The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 52 28 26
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -2
Contract jobs citing LAN 10 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 1.67% 3.89% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.75% 30.43% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 1
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£343 £336 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% -3.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.38
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.67%
LAN
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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 Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Communications & Networking Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
93 46 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 15.53% 12.78% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 39 7
Average daily rate £275 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 3
Average hourly rate £21.50 £10.00 £10.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.00% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £10.00 £10.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £10.00 £10.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 July 2015, 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 12 (100.00%) WAN
2 11 (91.67%) Security Cleared
3 10 (83.33%) Firewall
4 9 (75.00%) Juniper
5 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
6 7 (58.33%) TippingPoint
6 7 (58.33%) CheckPoint
6 7 (58.33%) Cisco
7 6 (50.00%) VPN
7 6 (50.00%) Structured Cabling
8 5 (41.67%) Network Security
8 5 (41.67%) HP
9 4 (33.33%) Internet
9 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
10 3 (25.00%) Riverbed
10 3 (25.00%) Junos
10 3 (25.00%) F5
10 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
10 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
10 3 (25.00%) MS Office
10 3 (25.00%) McAfee
10 3 (25.00%) Wireless
10 3 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
10 3 (25.00%) Crossbeam
10 3 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (16.67%) Blue Coat
11 2 (16.67%) IPsec
11 2 (16.67%) BGP
11 2 (16.67%) NetScreen
11 2 (16.67%) Change Management

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) WAN
2 10 (83.33%) Firewall
3 6 (50.00%) VPN
3 6 (50.00%) Structured Cabling
4 5 (41.67%) Network Security
5 4 (33.33%) Internet
6 3 (25.00%) Wireless
6 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (25.00%) Junos
7 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (16.67%) IPsec
7 2 (16.67%) BGP
7 2 (16.67%) NetScreen
7 2 (16.67%) SAN
7 2 (16.67%) Ethernet
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Network Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Implementation Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Network Implementation Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
3 1 (8.33%) Time Management
3 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) CCNP
3 2 (16.67%) CCNA
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (16.67%) vSphere
1 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Juniper
2 7 (58.33%) CheckPoint
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco
2 7 (58.33%) TippingPoint
3 5 (41.67%) HP
4 3 (25.00%) Riverbed
4 3 (25.00%) McAfee
4 3 (25.00%) Crossbeam
4 3 (25.00%) F5
5 2 (16.67%) Blue Coat
5 2 (16.67%) Aruba
5 2 (16.67%) 3PAR
5 2 (16.67%) EMC
5 2 (16.67%) Remedy