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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 55 76 61
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -15
Contract jobs citing LAN 301 218 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.02% 2.33% 2.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.78% 12.67% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 107 122
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £209 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+13.82% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 18
Average hourly rate £39.00 £23.25 £17.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.74% +33.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.95 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £34.95 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £18.52 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+26.92% +15.71%
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
2036 1721 1603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.46% 18.42% 19.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 979 752 667
Average daily rate £361 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.07% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 109 169
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £23.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -14.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £45.00 £40.00
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 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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 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
Berkshire +20 86 £398 +17.77% 20
Hampshire +3 70 £347 +9.44% 17
Surrey +21 53 £363 +18.85% 16
Buckinghamshire +2 34 £295 -26.25% 14
Oxfordshire -2 31 £438 +19.86% 2
Kent -1 12 £200 -41.17% 1
West Sussex -34 8 £275 -31.25% 4
East Sussex -10 5 £400 +14.28% 2
Middlesex +3 1 £175 -65.00%
Sussex -4 1 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 £475 -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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.

1 486 (85.71%) WAN
2 311 (54.85%) Cisco
3 240 (42.33%) Firewall
4 197 (34.74%) Windows
5 185 (32.63%) Cisco Certification
6 144 (25.40%) VPN
7 142 (25.04%) ITIL
8 137 (24.16%) Active Directory
9 122 (21.52%) VMware
10 120 (21.16%) CCNA
11 119 (20.99%) CCNP
12 104 (18.34%) Wireless
13 103 (18.17%) Security Cleared
14 98 (17.28%) CheckPoint
15 94 (16.58%) DNS
16 93 (16.40%) Juniper
17 92 (16.23%) Microsoft
18 85 (14.99%) TCP/IP
18 85 (14.99%) Telecoms
19 84 (14.81%) MPLS
20 83 (14.64%) Cisco ASA
21 82 (14.46%) SC Cleared
22 77 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
22 77 (13.58%) SSL
23 72 (12.70%) VoIP
24 65 (11.46%) OSPF
25 63 (11.11%) Migration
25 63 (11.11%) Linux
26 62 (10.93%) Network Security
27 60 (10.58%) WLAN

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 31 (5.47%) MS Exchange
2 22 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (3.00%) Lync
4 14 (2.47%) SharePoint
5 12 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (1.76%) IIS
6 10 (1.76%) Apache
6 10 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (1.23%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.06%) Confluence
9 5 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.53%) GlassFish
10 3 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.53%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.35%) MediaWiki
12 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.18%) GroupWise
12 1 (0.18%) JBoss
12 1 (0.18%) nginx
Applications
1 35 (6.17%) MS Office
2 27 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 26 (4.59%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.53%) MS Project
5 2 (0.35%) PaintShop Pro
6 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (1.59%) SaaS
2 7 (1.23%) PaaS
2 7 (1.23%) Office 365
3 6 (1.06%) IaaS
4 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 486 (85.71%) WAN
2 240 (42.33%) Firewall
3 144 (25.40%) VPN
4 104 (18.34%) Wireless
5 94 (16.58%) DNS
6 85 (14.99%) TCP/IP
7 84 (14.81%) MPLS
8 83 (14.64%) Cisco ASA
9 77 (13.58%) SSL
10 72 (12.70%) VoIP
11 65 (11.46%) OSPF
12 62 (10.93%) Network Security
13 60 (10.58%) WLAN
14 58 (10.23%) DHCP
15 57 (10.05%) Internet
16 47 (8.29%) SAN
17 46 (8.11%) BGP
18 44 (7.76%) IPsec
18 44 (7.76%) VLAN
19 39 (6.88%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.59%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (1.06%) DB2
4 6 (1.06%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.71%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.53%) MySQL
7 2 (0.35%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (0.35%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.35%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (1.06%) JIRA
1 6 (1.06%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.71%) Gerrit
3 2 (0.35%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.35%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.35%) Subversion
3 2 (0.35%) Hudson
4 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
General
1 85 (14.99%) Telecoms
2 49 (8.64%) Finance
3 15 (2.65%) Manufacturing
4 10 (1.76%) Retail
5 5 (0.88%) Billing
5 5 (0.88%) Back Office
5 5 (0.88%) Automotive
5 5 (0.88%) Banking
6 4 (0.71%) Military
7 3 (0.53%) Japanese Language
7 3 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.35%) Advertising
8 2 (0.35%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.18%) Marketing
9 1 (0.18%) French Language
9 1 (0.18%) German Language
9 1 (0.18%) Front Office
9 1 (0.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 137 (24.16%) Network Engineer
2 83 (14.64%) Analyst
3 74 (13.05%) Architect
4 50 (8.82%) Project Manager
5 45 (7.94%) Support Engineer
6 37 (6.53%) Network Analyst
7 33 (5.82%) Consultant
8 29 (5.11%) Network Support
9 25 (4.41%) Network Architect
10 24 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 23 (4.06%) Senior Network Engineer
12 21 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
12 21 (3.70%) Security Engineer
13 20 (3.53%) Infrastructure Manager
14 18 (3.17%) Security Analyst
14 18 (3.17%) Network Support Engineer
15 17 (3.00%) Support Analyst
15 17 (3.00%) Network Specialist
16 14 (2.47%) Infrastructure Project Manager
16 14 (2.47%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.23%) Application Packaging
2 6 (1.06%) HTML
2 6 (1.06%) Web Services
3 3 (0.53%) SAML
3 3 (0.53%) APPC
3 3 (0.53%) LAMP
3 3 (0.53%) Ajax
4 2 (0.35%) ODBC
4 2 (0.35%) CSS
5 1 (0.18%) boto
5 1 (0.18%) CGI
5 1 (0.18%) .NET
5 1 (0.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.53%) Replication
3 18 (3.17%) SecurID
3 18 (3.17%) PKI
4 15 (2.65%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.29%) Blackberry
6 10 (1.76%) Clustering
7 9 (1.59%) NHS
8 7 (1.23%) e-Health
8 7 (1.23%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.06%) Cryptography
10 5 (0.88%) IVR
11 4 (0.71%) Wiki
11 4 (0.71%) Open Source
11 4 (0.71%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
12 3 (0.53%) iPhone
12 3 (0.53%) iSeries
12 3 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 197 (34.74%) Windows
2 63 (11.11%) Linux
3 57 (10.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (9.17%) Windows 7
5 48 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 34 (6.00%) UNIX
7 24 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (3.17%) Solaris
8 18 (3.17%) Windows XP
9 12 (2.12%) CentOS
10 11 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (1.59%) AIX
12 5 (0.88%) Windows 2000
12 5 (0.88%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (0.71%) SUSE
14 3 (0.53%) OS/400
14 3 (0.53%) i5/OS
15 2 (0.35%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (25.04%) ITIL
2 63 (11.11%) Migration
3 54 (9.52%) Project Management
4 36 (6.35%) Network Design
5 32 (5.64%) Network Management
6 28 (4.94%) Incident Management
6 28 (4.94%) PRINCE2
7 27 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
8 26 (4.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 25 (4.41%) Validation
10 23 (4.06%) Load Balancing
10 23 (4.06%) Time Management
11 22 (3.88%) Disaster Recovery
12 21 (3.70%) Service Delivery
12 21 (3.70%) Service Management
13 19 (3.35%) Change Management
14 18 (3.17%) Business Continuity
14 18 (3.17%) Network Monitoring
15 17 (3.00%) ITIL V3
16 16 (2.82%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (7.58%) SQL
2 28 (4.94%) Perl
3 24 (4.23%) Python
4 21 (3.70%) C
5 16 (2.82%) Shell Script
5 16 (2.82%) PowerShell
6 13 (2.29%) VBScript
6 13 (2.29%) Java
7 12 (2.12%) C++
8 10 (1.76%) PHP
8 10 (1.76%) VB
9 4 (0.71%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.53%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.53%) Ruby
10 3 (0.53%) RPG
10 3 (0.53%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.53%) COBOL
11 2 (0.35%) C#
11 2 (0.35%) Korn
11 2 (0.35%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 185 (32.63%) Cisco Certification
2 120 (21.16%) CCNA
3 119 (20.99%) CCNP
4 103 (18.17%) Security Cleared
5 82 (14.46%) SC Cleared
6 45 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 29 (5.11%) Degree
8 26 (4.59%) MCSA
9 22 (3.88%) CCDP
10 21 (3.70%) CCIE
10 21 (3.70%) DV Cleared
11 19 (3.35%) A+ Certification
11 19 (3.35%) Network+ Certification
12 18 (3.17%) MCSE
13 17 (3.00%) CISSP
14 10 (1.76%) CCIP
14 10 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 9 (1.59%) MCITP
16 8 (1.41%) CCSE
17 7 (1.23%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (7.76%) SLA
2 16 (2.82%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.94%) QA
4 6 (1.06%) JSP 440
5 5 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.18%) GxP
7 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.18%) TickIT
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 137 (24.16%) Active Directory
2 77 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (5.29%) vSphere
4 21 (3.70%) Hyper-V
5 19 (3.35%) XenApp
6 17 (3.00%) Firmware
7 16 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (2.47%) XenDesktop
9 12 (2.12%) Sendmail
10 9 (1.59%) Snort
11 5 (0.88%) Samba
11 5 (0.88%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.71%) NFS
12 4 (0.71%) XenServer
12 4 (0.71%) DFS Replication
12 4 (0.71%) HDFS
13 3 (0.53%) PowerHA
13 3 (0.53%) Shibboleth
14 2 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.35%) Squid
Systems Management
1 25 (4.41%) SCCM
2 13 (2.29%) FortiGate
3 12 (2.12%) MIMEsweeper
3 12 (2.12%) MAILsweeper
4 9 (1.59%) WSUS
4 9 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (1.23%) Cisco Prime
5 7 (1.23%) CA Spectrum
6 6 (1.06%) Tivoli
7 5 (0.88%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.71%) SCOM
8 4 (0.71%) Nagios
8 4 (0.71%) Zenoss
8 4 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.71%) Puppet
9 3 (0.53%) HP SIM
9 3 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.53%) ARCserve
9 3 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.53%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 311 (54.85%) Cisco
2 122 (21.52%) VMware
3 98 (17.28%) CheckPoint
4 93 (16.40%) Juniper
5 92 (16.23%) Microsoft
6 58 (10.23%) F5
7 49 (8.64%) HP
8 46 (8.11%) Blue Coat
9 36 (6.35%) Citrix
10 31 (5.47%) McAfee
11 30 (5.29%) NetApp
12 22 (3.88%) CA
12 22 (3.88%) Fortinet
13 17 (3.00%) Oracle
14 14 (2.47%) SolarWinds
15 13 (2.29%) Websense
16 11 (1.94%) Tufin
16 11 (1.94%) AlgoSec
17 9 (1.59%) 3PAR
17 9 (1.59%) Sourcefire
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell
Volt
Rate: £38.00 - £45.00 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Southampton
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Southampton
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Maidenhead
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £370 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago
Slough
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
SSE
Rate: Up to £55,000 per annum depending on skills and experience plus bonus
Posted: 19 days ago
Berkshire
Intuition IT Solutions
Rate: £300 - £351 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Reigate
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £473.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Slough
Orgtel
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 25 days ago