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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 55 84 70
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -14
Contract jobs citing LAN 108 63 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.54% 1.97% 2.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.71% 16.03% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 37 39
Median daily rate £325 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 14
Median hourly rate £25.50 £42.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +142.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% -
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
548 393 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.97% 12.28% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 230 245
Median daily rate £360 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 27 38
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.46 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +142.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.10 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.19 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.67% +7.50%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 27 July 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
Bristol +18 27 £350 +40.00% 4
Wiltshire -9 24 £415 +12.54% 6
Somerset +29 14 £300 -22.58% 3
Gloucestershire -1 14 £300 +9.09% 4
Dorset +4 13 £400 +110.52% 1
Devon +17 11 £365 +46.00%
Cornwall - 3 - - 1
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 180 (89.11%) WAN
2 128 (63.37%) Cisco
3 95 (47.03%) Firewall
4 86 (42.57%) Cisco Certification
5 65 (32.18%) CCNP
6 63 (31.19%) Security Cleared
7 59 (29.21%) ITIL
8 57 (28.22%) SC Cleared
9 47 (23.27%) Windows
9 47 (23.27%) CCNA
9 47 (23.27%) Wireless
10 44 (21.78%) Telecoms
11 42 (20.79%) VPN
12 40 (19.80%) VoIP
13 39 (19.31%) CheckPoint
13 39 (19.31%) Data Centre
14 34 (16.83%) Microsoft
15 32 (15.84%) Active Directory
16 31 (15.35%) TCP/IP
17 29 (14.36%) Project Management
18 28 (13.86%) Cisco ASA
19 24 (11.88%) Cisco Nexus
20 22 (10.89%) Wi-Fi
21 21 (10.40%) Finance
21 21 (10.40%) VMware
21 21 (10.40%) DNS
22 19 (9.41%) PRINCE2
22 19 (9.41%) Windows 7
23 18 (8.91%) Fortinet
24 17 (8.42%) DHCP

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 13 (6.44%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.45%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.48%) Mule
4 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.99%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.50%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.50%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.50%) IIS
6 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.46%) MS Office
3 3 (1.49%) MS Project
4 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.93%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (5.94%) Office 365
3 7 (3.47%) IaaS
4 4 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.98%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.50%) PaaS
6 1 (0.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 180 (89.11%) WAN
2 95 (47.03%) Firewall
3 47 (23.27%) Wireless
4 42 (20.79%) VPN
5 40 (19.80%) VoIP
6 31 (15.35%) TCP/IP
7 28 (13.86%) Cisco ASA
8 24 (11.88%) Cisco Nexus
9 22 (10.89%) Wi-Fi
10 21 (10.40%) DNS
11 17 (8.42%) DHCP
12 16 (7.92%) MPLS
12 16 (7.92%) Unified Communications
12 16 (7.92%) WLAN
13 14 (6.93%) IP Telephony
14 12 (5.94%) OSPF
14 12 (5.94%) VLAN
15 11 (5.45%) Internet
15 11 (5.45%) Network Security
15 11 (5.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.96%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.50%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (2.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.98%) LoadRunner
General
1 44 (21.78%) Telecoms
2 21 (10.40%) Finance
3 5 (2.48%) Billing
3 5 (2.48%) Military
4 4 (1.98%) Retail
5 2 (0.99%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.50%) Banking
6 1 (0.50%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 57 (28.22%) Network Engineer
2 25 (12.38%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 24 (11.88%) Analyst
4 23 (11.39%) Architect
4 23 (11.39%) Support Engineer
5 17 (8.42%) Field Engineer
6 15 (7.43%) Network Field Engineer
7 13 (6.44%) Infrastructure Architect
7 13 (6.44%) Network Support
8 12 (5.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (5.94%) Network Analyst
9 11 (5.45%) Support Technician
10 10 (4.95%) Cisco Engineer
11 9 (4.46%) Infrastructure Support
11 9 (4.46%) Network Technician
11 9 (4.46%) Project Manager
12 8 (3.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 8 (3.96%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 8 (3.96%) Network Architect
13 7 (3.47%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.97%) Web Services
2 3 (1.49%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.50%) COM
3 1 (0.50%) HTML
3 1 (0.50%) MSMQ
3 1 (0.50%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 39 (19.31%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.94%) Video Conferencing
3 10 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.46%) Handset
5 8 (3.96%) IVR
6 7 (3.47%) Fat Client
6 7 (3.47%) Thin Client
7 5 (2.48%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.98%) Blog
8 4 (1.98%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.98%) PKI
9 3 (1.49%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.99%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.99%) Clustering
10 2 (0.99%) CMDB
10 2 (0.99%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.50%) BYOD
11 1 (0.50%) EqualLogic
11 1 (0.50%) Replication
11 1 (0.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 47 (23.27%) Windows
2 19 (9.41%) Windows 7
3 14 (6.93%) Linux
4 12 (5.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (4.95%) Windows 8
5 10 (4.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (4.46%) Windows 10
7 7 (3.47%) Windows Server
8 6 (2.97%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.49%) Unix
9 3 (1.49%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.99%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.50%) Android
11 1 (0.50%) HPUX
11 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (29.21%) ITIL
2 29 (14.36%) Project Management
3 19 (9.41%) PRINCE2
4 15 (7.43%) Network Design
5 14 (6.93%) Service Delivery
6 13 (6.44%) Migration
7 11 (5.45%) Change Management
7 11 (5.45%) ITIL V3
7 11 (5.45%) TOGAF
8 9 (4.46%) High Availability
8 9 (4.46%) Load Balancing
8 9 (4.46%) Service Management
9 8 (3.96%) Infrastructure Management
10 7 (3.47%) DevOps
10 7 (3.47%) Performance Testing
10 7 (3.47%) Six Sigma
11 6 (2.97%) Configuration Management
11 6 (2.97%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (2.97%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (2.97%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.94%) SQL
2 6 (2.97%) PowerShell
2 6 (2.97%) VBScript
3 1 (0.50%) Bourne shell
3 1 (0.50%) Korn
3 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 86 (42.57%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (32.18%) CCNP
3 63 (31.19%) Security Cleared
4 57 (28.22%) SC Cleared
5 47 (23.27%) CCNA
6 11 (5.45%) Degree
7 8 (3.96%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (3.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (2.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (2.48%) CISSP
10 3 (1.49%) CCDA
10 3 (1.49%) CCIE
11 2 (0.99%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.99%) CCSA
11 2 (0.99%) CCSE
11 2 (0.99%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.99%) MCP
11 2 (0.99%) MCSA
11 2 (0.99%) MCSE
11 2 (0.99%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 5 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (2.48%) SLA
2 3 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (15.84%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.94%) XenApp
4 11 (5.45%) VMware ESX
4 11 (5.45%) XenDesktop
5 9 (4.46%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.98%) BitLocker
6 4 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.98%) UAG
7 3 (1.49%) Firmware
8 2 (0.99%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (7.92%) SCCM
2 9 (4.46%) Puppet
3 7 (3.47%) Ansible
4 6 (2.97%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (2.48%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (1.98%) TrustSec
7 3 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.99%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.99%) Netcool
8 2 (0.99%) SCOM
8 2 (0.99%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 128 (63.37%) Cisco
2 39 (19.31%) CheckPoint
3 34 (16.83%) Microsoft
4 21 (10.40%) VMware
5 18 (8.91%) Fortinet
6 15 (7.43%) Juniper
7 13 (6.44%) Citrix
8 12 (5.94%) Palo Alto
9 10 (4.95%) F5
9 10 (4.95%) Nortel
10 8 (3.96%) Dell
11 7 (3.47%) AppSense
11 7 (3.47%) Google
11 7 (3.47%) Intel Security
11 7 (3.47%) Oracle
11 7 (3.47%) Siemens
12 6 (2.97%) Wyse
13 5 (2.48%) HP
13 5 (2.48%) Meraki
13 5 (2.48%) NEC