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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 44 30 26
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -4
Contract jobs citing LAN 23 4 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.30% 1.13% 5.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.70% 14.81% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £200 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £180 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £240 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Average hourly rate £13.25 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.51% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £15.50 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.29 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -3.94%
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
123 27 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 17.65% 7.65% 19.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 11 37
Average daily rate £348 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.54% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.41% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £32.50 £18.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 September 2014.

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 September 2014. 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
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IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -15 23 £400 - 2
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 35 (100.00%) WAN
2 21 (60.00%) Service Management
3 19 (54.29%) Firewall
3 19 (54.29%) Network Design
4 16 (45.71%) DNS
5 14 (40.00%) Cisco
5 14 (40.00%) Security Cleared
6 13 (37.14%) SC Cleared
6 13 (37.14%) SAN
6 13 (37.14%) MS Office
7 12 (34.29%) Windows
7 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (34.29%) WhatsUp Gold
7 12 (34.29%) Incident Management
7 12 (34.29%) Network Management
7 12 (34.29%) Network Monitoring
8 11 (31.43%) F5
8 11 (31.43%) CheckPoint
8 11 (31.43%) Service Delivery
8 11 (31.43%) MS Excel
8 11 (31.43%) Juniper
9 10 (28.57%) HP
9 10 (28.57%) McAfee
9 10 (28.57%) QA
9 10 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
10 9 (25.71%) Cryptography
10 9 (25.71%) Network Security
10 9 (25.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 9 (25.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 4 (11.43%) WebLogic
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (37.14%) MS Office
2 11 (31.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 35 (100.00%) WAN
2 19 (54.29%) Firewall
3 16 (45.71%) DNS
4 13 (37.14%) SAN
5 10 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
6 9 (25.71%) Network Security
6 9 (25.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 9 (25.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 9 (25.71%) SSL
7 8 (22.86%) VPN
7 8 (22.86%) Junos
8 7 (20.00%) DHCP
9 6 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
10 2 (5.71%) SMS
10 2 (5.71%) MPLS
10 2 (5.71%) DSL
11 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (2.86%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (2.86%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Architect
1 11 (31.43%) Network Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) UNIX Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Support
4 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Network Support
5 1 (2.86%) Network Architect
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco Support
5 1 (2.86%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Data Network Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) Middleware
2 4 (11.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Cryptography
2 8 (22.86%) Open Source
3 5 (14.29%) Fat Client
3 5 (14.29%) Thin Client
4 3 (8.57%) HACMP
5 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.86%) Clustering
6 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2003
1 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 12 (34.29%) Windows
2 8 (22.86%) AIX
2 8 (22.86%) UNIX
2 8 (22.86%) Solaris
3 5 (14.29%) Linux
3 5 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
4 4 (11.43%) HPUX
5 2 (5.71%) Windows 2000
5 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) Service Management
2 19 (54.29%) Network Design
3 12 (34.29%) Incident Management
3 12 (34.29%) Network Management
3 12 (34.29%) Network Monitoring
4 11 (31.43%) Service Delivery
5 9 (25.71%) ITIL
5 9 (25.71%) Configuration Management
6 8 (22.86%) Load Balancing
7 6 (17.14%) Time Management
8 5 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (14.29%) Performance Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Change Data Capture
10 3 (8.57%) Network Load Balancing
11 2 (5.71%) Problem Management
12 1 (2.86%) Six Sigma
12 1 (2.86%) Data Protection
12 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
12 1 (2.86%) Capacity Management
12 1 (2.86%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) C
2 5 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (37.14%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (28.57%) QA
2 8 (22.86%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) Hyper-V
1 8 (22.86%) vSphere
1 8 (22.86%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (14.29%) VMware ESX
3 5 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
4 4 (11.43%) KVM
4 4 (11.43%) RHEV
5 3 (8.57%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 12 (34.29%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (11.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (5.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) Cisco
2 11 (31.43%) Juniper
2 11 (31.43%) CheckPoint
2 11 (31.43%) F5
3 10 (28.57%) McAfee
3 10 (28.57%) HP
4 8 (22.86%) EMC
4 8 (22.86%) Red Hat
4 8 (22.86%) 3PAR
4 8 (22.86%) TippingPoint
5 7 (20.00%) VMware
6 5 (14.29%) Citrix
6 5 (14.29%) Oracle
7 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
8 3 (8.57%) IBM
8 3 (8.57%) Crossbeam
8 3 (8.57%) Riverbed
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