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 20 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 33 27 52
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +25
Contract jobs citing LAN 24 28 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.94% 4.88% 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.78% 31.11% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 1
Median daily rate £195 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -15.55%

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
135 90 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 22.17% 15.68% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 34 34
Median daily rate £300 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £325 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 22
Median hourly rate £42.20 £15.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+181.33% -49.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £24.60 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 20 February 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 20 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
Stevenage +3 8 £195 - 1
Watford +3 3 £130 +8.33%
Rickmansworth +1 3 £275 - 2
Hemel Hempstead 0 1 - -
LAN
East of England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for LAN.

1 34 (75.56%) WAN
2 28 (62.22%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (55.56%) Cisco
4 23 (51.11%) Firewall
5 22 (48.89%) Security Cleared
6 21 (46.67%) SC Cleared
7 18 (40.00%) Network Security
7 18 (40.00%) Juniper
8 17 (37.78%) CCNA
9 16 (35.56%) Wireless
10 15 (33.33%) VPN
11 13 (28.89%) Network Monitoring
12 11 (24.44%) Network Design
13 10 (22.22%) CCNP
13 10 (22.22%) TCP/IP
13 10 (22.22%) Broadband
13 10 (22.22%) ISDN
14 9 (20.00%) ITIL
14 9 (20.00%) CheckPoint
15 8 (17.78%) DNS
15 8 (17.78%) Network Management
16 7 (15.56%) DHCP
17 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
17 6 (13.33%) Data Centre
18 5 (11.11%) DV Cleared
18 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
19 4 (8.89%) Retail
19 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
19 4 (8.89%) VMware
19 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure

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%) IBM Notes
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 34 (75.56%) WAN
2 23 (51.11%) Firewall
3 18 (40.00%) Network Security
4 16 (35.56%) Wireless
5 15 (33.33%) VPN
6 10 (22.22%) Broadband
6 10 (22.22%) ISDN
6 10 (22.22%) TCP/IP
7 8 (17.78%) DNS
8 7 (15.56%) DHCP
9 4 (8.89%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (6.67%) Internet
10 3 (6.67%) SAN
10 3 (6.67%) Unified Communications
10 3 (6.67%) VoIP
10 3 (6.67%) WLAN
11 2 (4.44%) IP Telephony
12 1 (2.22%) BIG-IP
12 1 (2.22%) Cisco PIX
General
1 4 (8.89%) Retail
1 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (48.89%) Network Engineer
2 12 (26.67%) Network Support
3 9 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 8 (17.78%) Network Support Engineer
5 7 (15.56%) Analyst
6 5 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) Security Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) Architect
7 4 (8.89%) Network Architect
7 4 (8.89%) Support Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Technical Support
8 3 (6.67%) Technical Support Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Cisco Support
9 2 (4.44%) Junior Network Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Network Support Technician
9 2 (4.44%) Network Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (4.44%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.44%) e-Health
3 2 (4.44%) NHS
3 2 (4.44%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.22%) CCTV
4 1 (2.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
2 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.22%) Linux
3 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X Server
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%) Network Design
3 9 (20.00%) ITIL
4 8 (17.78%) Network Management
5 3 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.67%) Software Deployment
6 2 (4.44%) Information Security
6 2 (4.44%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (4.44%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.44%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (4.44%) Network Architecture
6 2 (4.44%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (2.22%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.22%) Change Control
7 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (2.22%) SIEM
7 1 (2.22%) Translating Business Requirements
7 1 (2.22%) Virtual Team Management
7 1 (2.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (2.22%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 28 (62.22%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (48.89%) Security Cleared
3 21 (46.67%) SC Cleared
4 17 (37.78%) CCNA
5 10 (22.22%) CCNP
6 5 (11.11%) 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%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (6.67%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.22%) vSphere
4 1 (2.22%) XenApp
4 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (55.56%) Cisco
2 18 (40.00%) Juniper
3 9 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 4 (8.89%) VMware
6 3 (6.67%) Aruba
6 3 (6.67%) Citrix
6 3 (6.67%) F5
6 3 (6.67%) Lotus
6 3 (6.67%) Palo Alto
6 3 (6.67%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.44%) Blue Coat
7 2 (4.44%) HP
8 1 (2.22%) Apple
8 1 (2.22%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (2.22%) Dell
8 1 (2.22%) Forcepoint
8 1 (2.22%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.22%) NetApp
8 1 (2.22%) SonicWALL