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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 89 120 95
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -25
Contract jobs citing LAN 1109 857 891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.19% 1.70% 2.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.76% 12.95% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 470 423
Average daily rate
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£353 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.94% +3.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 65 120
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £13.14 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.28 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.48% +26.75%
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
7512 6620 6770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.86% 13.16% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4165 3561 3488
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 372 540
Average hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £21.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -7.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +50 422 £375 +7.14% 100
South East +17 279 £375 +7.14% 109
North West -10 82 £350 +27.27% 31
East of England +51 75 £338 +18.42% 32
South West +3 73 £375 +7.14% 22
West Midlands -8 70 £325 - 27
Yorkshire +21 64 £275 -8.33% 33
East Midlands +20 40 £313 +25.00% 20
North East -9 8 £347 +25.78% 3
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (85.11%) WAN
2 1108 (52.04%) Cisco
3 832 (39.08%) Firewall
4 817 (38.37%) Windows
5 617 (28.98%) Cisco Certification
6 543 (25.50%) Active Directory
7 476 (22.36%) VPN
8 474 (22.26%) Microsoft
9 462 (21.70%) ITIL
10 443 (20.81%) VMware
11 380 (17.85%) CCNP
12 365 (17.14%) TCP/IP
13 354 (16.63%) CCNA
14 340 (15.97%) Wireless
15 328 (15.41%) DNS
16 319 (14.98%) MPLS
17 311 (14.61%) Juniper
18 306 (14.37%) CheckPoint
19 289 (13.57%) Windows Server 2008
20 284 (13.34%) Finance
21 277 (13.01%) VMware Infrastructure
22 274 (12.87%) Security Cleared
23 260 (12.21%) OSPF
24 258 (12.12%) BGP
24 258 (12.12%) SAN
25 251 (11.79%) VoIP
26 250 (11.74%) Citrix
27 246 (11.55%) Windows Server 2003
28 240 (11.27%) MS Office
29 224 (10.52%) Network Security

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 208 (9.77%) MS Exchange
2 98 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 70 (3.29%) SharePoint
4 67 (3.15%) Lync
5 64 (3.01%) IIS
6 49 (2.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 44 (2.07%) Apache
8 43 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
9 38 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
10 28 (1.32%) Tomcat
11 25 (1.17%) WebSphere
12 21 (0.99%) Confluence
13 19 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
14 18 (0.85%) IBM Notes
15 17 (0.80%) nginx
16 16 (0.75%) MediaWiki
17 11 (0.52%) Oracle Coherence
17 11 (0.52%) OpenStack
18 9 (0.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
18 9 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 240 (11.27%) MS Office
2 185 (8.69%) MS Excel
3 79 (3.71%) MS Visio
4 26 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (1.08%) MS Project
6 8 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.28%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.047%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.047%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.047%) PaintShop Pro
8 1 (0.047%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (0.47%) ResourceLink
2 7 (0.33%) RMDS
3 6 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.19%) Agresso
5 2 (0.094%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.094%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.094%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.047%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.047%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.047%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.047%) TeleForm
6 1 (0.047%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 40 (1.88%) Office 365
2 33 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (1.03%) SaaS
5 15 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.52%) PaaS
7 8 (0.38%) Google Apps
8 6 (0.28%) IaaS
9 1 (0.047%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 1812 (85.11%) WAN
2 832 (39.08%) Firewall
3 476 (22.36%) VPN
4 365 (17.14%) TCP/IP
5 340 (15.97%) Wireless
6 328 (15.41%) DNS
7 319 (14.98%) MPLS
8 260 (12.21%) OSPF
9 258 (12.12%) BGP
9 258 (12.12%) SAN
10 251 (11.79%) VoIP
11 224 (10.52%) Network Security
12 221 (10.38%) Cisco ASA
13 212 (9.96%) DHCP
14 198 (9.30%) VLAN
15 189 (8.88%) Internet
16 158 (7.42%) EIGRP
17 155 (7.28%) Cisco Nexus
18 151 (7.09%) WLAN
19 146 (6.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 27 (1.27%) Relational Database
3 21 (0.99%) Oracle Database
4 20 (0.94%) MySQL
5 19 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (0.75%) DB2
6 16 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (0.70%) Big Data
8 13 (0.61%) Hadoop
9 12 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (0.47%) HBase
10 10 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
11 8 (0.38%) MS Access
12 6 (0.28%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (0.19%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 35 (1.64%) Jenkins
2 28 (1.32%) Hudson
3 21 (0.99%) JIRA
3 21 (0.99%) Git (software)
4 16 (0.75%) Subversion
5 6 (0.28%) Gerrit
6 5 (0.23%) Maven
7 3 (0.14%) AdminStudio
7 3 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.094%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.047%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.047%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.047%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.047%) MSI
9 1 (0.047%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.047%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.047%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.047%) Metasploit
General
1 284 (13.34%) Finance
2 216 (10.15%) Telecoms
3 93 (4.37%) Banking
4 48 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 38 (1.78%) Retail
6 24 (1.13%) Investment Banking
7 21 (0.99%) Law
8 15 (0.70%) Back Office
8 15 (0.70%) Multimedia
9 11 (0.52%) Legal
9 11 (0.52%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.47%) Local Government
10 10 (0.47%) Billing
11 8 (0.38%) Automotive
12 6 (0.28%) Military
12 6 (0.28%) Advertising
13 5 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.23%) Publishing
13 5 (0.23%) Games
14 4 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 523 (24.57%) Network Engineer
2 358 (16.82%) Analyst
3 249 (11.70%) Architect
4 152 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 148 (6.95%) Project Manager
6 106 (4.98%) Support Analyst
7 104 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 99 (4.65%) Consultant
9 90 (4.23%) Network Analyst
10 83 (3.90%) Desktop Support
11 81 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
11 81 (3.80%) Network Support
12 78 (3.66%) Infrastructure Architect
13 76 (3.57%) Service Analyst
14 72 (3.38%) Service Desk Analyst
15 68 (3.19%) Senior Network Engineer
16 64 (3.01%) Infrastructure Manager
17 63 (2.96%) Administrator
17 63 (2.96%) Network Architect
18 62 (2.91%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (1.36%) Middleware
2 27 (1.27%) Web Services
3 19 (0.89%) HTML
4 13 (0.61%) LAMP
4 13 (0.61%) Application Packaging
5 11 (0.52%) Java EE
6 10 (0.47%) Rendezvous
6 10 (0.47%) XML
6 10 (0.47%) JSP
6 10 (0.47%) XSLT
7 9 (0.42%) XMPP
8 8 (0.38%) .NET
9 5 (0.23%) WAP
9 5 (0.23%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.23%) CSS
9 5 (0.23%) Ultra Messaging
10 4 (0.19%) REST
10 4 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (0.19%) SOAP
10 4 (0.19%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 86 (4.04%) Blackberry
2 77 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (3.43%) Video Conferencing
4 53 (2.49%) Management Information System
5 48 (2.25%) PKI
6 45 (2.11%) Clustering
7 44 (2.07%) Thin Client
7 44 (2.07%) Fat Client
8 43 (2.02%) Replication
9 26 (1.22%) NHS
10 23 (1.08%) Computer Science
10 23 (1.08%) Public Cloud
11 21 (0.99%) IVR
12 18 (0.85%) iPhone
12 18 (0.85%) SecurID
12 18 (0.85%) Wiki
12 18 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (0.75%) PDA
14 14 (0.66%) Client/Server
14 14 (0.66%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 817 (38.37%) Windows
2 289 (13.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 246 (11.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 222 (10.43%) Linux
5 217 (10.19%) Windows 7
6 188 (8.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 120 (5.64%) Windows XP
8 117 (5.50%) UNIX
9 59 (2.77%) Solaris
10 58 (2.72%) Windows 8
11 41 (1.93%) CentOS
12 32 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
13 31 (1.46%) AIX
14 29 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 28 (1.32%) Ubuntu
15 28 (1.32%) Android
16 22 (1.03%) Mac OS X
17 21 (0.99%) Apple iOS
18 17 (0.80%) Debian
19 15 (0.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (21.70%) ITIL
2 185 (8.69%) Migration
3 176 (8.27%) Project Management
4 140 (6.58%) Network Design
5 128 (6.01%) Service Management
6 124 (5.82%) PRINCE2
7 123 (5.78%) Network Management
8 122 (5.73%) Service Delivery
9 105 (4.93%) Disaster Recovery
10 104 (4.88%) Load Balancing
11 88 (4.13%) Stakeholder Management
12 85 (3.99%) Incident Management
13 75 (3.52%) Network Monitoring
14 65 (3.05%) Capacity Planning
15 59 (2.77%) Configuration Management
16 54 (2.54%) Change Management
16 54 (2.54%) Business Continuity
17 53 (2.49%) Time Management
18 50 (2.35%) Information Security
19 47 (2.21%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 180 (8.45%) SQL
2 68 (3.19%) Perl
3 60 (2.82%) Python
4 40 (1.88%) Java
5 36 (1.69%) C
6 34 (1.60%) Bash Shell
7 30 (1.41%) Shell Script
8 28 (1.32%) PowerShell
8 28 (1.32%) PHP
9 26 (1.22%) Ruby
10 18 (0.85%) JavaScript
11 13 (0.61%) VBScript
11 13 (0.61%) C++
12 12 (0.56%) VB
13 9 (0.42%) T-SQL
13 9 (0.42%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.42%) Korn
14 4 (0.19%) RPG
14 4 (0.19%) COBOL
15 3 (0.14%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 617 (28.98%) Cisco Certification
2 380 (17.85%) CCNP
3 354 (16.63%) CCNA
4 274 (12.87%) Security Cleared
5 190 (8.92%) SC Cleared
6 139 (6.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 109 (5.12%) CCIE
8 89 (4.18%) Degree
9 82 (3.85%) MCSE
10 63 (2.96%) DV Cleared
11 53 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
12 50 (2.35%) CCDP
13 42 (1.97%) MCSA
14 39 (1.83%) CCIP
14 39 (1.83%) CISSP
15 30 (1.41%) MCP
15 30 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 27 (1.27%) A+ Certification
17 24 (1.13%) JNCIS
18 23 (1.08%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (4.93%) SLA
2 44 (2.07%) QA
3 41 (1.93%) PCI DSS
4 40 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 24 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (0.80%) JSP 440
7 13 (0.61%) COBIT
8 11 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.047%) GxP
11 1 (0.047%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.047%) TickIT
11 1 (0.047%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.047%) BS25999
11 1 (0.047%) PMBOK
System Software
1 543 (25.50%) Active Directory
2 277 (13.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (5.68%) Hyper-V
4 79 (3.71%) vSphere
5 65 (3.05%) XenApp
6 44 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
7 40 (1.88%) XenServer
8 29 (1.36%) VMware ESX
9 26 (1.22%) vCloud
9 26 (1.22%) Firmware
9 26 (1.22%) Samba
10 25 (1.17%) Xen
10 25 (1.17%) XenDesktop
11 23 (1.08%) NFS
12 19 (0.89%) Postfix
13 17 (0.80%) iptables
13 17 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
13 17 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 15 (0.70%) KVM
14 15 (0.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 85 (3.99%) SCCM
2 39 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
3 38 (1.78%) Puppet
4 29 (1.36%) SCOM
4 29 (1.36%) WSUS
5 24 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (1.08%) ZABBIX
7 21 (0.99%) Salt
8 20 (0.94%) FortiGate
8 20 (0.94%) Cisco Prime
9 18 (0.85%) NetBackup
9 18 (0.85%) Backup Exec
10 14 (0.66%) CA Spectrum
11 13 (0.61%) Ansible
11 13 (0.61%) MIMEsweeper
11 13 (0.61%) MAILsweeper
11 13 (0.61%) Cisco UCCE
12 11 (0.52%) Tivoli
13 10 (0.47%) Cisco IPCC
14 9 (0.42%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 1108 (52.04%) Cisco
2 474 (22.26%) Microsoft
3 443 (20.81%) VMware
4 311 (14.61%) Juniper
5 306 (14.37%) CheckPoint
6 250 (11.74%) Citrix
7 197 (9.25%) F5
8 196 (9.21%) HP
9 104 (4.88%) Blue Coat
10 101 (4.74%) NetApp
11 91 (4.27%) SolarWinds
12 79 (3.71%) McAfee
13 76 (3.57%) Oracle
14 70 (3.29%) IBM
15 54 (2.54%) Avaya
16 47 (2.21%) EMC
17 44 (2.07%) Aruba
18 43 (2.02%) Dell
19 41 (1.93%) Red Hat
19 41 (1.93%) Fortinet
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £120 - £160 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent International
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Premier IT
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: £300 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150.00 - £180.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £100 - £150 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Stott & May
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £12 - £17 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £240 - £270 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day + NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago