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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 33 37 27
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing LAN 15 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 3.56% 1.70% 3.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.73% 8.54% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 5
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.15% -17.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £365 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £365 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%
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Wiltshire

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
66 82 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 15.68% 19.90% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 56 38
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 2015, 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 16 (80.00%) WAN
2 14 (70.00%) Cisco
3 13 (65.00%) MPLS
4 12 (60.00%) Juniper
5 11 (55.00%) OSPF
5 11 (55.00%) BGP
5 11 (55.00%) VPN
5 11 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (55.00%) SC Cleared
5 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
6 10 (50.00%) CCNP
7 9 (45.00%) Network Security
8 8 (40.00%) Finance
9 7 (35.00%) Ethernet
9 7 (35.00%) IPsec
10 6 (30.00%) Firewall
10 6 (30.00%) H.323
10 6 (30.00%) IPv4
10 6 (30.00%) IPv6
10 6 (30.00%) Cryptography
10 6 (30.00%) JNCIS
10 6 (30.00%) Tandberg
10 6 (30.00%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (25.00%) DV Cleared
11 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
11 5 (25.00%) Wireless
12 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
12 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
12 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
12 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Software

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Project
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (80.00%) WAN
2 13 (65.00%) MPLS
3 11 (55.00%) OSPF
3 11 (55.00%) BGP
3 11 (55.00%) VPN
4 9 (45.00%) Network Security
5 7 (35.00%) IPsec
5 7 (35.00%) Ethernet
6 6 (30.00%) IPv4
6 6 (30.00%) IPv6
6 6 (30.00%) H.323
6 6 (30.00%) Firewall
7 5 (25.00%) Wireless
8 3 (15.00%) VLAN
8 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (15.00%) DHCP
9 2 (10.00%) ATM
9 2 (10.00%) ISDN
9 2 (10.00%) WLAN
9 2 (10.00%) SONET
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Billing
2 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Designer
2 4 (20.00%) Lead Designer
2 4 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Network Designer
3 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Network Support
4 1 (5.00%) Network Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Security Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Security Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Cryptography
1 6 (30.00%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
1 4 (20.00%) Asset Management
1 4 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (10.00%) Open Source
3 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (5.00%) Network Management
4 1 (5.00%) SIEM
4 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.00%) Cyber Security
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (5.00%) Time Management
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.00%) Network Design
4 1 (5.00%) Network Planning
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (55.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (50.00%) CCNP
3 6 (30.00%) JNCIS
4 5 (25.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (15.00%) CCNA
6 2 (10.00%) MCSE
6 2 (10.00%) CCIE
6 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (5.00%) Degree
7 1 (5.00%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.00%) XenApp
1 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
1 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Cisco
2 12 (60.00%) Juniper
3 6 (30.00%) Tandberg
4 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (10.00%) F5
5 2 (10.00%) NetQoS
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix
6 1 (5.00%) Riverbed
6 1 (5.00%) McAfee
6 1 (5.00%) Websense
6 1 (5.00%) Radware
6 1 (5.00%) BT
6 1 (5.00%) VMware
6 1 (5.00%) Brocade