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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 24 - 22
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LAN 4 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 2.92% - 5.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.05% - 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
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£260 - £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.73 £17.50 £18.08
% change year-on-year
+7.04% -3.18%
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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
19 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 13.87% 13.58% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 7
Average daily rate £335 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £345 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £29.75 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Watford region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 16 September 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 (53.85%) WAN
2 6 (46.15%) Cisco
2 6 (46.15%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) Finance
3 5 (38.46%) Firewall
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (30.77%) ITIL
4 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
4 4 (30.77%) VPN
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) CCNP
5 3 (23.08%) HP
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (23.08%) FTP
5 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
5 3 (23.08%) MS Office
5 3 (23.08%) IP Telephony
5 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (15.38%) Network Management
6 2 (15.38%) Legal
6 2 (15.38%) CCSA
6 2 (15.38%) Network Security
6 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
6 2 (15.38%) Wireless
6 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
6 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
6 2 (15.38%) Network Architecture
6 2 (15.38%) Aruba
6 2 (15.38%) VoIP
6 2 (15.38%) Citrix

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) WAN
2 5 (38.46%) Firewall
3 4 (30.77%) VPN
4 3 (23.08%) FTP
4 3 (23.08%) IP Telephony
5 2 (15.38%) Network Security
5 2 (15.38%) Wireless
5 2 (15.38%) VoIP
6 1 (7.69%) ATM
6 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (7.69%) PPP
6 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 1 (7.69%) DNS
6 1 (7.69%) MPLS
6 1 (7.69%) OSPF
6 1 (7.69%) BGP
6 1 (7.69%) EIGRP
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Network Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Support
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Security Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Support
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security Analyst
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
3 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
2 2 (15.38%) Network Architecture
2 2 (15.38%) Network Management
3 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) CCNP
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) CCSA
3 1 (7.69%) CCSE
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) MOM
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
3 2 (15.38%) Aruba
4 1 (7.69%) Meru Networks
4 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.69%) Mitel
4 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
4 1 (7.69%) Intel
4 1 (7.69%) IBM