Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for LAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LAN over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Local Area Network (LAN)
South West > Dorset
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 27 39
Rank change year-on-year +1 +12 -7
Contract jobs citing LAN 16 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 5.41% 3.86% 2.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 40.48% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 3
Dorset median daily rate £350 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +60.00% -29.82%
10th Percentile £214 £195 £193
90th Percentile £486 £438 £355
South West median daily rate £313 £325 £338
% change year-on-year -3.85% -3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Dorset median hourly rate £39.50 £25.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.90% -40.00% +77.08%
10th Percentile £37.25 £22.05 £41.25
90th Percentile £43.15 £31.15 £44.50
South West median hourly rate £39.50 £27.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +42.34% -34.71% +88.89%

LAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Dorset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 80 42 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 27.03% 9.55% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 27 17
Dorset median daily rate £421 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.32% +4.67% -
10th Percentile £186 £177 £163
90th Percentile £475 £443 £645
South West median daily rate £370 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +5.71% -3.45% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 25
Dorset median hourly rate £39.50 £25.50 £42.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.90% -39.94% +28.67%
10th Percentile £11.13 £22.05 £17.25
90th Percentile £44.65 £31.15 £49.19
South West median hourly rate £31.50 £33.00 £39.63
% change year-on-year -4.55% -16.72% +80.11%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Dorset.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Dorset

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAN in Dorset.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Dorset

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Dorset over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in Dorset

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Dorset

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dorchester - 6 £250 -
Poole +1 1 - -
Weymouth - 1 - -
LAN
South West

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Dorset region with a requirement for LAN.

1 12 (75.00%) Cisco
2 11 (68.75%) Firewall
3 9 (56.25%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
6 6 (37.50%) Sun
6 6 (37.50%) CCNA
6 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (37.50%) SQL
6 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
6 6 (37.50%) Unix
6 6 (37.50%) Linux
6 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
6 6 (37.50%) Back Office
6 6 (37.50%) VAX
7 5 (31.25%) Fortinet
8 4 (25.00%) Wireless
8 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 4 (25.00%) WAN
8 4 (25.00%) Windows
9 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (18.75%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (18.75%) NAS
9 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
9 3 (18.75%) OSPF
9 3 (18.75%) McAfee
9 3 (18.75%) BGP
9 3 (18.75%) Juniper
9 3 (18.75%) SAN

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) Firewall
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (25.00%) WAN
4 4 (25.00%) Wireless
5 3 (18.75%) BGP
5 3 (18.75%) IP Telephony
5 3 (18.75%) NAS
5 3 (18.75%) OSPF
5 3 (18.75%) SAN
6 1 (6.25%) DHCP
6 1 (6.25%) DNS
6 1 (6.25%) Internet
6 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (37.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 8 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 8 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) IT Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Exchange Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Network Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) IT Support
5 2 (12.50%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Firewall Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) IT Technician
6 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) VAX
2 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
1 6 (37.50%) Unix
2 4 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (6.25%) Network Management
1 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
1 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) CCNA
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) RMADS
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (18.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) Sun
3 5 (31.25%) Fortinet
4 3 (18.75%) Juniper
4 3 (18.75%) McAfee
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.25%) Apple
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) Google
5 1 (6.25%) VMware