The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 9 11 14
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing LAN 15 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 13.89% 3.28% 6.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 39.47% 14.29% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
Average daily rate
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£250 £455 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.05% +30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
LAN
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Gloucester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
38 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucester 35.19% 22.95% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 12
Average daily rate £325 £510 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.27% +56.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £545 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Gloucester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucester

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAN across the Gloucester region.

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Gloucester

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Gloucester region.

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucester

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucester

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucester 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 (58.82%) Project Management
1 10 (58.82%) Capacity Planning
2 9 (52.94%) SC Cleared
2 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 9 (52.94%) WAN
3 7 (41.18%) Windows
4 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
5 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
5 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
6 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (23.53%) ITIL
6 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
8 2 (11.76%) HP
8 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (11.76%) IIS
8 2 (11.76%) Clustering
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco
8 2 (11.76%) QA
8 2 (11.76%) Software Deployment
9 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (5.88%) iPad
9 1 (5.88%) F5
9 1 (5.88%) Firewall
9 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
9 1 (5.88%) VMware
9 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucester 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 2 (11.76%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) WAN
2 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) BIG-IP
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) IPv4
3 1 (5.88%) IPv6
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Solutions Architect
1 10 (58.82%) Architect
2 8 (47.06%) Network Architect
3 5 (29.41%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Project Management
1 10 (58.82%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Software Deployment
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) SC Cleared
1 9 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) MCITP
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) F5
3 1 (5.88%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) McAfee
3 1 (5.88%) Apple
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix