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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 51 32 26
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -6
Contract jobs citing LAN 6 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.37% 3.07% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.38% 34.38% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
Average daily rate
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£525 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -32.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £22.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +45.16%
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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
64 32 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 14.61% 8.94% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 21 9
Average daily rate £475 £283 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.69% -24.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £165 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 14
Average hourly rate £13.75 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.69% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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
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 1 April 2015, 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 14 (87.50%) WAN
2 11 (68.75%) Windows
3 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
4 6 (37.50%) Cisco
4 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 5 (31.25%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (25.00%) Firewall
6 4 (25.00%) Citrix
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (25.00%) Internet
6 4 (25.00%) DNS
6 4 (25.00%) MS Office
6 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
7 3 (18.75%) SCCM
7 3 (18.75%) tcpdump
7 3 (18.75%) SIEM
7 3 (18.75%) Change Control
7 3 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (18.75%) PKI
7 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
7 3 (18.75%) Wireshark
7 3 (18.75%) MCDST
7 3 (18.75%) Computer Forensics
7 3 (18.75%) Sourcefire
7 3 (18.75%) Snort
7 3 (18.75%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (18.75%) CESG

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Lync
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) WAN
2 5 (31.25%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (25.00%) Firewall
3 4 (25.00%) Internet
3 4 (25.00%) DNS
4 3 (18.75%) tcpdump
4 3 (18.75%) Wireshark
4 3 (18.75%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (18.75%) LDAP
4 3 (18.75%) SSL
4 3 (18.75%) SMTP
4 3 (18.75%) FTP
4 3 (18.75%) HTTP
4 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 3 (18.75%) VPN
4 3 (18.75%) IPsec
5 2 (12.50%) Wireless
5 2 (12.50%) WLAN
5 2 (12.50%) ADSL
6 1 (6.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) AWS Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Network Support
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Network Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) PKI
1 3 (18.75%) CESG
1 3 (18.75%) Blackberry
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (18.75%) Solaris
3 3 (18.75%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) SIEM
1 3 (18.75%) Change Control
1 3 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
1 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Forensics
1 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Project Governance
3 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (6.25%) Network Management
3 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
3 1 (6.25%) Matrix Management
3 1 (6.25%) Fault Management
3 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) DSDM
3 1 (6.25%) RAD
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) MCDST
2 3 (18.75%) MCP
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (12.50%) CCNP
3 2 (12.50%) CCNA
3 2 (12.50%) MCSA
3 2 (12.50%) MCTS
4 1 (6.25%) HP AIS
4 1 (6.25%) HP ASE
4 1 (6.25%) CCSA
4 1 (6.25%) CCSE
4 1 (6.25%) CCIE
4 1 (6.25%) CCSP
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Snort
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
3 1 (6.25%) ProxySG
3 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
2 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) Cisco
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (18.75%) Sourcefire
5 2 (12.50%) VMware
6 1 (6.25%) F5
6 1 (6.25%) Aruba
6 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
6 1 (6.25%) Adobe
6 1 (6.25%) Symantec
6 1 (6.25%) HP
6 1 (6.25%) Pegasus
6 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
6 1 (6.25%) Wyse