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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 32 34 29
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing LAN 13 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.79% 1.39% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.14% 28.57% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
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£413 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+26.82% +36.66%
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
37 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 7.94% 4.86% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 3 11
Average daily rate £425 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 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
Northampton +1 13 £413 - 6
Corby - - - -
Kettering - - - -
LAN
East Midlands

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 20 (76.92%) WAN
2 16 (61.54%) Cisco
3 14 (53.85%) Windows
4 12 (46.15%) SAN
5 9 (34.62%) Firewall
6 8 (30.77%) Migration
6 8 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (30.77%) CCIE
6 8 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
8 6 (23.08%) Cisco Prime
8 6 (23.08%) SolarWinds
8 6 (23.08%) Wireshark
8 6 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (19.23%) Problem Management
9 5 (19.23%) Open Source
9 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
9 5 (19.23%) Linux
9 5 (19.23%) Apache
9 5 (19.23%) Tomcat
9 5 (19.23%) MySQL
9 5 (19.23%) MS Office
10 4 (15.38%) Change Management
10 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (15.38%) Oracle
10 4 (15.38%) Java
10 4 (15.38%) Retail
10 4 (15.38%) Google
10 4 (15.38%) Google Apps

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 5 (19.23%) Apache
1 5 (19.23%) Tomcat
2 2 (7.69%) Lync
2 2 (7.69%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Google Apps
2 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (76.92%) WAN
2 12 (46.15%) SAN
3 9 (34.62%) Firewall
4 8 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (23.08%) Wireshark
5 6 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
7 3 (11.54%) HSRP
7 3 (11.54%) VPN
7 3 (11.54%) MPLS
7 3 (11.54%) SSL
8 2 (7.69%) Wireless
8 2 (7.69%) OSPF
8 2 (7.69%) BGP
8 2 (7.69%) EIGRP
8 2 (7.69%) VRRP
8 2 (7.69%) WLAN
8 2 (7.69%) Ethernet
8 2 (7.69%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (15.38%) Retail
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Desktop Support
1 5 (19.23%) Network Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Senior Network Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Architect
3 2 (7.69%) Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Network Architect
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Designer
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (3.85%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (3.85%) Network Specialist
4 1 (3.85%) Server Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Storage Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Head of Infrastructure
4 1 (3.85%) Network Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) ISPF
1 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Open Source
2 2 (7.69%) PKI
3 1 (3.85%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Migration
2 5 (19.23%) Problem Management
3 4 (15.38%) Change Management
3 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.69%) Validation
4 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (3.85%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL
5 1 (3.85%) Project Management
5 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) Java
2 2 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (30.77%) CCIE
2 2 (7.69%) CCNP
2 2 (7.69%) CCIP
2 2 (7.69%) CCNA
2 2 (7.69%) CCDP
2 2 (7.69%) VCP4
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (7.69%) SCCM
2 2 (7.69%) SCOM
3 1 (3.85%) Ansible
3 1 (3.85%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Cisco
2 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 6 (23.08%) SolarWinds
4 4 (15.38%) Oracle
4 4 (15.38%) Google
5 3 (11.54%) VMware
6 2 (7.69%) Juniper
6 2 (7.69%) HP
6 2 (7.69%) hybris
7 1 (3.85%) LANDesk