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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 46 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LAN 12 0 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.19% - 4.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.77% - 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Average daily rate
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£420 - £381
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 - £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 - £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £369 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.86% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
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
94 36 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 17.15% 14.81% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 18 20
Average daily rate £365 £333 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.77% -11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £436 - 1
Sunderland - 5 £415 -
LAN
North East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 33 (100.00%) WAN
2 21 (63.64%) Network Design
3 19 (57.58%) Cisco
3 19 (57.58%) Service Management
4 18 (54.55%) Firewall
5 15 (45.45%) DNS
5 15 (45.45%) Incident Management
5 15 (45.45%) Network Monitoring
6 14 (42.42%) WhatsUp Gold
6 14 (42.42%) Network Management
6 14 (42.42%) Cisco IOS
6 14 (42.42%) Juniper
6 14 (42.42%) Windows
6 14 (42.42%) Service Delivery
6 14 (42.42%) CheckPoint
7 13 (39.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (39.39%) McAfee
7 13 (39.39%) MS Office
7 13 (39.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (39.39%) F5
8 12 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 12 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 12 (36.36%) QA
8 12 (36.36%) SSL
9 11 (33.33%) SAN
9 11 (33.33%) ITIL
9 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
9 11 (33.33%) Security Cleared
9 11 (33.33%) Load Balancing
10 10 (30.30%) Network Security

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.03%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 13 (39.39%) MS Office
2 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 33 (100.00%) WAN
2 18 (54.55%) Firewall
3 15 (45.45%) DNS
4 14 (42.42%) Cisco IOS
5 12 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 12 (36.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 12 (36.36%) SSL
6 11 (33.33%) SAN
7 10 (30.30%) Network Security
8 9 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (24.24%) Junos
10 3 (9.09%) DHCP
10 3 (9.09%) SMS
10 3 (9.09%) VPN
11 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
11 2 (6.06%) MPLS
11 2 (6.06%) DSL
12 1 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (3.03%) Cisco ISE
12 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Network Engineer
2 10 (30.30%) Architect
3 3 (9.09%) Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) UNIX Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Support
4 2 (6.06%) Network Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.03%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Network Support
5 1 (3.03%) Network Architect
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) Middleware
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Cryptography
2 3 (9.09%) Open Source
3 2 (6.06%) HACMP
4 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (42.42%) Windows
2 13 (39.39%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (39.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
4 3 (9.09%) UNIX
4 3 (9.09%) AIX
4 3 (9.09%) Solaris
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 2000
5 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.03%) Linux
6 1 (3.03%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (63.64%) Network Design
2 19 (57.58%) Service Management
3 15 (45.45%) Incident Management
3 15 (45.45%) Network Monitoring
4 14 (42.42%) Service Delivery
4 14 (42.42%) Network Management
5 11 (33.33%) ITIL
5 11 (33.33%) Load Balancing
6 6 (18.18%) Time Management
7 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
8 3 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (6.06%) Workflow
9 2 (6.06%) Six Sigma
9 2 (6.06%) Lean Six Sigma
9 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
10 1 (3.03%) Performance Testing
10 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (3.03%) Capacity Management
10 1 (3.03%) Change Data Capture
10 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) C
2 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (30.30%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (36.36%) QA
2 9 (27.27%) JSP 440
3 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (30.30%) vSphere
1 10 (30.30%) VMware ESXi
2 9 (27.27%) Hyper-V
3 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
4 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (6.06%) GPFS
6 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (3.03%) KVM
6 1 (3.03%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 14 (42.42%) WhatsUp Gold
2 5 (15.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (6.06%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (57.58%) Cisco
2 14 (42.42%) Juniper
2 14 (42.42%) CheckPoint
3 13 (39.39%) McAfee
3 13 (39.39%) F5
4 10 (30.30%) 3PAR
4 10 (30.30%) HP
4 10 (30.30%) EMC
5 9 (27.27%) TippingPoint
6 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
7 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
7 3 (9.09%) VMware
8 2 (6.06%) Crossbeam
8 2 (6.06%) Riverbed
8 2 (6.06%) IBM
9 1 (3.03%) Oracle
9 1 (3.03%) Citrix
9 1 (3.03%) Lotus