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 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 47 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -
Contract jobs citing LAN 1 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.22% 2.91% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.50% 14.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £310 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £369 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.86% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
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
40 34 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.79% 19.77% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 23
Average daily rate £240 £225 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £213 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £389 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £15.00 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £18.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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
Preston - 1 - -
Blackburn - - - -
LAN
North West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 10 (83.33%) WAN
2 8 (66.67%) DNS
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) VMware
4 6 (50.00%) ODBC
4 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (50.00%) Oracle
4 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (33.33%) XenApp
5 4 (33.33%) Java
5 4 (33.33%) Citrix
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco
6 3 (25.00%) C
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (25.00%) AppSense
7 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
7 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
7 2 (16.67%) F5
7 2 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (16.67%) Firewall
7 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
7 2 (16.67%) MPLS
7 2 (16.67%) MS Office
7 2 (16.67%) ADSL
7 2 (16.67%) DHCP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) WAN
2 8 (66.67%) DNS
3 2 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (16.67%) DHCP
3 2 (16.67%) ADSL
3 2 (16.67%) MPLS
3 2 (16.67%) Firewall
4 1 (8.33%) Wireless
4 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (8.33%) NAS
4 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
4 1 (8.33%) Multicast
4 1 (8.33%) WLAN
4 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (8.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Solutions Designer
1 3 (25.00%) Design Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Designer
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Specialist
2 2 (16.67%) Network Specialist
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Communications Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Network Design Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Communications Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Network Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (33.33%) XenApp
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
1 7 (58.33%) VMware
2 6 (50.00%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco
4 3 (25.00%) AppSense
5 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
5 2 (16.67%) F5
5 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint