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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 34 36 19
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -17
Contract jobs citing LAN 10 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.97% 0.67% 3.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.13% 5.41% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 4
Average daily rate
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£200 £323 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.98% +51.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £293 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £353 £281
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £369 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.86% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
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
62 37 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 18.40% 12.37% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 23 9
Average daily rate £375 £285 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% +34.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £275 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £376 £283
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 8
Average hourly rate £22.81 £17.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.35% +59.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.13 £36.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.75 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -4.22%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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 17 (85.00%) WAN
2 9 (45.00%) Cisco
2 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Firewall
3 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (30.00%) Citrix
5 6 (30.00%) CheckPoint
5 6 (30.00%) CCNP
6 5 (25.00%) MS Office
6 5 (25.00%) HP
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 4 (20.00%) MCDST
7 4 (20.00%) Fault Management
7 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (20.00%) ITIL
7 4 (20.00%) MCP
7 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 4 (20.00%) VPN
8 3 (15.00%) DNS
8 3 (15.00%) CCNA
8 3 (15.00%) WLAN
8 3 (15.00%) MCSA
8 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
8 3 (15.00%) SAN
8 3 (15.00%) MCTS
8 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Lync
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Office
2 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (85.00%) WAN
2 9 (45.00%) Firewall
3 4 (20.00%) VPN
4 3 (15.00%) DNS
4 3 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (15.00%) Network Security
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (15.00%) WLAN
4 3 (15.00%) SAN
5 2 (10.00%) Internet
5 2 (10.00%) ADSL
5 2 (10.00%) DHCP
5 2 (10.00%) Wireshark
5 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.00%) IPsec
5 2 (10.00%) SSL
6 1 (5.00%) SMTP
6 1 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (5.00%) Wireless
6 1 (5.00%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Network Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Network Support Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Network Support
4 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco Support
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support
4 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) CESG
2 1 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) Solaris
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Fault Management
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (5.00%) Project Management
3 1 (5.00%) Migration
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Forensics
3 1 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (5.00%) SIEM
3 1 (5.00%) Change Control
3 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (5.00%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
1 1 (5.00%) VBScript
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (30.00%) CCNP
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (20.00%) MCP
4 4 (20.00%) MCDST
5 3 (15.00%) MCTS
5 3 (15.00%) CCNA
5 3 (15.00%) MCSA
6 2 (10.00%) CCIE
6 2 (10.00%) CCSP
6 2 (10.00%) CCSA
6 2 (10.00%) CCSE
7 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) XenApp
3 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.00%) ISA Server
3 1 (5.00%) ProxySG
3 1 (5.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
1 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (30.00%) Citrix
3 6 (30.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (10.00%) VMware
5 2 (10.00%) Blue Coat
6 1 (5.00%) Sourcefire
6 1 (5.00%) IronPort
6 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
6 1 (5.00%) F5
6 1 (5.00%) Symantec
6 1 (5.00%) Websense
6 1 (5.00%) Wyse
6 1 (5.00%) Intel
6 1 (5.00%) Adobe
6 1 (5.00%) Avaya
6 1 (5.00%) Juniper
6 1 (5.00%) Nokia
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