The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 15 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 33 37 44
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs citing LAN 10 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 2.72% 1.72% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.15% 24.14% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 6
Average daily rate
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£241 £449 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.23% +18.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £274 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £459 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.68% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.73 £18.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.09% -1.31%
LAN
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Sussex region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
66 29 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 17.98% 7.13% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 15 32
Average daily rate £225 £448 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.72% +27.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £615 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £21.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.55% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

LAN
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 15 September 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
Crawley +10 3 £220 -51.11% 2
East Grinstead - 3 £275 -
Worthing - 2 - -
Horsham - 1 £203 - 2
Gatwick - - - -
LAN
South East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 20 (80.00%) WAN
2 15 (60.00%) Windows
3 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (32.00%) Windows 7
5 8 (32.00%) Firewall
5 8 (32.00%) VMware
5 8 (32.00%) Citrix
5 8 (32.00%) Cisco
5 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (28.00%) SAN
6 7 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
6 7 (28.00%) Load Balancing
7 6 (24.00%) Wireless
7 6 (24.00%) CCNP
7 6 (24.00%) Project Management
8 5 (20.00%) IP Telephony
9 4 (16.00%) Network Design
9 4 (16.00%) VLAN
9 4 (16.00%) SCCM
9 4 (16.00%) Network Security
9 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (16.00%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (16.00%) vSphere
9 4 (16.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (16.00%) OSPF
9 4 (16.00%) BGP
9 4 (16.00%) NetApp

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.00%) Lync
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (80.00%) WAN
2 8 (32.00%) Firewall
3 7 (28.00%) SAN
4 6 (24.00%) Wireless
5 5 (20.00%) IP Telephony
6 4 (16.00%) VLAN
6 4 (16.00%) Network Security
6 4 (16.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (16.00%) VPN
6 4 (16.00%) WLAN
6 4 (16.00%) OSPF
6 4 (16.00%) BGP
7 3 (12.00%) MPLS
7 3 (12.00%) DNS
7 3 (12.00%) DMZ
8 2 (8.00%) DHCP
8 2 (8.00%) SNMP
8 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
8 2 (8.00%) LDAP
8 2 (8.00%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Architect
2 5 (20.00%) Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Support Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Network Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) IT Support
5 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Network Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Server Support Technician
6 1 (4.00%) NOC Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Replication
1 3 (12.00%) Clustering
1 3 (12.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (32.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (16.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (12.00%) UNIX
6 1 (4.00%) AIX
6 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (24.00%) Project Management
3 4 (16.00%) Network Design
4 3 (12.00%) Security Architecture
4 3 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (12.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (12.00%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.00%) Project Governance
5 2 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.00%) Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Network Management
5 2 (8.00%) ITIL
5 2 (8.00%) TOGAF
6 1 (4.00%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (24.00%) CCNP
3 4 (16.00%) MCSE
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (16.00%) CCIE
4 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (12.00%) CCNA
5 2 (8.00%) PMP
6 1 (4.00%) Degree
6 1 (4.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (16.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) SCCM
2 3 (12.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (4.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Citrix
1 8 (32.00%) Cisco
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (32.00%) VMware
2 4 (16.00%) Avaya
2 4 (16.00%) Juniper
2 4 (16.00%) NetApp
3 3 (12.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (8.00%) Symantec
4 2 (8.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) ProCurve
5 1 (4.00%) Riverbed
5 1 (4.00%) BT