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 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
UK / England
Rank 103 112 98
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -14
Contract jobs citing LAN 910 994 1011
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.20% 2.08% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.71% 14.35% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 569 575
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 54 72
Median hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +13.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.09 £13.15 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £50.00 £42.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-21.42% -2.32%

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
6188 6928 7172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.96% 14.50% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3905 4141 3957
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 300 424
Median hourly rate £21.50 £28.38 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.22% +18.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017.

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 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
London -21 290 £400 -5.88% 82
South East -1 246 £400 +14.28% 43
West Midlands +39 87 £368 -12.50% 27
North West +33 83 £355 -17.68% 37
East of England -20 57 £305 -18.66% 13
South West +2 47 £280 +1.81% 10
North East +11 35 £395 +39.69% 2
Yorkshire -7 34 £425 +41.66% 12
East Midlands +6 29 £300 -23.80% 7
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 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 England region with a requirement for LAN.

1 1527 (81.18%) WAN
2 1011 (53.75%) Cisco
3 831 (44.18%) Firewall
4 635 (33.76%) Windows
5 611 (32.48%) Cisco Certification
6 458 (24.35%) Security Cleared
7 408 (21.69%) SC Cleared
8 405 (21.53%) Microsoft
9 397 (21.11%) CCNP
9 397 (21.11%) Data Centre
10 381 (20.26%) VPN
11 374 (19.88%) Active Directory
12 366 (19.46%) Wireless
13 360 (19.14%) TCP/IP
14 334 (17.76%) CCNA
15 331 (17.60%) ITIL
16 329 (17.49%) VMware
17 313 (16.64%) Juniper
18 295 (15.68%) DNS
19 278 (14.78%) CheckPoint
20 247 (13.13%) Network Security
21 243 (12.92%) Linux
22 240 (12.76%) VoIP
23 237 (12.60%) Network Design
24 234 (12.44%) Windows Server
25 233 (12.39%) DHCP
26 221 (11.75%) Cisco ASA
27 200 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
28 199 (10.58%) MPLS
29 195 (10.37%) Citrix

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 81 (4.31%) MS Exchange
2 56 (2.98%) IIS
3 48 (2.55%) Skype for Business
4 47 (2.50%) SharePoint
5 40 (2.13%) Apache
6 34 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 24 (1.28%) Tomcat
8 19 (1.01%) WebSphere
9 15 (0.80%) IBM Notes
10 14 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
11 13 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
12 10 (0.53%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.48%) Apache Spark
13 9 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
13 9 (0.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 8 (0.43%) Apache Pig
14 8 (0.43%) Apache Solr
14 8 (0.43%) DataSynapse
15 7 (0.37%) JBoss
Applications
1 155 (8.24%) MS Office
2 134 (7.12%) MS Excel
3 35 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.37%) MS Project
6 4 (0.21%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.16%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.053%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.053%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.053%) RMDS
4 1 (0.053%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.053%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 122 (6.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 119 (6.33%) Office 365
3 115 (6.11%) Amazon AWS
4 53 (2.82%) IaaS
5 30 (1.59%) PaaS
6 25 (1.33%) SaaS
7 21 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.27%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.21%) Akamai
12 4 (0.21%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.16%) Google App Engine
14 2 (0.11%) AWS CloudTrail
14 2 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.11%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1527 (81.18%) WAN
2 831 (44.18%) Firewall
3 381 (20.26%) VPN
4 366 (19.46%) Wireless
5 360 (19.14%) TCP/IP
6 295 (15.68%) DNS
7 247 (13.13%) Network Security
8 240 (12.76%) VoIP
9 233 (12.39%) DHCP
10 221 (11.75%) Cisco ASA
11 199 (10.58%) MPLS
12 154 (8.19%) WLAN
13 153 (8.13%) Internet
14 147 (7.81%) SAN
15 146 (7.76%) BGP
16 145 (7.71%) Cisco Nexus
17 144 (7.66%) Wi-Fi
18 141 (7.50%) OSPF
19 114 (6.06%) VLAN
20 97 (5.16%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (6.43%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.18%) Relational Database
3 27 (1.44%) MySQL
4 24 (1.28%) Hadoop
5 19 (1.01%) Redis
6 18 (0.96%) HBase
7 16 (0.85%) Big Data
7 16 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (0.69%) Oracle Database
9 12 (0.64%) Oracle Exadata
10 11 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (0.53%) NoSQL
11 10 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (0.48%) Apache Hive
12 9 (0.48%) Sqoop
13 8 (0.43%) Apache Zeppelin
14 6 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (0.21%) DB2
16 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (0.96%) JIRA
2 11 (0.58%) Jenkins
2 11 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.43%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.37%) Bitbucket
5 6 (0.32%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.21%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.16%) ClearCase
7 3 (0.16%) ClearQuest
7 3 (0.16%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.11%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.11%) JMeter
9 1 (0.053%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.053%) Maven
9 1 (0.053%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.053%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.053%) Subversion
General
1 178 (9.46%) Finance
2 167 (8.88%) Telecoms
3 68 (3.62%) Banking
4 52 (2.76%) Retail
5 29 (1.54%) Legal
6 23 (1.22%) Back Office
7 22 (1.17%) Manufacturing
8 13 (0.69%) Marketing
9 12 (0.64%) Advertising
10 8 (0.43%) Games
11 7 (0.37%) Local Government
11 7 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.32%) Electronics
12 6 (0.32%) French Language
13 5 (0.27%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.27%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.27%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.21%) Automotive
14 4 (0.21%) Publishing
15 3 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 492 (26.16%) Network Engineer
2 285 (15.15%) Architect
3 228 (12.12%) Analyst
4 130 (6.91%) Support Engineer
5 117 (6.22%) Cisco Engineer
6 107 (5.69%) Network Architect
7 104 (5.53%) Infrastructure Architect
7 104 (5.53%) Project Manager
8 99 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 98 (5.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 79 (4.20%) Network Analyst
11 69 (3.67%) Support Analyst
12 64 (3.40%) 2nd Line Support
13 59 (3.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 58 (3.08%) Security Engineer
15 56 (2.98%) Consultant
15 56 (2.98%) Network Support
16 55 (2.92%) Infrastructure Manager
16 55 (2.92%) Solutions Architect
17 54 (2.87%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (3.08%) Elastic Stack
2 48 (2.55%) Web Services
3 42 (2.23%) 802.1X
4 33 (1.75%) Middleware
5 16 (0.85%) HTML
5 16 (0.85%) XML
6 15 (0.80%) .NET
6 15 (0.80%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 15 (0.80%) RESTful
7 11 (0.58%) CSS
8 9 (0.48%) XMPP
9 8 (0.43%) Apache Tez
9 8 (0.43%) Kafka
9 8 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
9 8 (0.43%) Rendezvous
9 8 (0.43%) XSLT
10 7 (0.37%) J2EE
11 6 (0.32%) MFC
11 6 (0.32%) WCF
11 6 (0.32%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 397 (21.11%) Data Centre
2 112 (5.95%) Management Information System
3 95 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (2.29%) Computer Science
5 36 (1.91%) Private Cloud
6 35 (1.86%) NHS
7 31 (1.65%) Clustering
8 30 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
9 27 (1.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 25 (1.33%) Cyber Attack
10 25 (1.33%) Driving Licence
11 23 (1.22%) Blackberry
11 23 (1.22%) Client/Server
11 23 (1.22%) Smartphone
12 21 (1.12%) PKI
13 20 (1.06%) Replication
14 15 (0.80%) PMI
15 14 (0.74%) Mainframe
15 14 (0.74%) Virtual Team
16 12 (0.64%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 635 (33.76%) Windows
2 243 (12.92%) Linux
3 234 (12.44%) Windows Server
4 147 (7.81%) Unix
5 130 (6.91%) Windows 7
6 125 (6.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 116 (6.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 82 (4.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 60 (3.19%) Windows 10
10 45 (2.39%) Windows XP
11 39 (2.07%) Windows 8
12 36 (1.91%) Android
12 36 (1.91%) Solaris
13 32 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 23 (1.22%) Apple iOS
15 11 (0.58%) Mac OS X
16 8 (0.43%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
16 8 (0.43%) Windows Phone
16 8 (0.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (17.60%) ITIL
2 237 (12.60%) Network Design
3 145 (7.71%) Service Management
4 144 (7.66%) Migration
5 137 (7.28%) Project Management
6 125 (6.65%) Load Balancing
7 109 (5.79%) Network Management
8 108 (5.74%) Network Monitoring
8 108 (5.74%) PRINCE2
9 84 (4.47%) Information Security
10 83 (4.41%) Change Management
11 70 (3.72%) SIEM
11 70 (3.72%) Stakeholder Management
12 69 (3.67%) Agile Software Development
12 69 (3.67%) Patch Management
13 67 (3.56%) Cybersecurity
13 67 (3.56%) Vulnerability Management
14 64 (3.40%) Problem Management
14 64 (3.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 60 (3.19%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 94 (5.00%) SQL
2 48 (2.55%) PowerShell
3 35 (1.86%) Java
4 30 (1.59%) Python
5 23 (1.22%) Perl
6 20 (1.06%) C
7 19 (1.01%) C++
8 12 (0.64%) Shell Script
8 12 (0.64%) VBScript
9 10 (0.53%) C#
9 10 (0.53%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.32%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.27%) VB
12 4 (0.21%) PHP
13 3 (0.16%) Korn
14 2 (0.11%) Lisp
14 2 (0.11%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.053%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.053%) Embedded C++
15 1 (0.053%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 611 (32.48%) Cisco Certification
2 458 (24.35%) Security Cleared
3 408 (21.69%) SC Cleared
4 397 (21.11%) CCNP
5 334 (17.76%) CCNA
6 166 (8.83%) CCIE
7 106 (5.64%) Degree
8 94 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 88 (4.68%) CCDP
10 77 (4.09%) CISSP
11 71 (3.77%) MCSE
12 62 (3.30%) CCSE
13 60 (3.19%) CCSA
14 59 (3.14%) JNCIA
15 58 (3.08%) DV Cleared
16 54 (2.87%) SANS
16 54 (2.87%) SSCP
17 42 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
18 37 (1.97%) JNCIE
19 34 (1.81%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.71%) PCI DSS
2 47 (2.50%) SLA
3 32 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (0.80%) PMO
6 14 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
7 12 (0.64%) QA
8 8 (0.43%) HIPAA
8 8 (0.43%) JSP 440
9 6 (0.32%) RMADS
10 3 (0.16%) COBIT
11 2 (0.11%) BS25999
11 2 (0.11%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.053%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.053%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 374 (19.88%) Active Directory
2 200 (10.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (4.94%) Hyper-V
4 43 (2.29%) vSphere
5 33 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
6 27 (1.44%) XenApp
7 25 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (1.22%) VMware ESX
9 19 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
10 15 (0.80%) Docker
10 15 (0.80%) Xen
11 13 (0.69%) Firmware
11 13 (0.69%) KVM
11 13 (0.69%) vCloud
11 13 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
11 13 (0.69%) XenDesktop
12 11 (0.58%) NFS
12 11 (0.58%) ProxySG
13 10 (0.53%) SRDF
14 9 (0.48%) NDS
Systems Management
1 88 (4.68%) SCCM
2 72 (3.83%) FortiGate
3 49 (2.60%) QRadar
4 46 (2.45%) Cisco Prime
5 29 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
5 29 (1.54%) Puppet
6 25 (1.33%) Nessus
7 24 (1.28%) Ansible
8 20 (1.06%) Kibana
9 19 (1.01%) logstash
10 17 (0.90%) Backup Exec
11 16 (0.85%) Nagios
11 16 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
12 15 (0.80%) Cisco UCCX
12 15 (0.80%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 14 (0.74%) AirWatch
14 13 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
14 13 (0.69%) NetBackup
15 12 (0.64%) ZABBIX
16 11 (0.58%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1011 (53.75%) Cisco
2 405 (21.53%) Microsoft
3 329 (17.49%) VMware
4 313 (16.64%) Juniper
5 278 (14.78%) CheckPoint
6 195 (10.37%) Citrix
7 188 (9.99%) F5
8 145 (7.71%) HP
9 103 (5.48%) Palo Alto
10 87 (4.63%) Apple
11 81 (4.31%) Fortinet
11 81 (4.31%) Riverbed
12 78 (4.15%) IBM
12 78 (4.15%) SolarWinds
13 77 (4.09%) Oracle
14 74 (3.93%) Aruba
15 67 (3.56%) Intel Security
16 61 (3.24%) Splunk
17 49 (2.60%) Blue Coat
18 41 (2.18%) LogRhythm
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