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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
England / East of England
Rank 67 52 94
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +42
Contract jobs citing LAN 54 72 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.54% 3.09% 1.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.84% 21.95% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 37 12
Median daily rate £275 £375 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +59.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £221 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £525 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 3
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -14.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -13.63%

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
364 328 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.15% 14.08% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 178 173
Median daily rate £330 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £240 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 30 67
Median hourly rate £19.90 £41.50 £23.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.04% +78.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 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
Hertfordshire -6 22 £198 -47.33% 8
Cambridgeshire -4 10 £143 -58.69% 1
Essex +2 8 £400 -33.33%
Bedfordshire +2 7 £625 +25.00% 5
Suffolk - 6 £538 - 1
Norfolk +4 1 £260 -32.02%
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 East of England region with a requirement for LAN.

1 105 (83.33%) WAN
2 51 (40.48%) Cisco
3 50 (39.68%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (36.51%) Firewall
5 41 (32.54%) Windows
6 36 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 34 (26.98%) CCNA
7 34 (26.98%) Active Directory
8 30 (23.81%) Network Security
9 28 (22.22%) Security Cleared
10 24 (19.05%) Wireless
10 24 (19.05%) Data Centre
11 23 (18.25%) WLAN
12 22 (17.46%) Citrix
12 22 (17.46%) SC Cleared
13 21 (16.67%) DNS
14 20 (15.87%) Juniper
14 20 (15.87%) VMware
15 19 (15.08%) CheckPoint
15 19 (15.08%) VPN
15 19 (15.08%) CCNP
16 18 (14.29%) Internet
16 18 (14.29%) Load Balancing
17 17 (13.49%) VMware Infrastructure
18 16 (12.70%) ITIL
19 15 (11.90%) MS Office
19 15 (11.90%) TCP/IP
19 15 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
19 15 (11.90%) Strategic Planning
19 15 (11.90%) High Availability

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 8 (6.35%) IIS
2 4 (3.17%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.38%) GroupWise
3 3 (2.38%) IBM Notes
3 3 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.59%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.79%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 15 (11.90%) MS Office
2 8 (6.35%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (3.97%) MS Excel
4 3 (2.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (5.56%) IaaS
2 5 (3.97%) Office 365
3 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.79%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 105 (83.33%) WAN
2 46 (36.51%) Firewall
3 30 (23.81%) Network Security
4 24 (19.05%) Wireless
5 23 (18.25%) WLAN
6 21 (16.67%) DNS
7 19 (15.08%) VPN
8 18 (14.29%) Internet
9 15 (11.90%) TCP/IP
10 13 (10.32%) SAN
11 11 (8.73%) ISDN
11 11 (8.73%) VoIP
12 10 (7.94%) Broadband
13 9 (7.14%) DHCP
14 8 (6.35%) NAS
14 8 (6.35%) OSPF
15 6 (4.76%) IPsec
15 6 (4.76%) VLAN
16 5 (3.97%) Cisco ASA
16 5 (3.97%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (8.73%) Finance
2 9 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.97%) Banking
3 5 (3.97%) Retail
4 4 (3.17%) French Language
5 3 (2.38%) Legal
6 2 (1.59%) Automotive
6 2 (1.59%) Local Government
6 2 (1.59%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.59%) Marketing
6 2 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 18 (14.29%) Analyst
3 15 (11.90%) Project Manager
4 13 (10.32%) Architect
5 12 (9.52%) Network Support
6 11 (8.73%) Support Analyst
7 10 (7.94%) Support Engineer
8 9 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
8 9 (7.14%) Security Engineer
9 8 (6.35%) Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (6.35%) Network Support Engineer
10 7 (5.56%) Designer
10 7 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
10 7 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 6 (4.76%) Migration Engineer
11 6 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (4.76%) Technical Support
11 6 (4.76%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.35%) Middleware
2 3 (2.38%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.73%) NHS
3 9 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.35%) Clustering
4 8 (6.35%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.76%) Driving Licence
6 5 (3.97%) Mainframe
7 3 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.59%) e-Health
8 2 (1.59%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.79%) CCTV
9 1 (0.79%) Handset
9 1 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 41 (32.54%) Windows
2 13 (10.32%) Windows Server
3 10 (7.94%) Windows 7
4 8 (6.35%) Linux
4 8 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.97%) Unix
5 5 (3.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.17%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.59%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 16 (12.70%) ITIL
3 15 (11.90%) High Availability
3 15 (11.90%) Strategic Planning
4 13 (10.32%) Network Monitoring
5 11 (8.73%) Network Design
5 11 (8.73%) Network Management
6 10 (7.94%) Information Security
6 10 (7.94%) Performance Monitoring
7 9 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (7.14%) Migration
8 8 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (6.35%) Data Analysis
8 8 (6.35%) Problem Management
8 8 (6.35%) Project Management
8 8 (6.35%) Secure Coding
9 7 (5.56%) E-Commerce
9 7 (5.56%) Network Optimisation
9 7 (5.56%) PRINCE2
9 7 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.59%) SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (39.68%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (26.98%) CCNA
3 28 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 22 (17.46%) SC Cleared
5 19 (15.08%) CCNP
6 15 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (10.32%) MCSE
8 10 (7.94%) MCP
9 8 (6.35%) CISSP
10 7 (5.56%) CCSA
11 6 (4.76%) CCA
11 6 (4.76%) CISM
11 6 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (3.97%) A+ Certification
12 5 (3.97%) DV Cleared
12 5 (3.97%) SSCP
13 4 (3.17%) MCSA
13 4 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (2.38%) Degree
15 2 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.38%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.59%) SLA
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (26.98%) Active Directory
2 17 (13.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.97%) NDS
4 4 (3.17%) Firmware
4 4 (3.17%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.38%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (2.38%) XenApp
6 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.79%) vSphere
6 1 (0.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (8.73%) SCCM
2 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (2.38%) Nessus
4 1 (0.79%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.79%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.79%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.79%) Nmap
4 1 (0.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (40.48%) Cisco
2 36 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 22 (17.46%) Citrix
4 20 (15.87%) Juniper
4 20 (15.87%) VMware
5 19 (15.08%) CheckPoint
6 8 (6.35%) Novell
7 6 (4.76%) F5
8 5 (3.97%) Dell
8 5 (3.97%) SolarWinds
9 4 (3.17%) HP
9 4 (3.17%) Lotus
10 3 (2.38%) Aruba
10 3 (2.38%) Fortinet
10 3 (2.38%) Palo Alto
11 2 (1.59%) ArcSight
11 2 (1.59%) LogLogic
11 2 (1.59%) LogRhythm
11 2 (1.59%) Mitel
11 2 (1.59%) Splunk