The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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 Middlesex 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 26 23 27
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing LAN 4 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.55% 2.00% 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.81% 7.69% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 7
Average daily rate £500 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £300 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £300 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £16.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+46.87% -23.80%
Communications & Networking Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
27 52 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 10.47% 26.00% 16.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 25
Average daily rate £420 £431 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.60% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £304 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £615 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 4
Average hourly rate £34.50 £32.50 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% +19.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
LAN
South East

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 13 (100.00%) WAN
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Telecoms
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (38.46%) Oracle
4 5 (38.46%) VPN
5 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
5 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
5 4 (30.77%) VLAN
5 4 (30.77%) Wireless
5 4 (30.77%) Internet
5 4 (30.77%) MS Office
5 4 (30.77%) Linux
5 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
6 3 (23.08%) ERP
6 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
6 3 (23.08%) PBX
6 3 (23.08%) Nortel
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
6 3 (23.08%) NEC
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
7 2 (15.38%) 3PAR
7 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (15.38%) VMware
7 2 (15.38%) Firewall
7 2 (15.38%) SAN

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) IBM Notes
2 1 (7.69%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
2 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) WAN
2 5 (38.46%) VPN
3 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
3 4 (30.77%) Internet
3 4 (30.77%) Wireless
3 4 (30.77%) VLAN
4 3 (23.08%) PBX
5 2 (15.38%) Firewall
5 2 (15.38%) SAN
6 1 (7.69%) Extranet
6 1 (7.69%) OSPF
6 1 (7.69%) BGP
6 1 (7.69%) VRRP
6 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (7.69%) IPsec
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (7.69%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (53.85%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Consultant
2 5 (38.46%) Sales Consultant
2 5 (38.46%) Pre Sales Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Applications Support
3 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Architect
4 2 (15.38%) DBA
4 2 (15.38%) SQL DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Pre Sales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) PMI
1 1 (7.69%) CLARiiON
1 1 (7.69%) Online Games
1 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Solaris
5 1 (7.69%) UNIX
5 1 (7.69%) AIX
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Debian
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ERP
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) PMP
3 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
3 1 (7.69%) CCNP
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) XenApp
2 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
2 1 (7.69%) vSphere
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle
3 3 (23.08%) Nortel
3 3 (23.08%) NEC
4 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) 3PAR
4 2 (15.38%) NetApp
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 2 (15.38%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) EMC
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) SAP
5 1 (7.69%) IBM
5 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
5 1 (7.69%) Lotus