The first table below looks at the demand for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Leicester region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 26 24 19
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing LAN 5 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 3.18% 0.93% 3.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.78% 5.88% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £336
% change year-on-year
- -10.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +11.11%
Communications & Networking Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
18 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 11.46% 15.74% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 5
Average daily rate £350 £200 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £100 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £353 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -65.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
LAN
Leicestershire

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 (90.91%) WAN
2 9 (81.82%) Windows
3 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (54.55%) Wireless
4 6 (54.55%) Migration
5 5 (45.45%) Citrix
5 5 (45.45%) Thin Client
5 5 (45.45%) Fat Client
6 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (36.36%) XenApp
6 4 (36.36%) XenDesktop
6 4 (36.36%) Cisco
6 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
7 3 (27.27%) DHCP
7 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
7 3 (27.27%) MS Office
7 3 (27.27%) DNS
7 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
7 3 (27.27%) Lync
8 2 (18.18%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (18.18%) Smartphone
8 2 (18.18%) FTP
8 2 (18.18%) Firewall
8 2 (18.18%) VMware
8 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
8 2 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
9 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 3 (27.27%) Lync
2 2 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (9.09%) Site Server
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (90.91%) WAN
2 6 (54.55%) Wireless
3 3 (27.27%) DNS
3 3 (27.27%) DHCP
3 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 2 (18.18%) FTP
4 2 (18.18%) Firewall
5 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (9.09%) PABX
5 1 (9.09%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (9.09%) VPN
5 1 (9.09%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Desktop Support
2 3 (27.27%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Technician
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Technician
4 1 (9.09%) Coordinator
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support
4 1 (9.09%) Network Technician
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Support Technician
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Thin Client
1 5 (45.45%) Fat Client
2 2 (18.18%) Smartphone
2 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
4 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) XenApp
2 4 (36.36%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Citrix
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) VMware