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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 84 80 71
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing LAN 182 192 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.98% 2.20% 2.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.03% 12.18% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 104 79
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £218 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £515 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 45
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.06 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.40 £40.00 £33.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
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
1815 1577 2052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.78% 18.11% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 716 593
Average daily rate £350 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +2.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 94 168
Average hourly rate £19.91 £24.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.04% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 1 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 1 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 1 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
Berkshire +3 48 £331 -10.47% 26
Hampshire -15 47 £300 -18.91% 16
Surrey +9 27 £320 +39.13% 5
Buckinghamshire +6 16 £281 -28.57% 8
Oxfordshire +1 16 £355 +18.33% 3
Kent 0 13 £400 +60.00% 5
Middlesex -6 7 £500 +42.85%
West Sussex +5 4 £220 -51.11% 3
East Sussex -13 1 - - 5
M4 Corridor - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 314 (83.29%) WAN
2 187 (49.60%) Windows
3 171 (45.36%) Cisco
4 118 (31.30%) Cisco Certification
5 114 (30.24%) Active Directory
6 112 (29.71%) Firewall
7 94 (24.93%) Microsoft
8 87 (23.08%) VMware
9 85 (22.55%) Windows Server 2008
10 78 (20.69%) ITIL
11 76 (20.16%) CCNP
12 73 (19.36%) VPN
13 72 (19.10%) Security Cleared
14 69 (18.30%) SAN
15 67 (17.77%) CCNA
16 65 (17.24%) TCP/IP
17 63 (16.71%) HP
17 63 (16.71%) MS Exchange
18 61 (16.18%) SC Cleared
19 59 (15.65%) Windows 7
20 57 (15.12%) Citrix
21 56 (14.85%) Windows Server 2003
22 54 (14.32%) MS Office
23 52 (13.79%) DNS
24 51 (13.53%) VMware Infrastructure
25 48 (12.73%) Juniper
26 47 (12.47%) CheckPoint
26 47 (12.47%) MPLS
27 46 (12.20%) MS Excel
28 44 (11.67%) Cisco ASA

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 63 (16.71%) MS Exchange
2 14 (3.71%) IBM Notes
2 14 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (2.39%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.80%) Lync
6 3 (0.80%) IIS
6 3 (0.80%) Apache
6 3 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.53%) GlassFish
7 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.27%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.27%) CMS
8 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 54 (14.32%) MS Office
2 46 (12.20%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.12%) MS Project
3 8 (2.12%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.80%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 10 (2.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.65%) Office 365
2 6 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.80%) SaaS
3 3 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 314 (83.29%) WAN
2 112 (29.71%) Firewall
3 73 (19.36%) VPN
4 69 (18.30%) SAN
5 65 (17.24%) TCP/IP
6 52 (13.79%) DNS
7 47 (12.47%) MPLS
8 44 (11.67%) Cisco ASA
9 43 (11.41%) VoIP
10 40 (10.61%) DHCP
11 39 (10.34%) Wireless
12 35 (9.28%) Network Security
13 33 (8.75%) OSPF
14 30 (7.96%) Internet
15 28 (7.43%) WLAN
15 28 (7.43%) BGP
16 21 (5.57%) Cisco IOS
16 21 (5.57%) Wi-Fi
17 20 (5.31%) VLAN
18 19 (5.04%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.06%) MySQL
3 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.27%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 4 (1.06%) StarTeam
2 2 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.27%) WebLOAD
3 1 (0.27%) AppScan
General
1 40 (10.61%) Telecoms
2 37 (9.81%) Finance
3 12 (3.18%) Marketing
3 12 (3.18%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.65%) Electronics
5 6 (1.59%) Billing
5 6 (1.59%) Retail
6 5 (1.33%) Advertising
7 4 (1.06%) Banking
7 4 (1.06%) Legal
8 2 (0.53%) Local Government
8 2 (0.53%) Military
8 2 (0.53%) Games
8 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 96 (25.46%) Network Engineer
2 67 (17.77%) Analyst
3 39 (10.34%) Support Engineer
4 32 (8.49%) Support Analyst
5 29 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 28 (7.43%) Architect
6 28 (7.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 22 (5.84%) Consultant
8 19 (5.04%) Network Support
9 16 (4.24%) Service Desk Analyst
9 16 (4.24%) Service Analyst
10 15 (3.98%) Administrator
10 15 (3.98%) IT Support
11 13 (3.45%) Help Desk Analyst
12 12 (3.18%) Help Desk Support
12 12 (3.18%) Network Architect
12 12 (3.18%) Network Analyst
12 12 (3.18%) Desktop Support
13 11 (2.92%) Network Security Engineer
13 11 (2.92%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.12%) Web Services
2 6 (1.59%) JSP
3 4 (1.06%) Flash
4 2 (0.53%) Middleware
4 2 (0.53%) XML
4 2 (0.53%) ODBC
4 2 (0.53%) HTML
4 2 (0.53%) .NET
4 2 (0.53%) SAML
5 1 (0.27%) REST
5 1 (0.27%) SOAP
5 1 (0.27%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.27%) OLE
5 1 (0.27%) WCF
5 1 (0.27%) WPF
5 1 (0.27%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.27%) XMPP
5 1 (0.27%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.04%) Blackberry
2 14 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.92%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.65%) Fat Client
4 10 (2.65%) DTV
4 10 (2.65%) Thin Client
5 9 (2.39%) Clustering
6 8 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (2.12%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.59%) iPad
8 5 (1.33%) Replication
8 5 (1.33%) PKI
9 4 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.80%) EqualLogic
10 3 (0.80%) PMI
10 3 (0.80%) Open Source
10 3 (0.80%) iPhone
11 2 (0.53%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.53%) CMDB
11 2 (0.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 187 (49.60%) Windows
2 85 (22.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 59 (15.65%) Windows 7
4 56 (14.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (8.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (7.69%) Linux
7 23 (6.10%) Windows XP
8 16 (4.24%) Windows 8
9 11 (2.92%) UNIX
10 10 (2.65%) AIX
11 9 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.86%) Solaris
13 5 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.80%) Android
15 2 (0.53%) SUSE
15 2 (0.53%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.27%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.27%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (20.69%) ITIL
2 35 (9.28%) Service Management
3 29 (7.69%) Project Management
4 26 (6.90%) Network Design
5 24 (6.37%) Migration
6 21 (5.57%) Incident Management
6 21 (5.57%) Load Balancing
6 21 (5.57%) Service Delivery
6 21 (5.57%) PRINCE2
6 21 (5.57%) Capacity Planning
7 19 (5.04%) Network Management
8 18 (4.77%) Network Architecture
9 17 (4.51%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (3.71%) Change Management
11 13 (3.45%) Time Management
11 13 (3.45%) Asset Management
12 12 (3.18%) Kalman Filter
13 11 (2.92%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (2.92%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (2.92%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 17 (4.51%) SQL
2 7 (1.86%) Java
2 7 (1.86%) Python
3 6 (1.59%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.59%) C
4 4 (1.06%) Bash Shell
4 4 (1.06%) VBScript
5 3 (0.80%) Perl
6 2 (0.53%) PHP
7 1 (0.27%) C#
7 1 (0.27%) C++
7 1 (0.27%) Korn
7 1 (0.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 118 (31.30%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (20.16%) CCNP
3 72 (19.10%) Security Cleared
4 67 (17.77%) CCNA
5 61 (16.18%) SC Cleared
6 29 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (5.31%) CCIE
8 18 (4.77%) MCSE
9 17 (4.51%) Degree
10 14 (3.71%) DV Cleared
11 9 (2.39%) MCP
12 8 (2.12%) CCSA
12 8 (2.12%) CCSE
13 7 (1.86%) CCDP
14 6 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (1.59%) MCSA
14 6 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (1.59%) PMP
15 5 (1.33%) PMI Certification
15 5 (1.33%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.69%) SLA
2 13 (3.45%) QA
3 11 (2.92%) JSP 440
4 5 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.53%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.27%) GxP
8 1 (0.27%) COBIT
System Software
1 114 (30.24%) Active Directory
2 51 (13.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (7.16%) VMware ESXi
4 22 (5.84%) Hyper-V
5 21 (5.57%) XenApp
6 20 (5.31%) vSphere
7 13 (3.45%) XenDesktop
8 8 (2.12%) VMware Server
9 5 (1.33%) ProxySG
9 5 (1.33%) Snort
10 4 (1.06%) Xen
10 4 (1.06%) NLBS
10 4 (1.06%) DFS Replication
10 4 (1.06%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.80%) KVM
11 3 (0.80%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.80%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.53%) Shibboleth
13 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (4.51%) SCCM
2 8 (2.12%) Backup Exec
2 8 (2.12%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (1.86%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (1.86%) Tivoli
3 7 (1.86%) WSUS
4 5 (1.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (1.33%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.80%) ARCserve
6 3 (0.80%) WhatsUp Gold
6 3 (0.80%) SCOM
7 2 (0.53%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.53%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.27%) Puppet
8 1 (0.27%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 171 (45.36%) Cisco
2 94 (24.93%) Microsoft
3 87 (23.08%) VMware
4 63 (16.71%) HP
5 57 (15.12%) Citrix
6 48 (12.73%) Juniper
7 47 (12.47%) CheckPoint
8 27 (7.16%) NetApp
9 21 (5.57%) Avaya
10 18 (4.77%) 3PAR
11 17 (4.51%) McAfee
11 17 (4.51%) Blue Coat
12 15 (3.98%) F5
13 14 (3.71%) Brocade
13 14 (3.71%) Lotus
14 12 (3.18%) EMC
14 12 (3.18%) Oracle
15 11 (2.92%) SAP
15 11 (2.92%) IBM
16 10 (2.65%) Symantec
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £275 to £310 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £409 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Canterbury, Kent
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £20 - £22 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340.00 - £399.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago