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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 53 41 32
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -9
Contract jobs citing LAN 15 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.91% 0.27% 3.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.72% 1.89% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 3
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£418 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 - £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 - £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £369 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.86% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
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 53 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 16.26% 14.10% 17.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 21 27
Average daily rate £349 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 13
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.50% +28.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £14.50 £11.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £34.00 £32.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.75 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -4.22%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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
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 £420 - 1
Durham - 2 - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 36 (100.00%) WAN
2 22 (61.11%) Network Design
3 20 (55.56%) Cisco
3 20 (55.56%) Service Management
4 19 (52.78%) Firewall
5 17 (47.22%) Windows
6 16 (44.44%) DNS
6 16 (44.44%) Incident Management
6 16 (44.44%) Network Monitoring
7 15 (41.67%) Network Management
7 15 (41.67%) WhatsUp Gold
7 15 (41.67%) Cisco IOS
7 15 (41.67%) SSL
7 15 (41.67%) Service Delivery
7 15 (41.67%) Juniper
7 15 (41.67%) CheckPoint
8 14 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (38.89%) McAfee
8 14 (38.89%) MS Office
8 14 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (38.89%) F5
9 13 (36.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 13 (36.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 13 (36.11%) QA
10 12 (33.33%) Load Balancing
10 12 (33.33%) Security Cleared
10 12 (33.33%) ITIL
10 12 (33.33%) MS Excel
10 12 (33.33%) SAN
11 11 (30.56%) HP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 2 (5.56%) IIS
1 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (2.78%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.78%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (38.89%) MS Office
2 12 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 36 (100.00%) WAN
2 19 (52.78%) Firewall
3 16 (44.44%) DNS
4 15 (41.67%) SSL
4 15 (41.67%) Cisco IOS
5 13 (36.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 13 (36.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 12 (33.33%) SAN
7 11 (30.56%) Network Security
8 10 (27.78%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (25.00%) Junos
10 5 (13.89%) VPN
11 3 (8.33%) SMS
11 3 (8.33%) DHCP
12 2 (5.56%) HTTP
12 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
12 2 (5.56%) HTTPS
12 2 (5.56%) MPLS
12 2 (5.56%) DSL
13 1 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.56%) MySQL
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Network Engineer
2 10 (27.78%) Architect
3 5 (13.89%) Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) UNIX Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Support
5 2 (5.56%) Network Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Desktop Support
6 1 (2.78%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) Middleware
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Cryptography
2 3 (8.33%) Open Source
3 2 (5.56%) HACMP
4 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (47.22%) Windows
2 14 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.33%) UNIX
4 3 (8.33%) AIX
4 3 (8.33%) Solaris
5 2 (5.56%) Windows 2000
5 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.78%) Linux
6 1 (2.78%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (61.11%) Network Design
2 20 (55.56%) Service Management
3 16 (44.44%) Incident Management
3 16 (44.44%) Network Monitoring
4 15 (41.67%) Network Management
4 15 (41.67%) Service Delivery
5 12 (33.33%) ITIL
5 12 (33.33%) Load Balancing
6 7 (19.44%) Time Management
7 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
8 3 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (5.56%) Workflow
9 2 (5.56%) Six Sigma
9 2 (5.56%) Supplier Management
9 2 (5.56%) Data Mapping
9 2 (5.56%) Lean Six Sigma
9 2 (5.56%) Problem Management
10 1 (2.78%) Performance Testing
10 1 (2.78%) Network Load Balancing
10 1 (2.78%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) C
1 3 (8.33%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 11 (30.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (36.11%) QA
2 10 (27.78%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (30.56%) vSphere
1 11 (30.56%) VMware ESXi
2 10 (27.78%) Hyper-V
3 7 (19.44%) Active Directory
4 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (5.56%) GPFS
6 1 (2.78%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.78%) KVM
6 1 (2.78%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 15 (41.67%) WhatsUp Gold
2 6 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (5.56%) WSUS
3 2 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (55.56%) Cisco
2 15 (41.67%) Juniper
2 15 (41.67%) CheckPoint
3 14 (38.89%) McAfee
3 14 (38.89%) F5
4 11 (30.56%) 3PAR
4 11 (30.56%) HP
4 11 (30.56%) EMC
5 10 (27.78%) TippingPoint
6 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 3 (8.33%) Red Hat
7 3 (8.33%) VMware
8 2 (5.56%) Crossbeam
8 2 (5.56%) Riverbed
8 2 (5.56%) IBM
9 1 (2.78%) Oracle
9 1 (2.78%) Citrix
9 1 (2.78%) Lotus