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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 64 84 67
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -17
Contract jobs citing LAN 282 203 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.85% 2.22% 2.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.52% 11.18% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 122 118
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -8.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £500 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 20 20
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £66.60 £27.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -13.58%
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
1817 1815 1613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.34% 19.84% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 974 859 741
Average daily rate £350 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 97 102
Average hourly rate £27.00 £20.21 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.63% -10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Hampshire +3 68 £388 +24.00% 12
Berkshire +6 66 £325 -16.66% 19
Buckinghamshire +14 40 £400 +88.23% 8
Oxfordshire -14 30 £365 +4.28% 1
Surrey +7 29 £331 -6.69% 19
West Sussex -8 19 £363 +38.09% 2
East Sussex +11 17 £330 -37.14%
Kent 0 9 £350 - 2
Middlesex -1 1 - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 451 (81.26%) WAN
2 288 (51.89%) Cisco
3 214 (38.56%) Firewall
4 202 (36.40%) Windows
5 197 (35.50%) Cisco Certification
6 135 (24.32%) Active Directory
7 133 (23.96%) CCNA
8 132 (23.78%) VPN
9 128 (23.06%) VMware
10 118 (21.26%) DNS
10 118 (21.26%) Security Cleared
11 116 (20.90%) CCNP
11 116 (20.90%) TCP/IP
12 113 (20.36%) ITIL
13 98 (17.66%) Wireless
14 96 (17.30%) Data Centre
15 93 (16.76%) CheckPoint
16 91 (16.40%) SC Cleared
17 88 (15.86%) BGP
18 87 (15.68%) MPLS
19 86 (15.50%) Juniper
20 84 (15.14%) DHCP
21 82 (14.77%) OSPF
21 82 (14.77%) VMware Infrastructure
22 79 (14.23%) Microsoft
23 75 (13.51%) Telecoms
24 73 (13.15%) Linux
25 70 (12.61%) Cisco ASA
26 67 (12.07%) Finance
27 65 (11.71%) VoIP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 47 (8.47%) MS Exchange
2 43 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (4.68%) Lync
4 24 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (2.88%) Apache
6 13 (2.34%) IIS
6 13 (2.34%) SharePoint
6 13 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (1.98%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (0.90%) GlassFish
9 3 (0.54%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.18%) JBoss
10 1 (0.18%) Node.js
10 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 40 (7.21%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.86%) MS Office
3 24 (4.32%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.44%) MS Project
5 6 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.72%) PaintShop Pro
8 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.54%) SAP CCM
1 3 (0.54%) SAP ERP
1 3 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 3 (0.54%) assyst
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.32%) SaaS
2 23 (4.14%) PaaS
2 23 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (3.78%) IaaS
4 10 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (1.62%) Office 365
6 3 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.18%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 451 (81.26%) WAN
2 214 (38.56%) Firewall
3 132 (23.78%) VPN
4 118 (21.26%) DNS
5 116 (20.90%) TCP/IP
6 98 (17.66%) Wireless
7 88 (15.86%) BGP
8 87 (15.68%) MPLS
9 84 (15.14%) DHCP
10 82 (14.77%) OSPF
11 70 (12.61%) Cisco ASA
12 65 (11.71%) VoIP
13 64 (11.53%) SAN
13 64 (11.53%) VLAN
14 56 (10.09%) Internet
15 54 (9.73%) WLAN
16 52 (9.37%) SSL
17 46 (8.29%) IPsec
18 45 (8.11%) Network Security
19 43 (7.75%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
2 11 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.90%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 5 (0.90%) Xcelsius
4 5 (0.90%) Hadoop
4 5 (0.90%) SAP Data Services
4 5 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (0.90%) Lumira
5 4 (0.72%) MySQL
6 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.36%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.18%) Cognos Impromptu
8 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.18%) DTS
Development Applications
1 9 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.18%) Subversion
3 1 (0.18%) Maven
3 1 (0.18%) JIRA
3 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.18%) Ant
General
1 75 (13.51%) Telecoms
2 67 (12.07%) Finance
3 8 (1.44%) Banking
4 7 (1.26%) Billing
4 7 (1.26%) Back Office
5 6 (1.08%) Retail
6 4 (0.72%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.72%) Advertising
6 4 (0.72%) Local Government
6 4 (0.72%) Military
7 3 (0.54%) Front Office
7 3 (0.54%) Automotive
8 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.36%) Japanese Language
8 2 (0.36%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.18%) Legal
9 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.18%) French Language
9 1 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 133 (23.96%) Network Engineer
2 85 (15.32%) Architect
3 75 (13.51%) Analyst
4 59 (10.63%) Project Manager
5 37 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 33 (5.95%) Network Architect
7 26 (4.68%) Infrastructure Manager
7 26 (4.68%) Network Analyst
8 24 (4.32%) Consultant
8 24 (4.32%) Network Support
9 23 (4.14%) Infrastructure Architect
10 20 (3.60%) Senior Network Engineer
10 20 (3.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 19 (3.42%) Support Analyst
12 17 (3.06%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 16 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
14 15 (2.70%) Desktop Support
14 15 (2.70%) Cisco Engineer
15 13 (2.34%) Systems Engineer
15 13 (2.34%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.88%) 802.1X
2 14 (2.52%) CSS
3 9 (1.62%) Web Services
4 7 (1.26%) .NET
5 6 (1.08%) SAML
6 5 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (0.90%) ASP.NET
6 5 (0.90%) XML
6 5 (0.90%) HTML
7 4 (0.72%) Middleware
7 4 (0.72%) SAP XI
8 3 (0.54%) boto
8 3 (0.54%) Ajax
8 3 (0.54%) Application Packaging
8 3 (0.54%) ODBC
9 2 (0.36%) JSF
10 1 (0.18%) OAuth
10 1 (0.18%) WAP
10 1 (0.18%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 96 (17.30%) Data Centre
2 26 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.32%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.88%) PKI
5 12 (2.16%) e-Health
6 11 (1.98%) Replication
6 11 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.62%) Enterprise Storage
7 9 (1.62%) Clustering
8 7 (1.26%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.26%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.08%) NHS
9 6 (1.08%) Blackberry
10 5 (0.90%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.90%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (0.90%) BYOD
11 4 (0.72%) CMDB
11 4 (0.72%) SecurID
11 4 (0.72%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 202 (36.40%) Windows
2 73 (13.15%) Linux
3 65 (11.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (7.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 39 (7.03%) UNIX
5 38 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (6.49%) Windows 7
7 24 (4.32%) Windows XP
8 15 (2.70%) Solaris
9 7 (1.26%) CentOS
10 5 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (0.72%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.72%) HPUX
12 2 (0.36%) VMS
12 2 (0.36%) Android
12 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (20.36%) ITIL
2 60 (10.81%) Migration
3 57 (10.27%) Network Design
4 52 (9.37%) Project Management
5 36 (6.49%) Load Balancing
6 34 (6.13%) Service Delivery
7 33 (5.95%) Incident Management
8 28 (5.05%) PRINCE2
9 23 (4.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (3.96%) Service Management
11 21 (3.78%) Change Management
12 19 (3.42%) ITIL V3
12 19 (3.42%) Network Monitoring
13 18 (3.24%) Capacity Management
13 18 (3.24%) Disaster Recovery
13 18 (3.24%) Information Security
14 17 (3.06%) Capacity Planning
15 16 (2.88%) Network Management
16 15 (2.70%) Configuration Management
17 13 (2.34%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 41 (7.39%) SQL
2 22 (3.96%) C
3 20 (3.60%) Perl
4 18 (3.24%) Python
5 15 (2.70%) Java
6 14 (2.52%) PowerShell
7 12 (2.16%) Shell Script
8 11 (1.98%) C++
9 10 (1.80%) PHP
10 9 (1.62%) C#
11 7 (1.26%) VB
12 5 (0.90%) VBScript
13 4 (0.72%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.54%) Ruby
15 2 (0.36%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 197 (35.50%) Cisco Certification
2 133 (23.96%) CCNA
3 118 (21.26%) Security Cleared
4 116 (20.90%) CCNP
5 91 (16.40%) SC Cleared
6 47 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 34 (6.13%) Degree
8 26 (4.68%) DV Cleared
9 24 (4.32%) MCSE
10 23 (4.14%) MCSA
11 18 (3.24%) CCIE
12 17 (3.06%) CCSE
13 16 (2.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 15 (2.70%) Network+ Certification
14 15 (2.70%) A+ Certification
14 15 (2.70%) CCDP
15 13 (2.34%) MCITP
16 12 (2.16%) CISSP
17 10 (1.80%) CCSA
18 8 (1.44%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.95%) SLA
2 8 (1.44%) QA
3 6 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.54%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.36%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.18%) TickIT
System Software
1 135 (24.32%) Active Directory
2 82 (14.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (5.95%) XenApp
4 31 (5.59%) vSphere
5 18 (3.24%) XenDesktop
6 13 (2.34%) vCloud
7 9 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.62%) Hyper-V
7 9 (1.62%) VMware ESX
7 9 (1.62%) Snort
8 6 (1.08%) Sendmail
8 6 (1.08%) iptables
9 5 (0.90%) HDFS
9 5 (0.90%) Shibboleth
10 3 (0.54%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.54%) Samba
10 3 (0.54%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.36%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.36%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (3.96%) SCCM
2 15 (2.70%) CA Spectrum
3 14 (2.52%) vMotion
4 11 (1.98%) Cisco Prime
5 10 (1.80%) Cacti
5 10 (1.80%) Puppet
6 8 (1.44%) SolarWinds Orion
6 8 (1.44%) Nagios
7 7 (1.26%) SCOM
7 7 (1.26%) WSUS
7 7 (1.26%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (1.08%) Backup Exec
8 6 (1.08%) OpenView
8 6 (1.08%) MIMEsweeper
8 6 (1.08%) MAILsweeper
9 5 (0.90%) Foglight
9 5 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.90%) FortiGate
9 5 (0.90%) Zenoss
10 4 (0.72%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 288 (51.89%) Cisco
2 128 (23.06%) VMware
3 93 (16.76%) CheckPoint
4 86 (15.50%) Juniper
5 79 (14.23%) Microsoft
6 54 (9.73%) F5
7 50 (9.01%) Citrix
8 47 (8.47%) HP
9 27 (4.86%) Oracle
10 25 (4.50%) SolarWinds
11 22 (3.96%) Blue Coat
12 19 (3.42%) McAfee
13 15 (2.70%) CA
14 14 (2.52%) Sourcefire
15 12 (2.16%) Avaya
16 10 (1.80%) Red Hat
17 9 (1.62%) NetApp
17 9 (1.62%) Dell
18 8 (1.44%) EMC
18 8 (1.44%) SAP
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