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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 33 33 38
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing LAN 3 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.08% 2.88% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 23.08% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate
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- £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £299
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -7.89%
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
21 39 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 7.58% 12.50% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 5
Average daily rate £275 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £551 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £11.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +78.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.68 £11.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £35.75 £11.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 4 August 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 +7 3 - - 2
LAN
East Midlands

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 9 (90.00%) WAN
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco
3 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) CCNA
4 2 (20.00%) VPN
4 2 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) VLAN
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
5 1 (10.00%) Security Patching
5 1 (10.00%) SCOM
5 1 (10.00%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Lync
5 1 (10.00%) Change Control
5 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 2 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (10.00%) Lync
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) WAN
2 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 2 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
3 2 (20.00%) VPN
3 2 (20.00%) VLAN
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (10.00%) SAN
4 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) ICT Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
2 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Change Control
2 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Service Continuity Management
2 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (10.00%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCNA
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CCSE
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) NVQ Level 3
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (10.00%) MCP
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint