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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 79 64 63
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs citing LAN 208 225 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.24% 2.57% 2.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.29% 14.02% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 119 91
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.67% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £188 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 35
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.63 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.72% -13.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.60 £27.95 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.98 £20.25 £19.68
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.89%
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
1842 1605 2015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.83% 18.35% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 738 603
Average daily rate £348 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 102 174
Average hourly rate £20.21 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.20% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 57 £310 -27.05% 20
Berkshire -9 52 £390 +20.00% 9
Oxfordshire +9 22 £355 -5.33% 9
Surrey -11 19 £355 +22.41% 18
Buckinghamshire -5 16 £244 -37.09% 3
Kent -11 16 £350 +40.00% 6
West Sussex +5 13 £263 -41.50% 7
Middlesex -8 6 £500 +62.33%
East Sussex -6 3 £525 - 2
M4 Corridor - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 324 (82.03%) WAN
2 191 (48.35%) Windows
3 189 (47.85%) Cisco
4 134 (33.92%) Cisco Certification
5 126 (31.90%) Firewall
6 119 (30.13%) Active Directory
7 104 (26.33%) Microsoft
8 87 (22.03%) CCNP
9 84 (21.27%) VMware
10 80 (20.25%) Security Cleared
10 80 (20.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 80 (20.25%) VPN
11 76 (19.24%) CCNA
11 76 (19.24%) ITIL
12 66 (16.71%) SAN
13 63 (15.95%) TCP/IP
13 63 (15.95%) SC Cleared
14 62 (15.70%) HP
14 62 (15.70%) MS Exchange
15 61 (15.44%) Citrix
16 56 (14.18%) Windows Server 2003
17 54 (13.67%) Windows 7
18 52 (13.16%) MS Excel
19 51 (12.91%) MS Office
19 51 (12.91%) CheckPoint
20 49 (12.41%) Juniper
20 49 (12.41%) DNS
20 49 (12.41%) VMware Infrastructure
21 46 (11.65%) Cisco ASA
22 45 (11.39%) MPLS

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 62 (15.70%) MS Exchange
2 13 (3.29%) IBM Notes
2 13 (3.29%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (1.52%) Lync
7 5 (1.27%) Apache
7 5 (1.27%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.01%) GlassFish
9 3 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.76%) IIS
10 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.25%) CMS
10 1 (0.25%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 52 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 51 (12.91%) MS Office
3 10 (2.53%) MS Project
4 9 (2.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (2.03%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.76%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 11 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (1.52%) Office 365
2 3 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.51%) SaaS
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 324 (82.03%) WAN
2 126 (31.90%) Firewall
3 80 (20.25%) VPN
4 66 (16.71%) SAN
5 63 (15.95%) TCP/IP
6 49 (12.41%) DNS
7 46 (11.65%) Cisco ASA
8 45 (11.39%) MPLS
8 45 (11.39%) Wireless
9 44 (11.14%) VoIP
10 41 (10.38%) Network Security
11 39 (9.87%) OSPF
12 34 (8.61%) DHCP
13 33 (8.35%) BGP
14 31 (7.85%) WLAN
15 26 (6.58%) Internet
16 24 (6.08%) Cisco IOS
17 22 (5.57%) VLAN
18 21 (5.32%) Wi-Fi
18 21 (5.32%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.01%) MySQL
3 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.25%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 4 (1.01%) StarTeam
2 2 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.25%) WebLOAD
3 1 (0.25%) AppScan
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 43 (10.89%) Finance
2 41 (10.38%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.54%) Marketing
4 12 (3.04%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.78%) Electronics
6 7 (1.77%) Legal
7 6 (1.52%) Advertising
7 6 (1.52%) Retail
7 6 (1.52%) Billing
8 5 (1.27%) Banking
8 5 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.76%) Games
10 2 (0.51%) Local Government
11 1 (0.25%) Military
11 1 (0.25%) Automotive
11 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 103 (26.08%) Network Engineer
2 61 (15.44%) Analyst
3 38 (9.62%) Support Engineer
4 31 (7.85%) Project Manager
5 30 (7.59%) Architect
5 30 (7.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 29 (7.34%) Support Analyst
7 27 (6.84%) Consultant
8 18 (4.56%) Network Support
9 16 (4.05%) Service Desk Analyst
9 16 (4.05%) IT Support
10 15 (3.80%) Service Analyst
11 14 (3.54%) Administrator
11 14 (3.54%) Help Desk Analyst
11 14 (3.54%) Security Engineer
11 14 (3.54%) Network Architect
12 13 (3.29%) Network Security Engineer
13 12 (3.04%) Systems Engineer
13 12 (3.04%) Infrastructure Manager
14 11 (2.78%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.03%) Web Services
2 6 (1.52%) JSP
2 6 (1.52%) Middleware
3 4 (1.01%) SAML
3 4 (1.01%) Flash
3 4 (1.01%) .NET
4 2 (0.51%) XML
4 2 (0.51%) ODBC
4 2 (0.51%) JSF
5 1 (0.25%) REST
5 1 (0.25%) WCF
5 1 (0.25%) WPF
5 1 (0.25%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.25%) XMPP
5 1 (0.25%) OLE
5 1 (0.25%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.25%) SOAP
5 1 (0.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.06%) Blackberry
2 11 (2.78%) Management Information System
2 11 (2.78%) DTV
3 10 (2.53%) Thin Client
3 10 (2.53%) Fat Client
3 10 (2.53%) Clustering
4 8 (2.03%) Client/Server
4 8 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (1.52%) Replication
6 5 (1.27%) iPad
6 5 (1.27%) Open Source
6 5 (1.27%) PMI
7 4 (1.01%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.01%) PKI
7 4 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (0.76%) EqualLogic
9 2 (0.51%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.51%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.51%) Wiki
9 2 (0.51%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 191 (48.35%) Windows
2 80 (20.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 56 (14.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 54 (13.67%) Windows 7
5 32 (8.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (7.85%) Linux
7 23 (5.82%) Windows XP
8 16 (4.05%) Windows 8
9 15 (3.80%) UNIX
10 12 (3.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (2.28%) AIX
12 6 (1.52%) Solaris
13 5 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.76%) Android
15 2 (0.51%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.51%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.25%) CentOS
16 1 (0.25%) SUSE
16 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (19.24%) ITIL
2 35 (8.86%) Network Design
3 34 (8.61%) Service Management
3 34 (8.61%) Project Management
4 29 (7.34%) PRINCE2
5 27 (6.84%) Migration
6 26 (6.58%) Service Delivery
6 26 (6.58%) Load Balancing
7 20 (5.06%) Capacity Planning
8 17 (4.30%) Disaster Recovery
8 17 (4.30%) Change Management
8 17 (4.30%) Network Architecture
8 17 (4.30%) Network Management
9 15 (3.80%) Incident Management
10 14 (3.54%) Time Management
11 13 (3.29%) ITSM
12 12 (3.04%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (3.04%) Asset Management
13 11 (2.78%) Kalman Filter
13 11 (2.78%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (5.82%) SQL
2 10 (2.53%) C
3 9 (2.28%) Java
4 8 (2.03%) Python
4 8 (2.03%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.27%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.27%) Perl
6 4 (1.01%) PHP
6 4 (1.01%) VBScript
7 2 (0.51%) Korn
8 1 (0.25%) Ruby
8 1 (0.25%) C#
8 1 (0.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 134 (33.92%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (22.03%) CCNP
3 80 (20.25%) Security Cleared
4 76 (19.24%) CCNA
5 63 (15.95%) SC Cleared
6 32 (8.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 26 (6.58%) CCIE
8 24 (6.08%) Degree
9 20 (5.06%) MCSE
10 14 (3.54%) DV Cleared
11 10 (2.53%) MCP
12 9 (2.28%) CCDP
12 9 (2.28%) PMP
13 8 (2.03%) CCSE
13 8 (2.03%) CCSA
14 7 (1.77%) PMI Certification
15 6 (1.52%) MCSA
15 6 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 5 (1.27%) CCSP
16 5 (1.27%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.84%) SLA
2 12 (3.04%) JSP 440
3 11 (2.78%) QA
4 5 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.25%) COBIT
7 1 (0.25%) GxP
System Software
1 119 (30.13%) Active Directory
2 49 (12.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (6.84%) VMware ESXi
4 25 (6.33%) Hyper-V
5 21 (5.32%) XenApp
5 21 (5.32%) vSphere
6 13 (3.29%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.52%) ProxySG
7 6 (1.52%) VMware Server
8 4 (1.01%) Snort
8 4 (1.01%) Xen
8 4 (1.01%) NLBS
8 4 (1.01%) Shibboleth
9 3 (0.76%) KVM
9 3 (0.76%) DFS Replication
9 3 (0.76%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.51%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 22 (5.57%) SCCM
2 11 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (2.03%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (2.03%) Backup Exec
3 8 (2.03%) WSUS
4 7 (1.77%) SCOM
5 6 (1.52%) Tivoli
6 5 (1.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 5 (1.27%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.76%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.76%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (0.76%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.51%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.51%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.51%) Hyperic
10 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 189 (47.85%) Cisco
2 104 (26.33%) Microsoft
3 84 (21.27%) VMware
4 62 (15.70%) HP
5 61 (15.44%) Citrix
6 51 (12.91%) CheckPoint
7 49 (12.41%) Juniper
8 28 (7.09%) NetApp
9 22 (5.57%) McAfee
10 20 (5.06%) Blue Coat
11 19 (4.81%) Avaya
12 18 (4.56%) Oracle
13 17 (4.30%) 3PAR
13 17 (4.30%) F5
14 15 (3.80%) SAP
15 13 (3.29%) Brocade
15 13 (3.29%) Lotus
16 12 (3.04%) IBM
17 11 (2.78%) Red Hat
18 10 (2.53%) EMC
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