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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 27 57 47
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -10
Contract jobs citing LAN 29 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 5.14% 1.11% 3.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.90% 7.45% 19.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 4
Average daily rate £363 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £375 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -10.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-20.66% +8.04%
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
97 94 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 17.20% 14.92% 15.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 32 37
Average daily rate £375 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £208 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 23 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £29.75 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.57% +26.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Hemel Hempstead +7 3 £450 - 3
Royston - 3 - -
Stevenage - 3 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City +4 2 £325 -13.33%
Letchworth 0 2 £350 -
Watford - 2 £120 - 2
Rickmansworth -2 1 - -
St Albans - 1 - -
Potters Bar - 1 £180 -
LAN
East of England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 49 (74.24%) Cisco
2 41 (62.12%) WAN
3 34 (51.52%) Firewall
4 28 (42.42%) Security Cleared
5 26 (39.39%) Wi-Fi
6 24 (36.36%) Juniper
7 22 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (33.33%) SLA
8 21 (31.82%) SC Cleared
9 20 (30.30%) CCNA
10 19 (28.79%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (27.27%) Cisco PIX
11 18 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
12 17 (25.76%) Barracuda Networks
12 17 (25.76%) Forcepoint
12 17 (25.76%) DNS
12 17 (25.76%) Blue Coat
13 16 (24.24%) Kalman Filter
14 15 (22.73%) Remedy
15 14 (21.21%) ITIL
15 14 (21.21%) Windows
16 13 (19.70%) Microsoft
17 12 (18.18%) Active Directory
17 12 (18.18%) DHCP
18 11 (16.67%) TCP/IP
19 10 (15.15%) VMware
19 10 (15.15%) Data Centre
20 9 (13.64%) Windows Server
20 9 (13.64%) Project Management
20 9 (13.64%) CheckPoint

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 3 (4.55%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.52%) IIS
2 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (10.61%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.03%) MS Office
3 1 (1.52%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) Office 365
2 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.52%) IaaS
2 1 (1.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (62.12%) WAN
2 34 (51.52%) Firewall
3 26 (39.39%) Wi-Fi
4 19 (28.79%) Cisco ASA
5 18 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
5 18 (27.27%) Cisco PIX
6 17 (25.76%) DNS
7 12 (18.18%) DHCP
8 11 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 8 (12.12%) FTP
9 8 (12.12%) VLAN
9 8 (12.12%) Wireless
10 6 (9.09%) IP Telephony
10 6 (9.09%) NetScaler
11 5 (7.58%) DWDM
11 5 (7.58%) MPLS
12 4 (6.06%) Ethernet
12 4 (6.06%) Junos
12 4 (6.06%) VPN
12 4 (6.06%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (4.55%) MS Access
2 3 (4.55%) SAP BW
2 3 (4.55%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.52%) Big Data
General
1 6 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.58%) Advertising
3 4 (6.06%) Retail
4 2 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 13 (19.70%) Analyst
3 9 (13.64%) Network Analyst
3 9 (13.64%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 8 (12.12%) Network Support
5 7 (10.61%) IT Technician
6 5 (7.58%) IT Support
6 5 (7.58%) Network Operations Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Network Support Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) NOC Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Operations Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) IT Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) IT Support Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Juniper Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) SAP Basis
2 2 (3.03%) Web Services
3 1 (1.52%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.61%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (7.58%) Fat Client
3 5 (7.58%) iSeries
3 5 (7.58%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.03%) Clustering
4 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.52%) CMDB
5 1 (1.52%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.52%) e-Health
5 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.52%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.21%) Windows
2 9 (13.64%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.58%) Linux
4 3 (4.55%) Unix
5 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.03%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.24%) Kalman Filter
2 14 (21.21%) ITIL
3 9 (13.64%) Project Management
4 8 (12.12%) Asset Management
5 7 (10.61%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (7.58%) Facilities Management
6 5 (7.58%) Validation
7 4 (6.06%) Change Control
7 4 (6.06%) Network Design
8 3 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.55%) Capacity Management
8 3 (4.55%) Migration
8 3 (4.55%) Security Management
8 3 (4.55%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.55%) Trend Analysis
9 2 (3.03%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.03%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 2 (3.03%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (3.03%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.55%) ABAP
1 3 (4.55%) Java
2 1 (1.52%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (42.42%) Security Cleared
2 22 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (31.82%) SC Cleared
4 20 (30.30%) CCNA
5 6 (9.09%) JNCIE
6 5 (7.58%) CCNP
6 5 (7.58%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (7.58%) JNCIA
6 5 (7.58%) JNCIP
6 5 (7.58%) JNCIS
7 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (3.03%) DBS Check
8 2 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.52%) Degree
9 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.52%) MCDST
9 1 (1.52%) MCSE
9 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 12 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.55%) vSphere
4 2 (3.03%) XenApp
5 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.52%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.52%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) SCCM
Vendors
1 49 (74.24%) Cisco
2 24 (36.36%) Juniper
3 17 (25.76%) Barracuda Networks
3 17 (25.76%) Blue Coat
3 17 (25.76%) Forcepoint
4 15 (22.73%) Remedy
5 13 (19.70%) Microsoft
6 10 (15.15%) VMware
7 9 (13.64%) CheckPoint
8 8 (12.12%) Citrix
9 6 (9.09%) HP
10 5 (7.58%) Nortel
10 5 (7.58%) Siemens
11 4 (6.06%) Aruba
11 4 (6.06%) Meraki
12 3 (4.55%) Ciena
12 3 (4.55%) EMC
12 3 (4.55%) SAP
13 2 (3.03%) Brocade
13 2 (3.03%) Red Hat