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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 33 29 23
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing LAN 11 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.10% 2.30% 5.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.92% 16.67% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 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 £165 £228 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £474 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £299 £335
% change year-on-year
+0.41% -10.82%
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 £19.00 £19.68
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -3.45%
Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
65 42 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 18.31% 13.77% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 23 14
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 £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
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 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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Hampshire

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 13 (50.00%) Windows
1 13 (50.00%) WAN
2 9 (34.62%) VMware
3 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (26.92%) Cisco
4 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
4 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
5 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
5 6 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
5 6 (23.08%) ITIL
5 6 (23.08%) SAN
6 5 (19.23%) CheckPoint
6 5 (19.23%) VPN
7 4 (15.38%) Citrix
7 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (15.38%) Firewall
7 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (15.38%) Blue Coat
7 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (11.54%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (11.54%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (11.54%) Network Security
8 3 (11.54%) CCSE
8 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
9 2 (7.69%) UNIX
9 2 (7.69%) DHCP
9 2 (7.69%) RIP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 13 (50.00%) WAN
2 6 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (23.08%) SAN
3 5 (19.23%) VPN
4 4 (15.38%) Firewall
5 3 (11.54%) Network Security
5 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
6 2 (7.69%) DHCP
6 2 (7.69%) RIP
6 2 (7.69%) DNS
6 2 (7.69%) IPv4
6 2 (7.69%) VoIP
6 2 (7.69%) EIGRP
6 2 (7.69%) H.323
6 2 (7.69%) 802.11
6 2 (7.69%) MPLS
6 2 (7.69%) OSPF
6 2 (7.69%) BGP
6 2 (7.69%) Wireshark
6 2 (7.69%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.85%) Marketing
1 1 (3.85%) Banking
1 1 (3.85%) Electronics
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Network Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Network Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Network Support
3 3 (11.54%) Security Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Network Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Designer
4 2 (7.69%) Designer
5 1 (3.85%) Network Infrastructure Team Leader
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Team Leader
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 1 (3.85%) Network Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Replication
2 1 (3.85%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (7.69%) UNIX
3 2 (7.69%) Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) ITIL
2 3 (11.54%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (11.54%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (7.69%) Scrum
3 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
3 2 (7.69%) Information Security
3 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
3 2 (7.69%) DevOps
4 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (3.85%) TOGAF
4 1 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) Fault Management
4 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.85%) Workflow
4 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) Python
2 2 (7.69%) Korn
2 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
1 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) CCSE
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.69%) CCSP
3 2 (7.69%) MCSE
3 2 (7.69%) CCSA
4 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) MCDST
4 1 (3.85%) MCTS
4 1 (3.85%) MCSA
4 1 (3.85%) MCP
4 1 (3.85%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) VMware
2 7 (26.92%) Cisco
3 5 (19.23%) CheckPoint
4 4 (15.38%) Citrix
4 4 (15.38%) Blue Coat
5 2 (7.69%) Intel
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle
5 2 (7.69%) Sophos
5 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.85%) Sitecore
6 1 (3.85%) TIBCO
6 1 (3.85%) SAP
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