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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 45 23 36
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +13
Contract jobs citing LAN 11 23 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.27% 5.87% 3.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 23.71% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 7
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£450 £375 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -34.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £295
% change year-on-year
+6.91% +10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +53.12%
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
55 97 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 11.34% 24.74% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 53 44
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £275 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £450 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Average hourly rate £43.50 £20.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+117.50% -52.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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
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 17 April 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
Cheltenham -5 7 - -
Gloucester -8 1 - -
Stroud - - - -
Tewkesbury - - - -
Cirencester - - - -
LAN
South West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 44 (100.00%) WAN
2 29 (65.91%) Security Cleared
3 27 (61.36%) DV Cleared
4 26 (59.09%) Firewall
5 22 (50.00%) Cisco
6 14 (31.82%) Windows
7 13 (29.55%) VMware
8 12 (27.27%) VoIP
8 12 (27.27%) Citrix
9 11 (25.00%) OSPF
9 11 (25.00%) BGP
10 10 (22.73%) Active Directory
10 10 (22.73%) IPsec
10 10 (22.73%) VPN
11 9 (20.45%) Network Security
12 8 (18.18%) SSL
12 8 (18.18%) Management Information System
13 7 (15.91%) Security Management
13 7 (15.91%) CISM
13 7 (15.91%) CISSP
13 7 (15.91%) Linux
13 7 (15.91%) Data Protection
13 7 (15.91%) PCI DSS
13 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (15.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 7 (15.91%) Load Balancing
13 7 (15.91%) Information Security
13 7 (15.91%) Security Architecture
14 6 (13.64%) Private Cloud
14 6 (13.64%) CMS

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 6 (13.64%) CMS
2 5 (11.36%) Eucalyptus
2 5 (11.36%) SharePoint
2 5 (11.36%) OpenStack
3 3 (6.82%) IIS
4 2 (4.55%) Apache
4 2 (4.55%) nginx
4 2 (4.55%) Confluence
4 2 (4.55%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Office
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (100.00%) WAN
2 26 (59.09%) Firewall
3 12 (27.27%) VoIP
4 11 (25.00%) OSPF
4 11 (25.00%) BGP
5 10 (22.73%) VPN
5 10 (22.73%) IPsec
6 9 (20.45%) Network Security
7 8 (18.18%) SSL
8 6 (13.64%) DNS
9 5 (11.36%) Ethernet
10 4 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (6.82%) Wireless
11 3 (6.82%) IPv6
12 2 (4.55%) Internet
12 2 (4.55%) LDAP
12 2 (4.55%) EIGRP
13 1 (2.27%) VRRP
13 1 (2.27%) IPv4
13 1 (2.27%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) MySQL
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Subversion
1 2 (4.55%) JIRA
1 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.55%) Hudson
1 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (45.45%) Architect
2 17 (38.64%) Network Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Network Architect
4 6 (13.64%) Technical Architect
4 6 (13.64%) Security Architect
4 6 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (6.82%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.82%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (6.82%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Service Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Administrator
7 2 (4.55%) Network Administrator
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 6 (13.64%) Private Cloud
3 5 (11.36%) Public Cloud
3 5 (11.36%) Replication
4 3 (6.82%) PDA
4 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.55%) Wiki
5 2 (4.55%) Clustering
6 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.82%) Windows
2 7 (15.91%) Linux
3 5 (11.36%) UNIX
4 4 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.82%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.55%) Debian
6 2 (4.55%) Ubuntu
6 2 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (4.55%) CentOS
7 1 (2.27%) AIX
7 1 (2.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.91%) Security Management
1 7 (15.91%) Information Security
1 7 (15.91%) Load Balancing
1 7 (15.91%) Data Protection
1 7 (15.91%) Security Architecture
2 6 (13.64%) ITIL
3 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
3 5 (11.36%) Service Management
3 5 (11.36%) Migration
3 5 (11.36%) TOGAF
3 5 (11.36%) Data Migration
3 5 (11.36%) Cyber Security
3 5 (11.36%) Mentoring
4 2 (4.55%) Build Automation
4 2 (4.55%) DevOps
4 2 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.27%) Project Management
5 1 (2.27%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) C
1 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (65.91%) Security Cleared
2 27 (61.36%) DV Cleared
3 7 (15.91%) CISSP
3 7 (15.91%) CISM
4 4 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (9.09%) Degree
5 3 (6.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (4.55%) CCNA
6 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.27%) CCSA
7 1 (2.27%) CCIE
7 1 (2.27%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (15.91%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.36%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.55%) Postfix
4 2 (4.55%) XenServer
4 2 (4.55%) iptables
4 2 (4.55%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) ZABBIX
1 2 (4.55%) Puppet
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 22 (50.00%) Cisco
2 13 (29.55%) VMware
3 12 (27.27%) Citrix
4 5 (11.36%) NetApp
5 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.55%) 3PAR
6 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.55%) CheckPoint