The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 37 32 21
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs citing LAN 8 5 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.86% 1.59% 5.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.79% 16.13% 26.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 18
Average daily rate
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£165 £318 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.03% -20.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Communications & Networking Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
91 31 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 21.21% 9.84% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 18 58
Average daily rate £400 £391 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
3 6 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (33.33%) Incident Management
5 4 (26.67%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (26.67%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
5 4 (26.67%) WAN
5 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (26.67%) Cisco
5 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
6 3 (20.00%) 3G
6 3 (20.00%) VoIP
6 3 (20.00%) SQL
6 3 (20.00%) ITIL
6 3 (20.00%) Finance
6 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (13.33%) SCDPM
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
7 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
7 2 (13.33%) SCCM
7 2 (13.33%) QA
7 2 (13.33%) IVR
7 2 (13.33%) IPsec
7 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
7 2 (13.33%) Wireless
7 2 (13.33%) Firewall
7 2 (13.33%) Management Information System

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Wi-Fi
1 4 (26.67%) WAN
1 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (20.00%) 3G
2 3 (20.00%) VoIP
3 2 (13.33%) IPsec
3 2 (13.33%) Wireless
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall
3 2 (13.33%) Broadband
3 2 (13.33%) DHCP
3 2 (13.33%) VPN
3 2 (13.33%) DNS
3 2 (13.33%) HTTP
4 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (6.67%) WLAN
4 1 (6.67%) VLAN
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Support Technician
2 2 (13.33%) IT Support
2 2 (13.33%) IT Support Technician
2 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Customer Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Support
3 1 (6.67%) Customer Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (13.33%) IVR
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
3 6 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
3 2 (13.33%) CAD
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCDPM
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
1 2 (13.33%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Lotus
2 1 (6.67%) BT