The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 31 28 26
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing LAN 19 3 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.47% 1.38% 4.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 38.00% 18.75% 22.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 8
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £350 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £13.25 £15.50 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.51% -25.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £15.50 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.25 £19.68
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +2.89%
LAN
North East

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

Communications & Networking Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
50 16 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 11.76% 7.37% 21.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 7 40
Average daily rate £347 £350 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +19.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
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 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 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 20 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
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 20 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 (100.00%) WAN
2 21 (65.63%) Service Management
3 17 (53.13%) Firewall
4 13 (40.63%) Network Design
5 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 12 (37.50%) DNS
6 11 (34.38%) VPN
6 11 (34.38%) UNIX
6 11 (34.38%) Middleware
6 11 (34.38%) Configuration Management
6 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
7 10 (31.25%) Open Source
7 10 (31.25%) Red Hat
7 10 (31.25%) MS Office
7 10 (31.25%) AIX
7 10 (31.25%) Solaris
8 9 (28.13%) Cisco
8 9 (28.13%) SAN
9 8 (25.00%) Service Delivery
9 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 8 (25.00%) Windows
9 8 (25.00%) WhatsUp Gold
9 8 (25.00%) Network Management
9 8 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
9 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (25.00%) Incident Management
10 7 (21.88%) QA
10 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (21.88%) F5

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 4 (12.50%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (31.25%) MS Office
2 8 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 32 (100.00%) WAN
2 17 (53.13%) Firewall
3 12 (37.50%) DNS
4 11 (34.38%) VPN
5 9 (28.13%) SAN
6 7 (21.88%) DHCP
7 6 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (15.63%) Network Security
8 5 (15.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (15.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (15.63%) SSL
9 4 (12.50%) Junos
10 3 (9.38%) MPLS
11 2 (6.25%) DSL
11 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
11 2 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (3.13%) 4G
12 1 (3.13%) SMS
12 1 (3.13%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) UNIX Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) Architect
3 7 (21.88%) Network Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Support
5 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Data Network Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco Support
6 1 (3.13%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Network Support
6 1 (3.13%) Network Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) Middleware
2 4 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Open Source
2 5 (15.63%) Fat Client
2 5 (15.63%) Cryptography
2 5 (15.63%) HACMP
2 5 (15.63%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (34.38%) UNIX
2 10 (31.25%) AIX
2 10 (31.25%) Solaris
3 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (25.00%) Windows
3 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (15.63%) Linux
5 4 (12.50%) HPUX
5 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000
6 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (65.63%) Service Management
2 13 (40.63%) Network Design
3 11 (34.38%) Configuration Management
4 8 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 8 (25.00%) Network Management
4 8 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
4 8 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 7 (21.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (18.75%) ITIL
7 5 (15.63%) Performance Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Change Data Capture
8 4 (12.50%) Load Balancing
9 3 (9.38%) Time Management
9 3 (9.38%) Network Load Balancing
10 2 (6.25%) Six Sigma
10 2 (6.25%) Lean Six Sigma
10 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
11 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (3.13%) Capacity Management
11 1 (3.13%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) C
2 5 (15.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
3 5 (15.63%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) QA
2 4 (12.50%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (15.63%) GPFS
2 5 (15.63%) VMware ESX
3 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (12.50%) KVM
3 4 (12.50%) RHEV
3 4 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (12.50%) vSphere
3 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (6.25%) WSUS
3 1 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Red Hat
2 9 (28.13%) Cisco
3 7 (21.88%) F5
3 7 (21.88%) Juniper
3 7 (21.88%) HP
3 7 (21.88%) CheckPoint
3 7 (21.88%) VMware
4 6 (18.75%) McAfee
4 6 (18.75%) IBM
5 5 (15.63%) Oracle
5 5 (15.63%) Citrix
6 4 (12.50%) EMC
6 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 4 (12.50%) 3PAR
6 4 (12.50%) TippingPoint
7 3 (9.38%) Riverbed
7 3 (9.38%) Crossbeam