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 6 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 98 107 106
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs citing LAN 1039 898 843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.04% 1.82% 1.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.98% 13.92% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 475 419
Average daily rate
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£360 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £339 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.32% +8.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 77 123
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.06 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.16% +29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £42.50 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +35.48%

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
7434 6451 6892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.07% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4015 3314 3353
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 366 580
Average hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

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 6 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 6 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 6 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 +13 966 £363 +3.57% 346
London +31 360 £368 -0.67% 85
South East +17 274 £376 +9.05% 80
City of London +35 100 £350 -6.04% 22
Berkshire +15 87 £398 +22.30% 15
South West -5 70 £425 +6.25% 44
West Midlands -8 63 £306 -6.00% 23
Yorkshire +13 58 £285 +4.58% 36
Hampshire -15 54 £267 -22.75% 13
East Midlands +27 48 £363 +6.61% 14
North West -41 47 £320 -14.66% 29
Surrey +28 45 £370 -5.12% 27
Scotland -14 42 £350 +6.73% 10
East of England +16 38 £300 -23.07% 28
Buckinghamshire +11 32 £355 -4.69% 10
Milton Keynes +11 27 £365 +160.71% 3
Oxfordshire -4 27 £400 +6.80% 4
Warwickshire +17 23 £390 -17.89% 1
Kent +6 22 £450 +30.43% 1
Manchester -5 22 £315 +40.00% 17
West Yorkshire -14 22 £325 +15.04% 20
Gloucestershire -19 20 £450 +9.09% 6
Nottinghamshire +5 19 £356 - 2
Bristol +3 19 £450 +28.57% 8
Wiltshire -1 19 £418 +51.81% 10
Reading -2 16 £363 +47.95% 6
Nottingham +6 15 £400 - 2
Edinburgh +3 15 £267 +8.33% 4
Hertfordshire +2 15 £375 -16.66% 15
Leeds -20 15 £331 +10.41% 13

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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 1875 (83.89%) WAN
2 1157 (51.77%) Cisco
3 863 (38.61%) Windows
4 848 (37.94%) Firewall
5 612 (27.38%) Cisco Certification
6 526 (23.53%) Active Directory
7 496 (22.19%) Microsoft
8 479 (21.43%) ITIL
9 455 (20.36%) VMware
10 437 (19.55%) VPN
11 375 (16.78%) CCNP
12 367 (16.42%) TCP/IP
13 350 (15.66%) Wireless
14 346 (15.48%) CCNA
15 329 (14.72%) Security Cleared
16 319 (14.27%) MPLS
17 318 (14.23%) DNS
18 316 (14.14%) Windows Server 2008
19 314 (14.05%) Juniper
20 312 (13.96%) CheckPoint
21 284 (12.71%) OSPF
22 282 (12.62%) SAN
23 280 (12.53%) VoIP
23 280 (12.53%) VMware Infrastructure
24 276 (12.35%) Citrix
25 272 (12.17%) BGP
26 271 (12.13%) MS Office
27 266 (11.90%) Telecoms
28 253 (11.32%) Finance
28 253 (11.32%) SC Cleared

LAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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
1 230 (10.29%) MS Exchange
2 98 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 79 (3.53%) SharePoint
4 73 (3.27%) Lync
5 63 (2.82%) IIS
6 47 (2.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 47 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2007
7 46 (2.06%) Apache
8 36 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
9 20 (0.89%) Tomcat
9 20 (0.89%) Confluence
10 19 (0.85%) IBM Notes
11 17 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
11 17 (0.76%) WebSphere
12 16 (0.72%) MediaWiki
13 14 (0.63%) nginx
14 8 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
14 8 (0.36%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.36%) CMS
15 6 (0.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 271 (12.13%) MS Office
2 203 (9.08%) MS Excel
3 72 (3.22%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (0.98%) MS Project
6 7 (0.31%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.089%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.045%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.045%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (0.40%) ResourceLink
2 6 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.18%) RMDS
3 4 (0.18%) Agresso
3 4 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.13%) Summit
5 2 (0.089%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.089%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.045%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.045%) Cognos Planning
6 1 (0.045%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.045%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 37 (1.66%) Office 365
2 32 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (1.07%) SaaS
4 14 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.54%) IaaS
6 7 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (0.31%) Google Apps
7 6 (0.27%) PaaS
8 1 (0.045%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1875 (83.89%) WAN
2 848 (37.94%) Firewall
3 437 (19.55%) VPN
4 367 (16.42%) TCP/IP
5 350 (15.66%) Wireless
6 319 (14.27%) MPLS
7 318 (14.23%) DNS
8 284 (12.71%) OSPF
9 282 (12.62%) SAN
10 280 (12.53%) VoIP
11 272 (12.17%) BGP
12 231 (10.34%) Network Security
13 218 (9.75%) Internet
14 210 (9.40%) Cisco ASA
15 208 (9.31%) DHCP
16 172 (7.70%) WLAN
17 165 (7.38%) VLAN
18 161 (7.20%) EIGRP
19 157 (7.02%) Cisco Nexus
20 126 (5.64%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 31 (1.39%) MySQL
3 27 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (1.03%) Relational Database
5 19 (0.85%) Oracle Database
5 19 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
7 16 (0.72%) DB2
8 14 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (0.36%) MS Access
11 8 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.31%) Big Data
13 6 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (0.27%) Hadoop
13 6 (0.27%) HBase
13 6 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
14 5 (0.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 35 (1.57%) Jenkins
2 31 (1.39%) Hudson
3 21 (0.94%) JIRA
4 20 (0.89%) Git (software)
5 16 (0.72%) Subversion
6 5 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (0.18%) Gerrit
8 3 (0.13%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.089%) Maven
9 2 (0.089%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.045%) JUnit
10 1 (0.045%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.045%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (0.045%) MSI
10 1 (0.045%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.045%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.045%) Selenium
10 1 (0.045%) FitNesse
10 1 (0.045%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.045%) TeamCity
General
1 266 (11.90%) Telecoms
2 253 (11.32%) Finance
3 112 (5.01%) Banking
4 48 (2.15%) Manufacturing
5 44 (1.97%) Retail
6 28 (1.25%) Investment Banking
7 25 (1.12%) Law
8 17 (0.76%) Back Office
9 16 (0.72%) Local Government
10 15 (0.67%) Legal
11 10 (0.45%) Billing
12 8 (0.36%) Multimedia
13 7 (0.31%) Automotive
13 7 (0.31%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.27%) Publishing
14 6 (0.27%) French Language
15 5 (0.22%) Games
15 5 (0.22%) Advertising
16 4 (0.18%) Military
16 4 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 545 (24.38%) Network Engineer
2 372 (16.64%) Analyst
3 249 (11.14%) Architect
4 165 (7.38%) Support Engineer
5 142 (6.35%) Project Manager
6 113 (5.06%) Support Analyst
7 104 (4.65%) Consultant
8 102 (4.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 100 (4.47%) Network Analyst
10 98 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support
11 85 (3.80%) 3rd Line Support
12 80 (3.58%) Network Support
13 79 (3.53%) Desktop Support
14 71 (3.18%) Network Architect
15 67 (3.00%) Infrastructure Architect
16 66 (2.95%) Senior Network Engineer
17 64 (2.86%) Service Analyst
18 63 (2.82%) Service Desk Analyst
19 60 (2.68%) Administrator
20 58 (2.60%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (1.43%) Middleware
2 23 (1.03%) HTML
3 21 (0.94%) LAMP
4 17 (0.76%) Web Services
5 14 (0.63%) JSP
6 12 (0.54%) Application Packaging
7 9 (0.40%) XML
8 8 (0.36%) .NET
9 7 (0.31%) Java EE
10 6 (0.27%) XMPP
10 6 (0.27%) CSS
10 6 (0.27%) Rendezvous
10 6 (0.27%) XSLT
11 5 (0.22%) WAP
11 5 (0.22%) ASP.NET
11 5 (0.22%) APPC
12 4 (0.18%) CGI
13 3 (0.13%) SOAP
13 3 (0.13%) Regular Expression
13 3 (0.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 90 (4.03%) Blackberry
2 78 (3.49%) Video Conferencing
2 78 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (2.15%) Replication
4 47 (2.10%) Clustering
5 44 (1.97%) Management Information System
6 37 (1.66%) Thin Client
6 37 (1.66%) Fat Client
7 29 (1.30%) IVR
8 28 (1.25%) Computer Science
9 24 (1.07%) PKI
9 24 (1.07%) NHS
10 22 (0.98%) Cryptography
11 19 (0.85%) SecurID
12 18 (0.81%) Wiki
12 18 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
13 14 (0.63%) Client/Server
13 14 (0.63%) Handset
14 13 (0.58%) PDA
14 13 (0.58%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 863 (38.61%) Windows
2 316 (14.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 249 (11.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 240 (10.74%) Windows 7
5 217 (9.71%) Linux
6 178 (7.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 139 (6.22%) Windows XP
8 119 (5.32%) UNIX
9 62 (2.77%) Windows 8
10 55 (2.46%) Solaris
11 39 (1.74%) CentOS
12 33 (1.48%) Windows 2000 Server
13 29 (1.30%) Android
14 28 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 28 (1.25%) AIX
15 25 (1.12%) Ubuntu
16 23 (1.03%) Mac OS X
16 23 (1.03%) Apple iOS
17 18 (0.81%) Windows 2000
18 14 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 479 (21.43%) ITIL
2 205 (9.17%) Migration
3 183 (8.19%) Project Management
4 150 (6.71%) Network Design
5 123 (5.50%) Load Balancing
6 117 (5.23%) Network Management
7 114 (5.10%) Service Management
8 110 (4.92%) PRINCE2
9 108 (4.83%) Service Delivery
10 97 (4.34%) Disaster Recovery
11 89 (3.98%) Incident Management
12 81 (3.62%) Stakeholder Management
13 72 (3.22%) Network Monitoring
14 64 (2.86%) Change Management
15 58 (2.60%) Capacity Planning
15 58 (2.60%) Time Management
16 55 (2.46%) Configuration Management
17 53 (2.37%) Network Architecture
18 50 (2.24%) Business Continuity
19 45 (2.01%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 191 (8.55%) SQL
2 58 (2.60%) Perl
3 48 (2.15%) Python
4 39 (1.74%) C
4 39 (1.74%) PowerShell
5 33 (1.48%) Bash Shell
6 32 (1.43%) Java
7 28 (1.25%) Ruby
8 27 (1.21%) PHP
9 22 (0.98%) Shell Script
10 17 (0.76%) JavaScript
11 16 (0.72%) VBScript
12 14 (0.63%) VB
13 13 (0.58%) C++
14 7 (0.31%) T-SQL
14 7 (0.31%) VBA
15 5 (0.22%) COBOL
15 5 (0.22%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.22%) RPG
15 5 (0.22%) Korn
Qualifications
1 612 (27.38%) Cisco Certification
2 375 (16.78%) CCNP
3 346 (15.48%) CCNA
4 329 (14.72%) Security Cleared
5 253 (11.32%) SC Cleared
6 119 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 102 (4.56%) CCIE
8 88 (3.94%) Degree
9 68 (3.04%) MCSE
10 64 (2.86%) DV Cleared
11 52 (2.33%) VCP4
12 44 (1.97%) CCDP
13 34 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
14 32 (1.43%) MCSA
14 32 (1.43%) CCIP
15 31 (1.39%) CISSP
16 30 (1.34%) MCP
17 28 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 27 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 26 (1.16%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (4.70%) SLA
2 43 (1.92%) QA
3 34 (1.52%) PCI DSS
4 24 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 23 (1.03%) JSP 440
6 20 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.49%) Dodd-Frank
8 10 (0.45%) COBIT
9 6 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.089%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.045%) GxP
12 1 (0.045%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.045%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 526 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 280 (12.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (5.91%) Hyper-V
4 78 (3.49%) vSphere
5 55 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
5 55 (2.46%) XenApp
6 42 (1.88%) XenServer
7 27 (1.21%) Firmware
7 27 (1.21%) VMware ESX
8 26 (1.16%) Samba
9 25 (1.12%) Xen
10 24 (1.07%) NFS
11 22 (0.98%) XenDesktop
12 21 (0.94%) vCloud
13 16 (0.72%) Postfix
14 15 (0.67%) Terminal Services
14 15 (0.67%) Snort
15 14 (0.63%) ProxySG
16 13 (0.58%) KVM
17 12 (0.54%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 103 (4.61%) SCCM
2 41 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
3 34 (1.52%) Puppet
3 34 (1.52%) SCOM
4 31 (1.39%) Cisco Prime
5 26 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (1.07%) Salt
6 24 (1.07%) Backup Exec
7 23 (1.03%) WSUS
8 22 (0.98%) CA Spectrum
9 20 (0.89%) NetBackup
10 19 (0.85%) WhatsUp Gold
11 18 (0.81%) ZABBIX
12 17 (0.76%) FortiGate
13 12 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 12 (0.54%) MIMEsweeper
13 12 (0.54%) MAILsweeper
14 10 (0.45%) CiscoWorks
14 10 (0.45%) Cisco UCCE
14 10 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1157 (51.77%) Cisco
2 496 (22.19%) Microsoft
3 455 (20.36%) VMware
4 314 (14.05%) Juniper
5 312 (13.96%) CheckPoint
6 276 (12.35%) Citrix
7 223 (9.98%) F5
8 213 (9.53%) HP
9 107 (4.79%) Blue Coat
10 88 (3.94%) NetApp
11 85 (3.80%) McAfee
12 83 (3.71%) SolarWinds
13 82 (3.67%) Avaya
14 75 (3.36%) Oracle
15 60 (2.68%) IBM
16 56 (2.51%) EMC
17 52 (2.33%) Fortinet
18 50 (2.24%) Riverbed
19 49 (2.19%) Remedy
20 47 (2.10%) CA
West Midlands
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Rate: MARKET RATE
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Cambridgeshire
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Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £275 - £315 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £270 - £280 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
EarthStream Global
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Circa £100 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
South West London
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Rate: £22.50 - 35.00 per hour
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North East
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Rate: £0.4 - £0.5 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 8 hours ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £12.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: 8 hours ago
Wiltshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Jumar
Rate: £100 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
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Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Bristol, Avon
Computer People
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North
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