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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 90 118 96
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -22
Contract jobs citing LAN 1194 936 941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.14% 1.72% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.61% 12.99% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 502 434
Average daily rate
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£360 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £177 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £317 £318
% change year-on-year
+10.41% -0.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 68 128
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.03 £16.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.84% +22.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £13.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £20.06 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+23.37% +25.37%

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
8170 7207 7312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.21% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4450 3815 3647
Average daily rate £350 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% +0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 396 578
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+49.55% -10.84%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 28 April 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 +34 1105 £360 +9.09% 372
London +43 416 £375 +11.11% 99
South East +18 283 £375 +7.14% 102
City of London +54 117 £375 +13.63% 25
North West -6 81 £338 +22.72% 28
East of England +45 76 £344 +20.61% 31
Berkshire +11 75 £398 +20.00% 29
South West +10 70 £360 +2.85% 23
West Midlands -4 69 £325 - 31
Yorkshire +15 65 £265 -11.66% 33
Hampshire +10 65 £347 +12.09% 24
Surrey +27 55 £350 -2.77% 19
Scotland -5 51 £384 +91.87% 14
East Midlands +11 39 £313 +25.00% 21
Buckinghamshire +2 36 £355 -11.25% 14
Manchester +8 33 £288 -12.87% 12
Hertfordshire +24 29 £375 -15.49% 14
Oxfordshire +1 29 £438 +20.68% 4
Milton Keynes +10 27 £375 -6.25% 7
West Yorkshire -2 26 £250 -28.57% 15
Birmingham +1 24 £350 +7.69% 11
Wiltshire +16 22 £360 +37.14% 13
Bristol +8 21 £425 - 3
Edinburgh -1 21 £384 +178.07% 3
Lancashire +12 18 £400 +52.38% 2
Glasgow +7 18 £500 +359.77% 4
Leeds -3 18 £250 -28.57% 13
South Yorkshire 0 17 £300 +7.14% 5
Merseyside -4 16 £313 +42.04% 5
North Yorkshire +13 15 £293 - 9

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 1953 (84.66%) WAN
2 1192 (51.67%) Cisco
3 899 (38.97%) Firewall
4 890 (38.58%) Windows
5 655 (28.39%) Cisco Certification
6 587 (25.44%) Active Directory
7 517 (22.41%) Microsoft
8 507 (21.98%) VPN
9 501 (21.72%) ITIL
10 474 (20.55%) VMware
11 407 (17.64%) CCNP
12 379 (16.43%) TCP/IP
13 373 (16.17%) CCNA
14 360 (15.60%) Wireless
15 346 (15.00%) DNS
16 341 (14.78%) Juniper
17 339 (14.69%) MPLS
18 332 (14.39%) CheckPoint
19 317 (13.74%) Security Cleared
20 308 (13.35%) Windows Server 2008
21 299 (12.96%) Finance
22 296 (12.83%) SAN
23 292 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
24 277 (12.01%) MS Office
25 270 (11.70%) Citrix
26 268 (11.62%) OSPF
27 265 (11.49%) Windows Server 2003
28 264 (11.44%) BGP
29 263 (11.40%) VoIP
30 253 (10.97%) Network Security

LAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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
1 220 (9.54%) MS Exchange
2 104 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 79 (3.42%) SharePoint
4 78 (3.38%) Lync
5 69 (2.99%) IIS
6 50 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 46 (1.99%) Apache
8 42 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
9 39 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
10 29 (1.26%) Tomcat
11 25 (1.08%) WebSphere
12 20 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
13 19 (0.82%) Confluence
14 18 (0.78%) IBM Notes
15 15 (0.65%) nginx
16 14 (0.61%) MediaWiki
17 11 (0.48%) OpenStack
17 11 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
18 9 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
18 9 (0.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 277 (12.01%) MS Office
2 211 (9.15%) MS Excel
3 84 (3.64%) MS Visio
4 27 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (1.00%) MS Project
6 8 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.26%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.043%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.043%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.043%) PaintShop Pro
8 1 (0.043%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.043%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (0.43%) ResourceLink
2 7 (0.30%) RMDS
2 7 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.17%) Agresso
4 3 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.087%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.087%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.087%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.043%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.043%) TeleForm
6 1 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.043%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.043%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 41 (1.78%) Office 365
2 39 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (1.08%) SaaS
4 17 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (0.61%) PaaS
6 9 (0.39%) IaaS
7 8 (0.35%) Google Apps
8 5 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.087%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.043%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.043%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.043%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 1953 (84.66%) WAN
2 899 (38.97%) Firewall
3 507 (21.98%) VPN
4 379 (16.43%) TCP/IP
5 360 (15.60%) Wireless
6 346 (15.00%) DNS
7 339 (14.69%) MPLS
8 296 (12.83%) SAN
9 268 (11.62%) OSPF
10 264 (11.44%) BGP
11 263 (11.40%) VoIP
12 253 (10.97%) Network Security
13 236 (10.23%) Cisco ASA
14 224 (9.71%) DHCP
15 211 (9.15%) VLAN
16 201 (8.71%) Internet
17 168 (7.28%) WLAN
18 158 (6.85%) Cisco Nexus
19 157 (6.81%) EIGRP
20 148 (6.42%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (6.68%) SQL Server
2 29 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (1.17%) Relational Database
4 22 (0.95%) Oracle Database
5 20 (0.87%) MySQL
6 19 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
7 17 (0.74%) DB2
8 16 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
9 15 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (0.65%) Big Data
10 14 (0.61%) Hadoop
11 11 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (0.43%) HBase
13 8 (0.35%) MS Access
13 8 (0.35%) Oracle Database 12c
14 7 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (0.26%) NoSQL
15 6 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 33 (1.43%) Jenkins
2 26 (1.13%) Hudson
3 19 (0.82%) JIRA
3 19 (0.82%) Git (software)
4 14 (0.61%) Subversion
5 6 (0.26%) Gerrit
6 5 (0.22%) Maven
7 4 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.13%) AdminStudio
8 3 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.087%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.043%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.043%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (0.043%) MSI
10 1 (0.043%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.043%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.043%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.043%) TeamCity
General
1 299 (12.96%) Finance
2 223 (9.67%) Telecoms
3 96 (4.16%) Banking
4 48 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 41 (1.78%) Retail
6 24 (1.04%) Investment Banking
7 21 (0.91%) Law
8 17 (0.74%) Back Office
9 15 (0.65%) Multimedia
10 14 (0.61%) Billing
10 14 (0.61%) Legal
11 11 (0.48%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.43%) Local Government
13 9 (0.39%) Automotive
14 6 (0.26%) Advertising
14 6 (0.26%) Military
15 5 (0.22%) Publishing
15 5 (0.22%) Games
15 5 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 581 (25.18%) Network Engineer
2 382 (16.56%) Analyst
3 272 (11.79%) Architect
4 167 (7.24%) Support Engineer
5 166 (7.20%) Project Manager
6 117 (5.07%) Support Analyst
7 108 (4.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 105 (4.55%) Consultant
9 97 (4.20%) Network Analyst
10 93 (4.03%) Network Support
11 92 (3.99%) 2nd Line Support
12 85 (3.68%) Desktop Support
12 85 (3.68%) Infrastructure Architect
13 80 (3.47%) Service Analyst
14 76 (3.29%) Service Desk Analyst
15 71 (3.08%) Senior Network Engineer
16 70 (3.03%) Infrastructure Manager
17 69 (2.99%) Network Architect
18 67 (2.90%) Administrator
19 63 (2.73%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (1.39%) Middleware
2 29 (1.26%) Web Services
3 21 (0.91%) HTML
4 13 (0.56%) Application Packaging
5 11 (0.48%) LAMP
5 11 (0.48%) Java EE
6 10 (0.43%) .NET
6 10 (0.43%) XML
6 10 (0.43%) JSP
6 10 (0.43%) XSLT
6 10 (0.43%) Rendezvous
7 9 (0.39%) XMPP
8 5 (0.22%) APPC
8 5 (0.22%) Ultra Messaging
8 5 (0.22%) CSS
8 5 (0.22%) WAP
8 5 (0.22%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.17%) SOAP
9 4 (0.17%) CGI
9 4 (0.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 87 (3.77%) Blackberry
2 81 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
3 80 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 53 (2.30%) Replication
6 49 (2.12%) Clustering
6 49 (2.12%) PKI
7 46 (1.99%) Thin Client
7 46 (1.99%) Fat Client
8 26 (1.13%) NHS
9 25 (1.08%) Computer Science
10 23 (1.00%) Public Cloud
11 22 (0.95%) Cryptography
12 20 (0.87%) IVR
13 19 (0.82%) iPhone
14 18 (0.78%) SecurID
15 17 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
16 16 (0.69%) Wiki
16 16 (0.69%) PDA
16 16 (0.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 890 (38.58%) Windows
2 308 (13.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 265 (11.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 240 (10.40%) Linux
5 233 (10.10%) Windows 7
6 201 (8.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 136 (5.90%) Windows XP
8 127 (5.50%) UNIX
9 61 (2.64%) Windows 8
10 59 (2.56%) Solaris
11 39 (1.69%) CentOS
12 32 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
13 31 (1.34%) AIX
14 30 (1.30%) Android
15 28 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 26 (1.13%) Ubuntu
17 24 (1.04%) Mac OS X
18 22 (0.95%) Apple iOS
19 15 (0.65%) Debian
19 15 (0.65%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 501 (21.72%) ITIL
2 207 (8.97%) Migration
3 189 (8.19%) Project Management
4 158 (6.85%) Network Design
5 145 (6.29%) Service Management
6 140 (6.07%) Network Management
7 136 (5.90%) Service Delivery
8 131 (5.68%) PRINCE2
9 110 (4.77%) Disaster Recovery
9 110 (4.77%) Load Balancing
10 101 (4.38%) Incident Management
11 95 (4.12%) Stakeholder Management
12 88 (3.81%) Network Monitoring
13 70 (3.03%) Configuration Management
14 67 (2.90%) Capacity Planning
15 61 (2.64%) Time Management
16 59 (2.56%) Change Management
17 57 (2.47%) Business Continuity
18 52 (2.25%) Information Security
19 51 (2.21%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 200 (8.67%) SQL
2 69 (2.99%) Perl
3 64 (2.77%) Python
4 49 (2.12%) PowerShell
5 43 (1.86%) Java
6 39 (1.69%) C
7 33 (1.43%) Bash Shell
8 30 (1.30%) Shell Script
9 28 (1.21%) PHP
10 25 (1.08%) Ruby
11 18 (0.78%) JavaScript
11 18 (0.78%) VB
12 14 (0.61%) VBScript
13 13 (0.56%) C++
14 10 (0.43%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.39%) T-SQL
15 9 (0.39%) Korn
16 7 (0.30%) VBA
17 5 (0.22%) RPG
17 5 (0.22%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 655 (28.39%) Cisco Certification
2 407 (17.64%) CCNP
3 373 (16.17%) CCNA
4 317 (13.74%) Security Cleared
5 220 (9.54%) SC Cleared
6 150 (6.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 118 (5.11%) CCIE
8 92 (3.99%) Degree
9 87 (3.77%) MCSE
10 67 (2.90%) DV Cleared
11 52 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
12 51 (2.21%) CCDP
13 46 (1.99%) MCSA
14 41 (1.78%) CCIP
15 39 (1.69%) CISSP
16 32 (1.39%) MCP
17 31 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 28 (1.21%) A+ Certification
19 26 (1.13%) JNCIS
20 25 (1.08%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (4.90%) SLA
2 54 (2.34%) QA
3 47 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 41 (1.78%) PCI DSS
5 25 (1.08%) JSP 440
6 23 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.65%) COBIT
8 11 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.043%) GxP
11 1 (0.043%) TickIT
11 1 (0.043%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.043%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.043%) BS25999
11 1 (0.043%) PMBOK
System Software
1 587 (25.44%) Active Directory
2 292 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 147 (6.37%) Hyper-V
4 99 (4.29%) vSphere
5 70 (3.03%) XenApp
6 56 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
7 40 (1.73%) XenServer
8 37 (1.60%) VMware ESX
9 28 (1.21%) Xen
10 27 (1.17%) Firmware
11 26 (1.13%) XenDesktop
11 26 (1.13%) vCloud
12 24 (1.04%) NFS
12 24 (1.04%) Samba
13 19 (0.82%) Terminal Services
14 17 (0.74%) Postfix
14 17 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
14 17 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 15 (0.65%) KVM
15 15 (0.65%) iptables
Systems Management
1 97 (4.20%) SCCM
2 42 (1.82%) Puppet
2 42 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
3 32 (1.39%) SCOM
4 29 (1.26%) WSUS
5 25 (1.08%) ZABBIX
6 24 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (1.00%) FortiGate
8 22 (0.95%) Backup Exec
9 20 (0.87%) Cisco Prime
10 19 (0.82%) Salt
10 19 (0.82%) NetBackup
11 17 (0.74%) WhatsUp Gold
12 14 (0.61%) Ansible
13 13 (0.56%) CA Spectrum
13 13 (0.56%) MIMEsweeper
13 13 (0.56%) MAILsweeper
14 12 (0.52%) Tivoli
14 12 (0.52%) Cisco UCCE
15 11 (0.48%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 1192 (51.67%) Cisco
2 517 (22.41%) Microsoft
3 474 (20.55%) VMware
4 341 (14.78%) Juniper
5 332 (14.39%) CheckPoint
6 270 (11.70%) Citrix
7 223 (9.67%) F5
8 219 (9.49%) HP
9 110 (4.77%) Blue Coat
10 105 (4.55%) NetApp
11 102 (4.42%) McAfee
12 93 (4.03%) SolarWinds
13 86 (3.73%) Oracle
14 74 (3.21%) IBM
15 58 (2.51%) Avaya
16 57 (2.47%) EMC
17 46 (1.99%) Aruba
17 46 (1.99%) 3PAR
18 45 (1.95%) Riverbed
19 44 (1.91%) Fortinet
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