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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 89 114 102
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -12
Contract jobs citing LAN 1043 838 791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.14% 1.77% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.57% 13.59% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 619 453 383
Average daily rate
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£360 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £215 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 78 113
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.61% +29.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £23.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+4.25% +51.61%
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
7158 6166 6303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.72% 13.04% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3946 3240 3148
Average daily rate £370 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 389 538
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +45 402 £375 +7.14% 114
South East +1 266 £371 +6.00% 93
North West -6 73 £320 +28.00% 27
South West -5 70 £375 +7.14% 16
West Midlands -11 69 £313 -4.83% 20
Yorkshire +14 56 £285 +1.33% 33
East of England +24 53 £388 +12.72% 31
East Midlands +23 50 £325 -5.79% 25
North East -7 5 £155 -45.85% 3
Midlands +1 1 £220 +8.64%
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1796 (84.40%) WAN
2 1125 (52.87%) Cisco
3 819 (38.49%) Firewall
4 806 (37.88%) Windows
5 629 (29.56%) Cisco Certification
6 511 (24.01%) Active Directory
7 469 (22.04%) Microsoft
8 453 (21.29%) ITIL
9 442 (20.77%) VPN
9 442 (20.77%) VMware
10 384 (18.05%) CCNP
11 369 (17.34%) CCNA
12 357 (16.78%) TCP/IP
13 353 (16.59%) Wireless
14 319 (14.99%) DNS
15 308 (14.47%) Juniper
16 307 (14.43%) MPLS
17 300 (14.10%) CheckPoint
18 295 (13.86%) Security Cleared
19 291 (13.67%) Windows Server 2008
20 271 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
21 270 (12.69%) VoIP
22 267 (12.55%) OSPF
23 262 (12.31%) Citrix
24 261 (12.27%) BGP
24 261 (12.27%) Finance
25 255 (11.98%) SAN
26 249 (11.70%) MS Office
27 242 (11.37%) Telecoms
28 235 (11.04%) Windows Server 2003

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 87 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 73 (3.43%) SharePoint
4 63 (2.96%) Lync
5 61 (2.87%) IIS
6 45 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 44 (2.07%) Apache
8 43 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
9 38 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
10 21 (0.99%) Confluence
10 21 (0.99%) Tomcat
11 19 (0.89%) WebSphere
12 17 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
12 17 (0.80%) nginx
13 16 (0.75%) MediaWiki
13 16 (0.75%) IBM Notes
14 11 (0.52%) Oracle Coherence
15 9 (0.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 8 (0.38%) CMS
17 7 (0.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 249 (11.70%) MS Office
2 183 (8.60%) MS Excel
3 67 (3.15%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.03%) MS Project
5 19 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.33%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.094%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.047%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.047%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (0.42%) ResourceLink
2 7 (0.33%) RMDS
3 5 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.14%) Agresso
5 2 (0.094%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.094%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.047%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.047%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.047%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.047%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.047%) Summit
6 1 (0.047%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 37 (1.74%) Office 365
2 30 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (0.89%) SaaS
4 16 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (0.61%) IaaS
6 7 (0.33%) PaaS
7 6 (0.28%) Google Apps
8 4 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.047%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1796 (84.40%) WAN
2 819 (38.49%) Firewall
3 442 (20.77%) VPN
4 357 (16.78%) TCP/IP
5 353 (16.59%) Wireless
6 319 (14.99%) DNS
7 307 (14.43%) MPLS
8 270 (12.69%) VoIP
9 267 (12.55%) OSPF
10 261 (12.27%) BGP
11 255 (11.98%) SAN
12 233 (10.95%) Cisco ASA
13 225 (10.57%) Network Security
14 209 (9.82%) Internet
15 205 (9.63%) DHCP
16 172 (8.08%) VLAN
17 167 (7.85%) EIGRP
18 159 (7.47%) Cisco Nexus
19 155 (7.28%) WLAN
20 125 (5.87%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (6.34%) SQL Server
2 26 (1.22%) MySQL
3 24 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (1.08%) Relational Database
5 18 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (0.80%) Oracle Database
7 16 (0.75%) DB2
8 12 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (0.47%) HBase
10 10 (0.47%) Hadoop
11 7 (0.33%) Big Data
11 7 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (0.28%) MS Access
13 5 (0.23%) FileMaker
13 5 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (1.69%) Jenkins
2 31 (1.46%) Hudson
3 21 (0.99%) Git (software)
3 21 (0.99%) JIRA
4 16 (0.75%) Subversion
5 5 (0.23%) Gerrit
6 3 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.14%) Maven
6 3 (0.14%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.094%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.047%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.047%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.047%) MSI
8 1 (0.047%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.047%) JUnit
8 1 (0.047%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.047%) Selenium
8 1 (0.047%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.047%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.047%) TeamCity
General
1 261 (12.27%) Finance
2 242 (11.37%) Telecoms
3 106 (4.98%) Banking
4 51 (2.40%) Manufacturing
5 37 (1.74%) Retail
6 26 (1.22%) Investment Banking
7 21 (0.99%) Law
8 18 (0.85%) Local Government
9 16 (0.75%) Back Office
10 15 (0.70%) Legal
11 14 (0.66%) Multimedia
12 10 (0.47%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.38%) Automotive
13 8 (0.38%) Billing
14 6 (0.28%) Publishing
14 6 (0.28%) Games
14 6 (0.28%) Military
15 5 (0.23%) Advertising
16 4 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 527 (24.77%) Network Engineer
2 355 (16.68%) Analyst
3 236 (11.09%) Architect
4 161 (7.57%) Support Engineer
5 142 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 103 (4.84%) Support Analyst
7 98 (4.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 96 (4.51%) Network Analyst
9 94 (4.42%) Consultant
10 87 (4.09%) 2nd Line Support
11 85 (3.99%) Desktop Support
12 78 (3.67%) Network Support
13 76 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
14 74 (3.48%) Senior Network Engineer
15 68 (3.20%) Infrastructure Architect
16 67 (3.15%) Network Architect
17 63 (2.96%) Service Analyst
18 62 (2.91%) Administrator
18 62 (2.91%) Service Desk Analyst
19 61 (2.87%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (1.41%) Middleware
2 23 (1.08%) HTML
3 18 (0.85%) LAMP
4 14 (0.66%) Web Services
5 12 (0.56%) JSP
5 12 (0.56%) Application Packaging
6 11 (0.52%) XML
7 10 (0.47%) XSLT
7 10 (0.47%) Rendezvous
8 9 (0.42%) XMPP
9 8 (0.38%) .NET
10 7 (0.33%) Java EE
11 6 (0.28%) CSS
12 5 (0.23%) ASP.NET
12 5 (0.23%) WAP
13 4 (0.19%) CGI
13 4 (0.19%) APPC
13 4 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
14 3 (0.14%) Regular Expression
14 3 (0.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 86 (4.04%) Blackberry
2 83 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (3.43%) Video Conferencing
4 51 (2.40%) Management Information System
5 47 (2.21%) Clustering
6 45 (2.11%) Replication
7 42 (1.97%) Thin Client
7 42 (1.97%) Fat Client
8 38 (1.79%) PKI
9 29 (1.36%) IVR
10 27 (1.27%) NHS
11 26 (1.22%) Computer Science
12 18 (0.85%) SecurID
12 18 (0.85%) Wiki
13 15 (0.70%) e-Health
14 14 (0.66%) Cryptography
14 14 (0.66%) PDA
14 14 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
15 13 (0.61%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 806 (37.88%) Windows
2 291 (13.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 235 (11.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 223 (10.48%) Windows 7
5 218 (10.24%) Linux
6 183 (8.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 124 (5.83%) Windows XP
8 118 (5.55%) UNIX
9 69 (3.24%) Solaris
10 57 (2.68%) Windows 8
11 44 (2.07%) CentOS
12 32 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
12 32 (1.50%) Ubuntu
13 29 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 28 (1.32%) AIX
15 26 (1.22%) Android
16 21 (0.99%) Mac OS X
17 20 (0.94%) Apple iOS
18 17 (0.80%) Debian
19 15 (0.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 453 (21.29%) ITIL
2 198 (9.30%) Migration
3 174 (8.18%) Project Management
4 140 (6.58%) Network Design
5 117 (5.50%) PRINCE2
5 117 (5.50%) Network Management
6 112 (5.26%) Load Balancing
7 109 (5.12%) Service Delivery
8 108 (5.08%) Service Management
9 88 (4.14%) Disaster Recovery
10 84 (3.95%) Incident Management
11 82 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
12 68 (3.20%) Network Monitoring
13 60 (2.82%) Change Management
14 58 (2.73%) Capacity Planning
15 51 (2.40%) Configuration Management
16 50 (2.35%) Kalman Filter
17 48 (2.26%) Business Continuity
17 48 (2.26%) Time Management
18 45 (2.11%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 179 (8.41%) SQL
2 67 (3.15%) Perl
3 60 (2.82%) Python
4 38 (1.79%) Bash Shell
5 37 (1.74%) C
5 37 (1.74%) Java
6 28 (1.32%) PowerShell
6 28 (1.32%) Ruby
7 27 (1.27%) PHP
8 26 (1.22%) Shell Script
9 20 (0.94%) JavaScript
10 15 (0.70%) C++
11 14 (0.66%) VBScript
12 11 (0.52%) VB
13 8 (0.38%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.28%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.28%) Korn
15 4 (0.19%) RPG
15 4 (0.19%) COBOL
16 3 (0.14%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 629 (29.56%) Cisco Certification
2 384 (18.05%) CCNP
3 369 (17.34%) CCNA
4 295 (13.86%) Security Cleared
5 217 (10.20%) SC Cleared
6 135 (6.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 106 (4.98%) CCIE
8 88 (4.14%) Degree
9 80 (3.76%) MCSE
10 71 (3.34%) DV Cleared
11 52 (2.44%) CCDP
12 48 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
13 41 (1.93%) MCSA
14 36 (1.69%) CCIP
15 33 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 32 (1.50%) CISSP
17 30 (1.41%) A+ Certification
18 29 (1.36%) MCP
19 25 (1.17%) CCSA
19 25 (1.17%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (4.93%) SLA
2 43 (2.02%) QA
3 34 (1.60%) PCI DSS
4 31 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 23 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (0.70%) JSP 440
7 11 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
8 9 (0.42%) COBIT
9 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.19%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.094%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.047%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.047%) GxP
12 1 (0.047%) TickIT
12 1 (0.047%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.047%) BS25999
System Software
1 511 (24.01%) Active Directory
2 271 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (5.17%) Hyper-V
4 66 (3.10%) vSphere
5 58 (2.73%) XenApp
6 43 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
7 37 (1.74%) XenServer
8 27 (1.27%) Xen
9 26 (1.22%) Firmware
9 26 (1.22%) Samba
9 26 (1.22%) VMware ESX
10 25 (1.17%) NFS
11 21 (0.99%) XenDesktop
12 20 (0.94%) vCloud
13 19 (0.89%) Postfix
14 17 (0.80%) Snort
14 17 (0.80%) iptables
15 16 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 15 (0.70%) Sendmail
16 15 (0.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 86 (4.04%) SCCM
2 45 (2.11%) Cisco CUCM
3 41 (1.93%) Puppet
4 32 (1.50%) SCOM
5 31 (1.46%) Cisco Prime
6 26 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
7 25 (1.17%) WSUS
8 24 (1.13%) Salt
9 23 (1.08%) ZABBIX
10 20 (0.94%) CA Spectrum
11 18 (0.85%) NetBackup
11 18 (0.85%) Backup Exec
12 17 (0.80%) FortiGate
13 15 (0.70%) MIMEsweeper
13 15 (0.70%) MAILsweeper
14 13 (0.61%) Ansible
15 11 (0.52%) Tivoli
15 11 (0.52%) Cisco UCCE
16 9 (0.42%) CiscoWorks
16 9 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1125 (52.87%) Cisco
2 469 (22.04%) Microsoft
3 442 (20.77%) VMware
4 308 (14.47%) Juniper
5 300 (14.10%) CheckPoint
6 262 (12.31%) Citrix
7 204 (9.59%) F5
8 177 (8.32%) HP
9 110 (5.17%) Blue Coat
10 91 (4.28%) SolarWinds
11 90 (4.23%) NetApp
12 81 (3.81%) McAfee
13 75 (3.52%) Avaya
13 75 (3.52%) Oracle
14 60 (2.82%) IBM
15 48 (2.26%) EMC
15 48 (2.26%) Aruba
16 46 (2.16%) Fortinet
17 44 (2.07%) CA
17 44 (2.07%) Red Hat
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £215 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: Up to £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
X4 Group
Rate: £275 - 300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Intapeople
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + neg
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: c.£350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Fusion Experience
Rate: £180 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £150 - £160 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 - £160 per annum
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East London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £55,000 per annum + car allowance + 12% bonus + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £11/12ph
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago