The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 54 42 56
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +14
Contract jobs citing LAN 19 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.39% 2.62% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.27% 13.01% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 2
Average daily rate
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£370 £248 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.64% -16.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £190 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £279 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £23.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.89%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
205 123 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.75% 20.16% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 50 27
Average daily rate £350 £263 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -12.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £420 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 14
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -56.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.22% -25.50%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
Watford -12 6 £398 +60.60%
Hemel Hempstead -2 5 £300 -
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £370 - 1
Stevenage - 1 - -
LAN
East of England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 34 (89.47%) WAN
2 16 (42.11%) ITIL
3 15 (39.47%) Windows
4 13 (34.21%) Active Directory
5 12 (31.58%) Cisco
6 11 (28.95%) HP
6 11 (28.95%) Firewall
6 11 (28.95%) VMware
7 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
7 10 (26.32%) SQL
8 9 (23.68%) Citrix
8 9 (23.68%) Configuration Management
8 9 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (21.05%) vSphere
9 8 (21.05%) MS Office
9 8 (21.05%) Service Delivery
10 6 (15.79%) SAN
10 6 (15.79%) Project Management
10 6 (15.79%) Service Management
10 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
10 6 (15.79%) IBM Notes
10 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
10 6 (15.79%) Ethernet
10 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
10 6 (15.79%) VPN
10 6 (15.79%) MPLS
10 6 (15.79%) NetApp
10 6 (15.79%) Lotus
10 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
10 6 (15.79%) XenServer

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (15.79%) IBM Notes
1 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.53%) WorkSite
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.26%) IIS
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (21.05%) MS Office
2 5 (13.16%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Office 365
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (89.47%) WAN
2 11 (28.95%) Firewall
3 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 6 (15.79%) VPN
3 6 (15.79%) SAN
3 6 (15.79%) Ethernet
3 6 (15.79%) MPLS
4 4 (10.53%) DNS
5 3 (7.89%) DHCP
5 3 (7.89%) VoIP
6 2 (5.26%) WLAN
6 2 (5.26%) Internet
6 2 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.63%) Wireless
7 1 (2.63%) VLAN
7 1 (2.63%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (2.63%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.63%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.63%) HSRP
7 1 (2.63%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) MS Access
3 4 (10.53%) Big Data
4 1 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) JIRA
1 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.63%) Gerrit
General
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
1 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
1 2 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Legal
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Analyst
2 5 (13.16%) Project Manager
2 5 (13.16%) Service Analyst
2 5 (13.16%) Administrator
3 3 (7.89%) Network Manager
3 3 (7.89%) Technical Manager
3 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) Technical Project Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.26%) Network Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Support Specialist
4 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (5.26%) IT Auditor
4 2 (5.26%) Portfolio Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Auditor
4 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
4 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (2.63%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Web Services
2 2 (5.26%) .NET
3 1 (2.63%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.16%) Statistics
2 5 (13.16%) CMDB
3 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Clustering
3 2 (5.26%) VLE
4 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.89%) Linux
3 3 (7.89%) Windows XP
3 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.26%) Windows 8
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.26%) UNIX
4 2 (5.26%) Mac OS X
4 2 (5.26%) HPUX
4 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.63%) SUSE
5 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) ITIL
2 9 (23.68%) Configuration Management
3 8 (21.05%) Service Delivery
4 6 (15.79%) Project Management
4 6 (15.79%) Service Management
5 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
5 5 (13.16%) Migration
5 5 (13.16%) Data Analysis
5 5 (13.16%) Change Control
6 4 (10.53%) Data Analytics
6 4 (10.53%) Analytics
6 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.53%) Quality Management
6 4 (10.53%) Process Management
7 3 (7.89%) High Availability
8 2 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
8 2 (5.26%) Strategic Planning
8 2 (5.26%) Network Load Balancing
9 1 (2.63%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) VBScript
2 1 (2.63%) Python
2 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.63%) Korn
2 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Degree
1 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (7.89%) MCSE
3 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.63%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.63%) CCNP
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (34.21%) Active Directory
2 9 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (21.05%) vSphere
4 6 (15.79%) XenServer
5 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V
6 3 (7.89%) VMware ESX
7 2 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (5.26%) XenApp
8 1 (2.63%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) SCCM
1 1 (2.63%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (2.63%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Cisco
2 11 (28.95%) VMware
2 11 (28.95%) HP
3 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
4 9 (23.68%) Citrix
5 6 (15.79%) NetApp
5 6 (15.79%) Lotus
6 4 (10.53%) Brocade
6 4 (10.53%) SolarWinds
7 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
8 2 (5.26%) Apple
9 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.63%) Symantec
9 1 (2.63%) Avaya
9 1 (2.63%) CommVault
9 1 (2.63%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.63%) Atlassian
9 1 (2.63%) Veeam
9 1 (2.63%) Riverbed
9 1 (2.63%) Sun