The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 116 93 138
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +45
Contract jobs citing LAN 1113 1242 857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.07% 2.22% 1.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.06% 15.05% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 710 487
Median daily rate £380 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £181 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 83 70
Median hourly rate £22.25 £19.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.10% +7.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.18 £12.24 £13.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £41.90 £33.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +20.00%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8519 8251 7146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.87% 14.73% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5166 4605 3901
Median daily rate £390 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 478 403
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.10 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

LAN
Daily Rate Trend

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in the UK

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

LAN
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

LAN
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England -25 1016 £380 +8.57% 287
London -51 317 £439 +17.00% 90
South East -15 252 £350 -6.66% 68
South West +29 108 £350 +6.06% 17
West Midlands -10 82 £330 +3.12% 12
East of England +1 73 £413 +17.85% 30
Hampshire 0 68 £400 +16.36% 16
Berkshire -14 68 £340 -14.46% 12
City of London -5 60 £450 +5.88% 25
North West -25 60 £377 +7.57% 27
Scotland -5 59 £383 +6.25% 14
Yorkshire -9 46 £350 +75.00% 25
Birmingham +6 44 £330 +3.93% 3
Surrey -4 44 £313 -16.66% 13
North East -14 38 £420 +20.87% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 38 £420 +20.87% 2
Tyne and Wear -22 38 £420 +20.87% 2
Wiltshire +6 31 £375 +9.09% 1
East Midlands +3 31 £493 +51.53% 15
Reading +8 29 £350 +21.73% 5
West Yorkshire +1 26 £350 +75.00% 17
Gloucestershire +16 25 £338 -43.75% 5
Hertfordshire +8 23 £425 +14.75% 8
Cambridgeshire +14 22 £413 +37.50% 8
Leeds +5 22 £350 +75.00% 15
Renfrewshire -22 21 £435 +62.69%
Cambridge +8 20 £413 +22.22% 3
Erskine -27 20 £435 +62.69%
Manchester -27 20 £377 +15.84% 22
Bristol +9 19 £320 +6.66% 9

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 with a requirement for LAN.

1 1887 (85.35%) WAN
2 1116 (50.47%) Cisco
3 920 (41.61%) Firewall
4 681 (30.80%) Cisco Certification
5 677 (30.62%) Windows
6 489 (22.12%) ITIL
7 458 (20.71%) CCNP
8 450 (20.35%) Wireless
9 445 (20.13%) Active Directory
10 438 (19.81%) VPN
11 420 (19.00%) Data Centre
12 405 (18.32%) TCP/IP
13 404 (18.27%) Microsoft
14 403 (18.23%) Security Cleared
15 373 (16.87%) VMware
16 355 (16.06%) CCNA
17 332 (15.02%) DNS
18 330 (14.93%) SC Cleared
19 329 (14.88%) Finance
20 310 (14.02%) CheckPoint
21 296 (13.39%) Network Security
22 294 (13.30%) MPLS
23 288 (13.03%) VoIP
24 269 (12.17%) Juniper
25 266 (12.03%) Windows Server
26 252 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure
27 239 (10.81%) Linux
28 234 (10.58%) BGP
28 234 (10.58%) Cisco ASA
29 229 (10.36%) Citrix

LAN
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 190 (8.59%) MS Exchange
2 74 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 69 (3.12%) SharePoint
4 61 (2.76%) Skype for Business
5 46 (2.08%) IIS
6 36 (1.63%) Tomcat
7 28 (1.27%) Apache
8 25 (1.13%) OpenStack
9 23 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
10 22 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
11 21 (0.95%) WebSphere
12 20 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 18 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
14 15 (0.68%) JBoss
15 14 (0.63%) IBM Notes
16 12 (0.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 10 (0.45%) Oracle Coherence
18 8 (0.36%) Mule
18 8 (0.36%) WebLogic
19 5 (0.23%) CloudStack
Applications
1 175 (7.91%) MS Office
2 116 (5.25%) MS Excel
3 82 (3.71%) MS Visio
4 31 (1.40%) MS Project
5 26 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (0.59%) AutoCAD
6 13 (0.59%) PaintShop Pro
7 6 (0.27%) QuarkXPress
8 5 (0.23%) SmartSuite
9 2 (0.090%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.090%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.090%) HipChat
10 1 (0.045%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
1 10 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.090%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.090%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.090%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.090%) Primavera
5 2 (0.090%) RMDS
6 1 (0.045%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.045%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.045%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.045%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.045%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 121 (5.47%) Amazon AWS
2 93 (4.21%) Office 365
3 74 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 61 (2.76%) IaaS
5 47 (2.13%) PaaS
6 29 (1.31%) SaaS
7 21 (0.95%) Mimecast
8 16 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.36%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 6 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.090%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.090%) AWS OpsWorks
13 2 (0.090%) GitHub
13 2 (0.090%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.090%) Yammer
14 1 (0.045%) Google Apps
14 1 (0.045%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 1887 (85.35%) WAN
2 920 (41.61%) Firewall
3 450 (20.35%) Wireless
4 438 (19.81%) VPN
5 405 (18.32%) TCP/IP
6 332 (15.02%) DNS
7 296 (13.39%) Network Security
8 294 (13.30%) MPLS
9 288 (13.03%) VoIP
10 234 (10.58%) BGP
10 234 (10.58%) Cisco ASA
11 228 (10.31%) DHCP
12 204 (9.23%) SAN
13 200 (9.05%) OSPF
14 162 (7.33%) Cisco Nexus
15 158 (7.15%) Wi-Fi
16 136 (6.15%) VLAN
17 134 (6.06%) Internet
18 132 (5.97%) WLAN
19 117 (5.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 54 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 24 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (0.72%) MySQL
5 14 (0.63%) Oracle Database
5 14 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (0.54%) Hadoop
6 12 (0.54%) HBase
7 8 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (0.27%) FileMaker
9 6 (0.27%) QlikView
10 5 (0.23%) Oracle Exadata
11 4 (0.18%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.090%) Big Data
12 2 (0.090%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.090%) MS Access
12 2 (0.090%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 33 (1.49%) Jenkins
2 22 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 11 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.36%) Artifactory
5 7 (0.32%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.27%) LoadRunner
6 6 (0.27%) Subversion
7 5 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.14%) JIRA
8 3 (0.14%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (0.14%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.090%) AdminStudio
9 2 (0.090%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.090%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.045%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (0.045%) Gradle
10 1 (0.045%) Hudson
10 1 (0.045%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.045%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.045%) Visual Studio
General
1 329 (14.88%) Finance
2 218 (9.86%) Telecoms
3 79 (3.57%) Banking
4 49 (2.22%) Retail
5 48 (2.17%) Legal
6 33 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 20 (0.90%) Law
8 17 (0.77%) Back Office
9 16 (0.72%) Marketing
10 15 (0.68%) Advertising
10 15 (0.68%) Military
11 14 (0.63%) Investment Banking
12 12 (0.54%) German Language
12 12 (0.54%) Local Government
13 11 (0.50%) Electronics
13 11 (0.50%) Spanish Language
14 10 (0.45%) Billing
14 10 (0.45%) French Language
15 9 (0.41%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 616 (27.86%) Network Engineer
2 341 (15.42%) Architect
3 250 (11.31%) Analyst
4 186 (8.41%) Support Engineer
5 170 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
6 154 (6.97%) Project Manager
7 148 (6.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 113 (5.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 112 (5.07%) Infrastructure Architect
10 110 (4.98%) Solutions Architect
11 102 (4.61%) Network Architect
12 99 (4.48%) Infrastructure Manager
13 90 (4.07%) Network Support
14 87 (3.93%) Senior Network Engineer
15 78 (3.53%) Security Engineer
16 76 (3.44%) Network Analyst
17 71 (3.21%) Consultant
18 67 (3.03%) Network Security Engineer
19 65 (2.94%) Network Support Engineer
20 63 (2.85%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (2.80%) Middleware
2 57 (2.58%) 802.1X
3 44 (1.99%) Web Services
4 34 (1.54%) HTML
5 17 (0.77%) XML
6 15 (0.68%) .NET
7 11 (0.50%) Rendezvous
8 10 (0.45%) XSLT
9 9 (0.41%) Leaflet
9 9 (0.41%) SOAP
10 7 (0.32%) REST
11 6 (0.27%) ActiveMQ
11 6 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
11 6 (0.27%) Servlets
12 5 (0.23%) Java EE
12 5 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
13 4 (0.18%) CSS
13 4 (0.18%) LAMP
14 3 (0.14%) jQuery
14 3 (0.14%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 420 (19.00%) Data Centre
2 87 (3.93%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (3.93%) Management Information System
3 66 (2.99%) Video Conferencing
4 64 (2.89%) Blackberry
5 41 (1.85%) Clustering
6 40 (1.81%) Private Cloud
7 37 (1.67%) Driving Licence
8 35 (1.58%) Computer Science
9 32 (1.45%) Public Cloud
10 29 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
10 29 (1.31%) PKI
11 24 (1.09%) IVR
12 23 (1.04%) Cryptography
13 20 (0.90%) BYOD
13 20 (0.90%) Fat Client
13 20 (0.90%) Thin Client
14 19 (0.86%) Replication
15 18 (0.81%) NHS
15 18 (0.81%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 677 (30.62%) Windows
2 266 (12.03%) Windows Server
3 239 (10.81%) Linux
4 178 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 165 (7.46%) Unix
6 159 (7.19%) Windows 7
7 139 (6.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 119 (5.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 88 (3.98%) Windows XP
10 57 (2.58%) Solaris
11 45 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 34 (1.54%) AIX
13 33 (1.49%) Mac OS X
14 32 (1.45%) Windows 8
15 25 (1.13%) Windows 10
16 22 (1.00%) Android
17 13 (0.59%) Apple iOS
17 13 (0.59%) CentOS
17 13 (0.59%) SUSE
18 11 (0.50%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 489 (22.12%) ITIL
2 226 (10.22%) Project Management
3 221 (10.00%) Network Design
4 210 (9.50%) Migration
5 153 (6.92%) Service Management
6 149 (6.74%) Load Balancing
7 135 (6.11%) PRINCE2
8 111 (5.02%) Change Management
9 97 (4.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 92 (4.16%) Agile Software Development
11 91 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
11 91 (4.12%) High Availability
12 85 (3.84%) Network Management
12 85 (3.84%) Network Monitoring
12 85 (3.84%) Service Delivery
13 76 (3.44%) Problem Management
14 71 (3.21%) Configuration Management
15 69 (3.12%) Change Control
16 64 (2.89%) ITIL V3
17 63 (2.85%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 125 (5.65%) SQL
2 66 (2.99%) PowerShell
3 40 (1.81%) Java
4 39 (1.76%) Python
5 32 (1.45%) Perl
6 30 (1.36%) Bash Shell
6 30 (1.36%) C
7 14 (0.63%) JavaScript
7 14 (0.63%) Shell Script
8 10 (0.45%) Ruby
9 9 (0.41%) C#
9 9 (0.41%) C++
9 9 (0.41%) Lisp
9 9 (0.41%) VBScript
10 8 (0.36%) PHP
11 7 (0.32%) Tcl
11 7 (0.32%) VB
12 2 (0.090%) AppleScript
12 2 (0.090%) Korn
12 2 (0.090%) VBA
Qualifications
1 681 (30.80%) Cisco Certification
2 458 (20.71%) CCNP
3 403 (18.23%) Security Cleared
4 355 (16.06%) CCNA
5 330 (14.93%) SC Cleared
6 136 (6.15%) Degree
7 124 (5.61%) CCIE
8 89 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
9 80 (3.62%) CCDP
10 62 (2.80%) MCSE
11 47 (2.13%) CISSP
12 46 (2.08%) MCP
13 45 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
14 36 (1.63%) CCSE
15 30 (1.36%) JNCIA
16 28 (1.27%) DV Cleared
16 28 (1.27%) PMI Certification
17 27 (1.22%) CCDA
17 27 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 26 (1.18%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (4.21%) SLA
2 24 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 21 (0.95%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.90%) QA
6 15 (0.68%) JSP 440
7 6 (0.27%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.23%) HIPAA
8 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.18%) BS7799
9 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 4 (0.18%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.14%) GxP
11 2 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.045%) COBIT
12 1 (0.045%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 445 (20.13%) Active Directory
2 252 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (3.80%) Hyper-V
4 64 (2.89%) VMware ESXi
5 57 (2.58%) vSphere
6 53 (2.40%) XenApp
7 42 (1.90%) VMware ESX
8 21 (0.95%) KVM
8 21 (0.95%) Xen
8 21 (0.95%) XenDesktop
9 18 (0.81%) NFS
10 16 (0.72%) GPFS
10 16 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
11 15 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
11 15 (0.68%) SRDF
12 13 (0.59%) vCloud
13 9 (0.41%) Snort
14 8 (0.36%) UAG
15 7 (0.32%) Firmware
15 7 (0.32%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 111 (5.02%) SCCM
2 54 (2.44%) Puppet
3 42 (1.90%) Ansible
3 42 (1.90%) Cisco Prime
4 37 (1.67%) SCOM
5 28 (1.27%) FortiGate
6 20 (0.90%) Backup Exec
6 20 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (0.86%) Windows Intune
8 16 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
8 16 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
9 15 (0.68%) OpenView
9 15 (0.68%) WSUS
10 14 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
11 13 (0.59%) vRealize
12 10 (0.45%) HP SIM
12 10 (0.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 10 (0.45%) SCVMM
12 10 (0.45%) Tivoli
12 10 (0.45%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 1116 (50.47%) Cisco
2 404 (18.27%) Microsoft
3 373 (16.87%) VMware
4 310 (14.02%) CheckPoint
5 269 (12.17%) Juniper
6 229 (10.36%) Citrix
7 186 (8.41%) F5
8 172 (7.78%) HP
9 113 (5.11%) Palo Alto
10 102 (4.61%) Oracle
11 96 (4.34%) IBM
12 88 (3.98%) Avaya
13 74 (3.35%) NetApp
14 72 (3.26%) SolarWinds
15 65 (2.94%) Red Hat
16 59 (2.67%) Fortinet
17 57 (2.58%) Blue Coat
18 54 (2.44%) Remedy
19 47 (2.13%) EMC
20 44 (1.99%) Aruba
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