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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 93 105 93
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -12
Contract jobs citing LAN 1179 947 1010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.13% 1.83% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.81% 13.63% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 498 500
Average daily rate
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£347 £365 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.80% +10.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £545 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 91 171
Average hourly rate £20.25 £18.10 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.89% +3.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £37.10 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+13.51% +2.77%

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
7962 6948 7866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.39% 13.44% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4527 3782 3832
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 421 664
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +19 1092 £346 -5.13% 311
London +32 412 £363 -3.33% 117
South East +13 279 £338 -10.00% 54
South West +10 101 £280 -13.84% 25
City of London +17 96 £360 -10.00% 35
North West +17 80 £320 -9.85% 29
Berkshire +4 72 £356 -8.65% 8
Hampshire -2 66 £300 -16.66% 16
Yorkshire -1 63 £375 +52.12% 21
West Midlands 0 58 £344 +1.85% 22
Surrey +13 48 £325 -16.66% 13
East of England -16 47 £158 -51.53% 22
Buckinghamshire +13 46 £325 -17.72% 4
Manchester +21 43 £360 +20.00% 16
Scotland -11 41 £350 - 14
East Midlands +5 37 £319 -15.56% 17
Milton Keynes +13 34 £425 +13.33% 1
West Yorkshire -3 32 £375 +53.06% 10
Gloucestershire -5 31 £138 -68.39% 6
Cheshire +7 30 £314 -26.17% 10
Leeds +1 27 £356 +145.68% 4
Reading +18 22 £463 +74.52% 1
Wales -16 22 £325 -19.75% 3
Bristol -11 21 £400 +50.23% 3
Oxfordshire -19 19 £370 +23.16% 2
Birmingham +1 18 £325 +41.30% 5
Wiltshire -1 17 £330 +1.53% 8
Cheltenham 0 16 £140 - 2
South Yorkshire -3 16 £400 +28.00% 5
North East -13 16 £415 - 3

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 1982 (83.84%) WAN
2 1201 (50.80%) Cisco
3 898 (37.99%) Windows
4 882 (37.31%) Firewall
5 655 (27.71%) Cisco Certification
6 525 (22.21%) Active Directory
7 513 (21.70%) Microsoft
8 484 (20.47%) ITIL
9 433 (18.32%) TCP/IP
10 429 (18.15%) CCNP
11 418 (17.68%) VMware
12 403 (17.05%) VPN
13 383 (16.20%) Security Cleared
14 372 (15.74%) Wireless
15 359 (15.19%) CheckPoint
16 358 (15.14%) Windows Server 2008
17 355 (15.02%) CCNA
18 341 (14.42%) MPLS
19 323 (13.66%) DNS
20 316 (13.37%) Juniper
21 301 (12.73%) SC Cleared
22 300 (12.69%) Telecoms
23 297 (12.56%) SAN
24 295 (12.48%) Citrix
25 291 (12.31%) VoIP
26 284 (12.01%) Windows 7
27 281 (11.89%) MS Office
28 279 (11.80%) OSPF
29 277 (11.72%) BGP
30 273 (11.55%) Finance

LAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 260 (11.00%) MS Exchange
2 95 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 77 (3.26%) SharePoint
4 73 (3.09%) Lync
5 60 (2.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 52 (2.20%) IIS
7 51 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
8 46 (1.95%) Apache
9 29 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
10 28 (1.18%) IBM Notes
11 23 (0.97%) Tomcat
12 21 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
13 15 (0.63%) WebSphere
14 12 (0.51%) OpenStack
15 10 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
15 10 (0.42%) nginx
16 9 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
17 7 (0.30%) LiveLink
17 7 (0.30%) WebLogic
17 7 (0.30%) Confluence
Applications
1 281 (11.89%) MS Office
2 212 (8.97%) MS Excel
3 68 (2.88%) MS Visio
4 25 (1.06%) MS Project
4 25 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.38%) Acrobat
6 7 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.17%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.13%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.085%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.042%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.042%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.042%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.042%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (0.34%) ResourceLink
1 8 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.25%) Agresso
3 4 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.13%) Summit
5 2 (0.085%) Cognos Planning
5 2 (0.085%) RMDS
6 1 (0.042%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.18%) Office 365
2 24 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.51%) IaaS
3 12 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.47%) SaaS
5 10 (0.42%) Google Apps
5 10 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.21%) PaaS
7 2 (0.085%) IBM SmartCloud
7 2 (0.085%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.042%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.042%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1982 (83.84%) WAN
2 882 (37.31%) Firewall
3 433 (18.32%) TCP/IP
4 403 (17.05%) VPN
5 372 (15.74%) Wireless
6 341 (14.42%) MPLS
7 323 (13.66%) DNS
8 297 (12.56%) SAN
9 291 (12.31%) VoIP
10 279 (11.80%) OSPF
11 277 (11.72%) BGP
12 259 (10.96%) Network Security
13 233 (9.86%) Internet
14 220 (9.31%) DHCP
15 204 (8.63%) WLAN
16 199 (8.42%) Cisco Nexus
17 196 (8.29%) Cisco ASA
18 163 (6.90%) VLAN
19 159 (6.73%) EIGRP
20 138 (5.84%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (6.09%) SQL Server
2 39 (1.65%) MySQL
3 29 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (0.89%) Relational Database
5 17 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (0.72%) Oracle Database
5 17 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (0.59%) DB2
7 11 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (0.42%) Oracle Exadata
9 9 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (0.38%) Hadoop
9 9 (0.38%) HBase
9 9 (0.38%) Big Data
10 7 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.25%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.25%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 21 (0.89%) Jenkins
2 20 (0.85%) Hudson
3 8 (0.34%) JIRA
4 7 (0.30%) Subversion
4 7 (0.30%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.17%) StarTeam
5 4 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.13%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.085%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.085%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.042%) Toad
8 1 (0.042%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.042%) JUnit
8 1 (0.042%) FrontPage
8 1 (0.042%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.042%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.042%) Selenium
8 1 (0.042%) FitNesse
General
1 300 (12.69%) Telecoms
2 273 (11.55%) Finance
3 125 (5.29%) Banking
4 50 (2.12%) Manufacturing
5 49 (2.07%) Retail
6 34 (1.44%) Investment Banking
7 32 (1.35%) Local Government
8 24 (1.02%) Law
9 21 (0.89%) Marketing
10 19 (0.80%) Legal
10 19 (0.80%) Billing
11 15 (0.63%) Advertising
12 13 (0.55%) French Language
13 11 (0.47%) Spanish Language
14 10 (0.42%) Back Office
15 9 (0.38%) Electronics
15 9 (0.38%) Multimedia
15 9 (0.38%) Dutch Language
16 8 (0.34%) Publishing
17 7 (0.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 567 (23.98%) Network Engineer
2 337 (14.26%) Analyst
3 294 (12.44%) Architect
4 177 (7.49%) Support Engineer
5 147 (6.22%) Project Manager
6 117 (4.95%) Consultant
7 115 (4.86%) Support Analyst
8 95 (4.02%) 3rd Line Support
9 92 (3.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 91 (3.85%) Network Analyst
11 90 (3.81%) Network Support
12 87 (3.68%) Network Architect
13 86 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support
14 78 (3.30%) Senior Network Engineer
15 77 (3.26%) Cisco Engineer
16 75 (3.17%) Desktop Support
17 69 (2.92%) Infrastructure Manager
18 67 (2.83%) Solutions Architect
19 63 (2.66%) Security Engineer
20 61 (2.58%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (1.82%) Middleware
2 28 (1.18%) LAMP
3 23 (0.97%) HTML
3 23 (0.97%) JSP
4 19 (0.80%) Web Services
5 12 (0.51%) Application Packaging
6 11 (0.47%) XML
7 9 (0.38%) CSS
8 8 (0.34%) Java EE
9 7 (0.30%) ODBC
10 6 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
11 5 (0.21%) WAP
11 5 (0.21%) .NET
11 5 (0.21%) XSLT
11 5 (0.21%) EJB
11 5 (0.21%) Rendezvous
11 5 (0.21%) XMPP
12 4 (0.17%) CGI
12 4 (0.17%) JavaBeans
13 3 (0.13%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 110 (4.65%) Blackberry
2 91 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (3.68%) Video Conferencing
4 55 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 54 (2.28%) Clustering
6 44 (1.86%) Replication
7 32 (1.35%) Fat Client
7 32 (1.35%) Thin Client
8 30 (1.27%) PKI
9 28 (1.18%) NHS
10 27 (1.14%) Cryptography
10 27 (1.14%) Computer Science
11 24 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
12 22 (0.93%) Open Source
12 22 (0.93%) IVR
13 17 (0.72%) FMCG
14 15 (0.63%) Smartphone
15 13 (0.55%) SecurID
15 13 (0.55%) iPad
16 11 (0.47%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 898 (37.99%) Windows
2 358 (15.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 284 (12.01%) Windows 7
4 268 (11.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 206 (8.71%) Linux
6 187 (7.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 139 (5.88%) Windows XP
8 117 (4.95%) UNIX
9 78 (3.30%) Windows 8
10 66 (2.79%) Solaris
11 35 (1.48%) Windows 2000 Server
12 32 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 31 (1.31%) CentOS
14 22 (0.93%) Ubuntu
15 20 (0.85%) Windows Vista
15 20 (0.85%) AIX
16 17 (0.72%) Android
17 15 (0.63%) Mac OS
18 14 (0.59%) Windows 2000
19 13 (0.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 484 (20.47%) ITIL
2 207 (8.76%) Network Design
3 193 (8.16%) Migration
4 184 (7.78%) Project Management
5 145 (6.13%) Network Management
6 144 (6.09%) Service Management
7 137 (5.80%) Load Balancing
8 109 (4.61%) Service Delivery
9 101 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
10 89 (3.76%) PRINCE2
11 86 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 79 (3.34%) Network Architecture
13 76 (3.21%) Network Monitoring
14 68 (2.88%) Incident Management
14 68 (2.88%) Mentoring
15 67 (2.83%) Change Management
16 58 (2.45%) Capacity Planning
17 53 (2.24%) Time Management
18 52 (2.20%) Kalman Filter
19 51 (2.16%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 177 (7.49%) SQL
2 38 (1.61%) PowerShell
3 35 (1.48%) C
4 33 (1.40%) Java
5 31 (1.31%) Perl
6 24 (1.02%) Bash Shell
7 20 (0.85%) Ruby
8 19 (0.80%) Python
8 19 (0.80%) PHP
9 14 (0.59%) Shell Script
10 13 (0.55%) JavaScript
11 11 (0.47%) VBScript
12 8 (0.34%) VB
12 8 (0.34%) C++
13 6 (0.25%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.21%) VBA
15 3 (0.13%) RPG
15 3 (0.13%) COBOL
16 2 (0.085%) R
16 2 (0.085%) Korn
Qualifications
1 655 (27.71%) Cisco Certification
2 429 (18.15%) CCNP
3 383 (16.20%) Security Cleared
4 355 (15.02%) CCNA
5 301 (12.73%) SC Cleared
6 129 (5.46%) CCIE
7 108 (4.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 70 (2.96%) Degree
9 68 (2.88%) CCDP
10 63 (2.66%) MCSE
11 56 (2.37%) DV Cleared
12 50 (2.12%) CISSP
13 42 (1.78%) MCP
13 42 (1.78%) CCSA
13 42 (1.78%) CCSE
14 39 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
15 29 (1.23%) PMI Certification
16 25 (1.06%) MCITP
17 24 (1.02%) CCVP
18 22 (0.93%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (4.36%) SLA
2 48 (2.03%) QA
3 32 (1.35%) PCI DSS
3 32 (1.35%) JSP 440
4 18 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
7 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.17%) COBIT
9 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.085%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.042%) GxP
System Software
1 525 (22.21%) Active Directory
2 253 (10.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 148 (6.26%) Hyper-V
4 73 (3.09%) XenApp
5 71 (3.00%) vSphere
6 59 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (1.23%) VMware ESX
8 28 (1.18%) Xen
9 26 (1.10%) XenServer
10 25 (1.06%) NFS
11 24 (1.02%) XenDesktop
12 23 (0.97%) Terminal Services
13 22 (0.93%) Snort
14 21 (0.89%) Samba
14 21 (0.89%) ProxySG
15 19 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 17 (0.72%) Firmware
17 16 (0.68%) NLBS
18 14 (0.59%) KVM
19 13 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 85 (3.60%) SCCM
2 44 (1.86%) Cisco CUCM
3 38 (1.61%) SCOM
4 34 (1.44%) Cisco Prime
5 26 (1.10%) Backup Exec
6 25 (1.06%) WSUS
7 23 (0.97%) WhatsUp Gold
8 22 (0.93%) Puppet
9 20 (0.85%) CA Spectrum
10 19 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
11 18 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
12 17 (0.72%) FortiGate
12 17 (0.72%) Salt
13 16 (0.68%) NetBackup
14 13 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 13 (0.55%) OpenView
14 13 (0.55%) CiscoWorks
14 13 (0.55%) SCOrch
15 12 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
16 11 (0.47%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1201 (50.80%) Cisco
2 513 (21.70%) Microsoft
3 418 (17.68%) VMware
4 359 (15.19%) CheckPoint
5 316 (13.37%) Juniper
6 295 (12.48%) Citrix
7 255 (10.79%) HP
8 245 (10.36%) F5
9 101 (4.27%) Oracle
9 101 (4.27%) Blue Coat
10 91 (3.85%) Avaya
11 89 (3.76%) McAfee
12 84 (3.55%) SolarWinds
13 77 (3.26%) Riverbed
14 73 (3.09%) NetApp
15 56 (2.37%) EMC
16 53 (2.24%) IBM
16 53 (2.24%) Fortinet
17 52 (2.20%) CA
18 51 (2.16%) Brocade
Yorkshire
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Rate: 400 - 500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day 3 Months initially + extension
Posted: 17 hours ago
Shropshire
ITF Solutions
Rate: £100 - £125 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £13 - £21.8 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Neg
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £38,000 to £48,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Derbyshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £495 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Dartford, Kent
Remit Resources
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 5 days ago