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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 30 38 37
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing LAN 8 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 3.08% 1.95% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.02% 11.32% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
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£438 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
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
47 53 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 18.08% 17.26% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 7
Average daily rate £250 £283 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.50% -5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £360 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 13
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -64.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £9.88 £27.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 1 October 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 +10 5 - - 1
Loughborough - - - - 1
Hinckley - - - -
LAN
East Midlands

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 18 (94.74%) WAN
2 17 (89.47%) Windows
3 12 (63.16%) Migration
4 11 (57.89%) Citrix
5 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
5 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
5 10 (52.63%) MS Office
6 9 (47.37%) XenApp
6 9 (47.37%) XenDesktop
6 9 (47.37%) Windows 7
7 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (36.84%) Cisco
8 7 (36.84%) Wireless
9 6 (31.58%) Fat Client
9 6 (31.58%) Thin Client
10 5 (26.32%) Smartphone
11 4 (21.05%) Lync
11 4 (21.05%) Firewall
11 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
12 3 (15.79%) DHCP
12 3 (15.79%) ITIL
12 3 (15.79%) DNS
12 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
13 2 (10.53%) Local Government
13 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
13 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
13 2 (10.53%) VMware
13 2 (10.53%) Office 365
13 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (21.05%) Lync
2 2 (10.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) IBM Notes
3 1 (5.26%) Site Server
Applications
1 10 (52.63%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (94.74%) WAN
2 7 (36.84%) Wireless
3 4 (21.05%) Firewall
4 3 (15.79%) DHCP
4 3 (15.79%) DNS
5 2 (10.53%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.26%) FTP
6 1 (5.26%) WLAN
6 1 (5.26%) VPN
6 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (5.26%) PABX
General
1 2 (10.53%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Desktop Technician
2 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (15.79%) Desktop Support
2 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Technical Leader
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Coordinator
4 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Support Technician
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) IT Support
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Technician
4 1 (5.26%) Network Technician
4 1 (5.26%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) IT Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Fat Client
1 6 (31.58%) Thin Client
2 5 (26.32%) Smartphone
3 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
4 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows 7
3 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.53%) Project Management
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Time Management
4 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 9 (47.37%) XenApp
2 9 (47.37%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Citrix
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 7 (36.84%) Cisco
4 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) Lotus
5 1 (5.26%) Symantec