) CMS
15 6 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
15 6 (0.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 5 (0.22%) GlassFish
Applications
1 232 (10.28%) MS Office
2 208 (9.22%) MS Excel
3 75 (3.32%) MS Visio
4 33 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (0.98%) MS Project
6 12 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.18%) PaintShop Pro
8 2 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.089%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.044%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 9 (0.40%) RMDS
2 6 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.18%) Kondor+
3 4 (0.18%) Misys Midas
3 4 (0.18%) IntelliMatch
4 3 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.13%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.13%) ResourceLink
4 3 (0.13%) SAP CCM
4 3 (0.13%) assyst
4 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.089%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.089%) Line 500
6 1 (0.044%) TeleForm
6 1 (0.044%) Agresso
6 1 (0.044%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 72 (3.19%) Office 365
2 42 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (1.60%) SaaS
4 35 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
5 29 (1.29%) PaaS
6 24 (1.06%) IaaS
7 11 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.35%) Google Apps
9 6 (0.27%) HP Helion
10 5 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.18%) Yammer
11 4 (0.18%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.18%) SoftLayer
12 3 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.089%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.089%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1911 (84.71%) WAN
2 984 (43.62%) Firewall
3 511 (22.65%) VPN
4 426 (18.88%) TCP/IP
5 397 (17.60%) DNS
5 397 (17.60%) MPLS
6 393 (17.42%) Wireless
7 315 (13.96%) BGP
8 310 (13.74%) DHCP
9 299 (13.25%) SAN
10 298 (13.21%) OSPF
11 275 (12.19%) Cisco ASA
12 261 (11.57%) Network Security
13 255 (11.30%) VLAN
14 250 (11.08%) VoIP
15 200 (8.87%) Internet
16 180 (7.98%) Cisco Nexus
17 179 (7.93%) IPsec
18 174 (7.71%) EIGRP
19 162 (7.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 36 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (0.75%) Oracle Database
5 16 (0.71%) Relational Database
6 12 (0.53%) Hadoop
6 12 (0.53%) Big Data
7 11 (0.49%) MySQL
8 10 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (0.40%) MS Access
10 7 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (0.31%) HBase
11 5 (0.22%) SAP Data Services
11 5 (0.22%) Oracle Exadata
11 5 (0.22%) Xcelsius
11 5 (0.22%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 5 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 13 (0.58%) Jenkins
3 10 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.27%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.18%) Maven
5 4 (0.18%) Hudson
6 3 (0.13%) Gerrit
6 3 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.13%) JIRA
6 3 (0.13%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.089%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.089%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.089%) Subversion
8 1 (0.044%) MSI
8 1 (0.044%) Ant
8 1 (0.044%) GCC
General
1 322 (14.27%) Finance
2 195 (8.64%) Telecoms
3 75 (3.32%) Banking
4 38 (1.68%) Manufacturing
5 34 (1.51%) Multimedia
6 32 (1.42%) Retail
7 25 (1.11%) Back Office
8 19 (0.84%) Financial Institution
9 17 (0.75%) Advertising
9 17 (0.75%) Legal
9 17 (0.75%) Investment Banking
9 17 (0.75%) Local Government
9 17 (0.75%) French Language
10 13 (0.58%) Billing
11 11 (0.49%) Law
12 10 (0.44%) Marketing
13 8 (0.35%) Publishing
14 7 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.31%) German Language
15 6 (0.27%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 589 (26.11%) Network Engineer
2 332 (14.72%) Analyst
3 251 (11.13%) Architect
4 172 (7.62%) Project Manager
5 148 (6.56%) Support Engineer
6 123 (5.45%) Consultant
7 112 (4.96%) Support Analyst
8 102 (4.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 91 (4.03%) Desktop Support
10 87 (3.86%) Senior Network Engineer
11 86 (3.81%) Network Architect
12 83 (3.68%) Infrastructure Architect
13 79 (3.50%) 3rd Line Support
14 74 (3.28%) Infrastructure Manager
15 72 (3.19%) Service Analyst
15 72 (3.19%) Network Support
16 70 (3.10%) 2nd Line Support
17 66 (2.93%) Service Desk Analyst
18 64 (2.84%) Cisco Engineer
19 62 (2.75%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (3.32%) 802.1X
2 39 (1.73%) Web Services
3 38 (1.68%) Middleware
4 23 (1.02%) XMPP
4 23 (1.02%) CSS
5 18 (0.80%) HTML
6 14 (0.62%) .NET
6 14 (0.62%) XML
7 11 (0.49%) FIX Protocol
8 7 (0.31%) Ajax
8 7 (0.31%) Application Packaging
8 7 (0.31%) Rendezvous
8 7 (0.31%) XSLT
9 6 (0.27%) SAML
10 5 (0.22%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.22%) SOAP
10 5 (0.22%) Java EE
10 5 (0.22%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (0.22%) Ultra Messaging
10 5 (0.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 433 (19.19%) Data Centre
2 113 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
3 99 (4.39%) Blackberry
4 76 (3.37%) Video Conferencing
5 71 (3.15%) Management Information System
6 52 (2.30%) PKI
7 38 (1.68%) Thin Client
7 38 (1.68%) Fat Client
8 37 (1.64%) Clustering
9 32 (1.42%) Replication
10 29 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
11 22 (0.98%) Computer Science
11 22 (0.98%) IVR
12 21 (0.93%) PMI
12 21 (0.93%) NHS
13 20 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
14 18 (0.80%) iPhone
14 18 (0.80%) Client/Server
14 18 (0.80%) Cryptography
14 18 (0.80%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 839 (37.19%) Windows
2 315 (13.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 247 (10.95%) Linux
4 246 (10.90%) Windows 7
5 229 (10.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 203 (9.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 118 (5.23%) UNIX
8 108 (4.79%) Windows XP
9 69 (3.06%) Windows 8
10 51 (2.26%) Solaris
11 43 (1.91%) Android
12 28 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 28 (1.24%) Ubuntu
13 24 (1.06%) Mac OS X
13 24 (1.06%) CentOS
14 23 (1.02%) Apple iOS
15 18 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
16 16 (0.71%) Windows Vista
17 14 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
18 10 (0.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 470 (20.83%) ITIL
2 196 (8.69%) Migration
3 194 (8.60%) Network Design
4 178 (7.89%) Project Management
5 129 (5.72%) Service Delivery
6 127 (5.63%) PRINCE2
7 124 (5.50%) Service Management
8 110 (4.88%) Load Balancing
8 110 (4.88%) Network Management
9 106 (4.70%) Disaster Recovery
10 87 (3.86%) Incident Management
11 79 (3.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 73 (3.24%) Change Management
13 65 (2.88%) Network Monitoring
14 63 (2.79%) Information Security
15 62 (2.75%) Configuration Management
15 62 (2.75%) Capacity Planning
16 61 (2.70%) Problem Management
17 58 (2.57%) Change Control
18 56 (2.48%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 159 (7.05%) SQL
2 50 (2.22%) PowerShell
3 43 (1.91%) Python
4 41 (1.82%) Perl
5 39 (1.73%) Java
6 38 (1.68%) C
7 29 (1.29%) Shell Script
8 16 (0.71%) PHP
9 15 (0.66%) VB
9 15 (0.66%) Bash Shell
9 15 (0.66%) C++
10 13 (0.58%) JavaScript
11 11 (0.49%) Ruby
12 10 (0.44%) C#
13 9 (0.40%) T-SQL
13 9 (0.40%) VBScript
14 6 (0.27%) Korn
15 4 (0.18%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.18%) VBA
16 3 (0.13%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 699 (30.98%) Cisco Certification
2 440 (19.50%) CCNP
3 362 (16.05%) CCNA
4 321 (14.23%) Security Cleared
5 227 (10.06%) SC Cleared
6 202 (8.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 131 (5.81%) MCSE
8 127 (5.63%) CCIE
9 99 (4.39%) Degree
10 56 (2.48%) DV Cleared
11 55 (2.44%) MCSA
12 51 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
13 48 (2.13%) CCDP
14 47 (2.08%) MCP
15 46 (2.04%) CCSE
16 41 (1.82%) CCSA
16 41 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 33 (1.46%) MCITP
18 28 (1.24%) PMI Certification
19 26 (1.15%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (5.36%) SLA
2 35 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (1.55%) QA
3 29 (1.29%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (0.40%) JSP 440
6 8 (0.35%) COBIT
7 2 (0.089%) BS7799
7 2 (0.089%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.089%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.044%) TickIT
8 1 (0.044%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.044%) BS25999
System Software
1 583 (25.84%) Active Directory
2 294 (13.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 126 (5.59%) vSphere
4 110 (4.88%) Hyper-V
5 107 (4.74%) XenApp
6 57 (2.53%) VMware ESX
7 54 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
8 31 (1.37%) vCloud
9 30 (1.33%) XenServer
10 28 (1.24%) NLBS
11 26 (1.15%) XenDesktop
12 25 (1.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 25 (1.11%) ProxySG
13 22 (0.98%) Xen
14 20 (0.89%) Snort
14 20 (0.89%) Terminal Services
15 14 (0.62%) NFS
15 14 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
16 13 (0.58%) Samba
17 11 (0.49%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 94 (4.17%) SCCM
2 46 (2.04%) WSUS
3 45 (1.99%) Cisco CUCM
4 31 (1.37%) Puppet
5 21 (0.93%) FortiGate
5 21 (0.93%) Backup Exec
6 18 (0.80%) vMotion
7 17 (0.75%) CA Spectrum
7 17 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
7 17 (0.75%) ARCserve
7 17 (0.75%) BladeLogic
7 17 (0.75%) SolarWinds Orion
8 16 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 16 (0.71%) OpenView
9 14 (0.62%) Control-M
9 14 (0.62%) SCOM
10 13 (0.58%) Nagios
10 13 (0.58%) Tivoli
10 13 (0.58%) Ansible
11 12 (0.53%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1239 (54.92%) Cisco
2 512 (22.70%) Microsoft
3 486 (21.54%) VMware
4 412 (18.26%) CheckPoint
5 377 (16.71%) Juniper
6 314 (13.92%) Citrix
7 225 (9.97%) F5
8 211 (9.35%) HP
9 130 (5.76%) Blue Coat
10 88 (3.90%) SolarWinds
11 85 (3.77%) NetApp
12 83 (3.68%) Oracle
13 79 (3.50%) Avaya
14 73 (3.24%) Dell
15 61 (2.70%) McAfee
16 51 (2.26%) IBM
16 51 (2.26%) Aruba
17 47 (2.08%) CA
17 47 (2.08%) Brocade
18 46 (2.04%) EMC
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