The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 31 23 53
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +30
Contract jobs citing LAN 24 34 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.08% 5.79% 1.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.65% 27.87% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 2
Median daily rate £235 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £190 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £378 £338
% change year-on-year
-7.28% +11.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 1
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £90.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -83.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -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 Hertfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
136 122 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 23.13% 20.78% 15.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 41 40
Median daily rate £315 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £300 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 18
Median hourly rate £41.13 £21.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.83% -29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £27.50 £80.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing LAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAN across the Hertfordshire region.

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Hertfordshire region.

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 January 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
Stevenage +2 12 £195 -
Rickmansworth - 3 £275 -
Watford +1 2 - - 3
Hemel Hempstead -4 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City -12 1 £315 -3.07%
LAN
East of England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for LAN.

1 32 (71.11%) WAN
1 32 (71.11%) Cisco
1 32 (71.11%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (64.44%) Firewall
3 23 (51.11%) Security Cleared
4 22 (48.89%) SC Cleared
5 20 (44.44%) Network Security
5 20 (44.44%) Juniper
6 19 (42.22%) CCNA
7 18 (40.00%) VPN
8 16 (35.56%) Wireless
9 13 (28.89%) Network Monitoring
10 12 (26.67%) CCNP
11 11 (24.44%) Network Design
11 11 (24.44%) DNS
11 11 (24.44%) ITIL
11 11 (24.44%) CheckPoint
12 10 (22.22%) Broadband
12 10 (22.22%) ISDN
12 10 (22.22%) TCP/IP
13 9 (20.00%) DHCP
14 8 (17.78%) Network Management
15 5 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
15 5 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
16 4 (8.89%) F5
16 4 (8.89%) DV Cleared
16 4 (8.89%) IP Telephony
16 4 (8.89%) Linux
17 3 (6.67%) VoIP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 3 (6.67%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.44%) MS Office
1 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 32 (71.11%) WAN
2 29 (64.44%) Firewall
3 20 (44.44%) Network Security
4 18 (40.00%) VPN
5 16 (35.56%) Wireless
6 11 (24.44%) DNS
7 10 (22.22%) Broadband
7 10 (22.22%) ISDN
7 10 (22.22%) TCP/IP
8 9 (20.00%) DHCP
9 5 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (8.89%) IP Telephony
11 3 (6.67%) IPsec
11 3 (6.67%) VLAN
11 3 (6.67%) VoIP
11 3 (6.67%) WLAN
12 2 (4.44%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (4.44%) OSPF
12 2 (4.44%) SSL
General
1 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (57.78%) Network Engineer
2 12 (26.67%) Network Support
3 9 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 8 (17.78%) Network Support Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (13.33%) Security Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) Analyst
6 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) Architect
7 4 (8.89%) Network Architect
8 3 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Consultant
8 3 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Junior
9 2 (4.44%) Network Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Network Consultant
9 2 (4.44%) Network Technician
9 2 (4.44%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.44%) Driving Licence
2 2 (4.44%) e-Health
2 2 (4.44%) NHS
3 1 (2.22%) CCTV
3 1 (2.22%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.22%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Linux
2 2 (4.44%) CentOS
2 2 (4.44%) Windows
3 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X Server
3 1 (2.22%) Unix
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) Network Monitoring
2 11 (24.44%) ITIL
2 11 (24.44%) Network Design
3 8 (17.78%) Network Management
4 2 (4.44%) Information Security
4 2 (4.44%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (4.44%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.22%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.22%) Change Control
5 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (2.22%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.22%) Patch Management
5 1 (2.22%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.22%) Project Management
5 1 (2.22%) SIEM
5 1 (2.22%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.22%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
1 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 32 (71.11%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (51.11%) Security Cleared
3 22 (48.89%) SC Cleared
4 19 (42.22%) CCNA
5 12 (26.67%) CCNP
6 4 (8.89%) DV Cleared
7 3 (6.67%) CCSA
8 1 (2.22%) CCDP
8 1 (2.22%) CCIE
8 1 (2.22%) DBS Check
8 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.22%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.44%) iptables
3 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.22%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.22%) vSphere
3 1 (2.22%) XenApp
3 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.22%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (71.11%) Cisco
2 20 (44.44%) Juniper
3 11 (24.44%) CheckPoint
4 4 (8.89%) F5
5 3 (6.67%) Aruba
5 3 (6.67%) Citrix
5 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.67%) Palo Alto
5 3 (6.67%) SolarWinds
6 2 (4.44%) Blue Coat
6 2 (4.44%) Fortinet
6 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.44%) VMware
7 1 (2.22%) Apple
7 1 (2.22%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (2.22%) CommVault
7 1 (2.22%) Dell
7 1 (2.22%) Forcepoint
7 1 (2.22%) Nortel
7 1 (2.22%) SonicWALL