The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 68 66 68
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing LAN 237 223 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.40% 2.63% 2.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.69% 13.47% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 112 111
Average daily rate £350 £265 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 31
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.63 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.41% -15.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £30.75 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £16.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+46.87% -23.80%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1731 1655 2196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.50% 19.48% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 670 707
Average daily rate £338 £303 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.57% -6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 156 176
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
LAN
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +3 66 £345 +30.18% 15
Berkshire -19 61 £325 +44.44% 16
Surrey -20 29 £378 +9.42% 7
Buckinghamshire -7 28 £400 +113.33% 5
West Sussex +14 19 £400 +110.52% 4
Oxfordshire +9 14 £350 +2.94% 1
Kent +14 10 £345 -1.42% 5
Middlesex -3 4 £500 +66.66%
East Sussex -14 4 £350 -
Sussex - 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 342 (78.26%) WAN
2 209 (47.83%) Cisco
3 185 (42.33%) Windows
4 131 (29.98%) Active Directory
5 125 (28.60%) Firewall
6 123 (28.15%) Cisco Certification
7 109 (24.94%) VMware
8 108 (24.71%) Microsoft
8 108 (24.71%) VPN
9 81 (18.54%) TCP/IP
10 80 (18.31%) Security Cleared
11 74 (16.93%) HP
12 72 (16.48%) MS Office
13 71 (16.25%) CCNP
14 70 (16.02%) Windows Server 2008
15 69 (15.79%) Windows 7
16 67 (15.33%) ITIL
16 67 (15.33%) Telecoms
17 65 (14.87%) SAN
17 65 (14.87%) VMware Infrastructure
17 65 (14.87%) SC Cleared
18 62 (14.19%) CCNA
19 58 (13.27%) MS Excel
20 56 (12.81%) Windows Server 2003
21 54 (12.36%) SQL
21 54 (12.36%) DNS
22 53 (12.13%) Internet
23 50 (11.44%) CheckPoint
24 49 (11.21%) MPLS
24 49 (11.21%) Finance

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 48 (10.98%) MS Exchange
2 22 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (2.75%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.83%) Apache
5 8 (1.83%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.83%) IIS
6 6 (1.37%) Lync
6 6 (1.37%) IBM Notes
6 6 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.14%) IBM HTTP Server
8 4 (0.92%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.69%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.46%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.23%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 72 (16.48%) MS Office
2 58 (13.27%) MS Excel
3 16 (3.66%) MS Visio
4 10 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.83%) AutoCAD
6 6 (1.37%) MS Project
7 4 (0.92%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.69%) PaintShop Pro
9 2 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.29%) Office 365
2 3 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 342 (78.26%) WAN
2 125 (28.60%) Firewall
3 108 (24.71%) VPN
4 81 (18.54%) TCP/IP
5 65 (14.87%) SAN
6 54 (12.36%) DNS
7 53 (12.13%) Internet
8 49 (11.21%) MPLS
9 43 (9.84%) BGP
10 42 (9.61%) OSPF
11 40 (9.15%) Wireless
12 34 (7.78%) VoIP
13 26 (5.95%) VLAN
13 26 (5.95%) HTTP
14 25 (5.72%) DHCP
15 24 (5.49%) Ethernet
15 24 (5.49%) Cisco ASA
16 23 (5.26%) EIGRP
16 23 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
17 22 (5.03%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (1.14%) MySQL
5 3 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.69%) DB2
5 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 6 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.92%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.92%) ClearCase
3 4 (0.92%) JIRA
3 4 (0.92%) Maven
General
1 67 (15.33%) Telecoms
2 49 (11.21%) Finance
3 8 (1.83%) Korean Language
4 7 (1.60%) French Language
4 7 (1.60%) German Language
4 7 (1.60%) Italian Language
4 7 (1.60%) Japanese Language
5 5 (1.14%) Banking
5 5 (1.14%) Marketing
5 5 (1.14%) Legal
6 4 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.92%) Local Government
7 3 (0.69%) Games
7 3 (0.69%) Retail
7 3 (0.69%) Spanish Language
7 3 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.69%) Advertising
7 3 (0.69%) Electronics
8 2 (0.46%) Back Office
9 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 83 (18.99%) Network Engineer
2 45 (10.30%) Architect
2 45 (10.30%) Analyst
2 45 (10.30%) Consultant
3 37 (8.47%) Project Manager
4 31 (7.09%) Support Engineer
5 19 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (3.66%) Support Analyst
7 15 (3.43%) Team Leader
8 14 (3.20%) 3rd Line Support
8 14 (3.20%) Network Support
9 13 (2.97%) Cisco Engineer
9 13 (2.97%) Service Desk Analyst
9 13 (2.97%) Service Analyst
9 13 (2.97%) Network Consultant
10 12 (2.75%) 2nd Line Support
10 12 (2.75%) Technical Architect
10 12 (2.75%) Infrastructure Team Leader
11 11 (2.52%) Security Engineer
11 11 (2.52%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.97%) .NET
2 10 (2.29%) JSP
3 9 (2.06%) Web Services
4 6 (1.37%) J2EE
4 6 (1.37%) Middleware
5 4 (0.92%) HTML
6 2 (0.46%) SAML
6 2 (0.46%) XMPP
7 1 (0.23%) LAMP
7 1 (0.23%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.23%) JSF
7 1 (0.23%) WCF
7 1 (0.23%) WPF
7 1 (0.23%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.23%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.23%) XML
7 1 (0.23%) ODBC
7 1 (0.23%) SOAP
7 1 (0.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (3.66%) Clustering
2 14 (3.20%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.97%) Blackberry
4 9 (2.06%) Replication
4 9 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (1.37%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.14%) PMI
7 4 (0.92%) Kindle
7 4 (0.92%) IPTV
8 3 (0.69%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.46%) Open Source
9 2 (0.46%) Firmware
9 2 (0.46%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.46%) DTV
9 2 (0.46%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.23%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.23%) Handset
10 1 (0.23%) IVR
10 1 (0.23%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 185 (42.33%) Windows
2 70 (16.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 69 (15.79%) Windows 7
4 56 (12.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 43 (9.84%) Linux
6 31 (7.09%) Windows XP
7 25 (5.72%) UNIX
8 19 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (3.66%) Windows 8
10 10 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (2.06%) Solaris
12 4 (0.92%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.92%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.92%) AIX
12 4 (0.92%) SUSE
13 3 (0.69%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.69%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.69%) HPUX
14 2 (0.46%) Android
14 2 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (15.33%) ITIL
2 47 (10.76%) Project Management
3 36 (8.24%) PRINCE2
4 35 (8.01%) Migration
5 28 (6.41%) Network Design
6 21 (4.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 21 (4.81%) Service Delivery
7 18 (4.12%) Service Management
8 15 (3.43%) Network Management
8 15 (3.43%) Load Balancing
9 14 (3.20%) Change Management
9 14 (3.20%) Workflow
9 14 (3.20%) Time Management
10 13 (2.97%) TOGAF
10 13 (2.97%) Change Control
11 12 (2.75%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (2.52%) Configuration Management
13 10 (2.29%) E-Commerce
13 10 (2.29%) Incident Management
14 9 (2.06%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (12.36%) SQL
2 18 (4.12%) C
3 11 (2.52%) PowerShell
4 8 (1.83%) Perl
5 5 (1.14%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.69%) Korn
6 3 (0.69%) Python
6 3 (0.69%) Java
6 3 (0.69%) PHP
7 2 (0.46%) VBScript
8 1 (0.23%) AWK
8 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.23%) C#
8 1 (0.23%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.23%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 123 (28.15%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (18.31%) Security Cleared
3 71 (16.25%) CCNP
4 65 (14.87%) SC Cleared
5 62 (14.19%) CCNA
6 27 (6.18%) Degree
7 20 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (4.12%) CCIE
9 15 (3.43%) CCDP
10 12 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (2.52%) MCSE
12 9 (2.06%) MCSA
13 8 (1.83%) CCDA
13 8 (1.83%) PMP
13 8 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (1.83%) CCSA
14 7 (1.60%) CCSE
15 6 (1.37%) PMI Certification
15 6 (1.37%) JNCIP
15 6 (1.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.03%) SLA
2 7 (1.60%) JSP 440
3 4 (0.92%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.92%) QA
4 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.23%) COBIT
5 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 131 (29.98%) Active Directory
2 65 (14.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (5.26%) vSphere
4 11 (2.52%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.37%) XenApp
7 4 (0.92%) VMware Server
8 3 (0.69%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.69%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.69%) KVM
9 2 (0.46%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.23%) Samba
10 1 (0.23%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.23%) Squid
10 1 (0.23%) Xen
10 1 (0.23%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.23%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 37 (8.47%) SCCM
2 22 (5.03%) WSUS
3 19 (4.35%) NetBackup
4 15 (3.43%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (2.29%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (1.83%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (1.60%) SCOM
8 5 (1.14%) Backup Exec
8 5 (1.14%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (0.92%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.46%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.46%) Puppet
11 2 (0.46%) Hyperic
11 2 (0.46%) Unicenter
11 2 (0.46%) Foglight
11 2 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 1 (0.23%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 209 (47.83%) Cisco
2 109 (24.94%) VMware
3 108 (24.71%) Microsoft
4 74 (16.93%) HP
5 50 (11.44%) CheckPoint
6 39 (8.92%) Juniper
6 39 (8.92%) Citrix
7 36 (8.24%) Oracle
8 31 (7.09%) Blue Coat
9 29 (6.64%) McAfee
10 23 (5.26%) Symantec
11 15 (3.43%) F5
12 14 (3.20%) IBM
13 12 (2.75%) SAP
13 12 (2.75%) Avaya
14 11 (2.52%) NetApp
14 11 (2.52%) Red Hat
15 10 (2.29%) SolarWinds
15 10 (2.29%) Brocade
16 9 (2.06%) Remedy
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