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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 90 115 106
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -9
Contract jobs citing LAN 1127 933 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.10% 1.80% 1.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.47% 13.88% 12.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 493 413
Average daily rate
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£361 £336 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.43% +12.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £195 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 81 122
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £109.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £23.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+4.25% +51.61%

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
7789 6720 6936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.52% 12.95% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4246 3470 3376
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 411 579
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +25 1043 £360 +5.88% 359
London +45 402 £375 +7.14% 114
South East +1 266 £371 +6.00% 92
City of London +42 112 £378 +7.85% 26
Berkshire +4 74 £398 +22.30% 19
North West -6 73 £320 +28.00% 27
South West -5 70 £375 +7.14% 16
West Midlands -11 69 £313 -4.83% 20
Surrey +40 56 £346 -27.10% 20
Yorkshire +14 56 £285 +1.33% 32
Hampshire -20 54 £269 -22.10% 23
East of England +24 53 £388 +12.72% 31
East Midlands +23 50 £325 -5.79% 24
Scotland -16 45 £425 +72.76% 11
Buckinghamshire +11 34 £375 -11.76% 9
Manchester +5 33 £325 +44.44% 17
Milton Keynes +11 29 £375 +29.31% 1
Wiltshire +13 23 £360 +35.21% 6
Oxfordshire -7 21 £390 +16.41% 4
Bristol +7 20 £450 +5.88% 1
Warwickshire +13 19 £325 -31.57% 3
Hertfordshire +12 19 £375 -21.05% 12
West Yorkshire -5 19 £250 -16.66% 20
Edinburgh -9 19 £384 +125.73% 2
Kent +2 17 £450 +30.43% 2
Nottinghamshire +2 17 £400 -20.00% 4
Glasgow +7 16 £500 +123.46% 5
Northamptonshire +5 15 £413 - 10
Birmingham -14 15 £366 +12.69% 5
Northampton - 15 £413 - 8

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1928 (83.83%) WAN
2 1196 (52.00%) Cisco
3 881 (38.30%) Firewall
4 869 (37.78%) Windows
5 663 (28.83%) Cisco Certification
6 550 (23.91%) Active Directory
7 513 (22.30%) Microsoft
8 483 (21.00%) ITIL
9 473 (20.57%) VMware
10 467 (20.30%) VPN
11 406 (17.65%) CCNP
12 384 (16.70%) CCNA
13 376 (16.35%) Wireless
14 373 (16.22%) TCP/IP
15 337 (14.65%) DNS
16 333 (14.48%) Security Cleared
17 330 (14.35%) Juniper
18 325 (14.13%) MPLS
19 318 (13.83%) CheckPoint
20 306 (13.30%) Windows Server 2008
21 289 (12.57%) VMware Infrastructure
22 288 (12.52%) SAN
23 282 (12.26%) VoIP
24 279 (12.13%) OSPF
25 278 (12.09%) Citrix
26 277 (12.04%) Finance
27 276 (12.00%) MS Office
28 272 (11.83%) BGP
29 257 (11.17%) Telecoms
30 251 (10.91%) Windows Server 2003

LAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 222 (9.65%) MS Exchange
2 94 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 79 (3.43%) SharePoint
4 72 (3.13%) Lync
5 64 (2.78%) IIS
6 47 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 46 (2.00%) Apache
8 44 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2007
9 39 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
10 21 (0.91%) Confluence
10 21 (0.91%) Tomcat
11 19 (0.83%) WebSphere
12 17 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
12 17 (0.74%) nginx
13 16 (0.70%) MediaWiki
13 16 (0.70%) IBM Notes
14 11 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
15 9 (0.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 8 (0.35%) CMS
17 7 (0.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 276 (12.00%) MS Office
2 196 (8.52%) MS Excel
3 72 (3.13%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.96%) MS Project
5 19 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.30%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.087%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.043%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.043%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (0.39%) ResourceLink
2 7 (0.30%) RMDS
3 6 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.13%) Agresso
6 2 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.087%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.087%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.043%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.043%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.043%) Summit
7 1 (0.043%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 37 (1.61%) Office 365
2 34 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (0.96%) SaaS
4 18 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (0.57%) IaaS
6 7 (0.30%) PaaS
7 6 (0.26%) Google Apps
8 4 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.043%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1928 (83.83%) WAN
2 881 (38.30%) Firewall
3 467 (20.30%) VPN
4 376 (16.35%) Wireless
5 373 (16.22%) TCP/IP
6 337 (14.65%) DNS
7 325 (14.13%) MPLS
8 288 (12.52%) SAN
9 282 (12.26%) VoIP
10 279 (12.13%) OSPF
11 272 (11.83%) BGP
12 247 (10.74%) Network Security
13 245 (10.65%) Cisco ASA
14 225 (9.78%) Internet
15 215 (9.35%) DHCP
16 182 (7.91%) VLAN
17 170 (7.39%) WLAN
18 168 (7.30%) EIGRP
19 163 (7.09%) Cisco Nexus
20 127 (5.52%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (6.61%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (1.13%) MySQL
4 25 (1.09%) Relational Database
5 19 (0.83%) Oracle Database
5 19 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
7 17 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (0.74%) DB2
8 15 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (0.43%) HBase
10 10 (0.43%) Hadoop
11 9 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.30%) Big Data
14 6 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
14 6 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (0.26%) MS Access
15 5 (0.22%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 36 (1.57%) Jenkins
2 31 (1.35%) Hudson
3 21 (0.91%) Git (software)
3 21 (0.91%) JIRA
4 16 (0.70%) Subversion
5 5 (0.22%) Gerrit
6 4 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.13%) Maven
7 3 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.13%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.087%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.043%) JUnit
9 1 (0.043%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.043%) MSI
9 1 (0.043%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.043%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.043%) Selenium
9 1 (0.043%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.043%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.043%) TeamCity
General
1 277 (12.04%) Finance
2 257 (11.17%) Telecoms
3 112 (4.87%) Banking
4 52 (2.26%) Manufacturing
5 39 (1.70%) Retail
6 26 (1.13%) Investment Banking
7 21 (0.91%) Law
8 18 (0.78%) Local Government
9 17 (0.74%) Back Office
10 16 (0.70%) Legal
11 14 (0.61%) Multimedia
12 10 (0.43%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.39%) Billing
14 8 (0.35%) Automotive
15 6 (0.26%) Publishing
15 6 (0.26%) Games
15 6 (0.26%) Military
16 5 (0.22%) Advertising
17 4 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 578 (25.13%) Network Engineer
2 378 (16.43%) Analyst
3 255 (11.09%) Architect
4 179 (7.78%) Support Engineer
5 157 (6.83%) Project Manager
6 114 (4.96%) Support Analyst
7 102 (4.43%) Consultant
7 102 (4.43%) Network Analyst
8 99 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 97 (4.22%) 2nd Line Support
10 90 (3.91%) Network Support
11 86 (3.74%) Desktop Support
12 78 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support
12 78 (3.39%) Senior Network Engineer
13 72 (3.13%) Network Architect
14 70 (3.04%) Infrastructure Architect
15 68 (2.96%) Service Analyst
15 68 (2.96%) Administrator
16 67 (2.91%) Service Desk Analyst
17 65 (2.83%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (1.52%) Middleware
2 23 (1.00%) HTML
3 18 (0.78%) LAMP
4 17 (0.74%) Web Services
5 12 (0.52%) JSP
5 12 (0.52%) Application Packaging
6 11 (0.48%) XML
7 10 (0.43%) XSLT
7 10 (0.43%) Rendezvous
8 9 (0.39%) XMPP
9 8 (0.35%) .NET
10 7 (0.30%) Java EE
10 7 (0.30%) CSS
11 5 (0.22%) APPC
11 5 (0.22%) ASP.NET
11 5 (0.22%) WAP
12 4 (0.17%) CGI
12 4 (0.17%) FIX Protocol
13 3 (0.13%) Regular Expression
13 3 (0.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 88 (3.83%) Blackberry
1 88 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (3.52%) Video Conferencing
3 53 (2.30%) Management Information System
4 52 (2.26%) Replication
5 51 (2.22%) Clustering
6 45 (1.96%) Thin Client
6 45 (1.96%) Fat Client
7 38 (1.65%) PKI
8 29 (1.26%) IVR
9 28 (1.22%) NHS
10 27 (1.17%) Computer Science
11 18 (0.78%) Cryptography
11 18 (0.78%) SecurID
11 18 (0.78%) Wiki
11 18 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
12 15 (0.65%) e-Health
12 15 (0.65%) Handset
13 14 (0.61%) PDA
13 14 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 869 (37.78%) Windows
2 306 (13.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 251 (10.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 234 (10.17%) Windows 7
5 231 (10.04%) Linux
6 196 (8.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 142 (6.17%) Windows XP
8 126 (5.48%) UNIX
9 71 (3.09%) Solaris
10 63 (2.74%) Windows 8
11 44 (1.91%) CentOS
12 32 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
12 32 (1.39%) Ubuntu
13 31 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 30 (1.30%) AIX
15 27 (1.17%) Android
16 22 (0.96%) Mac OS X
17 20 (0.87%) Apple iOS
18 17 (0.74%) Debian
19 15 (0.65%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 483 (21.00%) ITIL
2 216 (9.39%) Migration
3 183 (7.96%) Project Management
4 157 (6.83%) Network Design
5 126 (5.48%) Network Management
6 122 (5.30%) PRINCE2
7 120 (5.22%) Service Delivery
8 119 (5.17%) Load Balancing
9 118 (5.13%) Service Management
10 100 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
11 90 (3.91%) Incident Management
12 86 (3.74%) Stakeholder Management
13 74 (3.22%) Network Monitoring
14 63 (2.74%) Configuration Management
15 62 (2.70%) Change Management
16 58 (2.52%) Capacity Planning
17 52 (2.26%) Time Management
17 52 (2.26%) Kalman Filter
18 51 (2.22%) Network Architecture
18 51 (2.22%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 199 (8.65%) SQL
2 67 (2.91%) Perl
3 60 (2.61%) Python
4 43 (1.87%) PowerShell
5 40 (1.74%) C
6 39 (1.70%) Java
7 38 (1.65%) Bash Shell
8 28 (1.22%) Ruby
9 27 (1.17%) PHP
10 26 (1.13%) Shell Script
11 20 (0.87%) JavaScript
12 15 (0.65%) VBScript
12 15 (0.65%) C++
13 14 (0.61%) VB
14 8 (0.35%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.35%) VBA
15 7 (0.30%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.26%) Korn
17 5 (0.22%) RPG
17 5 (0.22%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 663 (28.83%) Cisco Certification
2 406 (17.65%) CCNP
3 384 (16.70%) CCNA
4 333 (14.48%) Security Cleared
5 247 (10.74%) SC Cleared
6 143 (6.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 113 (4.91%) CCIE
8 93 (4.04%) Degree
9 81 (3.52%) MCSE
10 75 (3.26%) DV Cleared
11 52 (2.26%) CCDP
12 48 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
13 44 (1.91%) MCSA
14 36 (1.57%) CCIP
15 35 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 33 (1.43%) A+ Certification
16 33 (1.43%) MCP
17 32 (1.39%) CISSP
18 27 (1.17%) MCITP
19 26 (1.13%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (4.87%) SLA
2 49 (2.13%) QA
3 38 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (1.48%) PCI DSS
5 23 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 19 (0.83%) JSP 440
7 11 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
7 11 (0.48%) COBIT
8 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.087%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.043%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.043%) GxP
11 1 (0.043%) TickIT
11 1 (0.043%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.043%) BS25999
System Software
1 550 (23.91%) Active Directory
2 289 (12.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 126 (5.48%) Hyper-V
4 74 (3.22%) vSphere
5 60 (2.61%) XenApp
6 54 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
7 37 (1.61%) XenServer
8 31 (1.35%) VMware ESX
9 30 (1.30%) Xen
10 26 (1.13%) Firmware
10 26 (1.13%) NFS
10 26 (1.13%) Samba
11 21 (0.91%) XenDesktop
12 20 (0.87%) vCloud
13 19 (0.83%) Postfix
14 18 (0.78%) Terminal Services
15 17 (0.74%) Snort
15 17 (0.74%) KVM
15 17 (0.74%) iptables
16 16 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 98 (4.26%) SCCM
2 48 (2.09%) Cisco CUCM
3 41 (1.78%) Puppet
4 33 (1.43%) SCOM
5 31 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
6 26 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
7 25 (1.09%) WSUS
8 24 (1.04%) Salt
9 23 (1.00%) ZABBIX
10 21 (0.91%) Backup Exec
11 20 (0.87%) CA Spectrum
12 19 (0.83%) NetBackup
13 18 (0.78%) FortiGate
14 15 (0.65%) MIMEsweeper
14 15 (0.65%) MAILsweeper
15 13 (0.57%) Ansible
16 12 (0.52%) WhatsUp Gold
17 11 (0.48%) Tivoli
17 11 (0.48%) Cisco UCCE
18 9 (0.39%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1196 (52.00%) Cisco
2 513 (22.30%) Microsoft
3 473 (20.57%) VMware
4 330 (14.35%) Juniper
5 318 (13.83%) CheckPoint
6 278 (12.09%) Citrix
7 223 (9.70%) F5
8 193 (8.39%) HP
9 118 (5.13%) Blue Coat
10 97 (4.22%) McAfee
11 95 (4.13%) SolarWinds
12 92 (4.00%) NetApp
13 81 (3.52%) Avaya
14 80 (3.48%) Oracle
15 63 (2.74%) IBM
16 53 (2.30%) EMC
17 49 (2.13%) Aruba
17 49 (2.13%) Fortinet
18 46 (2.00%) Remedy
18 46 (2.00%) Red Hat
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £215 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: Up to £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
X4 Group
Rate: £275 - 300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £266.74 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Intapeople
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + neg
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: c.£350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Fusion Experience
Rate: £180 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £150 - £160 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 - £160 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £55,000 per annum + car allowance + 12% bonus + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £11/12ph
Posted: 5 days ago