The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 19 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing LAN 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 3.50% 0.89% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.74% 11.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£235 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+26.82% +36.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Ipswich region.

Communications & Networking Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
23 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 16.08% 8.04% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 6
Average daily rate £248 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.12% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
Average hourly rate £24.56 - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Ipswich region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAN across the Ipswich region.

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Ipswich region.

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) VPN
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) IPsec
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) UNIX
2 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Network Management
3 3 (50.00%) Splunk
3 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 3 (50.00%) Solaris
3 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (50.00%) VLAN
4 2 (33.33%) PKI
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (16.67%) Ethernet

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) VPN
2 4 (66.67%) IPsec
2 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 3 (50.00%) VLAN
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
5 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
5 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
5 1 (16.67%) IPv4
5 1 (16.67%) IPv6
5 1 (16.67%) SAN
5 1 (16.67%) MPLS
5 1 (16.67%) OSPF
5 1 (16.67%) BGP
5 1 (16.67%) H.323
5 1 (16.67%) Network Security
5 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Designer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) PKI
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
2 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) UNIX
3 3 (50.00%) Solaris
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Network Management
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) JNCIS
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
3 1 (16.67%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (16.67%) ARCserve
2 1 (16.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) Splunk
3 3 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) EMC
4 1 (16.67%) Intel
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Juniper
4 1 (16.67%) NetApp
4 1 (16.67%) Tandberg