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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 58 47 40
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs citing LAN 6 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.93% 1.58% 3.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.58% 9.20% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 5
Average daily rate
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£388 £325 £173
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +88.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £310 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £380 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £320 £304
% change year-on-year
+6.07% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.01% -10.52%
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
131 87 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 20.40% 17.19% 23.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 58 47
Average daily rate £328 £300 £407
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% -26.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £165 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 17
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -16.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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
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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +6 1 £420 +29.23%
Harlow - 1 - -
Basildon - 1 £275 -
LAN
East of England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 15 (88.24%) WAN
2 9 (52.94%) Cisco
3 8 (47.06%) Firewall
4 7 (41.18%) Migration
4 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (35.29%) CCNP
5 6 (35.29%) MPLS
6 5 (29.41%) VMware
6 5 (29.41%) Citrix
6 5 (29.41%) Clustering
6 5 (29.41%) Windows
7 4 (23.53%) IIS
7 4 (23.53%) ITIL
7 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
7 4 (23.53%) Ethernet
7 4 (23.53%) VPN
7 4 (23.53%) CCNA
7 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
7 4 (23.53%) VMware ESX
7 4 (23.53%) Finance
7 4 (23.53%) BGP
7 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
8 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (11.76%) Wireless
9 2 (11.76%) VLAN
9 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
9 2 (11.76%) Avaya
9 2 (11.76%) NHS

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 4 (23.53%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (88.24%) WAN
2 8 (47.06%) Firewall
3 6 (35.29%) MPLS
4 4 (23.53%) BGP
4 4 (23.53%) VPN
4 4 (23.53%) Ethernet
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (11.76%) Wireless
6 2 (11.76%) VLAN
6 2 (11.76%) DNS
6 2 (11.76%) SSL
6 2 (11.76%) Internet
6 2 (11.76%) EIGRP
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (11.76%) VoIP
7 1 (5.88%) HSRP
7 1 (5.88%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (5.88%) FCoE
7 1 (5.88%) DMVPN
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Consultant
1 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Network Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Design Authority
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Technician
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Technician
4 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) NHS
3 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.88%) PKI
3 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.88%) EqualLogic
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Solaris
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Migration
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
3 2 (11.76%) Change Control
4 1 (5.88%) Data Privacy
4 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (35.29%) CCNP
3 4 (23.53%) CCNA
4 1 (5.88%) CCDP
4 1 (5.88%) MCSE
4 1 (5.88%) CCIE
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
1 4 (23.53%) VMware ESX
1 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) SCOM
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco
2 5 (29.41%) Citrix
2 5 (29.41%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Avaya
3 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.88%) Clearswift
4 1 (5.88%) Juniper
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) Dell
4 1 (5.88%) Mitel
4 1 (5.88%) Brocade
4 1 (5.88%) SonicWALL
4 1 (5.88%) Riverbed
4 1 (5.88%) F5
4 1 (5.88%) Zeacom