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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 30 35 38
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Contract jobs citing LAN 14 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 3.73% 3.11% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 32.50% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 7
Average daily rate
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£241 £421 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.72% +17.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £295 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £456 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £21.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.55% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.25 £19.68
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +2.89%
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
70 40 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 18.67% 9.57% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 21 20
Average daily rate £256 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.29% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £275 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £539 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £21.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.55% -42.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 20 August 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 +4 6 £220 -50.83% 4
East Grinstead - 4 £275 -
Worthing - 2 - -
Horsham - 1 £203 - 1
Littlehampton - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
LAN
South East

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 28 (84.85%) WAN
2 18 (54.55%) Windows
3 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
4 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (30.30%) Windows 7
5 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (27.27%) SAN
6 9 (27.27%) Project Management
6 9 (27.27%) Citrix
6 9 (27.27%) Firewall
6 9 (27.27%) VMware
7 8 (24.24%) Load Balancing
7 8 (24.24%) Cisco
8 7 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
9 6 (18.18%) CCNP
9 6 (18.18%) VLAN
9 6 (18.18%) SCCM
9 6 (18.18%) Wireless
10 5 (15.15%) Clustering
10 5 (15.15%) Finance
10 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (15.15%) IP Telephony
10 5 (15.15%) DNS
10 5 (15.15%) ITIL
10 5 (15.15%) vSphere
11 4 (12.12%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
11 4 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (21.21%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.09%) Lync
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Office
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (84.85%) WAN
2 9 (27.27%) SAN
2 9 (27.27%) Firewall
3 6 (18.18%) VLAN
3 6 (18.18%) Wireless
4 5 (15.15%) IP Telephony
4 5 (15.15%) DNS
5 4 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (12.12%) OSPF
5 4 (12.12%) BGP
5 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
5 4 (12.12%) VPN
5 4 (12.12%) WLAN
5 4 (12.12%) Network Security
6 3 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (9.09%) DMZ
6 3 (9.09%) MPLS
7 2 (6.06%) PBX
7 2 (6.06%) VoIP
7 2 (6.06%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Architect
2 5 (15.15%) Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Support Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Manager
3 4 (12.12%) Network Architect
3 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) IT Support
5 2 (6.06%) Designer
5 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Designer
5 2 (6.06%) Network Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Service Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.03%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Clustering
2 3 (9.09%) Replication
2 3 (9.09%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) CMDB
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (54.55%) Windows
2 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (30.30%) Windows 7
3 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (12.12%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 3 (9.09%) UNIX
6 1 (3.03%) AIX
6 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Project Management
2 8 (24.24%) Load Balancing
3 5 (15.15%) ITIL
4 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
4 4 (12.12%) Network Design
5 3 (9.09%) Change Management
5 3 (9.09%) Release Management
5 3 (9.09%) Supplier Management
5 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 3 (9.09%) Security Architecture
5 3 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Network Management
6 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.06%) Project Governance
6 2 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (6.06%) TOGAF
6 2 (6.06%) Data Migration
6 2 (6.06%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (18.18%) CCNP
3 4 (12.12%) MCSE
3 4 (12.12%) CCIE
3 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (9.09%) CCNA
4 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.06%) PMP
6 1 (3.03%) Degree
6 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.03%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (15.15%) vSphere
3 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) SCCM
2 3 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (6.06%) SCOM
4 1 (3.03%) WSUS
4 1 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (27.27%) Citrix
2 9 (27.27%) VMware
3 8 (24.24%) Cisco
4 4 (12.12%) NetApp
4 4 (12.12%) HP
4 4 (12.12%) Avaya
4 4 (12.12%) Juniper
5 3 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.06%) Symantec
6 2 (6.06%) Oracle
7 1 (3.03%) BT
7 1 (3.03%) ProCurve
7 1 (3.03%) Riverbed