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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 75 78 65
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Contract jobs citing LAN 59 65 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.98% 2.17% 2.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.15% 17.20% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 38 36
Average daily rate
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£330 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £219 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £425 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £309
% change year-on-year
+8.58% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -11.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.50 £19.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £17.85 £20.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
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
344 378 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.53% 12.62% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 224 162
Average daily rate £360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 39 20
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.50 £13.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £40.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 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 22 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 +11 22 £344 +27.31% 9
Bristol -16 12 £300 -29.41% 5
Devon +4 9 £283 - 3
Gloucestershire -7 9 £600 +71.42% 4
Somerset +16 5 £328 -6.35% 5
Dorset -5 1 - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 131 (90.34%) WAN
2 74 (51.03%) Firewall
3 59 (40.69%) Cisco
4 52 (35.86%) Security Cleared
5 45 (31.03%) Windows
6 35 (24.14%) VPN
7 32 (22.07%) DV Cleared
8 30 (20.69%) Active Directory
8 30 (20.69%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (19.31%) Citrix
10 26 (17.93%) OSPF
11 25 (17.24%) BGP
11 25 (17.24%) Wireless
12 24 (16.55%) Juniper
12 24 (16.55%) SC Cleared
13 23 (15.86%) VMware
13 23 (15.86%) Network Security
14 22 (15.17%) CCNA
14 22 (15.17%) Microsoft
14 22 (15.17%) VoIP
14 22 (15.17%) ITIL
15 21 (14.48%) IPsec
16 20 (13.79%) Telecoms
16 20 (13.79%) Linux
16 20 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
17 19 (13.10%) MPLS
17 19 (13.10%) Service Delivery
18 18 (12.41%) VMware Infrastructure
19 16 (11.03%) Finance
19 16 (11.03%) CheckPoint

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 10 (6.90%) nginx
1 10 (6.90%) Apache
2 9 (6.21%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.83%) MediaWiki
3 7 (4.83%) Confluence
3 7 (4.83%) MS Exchange
4 6 (4.14%) CMS
5 5 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (3.45%) IIS
6 4 (2.76%) Lync
7 3 (2.07%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.07%) Eucalyptus
7 3 (2.07%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.69%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.52%) MS Office
3 2 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.83%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.07%) Office 365
3 2 (1.38%) SaaS
3 2 (1.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 131 (90.34%) WAN
2 74 (51.03%) Firewall
3 35 (24.14%) VPN
4 26 (17.93%) OSPF
5 25 (17.24%) BGP
5 25 (17.24%) Wireless
6 23 (15.86%) Network Security
7 22 (15.17%) VoIP
8 21 (14.48%) IPsec
9 19 (13.10%) MPLS
10 15 (10.34%) TCP/IP
11 14 (9.66%) DNS
11 14 (9.66%) VLAN
12 12 (8.28%) IP Telephony
12 12 (8.28%) DHCP
12 12 (8.28%) Ethernet
12 12 (8.28%) IPv6
13 10 (6.90%) SSL
13 10 (6.90%) WLAN
14 8 (5.52%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.83%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (4.83%) MySQL
3 5 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.76%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 4 (2.76%) MS Access
4 4 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.07%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.07%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.38%) OLTP
6 2 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (9.66%) Hudson
1 14 (9.66%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.83%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.83%) JIRA
2 7 (4.83%) Subversion
3 1 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (13.79%) Telecoms
2 16 (11.03%) Finance
3 3 (2.07%) Billing
4 1 (0.69%) Banking
4 1 (0.69%) Marketing
4 1 (0.69%) Electronics
4 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (22.76%) Architect
2 31 (21.38%) Network Engineer
3 16 (11.03%) Analyst
4 12 (8.28%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (8.28%) Network Support
4 12 (8.28%) Network Architect
5 10 (6.90%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 9 (6.21%) Support Analyst
7 8 (5.52%) Support Engineer
7 8 (5.52%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (4.83%) Security Architect
8 7 (4.83%) Network Analyst
8 7 (4.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.83%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.83%) Technical Architect
8 7 (4.83%) Consultant
9 6 (4.14%) Network Support Analyst
9 6 (4.14%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.14%) Service Analyst
9 6 (4.14%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.14%) Java EE
2 5 (3.45%) Middleware
3 4 (2.76%) LAMP
4 3 (2.07%) JSON
4 3 (2.07%) WSDL
4 3 (2.07%) SOAP
4 3 (2.07%) Web Services
4 3 (2.07%) XSD
4 3 (2.07%) REST
5 1 (0.69%) WCF
5 1 (0.69%) JMS
5 1 (0.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.66%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (6.21%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.52%) Blackberry
4 7 (4.83%) Wiki
5 6 (4.14%) Handset
6 5 (3.45%) Fat Client
6 5 (3.45%) Thin Client
7 4 (2.76%) Private Cloud
7 4 (2.76%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.76%) PDA
7 4 (2.76%) Cryptography
8 3 (2.07%) Economics
8 3 (2.07%) Clustering
8 3 (2.07%) Replication
8 3 (2.07%) NHS
8 3 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.07%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.38%) Statistics
10 1 (0.69%) IVR
10 1 (0.69%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 45 (31.03%) Windows
2 20 (13.79%) Linux
2 20 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (7.59%) UNIX
4 10 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (6.90%) CentOS
4 10 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (6.90%) Ubuntu
4 10 (6.90%) Debian
5 7 (4.83%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.76%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.07%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (2.07%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.38%) AIX
8 2 (1.38%) Solaris
9 1 (0.69%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.69%) Android
9 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.17%) ITIL
2 19 (13.10%) Service Delivery
3 14 (9.66%) PRINCE2
3 14 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (9.66%) DevOps
4 11 (7.59%) Configuration Management
5 10 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
5 10 (6.90%) Build Automation
5 10 (6.90%) TOGAF
5 10 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (5.52%) Project Management
6 8 (5.52%) Migration
6 8 (5.52%) Information Security
6 8 (5.52%) Technical Architecture
6 8 (5.52%) Load Balancing
6 8 (5.52%) Security Architecture
6 8 (5.52%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (5.52%) Cyber Security
7 7 (4.83%) Data Protection
7 7 (4.83%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.03%) SQL
2 12 (8.28%) Bash Shell
2 12 (8.28%) Ruby
2 12 (8.28%) Perl
2 12 (8.28%) PHP
3 8 (5.52%) Python
4 7 (4.83%) Java
5 2 (1.38%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.69%) C
Qualifications
1 52 (35.86%) Security Cleared
2 32 (22.07%) DV Cleared
3 30 (20.69%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (16.55%) SC Cleared
5 22 (15.17%) CCNA
6 11 (7.59%) CCNP
7 7 (4.83%) Degree
7 7 (4.83%) CISM
7 7 (4.83%) CISSP
8 6 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (3.45%) MCSE
10 4 (2.76%) JNCIS
11 3 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (1.38%) CCIE
13 1 (0.69%) CCSA
13 1 (0.69%) CCVP
13 1 (0.69%) CCDP
13 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.52%) PCI DSS
2 7 (4.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.07%) SLA
4 2 (1.38%) COBIT
4 2 (1.38%) QA
System Software
1 30 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 18 (12.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.59%) XenServer
4 10 (6.90%) Postfix
4 10 (6.90%) Samba
5 7 (4.83%) iptables
6 3 (2.07%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.69%) NFS
7 1 (0.69%) XenApp
7 1 (0.69%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.69%) SRDF
7 1 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (9.66%) Puppet
2 11 (7.59%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (7.59%) Salt
3 7 (4.83%) Ansible
3 7 (4.83%) ZABBIX
4 3 (2.07%) SCCM
4 3 (2.07%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.69%) WSUS
5 1 (0.69%) OpenView
5 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.69%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 59 (40.69%) Cisco
2 28 (19.31%) Citrix
3 24 (16.55%) Juniper
4 23 (15.86%) VMware
5 22 (15.17%) Microsoft
6 16 (11.03%) CheckPoint
7 10 (6.90%) Avaya
8 8 (5.52%) McAfee
8 8 (5.52%) Red Hat
8 8 (5.52%) Polycom
8 8 (5.52%) SolarWinds
9 7 (4.83%) HP
10 5 (3.45%) SonicWALL
10 5 (3.45%) NetApp
11 4 (2.76%) F5
11 4 (2.76%) Tandberg
11 4 (2.76%) Oracle
11 4 (2.76%) BT
12 3 (2.07%) Symantec
12 3 (2.07%) Nokia
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