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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 39 34 35
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing LAN 4 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.23% 1.96% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.43% 14.81% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£230 £213 £259
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.23% -17.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £183 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £243 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
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
35 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 10.77% 13.24% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 19 7
Average daily rate £250 £250 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £453 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.30 £25.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.62% -23.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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
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 22 October 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
Bath -1 2 £210 - 1
Frome - - - -
Yeovil - - - - 1
LAN
South West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 8 (80.00%) WAN
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) VoIP
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) OSPF
3 3 (30.00%) BGP
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (30.00%) Juniper
3 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (30.00%) VPN
3 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (20.00%) WatchGuard
4 2 (20.00%) iSCSI
4 2 (20.00%) XenApp
4 2 (20.00%) MPLS
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) CCNP
4 2 (20.00%) CCNA
4 2 (20.00%) Siemens
4 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (20.00%) NFS
4 2 (20.00%) RIP
4 2 (20.00%) ADSL
4 2 (20.00%) Brocade
4 2 (20.00%) VPLS
4 2 (20.00%) VRRP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) Confluence
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (10.00%) MediaWiki
1 1 (10.00%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) WAN
2 4 (40.00%) VoIP
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) OSPF
3 3 (30.00%) BGP
3 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (30.00%) VPN
4 2 (20.00%) iSCSI
4 2 (20.00%) MPLS
4 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (20.00%) RIP
4 2 (20.00%) ADSL
4 2 (20.00%) VPLS
4 2 (20.00%) VRRP
5 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
5 1 (10.00%) Wireless
5 1 (10.00%) IPsec
5 1 (10.00%) WLAN
5 1 (10.00%) LDAP
5 1 (10.00%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
1 1 (10.00%) Hudson
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Support Technician
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Voice Support Technician
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Handset
1 1 (10.00%) Wiki
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
1 1 (10.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Debian
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) DevOps
2 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Ruby
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
1 1 (10.00%) PHP
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCNP
2 2 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) CCVP
3 1 (10.00%) JNCIP
3 1 (10.00%) MCT
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) XenApp
2 2 (20.00%) NFS
3 1 (10.00%) Samba
3 1 (10.00%) XenServer
3 1 (10.00%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
1 1 (10.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco
1 4 (40.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Juniper
3 2 (20.00%) WatchGuard
3 2 (20.00%) Siemens
3 2 (20.00%) Brocade
3 2 (20.00%) McAfee
4 1 (10.00%) BT
4 1 (10.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (10.00%) Trustwave
4 1 (10.00%) IronPort