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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 126 102 95
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -7
Contract jobs citing LAN 882 981 1097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.67% 1.96% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.25% 14.03% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 502 491
Average daily rate
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£339 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 94 120
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.88 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% -0.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.83 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £44.42 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7201 6993 8756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.67% 13.95% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3852 3553 3828
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 £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 513 662
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +3.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.56 £13.75 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%

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 11 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 11 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 11 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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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 -26 815 £340 +4.61% 289
London -3 334 £375 +7.14% 91
South East -31 173 £330 -12.00% 58
City of London -10 83 £375 - 29
South West 0 73 £350 -6.66% 23
East of England -15 61 £248 -2.94% 26
West Midlands -17 50 £275 +8.91% 26
Hampshire -19 48 £335 -17.07% 17
Berkshire -12 47 £345 +35.29% 10
North West +1 43 £263 -4.54% 17
Yorkshire -29 34 £356 +35.71% 30
Scotland +8 32 £336 -7.40% 10
Bristol -2 29 £413 +17.85% 6
East Midlands -11 29 £341 +30.00% 15
Cheshire +8 22 £615 +123.63% 2
Reading -2 22 £425 +165.62% 5
Oxfordshire +3 19 £370 +15.62% 5
Surrey 0 18 £263 -24.18% 10
Hertfordshire +13 17 £248 -33.10% 5
Cambridgeshire -6 17 £150 -42.30% 11
North East -1 16 £349 +11.59% 2
Tyne and Wear -2 16 £349 -0.36% 2
West Yorkshire -32 16 £400 +45.45% 18
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 15 £349 -0.36% 1
West Sussex -6 15 £248 -43.42% 6
Wiltshire -14 15 £350 -19.07% 4
Southampton +7 14 £330 +11.86% 6
Glasgow +17 13 £420 +68.00% 2
Birmingham -6 13 £300 +87.50% 12
Leicestershire +6 11 £300 - 2

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 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 1574 (82.15%) WAN
2 869 (45.35%) Cisco
3 857 (44.73%) Windows
4 617 (32.20%) Firewall
5 497 (25.94%) Cisco Certification
6 493 (25.73%) Active Directory
7 469 (24.48%) Microsoft
8 407 (21.24%) TCP/IP
9 397 (20.72%) VMware
10 362 (18.89%) ITIL
11 353 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 333 (17.38%) VPN
13 304 (15.87%) Wireless
14 296 (15.45%) Citrix
14 296 (15.45%) Security Cleared
15 293 (15.29%) CCNP
16 266 (13.88%) CCNA
16 266 (13.88%) Windows Server 2003
17 265 (13.83%) MS Office
18 257 (13.41%) MS Exchange
19 256 (13.36%) Windows 7
20 254 (13.26%) SAN
21 251 (13.10%) SC Cleared
22 250 (13.05%) DNS
23 246 (12.84%) VMware Infrastructure
24 245 (12.79%) Finance
25 237 (12.37%) CheckPoint
26 232 (12.11%) HP
27 215 (11.22%) MPLS
28 208 (10.86%) VoIP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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
1 257 (13.41%) MS Exchange
2 107 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 94 (4.91%) SharePoint
4 68 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 62 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2007
6 57 (2.97%) IIS
7 52 (2.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 49 (2.56%) Lync
9 38 (1.98%) IBM Notes
10 29 (1.51%) Apache
11 26 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
12 17 (0.89%) WebSphere
13 16 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
14 15 (0.78%) nginx
15 14 (0.73%) Tomcat
16 12 (0.63%) Confluence
16 12 (0.63%) MediaWiki
17 8 (0.42%) WebLogic
17 8 (0.42%) CMS
18 7 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 265 (13.83%) MS Office
2 206 (10.75%) MS Excel
3 58 (3.03%) MS Visio
4 44 (2.30%) MS Project
5 29 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (0.63%) Acrobat
7 6 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.26%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.16%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.052%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.052%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.52%) RMDS
1 10 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.26%) assyst
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.052%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.052%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.052%) SAP CCM
6 1 (0.052%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.77%) Office 365
2 11 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.16%) SaaS
4 2 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.10%) Rackspace Cloud
4 2 (0.10%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.052%) IaaS
5 1 (0.052%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.052%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1574 (82.15%) WAN
2 617 (32.20%) Firewall
3 407 (21.24%) TCP/IP
4 333 (17.38%) VPN
5 304 (15.87%) Wireless
6 254 (13.26%) SAN
7 250 (13.05%) DNS
8 215 (11.22%) MPLS
9 208 (10.86%) VoIP
10 182 (9.50%) OSPF
11 179 (9.34%) BGP
12 178 (9.29%) DHCP
12 178 (9.29%) Network Security
13 136 (7.10%) VLAN
14 123 (6.42%) Internet
15 112 (5.85%) EIGRP
16 110 (5.74%) WLAN
17 109 (5.69%) Cisco IOS
18 94 (4.91%) Cisco ASA
19 92 (4.80%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (6.26%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.25%) MySQL
2 24 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (0.99%) Oracle Database
4 17 (0.89%) Relational Database
5 15 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (0.57%) DB2
7 11 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
7 11 (0.57%) Cognos Impromptu
7 11 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.37%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.26%) QlikView
10 5 (0.26%) HBase
11 4 (0.21%) MS Access
12 3 (0.16%) Oracle Exadata
13 2 (0.10%) IDOL
13 2 (0.10%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 21 (1.10%) Jenkins
2 14 (0.73%) Hudson
3 13 (0.68%) Git (software)
4 12 (0.63%) JIRA
4 12 (0.63%) Subversion
5 7 (0.37%) JUnit
5 7 (0.37%) Selenium
5 7 (0.37%) FitNesse
6 5 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.16%) StarTeam
8 2 (0.10%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.052%) AppScan
9 1 (0.052%) Toad
9 1 (0.052%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.052%) WebLOAD
9 1 (0.052%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.052%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.052%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 245 (12.79%) Finance
2 188 (9.81%) Telecoms
3 82 (4.28%) Banking
4 36 (1.88%) Marketing
5 35 (1.83%) French Language
6 33 (1.72%) Retail
7 32 (1.67%) Back Office
8 30 (1.57%) Investment Banking
9 27 (1.41%) Advertising
10 26 (1.36%) Legal
10 26 (1.36%) Local Government
11 21 (1.10%) Manufacturing
12 19 (0.99%) Spanish Language
13 17 (0.89%) Mandarin Language
14 16 (0.84%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.68%) Front Office
16 10 (0.52%) German Language
17 9 (0.47%) Law
17 9 (0.47%) Electronics
18 8 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 369 (19.26%) Network Engineer
2 271 (14.14%) Analyst
3 174 (9.08%) Architect
4 160 (8.35%) Project Manager
5 150 (7.83%) Support Engineer
6 124 (6.47%) Consultant
7 101 (5.27%) Support Analyst
8 83 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 72 (3.76%) 2nd Line Support
10 71 (3.71%) Network Support
11 69 (3.60%) Administrator
11 69 (3.60%) Desktop Support
12 60 (3.13%) Cisco Engineer
13 56 (2.92%) Network Analyst
13 56 (2.92%) Security Engineer
14 55 (2.87%) Infrastructure Architect
15 53 (2.77%) Infrastructure Manager
16 48 (2.51%) 3rd Line Support
16 48 (2.51%) Systems Engineer
17 46 (2.40%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (2.24%) Middleware
2 28 (1.46%) .NET
3 27 (1.41%) JSP
4 22 (1.15%) Web Services
5 17 (0.89%) XML
5 17 (0.89%) LAMP
6 16 (0.84%) HTML
7 15 (0.78%) XMPP
8 13 (0.68%) Application Packaging
9 10 (0.52%) Rendezvous
10 5 (0.26%) XSLT
10 5 (0.26%) DCOM
10 5 (0.26%) CSS
11 4 (0.21%) APPC
11 4 (0.21%) SAML
12 3 (0.16%) SOAP
12 3 (0.16%) FIX Protocol
13 2 (0.10%) JSF
13 2 (0.10%) REST
13 2 (0.10%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 87 (4.54%) Blackberry
2 62 (3.24%) Thin Client
2 62 (3.24%) Fat Client
3 60 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
4 47 (2.45%) Management Information System
4 47 (2.45%) Clustering
5 28 (1.46%) Replication
6 25 (1.30%) Open Source
7 24 (1.25%) Client/Server
8 21 (1.10%) NHS
9 19 (0.99%) Mainframe
9 19 (0.99%) Statistics
10 18 (0.94%) Computer Science
10 18 (0.94%) Hedge funds
11 17 (0.89%) Wiki
12 15 (0.78%) Firmware
12 15 (0.78%) PMI
13 14 (0.73%) PKI
14 13 (0.68%) iPad
15 12 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 857 (44.73%) Windows
2 353 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 266 (13.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 256 (13.36%) Windows 7
5 191 (9.97%) Linux
6 178 (9.29%) Windows XP
7 142 (7.41%) UNIX
8 114 (5.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 62 (3.24%) Solaris
10 51 (2.66%) Windows 8
11 42 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 36 (1.88%) Windows Vista
13 35 (1.83%) Windows 2000
14 26 (1.36%) AIX
15 23 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
16 21 (1.10%) Mac OS X
17 16 (0.84%) Ubuntu
17 16 (0.84%) CentOS
18 15 (0.78%) Debian
18 15 (0.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (18.89%) ITIL
2 158 (8.25%) Project Management
3 140 (7.31%) PRINCE2
4 135 (7.05%) Migration
5 122 (6.37%) Network Design
6 114 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
7 109 (5.69%) Service Management
8 89 (4.65%) Service Delivery
9 79 (4.12%) Network Management
10 70 (3.65%) Load Balancing
11 62 (3.24%) Change Management
12 54 (2.82%) Capacity Planning
13 53 (2.77%) Stakeholder Management
14 46 (2.40%) Change Control
14 46 (2.40%) Incident Management
15 45 (2.35%) Network Monitoring
16 44 (2.30%) Time Management
17 39 (2.04%) Business Continuity
18 38 (1.98%) Risk Management
19 37 (1.93%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 176 (9.19%) SQL
2 50 (2.61%) C
3 44 (2.30%) Java
4 42 (2.19%) PowerShell
5 38 (1.98%) Perl
6 23 (1.20%) Python
7 22 (1.15%) Bash Shell
8 19 (0.99%) Shell Script
9 18 (0.94%) PHP
10 16 (0.84%) VB
10 16 (0.84%) Ruby
11 10 (0.52%) Tcl
12 8 (0.42%) Korn
13 7 (0.37%) VBScript
14 5 (0.26%) JavaScript
15 4 (0.21%) RPG
15 4 (0.21%) COBOL
15 4 (0.21%) Bourne shell
16 2 (0.10%) C-shell
16 2 (0.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 497 (25.94%) Cisco Certification
2 296 (15.45%) Security Cleared
3 293 (15.29%) CCNP
4 266 (13.88%) CCNA
5 251 (13.10%) SC Cleared
6 137 (7.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 104 (5.43%) Degree
8 100 (5.22%) MCSE
9 82 (4.28%) CCIE
10 49 (2.56%) CCDP
11 40 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
12 27 (1.41%) CCSE
12 27 (1.41%) MCP
13 26 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 26 (1.36%) CCSA
14 25 (1.30%) MCITP
15 22 (1.15%) DV Cleared
15 22 (1.15%) PMI Certification
15 22 (1.15%) CISSP
15 22 (1.15%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (4.70%) SLA
2 31 (1.62%) QA
3 24 (1.25%) JSP 440
4 13 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.57%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.21%) COBIT
8 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.052%) GxP
9 1 (0.052%) TickIT
System Software
1 493 (25.73%) Active Directory
2 246 (12.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (4.91%) Hyper-V
4 85 (4.44%) XenApp
5 67 (3.50%) vSphere
6 48 (2.51%) VMware ESX
7 42 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
8 28 (1.46%) XenDesktop
9 27 (1.41%) NFS
10 24 (1.25%) Samba
11 23 (1.20%) Xen
12 21 (1.10%) Terminal Services
13 20 (1.04%) ISA Server
13 20 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
14 19 (0.99%) XenServer
15 18 (0.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 18 (0.94%) NLBS
16 14 (0.73%) SRDF
17 13 (0.68%) Postfix
17 13 (0.68%) KVM
Systems Management
1 93 (4.85%) SCCM
2 55 (2.87%) Cisco CUCM
3 42 (2.19%) SCOM
4 28 (1.46%) WSUS
5 27 (1.41%) Backup Exec
6 21 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
7 16 (0.84%) Puppet
7 16 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
7 16 (0.84%) ARCserve
7 16 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
8 15 (0.78%) NetBackup
9 14 (0.73%) ZABBIX
9 14 (0.73%) OPNET
9 14 (0.73%) OpenView
10 12 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 12 (0.63%) Cisco UCCX
11 10 (0.52%) WhatsUp Gold
12 9 (0.47%) Cisco Prime
13 8 (0.42%) CiscoWorks
14 7 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 869 (45.35%) Cisco
2 469 (24.48%) Microsoft
3 397 (20.72%) VMware
4 296 (15.45%) Citrix
5 237 (12.37%) CheckPoint
6 232 (12.11%) HP
7 180 (9.39%) Juniper
8 114 (5.95%) Oracle
9 113 (5.90%) F5
10 79 (4.12%) Avaya
11 77 (4.02%) IBM
12 73 (3.81%) Blue Coat
13 72 (3.76%) McAfee
14 69 (3.60%) SolarWinds
15 65 (3.39%) Red Hat
16 61 (3.18%) NetApp
17 46 (2.40%) Symantec
18 43 (2.24%) EMC
18 43 (2.24%) Riverbed
19 40 (2.09%) Nortel
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 to £250 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 10 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
n-tier selection limited
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 10 hours ago
Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £16 - £22 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: 14 hours ago
North West
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: £375 - 395 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
QUANTICA
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Network ITR
Rate: 12 to 13.50 per day GBP
Posted: Yesterday
London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £250 to £290 per day 6 mths initial contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £120 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Intapeople
Rate: £225 to £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £200 - £250
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 300 - 325
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 3 Months Initially + extension
Posted: 3 days ago
South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 4 days ago