The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 33 24 35
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Contract jobs citing LAN 11 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.13% 3.75% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.79% 28.57% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 1
Average daily rate
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£334 £350 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.64% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Average hourly rate - £9.30 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
86 42 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 24.43% 13.13% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 29 15
Average daily rate £390 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £214 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £472 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
Average hourly rate £25.75 £13.90 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.25% -49.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAN across the Southampton region.

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Southampton region.

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 18 (69.23%) WAN
2 12 (46.15%) Cisco
2 12 (46.15%) SC Cleared
2 12 (46.15%) Security Cleared
3 10 (38.46%) CheckPoint
4 9 (34.62%) Firewall
5 8 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (26.92%) SAN
6 7 (26.92%) Windows
7 6 (23.08%) ITIL
7 6 (23.08%) VPN
7 6 (23.08%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (19.23%) Blue Coat
8 5 (19.23%) Network Security
8 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
8 5 (19.23%) CCNP
8 5 (19.23%) HP
9 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
9 4 (15.38%) DNS
9 4 (15.38%) Wireshark
9 4 (15.38%) CCSE
10 3 (11.54%) CCSA
10 3 (11.54%) CCSP
10 3 (11.54%) Fault Management
10 3 (11.54%) SolarWinds
10 3 (11.54%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (11.54%) Multicast
10 3 (11.54%) H.323
10 3 (11.54%) EIGRP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (69.23%) WAN
2 9 (34.62%) Firewall
3 8 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (26.92%) SAN
5 6 (23.08%) VPN
6 5 (19.23%) Network Security
6 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
7 4 (15.38%) DNS
7 4 (15.38%) Wireshark
8 3 (11.54%) Multicast
8 3 (11.54%) H.323
8 3 (11.54%) EIGRP
8 3 (11.54%) 802.11
8 3 (11.54%) MPLS
8 3 (11.54%) OSPF
8 3 (11.54%) BGP
8 3 (11.54%) RIP
8 3 (11.54%) DHCP
9 2 (7.69%) SSL
9 2 (7.69%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Network Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Network Support
5 4 (15.38%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Security Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Designer
6 3 (11.54%) Cisco Support
6 3 (11.54%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Cisco Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Designer
6 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Network Support Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (7.69%) Consultant
7 2 (7.69%) Administrator
7 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (7.69%) Network Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) CESG
1 1 (3.85%) PKI
1 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.85%) UNIX
3 1 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) ITIL
1 6 (23.08%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (11.54%) Fault Management
2 3 (11.54%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (3.85%) Migration
4 1 (3.85%) Scrum
4 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (3.85%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.85%) SIEM
4 1 (3.85%) Change Control
4 1 (3.85%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.85%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) Korn
2 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.85%) Python
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) SC Cleared
1 12 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (19.23%) CCNP
4 4 (15.38%) CCSE
5 3 (11.54%) CCSA
5 3 (11.54%) CCSP
6 2 (7.69%) CCNA
6 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.85%) MCDST
7 1 (3.85%) MCTS
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.85%) MCSA
7 1 (3.85%) MCP
7 1 (3.85%) CCIE
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) Snort
2 1 (3.85%) ISA Server
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
1 1 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Cisco
2 10 (38.46%) CheckPoint
3 5 (19.23%) Blue Coat
3 5 (19.23%) HP
4 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 3 (11.54%) SolarWinds
5 3 (11.54%) Intel
6 2 (7.69%) Citrix
6 2 (7.69%) VMware
7 1 (3.85%) Sourcefire
7 1 (3.85%) IronPort
7 1 (3.85%) 3PAR
7 1 (3.85%) Websense
7 1 (3.85%) Nokia
7 1 (3.85%) Avaya
7 1 (3.85%) Juniper
7 1 (3.85%) Oracle