The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 61 83 64
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -19
Contract jobs citing LAN 85 41 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.73% 1.67% 2.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.09% 13.67% 18.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 24 31
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.87% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £268 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 3 6
Average hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +20.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £20.60 £17.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £27.00 £105.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.85 £19.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+17.15% +20.00%
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
423 300 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.61% 12.23% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 143 179
Average daily rate £350 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 23 31
Average hourly rate £24.00 £19.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £9.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £35.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAN across the South West region.

LAN Daily Rate Trend in the South West

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the South West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the South West region.

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

LAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the South West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

LAN
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
Gloucestershire -5 28 - - 13
Wiltshire +5 19 £470 +32.39% 9
Bristol 0 16 £325 +18.18% 6
Somerset +6 12 £244 -11.36% 1
Dorset +2 5 - - 7
Devon -5 4 £325 - 6
Cornwall - - - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 193 (87.73%) WAN
2 115 (52.27%) Cisco
3 112 (50.91%) Firewall
4 103 (46.82%) Security Cleared
5 79 (35.91%) Cisco Certification
6 77 (35.00%) SC Cleared
7 74 (33.64%) Windows
8 51 (23.18%) ITIL
9 50 (22.73%) CCNP
10 49 (22.27%) MPLS
10 49 (22.27%) TCP/IP
11 43 (19.55%) VPN
12 42 (19.09%) Active Directory
13 41 (18.64%) OSPF
14 40 (18.18%) CCNA
14 40 (18.18%) Microsoft
14 40 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
15 37 (16.82%) VMware
16 36 (16.36%) Citrix
16 36 (16.36%) BGP
17 35 (15.91%) Telecoms
18 31 (14.09%) Juniper
19 27 (12.27%) Windows Server 2008
20 26 (11.82%) Network Security
20 26 (11.82%) Network Management
20 26 (11.82%) Windows Server 2003
21 25 (11.36%) VoIP
21 25 (11.36%) DV Cleared
22 24 (10.91%) DNS
22 24 (10.91%) Linux

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 16 (7.27%) Apache
2 15 (6.82%) MS Exchange
3 12 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (5.00%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.27%) OpenStack
6 5 (2.27%) MediaWiki
6 5 (2.27%) nginx
6 5 (2.27%) Confluence
6 5 (2.27%) Eucalyptus
6 5 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.36%) IIS
7 3 (1.36%) SAS
7 3 (1.36%) CMS
8 2 (0.91%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.91%) Lync
9 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.36%) MS Office
3 7 (3.18%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.91%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.45%) MS Project
5 1 (0.45%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Summit
2 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.91%) SaaS
4 1 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 193 (87.73%) WAN
2 112 (50.91%) Firewall
3 49 (22.27%) MPLS
3 49 (22.27%) TCP/IP
4 43 (19.55%) VPN
5 41 (18.64%) OSPF
6 40 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
7 36 (16.36%) BGP
8 26 (11.82%) Network Security
9 25 (11.36%) VoIP
10 24 (10.91%) DNS
11 18 (8.18%) Wireless
12 17 (7.73%) DHCP
12 17 (7.73%) FTP
13 16 (7.27%) Ethernet
13 16 (7.27%) SNMP
13 16 (7.27%) LDAP
13 16 (7.27%) Telnet
14 15 (6.82%) IPsec
15 14 (6.36%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.91%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.18%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.27%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.27%) MySQL
3 5 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.36%) MS Access
4 3 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.45%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 16 (7.27%) Hudson
1 16 (7.27%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.27%) JIRA
2 5 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.27%) Subversion
3 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.45%) Dreamweaver
General
1 35 (15.91%) Telecoms
2 21 (9.55%) Finance
3 2 (0.91%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.45%) Marketing
4 1 (0.45%) Electronics
4 1 (0.45%) Law
4 1 (0.45%) Billing
4 1 (0.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (21.36%) Network Engineer
2 35 (15.91%) Architect
3 22 (10.00%) Analyst
4 19 (8.64%) Network Specialist
4 19 (8.64%) Network Support
5 18 (8.18%) Support Engineer
6 16 (7.27%) Network Architect
6 16 (7.27%) DevOps Engineer
7 14 (6.36%) Support Analyst
8 13 (5.91%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (5.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 9 (4.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (4.09%) Cisco Engineer
10 9 (4.09%) Team Leader
10 9 (4.09%) Network Manager
11 8 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (3.18%) 1st Line Support
12 7 (3.18%) Network Analyst
12 7 (3.18%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (3.18%) Network Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.27%) LAMP
2 6 (2.73%) Java EE
3 2 (0.91%) Web Services
4 1 (0.45%) JSON
4 1 (0.45%) REST
4 1 (0.45%) Middleware
4 1 (0.45%) HTML
4 1 (0.45%) SOAP
4 1 (0.45%) XSD
4 1 (0.45%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.91%) Management Information System
2 11 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (3.18%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.18%) Clustering
4 6 (2.73%) Replication
5 5 (2.27%) Wiki
5 5 (2.27%) NHS
5 5 (2.27%) Handset
6 4 (1.82%) IVR
6 4 (1.82%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.82%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.82%) PDA
7 3 (1.36%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.36%) Social Media
8 2 (0.91%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.91%) Statistics
9 1 (0.45%) iPhone
9 1 (0.45%) CMDB
9 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 74 (33.64%) Windows
2 27 (12.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (11.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (10.91%) Linux
5 16 (7.27%) Windows XP
5 16 (7.27%) Ubuntu
5 16 (7.27%) CentOS
5 16 (7.27%) Windows 7
6 13 (5.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (3.64%) Windows 2000 Server
8 7 (3.18%) UNIX
9 5 (2.27%) Debian
10 3 (1.36%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.45%) HPUX
11 1 (0.45%) Solaris
11 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (23.18%) ITIL
2 26 (11.82%) Network Management
3 23 (10.45%) Network Design
4 16 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (7.27%) DevOps
5 14 (6.36%) Capacity Planning
6 13 (5.91%) Service Delivery
6 13 (5.91%) Project Management
7 12 (5.45%) Mentoring
8 11 (5.00%) High Availability
8 11 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (4.55%) Migration
9 10 (4.55%) Requirements Analysis
10 9 (4.09%) Performance Management
10 9 (4.09%) Network Performance Management
11 8 (3.64%) Service Management
11 8 (3.64%) Data Migration
11 8 (3.64%) Incident Management
11 8 (3.64%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.00%) SQL
2 16 (7.27%) Perl
2 16 (7.27%) PHP
2 16 (7.27%) Ruby
2 16 (7.27%) Bash Shell
3 6 (2.73%) Java
4 3 (1.36%) VBA
5 2 (0.91%) C
6 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.45%) Bourne shell
6 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.45%) Korn
Qualifications
1 103 (46.82%) Security Cleared
2 79 (35.91%) Cisco Certification
3 77 (35.00%) SC Cleared
4 50 (22.73%) CCNP
5 40 (18.18%) CCNA
6 25 (11.36%) DV Cleared
7 20 (9.09%) CISSP
8 16 (7.27%) CCIE
9 12 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (2.73%) MCSE
10 6 (2.73%) Degree
11 5 (2.27%) CISM
12 3 (1.36%) PMP
12 3 (1.36%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.36%) MCP
12 3 (1.36%) CCVP
12 3 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.36%) JNCIS
13 2 (0.91%) JNCIP
13 2 (0.91%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.55%) SLA
2 5 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.27%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.91%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.91%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.91%) QA
4 1 (0.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 42 (19.09%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.27%) Samba
2 16 (7.27%) XenServer
3 15 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (5.00%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.27%) Postfix
6 4 (1.82%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.91%) vSphere
7 2 (0.91%) XenApp
8 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.45%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (7.27%) Puppet
1 16 (7.27%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (7.27%) Salt
2 9 (4.09%) SCCM
3 5 (2.27%) SCOM
3 5 (2.27%) ZABBIX
3 5 (2.27%) OpenView
4 2 (0.91%) HP NNM
4 2 (0.91%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (0.91%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.45%) WSUS
5 1 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 115 (52.27%) Cisco
2 40 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 37 (16.82%) VMware
4 36 (16.36%) Citrix
5 31 (14.09%) Juniper
6 17 (7.73%) Red Hat
7 11 (5.00%) HP
8 10 (4.55%) Fortinet
9 9 (4.09%) Avaya
9 9 (4.09%) McAfee
10 7 (3.18%) Polycom
11 6 (2.73%) F5
12 5 (2.27%) SonicWALL
12 5 (2.27%) CheckPoint
12 5 (2.27%) NetApp
12 5 (2.27%) BT
12 5 (2.27%) Brocade
13 4 (1.82%) Blue Coat
14 3 (1.36%) Teradata
15 2 (0.91%) Computacenter
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