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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 82 77 73
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing LAN 190 210 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.05% 2.44% 2.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.29% 13.44% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 116 83
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£325 £363 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £474 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 39
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.41% -17.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £15.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.60 £43.75 £32.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £17.29 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+9.68% -3.94%
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
1846 1563 2053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.89% 18.12% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 717 604
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 92 161
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.88 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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
Hampshire -2 56 £300 -19.89% 20
Berkshire -13 46 £375 +1.35% 19
Surrey -3 21 £375 +51.51% 20
Oxfordshire -1 19 £350 -9.67% 2
Buckinghamshire -9 14 £281 -29.68% 7
Kent -6 13 £400 +60.00% 6
West Sussex 0 9 £220 -50.97% 7
Middlesex -5 7 £500 +48.14%
East Sussex -12 2 £525 -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 312 (82.32%) WAN
2 186 (49.08%) Windows
3 173 (45.65%) Cisco
4 129 (34.04%) Cisco Certification
5 116 (30.61%) Firewall
6 112 (29.55%) Active Directory
7 92 (24.27%) Microsoft
8 82 (21.64%) CCNP
8 82 (21.64%) VMware
9 79 (20.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 76 (20.05%) ITIL
11 75 (19.79%) VPN
12 74 (19.53%) CCNA
12 74 (19.53%) Security Cleared
13 68 (17.94%) SAN
14 65 (17.15%) TCP/IP
15 63 (16.62%) HP
16 62 (16.36%) SC Cleared
17 59 (15.57%) Citrix
18 58 (15.30%) MS Exchange
19 56 (14.78%) Windows Server 2003
20 55 (14.51%) Windows 7
21 50 (13.19%) MS Office
22 49 (12.93%) CheckPoint
22 49 (12.93%) DNS
22 49 (12.93%) VMware Infrastructure
23 48 (12.66%) MS Excel
24 46 (12.14%) Juniper
24 46 (12.14%) MPLS
25 45 (11.87%) Cisco ASA

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 58 (15.30%) MS Exchange
2 14 (3.69%) IBM Notes
3 12 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (1.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (1.32%) Apache
7 4 (1.06%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.06%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.79%) Lync
8 3 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.53%) IIS
10 1 (0.26%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.26%) CMS
10 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 50 (13.19%) MS Office
2 48 (12.66%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.37%) MS Project
4 8 (2.11%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.79%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 11 (2.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.11%) Office 365
2 6 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.53%) SaaS
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 312 (82.32%) WAN
2 116 (30.61%) Firewall
3 75 (19.79%) VPN
4 68 (17.94%) SAN
5 65 (17.15%) TCP/IP
6 49 (12.93%) DNS
7 46 (12.14%) MPLS
8 45 (11.87%) Cisco ASA
9 41 (10.82%) Wireless
9 41 (10.82%) VoIP
10 37 (9.76%) DHCP
11 36 (9.50%) Network Security
12 35 (9.23%) OSPF
13 29 (7.65%) BGP
13 29 (7.65%) Internet
14 28 (7.39%) WLAN
15 22 (5.80%) Cisco IOS
16 21 (5.54%) Wi-Fi
16 21 (5.54%) IPsec
17 20 (5.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.06%) MySQL
3 3 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.26%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 4 (1.06%) StarTeam
2 2 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.26%) AppScan
3 1 (0.26%) WebLOAD
General
1 43 (11.35%) Telecoms
2 40 (10.55%) Finance
3 14 (3.69%) Marketing
4 12 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.90%) Electronics
6 6 (1.58%) Billing
6 6 (1.58%) Advertising
7 5 (1.32%) Legal
7 5 (1.32%) Banking
7 5 (1.32%) Retail
8 3 (0.79%) Games
8 3 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.53%) Local Government
10 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.26%) Automotive
10 1 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 97 (25.59%) Network Engineer
2 64 (16.89%) Analyst
3 36 (9.50%) Support Engineer
4 32 (8.44%) Support Analyst
4 32 (8.44%) Project Manager
5 27 (7.12%) Architect
5 27 (7.12%) Consultant
6 25 (6.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (5.28%) Network Support
8 16 (4.22%) IT Support
9 14 (3.69%) Service Desk Analyst
9 14 (3.69%) Service Analyst
9 14 (3.69%) Administrator
9 14 (3.69%) Network Analyst
10 13 (3.43%) Help Desk Analyst
11 12 (3.17%) Desktop Support
12 11 (2.90%) Network Security Engineer
12 11 (2.90%) Systems Engineer
12 11 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support
12 11 (2.90%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.11%) Web Services
2 6 (1.58%) JSP
3 5 (1.32%) Middleware
4 4 (1.06%) Flash
4 4 (1.06%) SAML
5 2 (0.53%) XML
5 2 (0.53%) ODBC
5 2 (0.53%) .NET
5 2 (0.53%) JSF
6 1 (0.26%) XMPP
6 1 (0.26%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.26%) WCF
6 1 (0.26%) WPF
6 1 (0.26%) REST
6 1 (0.26%) OLE
6 1 (0.26%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.26%) HTML
6 1 (0.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.01%) Blackberry
1 19 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.90%) DTV
2 11 (2.90%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.64%) Clustering
3 10 (2.64%) Thin Client
3 10 (2.64%) Fat Client
4 9 (2.37%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (2.11%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.32%) Replication
6 5 (1.32%) Open Source
6 5 (1.32%) iPad
7 4 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.06%) PKI
7 4 (1.06%) PMI
8 3 (0.79%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.79%) EqualLogic
9 2 (0.53%) iPhone
9 2 (0.53%) Wiki
9 2 (0.53%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 186 (49.08%) Windows
2 79 (20.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 56 (14.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 55 (14.51%) Windows 7
5 31 (8.18%) Linux
6 30 (7.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (6.33%) Windows XP
8 16 (4.22%) Windows 8
9 13 (3.43%) UNIX
10 11 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (2.37%) AIX
12 6 (1.58%) Solaris
13 5 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.79%) Android
15 2 (0.53%) SUSE
16 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.26%) CentOS
16 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (20.05%) ITIL
2 35 (9.23%) Service Management
3 31 (8.18%) Project Management
4 29 (7.65%) Network Design
5 27 (7.12%) Migration
5 27 (7.12%) PRINCE2
6 25 (6.60%) Service Delivery
7 23 (6.07%) Load Balancing
8 20 (5.28%) Capacity Planning
9 18 (4.75%) Network Architecture
9 18 (4.75%) Incident Management
9 18 (4.75%) Network Management
10 17 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (3.96%) Change Management
12 14 (3.69%) Time Management
13 12 (3.17%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (3.17%) Asset Management
14 11 (2.90%) ITSM
14 11 (2.90%) Digital Marketing
14 11 (2.90%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (5.01%) SQL
2 10 (2.64%) C
3 9 (2.37%) Java
4 7 (1.85%) Python
5 6 (1.58%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.32%) Perl
7 4 (1.06%) PHP
7 4 (1.06%) VBScript
7 4 (1.06%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.26%) Ruby
8 1 (0.26%) Korn
8 1 (0.26%) C#
8 1 (0.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 129 (34.04%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (21.64%) CCNP
3 74 (19.53%) CCNA
3 74 (19.53%) Security Cleared
4 62 (16.36%) SC Cleared
5 31 (8.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (5.80%) CCIE
6 22 (5.80%) Degree
7 20 (5.28%) MCSE
8 13 (3.43%) DV Cleared
9 10 (2.64%) MCP
10 9 (2.37%) CCDP
10 9 (2.37%) PMP
11 8 (2.11%) CCSA
11 8 (2.11%) CCSE
12 7 (1.85%) PMI Certification
13 6 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (1.58%) MCSA
13 6 (1.58%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.60%) SLA
2 12 (3.17%) QA
2 12 (3.17%) JSP 440
3 5 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) COBIT
6 1 (0.26%) GxP
System Software
1 112 (29.55%) Active Directory
2 49 (12.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (7.65%) VMware ESXi
4 22 (5.80%) Hyper-V
5 21 (5.54%) XenApp
5 21 (5.54%) vSphere
6 13 (3.43%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.58%) VMware Server
8 5 (1.32%) ProxySG
9 4 (1.06%) Snort
9 4 (1.06%) Xen
9 4 (1.06%) NLBS
9 4 (1.06%) Shibboleth
10 3 (0.79%) KVM
10 3 (0.79%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.79%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.53%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (4.49%) SCCM
2 9 (2.37%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (2.11%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (2.11%) Backup Exec
4 7 (1.85%) WSUS
5 6 (1.58%) Tivoli
6 5 (1.32%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.79%) ARCserve
8 3 (0.79%) SCOM
8 3 (0.79%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.53%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.53%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.26%) MIMEsweeper
10 1 (0.26%) Nagios
10 1 (0.26%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 173 (45.65%) Cisco
2 92 (24.27%) Microsoft
3 82 (21.64%) VMware
4 63 (16.62%) HP
5 59 (15.57%) Citrix
6 49 (12.93%) CheckPoint
7 46 (12.14%) Juniper
8 27 (7.12%) NetApp
9 20 (5.28%) McAfee
10 19 (5.01%) Blue Coat
11 18 (4.75%) 3PAR
11 18 (4.75%) Avaya
12 16 (4.22%) Oracle
12 16 (4.22%) F5
13 14 (3.69%) Brocade
13 14 (3.69%) Lotus
14 13 (3.43%) SAP
15 12 (3.17%) EMC
15 12 (3.17%) Red Hat
16 11 (2.90%) IBM
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