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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 33 57 58
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +1
Contract jobs citing LAN 31 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.25% 1.18% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.05% 6.52% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 1
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£375 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+13.82% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £18.52 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+26.92% +15.71%
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
206 138 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 28.22% 18.16% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 46 23
Average daily rate £360 £313 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.20% +3.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £190 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 8
Average hourly rate £13.50 £30.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.00% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.45 £31.40 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 - 8 £370 -
Watford +7 7 £375 +72.41% 4
Hemel Hempstead +4 5 - - 2
St Albans - 2 - -
Rickmansworth +1 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -
LAN
East of England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 38 (95.00%) WAN
2 20 (50.00%) ITIL
3 16 (40.00%) Cisco
4 15 (37.50%) Windows
5 14 (35.00%) Firewall
6 12 (30.00%) VMware
6 12 (30.00%) Active Directory
7 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
7 11 (27.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (25.00%) HP
8 10 (25.00%) SQL
8 10 (25.00%) Service Delivery
9 9 (22.50%) Configuration Management
9 9 (22.50%) Citrix
10 8 (20.00%) MS Office
10 8 (20.00%) vSphere
11 7 (17.50%) VPN
11 7 (17.50%) SAN
12 6 (15.00%) NetApp
12 6 (15.00%) Lotus
12 6 (15.00%) MPLS
12 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
12 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
12 6 (15.00%) VoIP
12 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
12 6 (15.00%) IBM Notes
12 6 (15.00%) Project Management
12 6 (15.00%) Service Management
12 6 (15.00%) XenServer
12 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (15.00%) IBM Notes
1 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.00%) WorkSite
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.00%) IIS
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.50%) Confluence
4 1 (2.50%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) MS Office
2 5 (12.50%) MS Visio
3 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (95.00%) WAN
2 14 (35.00%) Firewall
3 7 (17.50%) SAN
3 7 (17.50%) VPN
4 6 (15.00%) VoIP
4 6 (15.00%) MPLS
4 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (12.50%) Ethernet
6 4 (10.00%) DNS
7 3 (7.50%) DHCP
7 3 (7.50%) Wireless
8 2 (5.00%) Internet
8 2 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (5.00%) VLAN
8 2 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (2.50%) HSRP
9 1 (2.50%) Multicast
9 1 (2.50%) Spanning Tree
9 1 (2.50%) Ethereal
9 1 (2.50%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.50%) MS Access
3 4 (10.00%) Big Data
4 1 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) JIRA
1 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.50%) Gerrit
General
1 4 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.00%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 5 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Administrator
3 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Network Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.00%) IT Auditor
5 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Telecoms Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Network Support
5 2 (5.00%) Auditor
5 2 (5.00%) Portfolio Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) Web Services
2 2 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (2.50%) CGI
3 1 (2.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Statistics
1 5 (12.50%) CMDB
2 3 (7.50%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.00%) Clustering
3 2 (5.00%) VLE
3 2 (5.00%) NHS
4 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (10.00%) Linux
4 3 (7.50%) Windows XP
4 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.00%) UNIX
5 2 (5.00%) Mac OS X
5 2 (5.00%) HPUX
6 1 (2.50%) CentOS
6 1 (2.50%) SUSE
6 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) ITIL
2 10 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 9 (22.50%) Configuration Management
4 6 (15.00%) Project Management
4 6 (15.00%) Service Management
5 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 5 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 5 (12.50%) Change Control
6 4 (10.00%) Data Analytics
6 4 (10.00%) Analytics
6 4 (10.00%) Migration
6 4 (10.00%) Quality Management
6 4 (10.00%) Process Management
7 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.50%) High Availability
8 2 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (5.00%) Strategic Planning
8 2 (5.00%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
9 1 (2.50%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) VBScript
2 1 (2.50%) Python
2 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.50%) Korn
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Degree
1 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.50%) MCSE
3 3 (7.50%) CCNP
4 1 (2.50%) CCNA
4 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (27.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (20.00%) vSphere
4 6 (15.00%) XenServer
5 4 (10.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (7.50%) VMware ESX
7 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (5.00%) XenApp
8 1 (2.50%) NFS
8 1 (2.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) SCCM
1 1 (2.50%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (2.50%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.50%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) Cisco
2 12 (30.00%) VMware
3 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
4 10 (25.00%) HP
5 9 (22.50%) Citrix
6 6 (15.00%) NetApp
6 6 (15.00%) Lotus
7 3 (7.50%) Red Hat
7 3 (7.50%) CheckPoint
7 3 (7.50%) Brocade
7 3 (7.50%) SolarWinds
7 3 (7.50%) F5
8 2 (5.00%) McAfee
8 2 (5.00%) Blue Coat
8 2 (5.00%) Fortinet
8 2 (5.00%) Apple
9 1 (2.50%) Avaya
9 1 (2.50%) Sun
9 1 (2.50%) Atlassian
9 1 (2.50%) Riverbed
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Lawrence Harvey
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Posted: 21 days ago