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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 54 75 68
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -7
Contract jobs citing LAN 282 207 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.02% 2.31% 2.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.40% 12.83% 14.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 107 100
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% +4.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £164 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £309
% change year-on-year
+8.58% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 13 22
Average hourly rate £37.00 £22.00 £17.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.18% +28.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £13.80 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £30.60 £22.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
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
1831 1614 1511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.62% 18.03% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 701 604
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 102 167
Average hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.52% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.00 £13.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 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 22 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 22 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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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 +18 81 £398 +27.20% 12
Hampshire +12 66 £339 +0.37% 22
Surrey +19 43 £363 +45.00% 27
Buckinghamshire +10 34 £323 -19.37% 22
Oxfordshire -7 26 £450 +24.13% 4
Kent +7 12 £213 -32.00% 2
East Sussex -8 7 £350 - 4
West Sussex -28 7 £438 +9.37% 4
Middlesex +4 1 £175 -65.00%
Sussex -1 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 22 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.

1 485 (86.61%) WAN
2 298 (53.21%) Cisco
3 238 (42.50%) Firewall
4 201 (35.89%) Windows
5 176 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
6 146 (26.07%) VPN
7 142 (25.36%) Active Directory
8 137 (24.46%) ITIL
9 125 (22.32%) VMware
10 119 (21.25%) CCNA
11 108 (19.29%) CCNP
12 100 (17.86%) CheckPoint
12 100 (17.86%) Security Cleared
13 96 (17.14%) DNS
14 95 (16.96%) Wireless
15 90 (16.07%) MPLS
16 87 (15.54%) Juniper
17 83 (14.82%) Microsoft
18 79 (14.11%) VMware Infrastructure
18 79 (14.11%) SC Cleared
19 78 (13.93%) Cisco ASA
19 78 (13.93%) TCP/IP
20 77 (13.75%) SSL
21 75 (13.39%) Telecoms
22 69 (12.32%) Migration
23 61 (10.89%) OSPF
23 61 (10.89%) Linux
24 57 (10.18%) VoIP
24 57 (10.18%) Network Security
24 57 (10.18%) Windows Server 2008

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (5.54%) MS Exchange
2 24 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (3.21%) Lync
4 15 (2.68%) Apache
5 12 (2.14%) IIS
6 11 (1.96%) SharePoint
7 10 (1.79%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (1.07%) Confluence
10 5 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.89%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.54%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.36%) MediaWiki
13 1 (0.18%) nginx
13 1 (0.18%) JBoss
13 1 (0.18%) GroupWise
Applications
1 33 (5.89%) MS Office
2 31 (5.54%) MS Visio
3 29 (5.18%) MS Excel
4 4 (0.71%) PaintShop Pro
5 3 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.96%) SaaS
2 10 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.43%) PaaS
4 7 (1.25%) IaaS
4 7 (1.25%) Office 365
5 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 485 (86.61%) WAN
2 238 (42.50%) Firewall
3 146 (26.07%) VPN
4 96 (17.14%) DNS
5 95 (16.96%) Wireless
6 90 (16.07%) MPLS
7 78 (13.93%) Cisco ASA
7 78 (13.93%) TCP/IP
8 77 (13.75%) SSL
9 61 (10.89%) OSPF
10 57 (10.18%) VoIP
10 57 (10.18%) Network Security
11 55 (9.82%) WLAN
11 55 (9.82%) DHCP
12 54 (9.64%) Internet
13 45 (8.04%) IPsec
14 44 (7.86%) BGP
15 42 (7.50%) SMTP
16 41 (7.32%) SAN
17 39 (6.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (1.07%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (1.07%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.89%) Hadoop
5 5 (0.89%) DB2
6 4 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.54%) MySQL
8 2 (0.36%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.36%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.36%) SAP Data Services
9 1 (0.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (1.07%) JIRA
1 6 (1.07%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.71%) Gerrit
3 2 (0.36%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.36%) Subversion
3 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.36%) Hudson
4 1 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
General
1 75 (13.39%) Telecoms
2 56 (10.00%) Finance
3 15 (2.68%) Manufacturing
4 9 (1.61%) Back Office
5 7 (1.25%) Retail
6 6 (1.07%) Billing
6 6 (1.07%) Banking
7 5 (0.89%) Automotive
8 3 (0.54%) Japanese Language
8 3 (0.54%) Military
8 3 (0.54%) Advertising
8 3 (0.54%) Front Office
9 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.36%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.36%) Local Government
10 1 (0.18%) Marketing
10 1 (0.18%) French Language
10 1 (0.18%) German Language
10 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 125 (22.32%) Network Engineer
2 82 (14.64%) Analyst
3 76 (13.57%) Architect
4 51 (9.11%) Project Manager
5 41 (7.32%) Support Engineer
6 40 (7.14%) Network Analyst
7 35 (6.25%) Consultant
8 29 (5.18%) Network Support
9 26 (4.64%) Infrastructure Manager
9 26 (4.64%) Infrastructure Architect
10 25 (4.46%) Network Architect
11 24 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 23 (4.11%) Senior Network Engineer
13 21 (3.75%) Support Analyst
14 19 (3.39%) Security Engineer
15 18 (3.21%) Security Analyst
16 17 (3.04%) Infrastructure Project Manager
17 16 (2.86%) Network Support Engineer
18 15 (2.68%) Network Specialist
18 15 (2.68%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.43%) Application Packaging
2 6 (1.07%) Web Services
3 5 (0.89%) HTML
3 5 (0.89%) SAML
4 3 (0.54%) Ajax
4 3 (0.54%) LAMP
4 3 (0.54%) Middleware
5 2 (0.36%) APPC
5 2 (0.36%) CSS
5 2 (0.36%) ODBC
5 2 (0.36%) JSF
5 2 (0.36%) boto
6 1 (0.18%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.86%) PKI
3 16 (2.86%) SecurID
4 14 (2.50%) Replication
5 10 (1.79%) Blackberry
6 9 (1.61%) e-Health
7 8 (1.43%) NHS
7 8 (1.43%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.07%) Cryptography
8 6 (1.07%) Open Source
9 5 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.89%) CMDB
10 4 (0.71%) Clustering
10 4 (0.71%) CESG
10 4 (0.71%) Wiki
10 4 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.54%) EqualLogic
11 3 (0.54%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 201 (35.89%) Windows
2 61 (10.89%) Linux
3 57 (10.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 53 (9.46%) Windows 7
5 48 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 40 (7.14%) UNIX
7 23 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (3.21%) Windows XP
9 16 (2.86%) Solaris
10 10 (1.79%) CentOS
11 9 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (1.61%) AIX
12 5 (0.89%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.89%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.71%) SUSE
13 4 (0.71%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.54%) HPUX
15 2 (0.36%) VMS
15 2 (0.36%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (24.46%) ITIL
2 69 (12.32%) Migration
3 56 (10.00%) Project Management
4 36 (6.43%) Network Design
5 33 (5.89%) Incident Management
6 32 (5.71%) Network Management
7 28 (5.00%) PRINCE2
8 27 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 25 (4.46%) Kalman Filter
10 23 (4.11%) Time Management
10 23 (4.11%) Network Monitoring
11 22 (3.93%) Validation
11 22 (3.93%) Service Management
12 21 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
12 21 (3.75%) Load Balancing
13 19 (3.39%) ITIL V3
13 19 (3.39%) Service Delivery
13 19 (3.39%) Change Management
13 19 (3.39%) Configuration Management
14 16 (2.86%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (7.32%) SQL
2 30 (5.36%) Perl
3 25 (4.46%) Python
4 23 (4.11%) C
5 16 (2.86%) Shell Script
5 16 (2.86%) Java
5 16 (2.86%) PowerShell
6 14 (2.50%) VBScript
7 12 (2.14%) PHP
8 11 (1.96%) C++
8 11 (1.96%) VB
9 4 (0.71%) Ruby
9 4 (0.71%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.36%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.36%) ABAP
10 2 (0.36%) COBOL
10 2 (0.36%) C#
10 2 (0.36%) RPG
10 2 (0.36%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.36%) Korn
Qualifications
1 176 (31.43%) Cisco Certification
2 119 (21.25%) CCNA
3 108 (19.29%) CCNP
4 100 (17.86%) Security Cleared
5 79 (14.11%) SC Cleared
6 49 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 30 (5.36%) Degree
8 25 (4.46%) MCSA
9 22 (3.93%) CCDP
10 20 (3.57%) MCSE
10 20 (3.57%) DV Cleared
11 19 (3.39%) CISSP
11 19 (3.39%) A+ Certification
11 19 (3.39%) Network+ Certification
12 18 (3.21%) CCIE
13 12 (2.14%) MCITP
14 10 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 10 (1.79%) CCSE
15 9 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 9 (1.61%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (7.32%) SLA
2 14 (2.50%) PCI DSS
3 13 (2.32%) QA
4 6 (1.07%) JSP 440
5 5 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.18%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.18%) TickIT
System Software
1 142 (25.36%) Active Directory
2 79 (14.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (5.89%) vSphere
4 23 (4.11%) XenApp
5 22 (3.93%) Hyper-V
6 17 (3.04%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (2.68%) Firmware
8 14 (2.50%) XenDesktop
9 11 (1.96%) Sendmail
10 8 (1.43%) Snort
11 5 (0.89%) Shibboleth
11 5 (0.89%) DFS Replication
11 5 (0.89%) HDFS
11 5 (0.89%) Samba
11 5 (0.89%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.71%) NFS
12 4 (0.71%) XenServer
13 2 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.36%) iptables
13 2 (0.36%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 27 (4.82%) SCCM
2 12 (2.14%) FortiGate
3 11 (1.96%) MIMEsweeper
3 11 (1.96%) MAILsweeper
4 10 (1.79%) TrustSec
5 9 (1.61%) CA Spectrum
5 9 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (1.61%) WSUS
6 6 (1.07%) Tivoli
6 6 (1.07%) Cisco Prime
7 5 (0.89%) Puppet
7 5 (0.89%) Zenoss
7 5 (0.89%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.89%) Nagios
8 4 (0.71%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.71%) SCOM
8 4 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.54%) HP SIM
9 3 (0.54%) vMotion
Vendors
1 298 (53.21%) Cisco
2 125 (22.32%) VMware
3 100 (17.86%) CheckPoint
4 87 (15.54%) Juniper
5 83 (14.82%) Microsoft
6 49 (8.75%) F5
7 43 (7.68%) HP
7 43 (7.68%) Blue Coat
8 36 (6.43%) Citrix
9 28 (5.00%) McAfee
10 27 (4.82%) NetApp
11 21 (3.75%) Oracle
12 20 (3.57%) CA
13 19 (3.39%) Fortinet
14 13 (2.32%) SolarWinds
15 12 (2.14%) Websense
16 11 (1.96%) Dell
16 11 (1.96%) EMC
17 10 (1.79%) Remedy
18 9 (1.61%) AlgoSec
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