The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 23 20 19
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing LAN 7 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.79% 4.96% 4.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 26.42% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 6
Average daily rate
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£500 £338 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £275 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £17.29 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+9.68% -3.94%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
28 53 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 11.16% 18.79% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 28 21
Average daily rate £375 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £554 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +125.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 6 (60.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 4 (40.00%) IBM
4 4 (40.00%) AIX
4 4 (40.00%) Solaris
4 4 (40.00%) Web Services
4 4 (40.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) Oracle
4 4 (40.00%) HP
4 4 (40.00%) Citrix
4 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (40.00%) NetApp
4 4 (40.00%) ITSM
4 4 (40.00%) Service Management
4 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (40.00%) XenApp
4 4 (40.00%) XenDesktop
4 4 (40.00%) 3PAR
4 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (20.00%) CCVP
5 2 (20.00%) Firewall
5 2 (20.00%) F5

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 (10.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (10.00%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (20.00%) Wireshark
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (20.00%) SAN
2 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (20.00%) VPN
2 2 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Design Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) SQL DBA
2 2 (20.00%) Network Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Network Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (10.00%) PMI
2 1 (10.00%) Online Games
2 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) AIX
3 4 (40.00%) Solaris
3 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
1 4 (40.00%) ITSM
1 4 (40.00%) Service Management
2 2 (20.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCVP
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (20.00%) CCNP
1 2 (20.00%) CCDP
1 2 (20.00%) PMP
1 2 (20.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (40.00%) XenApp
1 4 (40.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) IBM
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) HP
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
2 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (40.00%) NetApp
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) 3PAR
3 2 (20.00%) F5
3 2 (20.00%) Riverbed
3 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (20.00%) Websense
4 1 (10.00%) Lotus