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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 30 42 24
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -18
Contract jobs citing LAN 18 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.31% 2.86% 1.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 40.00% 15.19% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 0
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£400 £263 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.94% +3.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £11.50 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.28 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.48% +26.75%
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
45 79 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.77% 18.81% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 50 11
Average daily rate £300 £250 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -0.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £195 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £535 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 8
Average hourly rate £11.50 £28.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.64% +3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £18.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.30 £33.70 £27.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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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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
Chorley - 5 £360 - 1
Preston - 2 £463 -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 11 (57.89%) WAN
2 9 (47.37%) Cisco
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 8 (42.11%) MCP
3 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (36.84%) Juniper
4 7 (36.84%) Firewall
5 6 (31.58%) ADSL
5 6 (31.58%) MPLS
6 5 (26.32%) OSPF
6 5 (26.32%) BGP
6 5 (26.32%) Windows
6 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
7 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
7 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
7 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
8 3 (15.79%) Sourcefire
8 3 (15.79%) SSL
8 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (15.79%) IPsec
8 3 (15.79%) Migration
9 2 (10.53%) Intel
9 2 (10.53%) CCIE
10 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (5.26%) SonicWALL
10 1 (5.26%) Network Security
10 1 (5.26%) BS25999
10 1 (5.26%) Aruba
10 1 (5.26%) HP SIM
10 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) WAN
2 7 (36.84%) Firewall
3 6 (31.58%) ADSL
3 6 (31.58%) MPLS
4 5 (26.32%) OSPF
4 5 (26.32%) BGP
5 3 (15.79%) SSL
5 3 (15.79%) IPsec
6 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Architect
1 7 (36.84%) Network Architect
2 6 (31.58%) Desktop Support
3 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Network Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.26%) PC Support
4 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Migration
2 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (5.26%) Project Management
2 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
2 1 (5.26%) Information Security
2 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
2 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) MCP
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (10.53%) CCIE
5 1 (5.26%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.26%) BS25999
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Cisco
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) Juniper
3 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
4 3 (15.79%) Sourcefire
5 2 (10.53%) Intel
6 1 (5.26%) SonicWALL
6 1 (5.26%) Aruba
6 1 (5.26%) ProCurve
6 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.26%) HP
6 1 (5.26%) VMware
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