The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Leicestershire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 39 30 25
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Contract jobs citing LAN 8 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 2.25% 2.26% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.51% 17.24% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Average daily rate £225 £450 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +125.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -23.80%
Communications & Networking Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
39 29 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 10.96% 13.12% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 5
Average daily rate £250 £325 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +62.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £226 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £26.25 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.57% +32.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £32.50 £25.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
LAN
East Midlands

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -10 5 £225 -50.00% 2
Hinckley +1 1 - -
LAN
East Midlands

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 10 (83.33%) Windows
1 10 (83.33%) WAN
2 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) Citrix
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 4 (33.33%) Firewall
5 4 (33.33%) Wireless
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (25.00%) Fat Client
6 3 (25.00%) Migration
6 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (25.00%) MS Office
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco
6 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (25.00%) DNS
6 3 (25.00%) Thin Client
7 2 (16.67%) SAN
7 2 (16.67%) VPN
7 2 (16.67%) SLA
7 2 (16.67%) DHCP
7 2 (16.67%) FTP
7 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
7 2 (16.67%) Change Management
7 2 (16.67%) MPLS
7 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
7 2 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (16.67%) VMware

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (8.33%) Lync
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (8.33%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (8.33%) Site Server
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) WAN
2 4 (33.33%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) Wireless
3 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (16.67%) SAN
4 2 (16.67%) VPN
4 2 (16.67%) DHCP
4 2 (16.67%) FTP
4 2 (16.67%) MPLS
4 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (16.67%) VLAN
5 1 (8.33%) PABX
5 1 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security
5 1 (8.33%) ADSL
5 1 (8.33%) WLAN
5 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) IT Support
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Project Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Support Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (25.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (8.33%) Statistics
3 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (8.33%) Solaris
5 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Security Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (8.33%) Network Design
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security
3 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) VCP4
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) XenApp
2 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
3 1 (8.33%) vSphere
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Citrix
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) CommVault
5 1 (8.33%) Motorola
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