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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 89 98 94
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing LAN 1190 1050 1168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.07% 1.99% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.13% 14.70% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 583 572
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 86 150
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.79 £32.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £17.29 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+9.68% -3.94%

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
8424 7141 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 13.53% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4660 3880 4041
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 415 683
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 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 19 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 19 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 +10 1106 £350 - 330
London +14 435 £400 +9.21% 120
South East -3 186 £325 -10.34% 76
South West +12 127 £325 +15.04% 22
City of London +10 103 £365 -8.75% 43
West Midlands +7 96 £350 +7.69% 26
East of England -3 77 £309 +2.91% 26
North West -7 72 £300 +1.69% 23
Hampshire -4 52 £300 -20.00% 20
Berkshire -9 47 £383 +3.37% 20
Scotland -10 40 £286 -20.42% 11
Yorkshire +1 37 £275 -15.38% 23
East Midlands -7 37 £348 +26.36% 10
Devon +6 36 £375 +20.96% 3
Gloucestershire +9 35 £263 -42.30% 4
Cambridgeshire +31 33 £265 -11.66% 7
Manchester +9 31 £285 +1.78% 8
Reading +22 24 £400 - 5
West Yorkshire -1 23 £210 -35.38% 12
Tyne and Wear -10 23 £400 - 4
North East -13 23 £400 +100.00% 4
Cheshire -16 23 £400 +23.07% 11
Bristol +2 21 £450 +2.85% 5
Surrey -9 21 £375 +51.51% 17
Shropshire -1 20 £330 +4.76%
Wiltshire -5 20 £165 -34.00% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne - 20 £400 - 4
Oxfordshire +3 18 £338 -12.90% 1
Warwickshire +2 18 £410 +32.93% 2
Birmingham -6 18 £350 +0.71% 9

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 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 1689 (81.87%) WAN
2 967 (46.87%) Cisco
3 895 (43.38%) Windows
4 745 (36.11%) Firewall
5 549 (26.61%) Cisco Certification
6 492 (23.85%) Active Directory
7 471 (22.83%) Microsoft
8 414 (20.07%) TCP/IP
9 395 (19.15%) ITIL
10 373 (18.08%) VPN
11 372 (18.03%) VMware
12 351 (17.01%) CCNP
13 331 (16.04%) Windows Server 2008
14 307 (14.88%) Citrix
14 307 (14.88%) Wireless
15 301 (14.59%) Security Cleared
16 298 (14.44%) DNS
17 292 (14.15%) CheckPoint
18 291 (14.11%) CCNA
19 287 (13.91%) Windows 7
20 274 (13.28%) MPLS
21 273 (13.23%) MS Exchange
22 264 (12.80%) SAN
23 263 (12.75%) MS Office
24 257 (12.46%) Windows Server 2003
25 255 (12.36%) SC Cleared
26 250 (12.12%) HP
26 250 (12.12%) Finance
27 241 (11.68%) Juniper
28 236 (11.44%) VMware Infrastructure

LAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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
1 273 (13.23%) MS Exchange
2 116 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 84 (4.07%) SharePoint
4 58 (2.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 58 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2003
5 55 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 48 (2.33%) IIS
7 45 (2.18%) Apache
8 44 (2.13%) Lync
9 42 (2.04%) IBM Notes
10 25 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
11 21 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
12 20 (0.97%) Tomcat
13 17 (0.82%) nginx
14 13 (0.63%) WebSphere
14 13 (0.63%) MediaWiki
14 13 (0.63%) Confluence
15 8 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.39%) OpenStack
15 8 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 263 (12.75%) MS Office
2 214 (10.37%) MS Excel
3 55 (2.67%) MS Visio
4 38 (1.84%) MS Project
5 29 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.48%) Acrobat
7 8 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.24%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.097%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.048%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.048%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 12 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.15%) Agresso
4 3 (0.15%) assyst
4 3 (0.15%) RMDS
5 2 (0.097%) Cognos Planning
5 2 (0.097%) Summit
6 1 (0.048%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.048%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 32 (1.55%) Office 365
2 14 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.39%) Google Apps
5 7 (0.34%) SaaS
6 5 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.19%) IaaS
8 3 (0.15%) PaaS
9 2 (0.097%) Rackspace Cloud
9 2 (0.097%) IBM SmartCloud
9 2 (0.097%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1689 (81.87%) WAN
2 745 (36.11%) Firewall
3 414 (20.07%) TCP/IP
4 373 (18.08%) VPN
5 307 (14.88%) Wireless
6 298 (14.44%) DNS
7 274 (13.28%) MPLS
8 264 (12.80%) SAN
9 230 (11.15%) VoIP
10 223 (10.81%) Network Security
11 218 (10.57%) DHCP
12 207 (10.03%) OSPF
13 206 (9.99%) BGP
14 147 (7.13%) WLAN
14 147 (7.13%) Internet
15 145 (7.03%) Cisco Nexus
16 139 (6.74%) VLAN
17 125 (6.06%) Cisco IOS
18 123 (5.96%) Cisco ASA
19 109 (5.28%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (4.99%) SQL Server
2 42 (2.04%) MySQL
3 26 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (1.11%) Relational Database
5 17 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (0.82%) Oracle Database
6 15 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (0.53%) DB2
7 11 (0.53%) Oracle Exadata
8 10 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (0.39%) MS Access
10 7 (0.34%) Hadoop
10 7 (0.34%) HBase
11 6 (0.29%) Big Data
11 6 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.24%) Cognos Impromptu
13 4 (0.19%) Apache Hive
13 4 (0.19%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 27 (1.31%) Jenkins
2 23 (1.11%) Hudson
3 14 (0.68%) Git (software)
4 13 (0.63%) JIRA
4 13 (0.63%) Subversion
5 4 (0.19%) StarTeam
5 4 (0.19%) Selenium
5 4 (0.19%) FitNesse
5 4 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (0.19%) JUnit
6 2 (0.097%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.097%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.048%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.048%) Toad
7 1 (0.048%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.048%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.048%) WebLOAD
7 1 (0.048%) FrontPage
7 1 (0.048%) AppScan
7 1 (0.048%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 250 (12.12%) Finance
2 194 (9.40%) Telecoms
3 93 (4.51%) Banking
4 41 (1.99%) Marketing
5 40 (1.94%) Investment Banking
6 36 (1.75%) Local Government
7 35 (1.70%) Retail
8 33 (1.60%) Manufacturing
9 30 (1.45%) French Language
10 26 (1.26%) Advertising
11 24 (1.16%) Back Office
12 21 (1.02%) Legal
13 19 (0.92%) Spanish Language
14 14 (0.68%) Mandarin Language
15 13 (0.63%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.63%) Electronics
16 12 (0.58%) Billing
16 12 (0.58%) Law
17 9 (0.44%) Dutch Language
18 6 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 428 (20.75%) Network Engineer
2 273 (13.23%) Analyst
3 214 (10.37%) Architect
4 164 (7.95%) Support Engineer
5 142 (6.88%) Project Manager
6 115 (5.57%) Consultant
7 113 (5.48%) Support Analyst
8 95 (4.60%) Network Support
9 87 (4.22%) 2nd Line Support
10 83 (4.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 76 (3.68%) Network Analyst
12 75 (3.64%) Administrator
13 73 (3.54%) 3rd Line Support
14 69 (3.34%) Desktop Support
15 66 (3.20%) Cisco Engineer
16 62 (3.01%) Security Engineer
17 59 (2.86%) Senior Network Engineer
18 58 (2.81%) Infrastructure Manager
19 56 (2.71%) Infrastructure Architect
20 54 (2.62%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (1.99%) Middleware
2 28 (1.36%) LAMP
3 27 (1.31%) Web Services
4 21 (1.02%) JSP
5 16 (0.78%) Application Packaging
6 13 (0.63%) HTML
7 12 (0.58%) XMPP
8 11 (0.53%) .NET
9 10 (0.48%) XML
10 9 (0.44%) ODBC
11 8 (0.39%) CSS
12 5 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
13 4 (0.19%) Java EE
13 4 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
13 4 (0.19%) SAML
13 4 (0.19%) Flash
13 4 (0.19%) DCOM
13 4 (0.19%) EJB
13 4 (0.19%) JavaBeans
14 3 (0.15%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 100 (4.85%) Blackberry
2 88 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (2.57%) Video Conferencing
4 52 (2.52%) Management Information System
5 51 (2.47%) Clustering
6 46 (2.23%) Fat Client
6 46 (2.23%) Thin Client
7 28 (1.36%) Open Source
8 25 (1.21%) Replication
9 24 (1.16%) Client/Server
10 23 (1.11%) NHS
10 23 (1.11%) PKI
11 19 (0.92%) Hedge funds
12 18 (0.87%) Cryptography
12 18 (0.87%) Statistics
13 17 (0.82%) Computer Science
14 16 (0.78%) FMCG
15 15 (0.73%) Wiki
15 15 (0.73%) iPad
16 14 (0.68%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 895 (43.38%) Windows
2 331 (16.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 287 (13.91%) Windows 7
4 257 (12.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 209 (10.13%) Linux
6 156 (7.56%) Windows XP
7 143 (6.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 121 (5.87%) UNIX
9 70 (3.39%) Windows 8
10 51 (2.47%) Solaris
11 40 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 32 (1.55%) Windows 2000
13 31 (1.50%) Windows Vista
14 27 (1.31%) Windows 2000 Server
15 25 (1.21%) AIX
15 25 (1.21%) Ubuntu
15 25 (1.21%) CentOS
16 18 (0.87%) Mac OS X
17 17 (0.82%) Debian
18 14 (0.68%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 395 (19.15%) ITIL
2 158 (7.66%) Migration
3 157 (7.61%) Network Design
4 154 (7.46%) Project Management
5 123 (5.96%) Service Management
6 117 (5.67%) Network Management
7 107 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
8 104 (5.04%) Load Balancing
9 98 (4.75%) PRINCE2
10 95 (4.60%) Service Delivery
11 68 (3.30%) Capacity Planning
12 67 (3.25%) Network Architecture
12 67 (3.25%) Stakeholder Management
13 64 (3.10%) Mentoring
14 57 (2.76%) Change Management
15 56 (2.71%) Incident Management
16 55 (2.67%) Network Monitoring
17 50 (2.42%) Time Management
18 48 (2.33%) Change Control
19 41 (1.99%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 149 (7.22%) SQL
2 51 (2.47%) Java
3 35 (1.70%) Perl
4 34 (1.65%) C
5 31 (1.50%) Bash Shell
6 26 (1.26%) PHP
7 25 (1.21%) Ruby
8 24 (1.16%) PowerShell
9 17 (0.82%) Python
10 15 (0.73%) Shell Script
11 11 (0.53%) VBScript
12 7 (0.34%) VB
12 7 (0.34%) Korn
13 6 (0.29%) JavaScript
14 4 (0.19%) Bourne shell
14 4 (0.19%) C++
15 3 (0.15%) VBA
15 3 (0.15%) C#
16 2 (0.097%) C-shell
16 2 (0.097%) R
Qualifications
1 549 (26.61%) Cisco Certification
2 351 (17.01%) CCNP
3 301 (14.59%) Security Cleared
4 291 (14.11%) CCNA
5 255 (12.36%) SC Cleared
6 123 (5.96%) Microsoft Certification
7 106 (5.14%) CCIE
8 76 (3.68%) MCSE
9 67 (3.25%) Degree
10 61 (2.96%) CCDP
11 42 (2.04%) CISSP
12 40 (1.94%) CCSE
13 39 (1.89%) CCSA
14 38 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
15 35 (1.70%) MCP
16 26 (1.26%) DV Cleared
17 25 (1.21%) PMI Certification
18 23 (1.11%) CCVP
19 22 (1.07%) MCITP
19 22 (1.07%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (4.12%) SLA
2 40 (1.94%) QA
3 25 (1.21%) JSP 440
4 20 (0.97%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.097%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.097%) COBIT
8 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.048%) GxP
8 1 (0.048%) TickIT
8 1 (0.048%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 492 (23.85%) Active Directory
2 236 (11.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 124 (6.01%) Hyper-V
4 84 (4.07%) XenApp
5 74 (3.59%) vSphere
6 53 (2.57%) VMware ESXi
7 33 (1.60%) VMware ESX
8 32 (1.55%) XenDesktop
8 32 (1.55%) Samba
9 28 (1.36%) XenServer
9 28 (1.36%) NFS
10 24 (1.16%) Xen
11 21 (1.02%) NLBS
12 19 (0.92%) Terminal Services
12 19 (0.92%) ISA Server
12 19 (0.92%) ProxySG
13 18 (0.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 18 (0.87%) Snort
14 14 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
14 14 (0.68%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 85 (4.12%) SCCM
2 53 (2.57%) Cisco CUCM
3 40 (1.94%) SCOM
4 30 (1.45%) WSUS
5 28 (1.36%) Backup Exec
6 25 (1.21%) Puppet
7 20 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
7 20 (0.97%) WhatsUp Gold
8 19 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
9 17 (0.82%) OpenView
10 16 (0.78%) ZABBIX
10 16 (0.78%) ARCserve
11 14 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
12 13 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 13 (0.63%) CA Spectrum
13 12 (0.58%) OPNET
14 11 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
14 11 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
14 11 (0.53%) SCOrch
15 10 (0.48%) Salt
Vendors
1 967 (46.87%) Cisco
2 471 (22.83%) Microsoft
3 372 (18.03%) VMware
4 307 (14.88%) Citrix
5 292 (14.15%) CheckPoint
6 250 (12.12%) HP
7 241 (11.68%) Juniper
8 158 (7.66%) F5
9 106 (5.14%) Oracle
10 82 (3.97%) SolarWinds
11 70 (3.39%) Red Hat
11 70 (3.39%) Blue Coat
12 66 (3.20%) Avaya
12 66 (3.20%) McAfee
13 61 (2.96%) NetApp
14 59 (2.86%) IBM
15 52 (2.52%) Riverbed
16 51 (2.47%) EMC
17 46 (2.23%) Dell
18 43 (2.08%) Symantec
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