The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 26 26 45
Rank change year-on-year
0 +19
Contract jobs citing LAN 31 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 6.05% 5.41% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.23% 26.23% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
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£135 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-68.96% -3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £369 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.86% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 0
Average hourly rate £20.25 £19.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
LAN
South West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
88 61 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 17.19% 20.61% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 18
Average daily rate £418 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.46% -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £160 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £437 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -48.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

LAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
Cheltenham +1 16 - -
Gloucester +2 10 £135 -70.00% 2
Tewkesbury - - - -
LAN
South West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 58 (86.57%) WAN
2 41 (61.19%) Security Cleared
3 30 (44.78%) Cisco
4 27 (40.30%) Firewall
5 25 (37.31%) Windows
6 24 (35.82%) SC Cleared
7 19 (28.36%) ITIL
8 17 (25.37%) VPN
8 17 (25.37%) DV Cleared
9 14 (20.90%) BGP
10 13 (19.40%) TCP/IP
10 13 (19.40%) Active Directory
11 12 (17.91%) Citrix
11 12 (17.91%) Project Management
12 11 (16.42%) SSL
12 11 (16.42%) VMware
13 10 (14.93%) DNS
13 10 (14.93%) Microsoft
13 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (14.93%) Capacity Planning
13 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (14.93%) Performance Monitoring
14 9 (13.43%) Mentoring
14 9 (13.43%) MS Excel
14 9 (13.43%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (13.43%) MPLS
15 8 (11.94%) Juniper
15 8 (11.94%) Problem Management
16 7 (10.45%) Cisco PIX
16 7 (10.45%) CCNP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 (5.97%) IIS
1 4 (5.97%) Eucalyptus
1 4 (5.97%) OpenStack
2 3 (4.48%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.49%) CMS
3 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (13.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.46%) MS Office
3 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 58 (86.57%) WAN
2 27 (40.30%) Firewall
3 17 (25.37%) VPN
4 14 (20.90%) BGP
5 13 (19.40%) TCP/IP
6 11 (16.42%) SSL
7 10 (14.93%) DNS
8 9 (13.43%) MPLS
9 7 (10.45%) OSPF
9 7 (10.45%) VoIP
9 7 (10.45%) EIGRP
9 7 (10.45%) Cisco PIX
10 6 (8.96%) IPsec
11 5 (7.46%) BIG-IP
11 5 (7.46%) VLAN
11 5 (7.46%) DHCP
12 4 (5.97%) Ethernet
13 3 (4.48%) IPv4
13 3 (4.48%) IPv6
13 3 (4.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (8.96%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.46%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (37.31%) Architect
2 13 (19.40%) Network Architect
3 11 (16.42%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (14.93%) Network Engineer
5 8 (11.94%) Team Leader
6 7 (10.45%) Network Team Leader
7 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (7.46%) Analyst
8 5 (7.46%) Security Architect
8 5 (7.46%) Deployment Engineer
9 4 (5.97%) Technical Architect
9 4 (5.97%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (5.97%) Administrator
9 4 (5.97%) Help Desk Analyst
10 3 (4.48%) 1st Line Support
10 3 (4.48%) Support Engineer
10 3 (4.48%) Desktop Support
10 3 (4.48%) Service Analyst
10 3 (4.48%) Security Administrator
10 3 (4.48%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) Java EE
2 3 (4.48%) Web Services
3 1 (1.49%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.97%) Replication
3 3 (4.48%) PDA
3 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.99%) Clustering
4 2 (2.99%) iPad
5 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.49%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.49%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (37.31%) Windows
2 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (8.96%) UNIX
3 6 (8.96%) Linux
4 5 (7.46%) Windows 2000 Server
5 4 (5.97%) Windows XP
5 4 (5.97%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.49%) HPUX
6 1 (1.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.36%) ITIL
2 12 (17.91%) Project Management
3 10 (14.93%) Capacity Planning
3 10 (14.93%) Performance Monitoring
4 9 (13.43%) Mentoring
5 8 (11.94%) Problem Management
6 5 (7.46%) Data Protection
6 5 (7.46%) Security Management
6 5 (7.46%) Service Management
6 5 (7.46%) Information Security
6 5 (7.46%) Cyber Security
6 5 (7.46%) Security Architecture
7 4 (5.97%) Data Migration
7 4 (5.97%) Migration
7 4 (5.97%) Load Balancing
8 3 (4.48%) TOGAF
8 3 (4.48%) Change Management
8 3 (4.48%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.48%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (2.99%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.99%) C
2 1 (1.49%) SQL
2 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.49%) Korn
2 1 (1.49%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 41 (61.19%) Security Cleared
2 24 (35.82%) SC Cleared
3 17 (25.37%) DV Cleared
4 9 (13.43%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (10.45%) CCNP
6 5 (7.46%) CISM
6 5 (7.46%) CISSP
6 5 (7.46%) Degree
7 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (4.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (4.48%) CCNA
9 1 (1.49%) CCDA
9 1 (1.49%) MCSE
9 1 (1.49%) CCIE
9 1 (1.49%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (7.46%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.99%) QA
3 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (19.40%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.97%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.97%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.49%) XenApp
4 1 (1.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) WSUS
1 2 (2.99%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.49%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 30 (44.78%) Cisco
2 12 (17.91%) Citrix
3 11 (16.42%) VMware
4 10 (14.93%) Microsoft
5 8 (11.94%) Juniper
6 5 (7.46%) F5
7 4 (5.97%) Blue Coat
7 4 (5.97%) NetApp
8 3 (4.48%) HP
9 2 (2.99%) Apple
9 2 (2.99%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.99%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.99%) McAfee
10 1 (1.49%) Remedy
10 1 (1.49%) Nokia
10 1 (1.49%) Red Hat