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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 32 26 31
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing LAN 12 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.12% 3.44% 2.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.77% 27.50% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 2
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£328 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.42% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £267 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £417 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £9.30 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £17.29 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+9.68% -3.94%
LAN
Hampshire

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
94 40 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 24.42% 12.50% 14.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 28 15
Average daily rate £340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £260 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £470 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 9
Average hourly rate £25.75 £17.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.14% -36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 19 (70.37%) WAN
2 13 (48.15%) Cisco
3 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 10 (37.04%) Firewall
4 10 (37.04%) CheckPoint
5 8 (29.63%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (29.63%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (25.93%) SAN
6 7 (25.93%) Windows
7 6 (22.22%) ITIL
7 6 (22.22%) VPN
8 5 (18.52%) CCNP
8 5 (18.52%) HP
8 5 (18.52%) Blue Coat
8 5 (18.52%) Network Security
8 5 (18.52%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (14.81%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (14.81%) Fault Management
9 4 (14.81%) CCSE
9 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
10 3 (11.11%) H.323
10 3 (11.11%) EIGRP
10 3 (11.11%) 802.11
10 3 (11.11%) MPLS
10 3 (11.11%) OSPF
10 3 (11.11%) BGP
10 3 (11.11%) CCSP
10 3 (11.11%) DHCP
10 3 (11.11%) RIP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (3.70%) IIS
1 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (70.37%) WAN
2 10 (37.04%) Firewall
3 8 (29.63%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (25.93%) SAN
5 6 (22.22%) VPN
6 5 (18.52%) Network Security
7 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
8 3 (11.11%) Multicast
8 3 (11.11%) Wireshark
8 3 (11.11%) DNS
8 3 (11.11%) DHCP
8 3 (11.11%) RIP
8 3 (11.11%) 802.11
8 3 (11.11%) MPLS
8 3 (11.11%) OSPF
8 3 (11.11%) BGP
8 3 (11.11%) EIGRP
8 3 (11.11%) H.323
9 2 (7.41%) VoIP
10 1 (3.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Electronics
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Network Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) Network Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Network Support
4 4 (14.81%) Security Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Network Support Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Cisco Support
5 3 (11.11%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Cisco Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Designer
5 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Designer
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Network Administrator
6 2 (7.41%) Administrator
6 2 (7.41%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
1 1 (3.70%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) ITIL
2 5 (18.52%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (14.81%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (14.81%) Fault Management
4 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (3.70%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.70%) DevOps
5 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.70%) Workflow
5 1 (3.70%) Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Scrum
5 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.70%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.70%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.70%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) VBScript
2 1 (3.70%) Python
2 1 (3.70%) Korn
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 8 (29.63%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (18.52%) CCNP
4 4 (14.81%) CCSE
5 3 (11.11%) CCNA
5 3 (11.11%) CCSP
5 3 (11.11%) CCSA
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.70%) MCP
6 1 (3.70%) MCSA
6 1 (3.70%) CCIE
6 1 (3.70%) MCDST
6 1 (3.70%) MCTS
6 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
1 1 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Cisco
2 10 (37.04%) CheckPoint
3 5 (18.52%) Blue Coat
3 5 (18.52%) HP
4 3 (11.11%) Intel
4 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.11%) SolarWinds
5 2 (7.41%) VMware
5 2 (7.41%) Citrix
6 1 (3.70%) Avaya
6 1 (3.70%) Juniper
6 1 (3.70%) Nokia
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle
6 1 (3.70%) SAP
6 1 (3.70%) 3PAR
6 1 (3.70%) IronPort
6 1 (3.70%) Sitecore
6 1 (3.70%) TIBCO
6 1 (3.70%) Websense