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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 47 59 69
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +10
Contract jobs citing LAN 127 48 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.82% 2.15% 2.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.97% 18.68% 15.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 16 40
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£325 £283 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.04% -28.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £213 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 8
Average hourly rate £19.75 £16.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.69% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £12.60 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.50 £17.23 £23.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £17.29 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+9.68% -3.94%
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
553 257 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.62% 11.49% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 134 185
Average daily rate £363 £290 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -22.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £458 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 32 61
Average hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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
Devon +6 36 £375 +20.96% 3
Gloucestershire +9 35 £263 -42.30% 4
Bristol +2 21 £450 +2.85% 5
Wiltshire -5 20 £165 -34.00% 8
Dorset +2 4 £400 +45.45% 1
Somerset -15 3 £284 +26.11% 3
Cornwall - - - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 166 (83.84%) WAN
2 95 (47.98%) Firewall
3 82 (41.41%) Windows
4 78 (39.39%) Cisco
4 78 (39.39%) Security Cleared
5 69 (34.85%) SC Cleared
6 65 (32.83%) Cisco Certification
7 57 (28.79%) ITIL
8 52 (26.26%) TCP/IP
9 51 (25.76%) CCNP
10 39 (19.70%) MPLS
10 39 (19.70%) OSPF
11 37 (18.69%) BGP
12 36 (18.18%) Linux
13 34 (17.17%) Cisco Nexus
14 33 (16.67%) VPN
14 33 (16.67%) VMware
15 32 (16.16%) Telecoms
15 32 (16.16%) Red Hat
16 30 (15.15%) Citrix
17 28 (14.14%) Network Security
18 27 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
18 27 (13.64%) Microsoft
18 27 (13.64%) Samba
19 26 (13.13%) CCNA
20 23 (11.62%) EIGRP
20 23 (11.62%) Juniper
21 22 (11.11%) Active Directory
21 22 (11.11%) Apache
21 22 (11.11%) Perl

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 22 (11.11%) Apache
2 14 (7.07%) nginx
3 12 (6.06%) Confluence
3 12 (6.06%) MediaWiki
4 10 (5.05%) SharePoint
5 9 (4.55%) MS Exchange
6 6 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (3.03%) Lync
7 3 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.01%) IIS
8 2 (1.01%) SAS
8 2 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.51%) Eucalyptus
9 1 (0.51%) Documentum
9 1 (0.51%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (4.04%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.54%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.53%) MS Office
4 4 (2.02%) AutoCAD
5 3 (1.52%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.52%) SaaS
3 2 (1.01%) Office 365
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 166 (83.84%) WAN
2 95 (47.98%) Firewall
3 52 (26.26%) TCP/IP
4 39 (19.70%) MPLS
4 39 (19.70%) OSPF
5 37 (18.69%) BGP
6 34 (17.17%) Cisco Nexus
7 33 (16.67%) VPN
8 28 (14.14%) Network Security
9 23 (11.62%) EIGRP
10 19 (9.60%) LDAP
11 16 (8.08%) IPv6
11 16 (8.08%) Telnet
11 16 (8.08%) FTP
11 16 (8.08%) SNMP
12 15 (7.58%) IPsec
13 11 (5.56%) Cisco PIX
13 11 (5.56%) VoIP
13 11 (5.56%) Ethernet
14 10 (5.05%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.57%) MySQL
2 12 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (6.06%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.52%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.01%) MS Access
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (10.61%) Hudson
1 21 (10.61%) Jenkins
2 13 (6.57%) Git (software)
3 12 (6.06%) Subversion
3 12 (6.06%) JIRA
4 2 (1.01%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (16.16%) Telecoms
2 7 (3.54%) Finance
3 3 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.51%) Banking
4 1 (0.51%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (12.12%) Network Engineer
2 16 (8.08%) Administrator
2 16 (8.08%) Architect
3 14 (7.07%) Network Specialist
4 13 (6.57%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (6.57%) Systems Administrator
4 13 (6.57%) Support Engineer
5 12 (6.06%) Network Support
6 11 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (5.56%) Network Architect
7 10 (5.05%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 10 (5.05%) Linux Administrator
7 10 (5.05%) Coordinator
7 10 (5.05%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 9 (4.55%) Team Leader
9 8 (4.04%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (4.04%) Network Team Leader
9 8 (4.04%) Consultant
10 7 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (3.54%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.61%) LAMP
2 6 (3.03%) Web Services
3 3 (1.52%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.51%) .NET
4 1 (0.51%) HTML
4 1 (0.51%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.06%) Wiki
2 7 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.03%) Clustering
3 6 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.02%) IVR
4 4 (2.02%) Statistics
4 4 (2.02%) iPad
4 4 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (1.52%) Firmware
5 3 (1.52%) Animation
5 3 (1.52%) Replication
6 2 (1.01%) Handset
6 2 (1.01%) Open Source
7 1 (0.51%) Social Media
7 1 (0.51%) CMDB
7 1 (0.51%) User Experience
7 1 (0.51%) NHS
7 1 (0.51%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 82 (41.41%) Windows
2 36 (18.18%) Linux
3 21 (10.61%) Ubuntu
4 20 (10.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (10.10%) CentOS
5 17 (8.59%) Windows 7
6 16 (8.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (7.58%) Debian
8 14 (7.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (4.55%) Windows XP
10 8 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (3.54%) UNIX
12 4 (2.02%) HPUX
12 4 (2.02%) Solaris
13 3 (1.52%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.01%) Windows 2000
14 2 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.51%) Android
15 1 (0.51%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (28.79%) ITIL
2 27 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
3 22 (11.11%) DevOps
4 21 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (10.10%) Network Design
5 20 (10.10%) Network Management
6 17 (8.59%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (7.58%) Project Management
8 14 (7.07%) Performance Monitoring
9 12 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (6.06%) Data Modelling
10 11 (5.56%) Mentoring
10 11 (5.56%) Problem Management
11 10 (5.05%) Requirements Analysis
11 10 (5.05%) High Availability
12 9 (4.55%) Network Performance Management
12 9 (4.55%) Performance Management
12 9 (4.55%) Incident Management
13 7 (3.54%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (3.54%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.11%) Perl
1 22 (11.11%) SQL
1 22 (11.11%) Ruby
1 22 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 20 (10.10%) PHP
3 13 (6.57%) Java
4 10 (5.05%) Shell Script
5 6 (3.03%) Python
6 4 (2.02%) Korn
6 4 (2.02%) Bourne shell
7 2 (1.01%) C
7 2 (1.01%) VBA
7 2 (1.01%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 78 (39.39%) Security Cleared
2 69 (34.85%) SC Cleared
3 65 (32.83%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (25.76%) CCNP
5 26 (13.13%) CCNA
6 17 (8.59%) CCIE
7 15 (7.58%) CISSP
8 8 (4.04%) DV Cleared
9 5 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (2.53%) MCP
10 4 (2.02%) PMP
10 4 (2.02%) PMI Certification
11 3 (1.52%) Degree
12 2 (1.01%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.01%) JNCIP
12 2 (1.01%) MCSE
13 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.51%) CCDA
13 1 (0.51%) CCIP
13 1 (0.51%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.07%) SLA
2 4 (2.02%) QA
3 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.51%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 27 (13.64%) Samba
2 22 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 20 (10.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (9.60%) XenServer
5 13 (6.57%) Postfix
6 8 (4.04%) NFS
7 6 (3.03%) ProxySG
8 3 (1.52%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.52%) XenApp
8 3 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.51%) vSphere
9 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (11.11%) Puppet
2 14 (7.07%) ZABBIX
3 10 (5.05%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (5.05%) Salt
4 6 (3.03%) OpenView
5 4 (2.02%) HP NNM
5 4 (2.02%) WSUS
5 4 (2.02%) CiscoWorks
5 4 (2.02%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.52%) SCCM
6 3 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (1.01%) ARCserve
7 2 (1.01%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 78 (39.39%) Cisco
2 33 (16.67%) VMware
3 32 (16.16%) Red Hat
4 30 (15.15%) Citrix
5 27 (13.64%) Microsoft
6 23 (11.62%) Juniper
7 13 (6.57%) HP
8 10 (5.05%) F5
9 6 (3.03%) BT
9 6 (3.03%) Blue Coat
9 6 (3.03%) Dell
10 5 (2.53%) CheckPoint
10 5 (2.53%) McAfee
10 5 (2.53%) Fortinet
11 4 (2.02%) Brocade
11 4 (2.02%) Apple
12 3 (1.52%) IBM
13 2 (1.01%) Teradata
13 2 (1.01%) Oracle
13 2 (1.01%) Siemens
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £140 - £170 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Plymouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £360.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Plymouth
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Posted: 23 days ago