The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 68 65 92
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +27
Contract jobs citing LAN 248 282 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.81% 2.99% 2.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.55% 15.51% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 146 101
Median daily rate £375 £388 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +15.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £249 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £528 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 15
Median hourly rate £47.83 £25.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.32% +47.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £13.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £40.60 £93.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+23.80% +20.00%
LAN
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1705 1818 1749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.35% 19.25% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 886 737
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 124 103
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +84.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.29 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.35% +40.72%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in the South East

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the South East region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

LAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the South East region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

LAN
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
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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
Berkshire -8 71 £340 -14.46% 11
Hampshire +3 68 £375 -1.63% 23
Surrey -1 41 £384 +2.33% 12
Buckinghamshire -1 17 £430 +38.70% 7
West Sussex -15 17 £395 -2.76% 3
East Sussex +9 13 £250 -24.24%
Oxfordshire -5 13 £525 +16.66%
Kent +1 7 £315 +57.50% 4
Middlesex -8 1 £488 +178.57%
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 South East region with a requirement for LAN.

1 426 (85.03%) WAN
2 272 (54.29%) Cisco
3 241 (48.10%) Firewall
4 185 (36.93%) Cisco Certification
5 177 (35.33%) Windows
6 130 (25.95%) Active Directory
7 125 (24.95%) Security Cleared
8 114 (22.75%) Data Centre
8 114 (22.75%) Wireless
9 113 (22.55%) Network Security
9 113 (22.55%) SC Cleared
10 107 (21.36%) DNS
11 106 (21.16%) CCNP
11 106 (21.16%) CheckPoint
12 102 (20.36%) TCP/IP
13 101 (20.16%) VPN
13 101 (20.16%) MPLS
14 100 (19.96%) Microsoft
15 98 (19.56%) CCNA
16 97 (19.36%) ITIL
17 89 (17.76%) VMware
18 82 (16.37%) DHCP
18 82 (16.37%) Cisco ASA
19 80 (15.97%) VoIP
20 79 (15.77%) Juniper
20 79 (15.77%) Finance
21 77 (15.37%) Windows Server
22 69 (13.77%) F5
22 69 (13.77%) BGP
23 58 (11.58%) Telecoms

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 56 (11.18%) MS Exchange
2 21 (4.19%) SharePoint
3 19 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (2.40%) Skype for Business
5 10 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (1.40%) IIS
7 6 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.60%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.40%) JBoss
9 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.20%) Apache
10 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.20%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.20%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.20%) SAS
10 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 55 (10.98%) MS Office
2 23 (4.59%) MS Excel
3 17 (3.39%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.60%) PaintShop Pro
5 5 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.40%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.40%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.40%) MS Project
6 2 (0.40%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 11 (2.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.40%) Primavera
3 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.79%) Office 365
2 14 (2.79%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.00%) Mimecast
4 9 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.80%) PaaS
5 7 (1.40%) IaaS
6 5 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.80%) SaaS
8 2 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 426 (85.03%) WAN
2 241 (48.10%) Firewall
3 114 (22.75%) Wireless
4 113 (22.55%) Network Security
5 107 (21.36%) DNS
6 102 (20.36%) TCP/IP
7 101 (20.16%) MPLS
7 101 (20.16%) VPN
8 82 (16.37%) Cisco ASA
8 82 (16.37%) DHCP
9 80 (15.97%) VoIP
10 69 (13.77%) BGP
11 58 (11.58%) IPsec
12 50 (9.98%) SSL
13 48 (9.58%) OSPF
14 47 (9.38%) SAN
15 46 (9.18%) Cisco Nexus
15 46 (9.18%) Internet
16 43 (8.58%) Wi-Fi
17 36 (7.19%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.19%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (1.00%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.80%) QlikView
4 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.40%) FileMaker
6 2 (0.40%) GIS
6 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.20%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.20%) DataStage
7 1 (0.20%) Lumira
7 1 (0.20%) MySQL
7 1 (0.20%) OLTP
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.20%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.20%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 8 (1.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.40%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.40%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.40%) JIRA
2 2 (0.40%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (0.40%) Subversion
3 1 (0.20%) Ant
3 1 (0.20%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.20%) Maven
3 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.20%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.20%) Toad
General
1 79 (15.77%) Finance
2 58 (11.58%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.79%) Legal
4 10 (2.00%) Back Office
5 5 (1.00%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.00%) Military
5 5 (1.00%) Retail
6 4 (0.80%) Marketing
7 3 (0.60%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.40%) Billing
8 2 (0.40%) Electronics
9 1 (0.20%) Advertising
9 1 (0.20%) Banking
9 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.20%) German Language
9 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.20%) Local Government
9 1 (0.20%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 167 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 86 (17.17%) Analyst
3 58 (11.58%) Architect
4 48 (9.58%) Support Engineer
5 37 (7.39%) Cisco Engineer
6 36 (7.19%) Network Analyst
7 31 (6.19%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 27 (5.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 27 (5.39%) Firewall Engineer
8 27 (5.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 27 (5.39%) Service Analyst
9 25 (4.99%) Project Manager
9 25 (4.99%) Service Desk Analyst
10 24 (4.79%) Network Support
11 23 (4.59%) Network Architect
12 22 (4.39%) Consultant
12 22 (4.39%) Security Analyst
12 22 (4.39%) Technical Architect
13 21 (4.19%) Security Engineer
14 20 (3.99%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.20%) 802.1X
2 10 (2.00%) .NET
2 10 (2.00%) Web Services
3 5 (1.00%) HTML
4 3 (0.60%) Middleware
4 3 (0.60%) ODBC
4 3 (0.60%) REST
4 3 (0.60%) SOAP
5 2 (0.40%) XML
6 1 (0.20%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.20%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.20%) boto
6 1 (0.20%) CSS
6 1 (0.20%) MAPI
6 1 (0.20%) OAuth
6 1 (0.20%) SAP XI
6 1 (0.20%) Servlets
6 1 (0.20%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 114 (22.75%) Data Centre
2 39 (7.78%) Management Information System
3 22 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (3.99%) Blackberry
5 17 (3.39%) Computer Science
6 16 (3.19%) Mathematics
6 16 (3.19%) RSA SecurID
7 15 (2.99%) PKI
8 12 (2.40%) AS400
9 10 (2.00%) Driving Licence
9 10 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (1.60%) Cryptography
10 8 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.40%) Replication
12 6 (1.20%) BYOD
12 6 (1.20%) Clustering
12 6 (1.20%) LPAR
13 5 (1.00%) iSeries
14 4 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 177 (35.33%) Windows
2 77 (15.37%) Windows Server
3 53 (10.58%) Linux
4 52 (10.38%) Windows 7
5 41 (8.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (7.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (6.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 33 (6.59%) Unix
9 25 (4.99%) Windows XP
10 8 (1.60%) Windows 10
11 6 (1.20%) Apple iOS
11 6 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.20%) Solaris
12 5 (1.00%) VMS
13 4 (0.80%) AIX
13 4 (0.80%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.80%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.60%) Android
14 3 (0.60%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.40%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (19.36%) ITIL
2 56 (11.18%) Network Design
3 50 (9.98%) Migration
4 45 (8.98%) Project Management
5 42 (8.38%) Load Balancing
6 41 (8.18%) Service Management
7 31 (6.19%) ITSM
8 30 (5.99%) Change Management
9 27 (5.39%) Disaster Recovery
10 23 (4.59%) PRINCE2
11 22 (4.39%) Problem Management
12 17 (3.39%) Change Control
12 17 (3.39%) Configuration Management
13 16 (3.19%) Capacity Planning
14 15 (2.99%) Information Security
15 13 (2.59%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (2.59%) Service Delivery
16 12 (2.40%) Incident Management
16 12 (2.40%) Information Management
16 12 (2.40%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (7.98%) SQL
2 15 (2.99%) C
2 15 (2.99%) PowerShell
3 9 (1.80%) Java
4 7 (1.40%) C++
5 6 (1.20%) C#
6 5 (1.00%) Perl
6 5 (1.00%) PHP
7 3 (0.60%) Tcl
8 2 (0.40%) Ruby
8 2 (0.40%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.20%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.20%) Lisp
9 1 (0.20%) Python
9 1 (0.20%) VB
9 1 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 185 (36.93%) Cisco Certification
2 125 (24.95%) Security Cleared
3 113 (22.55%) SC Cleared
4 106 (21.16%) CCNP
5 98 (19.56%) CCNA
6 39 (7.78%) Degree
7 29 (5.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 25 (4.99%) MCP
9 24 (4.79%) MCSE
10 22 (4.39%) CCIE
11 16 (3.19%) CCSE
12 12 (2.40%) MCDST
13 11 (2.20%) CCDP
14 10 (2.00%) CCDA
15 9 (1.80%) CCSA
16 8 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 6 (1.20%) CISSP
17 6 (1.20%) JNCIS
18 5 (1.00%) A+ Certification
18 5 (1.00%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.99%) SLA
2 11 (2.20%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.00%) HIPAA
3 5 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.00%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.80%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.80%) PMBOK
4 4 (0.80%) QA
5 2 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.20%) GxP
6 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 130 (25.95%) Active Directory
2 53 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (5.39%) XenApp
4 18 (3.59%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (1.80%) VMware ESX
6 7 (1.40%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.20%) vSphere
8 4 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.80%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.20%) KVM
11 1 (0.20%) vCloud
11 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (5.79%) SCCM
2 17 (3.39%) FortiGate
2 17 (3.39%) SCOM
3 16 (3.19%) Backup Exec
3 16 (3.19%) Cisco Prime
4 11 (2.20%) SolarWinds Orion
5 9 (1.80%) HP SIM
5 9 (1.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 9 (1.80%) WhatsUp Gold
6 7 (1.40%) Puppet
6 7 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.00%) Tivoli
8 5 (1.00%) WSUS
9 4 (0.80%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.80%) vRealize
Vendors
1 272 (54.29%) Cisco
2 106 (21.16%) CheckPoint
3 100 (19.96%) Microsoft
4 89 (17.76%) VMware
5 79 (15.77%) Juniper
6 69 (13.77%) F5
7 56 (11.18%) Palo Alto
8 53 (10.58%) Citrix
9 51 (10.18%) HP
10 28 (5.59%) Blue Coat
11 25 (4.99%) IBM
12 22 (4.39%) Oracle
13 21 (4.19%) SolarWinds
14 20 (3.99%) Remedy
15 18 (3.59%) Symantec
16 16 (3.19%) NetApp
17 15 (2.99%) Avaya
18 14 (2.79%) Intel Security
19 12 (2.40%) Barracuda Networks
20 10 (2.00%) Tufin
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