The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 50 48 34
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -14
Contract jobs citing LAN 5 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.85% 2.01% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.35% 9.62% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 1
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£285 £295 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.38% +18.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £21.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.09% +35.48%
LAN
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Communications & Networking Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
68 104 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 11.56% 20.93% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 50 13
Average daily rate £365 £290 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.86% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £221 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 18 5
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -14.27%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in the North East

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the North East region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

LAN
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the North East region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +3 3 £285 +1.78% 3
Durham -3 1 - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 26 (100.00%) WAN
2 15 (57.69%) Cisco
2 15 (57.69%) Firewall
3 13 (50.00%) Network Design
3 13 (50.00%) Service Management
4 12 (46.15%) Windows
4 12 (46.15%) Network Monitoring
5 11 (42.31%) Cisco IOS
5 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
5 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
5 11 (42.31%) Incident Management
6 10 (38.46%) Service Delivery
6 10 (38.46%) Juniper
6 10 (38.46%) McAfee
6 10 (38.46%) ITIL
6 10 (38.46%) SSL
6 10 (38.46%) CheckPoint
6 10 (38.46%) WhatsUp Gold
6 10 (38.46%) Network Management
7 9 (34.62%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (34.62%) F5
7 9 (34.62%) vSphere
7 9 (34.62%) 3PAR
7 9 (34.62%) EMC
7 9 (34.62%) SAN
8 8 (30.77%) Cryptography
8 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
8 8 (30.77%) DNS
8 8 (30.77%) MS Office

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 2 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.85%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) MS Office
1 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 26 (100.00%) WAN
2 15 (57.69%) Firewall
3 11 (42.31%) Cisco IOS
4 10 (38.46%) SSL
5 9 (34.62%) SAN
6 8 (30.77%) DNS
6 8 (30.77%) Network Security
6 8 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 8 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 7 (26.92%) Junos
8 4 (15.38%) VPN
9 2 (7.69%) HTTPS
9 2 (7.69%) HTTP
9 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
9 2 (7.69%) SMS
10 1 (3.85%) VoIP
10 1 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.69%) MySQL
General
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Network Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) UNIX Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Cryptography
2 2 (7.69%) HACMP
2 2 (7.69%) Open Source
3 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) AIX
3 2 (7.69%) Solaris
3 2 (7.69%) UNIX
4 1 (3.85%) Android
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Service Management
1 13 (50.00%) Network Design
2 12 (46.15%) Network Monitoring
3 11 (42.31%) Incident Management
4 10 (38.46%) Network Management
4 10 (38.46%) ITIL
4 10 (38.46%) Service Delivery
5 8 (30.77%) Load Balancing
6 5 (19.23%) Time Management
7 3 (11.54%) Six Sigma
8 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
8 2 (7.69%) Supplier Management
8 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (7.69%) Workflow
8 2 (7.69%) Data Mapping
8 2 (7.69%) Lean Six Sigma
9 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (3.85%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
1 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
1 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) Degree
3 2 (7.69%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (3.85%) MCSA
4 1 (3.85%) CCNA
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (30.77%) QA
1 8 (30.77%) JSP 440
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) vSphere
1 9 (34.62%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (30.77%) Hyper-V
3 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
4 2 (7.69%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 10 (38.46%) WhatsUp Gold
2 5 (19.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Cisco
2 10 (38.46%) CheckPoint
2 10 (38.46%) McAfee
2 10 (38.46%) Juniper
3 9 (34.62%) 3PAR
3 9 (34.62%) F5
3 9 (34.62%) EMC
4 8 (30.77%) TippingPoint
5 6 (23.08%) HP
6 2 (7.69%) IBM
6 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.85%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.85%) Lotus
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.85%) BT
7 1 (3.85%) Crossbeam