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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 72 67 72
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing LAN 70 69 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.29% 2.46% 2.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.09% 17.42% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 38 35
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +8.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Average hourly rate £19.75 £19.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.28% -9.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +35.48%
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
387 396 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.67% 14.11% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 203 194
Average daily rate £360 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 12 30
Average hourly rate £27.00 £14.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.85% -34.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £9.50 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £29.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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
Gloucestershire -19 20 £450 +9.09% 6
Bristol +3 19 £450 +28.57% 8
Wiltshire -1 19 £418 +51.81% 10
Somerset -1 6 £231 -10.19% 5
Devon -2 3 £315 -21.25% 9
Dorset 0 2 £225 - 2
Cornwall - - - - 3
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 168 (92.31%) WAN
2 99 (54.40%) Firewall
3 86 (47.25%) Cisco
4 76 (41.76%) Security Cleared
5 66 (36.26%) Windows
6 59 (32.42%) Cisco Certification
7 48 (26.37%) SC Cleared
8 45 (24.73%) Active Directory
9 41 (22.53%) VMware
10 40 (21.98%) Citrix
10 40 (21.98%) VPN
11 38 (20.88%) CCNA
12 37 (20.33%) ITIL
13 34 (18.68%) OSPF
14 33 (18.13%) BGP
15 30 (16.48%) Microsoft
16 29 (15.93%) CCNP
17 28 (15.38%) MPLS
18 27 (14.84%) Windows Server 2003
18 27 (14.84%) Juniper
18 27 (14.84%) VoIP
18 27 (14.84%) DV Cleared
19 26 (14.29%) SQL
20 25 (13.74%) Windows Server 2008
21 24 (13.19%) Network Security
21 24 (13.19%) Linux
22 23 (12.64%) TCP/IP
22 23 (12.64%) VMware Infrastructure
23 22 (12.09%) Cisco Nexus
23 22 (12.09%) DNS

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 15 (8.24%) SharePoint
2 14 (7.69%) Apache
3 13 (7.14%) MS Exchange
4 11 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (4.40%) nginx
5 8 (4.40%) Confluence
5 8 (4.40%) MediaWiki
6 6 (3.30%) CMS
6 6 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (2.75%) IIS
7 5 (2.75%) OpenStack
7 5 (2.75%) Eucalyptus
8 3 (1.65%) Lync
9 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.10%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.55%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.55%) SAS
10 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (6.59%) MS Office
1 12 (6.59%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.20%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.55%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Summit
2 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.65%) SaaS
3 2 (1.10%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 168 (92.31%) WAN
2 99 (54.40%) Firewall
3 40 (21.98%) VPN
4 34 (18.68%) OSPF
5 33 (18.13%) BGP
6 28 (15.38%) MPLS
7 27 (14.84%) VoIP
8 24 (13.19%) Network Security
9 23 (12.64%) TCP/IP
10 22 (12.09%) DNS
10 22 (12.09%) Cisco Nexus
11 21 (11.54%) Wireless
12 19 (10.44%) IPsec
13 16 (8.79%) DHCP
14 14 (7.69%) LDAP
15 13 (7.14%) Ethernet
16 12 (6.59%) WLAN
17 11 (6.04%) IP Telephony
17 11 (6.04%) IPv6
17 11 (6.04%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.40%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (4.40%) MySQL
3 7 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (3.30%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.75%) MS Access
6 4 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.20%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 4 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.10%) OLTP
8 2 (1.10%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (9.89%) Hudson
1 18 (9.89%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.40%) Subversion
2 8 (4.40%) JIRA
2 8 (4.40%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.55%) Dreamweaver
General
1 21 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 19 (10.44%) Finance
3 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.55%) Billing
4 1 (0.55%) Marketing
4 1 (0.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 43 (23.63%) Network Engineer
2 28 (15.38%) Architect
3 21 (11.54%) Analyst
4 19 (10.44%) Network Specialist
5 16 (8.79%) DevOps Engineer
6 15 (8.24%) Support Analyst
6 15 (8.24%) Network Support
7 14 (7.69%) Support Engineer
8 13 (7.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 12 (6.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.40%) Network Manager
10 8 (4.40%) Infrastructure Architect
10 8 (4.40%) Network Architect
11 7 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (3.85%) Network Analyst
11 7 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (3.30%) Technical Architect
12 6 (3.30%) Consultant
12 6 (3.30%) Desktop Support
12 6 (3.30%) Network Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.04%) LAMP
2 7 (3.85%) Java EE
3 3 (1.65%) Web Services
3 3 (1.65%) Middleware
4 2 (1.10%) XSD
4 2 (1.10%) WSDL
4 2 (1.10%) SOAP
4 2 (1.10%) JSON
4 2 (1.10%) REST
5 1 (0.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.49%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (4.95%) Clustering
3 8 (4.40%) Wiki
4 7 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.85%) Blackberry
5 6 (3.30%) Replication
6 5 (2.75%) NHS
6 5 (2.75%) Handset
7 4 (2.20%) PDA
7 4 (2.20%) Fat Client
7 4 (2.20%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.65%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.65%) Social Media
9 2 (1.10%) IVR
9 2 (1.10%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.10%) Economics
10 1 (0.55%) DTV
10 1 (0.55%) iPhone
10 1 (0.55%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 66 (36.26%) Windows
2 27 (14.84%) Windows Server 2003
3 25 (13.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (13.19%) Linux
5 14 (7.69%) CentOS
5 14 (7.69%) Ubuntu
6 11 (6.04%) Windows 7
6 11 (6.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (4.95%) UNIX
7 9 (4.95%) Windows XP
8 8 (4.40%) Debian
9 7 (3.85%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.65%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (20.33%) ITIL
2 18 (9.89%) Continuous Integration
2 18 (9.89%) DevOps
3 16 (8.79%) Network Design
4 12 (6.59%) Service Delivery
5 11 (6.04%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (6.04%) Migration
5 11 (6.04%) High Availability
6 10 (5.49%) Build Automation
6 10 (5.49%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (4.95%) Network Management
7 9 (4.95%) Load Balancing
8 8 (4.40%) Data Migration
8 8 (4.40%) Data Modelling
8 8 (4.40%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (3.85%) Project Management
10 6 (3.30%) Service Management
10 6 (3.30%) PRINCE2
10 6 (3.30%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (3.30%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 26 (14.29%) SQL
2 16 (8.79%) Ruby
2 16 (8.79%) Perl
2 16 (8.79%) PHP
2 16 (8.79%) Bash Shell
3 7 (3.85%) Java
4 5 (2.75%) Python
5 2 (1.10%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.55%) VBA
6 1 (0.55%) C
Qualifications
1 76 (41.76%) Security Cleared
2 59 (32.42%) Cisco Certification
3 48 (26.37%) SC Cleared
4 38 (20.88%) CCNA
5 29 (15.93%) CCNP
6 27 (14.84%) DV Cleared
7 8 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (3.30%) CISSP
9 5 (2.75%) Degree
9 5 (2.75%) MCSE
9 5 (2.75%) CISM
10 3 (1.65%) CCVP
10 3 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.65%) JNCIS
11 2 (1.10%) JNCIP
11 2 (1.10%) CCIE
11 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.55%) VCP4
12 1 (0.55%) APMP
12 1 (0.55%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.30%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.10%) COBIT
3 2 (1.10%) QA
3 2 (1.10%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.10%) SLA
3 2 (1.10%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 45 (24.73%) Active Directory
2 23 (12.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (9.89%) XenServer
4 14 (7.69%) Samba
5 11 (6.04%) Hyper-V
6 8 (4.40%) Postfix
7 3 (1.65%) XenApp
8 2 (1.10%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.10%) vSphere
9 1 (0.55%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (9.89%) Puppet
2 15 (8.24%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (8.24%) Salt
3 9 (4.95%) SCCM
4 8 (4.40%) ZABBIX
5 5 (2.75%) SCOM
6 4 (2.20%) Ansible
7 3 (1.65%) OpenView
8 1 (0.55%) WSUS
8 1 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.55%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 86 (47.25%) Cisco
2 41 (22.53%) VMware
3 40 (21.98%) Citrix
4 30 (16.48%) Microsoft
5 27 (14.84%) Juniper
6 14 (7.69%) Red Hat
7 10 (5.49%) McAfee
7 10 (5.49%) Fortinet
7 10 (5.49%) Avaya
8 8 (4.40%) Polycom
8 8 (4.40%) CheckPoint
9 7 (3.85%) HP
10 5 (2.75%) NetApp
10 5 (2.75%) SonicWALL
11 4 (2.20%) BT
12 3 (1.65%) Oracle
12 3 (1.65%) SolarWinds
13 2 (1.10%) 3PAR
13 2 (1.10%) F5
13 2 (1.10%) SAP
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