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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 45 51 36
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -15
Contract jobs citing LAN 10 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.88% 1.13% 2.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.43% 7.00% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +0.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £216 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £343 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £309
% change year-on-year
+8.58% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
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
106 100 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 19.96% 16.13% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 60 32
Average daily rate £325 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £165 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 18
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.37% -36.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +14 5 £420 +52.72%
Chelmsford - 2 £233 -
Basildon - 1 £275 -
LAN
East of England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 11 (78.57%) WAN
2 9 (64.29%) Cisco
3 7 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (42.86%) CCNP
4 6 (42.86%) Firewall
5 5 (35.71%) MPLS
5 5 (35.71%) Windows
6 4 (28.57%) CCNA
6 4 (28.57%) BGP
7 3 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (21.43%) Finance
7 3 (21.43%) Migration
7 3 (21.43%) VMware
7 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
7 3 (21.43%) Clustering
7 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
7 3 (21.43%) Citrix
7 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
7 3 (21.43%) IIS
7 3 (21.43%) ITIL
7 3 (21.43%) Ethernet
7 3 (21.43%) VPN
7 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (14.29%) SSL
8 2 (14.29%) Avaya
8 2 (14.29%) NHS
8 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
8 2 (14.29%) VoIP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (21.43%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) Acrobat
2 1 (7.14%) MS Project
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) WAN
2 6 (42.86%) Firewall
3 5 (35.71%) MPLS
4 4 (28.57%) BGP
5 3 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (21.43%) Ethernet
5 3 (21.43%) VPN
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (14.29%) SSL
6 2 (14.29%) VoIP
6 2 (14.29%) Internet
6 2 (14.29%) Wireless
6 2 (14.29%) EIGRP
7 1 (7.14%) MGCP
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (7.14%) FirePass
7 1 (7.14%) Network Security
7 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Design Authority
4 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Clustering
2 2 (14.29%) NHS
3 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
3 1 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
3 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
2 1 (7.14%) Solaris
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Migration
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.14%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) Data Privacy
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (42.86%) CCNP
3 4 (28.57%) CCNA
4 1 (7.14%) CCDP
4 1 (7.14%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix
3 2 (14.29%) Avaya
3 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.14%) Mitel
4 1 (7.14%) Juniper
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) Adobe
4 1 (7.14%) F5
4 1 (7.14%) Zeacom