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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 43 50 38
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -12
Contract jobs citing LAN 5 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.40% 1.69% 2.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.83% 14.00% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 3
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£297 £250 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.60% +42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.94% +3.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.28 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.48% +26.75%
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
24 50 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 6.70% 12.05% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 35 12
Average daily rate £288 £250 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £192 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £430 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £35.25 £14.00 £11.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+151.78% +18.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.95 £12.00 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.18 £15.00 £14.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +5 2 £225 -45.45%
LAN
South West

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 16 (94.12%) WAN
2 8 (47.06%) TCP/IP
3 7 (41.18%) Wireless
4 4 (23.53%) Firewall
4 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
4 4 (23.53%) DHCP
4 4 (23.53%) ITIL
4 4 (23.53%) Windows
4 4 (23.53%) DNS
4 4 (23.53%) Cisco
4 4 (23.53%) Network Management
4 4 (23.53%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (17.65%) CCNP
5 3 (17.65%) CCNA
5 3 (17.65%) NHS
5 3 (17.65%) VPN
5 3 (17.65%) VoIP
5 3 (17.65%) ITSM
5 3 (17.65%) Service Management
5 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
5 3 (17.65%) OpenView
5 3 (17.65%) HP
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (17.65%) VMware
6 2 (11.76%) Finance
6 2 (11.76%) WLAN
6 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
6 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Project
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 16 (94.12%) WAN
2 8 (47.06%) TCP/IP
3 7 (41.18%) Wireless
4 4 (23.53%) Firewall
4 4 (23.53%) DHCP
4 4 (23.53%) DNS
5 3 (17.65%) VPN
5 3 (17.65%) VoIP
6 2 (11.76%) WLAN
6 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
6 2 (11.76%) Network Security
7 1 (5.88%) VPLS
7 1 (5.88%) VLAN
7 1 (5.88%) PABX
7 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
7 1 (5.88%) Junos
7 1 (5.88%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (5.88%) MPLS
7 1 (5.88%) OSPF
7 1 (5.88%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dreamweaver
General
1 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Network Engineer
1 7 (41.18%) Network Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Service Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Junior
2 2 (11.76%) Network Services Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Junior Network Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Lead Network Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Technician
3 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
3 1 (5.88%) Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Project Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) iPad
2 1 (5.88%) IVR
2 1 (5.88%) iPhone
2 1 (5.88%) DTV
2 1 (5.88%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
1 4 (23.53%) Network Management
1 4 (23.53%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (17.65%) ITSM
2 3 (17.65%) Service Management
2 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.76%) Supplier Management
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.88%) Change Control
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.88%) Software Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) CCNP
1 3 (17.65%) CCNA
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) CCVP
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) JNCIS
3 1 (5.88%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) OpenView
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco
2 3 (17.65%) HP
2 3 (17.65%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) WatchGuard
4 1 (5.88%) IronPort
4 1 (5.88%) Brocade
4 1 (5.88%) Trustwave
4 1 (5.88%) Adobe
4 1 (5.88%) McAfee
4 1 (5.88%) SAP
4 1 (5.88%) TOWER Software
4 1 (5.88%) Juniper
4 1 (5.88%) Lotus
4 1 (5.88%) BT