The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 106 95 116
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +21
Contract jobs citing LAN 985 993 837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.12% 2.13% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.65% 14.23% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 568 423
Average daily rate £388 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £170 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 77 85
Average hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.62% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.50 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-20.66% +8.04%
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
6725 6978 6207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.47% 14.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4025 3903 3286
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 419 366
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.75 £19.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +23.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 13 February 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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the England region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -2 349 £423 +20.71% 97
South East +4 275 £388 +4.72% 87
East of England +35 72 £375 +66.66% 36
Yorkshire -15 67 £300 +0.08% 30
North West -7 59 £450 +42.85% 31
West Midlands -21 51 £356 +31.52% 26
South West -32 48 £308 -19.07% 18
East Midlands -10 42 £350 - 6
North East -20 15 £286 -32.02% 1
Midlands +5 7 £650 +195.45%
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LAN.

1 1636 (81.19%) WAN
2 1050 (52.11%) Cisco
3 858 (42.58%) Firewall
4 645 (32.01%) Windows
5 578 (28.68%) Cisco Certification
6 468 (23.23%) VPN
7 467 (23.18%) Data Centre
8 435 (21.59%) Active Directory
9 410 (20.35%) Microsoft
10 374 (18.56%) ITIL
11 372 (18.46%) VMware
12 367 (18.21%) CCNP
13 362 (17.97%) TCP/IP
14 342 (16.97%) Juniper
15 341 (16.92%) Security Cleared
16 338 (16.77%) DNS
17 330 (16.38%) CheckPoint
18 323 (16.03%) Wireless
19 297 (14.74%) Network Security
20 279 (13.85%) Finance
21 274 (13.60%) CCNA
22 271 (13.45%) MPLS
23 266 (13.20%) SC Cleared
24 258 (12.80%) Windows Server
25 255 (12.66%) Cisco ASA
26 250 (12.41%) BGP
27 249 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
28 245 (12.16%) OSPF
28 245 (12.16%) DHCP
29 228 (11.32%) VoIP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 161 (7.99%) MS Exchange
2 84 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 64 (3.18%) SharePoint
4 58 (2.88%) Skype for Business
5 37 (1.84%) IIS
6 31 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 25 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 25 (1.24%) Tomcat
8 23 (1.14%) Apache
9 21 (1.04%) IBM Notes
10 20 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
11 17 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
12 13 (0.65%) JBoss
13 12 (0.60%) OpenStack
14 9 (0.45%) Confluence
15 8 (0.40%) Eucalyptus
16 7 (0.35%) WebSphere
17 6 (0.30%) CMS
17 6 (0.30%) WebLogic
18 5 (0.25%) LiveLink
Applications
1 197 (9.78%) MS Office
2 124 (6.15%) MS Excel
3 71 (3.52%) MS Visio
4 26 (1.29%) MS Project
5 17 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
6 15 (0.74%) PaintShop Pro
7 8 (0.40%) Acrobat
7 8 (0.40%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.25%) HipChat
9 4 (0.20%) QuarkXPress
9 4 (0.20%) SmartSuite
10 1 (0.050%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.050%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.20%) Relativity
4 3 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.050%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.050%) RMDS
6 1 (0.050%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.050%) SAP CCM
6 1 (0.050%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.050%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 105 (5.21%) Office 365
2 78 (3.87%) Amazon AWS
3 69 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 30 (1.49%) IaaS
5 26 (1.29%) SaaS
6 18 (0.89%) PaaS
7 11 (0.55%) Mimecast
8 7 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.30%) SoftLayer
10 5 (0.25%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.25%) Google Apps
11 4 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 4 (0.20%) IBM PureFlex
12 3 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.15%) Yammer
13 2 (0.099%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.050%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.050%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1636 (81.19%) WAN
2 858 (42.58%) Firewall
3 468 (23.23%) VPN
4 362 (17.97%) TCP/IP
5 338 (16.77%) DNS
6 323 (16.03%) Wireless
7 297 (14.74%) Network Security
8 271 (13.45%) MPLS
9 255 (12.66%) Cisco ASA
10 250 (12.41%) BGP
11 245 (12.16%) DHCP
11 245 (12.16%) OSPF
12 228 (11.32%) VoIP
13 201 (9.98%) Wi-Fi
14 198 (9.83%) SAN
15 196 (9.73%) VLAN
16 177 (8.78%) Cisco Nexus
17 174 (8.64%) Internet
18 151 (7.49%) SSL
19 140 (6.95%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.09%) MySQL
3 19 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (0.89%) Relational Database
5 17 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (0.69%) Oracle Database
7 12 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (0.55%) OLTP
8 11 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (0.50%) MongoDB
10 9 (0.45%) DB2
11 7 (0.35%) Big Data
11 7 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.20%) FileMaker
12 4 (0.20%) Oracle Exadata
13 3 (0.15%) MS Access
13 3 (0.15%) SAP BW
13 3 (0.15%) SAP HANA
14 2 (0.099%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (1.24%) Git (software)
2 20 (0.99%) Subversion
2 20 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 17 (0.84%) Jenkins
4 11 (0.55%) JIRA
5 8 (0.40%) Hudson
6 6 (0.30%) Maven
6 6 (0.30%) Vagrant
7 5 (0.25%) Gradle
7 5 (0.25%) IntelliJ
8 4 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.15%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.099%) AdminStudio
10 2 (0.099%) git-flow
10 2 (0.099%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.050%) Burp Suite
11 1 (0.050%) InstallShield
11 1 (0.050%) MSI
11 1 (0.050%) Rational DOORS
11 1 (0.050%) StarTeam
General
1 279 (13.85%) Finance
2 183 (9.08%) Telecoms
3 51 (2.53%) Banking
4 41 (2.03%) Retail
5 30 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 24 (1.19%) Law
7 21 (1.04%) Advertising
7 21 (1.04%) Legal
8 16 (0.79%) Investment Banking
9 15 (0.74%) Local Government
10 14 (0.69%) Marketing
11 13 (0.65%) Spanish Language
12 12 (0.60%) French Language
13 11 (0.55%) Electronics
13 11 (0.55%) Multimedia
14 9 (0.45%) Back Office
15 7 (0.35%) German Language
16 6 (0.30%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.30%) Military
16 6 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 559 (27.74%) Network Engineer
2 290 (14.39%) Architect
3 245 (12.16%) Analyst
4 166 (8.24%) Cisco Engineer
5 164 (8.14%) Project Manager
6 157 (7.79%) Support Engineer
7 145 (7.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 115 (5.71%) Network Architect
9 98 (4.86%) Consultant
10 97 (4.81%) Senior Network Engineer
11 93 (4.62%) Network Analyst
12 88 (4.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 83 (4.12%) Security Engineer
14 79 (3.92%) Infrastructure Architect
14 79 (3.92%) Infrastructure Manager
15 68 (3.37%) Network Security Engineer
16 66 (3.28%) Network Support
16 66 (3.28%) Support Analyst
17 65 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
18 64 (3.18%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (2.23%) 802.1X
2 36 (1.79%) Middleware
3 33 (1.64%) Web Services
4 11 (0.55%) .NET
5 10 (0.50%) HTML
5 10 (0.50%) LAMP
6 9 (0.45%) Java EE
7 8 (0.40%) LAPP Stack
8 7 (0.35%) REST
8 7 (0.35%) SOAP
9 6 (0.30%) CSS
9 6 (0.30%) XMPP
10 5 (0.25%) Leaflet
10 5 (0.25%) RabbitMQ
11 4 (0.20%) ActiveMQ
11 4 (0.20%) jQuery
11 4 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
11 4 (0.20%) WAP
11 4 (0.20%) XML
12 3 (0.15%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 467 (23.18%) Data Centre
2 99 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
3 86 (4.27%) Blackberry
4 83 (4.12%) Management Information System
5 59 (2.93%) Video Conferencing
6 38 (1.89%) Driving Licence
7 36 (1.79%) NHS
8 25 (1.24%) Computer Science
9 21 (1.04%) Client/Server
9 21 (1.04%) Cryptography
9 21 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
9 21 (1.04%) PKI
10 20 (0.99%) BYOD
11 19 (0.94%) Clustering
12 18 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 18 (0.89%) Replication
13 16 (0.79%) iSeries
13 16 (0.79%) Statistics
14 15 (0.74%) Private Cloud
14 15 (0.74%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 645 (32.01%) Windows
2 258 (12.80%) Windows Server
3 213 (10.57%) Linux
4 183 (9.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 170 (8.44%) Windows 7
6 130 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 125 (6.20%) Unix
8 118 (5.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 89 (4.42%) Windows XP
10 47 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 40 (1.99%) Windows 8
12 35 (1.74%) Android
13 31 (1.54%) Solaris
14 24 (1.19%) AIX
15 23 (1.14%) CentOS
16 20 (0.99%) Mac OS X
17 19 (0.94%) Windows Vista
18 15 (0.74%) HPUX
19 13 (0.65%) SUSE
19 13 (0.65%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (18.56%) ITIL
2 224 (11.12%) Migration
3 176 (8.73%) Project Management
4 155 (7.69%) Network Design
5 140 (6.95%) Service Management
6 123 (6.10%) Load Balancing
7 116 (5.76%) PRINCE2
8 104 (5.16%) Disaster Recovery
9 90 (4.47%) Stakeholder Management
10 86 (4.27%) Service Delivery
11 81 (4.02%) Change Management
12 72 (3.57%) High Availability
13 69 (3.42%) Information Security
14 65 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
15 64 (3.18%) Kalman Filter
16 58 (2.88%) Change Control
17 55 (2.73%) Problem Management
18 53 (2.63%) Configuration Management
19 52 (2.58%) Technical Architecture
20 50 (2.48%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 106 (5.26%) SQL
2 43 (2.13%) PowerShell
3 32 (1.59%) C
4 27 (1.34%) Java
5 23 (1.14%) Ruby
6 16 (0.79%) Python
7 15 (0.74%) Perl
8 14 (0.69%) Bash Shell
9 9 (0.45%) Lisp
10 6 (0.30%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.30%) Tcl
10 6 (0.30%) VBScript
11 5 (0.25%) C++
11 5 (0.25%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.25%) VB
12 4 (0.20%) PHP
13 3 (0.15%) ABAP
13 3 (0.15%) C#
14 1 (0.050%) AWK
14 1 (0.050%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 578 (28.68%) Cisco Certification
2 367 (18.21%) CCNP
3 341 (16.92%) Security Cleared
4 274 (13.60%) CCNA
5 266 (13.20%) SC Cleared
6 109 (5.41%) CCIE
7 101 (5.01%) Microsoft Certification
8 97 (4.81%) Degree
9 75 (3.72%) MCSE
10 61 (3.03%) CCSE
11 50 (2.48%) CCSA
12 41 (2.03%) CISSP
13 38 (1.89%) CCDP
14 36 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
15 35 (1.74%) JNCIP
16 34 (1.69%) MCP
17 29 (1.44%) DV Cleared
17 29 (1.44%) PMI Certification
18 25 (1.24%) JNCIA
19 24 (1.19%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (4.57%) SLA
2 30 (1.49%) PCI DSS
3 21 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (0.45%) QA
6 8 (0.40%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.099%) COBIT
8 2 (0.099%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.099%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.099%) ISO27002
8 2 (0.099%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.099%) RMADS
8 2 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.050%) COSO
9 1 (0.050%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 435 (21.59%) Active Directory
2 249 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (5.11%) Hyper-V
4 72 (3.57%) vSphere
5 44 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
6 40 (1.99%) VMware ESX
7 35 (1.74%) XenApp
8 24 (1.19%) XenServer
9 23 (1.14%) Snort
10 20 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
11 13 (0.65%) XenDesktop
12 12 (0.60%) vCloud
13 9 (0.45%) Firmware
14 8 (0.40%) ProxySG
14 8 (0.40%) Xen
15 7 (0.35%) GPFS
15 7 (0.35%) Samba
16 5 (0.25%) BitLocker
16 5 (0.25%) oVirt
16 5 (0.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 90 (4.47%) SCCM
2 38 (1.89%) Puppet
3 36 (1.79%) FortiGate
4 27 (1.34%) SCOM
5 24 (1.19%) WSUS
6 21 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
8 19 (0.94%) CiscoWorks
8 19 (0.94%) Proventia
9 18 (0.89%) Backup Exec
10 17 (0.84%) SolarWinds Orion
11 16 (0.79%) Windows Intune
11 16 (0.79%) ZABBIX
12 14 (0.69%) Salt
13 13 (0.65%) NetBackup
13 13 (0.65%) SCVMM
14 12 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
15 11 (0.55%) OpenView
16 10 (0.50%) CA Spectrum
16 10 (0.50%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 1050 (52.11%) Cisco
2 410 (20.35%) Microsoft
3 372 (18.46%) VMware
4 342 (16.97%) Juniper
5 330 (16.38%) CheckPoint
6 215 (10.67%) F5
7 211 (10.47%) Citrix
8 165 (8.19%) HP
9 101 (5.01%) Palo Alto
10 94 (4.67%) Blue Coat
11 78 (3.87%) Avaya
12 71 (3.52%) IBM
13 70 (3.47%) Oracle
14 64 (3.18%) NetApp
14 64 (3.18%) SolarWinds
15 63 (3.13%) Red Hat
16 47 (2.33%) Dell
17 42 (2.08%) Aruba
17 42 (2.08%) Brocade
17 42 (2.08%) Fortinet
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