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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 113 91 126
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +35
Contract jobs citing LAN 1054 1119 848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.06% 2.21% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.66% 14.69% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 640 465
Average daily rate £385 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £190 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £322
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +8.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 79 64
Average hourly rate £21.13 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.97% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £11.86 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.75 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +23.37%
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
7716 7619 6697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.06% 15.03% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4754 4208 3602
Average daily rate £393 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 415 379
Average hourly rate £26.00 £27.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 30 April 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 -33 365 £425 +14.86% 67
South East -13 274 £350 -6.66% 59
South West +25 92 £375 +4.16% 28
West Midlands -4 77 £330 +4.76% 18
East of England -1 67 £413 +13.79% 22
North West -26 63 £378 +8.00% 31
Yorkshire -8 53 £345 +30.18% 21
North East -3 38 £375 -1.63% 8
East Midlands -17 16 £295 -5.60% 11
Midlands - 2 £325 -
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 1706 (83.38%) WAN
2 1029 (50.29%) Cisco
3 872 (42.62%) Firewall
4 614 (30.01%) Windows
5 611 (29.86%) Cisco Certification
6 432 (21.11%) CCNP
7 431 (21.07%) VPN
8 408 (19.94%) ITIL
8 408 (19.94%) Wireless
9 404 (19.75%) Active Directory
10 400 (19.55%) Data Centre
11 379 (18.52%) Microsoft
12 367 (17.94%) Security Cleared
13 355 (17.35%) VMware
14 338 (16.52%) TCP/IP
15 313 (15.30%) Finance
16 312 (15.25%) SC Cleared
17 307 (15.00%) DNS
18 299 (14.61%) CCNA
19 285 (13.93%) CheckPoint
20 283 (13.83%) Network Security
21 268 (13.10%) VoIP
22 259 (12.66%) Juniper
23 249 (12.17%) MPLS
24 248 (12.12%) Windows Server
25 239 (11.68%) VMware Infrastructure
26 220 (10.75%) Cisco ASA
27 215 (10.51%) Linux
28 211 (10.31%) SAN
29 207 (10.12%) Migration

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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
1 174 (8.50%) MS Exchange
2 74 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 66 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 56 (2.74%) Skype for Business
5 33 (1.61%) Tomcat
6 30 (1.47%) IIS
7 28 (1.37%) Apache
8 25 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
9 22 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 21 (1.03%) OpenStack
11 16 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
11 16 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
11 16 (0.78%) IBM Notes
11 16 (0.78%) JBoss
12 13 (0.64%) WebSphere
13 12 (0.59%) Confluence
14 7 (0.34%) CMS
15 6 (0.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 6 (0.29%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.24%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 172 (8.41%) MS Office
2 93 (4.55%) MS Excel
3 58 (2.83%) MS Visio
4 26 (1.27%) MS Project
5 19 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
6 15 (0.73%) PaintShop Pro
7 10 (0.49%) AutoCAD
8 6 (0.29%) HipChat
8 6 (0.29%) QuarkXPress
9 5 (0.24%) SmartSuite
10 3 (0.15%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.049%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.098%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.098%) Primavera
6 2 (0.098%) RMDS
7 1 (0.049%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.049%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.049%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.049%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 108 (5.28%) Amazon AWS
2 101 (4.94%) Office 365
3 64 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 50 (2.44%) IaaS
5 37 (1.81%) PaaS
6 25 (1.22%) SaaS
7 22 (1.08%) Mimecast
8 13 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.39%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 5 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.20%) Google Apps
14 3 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.15%) SoftLayer
14 3 (0.15%) Yammer
15 2 (0.098%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.098%) AWS OpsWorks
15 2 (0.098%) GitHub
15 2 (0.098%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1706 (83.38%) WAN
2 872 (42.62%) Firewall
3 431 (21.07%) VPN
4 408 (19.94%) Wireless
5 338 (16.52%) TCP/IP
6 307 (15.00%) DNS
7 283 (13.83%) Network Security
8 268 (13.10%) VoIP
9 249 (12.17%) MPLS
10 220 (10.75%) Cisco ASA
11 211 (10.31%) SAN
12 205 (10.02%) DHCP
13 200 (9.78%) BGP
14 183 (8.94%) Wi-Fi
15 167 (8.16%) OSPF
16 143 (6.99%) Internet
17 136 (6.65%) Cisco Nexus
18 133 (6.50%) VLAN
19 118 (5.77%) SSL
20 114 (5.57%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 26 (1.27%) Relational Database
3 23 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (0.98%) MySQL
5 17 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (0.59%) Oracle Database
8 10 (0.49%) OLTP
9 9 (0.44%) MongoDB
10 8 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (0.29%) FileMaker
11 6 (0.29%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.29%) HBase
12 5 (0.24%) QlikView
13 4 (0.20%) MS Access
13 4 (0.20%) Oracle Exadata
14 3 (0.15%) Big Data
14 3 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 29 (1.42%) Jenkins
2 24 (1.17%) Git (software)
3 22 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 21 (1.03%) Subversion
5 10 (0.49%) JIRA
6 8 (0.39%) Hudson
7 6 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (0.24%) Gradle
8 5 (0.24%) IntelliJ
8 5 (0.24%) Maven
8 5 (0.24%) Vagrant
9 4 (0.20%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.15%) AdminStudio
10 3 (0.15%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (0.15%) Travis CI
10 3 (0.15%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.098%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.049%) Oracle APEX
12 1 (0.049%) StarTeam
General
1 313 (15.30%) Finance
2 191 (9.34%) Telecoms
3 63 (3.08%) Banking
4 53 (2.59%) Retail
5 34 (1.66%) Legal
6 24 (1.17%) Law
7 23 (1.12%) Manufacturing
8 15 (0.73%) Advertising
8 15 (0.73%) Back Office
8 15 (0.73%) Investment Banking
8 15 (0.73%) Marketing
9 13 (0.64%) Electronics
9 13 (0.64%) Local Government
9 13 (0.64%) Military
10 12 (0.59%) German Language
11 11 (0.54%) Spanish Language
12 9 (0.44%) Billing
12 9 (0.44%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.44%) French Language
13 6 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 561 (27.42%) Network Engineer
2 310 (15.15%) Architect
3 239 (11.68%) Analyst
4 162 (7.92%) Support Engineer
5 158 (7.72%) Cisco Engineer
6 154 (7.53%) Project Manager
7 135 (6.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 109 (5.33%) Network Architect
9 98 (4.79%) Infrastructure Architect
9 98 (4.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 95 (4.64%) Infrastructure Manager
11 85 (4.15%) Senior Network Engineer
12 79 (3.86%) Network Analyst
13 74 (3.62%) Security Engineer
13 74 (3.62%) Solutions Architect
14 72 (3.52%) Consultant
15 70 (3.42%) Network Support
15 70 (3.42%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
16 63 (3.08%) Network Security Engineer
17 62 (3.03%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (2.25%) Middleware
2 42 (2.05%) Web Services
3 40 (1.96%) 802.1X
4 19 (0.93%) HTML
5 17 (0.83%) .NET
6 11 (0.54%) SOAP
7 10 (0.49%) XML
8 9 (0.44%) LAMP
8 9 (0.44%) REST
9 8 (0.39%) LAPP Stack
10 7 (0.34%) ActiveMQ
10 7 (0.34%) CSS
10 7 (0.34%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (0.29%) Leaflet
11 6 (0.29%) Rendezvous
11 6 (0.29%) Servlets
12 5 (0.24%) Java EE
13 4 (0.20%) jQuery
13 4 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
13 4 (0.20%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 400 (19.55%) Data Centre
2 83 (4.06%) Management Information System
3 79 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
4 70 (3.42%) Video Conferencing
5 68 (3.32%) Blackberry
6 31 (1.52%) Computer Science
7 27 (1.32%) Driving Licence
7 27 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
8 26 (1.27%) Clustering
9 24 (1.17%) BYOD
10 23 (1.12%) Private Cloud
11 20 (0.98%) Public Cloud
12 18 (0.88%) NHS
12 18 (0.88%) PKI
13 17 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 17 (0.83%) iSeries
14 16 (0.78%) PMI
15 15 (0.73%) HACMP
15 15 (0.73%) Replication
16 14 (0.68%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 614 (30.01%) Windows
2 248 (12.12%) Windows Server
3 215 (10.51%) Linux
4 168 (8.21%) Windows 7
5 165 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 136 (6.65%) Unix
7 133 (6.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 113 (5.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 84 (4.11%) Windows XP
10 41 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 39 (1.91%) Solaris
12 29 (1.42%) Windows 8
13 28 (1.37%) AIX
14 27 (1.32%) Android
15 26 (1.27%) CentOS
16 22 (1.08%) Mac OS X
17 21 (1.03%) Windows 10
18 15 (0.73%) SUSE
19 11 (0.54%) Apple iOS
19 11 (0.54%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (19.94%) ITIL
2 207 (10.12%) Migration
3 204 (9.97%) Project Management
4 153 (7.48%) Service Management
5 152 (7.43%) Network Design
6 130 (6.35%) PRINCE2
7 124 (6.06%) Load Balancing
8 104 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
9 102 (4.99%) Change Management
10 90 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
11 85 (4.15%) Agile Software Development
12 79 (3.86%) High Availability
13 76 (3.71%) Network Monitoring
14 73 (3.57%) Service Delivery
15 68 (3.32%) Configuration Management
16 60 (2.93%) Problem Management
16 60 (2.93%) Technical Architecture
17 58 (2.83%) Kalman Filter
18 55 (2.69%) Change Control
18 55 (2.69%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 111 (5.43%) SQL
2 51 (2.49%) PowerShell
3 33 (1.61%) Perl
4 32 (1.56%) Java
5 31 (1.52%) Python
6 29 (1.42%) C
7 26 (1.27%) Bash Shell
8 14 (0.68%) Ruby
9 10 (0.49%) C#
9 10 (0.49%) C++
10 9 (0.44%) JavaScript
10 9 (0.44%) Lisp
10 9 (0.44%) PHP
10 9 (0.44%) Tcl
11 8 (0.39%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.29%) VBScript
13 5 (0.24%) VB
14 2 (0.098%) Korn
14 2 (0.098%) VBA
15 1 (0.049%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 611 (29.86%) Cisco Certification
2 432 (21.11%) CCNP
3 367 (17.94%) Security Cleared
4 312 (15.25%) SC Cleared
5 299 (14.61%) CCNA
6 122 (5.96%) Degree
7 106 (5.18%) CCIE
8 84 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 72 (3.52%) CCDP
10 60 (2.93%) MCSE
11 43 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
12 42 (2.05%) MCP
13 36 (1.76%) CCSE
14 32 (1.56%) CISSP
15 30 (1.47%) PMI Certification
16 29 (1.42%) DV Cleared
16 29 (1.42%) JNCIA
17 28 (1.37%) JNCIP
18 27 (1.32%) CCDA
19 25 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (4.35%) SLA
2 25 (1.22%) PCI DSS
3 21 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.78%) QA
5 12 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.34%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.15%) GxP
9 3 (0.15%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.15%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.098%) COBIT
10 2 (0.098%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.098%) ISO27002
10 2 (0.098%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.049%) COSO
System Software
1 404 (19.75%) Active Directory
2 239 (11.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (4.30%) Hyper-V
4 58 (2.83%) vSphere
5 55 (2.69%) VMware ESXi
6 40 (1.96%) XenApp
7 34 (1.66%) VMware ESX
8 20 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
9 18 (0.88%) XenDesktop
10 15 (0.73%) GPFS
11 14 (0.68%) Xen
12 12 (0.59%) KVM
13 11 (0.54%) Snort
14 10 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
14 10 (0.49%) vCloud
15 9 (0.44%) NFS
15 9 (0.44%) UAG
16 8 (0.39%) XenServer
17 7 (0.34%) ProxySG
17 7 (0.34%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 90 (4.40%) SCCM
2 47 (2.30%) Puppet
3 36 (1.76%) FortiGate
4 34 (1.66%) SCOM
5 26 (1.27%) CiscoWorks
6 23 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
8 18 (0.88%) Backup Exec
9 17 (0.83%) Ansible
10 16 (0.78%) ZABBIX
11 15 (0.73%) Salt
11 15 (0.73%) SCVMM
11 15 (0.73%) Windows Intune
12 14 (0.68%) WSUS
13 11 (0.54%) HP SIM
13 11 (0.54%) Nessus
13 11 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
13 11 (0.54%) SolarWinds Orion
14 10 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 9 (0.44%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1029 (50.29%) Cisco
2 379 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 355 (17.35%) VMware
4 285 (13.93%) CheckPoint
5 259 (12.66%) Juniper
6 195 (9.53%) Citrix
7 171 (8.36%) HP
8 166 (8.11%) F5
9 99 (4.84%) Palo Alto
10 89 (4.35%) Avaya
11 88 (4.30%) IBM
12 78 (3.81%) Oracle
13 69 (3.37%) SolarWinds
14 68 (3.32%) NetApp
15 65 (3.18%) Red Hat
16 61 (2.98%) Blue Coat
17 57 (2.79%) Fortinet
18 52 (2.54%) Remedy
19 50 (2.44%) Dell
20 38 (1.86%) Riverbed
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Eames Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sevenoaks, Kent
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: £25,000 - £30,000 DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Computer People
Rate: £250.00 - £265.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottinghamshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £18.00 - £24.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £240 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £25 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £440 per day + depending experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 - £290 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East Grinstead, West Sussex
Vadis People
Rate: circ £340 - £370 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol Area
Venn Group
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £620.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Spalding, Lincolnshire
The One Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 5 days ago