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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 82 77 57
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -20
Contract jobs citing LAN 61 68 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.96% 2.28% 2.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.85% 18.73% 16.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 36 28
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.18% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £425 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 4
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £18.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -3.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.50 £16.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £17.50 £38.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.38
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.67%
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
362 363 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.61% 12.16% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 213 157
Average daily rate £360 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £462 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 44 23
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.02% -1.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.35 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +5 19 £428 +17.32% 13
Bristol -20 13 £143 -65.97% 2
Gloucestershire +1 11 £250 -23.07% 6
Devon -1 9 £250 - 1
Dorset -2 5 - - 5
Somerset +9 2 £388 +22.04% 3
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 118 (88.06%) WAN
2 55 (41.04%) Security Cleared
3 54 (40.30%) Firewall
4 51 (38.06%) Cisco
5 44 (32.84%) Windows
6 38 (28.36%) SC Cleared
7 30 (22.39%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (21.64%) ITIL
9 28 (20.90%) Active Directory
10 26 (19.40%) VPN
11 25 (18.66%) Juniper
11 25 (18.66%) Data Centre
12 23 (17.16%) Citrix
13 22 (16.42%) CCNA
13 22 (16.42%) VoIP
13 22 (16.42%) VMware
14 20 (14.93%) Microsoft
15 19 (14.18%) OSPF
15 19 (14.18%) BGP
15 19 (14.18%) TCP/IP
15 19 (14.18%) Wireless
15 19 (14.18%) Network Security
15 19 (14.18%) DV Cleared
16 18 (13.43%) Linux
16 18 (13.43%) MPLS
17 17 (12.69%) Windows Server 2003
17 17 (12.69%) Service Delivery
18 16 (11.94%) CheckPoint
19 15 (11.19%) VMware Infrastructure
20 14 (10.45%) IPsec

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 8 (5.97%) Apache
1 8 (5.97%) SharePoint
1 8 (5.97%) nginx
2 7 (5.22%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.73%) Confluence
3 5 (3.73%) MediaWiki
4 4 (2.99%) Lync
4 4 (2.99%) CMS
4 4 (2.99%) IIS
5 2 (1.49%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.49%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.49%) Eucalyptus
6 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.75%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (7.46%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.97%) MS Office
3 2 (1.49%) MS Project
4 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.24%) Office 365
3 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.49%) PaaS
4 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 118 (88.06%) WAN
2 54 (40.30%) Firewall
3 26 (19.40%) VPN
4 22 (16.42%) VoIP
5 19 (14.18%) TCP/IP
5 19 (14.18%) OSPF
5 19 (14.18%) BGP
5 19 (14.18%) Network Security
5 19 (14.18%) Wireless
6 18 (13.43%) MPLS
7 14 (10.45%) IPsec
8 13 (9.70%) DNS
8 13 (9.70%) VLAN
9 11 (8.21%) DHCP
10 9 (6.72%) Ethernet
10 9 (6.72%) IPv6
11 8 (5.97%) EIGRP
12 7 (5.22%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (5.22%) ATM
13 6 (4.48%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.73%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (3.73%) MySQL
3 4 (2.99%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 4 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.99%) MS Access
4 3 (2.24%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.49%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.75%) OLTP
6 1 (0.75%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (8.96%) Hudson
1 12 (8.96%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.73%) Subversion
2 5 (3.73%) JIRA
2 5 (3.73%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (8.96%) Finance
2 10 (7.46%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.24%) Billing
4 2 (1.49%) Marketing
4 2 (1.49%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.75%) Banking
5 1 (0.75%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 23 (17.16%) Network Engineer
2 20 (14.93%) Architect
3 19 (14.18%) Analyst
4 12 (8.96%) Network Support
5 11 (8.21%) Support Analyst
6 10 (7.46%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (7.46%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 9 (6.72%) Consultant
8 8 (5.97%) Support Engineer
8 8 (5.97%) Network Architect
9 7 (5.22%) Administrator
9 7 (5.22%) Network Analyst
9 7 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.22%) Project Manager
10 6 (4.48%) Technical Architect
10 6 (4.48%) Service Analyst
10 6 (4.48%) Network Support Analyst
10 6 (4.48%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (4.48%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (3.73%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.99%) Middleware
1 4 (2.99%) Java EE
2 2 (1.49%) JSON
2 2 (1.49%) REST
2 2 (1.49%) LAMP
2 2 (1.49%) WSDL
2 2 (1.49%) SOAP
2 2 (1.49%) Web Services
2 2 (1.49%) XSD
3 1 (0.75%) JMS
3 1 (0.75%) .NET
3 1 (0.75%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.66%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.72%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.73%) Wiki
4 4 (2.99%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.99%) Cryptography
4 4 (2.99%) Thin Client
4 4 (2.99%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.24%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.24%) Handset
5 3 (2.24%) Economics
5 3 (2.24%) PDA
5 3 (2.24%) Clustering
5 3 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.49%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.49%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.49%) Statistics
6 2 (1.49%) Replication
7 1 (0.75%) PMI
7 1 (0.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 44 (32.84%) Windows
2 18 (13.43%) Linux
3 17 (12.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (7.46%) UNIX
5 8 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (5.97%) CentOS
5 8 (5.97%) Debian
5 8 (5.97%) Ubuntu
5 8 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (5.22%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.73%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.24%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.49%) AIX
10 2 (1.49%) Solaris
11 1 (0.75%) Android
11 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.64%) ITIL
2 17 (12.69%) Service Delivery
3 12 (8.96%) Configuration Management
3 12 (8.96%) PRINCE2
3 12 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (8.96%) DevOps
4 9 (6.72%) Network Design
4 9 (6.72%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (5.97%) Migration
6 7 (5.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (5.22%) Project Management
6 7 (5.22%) Service Management
6 7 (5.22%) Build Automation
6 7 (5.22%) Load Balancing
6 7 (5.22%) Network Load Balancing
7 6 (4.48%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (4.48%) Risk Management
7 6 (4.48%) TOGAF
8 5 (3.73%) ITSM
8 5 (3.73%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.96%) SQL
2 10 (7.46%) Perl
2 10 (7.46%) PHP
2 10 (7.46%) Ruby
2 10 (7.46%) Bash Shell
3 8 (5.97%) Python
4 4 (2.99%) Java
5 2 (1.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 55 (41.04%) Security Cleared
2 38 (28.36%) SC Cleared
3 30 (22.39%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (16.42%) CCNA
5 19 (14.18%) DV Cleared
6 13 (9.70%) CCNP
7 6 (4.48%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (2.99%) MCSE
9 4 (2.99%) JNCIS
10 3 (2.24%) Degree
10 3 (2.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (1.49%) CISM
11 2 (1.49%) CISSP
12 1 (0.75%) APMP
12 1 (0.75%) CCSA
12 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.75%) MCITP
12 1 (0.75%) MCSA
12 1 (0.75%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.48%) SLA
2 3 (2.24%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.75%) COBIT
4 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 28 (20.90%) Active Directory
2 15 (11.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.72%) XenServer
4 8 (5.97%) Samba
4 8 (5.97%) Postfix
5 5 (3.73%) iptables
6 2 (1.49%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.75%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.75%) SRDF
7 1 (0.75%) vSphere
7 1 (0.75%) NFS
7 1 (0.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (8.96%) Puppet
2 9 (6.72%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (6.72%) Salt
3 7 (5.22%) Ansible
4 6 (4.48%) CA Single Sign-On
5 5 (3.73%) ZABBIX
6 4 (2.99%) SCCM
7 3 (2.24%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.75%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 51 (38.06%) Cisco
2 25 (18.66%) Juniper
3 23 (17.16%) Citrix
4 22 (16.42%) VMware
5 20 (14.93%) Microsoft
6 16 (11.94%) CheckPoint
7 8 (5.97%) SolarWinds
8 6 (4.48%) Red Hat
8 6 (4.48%) CA
8 6 (4.48%) HP
9 5 (3.73%) Avaya
9 5 (3.73%) F5
10 4 (2.99%) BT
10 4 (2.99%) Tandberg
10 4 (2.99%) McAfee
10 4 (2.99%) NetApp
11 3 (2.24%) Oracle
11 3 (2.24%) Symantec
11 3 (2.24%) Fortinet
11 3 (2.24%) Polycom
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