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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 25 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LAN 4 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 2.35% - 3.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.00% - 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate
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£245 - £260
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 - £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £269 - £282
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £369 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.86% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
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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
25 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 14.71% 11.88% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 13
Average daily rate £275 £250 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -8.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £370 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 1
Average hourly rate £24.06 £22.48 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.06% -6.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 2014, 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 11 (91.67%) VPN
2 10 (83.33%) IPsec
2 10 (83.33%) TCP/IP
3 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 8 (66.67%) VMware
3 8 (66.67%) PKI
4 7 (58.33%) Network Management
4 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
4 7 (58.33%) UNIX
4 7 (58.33%) Cisco
4 7 (58.33%) HP
5 6 (50.00%) SQL
5 6 (50.00%) Oracle
5 6 (50.00%) Solaris
5 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (50.00%) Splunk
5 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
5 6 (50.00%) Network Security
5 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (50.00%) VLAN
6 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (41.67%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (41.67%) WAN
7 4 (33.33%) Firewall
8 3 (25.00%) Wireless
8 3 (25.00%) SSL
8 3 (25.00%) CCSA
8 3 (25.00%) Sourcefire

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) VPN
2 10 (83.33%) TCP/IP
2 10 (83.33%) IPsec
3 6 (50.00%) VLAN
3 6 (50.00%) Network Security
4 5 (41.67%) WAN
5 4 (33.33%) Firewall
6 3 (25.00%) Wireless
6 3 (25.00%) SSH
6 3 (25.00%) SSL
7 1 (8.33%) IPv4
7 1 (8.33%) IPv6
7 1 (8.33%) SAN
7 1 (8.33%) MPLS
7 1 (8.33%) OSPF
7 1 (8.33%) BGP
7 1 (8.33%) H.323
7 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
7 1 (8.33%) VoIP
7 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Network Engineer
1 5 (41.67%) Network Security Engineer
1 5 (41.67%) Security Engineer
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Designer
2 2 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Security Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Network Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Security Tester
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) Lead Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) PKI
2 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) UNIX
3 6 (50.00%) Solaris
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Network Management
2 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 6 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) CCSA
2 3 (25.00%) CCSE
3 2 (16.67%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) JNCIS
4 1 (8.33%) CCNP
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
3 1 (8.33%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) ARCserve
2 1 (8.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) VMware
2 7 (58.33%) HP
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) Oracle
3 6 (50.00%) Splunk
4 3 (25.00%) Sourcefire
4 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) EMC
5 1 (8.33%) Intel
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) Juniper
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) Tandberg
5 1 (8.33%) ProCurve
5 1 (8.33%) Mitel