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 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 54 51 56
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing LAN 2 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.47% 2.06% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.44% 11.11% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 4
Average daily rate £175 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.25% +28.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
- +23.45%
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
45 99 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 10.47% 18.50% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 54 56
Average daily rate £338 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £8.50 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% -21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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
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 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 1 - -
LAN
East of England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (20.00%) Android
4 1 (20.00%) iPhone
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (20.00%) vSphere
4 1 (20.00%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (20.00%) Network Management
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) Service Desk Support
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Customer Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (20.00%) iPhone
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
1 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Android
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) Network Management
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) VMware