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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 83 95 55
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -40
Contract jobs citing LAN 61 55 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.19% 1.72% 3.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.23% 13.29% 22.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 38 49
Median daily rate £285 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.39% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 25
Median hourly rate £18.50 £30.50 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.34% +34.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.57 £20.50 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.70 £40.50 £31.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -17.24%
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
354 414 485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.69% 12.97% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 233 267
Median daily rate £350 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 34 61
Median hourly rate £28.00 £39.00 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% +71.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.28 £17.00 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £44.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +8 19 £475 +65.21% 3
Gloucestershire -1 14 £275 -22.53% 3
Bristol +10 12 £436 +45.41% 3
Dorset +7 10 £264 -24.64% 2
Devon +6 5 £185 -48.78% 1
Somerset +21 1 - - 3
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 118 (88.06%) WAN
2 61 (45.52%) Cisco
2 61 (45.52%) Firewall
3 47 (35.07%) Security Cleared
4 45 (33.58%) SC Cleared
4 45 (33.58%) Windows
5 41 (30.60%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (23.88%) CCNA
6 32 (23.88%) Active Directory
7 30 (22.39%) VPN
7 30 (22.39%) CCNP
8 28 (20.90%) ITIL
8 28 (20.90%) Data Centre
9 26 (19.40%) TCP/IP
10 25 (18.66%) DNS
11 23 (17.16%) VMware
11 23 (17.16%) Cisco Nexus
12 22 (16.42%) Windows Server
12 22 (16.42%) Juniper
12 22 (16.42%) DHCP
13 21 (15.67%) Wireless
14 18 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
14 18 (13.43%) Windows 7
15 17 (12.69%) Microsoft
16 16 (11.94%) SCCM
17 15 (11.19%) Wi-Fi
18 14 (10.45%) Windows Server 2008
18 14 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
19 13 (9.70%) Microsoft Azure
20 12 (8.96%) Palo Alto

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 9 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (6.72%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.73%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.99%) Mule
4 3 (2.24%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (7.46%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.72%) MS Office
3 2 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.49%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.72%) Office 365
3 8 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.49%) IaaS
5 1 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 118 (88.06%) WAN
2 61 (45.52%) Firewall
3 30 (22.39%) VPN
4 26 (19.40%) TCP/IP
5 25 (18.66%) DNS
6 23 (17.16%) Cisco Nexus
7 22 (16.42%) DHCP
8 21 (15.67%) Wireless
9 15 (11.19%) Wi-Fi
10 12 (8.96%) Network Security
11 10 (7.46%) BGP
11 10 (7.46%) OSPF
11 10 (7.46%) VoIP
11 10 (7.46%) WLAN
12 8 (5.97%) Internet
12 8 (5.97%) SSL
12 8 (5.97%) VLAN
13 6 (4.48%) MPLS
14 5 (3.73%) Cisco ASA
15 4 (2.99%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.49%) Relational Database
1 2 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (6.72%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.99%) Banking
2 4 (2.99%) Finance
2 4 (2.99%) Marketing
2 4 (2.99%) Military
3 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (20.15%) Network Engineer
2 22 (16.42%) Analyst
3 18 (13.43%) Network Analyst
4 16 (11.94%) Architect
5 15 (11.19%) Support Engineer
6 10 (7.46%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (5.97%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (5.22%) Cisco Analyst
8 7 (5.22%) Cisco Network Analyst
9 6 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.48%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 5 (3.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 5 (3.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (3.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 4 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (2.99%) IT Support
11 4 (2.99%) Network Architect
11 4 (2.99%) Network Specialist
11 4 (2.99%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.49%) Web Services
2 1 (0.75%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.75%) ELK Stack
2 1 (0.75%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 28 (20.90%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.99%) Driving Licence
2 4 (2.99%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.99%) Smartphone
3 3 (2.24%) Fat Client
3 3 (2.24%) Replication
3 3 (2.24%) Thin Client
3 3 (2.24%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.49%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.75%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.75%) Clustering
5 1 (0.75%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.75%) NHS
5 1 (0.75%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 45 (33.58%) Windows
2 22 (16.42%) Windows Server
3 18 (13.43%) Windows 7
4 14 (10.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (8.21%) Linux
6 9 (6.72%) Windows 10
6 9 (6.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (4.48%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.99%) Android
8 4 (2.99%) Apple iOS
8 4 (2.99%) Mac OS X
9 3 (2.24%) Unix
10 2 (1.49%) VMS
10 2 (1.49%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.49%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.75%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.90%) ITIL
2 11 (8.21%) Migration
3 10 (7.46%) Network Management
3 10 (7.46%) Service Management
4 9 (6.72%) Configuration Management
5 8 (5.97%) Load Balancing
5 8 (5.97%) Mentoring
6 7 (5.22%) DevOps
6 7 (5.22%) Network Design
6 7 (5.22%) PRINCE2
6 7 (5.22%) Project Management
7 5 (3.73%) Translating Business Requirements
8 4 (2.99%) High Availability
8 4 (2.99%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (2.99%) ITSM
8 4 (2.99%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (2.99%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (2.99%) Network Optimisation
8 4 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (2.24%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.99%) PowerShell
1 4 (2.99%) SQL
2 1 (0.75%) C
2 1 (0.75%) C++
2 1 (0.75%) Embedded C
2 1 (0.75%) Embedded C++
2 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (35.07%) Security Cleared
2 45 (33.58%) SC Cleared
3 41 (30.60%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (23.88%) CCNA
5 30 (22.39%) CCNP
6 9 (6.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (5.22%) MCSE
8 5 (3.73%) CISSP
8 5 (3.73%) MCSA
9 4 (2.99%) CCDA
10 3 (2.24%) CCIE
10 3 (2.24%) MCITP
11 2 (1.49%) A+ Certification
11 2 (1.49%) APMP
11 2 (1.49%) CNA
11 2 (1.49%) CNE
11 2 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.49%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (1.49%) Novell Certification
12 1 (0.75%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.75%) QA
1 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (23.88%) Active Directory
2 18 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.72%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.99%) ISA Server
5 3 (2.24%) Firmware
5 3 (2.24%) XenApp
6 2 (1.49%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (11.94%) SCCM
2 11 (8.21%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (5.22%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (3.73%) Ansible
4 5 (3.73%) Puppet
5 3 (2.24%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.49%) Netcool
6 2 (1.49%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.49%) SCOM
6 2 (1.49%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.75%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.75%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.75%) MOM
7 1 (0.75%) Nessus
7 1 (0.75%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.75%) Nmap
7 1 (0.75%) QRadar
7 1 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 61 (45.52%) Cisco
2 23 (17.16%) VMware
3 22 (16.42%) Juniper
4 17 (12.69%) Microsoft
5 12 (8.96%) Palo Alto
6 9 (6.72%) CheckPoint
7 6 (4.48%) Citrix
7 6 (4.48%) HP
8 5 (3.73%) BT
8 5 (3.73%) Google
9 4 (2.99%) Brocade
9 4 (2.99%) F5
10 3 (2.24%) Aruba
10 3 (2.24%) Dell
10 3 (2.24%) Fortinet
10 3 (2.24%) Intel Security
11 2 (1.49%) Ciena
11 2 (1.49%) EMC
11 2 (1.49%) Oracle
11 2 (1.49%) SolarWinds
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