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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 17 34 31
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -3
Contract jobs citing LAN 7 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 6.03% 2.12% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.00% 14.81% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £325 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +56.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.13 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.03% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.13 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -
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
25 27 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 21.55% 14.29% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 5
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -61.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £13.60 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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 27 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 12 (100.00%) WAN
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
3 9 (75.00%) Migration
4 8 (66.67%) XenApp
4 8 (66.67%) XenDesktop
4 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
4 8 (66.67%) MS Office
4 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 8 (66.67%) Citrix
5 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (50.00%) Cisco
5 6 (50.00%) Wireless
6 5 (41.67%) Smartphone
6 5 (41.67%) Fat Client
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (41.67%) Thin Client
7 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
8 2 (16.67%) Lync
8 2 (16.67%) VMware
9 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (8.33%) DHCP
9 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
9 1 (8.33%) DNS
9 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
9 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (8.33%) Firewall

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 2 (16.67%) Lync
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (66.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) WAN
2 6 (50.00%) Wireless
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Desktop Technician
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Coordinator
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Network Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Project Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Thin Client
1 5 (41.67%) Smartphone
1 5 (41.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Migration
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) XenApp
1 8 (66.67%) XenDesktop
2 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 8 (66.67%) Citrix
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) VMware