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 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 56 92 70
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -22
Contract jobs citing LAN 283 181 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.97% 1.97% 2.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.19% 10.44% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 108 99
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £189 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 26
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £18.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -8.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £41.40 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -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
1748 1734 1564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.34% 18.85% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 773 689
Average daily rate £360 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £470 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 95 127
Average hourly rate £25.50 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.71% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.91 £12.95 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +25 76 £365 +16.80% 24
Hampshire +13 70 £388 +19.23% 10
Buckinghamshire +18 32 £363 +31.81% 9
Surrey +9 28 £344 +7.42% 14
Oxfordshire -20 23 £400 +23.07% 3
East Sussex +10 19 £330 -37.14% 1
West Sussex -2 19 £369 +48.98% 6
Kent -5 10 £400 +14.28% 2
Middlesex +2 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 470 (81.31%) WAN
2 303 (52.42%) Cisco
3 233 (40.31%) Firewall
4 216 (37.37%) Windows
5 189 (32.70%) Cisco Certification
6 155 (26.82%) Active Directory
7 142 (24.57%) VPN
8 135 (23.36%) VMware
9 130 (22.49%) CCNA
10 126 (21.80%) ITIL
11 118 (20.42%) DNS
12 117 (20.24%) Security Cleared
13 116 (20.07%) CCNP
14 111 (19.20%) TCP/IP
15 102 (17.65%) CheckPoint
16 99 (17.13%) Juniper
17 93 (16.09%) Wireless
18 88 (15.22%) SC Cleared
19 87 (15.05%) MPLS
20 85 (14.71%) Data Centre
21 82 (14.19%) VMware Infrastructure
22 76 (13.15%) Linux
23 72 (12.46%) Microsoft
23 72 (12.46%) DHCP
23 72 (12.46%) BGP
24 70 (12.11%) Migration
25 68 (11.76%) OSPF
25 68 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
26 66 (11.42%) Finance
27 65 (11.25%) SSL

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 44 (7.61%) MS Exchange
2 39 (6.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2007
4 22 (3.81%) Lync
5 15 (2.60%) Apache
6 13 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (2.08%) SharePoint
8 11 (1.90%) IIS
9 10 (1.73%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.87%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.87%) GlassFish
10 5 (0.87%) Confluence
11 1 (0.17%) MediaWiki
11 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.17%) nginx
11 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.17%) JBoss
Applications
1 35 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 31 (5.36%) MS Visio
3 26 (4.50%) MS Office
4 8 (1.38%) MS Project
5 5 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.69%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 3 (0.52%) assyst
1 3 (0.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.35%) SAP CCM
2 2 (0.35%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.33%) SaaS
2 21 (3.63%) PaaS
2 21 (3.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.29%) IaaS
4 10 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.73%) Office 365
5 2 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.17%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 470 (81.31%) WAN
2 233 (40.31%) Firewall
3 142 (24.57%) VPN
4 118 (20.42%) DNS
5 111 (19.20%) TCP/IP
6 93 (16.09%) Wireless
7 87 (15.05%) MPLS
8 72 (12.46%) BGP
8 72 (12.46%) DHCP
9 68 (11.76%) OSPF
9 68 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
10 65 (11.25%) SSL
11 64 (11.07%) SAN
12 60 (10.38%) VoIP
13 58 (10.03%) VLAN
14 51 (8.82%) WLAN
15 50 (8.65%) Network Security
16 49 (8.48%) Internet
16 49 (8.48%) IPsec
17 46 (7.96%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.87%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.69%) SAP Data Services
6 4 (0.69%) Xcelsius
6 4 (0.69%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 4 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (0.69%) Lumira
7 3 (0.52%) MySQL
7 3 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.35%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.17%) Cognos Impromptu
9 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.17%) DTS
Development Applications
1 7 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.87%) JIRA
2 5 (0.87%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.69%) Gerrit
4 3 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.17%) Subversion
5 1 (0.17%) Hudson
5 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
General
1 66 (11.42%) Finance
2 63 (10.90%) Telecoms
3 9 (1.56%) Banking
4 8 (1.38%) Back Office
5 6 (1.04%) Retail
5 6 (1.04%) Billing
6 5 (0.87%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.69%) Advertising
7 4 (0.69%) Military
7 4 (0.69%) Local Government
8 3 (0.52%) Front Office
8 3 (0.52%) Automotive
8 3 (0.52%) Japanese Language
9 2 (0.35%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.17%) Legal
10 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.17%) French Language
10 1 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 133 (23.01%) Network Engineer
2 85 (14.71%) Analyst
3 83 (14.36%) Architect
4 58 (10.03%) Project Manager
5 37 (6.40%) Support Engineer
6 36 (6.23%) Network Analyst
7 31 (5.36%) Network Architect
8 30 (5.19%) Infrastructure Architect
9 29 (5.02%) Infrastructure Manager
10 28 (4.84%) Consultant
11 26 (4.50%) Network Support
12 22 (3.81%) Support Analyst
13 21 (3.63%) Senior Network Engineer
14 20 (3.46%) Infrastructure Project Manager
15 19 (3.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 16 (2.77%) Security Analyst
17 14 (2.42%) 2nd Line Support
17 14 (2.42%) Cisco Engineer
18 13 (2.25%) Network Support Engineer
18 13 (2.25%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.42%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.38%) CSS
3 7 (1.21%) Web Services
4 5 (0.87%) SAML
4 5 (0.87%) HTML
4 5 (0.87%) .NET
5 4 (0.69%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.69%) Middleware
5 4 (0.69%) XML
5 4 (0.69%) Application Packaging
5 4 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (0.52%) SAP XI
6 3 (0.52%) Ajax
6 3 (0.52%) ODBC
7 2 (0.35%) JSF
7 2 (0.35%) boto
8 1 (0.17%) LAMP
8 1 (0.17%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 85 (14.71%) Data Centre
2 27 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (3.81%) Management Information System
4 16 (2.77%) PKI
5 14 (2.42%) e-Health
6 11 (1.90%) Replication
7 10 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.73%) SecurID
8 9 (1.56%) Clustering
9 8 (1.38%) Blackberry
9 8 (1.38%) Enterprise Storage
9 8 (1.38%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.21%) NHS
11 6 (1.04%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.87%) CMDB
12 5 (0.87%) Visualisation
12 5 (0.87%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.87%) Cryptography
12 5 (0.87%) BYOD
13 4 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 216 (37.37%) Windows
2 76 (13.15%) Linux
3 64 (11.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (8.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 46 (7.96%) UNIX
5 46 (7.96%) Windows 7
6 36 (6.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (3.81%) Windows XP
8 17 (2.94%) Solaris
9 7 (1.21%) CentOS
10 5 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (0.87%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.69%) SUSE
11 4 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.52%) HPUX
12 3 (0.52%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.35%) AIX
13 2 (0.35%) VMS
14 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (21.80%) ITIL
2 70 (12.11%) Migration
3 62 (10.73%) Project Management
4 55 (9.52%) Network Design
5 40 (6.92%) Service Delivery
6 35 (6.06%) Incident Management
7 31 (5.36%) PRINCE2
8 30 (5.19%) Load Balancing
9 26 (4.50%) Service Management
10 23 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (3.81%) Change Management
11 22 (3.81%) Network Management
11 22 (3.81%) Network Monitoring
12 20 (3.46%) ITIL V3
13 19 (3.29%) Capacity Planning
14 18 (3.11%) Disaster Recovery
15 17 (2.94%) Capacity Management
16 15 (2.60%) Kalman Filter
16 15 (2.60%) Configuration Management
16 15 (2.60%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 42 (7.27%) SQL
2 27 (4.67%) Perl
3 23 (3.98%) Python
4 19 (3.29%) C
5 15 (2.60%) Java
5 15 (2.60%) PowerShell
6 14 (2.42%) Shell Script
7 13 (2.25%) C++
8 12 (2.08%) PHP
9 10 (1.73%) VBScript
10 8 (1.38%) VB
10 8 (1.38%) C#
11 3 (0.52%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.52%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.52%) Ruby
12 2 (0.35%) Korn
12 2 (0.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 189 (32.70%) Cisco Certification
2 130 (22.49%) CCNA
3 117 (20.24%) Security Cleared
4 116 (20.07%) CCNP
5 88 (15.22%) SC Cleared
6 50 (8.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 32 (5.54%) Degree
8 29 (5.02%) MCSA
9 25 (4.33%) DV Cleared
10 23 (3.98%) MCSE
11 19 (3.29%) A+ Certification
11 19 (3.29%) Network+ Certification
12 18 (3.11%) CCIE
13 17 (2.94%) CCDP
14 16 (2.77%) CCSE
15 14 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 12 (2.08%) MCITP
16 12 (2.08%) CISSP
17 10 (1.73%) CCSA
18 8 (1.38%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.88%) SLA
2 12 (2.08%) QA
3 6 (1.04%) JSP 440
4 5 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.35%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.17%) TickIT
System Software
1 155 (26.82%) Active Directory
2 82 (14.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (5.54%) vSphere
4 30 (5.19%) XenApp
5 18 (3.11%) XenDesktop
6 16 (2.77%) Hyper-V
7 14 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (2.25%) vCloud
9 9 (1.56%) Sendmail
10 8 (1.38%) Snort
11 7 (1.21%) VMware ESX
12 6 (1.04%) iptables
13 5 (0.87%) HDFS
13 5 (0.87%) Shibboleth
14 4 (0.69%) NFS
14 4 (0.69%) Samba
15 3 (0.52%) DFS Replication
15 3 (0.52%) XenServer
16 2 (0.35%) Firmware
16 2 (0.35%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 24 (4.15%) SCCM
2 16 (2.77%) CA Spectrum
3 14 (2.42%) vMotion
4 9 (1.56%) Puppet
4 9 (1.56%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (1.56%) MIMEsweeper
4 9 (1.56%) MAILsweeper
5 8 (1.38%) Cisco Prime
6 7 (1.21%) Nagios
7 6 (1.04%) Cacti
7 6 (1.04%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (0.87%) Zenoss
8 5 (0.87%) SCOM
8 5 (0.87%) FortiGate
8 5 (0.87%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.69%) WSUS
9 4 (0.69%) Foglight
9 4 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.52%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (0.52%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 303 (52.42%) Cisco
2 135 (23.36%) VMware
3 102 (17.65%) CheckPoint
4 99 (17.13%) Juniper
5 72 (12.46%) Microsoft
6 48 (8.30%) F5
7 45 (7.79%) Citrix
8 44 (7.61%) HP
9 35 (6.06%) Blue Coat
10 24 (4.15%) Oracle
10 24 (4.15%) McAfee
11 22 (3.81%) SolarWinds
12 18 (3.11%) NetApp
13 17 (2.94%) CA
14 13 (2.25%) Red Hat
14 13 (2.25%) Sourcefire
15 10 (1.73%) Websense
16 9 (1.56%) Remedy
16 9 (1.56%) Dell
16 9 (1.56%) EMC
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Oxfordshire
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Reading
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Slough
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Berkshire
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