The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 41 54 55
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +1
Contract jobs citing LAN 17 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.75% 0.81% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.41% 4.55% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 5
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£248 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.10% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £346 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £394 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £23.75 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
118 110 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 19.06% 17.89% 22.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 25 44
Average daily rate £275 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 13
Average hourly rate £23.00 £32.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.23% +51.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £35.00 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
LAN
East of England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 11 July 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
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
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Vacancies
Watford +3 10 £248 - 3
Hemel Hempstead -1 1 - -
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
St Albans - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Berkhamsted - - - -
LAN
East of England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 15 (65.22%) WAN
2 12 (52.17%) Windows
3 11 (47.83%) Cisco
4 9 (39.13%) Firewall
5 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
5 7 (30.43%) DNS
5 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (26.09%) CCNP
6 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
6 6 (26.09%) Finance
7 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
7 5 (21.74%) MS Office
7 5 (21.74%) ITIL
7 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
7 5 (21.74%) VPN
7 5 (21.74%) Network Security
7 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (17.39%) IP Telephony
8 4 (17.39%) Wireless
8 4 (17.39%) F5
8 4 (17.39%) PCI DSS
8 4 (17.39%) DHCP
8 4 (17.39%) FTP
8 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
8 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
8 4 (17.39%) Citrix
8 4 (17.39%) Legal
9 3 (13.04%) BGP
9 3 (13.04%) EIGRP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Office
2 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (65.22%) WAN
2 9 (39.13%) Firewall
3 7 (30.43%) DNS
4 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
4 5 (21.74%) VPN
4 5 (21.74%) Network Security
5 4 (17.39%) Wireless
5 4 (17.39%) IP Telephony
5 4 (17.39%) FTP
5 4 (17.39%) DHCP
6 3 (13.04%) MPLS
6 3 (13.04%) OSPF
6 3 (13.04%) BGP
6 3 (13.04%) EIGRP
7 2 (8.70%) BIG-IP
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (8.70%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MS Access
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Legal
3 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.35%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Multimedia
4 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Network Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Administrator
3 5 (21.74%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Security Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Administrator
4 4 (17.39%) Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Network Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Support
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
7 1 (4.35%) Financial Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Network Security Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Wireless Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Security Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
1 1 (4.35%) Replication
1 1 (4.35%) Clustering
1 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (13.04%) Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Network Management
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (8.70%) Data Security
3 2 (8.70%) Network Architecture
3 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.35%) ERP
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Management
4 1 (4.35%) ITSM
4 1 (4.35%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Network Design
4 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
1 1 (4.35%) VB
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) CCNP
1 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.04%) CCSE
3 2 (8.70%) CCSA
3 2 (8.70%) CCNA
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.35%) MCSE
4 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
1 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Cisco
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
4 4 (17.39%) Citrix
4 4 (17.39%) F5
5 2 (8.70%) Aruba
5 2 (8.70%) HP
5 2 (8.70%) Sophos
5 2 (8.70%) Fortinet
5 2 (8.70%) SonicWALL
6 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.35%) Infoblox
6 1 (4.35%) VMware
6 1 (4.35%) McAfee
6 1 (4.35%) IBM
6 1 (4.35%) NetApp
6 1 (4.35%) Lotus
6 1 (4.35%) Sage
6 1 (4.35%) Meru Networks
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