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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 39 44 34
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Contract jobs citing LAN 1 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.29% 1.54% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.13% 11.48% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
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£170 £263 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -11.39%
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
32 61 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 9.41% 13.44% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 40 9
Average daily rate £350 £260 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £218 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £318 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Average hourly rate £13.68 £22.50 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.22% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £17.39 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £22.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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
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 30 July 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
Blackburn 0 1 £170 -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 10 (52.63%) Cisco
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
4 8 (42.11%) MCP
4 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (42.11%) Data Centre
5 7 (36.84%) Firewall
5 7 (36.84%) Juniper
5 7 (36.84%) MPLS
6 6 (31.58%) Windows
6 6 (31.58%) ADSL
7 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
7 5 (26.32%) OSPF
7 5 (26.32%) BGP
7 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
8 4 (21.05%) FireEye
9 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
9 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
9 3 (15.79%) Sourcefire
9 3 (15.79%) IPsec
9 3 (15.79%) Migration
9 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (15.79%) SSL
10 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
10 2 (10.53%) CCIE
10 2 (10.53%) Intel
10 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
11 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1 (5.26%) ProCurve
11 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) WAN
2 7 (36.84%) Firewall
2 7 (36.84%) MPLS
3 6 (31.58%) ADSL
4 5 (26.32%) OSPF
4 5 (26.32%) BGP
5 3 (15.79%) IPsec
5 3 (15.79%) SSL
6 1 (5.26%) Network Security
6 1 (5.26%) DSL
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Architect
1 7 (36.84%) Network Architect
2 6 (31.58%) Desktop Support
3 1 (5.26%) Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) PC Support
3 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Network Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.26%) Service Management
3 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.26%) Information Security
3 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
3 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
3 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) MCP
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (10.53%) CCIE
4 1 (5.26%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.26%) BS25999
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) WSUS
1 1 (5.26%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Cisco
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 7 (36.84%) Juniper
4 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
5 4 (21.05%) FireEye
6 3 (15.79%) Sourcefire
7 2 (10.53%) Intel
8 1 (5.26%) SonicWALL
8 1 (5.26%) ProCurve
8 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
8 1 (5.26%) Aruba
8 1 (5.26%) VMware
8 1 (5.26%) HP
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