The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 26 34 29
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing LAN 2 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.03% 2.34% 3.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 21.74% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 8
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£400 £575 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% +158.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £575 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £575 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £344 £324
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +6.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £14.81 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
LAN
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Suffolk region.

Communications & Networking Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
18 23 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 9.28% 10.75% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 28
Average daily rate £375 £263 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £575 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.20 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.56% +7.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

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
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 30 October 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich +5 2 £400 -30.43%
LAN
East of England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 9 (90.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (70.00%) VPN
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) VMware
3 6 (60.00%) IPsec
3 6 (60.00%) PKI
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (60.00%) WAN
4 5 (50.00%) HP
4 5 (50.00%) Network Security
5 4 (40.00%) Firewall
5 4 (40.00%) UNIX
5 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (30.00%) Network Management
6 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (30.00%) Splunk
6 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (30.00%) Intel
6 3 (30.00%) SAN
6 3 (30.00%) Terminal Services
6 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (30.00%) ARCserve
6 3 (30.00%) SQL
6 3 (30.00%) Oracle
6 3 (30.00%) Solaris
6 3 (30.00%) MS Office
6 3 (30.00%) SSL

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (70.00%) VPN
3 6 (60.00%) IPsec
3 6 (60.00%) WAN
4 5 (50.00%) Network Security
5 4 (40.00%) Firewall
6 3 (30.00%) SAN
6 3 (30.00%) SSL
6 3 (30.00%) Wireless
6 3 (30.00%) SSH
6 3 (30.00%) VLAN
7 1 (10.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) Cognos Impromptu
2 2 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Security Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Support
2 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Security Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Designer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Security Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Designer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) PKI
2 2 (20.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (20.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) UNIX
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (30.00%) Solaris
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Network Management
1 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CCSA
1 3 (30.00%) CCSE
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Check Point Certification
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) Terminal Services
2 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (30.00%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) Splunk
3 3 (30.00%) Intel
3 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Sourcefire
4 2 (20.00%) Cognos
5 1 (10.00%) ProCurve
5 1 (10.00%) NetApp
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) EMC
5 1 (10.00%) Mitel