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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 48 46 60
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Contract jobs citing LAN 3 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.58% 1.34% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.35% 7.50% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate £600 £205 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+192.68% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £347 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.06% -0.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-16.26% +8.04%
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
69 80 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 13.45% 17.82% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 43 43
Average daily rate £438 £275 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -31.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £184 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 13 (100.00%) WAN
2 8 (61.54%) DNS
2 8 (61.54%) Firewall
3 7 (53.85%) IPsec
3 7 (53.85%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (53.85%) IMAP
3 7 (53.85%) EIGRP
3 7 (53.85%) SSL
3 7 (53.85%) SMTP
3 7 (53.85%) FTP
3 7 (53.85%) VPN
3 7 (53.85%) OSPF
3 7 (53.85%) BGP
3 7 (53.85%) Network Security
3 7 (53.85%) Data Centre
4 6 (46.15%) VoIP
4 6 (46.15%) LDAP
4 6 (46.15%) MPLS
5 5 (38.46%) Unix
6 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
6 4 (30.77%) Internet
6 4 (30.77%) Manufacturing
7 3 (23.08%) CCNP
7 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (23.08%) Juniper
7 3 (23.08%) Windows
7 3 (23.08%) Cisco
7 3 (23.08%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
8 2 (15.38%) Microsoft

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
1 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) WAN
2 8 (61.54%) DNS
2 8 (61.54%) Firewall
3 7 (53.85%) BGP
3 7 (53.85%) EIGRP
3 7 (53.85%) FTP
3 7 (53.85%) IMAP
3 7 (53.85%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (53.85%) IPsec
3 7 (53.85%) Network Security
3 7 (53.85%) OSPF
3 7 (53.85%) SMTP
3 7 (53.85%) SSL
3 7 (53.85%) VPN
4 6 (46.15%) LDAP
4 6 (46.15%) MPLS
4 6 (46.15%) VoIP
5 4 (30.77%) Internet
6 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
7 1 (7.69%) HTTP
General
1 4 (30.77%) Manufacturing
2 2 (15.38%) Automotive
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) IP Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) IT Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) IT Support
3 2 (15.38%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Service Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Service Desk Support
3 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) IP Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior IP Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior IP Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.69%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Unix
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) Android
4 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Phone
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) ERP
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) SDLC
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Validation
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) CCNP
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) JNCIP
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) AirWatch
1 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco
1 3 (23.08%) Juniper
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Apple
3 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.69%) Dell
3 1 (7.69%) Intel Security
3 1 (7.69%) Nortel
3 1 (7.69%) Symantec
3 1 (7.69%) VMware