The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 34 27 24
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing LAN 14 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.41% 3.41% 2.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.56% 34.62% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 3
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£388 £209 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.62% -47.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £185 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £247 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £16.60 £17.30 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.04% -5.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.13 £18.10 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.20% +0.54%
LAN
East Midlands

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

Communications & Networking Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
43 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 10.46% 9.85% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 11 15
Average daily rate £400 £250 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -37.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £202 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £263 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.30 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.27% -3.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 27 November 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
Northampton -5 10 £400 +109.15% 3
LAN
East Midlands

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 22 (95.65%) WAN
2 19 (82.61%) Windows
3 14 (60.87%) Cisco
3 14 (60.87%) SAN
4 11 (47.83%) Linux
4 11 (47.83%) Tomcat
5 10 (43.48%) Java
6 9 (39.13%) MySQL
6 9 (39.13%) Apache
6 9 (39.13%) Open Source
7 8 (34.78%) Google Apps
7 8 (34.78%) Google
7 8 (34.78%) Oracle
8 6 (26.09%) E-Commerce
8 6 (26.09%) VMware
9 5 (21.74%) hybris
9 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (17.39%) Retail
10 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
10 4 (17.39%) HP
10 4 (17.39%) OpenStack
11 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
11 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
11 3 (13.04%) LAMP
11 3 (13.04%) Ansible
11 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
11 3 (13.04%) MS Office
11 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
11 3 (13.04%) Firewall

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 11 (47.83%) Tomcat
2 9 (39.13%) Apache
3 4 (17.39%) OpenStack
4 1 (4.35%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) AutoCAD
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (34.78%) Google Apps
2 1 (4.35%) IaaS
2 1 (4.35%) SaaS
2 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (95.65%) WAN
2 14 (60.87%) SAN
3 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
3 3 (13.04%) Firewall
4 2 (8.70%) Wireless
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (8.70%) Wireshark
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (4.35%) VPN
5 1 (4.35%) SNA
5 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Toad
General
1 4 (17.39%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Designer
2 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Designer
3 3 (13.04%) Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Server Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Storage Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.35%) PC Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Field Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Designer
5 1 (4.35%) Field Service Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) LAMP
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Open Source
2 1 (4.35%) FMCG
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (82.61%) Windows
2 11 (47.83%) Linux
3 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) E-Commerce
2 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) Network Management
4 1 (4.35%) Line Management
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) CCIE
1 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
3 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Ansible
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (8.70%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) SCOM
3 1 (4.35%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Cisco
2 8 (34.78%) Google
2 8 (34.78%) Oracle
3 6 (26.09%) VMware
4 5 (21.74%) hybris
5 4 (17.39%) HP
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
7 2 (8.70%) SolarWinds
8 1 (4.35%) LANDesk
8 1 (4.35%) Riverbed
8 1 (4.35%) Citrix
8 1 (4.35%) Lotus
8 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
8 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat