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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 21 23
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2  
Contract jobs citing LAN 9 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 6.92% 5.14% 1.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.93% 26.00% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Median daily rate £450 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.12% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Median hourly rate £39.50 £24.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.58% -45.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -9.61% +23.80%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 43 50 23
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 33.08% 19.76% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 34 11
Median daily rate £450 £393 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.64% +20.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £330 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 3
Median hourly rate £39.50 £27.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.34% -38.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset citing LAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth +3 1 £450 +12.50% 2
Dorchester - 1 - -
Weymouth - 1 - -
LAN
South West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 7 (77.78%) Cisco
1 7 (77.78%) Firewall
2 6 (66.67%) Sun
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (66.67%) Unix
2 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (66.67%) Back Office
2 6 (66.67%) VAX
3 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 3 (33.33%) Juniper
4 3 (33.33%) SAN
4 3 (33.33%) McAfee
4 3 (33.33%) BGP
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) WAN
4 3 (33.33%) WSUS
4 3 (33.33%) RMADS
4 3 (33.33%) NAS
4 3 (33.33%) Wireless
4 3 (33.33%) IP Telephony

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 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (33.33%) BGP
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (33.33%) IP Telephony
3 3 (33.33%) NAS
3 3 (33.33%) SAN
3 3 (33.33%) WAN
3 3 (33.33%) Wireless
4 2 (22.22%) Internet
4 2 (22.22%) OSPF
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (11.11%) DNS
5 1 (11.11%) EIGRP
5 1 (11.11%) MPLS
5 1 (11.11%) NX-OS
5 1 (11.11%) TACACS
5 1 (11.11%) Telepresence
5 1 (11.11%) VoIP
5 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (66.67%) Back Office
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) IT Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Network Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Network Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) IT Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Unix Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) VAX
2 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
1 6 (66.67%) Unix
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
1 1 (11.11%) Network Architecture
1 1 (11.11%) Network Management
1 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
1 1 (11.11%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) RMADS
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (33.33%) WSUS
2 1 (11.11%) FortiGate
2 1 (11.11%) Netcool
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) Sun
3 3 (33.33%) Juniper
3 3 (33.33%) McAfee
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto