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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 113 90 137
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +47
Contract jobs citing LAN 1030 1130 784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.09% 2.29% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.33% 15.34% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 658 452
Median daily rate £385 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £349 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.09% +7.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 81 70
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.11 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.90 £33.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+23.45% +15.71%
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
7725 7364 6495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.69% 14.95% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4769 4195 3566
Median daily rate £400 £350 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 421 379
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -45 323 £440 +17.33% 82
South East -13 253 £363 -3.33% 63
South West +27 112 £350 +6.06% 17
West Midlands -12 83 £330 +2.32% 9
East of England +6 76 £413 +17.85% 27
North West -39 59 £375 +3.44% 27
Yorkshire -18 46 £350 +75.00% 24
North East -20 39 £420 +20.87% 1
East Midlands +1 31 £493 +43.27% 14
Midlands - 4 £400 -
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 1700 (85.47%) WAN
2 1030 (51.78%) Cisco
3 862 (43.34%) Firewall
4 632 (31.77%) Cisco Certification
5 626 (31.47%) Windows
6 434 (21.82%) ITIL
7 427 (21.47%) CCNP
8 419 (21.07%) Wireless
9 415 (20.86%) VPN
10 413 (20.76%) Active Directory
11 382 (19.21%) Data Centre
12 380 (19.11%) Microsoft
13 359 (18.05%) TCP/IP
14 351 (17.65%) VMware
15 346 (17.40%) Security Cleared
16 322 (16.19%) CCNA
17 312 (15.69%) Finance
18 311 (15.64%) DNS
19 297 (14.93%) CheckPoint
20 289 (14.53%) SC Cleared
21 284 (14.28%) Network Security
22 270 (13.57%) VoIP
23 261 (13.12%) MPLS
24 257 (12.92%) Juniper
25 240 (12.07%) Windows Server
26 235 (11.81%) VMware Infrastructure
27 223 (11.21%) Linux
28 215 (10.81%) DHCP
29 213 (10.71%) Citrix
29 213 (10.71%) 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
1 174 (8.75%) MS Exchange
2 68 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2010
2 68 (3.42%) SharePoint
3 58 (2.92%) Skype for Business
4 45 (2.26%) IIS
5 35 (1.76%) Tomcat
6 26 (1.31%) Apache
7 24 (1.21%) OpenStack
8 21 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 21 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
9 20 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
9 20 (1.01%) WebSphere
10 16 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
11 15 (0.75%) IBM Notes
11 15 (0.75%) JBoss
12 12 (0.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 10 (0.50%) Oracle Coherence
14 8 (0.40%) Mule
15 7 (0.35%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.25%) CloudStack
Applications
1 158 (7.94%) MS Office
2 94 (4.73%) MS Excel
3 59 (2.97%) MS Visio
4 28 (1.41%) MS Project
5 20 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (0.65%) PaintShop Pro
7 6 (0.30%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.30%) QuarkXPress
8 5 (0.25%) SmartSuite
9 2 (0.10%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.10%) HipChat
10 1 (0.050%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
1 10 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.10%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.10%) Primavera
5 2 (0.10%) RMDS
6 1 (0.050%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.050%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.050%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.050%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.050%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.050%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.050%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.050%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 114 (5.73%) Amazon AWS
2 93 (4.68%) Office 365
3 68 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 60 (3.02%) IaaS
5 46 (2.31%) PaaS
6 27 (1.36%) SaaS
7 21 (1.06%) Mimecast
8 16 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.40%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 6 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.10%) AWS OpsWorks
12 2 (0.10%) GitHub
12 2 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.10%) Yammer
13 1 (0.050%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.050%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.050%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1700 (85.47%) WAN
2 862 (43.34%) Firewall
3 419 (21.07%) Wireless
4 415 (20.86%) VPN
5 359 (18.05%) TCP/IP
6 311 (15.64%) DNS
7 284 (14.28%) Network Security
8 270 (13.57%) VoIP
9 261 (13.12%) MPLS
10 215 (10.81%) DHCP
11 213 (10.71%) BGP
12 212 (10.66%) Cisco ASA
13 186 (9.35%) SAN
14 177 (8.90%) OSPF
15 155 (7.79%) Cisco Nexus
16 152 (7.64%) Wi-Fi
17 130 (6.54%) Internet
18 123 (6.18%) VLAN
19 122 (6.13%) WLAN
20 107 (5.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (6.39%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.36%) Relational Database
3 22 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (0.70%) MySQL
5 13 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (0.60%) Hadoop
6 12 (0.60%) HBase
7 11 (0.55%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.30%) FileMaker
10 6 (0.30%) QlikView
11 5 (0.25%) Oracle Exadata
12 4 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (0.10%) Big Data
13 2 (0.10%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.10%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.10%) MS Access
13 2 (0.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (1.66%) Jenkins
2 24 (1.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (0.40%) Artifactory
4 7 (0.35%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.30%) Subversion
6 5 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.20%) LoadRunner
8 3 (0.15%) JIRA
8 3 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (0.15%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.10%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.10%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.050%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.050%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (0.050%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.050%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.050%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.050%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.050%) Visual Studio
General
1 312 (15.69%) Finance
2 199 (10.01%) Telecoms
3 75 (3.77%) Banking
4 49 (2.46%) Retail
5 43 (2.16%) Legal
6 28 (1.41%) Manufacturing
7 19 (0.96%) Law
8 17 (0.85%) Back Office
9 16 (0.80%) Marketing
10 15 (0.75%) Advertising
11 12 (0.60%) German Language
11 12 (0.60%) Local Government
11 12 (0.60%) Military
12 11 (0.55%) Billing
12 11 (0.55%) Electronics
12 11 (0.55%) Investment Banking
12 11 (0.55%) Spanish Language
13 10 (0.50%) French Language
14 9 (0.45%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 550 (27.65%) Network Engineer
2 306 (15.38%) Architect
3 220 (11.06%) Analyst
4 167 (8.40%) Support Engineer
5 148 (7.44%) Cisco Engineer
6 141 (7.09%) Project Manager
7 127 (6.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 105 (5.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 103 (5.18%) Network Architect
10 96 (4.83%) Infrastructure Architect
11 92 (4.63%) Infrastructure Manager
12 85 (4.27%) Solutions Architect
13 77 (3.87%) Network Support
14 75 (3.77%) Network Analyst
14 75 (3.77%) Senior Network Engineer
15 68 (3.42%) Security Engineer
16 66 (3.32%) Consultant
17 62 (3.12%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
18 60 (3.02%) Support Analyst
19 57 (2.87%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (3.07%) Middleware
2 51 (2.56%) 802.1X
3 37 (1.86%) Web Services
4 34 (1.71%) HTML
5 17 (0.85%) XML
6 15 (0.75%) .NET
7 11 (0.55%) Rendezvous
8 10 (0.50%) XSLT
9 7 (0.35%) SOAP
10 6 (0.30%) ActiveMQ
10 6 (0.30%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (0.30%) Servlets
11 5 (0.25%) Java EE
11 5 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
11 5 (0.25%) REST
12 4 (0.20%) CSS
12 4 (0.20%) LAMP
13 3 (0.15%) jQuery
13 3 (0.15%) Leaflet
13 3 (0.15%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 382 (19.21%) Data Centre
2 81 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (3.87%) Management Information System
4 66 (3.32%) Video Conferencing
5 60 (3.02%) Blackberry
6 39 (1.96%) Clustering
7 37 (1.86%) Computer Science
8 31 (1.56%) Public Cloud
9 28 (1.41%) Private Cloud
10 27 (1.36%) Driving Licence
10 27 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
11 26 (1.31%) PKI
12 24 (1.21%) IVR
13 20 (1.01%) BYOD
14 19 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 19 (0.96%) Replication
15 17 (0.85%) Smartphone
16 16 (0.80%) HACMP
16 16 (0.80%) Handset
16 16 (0.80%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 626 (31.47%) Windows
2 240 (12.07%) Windows Server
3 223 (11.21%) Linux
4 169 (8.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 157 (7.89%) Windows 7
6 146 (7.34%) Unix
7 130 (6.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 115 (5.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 82 (4.12%) Windows XP
10 51 (2.56%) Solaris
11 35 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 33 (1.66%) Mac OS X
13 31 (1.56%) AIX
14 30 (1.51%) Windows 8
15 23 (1.16%) Windows 10
16 20 (1.01%) Android
17 13 (0.65%) Apple iOS
17 13 (0.65%) SUSE
18 12 (0.60%) CentOS
19 11 (0.55%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (21.82%) ITIL
2 201 (10.11%) Project Management
3 190 (9.55%) Migration
4 173 (8.70%) Network Design
5 134 (6.74%) Service Management
6 129 (6.49%) Load Balancing
7 124 (6.23%) PRINCE2
8 100 (5.03%) Change Management
9 92 (4.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 88 (4.42%) Agile Software Development
11 86 (4.32%) High Availability
12 83 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
13 75 (3.77%) Network Monitoring
14 67 (3.37%) Service Delivery
15 64 (3.22%) ITIL V3
16 63 (3.17%) Problem Management
17 62 (3.12%) Network Management
18 58 (2.92%) DevOps
19 57 (2.87%) Change Control
20 56 (2.82%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 122 (6.13%) SQL
2 59 (2.97%) PowerShell
3 38 (1.91%) Python
4 34 (1.71%) Java
5 32 (1.61%) Perl
6 30 (1.51%) Bash Shell
7 25 (1.26%) C
8 14 (0.70%) JavaScript
8 14 (0.70%) Shell Script
9 9 (0.45%) C#
9 9 (0.45%) C++
9 9 (0.45%) Lisp
9 9 (0.45%) Ruby
9 9 (0.45%) VBScript
10 7 (0.35%) PHP
10 7 (0.35%) VB
11 5 (0.25%) Tcl
12 2 (0.10%) AppleScript
12 2 (0.10%) Korn
12 2 (0.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 632 (31.77%) Cisco Certification
2 427 (21.47%) CCNP
3 346 (17.40%) Security Cleared
4 322 (16.19%) CCNA
5 289 (14.53%) SC Cleared
6 128 (6.44%) Degree
7 113 (5.68%) CCIE
8 82 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 72 (3.62%) CCDP
10 58 (2.92%) MCSE
11 45 (2.26%) MCP
12 42 (2.11%) CISSP
13 37 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
14 36 (1.81%) CCSE
15 29 (1.46%) PMI Certification
16 28 (1.41%) CCDA
17 27 (1.36%) DV Cleared
17 27 (1.36%) JNCIA
18 26 (1.31%) JNCIP
19 20 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.22%) SLA
2 24 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.75%) QA
5 13 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (0.45%) JSP 440
7 6 (0.30%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.25%) HIPAA
8 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.20%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.15%) GxP
11 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.050%) COBIT
12 1 (0.050%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.050%) MiFID
System Software
1 413 (20.76%) Active Directory
2 235 (11.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (3.92%) Hyper-V
4 53 (2.66%) XenApp
5 50 (2.51%) vSphere
6 46 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
7 41 (2.06%) VMware ESX
8 22 (1.11%) Xen
9 21 (1.06%) KVM
10 20 (1.01%) XenDesktop
11 19 (0.96%) NFS
12 16 (0.80%) GPFS
12 16 (0.80%) SRDF
13 15 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
13 15 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
14 9 (0.45%) Snort
15 8 (0.40%) ProxySG
15 8 (0.40%) UAG
15 8 (0.40%) vCloud
16 7 (0.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 100 (5.03%) SCCM
2 50 (2.51%) Puppet
3 39 (1.96%) Ansible
3 39 (1.96%) Cisco Prime
4 35 (1.76%) SCOM
5 30 (1.51%) FortiGate
6 20 (1.01%) Backup Exec
7 18 (0.90%) Windows Intune
8 17 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
9 16 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
10 15 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
11 14 (0.70%) SolarWinds Orion
11 14 (0.70%) WSUS
12 10 (0.50%) HP SIM
12 10 (0.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 10 (0.50%) OpenView
12 10 (0.50%) Tivoli
12 10 (0.50%) WhatsUp Gold
13 9 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 9 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1030 (51.78%) Cisco
2 380 (19.11%) Microsoft
3 351 (17.65%) VMware
4 297 (14.93%) CheckPoint
5 257 (12.92%) Juniper
6 213 (10.71%) Citrix
7 169 (8.50%) F5
8 151 (7.59%) HP
9 110 (5.53%) Palo Alto
10 95 (4.78%) Oracle
11 91 (4.58%) IBM
12 76 (3.82%) Avaya
13 69 (3.47%) SolarWinds
14 65 (3.27%) NetApp
15 59 (2.97%) Fortinet
16 56 (2.82%) Red Hat
17 55 (2.77%) Blue Coat
18 51 (2.56%) Remedy
19 45 (2.26%) EMC
20 42 (2.11%) Riverbed
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