The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Southampton region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 31 29 26
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing LAN 13 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.76% 2.27% 5.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.03% 16.28% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 9
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £228 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £474 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £333
% change year-on-year
- -9.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-11.39% +9.72%
Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
59 43 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 17.05% 13.92% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 23 13
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £457 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 10
Average hourly rate £43.75 £19.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.51% -28.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £17.50 £20.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 14 (50.00%) Windows
1 14 (50.00%) WAN
2 9 (32.14%) VMware
3 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (25.00%) Cisco
5 6 (21.43%) VPN
5 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
5 6 (21.43%) SAN
5 6 (21.43%) ITIL
5 6 (21.43%) PowerShell
5 6 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (17.86%) Firewall
6 5 (17.86%) CheckPoint
6 5 (17.86%) Citrix
7 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (14.29%) Blue Coat
7 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (10.71%) CCSE
8 3 (10.71%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (10.71%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (10.71%) Network Security
8 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
8 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
9 2 (7.14%) IPv4
9 2 (7.14%) CCSP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) WAN
2 6 (21.43%) VPN
2 6 (21.43%) SAN
2 6 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (17.86%) Firewall
4 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.71%) Network Security
5 2 (7.14%) Wireshark
5 2 (7.14%) Multicast
5 2 (7.14%) 802.11
5 2 (7.14%) MPLS
5 2 (7.14%) OSPF
5 2 (7.14%) BGP
5 2 (7.14%) EIGRP
5 2 (7.14%) H.323
5 2 (7.14%) DNS
5 2 (7.14%) IPv4
5 2 (7.14%) DHCP
5 2 (7.14%) RIP
5 2 (7.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.57%) Electronics
1 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.57%) Banking
1 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Network Support
3 3 (10.71%) Network Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Designer
4 2 (7.14%) Designer
4 2 (7.14%) Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Network Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Replication
2 1 (3.57%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.14%) UNIX
3 2 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) ITIL
2 3 (10.71%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (10.71%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (7.14%) DevOps
3 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
3 2 (7.14%) Scrum
3 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity
3 2 (7.14%) Information Security
4 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.57%) TOGAF
4 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.57%) ITSM
4 1 (3.57%) Workflow
4 1 (3.57%) Migration
4 1 (3.57%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Fault Management
4 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) Python
2 2 (7.14%) Korn
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (10.71%) CCSE
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (7.14%) MCDST
4 2 (7.14%) MCTS
4 2 (7.14%) CCSA
4 2 (7.14%) MCP
4 2 (7.14%) MCSE
4 2 (7.14%) MCSA
4 2 (7.14%) CCSP
5 1 (3.57%) CCNA
5 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) VMware
2 7 (25.00%) Cisco
3 5 (17.86%) Citrix
3 5 (17.86%) CheckPoint
4 4 (14.29%) Blue Coat
5 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
6 2 (7.14%) Intel
6 2 (7.14%) Oracle
6 2 (7.14%) Sophos
6 2 (7.14%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.57%) Sitecore
7 1 (3.57%) SAP
7 1 (3.57%) TIBCO
7 1 (3.57%) Remedy