The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 56 81 96
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +15
Contract jobs citing LAN 79 63 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.12% 2.14% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.36% 11.19% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 36 31
Median daily rate £400 £338 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £218 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £420 £324
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £23.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.21% -29.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.75 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+49.27% -1.42%
LAN
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
388 563 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.32% 19.13% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 301 213
Median daily rate £375 £315 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 62 39
Median hourly rate £40.00 £23.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.91% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £9.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing LAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

LAN
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Suffolk +14 23 £550 +175.00% 3
Hertfordshire +15 19 £388 +4.62% 10
Cambridgeshire +9 17 £413 +50.00% 5
Bedfordshire +12 10 - - 2
Essex +4 7 £250 -35.48%
Norfolk -6 2 - -
East Anglia - 1 - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, 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 East of England region with a requirement for LAN.

1 126 (83.44%) WAN
2 79 (52.32%) Cisco
3 67 (44.37%) Firewall
4 47 (31.13%) Cisco Certification
5 42 (27.81%) Wireless
6 39 (25.83%) Windows
7 37 (24.50%) CCNA
7 37 (24.50%) Data Centre
8 33 (21.85%) Citrix
8 33 (21.85%) Microsoft
8 33 (21.85%) ITIL
9 30 (19.87%) VMware
10 29 (19.21%) Network Security
11 25 (16.56%) Windows Server
12 24 (15.89%) Active Directory
12 24 (15.89%) Juniper
13 23 (15.23%) TCP/IP
14 22 (14.57%) Wi-Fi
15 20 (13.25%) VPN
16 19 (12.58%) Load Balancing
17 17 (11.26%) Security Cleared
17 17 (11.26%) VMware Infrastructure
17 17 (11.26%) SAN
17 17 (11.26%) SQL Server
18 16 (10.60%) CCNP
18 16 (10.60%) DNS
18 16 (10.60%) CheckPoint
18 16 (10.60%) Cisco ASA
18 16 (10.60%) VLAN
19 15 (9.93%) VoIP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 14 (9.27%) IIS
2 4 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (2.65%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.99%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.99%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.99%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.32%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (4.64%) MS Office
2 5 (3.31%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.32%) MS Project
3 2 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.93%) IaaS
2 13 (8.61%) PaaS
2 13 (8.61%) SaaS
3 8 (5.30%) Office 365
4 4 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 126 (83.44%) WAN
2 67 (44.37%) Firewall
3 42 (27.81%) Wireless
4 29 (19.21%) Network Security
5 23 (15.23%) TCP/IP
6 22 (14.57%) Wi-Fi
7 20 (13.25%) VPN
8 17 (11.26%) SAN
9 16 (10.60%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (10.60%) DNS
9 16 (10.60%) VLAN
10 15 (9.93%) NAS
10 15 (9.93%) VoIP
11 13 (8.61%) WLAN
12 11 (7.28%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (6.62%) OSPF
14 8 (5.30%) Broadband
14 8 (5.30%) DHCP
14 8 (5.30%) ISDN
15 7 (4.64%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.99%) MySQL
2 3 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (5.30%) Finance
2 6 (3.97%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.31%) Retail
4 4 (2.65%) Legal
5 3 (1.99%) Local Government
6 2 (1.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 49 (32.45%) Network Engineer
2 30 (19.87%) Architect
3 19 (12.58%) Project Manager
4 17 (11.26%) Support Engineer
5 14 (9.27%) Cisco Engineer
5 14 (9.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 13 (8.61%) Analyst
6 13 (8.61%) Infrastructure Manager
7 12 (7.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (7.95%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (7.28%) Infrastructure Architect
8 11 (7.28%) Network Support
8 11 (7.28%) Security Architect
8 11 (7.28%) Security Solutions Architect
9 9 (5.96%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 9 (5.96%) LAN Engineer
9 9 (5.96%) Network Support Engineer
10 8 (5.30%) Network Architect
10 8 (5.30%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 7 (4.64%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.61%) Middleware
2 5 (3.31%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.66%) .NET
3 1 (0.66%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (24.50%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.28%) Clustering
3 7 (4.64%) NHS
4 6 (3.97%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (3.97%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.65%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.65%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.99%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.99%) Reinsurance
7 2 (1.32%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.32%) iSeries
7 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.66%) CMDB
8 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.66%) e-Health
8 1 (0.66%) PMI
8 1 (0.66%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.66%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.66%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 39 (25.83%) Windows
2 25 (16.56%) Windows Server
3 14 (9.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (7.28%) Windows 7
5 8 (5.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (3.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.31%) Linux
7 5 (3.31%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.99%) Mac OS
8 3 (1.99%) Unix
9 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.85%) ITIL
2 19 (12.58%) Load Balancing
3 14 (9.27%) High Availability
4 13 (8.61%) Project Management
5 12 (7.95%) Network Design
5 12 (7.95%) Patch Management
6 11 (7.28%) Identity Access Management
6 11 (7.28%) Network Management
6 11 (7.28%) Security Operations
6 11 (7.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (6.62%) Network Monitoring
7 10 (6.62%) Secure Coding
8 9 (5.96%) Incident Management
9 7 (4.64%) Validation
10 6 (3.97%) Network Optimisation
10 6 (3.97%) PRINCE2
11 5 (3.31%) Change Management
11 5 (3.31%) Identity Management
11 5 (3.31%) SIEM
11 5 (3.31%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.65%) SQL
2 3 (1.99%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.99%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (31.13%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (24.50%) CCNA
3 17 (11.26%) Security Cleared
4 16 (10.60%) CCNP
5 13 (8.61%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (3.31%) Degree
7 5 (3.31%) JNCIA
7 5 (3.31%) JNCIE
7 5 (3.31%) JNCIP
7 5 (3.31%) JNCIS
8 4 (2.65%) CCIE
8 4 (2.65%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.99%) CCDA
9 3 (1.99%) CCDP
9 3 (1.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.99%) MCSA
9 3 (1.99%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.32%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.65%) SLA
2 3 (1.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.32%) GxP
System Software
1 24 (15.89%) Active Directory
2 17 (11.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.99%) vSphere
4 2 (1.32%) XenApp
4 2 (1.32%) XenServer
5 1 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.66%) iptables
5 1 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.66%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (6.62%) Microsoft Clustering
2 7 (4.64%) SCCM
3 2 (1.32%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.32%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.66%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.66%) OpenView
4 1 (0.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.66%) WMI
Vendors
1 79 (52.32%) Cisco
2 33 (21.85%) Citrix
2 33 (21.85%) Microsoft
3 30 (19.87%) VMware
4 24 (15.89%) Juniper
5 16 (10.60%) CheckPoint
6 8 (5.30%) F5
7 7 (4.64%) Avaya
8 6 (3.97%) Nortel
9 5 (3.31%) Symantec
10 4 (2.65%) Mitel
10 4 (2.65%) SolarWinds
10 4 (2.65%) Splunk
11 3 (1.99%) Aruba
11 3 (1.99%) Cognos
11 3 (1.99%) NetApp
11 3 (1.99%) Oracle
11 3 (1.99%) Palo Alto
11 3 (1.99%) Riverbed
11 3 (1.99%) Sourcefire