The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 43 60 32
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -28
Contract jobs citing LAN 11 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.30% 0.83% 3.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.10% 7.41% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 4
Average daily rate
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£410 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £207 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £335 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £22.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +45.16%
LAN
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
78 81 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.28% 11.16% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 48 28
Average daily rate £350 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.21 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.78% -19.15%
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 Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAN across the Essex region.

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Essex

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Essex region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Essex region.

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Essex region over the 3 months to 1 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
Colchester +11 5 £420 +80.64% 1
Chelmsford - 2 £233 - 2
Dunmow - - - -
Thurrock - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
LAN
East of England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 12 (75.00%) WAN
2 11 (68.75%) Cisco
3 8 (50.00%) Firewall
4 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (37.50%) CCNP
5 6 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (31.25%) ITIL
6 5 (31.25%) Windows
6 5 (31.25%) MPLS
7 4 (25.00%) BGP
7 4 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (25.00%) SSL
7 4 (25.00%) CCNA
7 4 (25.00%) F5
8 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (18.75%) Finance
8 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
8 3 (18.75%) Citrix
8 3 (18.75%) VPN
8 3 (18.75%) Ethernet
8 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
8 3 (18.75%) IIS
8 3 (18.75%) Migration
8 3 (18.75%) VMware
8 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
8 3 (18.75%) Clustering
8 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
9 2 (12.50%) Brocade

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 3 (18.75%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Acrobat
2 1 (6.25%) MS Project
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) WAN
2 8 (50.00%) Firewall
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (31.25%) MPLS
5 4 (25.00%) BGP
5 4 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (25.00%) SSL
6 3 (18.75%) VPN
6 3 (18.75%) Ethernet
7 2 (12.50%) EIGRP
7 2 (12.50%) Wireless
7 2 (12.50%) VoIP
7 2 (12.50%) Network Security
7 2 (12.50%) Internet
8 1 (6.25%) FCoE
8 1 (6.25%) DMVPN
8 1 (6.25%) HSRP
8 1 (6.25%) Spanning Tree
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Design Authority
4 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Clustering
2 2 (12.50%) NHS
3 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
3 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
2 1 (6.25%) Solaris
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
3 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.25%) Data Privacy
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (37.50%) CCNP
3 4 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (6.25%) CCDP
5 1 (6.25%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
1 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) F5
3 3 (18.75%) Citrix
3 3 (18.75%) VMware
4 2 (12.50%) Brocade
4 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 2 (12.50%) Avaya
4 2 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Zeacom
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.25%) Adobe
5 1 (6.25%) Juniper
5 1 (6.25%) Mitel
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