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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 100 66 74
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +8
Contract jobs citing LAN 48 86 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.60% 2.67% 2.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.62% 19.82% 16.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 30 33
Average daily rate £308 £350 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.14% -15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £198 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £550 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 3
Average hourly rate £43.00 £23.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.05% -5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-16.26% +8.04%
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
413 434 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.80% 13.45% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 221 170
Average daily rate £351 £375 £327
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% +14.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £222 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £495 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 37 17
Average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £14.60 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.00 £30.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 9 February 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
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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -13 15 £250 -53.48% 6
Gloucestershire -4 11 £283 -37.22% 4
Bristol -10 9 £273 -32.71% 3
Dorset +6 5 £300 +33.33% 4
Somerset -7 1 £410 +68.20% 2
Devon -8 1 - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 79 (72.48%) WAN
2 53 (48.62%) Cisco
3 37 (33.94%) Firewall
3 37 (33.94%) Security Cleared
4 36 (33.03%) Windows
5 32 (29.36%) Active Directory
6 31 (28.44%) Microsoft
7 28 (25.69%) ITIL
8 26 (23.85%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (21.10%) Data Centre
10 21 (19.27%) SC Cleared
11 19 (17.43%) PRINCE2
11 19 (17.43%) VMware
12 18 (16.51%) VPN
13 16 (14.68%) Juniper
13 16 (14.68%) MPLS
13 16 (14.68%) Finance
14 15 (13.76%) DNS
14 15 (13.76%) CCNA
14 15 (13.76%) VoIP
15 14 (12.84%) MS Exchange
15 14 (12.84%) TCP/IP
15 14 (12.84%) Migration
15 14 (12.84%) Wireless
16 13 (11.93%) CCNP
16 13 (11.93%) Project Management
16 13 (11.93%) Load Balancing
17 12 (11.01%) Windows Server
17 12 (11.01%) CheckPoint
17 12 (11.01%) DHCP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 14 (12.84%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.75%) Eucalyptus
2 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.75%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.75%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.83%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.83%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.92%) Apache
4 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (0.92%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.92%) IIS
4 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (11.01%) MS Office
2 7 (6.42%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.75%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.92%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.67%) Office 365
2 3 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.92%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 79 (72.48%) WAN
2 37 (33.94%) Firewall
3 18 (16.51%) VPN
4 16 (14.68%) MPLS
5 15 (13.76%) DNS
5 15 (13.76%) VoIP
6 14 (12.84%) TCP/IP
6 14 (12.84%) Wireless
7 12 (11.01%) DHCP
8 10 (9.17%) SAN
9 8 (7.34%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (7.34%) Cisco ISE
9 8 (7.34%) Ethernet
10 7 (6.42%) BGP
10 7 (6.42%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (6.42%) OSPF
10 7 (6.42%) SSL
10 7 (6.42%) WLAN
11 6 (5.50%) Internet
12 5 (4.59%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.42%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (14.68%) Finance
2 11 (10.09%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.83%) Marketing
3 2 (1.83%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.92%) Back Office
4 1 (0.92%) Military
4 1 (0.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (16.51%) Network Engineer
2 16 (14.68%) Project Manager
3 15 (13.76%) Architect
4 13 (11.93%) Analyst
5 11 (10.09%) Support Engineer
6 8 (7.34%) Network Analyst
7 7 (6.42%) Cisco Engineer
7 7 (6.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 6 (5.50%) Designer
8 6 (5.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (4.59%) IT Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) Network Support
9 5 (4.59%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) Security Architect
9 5 (4.59%) Security Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) Technical Manager
9 5 (4.59%) Technical Project Manager
10 4 (3.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.67%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.75%) Java EE
3 1 (0.92%) CGI
3 1 (0.92%) J2EE
3 1 (0.92%) JFC
3 1 (0.92%) Leaflet
3 1 (0.92%) WAP
3 1 (0.92%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (21.10%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.26%) NHS
4 4 (3.67%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.67%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.67%) Replication
4 4 (3.67%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.75%) Clustering
5 3 (2.75%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.75%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.75%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.83%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.83%) Handset
6 2 (1.83%) Statistics
6 2 (1.83%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.92%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.92%) EPoS
7 1 (0.92%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 36 (33.03%) Windows
2 12 (11.01%) Windows Server
3 11 (10.09%) Linux
3 11 (10.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (9.17%) Unix
4 10 (9.17%) Windows 7
4 10 (9.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (8.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.59%) Windows 8
6 5 (4.59%) Windows XP
7 4 (3.67%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (1.83%) Android
8 2 (1.83%) HPUX
8 2 (1.83%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.83%) Solaris
9 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (25.69%) ITIL
2 19 (17.43%) PRINCE2
3 14 (12.84%) Migration
4 13 (11.93%) Load Balancing
4 13 (11.93%) Project Management
5 11 (10.09%) Time Management
6 9 (8.26%) Service Delivery
6 9 (8.26%) Service Management
7 8 (7.34%) Network Design
8 7 (6.42%) High Availability
9 6 (5.50%) Problem Management
10 5 (4.59%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (4.59%) TOGAF
11 4 (3.67%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (3.67%) ITIL V3
12 3 (2.75%) Boundary Protection
12 3 (2.75%) Change Control
12 3 (2.75%) Data Migration
12 3 (2.75%) Presales
12 3 (2.75%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.75%) C
3 2 (1.83%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.83%) SQL
4 1 (0.92%) Bourne shell
4 1 (0.92%) Korn
4 1 (0.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (33.94%) Security Cleared
2 26 (23.85%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (19.27%) SC Cleared
4 15 (13.76%) CCNA
5 13 (11.93%) CCNP
6 10 (9.17%) CCIE
7 7 (6.42%) Degree
7 7 (6.42%) MCSE
7 7 (6.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (5.50%) DV Cleared
9 4 (3.67%) CCSE
9 4 (3.67%) CISSP
9 4 (3.67%) JNCIE
10 3 (2.75%) CCDP
10 3 (2.75%) CCSA
10 3 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.75%) MCITP
11 2 (1.83%) MCP
12 1 (0.92%) HND
12 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.42%) SLA
2 4 (3.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.75%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.83%) ISO 14001
4 2 (1.83%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.92%) JSP 440
System Software
1 32 (29.36%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.50%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.59%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.83%) XenApp
5 2 (1.83%) XenServer
6 1 (0.92%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.92%) Firmware
6 1 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.92%) Samba
6 1 (0.92%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.92%) UAG
6 1 (0.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (3.67%) SCCM
2 3 (2.75%) Nessus
3 2 (1.83%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.83%) SCOM
4 1 (0.92%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.92%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.92%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 53 (48.62%) Cisco
2 31 (28.44%) Microsoft
3 19 (17.43%) VMware
4 16 (14.68%) Juniper
5 12 (11.01%) CheckPoint
6 9 (8.26%) F5
7 6 (5.50%) Avaya
7 6 (5.50%) Blue Coat
7 6 (5.50%) HP
7 6 (5.50%) Intel
7 6 (5.50%) Intel Security
8 5 (4.59%) Citrix
8 5 (4.59%) IronPort
8 5 (4.59%) NetApp
8 5 (4.59%) Nokia
9 3 (2.75%) Apple
9 3 (2.75%) Fortinet
9 3 (2.75%) Remedy
10 2 (1.83%) Lotus
10 2 (1.83%) NetIQ
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