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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 67 84 67
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -17
Contract jobs citing LAN 69 61 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.28% 1.91% 2.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.12% 13.99% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 35 41
Average daily rate
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£350 £303 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.70% -24.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £420 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+13.82% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £18.20 £21.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £18.52 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+18.82% +15.71%
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
343 436 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.34% 13.68% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 248 188
Average daily rate £360 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 32 21
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.55 £14.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.35 £40.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

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 6 May 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
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 6 May 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 +21 23 £360 +37.14% 14
Bristol 0 19 £400 -5.88% 4
Gloucestershire -10 10 £625 +78.57% 2
Devon +6 8 £315 -21.25% 2
Somerset +9 6 £306 +22.20% 2
Dorset +1 1 - - 1
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 141 (90.97%) WAN
2 77 (49.68%) Firewall
3 59 (38.06%) Cisco
4 56 (36.13%) Windows
5 48 (30.97%) Security Cleared
6 40 (25.81%) Active Directory
7 37 (23.87%) VPN
8 30 (19.35%) DV Cleared
9 29 (18.71%) Citrix
9 29 (18.71%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (18.71%) Microsoft
10 27 (17.42%) Wireless
11 26 (16.77%) VMware
12 25 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 24 (15.48%) OSPF
14 23 (14.84%) BGP
14 23 (14.84%) CCNA
14 23 (14.84%) Network Security
15 22 (14.19%) Juniper
15 22 (14.19%) Linux
15 22 (14.19%) ITIL
16 21 (13.55%) VoIP
16 21 (13.55%) Telecoms
17 20 (12.90%) SQL
17 20 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
17 20 (12.90%) SC Cleared
18 19 (12.26%) MPLS
18 19 (12.26%) Finance
18 19 (12.26%) IPsec
18 19 (12.26%) Service Delivery

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 12 (7.74%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.45%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.45%) Apache
2 10 (6.45%) nginx
3 7 (4.52%) Confluence
3 7 (4.52%) MediaWiki
4 6 (3.87%) CMS
4 6 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (3.23%) IIS
5 5 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.58%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.58%) Eucalyptus
6 4 (2.58%) Lync
6 4 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.94%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.65%) MQSeries
Applications
1 15 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 13 (8.39%) MS Office
3 5 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.29%) MS Project
5 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.16%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.29%) SaaS
3 2 (1.29%) PaaS
3 2 (1.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 141 (90.97%) WAN
2 77 (49.68%) Firewall
3 37 (23.87%) VPN
4 27 (17.42%) Wireless
5 24 (15.48%) OSPF
6 23 (14.84%) BGP
6 23 (14.84%) Network Security
7 21 (13.55%) VoIP
8 19 (12.26%) MPLS
8 19 (12.26%) IPsec
9 18 (11.61%) DNS
10 16 (10.32%) TCP/IP
11 15 (9.68%) DHCP
11 15 (9.68%) VLAN
12 13 (8.39%) Ethernet
13 12 (7.74%) IP Telephony
14 11 (7.10%) WLAN
14 11 (7.10%) IPv6
15 9 (5.81%) EIGRP
16 8 (5.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.52%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (4.52%) MySQL
3 5 (3.23%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.58%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 4 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.58%) MS Access
5 3 (1.94%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.94%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.29%) OLTP
7 1 (0.65%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (9.03%) Hudson
1 14 (9.03%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.52%) Subversion
2 7 (4.52%) JIRA
2 7 (4.52%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.65%) Dreamweaver
General
1 21 (13.55%) Telecoms
2 19 (12.26%) Finance
3 2 (1.29%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.29%) Billing
3 2 (1.29%) Marketing
3 2 (1.29%) Electronics
4 1 (0.65%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (21.94%) Network Engineer
2 33 (21.29%) Architect
3 23 (14.84%) Analyst
4 14 (9.03%) Support Analyst
4 14 (9.03%) Network Support
5 12 (7.74%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (6.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 10 (6.45%) Network Architect
7 9 (5.81%) Infrastructure Architect
7 9 (5.81%) Network Analyst
8 8 (5.16%) Network Support Analyst
8 8 (5.16%) Support Engineer
8 8 (5.16%) Technical Architect
8 8 (5.16%) Network Manager
9 7 (4.52%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (4.52%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (4.52%) Security Architect
9 7 (4.52%) Consultant
9 7 (4.52%) Desktop Support
9 7 (4.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.52%) Java EE
2 5 (3.23%) Middleware
3 4 (2.58%) LAMP
4 3 (1.94%) WSDL
4 3 (1.94%) SOAP
4 3 (1.94%) Web Services
4 3 (1.94%) XSD
4 3 (1.94%) JSON
4 3 (1.94%) REST
5 1 (0.65%) WCF
5 1 (0.65%) JMS
5 1 (0.65%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.39%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (5.81%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.52%) Blackberry
3 7 (4.52%) Wiki
4 6 (3.87%) PDA
4 6 (3.87%) Handset
5 5 (3.23%) Clustering
5 5 (3.23%) NHS
5 5 (3.23%) Thin Client
5 5 (3.23%) Fat Client
5 5 (3.23%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.58%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.58%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.58%) Replication
7 3 (1.94%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.29%) Economics
8 2 (1.29%) Statistics
8 2 (1.29%) DTV
8 2 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 56 (36.13%) Windows
2 25 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (14.19%) Linux
4 16 (10.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (7.74%) UNIX
5 12 (7.74%) Windows 7
6 10 (6.45%) CentOS
6 10 (6.45%) Debian
6 10 (6.45%) Ubuntu
6 10 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (5.16%) Windows XP
8 7 (4.52%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.94%) Windows NT
11 2 (1.29%) AIX
11 2 (1.29%) Solaris
11 2 (1.29%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.65%) Android
12 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (14.19%) ITIL
2 19 (12.26%) Service Delivery
3 14 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (9.03%) DevOps
4 13 (8.39%) PRINCE2
5 12 (7.74%) Migration
5 12 (7.74%) Network Monitoring
6 10 (6.45%) Build Automation
6 10 (6.45%) Load Balancing
6 10 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (6.45%) TOGAF
6 10 (6.45%) Configuration Management
7 8 (5.16%) Information Security
7 8 (5.16%) Cyber Security
7 8 (5.16%) Security Architecture
7 8 (5.16%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (4.52%) Network Load Balancing
8 7 (4.52%) Service Management
8 7 (4.52%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (4.52%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.90%) SQL
2 12 (7.74%) Ruby
2 12 (7.74%) Perl
2 12 (7.74%) PHP
2 12 (7.74%) Bash Shell
3 8 (5.16%) Python
4 7 (4.52%) Java
5 2 (1.29%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.65%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (30.97%) Security Cleared
2 30 (19.35%) DV Cleared
3 29 (18.71%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (14.84%) CCNA
5 20 (12.90%) SC Cleared
6 10 (6.45%) CCNP
7 7 (4.52%) CISSP
7 7 (4.52%) CISM
7 7 (4.52%) Degree
7 7 (4.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (3.23%) MCSE
9 3 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.94%) JNCIS
10 2 (1.29%) CCIE
11 1 (0.65%) CCDP
11 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.65%) CCSA
11 1 (0.65%) CCVP
11 1 (0.65%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.16%) PCI DSS
2 7 (4.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.94%) SLA
4 2 (1.29%) COBIT
4 2 (1.29%) QA
System Software
1 40 (25.81%) Active Directory
2 20 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.10%) XenServer
4 10 (6.45%) Samba
4 10 (6.45%) Postfix
5 7 (4.52%) iptables
6 6 (3.87%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.65%) SRDF
7 1 (0.65%) vSphere
7 1 (0.65%) NFS
7 1 (0.65%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (9.03%) Puppet
2 11 (7.10%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (7.10%) Salt
3 7 (4.52%) ZABBIX
3 7 (4.52%) Ansible
4 4 (2.58%) SCCM
5 3 (1.94%) OpenView
5 3 (1.94%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.65%) WSUS
6 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.65%) SCOM
6 1 (0.65%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 59 (38.06%) Cisco
2 29 (18.71%) Microsoft
2 29 (18.71%) Citrix
3 26 (16.77%) VMware
4 22 (14.19%) Juniper
5 16 (10.32%) CheckPoint
6 10 (6.45%) Avaya
6 10 (6.45%) HP
7 8 (5.16%) Polycom
7 8 (5.16%) Red Hat
7 8 (5.16%) McAfee
7 8 (5.16%) SolarWinds
8 6 (3.87%) NetApp
9 5 (3.23%) Oracle
9 5 (3.23%) SonicWALL
10 4 (2.58%) F5
10 4 (2.58%) BT
10 4 (2.58%) Symantec
11 3 (1.94%) Tandberg
11 3 (1.94%) SAP
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