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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 67 43 62
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +19
Contract jobs citing LAN 10 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.18% 1.62% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.35% 9.41% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 9
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£320 £253 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.73% -32.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.29 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -3.94%
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
136 85 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.04% 17.24% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 20 77
Average daily rate £335 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.81% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £186 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.55 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.36% -30.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.93 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.08 £26.00 £20.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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
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 22 September 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
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 22 September 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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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
Stevenage +1 4 £298 +183.33%
Watford - 4 £260 - 4
Bishop's Stortford - 1 £400 -
Borehamwood - - - - 2
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 2
Hertford - - - - 1
Hitchin - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
St Albans - - - - 2
LAN
East of England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 20 (71.43%) WAN
2 15 (53.57%) Cisco
3 13 (46.43%) Windows
3 13 (46.43%) Firewall
4 8 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (25.00%) CCNP
5 7 (25.00%) VPN
5 7 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (21.43%) Wireless
6 6 (21.43%) Finance
6 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
7 5 (17.86%) MS Office
7 5 (17.86%) DNS
7 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (14.29%) Network Security
8 4 (14.29%) PCI DSS
8 4 (14.29%) Legal
8 4 (14.29%) CCNA
8 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 4 (14.29%) ITIL
8 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
9 3 (10.71%) Linux
9 3 (10.71%) FTP
9 3 (10.71%) Citrix
9 3 (10.71%) HP
9 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
9 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (10.71%) IP Telephony

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.57%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Office
2 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 20 (71.43%) WAN
2 13 (46.43%) Firewall
3 7 (25.00%) VPN
4 6 (21.43%) Wireless
5 5 (17.86%) DNS
6 4 (14.29%) Network Security
6 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 3 (10.71%) FTP
7 3 (10.71%) IP Telephony
8 2 (7.14%) BIG-IP
8 2 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (7.14%) SNMP
8 2 (7.14%) MPLS
8 2 (7.14%) OSPF
8 2 (7.14%) BGP
8 2 (7.14%) DHCP
8 2 (7.14%) VoIP
8 2 (7.14%) EIGRP
9 1 (3.57%) IPsec
9 1 (3.57%) WLAN
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Legal
3 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.57%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Administrator
3 4 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Network Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Network Support
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Support
5 2 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Network Security Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Wireless Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
1 1 (3.57%) e-Health
1 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Windows
2 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (10.71%) Linux
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
5 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (10.71%) Network Management
3 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (7.14%) Network Architecture
3 2 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (7.14%) Data Security
3 2 (7.14%) Network Design
3 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.57%) Service Management
4 1 (3.57%) ITSM
4 1 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (25.00%) CCNP
3 4 (14.29%) CCNA
4 3 (10.71%) CCSE
5 2 (7.14%) CCSA
6 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.57%) MOM
2 1 (3.57%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.57%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.57%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Cisco
2 7 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.71%) HP
4 3 (10.71%) Citrix
4 3 (10.71%) F5
5 2 (7.14%) SonicWALL
5 2 (7.14%) SolarWinds
5 2 (7.14%) Sophos
5 2 (7.14%) Aruba
6 1 (3.57%) VMware
6 1 (3.57%) Mitel
6 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.57%) Infoblox
6 1 (3.57%) Meru Networks
6 1 (3.57%) CA
6 1 (3.57%) McAfee
6 1 (3.57%) Intel
6 1 (3.57%) IBM