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 6 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 49 56 32
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -24
Contract jobs citing LAN 4 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.98% 0.76% 2.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.06% 7.58% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
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£160 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.28% +40.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +8.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +35.48%
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
66 66 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.14% 10.08% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 40 27
Average daily rate £260 £401 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.08% +52.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £350 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 12
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -24.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

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 6 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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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 - 1 - -
Dunmow - - - -
Thurrock - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
LAN
East of England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 9 (69.23%) WAN
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (30.77%) F5
4 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (30.77%) Firewall
5 3 (23.08%) MPLS
5 3 (23.08%) SSL
5 3 (23.08%) CCNP
5 3 (23.08%) CCNA
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) MS Visio
5 3 (23.08%) ITIL
5 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
5 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (15.38%) CCIE
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Vista
6 2 (15.38%) German Language
6 2 (15.38%) Project Management
6 2 (15.38%) Network Design
6 2 (15.38%) Brocade
6 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
6 2 (15.38%) MS Office
6 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (15.38%) Extranet
6 2 (15.38%) EDMS

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
1 3 (23.08%) MS Visio
2 2 (15.38%) MS Office
3 1 (7.69%) MS Project
3 1 (7.69%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) WAN
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
3 4 (30.77%) Firewall
4 3 (23.08%) SSL
4 3 (23.08%) MPLS
5 2 (15.38%) Extranet
5 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
6 1 (7.69%) SNMP
6 1 (7.69%) DHCP
6 1 (7.69%) VPN
6 1 (7.69%) DNS
6 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (7.69%) Wireless
6 1 (7.69%) IP Telephony
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (7.69%) FirePass
6 1 (7.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) EDMS
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (7.69%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (15.38%) German Language
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Network Planner
3 1 (7.69%) Insurance Business Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Design Authority
3 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 1 (7.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
1 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.69%) Handset
1 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Vista
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
3 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL
1 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
2 2 (15.38%) Network Design
2 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Process Management
3 1 (7.69%) Document Management
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) SWOT Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (23.08%) CCNP
2 3 (23.08%) CCNA
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (15.38%) CCIE
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) CCDP
4 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) F5
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Brocade
3 2 (15.38%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Juniper
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec
4 1 (7.69%) Sophos
4 1 (7.69%) BT
4 1 (7.69%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) Adobe
4 1 (7.69%) Spiceworks
4 1 (7.69%) Zeacom