The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 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 28 March 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)
East of England / Suffolk
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 28 28
Rank change year-on-year +6 0  
Contract jobs citing LAN 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 3.53% 0.52% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.08% 2.94% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £538 £250 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +115.00% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year +2.85% +0.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -30.23% -12.24%  

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 Suffolk with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 26 34 20
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 15.29% 17.53% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 7
Median daily rate £275 £363 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.13% +45.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £423 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £11.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk 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 Suffolk

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Suffolk

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Suffolk over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in Suffolk

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Suffolk

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Ipswich +1 6 £538 +115.00%
LAN
East of England

LAN
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for LAN.

1 13 (86.67%) WAN
2 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (53.33%) WLAN
3 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
3 8 (53.33%) Firewall
4 7 (46.67%) VMware
4 7 (46.67%) Citrix
4 7 (46.67%) SAN
4 7 (46.67%) Cisco
4 7 (46.67%) Windows
4 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (40.00%) CCNA
5 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (40.00%) Wireless
5 6 (40.00%) Strategic Planning
6 5 (33.33%) Clustering
6 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (33.33%) Middleware
6 5 (33.33%) MCSE
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 5 (33.33%) IIS
6 5 (33.33%) Load Balancing
6 5 (33.33%) NAS
6 5 (33.33%) High Availability
6 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 5 (33.33%) Secure Coding
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 5 (33.33%) Network Optimisation
6 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (26.67%) French Language

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk 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 5 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
1 2 (13.33%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 13 (86.67%) WAN
2 8 (53.33%) Firewall
2 8 (53.33%) WLAN
3 7 (46.67%) SAN
4 6 (40.00%) Wireless
5 5 (33.33%) NAS
6 2 (13.33%) Internet
6 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (13.33%) VLAN
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (26.67%) French Language
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (13.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Designer
1 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Designer
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Windows Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Wintel Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Clustering
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (20.00%) NHS
3 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Strategic Planning
2 5 (33.33%) High Availability
2 5 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 5 (33.33%) Network Optimisation
2 5 (33.33%) Secure Coding
3 3 (20.00%) Coaching
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (20.00%) Security Patching
3 3 (20.00%) System Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
4 2 (13.33%) Benchmarking
4 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Identity Management
4 2 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (13.33%) SIEM
4 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (6.67%) Information Security
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) CCNA
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (33.33%) MCSE
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) CCA
4 3 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (20.00%) MCP
5 2 (13.33%) CCNP
5 2 (13.33%) Degree
5 2 (13.33%) MCSA
6 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (6.67%) CISA
6 1 (6.67%) CISM
6 1 (6.67%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (20.00%) Firmware
4 2 (13.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (13.33%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (6.67%) Nessus
3 1 (6.67%) Nmap
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) Cisco
2 7 (46.67%) Citrix
2 7 (46.67%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (13.33%) HP