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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 110 95 127
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +32
Contract jobs citing LAN 1062 1135 868
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.13% 2.20% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.19% 15.42% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 708 507
Median daily rate £400 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £186 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 77 76
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.57 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+16.21% +5.71%
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
8052 7359 6796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.14% 14.26% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4978 4267 3666
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 451 401
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.94 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.74% +4.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -53 326 £448 +24.30% 89
South East -19 232 £375 +0.67% 68
South West +24 108 £325 +4.00% 20
West Midlands -2 98 £400 +23.07% 21
East of England +43 88 £310 -4.61% 16
North West +7 69 £425 +30.76% 32
Yorkshire -10 58 £403 +61.00% 18
East Midlands +14 45 £563 +60.71% 16
North East -20 31 £400 +17.64% 2
Midlands - 5 £288 -
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 1831 (86.90%) WAN
2 1079 (51.21%) Cisco
3 938 (44.52%) Firewall
4 687 (32.61%) Cisco Certification
5 685 (32.51%) Windows
6 483 (22.92%) CCNP
7 482 (22.88%) Active Directory
8 458 (21.74%) Wireless
9 436 (20.69%) VPN
10 428 (20.31%) Data Centre
11 427 (20.27%) ITIL
12 413 (19.60%) Microsoft
13 403 (19.13%) VMware
14 363 (17.23%) CCNA
15 353 (16.75%) TCP/IP
16 341 (16.18%) Security Cleared
17 334 (15.85%) CheckPoint
18 313 (14.86%) Network Security
19 305 (14.48%) Finance
20 304 (14.43%) DNS
21 301 (14.29%) VoIP
22 291 (13.81%) SC Cleared
23 290 (13.76%) Windows Server
24 263 (12.48%) Linux
25 262 (12.43%) VMware Infrastructure
26 258 (12.24%) Juniper
27 252 (11.96%) MPLS
28 241 (11.44%) Citrix
29 240 (11.39%) Cisco ASA
30 235 (11.15%) SAN

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
1 176 (8.35%) MS Exchange
2 74 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 61 (2.90%) IIS
4 60 (2.85%) SharePoint
5 59 (2.80%) Skype for Business
6 40 (1.90%) Tomcat
7 37 (1.76%) Apache
8 28 (1.33%) WebSphere
9 27 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
10 21 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
10 21 (1.00%) JBoss
10 21 (1.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 20 (0.95%) OpenStack
12 19 (0.90%) Mule
13 18 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 18 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
14 12 (0.57%) IBM Notes
15 11 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
16 7 (0.33%) Confluence
17 6 (0.28%) nginx
Applications
1 163 (7.74%) MS Office
2 114 (5.41%) MS Excel
3 52 (2.47%) MS Visio
4 25 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (1.00%) MS Project
6 9 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.28%) PaintShop Pro
8 3 (0.14%) SmartSuite
9 2 (0.095%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.095%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.095%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.095%) QuarkXPress
10 1 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.047%) HipChat
10 1 (0.047%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 10 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.14%) ENOVIA
6 2 (0.095%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.095%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.095%) Primavera
6 2 (0.095%) RMDS
7 1 (0.047%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.047%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.047%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.047%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.047%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 127 (6.03%) Amazon AWS
2 106 (5.03%) Office 365
3 83 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 58 (2.75%) IaaS
5 44 (2.09%) PaaS
6 27 (1.28%) SaaS
7 17 (0.81%) Mimecast
8 15 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.33%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 3 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.095%) AWS OpsWorks
14 2 (0.095%) GitHub
14 2 (0.095%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.095%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 1 (0.047%) Google Apps
15 1 (0.047%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1831 (86.90%) WAN
2 938 (44.52%) Firewall
3 458 (21.74%) Wireless
4 436 (20.69%) VPN
5 353 (16.75%) TCP/IP
6 313 (14.86%) Network Security
7 304 (14.43%) DNS
8 301 (14.29%) VoIP
9 252 (11.96%) MPLS
10 240 (11.39%) Cisco ASA
11 235 (11.15%) SAN
12 211 (10.01%) DHCP
13 204 (9.68%) Wi-Fi
14 203 (9.63%) BGP
15 170 (8.07%) OSPF
16 154 (7.31%) Cisco Nexus
17 149 (7.07%) WLAN
18 141 (6.69%) VLAN
19 132 (6.26%) Internet
20 105 (4.98%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (8.07%) SQL Server
2 39 (1.85%) Relational Database
3 24 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (0.95%) Hadoop
4 20 (0.95%) HBase
4 20 (0.95%) MySQL
5 11 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (0.38%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (0.33%) Data Mining
8 6 (0.28%) QlikView
8 6 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.24%) Oracle Exadata
10 4 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.14%) BusinessObjects XI
11 3 (0.14%) DB2
11 3 (0.14%) OLTP
11 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (1.71%) Jenkins
2 21 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 11 (0.52%) Git (software)
3 11 (0.52%) Subversion
4 8 (0.38%) Artifactory
4 8 (0.38%) JIRA
5 6 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.19%) Hudson
6 4 (0.19%) LoadRunner
7 3 (0.14%) Dreamweaver
7 3 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.095%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.095%) Toad
8 2 (0.095%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.047%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.047%) Ant
9 1 (0.047%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.047%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.047%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.047%) Visual Studio
General
1 305 (14.48%) Finance
2 198 (9.40%) Telecoms
3 91 (4.32%) Banking
4 53 (2.52%) Legal
5 51 (2.42%) Retail
6 31 (1.47%) Manufacturing
7 20 (0.95%) Marketing
8 15 (0.71%) Military
9 14 (0.66%) Back Office
9 14 (0.66%) Billing
10 12 (0.57%) French Language
10 12 (0.57%) German Language
11 11 (0.52%) Investment Banking
12 10 (0.47%) Advertising
13 9 (0.43%) Local Government
14 8 (0.38%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.38%) Multimedia
14 8 (0.38%) Spanish Language
15 7 (0.33%) Electronics
16 5 (0.24%) Games
Job Titles
1 566 (26.86%) Network Engineer
2 374 (17.75%) Architect
3 246 (11.68%) Analyst
4 159 (7.55%) Support Engineer
5 146 (6.93%) Infrastructure Architect
6 142 (6.74%) Project Manager
7 141 (6.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 136 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
9 114 (5.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 112 (5.32%) Network Architect
11 102 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
12 90 (4.27%) Infrastructure Manager
13 82 (3.89%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 80 (3.80%) Consultant
15 78 (3.70%) Network Analyst
15 78 (3.70%) Security Engineer
16 69 (3.27%) Support Analyst
17 67 (3.18%) Network Security Engineer
17 67 (3.18%) Network Support
18 62 (2.94%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (3.89%) Middleware
2 63 (2.99%) 802.1X
3 48 (2.28%) HTML
4 33 (1.57%) Web Services
5 32 (1.52%) XML
6 23 (1.09%) XSLT
7 20 (0.95%) .NET
8 18 (0.85%) Rendezvous
9 12 (0.57%) CSS
10 7 (0.33%) ActiveMQ
10 7 (0.33%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (0.33%) Servlets
11 6 (0.28%) HTML5
11 6 (0.28%) Natural Language Processing
11 6 (0.28%) SOAP
12 5 (0.24%) LAMP
12 5 (0.24%) ODBC
12 5 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
13 3 (0.14%) boto
13 3 (0.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 428 (20.31%) Data Centre
2 96 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (3.42%) Management Information System
4 55 (2.61%) Clustering
5 51 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
6 48 (2.28%) Blackberry
7 41 (1.95%) Computer Science
8 33 (1.57%) Private Cloud
9 31 (1.47%) Driving Licence
10 29 (1.38%) Public Cloud
11 26 (1.23%) IVR
11 26 (1.23%) PKI
12 25 (1.19%) Replication
13 21 (1.00%) NHS
13 21 (1.00%) RSA SecurID
14 20 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
15 19 (0.90%) BYOD
16 17 (0.81%) Handset
16 17 (0.81%) Mathematics
16 17 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 685 (32.51%) Windows
2 290 (13.76%) Windows Server
3 263 (12.48%) Linux
4 183 (8.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 160 (7.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 143 (6.79%) Windows 7
7 141 (6.69%) Unix
8 119 (5.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 70 (3.32%) Solaris
10 68 (3.23%) Windows XP
11 41 (1.95%) Windows 8
12 39 (1.85%) Mac OS X
13 31 (1.47%) Windows 10
14 28 (1.33%) AIX
15 25 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 20 (0.95%) Android
17 16 (0.76%) Apple iOS
17 16 (0.76%) CentOS
18 14 (0.66%) Ubuntu
19 11 (0.52%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 427 (20.27%) ITIL
2 184 (8.73%) Project Management
3 180 (8.54%) Network Design
4 149 (7.07%) Migration
5 136 (6.45%) Load Balancing
6 120 (5.70%) Service Management
7 114 (5.41%) PRINCE2
8 107 (5.08%) Change Management
9 100 (4.75%) Stakeholder Management
10 96 (4.56%) High Availability
11 82 (3.89%) DevOps
12 81 (3.84%) Agile Software Development
13 74 (3.51%) Network Management
14 73 (3.46%) Disaster Recovery
14 73 (3.46%) Network Monitoring
15 62 (2.94%) Service Delivery
16 60 (2.85%) Capacity Planning
16 60 (2.85%) ITIL V3
17 59 (2.80%) Problem Management
18 53 (2.52%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 147 (6.98%) SQL
2 66 (3.13%) PowerShell
3 44 (2.09%) Java
4 38 (1.80%) Python
5 33 (1.57%) Bash Shell
5 33 (1.57%) Perl
6 19 (0.90%) JavaScript
6 19 (0.90%) Shell Script
7 18 (0.85%) C
8 16 (0.76%) C#
8 16 (0.76%) C++
8 16 (0.76%) PHP
9 10 (0.47%) VBScript
10 8 (0.38%) VB
11 6 (0.28%) Ruby
12 4 (0.19%) AppleScript
13 3 (0.14%) Tcl
14 2 (0.095%) Korn
14 2 (0.095%) Lisp
14 2 (0.095%) VBA
Qualifications
1 687 (32.61%) Cisco Certification
2 483 (22.92%) CCNP
3 363 (17.23%) CCNA
4 341 (16.18%) Security Cleared
5 291 (13.81%) SC Cleared
6 135 (6.41%) Degree
7 121 (5.74%) CCIE
8 86 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 83 (3.94%) CCDP
10 60 (2.85%) MCSE
11 55 (2.61%) CISSP
12 49 (2.33%) MCP
13 43 (2.04%) CCSE
14 32 (1.52%) CCDA
14 32 (1.52%) CCSA
14 32 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
15 31 (1.47%) PMI Certification
15 31 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 27 (1.28%) MCSA
16 27 (1.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (4.65%) SLA
2 30 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (1.28%) PCI DSS
4 18 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
5 17 (0.81%) QA
6 8 (0.38%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.24%) HIPAA
7 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.19%) PMBOK
8 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.14%) GxP
10 2 (0.095%) COBIT
11 1 (0.047%) MiFID
System Software
1 482 (22.88%) Active Directory
2 262 (12.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (4.13%) Hyper-V
4 73 (3.46%) XenApp
5 57 (2.71%) vSphere
6 54 (2.56%) VMware ESX
7 47 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
8 42 (1.99%) Xen
9 36 (1.71%) KVM
9 36 (1.71%) XenDesktop
10 33 (1.57%) NFS
11 30 (1.42%) SRDF
12 23 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
13 15 (0.71%) Firmware
14 13 (0.62%) vCloud
15 12 (0.57%) GPFS
16 11 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
17 9 (0.43%) DFS Replication
17 9 (0.43%) VMware Server
17 9 (0.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 134 (6.36%) SCCM
2 66 (3.13%) Puppet
3 58 (2.75%) Ansible
4 51 (2.42%) FortiGate
5 43 (2.04%) SCOM
6 33 (1.57%) Cisco Prime
7 23 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
7 23 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
8 22 (1.04%) Backup Exec
9 20 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
10 16 (0.76%) Cacti
11 15 (0.71%) Nagios
11 15 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
11 15 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
11 15 (0.71%) WSUS
12 13 (0.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 11 (0.52%) AirWatch
13 11 (0.52%) HP SIM
13 11 (0.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 11 (0.52%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1079 (51.21%) Cisco
2 413 (19.60%) Microsoft
3 403 (19.13%) VMware
4 334 (15.85%) CheckPoint
5 258 (12.24%) Juniper
6 241 (11.44%) Citrix
7 165 (7.83%) F5
8 146 (6.93%) Palo Alto
9 129 (6.12%) HP
10 107 (5.08%) Oracle
11 90 (4.27%) IBM
12 78 (3.70%) NetApp
13 71 (3.37%) Fortinet
14 65 (3.08%) SolarWinds
15 62 (2.94%) EMC
16 61 (2.90%) Blue Coat
17 53 (2.52%) Avaya
18 51 (2.42%) Remedy
19 46 (2.18%) Red Hat
19 46 (2.18%) Riverbed
Berkshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 hours ago
Kent
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £185 - £215 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basildon, Essex
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: 3 months rolling £ good
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Reed Technology
Rate: £210 - £225 per day + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day £400-500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Advento Staffing Ltd
Rate: From £700 to £800 per day
Posted: 5 days ago