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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 54 44 35
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -9
Contract jobs citing LAN 13 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.67% 2.24% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.04% 23.64% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 0
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£347 £282 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £309
% change year-on-year
+8.58% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
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
108 55 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 13.86% 9.47% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 35 19
Average daily rate £294 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £378 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £10.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -12 11 £347 +23.11% 1
Durham - 1 £475 - 1
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 21 (95.45%) WAN
2 14 (63.64%) Firewall
2 14 (63.64%) Security Cleared
3 11 (50.00%) Juniper
3 11 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 11 (50.00%) Cisco
4 10 (45.45%) TippingPoint
4 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
5 9 (40.91%) Network Security
5 9 (40.91%) MS Office
6 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
6 8 (36.36%) HP
6 8 (36.36%) F5
7 7 (31.82%) Windows
7 7 (31.82%) McAfee
7 7 (31.82%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (27.27%) Service Management
8 6 (27.27%) Service Delivery
8 6 (27.27%) SAN
8 6 (27.27%) EMC
8 6 (27.27%) VPN
8 6 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (27.27%) Junos
8 6 (27.27%) vSphere
8 6 (27.27%) 3PAR
8 6 (27.27%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
9 5 (22.73%) ITIL
9 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Applications
1 9 (40.91%) MS Office
2 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (95.45%) WAN
2 14 (63.64%) Firewall
3 9 (40.91%) Network Security
4 7 (31.82%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (27.27%) SAN
5 6 (27.27%) VPN
5 6 (27.27%) Junos
6 4 (18.18%) Internet
6 4 (18.18%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (13.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (13.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (13.64%) DNS
7 3 (13.64%) SSL
8 2 (9.09%) VoIP
8 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
9 1 (4.55%) IP Telephony
9 1 (4.55%) Wireless
9 1 (4.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Network Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) Architect
2 2 (9.09%) Network Consultant
2 2 (9.09%) Consultant
2 2 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (4.55%) Network Implementation Consultant
3 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (4.55%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Service Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Implementation Consultant
3 1 (4.55%) Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Cryptography
2 2 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.55%) EPoS
3 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.55%) Android
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Service Management
1 6 (27.27%) Service Delivery
1 6 (27.27%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (22.73%) ITIL
2 5 (22.73%) Network Design
2 5 (22.73%) Incident Management
3 4 (18.18%) Network Load Balancing
3 4 (18.18%) Network Management
4 3 (13.64%) Load Balancing
4 3 (13.64%) Time Management
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) Six Sigma
5 1 (4.55%) Information Security
5 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) MCSA
4 1 (4.55%) CCNA
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) JSP 440
2 4 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
1 6 (27.27%) vSphere
2 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Juniper
1 11 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 11 (50.00%) Cisco
2 10 (45.45%) TippingPoint
3 8 (36.36%) HP
3 8 (36.36%) F5
4 7 (31.82%) McAfee
5 6 (27.27%) EMC
5 6 (27.27%) 3PAR
6 4 (18.18%) Crossbeam
6 4 (18.18%) Riverbed
7 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
8 1 (4.55%) Apple
8 1 (4.55%) VMware
8 1 (4.55%) BT