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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 21 18 22
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing LAN 4 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.26% 4.66% 2.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.53% 30.00% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
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£363 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £20.06 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+13.11% +25.37%
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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
17 30 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 9.60% 15.54% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 8
Average daily rate £363 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% -15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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
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 29 January 2015, 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 8 (88.89%) WAN
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Firewall
4 3 (33.33%) VoIP
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (22.22%) Wireshark
5 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (22.22%) F5
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (22.22%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (22.22%) NetScaler
5 2 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (22.22%) XenApp
5 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
5 2 (22.22%) Riverbed
5 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
5 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Service Management
5 2 (22.22%) ITSM
5 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) CCVP
5 2 (22.22%) CCNP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 (11.11%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) VoIP
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (22.22%) Wireshark
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (22.22%) NetScaler
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) VPN
4 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
4 1 (11.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Administrator
1 2 (22.22%) Network Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Network Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Network Administrator
1 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Design Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) AIX
1 2 (22.22%) Solaris
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
1 2 (22.22%) WAN Optimisation
1 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
1 2 (22.22%) Service Management
1 2 (22.22%) ITSM
1 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) Document Management
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CCVP
1 2 (22.22%) CCNP
1 2 (22.22%) CCDP
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (11.11%) PMP
2 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (22.22%) XenApp
1 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) F5
3 2 (22.22%) Riverbed
3 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) NetApp
3 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
3 2 (22.22%) Websense
3 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) 3PAR