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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 33 35 23
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -12
Contract jobs citing LAN 8 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 2.68% 0.79% 3.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.05% 7.41% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.38 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +0.64%
Communications & Networking Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
38 27 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 12.75% 10.67% 16.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 7
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.19 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.77% -44.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.36 £11.04 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £11.34 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
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 29 July 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
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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 -2 5 £300 - 2
LAN
East Midlands

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 16 (94.12%) WAN
2 13 (76.47%) Windows
3 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
4 8 (47.06%) Migration
5 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (35.29%) Citrix
6 6 (35.29%) Wireless
7 5 (29.41%) Fat Client
7 5 (29.41%) Thin Client
7 5 (29.41%) Cisco
7 5 (29.41%) Firewall
8 4 (23.53%) XenApp
8 4 (23.53%) XenDesktop
8 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
8 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
8 4 (23.53%) MS Office
8 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
8 4 (23.53%) Lync
9 3 (17.65%) DHCP
9 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
9 3 (17.65%) DNS
9 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
9 3 (17.65%) VMware
10 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
10 2 (11.76%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (11.76%) Local Government
10 2 (11.76%) Smartphone
10 2 (11.76%) VLAN

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (23.53%) Lync
2 2 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) Site Server
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (94.12%) WAN
2 6 (35.29%) Wireless
3 5 (29.41%) Firewall
4 3 (17.65%) DHCP
4 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
4 3 (17.65%) DNS
5 2 (11.76%) MPLS
5 2 (11.76%) FTP
5 2 (11.76%) VLAN
6 1 (5.88%) Network Security
6 1 (5.88%) PABX
6 1 (5.88%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (5.88%) VPN
6 1 (5.88%) WLAN
6 1 (5.88%) SAN
General
1 2 (11.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Desktop Support
2 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Technician
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Technician
4 1 (5.88%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (5.88%) Security Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Support Technician
4 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Project Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Thin Client
1 5 (29.41%) Fat Client
2 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.76%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
3 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.88%) Security Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security
4 1 (5.88%) Network Design
4 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) CCNP
1 1 (5.88%) CCNA
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) VCP4
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 4 (23.53%) XenApp
2 4 (23.53%) XenDesktop
3 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Citrix
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 3 (17.65%) VMware