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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 63 83 66
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -17
Contract jobs citing LAN 83 72 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.86% 2.15% 2.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.15% 16.14% 17.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 43 49
Median daily rate £325 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £170 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £515 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £324
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 4
Median hourly rate £27.75 £42.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.70% +115.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £27.50 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.00 £140.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.81% +5.71%
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
484 446 489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.68% 13.32% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 244 295
Median daily rate £350 £413 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +13.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 36 28
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.46 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.09% +88.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £17.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £48.50 £120.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing LAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 August 2016.

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 25 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +5 24 £325 -10.34% 5
Wiltshire -5 19 £415 -7.77% 3
Somerset - 11 £275 - 2
Gloucestershire +3 10 £325 +18.18% 6
Dorset +2 8 - - 2
Devon +10 7 £355 +42.00% 3
Cornwall - 3 - - 2
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for LAN.

1 173 (89.18%) WAN
2 118 (60.82%) Cisco
3 93 (47.94%) Firewall
4 83 (42.78%) Cisco Certification
5 66 (34.02%) CCNP
6 61 (31.44%) Security Cleared
7 58 (29.90%) SC Cleared
8 51 (26.29%) ITIL
9 46 (23.71%) Windows
9 46 (23.71%) Wireless
10 44 (22.68%) CCNA
11 37 (19.07%) Telecoms
12 36 (18.56%) VPN
12 36 (18.56%) VoIP
12 36 (18.56%) CheckPoint
13 33 (17.01%) Active Directory
13 33 (17.01%) TCP/IP
13 33 (17.01%) Data Centre
14 31 (15.98%) Microsoft
15 28 (14.43%) Project Management
16 27 (13.92%) Cisco ASA
17 23 (11.86%) Cisco Nexus
18 22 (11.34%) VMware
19 21 (10.82%) Wi-Fi
20 20 (10.31%) DNS
21 19 (9.79%) DHCP
21 19 (9.79%) PRINCE2
21 19 (9.79%) Windows 7
22 18 (9.28%) SCCM
22 18 (9.28%) WLAN

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (6.70%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.15%) Skype for Business
3 6 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.58%) Mule
5 4 (2.06%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.52%) IIS
8 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (7.73%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.64%) MS Office
3 2 (1.03%) MS Project
3 2 (1.03%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.70%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (6.70%) Office 365
2 11 (5.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.61%) IaaS
4 3 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.55%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 173 (89.18%) WAN
2 93 (47.94%) Firewall
3 46 (23.71%) Wireless
4 36 (18.56%) VoIP
4 36 (18.56%) VPN
5 33 (17.01%) TCP/IP
6 27 (13.92%) Cisco ASA
7 23 (11.86%) Cisco Nexus
8 21 (10.82%) Wi-Fi
9 20 (10.31%) DNS
10 19 (9.79%) DHCP
11 18 (9.28%) WLAN
12 14 (7.22%) VLAN
13 13 (6.70%) Network Security
13 13 (6.70%) Unified Communications
14 12 (6.19%) IP Telephony
15 10 (5.15%) BGP
15 10 (5.15%) MPLS
15 10 (5.15%) OSPF
15 10 (5.15%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (3.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.55%) LoadRunner
General
1 37 (19.07%) Telecoms
2 18 (9.28%) Finance
3 5 (2.58%) Billing
3 5 (2.58%) Military
4 3 (1.55%) Retail
5 2 (1.03%) Marketing
6 1 (0.52%) Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 55 (28.35%) Network Engineer
2 24 (12.37%) Architect
2 24 (12.37%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 22 (11.34%) Analyst
3 22 (11.34%) Support Engineer
4 16 (8.25%) Field Engineer
5 15 (7.73%) Network Field Engineer
6 14 (7.22%) Network Analyst
7 13 (6.70%) Infrastructure Architect
8 12 (6.19%) Network Support
9 11 (5.67%) Support Technician
10 10 (5.15%) Cisco Engineer
10 10 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (4.64%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (4.64%) Network Architect
11 9 (4.64%) Network Technician
12 8 (4.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 8 (4.12%) Infrastructure Support
12 8 (4.12%) Project Manager
13 7 (3.61%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.58%) Web Services
2 3 (1.55%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.52%) COM
3 1 (0.52%) HTML
3 1 (0.52%) MSMQ
3 1 (0.52%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 33 (17.01%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.64%) Handset
3 8 (4.12%) IVR
4 7 (3.61%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (3.09%) Fat Client
5 6 (3.09%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.06%) Blog
7 4 (2.06%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.06%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.06%) PKI
7 4 (2.06%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.55%) Clustering
9 2 (1.03%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.03%) CMDB
9 2 (1.03%) Replication
10 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.52%) BYOD
10 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 46 (23.71%) Windows
2 19 (9.79%) Windows 7
3 14 (7.22%) Linux
3 14 (7.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (5.15%) Windows 8
5 10 (5.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (4.64%) Windows 10
6 9 (4.64%) Windows Server
7 6 (3.09%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.55%) Unix
8 3 (1.55%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.03%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.52%) HPUX
10 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (26.29%) ITIL
2 28 (14.43%) Project Management
3 19 (9.79%) PRINCE2
4 16 (8.25%) Migration
5 14 (7.22%) Service Delivery
6 13 (6.70%) Network Design
7 9 (4.64%) High Availability
8 8 (4.12%) Mentoring
9 7 (3.61%) Change Management
9 7 (3.61%) Configuration Management
9 7 (3.61%) DevOps
9 7 (3.61%) ITIL V3
9 7 (3.61%) Six Sigma
10 6 (3.09%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (3.09%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (3.09%) Infrastructure Management
10 6 (3.09%) Load Balancing
10 6 (3.09%) Performance Testing
10 6 (3.09%) Service Management
10 6 (3.09%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.15%) SQL
2 7 (3.61%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.58%) VBScript
4 1 (0.52%) Bourne shell
4 1 (0.52%) Korn
4 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 83 (42.78%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (34.02%) CCNP
3 61 (31.44%) Security Cleared
4 58 (29.90%) SC Cleared
5 44 (22.68%) CCNA
6 8 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (3.61%) Degree
7 7 (3.61%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (3.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (2.58%) CCIE
9 5 (2.58%) CISSP
10 3 (1.55%) MCSA
11 2 (1.03%) A+ Certification
11 2 (1.03%) APMP
11 2 (1.03%) CCDA
11 2 (1.03%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.03%) MCSE
11 2 (1.03%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.52%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 4 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (2.06%) SLA
2 3 (1.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 33 (17.01%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.15%) Hyper-V
3 10 (5.15%) VMware ESX
3 10 (5.15%) XenApp
4 8 (4.12%) XenDesktop
5 4 (2.06%) Firmware
6 2 (1.03%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.03%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.03%) UAG
6 2 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.52%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.52%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (9.28%) SCCM
2 9 (4.64%) Puppet
3 7 (3.61%) Ansible
4 6 (3.09%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (3.09%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (2.06%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (2.06%) TrustSec
6 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.03%) Netcool
6 2 (1.03%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.03%) SCOM
6 2 (1.03%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.52%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.52%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.52%) MOM
7 1 (0.52%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 118 (60.82%) Cisco
2 36 (18.56%) CheckPoint
3 31 (15.98%) Microsoft
4 22 (11.34%) VMware
5 18 (9.28%) Fortinet
6 13 (6.70%) Citrix
6 13 (6.70%) Juniper
6 13 (6.70%) Palo Alto
7 9 (4.64%) F5
7 9 (4.64%) Nortel
8 8 (4.12%) Dell
9 7 (3.61%) Google
9 7 (3.61%) HP
10 6 (3.09%) Aruba
10 6 (3.09%) Intel Security
10 6 (3.09%) Oracle
10 6 (3.09%) Siemens
11 5 (2.58%) AppSense
11 5 (2.58%) NEC
11 5 (2.58%) Wyse
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