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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 72 56 83
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +27
Contract jobs citing LAN 258 281 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.77% 3.02% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.42% 15.25% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 157 103
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £226 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £523 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £347 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.48% +6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 13
Median hourly rate £37.00 £34.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +78.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.26 £14.50 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £41.50 £30.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +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
1923 1843 1643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.67% 19.78% 18.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1067 896 714
Median daily rate £375 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 104 101
Median hourly rate £35.50 £33.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.97% +76.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Berkshire -15 70 £340 -14.46% 12
Hampshire 0 69 £388 +12.73% 15
Surrey -5 47 £300 -20.00% 13
Buckinghamshire -5 19 £388 +20.15% 11
Oxfordshire -1 17 £450 - 2
East Sussex +12 14 £218 -37.85% 3
West Sussex -18 14 £365 -16.57% 6
Kent -17 7 £315 +48.23% 3
Middlesex -2 2 £494 +182.14%
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 442 (85.16%) WAN
2 276 (53.18%) Cisco
3 243 (46.82%) Firewall
4 188 (36.22%) Windows
5 174 (33.53%) Cisco Certification
6 131 (25.24%) Security Cleared
7 129 (24.86%) Active Directory
8 120 (23.12%) Wireless
8 120 (23.12%) Data Centre
9 118 (22.74%) SC Cleared
10 112 (21.58%) DNS
11 106 (20.42%) MPLS
12 104 (20.04%) TCP/IP
12 104 (20.04%) Microsoft
13 103 (19.85%) VPN
13 103 (19.85%) ITIL
14 97 (18.69%) VMware
15 93 (17.92%) CheckPoint
15 93 (17.92%) Network Security
16 91 (17.53%) CCNP
16 91 (17.53%) CCNA
17 86 (16.57%) Cisco ASA
18 85 (16.38%) DHCP
19 84 (16.18%) Windows Server
20 82 (15.80%) Juniper
21 81 (15.61%) Finance
22 77 (14.84%) BGP
23 76 (14.64%) F5
24 67 (12.91%) HP
25 66 (12.72%) VoIP

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 64 (12.33%) MS Exchange
2 22 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (4.05%) SharePoint
4 13 (2.50%) Skype for Business
5 8 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (1.35%) IIS
7 6 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.39%) JBoss
9 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.19%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.19%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.19%) SAS
10 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 50 (9.63%) MS Office
2 20 (3.85%) MS Visio
3 19 (3.66%) MS Excel
4 13 (2.50%) PaintShop Pro
5 6 (1.16%) QuarkXPress
6 4 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.39%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.39%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.39%) Primavera
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.19%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (3.47%) Office 365
3 15 (2.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (2.50%) Mimecast
5 11 (2.12%) PaaS
6 9 (1.73%) IaaS
7 6 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 5 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 442 (85.16%) WAN
2 243 (46.82%) Firewall
3 120 (23.12%) Wireless
4 112 (21.58%) DNS
5 106 (20.42%) MPLS
6 104 (20.04%) TCP/IP
7 103 (19.85%) VPN
8 93 (17.92%) Network Security
9 86 (16.57%) Cisco ASA
10 85 (16.38%) DHCP
11 77 (14.84%) BGP
12 66 (12.72%) VoIP
13 61 (11.75%) IPsec
14 54 (10.40%) OSPF
15 53 (10.21%) SAN
15 53 (10.21%) SSL
16 52 (10.02%) Internet
17 48 (9.25%) Cisco Nexus
18 44 (8.48%) VLAN
19 43 (8.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.16%) FileMaker
4 5 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (0.96%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.77%) QlikView
5 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.39%) GIS
7 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.19%) Lumira
8 1 (0.19%) MySQL
8 1 (0.19%) OLTP
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.19%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.19%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 9 (1.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.19%) JIRA
3 1 (0.19%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.19%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.19%) Subversion
3 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 81 (15.61%) Finance
2 60 (11.56%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.70%) Legal
4 10 (1.93%) Back Office
5 7 (1.35%) Retail
6 6 (1.16%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.16%) Marketing
7 5 (0.96%) Military
8 4 (0.77%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.77%) Electronics
9 3 (0.58%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.39%) Advertising
10 2 (0.39%) Banking
10 2 (0.39%) Law
10 2 (0.39%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) Billing
11 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.19%) German Language
11 1 (0.19%) Polish Language
11 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 169 (32.56%) Network Engineer
2 75 (14.45%) Analyst
3 58 (11.18%) Architect
4 54 (10.40%) Support Engineer
5 47 (9.06%) Cisco Engineer
6 37 (7.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 30 (5.78%) Network Analyst
7 30 (5.78%) Project Manager
8 29 (5.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 26 (5.01%) Service Analyst
10 25 (4.82%) Technical Architect
11 24 (4.62%) Consultant
11 24 (4.62%) Network Support
11 24 (4.62%) Service Desk Analyst
12 23 (4.43%) Security Engineer
13 21 (4.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 21 (4.05%) Network Architect
13 21 (4.05%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 20 (3.85%) Network Security Engineer
14 20 (3.85%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.47%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.93%) .NET
2 10 (1.93%) Web Services
3 8 (1.54%) Middleware
4 6 (1.16%) REST
4 6 (1.16%) SOAP
5 5 (0.96%) HTML
6 2 (0.39%) XML
7 1 (0.19%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.19%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.19%) CGI
7 1 (0.19%) CSS
7 1 (0.19%) Flash
7 1 (0.19%) MAPI
7 1 (0.19%) ODBC
7 1 (0.19%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.19%) SAP XI
7 1 (0.19%) Servlets
7 1 (0.19%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 120 (23.12%) Data Centre
2 46 (8.86%) Management Information System
3 23 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (3.85%) Blackberry
5 15 (2.89%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.70%) Driving Licence
7 13 (2.50%) Cryptography
7 13 (2.50%) Mathematics
8 12 (2.31%) AS400
8 12 (2.31%) PKI
9 10 (1.93%) Hybrid Cloud
9 10 (1.93%) RSA SecurID
10 9 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (1.35%) Replication
12 6 (1.16%) Algorithms
12 6 (1.16%) BYOD
12 6 (1.16%) Clustering
12 6 (1.16%) iPad
12 6 (1.16%) iPhone
12 6 (1.16%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 188 (36.22%) Windows
2 84 (16.18%) Windows Server
3 56 (10.79%) Linux
4 50 (9.63%) Windows 7
5 48 (9.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (8.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (7.32%) Unix
8 36 (6.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 27 (5.20%) Windows XP
10 12 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (1.54%) Mac OS X
12 7 (1.35%) Windows 10
13 6 (1.16%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.96%) Solaris
14 5 (0.96%) VMS
14 5 (0.96%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.96%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.77%) AIX
16 3 (0.58%) Android
16 3 (0.58%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (19.85%) ITIL
2 58 (11.18%) Migration
2 58 (11.18%) Network Design
3 51 (9.83%) Project Management
4 46 (8.86%) Load Balancing
5 43 (8.29%) Service Management
6 36 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 34 (6.55%) Change Management
8 30 (5.78%) ITSM
9 24 (4.62%) PRINCE2
9 24 (4.62%) Problem Management
10 18 (3.47%) Change Control
10 18 (3.47%) High Availability
10 18 (3.47%) Information Security
11 16 (3.08%) Configuration Management
11 16 (3.08%) Cybersecurity
12 14 (2.70%) Incident Management
12 14 (2.70%) Network Management
12 14 (2.70%) Security Patching
12 14 (2.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 44 (8.48%) SQL
2 22 (4.24%) PowerShell
3 15 (2.89%) C
4 9 (1.73%) Java
5 8 (1.54%) Ruby
6 7 (1.35%) C++
7 6 (1.16%) C#
7 6 (1.16%) Tcl
8 5 (0.96%) Perl
8 5 (0.96%) PHP
9 2 (0.39%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.19%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.19%) Lisp
10 1 (0.19%) VB
10 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 174 (33.53%) Cisco Certification
2 131 (25.24%) Security Cleared
3 118 (22.74%) SC Cleared
4 91 (17.53%) CCNA
4 91 (17.53%) CCNP
5 41 (7.90%) Degree
6 29 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (4.43%) MCP
8 22 (4.24%) CCIE
8 22 (4.24%) MCSE
9 12 (2.31%) CCSE
10 9 (1.73%) CCDP
11 8 (1.54%) DV Cleared
11 8 (1.54%) JNCIS
11 8 (1.54%) MCDST
11 8 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (1.35%) CCDA
12 7 (1.35%) CCSA
12 7 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (1.16%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.55%) SLA
2 10 (1.93%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.77%) HIPAA
3 4 (0.77%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.77%) JSP 440
3 4 (0.77%) PMBOK
4 2 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.39%) QA
5 1 (0.19%) GxP
System Software
1 129 (24.86%) Active Directory
2 64 (12.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (4.82%) XenApp
4 19 (3.66%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (2.70%) Hyper-V
5 14 (2.70%) vSphere
6 9 (1.73%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (0.77%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.39%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.39%) vCloud
9 1 (0.19%) KVM
9 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (5.97%) SCCM
2 23 (4.43%) SCOM
3 17 (3.28%) Cisco Prime
4 15 (2.89%) Backup Exec
5 13 (2.50%) Puppet
6 11 (2.12%) SolarWinds Orion
7 9 (1.73%) HP SIM
7 9 (1.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 9 (1.73%) WhatsUp Gold
8 8 (1.54%) SCVMM
8 8 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 8 (1.54%) WSUS
9 7 (1.35%) vRealize
9 7 (1.35%) Windows Intune
10 6 (1.16%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 5 (0.96%) FortiGate
11 5 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 276 (53.18%) Cisco
2 104 (20.04%) Microsoft
3 97 (18.69%) VMware
4 93 (17.92%) CheckPoint
5 82 (15.80%) Juniper
6 76 (14.64%) F5
7 67 (12.91%) HP
8 58 (11.18%) Citrix
9 47 (9.06%) Palo Alto
10 30 (5.78%) Oracle
11 29 (5.59%) IBM
12 26 (5.01%) Blue Coat
13 22 (4.24%) Avaya
13 22 (4.24%) NetApp
13 22 (4.24%) SolarWinds
14 21 (4.05%) Remedy
15 18 (3.47%) Symantec
16 15 (2.89%) Aruba
17 14 (2.70%) Brocade
18 12 (2.31%) Red Hat
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