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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 60 70 63
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing LAN 101 48 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.06% 2.04% 2.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.26% 15.24% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 25 34
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£280 £325 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -8.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £455 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 5 6
Average hourly rate £22.69 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.35% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £12.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.60 £27.50 £108.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+13.51% +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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
475 315 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.41% 13.38% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 156 190
Average daily rate £338 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 35 38
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.63% -41.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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
Gloucestershire -5 31 £138 -68.39% 4
Bristol -11 21 £400 +50.23% 1
Wiltshire -1 17 £330 +1.53% 8
Somerset +5 14 £250 -9.09% 2
Devon +2 10 £275 - 5
Dorset - 6 - - 2
Cornwall - - - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

1 196 (85.96%) WAN
2 115 (50.44%) Cisco
3 111 (48.68%) Firewall
4 104 (45.61%) Security Cleared
5 82 (35.96%) Windows
6 80 (35.09%) SC Cleared
7 78 (34.21%) Cisco Certification
8 55 (24.12%) ITIL
9 51 (22.37%) TCP/IP
9 51 (22.37%) CCNP
10 45 (19.74%) MPLS
11 44 (19.30%) VPN
12 42 (18.42%) Active Directory
13 40 (17.54%) OSPF
13 40 (17.54%) Cisco Nexus
14 39 (17.11%) CCNA
15 38 (16.67%) Microsoft
15 38 (16.67%) Citrix
15 38 (16.67%) VMware
16 37 (16.23%) Telecoms
16 37 (16.23%) BGP
17 30 (13.16%) Juniper
17 30 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
18 27 (11.84%) Network Management
19 25 (10.96%) Network Security
20 24 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
20 24 (10.53%) DNS
21 23 (10.09%) Linux
21 23 (10.09%) SQL
22 22 (9.65%) VoIP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 (7.02%) Apache
2 15 (6.58%) MS Exchange
3 12 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 11 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.19%) MediaWiki
6 5 (2.19%) Confluence
6 5 (2.19%) nginx
7 4 (1.75%) Eucalyptus
7 4 (1.75%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.75%) IIS
8 3 (1.32%) SAS
9 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.88%) Lync
9 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.88%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.44%) CMS
10 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (6.14%) MS Office
2 13 (5.70%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.51%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.32%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.88%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Summit
2 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.88%) SaaS
4 1 (0.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 196 (85.96%) WAN
2 111 (48.68%) Firewall
3 51 (22.37%) TCP/IP
4 45 (19.74%) MPLS
5 44 (19.30%) VPN
6 40 (17.54%) OSPF
6 40 (17.54%) Cisco Nexus
7 37 (16.23%) BGP
8 25 (10.96%) Network Security
9 24 (10.53%) DNS
10 22 (9.65%) VoIP
11 17 (7.46%) Wireless
11 17 (7.46%) FTP
12 16 (7.02%) DHCP
12 16 (7.02%) SNMP
12 16 (7.02%) LDAP
12 16 (7.02%) EIGRP
12 16 (7.02%) Telnet
13 15 (6.58%) Cisco IOS
13 15 (6.58%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (2.63%) MySQL
3 5 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.19%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.32%) MS Access
4 3 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.44%) OLTP
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (7.02%) Hudson
1 16 (7.02%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.19%) Subversion
2 5 (2.19%) JIRA
2 5 (2.19%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.88%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.44%) Dreamweaver
General
1 37 (16.23%) Telecoms
2 19 (8.33%) Finance
3 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.44%) Law
4 1 (0.44%) Electronics
4 1 (0.44%) Banking
4 1 (0.44%) Billing
4 1 (0.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (18.86%) Network Engineer
2 32 (14.04%) Architect
3 20 (8.77%) Analyst
4 19 (8.33%) Network Specialist
5 17 (7.46%) Support Engineer
5 17 (7.46%) Network Support
5 17 (7.46%) Network Architect
6 16 (7.02%) DevOps Engineer
7 14 (6.14%) Support Analyst
8 12 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (4.82%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 10 (4.39%) Team Leader
10 10 (4.39%) Cisco Engineer
10 10 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (4.39%) 2nd Line Support
11 9 (3.95%) Network Manager
12 8 (3.51%) Senior Network Engineer
12 8 (3.51%) Systems Engineer
12 8 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support
13 7 (3.07%) Network Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.02%) LAMP
2 5 (2.19%) Java EE
3 4 (1.75%) Web Services
4 3 (1.32%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.44%) SOAP
5 1 (0.44%) HTML
5 1 (0.44%) .NET
5 1 (0.44%) XSD
5 1 (0.44%) WSDL
5 1 (0.44%) Middleware
5 1 (0.44%) JSON
5 1 (0.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.82%) Management Information System
1 11 (4.82%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (4.39%) Clustering
3 6 (2.63%) Replication
4 5 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.19%) Wiki
5 4 (1.75%) Handset
5 4 (1.75%) NHS
5 4 (1.75%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.32%) IVR
6 3 (1.32%) PDA
6 3 (1.32%) Statistics
6 3 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.32%) iPad
6 3 (1.32%) Social Media
7 2 (0.88%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.88%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.44%) DTV
8 1 (0.44%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.44%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 82 (35.96%) Windows
2 30 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (10.09%) Linux
5 18 (7.89%) Windows 7
6 17 (7.46%) Windows XP
7 16 (7.02%) CentOS
7 16 (7.02%) Ubuntu
7 16 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.51%) Windows 2000 Server
9 6 (2.63%) UNIX
10 5 (2.19%) Debian
11 3 (1.32%) Windows NT
11 3 (1.32%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.44%) HPUX
12 1 (0.44%) Solaris
12 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (24.12%) ITIL
2 27 (11.84%) Network Management
3 22 (9.65%) Network Design
4 16 (7.02%) Capacity Planning
4 16 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (7.02%) DevOps
5 15 (6.58%) Project Management
6 13 (5.70%) Mentoring
7 11 (4.82%) Migration
7 11 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (4.82%) Requirements Analysis
7 11 (4.82%) High Availability
8 10 (4.39%) Performance Monitoring
8 10 (4.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (4.39%) Service Management
8 10 (4.39%) Service Delivery
9 9 (3.95%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (3.95%) Incident Management
9 9 (3.95%) Performance Management
9 9 (3.95%) Network Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (10.09%) SQL
2 16 (7.02%) Perl
2 16 (7.02%) PHP
2 16 (7.02%) Ruby
2 16 (7.02%) Bash Shell
3 6 (2.63%) Java
4 3 (1.32%) VBA
4 3 (1.32%) C
5 2 (0.88%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.44%) Korn
6 1 (0.44%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 104 (45.61%) Security Cleared
2 80 (35.09%) SC Cleared
3 78 (34.21%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (22.37%) CCNP
5 39 (17.11%) CCNA
6 22 (9.65%) DV Cleared
7 20 (8.77%) CISSP
8 16 (7.02%) CCIE
9 10 (4.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (2.19%) MCP
10 5 (2.19%) MCSE
10 5 (2.19%) CISM
11 4 (1.75%) Degree
12 3 (1.32%) PMP
12 3 (1.32%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.32%) CCVP
12 3 (1.32%) JNCIS
12 3 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.88%) JNCIP
13 2 (0.88%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.82%) SLA
2 5 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.19%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.32%) QA
4 2 (0.88%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.88%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.44%) COBIT
System Software
1 42 (18.42%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.02%) Samba
2 16 (7.02%) XenServer
2 16 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.82%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.19%) Postfix
5 4 (1.75%) XenApp
5 4 (1.75%) ProxySG
6 3 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.88%) vSphere
7 2 (0.88%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.88%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (7.02%) Puppet
1 16 (7.02%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (7.02%) Salt
2 8 (3.51%) OpenView
3 7 (3.07%) SCCM
4 5 (2.19%) SCOM
4 5 (2.19%) ZABBIX
5 4 (1.75%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.32%) CiscoWorks
6 3 (1.32%) HP NNM
6 3 (1.32%) WSUS
7 2 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.44%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 115 (50.44%) Cisco
2 38 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 38 (16.67%) Citrix
2 38 (16.67%) VMware
3 30 (13.16%) Juniper
4 17 (7.46%) Red Hat
5 13 (5.70%) HP
6 10 (4.39%) Fortinet
7 9 (3.95%) McAfee
8 7 (3.07%) F5
9 6 (2.63%) BT
10 5 (2.19%) Dell
10 5 (2.19%) Avaya
10 5 (2.19%) CheckPoint
10 5 (2.19%) Brocade
10 5 (2.19%) SonicWALL
10 5 (2.19%) Polycom
11 4 (1.75%) Blue Coat
11 4 (1.75%) NetApp
12 3 (1.32%) Oracle
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