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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 24 23 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing LAN 2 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 1.26% 3.93% 4.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.53% 25.93% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 2
Average daily rate
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- £230 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -43.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%
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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
19 27 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 11.95% 15.17% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 3
Average daily rate £438 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £405 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 28 July 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 4 (80.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) CCIE
2 3 (60.00%) CCNP
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) MPLS
2 3 (60.00%) OSPF
2 3 (60.00%) BGP
2 3 (60.00%) EIGRP
2 3 (60.00%) IGRP
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) IP Telephony
2 3 (60.00%) Network Management
2 3 (60.00%) IOS XR
3 2 (40.00%) NX-OS
3 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (40.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) MPLS
2 3 (60.00%) OSPF
2 3 (60.00%) BGP
2 3 (60.00%) EIGRP
2 3 (60.00%) IGRP
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) IP Telephony
2 3 (60.00%) IOS XR
3 2 (40.00%) NX-OS
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (20.00%) ISDN
4 1 (20.00%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Support
2 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (20.00%) Network Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Technical Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Network Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (40.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Network Management
2 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCIE
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) ARCserve
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) Intel
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) BT