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 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 56 39 36
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -3
Contract jobs citing LAN 16 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.90% 2.37% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 20.69% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 2
Average daily rate
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£347 £349 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.36% +11.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £280 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £400 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -9.21%
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
128 58 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 15.20% 11.46% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 45 14
Average daily rate £282 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 1 9
Average hourly rate £18.00 £10.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -69.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £10.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £10.00 £32.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 July 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 July 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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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 -18 15 £343 -1.51% 2
Durham - 1 £475 -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 20 (95.24%) WAN
2 13 (61.90%) Firewall
2 13 (61.90%) Security Cleared
3 11 (52.38%) Juniper
4 10 (47.62%) Cisco
5 9 (42.86%) CheckPoint
5 9 (42.86%) TippingPoint
5 9 (42.86%) SC Cleared
6 8 (38.10%) Network Security
6 8 (38.10%) VPN
7 7 (33.33%) MS Office
7 7 (33.33%) HP
8 6 (28.57%) Windows
8 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
8 6 (28.57%) Structured Cabling
9 5 (23.81%) Junos
9 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
9 5 (23.81%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (23.81%) F5
9 5 (23.81%) ITIL
9 5 (23.81%) CCNA
9 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (23.81%) McAfee
10 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (19.05%) Internet
10 4 (19.05%) EMC
10 4 (19.05%) SAN
10 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
10 4 (19.05%) Network Load Balancing
10 4 (19.05%) Crossbeam

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) MS Office
2 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (95.24%) WAN
2 13 (61.90%) Firewall
3 8 (38.10%) VPN
3 8 (38.10%) Network Security
4 6 (28.57%) Structured Cabling
5 5 (23.81%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (23.81%) Junos
6 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
6 4 (19.05%) SAN
6 4 (19.05%) Internet
7 3 (14.29%) Wireless
7 3 (14.29%) IP Telephony
7 3 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (9.52%) IPsec
8 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (9.52%) BGP
8 2 (9.52%) NetScreen
8 2 (9.52%) VoIP
8 2 (9.52%) Ethernet
9 1 (4.76%) DNS
General
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) Network Consultant
2 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Service Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Implementation Consultant
3 1 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Security Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Deskside Support
3 1 (4.76%) Network Implementation Consultant
3 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
2 3 (14.29%) Cryptography
3 2 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.76%) EPoS
4 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
3 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Network Load Balancing
3 3 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (14.29%) Service Management
3 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 3 (14.29%) Change Management
4 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
4 2 (9.52%) Time Management
4 2 (9.52%) Network Management
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.76%) Six Sigma
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) Information Security
5 1 (4.76%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 13 (61.90%) Security Cleared
2 9 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 5 (23.81%) CCNA
3 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (14.29%) Degree
5 2 (9.52%) CCNP
6 1 (4.76%) MCSA
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) JSP 440
2 2 (9.52%) SLA
2 2 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
1 4 (19.05%) vSphere
1 4 (19.05%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Juniper
2 10 (47.62%) Cisco
3 9 (42.86%) CheckPoint
3 9 (42.86%) TippingPoint
4 7 (33.33%) HP
5 5 (23.81%) F5
5 5 (23.81%) McAfee
6 4 (19.05%) Crossbeam
6 4 (19.05%) 3PAR
6 4 (19.05%) Riverbed
6 4 (19.05%) EMC
7 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
7 2 (9.52%) Remedy
7 2 (9.52%) Aruba
7 2 (9.52%) Blue Coat
8 1 (4.76%) BT
8 1 (4.76%) VMware
8 1 (4.76%) Lotus
8 1 (4.76%) Apple