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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 24 14 23
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +9
Contract jobs citing LAN 3 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.54% 5.91% 2.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 41.94% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 1
Average daily rate
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£388 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+17.56% +2.77%
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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
18 31 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 9.23% 14.09% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 9
Average daily rate £400 £363 £478
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -24.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £315 £424
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £18.59
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 7 (70.00%) Cisco
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) IBM
4 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 4 (40.00%) Oracle
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (40.00%) Web Services
4 4 (40.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) AIX
4 4 (40.00%) Solaris
4 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) Citrix
4 4 (40.00%) HP
4 4 (40.00%) NetApp
4 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (40.00%) Service Management
4 4 (40.00%) ITSM
4 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (40.00%) XenApp
4 4 (40.00%) XenDesktop
4 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (40.00%) 3PAR
4 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (30.00%) Firewall
5 3 (30.00%) VoIP
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco IPT

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) WAN
2 3 (30.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) VoIP
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security
4 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Design Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Network Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Network Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
1 4 (40.00%) AIX
1 4 (40.00%) Solaris
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
1 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
1 4 (40.00%) Service Management
1 4 (40.00%) ITSM
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (20.00%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Document Management
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (20.00%) CCNP
1 2 (20.00%) CCDP
1 2 (20.00%) CCVP
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (10.00%) PMP
2 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (40.00%) XenApp
1 4 (40.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) IBM
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle
3 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 4 (40.00%) HP
3 4 (40.00%) NetApp
3 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) 3PAR
4 2 (20.00%) Websense
4 2 (20.00%) F5
4 2 (20.00%) Riverbed
4 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds