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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 14 17 30
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +13
Contract jobs citing LAN 8 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 7.02% 4.60% 1.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.33% 40.00% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
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£375 £410 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +76.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £402 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £418 £259
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.98 £17.36 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.58%
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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
24 10 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 21.05% 11.49% 17.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 24
Average daily rate £375 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £420 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 September 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 (84.62%) TCP/IP
2 9 (69.23%) VPN
2 9 (69.23%) VMware
3 8 (61.54%) IPsec
3 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
3 8 (61.54%) PKI
4 7 (53.85%) Windows
4 7 (53.85%) WAN
4 7 (53.85%) HP
5 6 (46.15%) Cisco
5 6 (46.15%) UNIX
5 6 (46.15%) Network Security
5 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (38.46%) VLAN
6 5 (38.46%) Network Management
6 5 (38.46%) Splunk
6 5 (38.46%) Test Strategy
6 5 (38.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (38.46%) Solaris
6 5 (38.46%) SQL
6 5 (38.46%) Oracle
6 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
7 4 (30.77%) Firewall
7 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
7 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
8 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (23.08%) Sourcefire
8 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) TCP/IP
2 9 (69.23%) VPN
3 8 (61.54%) IPsec
4 7 (53.85%) WAN
5 6 (46.15%) Network Security
6 5 (38.46%) VLAN
7 4 (30.77%) Firewall
8 3 (23.08%) Wireless
8 3 (23.08%) SAN
8 3 (23.08%) SSH
8 3 (23.08%) SSL
9 2 (15.38%) VoIP
10 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (7.69%) ADSL
10 1 (7.69%) PBX
10 1 (7.69%) MPLS
10 1 (7.69%) DPNSS
10 1 (7.69%) MGCP
10 1 (7.69%) SS7
10 1 (7.69%) Megaco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) Cognos Impromptu
2 2 (15.38%) Crystal Reports
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Network Engineer
1 6 (46.15%) Security Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Technical Support
3 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (23.08%) Technical Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Security Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Designer
5 1 (7.69%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Designer
5 1 (7.69%) Security Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) PKI
2 2 (15.38%) Thin Client
2 2 (15.38%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) UNIX
3 5 (38.46%) Solaris
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Network Management
1 5 (38.46%) Test Strategy
1 5 (38.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) CCSE
2 3 (23.08%) CCSA
3 2 (15.38%) Check Point Certification
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 3 (23.08%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (23.08%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) VMware
2 7 (53.85%) HP
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco
4 5 (38.46%) Splunk
4 5 (38.46%) Oracle
5 3 (23.08%) Sourcefire
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) Intel
5 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
6 2 (15.38%) Cognos
7 1 (7.69%) ProCurve
7 1 (7.69%) NetApp
7 1 (7.69%) BT
7 1 (7.69%) Mitel
7 1 (7.69%) Citrix
7 1 (7.69%) EMC