The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Somerset region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 40 28 27
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing LAN 6 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.78% 1.60% 2.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.43% 23.08% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £200 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £335
% change year-on-year
- -10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.75 £19.68
% change year-on-year
-11.39% +0.35%
Communications & Networking Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
28 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 8.28% 6.95% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 5
Average daily rate £350 £200 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £275 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
LAN
South West

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 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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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 -3 1 £413 -
Templecombe - - - -
LAN
South West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 11 (84.62%) WAN
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) ITIL
3 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
4 5 (38.46%) VoIP
4 5 (38.46%) Citrix
5 4 (30.77%) VPN
5 4 (30.77%) Firewall
5 4 (30.77%) Handset
5 4 (30.77%) VMware
5 4 (30.77%) IVR
5 4 (30.77%) Supplier Management
5 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (30.77%) PABX
5 4 (30.77%) Unified Communications
6 3 (23.08%) OSPF
6 3 (23.08%) Siemens
6 3 (23.08%) BGP
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 2 (15.38%) IPv6
7 2 (15.38%) Juniper
7 2 (15.38%) Cisco
7 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
7 2 (15.38%) Java
7 2 (15.38%) Perl
7 2 (15.38%) PHP
7 2 (15.38%) SQL
7 2 (15.38%) MySQL
7 2 (15.38%) Linux
7 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 2 (15.38%) Apache
1 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
1 2 (15.38%) nginx
1 2 (15.38%) Confluence
1 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (15.38%) MediaWiki
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) WAN
2 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
3 5 (38.46%) VoIP
4 4 (30.77%) VPN
4 4 (30.77%) Firewall
4 4 (30.77%) Unified Communications
4 4 (30.77%) PABX
5 3 (23.08%) OSPF
5 3 (23.08%) BGP
6 2 (15.38%) EIGRP
6 2 (15.38%) Wireless
6 2 (15.38%) IPsec
6 2 (15.38%) IPv6
6 2 (15.38%) LDAP
6 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
6 2 (15.38%) Network Security
7 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
7 1 (7.69%) Junos
7 1 (7.69%) RIP
7 1 (7.69%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
1 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Subversion
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 2 (15.38%) Hudson
1 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Support Technician
1 4 (30.77%) Voice Support Technician
2 2 (15.38%) Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) LAMP
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Handset
1 4 (30.77%) IVR
2 2 (15.38%) Wiki
3 1 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (15.38%) Debian
2 2 (15.38%) Ubuntu
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
3 1 (7.69%) Android
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) CentOS
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Supplier Management
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps
3 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
3 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) Data Security
4 1 (7.69%) Data Management
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Perl
1 2 (15.38%) PHP
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
1 2 (15.38%) Ruby
1 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
1 2 (15.38%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) MCT
1 1 (7.69%) CCNA
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) Postfix
2 2 (15.38%) XenApp
2 2 (15.38%) XenServer
2 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) Samba
3 1 (7.69%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) ZABBIX
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Citrix
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) Siemens
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) BT
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 2 (15.38%) Juniper
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) IBM
5 1 (7.69%) CA
5 1 (7.69%) McAfee
5 1 (7.69%) Brocade
5 1 (7.69%) WatchGuard
5 1 (7.69%) IronPort
5 1 (7.69%) MobileIron
5 1 (7.69%) Trustwave