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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 77 76 68
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing LAN 73 66 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.28% 2.21% 2.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.96% 14.86% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 38 39
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£360 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £284
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +14.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Average hourly rate £19.75 £18.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.72% -16.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £22.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +45.16%
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
385 444 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.00% 14.86% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 235 194
Average daily rate £360 £388 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% +0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 25
Average hourly rate £32.50 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.39 £9.50 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £29.50 £41.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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
Wiltshire +11 24 £360 +35.21% 6
Bristol +5 21 £450 +5.88% 3
Gloucestershire -20 15 £450 +12.50%
Somerset -2 6 £263 +5.00% 3
Devon -2 3 £315 -21.25% 2
Dorset +1 2 £225 - 1
Cornwall - - - - 2
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 157 (92.90%) WAN
2 84 (49.70%) Firewall
3 70 (41.42%) Cisco
4 62 (36.69%) Windows
5 59 (34.91%) Security Cleared
6 46 (27.22%) Active Directory
7 41 (24.26%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (23.08%) VPN
9 37 (21.89%) CCNA
9 37 (21.89%) VMware
10 34 (20.12%) Citrix
11 29 (17.16%) Microsoft
11 29 (17.16%) ITIL
11 29 (17.16%) SC Cleared
11 29 (17.16%) DV Cleared
12 28 (16.57%) VoIP
13 27 (15.98%) Wireless
14 26 (15.38%) SQL
14 26 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
15 25 (14.79%) Juniper
16 24 (14.20%) Linux
16 24 (14.20%) Network Security
17 23 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
17 23 (13.61%) OSPF
18 22 (13.02%) BGP
18 22 (13.02%) TCP/IP
18 22 (13.02%) DNS
19 21 (12.43%) Windows Server 2008
20 19 (11.24%) SQL Server
20 19 (11.24%) Telecoms

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 15 (8.88%) SharePoint
2 14 (8.28%) Apache
3 12 (7.10%) MS Exchange
4 11 (6.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (6.51%) nginx
5 8 (4.73%) Confluence
5 8 (4.73%) MediaWiki
6 6 (3.55%) CMS
6 6 (3.55%) IIS
7 5 (2.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (2.96%) OpenStack
7 5 (2.96%) Eucalyptus
7 5 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.18%) Lync
9 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.59%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.59%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (7.69%) MS Office
1 13 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.37%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.18%) MS Project
4 1 (0.59%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.59%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.18%) SaaS
2 2 (1.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 157 (92.90%) WAN
2 84 (49.70%) Firewall
3 39 (23.08%) VPN
4 28 (16.57%) VoIP
5 27 (15.98%) Wireless
6 24 (14.20%) Network Security
7 23 (13.61%) OSPF
8 22 (13.02%) BGP
8 22 (13.02%) TCP/IP
8 22 (13.02%) DNS
9 19 (11.24%) IPsec
10 17 (10.06%) MPLS
11 16 (9.47%) DHCP
12 14 (8.28%) VLAN
13 12 (7.10%) Ethernet
13 12 (7.10%) WLAN
14 11 (6.51%) LDAP
14 11 (6.51%) IPv6
14 11 (6.51%) IP Telephony
15 10 (5.92%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.24%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.73%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (4.73%) MySQL
3 7 (4.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (3.55%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.96%) MS Access
6 4 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.37%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.18%) OLTP
8 2 (1.18%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (10.65%) Hudson
1 18 (10.65%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.73%) Subversion
2 8 (4.73%) JIRA
2 8 (4.73%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.59%) Dreamweaver
General
1 19 (11.24%) Telecoms
2 17 (10.06%) Finance
3 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.18%) Electronics
3 2 (1.18%) Marketing
4 1 (0.59%) Billing
Job Titles
1 42 (24.85%) Network Engineer
2 30 (17.75%) Architect
3 23 (13.61%) Analyst
4 17 (10.06%) Support Analyst
5 16 (9.47%) DevOps Engineer
6 14 (8.28%) Network Support
7 13 (7.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 11 (6.51%) Support Engineer
8 11 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (5.33%) Network Analyst
10 8 (4.73%) Network Manager
10 8 (4.73%) Infrastructure Architect
10 8 (4.73%) Network Architect
10 8 (4.73%) Network Support Analyst
10 8 (4.73%) Technical Architect
10 8 (4.73%) Consultant
11 6 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.55%) Desktop Support
11 6 (3.55%) Help Desk Analyst
11 6 (3.55%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.73%) LAMP
2 7 (4.14%) Java EE
3 4 (2.37%) Middleware
4 2 (1.18%) JSON
4 2 (1.18%) REST
4 2 (1.18%) SOAP
4 2 (1.18%) Web Services
4 2 (1.18%) XSD
4 2 (1.18%) WSDL
5 1 (0.59%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.10%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (5.33%) Management Information System
2 9 (5.33%) Clustering
3 8 (4.73%) Wiki
4 7 (4.14%) Handset
4 7 (4.14%) Blackberry
5 6 (3.55%) Replication
5 6 (3.55%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.96%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.96%) NHS
7 4 (2.37%) Thin Client
7 4 (2.37%) PDA
7 4 (2.37%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.78%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.18%) DTV
9 2 (1.18%) IVR
9 2 (1.18%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.18%) Economics
9 2 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.18%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 62 (36.69%) Windows
2 26 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 24 (14.20%) Linux
4 21 (12.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (8.28%) CentOS
5 14 (8.28%) Ubuntu
6 12 (7.10%) UNIX
7 11 (6.51%) Debian
8 10 (5.92%) Windows 7
8 10 (5.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (4.73%) Windows XP
10 6 (3.55%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.78%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.59%) AIX
12 1 (0.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.16%) ITIL
2 18 (10.65%) Continuous Integration
2 18 (10.65%) DevOps
3 14 (8.28%) Service Delivery
3 14 (8.28%) Migration
4 12 (7.10%) Network Monitoring
5 11 (6.51%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (6.51%) PRINCE2
6 10 (5.92%) Build Automation
7 9 (5.33%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (5.33%) Load Balancing
7 9 (5.33%) Configuration Management
8 8 (4.73%) Service Management
8 8 (4.73%) Data Modelling
8 8 (4.73%) TOGAF
8 8 (4.73%) Data Migration
8 8 (4.73%) Network Management
9 7 (4.14%) Data Protection
9 7 (4.14%) Security Architecture
9 7 (4.14%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (15.38%) SQL
2 16 (9.47%) Ruby
2 16 (9.47%) Perl
2 16 (9.47%) PHP
2 16 (9.47%) Bash Shell
3 8 (4.73%) Python
4 7 (4.14%) Java
5 3 (1.78%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.59%) VBA
6 1 (0.59%) C
Qualifications
1 59 (34.91%) Security Cleared
2 41 (24.26%) Cisco Certification
3 37 (21.89%) CCNA
4 29 (17.16%) SC Cleared
4 29 (17.16%) DV Cleared
5 11 (6.51%) CCNP
6 8 (4.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (4.14%) CISSP
7 7 (4.14%) CISM
8 6 (3.55%) Degree
9 5 (2.96%) MCSE
10 3 (1.78%) CCVP
10 3 (1.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.78%) JNCIS
11 2 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.59%) APMP
12 1 (0.59%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.59%) CCSA
12 1 (0.59%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.73%) PCI DSS
2 7 (4.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.78%) SLA
4 2 (1.18%) COBIT
4 2 (1.18%) QA
5 1 (0.59%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.59%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 46 (27.22%) Active Directory
2 23 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (8.88%) XenServer
4 14 (8.28%) Samba
5 11 (6.51%) Postfix
6 9 (5.33%) Hyper-V
7 8 (4.73%) iptables
8 3 (1.78%) XenApp
9 2 (1.18%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (10.65%) Puppet
2 15 (8.88%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (8.88%) Salt
3 8 (4.73%) ZABBIX
3 8 (4.73%) SCCM
4 7 (4.14%) Ansible
5 5 (2.96%) SCOM
6 3 (1.78%) OpenView
7 1 (0.59%) WSUS
7 1 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.59%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.59%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 70 (41.42%) Cisco
2 37 (21.89%) VMware
3 34 (20.12%) Citrix
4 29 (17.16%) Microsoft
5 25 (14.79%) Juniper
6 13 (7.69%) CheckPoint
7 11 (6.51%) Red Hat
8 10 (5.92%) Avaya
9 9 (5.33%) McAfee
10 8 (4.73%) Polycom
11 7 (4.14%) SolarWinds
12 6 (3.55%) BT
12 6 (3.55%) HP
13 5 (2.96%) NetApp
13 5 (2.96%) Fortinet
13 5 (2.96%) SonicWALL
14 3 (1.78%) Oracle
14 3 (1.78%) SAP
15 2 (1.18%) IBM
15 2 (1.18%) Nokia
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