The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 101 101 100
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing LAN 1243 1123 1085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.10% 1.99% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.15% 13.49% 14.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 778 660 600
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £188 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 76 87
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.98 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+2.72% -6.25%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8203 8326 7238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.84% 14.73% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4700 4525 3912
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 458 421
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

LAN
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAN within the UK.

LAN Daily Rate Trend in the UK

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN within the UK.

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

LAN
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

LAN
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 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
England -2 1138 £350 - 265
London +3 450 £364 -9.06% 67
South East +19 287 £355 +9.23% 58
City of London +28 124 £425 +21.25% 20
Yorkshire +14 87 £255 -7.27% 32
North West -7 85 £383 +27.75% 37
South West -14 77 £323 +7.50% 19
Hampshire +16 67 £388 +28.81% 8
Berkshire +12 67 £331 -15.06% 15
West Midlands -14 55 £325 -6.34% 14
East of England -16 54 £325 +8.33% 15
Buckinghamshire +13 41 £388 +58.97% 9
Scotland 0 41 £290 +1.75% 12
Wiltshire +6 34 £393 +137.87% 6
Surrey +6 33 £325 -8.45% 13
South Yorkshire +6 33 £275 - 7
Manchester -11 33 £338 +32.35% 18
Oxfordshire -10 30 £360 +1.40% 4
Sheffield +6 29 £275 - 5
Hertfordshire +25 28 £450 +63.63% 7
Wales +2 26 £450 +80.00% 4
Reading -9 26 £388 -8.82% 9
Milton Keynes +7 25 £350 - 6
East Midlands -10 25 £400 +14.28% 19
Cheshire -12 25 £406 +4.83% 11
West Yorkshire -29 24 £300 +43.71% 14
North Yorkshire +14 22 £250 - 7
Swindon +7 22 £393 +137.87% 2
South Wales -3 21 £450 +80.00% 4
Southampton +10 19 £375 +14.06% 3

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 2050 (84.22%) WAN
2 1330 (54.64%) Cisco
3 1047 (43.02%) Firewall
4 893 (36.69%) Windows
5 756 (31.06%) Cisco Certification
6 611 (25.10%) Active Directory
7 538 (22.10%) VPN
8 531 (21.82%) Microsoft
9 500 (20.54%) VMware
10 498 (20.46%) ITIL
11 492 (20.21%) CCNP
12 463 (19.02%) Data Centre
13 447 (18.36%) TCP/IP
14 443 (18.20%) CheckPoint
15 425 (17.46%) Wireless
16 424 (17.42%) MPLS
17 419 (17.21%) DNS
18 407 (16.72%) Juniper
19 381 (15.65%) CCNA
20 355 (14.59%) Security Cleared
21 347 (14.26%) BGP
22 342 (14.05%) Finance
23 326 (13.39%) Windows Server 2008
24 325 (13.35%) DHCP
25 324 (13.31%) Citrix
26 321 (13.19%) SAN
27 316 (12.98%) OSPF
28 300 (12.33%) VMware Infrastructure
29 294 (12.08%) Cisco ASA
30 287 (11.79%) Network Security

LAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 263 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 141 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 90 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 90 (3.70%) Lync
4 70 (2.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 66 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 65 (2.67%) IIS
7 45 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 34 (1.40%) Apache
9 32 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
10 22 (0.90%) Tomcat
11 20 (0.82%) IBM Notes
12 14 (0.58%) WebSphere
13 11 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.33%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (0.33%) CMS
15 6 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
15 6 (0.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 5 (0.21%) GlassFish
Applications
1 254 (10.44%) MS Office
2 223 (9.16%) MS Excel
3 77 (3.16%) MS Visio
4 33 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (0.90%) MS Project
6 12 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.16%) PaintShop Pro
8 3 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.082%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.041%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 9 (0.37%) RMDS
2 7 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.16%) Kondor+
3 4 (0.16%) Misys Midas
3 4 (0.16%) IntelliMatch
4 3 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.12%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.12%) ResourceLink
4 3 (0.12%) SAP CCM
4 3 (0.12%) assyst
5 2 (0.082%) Line 500
5 2 (0.082%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.041%) TeleForm
6 1 (0.041%) Agresso
6 1 (0.041%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.041%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 73 (3.00%) Office 365
2 43 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (1.64%) SaaS
4 39 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
5 29 (1.19%) PaaS
6 24 (0.99%) IaaS
7 12 (0.49%) HP Helion
7 12 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (0.33%) Google Apps
9 4 (0.16%) SoftLayer
9 4 (0.16%) Yammer
9 4 (0.16%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.082%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.082%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2050 (84.22%) WAN
2 1047 (43.02%) Firewall
3 538 (22.10%) VPN
4 447 (18.36%) TCP/IP
5 425 (17.46%) Wireless
6 424 (17.42%) MPLS
7 419 (17.21%) DNS
8 347 (14.26%) BGP
9 325 (13.35%) DHCP
10 321 (13.19%) SAN
11 316 (12.98%) OSPF
12 294 (12.08%) Cisco ASA
13 287 (11.79%) Network Security
13 287 (11.79%) VLAN
14 267 (10.97%) VoIP
15 207 (8.50%) Internet
16 196 (8.05%) EIGRP
16 196 (8.05%) Cisco Nexus
17 186 (7.64%) IPsec
18 182 (7.48%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (5.96%) SQL Server
2 39 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (0.70%) Oracle Database
5 16 (0.66%) Relational Database
6 12 (0.49%) Hadoop
6 12 (0.49%) Big Data
7 11 (0.45%) MySQL
8 10 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (0.37%) MS Access
10 7 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (0.29%) HBase
11 5 (0.21%) SAP Data Services
11 5 (0.21%) Oracle Exadata
11 5 (0.21%) Xcelsius
11 5 (0.21%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 5 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 13 (0.53%) Jenkins
3 10 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.25%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.16%) Maven
5 4 (0.16%) Hudson
6 3 (0.12%) Gerrit
6 3 (0.12%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.12%) JIRA
6 3 (0.12%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.082%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.082%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.082%) Subversion
8 1 (0.041%) MSI
8 1 (0.041%) Ant
8 1 (0.041%) GCC
General
1 342 (14.05%) Finance
2 204 (8.38%) Telecoms
3 85 (3.49%) Banking
4 41 (1.68%) Manufacturing
5 35 (1.44%) Multimedia
6 34 (1.40%) Retail
7 26 (1.07%) Back Office
8 19 (0.78%) Financial Institution
9 18 (0.74%) Advertising
10 17 (0.70%) Legal
10 17 (0.70%) Investment Banking
10 17 (0.70%) Local Government
10 17 (0.70%) French Language
11 13 (0.53%) Billing
12 12 (0.49%) Law
13 11 (0.45%) Marketing
14 10 (0.41%) Military
15 8 (0.33%) Publishing
16 7 (0.29%) Electronics
16 7 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 663 (27.24%) Network Engineer
2 350 (14.38%) Analyst
3 254 (10.44%) Architect
4 188 (7.72%) Project Manager
5 159 (6.53%) Support Engineer
6 133 (5.46%) Consultant
7 119 (4.89%) Support Analyst
8 104 (4.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 94 (3.86%) Senior Network Engineer
10 93 (3.82%) Desktop Support
11 87 (3.57%) Network Architect
12 83 (3.41%) Network Support
12 83 (3.41%) Infrastructure Architect
13 80 (3.29%) 3rd Line Support
14 78 (3.20%) Cisco Engineer
14 78 (3.20%) Infrastructure Manager
15 76 (3.12%) Service Analyst
16 72 (2.96%) 2nd Line Support
17 70 (2.88%) Service Desk Analyst
18 69 (2.83%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (3.41%) 802.1X
2 40 (1.64%) Web Services
3 38 (1.56%) Middleware
4 23 (0.94%) XMPP
4 23 (0.94%) CSS
5 18 (0.74%) HTML
6 15 (0.62%) .NET
7 14 (0.58%) XML
8 11 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
9 8 (0.33%) Application Packaging
10 7 (0.29%) Rendezvous
10 7 (0.29%) Ajax
10 7 (0.29%) XSLT
11 6 (0.25%) SAML
12 5 (0.21%) ASP.NET
12 5 (0.21%) SOAP
12 5 (0.21%) Java EE
12 5 (0.21%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (0.21%) Ultra Messaging
12 5 (0.21%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 463 (19.02%) Data Centre
2 121 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
3 99 (4.07%) Blackberry
4 78 (3.20%) Video Conferencing
5 73 (3.00%) Management Information System
6 57 (2.34%) PKI
7 39 (1.60%) Clustering
7 39 (1.60%) Thin Client
7 39 (1.60%) Fat Client
8 33 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
9 32 (1.31%) Replication
10 23 (0.94%) Cryptography
10 23 (0.94%) Computer Science
10 23 (0.94%) Private Cloud
11 22 (0.90%) IVR
11 22 (0.90%) PMI
12 21 (0.86%) NHS
13 20 (0.82%) Client/Server
13 20 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
14 19 (0.78%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 893 (36.69%) Windows
2 326 (13.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 268 (11.01%) Linux
4 258 (10.60%) Windows 7
5 240 (9.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 211 (8.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 134 (5.51%) UNIX
8 115 (4.72%) Windows XP
9 72 (2.96%) Windows 8
10 52 (2.14%) Solaris
11 45 (1.85%) Android
12 33 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 28 (1.15%) Mac OS X
13 28 (1.15%) Ubuntu
14 25 (1.03%) Apple iOS
15 24 (0.99%) CentOS
16 18 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
17 16 (0.66%) Windows Vista
18 14 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
19 10 (0.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 498 (20.46%) ITIL
2 217 (8.92%) Network Design
3 215 (8.83%) Migration
4 189 (7.76%) Project Management
5 140 (5.75%) Service Delivery
6 139 (5.71%) Service Management
7 131 (5.38%) PRINCE2
8 127 (5.22%) Load Balancing
8 127 (5.22%) Network Management
9 108 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
10 99 (4.07%) Incident Management
11 80 (3.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 79 (3.25%) Network Monitoring
13 78 (3.20%) Change Management
14 66 (2.71%) Information Security
15 64 (2.63%) Configuration Management
16 63 (2.59%) Problem Management
16 63 (2.59%) Capacity Planning
17 60 (2.47%) Time Management
18 58 (2.38%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 174 (7.15%) SQL
2 59 (2.42%) PowerShell
3 44 (1.81%) Python
4 42 (1.73%) Perl
5 41 (1.68%) Java
6 39 (1.60%) C
7 30 (1.23%) Shell Script
8 18 (0.74%) VB
9 16 (0.66%) PHP
9 16 (0.66%) Bash Shell
10 15 (0.62%) C++
11 13 (0.53%) JavaScript
12 11 (0.45%) Ruby
13 10 (0.41%) C#
14 9 (0.37%) T-SQL
14 9 (0.37%) VBScript
15 6 (0.25%) Korn
15 6 (0.25%) VBA
16 5 (0.21%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.12%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 756 (31.06%) Cisco Certification
2 492 (20.21%) CCNP
3 381 (15.65%) CCNA
4 355 (14.59%) Security Cleared
5 250 (10.27%) SC Cleared
6 209 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 143 (5.88%) CCIE
8 133 (5.46%) MCSE
9 103 (4.23%) Degree
10 62 (2.55%) DV Cleared
11 56 (2.30%) MCSA
12 53 (2.18%) CCDP
13 51 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
14 48 (1.97%) CCSE
15 47 (1.93%) MCP
16 43 (1.77%) CCSA
17 41 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 33 (1.36%) MCITP
19 29 (1.19%) CCIP
19 29 (1.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (5.26%) SLA
2 42 (1.73%) QA
3 36 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 32 (1.31%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (0.49%) JSP 440
7 8 (0.33%) COBIT
8 2 (0.082%) BS7799
8 2 (0.082%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.082%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.041%) TickIT
9 1 (0.041%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.041%) BS25999
System Software
1 611 (25.10%) Active Directory
2 300 (12.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 134 (5.51%) vSphere
4 120 (4.93%) Hyper-V
5 108 (4.44%) XenApp
6 62 (2.55%) VMware ESX
7 57 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
8 31 (1.27%) vCloud
9 30 (1.23%) XenServer
10 28 (1.15%) NLBS
11 26 (1.07%) XenDesktop
12 25 (1.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 25 (1.03%) Xen
12 25 (1.03%) ProxySG
13 20 (0.82%) Snort
13 20 (0.82%) Terminal Services
14 14 (0.58%) NFS
14 14 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
15 13 (0.53%) Samba
16 11 (0.45%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 102 (4.19%) SCCM
2 47 (1.93%) Cisco CUCM
3 46 (1.89%) WSUS
4 34 (1.40%) Puppet
5 22 (0.90%) Backup Exec
6 21 (0.86%) FortiGate
7 18 (0.74%) vMotion
7 18 (0.74%) NetBackup
8 17 (0.70%) ARCserve
8 17 (0.70%) BladeLogic
8 17 (0.70%) WhatsUp Gold
8 17 (0.70%) SolarWinds Orion
8 17 (0.70%) CA Spectrum
8 17 (0.70%) Cisco Prime
9 16 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 16 (0.66%) OpenView
10 14 (0.58%) Control-M
10 14 (0.58%) ZABBIX
10 14 (0.58%) SCOM
11 13 (0.53%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1330 (54.64%) Cisco
2 531 (21.82%) Microsoft
3 500 (20.54%) VMware
4 443 (18.20%) CheckPoint
5 407 (16.72%) Juniper
6 324 (13.31%) Citrix
7 253 (10.39%) F5
8 239 (9.82%) HP
9 139 (5.71%) Blue Coat
10 95 (3.90%) Oracle
11 92 (3.78%) SolarWinds
12 86 (3.53%) NetApp
13 81 (3.33%) Avaya
14 76 (3.12%) McAfee
15 75 (3.08%) Dell
16 53 (2.18%) Riverbed
17 52 (2.14%) IBM
18 51 (2.10%) Aruba
19 49 (2.01%) EMC
20 48 (1.97%) Brocade
Bradford, Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £14.00 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £14.00 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Technology Sourcing Limited
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: Contract
Posted: 14 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: Yesterday
London
Networking People
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Woodford Green, Essex
Reed Technology
Rate: £50000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £20 to £25 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 6 days ago