The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 54 63 69
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +6
Contract jobs citing LAN 285 274 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.33% 2.87% 2.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.21% 13.76% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 155 97
Average daily rate £400 £369 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% -3.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £184 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £490 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £347 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.06% -0.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 35
Average hourly rate £45.00 £17.40 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+158.62% -36.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £13.45 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £117.50 £58.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-16.26% +8.04%
LAN
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1758 1991 1499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.53% 20.87% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 961 638
Average daily rate £352 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 116 125
Average hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in the South East

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the South East region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

LAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the South East region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

LAN
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the South East region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Hampshire +47 112 £400 +33.33% 20
Berkshire -5 71 £356 -10.37% 20
Surrey -8 46 £399 +11.92% 24
Buckinghamshire -6 20 £375 +2.73% 9
West Sussex +15 12 £303 +10.90% 3
East Sussex +10 5 - - 1
Oxfordshire -14 5 £325 -16.66% 7
Kent -22 5 £263 -41.66% 2
M4 Corridor - 5 £288 -
Middlesex -4 4 £295 -18.62%
Home Counties - 1 - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 433 (80.93%) WAN
2 279 (52.15%) Cisco
3 230 (42.99%) Firewall
4 167 (31.21%) Cisco Certification
5 159 (29.72%) Windows
6 142 (26.54%) Data Centre
7 136 (25.42%) Security Cleared
8 121 (22.62%) SC Cleared
9 112 (20.93%) CheckPoint
10 111 (20.75%) Wireless
11 108 (20.19%) Cisco ASA
12 106 (19.81%) TCP/IP
12 106 (19.81%) DNS
13 105 (19.63%) ITIL
14 103 (19.25%) VPN
15 101 (18.88%) Active Directory
16 98 (18.32%) CCNP
17 90 (16.82%) MPLS
17 90 (16.82%) BGP
18 87 (16.26%) Microsoft
19 82 (15.33%) CCNA
20 79 (14.77%) VMware
21 78 (14.58%) VoIP
21 78 (14.58%) Juniper
22 77 (14.39%) Network Security
23 76 (14.21%) Windows Server
24 74 (13.83%) OSPF
25 71 (13.27%) Telecoms
25 71 (13.27%) Migration
26 70 (13.08%) Finance

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 53 (9.91%) MS Exchange
2 30 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (2.43%) Skype for Business
4 9 (1.68%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.31%) IIS
6 6 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.75%) Apache
8 3 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.37%) CMS
9 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.37%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.19%) Eucalyptus
10 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.19%) JBoss
10 1 (0.19%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (6.36%) MS Office
2 26 (4.86%) MS Excel
2 26 (4.86%) MS Visio
3 15 (2.80%) PaintShop Pro
4 4 (0.75%) AutoCAD
4 4 (0.75%) MS Project
4 4 (0.75%) QuarkXPress
5 3 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.37%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.19%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.19%) SAP CCM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.87%) IaaS
3 10 (1.87%) Mimecast
3 10 (1.87%) SaaS
4 9 (1.68%) Office 365
5 7 (1.31%) PaaS
6 4 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 4 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 433 (80.93%) WAN
2 230 (42.99%) Firewall
3 111 (20.75%) Wireless
4 108 (20.19%) Cisco ASA
5 106 (19.81%) DNS
5 106 (19.81%) TCP/IP
6 103 (19.25%) VPN
7 90 (16.82%) BGP
7 90 (16.82%) MPLS
8 78 (14.58%) VoIP
9 77 (14.39%) Network Security
10 74 (13.83%) OSPF
11 65 (12.15%) VLAN
12 61 (11.40%) DHCP
12 61 (11.40%) SSL
13 56 (10.47%) IPsec
14 51 (9.53%) Internet
15 48 (8.97%) SAN
16 47 (8.79%) Cisco Nexus
17 46 (8.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (0.93%) OLTP
4 5 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.75%) FileMaker
6 3 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.56%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.37%) MySQL
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.19%) Lumira
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.19%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.19%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 10 (1.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.19%) Ant
2 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.19%) JIRA
2 1 (0.19%) Maven
2 1 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.19%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.19%) Subversion
2 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 71 (13.27%) Telecoms
2 70 (13.08%) Finance
3 6 (1.12%) Retail
4 4 (0.75%) Banking
4 4 (0.75%) Electronics
4 4 (0.75%) Marketing
4 4 (0.75%) Multimedia
5 3 (0.56%) Aerospace
5 3 (0.56%) Legal
5 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.56%) Military
6 2 (0.37%) Advertising
6 2 (0.37%) Back Office
6 2 (0.37%) Billing
6 2 (0.37%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.37%) Law
6 2 (0.37%) Local Government
7 1 (0.19%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 165 (30.84%) Network Engineer
2 65 (12.15%) Architect
3 64 (11.96%) Project Manager
4 60 (11.21%) Analyst
5 58 (10.84%) Cisco Engineer
6 45 (8.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 40 (7.48%) Support Engineer
8 30 (5.61%) Senior Network Engineer
9 28 (5.23%) Consultant
9 28 (5.23%) Network Analyst
10 25 (4.67%) Network Manager
11 23 (4.30%) Firewall Engineer
11 23 (4.30%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 22 (4.11%) Infrastructure Manager
12 22 (4.11%) Network Architect
12 22 (4.11%) Security Analyst
13 21 (3.93%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 20 (3.74%) Network Project Manager
15 19 (3.55%) WAN Engineer
16 18 (3.36%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.67%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.87%) Middleware
3 8 (1.50%) Web Services
4 6 (1.12%) REST
4 6 (1.12%) SOAP
5 5 (0.93%) CSS
6 3 (0.56%) .NET
6 3 (0.56%) COM
7 2 (0.37%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.37%) CGI
7 2 (0.37%) Leaflet
7 2 (0.37%) WAP
7 2 (0.37%) XML
8 1 (0.19%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.19%) boto
8 1 (0.19%) Flash
8 1 (0.19%) HTML
8 1 (0.19%) jQuery
8 1 (0.19%) RFC 3261
Miscellaneous
1 142 (26.54%) Data Centre
2 45 (8.41%) Management Information System
3 23 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.18%) Cryptography
5 16 (2.99%) Blackberry
6 12 (2.24%) Driving Licence
7 10 (1.87%) AS400
7 10 (1.87%) SecurID
8 9 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (1.68%) PKI
9 7 (1.31%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.12%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.12%) Replication
10 6 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.93%) BYOD
11 5 (0.93%) Clustering
11 5 (0.93%) e-Health
11 5 (0.93%) EqualLogic
11 5 (0.93%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 159 (29.72%) Windows
2 76 (14.21%) Windows Server
3 55 (10.28%) Linux
4 53 (9.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (8.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (7.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (6.54%) Windows 7
8 32 (5.98%) Unix
9 17 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (3.18%) Windows XP
10 8 (1.50%) Solaris
11 7 (1.31%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.12%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.12%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.56%) HPUX
13 3 (0.56%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.37%) Android
14 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.19%) AIX
15 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (19.63%) ITIL
2 71 (13.27%) Migration
3 61 (11.40%) Project Management
4 49 (9.16%) Network Design
5 44 (8.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 44 (8.22%) PRINCE2
6 43 (8.04%) Load Balancing
7 40 (7.48%) Service Management
8 29 (5.42%) High Availability
9 25 (4.67%) Change Management
10 24 (4.49%) Cybersecurity
10 24 (4.49%) ITSM
11 23 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
12 22 (4.11%) Problem Management
13 19 (3.55%) Incident Management
13 19 (3.55%) Service Delivery
14 16 (2.99%) Information Security
14 16 (2.99%) Network Management
15 14 (2.62%) Change Control
15 14 (2.62%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 26 (4.86%) SQL
2 24 (4.49%) PowerShell
3 14 (2.62%) Ruby
4 12 (2.24%) C
5 6 (1.12%) Tcl
6 4 (0.75%) Java
7 2 (0.37%) C#
7 2 (0.37%) C++
7 2 (0.37%) VBScript
8 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.19%) Perl
8 1 (0.19%) PHP
8 1 (0.19%) Python
8 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 167 (31.21%) Cisco Certification
2 136 (25.42%) Security Cleared
3 121 (22.62%) SC Cleared
4 98 (18.32%) CCNP
5 82 (15.33%) CCNA
6 47 (8.79%) Degree
7 27 (5.05%) CCIE
7 27 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (3.74%) ITIL Certification
8 20 (3.74%) MCSE
9 19 (3.55%) CCSE
10 14 (2.62%) CCSA
11 13 (2.43%) PMI Certification
12 12 (2.24%) DV Cleared
13 10 (1.87%) Check Point Certification
13 10 (1.87%) MCSA
13 10 (1.87%) PMP
14 7 (1.31%) JNCIP
14 7 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 7 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.42%) SLA
2 8 (1.50%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.93%) QA
4 4 (0.75%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.37%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.19%) RMADS
6 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 101 (18.88%) Active Directory
2 58 (10.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (5.61%) Hyper-V
4 21 (3.93%) vSphere
5 12 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (2.06%) VMware ESX
7 8 (1.50%) XenApp
8 4 (0.75%) vCloud
9 3 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.56%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.37%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.37%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.19%) Firmware
11 1 (0.19%) Snort
11 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.19%) UAG
11 1 (0.19%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 34 (6.36%) SCCM
2 19 (3.55%) SCOM
3 14 (2.62%) WSUS
4 13 (2.43%) Puppet
5 12 (2.24%) SCVMM
5 12 (2.24%) Windows Intune
6 10 (1.87%) Backup Exec
6 10 (1.87%) CiscoWorks
7 9 (1.68%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (1.31%) vRealize
8 7 (1.31%) WhatsUp Gold
9 6 (1.12%) Cisco UCCE
9 6 (1.12%) FortiGate
10 5 (0.93%) OpenView
10 5 (0.93%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (0.75%) ArcSight ESM
11 4 (0.75%) Cacti
11 4 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (0.56%) CA Spectrum
12 3 (0.56%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 279 (52.15%) Cisco
2 112 (20.93%) CheckPoint
3 87 (16.26%) Microsoft
4 79 (14.77%) VMware
5 78 (14.58%) Juniper
6 65 (12.15%) HP
7 60 (11.21%) F5
8 48 (8.97%) Palo Alto
9 36 (6.73%) Citrix
10 28 (5.23%) NetApp
11 26 (4.86%) Oracle
12 25 (4.67%) Blue Coat
13 22 (4.11%) SolarWinds
14 17 (3.18%) Avaya
14 17 (3.18%) IBM
14 17 (3.18%) Red Hat
15 14 (2.62%) CA
15 14 (2.62%) Intel Security
15 14 (2.62%) Symantec
16 12 (2.24%) RightScale
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