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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 23 25 29
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing LAN 21 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 5.19% 1.48% 3.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 47.73% 17.65% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £350 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £299 £335
% change year-on-year
+0.41% -10.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.25 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.51% -6.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.68
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -3.45%
Communications & Networking Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
44 17 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 10.86% 8.37% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 7 44
Average daily rate £347 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.59 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £15.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 August 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gateshead -1 2 - -
Sunderland - - - - 1
LAN
North East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 32 (88.89%) WAN
2 20 (55.56%) Service Management
3 17 (47.22%) Security Cleared
4 16 (44.44%) Firewall
4 16 (44.44%) UNIX
5 15 (41.67%) Solaris
5 15 (41.67%) VPN
5 15 (41.67%) SC Cleared
6 13 (36.11%) Cisco
7 12 (33.33%) VMware
7 12 (33.33%) Network Design
7 12 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (30.56%) Middleware
8 11 (30.56%) Configuration Management
8 11 (30.56%) DNS
9 10 (27.78%) HP
9 10 (27.78%) Red Hat
9 10 (27.78%) AIX
9 10 (27.78%) Oracle
9 10 (27.78%) SQL Server
9 10 (27.78%) Open Source
10 9 (25.00%) SQL
10 9 (25.00%) MS Office
10 9 (25.00%) SAN
11 8 (22.22%) Active Directory
11 8 (22.22%) Windows
11 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (19.44%) Incident Management
12 7 (19.44%) WhatsUp Gold

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 4 (11.11%) WebLogic
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (25.00%) MS Office
2 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 32 (88.89%) WAN
2 16 (44.44%) Firewall
3 15 (41.67%) VPN
4 11 (30.56%) DNS
5 9 (25.00%) SAN
6 7 (19.44%) DHCP
6 7 (19.44%) TCP/IP
7 5 (13.89%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (13.89%) VLAN
8 4 (11.11%) SSL
8 4 (11.11%) IPsec
8 4 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (11.11%) Junos
8 4 (11.11%) Network Security
9 3 (8.33%) MPLS
10 2 (5.56%) DSL
10 2 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (2.78%) 4G
11 1 (2.78%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database
3 4 (11.11%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) UNIX Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Architect
2 8 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Test Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Support
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Data Network Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco Support
6 1 (2.78%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Network Support
6 1 (2.78%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (30.56%) Middleware
2 4 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Open Source
2 5 (13.89%) Fat Client
2 5 (13.89%) HACMP
2 5 (13.89%) Thin Client
3 4 (11.11%) Cryptography
3 4 (11.11%) PKI
4 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.78%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (44.44%) UNIX
2 15 (41.67%) Solaris
3 10 (27.78%) AIX
4 8 (22.22%) Windows
4 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (13.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (13.89%) Linux
6 4 (11.11%) HPUX
6 4 (11.11%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.56%) Windows 2000
7 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) Service Management
2 12 (33.33%) Network Design
3 11 (30.56%) Configuration Management
4 7 (19.44%) Incident Management
4 7 (19.44%) Network Management
4 7 (19.44%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (19.44%) Service Delivery
4 7 (19.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (16.67%) ITIL
6 5 (13.89%) Performance Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (11.11%) Change Data Capture
7 4 (11.11%) Test Scripting
8 3 (8.33%) Time Management
8 3 (8.33%) Load Balancing
8 3 (8.33%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (5.56%) Six Sigma
9 2 (5.56%) Lean Six Sigma
9 2 (5.56%) Problem Management
10 1 (2.78%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) SQL
2 6 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (47.22%) Security Cleared
2 15 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.89%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) QA
2 4 (11.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 12 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 5 (13.89%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (13.89%) GPFS
3 5 (13.89%) VMware ESX
4 4 (11.11%) KVM
4 4 (11.11%) RHEV
4 4 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (11.11%) vSphere
4 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (5.56%) WSUS
4 1 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) Cisco
2 12 (33.33%) VMware
3 10 (27.78%) HP
3 10 (27.78%) Red Hat
3 10 (27.78%) Oracle
4 6 (16.67%) IBM
4 6 (16.67%) Juniper
4 6 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 6 (16.67%) F5
5 5 (13.89%) Splunk
5 5 (13.89%) McAfee
5 5 (13.89%) Citrix
6 4 (11.11%) EMC
6 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 4 (11.11%) 3PAR
6 4 (11.11%) TippingPoint
7 3 (8.33%) Crossbeam
7 3 (8.33%) Riverbed