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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 45 57 59
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +2
Contract jobs citing LAN 19 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.95% 1.32% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.32% 8.40% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
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£375 £475 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +55.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £23.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+4.25% +51.61%
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
124 119 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 19.28% 15.66% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 39 25
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £239 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 4
Average hourly rate £14.85 £23.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.80% +56.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £16.50 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.00 £32.40
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 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 27 March 2015.

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
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 27 March 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
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £375 -
Watford +8 2 £215 - 5
Hemel Hempstead -2 2 - - 4
St Albans - 2 - -
Stevenage - - - - 1
Hertford - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Harpenden - - - -
LAN
East of England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 29 (96.67%) WAN
2 17 (56.67%) Cisco
3 14 (46.67%) Windows
3 14 (46.67%) Firewall
4 12 (40.00%) ITIL
4 12 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
6 10 (33.33%) VMware
6 10 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (30.00%) HP
8 8 (26.67%) Citrix
8 8 (26.67%) Service Delivery
9 7 (23.33%) VPN
9 7 (23.33%) SAN
9 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
9 7 (23.33%) vSphere
10 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (20.00%) SQL
10 6 (20.00%) NetApp
10 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
10 6 (20.00%) Wireless
11 5 (16.67%) MPLS
11 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 5 (16.67%) VoIP
11 5 (16.67%) Degree
11 5 (16.67%) XenServer
12 4 (13.33%) F5
12 4 (13.33%) Change Control

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 3 (10.00%) WorkSite
3 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (6.67%) IIS
4 2 (6.67%) IBM Notes
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.33%) Confluence
5 1 (3.33%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Office
2 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (96.67%) WAN
2 14 (46.67%) Firewall
3 7 (23.33%) VPN
3 7 (23.33%) SAN
4 6 (20.00%) Wireless
4 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (16.67%) VoIP
5 5 (16.67%) MPLS
6 4 (13.33%) DHCP
6 4 (13.33%) DNS
7 2 (6.67%) Internet
7 2 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (6.67%) Wireshark
7 2 (6.67%) VLAN
7 2 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (6.67%) Ethernet
8 1 (3.33%) FTP
8 1 (3.33%) HTTP
8 1 (3.33%) SNMP
8 1 (3.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) Big Data
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
1 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.33%) Gerrit
General
1 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (10.00%) Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) Network Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Junior Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Junior
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Network Support
4 2 (6.67%) Junior IT Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Web Services
2 2 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (3.33%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) Clustering
2 2 (6.67%) VLE
2 2 (6.67%) NHS
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.33%) Statistics
3 1 (3.33%) CMDB
3 1 (3.33%) Open Source
3 1 (3.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (13.33%) Linux
4 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (6.67%) Mac OS X
6 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.33%) UNIX
7 1 (3.33%) HPUX
7 1 (3.33%) SUSE
7 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) ITIL
2 8 (26.67%) Service Delivery
3 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 4 (13.33%) Project Management
3 4 (13.33%) Change Control
4 3 (10.00%) Data Analytics
4 3 (10.00%) Analytics
4 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (10.00%) Quality Management
4 3 (10.00%) Process Management
4 3 (10.00%) Migration
5 2 (6.67%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.67%) High Availability
6 1 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.33%) Requirements Engineering
6 1 (3.33%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) VBScript
2 1 (3.33%) Python
2 1 (3.33%) Korn
2 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (16.67%) Degree
2 4 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (13.33%) CCNP
3 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (6.67%) CCNA
4 2 (6.67%) MCSE
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.33%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.33%) PMP
5 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.33%) CCIE
5 1 (3.33%) CCDP
5 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (23.33%) vSphere
4 5 (16.67%) XenServer
5 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
6 2 (6.67%) XenApp
6 2 (6.67%) VMware ESX
6 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.33%) Snort
7 1 (3.33%) Firmware
7 1 (3.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
1 1 (3.33%) FortiGate
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Cisco
2 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
3 10 (33.33%) VMware
4 9 (30.00%) HP
5 8 (26.67%) Citrix
6 6 (20.00%) NetApp
7 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint
7 4 (13.33%) F5
8 3 (10.00%) Red Hat
9 2 (6.67%) Apple
9 2 (6.67%) Blue Coat
9 2 (6.67%) Fortinet
9 2 (6.67%) Lotus
9 2 (6.67%) McAfee
10 1 (3.33%) Mitel
10 1 (3.33%) Altiris
10 1 (3.33%) Sun
10 1 (3.33%) Avaya
10 1 (3.33%) Juniper
10 1 (3.33%) Atlassian