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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 20 19 24
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing LAN 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 2.13% 1.90% 4.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.38% 8.70% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £120 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-65.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 - £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-11.85% +8.04%
LAN
Hertfordshire

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
13 23 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 13.83% 21.90% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 6
Average daily rate £225 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £325 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.75 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% +26.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 2016, 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 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) VoIP
2 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Avaya
3 1 (20.00%) Apple
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Process Management
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) VMware

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) IT Support
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) IT Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) IT Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) IT Technician
2 2 (40.00%) Network Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Network Support
2 2 (40.00%) Network Support Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Migration Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Process Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Records Management
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) MCDST
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
2 1 (20.00%) XenServer
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Apple
3 1 (20.00%) Avaya
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) iManage
3 1 (20.00%) VMware