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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 78 59 63
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +4
Contract jobs citing LAN 73 92 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.18% 2.91% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.33% 18.70% 16.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 54 15
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£325 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £165 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £19.75 £17.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.18% +14.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.63 £13.80 £16.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £140.50 £35.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -13.58%
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
447 492 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.36% 15.56% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 297 136
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 27 28
Average hourly rate £42.46 £22.50 £19.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.71% +14.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £134.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +9 33 £450 +172.72% 12
Gloucestershire -16 14 £275 - 3
Bristol -12 13 £363 -9.37% 5
Devon -1 8 £250 +25.00% 1
Dorset +1 5 £190 -52.50% 3
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 108 (81.20%) WAN
2 66 (49.62%) Cisco
3 54 (40.60%) Firewall
4 51 (38.35%) Security Cleared
5 37 (27.82%) Juniper
6 34 (25.56%) ITIL
6 34 (25.56%) SC Cleared
7 33 (24.81%) Windows
8 32 (24.06%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (21.05%) MPLS
10 27 (20.30%) VPN
11 26 (19.55%) BGP
11 26 (19.55%) Wireless
12 24 (18.05%) OSPF
13 23 (17.29%) Data Centre
14 22 (16.54%) CheckPoint
15 20 (15.04%) VoIP
16 19 (14.29%) CCNP
16 19 (14.29%) Network Security
17 18 (13.53%) Active Directory
17 18 (13.53%) TCP/IP
17 18 (13.53%) F5
18 17 (12.78%) DHCP
18 17 (12.78%) CCNA
18 17 (12.78%) Microsoft
18 17 (12.78%) VLAN
19 16 (12.03%) Network Design
19 16 (12.03%) Service Delivery
19 16 (12.03%) IPsec
20 15 (11.28%) DNS

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 10 (7.52%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.51%) Lync
3 4 (3.01%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.26%) Apache
4 3 (2.26%) nginx
5 2 (1.50%) CMS
6 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.75%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.75%) IIS
6 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.75%) Eucalyptus
6 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.75%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (5.26%) MS Office
2 4 (3.01%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.01%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.01%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.01%) Office 365
2 2 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.75%) PaaS
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 108 (81.20%) WAN
2 54 (40.60%) Firewall
3 28 (21.05%) MPLS
4 27 (20.30%) VPN
5 26 (19.55%) BGP
5 26 (19.55%) Wireless
6 24 (18.05%) OSPF
7 20 (15.04%) VoIP
8 19 (14.29%) Network Security
9 18 (13.53%) TCP/IP
10 17 (12.78%) VLAN
10 17 (12.78%) DHCP
11 16 (12.03%) IPsec
12 15 (11.28%) Ethernet
12 15 (11.28%) DNS
13 11 (8.27%) SSL
14 10 (7.52%) SAN
14 10 (7.52%) VRRP
14 10 (7.52%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (7.52%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.75%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.75%) DB2
1 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
1 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Hudson
1 3 (2.26%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (10.53%) Finance
2 9 (6.77%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.01%) Billing
4 3 (2.26%) Marketing
5 2 (1.50%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.75%) Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 25 (18.80%) Network Engineer
2 23 (17.29%) Architect
3 19 (14.29%) Analyst
4 12 (9.02%) Support Analyst
5 11 (8.27%) Network Architect
6 10 (7.52%) Designer
7 9 (6.77%) Network Support
7 9 (6.77%) Project Manager
8 8 (6.02%) Consultant
8 8 (6.02%) Security Architect
8 8 (6.02%) Design Engineer
8 8 (6.02%) Network Design Engineer
9 7 (5.26%) Network Analyst
10 6 (4.51%) Network Support Analyst
11 5 (3.76%) Service Analyst
11 5 (3.76%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (3.76%) Administrator
12 4 (3.01%) Support Engineer
12 4 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 4 (3.01%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.76%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.50%) Middleware
2 2 (1.50%) Java EE
3 1 (0.75%) JSON
3 1 (0.75%) WCF
3 1 (0.75%) REST
3 1 (0.75%) .NET
3 1 (0.75%) SOAP
3 1 (0.75%) Web Services
3 1 (0.75%) XSD
3 1 (0.75%) JMS
3 1 (0.75%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.29%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.02%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (4.51%) Cryptography
3 6 (4.51%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.01%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.50%) Handset
5 2 (1.50%) Replication
5 2 (1.50%) Clustering
5 2 (1.50%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.50%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.50%) PDA
5 2 (1.50%) Statistics
6 1 (0.75%) Economics
6 1 (0.75%) PMI
6 1 (0.75%) NHS
6 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.75%) DTV
6 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 33 (24.81%) Windows
2 12 (9.02%) Linux
3 10 (7.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (7.52%) Windows 7
4 8 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.51%) UNIX
6 6 (4.51%) Windows XP
7 4 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.01%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.26%) CentOS
8 3 (2.26%) Debian
8 3 (2.26%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.50%) AIX
9 2 (1.50%) Solaris
9 2 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (25.56%) ITIL
2 16 (12.03%) Service Delivery
2 16 (12.03%) Network Design
3 13 (9.77%) PRINCE2
4 12 (9.02%) Load Balancing
5 9 (6.77%) Migration
5 9 (6.77%) Configuration Management
5 9 (6.77%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (6.02%) Time Management
7 7 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
7 7 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
7 7 (5.26%) Service Management
7 7 (5.26%) Information Security
7 7 (5.26%) Network Load Balancing
8 6 (4.51%) ITSM
8 6 (4.51%) Risk Management
8 6 (4.51%) Capacity Management
9 4 (3.01%) Network Management
9 4 (3.01%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (3.01%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.26%) Perl
1 3 (2.26%) PHP
1 3 (2.26%) Python
1 3 (2.26%) Ruby
1 3 (2.26%) Bash Shell
2 2 (1.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.50%) SQL
3 1 (0.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 51 (38.35%) Security Cleared
2 34 (25.56%) SC Cleared
3 32 (24.06%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (14.29%) CCNP
5 17 (12.78%) CCNA
6 15 (11.28%) DV Cleared
7 7 (5.26%) Degree
7 7 (5.26%) CCIE
8 6 (4.51%) JNCIS
8 6 (4.51%) CISSP
9 5 (3.76%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (3.01%) JNCIE
10 4 (3.01%) MCSE
10 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (3.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (1.50%) CCDP
11 2 (1.50%) CISM
12 1 (0.75%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.75%) CCSE
12 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.26%) SLA
2 2 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (13.53%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.26%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.26%) Postfix
3 3 (2.26%) Samba
3 3 (2.26%) vSphere
4 2 (1.50%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.50%) XenApp
5 1 (0.75%) XenServer
5 1 (0.75%) SRDF
5 1 (0.75%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.75%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (4.51%) CA Single Sign-On
2 4 (3.01%) SCCM
3 3 (2.26%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.26%) Salt
3 3 (2.26%) Puppet
3 3 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.26%) Ansible
4 1 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.75%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.75%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.75%) SCOM
4 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 66 (49.62%) Cisco
2 37 (27.82%) Juniper
3 22 (16.54%) CheckPoint
4 18 (13.53%) F5
5 17 (12.78%) Microsoft
6 15 (11.28%) Citrix
7 14 (10.53%) VMware
8 11 (8.27%) Blue Coat
9 8 (6.02%) SolarWinds
9 8 (6.02%) McAfee
9 8 (6.02%) Intel
10 7 (5.26%) IronPort
11 6 (4.51%) Tandberg
11 6 (4.51%) CA
12 5 (3.76%) HP
12 5 (3.76%) Radware
13 4 (3.01%) Remedy
13 4 (3.01%) Fortinet
14 3 (2.26%) Symantec
14 3 (2.26%) Websense
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