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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 76 96 82
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -14
Contract jobs citing LAN 217 163 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.25% 1.90% 2.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.54% 10.99% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 94 94
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £208 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £505 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £344 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 41
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.35 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +4.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.20 £43.75 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.13 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.80% -
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
1880 1483 1970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.46% 17.27% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 889 687 651
Average daily rate £350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £180 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 106 162
Average hourly rate £19.91 £23.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.36% +22.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +7.14%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 31 October 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 -6 60 £300 -17.24% 24
Berkshire 0 46 £306 -21.47% 13
Surrey +13 38 £320 -11.11% 6
Buckinghamshire +4 31 £350 -6.66% 12
Kent +9 16 £388 +4.80% 11
Oxfordshire -18 10 £372 +48.90% 3
East Sussex -6 5 - -
West Sussex +4 4 £108 -76.11% 7
Middlesex -8 4 £500 +42.04%
M4 Corridor - - - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (85.29%) WAN
2 192 (47.88%) Cisco
3 191 (47.63%) Windows
4 128 (31.92%) Firewall
5 122 (30.42%) Cisco Certification
6 120 (29.93%) Active Directory
7 101 (25.19%) Microsoft
8 99 (24.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 96 (23.94%) VMware
10 95 (23.69%) ITIL
11 92 (22.94%) Security Cleared
12 79 (19.70%) TCP/IP
13 78 (19.45%) VPN
14 77 (19.20%) CCNP
15 74 (18.45%) CCNA
16 72 (17.96%) MS Exchange
16 72 (17.96%) SC Cleared
17 71 (17.71%) Citrix
18 66 (16.46%) SAN
19 64 (15.96%) Windows 7
20 61 (15.21%) DNS
20 61 (15.21%) MS Office
21 60 (14.96%) MS Excel
22 58 (14.46%) Windows Server 2003
23 57 (14.21%) HP
23 57 (14.21%) MPLS
24 55 (13.72%) VMware Infrastructure
25 53 (13.22%) VoIP
26 52 (12.97%) Cisco ASA
27 49 (12.22%) CheckPoint

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 72 (17.96%) MS Exchange
2 18 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (2.49%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.49%) IBM Notes
5 8 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (1.50%) IIS
7 5 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.25%) Lync
8 3 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.50%) Apache
10 1 (0.25%) JBoss
10 1 (0.25%) CMS
10 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 61 (15.21%) MS Office
2 60 (14.96%) MS Excel
3 10 (2.49%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.00%) MS Project
5 7 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.75%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.99%) Office 365
2 6 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.75%) SaaS
3 3 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 342 (85.29%) WAN
2 128 (31.92%) Firewall
3 79 (19.70%) TCP/IP
4 78 (19.45%) VPN
5 66 (16.46%) SAN
6 61 (15.21%) DNS
7 57 (14.21%) MPLS
8 53 (13.22%) VoIP
9 52 (12.97%) Cisco ASA
10 47 (11.72%) DHCP
11 44 (10.97%) Wireless
12 41 (10.22%) Internet
13 35 (8.73%) OSPF
14 33 (8.23%) Network Security
15 32 (7.98%) WLAN
16 28 (6.98%) BGP
17 27 (6.73%) IP Telephony
18 26 (6.48%) VLAN
19 22 (5.49%) Wi-Fi
20 19 (4.74%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (0.75%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.25%) MySQL
5 1 (0.25%) Ingres
5 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.00%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.25%) WebLOAD
2 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.25%) AppScan
General
1 49 (12.22%) Telecoms
2 39 (9.73%) Finance
3 11 (2.74%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.49%) Marketing
5 9 (2.24%) Electronics
6 7 (1.75%) Banking
7 6 (1.50%) Billing
8 5 (1.25%) Legal
8 5 (1.25%) Advertising
9 4 (1.00%) Retail
10 2 (0.50%) Local Government
10 2 (0.50%) Automotive
11 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.25%) Back Office
11 1 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 91 (22.69%) Network Engineer
2 81 (20.20%) Analyst
3 38 (9.48%) Support Engineer
4 36 (8.98%) Architect
5 35 (8.73%) Support Analyst
6 27 (6.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 25 (6.23%) Project Manager
8 22 (5.49%) Network Analyst
9 18 (4.49%) Consultant
10 17 (4.24%) Network Architect
11 16 (3.99%) Desktop Support
11 16 (3.99%) Service Analyst
11 16 (3.99%) Service Desk Analyst
12 15 (3.74%) IT Support
13 14 (3.49%) Administrator
14 13 (3.24%) Help Desk Analyst
14 13 (3.24%) Network Support
15 12 (2.99%) 1st Line Support
15 12 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support
16 11 (2.74%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.75%) HTML
1 7 (1.75%) Web Services
2 5 (1.25%) JSP
3 3 (0.75%) Flash
3 3 (0.75%) Middleware
4 2 (0.50%) XML
4 2 (0.50%) ODBC
5 1 (0.25%) CSS
5 1 (0.25%) OLE
5 1 (0.25%) LAMP
5 1 (0.25%) XMPP
5 1 (0.25%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.74%) Blackberry
2 18 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.74%) IVR
4 10 (2.49%) Thin Client
4 10 (2.49%) Fat Client
5 9 (2.24%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.00%) DTV
7 7 (1.75%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.75%) Clustering
7 7 (1.75%) iPad
8 6 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.25%) PKI
10 4 (1.00%) iPhone
10 4 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.00%) CMDB
10 4 (1.00%) Replication
10 4 (1.00%) AVVID
10 4 (1.00%) Cryptography
10 4 (1.00%) e-Health
11 3 (0.75%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 191 (47.63%) Windows
2 99 (24.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 64 (15.96%) Windows 7
4 58 (14.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 41 (10.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (6.48%) Windows XP
7 18 (4.49%) Linux
7 18 (4.49%) Windows 8
8 14 (3.49%) Solaris
9 13 (3.24%) UNIX
10 9 (2.24%) AIX
11 7 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.00%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.50%) SUSE
14 2 (0.50%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.50%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.25%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.25%) OS/400
15 1 (0.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (23.69%) ITIL
2 32 (7.98%) Project Management
3 31 (7.73%) Service Management
4 29 (7.23%) Network Design
5 23 (5.74%) Migration
6 22 (5.49%) Incident Management
7 20 (4.99%) Change Management
8 19 (4.74%) Network Management
9 18 (4.49%) Network Architecture
9 18 (4.49%) Capacity Planning
9 18 (4.49%) PRINCE2
10 17 (4.24%) Service Delivery
10 17 (4.24%) Kalman Filter
11 15 (3.74%) Load Balancing
11 15 (3.74%) Fault Management
12 14 (3.49%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (3.24%) Mentoring
14 12 (2.99%) ITSM
14 12 (2.99%) Asset Management
15 10 (2.49%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (4.74%) SQL
2 10 (2.49%) Python
3 9 (2.24%) C
4 7 (1.75%) PowerShell
5 6 (1.50%) C++
5 6 (1.50%) Perl
6 5 (1.25%) VBScript
6 5 (1.25%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.00%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.00%) Java
7 4 (1.00%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 122 (30.42%) Cisco Certification
2 92 (22.94%) Security Cleared
3 77 (19.20%) CCNP
4 74 (18.45%) CCNA
5 72 (17.96%) SC Cleared
6 34 (8.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (5.49%) DV Cleared
8 20 (4.99%) MCSE
9 19 (4.74%) CCIE
10 15 (3.74%) CCSE
11 13 (3.24%) CCSA
12 12 (2.99%) Degree
12 12 (2.99%) MCP
13 9 (2.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (1.75%) MCSA
15 6 (1.50%) CCSP
15 6 (1.50%) PMP
15 6 (1.50%) PMI Certification
16 4 (1.00%) MCDST
16 4 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (8.48%) SLA
2 12 (2.99%) QA
3 10 (2.49%) JSP 440
4 8 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 120 (29.93%) Active Directory
2 55 (13.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (5.74%) Hyper-V
4 22 (5.49%) XenApp
5 21 (5.24%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (4.99%) vSphere
7 15 (3.74%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.75%) VMware Server
9 6 (1.50%) Terminal Services
9 6 (1.50%) ProxySG
10 5 (1.25%) Snort
10 5 (1.25%) Xen
10 5 (1.25%) Sendmail
11 4 (1.00%) NLBS
11 4 (1.00%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.75%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.75%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.75%) UAG
13 2 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 15 (3.74%) SCCM
2 8 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (1.75%) WSUS
4 6 (1.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 6 (1.50%) MIMEsweeper
4 6 (1.50%) Tivoli
5 5 (1.25%) MAILsweeper
5 5 (1.25%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (1.00%) CA Spectrum
6 4 (1.00%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.00%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (0.75%) Cisco UCCE
7 3 (0.75%) SCOM
7 3 (0.75%) WhatsUp Gold
7 3 (0.75%) Foglight
7 3 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.75%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 192 (47.88%) Cisco
2 101 (25.19%) Microsoft
3 96 (23.94%) VMware
4 71 (17.71%) Citrix
5 57 (14.21%) HP
6 49 (12.22%) CheckPoint
7 48 (11.97%) Juniper
8 31 (7.73%) NetApp
9 30 (7.48%) F5
10 28 (6.98%) Blue Coat
11 25 (6.23%) Avaya
12 19 (4.74%) McAfee
13 18 (4.49%) 3PAR
14 16 (3.99%) Websense
14 16 (3.99%) Remedy
15 14 (3.49%) Symantec
15 14 (3.49%) SolarWinds
16 12 (2.99%) EMC
17 11 (2.74%) Brocade
18 10 (2.49%) Nokia
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