The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 34 41 31
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Contract jobs citing LAN 5 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.66% 1.64% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.89% 12.50% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Average daily rate
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£319 £215 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.25% -52.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £308
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +11.38%
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%
LAN
East Midlands

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

Communications & Networking Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
36 40 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 11.92% 13.11% 22.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 12
Average daily rate £317 £250 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.80% -28.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £180 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £393 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 27
Average hourly rate £13.50 £27.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.90% -18.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -8.09%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2015. 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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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
Leicester +3 3 £325 +30.00%
Loughborough - - - -
LAN
East Midlands

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 6 (50.00%) Citrix
4 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (41.67%) MS Office
5 5 (41.67%) Firewall
5 5 (41.67%) Wireless
5 5 (41.67%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (33.33%) Smartphone
6 4 (33.33%) Migration
6 4 (33.33%) XenApp
6 4 (33.33%) XenDesktop
6 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (25.00%) Blackberry
7 3 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (25.00%) Thin Client
7 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (25.00%) DNS
7 3 (25.00%) Cisco
7 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
7 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (25.00%) VMware
7 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
7 3 (25.00%) Fat Client
8 2 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (16.67%) Clustering

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (8.33%) IBM Notes
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) WAN
2 5 (41.67%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) Wireless
3 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (8.33%) DHCP
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security
4 1 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (25.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Smartphone
2 3 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (25.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (25.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (41.67%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Time Management
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Network Management
3 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Resilience Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) MCTS
2 1 (8.33%) MCITP
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) XenApp
2 4 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (8.33%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (8.33%) F5
3 1 (8.33%) Lotus
3 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (8.33%) Symantec