The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 24 23 21
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing LAN 3 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 1.92% 4.40% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.68% 36.36% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £309
% change year-on-year
+8.58% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
LAN
Leicestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
31 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 19.87% 12.09% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 3
Average daily rate £325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £160 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £547
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 9
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.20 £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 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 22 May 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) MCSE
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Clustering
4 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (16.67%) MCTS
4 1 (16.67%) MCITP
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (16.67%) SCOM
4 1 (16.67%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) SAN
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Lync
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) ICT Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) MCTS
3 1 (16.67%) MCITP
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) NVQ Level 3
3 1 (16.67%) MCP
3 1 (16.67%) MCSA
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco