The first table below looks at the demand for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Suffolk 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 32 29 12
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -17
Contract jobs citing LAN 4 4 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.55% 2.04% 8.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.33% 18.18% 39.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 6
Average daily rate £240 £245 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -9.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £253 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £16.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+46.87% -23.80%
Communications & Networking Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
30 22 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 11.63% 11.22% 22.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 21
Average daily rate £350 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £315 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 10
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.25 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.88% -61.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £11.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £12.45 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
LAN
East of England

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAN across the Suffolk region.

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Suffolk region.

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich - 4 £240 -
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
LAN
East of England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) VLAN
2 3 (60.00%) UNIX
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Solaris
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (40.00%) PKI
3 2 (40.00%) IPsec
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (40.00%) Network Management
3 2 (40.00%) Splunk
3 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (20.00%) XenApp
4 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (20.00%) Migration

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
1 3 (60.00%) VLAN
2 2 (40.00%) IPsec
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) ADSL
3 1 (20.00%) PBX
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) WLAN
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) DPNSS
3 1 (20.00%) MGCP
3 1 (20.00%) SS7
3 1 (20.00%) Megaco
3 1 (20.00%) H.323
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Solaris
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 2 (40.00%) Network Management
1 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) MCITP
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) MCSE
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) Splunk
4 1 (20.00%) Brocade
4 1 (20.00%) Google
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) Avaya
4 1 (20.00%) BT