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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 73 62 93
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +31
Contract jobs citing LAN 244 292 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.76% 3.05% 1.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.65% 16.23% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 163 101
Median daily rate £375 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £252 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 20
Median hourly rate £45.00 £15.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+190.32% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.60 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.05 £47.83 £41.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+16.21% +5.71%
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
1666 1799 1733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.87% 18.78% 18.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 938 751
Median daily rate £375 £360 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £231 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 121 102
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% +54.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Hampshire +8 74 £375 -3.22% 8
Berkshire -6 72 £338 -8.16% 9
Surrey +13 43 £384 +11.63% 10
West Sussex -7 17 £365 -2.66% 3
Buckinghamshire -7 16 £650 +79.31% 6
East Sussex -2 9 £238 -28.03% 2
Kent +5 8 £203 -42.14% 12
Middlesex -3 3 £469 -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 438 (85.55%) WAN
2 273 (53.32%) Cisco
3 251 (49.02%) Firewall
4 186 (36.33%) Cisco Certification
5 184 (35.94%) Windows
6 138 (26.95%) Active Directory
7 136 (26.56%) Network Security
8 124 (24.22%) Wireless
9 123 (24.02%) Security Cleared
9 123 (24.02%) Data Centre
10 119 (23.24%) CCNP
11 113 (22.07%) SC Cleared
12 111 (21.68%) VPN
13 107 (20.90%) CheckPoint
14 105 (20.51%) Microsoft
15 99 (19.34%) DNS
16 98 (19.14%) TCP/IP
17 96 (18.75%) CCNA
18 94 (18.36%) VMware
19 93 (18.16%) VoIP
19 93 (18.16%) ITIL
20 88 (17.19%) MPLS
21 85 (16.60%) Cisco ASA
22 79 (15.43%) Windows Server
22 79 (15.43%) Finance
23 78 (15.23%) Juniper
24 76 (14.84%) DHCP
25 65 (12.70%) Palo Alto
26 62 (12.11%) F5
27 59 (11.52%) BGP

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 (10.94%) MS Exchange
2 21 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (3.91%) SharePoint
4 15 (2.93%) Skype for Business
5 10 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (1.76%) IIS
7 6 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.59%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.59%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.39%) Apache
9 2 (0.39%) CMS
9 2 (0.39%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.39%) WordPress
10 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.20%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.20%) JBoss
10 1 (0.20%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 55 (10.74%) MS Office
2 26 (5.08%) MS Excel
3 15 (2.93%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.17%) PaintShop Pro
5 5 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.39%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.39%) InDesign
6 2 (0.39%) MS Project
6 2 (0.39%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.39%) QuarkXPress
7 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.39%) Primavera
3 2 (0.39%) Sage X3
3 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.69%) Office 365
2 15 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.15%) PaaS
4 10 (1.95%) Mimecast
5 9 (1.76%) IaaS
6 5 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 4 (0.78%) SaaS
8 2 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 438 (85.55%) WAN
2 251 (49.02%) Firewall
3 136 (26.56%) Network Security
4 124 (24.22%) Wireless
5 111 (21.68%) VPN
6 99 (19.34%) DNS
7 98 (19.14%) TCP/IP
8 93 (18.16%) VoIP
9 88 (17.19%) MPLS
10 85 (16.60%) Cisco ASA
11 76 (14.84%) DHCP
12 59 (11.52%) BGP
13 51 (9.96%) IPsec
14 48 (9.38%) Internet
15 47 (9.18%) SAN
16 45 (8.79%) Wi-Fi
17 44 (8.59%) OSPF
18 43 (8.40%) SSL
19 42 (8.20%) Cisco Nexus
20 40 (7.81%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (0.98%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.78%) QlikView
4 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.39%) DataStage
6 2 (0.39%) FileMaker
6 2 (0.39%) GIS
6 2 (0.39%) MySQL
6 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.20%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.20%) Lumira
7 1 (0.20%) OLTP
7 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.20%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.20%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 5 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.78%) JIRA
3 3 (0.59%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.59%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.59%) Subversion
4 2 (0.39%) Ant
4 2 (0.39%) Maven
4 2 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.39%) Toad
5 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.20%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 79 (15.43%) Finance
2 59 (11.52%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.73%) Legal
4 10 (1.95%) Back Office
5 6 (1.17%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.17%) Marketing
5 6 (1.17%) Multimedia
5 6 (1.17%) Retail
6 5 (0.98%) Military
7 3 (0.59%) Billing
8 2 (0.39%) Advertising
8 2 (0.39%) Electronics
9 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
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
1 174 (33.98%) Network Engineer
2 93 (18.16%) Analyst
3 64 (12.50%) Architect
4 42 (8.20%) Support Engineer
5 38 (7.42%) Network Analyst
5 38 (7.42%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 33 (6.45%) Security Engineer
7 30 (5.86%) Firewall Engineer
7 30 (5.86%) Network Security Engineer
7 30 (5.86%) Project Manager
8 28 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 28 (5.47%) Service Analyst
9 26 (5.08%) Network Architect
9 26 (5.08%) Service Desk Analyst
10 25 (4.88%) Cisco Engineer
11 22 (4.30%) Security Analyst
12 21 (4.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 21 (4.10%) Consultant
12 21 (4.10%) Network Support
13 20 (3.91%) LAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.95%) .NET
2 9 (1.76%) Web Services
3 8 (1.56%) 802.1X
4 7 (1.37%) Middleware
5 5 (0.98%) HTML
6 3 (0.59%) ODBC
6 3 (0.59%) XML
7 2 (0.39%) boto
7 2 (0.39%) CSS
7 2 (0.39%) REST
7 2 (0.39%) SOAP
8 1 (0.20%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.20%) MAPI
8 1 (0.20%) MFC
8 1 (0.20%) OAuth
8 1 (0.20%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.20%) Servlets
8 1 (0.20%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 123 (24.02%) Data Centre
2 25 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 23 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.52%) Blackberry
5 17 (3.32%) RSA SecurID
6 16 (3.13%) Computer Science
7 14 (2.73%) Mathematics
8 12 (2.34%) Clustering
8 12 (2.34%) Video Conferencing
9 11 (2.15%) AS400
9 11 (2.15%) PKI
10 9 (1.76%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.37%) Replication
12 6 (1.17%) BYOD
12 6 (1.17%) Driving Licence
12 6 (1.17%) LPAR
13 5 (0.98%) iSeries
14 4 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.78%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 184 (35.94%) Windows
2 79 (15.43%) Windows Server
3 57 (11.13%) Linux
4 49 (9.57%) Windows 7
5 44 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (7.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (7.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 29 (5.66%) Unix
9 25 (4.88%) Windows XP
10 7 (1.37%) Solaris
10 7 (1.37%) Windows 10
11 6 (1.17%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.98%) AIX
12 5 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.98%) VMS
12 5 (0.98%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.78%) Android
13 4 (0.78%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.59%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (18.16%) ITIL
2 57 (11.13%) Network Design
3 42 (8.20%) Project Management
4 40 (7.81%) Service Management
5 37 (7.23%) Load Balancing
6 35 (6.84%) Migration
7 28 (5.47%) Change Management
8 27 (5.27%) ITSM
9 25 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
10 20 (3.91%) PRINCE2
10 20 (3.91%) Problem Management
11 19 (3.71%) Capacity Planning
12 18 (3.52%) Configuration Management
12 18 (3.52%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (2.93%) Change Control
13 15 (2.93%) High Availability
14 13 (2.54%) Business Continuity
15 12 (2.34%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (2.34%) Information Security
16 11 (2.15%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 41 (8.01%) SQL
2 18 (3.52%) PowerShell
3 15 (2.93%) C
4 9 (1.76%) Java
5 8 (1.56%) C++
6 7 (1.37%) C#
7 5 (0.98%) Perl
7 5 (0.98%) PHP
8 3 (0.59%) Ruby
9 2 (0.39%) Python
9 2 (0.39%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.39%) Tcl
10 1 (0.20%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.20%) Lisp
10 1 (0.20%) VB
10 1 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 186 (36.33%) Cisco Certification
2 123 (24.02%) Security Cleared
3 119 (23.24%) CCNP
4 113 (22.07%) SC Cleared
5 96 (18.75%) CCNA
6 37 (7.23%) Degree
7 27 (5.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 25 (4.88%) MCP
9 22 (4.30%) CCIE
9 22 (4.30%) MCSE
10 18 (3.52%) CCSE
11 14 (2.73%) CCDP
12 13 (2.54%) CCSA
13 12 (2.34%) MCDST
14 10 (1.95%) CCDA
15 8 (1.56%) Check Point Certification
15 8 (1.56%) PMP
16 7 (1.37%) PMI Certification
16 7 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 6 (1.17%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.81%) SLA
2 7 (1.37%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.98%) HIPAA
3 5 (0.98%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.78%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.78%) PMBOK
4 4 (0.78%) QA
5 3 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.20%) GxP
6 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 138 (26.95%) Active Directory
2 58 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (5.47%) XenApp
4 18 (3.52%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (1.95%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.76%) VMware ESX
7 8 (1.56%) vSphere
8 5 (0.98%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.20%) KVM
11 1 (0.20%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (5.86%) SCCM
2 19 (3.71%) FortiGate
2 19 (3.71%) SCOM
3 16 (3.13%) Backup Exec
4 12 (2.34%) Cisco Prime
5 9 (1.76%) HP SIM
5 9 (1.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 8 (1.56%) Puppet
7 7 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (1.37%) SolarWinds Orion
8 6 (1.17%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (1.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (1.17%) WhatsUp Gold
8 6 (1.17%) WSUS
9 5 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.98%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.78%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 273 (53.32%) Cisco
2 107 (20.90%) CheckPoint
3 105 (20.51%) Microsoft
4 94 (18.36%) VMware
5 78 (15.23%) Juniper
6 65 (12.70%) Palo Alto
7 62 (12.11%) F5
8 55 (10.74%) Citrix
9 51 (9.96%) HP
10 29 (5.66%) Blue Coat
11 20 (3.91%) IBM
12 19 (3.71%) Oracle
12 19 (3.71%) Remedy
13 17 (3.32%) Symantec
14 15 (2.93%) Intel Security
15 14 (2.73%) SolarWinds
16 13 (2.54%) Avaya
17 11 (2.15%) Barracuda Networks
18 10 (1.95%) AlgoSec
18 10 (1.95%) Tufin
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