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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 100 97 93
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing LAN 1096 1075 1172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.97% 2.01% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.56% 14.91% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 596 562
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £170 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.99% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 85 137
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.36 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.25 £19.68
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +2.89%

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
8084 7210 9059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.54% 13.51% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4373 3882 4077
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 418 712
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +5 1023 £350 +6.06% 318
London +12 417 £400 +10.72% 123
South East -11 204 £325 -8.70% 70
City of London +3 99 £350 -12.43% 36
South West +5 92 £300 -16.66% 27
West Midlands +2 80 £330 +6.45% 19
East of England -21 74 £298 +16.66% 23
North West -8 58 £300 +3.44% 31
Hampshire +4 56 £313 -26.47% 20
Berkshire -9 53 £390 +20.00% 10
Yorkshire -2 37 £275 +7.31% 15
Cambridgeshire +26 33 £285 +10.67% 7
Scotland -23 32 £286 -20.42% 17
Reading +16 29 £425 +120.77% 2
East Midlands -13 29 £350 +27.27% 8
Gloucestershire +1 27 £275 -39.56% 4
Manchester +9 24 £255 -7.27% 12
West Yorkshire -6 23 £209 -24.09% 10
Wiltshire -4 22 £165 -61.17% 7
Bristol -9 22 £400 +11.11% 10
Oxfordshire +9 21 £350 -6.66% 8
Cheshire -19 20 £388 -0.64% 16
Shropshire 0 19 £320 +3.22%
Surrey -12 19 £355 +22.41% 14
Birmingham -5 18 £350 +1.44% 7
Cambridge +5 17 £298 -0.83% 5
Tyne and Wear -9 17 £400 +14.28% 2
North East -10 17 £400 +52.38% 2
Hook +14 16 £267 -38.68%
Telford 0 16 £258 -18.25%

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1606 (81.48%) WAN
2 894 (45.36%) Cisco
3 862 (43.73%) Windows
4 697 (35.36%) Firewall
5 504 (25.57%) Cisco Certification
6 482 (24.45%) Active Directory
7 473 (24.00%) Microsoft
8 379 (19.23%) VMware
9 375 (19.03%) TCP/IP
10 374 (18.98%) ITIL
11 363 (18.42%) VPN
12 327 (16.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 314 (15.93%) CCNP
14 310 (15.73%) Wireless
15 290 (14.71%) Citrix
16 280 (14.21%) Security Cleared
17 272 (13.80%) CheckPoint
18 270 (13.70%) CCNA
18 270 (13.70%) DNS
18 270 (13.70%) MS Exchange
18 270 (13.70%) Windows 7
19 259 (13.14%) SAN
20 249 (12.63%) Finance
21 246 (12.48%) Windows Server 2003
22 239 (12.13%) MS Office
22 239 (12.13%) VMware Infrastructure
23 230 (11.67%) SC Cleared
23 230 (11.67%) MPLS
24 225 (11.42%) HP
24 225 (11.42%) Network Security

LAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 270 (13.70%) MS Exchange
2 110 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 91 (4.62%) SharePoint
4 61 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2003
5 56 (2.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 52 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2007
7 51 (2.59%) Lync
8 46 (2.33%) IIS
9 39 (1.98%) IBM Notes
10 38 (1.93%) Apache
11 25 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
12 20 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
13 18 (0.91%) nginx
14 15 (0.76%) Tomcat
15 14 (0.71%) Confluence
15 14 (0.71%) MediaWiki
16 13 (0.66%) WebSphere
17 9 (0.46%) WebLogic
18 8 (0.41%) CMS
18 8 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 239 (12.13%) MS Office
2 208 (10.55%) MS Excel
3 47 (2.38%) MS Visio
4 39 (1.98%) MS Project
5 25 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (0.56%) Acrobat
7 8 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.25%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.051%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.051%) SPSS
11 1 (0.051%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.051%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 11 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.25%) assyst
5 4 (0.20%) RMDS
6 2 (0.10%) Agresso
7 1 (0.051%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.051%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.051%) Cognos Planning
7 1 (0.051%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.42%) Office 365
2 17 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.30%) SaaS
4 6 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.25%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.20%) IaaS
6 4 (0.20%) IBM SmartCloud
7 3 (0.15%) PaaS
8 2 (0.10%) Rackspace Cloud
8 2 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1606 (81.48%) WAN
2 697 (35.36%) Firewall
3 375 (19.03%) TCP/IP
4 363 (18.42%) VPN
5 310 (15.73%) Wireless
6 270 (13.70%) DNS
7 259 (13.14%) SAN
8 230 (11.67%) MPLS
9 225 (11.42%) Network Security
10 221 (11.21%) VoIP
11 195 (9.89%) DHCP
12 184 (9.34%) BGP
13 175 (8.88%) OSPF
14 138 (7.00%) VLAN
15 134 (6.80%) WLAN
16 130 (6.60%) Internet
17 126 (6.39%) Cisco IOS
18 115 (5.83%) Cisco ASA
19 108 (5.48%) IPsec
20 106 (5.38%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 35 (1.78%) MySQL
3 28 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (1.12%) Relational Database
5 21 (1.07%) Oracle Database
6 17 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (0.51%) DB2
10 9 (0.46%) Oracle Exadata
11 7 (0.36%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (0.30%) Cognos Impromptu
13 5 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.25%) HBase
14 4 (0.20%) Big Data
14 4 (0.20%) MS Access
14 4 (0.20%) Informix
15 3 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
15 3 (0.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 25 (1.27%) Jenkins
2 21 (1.07%) Hudson
3 15 (0.76%) Git (software)
4 14 (0.71%) Subversion
4 14 (0.71%) JIRA
5 5 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (0.20%) JUnit
6 4 (0.20%) Selenium
6 4 (0.20%) StarTeam
6 4 (0.20%) FitNesse
7 2 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.10%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.051%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.051%) Toad
8 1 (0.051%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.051%) WebLOAD
8 1 (0.051%) AppScan
8 1 (0.051%) FrontPage
8 1 (0.051%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 249 (12.63%) Finance
2 166 (8.42%) Telecoms
3 83 (4.21%) Banking
4 40 (2.03%) Marketing
5 33 (1.67%) Investment Banking
5 33 (1.67%) Local Government
6 31 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 29 (1.47%) Retail
7 29 (1.47%) French Language
8 27 (1.37%) Advertising
9 26 (1.32%) Back Office
10 21 (1.07%) Legal
11 19 (0.96%) Spanish Language
12 14 (0.71%) Mandarin Language
12 14 (0.71%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.66%) Electronics
14 11 (0.56%) Billing
15 9 (0.46%) Dutch Language
15 9 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.36%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 404 (20.50%) Network Engineer
2 260 (13.19%) Analyst
3 205 (10.40%) Architect
4 164 (8.32%) Support Engineer
5 142 (7.20%) Project Manager
6 105 (5.33%) Support Analyst
7 104 (5.28%) Consultant
8 89 (4.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 82 (4.16%) Network Support
10 80 (4.06%) 2nd Line Support
11 73 (3.70%) Administrator
12 69 (3.50%) Desktop Support
13 67 (3.40%) Cisco Engineer
13 67 (3.40%) Security Engineer
14 65 (3.30%) Network Analyst
15 60 (3.04%) Infrastructure Manager
16 59 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support
16 59 (2.99%) Network Security Engineer
17 56 (2.84%) Infrastructure Architect
18 55 (2.79%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (2.33%) Middleware
2 30 (1.52%) Web Services
3 26 (1.32%) LAMP
4 18 (0.91%) .NET
4 18 (0.91%) JSP
5 15 (0.76%) Application Packaging
6 13 (0.66%) XMPP
7 10 (0.51%) HTML
7 10 (0.51%) XML
8 8 (0.41%) CSS
9 7 (0.36%) ODBC
10 5 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
11 4 (0.20%) Java EE
11 4 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
11 4 (0.20%) Flash
11 4 (0.20%) JavaBeans
11 4 (0.20%) SAML
11 4 (0.20%) DCOM
11 4 (0.20%) EJB
12 3 (0.15%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 95 (4.82%) Blackberry
2 53 (2.69%) Management Information System
3 49 (2.49%) Thin Client
3 49 (2.49%) Fat Client
4 48 (2.44%) Clustering
5 46 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
6 32 (1.62%) Open Source
7 26 (1.32%) Replication
8 23 (1.17%) NHS
9 22 (1.12%) PKI
10 20 (1.01%) Client/Server
11 19 (0.96%) Computer Science
12 17 (0.86%) Wiki
12 17 (0.86%) Statistics
12 17 (0.86%) FMCG
12 17 (0.86%) Hedge funds
13 15 (0.76%) iPad
13 15 (0.76%) Firmware
14 14 (0.71%) Mainframe
14 14 (0.71%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 862 (43.73%) Windows
2 327 (16.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 270 (13.70%) Windows 7
4 246 (12.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 203 (10.30%) Linux
6 154 (7.81%) Windows XP
7 139 (7.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 130 (6.60%) UNIX
9 60 (3.04%) Solaris
10 56 (2.84%) Windows 8
11 46 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 33 (1.67%) Windows Vista
13 31 (1.57%) Windows 2000
14 30 (1.52%) AIX
15 24 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
16 23 (1.17%) Ubuntu
17 21 (1.07%) CentOS
18 18 (0.91%) Mac OS X
18 18 (0.91%) Debian
19 16 (0.81%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (18.98%) ITIL
2 151 (7.66%) Project Management
3 139 (7.05%) Migration
4 122 (6.19%) Network Design
5 119 (6.04%) Service Management
6 117 (5.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 107 (5.43%) PRINCE2
8 94 (4.77%) Service Delivery
9 89 (4.52%) Load Balancing
9 89 (4.52%) Network Management
10 70 (3.55%) Capacity Planning
11 63 (3.20%) Network Architecture
12 62 (3.15%) Change Management
13 59 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
14 52 (2.64%) Incident Management
15 46 (2.33%) Change Control
16 45 (2.28%) Time Management
17 43 (2.18%) Network Monitoring
18 39 (1.98%) Configuration Management
19 37 (1.88%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 154 (7.81%) SQL
2 49 (2.49%) Java
3 36 (1.83%) Perl
4 31 (1.57%) C
5 30 (1.52%) PowerShell
6 29 (1.47%) Bash Shell
7 24 (1.22%) PHP
8 23 (1.17%) Ruby
9 20 (1.01%) Python
10 16 (0.81%) Shell Script
11 10 (0.51%) VBScript
12 9 (0.46%) Korn
13 7 (0.36%) VB
14 5 (0.25%) Tcl
14 5 (0.25%) Bourne shell
14 5 (0.25%) JavaScript
15 3 (0.15%) C#
15 3 (0.15%) C++
16 2 (0.10%) C-shell
16 2 (0.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 504 (25.57%) Cisco Certification
2 314 (15.93%) CCNP
3 280 (14.21%) Security Cleared
4 270 (13.70%) CCNA
5 230 (11.67%) SC Cleared
6 115 (5.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 94 (4.77%) CCIE
8 79 (4.01%) MCSE
9 77 (3.91%) Degree
10 58 (2.94%) CCDP
11 44 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
12 37 (1.88%) CCSE
13 34 (1.73%) CCSA
13 34 (1.73%) MCP
14 27 (1.37%) CISSP
14 27 (1.37%) DV Cleared
15 22 (1.12%) MCITP
15 22 (1.12%) PMI Certification
16 20 (1.01%) CCSP
17 19 (0.96%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (4.46%) SLA
2 34 (1.73%) QA
3 20 (1.01%) JSP 440
4 17 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 16 (0.81%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.10%) COBIT
8 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.051%) GxP
9 1 (0.051%) TickIT
System Software
1 482 (24.45%) Active Directory
2 239 (12.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 114 (5.78%) Hyper-V
4 84 (4.26%) XenApp
5 73 (3.70%) vSphere
6 50 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
7 36 (1.83%) VMware ESX
8 30 (1.52%) Samba
8 30 (1.52%) XenDesktop
9 24 (1.22%) XenServer
9 24 (1.22%) NFS
10 23 (1.17%) Xen
11 20 (1.01%) NLBS
12 18 (0.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 18 (0.91%) ProxySG
12 18 (0.91%) Terminal Services
12 18 (0.91%) ISA Server
13 17 (0.86%) Snort
13 17 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
14 15 (0.76%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 86 (4.36%) SCCM
2 53 (2.69%) Cisco CUCM
3 41 (2.08%) SCOM
4 29 (1.47%) WSUS
5 27 (1.37%) Backup Exec
6 23 (1.17%) Puppet
7 18 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
7 18 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
8 17 (0.86%) OpenView
8 17 (0.86%) ZABBIX
9 15 (0.76%) ARCserve
10 13 (0.66%) OPNET
10 13 (0.66%) WhatsUp Gold
11 12 (0.61%) Cisco Prime
12 11 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
13 10 (0.51%) SCOrch
14 9 (0.46%) FortiGate
14 9 (0.46%) NetBackup
14 9 (0.46%) CiscoWorks
14 9 (0.46%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 894 (45.36%) Cisco
2 473 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 379 (19.23%) VMware
4 290 (14.71%) Citrix
5 272 (13.80%) CheckPoint
6 225 (11.42%) HP
7 214 (10.86%) Juniper
8 133 (6.75%) F5
9 111 (5.63%) Oracle
10 75 (3.81%) Red Hat
11 73 (3.70%) Avaya
12 69 (3.50%) Blue Coat
12 69 (3.50%) SolarWinds
13 64 (3.25%) IBM
14 63 (3.20%) NetApp
15 59 (2.99%) McAfee
16 45 (2.28%) EMC
17 42 (2.13%) Symantec
18 41 (2.08%) Dell
19 40 (2.03%) Riverbed
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