The first table below looks at the demand for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 24 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 Luton 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 33 14 13
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -1
Contract jobs citing LAN 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 0.51% 4.94% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.67% 22.22% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Average daily rate
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£220 £283 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.12% -33.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £333
% change year-on-year
- -9.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +11.11%
Communications & Networking Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
15 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 7.65% 22.22% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 3
Average daily rate £300 £275 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -35.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £419
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £445 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
LAN
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LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Luton

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) Terminal Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) ISA Server
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (50.00%) Websense
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) 3Com
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) SonicWALL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Server Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Terminal Server
1 1 (50.00%) ISA Server
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) Websense
2 1 (50.00%) 3Com
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) SonicWALL