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 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 90 135 114
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -21
Contract jobs citing LAN 1230 843 838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.23% 1.60% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.23% 12.11% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 476 379
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+6.91% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 69 100
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.11 £13.20 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £33.80 £46.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +9.37%

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
8077 6960 6776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.64% 13.20% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4501 3813 3334
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 381 538
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

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 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +50 1150 £350 +4.47% 384
London +77 453 £375 +7.14% 102
South East +25 284 £375 +7.14% 112
City of London +41 112 £425 +25.00% 31
East of England +27 83 £350 +41.41% 34
North West -2 83 £350 +21.73% 42
Berkshire +24 81 £398 +32.50% 15
West Midlands +14 76 £320 +6.66% 27
Hampshire +27 67 £344 +1.10% 24
Yorkshire +15 65 £200 -48.38% 16
South West +9 59 £330 -5.71% 24
Surrey +20 44 £375 +50.00% 35
Scotland +1 44 £360 +41.59% 8
Manchester +22 38 £325 -1.51% 21
East Midlands -3 38 £313 -1.96% 23
Buckinghamshire +8 34 £323 -19.37% 20
Birmingham +9 32 £318 -2.30% 13
West Yorkshire +3 29 £200 -52.94% 9
Hertfordshire +10 26 £370 +49.64% 11
Oxfordshire -6 26 £450 +24.13% 3
Cambridgeshire +5 23 £300 +31.86% 8
Leeds +4 23 £200 -55.55% 6
Wiltshire +17 22 £344 +5.76% 9
Milton Keynes +8 22 £310 -22.50% 9
Edinburgh +7 19 £388 +187.03%
North Yorkshire +15 17 £256 -21.15% 3
South Yorkshire -7 16 £160 -43.11% 3
Merseyside -4 15 £313 +48.80% 4
Lancashire +13 14 £431 +72.50% 6
Cambridge +9 14 £338 +27.35% 6

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1918 (84.20%) WAN
2 1165 (51.14%) Cisco
3 916 (40.21%) Firewall
4 892 (39.16%) Windows
5 635 (27.88%) Cisco Certification
6 622 (27.30%) Active Directory
7 523 (22.96%) Microsoft
8 511 (22.43%) VPN
9 497 (21.82%) ITIL
10 483 (21.20%) VMware
11 395 (17.34%) Data Centre
12 387 (16.99%) CCNP
13 373 (16.37%) TCP/IP
14 363 (15.94%) MPLS
15 352 (15.45%) CCNA
16 351 (15.41%) Wireless
17 347 (15.23%) CheckPoint
18 346 (15.19%) Juniper
19 345 (15.14%) DNS
20 325 (14.27%) Security Cleared
21 321 (14.09%) Finance
22 309 (13.56%) Windows Server 2008
23 290 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
24 281 (12.34%) Citrix
25 280 (12.29%) SAN
26 279 (12.25%) MS Office
27 278 (12.20%) OSPF
28 275 (12.07%) BGP
29 259 (11.37%) Windows Server 2003
30 255 (11.19%) Network Security

LAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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
1 241 (10.58%) MS Exchange
2 114 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 84 (3.69%) SharePoint
4 81 (3.56%) Lync
5 68 (2.99%) IIS
6 48 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 42 (1.84%) Apache
7 42 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2007
8 37 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
9 29 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
10 25 (1.10%) Tomcat
11 21 (0.92%) WebSphere
12 19 (0.83%) Confluence
12 19 (0.83%) IBM Notes
13 14 (0.61%) MediaWiki
13 14 (0.61%) nginx
14 10 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
15 9 (0.40%) OpenStack
16 7 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
16 7 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 279 (12.25%) MS Office
2 226 (9.92%) MS Excel
3 88 (3.86%) MS Visio
4 29 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (0.92%) MS Project
6 7 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.31%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.18%) PaintShop Pro
8 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.044%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.044%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (0.31%) RMDS
2 6 (0.26%) IntelliMatch
3 5 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.18%) Kondor+
4 4 (0.18%) Misys Midas
5 3 (0.13%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.088%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.044%) Agresso
7 1 (0.044%) TeleForm
7 1 (0.044%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.044%) Line 500
7 1 (0.044%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.044%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.044%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 50 (2.19%) Office 365
2 43 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 32 (1.40%) SaaS
5 17 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (0.70%) PaaS
7 10 (0.44%) IaaS
8 7 (0.31%) Google Apps
8 7 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.18%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.088%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.088%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.088%) Yammer
11 1 (0.044%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 1918 (84.20%) WAN
2 916 (40.21%) Firewall
3 511 (22.43%) VPN
4 373 (16.37%) TCP/IP
5 363 (15.94%) MPLS
6 351 (15.41%) Wireless
7 345 (15.14%) DNS
8 280 (12.29%) SAN
9 278 (12.20%) OSPF
10 275 (12.07%) BGP
11 255 (11.19%) Network Security
12 240 (10.54%) Cisco ASA
13 227 (9.96%) DHCP
14 224 (9.83%) VoIP
15 217 (9.53%) VLAN
16 201 (8.82%) Internet
17 162 (7.11%) EIGRP
18 158 (6.94%) SSL
19 156 (6.85%) Cisco Nexus
20 148 (6.50%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (6.54%) SQL Server
2 34 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (1.14%) Oracle Database
4 21 (0.92%) Relational Database
5 19 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (0.75%) MySQL
7 16 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (0.61%) DB2
8 14 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (0.57%) MS Access
10 12 (0.53%) Hadoop
10 12 (0.53%) Big Data
11 11 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (0.35%) Oracle Database 12c
14 7 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (0.31%) HBase
15 6 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
16 5 (0.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 33 (1.45%) Jenkins
2 25 (1.10%) Hudson
3 19 (0.83%) JIRA
3 19 (0.83%) Git (software)
4 14 (0.61%) Subversion
5 8 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 7 (0.31%) Gerrit
7 5 (0.22%) Maven
8 3 (0.13%) AdminStudio
8 3 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.088%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.088%) MSI
10 1 (0.044%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.044%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.044%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.044%) TeamCity
General
1 321 (14.09%) Finance
2 193 (8.47%) Telecoms
3 95 (4.17%) Banking
4 48 (2.11%) Manufacturing
5 35 (1.54%) Retail
6 27 (1.19%) Back Office
7 26 (1.14%) Multimedia
8 22 (0.97%) Investment Banking
9 17 (0.75%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.66%) Law
11 14 (0.61%) Legal
11 14 (0.61%) Local Government
12 12 (0.53%) Billing
13 9 (0.40%) Automotive
14 8 (0.35%) Advertising
15 6 (0.26%) Military
16 5 (0.22%) Publishing
16 5 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.22%) French Language
17 4 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 549 (24.10%) Network Engineer
2 375 (16.46%) Analyst
3 265 (11.63%) Architect
4 164 (7.20%) Project Manager
5 151 (6.63%) Support Engineer
6 125 (5.49%) Support Analyst
7 116 (5.09%) Consultant
8 110 (4.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 100 (4.39%) Infrastructure Architect
10 91 (3.99%) Network Analyst
11 90 (3.95%) Network Support
12 89 (3.91%) 2nd Line Support
13 85 (3.73%) Desktop Support
14 84 (3.69%) Service Analyst
15 79 (3.47%) Service Desk Analyst
16 75 (3.29%) Senior Network Engineer
17 74 (3.25%) Network Architect
18 73 (3.20%) Infrastructure Manager
18 73 (3.20%) Administrator
19 62 (2.72%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (1.40%) Web Services
1 32 (1.40%) Middleware
2 19 (0.83%) HTML
3 15 (0.66%) Application Packaging
4 13 (0.57%) .NET
5 12 (0.53%) XMPP
6 9 (0.40%) Java EE
6 9 (0.40%) XML
7 8 (0.35%) JSP
7 8 (0.35%) LAMP
8 7 (0.31%) Rendezvous
8 7 (0.31%) ASP.NET
8 7 (0.31%) XSLT
9 5 (0.22%) CSS
9 5 (0.22%) SAML
9 5 (0.22%) Ultra Messaging
9 5 (0.22%) REST
10 4 (0.18%) WAP
10 4 (0.18%) APPC
11 3 (0.13%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 395 (17.34%) Data Centre
2 84 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (3.64%) Blackberry
4 73 (3.20%) Video Conferencing
5 61 (2.68%) Management Information System
6 53 (2.33%) PKI
7 45 (1.98%) Thin Client
7 45 (1.98%) Fat Client
8 39 (1.71%) Clustering
9 38 (1.67%) Replication
10 28 (1.23%) Computer Science
11 24 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
11 24 (1.05%) Cryptography
12 23 (1.01%) NHS
13 21 (0.92%) Public Cloud
14 18 (0.79%) iPhone
14 18 (0.79%) Client/Server
14 18 (0.79%) IVR
15 16 (0.70%) SecurID
15 16 (0.70%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 892 (39.16%) Windows
2 309 (13.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 259 (11.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 251 (11.02%) Windows 7
5 248 (10.89%) Linux
6 190 (8.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 140 (6.15%) UNIX
8 133 (5.84%) Windows XP
9 65 (2.85%) Windows 8
10 55 (2.41%) Solaris
11 35 (1.54%) CentOS
12 31 (1.36%) Android
13 30 (1.32%) AIX
14 29 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 27 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
15 27 (1.19%) Ubuntu
16 25 (1.10%) Mac OS X
17 24 (1.05%) Apple iOS
18 16 (0.70%) Windows 2000
19 14 (0.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 497 (21.82%) ITIL
2 216 (9.48%) Migration
3 187 (8.21%) Project Management
4 155 (6.80%) Network Management
5 146 (6.41%) Network Design
6 130 (5.71%) Service Management
7 122 (5.36%) PRINCE2
8 119 (5.22%) Service Delivery
9 118 (5.18%) Incident Management
10 109 (4.78%) Disaster Recovery
11 103 (4.52%) Load Balancing
12 88 (3.86%) Stakeholder Management
13 83 (3.64%) Network Monitoring
14 76 (3.34%) Capacity Planning
15 71 (3.12%) Configuration Management
16 64 (2.81%) Time Management
17 60 (2.63%) Change Management
18 56 (2.46%) Information Security
19 52 (2.28%) Business Continuity
20 51 (2.24%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 185 (8.12%) SQL
2 73 (3.20%) Perl
3 67 (2.94%) Python
4 52 (2.28%) PowerShell
5 45 (1.98%) Java
6 41 (1.80%) C
7 35 (1.54%) Bash Shell
8 31 (1.36%) PHP
9 30 (1.32%) Shell Script
10 27 (1.19%) Ruby
11 25 (1.10%) VB
12 18 (0.79%) VBScript
13 14 (0.61%) C++
14 13 (0.57%) JavaScript
15 11 (0.48%) VBA
16 10 (0.44%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.40%) Korn
18 7 (0.31%) T-SQL
19 4 (0.18%) RPG
19 4 (0.18%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 635 (27.88%) Cisco Certification
2 387 (16.99%) CCNP
3 352 (15.45%) CCNA
4 325 (14.27%) Security Cleared
5 229 (10.05%) SC Cleared
6 172 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 119 (5.22%) CCIE
8 99 (4.35%) Degree
9 97 (4.26%) MCSE
10 70 (3.07%) DV Cleared
11 53 (2.33%) CCDP
12 51 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
13 46 (2.02%) MCSA
14 39 (1.71%) CCIP
15 36 (1.58%) MCP
15 36 (1.58%) CISSP
16 32 (1.40%) MCITP
17 31 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 30 (1.32%) CCSE
19 29 (1.27%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (4.61%) SLA
2 55 (2.41%) QA
3 48 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 45 (1.98%) PCI DSS
5 22 (0.97%) JSP 440
6 20 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (0.57%) COBIT
8 11 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.088%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.088%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.044%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.044%) BS7799
11 1 (0.044%) TickIT
11 1 (0.044%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.044%) BS25999
System Software
1 622 (27.30%) Active Directory
2 290 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 138 (6.06%) Hyper-V
4 108 (4.74%) vSphere
5 77 (3.38%) XenApp
6 56 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
7 43 (1.89%) VMware ESX
8 40 (1.76%) XenServer
9 26 (1.14%) vCloud
10 23 (1.01%) XenDesktop
10 23 (1.01%) Samba
11 22 (0.97%) Xen
12 21 (0.92%) Terminal Services
13 20 (0.88%) Firmware
14 18 (0.79%) NFS
15 17 (0.75%) ProxySG
15 17 (0.75%) Postfix
15 17 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 14 (0.61%) Snort
16 14 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 91 (3.99%) SCCM
2 45 (1.98%) Puppet
3 44 (1.93%) Cisco CUCM
4 31 (1.36%) WSUS
5 27 (1.19%) ZABBIX
6 25 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
7 24 (1.05%) FortiGate
8 21 (0.92%) SCOM
9 19 (0.83%) Salt
10 17 (0.75%) Backup Exec
11 16 (0.70%) Ansible
12 15 (0.66%) Cisco Prime
12 15 (0.66%) CA Spectrum
12 15 (0.66%) NetBackup
12 15 (0.66%) WhatsUp Gold
13 13 (0.57%) ARCserve
14 12 (0.53%) MIMEsweeper
14 12 (0.53%) MAILsweeper
14 12 (0.53%) Tivoli
14 12 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 1165 (51.14%) Cisco
2 523 (22.96%) Microsoft
3 483 (21.20%) VMware
4 347 (15.23%) CheckPoint
5 346 (15.19%) Juniper
6 281 (12.34%) Citrix
7 210 (9.22%) HP
7 210 (9.22%) F5
8 107 (4.70%) Blue Coat
9 97 (4.26%) SolarWinds
10 96 (4.21%) NetApp
11 95 (4.17%) Oracle
12 83 (3.64%) McAfee
13 71 (3.12%) IBM
14 57 (2.50%) EMC
15 54 (2.37%) Avaya
16 52 (2.28%) Dell
17 47 (2.06%) Aruba
18 44 (1.93%) Riverbed
18 44 (1.93%) Brocade
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London
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London
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Derby, Derbyshire
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Winchester, Hampshire
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