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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 24 29 24
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing LAN 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 1.86% 0.56% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.00% 3.23% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
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£325 £250 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -44.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £305
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +11.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.60 £21.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +35.48%
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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
10 31 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 6.21% 17.51% 26.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
Average daily rate £325 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 24
Average hourly rate £13.50 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.90% -21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) WAN
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (44.44%) Citrix
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) MS Office
4 4 (44.44%) Migration
4 4 (44.44%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (44.44%) XenApp
4 4 (44.44%) XenDesktop
4 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
5 3 (33.33%) Fat Client
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (33.33%) Firewall
5 3 (33.33%) Wireless
5 3 (33.33%) Smartphone
5 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 3 (33.33%) Thin Client
5 3 (33.33%) Blackberry
5 3 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco
6 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
6 2 (22.22%) VMware
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (11.11%) Clustering
7 1 (11.11%) MCTS
7 1 (11.11%) MCITP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 3 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Technician
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 3 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 3 (33.33%) Smartphone
1 3 (33.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 2000 Server
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Network Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (11.11%) MCTS
1 1 (11.11%) MCITP
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) XenApp
2 4 (44.44%) XenDesktop
3 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 4 (44.44%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco