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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 54 73 77
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +4
Contract jobs citing LAN 98 68 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.37% 2.23% 2.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.12% 18.89% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 37 37
Median daily rate £375 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £501 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 10
Median hourly rate £27.50 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.65% -17.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +31.57%
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
487 360 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.74% 11.79% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 171 253
Median daily rate £363 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £242 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 29 33
Median hourly rate £36.50 £20.19 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.82% +15.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £12.50 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £38.23 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Wiltshire +6 27 £375 +4.16% 4
Gloucestershire +23 26 £347 -44.44% 5
Bristol +1 17 £350 -17.64% 9
Devon +3 10 £413 +30.95% 1
Dorset - 7 £275 - 3
Somerset +8 5 £309 +1.14% 2
Cornwall - 2 £215 - 1
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 116 (80.00%) WAN
2 91 (62.76%) Cisco
3 58 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 58 (40.00%) Firewall
4 53 (36.55%) Security Cleared
5 48 (33.10%) SC Cleared
6 47 (32.41%) ITIL
7 44 (30.34%) CCNP
8 40 (27.59%) Telecoms
9 37 (25.52%) Windows
10 34 (23.45%) Wireless
11 31 (21.38%) VoIP
12 30 (20.69%) CCNA
12 30 (20.69%) Microsoft
13 29 (20.00%) CheckPoint
13 29 (20.00%) Data Centre
14 25 (17.24%) Active Directory
15 24 (16.55%) VPN
16 23 (15.86%) Project Management
17 21 (14.48%) Cisco ASA
18 20 (13.79%) VMware
19 18 (12.41%) Finance
19 18 (12.41%) Fortinet
20 15 (10.34%) DNS
20 15 (10.34%) MS Excel
20 15 (10.34%) PRINCE2
21 14 (9.66%) MPLS
22 13 (8.97%) WLAN
22 13 (8.97%) TCP/IP
22 13 (8.97%) Service Delivery

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 (8.28%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.14%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.69%) Apache
4 1 (0.69%) Eucalyptus
4 1 (0.69%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.69%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.83%) MS Office
3 3 (2.07%) MS Project
4 2 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.69%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.83%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.76%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.76%) Amazon S3
3 4 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (2.76%) IaaS
3 4 (2.76%) Office 365
4 1 (0.69%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 116 (80.00%) WAN
2 58 (40.00%) Firewall
3 34 (23.45%) Wireless
4 31 (21.38%) VoIP
5 24 (16.55%) VPN
6 21 (14.48%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (10.34%) DNS
8 14 (9.66%) MPLS
9 13 (8.97%) TCP/IP
9 13 (8.97%) WLAN
10 12 (8.28%) IP Telephony
10 12 (8.28%) SAN
11 11 (7.59%) Unified Communications
12 10 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (6.90%) DHCP
13 8 (5.52%) Internet
14 7 (4.83%) Skype
15 6 (4.14%) OSPF
15 6 (4.14%) SSL
15 6 (4.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (2.76%) LoadRunner
2 3 (2.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 40 (27.59%) Telecoms
2 18 (12.41%) Finance
3 4 (2.76%) Billing
4 3 (2.07%) Retail
5 2 (1.38%) Military
5 2 (1.38%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.69%) Back Office
6 1 (0.69%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 38 (26.21%) Network Engineer
2 21 (14.48%) Analyst
3 19 (13.10%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 17 (11.72%) Architect
4 17 (11.72%) Field Engineer
5 16 (11.03%) Support Engineer
6 15 (10.34%) Network Field Engineer
7 13 (8.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (7.59%) Cisco Engineer
9 10 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support
9 10 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 8 (5.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 8 (5.52%) Network Analyst
10 8 (5.52%) Network Architect
10 8 (5.52%) Project Manager
11 7 (4.83%) 3rd Line Support
12 6 (4.14%) Senior Manager
12 6 (4.14%) Telecoms Architect
13 5 (3.45%) Consultant
13 5 (3.45%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.14%) Web Services
2 1 (0.69%) CGI
2 1 (0.69%) COM
2 1 (0.69%) J2EE
2 1 (0.69%) Java EE
2 1 (0.69%) Leaflet
2 1 (0.69%) MSMQ
2 1 (0.69%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (0.69%) WAP
2 1 (0.69%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (0.69%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.90%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.45%) Handset
5 4 (2.76%) Blog
6 3 (2.07%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.07%) IVR
6 3 (2.07%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.07%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.38%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.38%) Clustering
7 2 (1.38%) CMDB
7 2 (1.38%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.38%) Statistics
8 1 (0.69%) BYOD
8 1 (0.69%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.69%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.69%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.69%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (25.52%) Windows
2 13 (8.97%) Windows 7
3 9 (6.21%) Linux
4 8 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.14%) Windows 8
6 6 (4.14%) Windows Server
6 6 (4.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.76%) Unix
8 3 (2.07%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.07%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.38%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.69%) Android
10 1 (0.69%) HPUX
10 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.69%) Solaris
10 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (32.41%) ITIL
2 23 (15.86%) Project Management
3 15 (10.34%) PRINCE2
4 13 (8.97%) Service Delivery
5 12 (8.28%) Network Design
6 11 (7.59%) ITIL V3
6 11 (7.59%) Migration
7 9 (6.21%) TOGAF
8 8 (5.52%) Load Balancing
8 8 (5.52%) Service Management
9 7 (4.83%) Change Management
9 7 (4.83%) Performance Testing
9 7 (4.83%) Problem Management
10 6 (4.14%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (4.14%) Performance Management
10 6 (4.14%) Time Management
11 5 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (3.45%) ITSM
11 5 (3.45%) MODAF
11 5 (3.45%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.83%) SQL
2 4 (2.76%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.07%) C
3 3 (2.07%) VBScript
4 1 (0.69%) Bourne shell
4 1 (0.69%) Korn
4 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 58 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (36.55%) Security Cleared
3 48 (33.10%) SC Cleared
4 44 (30.34%) CCNP
5 30 (20.69%) CCNA
6 12 (8.28%) Degree
7 8 (5.52%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (2.76%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.76%) MCSE
10 3 (2.07%) CCIE
10 3 (2.07%) CCSA
11 2 (1.38%) CCSE
11 2 (1.38%) MCP
12 1 (0.69%) CCDA
12 1 (0.69%) CCDP
12 1 (0.69%) HND
12 1 (0.69%) MCITP
12 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.14%) SLA
2 5 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 5 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.38%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.38%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.38%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.69%) JSP 440
System Software
1 25 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.52%) VMware ESX
4 7 (4.83%) XenApp
4 7 (4.83%) XenDesktop
5 5 (3.45%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.76%) BitLocker
6 4 (2.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (2.76%) UAG
7 2 (1.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (4.14%) SCCM
2 2 (1.38%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.38%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.38%) Puppet
2 2 (1.38%) TrustSec
3 1 (0.69%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.69%) Nessus
3 1 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (0.69%) SCOM
3 1 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.69%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 91 (62.76%) Cisco
2 30 (20.69%) Microsoft
3 29 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 20 (13.79%) VMware
5 18 (12.41%) Fortinet
6 10 (6.90%) Citrix
6 10 (6.90%) Juniper
6 10 (6.90%) Nortel
7 7 (4.83%) AppSense
8 6 (4.14%) Dell
8 6 (4.14%) HP
9 5 (3.45%) Meraki
9 5 (3.45%) Siemens
10 4 (2.76%) Canon
10 4 (2.76%) Intel Security
10 4 (2.76%) NEC
10 4 (2.76%) NetApp
10 4 (2.76%) Nokia
10 4 (2.76%) Polycom
10 4 (2.76%) Sophos
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