The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 41 42 40
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing LAN 6 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.77% 1.71% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.57% 13.51% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
Average daily rate
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£263 £250 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £23.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+4.25% +51.61%
LAN
South West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
21 37 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 6.19% 12.63% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 12
Average daily rate £238 £250 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £475 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £38.00 £14.50 £14.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.06% -0.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 £14.00 £14.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £15.00 £15.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 27 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
Bath +13 3 £163 -60.60% 2
LAN
South West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 18 (90.00%) WAN
2 10 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (35.00%) Wireless
4 6 (30.00%) Cisco
4 6 (30.00%) VoIP
5 5 (25.00%) CCNP
5 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (25.00%) Firewall
5 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 4 (20.00%) CCNA
6 4 (20.00%) VPN
6 4 (20.00%) DNS
6 4 (20.00%) DHCP
6 4 (20.00%) ITIL
6 4 (20.00%) Windows
6 4 (20.00%) Network Management
6 4 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (15.00%) Supplier Management
7 3 (15.00%) CCVP
7 3 (15.00%) Ethernet
7 3 (15.00%) WLAN
7 3 (15.00%) OpenView
7 3 (15.00%) HP
7 3 (15.00%) VMware
7 3 (15.00%) NHS
8 2 (10.00%) VRRP
8 2 (10.00%) MPLS
8 2 (10.00%) OSPF
8 2 (10.00%) McAfee

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 (5.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Project
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 18 (90.00%) WAN
2 10 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (35.00%) Wireless
4 6 (30.00%) VoIP
5 5 (25.00%) Firewall
6 4 (20.00%) VPN
6 4 (20.00%) DNS
6 4 (20.00%) DHCP
7 3 (15.00%) Ethernet
7 3 (15.00%) WLAN
8 2 (10.00%) ADSL
8 2 (10.00%) MPLS
8 2 (10.00%) OSPF
8 2 (10.00%) BGP
8 2 (10.00%) VRRP
8 2 (10.00%) RIP
8 2 (10.00%) VPLS
8 2 (10.00%) Network Security
8 2 (10.00%) PABX
9 1 (5.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Network Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Junior
4 2 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Support
4 2 (10.00%) Junior Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Lead Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Services Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Technician
5 1 (5.00%) Voice Support Technician
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.00%) PC Support
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Project Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Support Technician
5 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) NHS
2 2 (10.00%) Handset
2 2 (10.00%) IVR
3 1 (5.00%) iPhone
3 1 (5.00%) iPad
3 1 (5.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL
1 4 (20.00%) Network Management
1 4 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (15.00%) Supplier Management
3 2 (10.00%) ITSM
3 2 (10.00%) Service Management
3 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.00%) Change Control
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) CCNP
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (20.00%) CCNA
3 3 (15.00%) CCVP
3 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) JNCIP
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (5.00%) JNCIS
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Cisco
2 3 (15.00%) HP
2 3 (15.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) Brocade
3 2 (10.00%) WatchGuard
3 2 (10.00%) Juniper
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) McAfee
3 2 (10.00%) BT
4 1 (5.00%) TOWER Software
4 1 (5.00%) Adobe
4 1 (5.00%) Siemens
4 1 (5.00%) Lotus
4 1 (5.00%) IronPort
4 1 (5.00%) Trustwave
4 1 (5.00%) SAP