The first table below looks at the demand for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 Newcastle upon Tyne 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 46 25 28
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +3
Contract jobs citing LAN 11 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.24% 1.11% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.46% 5.41% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
Average daily rate £273 - £250
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
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
63 37 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 12.80% 20.56% 19.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 19 23
Average daily rate £270 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £305 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
LAN
Tyne and Wear

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 10 (90.91%) UNIX
2 9 (81.82%) Solaris
2 9 (81.82%) VPN
3 7 (63.64%) WAN
3 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
4 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (54.55%) VMware
4 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
4 6 (54.55%) Oracle
4 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
4 6 (54.55%) Service Management
5 5 (45.45%) Middleware
5 5 (45.45%) SQL
5 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
5 5 (45.45%) Cisco
5 5 (45.45%) VLAN
5 5 (45.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (45.45%) Splunk
6 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (36.36%) Open Source
6 4 (36.36%) Firewall
6 4 (36.36%) IPsec
6 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
6 4 (36.36%) PKI
6 4 (36.36%) IBM
6 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
6 4 (36.36%) HP
6 4 (36.36%) AIX
6 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
6 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 (9.09%) WebLogic
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) VPN
2 7 (63.64%) WAN
3 5 (45.45%) VLAN
3 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
4 4 (36.36%) Firewall
4 4 (36.36%) IPsec
5 1 (9.09%) DHCP
5 1 (9.09%) DNS
5 1 (9.09%) SAN
5 1 (9.09%) 3G
5 1 (9.09%) MPLS
5 1 (9.09%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) UNIX Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Middleware
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) PKI
1 4 (36.36%) Open Source
2 3 (27.27%) HACMP
3 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
3 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) UNIX
2 9 (81.82%) Solaris
3 4 (36.36%) AIX
4 1 (9.09%) HPUX
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Service Management
2 5 (45.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
4 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (9.09%) Workflow
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) Six Sigma
5 1 (9.09%) Change Data Capture
5 1 (9.09%) Lean Six Sigma
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) IBM AIX Certification
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (9.09%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle
1 6 (54.55%) VMware
2 5 (45.45%) Splunk
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco
3 4 (36.36%) IBM
3 4 (36.36%) HP
3 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix