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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 113 102 95
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs citing LAN 993 965 1130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.82% 1.89% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.11% 13.81% 12.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 503 526
Average daily rate
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£340 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 94 125
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% +9.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £44.60 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.38 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +0.64%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7573 6986 8979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.87% 13.66% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4037 3623 3957
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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 £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 467 692
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%

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 29 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 29 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 29 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 920 £340 +4.61% 324
London +14 379 £388 +6.89% 124
South East -20 180 £325 -8.45% 56
City of London +4 98 £375 -6.25% 46
South West +5 81 £350 - 22
East of England -23 68 £248 -2.94% 26
West Midlands -4 66 £260 +1.96% 29
Berkshire -4 51 £313 +43.67% 17
North West +6 48 £225 -18.18% 18
Hampshire -6 45 £325 -23.52% 13
Yorkshire -9 41 £300 +20.00% 31
Scotland -9 35 £297 -17.50% 9
Bristol +2 30 £388 +9.15% 6
East Midlands -15 28 £350 +33.33% 21
Reading +12 27 £375 +167.85% 5
Tyne and Wear +3 24 £350 - 1
North East +2 24 £350 +12.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 23 £240 +1.05% 9
West Yorkshire -11 23 £275 +10.00% 22
Oxfordshire 0 20 £325 - 5
Manchester +8 18 £255 +20.00% 10
Surrey -3 17 £320 +10.34% 9
Cheshire -4 17 £475 +72.72% 7
Birmingham -6 17 £288 +79.68% 8
Gloucestershire - 17 £325 - 5
Hertfordshire +3 15 £248 -27.20% 6
Wiltshire -6 15 £350 -22.22% 3
West Sussex -5 14 £248 -40.54%
Glasgow - 14 £410 - 2
Southampton +1 13 £325 -7.14% 3

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 (81.55%) WAN
2 871 (45.13%) Cisco
3 861 (44.61%) Windows
4 655 (33.94%) Firewall
5 510 (26.42%) Active Directory
6 481 (24.92%) Cisco Certification
7 455 (23.58%) Microsoft
8 410 (21.24%) TCP/IP
9 403 (20.88%) VMware
10 371 (19.22%) ITIL
11 348 (18.03%) VPN
11 348 (18.03%) Windows Server 2008
12 302 (15.65%) Wireless
13 297 (15.39%) Citrix
14 287 (14.87%) Security Cleared
15 282 (14.61%) CCNP
16 271 (14.04%) DNS
17 267 (13.83%) SAN
18 260 (13.47%) Windows Server 2003
19 258 (13.37%) CCNA
20 253 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
21 251 (13.01%) MS Exchange
22 250 (12.95%) Windows 7
23 247 (12.80%) Finance
24 244 (12.64%) CheckPoint
24 244 (12.64%) SC Cleared
25 238 (12.33%) MS Office
26 233 (12.07%) MPLS
27 231 (11.97%) HP
28 220 (11.40%) VoIP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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
1 251 (13.01%) MS Exchange
2 106 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 95 (4.92%) SharePoint
4 65 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2003
5 56 (2.90%) IIS
6 54 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2007
7 48 (2.49%) Lync
7 48 (2.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 38 (1.97%) IBM Notes
9 30 (1.55%) Apache
10 26 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
11 17 (0.88%) nginx
12 16 (0.83%) WebSphere
12 16 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
13 14 (0.73%) Tomcat
14 13 (0.67%) Confluence
14 13 (0.67%) MediaWiki
15 9 (0.47%) WebLogic
16 8 (0.41%) CMS
17 7 (0.36%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 238 (12.33%) MS Office
2 213 (11.04%) MS Excel
3 43 (2.23%) MS Visio
4 42 (2.18%) MS Project
5 26 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 14 (0.73%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.26%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.052%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.052%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.052%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.052%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 9 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.41%) RMDS
3 6 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.26%) assyst
5 1 (0.052%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.052%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.052%) SAP CCM
5 1 (0.052%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 27 (1.40%) Office 365
2 12 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.26%) SaaS
5 4 (0.21%) IaaS
6 3 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
6 3 (0.16%) PaaS
7 2 (0.10%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (0.10%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1574 (81.55%) WAN
2 655 (33.94%) Firewall
3 410 (21.24%) TCP/IP
4 348 (18.03%) VPN
5 302 (15.65%) Wireless
6 271 (14.04%) DNS
7 267 (13.83%) SAN
8 233 (12.07%) MPLS
9 220 (11.40%) VoIP
10 198 (10.26%) Network Security
11 195 (10.10%) DHCP
12 178 (9.22%) BGP
13 175 (9.07%) OSPF
14 140 (7.25%) VLAN
15 121 (6.27%) Internet
16 118 (6.11%) WLAN
17 113 (5.85%) Cisco IOS
18 108 (5.60%) IPsec
19 106 (5.49%) EIGRP
20 98 (5.08%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 28 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (1.35%) MySQL
4 19 (0.98%) Oracle Database
5 18 (0.93%) Relational Database
6 16 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
8 12 (0.62%) Cognos Impromptu
9 6 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (0.31%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.26%) Oracle Exadata
10 5 (0.26%) QlikView
11 4 (0.21%) HBase
11 4 (0.21%) DB2
12 3 (0.16%) MS Access
12 3 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.10%) Ingres
13 2 (0.10%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 23 (1.19%) Jenkins
2 16 (0.83%) Hudson
3 14 (0.73%) Git (software)
4 13 (0.67%) Subversion
4 13 (0.67%) JIRA
5 7 (0.36%) Selenium
5 7 (0.36%) JUnit
5 7 (0.36%) FitNesse
6 3 (0.16%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.10%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.052%) Toad
8 1 (0.052%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.052%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.052%) WebLOAD
8 1 (0.052%) AppScan
8 1 (0.052%) FrontPage
8 1 (0.052%) Rational DOORS
General
1 247 (12.80%) Finance
2 195 (10.10%) Telecoms
3 80 (4.15%) Banking
4 39 (2.02%) Marketing
5 33 (1.71%) French Language
6 30 (1.55%) Investment Banking
6 30 (1.55%) Retail
6 30 (1.55%) Back Office
7 29 (1.50%) Advertising
7 29 (1.50%) Local Government
8 20 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 18 (0.93%) Legal
10 17 (0.88%) Mandarin Language
10 17 (0.88%) Spanish Language
11 16 (0.83%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.52%) Electronics
13 9 (0.47%) Front Office
13 9 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.47%) Billing
14 7 (0.36%) Law
Job Titles
1 375 (19.43%) Network Engineer
2 264 (13.68%) Analyst
3 193 (10.00%) Architect
4 154 (7.98%) Project Manager
5 149 (7.72%) Support Engineer
6 123 (6.37%) Consultant
7 104 (5.39%) Support Analyst
8 85 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 75 (3.89%) Network Support
10 73 (3.78%) 2nd Line Support
11 70 (3.63%) Administrator
12 69 (3.58%) Desktop Support
13 60 (3.11%) Security Engineer
14 59 (3.06%) Infrastructure Manager
15 57 (2.95%) Network Analyst
15 57 (2.95%) Infrastructure Architect
16 56 (2.90%) Cisco Engineer
17 54 (2.80%) 3rd Line Support
18 53 (2.75%) Network Security Engineer
19 50 (2.59%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (2.18%) Middleware
2 26 (1.35%) .NET
3 25 (1.30%) Web Services
4 20 (1.04%) LAMP
5 17 (0.88%) JSP
6 16 (0.83%) XML
6 16 (0.83%) HTML
7 15 (0.78%) Application Packaging
7 15 (0.78%) XMPP
8 7 (0.36%) CSS
9 5 (0.26%) DCOM
10 4 (0.21%) XSLT
10 4 (0.21%) SAML
10 4 (0.21%) Rendezvous
10 4 (0.21%) FIX Protocol
11 3 (0.16%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (0.16%) Flash
11 3 (0.16%) ASP.NET
12 2 (0.10%) ODBC
12 2 (0.10%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 87 (4.51%) Blackberry
2 63 (3.26%) Thin Client
2 63 (3.26%) Fat Client
3 58 (3.01%) Video Conferencing
4 53 (2.75%) Clustering
5 44 (2.28%) Management Information System
6 28 (1.45%) Replication
6 28 (1.45%) Open Source
7 24 (1.24%) NHS
7 24 (1.24%) Client/Server
8 20 (1.04%) PKI
9 19 (0.98%) Computer Science
10 18 (0.93%) Statistics
10 18 (0.93%) Wiki
10 18 (0.93%) Hedge funds
11 16 (0.83%) Mainframe
12 15 (0.78%) Firmware
12 15 (0.78%) iPad
13 14 (0.73%) PMI
14 13 (0.67%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 861 (44.61%) Windows
2 348 (18.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 260 (13.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 250 (12.95%) Windows 7
5 191 (9.90%) Linux
6 168 (8.70%) Windows XP
7 136 (7.05%) UNIX
8 127 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 65 (3.37%) Solaris
10 47 (2.44%) Windows 8
10 47 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 35 (1.81%) Windows 2000
12 34 (1.76%) Windows Vista
13 30 (1.55%) AIX
14 22 (1.14%) Mac OS X
15 20 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
16 18 (0.93%) Ubuntu
17 17 (0.88%) Debian
18 16 (0.83%) CentOS
19 15 (0.78%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (19.22%) ITIL
2 151 (7.82%) Project Management
3 134 (6.94%) Migration
4 129 (6.68%) PRINCE2
5 120 (6.22%) Service Management
6 119 (6.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 116 (6.01%) Network Design
8 94 (4.87%) Service Delivery
9 85 (4.40%) Network Management
10 74 (3.83%) Load Balancing
11 61 (3.16%) Capacity Planning
11 61 (3.16%) Change Management
12 55 (2.85%) Stakeholder Management
13 50 (2.59%) Network Architecture
13 50 (2.59%) Change Control
14 47 (2.44%) Time Management
15 46 (2.38%) Business Continuity
15 46 (2.38%) Network Monitoring
16 45 (2.33%) Incident Management
17 39 (2.02%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 171 (8.86%) SQL
2 45 (2.33%) Java
3 39 (2.02%) PowerShell
4 35 (1.81%) C
4 35 (1.81%) Perl
5 24 (1.24%) Bash Shell
6 23 (1.19%) Python
7 19 (0.98%) PHP
8 18 (0.93%) Ruby
9 15 (0.78%) Shell Script
10 10 (0.52%) VB
11 9 (0.47%) Tcl
12 8 (0.41%) Korn
13 7 (0.36%) VBScript
14 6 (0.31%) JavaScript
15 4 (0.21%) Bourne shell
16 3 (0.16%) C#
17 2 (0.10%) C++
17 2 (0.10%) VBA
17 2 (0.10%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 481 (24.92%) Cisco Certification
2 287 (14.87%) Security Cleared
3 282 (14.61%) CCNP
4 258 (13.37%) CCNA
5 244 (12.64%) SC Cleared
6 133 (6.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 95 (4.92%) MCSE
8 93 (4.82%) Degree
9 88 (4.56%) CCIE
10 51 (2.64%) CCDP
11 42 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
12 28 (1.45%) MCP
12 28 (1.45%) CCSA
13 27 (1.40%) CCSE
14 26 (1.35%) CISSP
15 25 (1.30%) MCITP
16 21 (1.09%) PMI Certification
16 21 (1.09%) MCSA
16 21 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 20 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (4.25%) SLA
2 37 (1.92%) QA
3 21 (1.09%) JSP 440
4 13 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.67%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.21%) COBIT
7 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.052%) GxP
8 1 (0.052%) TickIT
System Software
1 510 (26.42%) Active Directory
2 253 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (5.70%) Hyper-V
4 84 (4.35%) XenApp
5 72 (3.73%) vSphere
6 48 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
7 46 (2.38%) VMware ESX
8 31 (1.61%) XenDesktop
9 28 (1.45%) NFS
10 25 (1.30%) Samba
11 23 (1.19%) Terminal Services
11 23 (1.19%) Xen
12 21 (1.09%) XenServer
13 20 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
14 19 (0.98%) ISA Server
15 18 (0.93%) NLBS
16 17 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 14 (0.73%) Postfix
17 14 (0.73%) SRDF
17 14 (0.73%) KVM
Systems Management
1 88 (4.56%) SCCM
2 54 (2.80%) Cisco CUCM
3 43 (2.23%) SCOM
4 29 (1.50%) WSUS
5 24 (1.24%) Backup Exec
6 19 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
6 19 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
6 19 (0.98%) ARCserve
7 18 (0.93%) Puppet
8 17 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
9 16 (0.83%) OpenView
9 16 (0.83%) ZABBIX
10 14 (0.73%) OPNET
11 12 (0.62%) NetBackup
11 12 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 11 (0.57%) WhatsUp Gold
13 10 (0.52%) Cisco UCCX
13 10 (0.52%) Cisco Prime
14 9 (0.47%) FortiGate
15 8 (0.41%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 871 (45.13%) Cisco
2 455 (23.58%) Microsoft
3 403 (20.88%) VMware
4 297 (15.39%) Citrix
5 244 (12.64%) CheckPoint
6 231 (11.97%) HP
7 186 (9.64%) Juniper
8 114 (5.91%) F5
9 113 (5.85%) Oracle
10 81 (4.20%) Avaya
11 73 (3.78%) IBM
12 71 (3.68%) Red Hat
13 68 (3.52%) McAfee
14 66 (3.42%) SolarWinds
15 65 (3.37%) NetApp
16 56 (2.90%) Blue Coat
17 49 (2.54%) EMC
18 44 (2.28%) Riverbed
19 41 (2.12%) Symantec
20 39 (2.02%) Nortel
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Posted: 2 hours ago
London
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Posted: 3 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
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