The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 109 95 143
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +48
Contract jobs citing LAN 1054 1128 798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.17% 2.22% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.61% 15.09% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 668 450
Median daily rate £400 £350 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 83 68
Median hourly rate £21.75 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.00 £36.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+23.80% +20.00%
LAN
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7747 7475 6613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.92% 14.70% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4802 4286 3573
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 440 377
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.35% +40.72%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in England

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in England

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the England region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in England

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in England

LAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the England region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram in England

LAN
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 25 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
London -49 316 £450 +28.57% 88
South East -3 248 £375 -3.22% 62
South West +37 111 £339 +9.18% 18
West Midlands +1 95 £350 +7.69% 22
East of England +22 77 £406 +20.37% 21
North West -13 66 £378 +0.80% 30
Yorkshire -5 58 £350 +40.00% 15
North East -24 42 £416 +19.71% 4
East Midlands +6 35 £600 +71.42% 16
Midlands - 5 £350 -
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region with a requirement for LAN.

1 1749 (86.67%) WAN
2 1037 (51.39%) Cisco
3 886 (43.90%) Firewall
4 650 (32.21%) Cisco Certification
5 641 (31.76%) Windows
6 453 (22.45%) CCNP
7 449 (22.25%) ITIL
8 446 (22.10%) Active Directory
9 428 (21.21%) Wireless
10 424 (21.01%) VPN
11 400 (19.82%) Data Centre
12 377 (18.68%) VMware
13 376 (18.63%) Microsoft
14 349 (17.29%) TCP/IP
15 337 (16.70%) Security Cleared
16 335 (16.60%) CCNA
17 321 (15.91%) CheckPoint
18 299 (14.82%) DNS
18 299 (14.82%) Finance
19 294 (14.57%) Network Security
20 287 (14.22%) SC Cleared
21 284 (14.07%) VoIP
22 271 (13.43%) MPLS
23 254 (12.59%) Juniper
24 252 (12.49%) Windows Server
25 245 (12.14%) VMware Infrastructure
26 237 (11.74%) Linux
27 232 (11.50%) Citrix
28 214 (10.60%) Cisco ASA
29 211 (10.46%) BGP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in 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
1 177 (8.77%) MS Exchange
2 74 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 63 (3.12%) SharePoint
4 56 (2.78%) IIS
5 54 (2.68%) Skype for Business
6 39 (1.93%) Tomcat
7 33 (1.64%) Apache
8 27 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
8 27 (1.34%) WebSphere
9 21 (1.04%) JBoss
10 20 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
10 20 (0.99%) OpenStack
11 19 (0.94%) Mule
11 19 (0.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 18 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 16 (0.79%) IBM Notes
13 16 (0.79%) Oracle Coherence
14 14 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
15 6 (0.30%) Confluence
15 6 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 152 (7.53%) MS Office
2 100 (4.96%) MS Excel
3 53 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 29 (1.44%) MS Project
5 22 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.40%) PaintShop Pro
7 4 (0.20%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.15%) SmartSuite
9 2 (0.099%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.099%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.099%) QuarkXPress
9 2 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.050%) HipChat
10 1 (0.050%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.099%) ENOVIA
6 2 (0.099%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.099%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.099%) Primavera
6 2 (0.099%) RMDS
7 1 (0.050%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.050%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.050%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.050%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 115 (5.70%) Amazon AWS
2 107 (5.30%) Office 365
3 69 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 55 (2.73%) IaaS
5 43 (2.13%) PaaS
6 26 (1.29%) SaaS
7 18 (0.89%) Mimecast
8 15 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.40%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.099%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 2 (0.099%) AWS OpsWorks
14 2 (0.099%) GitHub
15 1 (0.050%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 1 (0.050%) Google Apps
15 1 (0.050%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 1 (0.050%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1749 (86.67%) WAN
2 886 (43.90%) Firewall
3 428 (21.21%) Wireless
4 424 (21.01%) VPN
5 349 (17.29%) TCP/IP
6 299 (14.82%) DNS
7 294 (14.57%) Network Security
8 284 (14.07%) VoIP
9 271 (13.43%) MPLS
10 214 (10.60%) Cisco ASA
11 211 (10.46%) BGP
12 210 (10.41%) SAN
13 207 (10.26%) DHCP
14 188 (9.32%) Wi-Fi
15 175 (8.67%) OSPF
16 155 (7.68%) Cisco Nexus
17 129 (6.39%) Internet
17 129 (6.39%) VLAN
18 118 (5.85%) WLAN
19 102 (5.05%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (6.99%) SQL Server
2 35 (1.73%) Relational Database
3 22 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (0.89%) Hadoop
4 18 (0.89%) HBase
5 15 (0.74%) MySQL
6 11 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (0.50%) Oracle Database
7 10 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (0.30%) QlikView
10 5 (0.25%) Oracle Exadata
11 4 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.15%) DB2
12 3 (0.15%) OLTP
12 3 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.099%) FileMaker
13 2 (0.099%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 37 (1.83%) Jenkins
2 23 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 10 (0.50%) Git (software)
3 10 (0.50%) Subversion
4 8 (0.40%) Artifactory
5 6 (0.30%) JIRA
5 6 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.20%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.15%) Hudson
7 3 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (0.15%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.099%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.050%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.050%) Ant
9 1 (0.050%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.050%) Maven
9 1 (0.050%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.050%) StarTeam
9 1 (0.050%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.050%) Toad
General
1 299 (14.82%) Finance
2 188 (9.32%) Telecoms
3 79 (3.91%) Banking
4 50 (2.48%) Legal
4 50 (2.48%) Retail
5 30 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 16 (0.79%) Back Office
6 16 (0.79%) Law
7 15 (0.74%) Marketing
8 13 (0.64%) Billing
9 12 (0.59%) Advertising
9 12 (0.59%) German Language
10 11 (0.55%) Military
11 10 (0.50%) French Language
11 10 (0.50%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.50%) Spanish Language
12 8 (0.40%) Electronics
12 8 (0.40%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.40%) Local Government
13 5 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 551 (27.30%) Network Engineer
2 340 (16.85%) Architect
3 236 (11.69%) Analyst
4 153 (7.58%) Support Engineer
5 143 (7.09%) Cisco Engineer
6 141 (6.99%) Project Manager
7 134 (6.64%) Infrastructure Architect
8 120 (5.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 118 (5.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 106 (5.25%) Network Architect
11 97 (4.81%) Infrastructure Manager
12 91 (4.51%) Solutions Architect
13 72 (3.57%) Network Analyst
14 70 (3.47%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
15 69 (3.42%) Consultant
16 68 (3.37%) Network Support
16 68 (3.37%) Security Engineer
17 67 (3.32%) Senior Network Engineer
18 64 (3.17%) Support Analyst
19 57 (2.82%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (3.62%) Middleware
2 51 (2.53%) 802.1X
3 39 (1.93%) HTML
4 37 (1.83%) Web Services
5 22 (1.09%) XML
6 16 (0.79%) Rendezvous
7 15 (0.74%) XSLT
8 13 (0.64%) .NET
9 7 (0.35%) ActiveMQ
9 7 (0.35%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (0.35%) Servlets
9 7 (0.35%) SOAP
10 5 (0.25%) ODBC
10 5 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
11 4 (0.20%) CSS
11 4 (0.20%) REST
12 3 (0.15%) boto
12 3 (0.15%) LAMP
13 2 (0.099%) LEMP Stack
13 2 (0.099%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 400 (19.82%) Data Centre
2 92 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (3.72%) Management Information System
4 55 (2.73%) Video Conferencing
5 53 (2.63%) Blackberry
6 47 (2.33%) Clustering
7 39 (1.93%) Computer Science
8 30 (1.49%) PKI
9 29 (1.44%) Public Cloud
10 28 (1.39%) Private Cloud
11 27 (1.34%) Driving Licence
12 26 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
13 25 (1.24%) IVR
14 23 (1.14%) Replication
15 21 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 20 (0.99%) BYOD
17 19 (0.94%) RSA SecurID
18 18 (0.89%) Handset
18 18 (0.89%) Mathematics
19 17 (0.84%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 641 (31.76%) Windows
2 252 (12.49%) Windows Server
3 237 (11.74%) Linux
4 175 (8.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 149 (7.38%) Windows 7
6 142 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 136 (6.74%) Unix
8 118 (5.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 72 (3.57%) Windows XP
10 61 (3.02%) Solaris
11 39 (1.93%) Mac OS X
12 30 (1.49%) AIX
12 30 (1.49%) Windows 8
13 27 (1.34%) Windows 10
14 26 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 19 (0.94%) Android
16 13 (0.64%) Apple iOS
17 11 (0.55%) CentOS
17 11 (0.55%) SUSE
17 11 (0.55%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 449 (22.25%) ITIL
2 194 (9.61%) Project Management
3 175 (8.67%) Network Design
4 166 (8.23%) Migration
5 133 (6.59%) Service Management
6 132 (6.54%) Load Balancing
7 128 (6.34%) PRINCE2
8 102 (5.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 96 (4.76%) Change Management
10 95 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
11 91 (4.51%) High Availability
12 81 (4.01%) Disaster Recovery
13 76 (3.77%) DevOps
14 72 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
15 66 (3.27%) Service Delivery
16 65 (3.22%) ITIL V3
16 65 (3.22%) Problem Management
17 62 (3.07%) Network Management
18 56 (2.78%) Technical Architecture
19 55 (2.73%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 138 (6.84%) SQL
2 55 (2.73%) PowerShell
3 41 (2.03%) Java
4 36 (1.78%) Python
5 31 (1.54%) Perl
6 29 (1.44%) Bash Shell
7 19 (0.94%) C
8 18 (0.89%) JavaScript
9 17 (0.84%) Shell Script
10 10 (0.50%) VBScript
11 9 (0.45%) C#
11 9 (0.45%) C++
12 8 (0.40%) Lisp
12 8 (0.40%) PHP
13 6 (0.30%) VB
14 5 (0.25%) Ruby
15 4 (0.20%) Tcl
16 2 (0.099%) AppleScript
16 2 (0.099%) Korn
16 2 (0.099%) VBA
Qualifications
1 650 (32.21%) Cisco Certification
2 453 (22.45%) CCNP
3 337 (16.70%) Security Cleared
4 335 (16.60%) CCNA
5 287 (14.22%) SC Cleared
6 132 (6.54%) Degree
7 120 (5.95%) CCIE
8 78 (3.87%) CCDP
9 74 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 55 (2.73%) CISSP
11 51 (2.53%) MCSE
12 46 (2.28%) MCP
13 39 (1.93%) CCSE
14 34 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
15 28 (1.39%) PMI Certification
16 26 (1.29%) CCDA
17 25 (1.24%) JNCIA
18 24 (1.19%) CCSA
19 21 (1.04%) PMP
19 21 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (4.36%) SLA
2 32 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (1.29%) PCI DSS
4 17 (0.84%) QA
5 15 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
6 8 (0.40%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.25%) HIPAA
7 5 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.20%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.15%) GxP
9 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.099%) COBIT
11 1 (0.050%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.050%) MiFID
System Software
1 446 (22.10%) Active Directory
2 245 (12.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (3.72%) Hyper-V
4 69 (3.42%) XenApp
5 54 (2.68%) VMware ESX
6 45 (2.23%) vSphere
7 44 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
8 37 (1.83%) Xen
9 33 (1.64%) XenDesktop
10 31 (1.54%) KVM
11 28 (1.39%) NFS
12 25 (1.24%) SRDF
13 21 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
14 16 (0.79%) GPFS
15 15 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
16 10 (0.50%) vCloud
16 10 (0.50%) VMware Server
17 9 (0.45%) DFS Replication
18 8 (0.40%) Firmware
18 8 (0.40%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 125 (6.19%) SCCM
2 59 (2.92%) Puppet
3 52 (2.58%) Ansible
4 41 (2.03%) FortiGate
5 40 (1.98%) SCOM
6 36 (1.78%) Cisco Prime
7 24 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
8 22 (1.09%) Backup Exec
9 18 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
9 18 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
10 16 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
11 15 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
12 14 (0.69%) WSUS
13 13 (0.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 13 (0.64%) SolarWinds Orion
14 12 (0.59%) Nagios
15 11 (0.55%) Cacti
15 11 (0.55%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 11 (0.55%) SCVMM
15 11 (0.55%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 1037 (51.39%) Cisco
2 377 (18.68%) VMware
3 376 (18.63%) Microsoft
4 321 (15.91%) CheckPoint
5 254 (12.59%) Juniper
6 232 (11.50%) Citrix
7 167 (8.28%) F5
8 133 (6.59%) HP
9 132 (6.54%) Palo Alto
10 101 (5.00%) Oracle
11 96 (4.76%) IBM
12 76 (3.77%) NetApp
13 67 (3.32%) SolarWinds
14 63 (3.12%) Fortinet
15 61 (3.02%) Avaya
16 55 (2.73%) EMC
17 52 (2.58%) Blue Coat
17 52 (2.58%) Remedy
18 45 (2.23%) Red Hat
19 43 (2.13%) Riverbed
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Rate: £200 - £270 per day
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Surrey
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London
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