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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 45 60 76
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +16
Contract jobs citing LAN 134 55 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.96% 2.53% 2.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.14% 20.91% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 24 42
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£300 £285 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -27.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £183 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £446 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.55 £10.80 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £109.00 £20.90 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+24.28% -
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
533 263 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.75% 12.11% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 142 191
Average daily rate £349 £295 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.22% -18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 37 60
Average hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £12.90 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014. 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
Devon +11 40 £375 +20.96% 6
Gloucestershire +1 37 £263 -39.65% 7
Bristol -13 29 £450 +16.88% 7
Wiltshire -6 16 £165 -31.95% 8
Somerset -14 3 £230 +15.00% 9
Dorset -1 2 £275 - 2
Cornwall - - - - 1
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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.

1 172 (83.50%) WAN
2 104 (50.49%) Firewall
3 89 (43.20%) Cisco
4 88 (42.72%) Security Cleared
5 81 (39.32%) Windows
6 80 (38.83%) SC Cleared
7 75 (36.41%) Cisco Certification
8 59 (28.64%) ITIL
9 51 (24.76%) TCP/IP
10 50 (24.27%) CCNP
11 41 (19.90%) MPLS
12 39 (18.93%) Cisco Nexus
13 36 (17.48%) OSPF
14 35 (16.99%) BGP
14 35 (16.99%) Citrix
14 35 (16.99%) CCNA
14 35 (16.99%) VMware
15 33 (16.02%) VPN
16 32 (15.53%) Linux
17 28 (13.59%) Juniper
17 28 (13.59%) Red Hat
17 28 (13.59%) Telecoms
18 27 (13.11%) Samba
18 27 (13.11%) Active Directory
19 26 (12.62%) Microsoft
20 24 (11.65%) Network Security
20 24 (11.65%) CentOS
21 22 (10.68%) Capacity Planning
21 22 (10.68%) Network Management
21 22 (10.68%) Perl

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 21 (10.19%) Apache
2 10 (4.85%) nginx
3 9 (4.37%) Confluence
3 9 (4.37%) MediaWiki
3 9 (4.37%) MS Exchange
4 8 (3.88%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.94%) Lync
7 3 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.46%) IIS
7 3 (1.46%) SAS
8 2 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.49%) Eucalyptus
9 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (3.88%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.40%) MS Visio
2 7 (3.40%) MS Office
3 4 (1.94%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.97%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.46%) SaaS
3 1 (0.49%) Office 365
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 172 (83.50%) WAN
2 104 (50.49%) Firewall
3 51 (24.76%) TCP/IP
4 41 (19.90%) MPLS
5 39 (18.93%) Cisco Nexus
6 36 (17.48%) OSPF
7 35 (16.99%) BGP
8 33 (16.02%) VPN
9 24 (11.65%) Network Security
10 21 (10.19%) EIGRP
11 20 (9.71%) LDAP
12 16 (7.77%) FTP
12 16 (7.77%) SNMP
12 16 (7.77%) Telnet
13 13 (6.31%) IPv6
14 12 (5.83%) IPsec
15 11 (5.34%) VLAN
15 11 (5.34%) Cisco IOS
15 11 (5.34%) Cisco PIX
15 11 (5.34%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.85%) MySQL
2 9 (4.37%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (4.37%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.43%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.46%) MS Access
5 2 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 21 (10.19%) Hudson
1 21 (10.19%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.37%) Subversion
2 9 (4.37%) JIRA
2 9 (4.37%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.97%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (13.59%) Telecoms
2 7 (3.40%) Finance
3 3 (1.46%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.49%) Banking
4 1 (0.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (12.14%) Network Engineer
2 19 (9.22%) Network Specialist
3 17 (8.25%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (8.25%) Support Engineer
4 15 (7.28%) Architect
4 15 (7.28%) Network Support
5 14 (6.80%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 11 (5.34%) Network Architect
6 11 (5.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (4.85%) Coordinator
7 10 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (4.37%) Administrator
8 9 (4.37%) Team Leader
9 8 (3.88%) Cisco Engineer
9 8 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (3.88%) Consultant
9 8 (3.88%) Network Team Leader
10 7 (3.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (3.40%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (3.40%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.19%) LAMP
2 7 (3.40%) Web Services
3 3 (1.46%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.49%) Java EE
4 1 (0.49%) HTML
4 1 (0.49%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.37%) Wiki
1 9 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.40%) Clustering
3 6 (2.91%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.94%) Statistics
4 4 (1.94%) iPad
4 4 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (1.46%) Social Media
5 3 (1.46%) Animation
5 3 (1.46%) IVR
5 3 (1.46%) Replication
6 2 (0.97%) Open Source
7 1 (0.49%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.49%) User Experience
7 1 (0.49%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.49%) Handset
7 1 (0.49%) CESG
7 1 (0.49%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 81 (39.32%) Windows
2 32 (15.53%) Linux
3 24 (11.65%) CentOS
4 21 (10.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (9.71%) Ubuntu
6 17 (8.25%) Windows 7
6 17 (8.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (7.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (5.34%) Windows XP
9 10 (4.85%) Debian
10 5 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.46%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.46%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.46%) UNIX
12 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.49%) HPUX
12 1 (0.49%) Solaris
12 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (28.64%) ITIL
2 22 (10.68%) Capacity Planning
2 22 (10.68%) Network Management
3 21 (10.19%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (10.19%) DevOps
4 20 (9.71%) Network Design
5 15 (7.28%) Project Management
5 15 (7.28%) Performance Monitoring
6 11 (5.34%) Mentoring
6 11 (5.34%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (5.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (5.34%) Problem Management
7 10 (4.85%) Requirements Analysis
7 10 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (4.85%) High Availability
8 9 (4.37%) Data Modelling
8 9 (4.37%) Incident Management
8 9 (4.37%) Network Performance Management
8 9 (4.37%) Performance Management
9 6 (2.91%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.68%) Perl
2 21 (10.19%) Ruby
2 21 (10.19%) Bash Shell
3 20 (9.71%) PHP
3 20 (9.71%) SQL
4 9 (4.37%) Java
5 7 (3.40%) Shell Script
6 6 (2.91%) Python
7 3 (1.46%) VBA
8 2 (0.97%) C
8 2 (0.97%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.49%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.49%) Korn
Qualifications
1 88 (42.72%) Security Cleared
2 80 (38.83%) SC Cleared
3 75 (36.41%) Cisco Certification
4 50 (24.27%) CCNP
5 35 (16.99%) CCNA
6 17 (8.25%) CCIE
7 15 (7.28%) CISSP
8 8 (3.88%) DV Cleared
9 5 (2.43%) MCP
9 5 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.94%) PMP
10 4 (1.94%) PMI Certification
11 3 (1.46%) JNCIP
12 2 (0.97%) CCDA
12 2 (0.97%) JNCIA
12 2 (0.97%) Degree
13 1 (0.49%) MCSE
13 1 (0.49%) MCSA
13 1 (0.49%) MCT
13 1 (0.49%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.31%) SLA
2 4 (1.94%) QA
3 2 (0.97%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.97%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 27 (13.11%) Active Directory
1 27 (13.11%) Samba
2 20 (9.71%) XenServer
3 17 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.37%) NFS
4 9 (4.37%) Postfix
5 6 (2.91%) ProxySG
6 5 (2.43%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.94%) XenApp
8 3 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.97%) Firmware
9 2 (0.97%) vSphere
10 1 (0.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (10.19%) Puppet
2 14 (6.80%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (6.80%) Salt
3 10 (4.85%) ZABBIX
4 6 (2.91%) OpenView
5 4 (1.94%) CiscoWorks
5 4 (1.94%) HP NNM
5 4 (1.94%) WSUS
5 4 (1.94%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (1.94%) SCCM
5 4 (1.94%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.97%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.97%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 89 (43.20%) Cisco
2 35 (16.99%) Citrix
2 35 (16.99%) VMware
3 28 (13.59%) Juniper
3 28 (13.59%) Red Hat
4 26 (12.62%) Microsoft
5 11 (5.34%) HP
6 10 (4.85%) Fortinet
6 10 (4.85%) F5
7 6 (2.91%) Blue Coat
7 6 (2.91%) Dell
7 6 (2.91%) McAfee
7 6 (2.91%) BT
8 5 (2.43%) Brocade
9 4 (1.94%) Apple
9 4 (1.94%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.46%) IBM
10 3 (1.46%) Teradata
11 2 (0.97%) WatchGuard
11 2 (0.97%) SolarWinds
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