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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 33 47 28
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -19
Contract jobs citing LAN 15 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.42% 1.93% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.61% 12.50% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £309
% change year-on-year
+8.58% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £11.50 - £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
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
46 80 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.48% 15.47% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 55 10
Average daily rate £300 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £195 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £535 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 9
Average hourly rate £16.00 £28.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.85% -3.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £19.30 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.30 £33.80 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 - 4 £360 -
Preston - 2 £463 -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 10 (55.56%) WAN
2 9 (50.00%) Cisco
3 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 8 (44.44%) MCP
3 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (38.89%) Juniper
4 7 (38.89%) Firewall
5 6 (33.33%) MPLS
5 6 (33.33%) ADSL
6 5 (27.78%) CheckPoint
6 5 (27.78%) OSPF
6 5 (27.78%) BGP
6 5 (27.78%) Windows
7 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
8 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (16.67%) Sourcefire
8 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 3 (16.67%) SSL
8 3 (16.67%) IPsec
8 3 (16.67%) Migration
9 2 (11.11%) CCIE
9 2 (11.11%) Intel
10 1 (5.56%) CCNA
10 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
10 1 (5.56%) HP
10 1 (5.56%) VMware
10 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
10 1 (5.56%) Information Security
10 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) WAN
2 7 (38.89%) Firewall
3 6 (33.33%) MPLS
3 6 (33.33%) ADSL
4 5 (27.78%) OSPF
4 5 (27.78%) BGP
5 3 (16.67%) SSL
5 3 (16.67%) IPsec
6 1 (5.56%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Architect
1 7 (38.89%) Network Architect
2 6 (33.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) PC Support
3 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Network Specialist
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
2 1 (5.56%) Information Security
2 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
2 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) MCP
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) CCIE
4 1 (5.56%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.56%) BS25999
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Cisco
2 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 7 (38.89%) Juniper
4 5 (27.78%) CheckPoint
5 3 (16.67%) Sourcefire
6 2 (11.11%) Intel
7 1 (5.56%) HP
7 1 (5.56%) VMware
7 1 (5.56%) ProCurve
7 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.56%) SonicWALL
7 1 (5.56%) Aruba