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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 94 116 104
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -12
Contract jobs citing LAN 1195 984 961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.09% 1.80% 1.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.13% 12.99% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 744 563 500
Average daily rate
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£350 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 76 93
Average hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -15.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.85 £40.00 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -11.39%

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
7898 7575 7003
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.84% 13.85% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4526 4040 3609
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 £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 479 415 477
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.97 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +22 1119 £350 +0.72% 316
London +31 474 £363 -5.53% 89
South East +32 292 £361 +11.15% 86
City of London +32 133 £425 +13.33% 25
Berkshire +26 81 £365 +4.28% 26
Hampshire +23 69 £388 +17.42% 15
North West -8 66 £325 +8.33% 32
Yorkshire +3 63 £250 -23.07% 27
West Midlands +3 63 £325 +18.18% 21
South West -13 63 £306 -12.50% 27
East of England -10 57 £325 +31.31% 19
Manchester +1 36 £325 +27.45% 21
Buckinghamshire +18 35 £363 +31.81% 9
Scotland -4 34 £290 -4.60% 12
East Midlands -8 31 £350 - 13
Wiltshire +7 26 £369 +5.35% 11
Surrey +6 26 £344 +15.54% 19
North Yorkshire +14 24 £250 -23.07% 7
Reading -9 24 £340 -15.00% 10
Oxfordshire -17 24 £400 +23.07% 2
Birmingham +13 22 £315 +9.56% 2
West Yorkshire -19 22 £200 -11.11% 12
Milton Keynes +9 21 £325 +18.18% 7
East Sussex +16 20 £330 -37.14% 1
Cambridgeshire -9 19 £270 +12.50% 3
Wales +8 18 £413 +65.00% 6
Brighton +6 18 £330 - 1
West Sussex -9 18 £375 +51.51% 7
Hertfordshire -11 18 £370 +49.64% 11
Bracknell +13 17 - -

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2006 (83.97%) WAN
2 1271 (53.20%) Cisco
3 996 (41.69%) Firewall
4 916 (38.34%) Windows
5 713 (29.85%) Cisco Certification
6 634 (26.54%) Active Directory
7 522 (21.85%) Microsoft
8 519 (21.72%) VPN
9 517 (21.64%) VMware
10 499 (20.89%) ITIL
11 451 (18.88%) CCNP
12 421 (17.62%) Data Centre
13 414 (17.33%) CheckPoint
14 402 (16.83%) TCP/IP
15 396 (16.58%) Wireless
16 386 (16.16%) Juniper
17 384 (16.07%) MPLS
17 384 (16.07%) DNS
18 376 (15.74%) CCNA
19 342 (14.32%) Security Cleared
20 333 (13.94%) Finance
20 333 (13.94%) SAN
21 332 (13.90%) Citrix
22 317 (13.27%) Windows Server 2008
23 312 (13.06%) VMware Infrastructure
24 305 (12.77%) BGP
25 285 (11.93%) OSPF
26 278 (11.64%) Linux
27 277 (11.59%) DHCP
28 272 (11.39%) Network Security

LAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 266 (11.13%) MS Exchange
2 136 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 87 (3.64%) SharePoint
4 84 (3.52%) Lync
5 60 (2.51%) IIS
5 60 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 58 (2.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 45 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 38 (1.59%) Apache
9 32 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2003
10 25 (1.05%) Tomcat
11 22 (0.92%) IBM Notes
12 17 (0.71%) WebSphere
13 14 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
14 12 (0.50%) Confluence
15 11 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
16 10 (0.42%) nginx
16 10 (0.42%) CMS
17 9 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
18 8 (0.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 259 (10.84%) MS Office
2 223 (9.33%) MS Excel
3 75 (3.14%) MS Visio
4 35 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (0.96%) MS Project
6 13 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.17%) PaintShop Pro
8 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.13%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.042%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 10 (0.42%) RMDS
2 5 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.17%) IntelliMatch
3 4 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.17%) Kondor+
3 4 (0.17%) Misys Midas
4 3 (0.13%) assyst
4 3 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.084%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.084%) SAP CCM
5 2 (0.084%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.042%) Line 500
6 1 (0.042%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.042%) TeleForm
6 1 (0.042%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.042%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.042%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 67 (2.80%) Office 365
2 42 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (1.72%) SaaS
4 38 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
5 28 (1.17%) PaaS
6 22 (0.92%) IaaS
7 16 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.38%) Google Apps
8 9 (0.38%) HP Helion
9 7 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.17%) OneDrive
10 4 (0.17%) Yammer
11 2 (0.084%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.084%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.084%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.042%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.042%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 2006 (83.97%) WAN
2 996 (41.69%) Firewall
3 519 (21.72%) VPN
4 402 (16.83%) TCP/IP
5 396 (16.58%) Wireless
6 384 (16.07%) MPLS
6 384 (16.07%) DNS
7 333 (13.94%) SAN
8 305 (12.77%) BGP
9 285 (11.93%) OSPF
10 277 (11.59%) DHCP
11 272 (11.39%) Network Security
12 269 (11.26%) VLAN
13 258 (10.80%) Cisco ASA
14 257 (10.76%) VoIP
15 192 (8.04%) Internet
16 177 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
17 175 (7.33%) EIGRP
18 171 (7.16%) IPsec
19 167 (6.99%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 39 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (0.80%) Relational Database
5 16 (0.67%) MySQL
6 15 (0.63%) Oracle Database
7 14 (0.59%) Big Data
7 14 (0.59%) Hadoop
8 13 (0.54%) MS Access
8 13 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (0.38%) HBase
11 7 (0.29%) DB2
12 6 (0.25%) Oracle Exadata
13 5 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.17%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (1.09%) Jenkins
2 16 (0.67%) Hudson
3 14 (0.59%) Git (software)
4 12 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 12 (0.50%) JIRA
5 9 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.29%) Gerrit
6 7 (0.29%) Subversion
7 5 (0.21%) Maven
8 2 (0.084%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.084%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.084%) MSI
8 2 (0.084%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.084%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.042%) GCC
9 1 (0.042%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.042%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.042%) TeamCity
General
1 333 (13.94%) Finance
2 187 (7.83%) Telecoms
3 86 (3.60%) Banking
4 43 (1.80%) Manufacturing
5 33 (1.38%) Retail
6 31 (1.30%) Multimedia
7 28 (1.17%) Back Office
8 19 (0.80%) Financial Institution
8 19 (0.80%) Investment Banking
9 17 (0.71%) Local Government
9 17 (0.71%) French Language
10 16 (0.67%) Legal
11 15 (0.63%) Advertising
12 14 (0.59%) Law
13 13 (0.54%) Billing
14 8 (0.33%) German Language
14 8 (0.33%) Military
14 8 (0.33%) Publishing
15 7 (0.29%) Marketing
16 5 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 603 (25.24%) Network Engineer
2 370 (15.49%) Analyst
3 248 (10.38%) Architect
4 176 (7.37%) Project Manager
5 160 (6.70%) Support Engineer
6 123 (5.15%) Support Analyst
6 123 (5.15%) Consultant
7 106 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 100 (4.19%) Infrastructure Architect
9 92 (3.85%) Senior Network Engineer
10 84 (3.52%) Desktop Support
11 83 (3.47%) Network Analyst
11 83 (3.47%) Network Support
11 83 (3.47%) Network Architect
12 82 (3.43%) Infrastructure Manager
13 81 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support
14 78 (3.26%) Service Analyst
15 74 (3.10%) 3rd Line Support
16 72 (3.01%) Service Desk Analyst
17 71 (2.97%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (3.18%) 802.1X
2 43 (1.80%) Middleware
3 30 (1.26%) Web Services
4 22 (0.92%) XMPP
5 20 (0.84%) HTML
6 18 (0.75%) CSS
7 15 (0.63%) XML
8 13 (0.54%) .NET
9 9 (0.38%) XSLT
9 9 (0.38%) Rendezvous
9 9 (0.38%) Application Packaging
10 7 (0.29%) FIX Protocol
10 7 (0.29%) Ajax
10 7 (0.29%) Ultra Messaging
11 5 (0.21%) REST
11 5 (0.21%) Java EE
11 5 (0.21%) SOAP
11 5 (0.21%) SAML
12 4 (0.17%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.17%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 421 (17.62%) Data Centre
2 106 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 89 (3.73%) Blackberry
4 81 (3.39%) Video Conferencing
5 65 (2.72%) Management Information System
6 55 (2.30%) PKI
7 44 (1.84%) Thin Client
7 44 (1.84%) Fat Client
8 43 (1.80%) Clustering
9 33 (1.38%) Replication
10 30 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
11 23 (0.96%) Cryptography
12 22 (0.92%) Computer Science
13 21 (0.88%) iPhone
13 21 (0.88%) IVR
13 21 (0.88%) NHS
13 21 (0.88%) Private Cloud
14 20 (0.84%) Public Cloud
14 20 (0.84%) Client/Server
14 20 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 916 (38.34%) Windows
2 317 (13.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 278 (11.64%) Linux
4 262 (10.97%) Windows 7
5 249 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 211 (8.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 142 (5.94%) UNIX
8 126 (5.27%) Windows XP
9 80 (3.35%) Windows 8
10 59 (2.47%) Solaris
11 37 (1.55%) Ubuntu
12 35 (1.47%) Android
13 33 (1.38%) Mac OS X
14 28 (1.17%) CentOS
14 28 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 25 (1.05%) Apple iOS
16 19 (0.80%) AIX
17 17 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
18 16 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
19 14 (0.59%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 499 (20.89%) ITIL
2 234 (9.79%) Migration
3 193 (8.08%) Network Design
4 190 (7.95%) Project Management
5 148 (6.20%) Service Management
6 139 (5.82%) Service Delivery
7 136 (5.69%) PRINCE2
8 125 (5.23%) Network Management
9 115 (4.81%) Disaster Recovery
10 109 (4.56%) Load Balancing
11 99 (4.14%) Incident Management
12 86 (3.60%) Network Monitoring
13 76 (3.18%) Stakeholder Management
14 73 (3.06%) Configuration Management
15 70 (2.93%) Change Management
16 69 (2.89%) Capacity Planning
17 64 (2.68%) Business Continuity
18 60 (2.51%) Problem Management
18 60 (2.51%) Time Management
19 59 (2.47%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 192 (8.04%) SQL
2 60 (2.51%) Python
3 59 (2.47%) Perl
3 59 (2.47%) PowerShell
4 47 (1.97%) Java
5 34 (1.42%) C
6 29 (1.21%) Shell Script
7 28 (1.17%) Bash Shell
7 28 (1.17%) PHP
8 21 (0.88%) Ruby
9 18 (0.75%) VB
10 17 (0.71%) C++
11 16 (0.67%) VBScript
12 15 (0.63%) JavaScript
13 9 (0.38%) VBA
14 8 (0.33%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.33%) C#
15 7 (0.29%) Korn
16 5 (0.21%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.13%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 713 (29.85%) Cisco Certification
2 451 (18.88%) CCNP
3 376 (15.74%) CCNA
4 342 (14.32%) Security Cleared
5 242 (10.13%) SC Cleared
6 207 (8.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 125 (5.23%) MCSE
8 124 (5.19%) CCIE
9 100 (4.19%) Degree
10 67 (2.80%) DV Cleared
11 61 (2.55%) MCSA
12 56 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
13 55 (2.30%) CCDP
14 46 (1.93%) MCP
15 41 (1.72%) CCSE
16 39 (1.63%) CCSA
16 39 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 34 (1.42%) CCIP
18 33 (1.38%) MCITP
19 28 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (5.02%) SLA
2 46 (1.93%) QA
3 42 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (1.21%) PCI DSS
5 19 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (0.67%) JSP 440
7 13 (0.54%) COBIT
8 4 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.13%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.084%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.084%) BS7799
11 1 (0.042%) TickIT
11 1 (0.042%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.042%) BS25999
11 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 634 (26.54%) Active Directory
2 312 (13.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 131 (5.48%) Hyper-V
4 127 (5.32%) vSphere
5 99 (4.14%) XenApp
6 61 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
7 50 (2.09%) VMware ESX
8 39 (1.63%) XenServer
9 31 (1.30%) vCloud
10 26 (1.09%) XenDesktop
10 26 (1.09%) NLBS
10 26 (1.09%) ProxySG
11 25 (1.05%) Xen
12 21 (0.88%) Terminal Services
12 21 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 19 (0.80%) NFS
14 18 (0.75%) Samba
15 16 (0.67%) Snort
16 14 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
17 12 (0.50%) iptables
Systems Management
1 115 (4.81%) SCCM
2 57 (2.39%) Cisco CUCM
3 44 (1.84%) Puppet
4 42 (1.76%) WSUS
5 21 (0.88%) NetBackup
5 21 (0.88%) ZABBIX
5 21 (0.88%) FortiGate
5 21 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (0.88%) CA Spectrum
6 18 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
6 18 (0.75%) vMotion
7 17 (0.71%) BladeLogic
7 17 (0.71%) SCOM
8 16 (0.67%) Backup Exec
8 16 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 16 (0.67%) ARCserve
8 16 (0.67%) Ansible
9 15 (0.63%) WhatsUp Gold
10 14 (0.59%) Control-M
11 13 (0.54%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1271 (53.20%) Cisco
2 522 (21.85%) Microsoft
3 517 (21.64%) VMware
4 414 (17.33%) CheckPoint
5 386 (16.16%) Juniper
6 332 (13.90%) Citrix
7 216 (9.04%) HP
8 212 (8.87%) F5
9 133 (5.57%) Blue Coat
10 101 (4.23%) NetApp
11 96 (4.02%) Oracle
12 94 (3.93%) SolarWinds
13 74 (3.10%) Dell
14 73 (3.06%) McAfee
15 68 (2.85%) Avaya
16 57 (2.39%) IBM
17 51 (2.13%) CA
18 50 (2.09%) EMC
19 47 (1.97%) Aruba
20 46 (1.93%) Apple
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