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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 80 91 45
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -46
Contract jobs citing LAN 58 62 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.12% 1.87% 3.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.55% 13.36% 22.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 35 86
Median daily rate £283 £360 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.52% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £163 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £505 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Median hourly rate £42.50 £16.88 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+151.85% +16.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.97
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.72%
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
373 464 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.60% 14.01% 16.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 229 354
Median daily rate £325 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £181 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 42 34
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +84.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.75 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.19 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Somerset +37 13 £288 -28.12% 1
Gloucestershire +6 13 £275 -23.34% 2
Bristol +2 11 £251 -37.37% 4
Wiltshire -15 8 £365 -14.11% 1
Dorset +7 4 £315 +65.78% 2
Devon +2 4 £185 -40.32% 1
Cornwall - 3 - - 2
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 152 (89.41%) WAN
2 98 (57.65%) Cisco
3 81 (47.65%) Firewall
4 71 (41.76%) Cisco Certification
5 52 (30.59%) CCNP
6 47 (27.65%) CCNA
7 46 (27.06%) Security Cleared
8 43 (25.29%) ITIL
9 42 (24.71%) Windows
9 42 (24.71%) SC Cleared
10 34 (20.00%) TCP/IP
10 34 (20.00%) VPN
11 31 (18.24%) Wireless
12 30 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
13 29 (17.06%) Data Centre
14 28 (16.47%) Telecoms
15 27 (15.88%) Active Directory
16 25 (14.71%) Microsoft
17 24 (14.12%) VMware
18 22 (12.94%) Wi-Fi
19 21 (12.35%) Project Management
19 21 (12.35%) VoIP
20 20 (11.76%) CheckPoint
21 18 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
21 18 (10.59%) WLAN
21 18 (10.59%) DHCP
22 17 (10.00%) DNS
22 17 (10.00%) Windows 7
23 16 (9.41%) Juniper
23 16 (9.41%) SCCM

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 12 (7.06%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.29%) Skype for Business
3 7 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.94%) Mule
5 4 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.35%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.59%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (7.06%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.53%) MS Office
3 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.59%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 13 (7.65%) Office 365
2 11 (6.47%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.94%) IaaS
4 3 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.76%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 152 (89.41%) WAN
2 81 (47.65%) Firewall
3 34 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 34 (20.00%) VPN
4 31 (18.24%) Wireless
5 30 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
6 22 (12.94%) Wi-Fi
7 21 (12.35%) VoIP
8 18 (10.59%) DHCP
8 18 (10.59%) WLAN
9 17 (10.00%) DNS
10 15 (8.82%) Network Security
10 15 (8.82%) VLAN
11 14 (8.24%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (7.06%) BGP
12 12 (7.06%) OSPF
13 11 (6.47%) MPLS
13 11 (6.47%) SAN
14 10 (5.88%) Unified Communications
15 9 (5.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.76%) LoadRunner
General
1 28 (16.47%) Telecoms
2 15 (8.82%) Finance
3 4 (2.35%) Military
4 3 (1.76%) Billing
5 2 (1.18%) Banking
5 2 (1.18%) Marketing
6 1 (0.59%) Brand Awareness
6 1 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (25.29%) Network Engineer
2 25 (14.71%) Analyst
3 22 (12.94%) Support Engineer
4 19 (11.18%) Network Analyst
5 15 (8.82%) Architect
6 12 (7.06%) Support Technician
7 11 (6.47%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 10 (5.88%) Network Support
9 9 (5.29%) Infrastructure Architect
9 9 (5.29%) Network Technician
10 8 (4.71%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (4.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 7 (4.12%) Cisco Engineer
11 7 (4.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 7 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (4.12%) Project Manager
11 7 (4.12%) Voice Engineer
12 6 (3.53%) Infrastructure Support
12 6 (3.53%) Network Support Technician
12 6 (3.53%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.76%) 802.1X
1 3 (1.76%) Web Services
2 1 (0.59%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.06%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.29%) Handset
3 8 (4.71%) IVR
4 5 (2.94%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.94%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.35%) Blog
5 4 (2.35%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.35%) PKI
5 4 (2.35%) Smartphone
5 4 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.76%) Clustering
6 3 (1.76%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.76%) Replication
7 2 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.59%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.59%) BYOD
8 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.59%) Social Media
8 1 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 42 (24.71%) Windows
2 17 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 13 (7.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (6.47%) Linux
6 10 (5.88%) Windows Server
7 9 (5.29%) Windows 8
7 9 (5.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (4.71%) Windows 10
9 6 (3.53%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.76%) Unix
11 2 (1.18%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.18%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.59%) HPUX
12 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (25.29%) ITIL
2 21 (12.35%) Project Management
3 15 (8.82%) Migration
4 14 (8.24%) PRINCE2
5 11 (6.47%) Network Design
6 9 (5.29%) High Availability
6 9 (5.29%) Mentoring
6 9 (5.29%) Service Delivery
7 7 (4.12%) Configuration Management
7 7 (4.12%) DevOps
7 7 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (3.53%) Service Management
9 5 (2.94%) Load Balancing
9 5 (2.94%) Network Management
9 5 (2.94%) Performance Testing
9 5 (2.94%) Six Sigma
10 4 (2.35%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (2.35%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (2.35%) Time Management
10 4 (2.35%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.71%) SQL
2 6 (3.53%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.76%) VBScript
4 1 (0.59%) Bourne shell
4 1 (0.59%) Korn
4 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 71 (41.76%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (30.59%) CCNP
3 47 (27.65%) CCNA
4 46 (27.06%) Security Cleared
5 42 (24.71%) SC Cleared
6 8 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (2.94%) CISSP
8 4 (2.35%) CCIE
8 4 (2.35%) Degree
8 4 (2.35%) MCSA
8 4 (2.35%) MCSE
9 3 (1.76%) CCDA
9 3 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (1.18%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.18%) APMP
10 2 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.18%) MCITP
10 2 (1.18%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.59%) CNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.18%) SLA
2 1 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 27 (15.88%) Active Directory
2 18 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.71%) Hyper-V
3 8 (4.71%) VMware ESX
4 6 (3.53%) XenApp
5 4 (2.35%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.76%) Firmware
7 2 (1.18%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.59%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.59%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (9.41%) SCCM
2 8 (4.71%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (4.12%) Ansible
3 7 (4.12%) Puppet
4 6 (3.53%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (2.35%) TrustSec
7 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (1.18%) Netcool
7 2 (1.18%) SCDPM
7 2 (1.18%) SCOM
7 2 (1.18%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.59%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.59%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.59%) MOM
8 1 (0.59%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.59%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 98 (57.65%) Cisco
2 25 (14.71%) Microsoft
3 24 (14.12%) VMware
4 20 (11.76%) CheckPoint
5 16 (9.41%) Juniper
6 14 (8.24%) Palo Alto
7 10 (5.88%) Citrix
8 9 (5.29%) F5
8 9 (5.29%) HP
9 7 (4.12%) Google
10 6 (3.53%) Aruba
11 5 (2.94%) BT
11 5 (2.94%) Dell
11 5 (2.94%) Fortinet
12 4 (2.35%) Intel Security
12 4 (2.35%) Nortel
12 4 (2.35%) Oracle
13 3 (1.76%) NEC
13 3 (1.76%) Siemens
13 3 (1.76%) Wyse