The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 18 22 27
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing LAN 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 3.03% 2.13% 0.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.33% 14.29% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£350 - £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £369 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.86% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £23.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
30 14 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 22.73% 14.89% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 9
Average daily rate £375 £338 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -38.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £29.75 £23.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.59% +56.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAN across the Watford region.

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Watford

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Watford region.

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region 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 7 (87.50%) WAN
2 6 (75.00%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) VPN
3 5 (62.50%) ITIL
3 5 (62.50%) HP
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco
4 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (37.50%) VoIP
5 3 (37.50%) Wireless
5 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) MPLS
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (25.00%) McAfee
6 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (25.00%) CCNP
6 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (25.00%) NHS
6 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (25.00%) XenServer
6 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (25.00%) Degree
6 2 (25.00%) WorkSite
6 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (25.00%) Mitel
6 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (25.00%) WorkSite
1 2 (25.00%) Lync
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) WAN
2 6 (75.00%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) VPN
4 3 (37.50%) Wireless
4 3 (37.50%) VoIP
4 3 (37.50%) MPLS
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (12.50%) DNS
6 1 (12.50%) SAN
6 1 (12.50%) Ethereal
6 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
6 1 (12.50%) OSPF
6 1 (12.50%) BGP
6 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
6 1 (12.50%) ATM
6 1 (12.50%) PPP
6 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) Big Data
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Junior
1 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Junior Project Manager
1 2 (25.00%) IT Project Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Junior IT Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Support
2 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
2 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) Change Control
3 2 (25.00%) Data Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 2 (25.00%) Process Management
4 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
1 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
2 2 (25.00%) XenServer
2 2 (25.00%) vSphere
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) MOM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) F5
4 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (25.00%) McAfee
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) Mitel
4 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
5 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
5 1 (12.50%) Aruba
5 1 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (12.50%) Intel