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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 50 38 28
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -10
Contract jobs citing LAN 11 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.81% 2.75% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.64% 27.66% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 0
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£347 £282 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £309
% change year-on-year
+8.58% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
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
87 47 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 14.31% 9.96% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 34 15
Average daily rate £300 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £378 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 1
Average hourly rate £26.75 £10.25 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+160.97% -2.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 2015. 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 -12 8 £347 +23.11% 1
Sunderland - 3 - -
LAN
North East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 18 (100.00%) WAN
2 13 (72.22%) Firewall
2 13 (72.22%) Security Cleared
3 11 (61.11%) CheckPoint
3 11 (61.11%) Juniper
4 10 (55.56%) Cisco
4 10 (55.56%) TippingPoint
5 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 9 (50.00%) Network Security
6 8 (44.44%) F5
6 8 (44.44%) HP
6 8 (44.44%) MS Office
7 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
7 7 (38.89%) McAfee
7 7 (38.89%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (33.33%) vSphere
8 6 (33.33%) 3PAR
8 6 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (33.33%) Junos
8 6 (33.33%) Windows
8 6 (33.33%) Service Management
8 6 (33.33%) EMC
8 6 (33.33%) SAN
9 5 (27.78%) ITIL
9 5 (27.78%) VPN
9 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
9 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (27.78%) Cryptography
9 5 (27.78%) Network Design

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 8 (44.44%) MS Office
2 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (100.00%) WAN
2 13 (72.22%) Firewall
3 9 (50.00%) Network Security
4 7 (38.89%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (33.33%) Junos
5 6 (33.33%) SAN
6 5 (27.78%) VPN
7 4 (22.22%) Internet
7 4 (22.22%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (16.67%) DNS
8 3 (16.67%) SSL
8 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (5.56%) Wireless
9 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
9 1 (5.56%) VoIP
9 1 (5.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Network Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
2 2 (11.11%) Architect
2 2 (11.11%) Network Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Implementation Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Network Implementation Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Cryptography
2 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.56%) EPoS
2 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
1 6 (33.33%) Service Management
2 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
2 5 (27.78%) Network Design
2 5 (27.78%) Incident Management
3 4 (22.22%) Network Management
3 4 (22.22%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 3 (16.67%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) Security Cleared
2 9 (50.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) JSP 440
2 4 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) vSphere
1 6 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) CheckPoint
1 11 (61.11%) Juniper
2 10 (55.56%) Cisco
2 10 (55.56%) TippingPoint
3 8 (44.44%) F5
3 8 (44.44%) HP
4 7 (38.89%) McAfee
5 6 (33.33%) 3PAR
5 6 (33.33%) EMC
6 4 (22.22%) Riverbed
6 4 (22.22%) Crossbeam
7 1 (5.56%) Apple
7 1 (5.56%) Microsoft