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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 85 111 102
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -9
Contract jobs citing LAN 1110 879 896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.19% 1.81% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.98% 13.54% 12.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 444 455
Average daily rate
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£350 £373 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +14.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £191 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £353 £313
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +12.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 90 142
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £42.00 £38.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £19.75 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+14.88% +21.53%

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
7410 6490 7173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 13.33% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4167 3461 3435
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 389 638
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £21.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.37% -15.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +21 1026 £350 -6.66% 407
London +37 371 £355 -5.33% 162
South East +6 268 £363 -7.05% 84
South West +12 87 £318 -23.03% 40
City of London +21 85 £363 -9.37% 53
Berkshire +4 80 £375 +7.14% 18
Yorkshire +28 78 £300 +22.44% 29
West Midlands +8 64 £313 +4.16% 20
North West -8 63 £313 -43.18% 32
Hampshire -29 53 £300 -25.00% 24
Scotland -5 45 £388 +10.71% 15
East Midlands +25 43 £319 +21.42% 11
Surrey +10 38 £370 -10.84% 21
Buckinghamshire -1 37 £328 -20.12% 6
West Yorkshire +8 35 £375 +53.06% 20
East of England -14 34 £215 -44.87% 27
Manchester +8 31 £319 +41.66% 24
Leeds +11 30 £375 +42.85% 11
Gloucestershire -5 28 £450 +9.09% 10
Milton Keynes +16 26 £425 +203.57% 5
Warwickshire +16 24 £426 +6.56% 4
Cheshire -10 24 £314 -44.46% 3
Oxfordshire -11 24 £390 +4.13% 3
Reading +6 23 £463 +54.16% 6
Wiltshire 0 21 £510 +27.50% 9
Kent +2 19 £450 - 3
Wales -6 18 £400 +5.26% 7
Cheltenham -2 17 - -
Nottinghamshire +8 16 £313 +25.00%
Bristol -2 16 £325 +18.18% 6

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 1944 (83.87%) WAN
2 1178 (50.82%) Cisco
3 867 (37.40%) Windows
4 865 (37.32%) Firewall
5 644 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
6 524 (22.61%) Microsoft
7 496 (21.40%) Active Directory
8 489 (21.10%) ITIL
9 432 (18.64%) VMware
10 425 (18.33%) CCNP
11 419 (18.08%) VPN
12 403 (17.39%) TCP/IP
13 371 (16.01%) Security Cleared
14 360 (15.53%) Wireless
15 352 (15.19%) CCNA
16 345 (14.88%) MPLS
17 335 (14.45%) Windows Server 2008
18 327 (14.11%) CheckPoint
19 319 (13.76%) DNS
20 302 (13.03%) Juniper
21 294 (12.68%) SC Cleared
22 285 (12.30%) Telecoms
23 284 (12.25%) MS Office
24 281 (12.12%) OSPF
25 277 (11.95%) BGP
25 277 (11.95%) Finance
26 274 (11.82%) Citrix
26 274 (11.82%) VoIP
27 273 (11.78%) SAN
28 263 (11.35%) VMware Infrastructure

LAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 239 (10.31%) MS Exchange
2 89 (3.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 74 (3.19%) SharePoint
4 68 (2.93%) Lync
5 60 (2.59%) IIS
6 56 (2.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 48 (2.07%) Apache
7 48 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
8 29 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
9 24 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
10 23 (0.99%) Tomcat
10 23 (0.99%) IBM Notes
11 15 (0.65%) WebSphere
12 12 (0.52%) OpenStack
13 11 (0.47%) MediaWiki
13 11 (0.47%) Confluence
14 10 (0.43%) Oracle Coherence
15 9 (0.39%) nginx
16 8 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
16 8 (0.35%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 284 (12.25%) MS Office
2 201 (8.67%) MS Excel
3 64 (2.76%) MS Visio
4 25 (1.08%) MS Project
5 20 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.30%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.13%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.086%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.043%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.043%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.043%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 9 (0.39%) ResourceLink
2 6 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.26%) Agresso
3 5 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.13%) Summit
6 2 (0.086%) RMDS
6 2 (0.086%) Cognos Planning
6 2 (0.086%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.043%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 32 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (1.25%) Office 365
3 19 (0.82%) SaaS
4 11 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (0.43%) IaaS
6 9 (0.39%) Google Apps
7 8 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (0.13%) PaaS
9 2 (0.086%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.043%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1944 (83.87%) WAN
2 865 (37.32%) Firewall
3 419 (18.08%) VPN
4 403 (17.39%) TCP/IP
5 360 (15.53%) Wireless
6 345 (14.88%) MPLS
7 319 (13.76%) DNS
8 281 (12.12%) OSPF
9 277 (11.95%) BGP
10 274 (11.82%) VoIP
11 273 (11.78%) SAN
12 244 (10.53%) Network Security
13 228 (9.84%) Internet
14 217 (9.36%) DHCP
15 212 (9.15%) Cisco ASA
16 190 (8.20%) WLAN
17 186 (8.02%) Cisco Nexus
18 156 (6.73%) EIGRP
19 148 (6.38%) VLAN
20 121 (5.22%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (6.17%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.42%) MySQL
3 27 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (0.91%) Oracle Database
5 20 (0.86%) Relational Database
6 19 (0.82%) DB2
7 17 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
7 17 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (0.39%) HBase
10 9 (0.39%) Hadoop
11 8 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (0.35%) Big Data
12 7 (0.30%) NoSQL
12 7 (0.30%) Oracle Exadata
12 7 (0.30%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.26%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 24 (1.04%) Jenkins
2 23 (0.99%) Hudson
3 12 (0.52%) JIRA
4 11 (0.47%) Git (software)
4 11 (0.47%) Subversion
5 5 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.086%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.086%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.043%) Selenium
8 1 (0.043%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.043%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.043%) JUnit
8 1 (0.043%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.043%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.043%) Dreamweaver
General
1 285 (12.30%) Telecoms
2 277 (11.95%) Finance
3 130 (5.61%) Banking
4 49 (2.11%) Manufacturing
5 43 (1.86%) Retail
6 41 (1.77%) Investment Banking
7 29 (1.25%) Local Government
8 23 (0.99%) Law
9 20 (0.86%) Legal
10 13 (0.56%) Back Office
11 12 (0.52%) Billing
12 10 (0.43%) Marketing
13 9 (0.39%) Multimedia
13 9 (0.39%) Advertising
14 8 (0.35%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.30%) Electronics
16 6 (0.26%) Automotive
16 6 (0.26%) Publishing
16 6 (0.26%) Dutch Language
16 6 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 559 (24.12%) Network Engineer
2 348 (15.01%) Analyst
3 275 (11.86%) Architect
4 173 (7.46%) Support Engineer
5 150 (6.47%) Project Manager
6 117 (5.05%) Support Analyst
7 108 (4.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 105 (4.53%) Consultant
9 96 (4.14%) Network Analyst
10 94 (4.06%) 2nd Line Support
11 92 (3.97%) Network Support
12 85 (3.67%) 3rd Line Support
13 81 (3.49%) Desktop Support
14 77 (3.32%) Senior Network Engineer
14 77 (3.32%) Network Architect
15 67 (2.89%) Cisco Engineer
15 67 (2.89%) Solutions Architect
16 60 (2.59%) Infrastructure Architect
17 59 (2.55%) Administrator
18 58 (2.50%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (1.64%) Middleware
2 26 (1.12%) LAMP
2 26 (1.12%) JSP
3 24 (1.04%) HTML
4 17 (0.73%) Web Services
5 10 (0.43%) XML
5 10 (0.43%) Java EE
5 10 (0.43%) Application Packaging
6 7 (0.30%) ODBC
6 7 (0.30%) WAP
7 6 (0.26%) CSS
8 5 (0.22%) XSLT
8 5 (0.22%) .NET
8 5 (0.22%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.22%) EJB
8 5 (0.22%) Rendezvous
8 5 (0.22%) XMPP
9 4 (0.17%) APPC
9 4 (0.17%) CGI
9 4 (0.17%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 104 (4.49%) Blackberry
2 82 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (3.49%) Video Conferencing
4 53 (2.29%) Management Information System
5 47 (2.03%) Replication
6 45 (1.94%) Clustering
7 30 (1.29%) Thin Client
7 30 (1.29%) Fat Client
8 27 (1.16%) Computer Science
9 25 (1.08%) IVR
9 25 (1.08%) PKI
10 23 (0.99%) NHS
11 22 (0.95%) Cryptography
12 21 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
13 19 (0.82%) Open Source
13 19 (0.82%) SecurID
14 18 (0.78%) FMCG
15 13 (0.56%) PDA
16 12 (0.52%) Wiki
16 12 (0.52%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 867 (37.40%) Windows
2 335 (14.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 262 (11.30%) Windows 7
4 258 (11.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 211 (9.10%) Linux
6 183 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 139 (6.00%) Windows XP
8 115 (4.96%) UNIX
9 67 (2.89%) Windows 8
10 58 (2.50%) Solaris
11 38 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
12 37 (1.60%) CentOS
13 26 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 24 (1.04%) Android
15 23 (0.99%) AIX
16 21 (0.91%) Ubuntu
17 17 (0.73%) Windows Vista
17 17 (0.73%) Apple iOS
18 15 (0.65%) Mac OS X
19 13 (0.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 489 (21.10%) ITIL
2 197 (8.50%) Migration
3 179 (7.72%) Project Management
4 173 (7.46%) Network Design
5 143 (6.17%) Network Management
6 141 (6.08%) Load Balancing
7 120 (5.18%) Service Management
8 106 (4.57%) Service Delivery
9 95 (4.10%) Disaster Recovery
9 95 (4.10%) PRINCE2
10 94 (4.06%) Stakeholder Management
11 82 (3.54%) Incident Management
12 72 (3.11%) Change Management
13 68 (2.93%) Mentoring
14 66 (2.85%) Network Architecture
15 63 (2.72%) Network Monitoring
16 58 (2.50%) Kalman Filter
16 58 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
17 48 (2.07%) Time Management
18 45 (1.94%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 177 (7.64%) SQL
2 44 (1.90%) Perl
3 39 (1.68%) C
4 38 (1.64%) Java
5 36 (1.55%) PowerShell
6 29 (1.25%) Python
7 25 (1.08%) Bash Shell
8 21 (0.91%) Shell Script
8 21 (0.91%) Ruby
9 19 (0.82%) PHP
10 16 (0.69%) JavaScript
11 12 (0.52%) VBScript
12 11 (0.47%) VB
12 11 (0.47%) C++
13 6 (0.26%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.26%) VBA
14 5 (0.22%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.17%) RPG
15 4 (0.17%) COBOL
15 4 (0.17%) Korn
Qualifications
1 644 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 425 (18.33%) CCNP
3 371 (16.01%) Security Cleared
4 352 (15.19%) CCNA
5 294 (12.68%) SC Cleared
6 126 (5.44%) CCIE
7 110 (4.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 75 (3.24%) Degree
9 63 (2.72%) MCSE
10 59 (2.55%) CCDP
11 57 (2.46%) DV Cleared
12 50 (2.16%) CISSP
13 40 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
14 36 (1.55%) MCP
15 33 (1.42%) CCSA
15 33 (1.42%) CCSE
16 27 (1.16%) PMI Certification
17 26 (1.12%) CCIP
18 24 (1.04%) CCVP
18 24 (1.04%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (4.49%) SLA
2 43 (1.86%) QA
3 35 (1.51%) PCI DSS
4 28 (1.21%) JSP 440
5 21 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 19 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
8 7 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (0.22%) COBIT
10 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.086%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.043%) GxP
12 1 (0.043%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 496 (21.40%) Active Directory
2 263 (11.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (5.69%) Hyper-V
4 72 (3.11%) vSphere
5 67 (2.89%) XenApp
6 55 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
7 30 (1.29%) XenServer
8 26 (1.12%) VMware ESX
9 25 (1.08%) Xen
9 25 (1.08%) Samba
10 24 (1.04%) XenDesktop
11 23 (0.99%) Firmware
12 22 (0.95%) NFS
12 22 (0.95%) ProxySG
13 16 (0.69%) Terminal Services
13 16 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 15 (0.65%) Snort
14 15 (0.65%) vCloud
15 14 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
16 13 (0.56%) KVM
Systems Management
1 84 (3.62%) SCCM
2 43 (1.86%) Cisco CUCM
3 38 (1.64%) SCOM
4 30 (1.29%) Cisco Prime
5 26 (1.12%) Backup Exec
5 26 (1.12%) WSUS
6 25 (1.08%) Puppet
7 21 (0.91%) CA Spectrum
7 21 (0.91%) WhatsUp Gold
8 20 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
9 19 (0.82%) Salt
10 16 (0.69%) NetBackup
11 13 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 13 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
11 13 (0.56%) FortiGate
12 12 (0.52%) ZABBIX
12 12 (0.52%) CiscoWorks
13 10 (0.43%) Tivoli
13 10 (0.43%) MIMEsweeper
13 10 (0.43%) MOM
Vendors
1 1178 (50.82%) Cisco
2 524 (22.61%) Microsoft
3 432 (18.64%) VMware
4 327 (14.11%) CheckPoint
5 302 (13.03%) Juniper
6 274 (11.82%) Citrix
7 248 (10.70%) F5
8 234 (10.09%) HP
9 101 (4.36%) Blue Coat
10 92 (3.97%) Oracle
11 89 (3.84%) Avaya
11 89 (3.84%) McAfee
12 86 (3.71%) SolarWinds
13 79 (3.41%) NetApp
14 68 (2.93%) Riverbed
15 59 (2.55%) Fortinet
16 58 (2.50%) EMC
17 57 (2.46%) IBM
18 55 (2.37%) CA
19 49 (2.11%) Remedy
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