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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 112 107 106
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing LAN 1080 1075 999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.13% 2.06% 1.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.53% 14.60% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 684 594
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £201 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £486 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £333 £320
% change year-on-year
+12.78% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 78 66
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.41 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.25% +11.42%
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
7985 7365 7411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.74% 14.12% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4937 4289 4044
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 460 423
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.98% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.76 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.83 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

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 23 August 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 23 August 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 23 August 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 -51 345 £450 +25.00% 70
South East -12 240 £375 +4.16% 62
West Midlands +13 101 £400 +23.07% 21
East of England +52 96 £300 - 17
South West +20 86 £325 - 24
North West +10 80 £390 +17.73% 29
Yorkshire -10 61 £345 +38.00% 17
East Midlands +6 34 £413 +13.79% 16
North East -18 28 £340 +12.58% 2
Midlands -2 5 £350 -
South Coast - 1 £450 -
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 1819 (87.16%) WAN
2 1100 (52.71%) Cisco
3 947 (45.38%) Firewall
4 672 (32.20%) Cisco Certification
5 663 (31.77%) Windows
6 473 (22.66%) Active Directory
7 464 (22.23%) CCNP
8 445 (21.32%) Data Centre
9 440 (21.08%) Wireless
10 431 (20.65%) Microsoft
11 409 (19.60%) ITIL
12 408 (19.55%) VMware
13 399 (19.12%) VPN
14 364 (17.44%) TCP/IP
15 357 (17.11%) CCNA
16 332 (15.91%) CheckPoint
17 319 (15.29%) Network Security
18 315 (15.09%) DNS
19 310 (14.85%) Security Cleared
20 298 (14.28%) Windows Server
21 294 (14.09%) VoIP
22 277 (13.27%) Finance
23 273 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
24 267 (12.79%) Cisco ASA
24 267 (12.79%) SC Cleared
25 260 (12.46%) Juniper
26 244 (11.69%) Linux
27 232 (11.12%) Citrix
27 232 (11.12%) MPLS
28 221 (10.59%) 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
1 170 (8.15%) MS Exchange
2 76 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 73 (3.50%) Skype for Business
4 62 (2.97%) SharePoint
5 55 (2.64%) IIS
6 35 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 33 (1.58%) Apache
8 27 (1.29%) Tomcat
9 25 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
9 25 (1.20%) WebSphere
10 20 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 19 (0.91%) Mule
12 17 (0.81%) OpenStack
12 17 (0.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 16 (0.77%) IBM Notes
14 15 (0.72%) JBoss
15 14 (0.67%) Oracle Coherence
16 9 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
17 6 (0.29%) CMS
17 6 (0.29%) nginx
Applications
1 141 (6.76%) MS Office
2 109 (5.22%) MS Excel
3 54 (2.59%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.81%) MS Project
6 13 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.14%) PaintShop Pro
7 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.096%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.096%) InDesign
8 2 (0.096%) QuarkXPress
9 1 (0.048%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.048%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 7 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.14%) ENOVIA
3 3 (0.14%) RMDS
3 3 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.096%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.096%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.096%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.096%) Primavera
4 2 (0.096%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.048%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.048%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.048%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 122 (5.85%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (5.37%) Office 365
3 80 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 61 (2.92%) IaaS
5 49 (2.35%) PaaS
6 31 (1.49%) SaaS
7 15 (0.72%) Mimecast
8 11 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.29%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 4 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.096%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.096%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.096%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.048%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.048%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1819 (87.16%) WAN
2 947 (45.38%) Firewall
3 440 (21.08%) Wireless
4 399 (19.12%) VPN
5 364 (17.44%) TCP/IP
6 319 (15.29%) Network Security
7 315 (15.09%) DNS
8 294 (14.09%) VoIP
9 267 (12.79%) Cisco ASA
10 232 (11.12%) MPLS
11 221 (10.59%) SAN
12 210 (10.06%) DHCP
13 206 (9.87%) Wi-Fi
14 188 (9.01%) BGP
15 181 (8.67%) WLAN
16 164 (7.86%) OSPF
17 161 (7.71%) Cisco Nexus
18 145 (6.95%) Internet
19 141 (6.76%) VLAN
20 107 (5.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (8.48%) SQL Server
2 39 (1.87%) Relational Database
3 30 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (0.96%) MySQL
5 18 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (0.77%) Hadoop
6 16 (0.77%) HBase
7 10 (0.48%) Data Mining
7 10 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.19%) QlikView
11 3 (0.14%) BusinessObjects XI
11 3 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.14%) DB2
11 3 (0.14%) IBM InfoSphere
11 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.096%) Big Data
12 2 (0.096%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (1.53%) Jenkins
2 13 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 10 (0.48%) JIRA
4 8 (0.38%) Artifactory
4 8 (0.38%) Git (software)
4 8 (0.38%) Subversion
5 4 (0.19%) Hudson
5 4 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.14%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (0.14%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.096%) Ant
7 2 (0.096%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.096%) Maven
7 2 (0.096%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.096%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.096%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.096%) Toad
7 2 (0.096%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.048%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.048%) Vagrant
General
1 277 (13.27%) Finance
2 200 (9.58%) Telecoms
3 94 (4.50%) Banking
4 48 (2.30%) Retail
5 43 (2.06%) Legal
6 27 (1.29%) Manufacturing
7 20 (0.96%) Marketing
8 15 (0.72%) Billing
9 13 (0.62%) Advertising
9 13 (0.62%) Back Office
10 12 (0.57%) French Language
10 12 (0.57%) Investment Banking
11 11 (0.53%) Local Government
11 11 (0.53%) Military
12 10 (0.48%) German Language
13 8 (0.38%) Electronics
14 7 (0.34%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.34%) Multimedia
14 7 (0.34%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 570 (27.31%) Network Engineer
2 360 (17.25%) Architect
3 234 (11.21%) Analyst
4 155 (7.43%) Cisco Engineer
5 145 (6.95%) Support Engineer
6 141 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 138 (6.61%) Project Manager
8 131 (6.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 128 (6.13%) Infrastructure Architect
10 120 (5.75%) Network Architect
11 97 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
12 93 (4.46%) Consultant
13 86 (4.12%) Security Engineer
14 85 (4.07%) Infrastructure Manager
15 76 (3.64%) Network Security Engineer
16 72 (3.45%) Network Analyst
16 72 (3.45%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
17 66 (3.16%) Network Support
18 62 (2.97%) Support Analyst
19 56 (2.68%) LAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (3.45%) Middleware
2 66 (3.16%) 802.1X
3 50 (2.40%) HTML
4 31 (1.49%) XML
5 26 (1.25%) Web Services
6 22 (1.05%) .NET
6 22 (1.05%) XSLT
7 15 (0.72%) CSS
8 14 (0.67%) Rendezvous
9 8 (0.38%) HTML5
9 8 (0.38%) Natural Language Processing
10 5 (0.24%) LAMP
10 5 (0.24%) ODBC
10 5 (0.24%) SOAP
11 3 (0.14%) ActiveMQ
11 3 (0.14%) LEMP Stack
11 3 (0.14%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (0.14%) Servlets
11 3 (0.14%) XMPP
12 2 (0.096%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 445 (21.32%) Data Centre
2 92 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (3.26%) Management Information System
4 61 (2.92%) Clustering
5 43 (2.06%) Blackberry
6 39 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
7 35 (1.68%) Private Cloud
8 34 (1.63%) Computer Science
9 33 (1.58%) Driving Licence
10 31 (1.49%) Public Cloud
11 28 (1.34%) IVR
12 26 (1.25%) PKI
13 25 (1.20%) Replication
14 22 (1.05%) NHS
15 19 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 19 (0.91%) Handset
15 19 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
16 15 (0.72%) RSA SecurID
17 13 (0.62%) Mathematics
17 13 (0.62%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 663 (31.77%) Windows
2 298 (14.28%) Windows Server
3 244 (11.69%) Linux
4 186 (8.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 164 (7.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 136 (6.52%) Windows 7
7 132 (6.32%) Unix
8 116 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 65 (3.11%) Solaris
10 58 (2.78%) Windows XP
11 42 (2.01%) Mac OS X
11 42 (2.01%) Windows 8
12 36 (1.72%) Windows 10
13 25 (1.20%) Android
14 20 (0.96%) AIX
14 20 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 15 (0.72%) CentOS
15 15 (0.72%) Ubuntu
16 13 (0.62%) Apple iOS
17 9 (0.43%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (19.60%) ITIL
2 190 (9.10%) Network Design
3 170 (8.15%) Project Management
4 159 (7.62%) Migration
5 137 (6.56%) Load Balancing
6 109 (5.22%) Change Management
6 109 (5.22%) PRINCE2
7 107 (5.13%) Service Management
8 102 (4.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 95 (4.55%) High Availability
10 84 (4.02%) Network Management
11 82 (3.93%) Disaster Recovery
12 76 (3.64%) DevOps
13 74 (3.55%) Agile Software Development
14 68 (3.26%) Network Monitoring
14 68 (3.26%) SIEM
15 62 (2.97%) Service Delivery
16 61 (2.92%) Kalman Filter
17 58 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
18 51 (2.44%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 136 (6.52%) SQL
2 80 (3.83%) PowerShell
3 42 (2.01%) Python
4 40 (1.92%) Perl
5 35 (1.68%) Bash Shell
5 35 (1.68%) Java
6 24 (1.15%) Shell Script
7 22 (1.05%) C++
7 22 (1.05%) PHP
8 19 (0.91%) C#
9 17 (0.81%) JavaScript
10 16 (0.77%) C
11 15 (0.72%) VB
12 10 (0.48%) VBScript
13 7 (0.34%) Ruby
14 4 (0.19%) AppleScript
15 2 (0.096%) Korn
15 2 (0.096%) Lisp
15 2 (0.096%) VBA
16 1 (0.048%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 672 (32.20%) Cisco Certification
2 464 (22.23%) CCNP
3 357 (17.11%) CCNA
4 310 (14.85%) Security Cleared
5 267 (12.79%) SC Cleared
6 135 (6.47%) CCIE
7 112 (5.37%) Degree
8 80 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 73 (3.50%) CCDP
10 55 (2.64%) MCSE
11 53 (2.54%) CISSP
12 41 (1.96%) MCP
13 40 (1.92%) CCSE
14 37 (1.77%) CCSA
15 33 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 29 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
16 29 (1.39%) PMP
17 28 (1.34%) CCDA
17 28 (1.34%) PMI Certification
18 25 (1.20%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (4.60%) SLA
2 52 (2.49%) PCI DSS
3 42 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
5 15 (0.72%) QA
6 11 (0.53%) RMADS
7 8 (0.38%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.14%) GxP
10 3 (0.14%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.14%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.096%) COBIT
12 1 (0.048%) MiFID
System Software
1 473 (22.66%) Active Directory
2 273 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (4.41%) Hyper-V
4 71 (3.40%) XenApp
5 62 (2.97%) vSphere
6 49 (2.35%) VMware ESX
7 38 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
8 36 (1.72%) Xen
9 35 (1.68%) XenDesktop
10 31 (1.49%) KVM
11 29 (1.39%) NFS
12 26 (1.25%) SRDF
13 20 (0.96%) Firmware
14 18 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
15 16 (0.77%) vCloud
16 9 (0.43%) VMware Server
16 9 (0.43%) XenServer
17 8 (0.38%) DFS Replication
17 8 (0.38%) iptables
18 7 (0.34%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 133 (6.37%) SCCM
2 64 (3.07%) Puppet
3 58 (2.78%) Ansible
4 47 (2.25%) SCOM
5 46 (2.20%) FortiGate
6 36 (1.72%) Cisco Prime
7 26 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
7 26 (1.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 24 (1.15%) Nessus
9 23 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
9 23 (1.10%) WSUS
10 22 (1.05%) Backup Exec
11 21 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
12 20 (0.96%) AirWatch
12 20 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
13 18 (0.86%) Cacti
13 18 (0.86%) Nagios
14 17 (0.81%) Cisco UCCX
15 15 (0.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 13 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1100 (52.71%) Cisco
2 431 (20.65%) Microsoft
3 408 (19.55%) VMware
4 332 (15.91%) CheckPoint
5 260 (12.46%) Juniper
6 232 (11.12%) Citrix
7 158 (7.57%) F5
8 146 (7.00%) Palo Alto
9 141 (6.76%) HP
10 103 (4.94%) Oracle
11 81 (3.88%) IBM
12 76 (3.64%) Fortinet
13 72 (3.45%) NetApp
14 66 (3.16%) SolarWinds
15 55 (2.64%) EMC
16 50 (2.40%) Intel Security
17 49 (2.35%) Avaya
17 49 (2.35%) Riverbed
18 48 (2.30%) Blue Coat
19 46 (2.20%) Remedy
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Posted: 22 hours ago
Greater Manchester
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
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E-synergy Solutions
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Elevate Direct
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Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
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FT Select
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Marlow, Buckinghamshire
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Manchester, Lancashire
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