The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 40 - 46
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LAN 10 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.43% - 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.49% - 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate
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£325 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.98% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.73 £20.88 £19.59
% change year-on-year
-10.26% +6.55%
LAN
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
69 10 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 16.75% 3.64% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 3 30
Average daily rate £280 £150 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -57.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £250 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% -62.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 2 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
Blackburn - - - - 1
Chorley - - - -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 16 (76.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (61.90%) WAN
3 13 (61.90%) VMware
4 11 (52.38%) Windows 7
5 10 (47.62%) Citrix
6 9 (42.86%) Cisco
6 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 9 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (38.10%) DNS
7 8 (38.10%) Oracle
7 8 (38.10%) SQL
7 8 (38.10%) Wireless
8 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (33.33%) SAN
9 6 (28.57%) MS Office
9 6 (28.57%) Windows XP
9 6 (28.57%) Firewall
9 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
10 5 (23.81%) IP Telephony
10 5 (23.81%) ODBC
10 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
11 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (19.05%) CCNA
11 4 (19.05%) WLAN
11 4 (19.05%) ITIL
11 4 (19.05%) Java
11 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
11 4 (19.05%) VPN

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (14.29%) IIS
2 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (61.90%) WAN
2 8 (38.10%) DNS
2 8 (38.10%) Wireless
3 7 (33.33%) SAN
4 6 (28.57%) Firewall
5 5 (23.81%) IP Telephony
6 4 (19.05%) VPN
6 4 (19.05%) WLAN
7 3 (14.29%) DHCP
8 2 (9.52%) ADSL
8 2 (9.52%) MPLS
8 2 (9.52%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (4.76%) VLAN
9 1 (4.76%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (4.76%) NAS
9 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
9 1 (4.76%) Multicast
9 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) QlikView
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (14.29%) Applications Support
1 3 (14.29%) Solutions Designer
1 3 (14.29%) Network Manager
1 3 (14.29%) Network Specialist
1 3 (14.29%) Designer
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco Network Specialist
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco Specialist
2 2 (9.52%) Network Support
2 2 (9.52%) Design Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Network Support Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (4.76%) Network Consultant
3 1 (4.76%) Consultant
3 1 (4.76%) Support Specialist
3 1 (4.76%) Network Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Network Technician
3 1 (4.76%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) ODBC
2 3 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Thin Client
1 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 3 (14.29%) Clustering
1 3 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.76%) Wiki
3 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 16 (76.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (52.38%) Windows 7
4 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (28.57%) Windows XP
7 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 3 (14.29%) Project Management
2 3 (14.29%) Service Management
2 3 (14.29%) ITSM
2 3 (14.29%) Change Control
3 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
3 2 (9.52%) Change Management
4 1 (4.76%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 4 (19.05%) Java
4 2 (9.52%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) CCNA
1 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) MCSE
3 2 (9.52%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
3 4 (19.05%) XenApp
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (14.29%) VMware ESX
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
6 1 (4.76%) vSphere
6 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) VMware
2 10 (47.62%) Citrix
3 9 (42.86%) Cisco
3 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 8 (38.10%) Oracle
5 3 (14.29%) Informatica
5 3 (14.29%) Siebel
5 3 (14.29%) IronPort
5 3 (14.29%) Open Text
6 2 (9.52%) F5
6 2 (9.52%) AppSense
6 2 (9.52%) Fortinet
6 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.76%) NetApp
7 1 (4.76%) Business Objects
7 1 (4.76%) HP