The first table below looks at the demand for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear 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 48 29 30
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +1
Contract jobs citing LAN 12 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.23% 0.96% 2.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.65% 4.65% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
Average daily rate £273 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £16.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+46.87% -23.80%
Communications & Networking Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
68 43 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 12.62% 20.57% 24.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 20 30
Average daily rate £271 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.58% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £10.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
LAN
North East

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Tyne and Wear 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
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Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 11 £273 - 3
LAN
North East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 (83.33%) UNIX
2 9 (75.00%) Solaris
2 9 (75.00%) VPN
3 8 (66.67%) WAN
4 7 (58.33%) VMware
4 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
4 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (50.00%) Service Management
5 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (50.00%) Oracle
5 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 5 (41.67%) SQL
6 5 (41.67%) Cisco
6 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
6 5 (41.67%) Middleware
6 5 (41.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (41.67%) VLAN
6 5 (41.67%) Splunk
7 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 4 (33.33%) PKI
7 4 (33.33%) Firewall
7 4 (33.33%) IPsec
7 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
7 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
7 4 (33.33%) HP
7 4 (33.33%) IBM
7 4 (33.33%) AIX
7 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (33.33%) Open Source

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 (8.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) VPN
2 8 (66.67%) WAN
3 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (41.67%) VLAN
5 4 (33.33%) Firewall
5 4 (33.33%) IPsec
6 2 (16.67%) DNS
6 2 (16.67%) DHCP
7 1 (8.33%) SAN
7 1 (8.33%) 3G
7 1 (8.33%) MPLS
7 1 (8.33%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) PKI
1 4 (33.33%) Open Source
2 3 (25.00%) HACMP
3 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) UNIX
2 9 (75.00%) Solaris
3 4 (33.33%) AIX
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
4 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (8.33%) HPUX
4 1 (8.33%) Windows
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Service Management
2 5 (41.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma
5 1 (8.33%) Workflow
5 1 (8.33%) Lean Six Sigma
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) IBM AIX Certification
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (8.33%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) VMware
2 6 (50.00%) Oracle
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco
3 5 (41.67%) Splunk
4 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 4 (33.33%) HP
4 4 (33.33%) IBM
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix