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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 61 77 79
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +2
Contract jobs citing LAN 283 200 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.85% 2.35% 2.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.06% 14.06% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 98 85
Average daily rate
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£338 £375 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £211 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 44
Average hourly rate £16.20 £27.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.09% +54.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.30 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £107.25 £175.00 £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+17.56% +2.77%
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
1879 1422 1768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.95% 16.68% 21.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 884 658 699
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 97 182
Average hourly rate £22.04 £22.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% +9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.84 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
Berkshire +4 72 £350 -10.25% 8
Hampshire -4 66 £300 -16.95% 12
Surrey +16 48 £325 -16.66% 15
Buckinghamshire +16 46 £325 -17.72% 5
Oxfordshire -15 19 £370 +23.16% 3
East Sussex +3 12 £250 -9.09%
Kent +2 11 £450 +21.70% 7
West Sussex -2 4 £108 -60.90% 3
Middlesex -10 3 £388 -8.82%
Sussex - 1 £400 -
M4 Corridor - - - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 412 (87.85%) WAN
2 240 (51.17%) Cisco
3 196 (41.79%) Windows
4 151 (32.20%) Firewall
5 149 (31.77%) Cisco Certification
6 119 (25.37%) Active Directory
6 119 (25.37%) ITIL
7 115 (24.52%) Microsoft
8 108 (23.03%) VMware
9 107 (22.81%) Security Cleared
10 95 (20.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 94 (20.04%) CCNP
12 90 (19.19%) VPN
13 88 (18.76%) TCP/IP
14 87 (18.55%) CCNA
15 83 (17.70%) VoIP
16 80 (17.06%) SC Cleared
17 76 (16.20%) Telecoms
18 71 (15.14%) MPLS
19 70 (14.93%) SAN
20 68 (14.50%) Windows 7
21 67 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
21 67 (14.29%) HP
22 65 (13.86%) Wireless
23 64 (13.65%) DNS
24 63 (13.43%) Cisco ASA
25 62 (13.22%) Internet
26 61 (13.01%) MS Excel
26 61 (13.01%) MS Exchange
26 61 (13.01%) MS Office

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 61 (13.01%) MS Exchange
2 16 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (2.99%) SharePoint
4 13 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (2.35%) Lync
6 6 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (1.28%) IIS
7 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.21%) Apache
8 1 (0.21%) CMS
8 1 (0.21%) GroupWise
8 1 (0.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 61 (13.01%) MS Excel
1 61 (13.01%) MS Office
2 12 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.71%) MS Project
4 5 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.64%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.21%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.49%) Office 365
2 5 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.64%) SaaS
3 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 412 (87.85%) WAN
2 151 (32.20%) Firewall
3 90 (19.19%) VPN
4 88 (18.76%) TCP/IP
5 83 (17.70%) VoIP
6 71 (15.14%) MPLS
7 70 (14.93%) SAN
8 65 (13.86%) Wireless
9 64 (13.65%) DNS
10 63 (13.43%) Cisco ASA
11 62 (13.22%) Internet
12 54 (11.51%) WLAN
12 54 (11.51%) DHCP
13 49 (10.45%) OSPF
14 43 (9.17%) Network Security
15 39 (8.32%) VLAN
16 36 (7.68%) BGP
17 35 (7.46%) IP Telephony
18 32 (6.82%) Wi-Fi
19 27 (5.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.07%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.64%) DB2
7 1 (0.21%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (0.85%) StarTeam
2 2 (0.43%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 76 (16.20%) Telecoms
2 38 (8.10%) Finance
3 15 (3.20%) Manufacturing
4 12 (2.56%) Retail
5 9 (1.92%) Banking
6 6 (1.28%) Billing
6 6 (1.28%) Legal
6 6 (1.28%) Electronics
7 5 (1.07%) Advertising
7 5 (1.07%) Marketing
8 4 (0.85%) Military
8 4 (0.85%) Automotive
9 3 (0.64%) Back Office
9 3 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.43%) Local Government
10 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 107 (22.81%) Network Engineer
2 81 (17.27%) Analyst
3 54 (11.51%) Architect
4 49 (10.45%) Support Engineer
5 27 (5.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 26 (5.54%) Project Manager
7 25 (5.33%) Support Analyst
8 23 (4.90%) Network Analyst
8 23 (4.90%) Network Architect
9 19 (4.05%) Consultant
10 17 (3.62%) Desktop Support
10 17 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support
10 17 (3.62%) Service Analyst
11 16 (3.41%) Service Desk Analyst
12 15 (3.20%) Solutions Architect
12 15 (3.20%) Senior Network Engineer
13 14 (2.99%) Network Support
13 14 (2.99%) Administrator
14 13 (2.77%) Technical Architect
14 13 (2.77%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.71%) HTML
2 6 (1.28%) Web Services
3 5 (1.07%) JSP
4 4 (0.85%) Application Packaging
5 3 (0.64%) Flash
5 3 (0.64%) APPC
5 3 (0.64%) Middleware
6 2 (0.43%) LAMP
6 2 (0.43%) CSS
7 1 (0.21%) XML
7 1 (0.21%) ODBC
7 1 (0.21%) CGI
7 1 (0.21%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.26%) Blackberry
2 19 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (2.99%) IVR
3 14 (2.99%) Replication
3 14 (2.99%) Clustering
4 11 (2.35%) PKI
5 9 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (1.49%) SecurID
7 5 (1.07%) iPad
7 5 (1.07%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (1.07%) DTV
8 4 (0.85%) Cryptography
8 4 (0.85%) e-Health
8 4 (0.85%) iPhone
8 4 (0.85%) AVVID
8 4 (0.85%) AS400
8 4 (0.85%) NHS
9 3 (0.64%) PMI
9 3 (0.64%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 196 (41.79%) Windows
2 95 (20.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 68 (14.50%) Windows 7
4 60 (12.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 43 (9.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (7.04%) Linux
7 27 (5.76%) Windows XP
8 17 (3.62%) UNIX
9 15 (3.20%) Solaris
10 12 (2.56%) Windows 8
11 11 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (2.13%) AIX
13 7 (1.49%) CentOS
14 6 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.85%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.64%) OS/400
16 3 (0.64%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.64%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.64%) i5/OS
17 2 (0.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (25.37%) ITIL
2 40 (8.53%) Project Management
3 32 (6.82%) Migration
4 29 (6.18%) Network Design
5 27 (5.76%) Service Management
6 26 (5.54%) Network Management
7 25 (5.33%) Change Management
8 21 (4.48%) Kalman Filter
9 20 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 20 (4.26%) Incident Management
10 19 (4.05%) PRINCE2
11 16 (3.41%) Load Balancing
11 16 (3.41%) Business Continuity
11 16 (3.41%) Capacity Planning
12 14 (2.99%) Time Management
12 14 (2.99%) Fault Management
12 14 (2.99%) Network Architecture
12 14 (2.99%) Mentoring
13 13 (2.77%) Service Delivery
13 13 (2.77%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (6.61%) SQL
2 11 (2.35%) C
3 10 (2.13%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.13%) Python
4 7 (1.49%) VBScript
5 6 (1.28%) Shell Script
5 6 (1.28%) C++
5 6 (1.28%) T-SQL
5 6 (1.28%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.28%) Perl
6 3 (0.64%) RPG
6 3 (0.64%) COBOL
6 3 (0.64%) Java
7 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 149 (31.77%) Cisco Certification
2 107 (22.81%) Security Cleared
3 94 (20.04%) CCNP
4 87 (18.55%) CCNA
5 80 (17.06%) SC Cleared
6 29 (6.18%) DV Cleared
7 26 (5.54%) CCIE
7 26 (5.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (4.26%) Degree
9 16 (3.41%) MCSE
10 12 (2.56%) MCP
11 11 (2.35%) CCDP
11 11 (2.35%) CCSE
12 10 (2.13%) CCSA
13 8 (1.71%) PMI Certification
13 8 (1.71%) MCSA
14 7 (1.49%) CISSP
14 7 (1.49%) PMP
15 5 (1.07%) CCIP
15 5 (1.07%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (8.74%) SLA
2 14 (2.99%) PCI DSS
3 10 (2.13%) QA
3 10 (2.13%) JSP 440
4 8 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.21%) GxP
System Software
1 119 (25.37%) Active Directory
2 67 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
4 20 (4.26%) Hyper-V
5 17 (3.62%) vSphere
5 17 (3.62%) XenApp
6 14 (2.99%) XenDesktop
7 9 (1.92%) Firmware
8 7 (1.49%) VMware ESX
9 6 (1.28%) Snort
9 6 (1.28%) Sendmail
10 5 (1.07%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.64%) PowerHA
11 3 (0.64%) UAG
11 3 (0.64%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.64%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.64%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.64%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (3.41%) SCCM
2 8 (1.71%) Tivoli
2 8 (1.71%) FortiGate
3 7 (1.49%) MIMEsweeper
4 6 (1.28%) MAILsweeper
5 5 (1.07%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (1.07%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (1.07%) ARCserve
5 5 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.07%) WSUS
5 5 (1.07%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.85%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.85%) SCOM
6 4 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (0.85%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.64%) Foglight
7 3 (0.64%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 240 (51.17%) Cisco
2 115 (24.52%) Microsoft
3 108 (23.03%) VMware
4 67 (14.29%) HP
5 59 (12.58%) Citrix
6 58 (12.37%) Juniper
7 55 (11.73%) F5
8 52 (11.09%) CheckPoint
9 32 (6.82%) Blue Coat
10 28 (5.97%) NetApp
11 25 (5.33%) Avaya
12 23 (4.90%) 3PAR
13 22 (4.69%) McAfee
14 17 (3.62%) CA
14 17 (3.62%) Websense
14 17 (3.62%) Remedy
15 16 (3.41%) Fortinet
16 14 (2.99%) SolarWinds
17 13 (2.77%) IBM
18 12 (2.56%) Brocade
Maidstone
Pearson Whiffin
Rate: £320 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £13 - £21.8 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Church International
Rate: £485 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East England
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Dartford, Kent
Remit Resources
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Telco Exec
Posted: 12 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Telecom-Pro Services
Rate: From £12 to £18 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
Berkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 18 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 24 days ago