The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 114 102 97
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -5
Contract jobs citing LAN 919 957 1117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.73% 1.88% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.65% 13.81% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 490 500
Average daily rate
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£340 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £474 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 96 124
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.75 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% +7.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.60 £37.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.56%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7267 6931 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.69% 13.63% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3872 3580 3896
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 486 668
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £13.97 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -17 847 £340 +4.61% 317
London 0 340 £375 +4.16% 109
South East -17 168 £325 -11.86% 62
City of London -4 88 £375 -3.22% 39
South West +5 75 £350 -4.10% 19
East of England -20 66 £248 -2.94% 34
West Midlands -13 58 £260 -3.25% 25
North West +8 51 £375 +36.36% 25
Berkshire -11 48 £350 +47.36% 15
Hampshire -2 46 £330 -16.19% 17
Yorkshire -26 37 £325 +23.80% 26
Scotland +3 34 £320 -11.77% 9
Bristol +3 29 £394 +10.91% 3
East Midlands -11 29 £350 +33.33% 17
Reading +4 25 £400 +185.71% 6
Cheshire +4 23 £615 +123.63% 8
Cambridgeshire -1 21 £240 +1.05% 8
Tyne and Wear +5 20 £350 - 2
North East -2 20 £350 +12.00% 2
Oxfordshire -1 19 £300 -6.25% 4
West Yorkshire -25 19 £225 -18.18% 17
Hertfordshire +15 16 £248 -33.10% 7
Manchester +7 16 £375 +76.47% 14
Birmingham -5 16 £288 +57.53% 6
Surrey -9 15 £298 -13.76% 10
Gloucestershire -1 14 £325 -38.09% 2
West Sussex -1 14 £248 -40.54% 2
Wiltshire -11 14 £350 -21.34% 4
Glasgow - 14 £420 - 2
Southampton 0 13 £325 -7.14% 6

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 1556 (82.02%) WAN
2 852 (44.91%) Cisco
3 848 (44.70%) Windows
4 637 (33.58%) Firewall
5 497 (26.20%) Active Directory
6 471 (24.83%) Cisco Certification
7 460 (24.25%) Microsoft
8 408 (21.51%) TCP/IP
9 403 (21.24%) VMware
10 358 (18.87%) ITIL
11 351 (18.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 338 (17.82%) VPN
13 302 (15.92%) Citrix
14 300 (15.81%) Wireless
15 284 (14.97%) CCNP
16 278 (14.65%) Security Cleared
17 261 (13.76%) Windows Server 2003
18 259 (13.65%) SAN
19 254 (13.39%) DNS
19 254 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
20 250 (13.18%) MS Exchange
21 248 (13.07%) CCNA
22 245 (12.92%) Finance
22 245 (12.92%) Windows 7
23 242 (12.76%) CheckPoint
24 240 (12.65%) MS Office
25 235 (12.39%) SC Cleared
26 224 (11.81%) HP
27 216 (11.39%) MPLS
28 215 (11.33%) MS Excel

LAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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
1 250 (13.18%) MS Exchange
2 108 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 94 (4.96%) SharePoint
4 67 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2003
5 55 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 54 (2.85%) IIS
7 49 (2.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 49 (2.58%) Lync
8 37 (1.95%) IBM Notes
9 30 (1.58%) Apache
10 26 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
11 16 (0.84%) WebSphere
11 16 (0.84%) nginx
11 16 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
12 14 (0.74%) Tomcat
13 12 (0.63%) MediaWiki
13 12 (0.63%) Confluence
14 9 (0.47%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.42%) CMS
15 8 (0.42%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 240 (12.65%) MS Office
2 215 (11.33%) MS Excel
3 46 (2.42%) MS Visio
4 45 (2.37%) MS Project
5 29 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (0.69%) Acrobat
7 6 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.21%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.16%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.053%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.053%) SPSS
10 1 (0.053%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.053%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.42%) RMDS
3 7 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.26%) assyst
5 1 (0.053%) SAP CCM
5 1 (0.053%) Line 500
5 1 (0.053%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.053%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.053%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.48%) Office 365
2 11 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.21%) SaaS
5 3 (0.16%) IaaS
5 3 (0.16%) PaaS
6 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
6 2 (0.11%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1556 (82.02%) WAN
2 637 (33.58%) Firewall
3 408 (21.51%) TCP/IP
4 338 (17.82%) VPN
5 300 (15.81%) Wireless
6 259 (13.65%) SAN
7 254 (13.39%) DNS
8 216 (11.39%) MPLS
9 211 (11.12%) VoIP
10 188 (9.91%) Network Security
11 179 (9.44%) DHCP
12 178 (9.38%) OSPF
12 178 (9.38%) BGP
13 135 (7.12%) VLAN
14 120 (6.33%) Internet
15 111 (5.85%) WLAN
15 111 (5.85%) Cisco IOS
16 106 (5.59%) EIGRP
17 94 (4.96%) IPsec
18 93 (4.90%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (6.43%) SQL Server
2 26 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (1.32%) MySQL
4 18 (0.95%) Oracle Database
5 17 (0.90%) Relational Database
6 15 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (0.63%) Cognos Impromptu
8 12 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
8 12 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.37%) DB2
11 6 (0.32%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.26%) QlikView
13 4 (0.21%) HBase
14 3 (0.16%) Oracle Exadata
14 3 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.16%) MS Access
15 2 (0.11%) Ingres
15 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 22 (1.16%) Jenkins
2 15 (0.79%) Hudson
3 13 (0.69%) Git (software)
4 12 (0.63%) Subversion
4 12 (0.63%) JIRA
5 7 (0.37%) Selenium
5 7 (0.37%) FitNesse
5 7 (0.37%) JUnit
6 4 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.16%) StarTeam
8 2 (0.11%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.053%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.053%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.053%) WebLOAD
9 1 (0.053%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.053%) AppScan
9 1 (0.053%) FrontPage
9 1 (0.053%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.053%) Toad
General
1 245 (12.92%) Finance
2 189 (9.96%) Telecoms
3 79 (4.16%) Banking
4 35 (1.85%) Marketing
5 34 (1.79%) French Language
6 31 (1.63%) Retail
7 30 (1.58%) Back Office
7 30 (1.58%) Investment Banking
8 27 (1.42%) Advertising
9 25 (1.32%) Local Government
10 19 (1.00%) Manufacturing
11 18 (0.95%) Legal
11 18 (0.95%) Spanish Language
12 17 (0.90%) Mandarin Language
13 16 (0.84%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.63%) Front Office
15 9 (0.47%) Billing
15 9 (0.47%) Electronics
15 9 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 362 (19.08%) Network Engineer
2 265 (13.97%) Analyst
3 180 (9.49%) Architect
4 155 (8.17%) Project Manager
5 152 (8.01%) Support Engineer
6 125 (6.59%) Consultant
7 102 (5.38%) Support Analyst
8 85 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 72 (3.80%) Network Support
10 70 (3.69%) 2nd Line Support
11 69 (3.64%) Administrator
12 65 (3.43%) Desktop Support
13 58 (3.06%) Infrastructure Manager
13 58 (3.06%) Security Engineer
14 57 (3.00%) Cisco Engineer
15 56 (2.95%) Infrastructure Architect
16 54 (2.85%) Network Analyst
17 53 (2.79%) 3rd Line Support
18 49 (2.58%) Network Security Engineer
19 47 (2.48%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.06%) Middleware
2 27 (1.42%) .NET
3 25 (1.32%) Web Services
4 19 (1.00%) LAMP
5 16 (0.84%) HTML
5 16 (0.84%) XML
6 15 (0.79%) XMPP
7 14 (0.74%) Application Packaging
8 11 (0.58%) JSP
9 8 (0.42%) Rendezvous
10 6 (0.32%) CSS
11 5 (0.26%) DCOM
12 4 (0.21%) XSLT
12 4 (0.21%) SAML
12 4 (0.21%) FIX Protocol
13 3 (0.16%) SOAP
13 3 (0.16%) ASP.NET
14 2 (0.11%) Flash
14 2 (0.11%) ODBC
14 2 (0.11%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 83 (4.38%) Blackberry
2 64 (3.37%) Thin Client
2 64 (3.37%) Fat Client
3 58 (3.06%) Video Conferencing
4 50 (2.64%) Clustering
5 47 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 28 (1.48%) Replication
7 27 (1.42%) Open Source
8 24 (1.27%) Client/Server
9 23 (1.21%) NHS
10 19 (1.00%) PKI
10 19 (1.00%) Statistics
11 18 (0.95%) Computer Science
11 18 (0.95%) Hedge funds
12 17 (0.90%) Wiki
13 16 (0.84%) Mainframe
14 15 (0.79%) iPad
14 15 (0.79%) Firmware
15 14 (0.74%) PMI
16 12 (0.63%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 848 (44.70%) Windows
2 351 (18.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 261 (13.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 245 (12.92%) Windows 7
5 191 (10.07%) Linux
6 172 (9.07%) Windows XP
7 143 (7.54%) UNIX
8 122 (6.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 64 (3.37%) Solaris
10 48 (2.53%) Windows 8
11 46 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 35 (1.85%) Windows Vista
12 35 (1.85%) Windows 2000
13 29 (1.53%) AIX
14 21 (1.11%) Windows 2000 Server
14 21 (1.11%) Mac OS X
15 17 (0.90%) Ubuntu
16 16 (0.84%) Debian
17 15 (0.79%) CentOS
17 15 (0.79%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (18.87%) ITIL
2 149 (7.85%) Project Management
3 136 (7.17%) PRINCE2
4 130 (6.85%) Migration
5 118 (6.22%) Service Management
6 117 (6.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 107 (5.64%) Network Design
8 91 (4.80%) Service Delivery
9 86 (4.53%) Network Management
10 69 (3.64%) Load Balancing
11 57 (3.00%) Change Management
12 56 (2.95%) Capacity Planning
13 53 (2.79%) Stakeholder Management
14 47 (2.48%) Change Control
15 46 (2.42%) Network Monitoring
16 45 (2.37%) Time Management
16 45 (2.37%) Incident Management
17 44 (2.32%) Business Continuity
18 39 (2.06%) Network Architecture
19 37 (1.95%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 173 (9.12%) SQL
2 44 (2.32%) Java
3 42 (2.21%) PowerShell
4 36 (1.90%) Perl
5 35 (1.85%) C
6 24 (1.27%) Python
7 23 (1.21%) Bash Shell
8 18 (0.95%) PHP
9 17 (0.90%) Ruby
10 16 (0.84%) Shell Script
11 13 (0.69%) VB
12 10 (0.53%) Tcl
13 8 (0.42%) Korn
14 7 (0.37%) VBScript
15 6 (0.32%) JavaScript
16 4 (0.21%) Bourne shell
17 3 (0.16%) C#
18 2 (0.11%) C++
18 2 (0.11%) VBA
18 2 (0.11%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 471 (24.83%) Cisco Certification
2 284 (14.97%) CCNP
3 278 (14.65%) Security Cleared
4 248 (13.07%) CCNA
5 235 (12.39%) SC Cleared
6 135 (7.12%) Microsoft Certification
7 96 (5.06%) MCSE
8 94 (4.96%) Degree
9 83 (4.38%) CCIE
10 48 (2.53%) CCDP
11 42 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
12 31 (1.63%) CCSE
13 28 (1.48%) MCP
14 27 (1.42%) CCSA
15 25 (1.32%) MCITP
16 24 (1.27%) CISSP
17 23 (1.21%) MCSA
17 23 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 21 (1.11%) PMI Certification
19 19 (1.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.43%) SLA
2 36 (1.90%) QA
3 14 (0.74%) JSP 440
4 12 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (0.63%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.21%) COBIT
6 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.053%) TickIT
7 1 (0.053%) GxP
System Software
1 497 (26.20%) Active Directory
2 254 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (5.43%) Hyper-V
4 88 (4.64%) XenApp
5 70 (3.69%) vSphere
6 47 (2.48%) VMware ESX
7 46 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
8 30 (1.58%) XenDesktop
9 26 (1.37%) NFS
10 24 (1.27%) Samba
11 23 (1.21%) Xen
12 21 (1.11%) Terminal Services
13 20 (1.05%) ISA Server
13 20 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
14 19 (1.00%) XenServer
15 18 (0.95%) NLBS
16 16 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 14 (0.74%) KVM
18 13 (0.69%) Postfix
18 13 (0.69%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 91 (4.80%) SCCM
2 54 (2.85%) Cisco CUCM
3 43 (2.27%) SCOM
4 27 (1.42%) WSUS
5 25 (1.32%) Backup Exec
6 21 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
7 19 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
8 18 (0.95%) ARCserve
9 17 (0.90%) Puppet
10 15 (0.79%) ZABBIX
10 15 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
11 14 (0.74%) OpenView
11 14 (0.74%) OPNET
12 12 (0.63%) NetBackup
12 12 (0.63%) Cisco UCCX
13 11 (0.58%) WhatsUp Gold
13 11 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 10 (0.53%) CiscoWorks
14 10 (0.53%) Cisco Prime
15 9 (0.47%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 852 (44.91%) Cisco
2 460 (24.25%) Microsoft
3 403 (21.24%) VMware
4 302 (15.92%) Citrix
5 242 (12.76%) CheckPoint
6 224 (11.81%) HP
7 189 (9.96%) Juniper
8 117 (6.17%) Oracle
9 116 (6.11%) F5
10 81 (4.27%) Avaya
11 69 (3.64%) IBM
11 69 (3.64%) Red Hat
12 67 (3.53%) SolarWinds
13 64 (3.37%) Blue Coat
14 62 (3.27%) NetApp
15 61 (3.22%) McAfee
16 45 (2.37%) EMC
17 44 (2.32%) Riverbed
18 41 (2.16%) Symantec
19 39 (2.06%) Nortel
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Sanderson
Rate: £160 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
ITF Solutions
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £230 - £280 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Derbyshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 325 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum + NEG
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + 600 MAX
Posted: 14 hours ago
Middlesex
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
MBA Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £195 to £245 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Derbyshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago