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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 92 114 102
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -12
Contract jobs citing LAN 1100 921 906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.13% 1.87% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.21% 13.29% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 683 543 482
Average daily rate
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£350 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 73 85
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%
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
7232 6928 6398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.04% 14.04% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4204 3756 3407
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 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 388 432
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +35 475 £368 -5.16% 92
South East +36 283 £363 +11.53% 72
North West -8 66 £325 +35.41% 32
Yorkshire +1 64 £250 -16.66% 28
South West -22 64 £300 -11.11% 23
West Midlands -12 56 £350 +29.62% 23
East of England -13 52 £300 +21.21% 17
East Midlands 0 29 £350 - 16
North East -36 13 £294 -16.00% 2
Midlands - 1 - - 1
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1895 (84.56%) WAN
2 1201 (53.59%) Cisco
3 950 (42.39%) Firewall
4 865 (38.60%) Windows
5 668 (29.81%) Cisco Certification
6 602 (26.86%) Active Directory
7 504 (22.49%) VMware
8 501 (22.36%) Microsoft
9 497 (22.18%) VPN
10 475 (21.20%) ITIL
11 418 (18.65%) CCNP
12 398 (17.76%) Data Centre
13 389 (17.36%) CheckPoint
14 388 (17.31%) TCP/IP
15 379 (16.91%) Wireless
16 368 (16.42%) MPLS
17 367 (16.38%) Juniper
18 365 (16.29%) DNS
19 358 (15.98%) CCNA
20 323 (14.41%) Citrix
21 314 (14.01%) Finance
22 310 (13.83%) SAN
23 306 (13.65%) Security Cleared
24 305 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
25 303 (13.52%) Windows Server 2008
26 294 (13.12%) BGP
27 277 (12.36%) OSPF
28 263 (11.74%) DHCP
29 262 (11.69%) MS Exchange
29 262 (11.69%) Linux

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 262 (11.69%) MS Exchange
2 138 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 83 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 80 (3.57%) Lync
5 62 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 59 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 59 (2.63%) IIS
7 47 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2013
8 36 (1.61%) Apache
9 32 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
10 25 (1.12%) Tomcat
11 21 (0.94%) IBM Notes
12 17 (0.76%) WebSphere
13 14 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
14 11 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
15 10 (0.45%) Confluence
15 10 (0.45%) CMS
16 9 (0.40%) Oracle Coherence
17 8 (0.36%) nginx
17 8 (0.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 238 (10.62%) MS Office
2 211 (9.42%) MS Excel
3 74 (3.30%) MS Visio
4 35 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (1.03%) MS Project
6 13 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.18%) PaintShop Pro
8 3 (0.13%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.045%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 10 (0.45%) RMDS
2 5 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.18%) IntelliMatch
3 4 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.18%) Kondor+
3 4 (0.18%) Misys Midas
4 3 (0.13%) assyst
4 3 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.089%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.089%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.089%) SAP CCM
6 1 (0.045%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.045%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.045%) Line 500
6 1 (0.045%) TeleForm
6 1 (0.045%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 70 (3.12%) Office 365
2 39 (1.74%) SaaS
3 37 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 36 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
5 28 (1.25%) PaaS
6 22 (0.98%) IaaS
7 14 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.40%) Google Apps
9 4 (0.18%) HP Helion
9 4 (0.18%) Yammer
9 4 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.18%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.089%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.089%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.089%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.045%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.045%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1895 (84.56%) WAN
2 950 (42.39%) Firewall
3 497 (22.18%) VPN
4 388 (17.31%) TCP/IP
5 379 (16.91%) Wireless
6 368 (16.42%) MPLS
7 365 (16.29%) DNS
8 310 (13.83%) SAN
9 294 (13.12%) BGP
10 277 (12.36%) OSPF
11 263 (11.74%) DHCP
12 252 (11.24%) VoIP
13 250 (11.16%) VLAN
14 249 (11.11%) Network Security
15 247 (11.02%) Cisco ASA
16 183 (8.17%) Internet
17 171 (7.63%) IPsec
18 170 (7.59%) Cisco Nexus
19 167 (7.45%) EIGRP
20 154 (6.87%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (6.43%) SQL Server
2 35 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (0.76%) Relational Database
5 16 (0.71%) Oracle Database
6 15 (0.67%) Big Data
7 14 (0.62%) MySQL
7 14 (0.62%) Hadoop
8 13 (0.58%) MS Access
8 13 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (0.40%) HBase
11 7 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.27%) DB2
12 6 (0.27%) Oracle Exadata
13 5 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.18%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (0.98%) Jenkins
2 12 (0.54%) Git (software)
2 12 (0.54%) Hudson
3 11 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 10 (0.45%) JIRA
5 9 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.31%) Gerrit
7 5 (0.22%) Subversion
7 5 (0.22%) Maven
8 3 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.089%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.089%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.089%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.089%) MSI
10 1 (0.045%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.045%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.045%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.045%) GCC
General
1 314 (14.01%) Finance
2 178 (7.94%) Telecoms
3 78 (3.48%) Banking
4 43 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 32 (1.43%) Retail
6 30 (1.34%) Multimedia
7 28 (1.25%) Back Office
8 20 (0.89%) Investment Banking
9 19 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 18 (0.80%) Local Government
11 17 (0.76%) French Language
12 16 (0.71%) Advertising
12 16 (0.71%) Legal
13 13 (0.58%) Law
14 12 (0.54%) Billing
15 8 (0.36%) German Language
15 8 (0.36%) Publishing
16 7 (0.31%) Marketing
17 6 (0.27%) Military
17 6 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 549 (24.50%) Network Engineer
2 352 (15.71%) Analyst
3 245 (10.93%) Architect
4 164 (7.32%) Project Manager
5 152 (6.78%) Support Engineer
6 117 (5.22%) Support Analyst
7 116 (5.18%) Consultant
8 105 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 101 (4.51%) Infrastructure Architect
10 87 (3.88%) Desktop Support
11 84 (3.75%) Senior Network Engineer
12 82 (3.66%) Network Architect
13 80 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
14 77 (3.44%) 2nd Line Support
15 76 (3.39%) Network Analyst
16 73 (3.26%) Service Analyst
17 72 (3.21%) 3rd Line Support
17 72 (3.21%) Network Support
18 67 (2.99%) Service Desk Analyst
19 66 (2.95%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (3.17%) 802.1X
2 43 (1.92%) Middleware
3 29 (1.29%) Web Services
4 22 (0.98%) XMPP
5 20 (0.89%) HTML
6 18 (0.80%) CSS
7 15 (0.67%) XML
8 13 (0.58%) .NET
9 9 (0.40%) XSLT
9 9 (0.40%) Rendezvous
10 8 (0.36%) FIX Protocol
11 7 (0.31%) Ajax
11 7 (0.31%) Application Packaging
11 7 (0.31%) Ultra Messaging
12 5 (0.22%) REST
12 5 (0.22%) Java EE
12 5 (0.22%) SOAP
12 5 (0.22%) SAML
13 4 (0.18%) ASP.NET
13 4 (0.18%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 398 (17.76%) Data Centre
2 105 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 91 (4.06%) Blackberry
4 77 (3.44%) Video Conferencing
5 63 (2.81%) Management Information System
6 55 (2.45%) PKI
7 44 (1.96%) Thin Client
7 44 (1.96%) Fat Client
8 39 (1.74%) Clustering
9 31 (1.38%) Replication
10 28 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
11 21 (0.94%) NHS
11 21 (0.94%) IVR
12 20 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
12 20 (0.89%) Computer Science
12 20 (0.89%) iPhone
12 20 (0.89%) Public Cloud
13 18 (0.80%) Cryptography
13 18 (0.80%) Client/Server
14 16 (0.71%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 865 (38.60%) Windows
2 303 (13.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 262 (11.69%) Linux
4 251 (11.20%) Windows 7
5 232 (10.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 201 (8.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 131 (5.85%) UNIX
8 116 (5.18%) Windows XP
9 77 (3.44%) Windows 8
10 59 (2.63%) Solaris
11 35 (1.56%) Ubuntu
11 35 (1.56%) Android
12 31 (1.38%) Mac OS X
13 27 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 25 (1.12%) CentOS
14 25 (1.12%) Apple iOS
15 19 (0.85%) AIX
16 18 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
17 16 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
18 13 (0.58%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 475 (21.20%) ITIL
2 211 (9.42%) Migration
3 182 (8.12%) Project Management
4 175 (7.81%) Network Design
5 135 (6.02%) PRINCE2
6 133 (5.93%) Service Management
7 127 (5.67%) Service Delivery
8 112 (5.00%) Network Management
9 110 (4.91%) Disaster Recovery
10 100 (4.46%) Load Balancing
11 88 (3.93%) Incident Management
12 77 (3.44%) Stakeholder Management
12 77 (3.44%) Network Monitoring
13 69 (3.08%) Configuration Management
14 68 (3.03%) Change Management
15 65 (2.90%) Capacity Planning
16 62 (2.77%) Business Continuity
17 61 (2.72%) Change Control
18 56 (2.50%) Problem Management
19 55 (2.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 171 (7.63%) SQL
2 55 (2.45%) Python
3 54 (2.41%) Perl
4 47 (2.10%) PowerShell
5 46 (2.05%) Java
6 31 (1.38%) C
7 29 (1.29%) Shell Script
8 24 (1.07%) PHP
9 23 (1.03%) Bash Shell
10 17 (0.76%) Ruby
10 17 (0.76%) C++
11 15 (0.67%) JavaScript
12 14 (0.62%) VBScript
13 13 (0.58%) VB
14 9 (0.40%) C#
15 8 (0.36%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.31%) Korn
17 4 (0.18%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.18%) VBA
18 3 (0.13%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 668 (29.81%) Cisco Certification
2 418 (18.65%) CCNP
3 358 (15.98%) CCNA
4 306 (13.65%) Security Cleared
5 220 (9.82%) SC Cleared
6 202 (9.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 125 (5.58%) MCSE
8 114 (5.09%) CCIE
9 98 (4.37%) Degree
10 61 (2.72%) MCSA
11 60 (2.68%) DV Cleared
12 56 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
13 50 (2.23%) CCDP
14 47 (2.10%) MCP
15 40 (1.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 38 (1.70%) CCSE
17 36 (1.61%) CCSA
18 33 (1.47%) MCITP
19 30 (1.34%) CCIP
20 27 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (5.00%) SLA
2 39 (1.74%) QA
3 37 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (1.25%) PCI DSS
5 19 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (0.58%) JSP 440
6 13 (0.58%) COBIT
7 4 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.13%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.089%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.089%) BS7799
10 1 (0.045%) TickIT
10 1 (0.045%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.045%) BS25999
10 1 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 602 (26.86%) Active Directory
2 305 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (5.44%) Hyper-V
3 122 (5.44%) vSphere
4 99 (4.42%) XenApp
5 57 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
6 45 (2.01%) VMware ESX
7 36 (1.61%) XenServer
8 30 (1.34%) vCloud
9 27 (1.20%) XenDesktop
10 26 (1.16%) NLBS
10 26 (1.16%) ProxySG
11 23 (1.03%) Xen
12 22 (0.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 21 (0.94%) Terminal Services
14 19 (0.85%) NFS
15 16 (0.71%) Samba
15 16 (0.71%) Snort
16 14 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
17 10 (0.45%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 101 (4.51%) SCCM
2 54 (2.41%) Cisco CUCM
3 40 (1.78%) WSUS
4 37 (1.65%) Puppet
5 22 (0.98%) CA Spectrum
6 20 (0.89%) FortiGate
7 19 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (0.80%) vMotion
8 18 (0.80%) Cisco Prime
9 17 (0.76%) BladeLogic
9 17 (0.76%) ARCserve
10 16 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 16 (0.71%) ZABBIX
10 16 (0.71%) SCOM
10 16 (0.71%) Backup Exec
11 14 (0.62%) Control-M
11 14 (0.62%) Tivoli
11 14 (0.62%) Ansible
12 13 (0.58%) SolarWinds Orion
12 13 (0.58%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 1201 (53.59%) Cisco
2 504 (22.49%) VMware
3 501 (22.36%) Microsoft
4 389 (17.36%) CheckPoint
5 367 (16.38%) Juniper
6 323 (14.41%) Citrix
7 203 (9.06%) HP
8 191 (8.52%) F5
9 123 (5.49%) Blue Coat
10 99 (4.42%) NetApp
11 94 (4.19%) SolarWinds
12 84 (3.75%) Oracle
13 72 (3.21%) Dell
14 67 (2.99%) Avaya
15 59 (2.63%) McAfee
16 55 (2.45%) IBM
17 52 (2.32%) CA
18 47 (2.10%) Aruba
19 46 (2.05%) EMC
20 44 (1.96%) Apple
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