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 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 95 95 93
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing LAN 1124 1091 1168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.99% 2.04% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.73% 15.17% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 662 605 568
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £174 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £321 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.98% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 90 135
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.58% +6.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.45 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.64 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.73 £20.88 £19.59
% change year-on-year
-10.26% +6.55%

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
8189 7193 8881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.50% 13.46% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4449 3894 4022
Average daily rate £360 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 416 690
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 2014.

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 2014.

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 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
England +4 1047 £350 +3.32% 343
London +7 418 £400 +10.34% 122
South East -9 202 £325 -7.67% 74
City of London +16 100 £365 -8.75% 33
South West +10 96 £300 -16.66% 38
West Midlands +2 86 £349 +12.41% 23
East of England -10 78 £300 +3.44% 29
North West -7 63 £300 +2.56% 30
Hampshire 0 54 £305 -28.13% 19
Berkshire -8 52 £390 +20.00% 12
Yorkshire -7 39 £275 - 16
Cambridgeshire +21 36 £280 -6.66% 6
Scotland -14 35 £285 -19.71% 13
Gloucestershire +10 33 £269 -40.93% 4
East Midlands -7 33 £350 +27.27% 8
Reading +15 29 £425 +120.77% 4
Manchester +12 25 £255 -7.27% 14
West Yorkshire -8 24 £209 -26.10% 14
Cheshire -8 24 £388 -0.64% 14
Oxfordshire +7 22 £355 -5.33% 10
Bristol -9 22 £400 +11.11% 11
Shropshire -1 20 £320 +3.22% 2
Wiltshire -2 20 £165 -61.17% 11
Birmingham -1 19 £350 +1.44% 8
Surrey -11 19 £355 +22.41% 20
Cambridge +6 18 £295 -1.66% 4
Telford +1 17 £258 -18.25% 2
North East -8 17 £400 +52.38% 3
Tyne and Wear -10 17 £400 +14.28% 3
Hook +16 16 £269 -38.16%

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 1613 (81.59%) WAN
2 909 (45.98%) Cisco
3 860 (43.50%) Windows
4 702 (35.51%) Firewall
5 514 (26.00%) Cisco Certification
6 478 (24.18%) Active Directory
7 471 (23.82%) Microsoft
8 381 (19.27%) TCP/IP
9 376 (19.02%) ITIL
9 376 (19.02%) VMware
10 364 (18.41%) VPN
11 321 (16.24%) CCNP
11 321 (16.24%) Windows Server 2008
12 301 (15.23%) Wireless
13 298 (15.07%) Citrix
14 283 (14.31%) Security Cleared
15 280 (14.16%) CheckPoint
16 278 (14.06%) CCNA
17 273 (13.81%) DNS
18 270 (13.66%) MS Exchange
19 269 (13.61%) Windows 7
20 258 (13.05%) SAN
21 247 (12.49%) Finance
22 243 (12.29%) Windows Server 2003
23 237 (11.99%) MS Office
24 235 (11.89%) VMware Infrastructure
25 233 (11.79%) SC Cleared
25 233 (11.79%) MPLS
26 223 (11.28%) Network Security
27 222 (11.23%) HP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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
1 270 (13.66%) MS Exchange
2 110 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 91 (4.60%) SharePoint
4 61 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2003
5 55 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 52 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
7 50 (2.53%) Lync
8 45 (2.28%) IIS
9 39 (1.97%) Apache
10 37 (1.87%) IBM Notes
11 25 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
12 21 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
13 18 (0.91%) nginx
14 15 (0.76%) Tomcat
15 14 (0.71%) Confluence
15 14 (0.71%) MediaWiki
16 13 (0.66%) WebSphere
17 9 (0.46%) WebLogic
18 8 (0.40%) CMS
18 8 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 237 (11.99%) MS Office
2 209 (10.57%) MS Excel
3 47 (2.38%) MS Visio
4 38 (1.92%) MS Project
5 26 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.51%) Acrobat
7 8 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.25%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.051%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.051%) SPSS
11 1 (0.051%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.051%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 12 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.25%) assyst
5 3 (0.15%) RMDS
6 2 (0.10%) Agresso
7 1 (0.051%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.051%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.051%) Cognos Planning
Cloud Services
1 29 (1.47%) Office 365
2 16 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.30%) SaaS
4 6 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.25%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.20%) IaaS
6 4 (0.20%) IBM SmartCloud
7 3 (0.15%) PaaS
8 2 (0.10%) Rackspace Cloud
8 2 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1613 (81.59%) WAN
2 702 (35.51%) Firewall
3 381 (19.27%) TCP/IP
4 364 (18.41%) VPN
5 301 (15.23%) Wireless
6 273 (13.81%) DNS
7 258 (13.05%) SAN
8 233 (11.79%) MPLS
9 223 (11.28%) Network Security
10 222 (11.23%) VoIP
11 196 (9.91%) DHCP
12 189 (9.56%) BGP
13 179 (9.05%) OSPF
14 136 (6.88%) VLAN
15 134 (6.78%) WLAN
16 129 (6.53%) Cisco IOS
17 127 (6.42%) Internet
18 117 (5.92%) Cisco ASA
19 112 (5.67%) Cisco Nexus
20 107 (5.41%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (5.31%) SQL Server
2 35 (1.77%) MySQL
3 28 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (1.11%) Relational Database
5 21 (1.06%) Oracle Database
6 17 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
9 11 (0.56%) DB2
10 10 (0.51%) Oracle Exadata
11 7 (0.35%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.30%) HBase
12 6 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (0.30%) Cognos Impromptu
12 6 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.25%) Big Data
14 4 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.20%) MarkLogic
14 4 (0.20%) MS Access
14 4 (0.20%) Informix
Development Applications
1 26 (1.32%) Jenkins
2 22 (1.11%) Hudson
3 15 (0.76%) Git (software)
4 14 (0.71%) Subversion
4 14 (0.71%) JIRA
5 4 (0.20%) Selenium
5 4 (0.20%) JUnit
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (0.20%) StarTeam
5 4 (0.20%) FitNesse
6 2 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.10%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.051%) Toad
7 1 (0.051%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.051%) WebLOAD
7 1 (0.051%) AppScan
7 1 (0.051%) FrontPage
7 1 (0.051%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 247 (12.49%) Finance
2 168 (8.50%) Telecoms
3 83 (4.20%) Banking
4 41 (2.07%) Marketing
5 36 (1.82%) Local Government
6 35 (1.77%) Investment Banking
7 32 (1.62%) Manufacturing
8 29 (1.47%) Retail
9 28 (1.42%) French Language
10 26 (1.32%) Advertising
11 25 (1.26%) Back Office
12 22 (1.11%) Legal
13 19 (0.96%) Spanish Language
14 14 (0.71%) Mandarin Language
14 14 (0.71%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.66%) Electronics
16 11 (0.56%) Billing
17 9 (0.46%) Dutch Language
17 9 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
18 8 (0.40%) Law
Job Titles
1 409 (20.69%) Network Engineer
2 255 (12.90%) Analyst
3 203 (10.27%) Architect
4 162 (8.19%) Support Engineer
5 141 (7.13%) Project Manager
6 105 (5.31%) Support Analyst
7 104 (5.26%) Consultant
8 89 (4.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 82 (4.15%) Network Support
10 79 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
11 73 (3.69%) Administrator
12 68 (3.44%) Cisco Engineer
13 66 (3.34%) Security Engineer
14 65 (3.29%) Network Analyst
14 65 (3.29%) Desktop Support
15 60 (3.03%) Infrastructure Manager
16 59 (2.98%) 3rd Line Support
16 59 (2.98%) Senior Network Engineer
17 57 (2.88%) Network Security Engineer
18 55 (2.78%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (2.38%) Middleware
2 30 (1.52%) Web Services
3 28 (1.42%) LAMP
4 18 (0.91%) JSP
5 17 (0.86%) .NET
6 15 (0.76%) Application Packaging
7 13 (0.66%) XMPP
8 10 (0.51%) HTML
8 10 (0.51%) XML
9 8 (0.40%) CSS
10 7 (0.35%) ODBC
11 5 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
12 4 (0.20%) Java EE
12 4 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
12 4 (0.20%) Flash
12 4 (0.20%) JavaBeans
12 4 (0.20%) SAML
12 4 (0.20%) DCOM
12 4 (0.20%) EJB
13 3 (0.15%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 96 (4.86%) Blackberry
2 51 (2.58%) Management Information System
2 51 (2.58%) Clustering
3 50 (2.53%) Thin Client
3 50 (2.53%) Fat Client
4 48 (2.43%) Video Conferencing
5 32 (1.62%) Open Source
6 26 (1.32%) Replication
7 25 (1.26%) NHS
8 22 (1.11%) PKI
9 19 (0.96%) Client/Server
9 19 (0.96%) Computer Science
10 17 (0.86%) Wiki
10 17 (0.86%) FMCG
10 17 (0.86%) Hedge funds
10 17 (0.86%) Statistics
11 15 (0.76%) iPad
12 14 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (0.71%) Cryptography
12 14 (0.71%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 860 (43.50%) Windows
2 321 (16.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 269 (13.61%) Windows 7
4 243 (12.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 203 (10.27%) Linux
6 151 (7.64%) Windows XP
7 140 (7.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 125 (6.32%) UNIX
9 57 (2.88%) Solaris
9 57 (2.88%) Windows 8
10 44 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 32 (1.62%) Windows Vista
12 31 (1.57%) Windows 2000
13 30 (1.52%) AIX
14 24 (1.21%) Ubuntu
14 24 (1.21%) Windows 2000 Server
15 22 (1.11%) CentOS
16 18 (0.91%) Debian
17 17 (0.86%) Mac OS X
18 16 (0.81%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (19.02%) ITIL
2 148 (7.49%) Project Management
3 139 (7.03%) Migration
4 126 (6.37%) Network Design
5 118 (5.97%) Service Management
6 112 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 108 (5.46%) PRINCE2
8 94 (4.75%) Load Balancing
9 92 (4.65%) Service Delivery
10 90 (4.55%) Network Management
11 69 (3.49%) Capacity Planning
12 64 (3.24%) Network Architecture
13 61 (3.09%) Change Management
14 59 (2.98%) Stakeholder Management
15 57 (2.88%) Mentoring
16 51 (2.58%) Incident Management
17 45 (2.28%) Change Control
18 44 (2.23%) Time Management
18 44 (2.23%) Network Monitoring
19 37 (1.87%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 153 (7.74%) SQL
2 50 (2.53%) Java
3 36 (1.82%) Perl
4 31 (1.57%) C
5 30 (1.52%) PowerShell
5 30 (1.52%) Bash Shell
6 25 (1.26%) PHP
7 24 (1.21%) Ruby
8 20 (1.01%) Python
9 16 (0.81%) Shell Script
10 10 (0.51%) VBScript
11 9 (0.46%) Korn
12 6 (0.30%) VB
13 5 (0.25%) Bourne shell
13 5 (0.25%) JavaScript
14 4 (0.20%) Tcl
15 3 (0.15%) C#
15 3 (0.15%) C++
16 2 (0.10%) C-shell
16 2 (0.10%) R
Qualifications
1 514 (26.00%) Cisco Certification
2 321 (16.24%) CCNP
3 283 (14.31%) Security Cleared
4 278 (14.06%) CCNA
5 233 (11.79%) SC Cleared
6 116 (5.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 94 (4.75%) CCIE
8 78 (3.95%) MCSE
9 76 (3.84%) Degree
10 60 (3.03%) CCDP
11 44 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
12 40 (2.02%) CCSE
13 39 (1.97%) CCSA
14 33 (1.67%) MCP
15 28 (1.42%) CISSP
16 27 (1.37%) DV Cleared
17 23 (1.16%) MCITP
18 22 (1.11%) PMI Certification
19 21 (1.06%) CCVP
20 20 (1.01%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (4.55%) SLA
2 34 (1.72%) QA
3 20 (1.01%) JSP 440
4 17 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 17 (0.86%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.10%) COBIT
6 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.051%) GxP
7 1 (0.051%) TickIT
System Software
1 478 (24.18%) Active Directory
2 235 (11.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (5.61%) Hyper-V
4 85 (4.30%) XenApp
5 71 (3.59%) vSphere
6 50 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
7 35 (1.77%) VMware ESX
8 31 (1.57%) Samba
8 31 (1.57%) XenDesktop
9 25 (1.26%) XenServer
9 25 (1.26%) NFS
10 23 (1.16%) Xen
11 19 (0.96%) NLBS
11 19 (0.96%) ProxySG
12 18 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
12 18 (0.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 18 (0.91%) Terminal Services
12 18 (0.91%) ISA Server
13 17 (0.86%) Snort
14 15 (0.76%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 83 (4.20%) SCCM
2 54 (2.73%) Cisco CUCM
3 40 (2.02%) SCOM
4 28 (1.42%) WSUS
5 27 (1.37%) Backup Exec
6 24 (1.21%) Puppet
7 19 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
8 18 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
9 17 (0.86%) ZABBIX
9 17 (0.86%) OpenView
10 16 (0.81%) ARCserve
11 14 (0.71%) OPNET
12 13 (0.66%) WhatsUp Gold
13 12 (0.61%) Cisco Prime
14 11 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
15 10 (0.51%) SCOrch
16 9 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
16 9 (0.46%) CA Spectrum
16 9 (0.46%) FortiGate
16 9 (0.46%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 909 (45.98%) Cisco
2 471 (23.82%) Microsoft
3 376 (19.02%) VMware
4 298 (15.07%) Citrix
5 280 (14.16%) CheckPoint
6 222 (11.23%) HP
7 219 (11.08%) Juniper
8 142 (7.18%) F5
9 109 (5.51%) Oracle
10 73 (3.69%) Red Hat
10 73 (3.69%) SolarWinds
11 72 (3.64%) Avaya
12 68 (3.44%) Blue Coat
13 63 (3.19%) IBM
14 60 (3.03%) NetApp
14 60 (3.03%) McAfee
15 44 (2.23%) Riverbed
16 43 (2.18%) Dell
17 42 (2.12%) EMC
17 42 (2.12%) Symantec
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Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £270.00 - £297.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hampshire
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Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £300.00 - £360.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
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ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
CPS Group UK
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